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 up gradations 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 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 personal basis in the immediate higher Grade pay /grant of financial benefits only and shall not amount to 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 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 ad hoc basis.
Grant of financial up gradations under Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACP)
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CONTROLLER GENERAL OF ACCOUNTS
MAHALEKHA NIYANTRAK BHAWAN
‘E’ BLOCK, GPO COMPLEX,INA
NEW DELHI – 110023
Dated: 6th November 2019
Subject: Grant of financial up gradations under Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACP).
Reference is invited to DoP&T OM dated 19.05.2009 on the subject mentioned above Para 6 of the OM ibid ”the Screening Committee shall follow a time schedule and meet twice in a financial year for advance processing of the cases maturing in that half.”
Now the cases of those AAOs/PS who are eligible for grant of financial up gradations under MACPS up to 30.09.2020 are to be placed before Screening Committee.
In view of above, it is requested that all the Ministries/Departments may forward the cases of such AAOs/PS who are eligible for grant of financial up gradation upto 30.09.2020, in the enclosed proforma along with Service Book, complete CR Dossier up to 2017-18 and latest vigilance clearance certificate by 15.11.2019 positively.
This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.
End: As above.
Senior Accounts Officer (NGE)