39,000 Army officers await 2012 increment

New Delhi: Seeking rectification of an anomaly that has affected about 39,000 officers, the Army has written to the Controller General of Defence Accounts and reminded it that the error should have been corrected in August 2012 itself when the Ministry of Defence okayed the move. In its letter, the Army has claimed that it had received a large number of representations about the provisions okayed by the government not being granted (by the CGDA).
As per directions by the Ministry of Finance and endorsed by the MoD, all officers in service as on January 1, 2006, were to get an additional increment. In July 2012, the Ministry of Finance issued a letter that Central Civil Pay Rules had been amended and July 1 was accepted as uniform date for annual increments for all employees.
It further said to bring parity, all employees whose increments were due between February and June 2006 may be granted one increment on January 1, 2006.