DOPT issued FAQ on MACP Scheme

DOPT published some important instructions and standing orders through an order regarding MACP Scheme as FAQ.


1. What is Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) ?
The MACP Scheme for Central Civilian Government Employees is in supersession of earlier ACP Scheme. Under the MACP Scheme three financial Up-gradations are allowed on completion of 10,20,30 years of regular service, counted from the direct entry grade. The MACPS envisages merely placement in the immediate next higher grade pay as given in Section I, Part-A of the first schedule of the CCS (Revised Pay) Rules 2008, in case no promotion has been earned by the employee during this period.
2. From which date the MACPS is effective?
The MACPS is effective w.e.f. 01.09.2008 or on completion of 10, 20 & 30 years of continuous regular service, whichever is later. Financial upgradation will also be admissible whenever a person has spent 10 years continuously in the same grade pay. (Para 9 of OM dated 19/5/2009)

3. Who are entitled for financial under the MACPS?
The MACPS is applicable to all Central Government Civilian Employees.
4. What norms are required to be fulfilled while granting the benefits under MACPS?
The financial upgradation would be on non-functional basis subject to fitness in the hierarchy of pay band and grade pay within PB- 1. Thereafter, only the benchmark of ‘Good’ would be applicable till the grade pay of Rs.6600 In PB-3. The benchmark will be ‘Very Good’ for Financial upgradation to the grade pay of Rs.7600 and above. However, where the Financial upgradation under the MACPS also happen to be in the promotional grade and benchmark for promotion is lower than the benchmark for granting the benefits under MACPS as mentioned in para 17 of the Scheme, the benchmark for promotion shall apply to MACP also.
O.M.N0.5034/3/2008-Estt(D) dated 01/11/2010
5. Whether Pay Band would be changed at the time of grant of financial upgradation under MACPS?
OM.N0.35034/3/2008-Estt.(D) dated 09/09/2010
6. Whether the promotions in same grade would be counted for the purpose of MACPS?
The financial up-gradation under the MACPS is in the immediate next higher grade pay in the hierarchy of recommended revised pay bands and grade pay as given in CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008. However if the promotional hierarchy as per recruitment rules is such that promotions are earned in the same grade pay, then the same shall be counted for the purpose of MACPS.
7. How will the benefits of ACP be granted if due between 01 .01.2006 and 31.08.2008?
The revised pay structure has been changed w.e.f. 01.01.2006 and the benefits of ACPS have been allowed till 31.08.2008. Hence, the benefits of revised pay structure would be allowed for the purpose of ACPS.
(OM No.35034/3/2008-Estt. dated 9.9.2010)

8. Whether adhoc appointment would be counted towards qualifying service for MACPS?
No. Only continuous regular service is counted towards qualifying service for the purpose of MACPS. The regular service shall commence from the date of joining of a post in direct entry grade on a regular basis. (Para 9 of the MACPS)
9. Whether State Government service shall be reckoned for the purpose of MACPS?
No. Only regular service rendered in the Central Government’s Department/Office is to be counted for the purpose of MACPS, as the Scheme is applicable to the Central Government Civilian Employees only. ( MACPS , Para 10)
10. What are the periods included in the regular service?
All period spent on deputation/foreign service, study leave and all other kind of leave, duly sanctioned by the competent authority shall be included in the regular service. (Para 11. MACPS)
11. How is the MACPS to be extended to the employees of Autonomous and Statutory Bodies?
Procedure prescribed in OM No.35034/3/2010- Estt(D),Dated 03/08/2010 would be followed by the administrative Ministries/Departments concerned for extension of the MACPS to the employees of Autonomous and Statutory Bodies under their control.
12. Whether the cases of grant of financial upgradation allowed under the ACPS between 01.09.2008 and 19.05.2009, the date of issue of the Scheme are be reviewed?
Yes. Since the benefits of ACPS have been discontinued w.e.f. 01.09.2008, the cases settled between 01.09.2008 and 19.05.2009, in terms of previous ACP Scheme shall be reviewed.
13. Whether the past continuous regular service in another Govt.Deptt. in a post carrying same grade pay prior to regular appointment in a new Deptt. without a break shall be counted towards qualifying regular service for the purpose of MACPS?
Yes. ( Para 9, MACPS)
14. Upto what grade pay the benefits under the / MACPS is allowed?
The benefits of MACPS are being up-to HAG scale of Rs. 67000 – 79000/- (DOPT’s O.M.No.35034/3/2008-Estt.(D) dated 24.12.2010)
15. How the cases of pre-revised pay scales (Rs.5000-8000 & Rs.5500-9000 and Rs.6500-10500 & Rs.7450-11500) merged w.e.f. 01.01.2006 are to be decided under MACPS?
The cases would be regulated in accordance with para 5 of Annexure-I of MACPS. The Ministries/Departments are expected to re-organise cadres and frame common RRs for the post in merged scales.
16. Whether ‘Non-functional Scale’ of Rs.8000-13500 (revised to grade pay of Rs.5400 in PB-3) would be viewed as one financial upgradation for the purpose of MACPS?
Yes, in terms of para 8.1 of Annexure-I 01 MACPS dated 19.05.2009.
17. Whether time bound promotion’ scheme including ‘in-situ promotion’ scheme can run concurrently with MACPS?
No. ( Para 13 of MACPS)
18. Whether Staff Car Drive Scheme can run concurrently with MACPS?
DOPT vide O.M.No.35011/03/2008-Estt.(D),30/07/2010 has extended the benefits of MACPS to Staff Car Drivers as a fall back option

