The 2nd meeting of the MACP Committee

The 2nd meeting of the MACP Committee

The 2nd meeting of the MACP Committee was held on 15th September, 2010. The meeting was chaired by the Joint Secretary (Estt.) Department of Personnel and Training. Secretary General of ‘Confederation of Central Government Employees’ posted a brief resume of the discussions on various issues taken up by the Staff Side, in his blog.It has been reproduced here for your referance

1. Item No. 1, 9 and 29,46: The demand was to provide for Grade Pay of the next promotional post under MACP as was given in the old ACP Scheme. This has not been agreed to.

2. Item No.3. Option for each individual employee either to retain the old ACP scheme or to switch over to MACP. It was only agreed by the DOPT that they may consider giving option to the Department and not to the individual employee to retrain old ACP Scheme in respect of either the entire establishment of that Department or for a specific category or cadre of the employees of that Department. They also added that they may instruct the Administrative department to undertake restructuring of the cadres in consultation with the Staff Side which would secure quicker promotion.

3. Item No. 8. Anomaly in respect of Junior Engineers of CPWD. The Official side agreed that CPWD may ask for option to retain the old ACP in respect of Junior Engineers which will be considered.

4. Item No. 2, 10 and 48. The Scheme of MACP to be implemented with effect from 1.1.2006. Not agreed to.

5. Item No. 7.Grant of financial up-gradation under ACP between 1.1.2006 to 31.8.2008 in respect of employees who have opted the revised Pay Band Grade Pay System with effect from 1.1.2006. Agreed to.

6. Item No. 4 and 26. Applicability of MACP scheme to Group D employees placed in the grade pay of Rs. 1800 in PB1. along with the benefit of 3% increment in each stage of up-gradation. Covered by the clarification already issued by the Department of personnel ( See their website)

7. Item No. 5 and 23. Counting of 50% of service rendered by a casual labourer with temporary status for reckoning the 10, 20 and 30 years of service for the purpose of MACP. They will examine the court ruling in this regard according which the entire casual service should count for the purpose of MACP.

8. Item No. 6. Supervised staff placed in higher grade pay than their supervisor. The item has been transferred to the National Anomaly Committee for discussion.

9. Item No.11 and 47. In the Railways and some other departments, promotion continues to be given in the merged pay scales, since these have not been functionally merged. It was demanded that in such promotion increment at the rate of 3% may be granted. The Official side has agreed to consider such cases, if taken up by the respective departments.

10. Item No. 15, 22, 39 and 51.These would be considered in the Anomaly Committee of Railways.

11. Item No. 12, 30 and 49. Those selected under LDCE/GBCE schemes may be treated as directly recruited personnel as was done in the case of old ACP scheme. The Official side agreed to look into it.

12. Item Nos. 13, 16. 24 , 50 and 58. It was pointed out that under old ACP scheme in case of an employee who were reverted from higher post to lower post at this request ( to enable him to get transfer to another recruiting unit) the service rendered by him in the higher post was counted for the benefit of ACP. This should be extended to the MACP as well. The Official side agreed to issue necessary clarification in this regard.

13. Item No.14. A departmental employee who has been appointed to a higher grade by virtue of his being selected in a Direct Recruitment Examination the ten, twenty and thirty years of service for the purpose of MACP to be reckoned from the date of such appointment. Necessary clarificatory order has been issued by the DOPT. ( Please see their website)

14. Item No. 16. The service rendered by an employee who had resigned may be counted if he is given re-employment for the purpose of MACP. The Official side wanted this item to be processed separately.

15. Item No. 17. The service rendered prior to removal or dismissal should count if he is reinstated on appeal or by Courts. The Official side stated that the past service will be considered if so ordered by the Court or the Appellate Authorities.

16. Item No. 36. The service rendered in a State Government/Statutory body /PSU before appointment in the Central Govt. to be counted for MACP. Not agreed to.

17. Item No. 37 and 38. Counting the probation period for the purpose of MACP. This is counted as per the scheme

18. Item No. 42. Application of MACP to a surplus hand redeployed to lower post. This is covered under the scheme.

19. Item No. 18 and 54. A person de-categorised on medical grounds to be treated as a fresh appointee. It was not agreed to .

20. Item No. 41. The service rendered in higher grade who have been redeployed in the lower post on medical de-categorised on medical grounds may be counted under the MACP. The official side agreed to reiterate Railway Board’s order issued in the year 2005.

21. Item No. 19, 33 and 53. Stepping up benefit to seniors when the juniors get higher pay on account of financial up-gradation. The Supreme Court has given such an order. The Official side will examine this issue and the copy of the Supreme Court’s order may be furnished to them.

22. Item No.20. The Account Assistants in the Railways when appointed on qualifying the Appendix II Examination may be treated as a fresh appointee and his past service in the lower post be ignored. The Railway Board to process this case separately.

23. Item No. 21.27 and 28. The Bench mark of good for entitlement to MACP benefit in cases where promotion to the higher posts is on the basis of seniority cum fitness may be done away with. Agreed to examine and issue necessary clarification.

24. Item No. 24, 40 and 45. Counting of Training period. The induction training period would be counted.

25. Item No. 25. The incentive may be given as applicable to the grade pay granted under MACP. This may be considered by the Railways.

26. Item No.31. Extension of MACP to Staff Car Drivers and other Drivers etc. The orders have been issued separately.

27. Item No.34. Pay fixation on promotion subsequent to the grant of MACP with an increment. This was not accepted.

28. Item No. 35. Notional classification for Central Government employees Insurance scheme for those with Grade Pay of Rs. 4200 to be treated as Group B and covered by the scheme for Group B. Not accepted.

