A person in central government in Level 9, promoted to Level 10 on 1st January but joins on 7th Januray due to leave. Now he opts for fixation of his pay from DNI which is July. On 1st July his pay is fixed by adding two increaments in level 9 thereafter choosing corresponding pay in matrix of level 10. Now the question is whether he is entitle to get next increament on coming 1st January i.e. after completing minimum 6 months service as envisaged in of OM No. 4-21/2017-IC/EIII(A) dated 31.07.18 of Deptt of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance. Please give your pinion.