MACP clarifications is given with useful illustrations for Defence Civilian Employees. This type of explanations is very useful to know and clarify the doubts of the new scheme. Wittingly to clear in the particular subject, because it is connecting with lifetime promotion of every employee.
This scheme for career upgradations to Central Govt. employees was introduced with effect from 1-09-2008 with introduction of revised pay rules 2008.
This scheme has replaced earlier scheme of Assured Career Progression Scheme of August 1999.
Under this scheme, an employee would get at least three career upgradations during his entire service on completion of 10,20 and 30 years of service.
Under this scheme an employee would be placed in next higher grade pay on completion of 10 years in previous grade and in case of no promotion has been offered to him.
a. Illustrations of Grant of MACP
Illustration – 1
In case of recruitment of an individual in Grade Pay (GP) of Rs.4200 with no promotion for 10 years,
1st financial upgradation after 10 years with GP-Rs.4600;
2nd financial upgradation after (10+10) 20 years with GP- Rs.4800;
3rd financial upgradation after (10+10+10) 30 years with GP- Rs.5400.
Illustration – 2
In case of recruitment of an individual in Grade Pay (GP) of Rs.4200 with first promotion after 5 years with GP of Rs. 4600,
The promotion will be considered as 1st financial upgradation;
2nd financial Up gradation after (5+10) 15 years with GP-Rs.4800;
3rd financial up-gradation after (5+10+10) 25 years with GP-Rs.5400.
Illustration – 3
In case of recruitment of an individual in Grade Pay (GP) of Rs.4200 with 1st promotion in 5 years with GP-Rs.4600 and 2nd promotion after 8 years,(5+8=13 years) with GP of Rs.4800,
He will get only 3rd financial up-gradation after (5+8+10) 23 years with GP-Rs.5400.
b. Norms for grant of MACP
The financial up gradation would be on non-functional basis subject to fitness in the hierarchy of pay band and grade pay.
The only benchmark of "Good" would be applicable till the grade pay of Rs.6600 in PB-3.
The benchmark will be "Very Good" for financial upgradation to the grade pay of Rs.7600 and above.
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However, if the financial upgradation under the MACPS also happen to be in the promotional grade and benchmark for promotion is lower than the benchmark for granting the benefits under MACPS as mentioned in Para 17 of the scheme, the benchmark for promotion shall apply to MACP also.
c. Clarifications on MACP
If the promotional hierarchy as per recruitment rules is such that promotions are earned in the same grade pay, then the same shall be counted for the purposes of MACP.
Only the continuous regular service is counted towards qualifying service and the regular service shall commence from the date of joining in direct entry grade on the MACP envisages merely placement in the immediate next higher grade pay as given in Section1, Part A of first schedule of the CCS (Revised Pay) Rules 2008.
Financial upgradation will also be admissible whenever a person has spent 10 years in the same grade pay.
Only regular service rendered in the Central Govt. Department/Office would be counted for the purposes of grant of MACP.
All tenures spent on deputation, Foreign Service, study leave, all kind of leave, shall be included in the regular service.
d. The benefits of MACP are admissible upto HAG scale of Rs. 67000-79000.
All cases of grant of promotions/ACPs under pre-revised pay scales of Rs. 5000-8000, Rs. 5500-9000, Rs. 6500-10500 and Rs. 7400-11500 and if those merged w.e.f. 1-1-2006 would be ignored for purpose of grant of financial upgradation under the scheme.