MACP for Central Government Employees – Clarification issued by Dopt on 10.12.2014

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

Recommendations of the Screening Committee henceforth be placed before the Appointing Authority of the post in both cases where the Committee is constituted in the Ministry/Department or in other cases for approval with regard to grant of financial upgradation under MACP Scheme.

N0.35034/3/2008-Estt(D) (Vol.II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)

New Delhi 110001
Dated the 10th December, 2014


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

The undersigned is directed to invite reference to the Para 5 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 the recommendations of the Screening Committee shall be placed before the Secretary in cases where the Committee is constituted in the Ministry/Department or before the Head of the organisation/competent authority in other cases for approval.

2. References have been received from various Ministries/Departments with regard to delegation of powers of Secretary to a Joint Secretary level officer as a large number of files on various matters are referred to the Secretary for approval and it is an administrative matter of routine nature which can be disposed of at the level of Joint Secretary.

3. The matter has been considered in this Department and it has been decided that the recommendations of the Screening Committee henceforth be placed before the Appointing Authority
of the post in both cases where the Committee is constituted in the Ministry/Department or in other cases for approval with regard to grant of financial upgradation under MACP Scheme.

4. Ministries/Departments are requested to bring these instructions to the notice of all concerned including their attached and subordinate offices.

(Mukta Goel)

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3rd Financial Upgradation under MACP, Railway Board’s reply to AIRF’s Reference

3rd Financial Upgradation under MACP, Railway Board’s reply to AIRF’s Reference.

(Railway Board)

No PC-V/2011/M/3/AIRF

New Delhi, dated 13.11.2014

The General Secretary
4, State Entry Road,
New Delhi-110055

Sub:- 3rd financial upgradation under MACP Scheme.

The undersigned is directed to refer to AlRF’s letter No.AlRF/MACP/2014 (302), dated 07.10.2014 and to state the matter has already been consulted with DoP&T, the nodal department of Govt. on MACPS, and they have advised as under:

As regards the Order dated 31.05.2011 in CA No. 1038/CH/2010 (Raj Pal vs UOI) of Hon’ble CAT, Chandigarh which was upheld by the High Court and Apex Court, it may be stated that the Apex Court has not considered the issue on merit. The said SLP was dismissed due to insufficient explanation to condone the delay in the filing of the SLP. As regards implementation of CAT Order dated 9.5.2012 in GA No. 141/2012, the administrative Department was advised for implementation for the petitioners only subject to outcome of Review Petition in view of Contempt case. It may also be stated that generally the judgments passed by Hon’ble Tribunals/Courts are applicable/implemented to the specific case, unless there is any direction for similar dispensation to be extended to similarly placed persons. Hence, the above Orders pronounced favoring the applicants by the Tribunal/Courts and implemented on attaining finality or due to contempt or due to any other reason may be taken as exceptions/aberration.

In the matter, DOP&T have advised to maintain status quo with regard to the provisions for grant of MACPS benefits. It may be clarified that financial upgradations under MACPS would continue to be granted in the successive grade pay in the hierarchy of recommended revised pay band and grade pay as given in Section 1, Part-a of the first Schedule of the Railway Services (Revised Pay), Rules, 2008 and not in the promotional hierarchy, where functional promotion are allowed in the same Grade Pay, MACP benefits would also be regulated in the Grade Pay only.

Since, DoP&T is the nodal department on MACP Scheme and financial upgradation under the Scheme are regulated as per instructions/clarifications issued by them from time to time. In view of the above, it is not feasible to deviate from the instructions issued by the nodal deptt. on the subject viz. DoP&T.

Yours faithfully,
for Secretary/Railway


MACP on Promotional Hierarchy – Steering Committee Constituted – TKR Pillai

MACP on Promotional Hierarchy – Steering Committee Constituted – TKR Pillai





A meeting of the organizations/individuals who won the cases of MACP on promotional hierarchy in principal CAT/High Courts and other Associations, demanding to grant MACP on promotional hierarchy was convened on 25/09/2014 at NFPE office, North Avenue Post Office to discuss and decide the course of action to be taken to defend the SLP filed by the DoPT against the MACP cases of MV Mohanan Nair of Ernakulam CAT, Babu Ram, Reeta Devi and Dirender Singh of CAT Chandigarh.

The following persons/organisations were present in the meeting.

1. B S Negi All India CPWD Engineers Association
2. R.K. Singh All India CPWD Engineers Association
3. Sanjay Kumar Ministry of Defence
4. R.M.S. Pillai Survey of India
5. A S Bhatnagar Survey of India
6. Vijayendra Kumar Survey of India
7. R.K. Shrivastava All India CPWD Office Staff Association
8. Madhav Goswami All India CPWD Office Staff Association
9. D P Singh AE © CCW AIR
10. V M Tripathi AE © CCW AIR Min. of I & B
11. Pranjit Singh Sethi Kendriya Vidhyalaya Sangathan
12. Hamed Husain DPR, Ministry of Defence
13. Rohit Jain Indian Ordinance Factory Gazetted Officers Association.
14. Om Prakash NCERT New Delhi
15. Sunil Kumar NCERT New Delhi
16. Yogiraj Chandiliya Kendriya Vidhyalaya
17. Bhupendra Singh CPWD Engineers Association
18. P R Charan Babu CPWD Engineers Association
19. P Surender nath Defence
20. R Ramesh Chawdrd Indian Information Service Association
21. A S Chaudhary Statistical Service Officers Association
22. Subodh Kumar SOI
23. H S Bist SOI
24. TKR Pillai All India Association of Administrative Staff (NG), Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation

Besides, top leaders of the Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers, namely, Shri S. K Vyas Advisor, Shri M Krishnan, Secretary General, KKN Kutty, President, M S Raja Secretary etc. were present in the meeting. The leaders of Confederation elaborated the presentation before the MACP Anomaly Committee by them and said that the Government is not willing to consider any of the pending demands/anomaly including the anomaly of MACP, the only way left to us, at this stage is to intervene in the SLP pending before the Hon’ble Supreme Court by presenting our case through reputed advocates. The leaders of the Confederation have spelt out the merits and demerits of the MACP. However they are unanimous on the matter of intervening in the SLP filed in the Supreme Court as there is no alternative left with the employees.

