Govt Servant Retired On Last Working Day Of Preceding Month, Whose Annual Increment Falls Due In Succeeding Month Is Entitled To Such Increment: Kerala HC.
The Kerala High Court has observed that a government servant, who retired on the last working day of the preceding month and whose annual increment falls due in the succeeding month, is entitled to such increment. The Court allowed the writ petition in light of a previous judgment titled Vijayan P.R v. Union Of India OP (CAT) NO. 65 OF 2023 in a batch of petitions where the court answered the issue in favour of the government servants. The petitioners even in the cited judgment were retired from their respective establishments on attaining the age of superannuation. To surmise, on the date of their retirement, they earned an annual increment, which, however, was due and payable only on the very next day.