Thursday, April 28, 2011


No. 7/6/2011-CCSCSB
Government of India
Ministry of Personal Public Grievance & Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training


Room No.361, B Wing, 3rd Floor,
Lok Nayak Bhavan, New Delhi.

Dated the, 26th April, 2011


The Central Civil Services Cultural and sports Board is organizing a Summer Coaching Camp for children/dependents of Central Government servants in cricket during summer vacations. The details of the proposed coaching camp are as follows :

a) Age of Trainees : 8 years to 16 years.

b) Duration : 16th May 2011 to 15th June 2011.

c) Timings : (7 A.M to 11.00 A.M )

d) Charges ( Cash) : (Rs 250/- Per head,)

e) Venue : Vinay Marg Sports Complex, New Delhi

2. Application forms may be collected from Vinay Marg Sports Complex, Opp, Nehru Park, New Delhi from 01.05.2011 onwards and shall be deposited along with the requisite fee at same venue between 3 to 5 P.M. Last date of submission of application form along with requisite fee is 10.5.2011.

Raju Bagga
(Assistant Secretary)

view order here

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Air India sacks six ICPA leaders, declares strike illegal

NEW DELHI: Cracking down on striking pilots demanding pay hike, Air India management today sacked six leaders of the Indian Commercial Pilots' Association (ICPA) which was derecognised and its offices sealed.

The services of ICPA leaders, including its president Capt A S Bhinder and general secretary Capt Rishabh Kapur, were terminated by the management, senior airline officials said. Two other agitating pilots were suspended.

Declaring as illegal the strike by about 800 pilots, the management derecognised the ICPA and sealed its offices in Delhi and Mumbai.

At least 20 AI flights were cancelled since midnight including several on the Delhi-Mumbai sector and those to Kathmandu, Bangkok, Raipur, Aurangabad, Srinagar, Hyderabad, Nagpur and Leh.

Passengers had harrowing time with several flights getting delayed by over three hours.

While the management asked the striking pilots to give up their "irresponsible and unreasonable" stance and return to the negotiating table, the agitators said they were focussing on the "mismanagement" that had resulted in the financial losses to the airline and demanded a CBI probe.

To tide over the crisis, the national carrier has decided to rope in 150 management or executive pilots to operate the flights, the officials said.

No-frill carrier SpiceJet, in a statement, said it had directed its teams across all airports to accept and accommodate Air India passengers on request from the national carrier.

Terming the strike by its pilots as "unfortunate and ill-advised", Air India CMD Arvind Jadhav said, "now when such aggressive efforts are underway to resolve issues concerning every section of the employees, this abrupt action by the ICPA was certainly uncalled for.

"Why are some pilots being impatient, being irresponsible, being unreasonable, being adamant on tarnishing the image of the company and being totally unconcerned towards the convenience of our esteemed patrons and passengers", he said in an open letter to all employees.

Late last night, the ICPA gave the letter to the management intimating their decision to go ahead with the strike, after the tripartite conciliation talks before the Chief Labour Commissioner failed.

The ICPA, which has a strength of over 800 pilots of the erstwhile Indian Airlines, held the CMD "solely responsible for the financial mess" in the airline and "sabotaging" its future.

The ICPA General Secretary, who was sacked today, said that prior to the merger, Air India and Indian Airlines had a loss Rs 455 crore and Rs 280 crore respectively, which rose to Rs 16,000 crore within three years and that too after hiring consultancy firm Deloitte at a cost of Rs 90 crore.

Kapur said that "the management's intention seems very well scripted -- to buy new airplanes, upgrade the machinery (like SITA, SAT, IOCC) at a whopping Rs 800 crore and kill the morale of the employees so that they agitate, and then make way to sell the airline in distress."


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

New Pension Scheme for railway employees challenged

The new pension scheme introduced by the Union Government for railway employees has been challenged in the Madras Bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal.

   An employee of the southern railway and Dakshin Railway Employees Union (DREU) have challenged the scheme terming it unconstitutional and invalid.

   According to the new scheme, employees appointed on or after 01.01.1994 in the Railways would be governed by the new pension scheme which would be governed by ‘Pension Fund Regulatory Development Authority’ which would function under the overall control of Ministry of Finance. According to the new scheme, 10% of Pay and DA of an employee would be deducted and an equal amount would be contributed by the central government.

   The entire pension scheme is being authorized through various executive orders, which cannot be done to govern the retirement benefits of government employees which has to be in tune with Articles 41 to 43 of the Constitution, alleges the application. The notifications issued by the government constituting PFRDA dated 10.10.2003 and 14.11.2008 are unconstitutional, as they have not been issued by the President of India and authenticated as required under Article 77 of the Constitution and the ordnance sanctioning this also lapsed in 2005, which renders the entire process without authority of law alleges DREU in its application.

   The new pension scheme, which is mandatory to government employees curtails them from exercising any option said V. Daniel, a Helper in Southern Railway. According to the New Pension Scheme, any citizen of India can join the Scheme and they can choose their Fund Managers or opt for different schemes whereas no such option is available to government servants.

   The application also raised serious apprehension over the way in which their funds are being exposed to market risk and they cite the risk clause in the offer document of the NPS which says that “there are no guarantee on investments and investments involve risks such as trading volumes, settlement risk, liquidity risk, default risk, including possible loss of principal’. The application also cited the statement of PFRDA Chairman that pension fund managers regulated by PFRDA are not giving minimum guarantee on returns in their products.

   Besides seeking quashing of the notification and grant retiral benefits to all employees on par with those who joined prior to January 1994, the application sought an interim injunction against the notification and also to release family pension and gratuity to certain employees who died after the introduction of the new scheme.

   The matter came up before the Madras Bench of the CAT comprising Members K. Elango and R. Satapathy. Counsel R. Vaigai advanced arguments on behalf of the DREU and highlighted how the funds of the employees are being entrusted with private players and are subjected to undue risks. She also apprised the Bench that the government as an employer cannot transfer its funds to a private player and expect him to discharge government’s obligation.

   After hearing the arguments on behalf of the applicant and of the central government, the Bench ordered interim relief directing the railway authorities to offer gratuity and family pension to all employees who joined after January 2004 within four weeks from the date of application and posted the matter for June 1.

Source;lawtel news

Monday, April 25, 2011

Eligibility of First class travel for JEs and others in the Grade Pay of Rs.4200 - IRTSA

(Estd. 1965, Regd. No.1329, Website ) 
No.IRTSA/Memo/RC Pass/10-2011                  Date24-4-2011 
Railway Board
New Delhi.

Respected Sir,

Sub: Eligibility of First class travel for JEs and others in the Grade Pay of Rs.4200 -
Residential Card Pass, School Card Pass and School Cheque Pass.

