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Stepping up of pay of senior PAs of CSSS on their regular promotion with reference to their junior.

November 10, 2011 Leave a comment
No.5/ 16/2009-CS-II(C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-110003.
Date: 27th October, 2011.
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Stepping up of pay of senior PAs of CSSS on their regular promotion with reference to their junior.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 31.5.2011 vide which stepping up of pay of senior PAs of CSSS appointed/promoted prior to 1.1.2006 and drawing less pay than PAs of CSSS promoted after 1.1.2006 was allowed by this Department.
2. The issue regarding anomalies in pay that have arisen to CSSS officers who have got ACP before 1.1.2006 followed by the regular promotion after 1.1.2006 due to different mode of pay fixation issued by the Department of Expenditure vide their U.O. note No.10 / 1 / 2009-IC dated 14.12.2009 has been examined in consultation with the Department of Expenditure. It has been decided that PAs of CSSS who were allowed ACP before 1.1.2006 but who were promoted as PAs in CSSS after 1.1.2006 may be. allowed stepping up of pay on such regular promotion with reference to their junior who were promoted after 1.1.2006 subject to the condition that the senior was receiving more pay than junior before such ACPs.
(Kiran Vasudeva)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Tele: 24654020
To
Under Secretary(Admn.) of all Cadre Units of CSSS.


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Categories: ACP, csss, DOPT, OFFICERS

Assured Career Progression (ACP) Scheme for Railway servants

August 1, 2011 Leave a comment
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. PC.V/2006/PNM/AIRF/1
 

New Delhi, dated 27-7-2011

The General Secretary,
A.I .R.F.,
4, State Entry Road,
New Delhi-110055

Sub: PNM/AIRF Item No. 12/2006 – Assured Career Progression (ACP) Scheme for Railway servants – Clarification regarding procedure in respect of selection posts.

Ret: Minutes of the meeting held with the Board on 21-22 December 2010
   With reference to the above, the undersigned is directed to state that the matter has already been examined and it was advised earlier vide Board’s letter of even number dated 23-11-2009 that the earlier ACP Scheme (of October 1999) envisaged fulfillment of normal promotion norms such as bench mark, trade test, departmental exam, seniority-cum-fitness, etc., for grant of financial upgradation. Howaver, the Modified ACP Scheme, which has superseded the earlier ACP Scheme and effective from 1.9.2008,
prescribes that financial upgradation would be subject to fitness in the hierarchy of the Grade Pay within the PB-I. Thereafter, the benchmark of ‘Good’ till the Grade Pay of Rs.6600 in PB-3 end the benchmark of ‘Very GOOd’ to the Grade Pay of Rs.7600 and above would be applicable for financial upgradation. As such, the MACPS criteria for upgradation are different from the ACP Scheme.

   Further, vide Board’s letter dated 28.12.2010 (RBE 188/2010). It has been clarified that where the financial upgradation under the MACPS also happens to be in the promotional grade and benchmark for promotion is lower than the benchmark for granting the benefits under MACPS, the benchmark for promotion shall apply to MACPS also.

 
Yours faithfully,
sd/-
For Secretary, Railway Board

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Categories: ACP, RAILWAY

Counting of training period of Junior Engineers (JEs), Senior Section Engineers (SSEs) and other Technical non-gazetted staff for financial upgradation under ACPS/MACPS – Request for kind intervention and immediate redressal.

April 25, 2011 Leave a comment
INDIAN RAILWAYS TECHNICAL SUPERVISORS ASSOCIATION

(Estd. 1965, Regd. No.1329, Website http://www.irtsa.net )
No:IRTSA/Memo/ RB / 8-11 Date: 23-4-2011

Member Staff,
Railway Board,
Rail Bhawan, New Delhi
Respected Sir,

Subject : -
  Counting of training period of Junior Engineers (JEs), Senior Section Engineers (SSEs)  and other Technical non-gazetted staff for financial upgradation under ACPS/MACPS – Request  for kind intervention and immediate redressal.

