Saturday, 11 September 2010

MACPS or Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme

After the implementation of 6th Central Pay Commission earlier ACP has been replaced by MACPS (Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme) with effect from 01.09.2008. The Old ACP would be granted only up to 31.08.2008. According to MACPS an employee would get and enhancement of grade pay as well as pay band scale related with the new grade pay after a maximum of 10 years or service in a particular grade pay.

A Screening Committee would be constituted and the meeting would be held twice in a financial year most probably on January and July.

Under MACPS the financial up gradation is purely personal and it does not mean that if the junior got more pay than the senior after MACPS and the senior’s pay should be made par with the juniors pay.

This MACP is applicable for all cadres including Group A (excluding organized Grade A services)

MACPS is allowed up to the highest grade pay of 12,000 in PB-4. The pay shall be increased by 3% of the total pay (Basic pay + Grade pay) before MACP and it would be added with the difference in grade pay. There shall be no further fixation at the time of regular promotion if it is the same grade pay as granted under MACPS. Financial up gradation will be in next higher grade pay in the hierarchy of Grade Pay and not in the promotional hierarchy (as it was earlier). Option for fixation of pay is also available

There shall be three financial upgradations from the entry scale after 10, 20 and 30 years of appointment.

If an employee continued in the same grade for 10 years he is eligible for MACPS.  Service rendered in a lower grade will not be counted for grant of MACP after completion of total qualifying service of 10 years. For example if an employee gets regular promotion to the next grade after completion of 5 years of service in a particular grade, he will have to wait till the completion of 15 years of regular service for 2nd MACP. Likewise 3rd MACP for him will be given after completion of 25 years of regular service. Even though , after 1st regular promotion or 1st MACP, completion of 10 years of regular service in a grade or total qualifying service of 20 years or 30 years whichever is earlier will be the admissible for grant of next MACP.

Employees, who were granted financial upgradation under ACP scheme after 12 years of service, will be eligible for financial upgradation under MACPS after completion of 20 years and 30 years of service, irrespective of regular promotion given to him/her if any, between his 10 to 20 years of service or between 20 years and 30 years of service. For example if an employee was given 1st ACP under old ACP Scheme after completion of 12 years of service and a regular promotion after completion of 18 years of service, he will be eligible for 2nd MACP after completion of 20 years of service

If an employee granted ACP after 12 or 24 years of service and under sixth pay commission the grade pay has been merged with the lowest grad pay the ACP is that ACP should be ignored and he should be granted MACPS just like he/she has not been granted the upgradtaion earlier. For example the pay scales under 5th Pay commission start with Rs. 4500, Rs. 5500 and Rs. 6500 merged in the sixth pay commission with the same grade pay of Rs. 4200. So under ACP a person get an enhanced pay form the scale of 5500 to 6500 and under 5th CPC he got only the grade pay of Rs. 4200 due to merging of pay scales his ACP is considered as not given and the case should be considered for MACPS.

If an employee gets a regular promotion to an equal grade pay which he is receiving after MACP not further fixation is allowed at the time promotion. But if an employee gets a regular promotion to a higher grade pay after the grant of MACP he will get only the difference in grade pay as monetary benefit. No pay fixation (means 3% increase) is allowed in such a case.

Regular service in case of MACP is counted from the date of joining in the post in regular basis by direct recruitment or absorption or reemployment basis.

On grant of financial upgradations under MACPS, there shall be no change in designation, classification or higher status.

If a regular promotion has been denied by the employee before becoming entitlement of financial upgradation, no financial upgradation shall be allowed. However financial upgradation will be allowed due to stagnation and subsequently refuses the promotion.

Read more - MACPS – Clarifications

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  1. Ijoined KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA SANGATHAN (autonomous body) under Human Resource Development.on 25.7. a Primary Teacher.
    In an open selection I BECAME A TRAINED GRATUATE TEACHER in 27.7 1980
    Igot my senior scale qn 27.71993.
    Iam in the sme post for last 30yrs.from 27.71980 to17.09.2010
    please let me know how many MACPS will I get
    Looking forward to your reply

    Rajani Reddy

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  4. narendra kumar vishwakarma4 October 2010 at 07:41

    I am appoint as a laborer on 31/10/1992 my basic pay 750. In 5th pay commission may basic pay 2550. i complicated 12 year in 31/10/2004. I received 1st ACP on 1/11/2004. basic pay fixed 2650 my promoted as a semi sliced in 1/1/08 and my basic pay 2650. in 6th pay commission i received Rs 1800 grade pay. I want know that when i received 1900 grade pay and when 2000.

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  6. Sir,
    Iam working in Indian Railways.
    I was Appointed on 18.01.1977 in scale then Rs. 330-560 as Assistant Station Master in South Central Railway and was promoted w.e.f. 01.08.1982 to scale Rs. 425-640 as SM and to scale Rs.455-700 as SM w.e.f 1985. On request I was transferred to Southern Railway on 26.10.1988 on bottom seniority in bottom scale Rs.330-560 (Rs.1200-2040) and again in Southern Railway promoted to grade Rs. 1400-2300 (RSRP) w.e.f 31.01.1991. I was selected through written and oral exam to the post of Section Controller in scale Rs. 1600-2600 (RS.5500-900 -V PC) w.e.f 24.09.1999. I got promoted to the post of Dy. Chief Controller in scale Rs. 6500-10500 w.e.f 16.09.2003 and since working as Dy. Chief Controller .
    Hence I have completed 33 years of service. I am now in GP 4600/- Kindly let me know how many MACPs I am eligible. I shall be grateful to your sir if you could clarify the same .

  7. Samrath Singh Dagar11 April 2011 at 00:01

    can anyone intimate the progress of implementation of MACP for defence personnel (uniformed). 6th cpc has already crossed its half way mark. Can it be expected before next cpc.