ACP Scheme was applicable for the employees who were not granted any promotions between 12 and 24 years of service. Whereas, the MACP Scheme was applicable for the employees who were not granted any promotions or upgrdation in 10, 20 and 30 years’ service.
The Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) scheme has been further modified.
It is expected that the present formulation will address the widespread dissatisfaction prevailing in the earlier system, in which the gain or progression through the MACP was considered inadequate.
The remuneration package is such that employees would feel that they are valued and they are fairly paid and their remuneration is not less than a person who is similarly situated in another organisation.
While addressing this aspirational need, we are also conscious of the fact that such employees who have outlived their utility, and their services need not be continued, and the continuance of such persons in the system should be discouraged. Pay Fixation on Promotion after 1.1.17.
Hence, there is no justification for increasing the frequency of MACP and it will continue to be administered at 10, 20 and 30 years as before.
- In the new Pay matrix, the employees will move to the immediate next level in the hierarchy.
- Fixation of pay will follow the same principle as that for a regular promotion in the pay matrix.
- MACP will continue to be applicable to all employees up to the HAG level except members of Organized Group `A’ Services where initial promotions up to NFSG are time-bound and hence assured.
- MACP rules and regulations and Important supreme court judgement and Delhi High-count Judgement on MACP Scheme
- There is, however, one significant aspect where this Commission feels that a change is required.
- This is with regard to the benchmark for performance appraisal for MACP as well as for regular promotion.
- The Commission recommends that this benchmark, in the interest of improving performance level, be enhanced from ‘Good’ to ‘Very Good.’
In addition, the introduction of more stringent criteria such as the clearing of departmental examinations or mandatory training before the grant of MACP can also be considered by the government. Dopt the latest orders on MACP.
MACP: In almost all the memoranda received in the Commission, the inadequacy of the benefit accruing from the present MACP formulation has been underscored. 3rd MACP When Two Promotions are earned.
As per the existing dispensation, an upward movement in this scheme is through the grade pay hierarchy and the financial benefit as a result of this progression is equivalent to one increment plus the difference in grade pay between the existing and next level.
It has been stated by employees that this amount is very meagre especially when the difference in grade pay is as low as Rs. 100.
Further, progression through the MACP scheme can take place only when ten years have lapsed after the previous promotion/MACP upgrade, making the position even starker.
Comparisons are also made of the MACP introduced post-VI CPC with the ACP scheme introduced post-V CPC. In the case of the earlier ACP scheme, although it was available with lesser frequency i.e., after the passage of 12 and 24 years of service, the upgrade that was given was in the promotional hierarchy. Benchmark for MACP Financial Upgradation Clarification.
Therefore the monetary benefit to the employee was sizeable as compared to that under the present MACP. Numerous demands have therefore been received in the Commission to rationalize the progression of grade pay, to increase the frequency of administering MACP and to make the progression follow the promotional instead of the grade pay hierarchy.
Withholding Annual Increments of Non-performers after 20 Years: There is a widespread perception that increments, as well as an upward movement in the hierarchy, happen as a matter of course.
The perception is that grant of MACP, although subject to the employee attaining the laid down threshold of performance, is taken for granted. This Commission believes that employees who do not meet the laid down performance criterion should not be allowed to earn future annual increments.
The Commission is, therefore, proposing the withholding of annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for MACP or a regular promotion within the first 20 years of their service.
This will act as a deterrent for complacent and inefficient employees.
However, since this is not a penalty, the norms for penal action in disciplinary cases involving withholding increments will not be applicable in such cases.
This will be treated as an “efficiency bar”. Additionally, for such employees, there could be an option to leave service on similar terms and conditions as prescribed for voluntary retirement. [Para 5.1.46 in 7th CPC Report]
Suppose, Ms ABC, who, after having been fixed in the Pay Matrix, is drawing a Basic Pay of Rs.28,700 in Level 4. She is upgraded to Level 5 (either through regular promotion or through MACP). Then her salary will be fixed in the following manner…
1. She will first be given one increment in her current Level 4 (to Rs.29600 in this case).
2. Then she will be placed in Level 5 at a Level equal to or next higher compared to Rs.29600, which comes to Rs.30,100 in this case.