Reference :-



 1. O.M No. 35034/3/2008-Estt. (D) Dated 19th May, 2009 of DOP&T.
2. Railway Board’s OM RBE No 101 dated 10.6.2009.
3. Railway Board’s letter No.E(NG)I/90/IC1/1, Dated 04.02.1991.
 

1.    We would like to bring to your kind notice the following genuine demand of Technical Supervisors /
Rail Engineers for counting of Training period for financial upgradation under MACPS, denial of  which puts them in a disadvantageous position vis-a-vis the non-technical employees without  training in the same Scale of Pay / Pay Band.

2.    Persons selected for regular appointment in Technical departments for the posts like Junior  Engineers (JEs), Senior Section Engineers (SSEs), CMA , CMS and other Technical posts are  required to undergo training for periods varying from one year to two years before formally taking  charge.

3.    Training imparted to those recruited through the Railway Recruitment Boards and later absorbed  as Junior Engineers (JEs), Senior Section Engineers (SSEs) on Railways is not pre-appointment  training in nature (as that of the Apprentices recruited under the Apprentices Act). The Stipend  paid during the training period to them is from the Revenue account and the Department of  Personnel & Training (DOPT) had already decided earlier that the training period shall be counted  for pensionary benefits, for issue of passes and drawal of increments, etc.

4.    Non-technical employees who are not required to undergo any training even though recruited on  the same date along with the Technical employees in the same Scale of Pay / Grade Pay earn  their Financial upgradation through ACPS/MACPS well before the Technical Staff. This put the  technical employees in a disadvantageous position vis-a-vis the non-technical employees, since  the period spent in the training by the technical employees are not counted for the purpose of  financial upgradation, under MACPS.

5. Railway Board’s letter No.E(NG)I/90/IC1/1, Dated 04.02.1991 on the subject of Counting of training
period for the purpose of drawing increments, states that, in case where a Government servant

M. Shanmugam, Central President,
# 4, Sixth Street, TVS Nagar, Padi,
Chennai- 600050.
Email- cpirtsa@yahoo.com Mob: 09443140817

Harchandan Singh, General Secretary, IRTSA,
C.Hq. 32, Phase 6, Mohali, Chandigarh-160055.
Email-gsirtsa@yahoo.com
(Ph:0172-2228306, 9316131598)


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Categories: ACP, Junior Engineers, MACP

KNOW YOUR PAY FIXATION ON PROMOTION & MACP…

December 21, 2010 2 comments

    Pay fixation is done for an employee if he/she gets a promotion. There is a slight difference of Pay Fixation in Promotion and MACP upgradation… 

    We are receiving a number of queries as comments regarding the Pay Fixation from the viewers and we try our level best to reply to all queries. But due to non-availability of certain individual information, we are unable to answer everything they have asked for. 

   As the employees are in different departments of the Central government establishments, the line of promotion (hierarchy) also differs. If any inputs from the departments regarding the line of Promotion and MACP can be obtained from your side, the confusion related to the Promotion and MACP may be clarified. 

   For example, please see the table given below…
X, Y, Z are three different departments.
An employee appointed as basic grade of clerical post…

 

Employee’s Detail X Y Z
An employee appointed as 3050-4590 3050-4590 3050-4590
His/Her first promotion 3200-4900 4000-6000 4000-6000
His/Her second promotion 4000-6000 4500-7000 5000-8000

 

Employee’s Detail X Y Z
An employee appointed as 3050-4590 3050-4590 3050-4590
His/Her first ACP (after 12 years) 3200-4900 4000-6000 4000-6000
His/Her second MACP (after 20 years) 2400 Grade Pay
(Pre-revised 4000-6000)
2800 Grade Pay
(Pre-revised 4500-7000)
2800 Grade Pay
(Pre-revised 4500-7000)

 

