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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

No. 35034/3/2008-Estt.(D) (Vol.11)
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.11) dated 01.11.2010, it is further clarified as
2.(i) Financial upqradation 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.11) 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-1. 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.11) 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.(0) dated 19th May, 2009 stands modified to the above extent.
4. Hindi version will follow.
(Mukta Goel)
Director (Estt.l)
All Ministries/Departments of the Government of India (As per standard list).
Copy to:-
1. President's Secretariat/ Vice President's Secretariat/ Prime Minister's Office/
Supreme Court/ Rajya Sabha Secretariat/ Lok Sabha Secretariat/ Cabinet
Secretariat/ UPSC/ CVC/ C&AG/ Central Administrative Tribunal (Principal Bench),
New Delhi.
2. All Subordinate/Attached Offices of the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievance &
3. Secretary, National Commission for Minorities.
4. Secretary, National Commission for Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes.
5. Secretary, Staff Side, National Council (JCM), 13C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi.
6. All Staff Side Members of the National Council (JCM), 13-C, Ferozeshah Road,
7. Department of Expenditure.
8. Facilitation


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