Entitlement of financial up-gradation under ACP/MACP for Pharmacist – NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055
No. IV/MACPS/O9/Vol. 9
The Secretary (E),
Sub: Entitlement of financial up-gradation under ACP/MACP Schemes – Pharmacist category-reg.
Ref: DoP&T O.M. No. 35014/1/2014-Estt. D dated 10/06/2015 addressed to JCM (Staff Side) and copy endorsed to Ministry of Railways and others.
Further to NFIR’s letter of even number dated 05/01/2016, Federation invites attention of the Railway Board to the DoP&T’s O.M. Dated 10/06/2015 wherein clarifications on financial up-gradation under ACPSIMACPS for the category of Pharmacist have been conveyed. Gists of the clarifications are given hereunder:-
(i) Every financial up-gradation including non-functional grades granted, have to be treated as offset against one financial up-gradation under the scheme
(ii) The Pharmacists recruited in GP 2800/- are to be placed in GP 4200/- after completion of 2 years service. They will be eligible for 2nd financial up-gradation in GP 4600/–, on completion of next 10 years of service i.e. total 12 years of service and further 3rd MACP on completion of 22 years of continuous service.
(iii) The Pharmacists who have received benefit of financial up-gradation under ACP Scheme shall however be eligible for 3rd financial up-gradation under MACPS (which came into effect from 01/09/2008). .
(iv) The Pharmacists, on their placement from GP 2800/- (PB-l) to GP 4200/– in PB-2 have been allowed the pay fixation benefit equal to 3% of existing Basic Pay and the difference in GP consequent upon such placement which changes not only the Grade Pay but the Pay Band as well.
- In this connection, Federation cites below the cases of the following Pharmacists working in the Railway Hospitals of Northern Railway, which are required to be reviewed for extending benefit on the basis of above clarifications of DoP&T. (*) They were required to be placed in GP 4200/- on 01/01/2006 (being provided NFG), having completed more than two years service in the recruitment Pay Scale Rs. 4500-7000 (5th CPC)/Grade Pay 2800/- (PB-l) as on 31/12/2005.(**) Item No.1 and 2 above have completed 12 years of service on 03/08/2006 & 05/02/2008 respectively and as such they should be granted 1st ACP in GP 4600 from those dates
Federation also conveys that in the above cases the entitled benefit under ACPIMACP Scheme has unfortunately not been granted with effect from the dates they were due as explained in the above paras. There may be similar situations in the case of Pharmacist category on Zonal Railways.
NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to issue clarificatory instructions to the General Managers of Zonal Railways and Productions Units in general and Northern Railway in particular to review the cases and extend benefits under ACP/MACP Scheme correctly and also allow consequential benefits to the Pharmacists. Federation may be replied of-action being taken in the matter.
(Dr. M. Raghavaia)