Grant of Financial Up Gradations under MACP – Screening Committee
The Department of Personnel and Training (DOPT) issued an important notification about the Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACP Scheme) on 19.5.2009.
As per the notification, all Departments of Central Government shall be constituted a Screening Committee to consider the case for grant of financial upgradations under the MACP Scheme.
The Screening Committee shall consist of a Chairperson and two members. The members of the Committee shall comprise officers holding posts which are at least one level above the grade in which the MACP is to be considered and not below the rank of Under Secretary equivalent in the Government. The Chairperson should generally be a grade above the members of the Committee.
The recommendations of the Screening Committee shall be placed before the Secretary in cases where the Committee is constituted in the Ministry/Department or before the Head of the organisation/competent authority in other cases for approval.
In order to prevent undue strain on the administrative machinery, the Screening Committee shall follow a time schedule and meet twice in a financial year – preferably in the first week of January and the first week of July of a year for advance processing of the cases maturing in that half. Accordingly, cases maturing during the first half (April / September) of a particular financial year shall be taken up for consideration by the Screening Committee meeting in the first week of January. Similarly, the Screening Committee meeting in the first week of July of any financial year shall process the cases that would be maturing during the second half (October-March) of the same financial year.
However, to make the MACP Scheme operational, the Cadre Controlling Authorities shall constitute the first Screening Committee within a month from the date of issue of these instructions to consider the cases maturing up to 30th June 2009 for grant of benefits under the MACPS.
The MACPS contemplates merely placement on a personal basis in the immediate higher Grade pay /grant of financial benefits only and shall not amount to the actual functional promotion of the employees concerned. Therefore, no reservation orders/roster shall apply to the MACPS, which shall extend its benefits uniformly to all eligible SC/ST employees also.
However, the rules of reservation in promotion shall be ensured at the time of regular promotion. For this reason, it shall not be mandatory to associate members of SC/ST in the Screening Committee meant to consider cases for grant of financial up-gradation under the Scheme.
Cases of persons holding higher posts purely on an ad hoc basis shall also be considered by the Screening Committee along with others. They may be allowed the benefit of financial up-gradation on reversion to the lower post or if it is biennial vis-à-vis the pay drawn on an ad hoc basis.
NC JCM STAFF SIDE DEMANDING FIVE PROMOTIONS IN THE SERVICE CAREER
Career progression: Grant five promotions in the service career.
For the efficient functioning of an institution, the primary pre-requisite is to have a contented workforce. It is not only the emoluments, perks and privileges that motivate an employee to give his best.
They are no doubt important. But what is more important is to provide them with a systematic career progression.
The present system of career progression available in the All India Services and the organised group A Civil services attracts a large number of young, talented and educated persons to compete in the All India Civil Service Examination.
No different was the career progression scheme available in the subordinate services in the past.
Persons who were recruited to subordinate services were able to climb to Managerial positions over a period of time.
The situation underwent vast changes in the last two decades. In most of the Departments, stagnation has come to stay. It takes decades to be promoted to the next higher grade in the hierarchy.
It was the recognition of the lack of promotional avenues in the subordinate services that made the 5th CPC recommend a time-bound two-career progression scheme.
The three-time bound scheme of MACP instead of improving the situation has been found less beneficial and has therefore not gone to address the inherent problem of de-motivation that has crept in due to the high level of stagnation.
In most of the Departments, the exercise of cadre review which was considered important was not carried out. Any attempt in this regard was restricted to Group A services.
