All Cadre Controlling Authorities under CBEC
Subject: Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for the
Central Government Civilian Employees- Implementation of the 7th CPC
recommendation-Clarification regarding revised benchmark of “Very Good”
of APAR grading.
that with effect from 25.07.2016, for grant of financial upgradation under
the MACPS, the prescribed benchmark would be ‘Very Good’ for all the posts.
formations of CBEC, Associations and individuals on the subject mentioned
above, seeking clarification whether the revised benchmark of ‘Very Good’
(w.e.f. 25.07.2016) may be applied to ACRs/APARs of 2015-16 and period
prior to that, and whether the officers should be given opportunity to
represent against the ‘Good’ grading of past ACRs/APARs.
has opined that there is no question of allowing second opportunity of
representation against the APAR which are post 2009 as these are already
disclosed to the employees in APAR process. DoP&T vide OM dated
28.09.2016 has implemented the recommendations of 7th CPC, accepted by the
Govermnment for enhancing the benchmark for grant of MACP to ‘Very Good’.
These instructions are applicable w.e.f. 25.07.2016, the date of issue of
Government Resolution by D/o Expenditure. Therefore,
in cases where the MACP falls due on or after 25.07.2016, the revised
benchmark of ‘Very Good’ is to be followed
. In other words, the overall grading of the APARs reckonable for grant of
MACP should be atleast ‘Very Good’.
Click on image to view/download pdf