19. Whether the placement of erstwhile Gr. D employees as Staff Car Driver, ordinary grade would count as a promotion?
No. The model RRs for Staff Car Drivers provide deputation/absorption as a method of appointment for erstwhile Gr. D employees . The placement as staff Car Driver is not in the hierarchy hence the same would not be counted as promotion under MACPS. The regular service for the MACPS would be from the date of appointment as Staff Car Driver.
20. Whether designation classification or higher status would change on account of financial upgradation under MACPS?
There shall be no change in the designation classification or higher status on grant of financial upgradation under MACPS, as the upgradation under the Scheme is purely personal and merely placement in the nexl higher grade pay. (Para 16 of Annexure-l of MACPS refers)

21. If a financial upgradation under the MACPS is deferred due to the reason of the employees being ‘unfit’ or due to departmental proceedings, etc, whether this would have consequential effect on the subsequent financial upgradation?
Yes, this would have consequential effect on the subsequent financial upgradation, which would also get deferred to the extent of delay in grant of financial upgradation. ( MACPS, Para 15)
22. Whether the stepping up of pay would be admissible if a junior is getting more pay than the senior on account of grant of financial upgradation under MACPS?
No stepping up of pay in the band or grade pay would be admissible with regard to junior getting more pay than the senior on account of pay fixation under MACPS.
Para 10 of OM dated 19/5/2009
23. Whether the regular service rendered by an employee if declared surplus in his/her organisation and appointed in the same grade pay or lower grade pay shall be counted towards the regular service in a new organization for the purpose of MACPS?
Yes. (refer para 23 of Annexure-l of MACPS)
24. In case of transfer including unilateral transfer own request, whether regular service rendered in previous organisation/office shall be counted alongwith the regular service in the new organization for the purpose of MACPS?
Yes. OM No.35034/3/2008-Estt(D) dated 01/11/2010

25. If a regular promotion has been offered but was refused by the employees before becoming entitled to a financial upgradation under the MACPS, whether financial upgradation shall be allowed to such a Government servant?
If a regular promotion has been offered but was refused by the Government employee before becoming entitled to a financial upgradation, no financial upgradation shall be allowed and as such an employee has not been stagnated due to lack of opportunities. If, however, financial upgradation has been allowed due to stagnation and the employees subsequently refuse the promotion, it shall not be a ground to withdraw the financial upgradation. He shall, however, not be eligible to be considered for further financial upgradation till he agrees to be considered for promotion again and the next financial upgradation shall also be deferred to the extent of period of debarment due to the refusal.( Para 25 of MACPS)