29. Item No.43. There are several illustrations given relating to Railway employees. These were not discussed and each case was asked to be processed separately.

30. Item No. 55. There are no provisions for grant of certain privileges/incentive on grant of MACP as was there in the old ACP scheme. The Item may be considered by the Railway administration.

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9 thoughts on “The 2nd meeting of the MACP Committee”

  1. Dr.Gangopadhyay

    The Research Associates of Anthropological Survey of India though enter with post graduate degree are not given the grade pay of Rs.4600.The 5th cpc recomended for the pay scale of Rs 2000 instead of Rs 1640 for Research Associates exclusively on the ground of post graduation as entry point.Research Associates are working in the capacity of SCIENTISTS inthe field of molicular biology and various bio-social projects but are neglected.The matter has been put to anomalies committee of 6th CPC but not heard till date.PL CONSIDER THE CASE SERIOUSLY.

  2. Dr.P.Gangopadhyay

    Post graduate degree holders of Anthropological Survey of India have been identified atleast for the scale of 2000-3500 as they are” RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PERSONNEL”But unfortunately the recomendation of 5th CPC was overlooked and RAS WITH M.Sc AND EVEN pH.D degree have been placed in the replacement scale of 1640-2900 ie 5500-9000 .The appropriate replacement scale as per 5th CPC recomendation should have been 6500-10500.
    Had it been done the research associates could eassily be placed in the replacement scale of7400-11000 with grade pay of Rs
    4600 as per 6th CPC.The matter has been placed previously too .Pl see the interest of the research scholars of Anthropological Survey of India and thus save guard the status of higher education as entry point in Govt.job.

  3. I fully agree with Mr. Rajesh and hope that the Joint Committee particularly staff side will place their points logically before the committee as it gives its final report to JCM for its consideration. Atleast the serving employees who are still in service, therir Grade Pay should not be less than his junior and protection in the grade should be given so avoid unnessery frustation in his mind otherwise it will create disrespect to seniors. I fail to understand why the concerned authories do not understand the plight of senior employee who will be travelling in train and his junior will be travelling by air. Morever the junior one will be getting transport allownce of Rs.3200 and the senior will be getting Rs.1600.

  4. It is very unfortunate that Joint Committee on MACP that was constituted with its member from govt as well as staff side. But in the 2nd meeting of joint committee held on 15.09.2010, the most important and vital agenda to give promotional pay in stead of grade pay was summarily rejected. Logic was given to give power to different departments to restructure their cadres to secure quicker promotion. Is it possible for departments to restructure their cadre so easily as it may take years to change any prevailing structure and then next Pay Commission will be due. This is only wastage of time and it is surprising that members of staff side could not keep their point strongly before the committee. It is quite clear that MACP should be beneficial over erstwhile ACP and not detrimental. It is quite surprising that ACP that was given with the concept that this will benefit to employees who do not get promotions in their whole career. MACP is just a hurdle of ACP. ACP/MACP is actually for departments where there is not any promotional scope. Increasing Rs.100.00 in ten years to LDCs by providing MACP is quite ridiculous and why staff side cannot place their points strongly. Hope members of Joint Committee particularly staff side will place their points logically before the committee as it gives its final report to JCM for its consideration.


  5. Dr.P.Gangopadhyay

    The issue of higher education as entry point has not been considered by the 6th cpc,While,2nd, 3rd 4th and 5th cpc given thrust on this issue.I am a post graduate PhD holder working as Research Associate in Anthropological Survey of India (under Ministry of Culture) for last 21 years.I have in my credit number of National and international research papers and book.But,unfortunately I vave been put to the category of 12th pass or graduates of the office with Low pay and grade pay.i donot know whether my apathy will be addressed or not but this is indeed a badluck for many of us.

  6. Kishore Malhotra

    The employees having service of 20 years more are at a considerable loss by not granting MACP in the promotional post. This loss will not be recovered after getting third MACP after 30 years. SO, Govt should review their decision.

  7. MACP benefits should be granted on the basis of hierarchy of the post and not based on the hierarchy of the grade pay. Further there are various types of anomalies on implementation of MACP Scheme. Many seniors in the same cadre are not getting higher grade pay though the juniors in the same cadre are getting higher grade pay. Therefore, stepping up of grade pay of seniors should also be considered with reference to the grade pay of the junior. Confederation of Central Government Employees should fight over the issue and should leave their vested interests as there may be some members who may not be interested in implementation of MACP on the basis of hierarchy of the post because if they accept the promotion they will loose the membership of JCM and thus loose all privileges and benefits.

  8. The demand to provide for Grade Pay of the next promotional post under MACP as was given in the old ACP Scheme to atleast serving employees in the cadre may be given.

  9. I joined as Sr Computor, got promotion as PA(HM, Sr.PA(HM) and finally as EAD(HM). The posts of PA(HM) and Sr.PA(HM) was merged by 6th Pay Commission and I got third ACP under MACP and Grade Pay has been given as Rs.4800/-. All my juniors who joined later on as PA(HM) has been given the grade pay of Rs.5400/- and all my juniors who are not gazetted have been given grade pay of Rs.4600/- under 2nd ACP.Confederation of Central Government Employees should look into the matter and fight for giving grade pay equal to jonior in the cadre to all serving employees as it is an insult to senior and will create disrespect to seniors.

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