DOPT issued Clarification vide Memo No.16/2/2009-Estt. (Pay I) dated 02/07/2010 regarding Regulation of the date of Next Increment in case of Extra-Ordinary Leave (without MC) after implementation of the CCS (RP) Rules 2008. It is clarified that except as provided under the conditions laid down in this Department's OM dated 18.2.1986, qualifying service of less than six months on account of EOL (without medical certificate) between 1st July of the previous year till 30th June of the year under consideration shall have the effect of postponing the increment to Ist July of the next year. The same stipulation will also be applicable to those cases where the increment became due on 1.7.2006. In terms of this Department's O.M. No. 13017/20/85-Esn. (L) dated 18.2.1986, EOL granted for the following purposes automatically counts as qualifying service for pension and for increments without any further sanctions
(i) EOL granted due to inability of a Government servant to join or rejoin duty on account of civil commotion.
(ii) EOL granted to a Government servant for prosecuting higher technical and scientific studies
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