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MACP and National Anomaly Committee Issues: Confederation

MACP and National Anomaly Committee Issues: Confederation

“VERY GOOD” BENCH MARK FOR MACP AND DENIAL OF PROMOTIONAL HEIRACHY

Eversince, the MACP scheme was introduced in 2008, confederation and the JCM staff side has been demanding promotional hierarchy instead of grade pay hierarchy. Govt, instead of considering this genuine demand, suddenly issued orders imposing “very good” bench mark condition for MACP. The JCM staffside was not even consulted. JCM staff side, secretary wrote a letter to cabinet secretary on 28-07-2016 as follows:

“The Govt. has accepted one of the adverse recommendations of 7th CPC without holding any consultation with the staff side. The recommendation of the 7th CPC regarding bench mark for performance appraisal for promotion and financial upgradation under MACPs, to be enhanced from “Good” to “very good”, has been accepted by the Govt. without considering the implication on the morale of the Central Government employees… We are of the firm opinion that Govt. should reconsider their decision on the above issues and we request you to kindly withdraw the same.”

Subsequently the case was discussed in the JCM standing committee meeting also on 25-10-2016, as an agenda item given by staff side. Inspite of all these, the Government is not ready to withdraw or modify the orders.

This shows the attitude of the BJP led NDA Govt. towards JCM staff side and Central Govt. employees.

NATIONAL ANOMALY COMMITTEE

The National Anomaly Committee was constituted on 09-09-2016. Two meetings are held to discuss the anomaly regarding calculation of Disability Pension for Defence force personnel. As per the definition of anomaly notified by the Government no genuine “anomaly” can be termed as “anomaly”. Hence the JCM staff side has demanded to modify the definition of anomaly, as defined in earlier National Anomaly Committees constituted by Govt. at the time of previous pay commissions. But till this day, Govt. has not conceded the request of the staff side.

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Reckoning GP 4200/- PB-2 as entry grade pay for granting financial upgradation under MACPS to the Pharmacist category

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055

Affiliated to :
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers Federation (ITF)

No. IV/MACPS/09/Part 10

Dated: 07/02/2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi.

Dear Sir,

Sub: Reckoning GP 4200/- PB-2 as entry grade pay for granting financial upgradation under MACPS to the Pharmacist category – reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR’s letter No. IV/MACPS/09/Part 10 dated 30/08/2016 and
22/12/2016.

(ii) Railway Board’s reply vide No. PC-V/2011/M/NFIR dated
24/01/2017
Federation does not agree with the view taken by the Railway Board by misinterpretation of the contents of DoP&T’s OM dated 4th Feb 1992. In this connection, Federation once again cites below the facts which have been ignored by the Board while considering the demand:

  • It is true that vide para 2 of the said OM, while the DoP&T has laid down criteria for assessing the suitability of the incumbents of the posts due to revision of pay scales/upgradation, at the same time in sub-para 2 of the same OM, it has been clarified that  where the upgradation involves replacement scale without higher responsibilities or higher qualification but with higher eligibility of service, in such situation suitability may not be assessed.
  • It has been further clarified that those who fulfill the criteria of qualifying service, should be appointed to the upgraded post from the date on which they complete the qualifying service.
  • The condition stipulated in sub-para 2 of DoP&T’s OM dated 4th Feb 1992 has been fulfilled by the Pharmacists who though recruited in GP 2800 have been appointed to GP 4200 (6th CPC) on completion of 2 years service in GP 2800/- (PB-1).

The plea taken by the Railway Board that the said OM of DoP&T is applicable for assessing the suitability of the incumbents, is therefore, misconceived, illogical and unjustified. On the other hand, the case of Pharmacists for granting MACP benefit is required to be dealt applying the provisions contained in the DoP&T’s OM dated 4th Feb,1992.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway instructions to the Zones etc., allowing MACP endorsed to the Federation.

Yours faithfully,
(Dr. M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Copy to the Executive Director,PC-I, Railway Board, DFCC Building, Metro Bhavan, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi for information and necessary action please.

Copy to the General Secretaries of the Affiliated Unions of NFIR.

Source: NFIR

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MACP: Representation of Defence Civilian Employees Federations regarding misinterpretation of RPR 2016 leading to incorrect pay fixation of employees

MoD once again issued a clarification orders with three illustrations of an employee shall be fixed who has been granted financial upgradation in MACP on 15.3.2016 in the grade pay of Rs.4200.

MoD action on BPMS’s representation on Seeking of Clarification regarding Option & Pay Fixation in 7th CPC

Office of the Controller General of Defence Accounts
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt – 110010

No.AT/II/2701/Orders

Dated: 05 Jan 2017

To
All PCsDA/CsDA
PCA(Fys)/All CsFA(Fys)
(Through NIC mail server

Subject: Representation of Defence Civilian Employees’ Federations regarding misinterpretation of RPR 2016 leading to incorrect pay fixation of employees.

A copy of MoD/D (Civ-I) ID No 11 (6)/2016-D(Civ-I) dated 07.12.2016 along with all its enclosures on the above subject is forwarded herewith. It is seen that MoD/D(Civ-I) has requested that the clarification on the subject from MoF/MoD(Fin) may be awaited. Accordingly, the instructions issued by MoD in para 2 of the MoD ID dated 7.12.2016 may be adhered to avoid any inconsistencies in the matter of pay fixation.

Jt CGDA (P&W) has seen.

(Vinod Anand)
Sr ACGDA (P&W)

The employee has exercised option 2 to fix the pay in the Pay Matrix after availing the increment dated 1.7.2016, in the old pay structure scale.

MACP-pay-fixation

Option 2 is exercised by the employee to fix the pay in the new pay matrix after availing promotional upgradation under MACP Scheme that look place on 1.1.2016.

MACP-pay-fixation

Option 2 is exercised by the employee to fix the pay in the pay matrix after availing promotion/MACP upgradation as on 15.3.2016

MACP  PAY FIXATION

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Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for the Railway Employees : Implementation of 7th CPC recommendations

MACPS for Railway Employees – 7th CPC Implementation

Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for the Railway Employees

RAILWAY ORDERS

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

S.No.PC-VII/12
No.PC-V/2016/MACPS/1

RBE No.155/2016
New Delhi, dated 19.12.2016

The General Managers
All Indian Railways & PUs
(As per mailing list)

Subject: Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for the Railway Employees – Implementation of seventh CPC recommendations.

The Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme was introduced with effect from 01.09.2008 in pursuance of the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission by this Ministry’s letter No. PC-V/2009/ACP/2, dated 10.06.2009 (RBE No.101/2009). Thereafter, subsequent amendments/clarifications were issued from time to time. These instructions are in force with effect from 01.09.2008.

2.The 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) in para 5.1.44 of its report has recommended inter-alia as follows:

MACP will continue to be administered at 10,20 and 30 years as before. In the new Pay Matrix, the employee will move to immediate next level in hierarchy. Fixation of pay will follow the same principle as that for a regular promotion in the Pay Matrix. MACPS will continue to be applicable to all employees up to Higher Administrative Grade (HAG) level except members of Organised Group ‘A’ Services.

