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Features of MACPS (Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme)

Features of MACPS (Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme)

REFERENCE: 1. DOPT OM No: 35034/3/2008- Estt(d) dated 19/05/09.

2. RBE No: 101/2009 (no.pc-v/2009/acp/2) dated 10/06/09.

3. PBC No: 112/2009 (no. p(pc)524-pc/voliv) dated 18/06/09.

(Railway Board has sought for clarifications to DOPT – elucidation awaited)

The scheme would be operational from 01.09.08. In other words, financial upgradations as per old ACP of October 1999 would be granted till 31.08.08. (Para 8) A Screening Committee would be constituted and follow a time schedule to meet twice in a financial year preferably in the month of January (April to September) and of July (October to March).( (Para 6).

Financial upgradation under MACPS is purely personal to the employee and staff shall have no relevance to his seniority position. As such no stepping up of pay in the PB & GP would be admissible with regard to junior getting more pay than the senior on account of pay fixation under MACPS.(Para 9 & 20).

No past cases would be reopened. The differences in pay scales on account of grant of financial upgradations under old ACP and new MACP within the same cadre shall not be construed as anomaly (Para 10).

There shall be three financial upgradations under MACPS counted from the direct entry grade on completion of 10, 20 and 30 years. (Para 1 of Annexure).

All cadres including Group A (excluding organized Gr.A services) are eligible for grant of MACP. (Para 3).

The financial upgradation under the MACPS would be admissible up to the highest grade pay of 12,000 in PB-4. (Para 3 of Annexure).

The pay shall be raised by 3% of the total pay in the pay band and the grade pay drawn before such upgradation. 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). (Para 4).

An employee who completes 10 years of service in a particular grade will qualify for grant of MACP. 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 (Illustration 1 Para 28 (i) and (ii)). However, 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 falls earlier will be the milestone for grant of next MACP (Illustration 3 Para 28 B).

The service rendered by the existing employees prior to implementation of the MACPS viz., prior to 1.9.2008, will also be taken in to account for calculating the 10, 20 and 30 year milestones for granting MACP.(Para 9 of Annexure).

Similarly, employees who were granted financial upgradation under previous ACP scheme i.e., prior to the introduction of MACPS with effect from 1.9.2008, will be eligible for financial upgradation under MACPS after completion of 20 years and 30 years of service, irrespective of regular promotion given to them if any, between their 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. (Para 9 of Annexure and Illustrations in Para 5 and Para 28).

Promotions earned /upgrading granted under the ACP scheme in the past to those grades which now carry the same grade pay due to merger of pay scales /upgradations of posts recommended by the Sixth Pay Commission shall be ignored for the purpose of granting upgradation under MACPS.(Para 5 of Annexure).

Financial benefit an employee gets as a result of pay fixation during MACP will be 3% of basic pay (pay in pay band plus the grade pay before MACP) and the difference in Grade pay before MACP and grade pay after MACP.Option for fixation of pay is also available. (Para 4 and 7 of Annexure).

If an employee gets a regular promotion to a grade which carries same grade pay which he is receiving now after grant of MACP, no further pay fixation will be allowed at the time of said regular promotion. If an employee gets a regular promotion to a grade which carries higher grade pay than the grade pay he is receiving now after grant of MACP, no further pay fixation will be allowed on account of the fact that his pay would have been fixed at the time of grant of MACP itself. However, difference in the grade pay he is getting now and the next grade pay in the hierarchy will be allowed as monetary benefit at the time of promotion. (Para 4 of Annexure).

In the case of employees who have been either promoted or given ACP prior to 6CPC implementation from a grade to another grade, pay scales of which have been merged now after 6CPC implementation, the said promotion or ACP shall be ignored and those emplyees are to be considered for financial upgradations equivalent to the number of milestones they have completed viz., 10 years , 20 years and 30 years milestones as the case may be prescribed in the MACPS for financial upgradations. (Para 5 and illustration thereof).

In cases where ACP was granted as per previous ACP scheme, but whereas after 6CPC implementation the next higher post which the employee got through ACP has been upgraded with higher grade pay, the pay of such employees in the revised pay structure will be fixed with reference to the higher grade pay granted to the post. To illustrate, in the case of an employee, who was granted 1st ACP in old ACP scheme to the grade which carried the pre-revised scale of Rs.6500-10500 corresponding to the revised grade pay of Rs.4200 in the pay band PB-2, he would now be granted grade pay of Rs.4600 in the pay band PB-2 consequent upon upgradation of the post to the grade pay of Rs.4600 in PB-2. However, from the date of implementation of the MACPS viz., from 1.9.2008, all the financial upgradations under the Scheme should be done strictly in accordance with the hierarchy of grade pays in pay bands as notified. (Para 6.2 of Annexure).

