Annual Increment and MACP Benchmark Issue
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
For Central Government Employees
Shiva Gopal Misra
Dated: 28th July 2016
The Cabinet Secretary,
Government of India,
Rashtrapati Bhawan Annexie,
We wish to draw your kind attention towards the decision taken by the government on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission, especially with regard to Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS).
The government has accepted one of the adverse recommendations of the 7th CPC without holding any consultation with the Staff Side. The recommendation of the 7th CPC regarding benchmark for performance appraisal for promotion and financial upgradation under MACPS, to be enhanced from “Good” to “Very Good”, has been accepted by the government without considering its implication on the morale of the Central Government Employees. Similarly, another adverse recommendation of the 7th CPC for withholding of Annual Increment in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark, either for MACP or a regular promotion within the first 20 years of their service has also been accepted by the government.
In our “Charter of Demands”, submitted to the Government of India on 9th February, 2016 on behalf of Staff Side, National Council(JCM), we have categorically demanded that, the MACP should be treated as financial upgradation without any grading stipulation and the MACP should be provided on the basis of promotional cadre hierarchy of the concerned department. The Staff Side has demanded to reject the efficiency stipulation recommended by the 7th CPC. However, this issue was not discussed with the Staff Side, National Council(JCM) by the government before taking a decision on this significant issue as well as recommendation of the 7th CPC for withholding of annual increment in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark, either for MACP or a regular promotion within the first 20 years of their service.
You will appreciate that, in the government set-up it will be very difficult to assess the performance and talent of each and every employee since the government functions on a collective basis. Moreover, this decision of the government, if implemented, will result in favouritism and also victimization. This will also result in serious unrest at the workplace, which will affect the morale of the employees and will create division amongst the employees, which will ultimately reflect on the performance and productivity of each organization.
Therefore, we are of the firm opinion that, the government should reconsider their decision on the above issues and we request you to kindly withdraw the same and a discussion in this regard may be held with the Staff Side at the earliest.
With Kind Regards!
(SHIVA GOPAL MISHRA)
Source : NCJCM
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