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

Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for the Railway Employees – Clarification RBE No.113/2017

MACP-RAILWAY-EMPLOYEES

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD
S. No. PC-Vl/378
RBE No.113/ 2017

No. PC-V/2009/ACP/2(Vol.ll)

New Delhi, dated 30/08/2017

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

Subject: Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for the Railway Employees – Clarification regarding.

Reference is invited to the Para 4 of Annexure of the Modified Assured Career progression Scheme issued vide Board’s letter No. PC-V/2009/ACP/2, dt. 10.06.2009 (RBE No.101/2009) providing that benefit of pay fixation available at the time of regular promotion shall also be allowed at the time of financial upgradation under the Scheme. Therefore, the pay shall be raised by 3% of the total pay in the Pay ”Band and “the Grade Pay ‘drawn before such upgradation. There shall, however, be no further fixation of pay at the time of regular promotion if it is in the same grade pay as granted under MACPS. However, at the time of actual promotion if it happens to be in a post carrying» higher grade pay than what is available under MACPS, no pay fixation would be available and only difference of Grade Pay would be made available.

2. References have been received from some of the Zonal Railways whether at the time of regular promotion / grant of Non-functional Scale, the employee may be allowed to draw the difference in Grade Pay after availing regular” increment in the Pay Band and Grade Pay w.e.f. date of promotion or date of next increment consequent to MACP.

3. The matter has been considered in consultation with DoPT and it has been decided in the Para 4 of the Annexure of the MACP Scheme would be modified as under:-

“benefit of pay fixation available at the time of regular promotion shall also be allowed at the, time of financial upgradation under the Scheme. Therefore, the pay shall be raised by 3% of the total pay in the Pay Band and the Grade Pay drawn before such upgradation. There shall, however, be no further fixation of pay at the time of regular promotion/ grant of Non-Functional Scale, if it is in the same Grade Pay as granted under MACPS. However, at the time of actual promotion/grant of Non- Functional Scale, if it happens to be in a post carrying higher Grade Pay than what is available under MACPS, no pay fixation would be available and only difference of Grade Pay would be made available. At the time of such regular promotion/grant of Non-Functional Scale to the higher Grade Pay than What has been given under MACPS, the employee shall have the option to draw the difference of Grade Pays from the date of such regular promotion/grant of Non- Functional scale or the date of accrual of next increment in the pay allowed under MACP.

4. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

5. Hindi version is enclosed.

{Authority DoPT’s OM No. 35034/3/2008-Estt. (D) (Vol. II), dt. 04 th July, 2017}

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

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Brief of the meeting held today with the Cabinet Secretary, Government of India

Brief of the meeting held today with the Cabinet Secretary, Government of India

No.NC/JCM/2017

Dated: September 6, 2017

All Constituents of National Council(JCM)

Dear Comrades!

 Sub: Brief of the meeting held today with the Cabinet Secretary, Government of India

Today I met the Cabinet Secretary (Government of India) and raised the issues pertaining to National Pension System (NPS), Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula, “Very Good” benchmark for MACPS and non-holding of meetings of the National Council (JCM).

The Cabinet Secretary said that, he is aware of the problems of the Staff Side (JCM) from time to time and particularly to this issue and will definitely try to resolve them.

Particularly on the issue of National Pension System (NPS) he said that, the issue is under active consideration of the Government of India and we are trying to find out some solution to the problems arisen because of the NPS.

The above is for your information.

 With Fraternal Greetings!

Sincerely yours

S/d,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary (Staff Side)
National Council (JCM)

Source : NCJCM

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Option for pay fixation in the 7 CPC Pay Matrix levels to the Railway employees during the period 01/01/2016 to 25/07/2017

No. IV/NFIR/7 CPC (Imp)/2016/RB-Part II

Dated: 04/09/2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Option for pay fixation in the 7 CPC Pay Matrix levels to the Railway employees during the period 01/01/2016 to 25/07/2017-reg.

Ref: (i) Railway Ministry’s Notification vide RBE No. 90/2016 dated 29/07/2016.

(ii)     Railway Board’s letter No. PC-VII/2016/1/6/2 dated 20/10/2016 – RBE No. 124/2016.

(iii) NFIR’s letter No. IV/NFIR/7th CPC (Imp)/2016/RB-Part I dated 16/01/2017 & 07/08/2017.

(iv)    Railway Board’s reply to NFIR vide No. PC-VII/2017/R-U/7 dated 31/03/2017.

Further to the above cited references, Federation has since found that on Zonal Railways, option 2 given by staff had not been accepted on the wrong plea that option opportunity has been allowed to those promoted/got financial upgradation under MACPS/got increment during the period 01/01/2016 and 28/07/2016 (i.e. date of notification). In this connection, Federation cites below the following instances as example:

(i)  Employees promoted between 29/07/2016 to 28/10/2016 and exercised option for fixation of pay in 7th CPC within the stipulated period electing option No. 2.

The pay of the Technicians GP 2800/Level 5 on promotion as Sr. Technicians GP 4200/Level 6 on 27/10/2016 has been fixed in the 7th CPC Pay Matrix as shown vide ‘A’ below whereas pursuant to option No. 2 exercised by staff, they are entitled for pay fixation on promotion as shown vide ‘B’ below:

Pay in 6th CPC as on 01/01/2016 GP 2800 Pay Revised & fixed in 7th CPC
w.e.f. 01/01/2016
Pay in 7th CPC as on 27/10/2016  Pay in 6th CPC
when continued
upto 27/10/2016
Pay in 6th CPC on promotion to GP 4200 as on 27/10/2016 Pay required tofixed in 7th CPC taking into account option
12970 34900 35900 13360
(10560+2800)
15160
(10960+4200)
39900

Unfortunately, the staff have been denied their legitimate pay fixation benefit even after submission of their correct option in time.

(ii)  Another aberration is that in the case of Technicians who have been granted cadre restructuring w.e.f. 01/09/2016 vide RBE No. 116/2016, the Zonal Railways have issued promotion orders belatedly while at the same time, option opportunity not allowed, consequently pay fixation has been granted vide ‘A’ below instead granting pay fixation benefit (on the basis of re-option) as ‘B’ below:

Pay in 6th CPC as on 01/01/2016 Pay Revised &
fixed in 7th CPC
as on 01/01/2016
Pay in 7th CPC as on 01/09/2016 in L5 Pay in 6th CPC when continued till 31/08/2016 Pay in 6th CPC on promotion in GP 4200 as on 01/09/2016 Pay    to   be    fixed
with option in 7th CPC in L6
15210 39200 40400 15670
(12870+2800)
17540
(13340+4200)
46,200

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to consider the above situations and issue clear clarificatory instructions, granting pay fixation benefit on the basis of re-option being exercised by staff as per charts ‘B’ above.NFIR contends that in as much as promotion allowed w.e.f. 01/09/2016, such staff are entitled for option opportunity in terms of RBE No. 90/2016 and 124/2016.

Yours faithfuly,
S/d,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source : NFIR

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MACPS anomaly as a result of implementation of 7th CPC Pay Matrix levels

MACPS anomaly as a result of implementation of 7th CPC Pay Matrix levels

N.F.I.R.
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen

No.IV/MACPS/09/Pt.11
Dated: 10/08/2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: MACPS anomaly as a result of implementation of 7th CPC Pay Matrix levels – reg.

NFIR gives below an illustration relating to no benefit in certain situations where the employee is granted MACP – rectification requested.

