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Stepping up of pay of Seniors with that of juniors under ACP and MACP: Agenda Item 47th NC(JCM) Meeting

Stepping up of pay of Seniors with that of juniors under ACP and MACP: Agenda Item 47th NC(JCM) Meeting [Part of the Minutes of the 47th Meeting

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[Part of the Minutes of the 47th Meeting of National Council (JCM) held on 13th April, 2019 issued by DoPT vide OM No. 3/1/2019-JCA dated 13.06.2019]

6.4 DoPT

6.4.6 Item No. 12119/NC-47 – Stepping up of pay of Seniors with that of juniors under ACP and MACP.

Staff Side stated that the MACP has come into force on 01.09.2008. The earlier financial upgradation scheme (ACP or otherwise) were applied up to 31.08.2008. Seniors who got financial upgradation before 01.09.2008 are drawing lesser salary than their juniors who got financial upgradation under MACP. A provision may be made as a special case that seniors under old scheme(s) are granted stepping up of pay to the level of their juniors.

Staff Side raised the issue concerning the date of effect of MACP, though the agenda item did not pertain to it. They said in support of their statement, staff side that the Supreme Court has finally given the verdict on this issue through a judgment, which the Government has implemented in the case of Armed personnel, who had approached the Honorable Court. They pointed out that the National Litigation policy of the Government prohibits them to drag the people to the court on an issue on which finality has.been reached. Despite the staff side writing to the Government thrice in the matter, the Government has not issued orders applying the decision of the Supreme Court to the similarly placed civilian employees of the Government of India.
Reply of the Official Side:
In terms of decision taken in the meeting held on 27.07.2012 with the Staff Side relating to instances of senior employees who got benefit under ACP Scheme prior to 1.1.2006, and were drawing less pay than their juniors who got benefits under ACP Scheme after 01.01.2006 (i.e. between 01.01.2006 to 31.08.2008), it was decided in consultation with the DoE to allow stepping up of pay in cases where the senior, but for the pay revision on account of the 6th CPC would have continued to draw higher pay subject to certain conditions [Departments OM No. 35034/1/97-Estt(D) dated 04.10.2012].Barring this situation, no stepping up of pay was allowed in the ACP/MACP Schemes.
It was decided that the issue raised by the Staff Side should be re-examined.

Item No. 14/19/NC-47 – Increase in Residency Period for future Promotion.
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