janardan Singh said…
Sir, I have been appointed in per-revised scale of 5000-8000 in DGQA 24/8/83 in technical cadre. I got Ist ACP in 1999 in pay scale of 5500-9000 and subsequently promoted in the same scale in 2002. After implementation of 6th CPC, Pay scale 5000-8000 & 5500-9000 and 6500-10500 @ 7450-11500 merged and 7500-12000 given new pay scale of 9300-34800 with GP 4200, 4600 @ 4800 respectively . Further I promoted on 27 Feb 07 in per-revised scale of 6500-10500 (GP 4600)and IInd MACP got GP of 4800 on 01/9/08. As clarified by DOPT vide OM No. 35034/3/2008 Estt(D) dt 9/9/10, I should get Ist ACP w.e.f. 01.01.06 GP of 4600 and after completion of 24 years on 24 Aug 07, between 01.01.06 to 30.08.08 I should get IInd ACP GP of 6600. Is it correct ? If it is correct then what about Pr-revised pay scale of 7500-12000 @ 8000-13500, I could not understand. Expert person is requested kindly clarify the same please.
Janardan Singh
sir, In March 1983 I was appointed in pre revised pay scale of (425-700 /4500-7000)and subsequently promoted in Jan 1994 in pay scale of 5500-9000. I got ACP after 24 years in March 2007 in pay scale of 6500-10500. After implementation of 6th CPC w.e.f. 1.1.2006 my ACP was in between Jan. 2006 and Aug 2008 and due to merger of pay scales my GP was 4200. I was further promoted to a gazetted post in Jan.2010 in the pre revised pay scale of 6500-10500 and my pay scale 9300-34800 with GP is 4600. Now in March 2013 after 30 years (3rd ACP) what will be my GP after 30 years of continuous service in the same organization. Dr. Atul Kumar Gupta, MSc,PhD,LLB.
Rakesh said…
As per O.M. F.No.43019/54/96-Estt.(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

para no. 5 These orders shall take effect from 8.11.1996. Hence, the posts of Staff Car Drivers as on 8.11.1996 should be apportioned among the four grades in terms of the ratio mentioned above and promotions should be made to different grades accordingly with effect from 8.11.1996 to the extent of short fall in the relevant grade(s). Arrears of pay and allowances should also be allowed with effect from 8.11.1996 as directed by the CAT.

Para 6 :If as on the date of issue of this Office Memorandum there is excess regular promotion already made in any grade as compared to the revised ratio mentioned above, such promotion shall be allowed to the excess incumbents on personal basis from the date of their initial promotion to that grade till they are covered within the revised ratio prescribed above but the period of such promotion on personal basis shall not count towards the eligibility service for further promotion

is it right to say that if a department/minister has Total sanctioned posts of 60 drivers

than that time all the 60 sanctioned posts of drivers in the department were allocated as under :-
Total sanctioned post- 60
1. 5% Staff car Driver special Grade - 03
2. 35% Staff Car Driver Grade-I = 21
3. 30% Staff Car Driver Gr.-II = 18
4. 30% Staff Car Driver ordinary Gr. = 18

But after a lapse of 16-17 years after addition of 200 posts of drivers will not be allocated again in the ratio 30,35,35,5 percent. The New added posts will be only be added in the ordinary grade.

How can this be justified
Unknown said…
i have been qualified in dec2008 should i get the benifit of para no12
Anonymous said…
a person has joined in service as Pharmacist on 2/8/1998 and his services are kept under ADHOC upto 2/5/2005.As such, whether this employee eligible for grant of MACP w.e.f. 1/9/2008 (with GP of 4200/-) or his adhoc service cannot be calculated for grant of MACP and he will be given first financial upgradation as on 2/8/2008 (as per the fast track committee recommendations) please clarify
Madhu Singh said…
If a person has been recruited on adhoc basis by Govt. of India in the year 1994 upto the end of five year plan, but even after the end of five year plan he/she is not regularised upto 2015, so are such employees eligible for MACP(financial upgradation)please clarify
Indian Satire said…
My Colleague was promoted from Safaiwala to Despatch Rider and as a result given only two upgradations under the MACP scheme. Is the decision of the authority correct because my colleague feels he is eligible for three promotions
Unknown said…
Sir I got appointed as group iv employee in up govt on 05 feb 2003. Sir i completed my ten years of services on 05 feb 2013 and I granted acp and my grade pay was upgraded to 1900 from 1800 but I was not granted inncrement on 01 july of the same year ie 2013 i was granted only one increment which was annual increment and I was not granted any increment as ACP. Sir I want to know that whether I am authorise for two increment in the year of 2013, one for ACP and one for annual increment or I am authorise for only one increment which is annual increment..
Unknown said…
Sir i have joined group D employee w.e.f 18.10.1976 as a labourer after 03years o8 months Regular service in group D post I have Selected against direct requirement post of Mechanic group C post scale of pay 380-12-500-EB-15-560/- after 28years 09 months regular service in group C post I have Retired from service as on 09.4.2009 sir I have granted 02 ACP 12&24 years COUNTED from my group C appointed post sir my total length of qualifying service 32years 05 months 22.days please Clarify I am elgibel for granting 3rd.MACP counted my entry grade Group D Regular service

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