The meeting discussed the issue in its breadth and length and decided to intervene in the SLP filed by Shri Mohanan Nair which is listed for hearing on 8th of October 2014 after assessing the merits of the case. Otherwise to intervene in the SLP of Shri Babu Ram/Dhirender Singh on its listing for hearing in the Hon’ble Supreme Court.

While discussing the course of action to be taken to defend the case and also raising funds for the expenses, All India Ordinance Factory Gazetted Officers Association, CPWD Engineers Association and All India CPWD Engineers Association have assured the meeting to provide one lawyer each at their own expenses to defend the case at Supreme Court. It was also decided that a legal fund to meet the expenses for conducting the case will be raised from the Central Government Employees.

The meeting unanimously decided to constitute a Steering Committee to conduct the case smoothly and elected the following persons as its members:-

1. Shri TKR Pillai Min. of Statistics & Programme Implementation(MoS&PI) Convener
2. Shri B S Negi CPWD Joint Convener
3. Shri Bhupender Singh CPWD Joint Convener
4. Shri Rohit Jain Ordinance Factory Joint Convener
5. Shri Hamed Husain Min. of Defense Member
6. Shri Sanjay Kumar Min. of Defense Member
7. Shri A Bhatnagar Survey of India Member
8. Shri A S Chaudhary MoS&PI Member
9. Shri Madhav Goswamy CPWD Member
10. Shri Om Prakash NCERT Member
11. Shri D P Singh AIR Member

It has decided that a meeting of the steering committee will be held on 27th September in All India CPWD Engineers Association’s Office, IPO New Delhi. It has also decided that Shri B S Negi, Joint Convener will convene meetings of the steering committee/emergency meetings in the absence of Shri TKR Pillai, Convener in Delhi.

The meeting ended with a vote of thanks

(TKR Pillai)


Grant of MACP on Promotional Hierarchy – IOFGOA writes to Government

IOFGOA writes to Chairman of DGOF, Secretary of MoD and Secretary of PPG&P regarding the issue of granting of MACP on Promotional Hierarchy…

GRANT OF MACP ON PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY- Indian Ordnance Factories Gazetted Officers Association writes to Government

Indian Ordinance Factories Gazetted Officers Association (IOFGOA)had written a letter (given below) to the Government in view of the CAT Principle Bench New Delhi judgment dated 01/05/2014, directing the Government to implement MACP on promotional hierarchy within 3 months from the date of the judgment. Since the Government has not taken any action on the matter so far the Association has filed contempt of Court and the next date of hearing of the case is 11/11/2014.

As regards the SLP filed against Shri Babu Ram & Ors, according Shri S B Chaubey, General Secretary, his Association has decided to bear the expense of one Advocate to defend the case in Supreme Court.

-TKR Pillai, GS


Implementation of financial Upgradation under ACP/MACP in DGOF

INDWF published outcome of the JCM III level meeting held on 25th and 26th August 2014 at OFB HQrs. Kolkatta…

Implementation of financial Upgradation under ACP/MACP in DGOF


INDWF/Affiliated Unions/ACP-MACP/2014

Date 08.09.2014

All Affiliated Unions of INDWF
Ordnance Factories,

Dear Colleagues,

In the recent meeting of the OFB JCM III Level council held on 25th and 26th August, 2014 at OFB HQrs, Kolkatta. During the meeting, the Staff side raised the issue regarding proper implementation of financial upgradation under ACP/MACP. Some Factories implemented properly and some factories denied implementing the same. Accounts authorities also did not agree the proposals of Factories.

In this regard, it was agreed by the official side to convene the Admin/Personnel officers of Ordnance Factories at NADP, Nagpur alongwith Accounts Officials for which the issues of
ACP/MACP is required to be forwarded for discussion to Ordnance Factory Board within 10 days.

Therefore all the Unions are requested to submit the details of ACP/MACP issues unsettled immediately with reference to the orders on the subject.

— Upto 31.08.2008 — ACP under Financial upgradations is to be granted on Promotional Hierarchy ignoring the promotion granted prior to 01.01.2006 for the erstwhile Group D
employees and Labourer USK to Labourer SK.

— NIEs Group ‘D’ — Labourer SSK — then Tradesman SSK all should be ignored for ACP and their promotion to SK should also be ignored and 1st ACP should be Rs.2400 Grade Pay and 2nd ACP should be Rs.4200/- Grade Pay if they are eligible before 31.08.2008.

— NIEs Group ‘D’ categories like Peon, Duftry, Gestner Operator, Tracer etc., are eligible for promotions as per SRO of NIEs induding Durwans to supervisor and Chargeman. This has not been fully implemented, Whether this has been implemented If not what are the actions from the respective Factories.

— ACP till 31.08.2008 and MACP w.e.f. 01.09.2008 which is promotional hierarchy and Grade Pay hierarchy respectively whether this has been implemented/ Granted to the eligible employees.

Replies on each case may be sent with details and also the cases in addition if you are having may be sent by E-mail ( to the undersigned for forwarding
the same to OFB Hqrs.

Yours fraternally,


General Secretary

Source: INDWF