3.The Government has considered the above recommendation and has accepted the same. In the light of the recommendations of the 7th CPC accepted by the Government, the Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) will continue to be administered at 10, 20 and 30 years as before. Further, Para 1 and 2 of the existing Scheme (Annexure to this Ministry’s letter No.PC-V/2009/ACP/2, dt.10.06.2009) will be substituted by the following words:

“1. There shall be three financial upgradations under the MACPS as per 7th CPC recommendations. counted from the direct entry grade on completion of 10, 20 and 30 years services respectively or 10 years of continuous service in the same level in Pay Matrix, whichever is earlier.

2. The MACPS envisage merely placement in the immediate next higher level in the Pay Matrix as given in PART ‘A’ of Schedule of Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules. 2016. Thus, the level in the Pay Matrix at the time of financial upgradation under the MACPS can, in certain cases be different than what is available in the normal hierarchy at the time of regular promotion in one’s AVC. In such cases, the higher level in the Pay Matrix attached to the next promotion post in the hierarchy of the concerned cadre/organization will be given only at the time of regular promotion.”

4. The 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) in Para 5.1.45 of its report has in teralia recommended as follow:

“Benchmark for performance appraisal for promotion and financial upgradation under MACPS to be enhanced from ‘Good’ to’Very Good’. “

5. The Government has considered the above recommendation and has accepted the same. In the light of the recommendations of the 7th CPC accepted by the Government, Para 17 of the Scheme (Annexure to Board’s letter No.PC-V/2009/ACP/2, dt. 10.02.2009) shall be substituted by the following words:-

” 17. For grant of financial upgradation under the MACPS, the prescribed benchmark would be ‘Very Good’ for all the posts.”

6. These changes will come into effect from 25th July, 2016, i.e., from the date of resolution notified by Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance regarding acceptance of the recommendations of the 7th CPC.

6.1 MACPS where it was due earlier to 25.07.2016, but not decided yet due to Administrative delay, will be decided as per criteria prevalent at that time. Cases that became due on or after 25.07.2016, will be decided as per new criteria. However, Past Cases, decided otherwise, need not be re-opened.

7. The comprehensive MACP Scheme on acceptance of Seventh Central Pay Commission recommendations will be issued separately.

8. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railway.

9. Hindi version is enclosed.

(Authority: DOP&T’s OM No.350344/3/2015-Estt.(D), dt.28.09.2016)

(N.P.Singh)
Dy.Director,Pay Commission-V
Railway Board

Original copy

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7th Central Pay Commission Pay Hike

7th Central Pay Commission Pay Hike

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

23-November, 2016

Pay Hike

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.

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7th Pay Commission MACP Pay fixation : How to fix Pay on MACP ?

7th Pay Commission MACP Pay fixation – How to fix pay of central government employees on grant of MACP (Modified Assured Career Progression) on or after 1st January 2016?

MACP Scheme which was introduced on implementation of 6th Pay Commission by revising Annual Career Progression Scheme (ACP) is continued to be effective after implementation of 7th Pay Commission with following changes.

Note for freshers
What is MACP?
This is a non-functional financial upgradation scheme meant for central government employees on completion of 10th, 20th and 30th Years of service when no promotion is granted during this period

1. The benchmark for considering the grant of MACP to Central Government Employees has been increased. Earlier the benchmark recorded in APAR (Annual Performance Appraisal Report) as “Good” will be the minimum eligibility. Now benchmark in APAR for grant of MACP after 7th Pay Commission has been revised to “Very Good”.

Accordingly, MACP OM dated 19.04.2009 has been modified by OM O.M. No.F.No.35034/3/2015-Estt.(D), dated 28.09.2016 as follows

“17. For grant of financial upgradation under the MACPS, the prescribed benchmark would be ‘Very Good’ for all the posts.”

2. MACP prior to 7th Pay Commission implementation involves placement in the next grade pay in the grade pay hierarchy and 3% increment in Basic Pay (pay in pay band and grade pay).

After implementation of 7th Pay Commission, financial upgradation under MACP is granted by providing one increment in the existing pay level and placing to equal or next higher pay in the next higher level of pay matrix.

MACP Pay fixation after 7th Pay Commission Implementation as per OM dated 28.09.2016 and Rule 13 of 7th Pay Commission (Revised) Pay Rules 2016:

Illustration 1 : MACP on 1st August 2016:(Applicable to employees granted MACP between 2nd July and 1st January )

1. 7th Pay commission Pay of an employee is fixed as Rs. 34900 in Level 5 (as against grade pay of Rs. 2800 in 6th CPC Pay) as on 1st January 2016.

2. As on 1st July 2016, he will be entitled to annual increment. Therefore, his pay will be fixed as Rs. 35,900/- at Level 5 Index 8.

3. He is entitled to MACP as on 1st August 2016.

4. In this case, financial upgradation under MACP is granted as follows.

Step 1: Existing Pay of Employee which is in Index 8 of Level 5 will be provided with MACP Increment and therefore his pay will be placed in Level 5 – Index 9, viz., in 37,000/-

Step 2. Since there is no pay in the next level (level 6) which is equal to Rs. 37,000/-, the next higher basic pay in Level 6 is Rs. 37,600/- which is at Index 3 of Level 6.

The relevant portion of Pay Matrix is given below.

Grade Pay 2400 2800 4200
Entry Pay (EP) 9910 11360 13500
Level 4 5 6
Index 2.57 2.57 2.62
1 25500 29200 35400
2 26300 30100 36500
3 27100 31000 37600
4 27900 31900 38700
5 28700 32900 39900
6 29600 33900 41100
7 30500 34900 42300
8 31400 35900 43600
9 32300 37000 44900
10 33300 38100 46200

As per Rule 9 of 7th Pay commission Pay Rules 2016 the next date of annual increment in respect of this employee will be on 1st July 2017.

Illustration 2 : MACP on 1st March 2016:(Applicable to employees granted MACP between 2nd January and 1st July )

1. 7th Pay commission Pay of an employee is fixed as Rs. 55,200/- in Index 6 Level 8 (as against grade pay of Rs. 4800 in 6th CPC Pay) as on 1st January 2016.

2. He is entitled to MACP as on 1st March 2016.

3. As per O.M. No.F.No.35034/3/2015-Estt.(D), dated 28.09.2016, recommendations of 7th Pay Commission on MACP takes effect from 25th July 2016.

4. (i) Hence, an employee who is granted financial upgradation under MACP in the year 2016 between 2nd January to 1st July, can have his/her MACP pay fixed in 7th CPC Pay Matrix only if he/she exercise the option under FR22(I) a(1) for fixation of pay from 1st January 2017 viz., the next date of his/her annual increment.

Note: As per FR 22 (I) (a) (1), central government employees have the option, to have their pay fixed from the date of promotion / MACP or from the date of next increment.

Note: As per Rule 9 of 7th Pay Commission Revised Pay Rules 2016, An employee who is granted MACPS during the period between 2nd day of January, 2016 and 1st day of July, 2016, and who did not draw any increment on 1st day of July, 2016, the next increment shall accrue on 1st day of January, 2017

(ii) If an employee who is granted MACP in the year 2016 did not opt for moving his/her MACP pay fixation from the next date of increment i.e in January 2017, under FR 22 (I) (a) (1), he / she would end up with MACP Pay Fixation in pre-revised pay (6th CPC Pay) as on 1st March 2016 by exercising the option to defer the fixation 7th Pay Commission implemented pay until 1st March 2016 under Rule 5 of 7th Pay Commission Rules 2016.