Employee’s Detail X Y Z
An employee appointed as 3050-4590 3050-4590 3050-4590
His/Her first ACP (after 12 years) 3200-4900 4000-6000 4000-6000
His/Her first promotion after ACP 3200-4900(No Fixation) 4000-6000(No Fixation) 4000-6000(No Fixation)
His/Her second MACP (after 20 years) 2400 Grade Pay
(Pre-revised 4000-6000)
2800 Grade Pay
(Pre-revised 4500-7000)
2800 Grade Pay
(Pre-revised 4500-7000)
His/Her second promotion after MACP 2400 Grade Pay
(Pre-revised 4000-6000) 
(No Fixation)
2800 Grade Pay
(Pre-revised 4500-7000)
(No Fixation)
4200 Grade Pay
(Pre-revised 5000-8000)

simple logic is… 
ACP is equal to Promotion
MACP is equal to Next Grade Pay 

we hope that this article makes you understand the pay fixation difference between Promotion and MACP…

Source: cgstaffnews

Categories: ACP, MACP

Restructuring of Cadre of Artisan Staff in Defence Establishments in modification of the 6thCPC recommendations-Clarifications reg

December 2, 2010 Leave a comment

overnment of India
Ministry of Defence
D(Civ-I)

Subject : Restructuring of Cadre of Artisan Staff in Defence Establishments in modification of the 6thCPC recommendations-Clarifications regarding.

Consequent upon the issuance of MoD letter of even number dared 14th June 2010 on the above mentioned subject, clarifications were sought by various Defence Establishments and Staff Associations on the following issues:

(i)                  Whether to treat the placement of 50% of the existing Highly Skilled Workers (Grade Pay:Rs.2400) as Highly Skilled –I (Grade Pay:Rs.2800) as Promotion for the purpose of ACP;and
(ii)                To grant one time relaxation in respect of the employees who have already been granted financial up gradation in the Pay scale of Rs.5000-8000 in accordance with the ACPs between 01-01-2006 and  31-08-2008.
2. The matter has been considered in consultation with the Department of Personnel &Training and Ministry of Finance and it is clarified that:

(i)                  Placement of  50% of the existing Highly Skilled Workers (Grade Pay:Rs.2400) as Highly Skilled Worker Grade-I (Grade Pay:Rs.2800) with effect from 01-01-2006 will be treated as promotion for the purpose of ACP;and
(ii)                While carrying out the restructuring as per Ministry of Defence  letter of even number dared 14th June 2010,Financial up gradation (in the Pay scale of Rs.5000-8000),granted to the Highly Skilled Workers (in the Pay scale of Rs.4000-6000) between the period from 01-01-2006 to 31-08-2008 under ACP Scheme of August,1999,will not be withdrawn as a one time measure.
                               Sd/-
                       (M.S.Sharma)
                Under Secretary to the Government of India
MoD I.D.No.11(5)/2009-D(Civ-I)dated 1st December 2010




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GOOD NEWS – CHENNAI HIGH COURT ALLOWS 5400 TO ACP INSPECTORS AFTER 4 YEARS IN 7500

November 24, 2010 Leave a comment



THANKS TO SRI. M.SUBRAMANYAM SUPDT. OF CHENNAI FOR HIS RELENTLESS EFFORT TO FIGHT FOR 5400 IN HIGH COURT OF CHENNAI. THE HIGH COURT HAS FINALLY ALLOWED HIS PETITION AND DIRECTED SECRETARY REVENUE TO GIVE 5400 TO ACP INSPECTORS AFTER COMPLETING FOUR YEARS IN  4800 GP(7500)

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Categories: ACP, POLICE

Contradictory clarifications on ACP granted prior to 1.9.2008

October 4, 2010 Leave a comment
Categories: ACP, OFFICERS

Contradictory clarifications on ACP granted prior to 1.9.2008

October 4, 2010 Leave a comment

Two Contradictory clarifications:

The following write up is an offshoot of the following two contradictory clarifications in the letter dated 02.02.2010 and Office memorandum dated 09.09.2010 issued by CBEC, Ministry of Finance and DOPT respectively on the subject of MACP, particularly, about the treatment of 2nd ACP to the Superintendents of Customs and Central Excise and equivalent cadres.