In the existing pay matrix the stages of pay are same in most of the levels such as level 2 & 3, 6 & 7 , 7 & 8 etc. In this situation, if an employee is upgraded under MACP from one level to another level, his pay will be almost (Exactly) same as he may have drawn even without receiving the benefit under MACP.

Illustration:

Existing pay level 7
Existing pay in pay level 7 (cell 11) 60400

MACP Pay level 8
MACP Pay fixed in level 8 (cell 10) 62200
Pay in level 7 with one inc. (Cell 12) 62200

The Federation requests the Railway Board to get the matter reviewed for ensuring adequate financial benefit as provided in Railway Board’s letter dated 10.06.2009 relating to the policy on MACP Scheme.

Federation may be replied on the action taken in the matter.

Yours faithfully,
(Dr M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

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MACP Scheme in 7th Central Pay Commission: Important clarification by CGDA

MACP Scheme in 7th Central Pay Commission: Important clarification by CGDA

CONTROLLER GENERAL OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS
ULAN BATAR ROAD, PALAM, DELHI CANTT-10

X1/11051/MACP/2016/Vol-I
Dated 10-08-2017

To
PCA (Fys), PCsDA/CsDA

Sub: Modified Assured Career Progression (MACPs) for the Central Government Civilian employees:Implementation of seventh CPC Recommendations

Various reference has been received from different Controllers regarding grant of benefit of MACP for the Central Government Civilian Employees.

In this connection, it is intimated subsequent to implementation of VIth CPC, Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme was introduced with effect from 01/09/2008 vide DOP&T OM No 35034/3/2008-Estt(D) dated 19/05/2009. Subsequently, clarifications/FAQs have been issued in the matter vide DOPT OM dated 16/11/2009, 09/09/2010, 01/04/2011, 13/06/2012, 04/10/2012 and 10/12/2014.

2. In this matter attention is also invited to Para 4 of Annexure 1 to OM Dated 19/05/2009, which clearly stipulates that benefits of pay fixation available at the time of regular promotion shall also be allowed at the time of financial upgradation under the scheme.

3. With the implementation of 7th CPC, DoPT vide its OM No.F.No. 35034/03/2015-Estt(D) dated 27/28th September 2016 has made amendments to Para 1 & 2 of OM dated 19/05/2009 and Para 17 (annexure to OM dated 19/05/2009 vide Para 3 and 5 respectively, while making the changes effective from 25/07/2016, i.e. date of resolution notification by DOPT.

4. Thus it is imperative from the DOPT OM dated 27/28th September 2016 that the provisions contained in OM Dated 19/05/2009 (with subsequent clarifications/FAQs dated 16/11/2009, 09/09/2010, 01/04/2011, 13/06/2012, 04/10/2012 and 10/12/2014) read with amendments as proposed in DOPT OM Dated 27/28th September 2016 are in effect w.e.f. 25/07/2016. Accordingly all cases of MACP arising on or after 25/07/2016 may be dealt with as per DOPT OM dated 27/28th September 2016.

5. Cases prior to 25/07/2016 may be dealt with existing provisions of MACP as per DOPT OM Dated 19/05/2009 (with subsequent clarifications/FAQs dated 16/11/2009, 09/09/2010, 01/04/2011, 13/06/2012, 04/10/2012 and 10/12/2014).

6. It is further intimated that the orders on comprehensive MACP Scheme as mentioned in DOP&T letter dated 28/09/2016 have not yet been issued by DOP&T. The same shall be circulated on receipt.

Sd/-
(Vishav Jit Gandotra)
For CGDA

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Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme for the Central Government Employee Clarification regarding

Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme for the Central Government Employee Clarification regarding

NO.35034/3/2008-Estt(D) (Vol. II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)

New Delhi 110001
Dated the 04th July, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme for the Central Government Employee Clarification regarding.

the undersigned is directed to invite reference to the Para 4 of Annexure-I of the Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme issued vide the Department of Personnel and Training Office Memorandum No. 35034/3/2008-Estt.(D) dated May 19, 2009 providing that benefit of pay fixation available at the time of regular promotion shall also be allowed at the time of financial upgradation upder the scheme. Therefore, the pay shall be raised by 3% of the total pay in the pay band and the grade pay drawn before such upgradation. There shall, however, be no further fixation of pay at the time of regular promotion if it is in the same grade pay as granted under MACPS. However, at the time of actual promotion if it happens to be in a post carrying higher grade pay than
what is availalable under MACPS, no pay fixation would be available and only difference of grade pay would be made available.

2. References have been received from varios Ministries/Departments whether at the time of regular promotion/grant of Non-Functional scale, the employee may be allowed to draw the difference in Pay after availing regular increment in the Pay Band and Grade Pay w.e.f. date of
promotion or date of next increment consequent to MACP.

3. The matter has been considered in this Department in consultation with the Department of Expenditure and it has been decided that the para 4 of the Annexure-I of the MACP Scheme would be modified as under:

Benefit of pay fixation available at the time of regular promotion shall also be allowed at the time of financial upgradation under the Scheme. Therefore, the pay shall be raised by 3% of the total pay in the pay band and the grade pay drawn before such  upgradation. There shall, however, be no further fixation, of pay at the time of regular promotion / grant of Non Functional Scale, if it is in the same grade pay as granted under MACPS. However, at the time of actual promotion / grant of Non-Functional Scale, if it happens to be in a post carrying higher grade pay than what is available under MACPS, no pay fixation would be available and only difference of grade pay would be made available. At the time of such regular promotion/grant of Non-Functional Scale to the higher grade pay than what has been given under MACPS, the employee have the option to draw the difference of Grade Pays from the date of such regular promotion/grant of Non-Functional Scale or the date of accrual of next increment in the pay allowed under MACP”
4. This modification in the MACP Scheme is being issued in consulation with the department of Expenditure.

(G.Jayanthi)
Director(E-1)

Source: DoPT

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Pay fixation to Running Staff while granting financial upgradation in the identical Grade Pay (VI CPC) under MACPS – Reckoning Special Running Staff Allowance for pay fixation

Pay fixation to Running Staff while granting financial upgradation in the identical Grade Pay (VI CPC) under MACPS – Reckoning Special Running Staff Allowance for pay fixation

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(Railway Board)

New Delhi,
Dated :06.06.2017

No PC-V/2011/M/4/NF IR
The General Secretary NFIR

3, Chelmsford Road,
New Delhi-110055

Sir,

Sub:-Pay fixation to Running Staff while granting financial upgradation in the identical Grade Pay (VI CPC) under MACPS – Reckoning Special Running Staff Allowance for pay fixation-reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to NFIR s letter No. IV/MACPS/Part 10, dt. 16.05.2017 on the above subject and to state that tile instructions for fixation of pay at the time of grant of financial upgradation under MACPS are contained in Para-4 of the Annexure to Board’s letter dt. 10.06.09 (RBE NoA 01/2009) which stipulates as under:-

“Benefit of pay fixation available at the time Df regular promotion shall also be allowed at the time of financial upgraiation under the Scheme. Therefore, the pay shall be raised by 3% of the total pay in the Pay Band and the Grade Pay drawn before such upgradation. There shall, however, be no further fixation of pay at the time of regular promotion if it is in the same Grade pay as granted under MACPS”.

In view of the above, nodal Branches for 6th  & 7th CPC viz. PC-VI and PC-VII, have been consulted. They have advised that the Additional Allowance/Special Running Staff Allowance is not reckoned for fixation of pay on promotion. As such it is not feasible to reckon the same for pay fixation purpose while granting financial upgradation under MACP Scheme.