(iii) Since, MACP in 7th Pay Commission Pay matrix takes effect from 25th July 2016, Employees who are granted financial upgradation under MACP from the year 2017, between 2nd January to 1st July, can have their pay fixed without exercising the option under FR22(I) a(1).

5. In this case, the most beneficial financial upgradation under MACP will be option chosen as detailed in 4 (i) above and the same is granted as follows.

Step 1: Grant of Annual increment of employee from 1st January 2017 will precede MACP fixation. Therefore, after annual increment his pay will be fixed at Rs. 56,900/- in the Index 7 Level 8.

Step 2: Then the employee will be provided with MACP Increment and therefore his pay will be placed at Rs. 58,600/ in Index 8 Level 8.

Step 3. Since there is no pay in the next level (level 9) which is equal to Rs. 58,600/-, the next higher basic pay in Index 5 Level 9 is Rs. 59,700/-. So, on MACP fixation the pay of employee will be fixed at Rs. 59,700/-.

The relevant portion of Pay Matrix is given below.

click here to reach the full 7th Pay commission Pay matrix

Grade Pay 4600 4800 5400
Entry Pay (EP) 17140 18150 20280
Level 7 8 9
Index 2.62 2.62 2.62
1 44900 47600 53100
2 46200 49000 54700
3 47600 50500 56300
4 49000 52000 58000
5 50500 53600 59700
6 52000 55200 61500
7 53600 56900 63300
8 55200 58600 65200
9 56900 60400 67200
10 58600 62200 69200

As per Rule 9 of 7th Pay commission Pay Rules 2016, The next date of annual increment in respect of this employee will be on 1st January 2018.

Source: Gconnect

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Restructuring of cadre of artisan staff in Defence Establishments in 6th CPC modification of recommendations of CPC

4600 Grade Pay for Industrial Employees : MoD Order on 19.10.2016 – Ministry of Defence I.D.No.11(S)/2009- D(Civ-l) dated 19 October, 2016
Restructuring of cadre of artisan
staff in Defence Establishments in modification of recommendations of
6th CPC – clarification regarding
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
D (Civ-I)
Subject: : Restructuring of cadre of artisan staff in Defence Establishments in 6th CPC modification of recommendations of CPC – clarification regarding.
In continuation of Ministry of Defence I.D. of even No. dated 06th February 2014, on the subject mentioned above, it has been decided that the “Skilled” Workers who were already drawing the pay scale of Chargeman (Rs.5000-8000) viz, the promotion
post of Highly Skilled/MCM, upto 31.12.2005 under ACPS, will also be considered for further financial upgradations, if due, in the next Grade Pay (Rs. 4600/-) in the hierarchy of Grade Pays, as available to Highly Skilled Workers/MCM.
2. This issues with the concurrence of Defence Finance vide their Dy. No.185/AG/PB dated 18 October 2016.
sd/-
(Pawan Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Authority: www.mod.gov.in

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7th CPC Pay Fixation: Confederation seeks Clarification for Post 2016 Promotee/MACP and One time relaxation in excercise option for retrospectively Promotion/Upgradation

7th CPC Pay Fixation: Confederation seeks Clarification for Post-2016 Promotee/MACP and One time relaxation in excercise option for retrospectively Promotion/Upgradation

IMPORTANT 

PERMISSION TO OPT FOR PAY FIXATION ON A DATE AFTER THE DATE OF ISSUE OF CCS (RP) RULES 2016 NOTIFICATION 25.07.2016 IN CASE PROMOTION BECOMES DUE AFTER 25.07.2016 : CONFEDERATION WRITES TO FINANCE MINISTRY FOR CLARIFICATORY ORDERS

No.Confdn/7th CPC/Option/2016-17
10-10-2016

To

Shri.R.K.Chathurvedi,
Joint Secretary to Govt. of India,
Ministry of Finance,
Department of Expenditure
(Implementation Cell),
Room No.124, The Ashok, North Block,
New Delhi 110 001.

Sir,

Sub: Exercising option for pay fixation in the revised 7th CPC Pay Structure, from the date of promotion or from the date of next increment from 01.01.2017  C/o.Officials who are due for promotion/upgradation from Grade Pay 2800 to 4200 during the period from 01.01.2016 to 01.07.2017 . Request clarification and permission to exercise revised option as a one-time measure.

1. As per Rule 5 of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 the following provisions are notified by Government on 25.07.2016:

Rule 5 : Government servant may elect to continue to draw pay in the existing pay structure until the date on which he earns his next increment or any subsequent increment in the existing pay structure or until he vacates his post or ceases to draw pay in the existing pay structure.

Provided further that in cases where a Government servant has been placed in a higher grade pay or scale between 1st day of January 2016 and the date of notification of these rules (ie. 25.07.2016) on account of promotion or upgradation, the Government servant may elect to switch over to the revised pay structure from the date of such promotion or upgradation as the case may be.

2. As per the above two provisions, a Government servant may elect to continue to draw pay in the existing pay structure until he earns his next or any subsequent increment in the existing (pre-revised) pay structure which implies that in cases where there is no promotion/upgradation between 01.01.2016 to 30.06.2016 (or between 01-01-2016 to 30-06-2017 in the case of subsequent increment on 01-07-2017) option to opt from the date of next increment (01.07.2016) or subsequent increment (01.07.2017) is available, thereby forgoing the arrears from 01.01.2016 to 30-06-2016 (next increment) or upto the date of subsequent increment say, 01.07.2017.

3. Thus, in the case of promotion/upgradation of a Government Servant becoming due before the date of notification ie, 25.07.2016, he should elect to switch over to the revised pay structure from the date of such promotion/upgradation. He has no option to opt for the next increment (becoming due after the date of promotion/upgradation) for fixation of pay in the revised pay structure.

4. Subsequently a clarificatory order is issued by Department of Expenditure (Implementation Cell) on 29th September 2016, which clarified the position further. As per this clarification, in case an employee is promoted or upgraded to the higher pay structure (in the pre-revised pay structure) he may be permitted to exercise revised option to have his pay fixed under the Revised Pay Rules 2016 from the date of such promotion/upgradation or from the date of next increment as per FR-22(i)(a)(i).

5. Thus an official who got promotion/upgradation on 15.07.2016 (in the month of July 2016), can exercise option to fix his pay under Revised Pay Rules, 2016, either from the date of promotion or from the date of next increment ie; on 01.07.2017.

6. Even after issuing the above clarificatory orders, dated 29.09.2016, it is not clear, whether an employee who becomes eligible for promotion/financial upgradation on a date after the date of issue of notification, ie, 25-07-2016, but before the date of next increment ie. 01.07.2017, can exercise option now, for fixation of his Revised Pay as per CCS (RP) Rules, 2016, from the date of promotion or from the date of next increment, ie; 01.07.2017, by forgoing the arrears from 01-01-2016 to date of promotion or 30.06.2017, thus allowing him to draw his pay in the pre-revised pay structure of 6th CPC till the date of promotion or till the date of next increment on 01-07-2017. As per the existing orders, all those employees whose date of promotion/upgradation becomes due after 25.07.2016 should compulsorily opt for pay fixation from 01.01.2016 or 01-07-2016, whereas an employee whose promotion is due in July 2016 ie; before the date of notification (25.07.2016) can opt for next increment date on 01.07.2017 for fixation in the Revised Pay structure under FR-22(i)(a)(i). Since the benefit is extended to a section of employees who were promoted between 01-01-2016 and 25.07.2016 and the same benefit is denied to the rest of the employee who are promoted after 25.07.2016, this is a clear case of discrimination and denial of natural and equitable justice.

