Ministry of Defence
Sena Bhawan, New Delhi
dated 26th February, 2019
Subject: Clarification on availability of option for fixation of pay on promotion from the Date of Next Increment (DNI) in the lower post and method of fixation of pay from DNI. if opted for, in respect of Army Pay Rules 2017. Air Force Pay Rules 2017 and Navy Pay Regulations 2017 in respect of Officers and JCOs/OR equivalent.
Reference is invited to Ministry of Defence O.M. of even No. dated 22.3.2018.
In this connection, it is stated that the option is to be exercised within three months from the date of promotion, to have pay fixed under these provisions from the date of such promotion or to have the pay fixed from the date of accrual of next increment in the scale of the pay in lower grade.
For all personnel who have been promoted in the interim period (from 01 January 2016 until the issuance of this O.M.), the option is to be exercised within six months of issuance of this O.M. Further, option for pay fixation on promotion, once exercised is final.
This issues with the concurrence of Defence (Finance) vide their I.D. No.
1(8)/2017-AG/PA-35 dated 05.02.2019.
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India