Grade Pay of Rs.5400 in PB-2 and Grade pay of Rs.5400 in PB-3 are two different Grade Pay for the purpose of MACP (Para 8.1 of Annexure1 to MACP Order dated 19.05.09.)

Bench Mark (CCR/ACR Gradings) is “Good” up to GP 6600 thereafter is should be “Very Good”. (Para 17 of Annexure1 to MACP Order dated 19.05.09). ‘Regular Service’ for the purpose of MACPS shall commence from the date of joining of a post in regular basis either on direct recruitment or on absorption / reemployment basis. (Para 9 of Annexure1 to MACP Order dated 19.05.09). If financial upgradations will not be allowed under MACPS after 10years due to DAR proceedings, this would have consequential effect on the subsequent financial upgradations. (Para 15 of Annexure1 to MACP Order dated 19.05.09). On grant of financial upgradations under MACPS, there shall be no change in designation, classification or higher status. (Para 16 of Annexure1 to MACP Order dated 19.05.09).

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. (Para 25 of Annexure1 to MACP Order dated 19.05.09).

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Anonymous said…

I have joined my service Sept 1992 as LDC in Ministry of Agriculture. In January 1992 giving promotion as Senior Clerk by Seniorty Basis payscale 4000-6000. Now I am eligible for MACP this year or not.

jitendra khare
Anonymous said…
We are some doctor working in national Institute of Homeopathy, Kolkata for 25 years as Medical officers and ASST. Research Officers witout Promotion Or DACP. Recently one cabinet note approved for AYUSH doctors DACP but dept. of AYUSH delaying the matter to implement.Some of our senor colleques already retire so we are also worried that this effect eill come after our retirement or Before.Please look into the matter sympathetically.
V. Rama Murthy said…
Respected Sir,
One of my Internet Friend has submitted a representation dated 13/09/2010 regarding grant of 2nd and 3rd MACP. Kindly clarify and give necessary clarifications to the Officer-Incharge, EME, Jammu & Kashmir.

His date of joing in EME is : 21/04/1980 in the Pay Scale of 38-560 (3rd CPC).
His 1st ACP was granted in JULY, 2002 as per V CPC.

Due to his father and mother's ill health he has submitted his unwillingness for his promotion as CM-II (Part I) cadre and he was in the post of Mechanic Grade-I. He was not submitted his joining report for the post of CM-II.

He was given the 2nd ACP in the year 2004 (After completion of 24 years service)

But due to not accepting the post of CM-II on his promition, he was not given the 2nd MACP and his Grade Pay is not enhanced from Rs. 4200/- to Rs.4600/-. Whether he is eligible for 2nd MACP and his Grade pay will be enhanced from Rs. 4200/- to Rs.4600/-.

Kindly clarify.

With regards.

V. Rama Murthy,
Stenographer Gr.II
O/o the Executive Engineer
Upper Godavari Division
Central Water Commission
Krishna-Godavari Bhavan,
H.No. 11-4-648, A.C. Guards,
Hyderabad-500 004

Phone : 040-23308648 FAX:040-23308654
Anonymous said…
I joined ICAR services on 21.6.1075. I was promoted to UDC through limited departmental exam during 1983 and thereafter promoted to Asstt. on 27.4.1993. I refused 3rd promotion as AAO offered to me during Feb., 2006 (i.e. after 8 months of completion of 30 years of service -1975 -2005 and 13 years in a grade - 1993- 2006). I had completed 30 years of service on 21.6.2005 and 10 years of service as ASSTT on 27.4.2003. I had not been granted 3rd financial upgradation by my office in view of of para 25 macp as I had refused promotion before 1.8.2009 i.e. date of implimentation of the MACP . In my opinion as per para 25 macp I refused promotion after becoming eligible for 3rd upgradation which was stagnated (completed 10 years in a grade) on the post of ASSTT on 27.4.2003 after serving 13 years at the post of ASSTT.(DOP as ASSTT - 4/93 - date of refusal 2/2006). Please clarify whether I am eligible for 3rd upgradation w.e.f. 27.4.2003 i.e. 1.9.2008.
kishore said…