7. If the option as above is not allowed, thousands of employees who are due for promotion/financial upgradation from 2800 Grade Pay to 4200 Grade Pay (in the pre-revised pay structure) from a date after the date of notification ie. 25.07.2016, will suffer a recurring loss of Rs.2800 to 3000 per month, throughout their service.

The following illustrations will explain the above facts:

1st OPTION 7th CPC : OPTION FROM 01.01.2016
6th CPC 7th CPC
Basic as on 01.01.2016 16490 16490×2.57 = 42379. Next stage in the pay matrix level – 5 = 42800
Increment on 01.07.2016 42800×3%=1284, 42800+1284=44084. Next stage in the Pay matrix = 44100.
MACP-II promotion from 2800 GP to 4200 GP on 05.12.2016 (one increment fixation) 44100×3%=1323, 44100+1323=45423.
Next stage in the pay matrix level-6
= 46200.
2ND OPTION (IF ALLOWED) : OPTION FROM DATE OF SUBSEQUENT INCREMENT ie; 01.07.2017.
6th CPC 7th CPC fixation if option allowed from date of promotion or date of next increment on 01.07.2017
Basic as on 01.01.2016 16490
Increment on 01.07.2016 16990
MACP-II promotion from 2800GP to 4200 GP on 05-12-2016 (One increment fixation + Grade Pay difference) 16990×3% notional increment – 510.
Grade pay difference = 4200-2800 = 1400.
Total Basic = 16990+510+1400=18900.
18900×2.57-48573. Next stage in the pay matrix in level 6 = 49000.
(If option allowed from date of promotion)
Increment on 01.07.2017 18900×3% = 567
= 18900+567 = 19467
= 19470
19470×2.57 = 50038
Next stage in the pay matrix level 6 = 50500.
(If option allowed from
date of next increment).

Thus if no option is permissible after 25.07.2016 to fix the pay in the revised scale on the date of promotion ie. 5.12.2016, then by compulsory option from 01.01.2016, the pay will be fixed at 46200 on promotion. If option is permissible after the date of notification to fix the pay in the revised scale on the date of promotion, the pay will be fixed at 49000. The difference is Rs.2,800/-. If option for fixation on next increment on 01.07.2017 is granted, then the difference will increase further.

In view of the above, it is requested that the case may be reviewed judiciously and clarificatory orders may be issued, permitting the employees whose promotion date become due after the date of notification (25.07.2016) also, to exercise option for fixation of their revised pay from the date of promotion/upgradation or from the date of next increment ie. 01.07.2017, as a one time measure, thereby forgoing the entire arrears from 01.01.2016 to date of promotion or date of next increment on 01.07.2017. In other words, they may be permitted to draw their pay in the pre-revised 6th CPC pay structure till the date of promotion or till the date of next increment on 01.07.2017.

Awaiting favourable orders,

Yours faithfully,

M.Krishnan,
Secretary General,
&
Standing Committee Member,
JCM National Council (Staff side).
Mob: 09447068125.

Source : Confederationhq

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7th CPC on MACP: NFIR opposes the benchmark Very Good

Recommendation of 7th CPC on Modified Assured Career Progress Scheme : NFIR

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railways
3, Chelmsford Road, New Delhi 110 055

PRESS RELEASE

“Reacting to the news item appearing in The Hindu of 04th October 2016 relating to the acceptance of the recommendation of 7th Central Pay Commission on Modified Assured Career Progress Scheme (MACPS) and the DoP&T OM dated 27th/28th September 2016, the General Secretary said that while the Government has wrongly accepted the recommendation, at the same time has been spreading wrong news through the media. He said that the Scheme has been existing since 1st September 2008 and is not a new scheme as claimed by the Government.

Dr.Raghavaiah further said that while accepting the 7th CPC recommendations relating to the MACP Scheme for Central Government employees, the Government has totally ignored the agreement reached with the JCM (Staff Side) on 17/07/2012 and 27/07/2012 in the Joint Committee and National Advisory Committee Meetings wherein agreement was reached to maintain the same benchmark as is applicable for filling the vacancies through promotion by selection/non-selection/fitness instead of insisting upon the benchmark ‘Very Good’ recommended by the 6th Central Pay Commission. Thereafter, the DoP&T vide OM dated 01st November 2010 and 04th October 2012 issued necessary instructions for granting MACP to the Central Government employees.

The Federation takes note that the Government while accepting the 7th CPC recommendations relating to financial upgradation under MACP Scheme to its employees has again taken U-turn and had once again fixed the benchmark Very Good arbitrarily for granting financial upgradation mainly to deny the legitimate benefit to its employees without any dialogue with JCM (Staff Side) the machinery setup to deal with the issues of Central Government employees which is totally unjustified.

The Federation strongly opposes the move of the Government for which communications have already been sent by the Federation twice to the Cabinet Secretary on 2nd August and 23rd August 2016 to respect the bilateral agreement reached with the JCM (Staff Side) and restore the decision given vide DoP&T OM dated 01/ll/20l0 and 04/10/2012 without making any change on the settled issue.

The General Secretary, NFIR hopes that the Government would consider the above points and rectify the mistake soon duly restoring the earlier instructions of DoP&T to honor the commitment made to the Staff Side.

04th October 2016

(Dr. M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

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7th Pay Commission : Government accepts Proposals on Promotion for Employees

7th Pay Commission : Government accepts Proposals on Promotion for Employees. The ministry of personnel, public grievances and pensions issued a notification to the effect on September 28 2016.

The central government has accepted the 7th Pay Commission (CPC) recommendations on time-bound promotion for Central government employees that will ensure at least one career progression every 10 years.

The 7th pay commission in its November 2015 report had said that despite demands for increasing the frequency of time bound promotion, it had decided to retain the existing scheme, known as Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS).

The ministry of personnel, public grievances and pensions issued a notification to the effect on September 28 2016.

The 7th pay commission report said that resentment over the existing pay structures that prompted the demand have been addressed by rationalisation of pay levels, abolition of pay band and grade pay Report of the Seventh CPC 82 Index and introduction of a matrix based open pay structure.

Hence, there is no justification for increasing the frequency of MACP and it will continue to be administered at 10, 20 and 30 years as before. In the new Pay matrix, the employees will move to the immediate next level in the hierarchy. Fixation of pay will follow the same principle as that for a regular promotion in the pay matrix, the CPC report had recommended.

This has been accepted by the Central government.

The Government has considered the above recommendation and has accepted the same. In the light of the recommendations of the 7th CPC accepted by the Government, the Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) will continue to be administered at 10, 20 and 30 years as before, the September 28 notification read.

The Central government also approved the 7th pay commission recommendations on performance appraisal for employees to qualify under the MACP.

