Government of India

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions

(Department of Personnel and Training)

North Block, New Delhi

Dated 07th  Nov., 2012


The Chief Secretaries

of all States/UTs,

Subject:-  Grant of advance increments to IAS officers — reg.


I am directed to say that after the issue of IAS (Pay)  2nd  Amendment Rules, 2008 regarding implementation of the recommendations of the  6th  CPC, the provisions contained in rule 7 for grant of advance increments to direct recruit IAS officers have been engaging attention of this Department. The amended provisions of rule 7 are as follows:

7. Grant of Advance Increments :  “Notwithstanding anything contained in rule 13 of the IAS (Probation) Rules, 1954,  the State Government shall  sanction the 2nd  and 3r  increments  due to a direct recruit with effect from the  prescribed date of increment after he passes  the prescribed departmental examination or examinations irrespective of the length of service, after which

he shall be entitled to draw pay at the rate corresponding to this position in the pay band.

Provided that the 3111  increment under this rule shall be granted retrospectively from the prescribed date of increment after passing the prescribed departmental examination , or the last of the prescribed departmental examinations, as the case may be, on the successful completion of the

probation and confirmation.”


It is observed that under the above rule, second and third increments can be sanctioned together from the same date of increment i.e.1 st  July of the particular year after the passing of departmental examination or examinations by the direct recruit IAS officers. However, as per further provisions of 1 st  Proviso to rule 7, the third increment shall be sanctioned from the said date of increment retrospectively after completion of probation and confirmation.

3. Any earlier clarification with regard to grant of 2nd  and  3rd  increment, issued by this Department may be treated as modified to the extent of this clarification.

Yours faithfully


Director (Services)

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