Download ANNUAL INCREMENT — The increment shall fall due on the 1st day of December, following the completion of at least six months service at a stage in the scale. An increment shall ordinarily be drawn as a matter of course unless it is withheld. An increment may be withheld from a Government servant by a Competent Authority, if his conduct has not been good or his work has not been satisfactory. In ordering the withholding of an increment, the withholding authority shall state the period for which it is withheld, and whether the postponement shall have the effect of postponing future increments.