Yours faithfully,

S/d,
for Secretary/Railway Board

Source: NFIR

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Recommendations of 7th CPC on benchmark for the purpose of MACPS clarification

Recommendations of 7th CPC on benchmark for the purpose of MACPS clarification

7thCPC-MACP

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

No. PC-V/2016/MACPS/1

New Delhi,
Dated :19.05.2017

The General Secretary,
NFIR,
3, Chelmsford Road,
New Delhi – 55

The General Secretary,
AIRF,
4,State Entry Road,
New Delhi – 55

Sirs,

Sub:- Recommendations of 7th CPC on benchmark for the purpose of MACPS – clarification reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to NFIR’s letter No.IV/MACPS/09/Part 10, dt. 23.01.2017 and AIRF’s letter No.AIRF/MACPS (848), dt. 17.03.2017 on the above subject.The matter has been consulted with DoPT, the nodal department of Govt. on the subject and DoPT have stated that 7th CPC in para 5.1.45 of its report recommended that the 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. This recommendation of the Pay Commission has been accepted by the Cabinet. Hence, withdrawal of DoPT’s OM dt. 28.09.2016 is not feasible.

As DoPT is nodal department of Govt. for the purpose of MACPS, this Ministry is not in position to deviate from the instructions issued by them.

Yours faithfully,

S/d
for Secretary, Railway Board

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MACPS issues raised by NFIR

PNM/NFIR meeting held on 22nd & 23rd December, 2016

Government of India (Bharat Sarkar)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
Railway Board)

No.2016/E(LR)I/NM 1-16

New Delhi, dt. 31.03.2017

The General Secretary,
NFIR,
3, Chelmsford Road,
New Delhi – 110 055.

Dear Sir,
Sub: PNM/NFIR meeting held on 22nd & 23rd December, 2016

During the PNM/NFIR meeting held on 22nd & 23rd December, 2016, you had raised the following issue during your opening address:-

“The General Secretary specially mentioned the cases of MACPS which are continued unresolved. He said, the meeting at the level of MS & FC is yet to be held while meetings at the level of EDs were held, but with no fruitful results. He specially requested the MS that on all MACPS issues raised by NFIR, detailed comments may be furnished soon so that a separate meeting can be held for fruitful discussions and decisions before it is too late.”

Accordingly, the comments of Pay Commission Dte. On MACPS issues are enclosed.

Yours faithfully,
(Debashis Mallik)
Director, Estt. (IR)

Position/remarks on MACPS issues raised in PNM/NFIR item(s)

Item No. Subject Position/remarks
1/2011 Grant of financial upgradation under MACPS to the staff who are in the same Grade pay for more than 20 year. The matter has twice been examined in consultation with DoP&T and DoP&T has not agreed for the same. Moreover, DoP&T being the nodal Deptt., this Ministry is not in position to deviate from the instructions / clarifications issued by them. As such, there appears to be no other option left. The long pending item may be ‘closed’.
16/2011 Abolition of Pay Scale and Introduction of upgraded Pay Scale with revised designation – Senior Section Engineers (Drawing) – Clarification on entry Grade Pay – Reg. The matter has been duly examined in consultation with DoP&T and reply to Federation has been issued vide Board’s letter dt. 19.10.2016.
56/2012 Counting of service of D-2 Khalasis in CLW for extending benefits of financial upgradation under MACPS -reg. The item has been discussed threadbare with the Federation and the reply given by CLW is comprehensive covering all the doubts on the issue. There appears to be no issue outstanding for discussion. The long pending item may be ‘closed’.
16/2013 Non-grant of benefit under MACP Scheme to the Stock Verifiers working in Zonal Railways/Production Units-reg. The relevant instructions for allowing benefit of MACPS to Stock Verifiers by not reckoning their promotion from AA to ASV have been issued vide Board’s letter dt.1 9.12.2016 (RBE No.156/2016). Thus, the item may be “CLOSED”.
17/2013 Grant of financial upgradation under MACP Scheme – Wrongful clarification issued by the Railway Board. Basically, the item is regarding grant of higher Grade Pay under MACPS in cases where feeder and promotional grade posts are in same Grade Pay. Meanwhile Federation vide their letter dt.22.09.2016 had requested to make available the copy of reference made to DoP&T and reply thereto. Accordingly, the desired information has been furnished to the Federation vide Board’s letter dt. 06.10.2016. Moreover, DoP&T being the nodal department of Govt. on MACPS, this Ministry can not deviate from the instructions/clarifications issued by them. As such, there appears to be no issue outstanding for discussion. The item may be ‘Closed’.
19/2014 Denial of revised V CPC pay scale – Injustice meted out to Midwives on Western Railway. As desired by the Federation, the matter has been examined based on the information regarding recruitment qualification and pay scale at the time of recruitment obtained from Western Railway and reply to Federation has been issued vide Board’s letter dt.12.05.2016. As such, no action is pending. The item may be ‘CLOSED’.
15/2015 Grant of financial upgradation under MACPS to SSE -Drawing (formerly diploma holder tracers) appointed against D.R. Quota vacancies as Assistant Draftsman (presently JE- Drawing with GP-4200 in PB-2) – reg. As requested by the Federation vide their letter dt. 22.09.16 to examine the matter in context of their letter No.lV/MACPS/09/Part 10, dt. 09.05.2016. Accordingly, the matter has been examined and replied to NFIR vide Board’s letter dt. 21 .10.2016. Further, DoP&T has already been consulted on the issue and they have not agreed to the proposal saying that the services should be reckoned from the date of direct recruitment as mentioned in the policy circular issued in this regard. As no other course of action appears to be left available, the item may be ‘closed’.
46/2015 Grant of financial upgradation under MACPS to the Technical Supervisors of DC Traction and presently working as JE/SSE. As requested by the Federation, the matter has been reviewed based on the information obtained from Central Railway as well as in light of the extant instructions on the subject and accordingly. Federation have been replied vide Board’s letter dt. 21.02.2017. There appears no other course of action to be left available.
47/2015 Grant of MACP to the former Traffic Signallers/A2 Signallers absorbed as ASMs/SMs on North Eastern Railway-reg. As requested by the Federation to examine the matter in context of their letter dt.12.09.2016. The same has accordingly been examined and replied to the Federation vide Board’s letter dt.02.01.2017.
24/2016 Denial of financial upgradation under MACP Scheme to the serving Graduate Clerks inducted againist LDCE Quota on East Coast Railway. As decided in the meeting held on 19th & 20th May, 2016, E.Co.Railway have been asked to advise the rule and methodology under which the pay of the employees promoted as Sr. Clerks through LDCE against 13 1/3 % quota has been fixed. Reply from E.Co.Railway is awaited. Further, as per para 2 of Board’s letter dt. 18.06.81 and also in terms of Board’s letter dt. 07.10.97 benefit of pay fixation has been allowed on promotion to Sr. Clerks post through LDCE. Therefore, this promotion has to be counted for the purpose of MACPS.

