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MACPS for Central Government Employees

MACPS for Central Government Employees

No.35034/3/2008-Estt. (D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)

North Block, New Delhi, the 19th May, 2009



The Sixth Central Pay Commission in Para 6.1.15 of its report, has recommended Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS). As per the recommendations, financial upgradation will be available in the next higher grade pay whenever an employee has completed 12 years continuous service in the same grade. However, not more than two financial upgradations shall be given in the entire career, as was provided in the previous Scheme. The Scheme will also be available to all posts belonging to Group “A” whether isolated or not. However, organised Group “A” services will not be covered under the Scheme

2.The Government has considered the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission for introduction of a MACPS and has accepted the same with further modification to grant three financial upgradations under the MACPS at intervals of 10, 20 and 30 years of continuous regular service .

3.The Scheme would be known as “MODIFIED ASSURED CAREER PROGRESSION. SCHEME (MACPS) FOR THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES. This Scheme is in supersession of previous ACP Scheme and clarifications issued there under and shall be applicable to all regularly appointed Group “A”, “B”, and “C” Central Government Civilian Employees except officers of the Organised Group “A” Service. The status of Group “D” employees would cease on their completion of prescribed training, as recommended by the Sixth Central Pay Commission and would be treated as Group “C” employees. Casual employees, including those granted `temporary status’ and employees appointed in the Government only on adhoc or contract basis shall not qualify for benefits under the aforesaid Scheme. The details of the MACP Scheme and conditions for grant of the financial upgradation under the Scheme are given in Annexure-1.

4. An Screening Committee shall be constituted in each Department to consider the case for grant of financial upgradations 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.

5.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.

6.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.

7.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 upto 30th June, 2009 for grant of benefits under the MACPS.

8.In so far as persons serving in The Indian Audit and Accounts Departments are concerned, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

9.Any interpretation/clarification of doubt as to the scope and meaning of the
provisions of the MACP Scheme shall be given by the Department of Personnel and Training (Establishment-D). The scheme would be operational w.e.f. 01.09.2008. In other words, financial upgradations as per the provisions of the earlier ACP Scheme (of August, 1999) would be granted till 31.08.2008.

10.No stepping up of pay in the pay band or grade pay would be admissible with. regard to junior getting more pay than the senior on account of pay fixation under MACP Scheme.

11. It is clarified that no past cases would be re-opened. Further, while implementing the MACP Scheme, the differences in pay scales on account of grant of financial upgradation under the old ACP Scheme (of August 1999) and under the MACP Scheme within the same cadre shall not be construed as an anomaly.

(S.Jainendl Kumar)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India



1.There shall be three financial upgradation s under the MACPS, counted from the direct entry grade on completion of 10, 20 and 30 years service respectively. Financial upgradation under the Scheme will be admissible whenever a person has spent 10 years continuously in the same grade-pay.

2.The MACPS envisages merely placement in the immediate next higher grade pay in the hierarchy of the recommended revised pay bands and grade pay as given in Section 1 , Part-A of the first schedule of the CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008. Thus, the grade pay at the time of financial upgradation under the MACPS can, in certain cases where regular promotion is not between two successive grades, be different than what is available at the time of regular promotion. In such cases, the higher grade pay attached to the next promotion post in the hierarchy of the concerned cadre/organisation will be given only at the time of regular promotion.

3.The financial upgradation s under the MACPS would be admissible up-to the highest grade pay of Rs. 12000/ in the PB-4.

4.Benefit of pay fixation available at the time of regular promotion shall also be allowed at the time of financial upgradation under the Scheme. Therefore, the pay shall be raised by 3% of the total pay in the pay band and the grade pay drawn before such upgradation. There shall, however, be no further fixation of pay at the time of regular promotion if it is in the same grade pay as granted under MACPS. However, at the time of actual promotion if it happens to be in a post carrying higher grade pay than what is available under MACPS, no pay fixation would be available and only difference of grade pay would be made available. To illustrate, in case a Government Servant joins as a direct recruit in the grade pay of Rs. 1900 in PB-1 and he gets no promotion till completion of 10 years of service, he will be granted financial upgradation under MACPS in the next higher grade pay of Rs. 2000 and his pay will be fixed by granting him one increment plus the difference of grade pay (i.e. Rs. 100). After availing financial upgradation under MACPS, if the Government servant gets his regular promotion in the hierarchy of his cadre, which is to the grade of Rs. 2400, on regular promotion, he will only be granted the difference of grade pay between Rs. 2000 and Rs. 2400. No additional increment will be granted at this stage.