There is, however, one significant aspect where this Commission feels that a change is required. This is with regard to the benchmark for performance appraisal for MACP as well as for regular promotion. The Commission recommends that this benchmark, in the interest of improving performance level, be enhanced from Good to Very Good.  In addition, introduction of more stringent criteria such as clearing of departmental examinations or mandatory training before grant of MACP can also be considered by the government, the CPC had proposed.

Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for the Central Government Civilian Employees : Click here to check the pdf.

The changes will be effective from July 25 2016.

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Dopt orders on MACP: Benchmark to be enhanced from Good to Very Good for all the posts

Dopt orders on MACP: Benchmark to be enhanced from Good to Very Good for all the posts

G.I, Dep. of Per. & Trg., O.M. No.F.No.35034/3/2015-Estt.(D), dated 28.09.2016

Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for the Central Government Civilian Employees : Implementation of Seventh CPC recommendations.

The Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme was introduced with effect from 01.09.2008 in pursuance of the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission by this Department’s OM No.35034/3/2008-Estt(D) dated 19th May, 2009. Subsequently, clarifications/ FAQs were issued vide OM dated 16.11.2009, 09.09.2010, 01.04.2011, 13.06.2012, 04.10.2012 and 10.12.2014. These instructions are in force with effect from 01.09.2008.

2. The 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) in para 5.1.44 of its report has recommended inter-alia as follows:

MACP will continue to be administered at 10, 20 and 30 years as before. In the new Pay Matrix, the employee will move to immediate next level in hierarchy. Fixation of pay will follow the same principle as that for a regular promotion in the Pay Matrix. MACPS will continue to be applicable to all employees up to Higher Administrative Grade (HAG) level except members of Organised Group A Services.

3. The Government has considered the above recommendation and has accepted the same. In the light of the recommendations of the 7th CPC accepted by the Government, the Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) will continue to be administered at 10, 20 and 30 years as before. Further, Para 1 and 2 of the existing Scheme (Annexure to this Department’s OM No. 35024/3/2008-Estt.D dated 19th May, 2009) will be substituted by the following words:-

1. There shall be three financial upgradations under the MACPS as per 7th CPC recommendations, counted from the direct entry grade on completion of 10, 20 and 30 years services respectively or 10 years of continuous service in the same level in Pay Matrix, whichever is earlier.

2. The MACPS envisages merely placement in the immediate next higher level in the Pay Matrix as given in PART A of Schedule of the CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016, Thus, the level in the Pay Matrix at the time of financial upgradation under the MACPS can, in certain cases where regular promotion is not between two successive levels in the Pay Matrix, be different than what is available at the time of regular promotion. In such cases, the higher level in the Pay Matrix attached to the next promotion post in the hierarchy of the concerned cadre/organisation will be given only at the time of regular promotion”.

4. The 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) in Para 5.1.45 of its report has interalia recommended as follows:

Benchmark for performance appraisal for promotion and financial upgradation under MACPS to be enhanced from ‘Good’ to ‘Very Good’.

5. The Government has considered the above recommendation and has accepted the same. In the light of the recommendations of the 7th CPC accepted by the Government, Para 17 of the Scheme (Annexure to OM No.35024/3/2008-Estt.D dated 19th My, 2009) shall be substituted by the following words:-

17. For grant of financial upgradation under the MACPS, the prescribed benchmark would be ‘Very Good’ for all the posts.

6. These changes will come into effect from 25th July, 2016, i.e., from the date of resolution notified by Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance regarding acceptance of the recommendation of the 7th CPC.

7. The comprehensive MACP Scheme on acceptance of Seventh Central Pay Commission recommendations will be issued separately.

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Granting of financial upgradation under ACP / MACP Scheme to Durwan of Ord & Ord Equipment Fys: BPMS

Granting of financial upgradation under ACP / MACP Scheme to Durwan of Ord & Ord Equipment Fys: BPMS

REF: BPMS / MoD / MACP / 64 (7/3/M)

Dated: 26.09.2016

To,
The Under Secretary D (Estt./NG)
Govt of India, Min of Defence,
B Wing, Sena Bhawan,
New Delhi 110011

Subject: Granting of financial upgradation under ACP / MACP Scheme to Durwan of Ord & Ord Equipment Fys.

Sir,
With due regards, it is submitted that this federation has raised an issue in JCM III Level Council (OFB) for grant of financial upgradation in promotional hierarchy under ACP Scheme to those Durwan, Jamadar Durwan, Subedar Durwan who have completed 12 yrs or 24 yrs of regular service upto 31.08.2008.

In turn OFB is communicating that a proposal has been forwarded to MoD with necessary recommendations of OFB but the matter is pending with MoD till date. Therefore, you are requested to expedite the matter so that Durwan, Jamadar Durwan & Subedar Durwan may be granted financial upgradations in promotional hierarchy without further delay.

Thanking you.

Sincerely yours

(MUKESH SINGH)
Secretary/BPMS &
Member, JCM-II Level Council (MOD)

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Change in criteria for benchmarking of ACR as per 7th CPC recommendations

Change in criteria for benchmarking of ACR as per 7th CPC recommendations:-

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
RAJYA SABHA

QUESTION NO 2087
ANSWERED ON 04.08.2016

Change in criteria for benchmarking of ACR

2087 Shri Rajeev Shukla

Will the Minister of PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to state :-

(a) whether there is any proposal to introduce any mechanism to review the performance outcome of Government officials and to change the criteria for benchmarking of Annual Confidential Report (ACR); and

(b) if so, the details thereof and whether this would be implemented along with implementation of the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission?

ANSWER

Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office. (DR. JITENDRA SINGH)

(a) & (b): The Government of India has accepted the recommendation of the Seventh Pay Commission with regard to Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) scheme and withholding of annual increments as under:-

(i) Benchmarking for performance appraisal for promotion and financial upgradation under MACPS to be enhanced from ‘Good’ to ‘Very Good’.

(ii) Withholding of annual increments 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 service.

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ENGLISH VERSION HINDI_VERSION

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Fixation of Pay on MACP as per CCS(RP) rules 2016 in 7th CPC Scales- 3 Options with Illustrations

Fixation of Pay on MACP as per CCS(RP) rules 2016 in 7th CPC Scales- 3 Options with Illustrations

For illustration purpose date of 2nd financial up-gradation under MACPS of a PA is taken as 18.1.2016
(i) Pre-revised Basic Pay as per VI CPC
Scale on 1.1.2016 (13950 + 2800 G.P)
16750/-
(ii) Granted 2nd MACP financial up-gradation on 18.1.2016 & Basic pay as per  (13950 + 4200 G.P)
VI CPC Scales on 18.1.2016 (Opted to fix pay from DNI on 1.7.2016)
18150/-
(iii) Basic pay as per VI CPC Scales on 1.7.2016

(14980 + 4200 G.P)
(Pay Fixation done 2ndMACP financial up-gradation in VI CPC Scales)

19180/-

Pay Fixation (in 3 different options exercise as per Rule 5 of CCS(RP) Rules, 2016) in 7th CPC Scales :-

 (a)    If Option exercised to switch over to 7th CPC scales from 1.1.2016:-

1 Pre-revised Basic Pay as on 01.01.2016 16750/- [ 13950 + 2800 G.P]
2 Applicable level in pay matrix 5
3 Amount at Col.3 above arrived by multiplying by 2.57 43047.50 say 43048/-
4 Applicable cell level either equal to (OR) just above the figure arrived at Col.5 44100
5 Revised Basic Pay on 1.1.2016 in 7thCPC Pay Matrix Level 44100
6 Pay fixation on account of 2nd MACP financial up-gradation granted w.e.f. 18.1.2016 as per Rule 13 of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 46200/- (Level 6 in Pay Matrix)
7 DNI as per Rule 9 of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 1.1.2017 to the stage of Rs.47600/-
8 Eligibility of Arrears = Arrears eligible from 1.1.2016 onwards.

