INDWF published discussion points and the decisions taken in the meeting held on 6th Feb 2014 with MoD…
INDWF published the detailed outcome of the meeting held on 6.2.2014 with Chairmanship of Additional Secretary (A), Ministry of Defence… The Following demands were discussed and the comments are given:
Point No. Agenda Decision
1. Grant of 2nd /3rd MACP in the grade Pay of Rs.4600/- to the Artisan Staff of Defence Establishments who were granted 2nd ACP in the Chargeman scale of Rs.5000-8000. M of D, Defence Finance raised objections stating that Master Craftsman further line of promotion is Chargeman though both are in same pay. By becoming Chargeman, they will neither get one increment nor fixation of pay benefit but it will be treated as one promotion and counted against 3rd MACP.However, it was claimed that upto 31.12.2005 MCM was getting Rs.4500-7000 and was part of HS (55%) and therefore, on completion of 24 years of regular service 2nd ACP was granted in Rs.5000-8000. But after 01.01.2006, HS I was created and MCM pay was upgraded to Rs.4200/- Grade Pay (Pre-revised Pay Rs.5000-8000). HS I and MCM became regular promotional grade. Therefore, those who got 2nd MACP they should be granted Rs.4600/- after completion of 30 years. This was agreed and Defence finance approved the claim M of D issued orders in this respect vide their letter No.11 (5)/2009-D (Civ-I) dt 06.02.2014.
“The matter has been considered in consultation with Defence Finance and it is further clarified that since the post of MCM was not in the hierarchy of Artisan staff cadre upto 31.12.2005, the Highly skilled workers/MCM who were already drawing the pay scale of Chargeman (Rs.5000-80000) viz the promotion post upto 31.12.2005 under ACPs may be considered for further Financial upgradtions, if due, in the next grade pay (Rs.4600/-) in the hierarchy of Grade Pay.”
According to which, HS or MCM employees got Rs.5000-8000 in ACP after completion of 24 years are now eligible to get III MACP on completion of 30 years of service.
For those who have completed 30 years between 01.01.2006 and 31.08.2008 they are not considered due to the reasons mentioned above but a fresh proposal was not made to overcome the problem and to grant Rs.4600/- on 3rd MACP for the Artisan Staff, the model proposal for promotion is indicated below: