‘Good’ to ‘Very Good’ – 7th CPC enhancing the performance level for MACP and Regular Promotion
The 7th Pay Commission has recommended on the benchmark level for MACP and Regular Promotion in Central Government services.
The 7th Pay Commission feels that a significant change is required in promotion aspect. 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, introduction of more stringent criteria such as clearing of departmental examinations or mandatory training before grant of MACP can also be considered by the government.
And also the Commission is proposing 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.
IRTSA has mentioned clearly about the benchmark for financial upgradation in its memorandum submitted to the secretary of 7th CPC Implementation Cell.
“MACP & ACP were recommended by the last two pay Commissions as a Financial Upgrading for those who were unable to get any promotion over long years of service due to lack of promotional avenues. Seventh Pay Commission has very unjustly proposed raising of benchmark for MACPS from “Good” to “Very Good” and the very purpose of this Scheme would be defeated – since the Benchmark is not applicable to any of the Promotions in Group C. It is, therefore, requested that unfair benchmark of “very good” proposed by the 7th CPC for the purpose of financial upgradation under MACPS may kindly be withdrawn and the same may be maintained as “Good”.”