The discontent amongst the employees in the matter is of high magnitude today. The VII CPC, therefore, should recommend that the cadre reviews are undertaken wherever not done so far to ensure five hierarchical promotions to all employees in their career on the pattern obtained for Group A Officers.
- MACP Clarification on Benchmark Fit and Unfit based on APAR grading December 4, 2021
- MACP in Promotional Hierarchy – DoPT Clarification on 5 April 2021 April 6, 2021
- MACP to Station Master in Railways – NFIR writes to Railway Board March 25, 2021
- Clarification on MACP Grade Pay 4200 to 4600 Inspector Posts February 11, 2021
- MACP on completion of 10, 20, 30 Years of Service or 10 years of service after previous promotion November 12, 2020
- Grant of Benefits from 1.1.2006 instead of 1.9.2008 under the MACP – Dopt Order 30.9.2020 October 6, 2020
- 7th CPC Fixation of Pay on grant of benefit under MACP – Extension of benefit of entry level pay September 28, 2020
- Grant of 2nd ACP Scheme during 1.1.2006 to 31.8.2008 and 3rd MACP: ACP-MACP Clarification September 14, 2020
- Fixation of pay on grant of benefit under Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) September 11, 2020
- Grant of financial upgradation under Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme July 30, 2020
- Review of Modified Flexible Complementing Scheme (MFCS) July 7, 2020
- Officials who declined ad-hoc LSG promotion are eligible for financial upgradation under MACP June 11, 2020
- 7th Pay Commission Promotion and MACP Calculation Tool June 9, 2020
- MACP (on completion of 10, 20, 30 Years of Service or 10 years of service after previous promotion) to AAOs, Senior Auditor, Adr, Clerk, MTS May 25, 2020
- Grant of 3rd MACP in GP 6600 without counting NFG as one financial upgradation May 14, 2020
- Constitution of Screening Committee for MACP February 12, 2020
- Grant of Financial Upgradations under MACP – Screening Committee November 9, 2019
- 3rd MACP to Superintendent – Who were granted non-functional grade pay in GP 5400 in PB-2 October 30, 2019
- 7th CPC MACP Rules and Regulations – Latest Dopt Clarification on MACP Scheme October 25, 2019
- MACP Clarification as per rules and regulations 2019 October 13, 2019
- Latest Clarification on MACP Scheme – Jr. Cashier promoted from the post of Sr. Shroff October 6, 2019
- 3rd MACP in GP Rs. 4600 to Master Craftsmen (MCM) – NC JCM Staff Side September 30, 2019
- 7th CPC Pay Matrix Level-9 for Station Masters September 16, 2019
- Fixation of Pay on Regular Promotion and NFSG under MACP – DoPT August 29, 2019
- Clarification on ACP Benefit from GP 4200 to 4600 from 1.1.2006 – DoP August 27, 2019
- 7th Pay Commission MACP Scheme for CG Employees June 13, 2019
- Clarification on MACP Benchmark to Railway Employees – RBE No.86/2019 May 30, 2019
- MACP to SSE-Drawing (formerly Diploma Holder Tracers) appointed against DR quota vacancies as Assistant Draftsman May 22, 2019
- Grant of 1st, 2nd and 3rd Financial Up-gradation under MACP – PCAFYS Orders May 20, 2019
- Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) – Collection of DoPT Orders May 8, 2019
- MACP for Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ Telecommunication Employees – Orders issued on 30.4.2019 May 8, 2019
- Pay Fixation on MACP from the DNI – Clarification Orders issued by MoD May 3, 2019
- MACP to Station Master category in Railway – NFIR April 15, 2019
- DoP Clarification on MACP Benchmark March 14, 2019
- GP 6600 after 20 years to ACP Inspectors – Hyderabad CCA March 9, 2019
- MACP Bench Mark – High Court of Delhi Circular March 7, 2019
- MACP Grading – Enhancement of Benchmark January 18, 2019
- Not feasible to extend the Benefits of MACP during Jan to Aug 2008 January 11, 2019
