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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Application of provisions of Para 5 of Annexure to OM on MACPS in case of officials covered by TBOP/BCR/ACP Schemes Vis-à-vis Para 6.2 of Annexure to OM on MACPS dated 18.09.2009

Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(Pay Commission Cell)
To
All Heads of Postal Circles
All Gms/Directors of Postal Accounts
Dated: 04 Nov 2013
No.1-20/2008-PCC

Subject: Application of provisions of Para 5 of Annexure to OM on MACPS in case of officials covered by TBOP/BCR/ACP Schemes Vis-à-vis Para 6.2 of Annexure to OM on MACPS dated 18.09.2009

The issue of application of Para 5 Vis-à-vis Para 6.2 of Annexure I to DoPT OM No. 35034/3/2008-Estt (D) dated 19th May 2009 circulated under this Directorate OM NO.4-7/MACPS)/2009 –PCC dated 18th Sep 2009, has been examined in consultation with DoPT (the Nodal Department). The nodal department observed that Para 6.2 speaks about the cases where financial Up gradation had been granted to Government servants in the next higher scale in the hierarchy of their cadre as per provisions of the ACP Scheme of 1999 but as a result of implementation of 6th CPC recommendations, the next higher post in the hierarchy of the cadre had been upgraded by granting a higher grade pay, the pay of such employees with reference to higher grade pay granted to the post. The issue has accordingly been considered in this Directorate in consultation with Integrated Finance Wing.

2. In supersession to orders contained in this Directorate letters NO.1-9/2008 –PCC dated 15.01.2009, No.1-20/2008-PCC (Pt) dated 06.09.2010 and clarification issued under Para 4 & % of this Directorate letter No.1-20/2008-PCC (Pt) dated 18.07.2011, the application of Para 5 & 6.2 of Annexure I to DoPT OM No. 35034/3/2008-Estt (D) dated 19th May 2009 circulated under this Directorate OM No.4-7/(MACPS)/2009-PCC dated 18th Sep 2009 will be governed as under:

(a) Cases where there is no defined promotional hierarchy:

Pay will be fixed in such cases as on 1.1.2006 strictly in accordance with provisions of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008 and the officials due for financial up gradation during the period form 1.1.2006 to 31.8.2008 will be allowed the notified pay bands with grade pays/corresponding pay bands with grade pays with reference to pre-revised pay scales or the pay bands with next higher grade pays as the case may be. With the introduction of MACPS effective from 01.09.2008, their admissibility of financial up gradation may be reviewed on 01.09.2008 with reference to promotions/financial up gradation earned applying provisions of Para 5 of Annexure I to MACPS. Thereafter, the provisions of the MACPS as mentioned in Annexure I to MSCPS will come into play. As an example, in respect of erstwhile Group D conferred TBOP prior to 01.01.2006 in pay scale of Rs.2610-4000, their pay will be fixed on 01.01.2006 in the grade pay of Rs.1800 and on getting BCR between 01.01.2006 and 31.08.2008, they will be granted grade pay of Rs.1900 with 3% fixation benefit corresponding to the pre-revised BCR Scale of Rs.3050-4590 and the official becomes entitled to 2nd and 3nd financial up gradation as  the case may be under MACPS with effect from 01.09.2008.

(b) Cases where there is defined promotional hierarchy:

Pay will be regulated in accordance with Para 6 of Annexure-I to MACPS in cases where the pay scales of the promotional posts were upgraded as a result of implementation of the 6th CPC. In cases where the pay scales of the promotional posts were not upgraded they will be allowed the corresponding pay band with grade pay as admissible with reference to pre-revised pay scales of the promotional posts as admissible under ACP Scheme of August, 99. TBOP/BCR/ACP are available during the period between 01.01.2006 and 31.08.2008 only in the revised scales which have been provided corresponding to the pre-revised TBOP/BCR/ACP scales in the defined promotional hierarchy. If there is no such corresponding revised scale provided on account of merger of pre- revised Scales, then officials are eligible for financial up gradations only under MACPS under grade pay hierarchy vide clarification No.(3) of DoPT OM NO.35034/3/20089 –Estt (D) dated 09.09.2010.

3. The cases of officials retired/died on or after 01.01.2006 but before 01.09.2008 and conferred the benefits of TBOP/BCR/ACP in conformity with Para 4 & 5 of this Directorate letter dated 18.07.2011 shall not be reopened. However, financial implication resultant to implementation of this clarification should be furnished to this Directorate for further necessary action with details of each case in a separate annexure. Circles will wait for Directorate’s instructions regarding recovery, if any.

This issues with the approval of the competent authority.

Sd/-
(Surender  Kumar)
Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)


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