Change in criteria for benchmarking of ACR as per 7th CPC recommendations:-
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
QUESTION NO 2087
ANSWERED ON 04.08.2016
Change in criteria for benchmarking of ACR
2087 Shri Rajeev Shukla
Will the Minister of PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to satate :-
(a) whether there is any proposal to introduce any mechanism to review the performance outcome of Government officials and to change the criteria for benchmarking of Annual Confidential Report (ACR); and
(b) if so, the details thereof and whether this would be implemented along with implementation of the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission?
Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office. (DR. JITENDRA SINGH)
(a) & (b): The Government of India has accepted the recommendation of the Seventh Pay Commission with regard to Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) scheme and withholding of annual increments as under:-
(i) Benchmarking for performance appraisal for promotion and financial upgradation under MACPS to be enhanced from ‘Good’ to ‘Very Good’.
(ii) 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 service.
Pls clarify in numerical grading for good to very good bench marks . How much numerical grade should get in APAR?
While screening for grant of MACP due from 1.1.2017, the APARs of 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 are to be seen. In the relevant years, the benchmark for MACP was only GOOD; and revised benchmark O.M. says that it will have effect from 25.7.2016. In such a case,
it is correct to deny MACP based on GOOD grading for period prior to 25.7.2016 (including
We can expect only such evasive instructions from this cheat Govt.. And all unions are hand in gloves with Rly. administration, they are mum on this issue.
Till 18.12.2016, 'GOOD' was the applicable benchmark.
For all those due for MACPS in Jan.2017, as per issued Rly. Board guidelines, Screening Committee should have met preferably in 1st week of July 2016 itself, and considered the admissibility of an employee for the MACPS much before the applicability of new benchmarks, i.e. dt.25.07.2016. But no one cared at that moment; and now there can be many excuses for that administrative lapse/delay, for which employees have been victimised / denied MACPS.