Benchmark Grading for MACP for Non-Gazetted Staff – Clarification by Railway Board

Financial Upgradation under MACP Scheme by ignoring the promotion/ACP earned prior to 01.01.2006: DOP

7th Pay Commission Clarification on Benchmark Grading while considering MACPs to Non-Gazetted Staff : Railway Board Order No. ECor/Pers/R/Clari-MACPs/2020 dated 29.07.2020


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Office of the Principal Chief Personnel Officer
रेल सदन, द्वितीय तल, भुवनेश्वर – 751017
Rail Sadan, IInd Floor, Bhubaneswar – 751017

Date: 29.07.2020

No. ECor/Pers/R/Clari-MACPs/2020


Sub: Clarification regarding prescribed Benchmark while considering MACPs to Non-Gazetted Staff.

Reff: RBE No. 155/2016 and RBE-16/2020.


The comprehensive MACP Scheme on acceptance of Seventh Central Pay Commission recommendations has been issued vide RBE No-16/2020. In the light of the recommendations of the 7th CPC, the Modified Assured Carrier Progression Scheme (MACPs) will continue to be administered at 10, 20 and 30 years as before. In order to implement a uniform policy all over ECoR, the following staff.

1. In terms of RBE No.-155/2016 for grant of financial up gradation under the MACPs the prescribed Benchmark has been revised for all level to “Very Good” w.e.f 25th July, 2016.

2. In compliance to RBE No-16/2020, enclosing DOPT’s O.M. No-35034/3/2015-Estt. (D) dated-22.10.2019, Para-17, (i) the revised benchmark of APARs i.e. “Very Good” shall be applicable for the year 2016-17 and subsequent years.

3. White assessing the suitability of and employee for grant of MACP, the DSC (Departmental Screening Committee) shall assess the APARs in the reckoning period, the benchmark for the APARs for the years 2016-2017 and thereafter shall be “Very Good”.

4. For Example, if a particular MACP falls due on or after 25.07.2016, the following benchmark for APARs are applicable for Level 11 and below:

APAR for the Year Benchmark grading for MACP for Level-11 and below.
2015-16 and earlier Good
2016-17 Very Good
2017-18 and subsequent year Very Good

(R.N.A. Parida)
Chairman Railway Recruitment Cell
For Principal Chief Personnel Officer

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