- 7th CPC MACP Anomalies- NFIR December 28, 2018
- Grant Non Functional GP 5400 to Inspectors under ACP/MACP – CBDT Orders dt.6.12.2018 December 8, 2018
- Upgradation of Pay – CAT Principal Bench Judgement November 30, 2018
- Bombay High Court Judgement dt. 15.10.18 on MACP 2022 November 22, 2018
- Bombay High Court Judgement On MACP October 23, 2018
- MACP in Promotional Hierarchy – AlCAEA October 12, 2018
- Option for Fixation of Pay on MACPS – Finmin Orders dt.18.6.2018 October 5, 2018
- MACP Option for Fixation of Pay on Promotion from DNI – Clarification order issued by Railway Board September 21, 2018
- Pay Fixation from DNI on MACPS – DOPT Clarification dt. 20.9.2018 September 20, 2018
- Clarifications regarding payment of Breakdown Allowance – RBE 138/2018 September 18, 2018
- ACP & MACP Schemes for the CG Civilian Employees including Railway employees August 27, 2018
- MACP Joint Committee: Implementing MACP Effect From Jan 2006 August 12, 2018
- MACP Benchmark – Clarification issued by MoD July 13, 2018
- MACP to Nursing personnel – Railway Board Order June 22, 2018
- Application of “Very Good” bench mark for grant of Financial upgradation under MACPS May 30, 2018
- Financial Upgradation and NFG to Pharmacists under MACP April 23, 2018
- MACP to teaching staff of KVs March 19, 2018
- Application of “Very Good” bench mark for grant of Financial upgradation under MACPS March 17, 2018
- Criteria of Benchmarking for MACP – AIRF & NFIR March 6, 2018
- Clarification regarding benchmark for MACP after 25.07.2016 February 7, 2018
- Grant of MACP to the SOMs/Sr. PWSs of the Civil Engineering Department – AIRF January 26, 2018
- Demands of Technical Supervisors is under consideration said Member Staff – IRTSA January 26, 2018
- MACP Scheme Effective from 1.1.2006 instead of 1.9.2008 – NC JCM Staff Side January 24, 2018
- Delhi HC Judgement on MACP January 5, 2018
- 7th CPC MACP Financial Upgradation for JCO/OR – Illustration December 9, 2017
- 7th CPC MACP Financial Upgradation for JCO/OR December 9, 2017
- Benchmarking for financial upgradation under MACPS – AIRF December 4, 2017
- Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme(MACP) for the Central Government Employees – DoPT Clarification on 13.7.2017 July 13, 2017
- Grant of MACP/ACP benefit to SAS qualified officers appointed to the post of Section Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer – CGDA Orders June 23, 2017
- Recommendations of 7th CPC on benchmark for the purpose of MACPS – Clarification May 24, 2017
- Grant of financial upgradation under MACP Scheme in the promotional hierarchy April 16, 2017
- Judgement on MACP – High Court of Madras 2022 March 28, 2017
- No ACP/MACP Promotional Scheme for KV Employees March 27, 2017
- Benchmark for Regular Promotion and MACP March 6, 2017
- MACP and National Anomaly Committee Issues – Confederation February 17, 2017
- Reckoning GP 4200 PB-2 as entry grade pay for granting financial upgradation under MACPS February 13, 2017
- MACPS to be enhanced from ‘Good’ to ‘Very Good – Railway Board Orders December 25, 2016
- 4600 Grade Pay for Industrial Employees – MoD Order on 19.10.2016 October 20, 2016
- 7th CPC on MACP – NFIR opposes the benchmark ‘Very Good’ October 4, 2016
- Dopt orders on MACP – Benchmark to be enhanced from ‘Good’ to ‘Very Good for all the posts October 2, 2016
- Granting of financial upgradation under ACP / MACP Scheme to Durwan of Ord & Ord Equipment Fys – BPMS September 27, 2016
- Grant of 6600 GP as 3rd MACP to Nursing Personnel in Railways – NFIR September 13, 2016
- MACPS benefits in the promotional hierarchy – Clarification orders issued by Dopt on 17.5.2016 May 17, 2016