I was appointed in Dec 1987 (KVS, M/o HRD, Govt of India) (Shifted to Autonomous organisation under M/o MSME, Govt of India in the year Dec 1989, through proper channel) in the scale of 1400-40- and got the promotion in the year Oct 2001 in the pay scale of Rs.5500-9000 (Group B post). I will be completing 23 years by Dec 2010, So far I have not got any ACP/MACP except one promotion in Oct 2001. Now I am in the Grade pay of Rs 4200/-. When I will get ACP/MACP and scale of Pay after up gradation. As per Government decision that employees are permitted to revise their initial option up to 31.12.2010, If I get ACP/MACP, can I avail the revised option, so that I can get pay scale 9300 with Grade Pay of Rs 5400/-. Pl clarify.
N. Murali Kishore
Unknown said…
Mr kutty
General Secy Central Govt Employees Association

After seeing your meeting with JT.Secy DOPT regarding anomaly in MACP dated (01-09-2008) in this connection i am requesting you in the interest of all Govt Employee in every cadre after completing 4 or 5 year of service he should get next grade pay by this process employee get near about 6 to 7 grade pay in his total service period this is more beneficial for every cadre of the service like higher officers,I hope my above submission will get favorable in the interest of all Central Govt. Employees.
Anonymous said…
i joined Central paramilitary force in 2000 as Asstt Comdt and i got 1st ACP in 2004 and 1st promotion in 2007 as Dy Comdt .i want to know how MACP of 10,20 and 30 years will be applicable for CPMF cadre officers i.e what and when will be our subsequent MACP in present rules.
Anonymous said…
in case of an govt employee who joins office Y from office X on absorbtion cum deputation basis under the same parent office, when eligible for MACP, which office will grant promotion?
Clerk is the main part of any institute but they always get loss in their salary. In MACP Scheme the LDC those who were in Scale 3200-4500 they are getting the first promotion after 10 years benefit grade pay 2400. the Scale of Clerk category was 3200-4500, 4500-7000 & 5500-9000. on this base it is our right that we may give grade pay 2800 in place of grade pay 2400 .
Please look in this regard also
Koul Vivek said…
An individual is on EOL with out medical leave for the past some period but recently his name was considered for MACP. Please clarify whether his MACP with defer for onward from the actual date on the basis of EOL (with out Medical. Whether his EOL without medical can be treated as regular service or not. Please clarify on my E-Mail ie (
Bibhuti said…
Kindly clarify what will be the grade pay of physiotherapist who is currently on GP-4200/ after MACP. Also highlight the cadres of physiotherapists in 6CPC. Thank you. My email is
Bibhuti said…
Sir, I am a physiotherapist working in the Grade pay of Rs.4200/, joined central govt services on July 2001. Please clarify me what will be my grade pay in MACP scheme in the cadre of physiotherapy. Anyone please reply. Thanking you
Anonymous said…
I got ACP before my actual promotion as Jr.Accountant in Postal Accounts.Thereafter I got promotion as Jr. Accountant on regular basis. No Pay benefit was granted as I already got Financial up gradation in the scale of Jr.Acctt. Thereafter I was promoted as Sr. Acctt. Now I am eligible for MACP after 30 Yrs of service which is being denied by the Department saying that I got Three up gradation i.e. First ACP , then promoted as Jr. Acctt. Thereafter as Sr. Acctt. In my view I got two promotions only & correctly eligible for ACP after 30 Yrs of Service. Kindly guide.
Unknown said…
I got 1st ACP in may-2007 after completion of my regular service 14years as ASI and i promoted to the rank of SI in June 2012 from the rank of Head Constable, not as ASI.When i got 1st ACP the grade pay and 3% increament given by department, not given the minimum basic pay of ASI as 8560/-, now department not given the 2nd MACP of INSP. As department says you got the 1st ACP of ASI. But i got only one promotion from the rank of Head Costable to SI as i initialy appointed as Head Constable. Now the my jonior for 10years also got the the more pay than me and i got the pay less tha 10 years jonior. give the suggession .

C/O 56 APO
Burtonbejavada said…
Dear Sir,

I have joined as security officer in AMPRI (CSIR) under ministry of science and technolgy MHRD on 1-08-2005.After that through proper channel applied for SECURITY OFFICERS post by direct recruitment and selected and joined on 17-08-2011 EFL university central university under MHRD as security officer as of now I have completed FIFTEEN YEARS SEVEN MONTHS please clarify about my promotion and any G.O,memorandum which will help my office for taking action,This may kindly be forwarded to the following email.address.
thanking you

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