Annual Increment on Fresh Appointment Through Proper Channel

This post is dedicated to clarify the idea of grant of Annual Increment in case an employee is appointed through proper channel. There can be different scenarios which needs to be clarified one by one.

Annual Increment in Case an Employee is Appointed Through Proper Channel in the Same Scale:

If an employee is appointed through proper channel to a post of same scale, his pay would be fixed under Rule 4.4 of CSR and annual increment would be admissible to him irrespective of the fact whether his service in new post is less than six months. The same has been categorically clarified in Chapter 12 of DDO Hand Book under rule 12.1.3 in following words:

“On appointment in the same pay scale the employee will retain the same pay and period of previous service during the current increment would also count for annual increment.”

The same view point has also been fortified by the recent instruction issued by the Finance Department in response of a query posed by the office of Accountant General Punjab.

Increment in Case an Employee is Appointed Through Proper Channel From Lower to Higher Scale:

In case of appointment from lower to higher pay scale, the pay will be fixed just like case of regular promotion i.e. after allowing premature increment after next stage on appointment in a office of a Federal Government. If the appointment is in an office of the Provincial or District Government of Province Punjab then fixation would be made at next stage and premature increment would not be allowed.

Increment in Case an Employee is Appointed Through Proper Channel From Higher to Lower Scale:

If such appointment is made from higher to lower pay scale, the pay will be fixed at immediate lower stage and difference between previous and new pay will be granted as Personal Pay which would be absorbed in the pay on earning of increment or other enhancement in the pay.

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