- MACP on Promotional Hierarchy – Requests the Hon’ble PM to Withdraw the SLP from Supreme Court May 7, 2016
- Clarification on ACP – MACP : BPMS March 8, 2016
- Demand for MACP in promotional Hierarchy has been dismissed – Dopt Orders March 1, 2016
- MACPS on Promotional Hierarchy – NFIR February 27, 2016
- Grant of 3rd MACP in GP 4600 for Record Supplier, Blue Printer in Defence Establishments January 22, 2016
- Grant of MACP benefit in the promotional hierarchy – Copy of the stay order passed by Hon’ble Supreme Court January 20, 2016
- Record Note of Discussions on MACP anomalies – Minutes published by Railway Board January 19, 2016
- Entitlement of financial up-gradation under ACP/MACP for Pharmacist – NFIR January 19, 2016
- Grant of financial up-gradation to JE/SSE under MACP – NFIR January 11, 2016
- Granting of 4600 GP who got 5000-8000 prior to 31.12.2005 under ACP-II – INDWF January 7, 2016
- Grant of financial upgradation under MACPS in the Promotional Hierarchy (instead of Grade Pay Hierarchy) – NFIR January 6, 2016
- MACP on Promotional Hierarchy – Written reply in Parliament December 24, 2015
- 7th CPC recommended to extend the benefit of MACP to DSC Personnel December 15, 2015
- MACP scheme for Defence Service personnel – No marked change in 7th CPC Report December 10, 2015
- Assessment of INDWF on 7th CPC Recommendations – Fitment, Annual Increment MACP and Cadre Review December 9, 2015
- MACP for Non-Gazetted Administrative Posts December 5, 2015
- Grand 1st, 2nd and 3rd MACP Upgradation under MACP – PCAFYS Circular October 14, 2015
- ACP – NON IMPLEMENTATION OF GOVT’S ORDER IN KV August 25, 2015
- Grant of 3% increment due to financial upgradation in the same Grade Pay – OFB Orders on 10.7.2015 July 13, 2015
- Grievances of Railway Staff on MACP anomalies – Railway Board meeting with AIRF & NFIR May 18, 2015
- Pay Fixation on MACP as per 6th Pay Commission – Some Illustrations May 15, 2015
- Why the 6th Pay Commission was so unique..? – CGEN.in Report April 13, 2015
- Clarification on MACP Scheme – Employees joining in Grade Pay of Rs.4600 on direct recruitment March 11, 2015
- Dopt Orders on MACP – Granting of MACP benefits as and when the employees become eligible February 18, 2015
- MACP scheme is a challenge for 7th pay commission January 28, 2015
- MACP on Promotion Hierarchy: Appeal to contribute for expenditure to fight the case in Supreme Court January 22, 2015
- Clarification on 2nd ACP to Senior Accountants of CCAS cadre – NFCAA January 21, 2015
- MACP Scheme – CGHS Facility – CPF to GPF to KVS Employees January 6, 2015
- MACP Clarification issued by Dopt – Regarding Recommendations of the Screening Committee December 11, 2014
- JCM (Staff Side) Secretary writes to Secretary of Dopt regarding financial upgradation in the next promotional grade Hierarchy under MACP September 4, 2014
- AN APPEAL FOR GRANTING MACP TO THE NEXT PROMOTIONAL HIRERCHY–TKR PILLAI August 11, 2014
- JCM National Council Secretary Stresses for Promotional Hierarchy under MACP June 12, 2014
- Implementation of 2nd & 3rd upgradation under MACP Scheme in Railways – AIRF May 8, 2014
- 5th CPC had ACP, 6th CPC had MACP; what does 7th CPC have? April 9, 2014
- MACP benefits on the basis of Promotional Hierarchy..! April 8, 2014
- Instructions given by Dopt on ACP / MACP to Ordnance Employees April 7, 2014
- Grant of MACP benefit to the eligible employees in the hierarchy of promotional grade: Compliance of CAT Principal Bench Directive on 12.03.2014 in OA No. 864/2014 – BPMS March 30, 2014
- Regular Promotion for Central Govt Employees – MACP Upgradation and Pay Fixation March 20, 2014
- Railway Board clarification orders on 3rd MACP after 20-year service February 8, 2014
