Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Withholding of special increments such as stagnation increment or increment for passing departmental examinations as a measure of penalty

GOVERNMENT OF KARNATAKA
No.DPAR 14 SDE 85 Karnataka Government Secretariat,
Vidhana Soudha
Bangalore, Dated 5th July 1985

OFFICIAL MEMORANDUM

Sub: Withholding of special increments such as stagnation increment or increment for passing departmental examinations as a measure of penalty under Rule 8 of the Karnataka Civil Services (CCA) Rules, 1957 - Clarification regarding.

Under rule 8 of the Karnataka Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1957 "withholding of increments" is one of the penalties which may be imposed on a Government Servant for good and sufficient reasons.
2. Whether the increments referred to in the aforesaid rules shall also include increments such as stagnation increments and additional increments for passing departmental examinations granted to Government Servants, has been examined.
3. It is hereby clarified that taking the structure of increment as a whole, the increment referred to in rule 8 of the said rules refers to normal increments in time-scale of any posts and does not include special increments such as stagnation increment or increment for passing departmental examinations. Hence the increment other than the normal increment cannot be withheld as a measure of penalty under the Karnataka Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1957. In cases where the penalty of withholding of increments cannot be imposed as a measure of penalty on a Government Servant for the reason that he has already reached the maximum of the pay scale, the disciplinary authority may consider the question of imposing any other minor penalties including the reduction to a lower stage in a time-scale of pay.
4. The Secretaries to Government and Heads of Departments are requested to bring these instructions to the notice of all the appointing authorities and other disciplinary authorities under their administrative control for guidance.

sd/-
M.M. Naik
Joint Secretary to Government
Department and Personnel and Admnv. Reforms
(Service Rules)

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