(b)    If option exercise to switch over to 7th CPC scales from the Date of Next Increment in Pre-revised pay structure i.e. on 1.7.2016: –

1 Pre-revised Basic Pay as on 01.01.2016 16750/- [13950 + 2800 G.P]
2 Pau drawn in pre-revised pay structure i.e. VI CPC Scales on account of 2ndMACP financial up-gradation   w.e.f. 18.1.2016 13950 + 4200 (G.P) = 18150/-
3 Pay fixation done on 1.7.2016 in pre-revised pay structure i.e. VI CPC Scales on account of 2nd MACP financial up-gradation granted from 18.1.2016 14980 + 4200 (G.P) = 19180/-
4 Applicable level in Pay Matrix for Rs.4200/- G.P. (Pay Band – 2) 6
5 Amount an Col.3 above arrived by multiplying by 2.57 49292.60 say Rs.49293/-
6 Applicable Cell level either equal to (or) just above the figure arrived at Col.5 50500/- (level 6 of Pay Matrix)
7 Revised Basic Pay on 1.7.2016 in 7thCPC Pay Matrix Level 50500/-
8 DNI as per Rule 9 of CCS(RP) Rules, 2016 1.7.2017 to the stage of Rs.52000/-
9 Eligibility of arrears = Arrears from 1.1.2016 to 30.6.2016 are to forego. Arrears are eligible from 1.7.2016 onwards

(C)     If Option exercised to switch over to 7th CPC scales from the Date of Promotion/Financial up-gradation under MACPS i.e. on 18.1.2016:-

1 Pre – Revised Basic Pay as on 01.01.2016 16750/-  [ 13950 + 2800 (G.P)
2 Pay drawn in Pre-revised pay structure i.e. VI CPC scales on Account of 2ndMACP financial up-gradation w.e.f. 18.1.2016 13950 + 4200 (G.P) = 18150/-
[ Option already exercised for fixation in old pay scales from DNI on 1.7.16 cannot be revised now ]
3 Applicable level in Pay Matrix for Rs.4200/- G.P

(Pay Band – 2)

6
4 Amount at Col.2 above arrived by multiplying by 2.57 46645.50 Say Rs.46646/-
5 Applicable cell level either equal to (Or) just above the figure arrived at Col.4 47600/- (Level 6 of Pay Matrix)
6 Revised Basic Pay on 18.1.2016 in 7thCPC Pay Matrix Level 47600/-
7 DNI as per Rule 9 of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 1.1.2017 to the stage of Rs.49000/-
8 Eligibility of Arrears.  = Arrears from 1.1.2016 to 17.1.2016 are to forego. Arrears are eligible from 18.1.2016 onwards.

Note: Exercising Option to switch over to 7th CPC Scales from the date of next increment in pre-revised pay structure i.e. on 1.7.2016 would be beneficial [ i.e. 1st proviso to Rule 5 of CCS (RP)Rules, 2016] by forgoing arrears from 1.1.2016 to 30.6.2016.

This article shared byShri. G. Nagaraju,

Accountant,

O/o SPOs, Sangareddy Division

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Notification issued by the Judicial Committee on OROP

Notification issued by the Judicial Committee on OROP 

Date: 02.08.2016
New Delhi

Government of India in Ministry of Defence, Department of Ex-Servicemen, constituted through is order dated 14.12.2015, a Committee to examine and make recommendations on references pertaining to the implementation of OROP scheme, framed by them. A public notice was issued on 13.04.2016, inviting representations from Defence forces, Pensioners/Family Pensioners, Defence Pensioners Associations by 29.04.2016 regarding anomalies, if any, in implementation of the scheme. The date of receiving representations was extended upto 15.05.2016.

  1. Taking into account, the various representations that were received in response to the public notice, Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare, Ministry of Defence referred the following questions to the Commission, through their letter dated 20th July, 2016.

(i) Whether the benefit of OROP is to be extended to Reservists.

(ii) Whether the decision to grant benefit of MACP under OROP only to Pensioners who have actually earned requires any modification.

(iii) Whether pension tables for more than 33 years of qualifying service are to be prepared.

(iv) Whether the methodology followed for fixation of pension under ORRP in the absence of actual retirees in the same rank and same qualifying service for the below mentioned categories requires any modification:

(a) Regular Lt. & Capt. Getting same pension as Honorary Lieutenant & Captain.

(b)Doctors of AMC/ADC/RVC for the rank of Lieutenant, Captain & Major under OROP getting same as Hony Lt & Hony Capt.

(c) Doctors of AMC/ADC/RVC for the rank getting lower than the regular commissioned officers of the rank of Major.

(d) TA personnel for the rank of Captain/Major and Lt Col getting the same pension.

(e) Lieutenant/Captain and Major in MNS category where data is blank.

(f) Rank of Major in Regular Commissioned Officers getting less than Major in EC and SSC category.

(V) Whether the methodology followed for fixation of pension under OROP for invalidated out war injury pensioners and liberalized family pensioners requires any modification in pension fixation formula.

(VI ) Whether in the case of JCO/ORS, the pension is to be paid on the basis of the last rank held instead of last rank pensioned under OROP.

3.  The Commission proposes to have the benefit of the views of Defence Forces pensioners, Family Pensioners, as well as the three service Headquarters of Army, Navy and Air Force, to enable it to submit a report on the questions referred to it.

4. With a view to facilitate and enable the Ex-servicemen to make the representations at places easily accessible to them, it is proposed; to hold the hearings at the following places where the density of ex­servicemen /pensioners is high; and on the dates indicated below:

S.No. Place of Visit Date of Visit
1 Chandigarh 17.08.2016
2 Jammu 18.08.2016
3 Delhi 19.08.2016
4 Bengaluru 22.08.2016
5 Chennai 23.08.2016
6 Kochi 24.08.2016
7 Visakhapatanam 26.08.2016
8 Pune 29.08.2016
9 Ahmedabad 3.08.2016
10 Jaipur 31.08.2016
11 Yol Himachal 02.09.2016
12 Dehradun 06.09.2016
13 Lucknow 07.09.2016
14 Patna (Danapur) 08.09.2016
15 Guwahati 13.09.2016
16 Kolkata 14.09.2016
17 Gopalpur/Balasore Bhubneshwar 15.09.2016
18 Bhopal 20.09.2016
19 Hyderabad 21.09.2016

Such of the Ex-Servicemen/Associations who intend to appear before the commissions to make representations, may avail the facility at the stations mentioned above nearest to their places of their residence. The timings of the sittings at each place and the venue will be informed shortly before the sittings at the concerned place.

sd/
(Justice L. Narasimha Reddy)

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Government’s acceptance of 7th CPC recommendation – Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme

Government’s acceptance of 7th CPC recommendation – Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme

 

 

No. IV/NFIR/7 CPC(Imp)/2016/MoF

Dated : 02/08/2016

The Cabinet Secretary,
Government of India,
Rastraapati Bhavan Annexie,
New Delhi

Respected Sir,

Sub: Government’s acceptance of 7th CPC recommendation – Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme – reg.