Position/remarks on other MACPS issues raised by NFIR

Item No. Issues Position/remarks
1. Financial upgradation under MACPS to the directly recruited Graduate Engg-Considering entry grade pay as Rs.4600/- for the purpose of MACP to all the directly recruited Engg. Graduates in Design/Drawing Cadre and other Cadres. The matter has been consulted with DoPT and they have advised that the demand does not cover in the MACPS as the Scheme provides for counting service from direct entry grade. Further, DoPT being the nodal department, this Ministry can not deviate from the instructions issued by them. There appears to be no issue outstanding for discussion. Thus, the item may be ‘Closed’.
2. Third financial upgradation under MACPS on completion of 20 years of service from the first promotion or 10 years after second promotion or 30 years after regular appointment whichever is earlier. The matter has twice been examined in consultation with DoP&T and DoP&T has not agreed for the same. Moreover, DoP&T being the nodal deptt., this Ministry is not in position to deviate from the instructionsiclarifications issued by them. As such, there appears to be no other option left. The long pending item may be ‘closed’.
3. Grant of financial upgradation under MACP in the promotional hierarchy- (instead of Grade Pay hierarchy)- as per judgment of various Courts. The factual position/details about the cadres where ACP Scheme is more advantageous than MACPS as contended by the Federations have ascertained from Railways. The same is under examination.
4. MACP benefits to railway employees- Cases of employees joining another unit/organization on request. (Railway Board’s Letter No. PC-V/2009/ACP/2 dt. 31/01/2013 NFIR’s letter dt 29/07/2013). As desired by the Staff Side, necessary instructions have been issued vide Board’s letter dt.23.11.2015 (RBE No.147/2015) and thereafter a corrigendum has also been issued vide Board’s letter dt.17.02.2016 (RBE No. 19/2016).
5. Provision of all benefits on financial upgradation under MACPS-including entitlements for travel & treatment in hospital etc. In the meeting Staff Side was requested to come out with specific entitlement which are being denied to such Staff. No reply from the Staff Side has been received so far.
6. Non-grant of benefit of financial upgradation under MACPS to the staff on North Western Railway. As decided in the meeting, the matter has been examined after obtaining information from N.W.Railway and reply to the Staff Side has been issued vide Board’s letter dated 17.03.2017.
7. Grant of financial upgradation under MACPS to the Staff who are in the same Grade Pay for more than 20 years. The matter has twice been examined in consultation with DoP&T and DoP&T has not agreed for the same. Moreover, Dop&T being the nodal deptt., this Ministry is not in position to deviate from the instructions/clarifications issued by them. As such, there appears to be no other option left. The long item pending may be ‘closed’.
8. Abolition of pay scales and introduction of upgraded pay scale with revised designation – SSE Drawing clarification on Entry Grade Pay. Federation has requested that the matter may be examined in context of their letter dt.05.09.2016. Accordingly, the same has been duly examined in consultation wit DoP&T and reply to Federation has been issued vide Board’s letter dt. 19.10.2016.
9 Non-grant of financial upgradation under MACPS to Stock Verifiers working in Zonal Railways/PUs. The relevant instructions for allowing benefit of MACPS to Stock Verifiers by not reckoning their promotion from AA to ASV have been issued vide Board’s letter dt. 19.12.2016 (RBE No.156/2016). Thus, the item may be “CLOSED”.
10. Grant of financial upgradation under MACP Scheme- Wrongful clarifications issued by the Railway Board. Basically, the item is regarding grant of higher Grade Pay under MACPS in cases where feeder and promotional grade posts are in same Grade pay. Federation vide their letter dt. 22.09.2016 have requested to make available the copy of reference made to DoP&T and reply thereto. Accordingly, the desired information has been furnished to the Federation vide Board’s letter dt. 06.10.2016. Moreover, DoP&T being the nodal department of Govt. on MACPS, this Ministry can not deviate from the instructions/clarifications issued by them. As such, there appears to be no issue outstanding for discussion. The item may be ‘Closed’.
11. Wrong implementation of MACP Scheme in IT Cadre/Granting of financial benefit under MACP Scheme to EDP Staff. The matter has been consulted with DoPT and they have advised to examine and decide the matter in terms of clarification No.35 of DoP&T’s OM dt. 18.7.2001. Accordingly, the same is under examination.

Source: NFIR

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Anti-labour steps of the Railway Board (Ministry of Railways)

Anti-labour steps of the Railway Board (Ministry of Railways)

No.AIRF/24(C)

Dated: March 7, 2017

The General Secretaries,
All Affiliated Unions

Dear Comrades!
Sub: Anti-labour steps of the Railway Board (Ministry of Railways)

In the DC/JCM Meeting, held today with the Railway Board, AIRF strongly lodged its protest against anti-labour steps of the Railway Board(Ministry of Railways) in general and encroachment on trade union rights by way of issuing orders dated 30.01.2017, in particular, debarring the Supervisory Staff, belonging to Safety Category, working in Grade Pay of Rs.4200 and above from becoming officebearers of the railway unions.

General Secretary AIRF, while expressing his anguish on the attitude of the Ministry of Railways, also pointed out that, despite already arrived at agreements on the following issues, Railway Board have failed to issue instructions for implementation thereof despite lapse of substantial period of time:-

(i) Upgradation of apex level Group ‘C’ staff to Group ‘B’ Gazetted.
(ii) Placement of the Supervisors in the erstwhile Grade Pay of Rs.4800 in place of GP Rs.4600 .
(iii) Non-implementation of the agreed structure of the Trackmen in the ratio of 10:20:20:50 and
their promotional avenue.
(iv) Stepping-up of pay of the Loco Inspectors.
(v) Issues related to Running Staff, already agreed upon in the Fast Track Committee.
(vi) For financial upgradation under MACPS and regular promotions, existing Benchmark(prior to VII CPC) should continue.
(vi) Regularization of Course Completed Act Apprentices, trained in Railway Establishments, in the Railways, etc. etc.

General Secretary, while expressing serious discontentment over these issues specifically, mentioned that, Ministry of Railways is directly interfering in the functioning of the trade union by issuing dictatorial instructions, which AIRF and the entire Staff Side is not going to tolerate, and that is why, meeting of the DC/JCM is bycotted.

Pursuant to the above, it has been jointly decided by both the recognized federations to launch undernoted agitational programme all over the Indian Railways:-

(a) 16th March, 2017 – Mass agitations, dharnas, demonstrations at the Branch and Depot levels.

(b) 23rd March, 2017 – Mass agitations by holding dharnas, demonstrations, rallies at the Divisional level.

(c) 30th March, 2017 – Massive demonstrations at the Zonal Headquarters, wherein memorandum addressed to Minister of Railways be handed over to the respective GMs, mentioning therein that, if no corrective action is taken by the Ministry of Railways, organized labour shall be at liberty to go for direct action, entire responsibility of which shall squarely rest with the Railway administration.

All of you are requested to take appropriate action accordingly, and report of the same may be forwarded to AIRF for better appreciation.

With Good Wishes of Holi!

Comradely yours,
sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary

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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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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 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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Accumulation of NFIRs PNM Items due to non finalization

No. NFIR/PNM/108

Dated: 22/09/2016

The Mernber Staff,
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Accumulation of NFIRs PNM Items due to non finalization – reg.
NFIR sends herewith a list containing 12 PNM Items which are pending from the year 20ll to 2016. Most of the items are relating to grant of financial upgradation under MACPS. Although it was agreed to arrange meeting at the level of MS & FC on MACPS issues, no such meeting has been convened and on the other hand, the issues have not been resolved through discussions with the Federation.

Federation is afraid that the number of pending items will continue to grow, if Board does  not devote for setting the issues through mutual discussions.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board (MS) to kindly see that speedy action is taken on all pending PNM items. Federation will be ready to discuss on dates convenient to both.