Ref: 1. Railway Board's Letter No. E(W)97 PS5-1/62-A dated 8.7.2003 (RBE 119/2003) ACS No. 41.
       2. Railway Board’s letter No. E(W)2008/PS 5-1/38  dated 6th Jan, 2011 (RBE 3-2011)

In reference to the Board’s letter on revised pay limits for entitlement of Privilege Pass/PTOs,
we would like to bring to your kind notice the following issue for your favourable consideration.

1.  Residential Card Pass is issued to a Railway servant for performing rail journey from the
place of residence to the place of his work.

2.  School Card Pass is issued to each such student son/ daughter of the railway servant to commute between the station of the residence of the railway servant and the station nearest to the school/ college on production of a certificate from the recognised institution where the student is studying.

3.  School Cheque Pass is issued to each such student son/ daughter who is dependent on the railway servant on production of a certificate from the recognised institution where the student is studying and which is away from the headquarters of the Railway servant for undertaking journeys specifically listed in a schedule.

4.  Prior to the issue of Railway Board order on revised pay limits for entitlement of Privilege Pass/PTOs, (Railway Board’s letter No. E(W)2008/PS 5-1/38  dated 6th Jan, 2011 (RBE 3-2011)) travel eligibility for all the three kinds of passes referred above were same as that of passes issued on privilege account. Refer Board’s letter  No. E(W)97PS5-1/62 (RBE No/119/2003) dated 08/07/2003 in the annexure.

5.  Railway Board’s orders on revised pay limits for entitlement of Privilege Pass/PTOs, in Sixth Pay Commission Scales (vid Railway Board’s letter No. E(W)2008/PS 5-1/38  dated 6th Jan, 2011 (RBE 3-2011)) granted First class travel eligibility to all the employees in the Grade Pay of Rs.4200.

6.  Hence, it is requested that, First class travel entitlement may please be awarded for the Residential Card Pass, School Card Pass and School Cheque Pass for all the employees in the Grade Pay of Rs.4200 as given in the case of privilege pass in same principle followed earlier.

Thanking You
Yours faithfully, 
Harchandan Singh,  
General Secretary, IRTSA

Deputation Guidelines-DOPT

Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions 
Department of Personnel and Training

New Delhi,the 19th April,2011.


Ref: Deptt. of Personnel and Training OM No. 14017/33/2005-AIS(11) (Pt.I) dated 28th November, 2007 conveying Consolidated Deputation Guidelines.

Prior to the issue of Consolidated Deputation Guidelines, the various posts in the Union Public Service Commission, Election Commission of India, Central Vigilance Commission and Central Information Commission were treated as Central Staffing Scheme posts. However, under the Consolidated Deputation Guidelines, the posts under these bodies got classified as Non-Central Staffing Scheme posts under para 1.2.4 and 1.2.5. It has been under the consideration of government, for some time, to rectify this anomaly

2. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, has approved that the posts of Deputy Secretary/Director/Joint Secretary etc. in the Union Public Service Commission , Election Commission of India, Central Vigilance Commission and Central Information Commission will continue to be treated as Central Staffing Scheme posts.

3. The Consolidated Deputation Guidelines dated 28.11.2007 may be modified
accordingly by AIS Division, Department of Personnel and Training.

(Rajeev Kumar Mital) 
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India.

Friday, April 22, 2011

IIT-JEE reform panel moots single entrance test, to seek public opinion

NEW DELHI: T Ramasami Committee on reforms in IIT Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) has decided to have a single entrance examination for admission to engineering course, but is yet to firm up how specifically it would be done.

The panel has decided to seek public opinion before finalizing its recommendation. In the next few days, a dedicated website would be created to draw public opinion. It remains to be seen if IIT Council agrees to be a part of engineering entrance examination that would also be for admission to non-IIT engineering colleges. Even state governments would have to come on board.

Sources said, to begin with even if an all-India single entrance examination is not introduced; JEE would definitely be reformed. Reform in JEE is one of the pleas sought by Rajiv Kumar, professor of IIT-Kharagpur, in his petition in the Supreme Court.

On Thursday, Ramasami gave a short presentation of three ways in which single entrance examination can be conducted. HRD minister Kapil Sibal, directors of IIT-Kanpur, Delhi and Roorkee were present. Few IIT directors have raised queries about the methods suggested by Ramasami.

Since 2008, Ramasami Committee is the fourth attempt to reform JEE. The first was an internal committee under V G Idichandy of IIT-Madras. He suggested scrapping of JEE, and considering Standard XII marks for IIT admission. Recommendations were neither made public nor discussed.

In October 2009, IIT Council suggested increasing eligibility cutoff from the existing 60% to 80% in Standard XII. Then, a committee of secretaries of department of science & technology, department of bio-technology and department of science and industrial research was set up to suggest IIT-JEE reforms. No proposal came from them.

This was followed by the Acharya Committee of four IIT directors to suggest JEE reforms. It submitted an interim report for admission, based on weighted sum of normalized Standard XII marks along with proposed SAT-like examination. It was rejected by most stakeholders like IIT faculty, state board chiefs etc.


Wednesday, April 20, 2011


No 11/1/2010-JCA
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions 
Department of Personnel & Training 
(JCA Section)

North Block, New Delhi 
Dated the 20 th April, 2011 

Subject: Summary record of discussions held during the third meeting of the Joint Committee on MACPS held on 15th March, 2011 under the Chairpersonship of the Joint Secretary (Estt.) DOPT.

The undersigned is directed to enclose herewith summary record of discussions held during the Third Meeting of the Joint Committee on MACPS held under the Chairpersonship of the Joint Secretary(Establishment), DOPT on 15 th March, 2011 for information and further necessary action.

Dinesh Kapila

All Official and Staff members of the Joint Committee of MACPS as per list attached.


The third meeting of the Joint Committee constituted to examine the anomalies pertaining to the MACP scheme was held under the Chairmanship of Joint Secretary (Estt.) Department of Personnel & Training on 15 th March, 2011. All the members of the Committee were present in the meeting.

2. The Chairperson welcomed the representatives of the Official Side and the Staff Side and stated that with respect item numbers 13, 21, 27, 28, 32, 38, 44, 50 & 58, suitable instructions had been issued vide this Department's O.M. dated the 1st November, 2010. She also informed that as per the decision taken in the second meeting of the Joint Committee, vide this Department's O.M. dated Both ! February, 2011, all concerned have been advised to review the cadre structure in a time bound manner with a view to mitigate the problem of stagnation

 3. Thereafter, the agenda items which were still pending were taken up for discussion.

Item numbers 1.3.8. 9 & 29- Grant of financial up-gradation in the promotional hierarchy instead of Grade Pay hierarchy under the MACPS.

The Staff Side reiterated their demand that the financial upgradations under the MACP Scheme should be granted in the promotional hierarchy of posts instead of the Grade Pay hierarchy. The Staff Side stated that the erstwhile ACP Scheme was implemented on the recommendations of the 5th CPC and, as such, has become a part of the service conditions of the employees. The Staff Side, therefore, contended that the Government cannot impose the MACP Scheme thereby altering the service conditions to the detriment of the employees.

The Official Side stated that the 6th CPC recommended two financial upgradations in the Grade Pay hierarchy after 12 and 24 years. However, the Government improved upon the recommendations of the 6th CPC and has implemented MACPS with three financial upgradations in the Grade pay hierarchy after 10, 20 & 30 years. Referring to earlier discussions held in the matter, the Official Side stated that the Government was willing to consider revision in para 13 of the MACP Scheme to the effect that organisations / cadres shall have the option to choose either the ACP Scheme or the MACP scheme. However, the Staff Side pointed that such a dispensation will not be practical and hence there is a need to explore other alternatives to solve the issue. After discussion, it was agreed that there is no need to change the basic structure of MACP Scheme. However, there is a need to separately examine those cases where MACP Scheme is less advantageous than the ACP Scheme. Accordingly, it was decided that the Official Side will write to the Ministry of Railways, Defence, Urban Development, Home and the Department of Posts to forward information in respect of the specific categories of employees where the MACPS is less advantageous than the erstwhile ACP Scheme The Official Side also requested the Staff Side to collect and forward such information to the Department of Personnel & Training for further necessary action.
In this connection, the Staff Side specifically pointed out the case of Technician category wherein under ACP (w.e.f 1.10.199) the staff got upgradation to Rs.4500- 7000 (V CPC) on completion of 24 years whereas under MACPS they get the same benefit, i.e. Grade Pay of Rs.2800 after 30 years.

Item Nos. 2,7,20 8 48- Date of Effect of MACP Scheme

The Staff Side stated that many employees who retired between 1.1.2006 and 31st August, 2008, have been deprived of the benefits of MACP Scheme and therefore, demanded that the MACP Scheme may be made effective from 1.1.2006. The Official Side stated that the matter was discussed and finalised in the second meeting of the Joint Committee and therefore, there was no reason to reopen the matter. After discussions, it was decided that the matter may be treated as finalised so far as the Joint Committee on MACP IS concerned and if required, the Staff Side may raise this issue in the next meeting of the National Anomaly Committee.

Item Nos.57-Grant of ACP benefit to Artisan Staff of the Ministry of Defence

The Staff Side stated that consequent upon the recommendations of the Fast Track Committee, the highly skilled Artisan Staff of the Ministry of Defence was bifurcated in two categories, i.e., Highly Skilled -11 (with Grade Pay of Rs.2400-) and Highly -Skilled-l (With Grade Pay of Rs.2800-). The Staff Side contended that this bifurcation, in the first instance, may be treated as placement and not as promotion for the purpose of MACP. The Official Side stated that as per the extant instructions of the Department of Personnel 8 Training, where the whole of a cadre is placed in a higher scale, such placement is not treated as promotion. However, when only a part of a cadre is placed in a higher scale, then such placement is treated as promotion for all purposes including MACPS. The Official Side further stated that even under the erstwhile ACP Scheme similar practice was followed and there is no reason to deviate from that.

The Staff Side cited a Supreme Court judgment in the case of Union of India Vs V.K. Sirotia reported in 1999 Supreme Court cases (L&S) 938 that where certain percentage of post are granted higher pay scales to seniors in the cadre will be treated as placement and not promotion. The Staff Side also cited the Manual of instructions for restructuring of cadres in 1.A & A.D (para 3.2.8) wherein it has been stated that the Screening Committee in combined Audit & Accounts Offices besides selecting persons for transfer to audit offices will also decide on their placement ( & not promotion) against the higher scale posts. After prolonged discussions, it was decided that the matter would be reexamined by the Department of Personnel & Training in consultation with the Department of Expenditure.

Item Nos. 12, 30 & 49 - Treatment of employees selected under LDCE Scheme /  GDCE Scheme.

The Staff Side demanded that employees selected under the LDCE Scheme/ GDCE Scheme should be treated as a direct recruit and their earlier promotions and services rendered should be ignored for the purpose of MACPS as was being done in the ACP Scheme. The Official - Side informed that treatment of such cases would generally be same in MACP as was in the ACP Scheme. Ministry of Railways would be advised to examine the matter accordingly.

ltem Nos.ll.15,22,39,47 & 51

Promotion in the identical Grade Pay The Staff Side raised the issue of promotions in the identical grade pay and demanded that in such cases the benefit of one increment should be granted at the time of promotion. 'The Official Side stated that if regular promotion is to the same grade pay, then MACP would also be granted to the same grade pay. On the issue of whether one increment is to be allowed in such cases, a reference has been received in the Department of Expenditure from Ministry of Railways. Further action in the matter would be taken consequent upon receipt of certain information from Ministry of Railways as called for by the Department of Expenditure.

4. . After discussion on the agenda items, the Staff Side stated that in many instances the provisions of the MACP Scheme were being misinterpreted by various Ministries/ Departments thereby causing financial loss to the employees. The Official Side stated that many Ministries / Departments had sought various clarifications regarding the provisions of the MACP Scheme which has been given.

In addition, many clarificatory Office Memoranda have also been issued by the Department of Personnel & Training to allay the misgivings misunderstandings regarding the Scheme. However, if certain misgivings/misunderstandings were still continuing, the respective Ministries/ Departments may be advised to refer the matter to the Department of Personnel & Training for resolution of the same.

5. In the end, it was decided that the recommendations of the Joint Committee on MACP Scheme along with the action taken report may be discussed in the next - meeting of the National Anomaly Committee.

6. The meeting ended with a vote of thanks to the Chair.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011


 F.No. 141 1/2010-JCA2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel 86 Training)
North Block, New Delhi

          Dated the 18" April, 2011


Subject: Revision of Stitching Charges.

            The undersigned is directed to say that based on a demand raised by the Staff Side, in National Council (JCM), the question of revising the Stitching Charges of Uniforms, supplied to Common Categories of employees (Multi-Tasking Staff - erstwhile Group 'D' posts of Peon, Daftry, Jamadar, Junior Gestetner Operator, Frash, Chowkidar, Safaiwala, Mali etc. and Staff Car Drivers, Dispatch Riders etc.) in the Central Secretariat and its Attached and Subordinate Offices, has been examined in consultation with the Ministry of Finance. Consequently, it has been decided to enhance the rates of stitching charges, with effect from 1st April, 2011 thereby modifying the earlier instructions issued vide this Ministry's O.M. No. 14/3/2006-JCA dated 28" September, 2006.

