Govt employees taking leave on Jan 1, 2016 may face cut in salary revision

New Delhi: It is bitter pill that the Central Government employees will have to swallow if they take leave on January 1, 2016.

As per the 7th Pay Commission Recommendations, taking leave on 1-1-2016 will affect the effective date of pay revision. The notification says that pay revision will be effected from 1st January 2016 only for those who are present on duty on 1st January 2016.

A Department of Para Military Forces has also informed its officials that if an employee goes on leave on 1st January 2016, the increased pay will be effected only from the date of which such employee resumes duty and not from the first of January 2016.

Hence the Central government employees planning to go on leave to celebrate New Year day or for any other reasons on 1st January 2016, have to re think about their decision.

Its advisable to check with their departments about the impact on revision of pay if they avail leave on 1st January 2016. If the department has announced January 1, 2016 as a holiday, it will be better to report to work the next day.


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