Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for the Central Government Civil Employees. Clarifications issued by DOPT.
The doubts raised by various quarters have been duly examined and point-wise clarifications have accordingly been indicated in this Clarification issued by DOPT.
Point of Doubt:
1: Whether the Pay band would change in the hierarchy Pay Bands & Grade pay on grant of the benefits under MACPS ?
Yes. The upgradations under MACPS is to be granted in the immediate next higher grade pay in the hierarchy of recommended revised pay band and grade pay as prescribed in the CCS (RP) Rules, 2008.
2: Whether the benefits of MACPS would be allowed to the Government servants who have been later on inducted in the Organized Group "A" service ?
Ans: No the benefits under MACPS is not applicable to Group "A" officer of Organised Group "A" service, as the officer under Organized Group "A" service have already been allowed parity of two years on non-functional basis with the officers of Indian Administrative Service (IAS).
3: How will the benefits of ACP be granted if due between 01.01.2006 and 31.08.2008 ?
Ans: The new MACPS has come into existance w.e.f 01.09.2008. However, the pay structure has been changed w.e.f. 01.012006. Therefore the previous ACPS would be applicable in the new pay structure adopted w.e.f 01.012006.
4: Whether the benefits of MACPS would be granted from the date of entry grade or from the date of their regular service / approved service counted under various service rules ?
Ans: The benefits under MACPS would be applicable from the date of actual joining of the post in the entry grade.
5: In a case where a person is appointed to an ex-cadre post in higher scale on deputation followed by absorption whether the period spent on deputation period would be counted as continous service in the grade or not for the purpose of MACPS.
Ans: (I). Where a person is appointed on direct recruitment / deputation basis from another post in the same grade, then past regular service as well as past promotions / ACP , in the earlier post, will be counted for computing regular service for the purpose of MACPS in the new hierarchy.
(II). However , where a person is appointed to an ex-cadre post in higher scale initially on deputation followed by absorption , while the service rendered in the earlier post which was in a lower scale cannot be counted , there is no objection to the period spent initially on deputation in the ex-cadre post prior to absorption being counted towards reglar service for the purpose of grant of financial upgrdation under MACPS, as it is in the same pay band / grade pay of the post.
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