2. The revised rates of stitching charges, with effect from lst  April, 2011, will be as under:-

            (1) Buttoned-up-coat and pant                  -Rs. 750
            (2) Over Coat for Staff Car Drivers           - Rs. 600
            (3) Ladies half-coat                                   -Rs. 600
            (4) Pant (Terricot)                                      - Rs.135
            (5) Bush Shirt (Polyvastra)                         -Rs.  60
            (6) Blouse                                                  -Rs. 45
            (7) Petticoat                                                -Rs.  30
            (8) Salwar Kameez                                     - Rs. 90

            Protective clothing [for Malis/ Bhistiesl

            (9)  Pyjama                                                   -Rs. 24
            (10) Short (Half-Pant)                                  -Rs .60
            (11) Shirt (Cotton)                                       -Rs. 45

3. It may please be noted that the reimbursement of Stitching Charges at the-prescribed rates should be done only after the stitched uniforms are produced and are duly stamped, with indelible ink, at an appropriate place on the wrong side of the stitched dress, for identification. A proper record and procedure should be evolved to ensure that the employees produce the stitched uniforms within a reasonable period (say one month) after the cloth is supplied to them.

4. This issues with the concurrence of Department of Expenditure vide ID No. 5(1)/E.I1 (A)/2009 dated 08.04.201 1.

Hindi version will follow.
(Dinesh Kapila)
Director (JCA)
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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Promotion of Personal Assistant (PA) of CSSS to the Private Secretary (PS) Grade of CSSS on ad-hoc basis- reg.

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 13th April 2011


Subject:- Promotion of Personal Assistant (PA) of CSSS to the Private Secretary (PS) Grade of CSSS on ad-hoc basis- reg.

   The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department ‘s O.M. of even number dated 31.3.2011 on the subject mentioned above and to say that it has been decided to substitute para 3 of this Department O.M dated 31.3.2011 ibid with the followings :-

     upon conclusion of DPCs, Cadre Units would retain officials to the extent of number of vacancies ( out of 877) allocated in their Cadre Unit as indicated in Annexure -I in the following manner:-

          a) All officers who have less than two years to superannuate as on lst May 2011 would be retained;

          (b) Remaining officers would be arranged in the ascending order of incumbency in the Cadre Unit and Officers with the least incumbency would be retained:

          (c) Cadre Units would furnish the recommendations of the DPC in respect of other eligible PAs, who are in the above Zone and clear from vigilance angle but could not be accommodated within the Cadre Unit due to lack of vacancies, to this Department by 01.05.2011 so that they could be promoted against the existing vacancies in PS Grade elsewhere. If any of the officials covered within the Zone specified above is on deputation, he/she may be given the option to revert within one month with a view to avail of the promotion”.

   2. In view of the above changes in para referred to above, information need to be sent about the officials superannuating within two years and those who have been retained on the basis of the least incumbency period in the Cadre Unit (Annexure -II) and DPC recommendations in respect of the PAs with maximum incumbency in the Zone prescribed above who could not be accommodated within the Cadre Unit ( Annexure-III).

   3. Other terms and conditions mentioned in this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 31.3.2011 will remain unchanged.

(Rajiv Manjhi)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
Tel. No.24622365

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Denial of Financial Upgradation under MACPS for those Sr.S.O.(A) / Sr.TIAs / Sr.ISAs recruited as Accounts Clerks (CG-II) – reg. --NFIR

No. IV / MACPS / 09 / Pt.3     

                         Dated – 15-04-2011 
Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi.

Dear Sir,
Sub: Denial of Financial Upgradation under MACPS for those Sr.S.O.(A)
/ Sr.TIAs / Sr.ISAs recruited as Accounts Clerks (CG-II) – reg.

Ref: Railway Board’s letter No. PC-V/2009/ACP/2 dated 10-06-2009.
Initially the policy for Direct Recruitment of Group ‘C’ cadre in Accounts  Department used to be for the posts of Accounts Clerk (CG-II) only. All those  recruited as Accounts Clerks (CG-II) were subjected to the Appendix-IIA (Departmental Examination) and on qualifying the same only they were given entry into the next grade of JAA (CG-I).

Since the year 1982 onwards, consequent upon introduction of revised recruitment policy additional channel of recruitment for the posts of JAA (CG-I) duly making the Appendix-IIA qualification as mandatory had taken place for absorption into the department as JAA (CG-I). Further channel of promotion in Accounts Department from JAA is to the non-selection post of Accounts Assistant (AA) based on seniority. The promotions to the post of S.O.(A)/TIA/ISA were granted only on qualifying the Appendix-IIIA examination conducted by Railway Board.

An anomaly has since arisen as the financial upgradation under MACPS introduced from 1st September, 2008 is not extended to those S.O.(A)/TIA/ISA who were recruited as CG-IIs and got entry to Grade of JAA (CG-I) after passing Appendix-IIA Examination.

In this connection, NFIR desires to state that qualifying Appendix-IIA is the milestone/turning point in the career for the Accounts Department staff either for the confirmation as JAA (from the year 1982 onwards for CG-I recruits)

or for the entry as JAA for those recruited as CG-II prior to 1982. In view of this, the entry into the grade of JAA on qualifying Appendix-II is required to be considered as recruitment stage for the purpose of MACP instead of CG-II entry  and financial upgradation should be allowed irrespective of the fact whether the entry was direct as CG-I (with Appendix-IIA as mandatory for continuance in the department) or from CG-II (getting entry only on qualifying Appendix-IIA).

The NFIR therefore requests the Railway Board to take into consideration the past recruitment policy and mandatory condition to pass Appendix Examinations and treat entry into the post of JAA (CG-I) as recruitment Pay Scale/Grade Pay for allowing MACP benefit to S.O.(A)/TIA/ISA who were initially recruitment as Accounts Clerks (CG-II).
Yours faithfully, 
General Secretary

Education Cess and Secondary and Higher Education Cess – reg.

Circular No. 134 /3 / 2011 – ST

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Excise & Customs
Tax Research Unit

North Block, New Delhi
8th April, 2011

Chief Commissioners of Central Excise and Service Tax (All),
Director General (Service Tax),
Director General (Central Excise Intelligence),
Director General (Audit),
Commissioners of Service Tax (All),
Commissioners of Central Excise and Service Tax (All).


Subject: - Education Cess and Secondary and Higher Education Cess - reg.

   Representations have been received from the field formations, seeking clarification regarding the applicability of service tax exemption to Education Cess (refers to both Education Cess leviable under Finance (No.2) Act, 2004 and Secondary and Higher Education Cess leviable under Finance Act, 2007), under notifications where ‘whole of service tax’ stands exempted. Apparently the doubt arises in the context of Tribunal’s Order in the matter of M/s. Balasore Alloys Ltd. Vs CCE, Customs and Service Tax, BBSR-I (2010-TIOL-1659-CESTAT- KOL).

