Military and Civil Pensioners with Serving Soldiers will get this Option Once in a Life

Govt of India, Ministry of Defence has considered the financial loss of the retirees and serving soldiers and civ employees and a justified and logical orders have been passed which can be opted once in a life only. No alteration/ modification of your option will be granted later on.

Yes friend, this is about notional increment applicable to concerned personnel and officers who are getting retired within a few months or already retired. Lets go through the context of the letter and make understaand if this benefit is applicable to you or not.

Content of this letter has been published by the Directorate of Indian Army Veterans.

Link of the originl circular : https://www.indianarmyveterans.gov.in/PDF/Downloads/ONE_TIME_GOVT_SANCTION_TO_RE-EXERCISE_CORRECT_OPTION_HAS_BEEN_ACCORDED.pdf

The extract of the letter issued by Ministry of Defence is reproduced below :-

ONE TIME GOVT SANCTION TO RE-EXERCISE CORRECT OPTION HAS BEEN ACCORDED VIDE MOD LETTER NO 1(20)/2017-D(PAY/SERVICES)-PART I DT 18 AUG 2023

  1. MoD/DMA vide letter No 1(20)/2017-D(Pay/Services)Part I dt 18 Aug 2023 has given last opportunity wherein all those pers who were promoted/gtd MACP after 01 Jan 2016 can ex/re-ex option for pay fixation from DNI in lower Rk/DoP, whichever is beneficial. Affected pensioners may thereafter re-exercise their option within three months wef 18 Aug 2023 to respective PAO (OR)/PCDA (O) Pune.
  2. Presently, there are two dates of increment i.e. 01 Jan and 01 Jul every year which depends upon dt of promotion or financial up gradation. Following tables as recommended by PS-10 vide letter No C/7099/Policy/SAPCS/2023 dt 10 Jul 2023 may be referred to by the pensioners in case DNI option is exercised:-
  3. When Date of Increment due on 01 Jul Every Year
Ser NoPersonnel Promoted or Financially UpgradedDate of Incr as per previous rank/postRemarks
(i)01 Jan01 JulIf opted for DNI (date of next increment) then, two incr (Annual + Promotion) will be given in Jul same year and one incr (Annual incr) will be given on 01 Jan next year #.
(ii)01 Jan to 30 Jun01 Jul-do-
(iii)01 Jul01 Jul-do-
(iv)02 Jul to 31 Dec01 JulIf DNI option ex than two incr (annual + promotion) in Jul next year and one annual incr on 01 Jan next to next year#.
# The next increment thereafter is to accrue only after completion of one year. **Pl check previous record/previous pay slips to confirm.

(b) When Date of Increment due on 01 Jan Every Year**.

Ser NoPersonnel Promoted or Financially UpgradedDate of Incr as per previous rank/postRemarks
(i)01 Jan01 JanIf opted for DNI (date of next increment) then, two incr (Annual + Promotion) will be given in Jan same year and one incr (Annual incr) will be given on 01 Jul same year#.
(ii)02 Jan to 30 Jun01 JanIf opted for DNI (date of next increment) then, two incr (Annual + Promotion) will be given in Jan next year and one incr (Annual incr) will be given on 01 Jul next year#.
(iii)01 Jul01 Jan-do-
(iv)02 Jul to 31 Dec01 Jan-do-
# The next increment thereafter is to accrue only after completion of one year. **Pl check previous record/previous pay slips to confirm.

3.                           Form of Option.

FORM OF OPTION

I, No__________________ Rank_______ Name____________ hereby opt for

fixation of pay on promotion to the rank of____________ as notified vide_________ letter

No___________ (Photocopy enclosed) as under:-

  • My pay on promotion to the rank of_ may be fixed from the Date of

Next Increment i.e. ____________  (date).

Or

  • My pay on promotion to the rank of___ may be fixed from the

date of my promotion i.e. __________  (date).

Station       :

No :

Date          Name: Unit :

Note  . To be signed by the Pensioner himself/herself & submitted to PAO (OR) through respective Records or to PCDA (O) Pune.

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