My friend intially was appointed to the post of Group D. Now by virtue of promotion he became LDC w.e.f. 07.02.2013.Can he claim fixational benefit after availing normal annual increment on 01.07.2013? Can he excercise option to take such promotional benefit after availing normal increment in group D corresponding Scale on01.07.2013? Whether he will be given higher Grade pay of LDC in the interim period?
Yes, he can get both normal & promotional increments simultaneously on 1st July if he opts for that. In that case he will get ONLY the promotional Grade Pay with effect from the date of promotion, and get both the increments on 01.07.2013. However, if he wants he can get promotional increment from the date of promotion in February,2013, but in this case, he will not be eligible to get normal increment on 1st July,2013. His normal increment will be deferred to the 1st July,2014 instead. See the clarifications at points 2 & 3 in the F.D. Memo No. 2728-F dtd 07.04.2009.