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Certain Key Clarifications on MACP Scheme

With the approval of DOPT, Ministry of Finance has recently issued a Circular consequent on clarifications sought by Administrative authorities who implement MACP Scheme.

These clarifications gain significance in view of approval by DOPT.  We feel these clarifications could be applicable  for similarly placed officers in other departments also.

Download the Clarifications of Ministry of Finance

Download original order for MACP

We thought of summarizing the questions asked and govt’s clarifications for the same along with its implications, as the soft copy of the circular we could get is not perfectly legible.
Question : 1

Government sought time to resolve this issue

Question :2
The UDCs (pre-revised scale-Rs.4000-6000) were promoted to the old cadre of tax assistant (pre-revised Scale-Rs.4500-7000) and thereafter to Inspector (pre-revised scale Rs.6500-10500).  The old cadre of Tax Assistant was re-designated as Senior Tax Assistant (Pre-revised Scale-Rs.5000-8000) with effect from 20.01.2003.  The pay scales of Rs.5000-8000, Rs.5500-9000, and Rs.6500-10,500 have been merged in common pay band of Rs.9300-34800 (PB-2) with grade pay of Rs.4,200 in 6CPC.  In these circumstances clarification is required whether the promotions of UDCs, Old Tax Assistants and Old Tax Assistants to Inspectors shall be counted as two promotions or one promotion for the purpose of MACP.

Clarification:
Point No: 6 of annexure to MACP would apply in the cases where pay scale of feeder cadre and promotion cadre were same prior to 1.1.2006 and they were not merged into single grade pay after 1.1.2006.  Like wise point no: 5 of Annexure to MACP would apply in the cases where pay scales of feeder cadre and promotion cadre have been merged in 6CPC.

What we get out of this Clarification: Direct UDCs mentioned in this illustration  were promoted from the grade of UDC to old tax assistant, which has to be counted for the purpose of MACP since the pre-revised UDC scale was not merged with the higher pay scale.  Further, promotion given to them from the grade of tax assistants (Senior TA) to the grade of Inspector should again be counted for the purpose of MACP as the grade of Inspector now is separate with the grade pay of Rs.4600.

Question 3:
Whether the UDCs who got earlier two promotions to the grade of old tax Assistant and Inspector after completion of 5 years and now completed 10 years of service in the grade of Inspectors, are eligible for 3rd financial upgradation after completion of 15 years.  Or whether such Inspectors are to be considered for 3rd MACP upgradation after completion of 30 years of service

Clarification:

3rd MACP would be granted to such Officers after completion of 30 years of service or after completion of 10 years of service in the same grade whichever is later.

What we get out of this Clarification:
The analogy behind this clarification is UDCs mentioned in the illustration have been granted two promotions viz., from the grade of UDCs to Tax Assistants and to the grade of Inspectors within the period of 15 years.  So, they will be entitled for 3rd MACP on completion of 30 years only.

Question:4
The UDCs (Rs.4000-100-8000) were promoted to the grades of DOS Level II (Rs.5000-15-8000), DOS level I (Rs.5500-200-10500) and Administrative Officer Group B(Rs.6500-34800) with grade payof Rs.4200.  Now the said pay scales of Rs.5000-8000, Rs.5500-9000 and Rs.6500-10500 have been merged. In this background whether promotions granted to the said officers are to be counted for MACP?

Clarification:
The situation is required to be dealt with in accordance with Point No: 5 of Annexure to MACP

What we get out of this clarification:

UDCs who preferred the other promotional route that is UDC to Tax Assistant and to Deputy Office Superintendent will be entitled for 2nd MACP in terms of point no: 5 of Annexure to MACP after completion of 20 years of service as they have got only one effective promotion as envisaged in MACP from the grade of UDC to Tax assistants in their total service of 20 years.  After 6CPC implementation pay scales of Tax assistants and Deputy Office Superintendents have been merged with the grant of grade pay of Rs.4200.

Question : 5
Whether Administrative of Group B who have completed 10 years of service in the grade of AO after earning three or more promotions, are eligible for grant of MACP in light of para 1 of annexure to MACP which says that financial upgradation under the scheme will be admissible whenever a person has spent 10 years continuously in the same grade pay.

Clarification:
The said officers would not be entitled for MACP

What we get out of this clarification:
This clarification implies that though an officer spent 10 years of continuous service in a grade, his total service and the number of promotions/ACP that could be counted for MACP allowed to him prior to the present grade would actually decide whether he is entitled for MACP now.

Question:6
The superintendents are granted non-functional upgradation i.e. grade pay of Rs.5400 in PB-2 after completion of 4 years of regular service.  Whether this non-functional upgradation will be counted for the purpose of grant of financial upgradation under MACP.

Answer: This issue has to be dealt with in accordance with para 8.1 of MACP.

What Para 8.1 of MACP says:
Consequent upon the implementation of Sixth CPC’s recommendations, grade pay of Rs. 5400 is now in two pay bands viz., PB-2 and PB-3. The grade pay of Rs. 5400 in PB-2 and Rs.5400 in PB-3 shall be treated as separate grade pays for the purpose of grant of upgradations under MACP Scheme.

What we get out of this clarification:

Though the clarification did not touch the issue directly, it implies that since Para 8.1 confirmed that  PB-2 grade pay of Rs.5400 and PB-3 grade pay of Rs.5400 is different, upgradation from PB-2 Rs.5400 to PB-3 Rs.5400 has to be granted in case of an officer is eligible to receive MACP when he is in PB-2 Rs.5400 and non-functional upgradation from the grade pay of Rs.4800 to the grade pay of Rs.5400 after 4 years of service in the grade of Superintendents should not be counted as promotion.

Question:7

Prior to implementation of 6cpc, the superintendents/Inspectors were granted the the second financial upgradation to the pay scale of Assistant Commissioner (Junior Time Scale) in the pre-revised pay scale of Rs.8000-275-13500 under ACP Scheme on completion of 24 years of service.

As per para 8.1 of Annexure 1 of MACP scheme grade pay of Rs.5400 is now in two pay bands viz., PB-2 and PB-3 and they shall be treated as separate grade pays.

In these circumstances whether the aforesaid superintendents/Inspectors are to be placed in the grade pay of Rs.5400 in pay band 2 or pay band 3 ?  Clarification is also required whether these officers are to be considered for third financial upgradation for the grade pay of Rs.5400 or next higher grade pay of Rs.6600 under MACP

Clarification:

Third financial upgradation would be granted in the grade pay of Rs.6600/- for these officers.

What we get out of this Clarification:

It implies that these officers should have been placed in the grade pay of Rs.5400 (PB-3) prior to grant of 3rd financial upgradation to the grade pay of Rs.6600/- under MACP.

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