Increment date is July 1st for all Central Government Employees
All employees who got their last increment between 2.1.2005 and 1.1.2006 would get their next increment on 1.7.2006. Those, whose date of increment falls on 1.1.2006, will draw increment in the pre-revised scale of pay on 1.1.2006 and the next increment on 1.7.2006 (as per O.M. dated 29 Jan, 2009).
Before 2006-Jan for those whose increment date were varied, after the implementation of VI CPC the announcement was made that for all, the increment date is July 1st which resulted in benefit to some and as a problem to others.
For some who got their increment between July and Dec 2005, the next increment then got was only on July 2006. That is they received their next increment within seven months, which was most beneficial to them.
For those who got their increment on Jan 2005, the next increment they received was only on July 2006. The span between one increment and the next ranged to 17 months resulting in a grave situation for them.
For receiving an increment instead of waiting for 12 months, we had to sit for 17 months thus resulting in a dire situation. So far there had been no salvation for those who experienced it.
Sum of Increment:-
For receiving one increment equal to 3% of the sum of the pay in the pay band and the existing grade pay will be computed and rounded off to the next multiple of 10. This will be added to the existing pay in the pay band.
Receiving two increments simultaneously:-
Eligible of receiving two increments simultaneously, those whose promotion ranges from January to June, accordingly to FR22(I)(a) (1) option would receive two increments on July 1st. (pay fixation on the date of next increment)
Taking together in to calculation both Promotional Increment and Annual Increment, two increments would be granted (as per O.M. dated 13 Sep, 2008). Even then while calculating of increment only the old Grade Pay in taken into consideration.
Leave on July first:-
If a government servant is on leave on the day of July first, the increased pay will be drawn only from the date on while he resumes duty and not from the first of July.