Confederation: Notional Increment on 30th June and 31st December for Retiring Employees
The demand for grant of one increment to those officials who have completed one year in service on the day of Superannuation (on 30th June/31St December) was not accepted on the technical plea that completion of one year on the stipulated dates of 30th June and 31st December will come into effect only when the day is over and on the next day the official will not be on duty due to retirement. For drawal of increment one has to be on duty. The fact that the official has completed one year is undisputed. As such an anomalous situation arises in the case of those Government servants who retires after completion of one year service on 30th June and 31st December, as the case may be, in spite of the fact that they have completed one year of service which are countable for increment, had the official be in service on 1st July and 1st January.
In order to set right this genuine anomaly, the Government of Tamilnadu has issued an order vide GOM No. 311 dated 31.12.2014. As per that order, a Government servant whose increment falls due on the day following superannuation, on completion of one full year of service which are countable for increment under Fundamental Rules may be sanctioned with one notional increment at the prescribed eligible rate, purely for the purpose of pensionary benefits and not for any other purpose.
It is submitted that the anomaly existing in Central Government Services may be rectified by issuing a similar order as above.
The condition of joining duty on 1st. Of July who retired on 30 th June after rendering 12 complete months qualifying service is not applicable to retiring or retired Govt. servants, hence notional increment to which they are entitled may be allowed to them for the purpose of pensionary benefits so that a good lesson Govt.may go to them even after their retirement.
How unfair is the treatment of the Govt. regarding legitimate claims of the central govt. servants viz. notional increment to those retired on superannuation on 30 th June/ 31st December after rendering full 12 months service on the technical ground that the increment due is released on joining duty, on the other hand the scheme of MACP which as per 6th CPC recommendations & the resolution passed by the cabinet was to be allowed from 1.1.2006 being the part of pay structure not the allowances as has also been made clear through the judgement of hon, ble Supreme Court of India vide its judgement of December 2017 yet the Dopt & other related departments of Govt .of India are adament in doing injustice is not a healthy sign for the present Govt.