- Grant of financial upgradation under MACP scheme-wrongful clarification issued by Railway Board – NFIR Letter January 5, 2014
- MACP-An Unsettled Issue Of Sixth Pay Commission Recommendation December 17, 2013
- CPWD Orders – Implementation of MACPS to the cadre of JEs of CPWD… November 27, 2013
Dopt Orders, Notifications and Clarifications in various topics:
MACP to Station Master category in Railway – NFIR
Reckoning Grade Pay Rs. 4200 Level 6 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix as entry Grade pay for granting financial upgradation under MACPS to Station Master category in Railway. [Click to read in detail]
MACP to Station Master GP 4200 Pay Level 6
NFIR once again writes to Railway Board on 20.3.2021 regarding the same issue to settle as early as possible. [Click to read the letter]
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on MACP Scheme:
What is ACP?
The full form of ACP is the ‘Assured Career Progression Scheme’ recommended by the 5th Pay Commission. ACP is a promotional scheme for Central Government employees.
Who are eligible for MACP?
The Central Government employees, who are all in continuous service of ten years and above without promotion are eligible under the MACP Scheme.
What is the difference between ACP and MACP?
ACP is a promotional scheme recommended by the 5th pay commission for employees who have not availed of any promotion in 12 and 24 years of service. The MACP is also the same aspect but the tenure of service is different. Instead of 12 and 24 years of service has been changed to 10, 20, and 30 years of service.
How many years are required for MACP?
10 years of continuous service without promotion is the first requirement for MACP.
What is pay fixation on promotion?
The fixation of revising all salary elements according to the higher grade is called pay fixation.
MACP Screening Committee
Screening Committee for assessment of entries and gradings in ACRs/APARs with reference to prescribed benchmark for MACP purpose – Click to read more
Is MACP a promotion?
Of course, initially, provision of financial benefit with up-gradation in grade. However, after getting regular promotion it will be regularized.
What is MACP?
The full form of MACP is the ‘Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme’ recommended by the 6th Pay Commission. MACP is also a promotional scheme for Central Government employees. It is just a modified and upgraded scheme of ACP.
What is the benefit of MACP?
Salary increment in the name of promotion. Those who are not getting any promotion in 10, 20 and 30 years of service, will get promotional benefits under MACP Scheme.
Who are eligible for MACP?
Those who are not getting any promotion in 10, 20, and 30 years of continuous service, are eligible for financial up-gradation under this scheme.
What is the MACP Rule?
MACP rule only adopts those who have not been promoted in ten, twenty, and thirty years of their long service. Without any promotion in ten years of continuous service, will get the next higher grade with all financial benefits.
What is MACP in the 7th pay commission?
The 7th pay commission recommended the most expected demand of the Central Govt employees of promotion on the pay hierarchy, not in the grade pay system. Before the 7th CPC, the financial benefit under the scheme was on the Grade Pay hierarchy only. Now, the Central Govt had accepted and implemented the major recommendation of financial up-gradation that should be given to the individual of the pay hierarchy system.
How to download the consolidated guidelines on MACP?
Click the below link for the consolidated guidelines regarding MACP for Central Government Civilian employees – Click here to download PDF
Also Check: Central Government Pay Matrix Table 2022 PDF