DA/As above

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

Source: NFIR

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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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References/Representations/Court Cases in various Ministries/Departments/ Organisations for grant of MACPS benefits in the promotional hierarchy

No. 22034/04/2013-Estt.(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievance & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
***

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 01.03.2016

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 DOPT’ s earlier O.M. of even no. dated 20.01.2016 on the above mentioned subject, the undersigned is directed to forward a copy of the decision of Hon’ble CAT, Ahmedabad bench in OA No. 120/000018/2015 filed by Shri Manubhai B. Rathore Vs. UOI &Ors whereby the demand of the applicant for MACP in promotional Hierarchy has been dismissed.

(G.Jayanthi)
Director (E-I)
Phone No. 23092479

All Ministries/Departments of the Government of India.

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Submitted a memorandum for correcting the negative and unwanted recommendations of 7th CPC -BPEF

Submitted a memorandum for correcting the negative and unwanted recommendations of 7th CPC -BPEF

BHARATIYA POSTAL EMPLOYEES FEDERATION
BPEF & GENC ( Affiliated to BMS)

MEMORANDUM

GENC/7th C.P.C./Examination/ Recommendation /2015

Dated: 10-12-2015

To
Shri Jitender Singh Ji
Hon’ble Minister of MOS
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances & Pension
Govt. of India
New Delhi – 110 001

Sub: Suggestion over various negative recommendations of 7th C.P.C. to Govt of India for correction of the same to the advantage of Employees and for the sake of constitutional provisions. –regarding..

Respected Sir,

The Government Employees National Confederation studied the report containing the recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission and observed that although there are some positive recommendation in it but also there are several instances came to notice the sprit and promises made by Chairman Shri A.K. Mathur as mentioned in para 1.29 that Govt. services are not merely only contract but is a status and employees expect fair treatment from the Govt. are not reflected in the recommendations properly. Some recommendations are negative to extent that they went against the constitutional rights of the employees. Few of them are :

(1) It tried to rationalize the Pay structure by devising “Index of Rationalization “but ended with several unwanted discrepancies.

(2) It is the fact that the Allowances were allowed by Departments as per their operational & administrative needs, but 7th C.P.C. on its own initiative has declared them “outlived their utility “and recommended for their discontinuance.

(3) Vide para 1.17 it expresses its views that status in society due to becoming a Govt. employee cannot be monetized. The commission has erred in considering the fact that the status requires money to maintain it. It wrongly computed consumption units of a normative family as per present policies towards women, Children and senior parents and, therefore, could not arrive at correct minimum salary demanded.

(4) It says that the concept of Grade Pay and pay Band has been done away and all grade pay at all levels has been subsumed into the pay matrix but has also done away with the promotional benefit of difference of Grade pay provided earlier on promotion and restricted itself to recommend only 3% increment on promotion.

(5) Vide para 9.1.1 it remarked that with increased salary packages these advances have lost their relevance and recommended that all 12 interest free advances like Medical, LTC, Cycle etc. should be abolished without considering its validly to the employees, its family and the Govt. policies towards extension of these advances.

(6) By recommending increase in bench mark to “very good” for grant of MACPS benefits and recommending stoppage of further increment for not attaining it depicts criminal action over the employees for his no fault .

G.E.N.C. suggestions

  1. Deficiency in PAY MATRIX

Although the intentions and promises made in Para 5.1.1 of 7th CP.C. are “simplification and rationalization” ,the 7th C.P.C. has wrongly taken up the entry pay for each grade pay devised by 6th CPC as the basis of rationalization and a “ index of renationalization” have been formed which is , for PB-I it is 2.57, for PB-2 it is s 2.62 , for PB-3 it is 2.67. It is amazing that at one hand 7th CPC says that the entry pay designed by 6th C.P.C. was disproportionate and on other hand chooses same for future rationalization in the form of recommended pay matrix.

Therefore, the G.E.N.C makes question that how a disproportionate entry pay, after going through process of rationalization through Index of rationalization .

  1. Will produce equidistant levels as promised ?
  2.  Will produce a judicious and caring horizontal matrix of entry pay of each level containing the exact compensation to Qualification, skill set required as well as increasing roles and responsibilities at each step of level?
  3. Will produce Proportionate increase in quantum of pay as promised in para 5.1.19?
  4. Will produce Levels, as status determiner as mentioned in para 5.1.18?
  5. Will Satisfy holistic approach of 7th pay commission towards salaries allowances and other perquisites of compensation structure at each level as promised in para 1.18.

In view of all above questions, the G.E.N.C. is proposing following modification while devising New pay matrix

(a) The Index of rationalization may be 15% enhancement in each 18 levels starting from G.P. 1800 and moving up to PB-3 onward instead of proposed disproportionate Index of rationalization of 7th C.P.C.

(b) After devising Pay matrix as above, the Post existing is G.P. 1900 may be merged with G.P. 2000 and similarly G.P. of 2400 may be merged with G.P. of 2800 as a provision of rationalization of Grade Pay in General. This method has been recommended by 7th C.P.C. to general commercial cadre existing in Ministry of Railways.

By 7th CPC

By G.E.N.C

G.P. Group of posts Quantum of Entry .Pay. Proposed by 7th CPC Percentage increase in pay with respect of previous  level Quantum of Entry .Pay. Proposed  by GENC Percentage increase  in pay with respect of   previous level
1800   C       18000 18000     –
1900   C       19900 10.5% 21000    15%-
2000   C       21700   9% 24150   15%
2400   C       25500 17% 27772   15%
2800   C       29200 12% 31937   15%
4200   B       35400 21% 36727   15%
4600   B       44900 26% 42236   15%
4800   B       47600 6% 48671 15%
5400 PB-II   B       53100 11.55% 55911 15%
5400 PB-III   A 56100 5.6% 64366 15%

For others level the same method can be adopted , if deemed fit. The GENC has taken up this rationalization up to cadre in which direct recruitment takes place.

2.MINIMUM PAY :

The minimum pay computed by 7th CPC vide Table Annexed to Chapter 4.2 needs careful modification as below.

  1. The rates mentioned as par 4.2.8 are taken as per product prices. Here, it is to say that any consumer has to buy the products at retail prizes which are always ahead of these product prizes because of middle man profit , sales tax , VAT etc. which when combined are at least ahead by 12% of product prize.

Therefore, adding 12% of 18000 i.e. 2160 to 18000 makes minimum wage of three consumption unit Rs. 20160. On this basis, the share of one consumption unit comes out to be Rs. 6720

  1. Several initiatives from side of Govt. has come forward these years with respect to women, Children & senior parents which are necessary to be included in the consumption unit as given by Doctor aykroyd . They are

(a) Senior Citizen and parents maintenance Act 2010 which provides liability of Mother and Father over employed Sons/Daughters.

(b) Gender bias reflected in ackroyed formula in respect of women employees as well as house wife, mother is not acceptable as per Govt. policy. The provisions of full unit for these dependents are to be included in consumption unit.

(c) Full consumption unit to Children below age 14 has to be made compulsory as the present day Govt. is health sensitive, therefore, we have to consider that the quantity and prizes of commodities used by children is much higher than commodities used by adults.

(d) Dating back to First CPC the lowest entering Govt. employee was mere 5th pass but as per the recommendations of 6th CPC, accepted by Govt., the lowest employee being inducted into Govt. service is 10th pass. Therefore mental labour of this skilled employee has also to be considered and monetized.

By computing all factors mentioned in 1 and 2 above following computation from minimum wage comes out

(i) 20160 minimum wage arrived at 1 above divided by 3 makes Rs. 6720 as full unit consumption.