Stand of Officials of Pay and Accounts Department:

While carrying out 6th pay commission pay fixation, officials of Pay and Accounts Department were of the view that, Superintendents of Customs and Central Excise, Appraisers of Customs etc., who have got 2nd ACP in the Pre revised scale of 8000-13500, either before 01/01/2006 or between 01/01/2006 and 31/08/2008, are to be placed in PB-2 with GP5400 from the date of grant of 2nd ACP.
This stand has been taken relying on Part A Section I of First Schedule to CCS (RP) Rule 2008 (Click here to download).  As per Sl.No: 16 of this provision, pre revised scale under S15-8000-13500 (also called as Junior Time Scale of Class I Officers) was revised as PB-2 9300-34800 with the grade pay of Rs.5400.  Further, in the Sl.No: 17 of this provision, a new scale has been introduced, which is named as “Group A Entry”.  The pre-revised pay scale of this new scale also has been deemed as 8000-275-13500 (Group A Entry) and the same has been placed in PB-3 of the revised structure with grade pay of Rs.5400.

What Clarification-I says?

Now coming to the  specific doubt raised in Question No: 7 of clarification -I mentioned above, to the effect that whether the  superintendents who have got 2nd ACP in pre-revised scale of 8000-13500 prior to 1.1.2006 can be placed in the grade pay of Rs.5400 in PB-3, it was clarified by CBEC, Ministry of Finance with the concurrence of DOPT that since  the post of Assistant Commissioner (JTS)  in the pay scale of Rs.8000-13500 is a Group A one, 3rd financial up gradation would be granted in the Grade Pay of Rs.6600. 

Inference from Clarification-I

We may infer from this clarification-I  that Superintendents, who have been accorded 2nd ACP in the scale of ( JTS) of AC., Viz., 8000-13500 before  01/09/2008 should have been placed in the grade pay of Rs.5400 (PB-3) and at the time of 3rd MACP they are to be granted the grade pay of Rs.6600/-. 

But Clarification-II is otherwise:

But, after a close observation of the wordings Clarification-II, we may notice that emphasis is given to the word and meaning of “ NEW PAY STRUCTURE”. Accordingly the previous ACPS  would be applicable in the new pay structure adopted w.e.f 01/01/2006. Based on this clarification Officers who have attained the pre-revised pay scale of Rs.8000-13500 (S-15) prior to 1.9.2008, are to be placed in PB-2 9300-34800 with the grade pay of Rs.5400.

Consequences of Clarification-I and II

These two different or rather contradictory Clarifications by DOPT (please note that the clarification CBEC  has been issued with the concurrence of DOPT) would create lot of confusion and obviously the authority who is empowered to fix the pay would safely take the one which involves lesser pay benefits.

Source of Confusion:

Actually, this is a problem created due to introduction of a new pre-revised scale of 8000-275-13500 and corresponding 6CPC revised pay band PB-3 15600-39100 with the grade pay of Rs.5400 under Sl.No: 17 of Part A Section I of First Schedule to CCS (RP) Rule 2008, for Group A entry. 
This introduction has alienated the officers financially upgraded from Group B Post to Group A, from Direct Entry Group A Officers as far as pay scale is concerned.  In fact they are denied the pay benefits of Group A Cadre though they were upgraded to Group A grade (Assistant Commissioner Junior Time Scale) by virtue of ACP.

Need of the hour:

The Superintendents of Customs and Central Excise and equivalent cadres should take up this matter to CBEC as well as DOPT for getting categorical clarification to the effect that Revised Pay Band of PB-3 15600-39200 with grade pay of Rs.5400 would be applicable to those who were financially upgraded to pre-revised Pay Scale of 8000-275-13500 under ACP prior to 1.9.2008.  
Source of this article is the analysis of above mentioned two clarifications providedby Shri.J.Lakshmi Narayanan who works for Central Excise Department at Salem as Deputy Office Superintendent
Source – GConnect
Categories: ACP, OFFICERS