   2. The issue has been examined. Though Tribunal’s Order referred above is in favor of revenue, it is inconsistent with the policy intention of the Government to exempt education cess in addition to service tax, where ‘whole of service tax’ stands exempted. According to section 95(1) of Finance (No.2) Act, 2004 and section 140(1) of Finance Act, 2007, Education Cess and Secondary and Higher Education Cess are leviable and collected as service tax, and when whole of service tax is exempt, the same applies to education cess as well. Since Education Cess is levied and collected as percentage of service tax, when and wherever service tax is NIL by virtue of exemption, Education Cess would also be NIL.

   3. This being the principle, field formations are directed not to initiate proceedings to recover the education cess, where ‘whole of service tax’ stands exempted under the notification. Extending the same principle, where education cess has been refunded to exporters along with service tax, by virtue of exemption notifications where ‘whole of service tax’ is exempt, the same need not be recovered.

   4. Field formations may be instructed accordingly.

   5. Please acknowledge the receipt of this circular. Hindi version to follow.

(J. M. Kennedy)
Director, TRU

Source: service tax

Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for the Railways Employees - Clarifications Regarding.



RBE No.39/2011
New Delhi, dated 25-03-2011

The General Managers (P)
All Indian Railways & PUs
(As per mailing list)

      Sub:- Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for the Railways Employees - Clarifications Regarding.

   Please refer to this Board's letter of even number dated 10.06.2009 wherein the financial upgradation under the Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) has been allowed upto the highest Grade Pay of ` 12000/- in the Pay Band-4. Consequent upon introduction of the new HAG scale of ` 67000-79000 in replacement of ` 37400 - 67000 with Grade Pay of ` 12000 in PB-4, it is clarified that the benefits of financial upgradation under the MACPS shall be available to the aforementioned HAG scale also.

   2. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

   3. Hindi version is enclosed.

   {DoPT's OM No.35034/3/2008-Estt. (D), dated 24-12-2010}

Dy. Director, Pay Commission-V

Source: NFIR

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Submission of immovable Property Returns by officers of Group A Central Services for the year 2010 (as on 01.01.2011) - Placing of the public domain regarding.

No.11013/3/2011-Estt.  A-IV 
Government  of India  
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions 
Department  of Personnel & Training  
North Block 
  * * *
New Delhi, dated the 11 th  April, 2011 

Subiect  : Submission  of  immovable  Property Returns  by  officers  of  Group A  Central  Services  for  the year 2010  (as  on  01.01.2011)  -  Placing  of the public  domain  regarding.

  Rule  18 (1)   (ii)  of  the   CCS  (Conduct)  Rules  have   provision  for   submission  o f   'Annual  property   returns   in  respect   of  immovable  property   by  all  Group  'A'  and   'B.officers  by  31st  January  of  each  year .  Conduct  Rules  for Railways  and   other   Rules  in  respect of Central Government  servants  contain similar provisions.

2  It  has  been  decided that   the  immovable property  returns  submitted  by members  of   all  Group  'A'  Services  of  the   Central  Government  for  the   year   2010   i.e.  a s   on 01 . 0 1 . 2 011  will  be  placed  in  public  domain  by  the   respective   cadre   controlling authorities  by  31.05.2011.  A  copy  of  the   circular  in  this   connection  issued  by Establishment Officer to all Ministries/Departments  is also enclosed herewith.

All  the  Cadre  Controlling authorities  in  respect  of Group 'A'  Central Services  are  requested   to   ensure   compliance.  They  are   also  requested   to  report   status   on 31. 5. 2011.

(Mamta Kundra)
Joint secretary to the Government of India

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Promotion of babus linked to info on assets

HYDERABAD: IAS and IPS officers with ill-gotten wealth have a problem at hand. Vexed that many officers are not submitting their mandatory immovable property returns (IPRs) or declarations every year, the department of personnel of the Government of India has decided to deny promotions and central deputations to recalcitrant All India service babus.

Vigilance clearances that are mandatory for such postings will also not be furnished to the non-conforming babus.

For the first time from this year onwards, the IPRs will also be uploaded on the department's website so that it is in public domain. The IPRs are mandated to be submitted to the department of personnel by the officers by January 31 every year.

But highly placed sources told TOI that of the 284 IAS officers belonging to the AP cadre, as many as 82 officers are yet to submit their returns this year. For many of them, this is the second year of non-adherence. The number of non-compliant IPS officers is not known.

Peeved over the state of affairs, the establishment officer of the personnel department in a circular, dated April 4, 2011, to chief secretary S V Prasad pointed out that the deadline for submission of the IPRs had been extended thrice, from January 31 to February 15 and then to March 26, 2011. "It is once again requested that IPRs of IAS officers working in the state and central ministries/dept be forwarded to reach us positively by 5 pm on April 20, 2011," the circular signed by the EO, I V Subba Rao, said.

With the deadline just a week away, the officers are scurrying to file their IPRs. According to sources, thanks to some officers not submitting their returns, the corrupt ones are able to go scot-free as they would claim that the property in question was bought several years ago and that its value was very meagre at the time of purchase.


Sunday, April 10, 2011

Debarment of officers belonging to CSS/CSSS/CSCS on their refusal to promotion to next higher grade.

No. 5/1/2008-CS-I(S)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market,
New Delhi, dated the 8th April, 2011


Subject:- Debarment of officers belonging to CSS/CSSS/CSCS on their refusal to promotion to next higher grade.

The undersigned is directed to state that this Department’s O.M. No. 16/1/79-CS.I,dated 3rd September 1983 on the subject mentioned above is hereby rescinded. In future,refusal of regular promotion to the next grade in CSS/CSSS/CSCS would be dealt with as per instructions contained in O.M. No. 22011/5/86-Estt.(D), dated 10th April 1989 of the Establishment Division. The relevant extract of the OM are given below:-

“17. 12- When a Government employee does not want to accept a promotion which is offered to him he may make a written request that he may not be promoted and the request will be considered by the appointing authority, taking relevant aspects into consideration. If the reasons adduced for refusal of promotion are acceptable to the appointing authority, the next person in the select list may be promoted. However, since it may not administratively possible or desirable to offer appointment to the persons who initially refused promotion, on every occasion on which a vacancy arises, during the period of validity of the panel, no fresh offer of appointment on promotion shall be made in such cases for a period of one year from the date of refusal of first promotion or till a next vacancy arises whichever is later. On the eventual promotion to the higher grade, such Government servant will lose seniority vis-a-vis his juniors promoted to the higher grade earlier irrespective of the fact whether the posts in question are filled by selection or otherwise. The above mentioned policy will not apply where adhoc promotions against short term vacancies are refused.”

This order will be effective prospectively in all cases of refusal of regular promotions after the date of this OM.

