Benefits in promotional hierarchy under MACP Scheme
Other issues arising out of Order dated 05.03.2020
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi-110001
Dated; 05th April, 2021
Subject: Order of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India dated 05.03.2020 in SLP (C) No.21803/2014 UoI Vs. M.V. Mohanan Nair & Ors. regarding benefits in promotional hierarchy under MACP Scheme – other issues arising out of Order dated 05.03.2020 -regarding.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’ s O.M. of even number dated 23.03.2020, which was issued as per Order dated 05.03.2020 of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in SLP (C) No.21803/2014, UoI Vs. M.V. Mohanan Nair & Others wherein the Hon’ble Apex Court had held that benefits under the Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) cannot be granted in the promotional hierarchy, and that it would be in the standard hierarchy of Grade Pay/Pay Levels in the Pay Matrix as per the existing MACP guidelines.
2. The Hon’ble Apex Court, in para 53 of aforementioned Order dated 05.03.2020, further directed that some anomalies, which were brought before the Joint Committee, constituted in Department of Personnel & Training (DoP&T) to examine the MACPS, as indicated in paras 47 to SO of the Order dated 05.03.2020, be considered as deemed appropriate, and a decision taken in accordance with law.
3. Accordingly, in compliance of the directions of Hon’ble Apex Court, as indicated in paras 47 to 50 of the Order dated 05.03.2020, the issues arising out of deliberations of the Joint Committee constituted to examine the MACP Scheme, and which were not finally disposed of, have been examined in consultation with Department of Expenditure. It is also to be noted that revised guidelines on MACPS, as per recommendations of the 7th CPC, have been issued vide DoP&T’s OM No.35034/3/2015-Estt.(D) dated 22.10.2019.