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MACP scheme after implementation of 7th Pay Commission for JCO and Other Rank Defence Personnel

Financial Upgradation on MACP for Defence Personnel in the rank of JCO and Other Ranks such as Jawans, nayak, Sepoy, Havildar etc – Rules and procedures applicable after implementation of 7th Pay Commission recommendations 

6.3 : MACP
(A) MACP SCHEME UNDER VIth CPC.

The sixth central Pay in its report recommended Modified Assure Carrer Progression Scheme (MACP). As per the recommendation and further modified by the Government, grant of three Financial upgradation under MACPS at interval of 8,16,24 years of regular continuous service will be available in the next higher grade pay.

Applicability: The scheme should be operational w.e.f 01 September 2008.

Financial up gradation on MACP:

There shall be three financial up gradations under the MACPS counted from the direct entry grade on completion of 8,16 and 24 years service respectively. Financial up gradation under the scheme will be admissible whenever a person has spent 8 years continuously in the same grade pay . MACP will imply a minimum increment of 3% of total pay (including Grade pay, X-pay, where applicable) applicable to the rank in r/o which MACP is being granted.

Stepping up of pay:

No stepping up of pay in the Pay band or grade pay would be admissible with regard to junior getting more pay than the senior on account of pay fixation under MACP Scheme.

Effect on Rank Status:

On grant of financial upgradation under the scheme, there will be no change with regard to the designation and will continue to be governed by the actual Rank held. However, financial benefits linked to the allowances would be admissible viz transport Allowance, travel entitlements etc.

Financial up gradation under (MACP) shall be purely personal to the JCOs/OR and shall have no relevance to his seniority position.

Terminal Benefits:

Pay drawn in the Pay Band and the grade pay allowed under the MACPS shall be taken as the basis for determining the terminal benefits in respect of retiring JCOs/OR.

Disciplinary Criteria:

Disciplinary criteria applicable for promotion will also apply for MACP.

EFFECT of Refusal of Promotion;

If an individual refuses promotion, MACP will also be denied. If an individual refuses promotion after MACP, earlier MACP will not be withdrawn. However, he will not be eligible for further MACP. If he again accepts promotion, MACP will also be deferred by the period of debarment due to refusal. Willingness for promotion will be assumed unless an individual states he is unwilling.

Illustration:

(a) The three financial upgradation under the MACP will be the grade pay of following ranks based on direct entry grade

Entry Type 1st MACP to GP 2nd MACP to GP 3rd MACP to GP
Direct Entry Sep. 2400 2800 4200
Direct Entry Hav. 4200 4600 4800
Dir. Entry Nb Sub. 4600 4800 5400 (PB-2)

 

(b) Any direct entry JCOs/OR who does not get promoted and remains in the same grade pay for a period of 08 years from last promotion, will be given financial upgradation to next higher grade pay with one increment @ 3%.

(c) A Sep. in receipt of MACP of a NK will be granted MACP of Hav after 8 years continuous service in the same grade pay or 16 years of service whichever is earlier and will be granted promotion increment of 3% and Grade pay of Hav. He will not be entitled to wear hav’s stripes and his terms of engagement will remain unaltered. A Sep. who did not earn any promotion, would be entitled to NK’s pay and stripes after 16 years of service. Since he is already in receipt of NK’s Pay and would now be entitled to Hav’s pay, such individuals may be permitted to wear stripes of Nayak on completion of 16 years of service and draw MACP pay of Hav. His terms of engagement will however remain unaltered.

(d) Remustered HAVs join in direct entry grade of Sep. Since regular service for the purpose of MACP shall commence from the date of joining of a post in direct entry grade (i.e.Sep.) such remustered HAVs would deem to have earned a promotion. Hence they would be entitled to the balance two MACPs. If however, they have availed MACP of NK or promoted to Select NK prior to remustering as HAV they would be entitled to only the third MACP. Similar provision would apply to a remustered JCO.

(e) Direct entry HAV and JCOs join service in the particular grade. Hence they would be entitled to three MACPs available under the scheme as regular service for the purpose of MACP shall commence from the date of joining of a post in direct entry grade.

(f) If a Sepoy in PB-1 in the grade pay of Rs. 2000 gets his first regular promotion to the rank of Nk in the PB-1 in the grade pay of Rs. 2400 on completion of 5 years of service and then continues in the same Grade Pay of further 8 years without any promotion then he would be eligible for 2nd up gradation under the MACPS in the PB-1 in the Grade pay of Rs. 2800 after completion of 13 years (5+8 Years).

In case he does not get any promotion thereafter, he would get 3rd financial up gradation in the PB-II in grade Pay of Rs. 4200 on completion of further 8 years of service i.e. after 21 years (5+8+8).

(B) MACP SCHEME UNDER VIIth CPC.

A direct recruited Sep, Hav or JCO will be entitled to minimum three financial upgradations after 8, 16 and 24 years of service. At the time of each financial upgradation under MACP, the JCO/OR would get an addl increment and next higher Pay in the hierarchy. The following MACP would be entitled to JCOs/OR recruited under direct entry:-

(a) Sep.

(i) Entitled to first financial upgradation of pay of the rank of Naik on completion of 8 yrs of service.

(ii) Second financial upgradation of pay of the rank of Hav on completion of 16 yrs of service.

(iii) Third financial upgradation of pay of the rank of Nb Sub on completion of 24 yrs of service.

(b) Direct Entry Hav.

(i) A direct entry Hav would be entitled to first financial upgradation of pay of the rank of Nb Sub on completion of 8 yrs of service.

(ii) Second financial upgradation of pay of the rank of Sub on completion of 16 yrs of service.

(iii) Third financial upgradation of pay of the rank of Sub Maj on completion of 24 yrs service.

(c) A Direct Entry JCO will be entitled to first financial up gradation in Level 7 to the rank of Subedar on completion of 8 years of service, second financial up gradation in Level 8 to the rank of Subedar Major on completion of 16 years of service and third financial up gradation in Level 9 on completion of 24 years of service. This is subject to the condition that the third financial upgradation does not take them beyond the age of superannuation for JCOs in terms of maximum period of service allowed and age of retirement / release.

Illustration

  • If a Sep in Level 3 gets his first regular promotion to the rank of Nk in Level 4 on completion of 5 years of service and then continues in the same Level for further 8 years without any promotion then he would be eligible for second up gradation under the MACP Scheme in the Level 5 after completion of 13 years (5+8 years).
  • In case he does not get any promotion thereafter, then he would get third up gradation under the MACPs in Level 6 on completion of further 8 years of service i.e after 21 years (5+8+8).

Auth: Adm Instrs for grant of MACP issued by PS-2(c) vide their letter No B/33513/ACP/ AG/PS-2(c) dated 13 Jun 2011 and MoD ID No 1(13)/2011-D(Pay/ Services) dated 30 Jun 2014.

Source: Handbook of 7th CPC pay and allowances for JCO and OR

Also checkout following topics in Handbook on 7th Pay Commission Pay and Allowances for Defence personnel

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