(Monica Bhatia)
Dirctor (CS-I)

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Friday, April 08, 2011

Confederation of Central Govt employees & workers extends its full support to the indefinite fast against corruption by Shri Anna Hazare

8th April 2011
Dear Comrade

The indefinite fast commenced by Shri Anna Hazare against corruption and for an effective mechanism that will act as a deterrent against corruption has, by this time, caught the imagination of commonpeople.

The indefinite fast by Shri Hazare has touched the conscience of every Indian. It is quite heartening to note that people from all walks of life cutting across social and regional barriers are coming out in support of the cause espoused by Shri Hazare. This gives hope.Confederation of Central Govt employees & workers extends its full support to the indefinite fast against corruption by Shri Anna Hazare. Confederation HQrs call upon every affiliate & State Committees of Confederation to manifest solidarity with the cause espoused and action of indefinite fast by Shri Hazare. Day long mass fast and mass meetings during lunch hour may be arranged on 11th April  2011, Monday– if solution eludes and the fast continues.

With greetings
Yours fraternally
(M. S. Raja)


Safety Related Retirement Scheme covering Drivers, Gangmen and other safety categories with Grade Pay of Rs. 1800/-


RBE No.42/2011
New Delhi, dated2 .03.2011.

No. E(P&A)I-2010/RT-2

The General Managers.
All Indian Railways.

Sub: Safety Related Retirement Scheme covering Drivers, Gangmen and other safety categories with Grade Pay of Rs. 1800/-.

Ref: Board’s letter of even number dated 11.09.2010 and 24.09.2010

   The demands raised by the employees’ Federations, such as constitution of a lower level Assessment Committee at Divisions, processing of the retirement/recruitment cases more than once in a year, etc., under Liberalized Active Retirement Scheme for Guaranteed Employment for Safety Staff (LARSGESS) have been under consideration of Board for some time. It has been decided that the retirement/recruitment process under the LARSGESS in respect of all safety categories of staff including Gangmen in Grade pay of Rs. 1800/p.m. and brivers/Loco Pilots may be done twice in a year as per the annexed time schedule. The suitability of the words for recruitment under the Scheme may be adjudged by the Assessment Committee as follows:

     (I) Assessment Committee of 3 JAG Officers at Divisional Level to adjudge the suitability of wards for recruitment against safety category post in Grade Pay of Rs.1800/-p.m., and

     (ii) Assessment Committee of 3 SAG Officers at Headquarter Level may continue to adjudge the suitability of wards of brivers/Loco Pilot.

   2. The process of retirement/recruitment may be started from July 2011 for the current calendar year 2011.

   3. The other terms and conditions of the Scheme will remain the same.

   4. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

   5. Kindly acknowledge receipt.

( Dharam Pal )
Deputy Director Estt.(P&A) II,
Railway Board


Grant of family pension to childless widow of a deceased Central Government employee after her remarriage

No. 1/4/2011-P&PW(E)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

New Delhi, the 1st, April, 2011


Subject: Grant of family pension to childless widow of a deceased Central Government employee after her remarriage – Clarification – reg.

A reference is invited to the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare’s O.M. No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dt. 2.9.2008 whereby provisions regulating pension/family pension/gratuity/commutation of pension/disability pension/ex-gratia lumpsum compensation, etc. were revised consequent upon implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendations of 6th CPC.

2. As per the provisions of para 8.6 of the ibid O.M. the childless widow of a deceased Government employee shall continue to be paid family pension even after her remarriage subject to the condition that the family pension shall cease once her independent income from all other sources becomes equal to or higher than the minimum prescribed for family pension in the Central Government.

3. References/Representations have been received in this Department from various quarters raising therin doubts that the provisions of this Department’s O.M. dt. 2.9.2008 do not adequately take care of cases wherein death of the employee took place prior to 1.1.2006.

4. The issue has been examined in this Department in consultation with Department of Expenditure. It is hereby clarified that the childless widow of a deceased Central Government employee who had expired before 1.1.2006, shall be eligible for family pension in the light of 6th CPC’s recommendations irrespective of the fact that the remarriage of the widow had taken place prior to/on or after 1.1.2006. The financial benefits in such cases, however, will accrue from 1.1.2006. This, however, would be subject to the fulfillment of certain conditions laid down therein, including the income criterion that the income of the widow from all sources does not become equal to or higher than the minimum prescribed for family pension in the Central Government.

5. This issues with the concurrence of Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance vide their U.O.No.64/EV/2011 dt. 11.3.2011.

6. This order, in so far as their applicability relates to the employees of Indian Audit & Accounts Department, is being issued in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India vide their U.O. No.50 – Audit (Rules/14-2010 dt. 31.3.2011)

7. Hindi version will follow.


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Wednesday, April 06, 2011


On the directions of the Election Commission, the State government on Tuesday asked all factories, shops, commercial, catering, beedi and industrial establishments, BPO firms, plantations and motor transport undertakings to grant holiday with wages to all the employees including daily wage and casual workers in view of the Assembly elections on April 13.

An official press release issued here said that no deduction or abatement of the wages of any person shall be made on account of a holiday having been granted on the day of elections.

Source:the hindu

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Level ‘A’ Training Programme at ISTM for U.D.Cs with 5 years’ approved service in the grade (18/04/2011 to 23/05/2011).

Most Immediate

No.08/02/2011 -CS.I(Trg)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
CS.l Training

Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 5th April, 2011


Subject: Level ‘A’ Training Programme at ISTM for U.D.Cs with 5 years’ approved service in the grade (18/04/2011 to 23/05/2011).

   The undersigned is directed to inform that UDCs, whose names are given in Annexure I, have been nominated for the Level ‘A’ Training Programme conducted by ISTM w.e.f. 18/04/2011 to 23/05/2011. It is requested that these officials may be relieved of their duties, subject to vigilance clearance and advised to report to Shri Parth Vasaniya, Assistant Director(Co-ordinator) ISTM, Administrative Block, JNU Campus (Old), NewDelhi- 110067 at 9 A.M. on 18th April. 2011.

   2. The performance of the officials in the training, as evaluated and reported by ISTM thereof, may be added in their APARs. No request for withdrawal of nomination either from the Ministry/Department or the officer concerned shall be entertained by this Department or the Institute. As the training of the officials and successful completion is necessary for promotion/regularization, the Cadre Units are requested to ensure that the officials nominated to the above programme are relieved in time.

   3. As the aforesaid training includes study tour, officers nominated above may be advised to draw necessary TA/DA advance of Rs. 12,000/- each from their respective Ministry/Department. This amount may be released in Cash only.

   4. Confirmation with regard to the participation of the officials along with their respective bio-data (Annexure-Il) may please be sent by 11th April, 2011 to Shri Parth Vasaniya, Assistant Director (Co-ordinator), ISTM, New Delhi, with a copy to the undersigned. Shri Parth Vasaniya, Assistant Director(Co-ordinator) ISTM is accessible on phone No. 26185311 (0).

