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Order of Withholding Annual Increment


Order of withholding annual increment is the order which mentions that your increment is on hold due to the performance issue. 

Basically this letter is provided by employer to employee to give a chance to improve their performance. This is a warning sign from employer end which you need to perform.


Find below some Example, Sample and format of writing Order of Withholding Annual Increment:



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Order of Withholding Annual Increment / (S)


Date: ______


Mr. / Ms. _________________

Designation _______________

Department Name __________


This letter is written in continuation of the charge sheet issued to you on__________ (DATE) & the Enquiry held into the charges, this is to inform you that we were satisfied that you are found guilty of the charges leveled against you and severe punishment including dismissal/discharge can be inflicted upon you.

Although, after going through your previous record & considering the misconduct by you the undersigned decide that this time a light punishment will meet the ends of justice. Therefore, it has been decided to hold your annual increment for ___________ years.

During the time period for which your increment is on hold the management will notice your performance and if the management found your performance satisfactory your increment will be reconsidered on the expiry of the given period.


Manager/ Authorized person



Cc: − The Accounts department for information & necessary action.



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