(ii) Employee, wife, two Children below 14, Mother, & Father makes 6 consumption unit of newly recruited MTS in the Govt. sector.

(iii) Therefore, as per (i) & (II), Rs. 6720 X6 equals to Rs. 40320

(iv) 25% of 6720 i.e. 1680 being mental labour for 10th pass MTS, has to be added to Rs. 40320 above .

(v) Therefore , Rs. 40320 + Rs.1680 equal to Rs. 42000 as minimum wage.

The Govt. may also consider and arrive at the minimum wage on the basis of NET NATIONALPER CAPITA INCOME (neutralized inflation ) data of CSO ( Central statistical organization ) which is Rs. 6175 per consumption unit.

However, keeping in view the paying capacity of employees and economic situation of newly developing country of India, the GENC is proposing Rs. 24000 as minimum wage to a newly recruited employee.

3. FITMENT BENEFIT : Fitment benefit provided by the 7th C.P.C. is 2.57 which is 14.29 % more than 2.25. equivalent to the fitment benefit provided by 2nd CPC .

The GENC, therefore, demands that it should not be less than 51% of 2.25 as provided by 6th CPC. Which comes out to be 3.42.

4. INCREMENT AT THE TIME OF PROMOTION :

The GENC intends to remind you that the employees are getting only 3% replacement benefit in new pay Matrix on promotion. Previously the employees were getting 3% benefit along with difference of grade pay on promotion.

Therefore, we suggest that:-

(i)On each promotion, one extra increment in that promotional level may be provided. OR
(ii)The pay in new pay matrix may be fixed by providing one extra increment in the concerned level.

5. ANNUAL INCREMENT RATE : The Annual increment Rate provided by previous C.P.C. were calculated when pay scale system was prevalent and age for full pension was 33 years. In worst cases an employees with 3% increment Rate can reach to maximum from minimum in 33 years.

The 6th CPC has also endorsed the concept of 3% annual increment in pay band system but has suggested full pension in 20 years . This recommendation was later on accepted by Govt. and revision in pension rules were made accordingly.

Now it was turn of 7th CPC to take into account above facts and, therefore, would have devised annual increment of 5% considering that the employee in new pay matrix will reach in 20 Years for full pension benefit . Unfortunately this has not been done.

Therefore, in order to have coordination between previous and present criterion for providing increment on the basis of pension computation, the 5% annual increment rate may be considered to devises new pay Matrix.

6. Date of Annual Increment:- With present formula that each employee completing 6 months in a year will get increment, on 1st July. The concept of 1st July of year is not adequate for those entering in the service in any month between January and June & for those retiring any of the month of the year. Therefore, the GENC proposes that both type of above employees may be provided one increment irrespective of date of entry or date of retirement. Similarly, two dates i.e. 1st January or 1st July can be made for assessing and providing annual increment.

7.With holding of Annual increment to Non performer after 20 years – increase in MACPS benchmark and introducing efficiency Bar. Vide para 5.1.46 “there is a vide spread perception that increment as well as upward movement in the hierarchy happens as a matter of course. Also, grant of MACP is taken for granted. “

These lines are totally against the promises of Shri A.K Mathur Chairman 7th CPC quoting apex court judgement in para 1.29 “ it should always born in mind that legitimate aspirations of an employee are not gullitoned and a situation is not created where hopes ends in despair. Hope for everyone is gloriously precious and that a model employer should not convert it to be deceitful and treacherous by playing a game of chess with their seniority also vide para 1.30 it quotes that the employee should not be thought as criminal and unnecessary suspicion should not be made about him.

On availability of such sprit and promises, the bench mark “ Very good” should not be taken in a way that “average” and “good “remark are criminal activities and without any disciplinary proceeding their annual increment can be withheld. Similarly these remarks cannot declare employee a non performer. The GENC, therefore, request that the para 5.1.45 pertaining to MACPS & para 5.1.46 pertaining to efficiency Bar may not be considered for implementations. .

8.MACPS : (1) The 7th CPC has compiled the key demands received by it and quoted regarding MACPS demand in 5.1.12 (e) that the MACPS providing benefits in grade pay hierarchy, was giving in adequate benefit after long gap of 10, 20 & 30 Years and demanded that, it should be provided in promotional hierarchy instead of grade pay hierarchy. Similarly, the demand for increase in the frequency of administering MACP has also came for consideration. .

In view of all above, the 7th C.P.C. restricted itself to recommend that the frequency of MACP will remain 10, 20 & 30 years but in process to provide adequate MACPS benefits , it recommended , that it will be provided in immediate next level in the hierarchy.

The GENC is trying to analyze the words immediate next level in the hierarchy and concludes that it should simply mean the immediate next level in the hierarchy existing in the department.

After going through entire recommendation it has been observed that the word hierarchy was used for hierarchy existing in the department or a cadre. In case the meaning of immediate next level in the hierarchy is level hierarchy then It can be said that 7th CPC has not done there any modification in the MACPS scheme and it only tried by deceitful and treacherous method to take away the benefit as promised.

Therefore, the GENC strongly demand that the word immediate next level in the hierarchy may be made clearer so that it may mean immediate next level in the cadre / promotional hierarchy.

(2) Similarly, recommendation of stepping up has been made by 7th CPC in its para 11.40.82 in respect of Railway Accounts for MACPS anomalies.

Therefore the GENC strongly demand that the stepping up of pay of senior for MACPS anomalies with Junior to all seniors drawing lesser pay than junior in entire Central Govt. Employees may be made. It is to remind that MACPS scheme is common to all and is not restricted to any cadre or Department.

9.House Rent Allowance: The factor of 0.8 has been introduced illogically and without any justification. This factor should be removed & H.R.A. should be to restored on the basis of Metro and Non metro classification of cities only with percentage 40 & 30 respectively .

10.CGEIS Benefit : Many banks especially corporation Bank of India is providing Insurance cover on natural death over salary account to the tune of 10 to 20 Lacks . Therefore, it is not advisable to increase the Insurance Benefit heavily and also its premium.

If saving fund is the basis of this increase in CGEIS premium then all New entrant may be allowed for G.P.F. contributions.

11. Child Care leave: This leave for all two years may be granted with full salary. Its benefit should also be extended to Male employees.

12.Medical Advances : As the terms of Children Education Allowance and Traveling Allowance were made easier , the terms of Medical Advance may also be made easier and advances up to 1 lacs amount should be allowed to be sanctioned by the Head of the office instead present 10 thousand ceiling.

13. Leave Travel Concession:- should be allowed exactly on same terms as it is presently. It is to remined that the facilities was devised to boost up the tourism Industry and also to get relief to the employees and its family from getting tired due to routine work.

14. Bonus: Bonus in all forms may be continued as it is considered as deferred wage.

15. Income Tax issues: Present limit of income tax may be enhanced to 2.57 times . All allowances of Central Govt. employees may be kept out from preview of Income tax. The Pension amount should be exempted from tax .Death cum retirement gratuity should be exempted form income tax.

16. Fitment benefits of to decide quantum of minimum pension: should be equal to minimum wage and fitment benefit of 2.57 may be increased to 3.

17. Allowances: All Allowances were devised as per requirement of existing Govt. policies and conditions of service in the Department. Therefore, any decision taken abruptly is certainly going to produce unrest. The GENC quotes certain allowances that are certainly to be restored and instead its rate should also be enhanced and rationalized.

