Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme for the Central Government Civilian Employees — Clarification regarding

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

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 4th October, 2012


Subject: Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme for the Central Government Civilian Employees — Clarification regarding.

Reference is invited to the Department of Personnel & Training OM No.35034/3/2008-Estt.(D) dated 19.05.2009 with regard to Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS). Pursuant to the discussions in the meeting of National Advisory Committee held on 17.7.2012 and subsequent meeting on 27.07.2012 held with the Staff Side and in continuation to clarifications issued vide this Department’s O.M. No, 35034/3/2008-Estt.(D) (Vol.II) dated 01.11.2010, it is further clarified as under :

2.(i) Financial upgradation under MACPS in the case of staff who joined another unit / organisation on request:
This Department’s OM No. 35034/3/2008-Estt.(D) (Vol.II) dated 01.11.2010 provides that in case of transfer ‘including unilateral transfer on request, regular service rendered in previous organisation / office shall be counted alongwith the regular service in the new organisation/office for the purpose of getting financial upgradations under the MACPS. However, financial upgradation under the MACPS shall be allowed in the immediate next higher grade pay in the hierarchy of revised pay bands as given in CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008. It is now further clarified that wherever an official, in accordance with terms and conditions of transfer on own volition to a lower post, is reverted to the lower Post/Grade from the promoted Post/Grade before being relieved for the new organisation/office, such past promotion in the previous organisation/ office will be ignored for the purpose of MACPS in the new organisation/office.

2.(ii) Benchmark for MACP Scheme:
Para 17 of Annexure-I of the MACP Scheme provide that the financial upgradation would be on non-functional basis subject to fitness, in the hierarchy of grade pay within the PB-I. Thereafter for upgradation under the MACPS, the 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. This Department’s OM No.35034/3/2008-Estt(D) (Vol.II) dated 01.11.2010 provides that where the financial upgradation under MACPS also happens to be in the promotional grade and benchmark for promotion is lower than the benchmark for granting the benefit under MACPS as mentioned in para 17 ibid, the benchmark for promotion shall apply to MACP also. It is now further clarified that wherever promotions are given on non-selection basis (i.e. on seniority — cum — fitness basis), the prescribed benchmark as mentioned in para 17 of Annexure — I of MACP Scheme dated 19.05.2009 shall not apply for the purpose of grant of financial upgradation under MACP Scheme.

3. The MACP Scheme issued by this Department vide OM No. 35034/3/2008-Estt.(D) dated 19th May, 2009 stands modified to the above extent.

4. Hindi version will follow.

(Mukta Goel)
Director (Estt-I)



  1. says

    Please Clarify
    I joined in Govt. Aided School on 16th July 1994 as a UDC in scale of pay 1200-30-1560-EB-40-2040 asper revised pay scale of the Fifth P.C. I was drawing P.S.4000-100-6000 and PB-2, 5200-20200, G.P. 2400 in the Sixth P.C. I had completed 12 years of service on 15-7-2006 and being eligible for the first ACP(9300-34800) G.P.4200 on 16-7-2006 as per O.M. dated August 9, 1999, I am drawing my salary in the P.S. of Rs. 5200-20200 with GP of Rs. 2800 after 12 years of service as on 16th July 2006 vide Up gradation in scheme of ACP . Please clarify . Am I not eligible for GP
    of Rs.4200/-?

  2. Tilak Raj Guleria says

    Please clarify these points :
    Our Institute is autonomous body and I have joined in July,1989 in Pb. Govt. pay scale i.e. Rs. 3120-5160. I was promoted in the year July, 1994 as Clerk after 05 years regular service in the pay scale i.e. Rs. 3120-5160. After 05 years in July, 1999 I was placed in the next scale i.e. 4400-8000 (Not promoted). Now, the Institute has give us opportunity to opted Central Pay scale w.e.f. 01.01. 2006. I switch over into the Central Pay scale w.e.f. 01.01.2006. Sir, please clarify :
    From which date I am entitled for MACP (I am working on the same post and same Institute since July 1994, no promotion granted only placement given in the year 1999)

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