Fixation on Pay on Promotion or MACP in 7th Pay Commission
Fixation on pay on promotion or MACP as per the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission.
The 7th Pay Commission has recommended to implement the new system of Pay Matrix – ready reckoner table for the purpose of fixation of pay for Central Government employees. In case of promotion or MACP upgradation, the commission is recommended the calculation method of fixation with some illustration. But, there is no word of hierarchy in the simple explanation. In 6th CPC, the commission recommended the MACP upgradation should be followed as per the Grade Pay Hierarchy. That means, automatically concluded as the regular promotions should be followed as per the departmental hierarchy.
The 7th pay commission has simply suggested with only one illustration, to fix the pay for the promotees in the next level of pay matrix. Please refer the page number 85 of the 7th CPC Report says that
“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 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.29,600 in this case).
2. Then she will be placed in the Level 5 at a Level equal to or next higher compared to Rs.29,600, which comes to Rs.30,100 in this case.
In various Central Government departments followed various sequency of departmental hierarchy. For example, An employee is promoted under regular promotion from 1900 to 2400. How the he employees pay fixation will be fixed?
Actually, what is the benefit of promotion?