Assisting Cashier Allowance , Caretaking Allowance , Family planning Allowance , FMC, Funeral Allowance, Ghat Allowance , Handicapped Allowance, Head quarter Allowance, Kit Maintenance Allowance., ,Over times Allowance, Rent free Accommodation, Risk Allowance , Training stipend , Treasurer Allowance Washing allowance , Cash Handling Allowance ., Cycle Allowance etc.

18.Compassionate Appointment: Ceiling of 5% over DR vacancies imposed over Central Govt. employees at the time of compassionate appointment may be removed and it may be made 100%

19. Gramin Dak Sewak: GENC demands that Negative recommendation of 7th C.P.C. to treat GDS a non Govt. employees to the extent that their salary may be separated from salary other regular employees being drawn from consolidated fund of India may be expunge out from recommendation of 7th C.P.C. as Department of Posts has already constituted a GDS committee to look into to all service condition and employment matters in entirety.

20. New Pension Scheme: It is to emphasis that Article 366 (17) defines Pension. On its basis AIR 1983 SC 130 held that Pension is not an exgratia payment but it is payment of past services rendered. Similarly, Supreme Court reiterated that pension is not a bounty of state. It is earned by the employees for services rendered to fall back upon after retirement. It is attached to the office it cannot be arbitrarily denied.

In a judgement in U.O.I. & others (1990) 4 SSC 207) – It was never held that both the pension retiree and PF release form a homogeneous class and that any further classification among them would be voilative of Article -14.

The 7th CPC held that under the pension scheme, the Govt. obligation begins on his retirement and then continuous till the death of employees. In Para 10.1.64 the 7th CPC quotes there is clear evidence that Govt. has progressively moved towards liberalized regime for past pensioners. The 6th CPC has provided additional pension and 7th CPC has provided one Rank one pension.

Unfortunately no promise has been made by the 7th CPC. But vide para 10.3.3 it quotes that the commission notes that the NPS is the culmination of a series of social securities and pension related reforms initiatives in India . At present OASIS has concluded that instead of defined benefit scheme for pension , the defined contribution scheme should be introduced. In NPS 40% of accumulated wealth is invested for pension purpose and 60% is paid at the time of retirement. NPS is not covered in GPF. On the death of employee 80% wealth is utilized for purchase of annuity and 20% is paid to legal heir.

7th C.P.C. Vide para 10.3. clearly speaks that uncertainty over the NPS scheme should be removed. Therefore the BPEF suggest that

1.The quantum of pension should be made equivalent to old pension scheme and this decision may be notified along with 7th C.P.C. recommendations.

2.The amount of gratuity for NPS should be made equal to old pension.

3.Family pension & other benefit to the NPS employees should be declared along with 7th CPC recommendations.

With regards and hopes for positive correction

Yours sincerely

Sd/-
( Sadhu Singh )

Source: bpefsg.blogspot.in

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Reckoning of GP 4600 as entry Grade Pay for Graduate Engineers (Drawing) for the purpose of MACPS

Reckoning of GP 4600 as entry Grade Pay for Graduate Engineers (Drawing) for the purpose of MACPS

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

No. IV/MACPS/09/Part 9
Dated: 16/09/2015
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Reckoning of GP 4600 (PB-2) as entry Grade Pay for Graduate Engineers (Drawing) for the purpose of MACPS-reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR’s PNM item no. 18/2011.
(ii Railway Board’s letter No. PC-V/2009/ACP/2 dated 20/06/2011 (RBE No. 93/2011)
(iii) Discussions held by NFIR with the MS/FC in the meeting held on 19/05/2015

The issue of placement of Graduate Engineers (Drawing) joined railways prior to 01/09/1998 came up for discussion in the separate meeting held between the Federations and the Board (MS/PC) on 19/05/2015. During the meeting following key points were emerged:-

In a Production Unit like ICF, there are 11 Graduate Engineers. These were recruited prior to 1998 in the pre-revised Scale of Pay of Rs. 5500-9000.
These Engineers were promoted to the pre-revised Scale of Pay of Rs. 6500-10,500 through normal promotion and a few through LDCE.
Since LDCE quota for promotion to pre-revised Scale of Rs. 6500-10,500 was very limited, only a couple of persons were accommodated and the remaining persons were promoted through normal promotion against promotion quota.
Federation also desires to highlight a peculiar case of Shri Karthikeyan. N of ICF. He was working as JE-II in the pre-revised Scale of Rs. 5000-8000 (required entry qualification is Diploma in Engineering only) during the period 1992 to 1996. Since he was holding Engineering Degree he was subsequently recruited against DR Quota in the V CPC Pay scale of Rs. 5500-9000 on 11/12/1996. However he was treated as holder of entry Grade Pay Rs. 4200/- only from the date of his appointment.

2. Although in the meeting held on 19/05/2015 with the Railway Board (MS & PC) the discussions were inconclusive, the Federation did mention that those Drawing cadre staff recruited with the entry qualification of B. Tech were allotted incorrectly the Pay Scale of 5500-9000 (6th CPC/GP 4200/) instead granting them the 5‘“ CPC Pay Scale of 6500-10,500 (6th CPC GP 4600/-). To remedy this anomalous situation, it was suggested that in the case those Engineering Graduates (Drawing), they be reckoned as holders of entry GP 4600/- – PB-2 for the limited purpose of MACP duly appropriately modifying the Board’s letter dated 20th June 2011 for covering all such cases.

As another meeting date has not yet been fixed, the issue continues to remain unresolved. It is also relevant to place on record that while some Engineering Graduates benefited on account of induction against LDCE quota, the similarly placed Engineering Graduates who got appointed against promotion quota vacancies of Rs. 6500-10,500 (5th CPC) have not been covered for the purpose of MACP on the pretext that they were not inducted in pay scale of Rs. 6500-10,500 against LDCE Quota. This anomalous situation needs to be rectified for ensuring equal treatment to all the Engineering Graduates of Drawing cadre whether reached pay scale of Rs. 6500-10500 through promotion or through LDCE quota.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to reconsider their decision and see that all Engineering Graduates of Drawing cadre are granted MACP duly treating them as holders of entry Grade Pay of Rs. 4600/- (PB-2).

Yours faithfully,

(Dr. M. Raghavaih)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

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Meeting of 7th Pay Commission with IRTSA – Determination of new Grade Pay / Pay scale by job Evaluation duly taking into account Duties Sought

Meeting of 7th Pay Commission with IRTSA – Determination of new Grade Pay / Pay scale by job Evaluation duly taking into account Duties Sought

Well organised & impressive presentation on the issues of Technical Supervisors/ Supervising Engineers jodhpur, 12th Dec, 2014

IRTSA delegates met 7th Central Pay Commission and presented a strong case on the demands pertaining to Technical Supervisors / Supervising Engineers.

Through an exclusive well organised and impressive Power Point Presentation and an exhaustive inter action with the entire Pannel – including the Chairman and all Members of the Commission.

The team included the following Senior CEC Members of IRTSA:

1. Er.Darshanlal, Working President / IRTSA
2. Er.K.V.Ramesh, Seniorjoint General Secretary/ IRTSA
3. Er.O.N.Purohit, Central Treasurer/ IRTSA
4. Er.M.K.Bhatnagar,Zonal Secretary IRTSA RCF
5. Er.jatana, joint General Secretary/ IRTSA
6. Er.j agatar Singh, joint General Secretary/ IRTSA

1. In his introduction speech Er.Darshanlal, Working President IRTSA thanked 7th CPC for giving the chance for oral evidence and explained about IRTSA & the category. He said that apex category of Technical Supervisors had received raw deal always and their pay scale, promotional avenue are grievously inadequate. Graduate Engineers recruited in the GP of Rs.4600 remains in same Grade Pay without any promotion & 1 Es after getting one promotion to SSE remains in same Grade Pay for many years. He also told that proposal sent by Railway Board to Finance Ministry to upgrade the Grade Pay of SSE has not understood well and returned back. MACPS have not brought expected relief and motivation o the category. Group ‘B’ (Gaz) recommended by Pay Commissions were not implemented in Railways. He also told that SSE scale has been downgraded compared to others and there is heretical confusion.

