Grant of benefits under MACPS to employees inducted into Group A Services

Earlier in the O.M.No: 35034/3/2008-Estt(D) dated 09.09.2010, DOPT (Click here to read this OM) had clarified in respect of the issue of providing benefits of MACPS to the Government Servants who have been inducted in to Group A Service of Central Government as follows

Whether the benefits of MACPS would be allowed to the Government Servants who have been later on inducted in the Organized Group A Service

No.  The benefits under MACPS is not applicable to Group A officer of Organised Group A Services as the officer under Organized Group A services have already been allowed parity of two years on on-functional basis with the officers of Indian Administrative Service (IAS)

Now, considering a number of references from various central government departments, DOPT has decided to allow grant of financial up-gradations under MACPS with effect from the due date to those officers who are deprived of the benefits of MACPS due to their induction in the organised Group A services at a later state of their service.

The modality in this regard fixed by Government in such situations is that Financial Up-gradation under MACPS with effect from the due dated to those officers who are inducted to the Organised Group A Services when they are nearing retirement subject to the condition that only at the time of retirement an evaluation of up-gradation/promotions earned by the officer would be made.

The detailed Office Memorandum No: 35034/10/2011-Estt.(D) dated 13.06.2012 issued in this connection is as follows

No.35034/10/2011-Estt. (D)

Government of India

Ministry of Personnel, Public and Pensions

(Department of Personnel and Training)

Establishment (D)

North Block, New Delhi

Dated : 13th June, 2012

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme for the Central Government Civilian Employees – Clarification regarding grant of benefits of MACPS to officers who have later on inducted into Organized Group A Services –

In terms of clarification given o point of doubt no. 2 of Annexure of this Department’s O.M. dated 09.09.2010, no benefits under the MACPS would be applicable to Group A officers of Organised Group A Services, as the officer under organized Group ‘A’ Services have already been allowed parity of two years on non-functional basis with the officers of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS). In this regard, this Department is in receipt of a number of references from various Departments in respect of officers who are deprived of the benefits of MACPS due to their induction into the organised Group A Services at a later stage of their service.

2. The issue has been considered by this Department in consultation with Department of Expenditure. It has been decided to allow grant of financial up-gradation under MACPS with effect from the due date to those officers who are inducted to the Organized Group ‘A’ Services when they are nearing retirement subject to the condition that only at the time of retirement an evaluation of up-gradations/promotions earned by the officer would be made. In case such officers have already attained three financial upgradations under MACP Scheme, they shall not be entitled for NFU to the same grade from a later date.

3. Hindi version will follow.

sd/-

(Mukta Goel)

Director (Estt.I)

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