5.Promotions earned/upgradations granted under the ACP Scheme in the past to those grades which now carry the same grade pay due to merger of pay scales/upgradations of posts recommended by the Sixth Pay Commission shall be ignored for the purpose of granting upgradations under Modified ACPS.

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  1. sir, I am DVVR Bhattar, Supervisor(Audit) O/O Pr.DA/SC Rly/Secunderabad. I My date of joining as Direct recruit Auditor … 5-9-1985. : Date of Ist promotion as Sr. Auditor…6-1-1989.; Date of MACP to G.P. of rs.4600 on …1-9-2008;;; Date of next regular promotion as Supervisor(Audit) … 6-11-2012 .. Completed 30 years service 0n 5-9-2015..When promoted as Supervisor on 6-11-2012 I was given Grade pay of Rs.4800 without fixation benefit… My querry is am I eligible for MACP to the Grade pay of Rs.5400 on 5-9-2015 ? kindly Clarify . Cell 8790058159

  2. Sir
    I have joined National Power Training Institute (Ministry of Power Govt. of India) on 17/07/1984 as Dy. Director on deputation from Maharashtra State Electricity Board (MSEB) and permanently absorbed in NPTI w.e.f. 17/05/1988 as Dy. Director in pay scale of 3000-100- 3500-125-4500. I got 1st promotion as Director w.e.f. 28/03/2002 in the pay scale of 12000-375-16500 and subsequently upgraded to 14300-400-18300 w.e.f. 1/7/2002.
    I got 2nd promotion as Principal Director w.e.f. 8/3/2013 in the revised pay scale (6th pay commission) of 37400-67000 + grade pay of Rs 8900. Kindly inform how MACP can be implemented in my case as per the above information.
    Dr. A G Vinchurkar

  3. My date of joining in 10/8/81 and for 3rd MACP eligible on 10/8/2011. A penalty imposed me from 7/8/12 to 6/8/15. During the period of 2011 the IO proceedings were going on, Can I am entitled for 3rd MACP from 10/8/11.

  4. joined in the Postal Department as Postman on 15.07.2006 (Existing grade pay 2000/-) and i joined Postal Assistant through limited departmental examination on 14.07.1990,( existing grade pay 2400/-) after 16 years i got TBOP on 14.07.2006 (existing Grade pay 2800/-) kindly inform when will i get 2nd/3rd MACP and how much i.e 4200/- 4600/-

  5. My comment dated 28 May, 2014 regarding deputation allowance on MACP case. Secondly I would like to share my promotion has been as PS w.e.f. 2 January, 2014. Now I am eligible for deputation allowance in the new deputation place.

  6. I had opted new Grade Pay Rs. 4600/- on deputation as PS in August 2011. Before joining new places my MACP was due in March, 2011 and MACP awarded to me by parent cadre with GP Rs. 4600/- from March, 2011. Sir, I am eligible for deputation (duty)allowance on deputation since August, 2011. if yes, please clarify

  7. Sir, I was appointed as Steno in the grade pay of Rs. 2400 in 1998. In 2008 I was given Ist MACP in the grade pay of Rs. 2800. In 2012 I earned promotion passing SAS as Asstt. Audit Officer in grade of Rs. 4800. At this I was given only difference of grade i.e. 2000 no increement was given to me. In this circumstances, please let me know whether I will be granted 2nd MACP in 2018 and the grade pay of 5400

  8. D.Raut/ February 28,2014

    Sir, I have joined on 20.10.87 as Jr.Stenographer. got ad-hoc promotion on 01.10.92 and regularised on 07.09.93. Please let me know, whether I am eligible or not for ACP i.e. on completion of 12 years i.e. 2005.
    According to 6th PC I got MACP w.e.f. 01.09.2008 (GP-4600). Please let me know when I will be eligible for next MACP
    Email ID- [email protected]/[email protected]
    Mobile- 9777582513


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