 

NFIR invites kind attention of the Government to the acceptance of 7th CPC recommendations circulated by the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) vide Resolution No. 1-2/2016-IC dated 25th July 2016, the Annexure II of which contains the decision in relation to Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) as given below:-

  • “While the MACP has been continued to be administered at the intervals of 10,20 & 30 years of service to an employee as was in vogue, the benchmark for performance appraisal under the MACPS has been enhanced from “good” to “very good”.
  • It has also been decided by the Government to withhold annual increments in the case of those employees who are unable to meet the benchmark for MACP or on regular promotion within first 20 years of the service of the employee”.

In this connection, NFIR conveys that the Government has not consulted JCM (Staff Side) before taking decision as above although this being one of the issues contained in the Charter of demands, seeking discussion. The decision has caused disappointment among Railway employees and as well Central Government employees. Upgrading the bench mark from “good” to “very good” for granting financial upgradation under MACPS would provide unfettered powers to the superiors to victimize and give scope to favour the liked staff on “pick” and “choose” basis. The decision for withholding annual increments on the pretext that employees are unable to meet the bench mark for MACP or regular promotion within first 20 years of service would not only demoralize the staff but also give handle for willful harassment and victimization by higher Officials.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Cabinet Secretary who is also the Chairman of the JCM, to kindly hold meeting with the Staff Side representatives for resolving the issues amicably through discussions.

Yours sincerely

sd/-
(Dr. M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source : NFIR

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7th Pay Commission: NJCA Secretary writes to Cabinet for Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme

7th Pay Commission: NJCA Secretary writes to Cabinet for Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme

Shiva Gopal Misra
Secretary
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
For Central Government Employees

No.NC/JCM/7th CPC/2016

Dated: 28th July 2016

The Cabinet Secretary,
Government of India,
Rashtrapati Bhawan Annexie,
New Delhi

Respected Sir,

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!
Sincerely yours,

(SHIVA GOPAL MISHRA)
Secretary(Staff Side)

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7th Pay Commission – No Annual Increment for Non Performing Employees

“This 7th pay Commission believes that employees who do not meet the laid down performance criterion should not be allowed to earn future annual increments.”

7th Pay Commission – No Annual Increment – “This will be treated as an efficiency bar,” it said in the report submitted to the government.

The 7th Pay Commission has recommended that Central government employees should not be allowed to earn annual increments if they fail to meet performance criterion. For this, it has sought upgradation of performance benchmark to “very good” from “good” level.

The 7th pay Commission has also recommended introduction of the Performance Related Pay (PRP) for all categories of central government employees.

The panel said, “There is a widespread perception that increments as well as upward movement in the hierarchy happen as a matter of course. The perception is that grant of Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP), although subject to the employee attaining the laid down threshold of performance, is taken for granted.”

“This 7th pay Commission believes that employees who do not meet the laid down performance criterion should not be allowed to earn future annual increments. The Commission is therefore proposing withholding of annual increments 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.

This will act as a deterrent for complacent and inefficient employees. However, since this is not a penalty, the norms for penal action in disciplinary cases involving withholding increments will not be applicable in such cases. This will be treated as an efficiency bar,” it said in the report submitted to the government.

Source: PTI

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Reminder: Highlights of Recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission

Reminder: Highlights of Recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission
7th-Pay-Commission-Report-7CPC
 
Minimum Pay: Based on the Aykroyd formula, the minimum pay in government is recommended to be set at Rs.18,000 per month.
 
