No Annual Increment if not meet the Benchmark for MACP

No Annual Increment if not meet the Benchmark for MACP

The 7th Pay Commission in its recommendation stated that Annual Increments for the employees those who are not able to meet the benchmark either for MACP or a regular promotion within the first 20 years of their service can be withheld after 20 Years. The Central Government accepted this recommendation and confirmed again in the Parliament when a question related this issue was raised.  PIB News in this regard is given below

Click to Read : 7th CPC Recommends for withholding Annual Increments of Non-performers

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The 7th Central Pay Commission in its Report contained in Para 5.1.46 titled ‘Withholding Annual Increments of Non-performers after 20 Years’ has inter-alia recommended for withholding of annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) or a regular promotion within the first 20 years of their service. The Government of India vide Resolution No.1-2/2016-IC dated 25.7.2016 has accepted this recommendation.

This was stated by the the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question by Shri Ram Charitra Nishad in the Lok Sabha today.

Click to Read : Annual Increment and MACP Benchmark Issue- NJCA seeks Reconsideration of Govt Decision

Source: PIB News

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6 thoughts on “No Annual Increment if not meet the Benchmark for MACP”

  1. Ravi Ranjan Kumar

    In autonomous body of central govt employee are eligible for seventh pay commission benifits if yes what is uptodate news

  2. “No increment for non performers as per 7cpc” than all should learn bucketing . Otherwise if lot of work no use u will not get increment. If anybody get hurted. Pl forgive me this is my own experience.

  3. There was EB (Efficiency Bar) even before 5th CPC pay. If the quality of work of an employee is well below the desired level then the employee has to get sanction of EB at some reasonable stages of pay. As the EB was inbuilt with the pay scale of below Group A level, every employee has to cross this EB in the mercy of superiors. But it was not in Group A pay scales… it may be because of all the Gr A employees were very efficient!

    Normally the cases of employees who are due to cross efficiency bar stage in a pay scale are to be considered well in advance as per guide lines. But in practical this was not going well… rather it became a harassing tool to keep EB pending for years. There were cases of pending EB sanction for more than five years. And this was more effecting to efficient employees. The inefficient employees were crossing the BAR in a liberal way in front of efficient who have to wait for many years to get the sanction of EB, leading to frustration of efficient employees. I think this was duly considered by the 5th CPC.

    “The 7th Pay Commission believes that employees who do not meet the laid down performance criterion should not be allowed to earn future annual increments” Actually this is nothing but an EB in new name… Just imagine the condition of an employee without increment for several years… How a CPC appointed for betterment of pay related matters can recommend retrograde and stone age ideas…

    Yes, there is substantial material and reality in judging the performance of a employee, but who is adjudicating your performance? The person using the good performance to project his own good performance may be the superior to grade the benchmark to “very good”. This is not a computerized performance checking system, purely manned by the superior boss and he or she may know the in & out of performance or not… In our olden days of service there was EB crossing in the span of some years and there were considerable number of employees waiting several years for increment. Among them, a majority numbers were efficient and people doesn’t know how to perform well, were not in the waiting list. 100 guilty people may go unpunished but one innocent should not be punished…

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