Companies do claim that interpretation of the management shall be final and binding. You may check your documents and company might have stated this.
However you should impress upon "My compensation revision letter for FY 2011-12" as mentioned in point number 2 by you. Competent employee of the company must have signed on this letter, and might have kept a column for affixing signatures by employee towards acceptance by employee. Company might have taken your acceptance on copy of this letter.
It is felt that this letter should score over any interpretation as it might have become part of your contract as CIP is expressed in your appointment letter and CTC sheet attached with appointment letter. You must have affixed your signature towards acceptance on both appointment letter and CTC sheet. Company might have expressed in appointment letter that your remuneration shall be as per annexure……i.e. CTC
You have posted that ""Incentive is payable only to those employees who are in active service". Company may interpret that notice period is not active service. This is another point where you should establish, that you remained on the same projects, performed same role, and continued to receive instructions, guidelines, orders, to perform on the same projects which were assigned to you before submission of your notice. You must copy all relevant record. Another option to copy record is that you can submit letter addressed to good offices and enclose copies of relevant record in list of enclosures and retain a copy.
You must give a beating on the points that :
-you are not asking a prorated incentive as you have worked for the full period of CIP.
-you have contributed during this period and have infact outperformed the standards set by the company/your contribution is higher than other employees, and with your performance company shall reap future benefits…………mention details. You may mention that with your contribution up to march, company has gained benefits in April, and so on. You may mention your performance as cited at point no. 1 by you, in bullet points.
The notice period is counted in service period.
Does your company have a policy that employee on notice period may not attend office or shall not be assigned any project/assignment, and shall be immediately withdrawn from tasks on hand, and role shall not be active? You may also touch upon the facts that your performance and contribution was better in the notice period.
Was your attendance in the office passive?
What is the date on Compensation revision letter/Official CIP policy document/FAQ document? Which one of these is latest?
It is felt that you should submit letters under acknowledgment addressed to good offices and urge to take compassionate view. Good offices can provide relief, irrespective of whatever be the interpretation.
It shall be appropriate to show all records to a competent and experienced service lawyer. Your lawyer may have precedence as applicable to your case, and may have handled cases of your trade.
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