Maximum Pay: Rs.2,25,000 per month for Apex Scale and Rs.2,50,000 per month for Cabinet Secretary and others presently at the same pay level.
Financial Implications:
The total financial impact in the FY 2016-17 is likely to be Rs.1,02,100 crore, over the expenditure as per the ‘Business As Usual’ scenario.  Of this, the increase in pay would be Rs.39,100 crore, increase in allowances would be Rs. 29,300 crore and increase in pension would be Rs.33,700 crore.
Out of the total financial impact of Rs.1,02,100 crore, Rs.73,650 crore will be borne by the General Budget and Rs.28,450 crore by the Railway Budget.
In percentage terms the overall increase in pay & allowances and pensions over the ‘Business As Usual’ scenario will be 23.55 percent. Within this, the increase in pay will be 16 percent, increase in allowances will be 63 percent, and increase in pension would be 24 percent.
The total impact of the Commission’s recommendations are expected to entail an increase of 0.65 percentage points in the ratio of expenditure on (Pay+Allowances+ Pension) to GDP compared to 0.77 percent in case of VI CPC.
New Pay Structure: Considering the issues raised regarding the Grade Pay structure and with a view to bring in greater transparency, the present system of pay bands and grade pay has been dispensed with and a new pay matrix has been designed. Grade Pay has been subsumed in the pay matrix. The status of the employee, hitherto determined by grade pay, will now be determined by the level in the pay matrix.
Fitment: A fitment factor of 2.57 is being proposed to be applied uniformly for all employees.
Annual Increment: The rate of annual increment is being retained at 3 percent.
Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP): Performance benchmarks for MACP have been made more stringent from “Good” to “Very Good”.
The Commission has also proposed that annual increments not be granted in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for MACP or for a regular promotion in the first 20 years of their service.
No other changes in MACP recommended.
Military Service Pay (MSP): The Military Service Pay, which is a compensation for the various aspects of military service, will be admissible to the Defence forces personnel only. As before, Military Service Pay will be payable to all ranks up to and inclusive of Brigadiers and their equivalents. The current MSP per month and the revised rates recommended are as follows:
7th-CPC-Report-Highlights
Short Service Commissioned Officers: Short Service Commissioned Officers will be allowed to exit the Armed Forces at any point in time between 7 and 10 years of service, with a terminal gratuity equivalent of 10.5 months of reckonable emoluments. They will further be entitled to a fully funded one year Executive Programme or a M.Tech. programme at a premier Institute.
Lateral Entry/Settlement: The Commission is recommending a revised formulation for lateral entry/resettlement of defence forces personnel which keeps in view the specific requirements of organization to which such personnel will be absorbed. For lateral entry into CAPFs an attractive severance package has been recommended.
Headquarters/Field Parity: Parity between field and headquarters staff recommended for similar functionaries e.g Assistants and Stenos.
Cadre Review: Systemic change in the process of Cadre Review for Group A officers recommended.
Allowances: The Commission has recommended abolishing 52 allowances altogether. Another 36 allowances have been abolished as separate identities, but subsumed either in an existing allowance or in newly proposed allowances. Allowances relating to Risk and Hardship will be governed by the proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
Risk and Hardship Allowance: Allowances relating to Risk and Hardship will be governed by the newly proposed nine-cell Risk and Hardship Matrix, with one extra cell at the top, viz., RH-Max to include Siachen Allowance.
The current Siachen Allowance per month and the revised rates recommended are as follows:
7CPC-Report-Highlights
This would be the ceiling for risk/hardship allowances and there would be no individual RHA with an amount higher than this allowance.
House Rent Allowance: Since the Basic Pay has been revised upwards, the Commission recommends that HRA be paid at the rate of 24 percent, 16 percent and 8 percent of the new Basic Pay for Class X, Y and Z cities respectively. The Commission also recommends that the rate of HRA will be revised to 27 percent, 18 percent and 9 percent respectively when DA crosses 50 percent, and further revised to 30 percent, 20 percent and 10 percent when DA crosses 100 percent.
In the case of PBORs of Defence, CAPFs and Indian Coast Guard compensation for housing is presently limited to the authorised married establishment hence many users are being deprived. The HRA coverage has now been expanded to cover all.
Any allowance not mentioned in the report shall cease to exist.
Emphasis has been placed on simplifying the process of claiming allowances.
Advances: All non-interest bearing Advances have been abolished.
Regarding interest-bearing Advances, only Personal Computer Advance and House Building Advance (HBA) have been retained. HBA ceiling has been increased to Rs.25 lakhs from the present Rs.7.5 lakhs.
Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme (CGEGIS): The Rates of contribution as also the insurance coverage under the CGEGIS have remained unchanged for long. They have now been enhanced suitably. The following rates of CGEGIS are recommended:
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Medical Facilities: Introduction of a Health Insurance Scheme for Central Government employees and pensioners has been recommended.
Meanwhile, for the benefit of pensioners residing outside the CGHS areas, CGHS should empanel those hospitals which are already empanelled under CS (MA)/ECHS for catering to the medical requirement of these pensioners on a cashless basis.
All postal pensioners should be covered under CGHS. All postal dispensaries should be merged with CGHS.
Pension: The Commission recommends a revised pension formulation for civil employees including CAPF personnel as well as for Defence personnel, who have retired before 01.01.2016. This formulation will bring about parity between past pensioners and current retirees for the same length of service in the pay scale at the time of retirement.
The past pensioners shall first be fixed in the Pay Matrix being recommended by the Commission on the basis of Pay Band and Grade Pay at which they retired, at the minimum of the corresponding level in the pay matrix.
This amount shall be raised to arrive at the notional pay of retirees, by adding number of increments he/she had earned in that level while in service at the rate of 3 percent.
In the case of defence forces personnel this amount will include Military Service Pay as admissible.
Fifty percent of the total amount so arrived at shall be the new pension.
An alternative calculation will be carried out, which will be a multiple of 2.57 times of the current basic pension.
The pensioner will get the higher of the two.
Gratuity: Enhancement in the ceiling of gratuity from the existing Rs.10 lakh to Rs.20 lakh. The ceiling on gratuity may be raised by 25 percent whenever DA rises by 50 percent.
Disability Pension for Armed Forces: The Commission is recommending reverting to a slab based system for disability element, instead of existing percentile based disability pension regime.
Ex-gratia Lump sum Compensation to Next of Kin: The Commission is recommending the revision of rates of lump sum compensation for next of kin (NOK) in case of death arising in various circumstances relating to performance of duties, to be applied uniformly for the defence forces personnel and civilians including CAPF personnel.
Martyr Status for CAPF Personnel: The Commission is of the view that in case of death in the line of duty, the force personnel of CAPFs should be accorded martyr status, at par with the defence forces personnel.
New Pension System: The Commission received many grievances relating to NPS. It has recommended a number of steps to improve the functioning of NPS. It has also recommended establishment of a strong grievance redressal mechanism.
Regulatory Bodies:  The Commission has recommended a consolidated pay package of Rs.4,50,000 and Rs.4,00,000 per month for Chairpersons and Members respectively of select Regulatory bodies. In case of retired government servants, their pension will not be deducted from their consolidated pay. The consolidated pay package will be raised by 25 percent as and when Dearness Allowance goes up by 50 percent. For Members of the remaining Regulatory bodies normal replacement pay has been recommended.
Performance Related Pay: The Commission has recommended introduction of the Performance Related Pay (PRP) for all categories of Central Government employees, based on quality Results Framework Documents, reformed Annual Performance Appraisal Reports and some other broad Guidelines. The Commission has also recommended that the PRP should subsume the existing Bonus schemes.
There are few recommendations of the Commission where there was no unanimity of view and these are as follows:
The Edge: An edge is presently accordeded to the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) at three promotion stages from Senior Time Scale (STS), to the Junior Administrative Grade (JAG) and the NFSG.  is recommended by the Chairman, to be extended to the Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Forest Service (IFoS).
Shri Vivek Rae, Member is of the view that financial edge is justified only for the IAS and IFS. Dr. Rathin Roy, Member is of the view that the financial edge accorded to the IAS and IFS should be removed.
Empanelment: The Chairman and Dr. Rathin Roy, Member, recommend that All India Service officers and Central Services Group A officers who have completed 17 years of service should be eligible for empanelment under the Central Staffing Scheme and there should not be “two year edge”, vis-à-vis the IAS. Shri Vivek Rae, Member, has not agreed with this view and has recommended review of the Central Staffing Scheme guidelines.
Non Functional Upgradation for Organised Group ‘A’ Services: The Chairman is of the view that NFU availed by all the organised Group `A’ Services should be allowed to continue and be extended to all officers in the CAPFs, Indian Coast Guard and the Defence forces. NFU should henceforth be based on the respective residency periods in the preceding substantive grade. Shri Vivek Rae, Member and Dr. Rathin Roy, Member, have favoured abolition of NFU at SAG and HAG level.
Superannuation: Chairman and Dr. Rathin Roy, Member, recommend the age of superannuation for all CAPF personnel should be 60 years uniformly. Shri Vivek Rae, Member, has not agreed with this recommendation and has endorsed the stand of the Ministry of Home Affairs.
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MACPS benefits in the promotional hierarchy – Clarification orders issued by Dopt on 17.5.2016

MACPS benefits in the promotional hierarchy – Clarification orders issued by Dopt on 17.5.2016
No. 22034/04/2013-Estt.(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievance & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

 

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 17.05.2016

 

Office Memorandum

Subject :- References/Representations/Court Cases in various Ministries / Departments / Organisations for grant of MACPS benefits in the promotional hierarchy – reg.

In continuation of Department of Personnel Training’s earlier O.M. of even no. dated 20.01.2016 and dated 01.03.2016 on the above mentioned subject, the undersigned is directed to forward a copy of the decision dated 28.04.2016 of Hon’ble CAT, Calcutta Bench in OA No. 351/00195/2014 filed by Shri S.H.K. Murti & Others Vs. UOI &Ors whereby the demand of the applicant for MACP in promotional hierarchy has been dismissed, for necessary action and compliance. The Hon’ble Tribunal in the aforesaid decision dated 28.04.2016 has held that the MACP benefit would be given in the hierarchy of next higher Grade Pay and not in Grade Pay of promotional hierarchy which will be payable on actual promotion.

2. All Ministries/Departments are requested to upload it on their websites for wider publicity.

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(G. Jayanthi)
Director (E-I)

Authority: www.persmin.gov.in
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