Granting of MACP-3 to Master craftsman holding the posts prior to 01.01.2006 and re-designation / Transfer to Chargeman (T) in Defence Establishments
In continuation to our above reference letters cited above, we further wish to submit our representation on the above subject for your early and speedy actions to grant 3rd MACP to MCM and Chargeman transferred from MCM in the Defence Establishments.
MOD I.D.No.11 (1)/2002/D(Civ-I) dated 20.05.2003 states that:
- i. The post of Master craftsman does not find mention as feeder category in any of the SROs for Chargeman. The Master Craftsman are being made Chargeman using the provisions of existing SRO 13(E) of 1989 in which HS is the feeder grade and Master Craftsman being part of Highly Skilled grade was eligible for promotion to Chargeman.
- ii. Therefore, consequent upon implementation of 4 grade structure in respect of Artisan Staff, MCM are being made Chargeman which happens to be in the same Grade pay of Rs.4200/- without giving them any benefits of pay fixation. This movement of MCM to Chargeman cannot be construed as promotion in the same grade.
Point of Doubt
Whether placement/appointment in higher scales of pay based on the recommendation of the Pay Commissions or Committees set up to rationalise the cadre is to be reckoned as promotion/financial upgradation and offset against the two financial up gradations applicable under the ACP Scheme?
Where all the post are placed in a higher scale of pay, with or without a change in the designation, without requirement of any new qualification for holding the post in the higher grade, not specified in the Recruitment Rules for the existing post and without involving any change in responsibilities and duties, then placement of all the incumbents against such upgraded posts is not be treated as promotion/upgradation.