( Vidyadhar Jha)
Under Secretary to Government of India
Tele. : 24624046

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S No Name of the ALLOWANCES/
 1 Children education Allowance 1000.00 1250.00
 2  Hostel Subsidy Allowance 3000.00 3750.00
 3 Child Care Allowance for disabled 1000.00 1250.00
 4 Washing Allowance   60.00 75.00
 5 Travelling Allowance (T.A 250.00
 6 National Holiday (NHA)    170.00
 7 Break Down Allowance (BDA)  80.00
 8 Special Allowance for 
Engineering Gateman 
 300.00 375.00
 9 Conveyance Allowance   370.00
10         Cycle Maintenance Allowance              60.00          75.00              
 11 Night Patrolling Allowance 6.00 8.00
 12 Road Mileage Allowance 8.00
 13 Tribal Area Allowance  240.00 300.00
14  Hill Area Allowance  480.00
15Bad Climate Allowance400.00 500.00
 16 Nursing Uniform Allowance  6000.00 7500.00
 17  Nursing Allowance  3200.00 4000.00
 18  Washing Allowance (Nursing Staff) 300.00 375.00
 19  Project Allowance (Construction/
 20   Composite Transfer Grant (CTG)18.00
 21Uniform Allowance kit maintenance
and Washing Allowance(RPF,SRPF
Group A
officers only

22PG Allowance & Annual Allowance
(for Doctors alone)
 23Health & Malaria Inspectors
(Additional Duty)
 24Commercial Staff in charge of
flag stations
 25Teachers Library work
i ATP-Primary school
ii Middle school
iii High/Higher secondary school
 27Announcers ECRCs/Coomercial
28Train Supdt./TS (Rajdhani Exp.)600.00750.00
29Steward (Dy. TS) (Rajdhani Exp.) 240.00300.00
30CTIs/TTEs Flying Squad200.00250.00
31Cook/Cook mate
Senior Scale 
32JA Grade 600.00750.00
33SA Grade (Hindi Officers) 600.00750.00
34Festival Advance3000.003750.00
35         Bicycle Advance                                      3000.00       3750.00           
 36 Warm Clothing Advance  3000.00 3750.00
 Flood Advance
Natural Calamity Advance 

Monday, April 04, 2011

Issue of Postal Life Insurance Government of India Special Security

Government of India have announced the issue of 8.01 per cent ‘Postal Life Insurance Government of India Special Security 2021’ for Rs 4,000 crore (nominal) and 8.08 per cent ‘Postal Life Insurance Government of India Special Security 2023’ for Rs. 3,000 crore (nominal). The Special Securities are being issued at par to Directorate of Postal Life Insurance on March 31, 2011 (Thursday) to convert part of the frozen corpus of Post Office Life Insurance Fund (POLIF) and Rural Post Life Insurance Fund (RPOLIF).

The investment in the Special Security by the banks and Insurance Companies will not be reckoned as an eligible investment in Government securities for their statutory requirements.  However, such investment by the insurance companies will be eligible to be reckoned as investment under “other Approved Securities” category as defined under Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (Investment) Regulations, 2000. Further, the investment by the Provident Funds, Gratuity Funds, Superannuation Funds, etc. in the Special Securities will be treated as an eligible investment under the administrative order of the Ministry of Finance.

The Special Securities will be transferable and eligible for market ready forward transactions (Repo).

 Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance
New Delhi: Chaitra 14, 1933;  April 04, 2011


Sunday, April 03, 2011

Grant of honorarium for translation from regional language to English/Hindi & vice-versa.

No. 17011/04/2011 -Estt. (Allowances)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
* * * *

New Delhi, :1st April, 2011.


Subject: Grant of honorarium for translation from regional language to English/Hindi & vice-versa.

   In partial modification of this Department's O.M. No. 17013/86-Estt.(Allowance) dated 31st March, 1994 on the captioned subject, the President is pleased to decide that the rates of honorarium payable, subject to the ceiling of Rs. 5000/- per annum in each case for translation from regional languages to English/Hindi & vice-versa, will, hereafter be Rs.120/- per thousand words of Ordinary Material and Rs.130/- per thousand words of Technical Material (including Codes/Manuals, etc.)

   2. In so far as persons serving in the India Audit & Account Department are concerned, this issues with the concurrence of the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

   4. These orders will be effective from the date of issue.

   5 . This issues with the approval of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their 1.D No. 14(2)/2011 -E-II(B) dated 10-03-2011.

Hindi version will follow. 

(Vibha Govil Mishra)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India.


S. NO.
Point  of  doubt
What is modified 
Assured Career  
 Scheme (MACPS) ?
The  MACP  Scheme  for Central 
 Civilian Clarification Government Employees 
is  in  supersession of earlier ACP Scheme .
 Under the MACP Scheme three
 financial Up gradations  
are  allowed on completion of  
10, 20.  30 years  of  regular service,
 counted from  the  direct  entry  grade.
 The MACPS envisages merely placement 
in the immediate next higher grade 
 pay  as given  in Section I, Part  -A 
 of  the  first schedule of  the CCS 
 ( Revised  Pay)  Rules  2008,
  in  case  no I ( promotion  has  
been earned  by  the  employee 
during this period.
From  which 
 date the MACPS is 
The MACPS is effective w.e.f.  01.09.2008 or on completion of  10, 20 &  30  years  of  continuous
regular  service, whichever  is  later.  Financial upgradation will'also  be admissible whenever  a person has  spent 10 years continuously  in the same  grade  pay. (Para  9 of  OM  dated 19/5/2009)
Who are entitled
 for financial 
under the MACPS?
The  MACPS  is  applicable  to  all Central Government Civilian Employees.
4.What norms are 
required to be 
fulfilled while
granting  the  benefits

 under MACPS
The  financial  upgradation would be on non- 1 functional  basis subject  to  fitness in the hierarchy of pay band and grade pay within PB- 1.  Thereafter, only  the  benchmark  of  'Good' would  be applicable till the grade pay of Rs.6600 In PB-3.  The benchmark will be 'Vety Good' for
Financial  upgradation  to  the grade  pay  of Rs.7600  and above. However, where  the Financial  upgradation under  the  MACPS also happen  to  be  in the  promotional  grade and
benchmark  for promotion  is  lower  than the benchmark  for granting  the  benefits  under MACPS  as  mentioned  in para  17  of  the Scheme,  the  benchmark for promotion  shall apply to MACP also.
OM.N0.35034/312008-Estt(D) dated 01/11/2010
Whether Pay Band
 would be changed
 at the time of
grant  of  financial
upgradation  under
dated 09/09/2010
6.Whether  the
 promotions  in  
same  grade
 would  be
 counted for the 
 purpose of MACPS?
The financial up-gradation under the MACPS is in  the immediate next  higher grade pay in the hierarchy of recommended revised pay  bands and grade pay  as given  in CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008. However  if the  promotional hierarchy  as  per recruitment  rules  is  such that
promotions are earned in the  same grade pay , then the same shall be counted for the purpose of MACPS.
7.How  will  the 
 benefits  of ACP 
 be  granted if  due
between 01 .01.2006 
The  revised  pay  structure  has  been  changed w.e.f.  01.01.2006 and  the benefits  of  ACPS
have been allowed till  31.08.2008. Hence, the benefits of revised  pay  structure  would  be allowed for  the  purpose of  ACPS.  (OM
No.35034/3/2008-Estt. dated 9.9.2010).
8.Whether adhoc
 appoinment would be counted towards
qualifying service 

