MACP to be processed within stipulated time limit – DOPT Instructions

MACP Screening Committee to meet twice in a financial year viz., in January and July for advance processing of MACP list maturing in that half

No.35034/3/2008-Estt. (D)

Government of India

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions

(Department of Personnel and Training)

North Block, New Delhi, the 18th February, 2015



This Department on the recommendation of Sixth Central Pay Commission in Para 6.1.15 of its report and in supersession of previous Assured Career Progression Scheme, vide O.M. No. 35034/3/2008-Estt.(D) dated 19.05.2009 introduced the Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for the Central Government Civilian Employees which is operational w.e.f. 01.09.2008. MACP Scheme envisages the three financial upgradations at intervals of 10, 20 and 30 years of continuous regular service to all regularly appointed Group “A”, “B”, and “C” Central Government Civilian Employees.

2. As per para 6 of DOPT’s O.M. No. 35034/3/2008-Estt.(D) dated 19.05.2009, the Screening Committee would follow a time-schedule and meet twice in a financial year preferably in the first week of January and first week of July of a year for advance processing of the cases maturing in that half. Accordingly, cases maturing during the first-half (April/September) of a particular financial year would be taken up for consideration by the Screening Committee meeting in the first week of January. Similarly, the Screening Committee meeting in the first week of July of any financial year would process the cases that would be maturing during the second-half (October-March) of the same financial year.

3. It has come to notice of this Department that the benefits of MACPS are not being granted as per the schedule/provisions in the MACP Scheme leading to dissatisfaction and grievances among the employees. Therefore, Ministriy/Departments are advised to ensure strict compliance to the time limits indicated in MACPS for grant of benefits under this scheme as and when the employees become eligible for such benefits.


(Mukta Goel)


Download DOPT Office Memorandum No.35034/3/2008-Estt. (D) dated 18.02.2015

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One Comment

  1. Is there a rule to grant MACP in 12 years instead of 10 years due to a Warning Letter which I got in Sep 2012. My MACP was due on 01 April 2012 but I have got it from 01 April 2014. My Arrears is not also given to me. Please anybody tell me what are the rules and regulations in granting MACP. And I am doing my job continuously. There is no gap in my job from the last 15 years.

    Please send me the details of granting MACP. And in which case it is not applicable to the employees. Please mail me the details to the above given mail address

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