2. Er.K.V.RAMESH, SeniorJGS / IRTSA made a Power Point Presentation on main demands pertaining to Technical Supervisors / Supervising Engineers. (A copy of the PPP is placed on the Website of IRTSA)

Following main points were explained in the PP presentation

1. Direct responsibility shouldered by the category in Production, repair maintenance of rolling stock, locos, P.Way, Bridges, Power distribution, Signal & Telecommunication, machinery plant & equipments, Design Drawing, Chemical & Metallurgical lab, Stores, IT etc were explained.

2. Hierarchy of Technical Supervisors in Indian Railways – Supervision of Five grades of Skilled & semi skilled besides ministerial category including Chief Office Superintendent etc.

3. Determination of new Grade Pay / Pay scale by job Evaluation duly taking into account Duties, responsibilities and accountabilities shouldered by each category / post and Technical categories which shoulder direct responsibilities who should be placed one grade higher than-non technical supporting categories (as prior to 5th CPC).

4. a. Replacement Grade Pay of Rs.4800 to j E and Rs.5400 to SSE.

b. Similarly placed posts of CMA, DMS & j E/ IT should be granted the pay at par with Junior Engineer.

c. Similarly placed posts of CMS, CDMS & SE/ IT should be granted the pay at par with Senior Section Engineer.

5. Disturbance of vertical relativity between JE and Sr.Technician who work under J E in violation of 5th & 6th CPC recommendations were highlighted.

6. Categories which were in the Pay Scale of 425-700 during 3rcl CPC are placed in the GP of Rs.4800] 4600, whereas I E-I who were in the pay scale of Rs.550-750 are placed in the GP of only Rs.4200.

7. Disregard to Duties & Responsibilities shouldered by SSE.

8. Exclusive pay scales (Rs.840-1040 & 840-1200) recommended by 3rd CPC for Technical Supervisors were diluted and many categories who were in two grade below are placed in GP Rs.5400/ 4800 by 6th CPC.

9. Scale of SSE was placed over Group ‘A’ & Group ‘B” posts previously but now degraded.

10. Un-just multiplication factor adopted by 5th CPC and the disadvantage carried through to 6th CPC.

11. Highest Recruitment Qualification of Gradate in Engineering with one year training and stagnation of Engineering Graduates in recruitment grade for more than 20 years.

12. Discrimination in the Grade Pay of CMA-l which has the element of DR with Gradate in Engineering.

13. Incumbents of SSE, CMS, CDMS & Sr.Er/ IT are stagnated in same grade till 4th CPC.

14. Meager number of Posts in Group A & B vis-a-vis Group C on the Railways as compared to all other Central Government Departments.

15. Promotion chances limited to vacancies arising in 4200 Group ‘B’ posts.

16. Non implementation of previous pay commission recommendations DoPT orders on classification of posts as Group-B Gazetted.

17. Posts carrying similar functions have to be given the same classification as per DoPT’s submission to 5th CPC.

18. Cadre restructuring didn’t bring any relief to senior supervisors (SSE/ CMS/ CDMS).

19. Number of Gazetted posts increased by 36% in other Govt. Departments over last 8 years, but not in Railways.

20. Necessity to have combined cadre structure for Group ‘A’, ‘B’ & ‘C”.

21. Requirement of higher number of managerial posts to meet out the increased plan outlay of Railways during 12th plan and to manage huge outsourcing.

22. Anomalies and Improvements required to be done in MAPCS & Time bound promotions to Technical Supervisors/ Supervising Engineers.

23. Allowances pertaining to the category.

Source: IRTSA

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Implementation of MACP Scheme over Indian Railways – Discrepancies

Implementation of MACP Scheme over Indian Railways – Discrepancies

The Modified Assured Carrier Progression scheme (MACPS) came into effect in terms of RBE No.101/2009 dated 10/6/2009 modifying the ACP scheme already invogue before this scheme.  AIRF writes to Railway Board regarding discrepancies in implementation of MACP Scheme over Indian Railways:-

A.I.R.F.
All India Railwaymen’s Federation

No.AIRF/MACPS(162)

Dated: 5th May, 2014

The Members Staff, Railway Board,

New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Implementation of MACP Scheme over Indian Railways – Discrepancies — Reg. 

Ref. (i) Board’s letter No.PC-V/2009/ACP/2 dated 10/6/2009(RBE No.101/2009) and dated 29/12/2011  (ii) Board’s letter No. PC-V/2011/M/3/AIRF dated 25/2/2014

The Modified Assured Carrier Progression scheme (MACPS) came into effect in terms of RBE No.101/2009 dated 10/6/2009 modifying the ACP scheme already invogue before this scheme. The Railway Board’s letter supra gives detailed provisions of MACPS as also clarifies a numbers of related issues. The illustration on page No. 9 of the said letter states at (a) under Para 28 that “in case an employee had earned first promotion within a period less than 10 years, say in 8 years of regular service and then continues in same grade pay for further 10 years, without any promotions, he will be entitled for 2nd financial upgardation under MACP on completion of 8+10=10 years and 3rd financial up gradation on completion of further 10 years service i.e. after 8+10+10=28 years.

 

Most of the Zonal Railways have implemented MACPS on the basis of above illustration in various categories of Railway staff. The Railway Board, however, while clarifying the matter vide their letter dated 29/12/2011 have stated that “1s, financial up gradation would be on completion of 10 years of continues service in same grade pay, 2nd on completion of 20 years service from the date of initial appointment or 10 years from the date of Is, financial upgradation/prornotion, whichever is earlier & 3rd financial up gradation would be admissible on completion of 30 years regular service of initial appointment or 10 years from the date of 2nd financial upgradation/promotion whichever is earlier.” The illustration under Para 28 in the Board’s letter dated 10/6/2009 has, however, been reiterated in the letter dated 29/12/2011 also. It is evident from the clarification that an employee would be eligible for 2nd & 3rd financial upgradation after completion of 10 & 20 years service from his/her first promotion.
However, the clarification further issued vide Board’s letter under reference at S.No-2 is in contradiction to the above provisions so far as the concluding line of the said letter is concerned, which states that ” It is not possible to agreed to grant of 3rd financial upgradation under MACPS on completion of 20 years of service after 1st promotion/ upgradation.
The Board are therefore, requested to further look into the matter in totality, as this would undo the provision already made vide Railway Board’s letter dated 10/6/2009 & 29/12/2011,resulting in a lot of recoveries from the staff in case of whom the MACPS has been implemented in terms of Railway Board’s letter under reference at S.No-1. This issue may be discussed with AIRF threadbare, so that there is no contradiction creating confusion in implementation of MACPS prevailed over Indian Railways and recoveries, if any being initiated on this account in any Zonal Railway, may be stopped till finalization of this issue.
This may kindly be treated as urgent.
Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary

Source: http://www.airfindia.com/AIRF%202014/MACP_05.05.2014.pdf

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