No. Only  continuous regular service is  counted towards qualifying service for the purpose of MACPS. The regular service shall commence from the date of joining of a post in direct entry grade on a regular basis. ( Para 9 of the MACPS)
9.Whether  State
Government service shall be  reckoned  for  the purpose of MACPS
No. Only regular service rendered in the Central Government's  Department Office  is  to  be
counted  for  the  purpose of MACPS,  as  the Scheme is applicable to the Central Government Civilian Employees only. ( MACPS , Para 10)
10.What  are the 
periods included 
 in  the regular
All  period spent  on  deputation/ foreign  service, study  leave and  all  other  kind  of  leave,  duly
sanctioned  by the  competent authority  shall be  included  in  the  regular service.  (  Para 11. MACPS)
How is the MACPS to be extended to  the employees  of
Autonomous  and
Statutory Bodies.
Procedure  prescribed  in  OM  No.35034/3/2010- Estt(D),  Dated 03108/2010 would be followed by the  administrative  Ministries/Departments concerned  for  extension  of  the  MACPS to the employees of Autonomous and Statutory Bodies under   their control.
Whether  the
 cases of 
No. Only  
continuous regular
 service is  counted
grant  of  financial

allowed under 
the ACPS between
01.09.2008 and
19.05.2009, the 

 date of issue of
 the Scheme are be  reviewed?
Yes.  Since the  benefits of ACPS  have been discontinued  w.e.f.  01.09.2008,  the  cases settled  between 01.09.2008 and 19.05.2009, in terms  of  previous  ACP Scheme shall  be reviewed.
Whether  the  past
continuous regular
service  in another

  Govt. Deptt. 
 in  a  post 
 carrying same 
grade pay prior  to

appoinment  in a
new  Deptt. 

without a

shall be 
counted towards
 qualifying regular
service for the 

purpose of MACPS.
Yes.  ( Para 9, MACPS)
Upto what  
grade  pay
 the benefits 
 under he MACPS
is allowed?
The benefits of  MACPS are being  up-to  HAG scale  of Rs.67000-79000/.
(DOPT's  O.M.No.35034/3/2008-Estt.(D)  dated 24.12.2010)
How  the  cases 
 of pre- revised
  pay  scales
and Rs.6500-10500
w.e.f.  01.01.2006

  are  to be decided 
 under  MACPS?
The  cases would  be regulated  in  accordance with  para  5  Of  Annexure-l  of  MACPS.  The
Ministries/ Departments are expected  to  reorganise cadres and frame common RRs for the
post in merged scales.
Scale' of  
(revised to  

grade  pay  
of Rs.5400
  in  PB-3)
  would be 
 viewed  as  one

upgradation for 
 the purpose
Yes,  in  terms  of  para  8.1  of  Annexure-l  01
MACPS dated 19.05.2009.
 'time  bound
 can run  
concurrently  with
No. ( Para 13 of MACPS)
Whether Staff  
Car  Driver Scheme
  can  run 
 with MACPS
DOPT  vide  O.M.  No.35011/3/2008 Estt.(D),30/7/ 2010 has extended the benefits of MACPS to Staff Car  Drivers  as  a  fall  back
Whether the 
placement of 
erstwhile  Gr.  D
employees as

  Staff  Car Driver,
grade would  
count  as  a
No. The model RRs for Staff Car Drivers providc deputation  / absorption  as  a method of
appointment for erstwhile Gr. D employees . Thc placement  as  staff Car  Driver  is  not  in  thc
hierarchy hence the same would not be counted as  promotion  under  MACPS. The  regular service for the MACPS would  be from the  date of appointment as Staff Car Driver.
  or  higher 
status  would
 change  on
account of financial
upgradation  under
There shall be no change in the designation classification  or  higher status on  grant  of
financial upgradation under MACPS,  as  the upgradation under  the  Scheme  is  purely personal  and  merely placement  in the  next
higher grade  pay.  (Para  16 of Annexure-l  of MACPS refers)
If a  financial 
 under  the  MACPS  is
deferred due 

 to the
reason of the

 employees being 
 'unfit' or 
due  to 

 etc, whether
 this would
 on the 
Yes , this would have consequential effect on the subsequent financial  upgradation, which  would also  get deferred to the extent of delay in grani of financial upgradation. (MACPS, Para 15)
Whether  the 
stepping up of pay 
would  be admissible 
 if  a junior  is 
getting more pay 
than the
senior  on  account

 of grant of financial
upgradation under
No  stepping up of pay in the band or grade pay would  be admissible with regard to junior getting more  pay  than the  senior on account of  pay fixation  under  MACPS. (Para '10  of  OM  dated 19/5/2009)
Whether the regular
service rendered 

 by  an employee  if 
 declared surplus  in 
 hislher organisation
  and appointed  in  the 
 same grade pay or 
 lower grade
pay shall be 

counted towards
  the regular
service  in  a  new
organization for the
purpose of MACPS.
Yes.  (refer para 23 of Annexure-l of MACPS).
In case  of transfer
including unilateral
transfer own request

whether  regular 
 service rendered 
 in  previous

 shall be counted
 alongwith the
 regular service 
in the new
organization  for

the purpose of MACPS.
Yes.  OM  No.35034/3/2008-Estt(D:
dated 01/11/2010
If a regular 
promotion has 
been   offered 
 but  was refused
by the 
entitled to
 a financial 
 under   the MACPS,
whether   financial
upgradation  shall  be
allowed  to  such  a
Government servant.
If a regular promotion has been offered but was refused by  the  Government employee before
becoming entitled to a financial  upgradation, no financial upgradation shall  be  allowed and  as such an employee has not been stagnated due to  lack of opportunities. If, however,financial
upgradation has been allowed due to stagnation and  the  employees  subsequently refuse the promotion, it shall not be a  ground to withdraw the financial upgradation. He shall, however, not be eligible to be considered for further financial upgradation till he agrees to be considered  for
promotion again and the next financial
upgradation shall also be deferred to the extent of period of debarment due to the refusal. (Para 25 of MACPS)

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