GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
New Delhi, dated 27-7-2011
The General Secretary
4, State Entry Road, New Delhi- 110055
Sub: PNM/AIRF Item No. 12/2006- Assured Career Progression (ACP) Scheme for Railway servants – Clarification regarding procedure in respect of selection posts.
Ret : Minutes of the meeting held with the Board on 21-22 December 2010.
With reference to the above, the undersigned is directed to state that the matter has already been examined and it was advised earlier vide Board’s letter of even number dated 23-11-2009 that the earlier ACP Scheme (of October 1999) envisaged fulfillment of normal promotion norms such as bench mark, trade test, departmental exam, seniority-cum-fitness, etc., for grant of financial upgradation. However, the Modified ACP Scheme, which has superseded the earlier ACP Scheme and effective from 1.9.2008, prescribes that financial upgradation would be subject to fitness in the hierarchy of the Grade Pay with in the PB-1. Thereafter, the benchmark of ‘Good’ till the Grade Pay of Rs.6600 in PB-3 and the benchmark of ‘Very Good’ to the Grade Pay of Rs.7600 and above would be applicable for financial upgradation. As such, the MACPS criteria for upgradation are different from the ACP Scheme.
Further, vide Boards letter dated 28.12.2010 (RBE 188/2010), it has been clarified that where the financial upgradation under the MACPS also happens to be in the promotional grade and benchmark for promotion is lower than the benchmark for granting the benefits under MACPS, the benchmark for promotion shall apply to MACPS also
For Secretary, Railway Board