The present MACP scheme has created serious anomaly – E V Ramachandran
The present MACP scheme instead of creating contended workforce has created more disgruntlement in the senior supervisors. The entry based three promotions under MACP Scheme has created in Railway Accounts department and Accounts & Audit branches in C&AG office. I am working in Railways as Senior Section Officer Accounts. Since my entry post is Typist and I have already got three promotions, I have been denied any benefit under the MACP Scheme whereas my juniors in the cadre of Senior Section Officer (A/cs) and those failed to qualify in the Appendix III-A examination for promotion to the post has been placed higher grade pay of Rs.5400/- just because their entry post is JAA. Where promotion is based on competitive examination, the present MACP scheme has created serious anomaly.
The administration is not bothered to solve the issue even after judgement by Supreme court to grant MACP promotion to such seniors at par with their juniors in the cadre. Even after passing the competitive examination and shouldering higher responsibilities, we the seniors in the cadre are denied the benefit of stepping of grade pay at par with juniors just because we have entered the service at lower level. This is nothing but nonsense and the top bureaucracy is not understanding the implications of such a nonsense policy. The height of the policy is that the subordinates who joined as JAA and could not even qualify the promotional exam are given higher grade pay. How such policy will improve efficiency in government service when the efficient staff who have qualified the examination and shouldering higher responsibility is paid less grade pay?
The present generation of Group A Officers have no capacity to frame proper policy and they are selfish and concerned about their pay only. They are not capable for framing proper policy and decision making. The MACP Scheme will lead to inefficiency and great disgruntlement in supervisory cadre who are the backbone for efficient functioning of the department. I am surprised at the capacity of the Pay Commission which is consist of a retired supreme court judge and Group A Officers. Only God knows what kind of study the Pay Commission has done before framing the policy. Their capacity to frame judicious policy is questionable.
E V Ramachandran
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