Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Circular 28-2010

Dear Comrades

Please find Circular 28-2010 posted below. Confederation Circular on
outcome of meeting on MACPS is also posted.

Yours fraternally

M.S Raja
Secretary General

(U.P), PIN-201012
Ph: 0120-2881727/4101593/ 0
– 98681 45667
Reference: AIA/Circular-28/2010
Dated: 4th October 2010

Unit Secretaries,
Members & Spl. Invitees – NE &
Members of Women's Committee

Dear Comrades,

Please refer to Circular 27-2010 dt 22nd Sept 2010. Very few units
have responded to the request made there-in to remit HQr quota upto
Sept 2010.

The Hqr is facing financial crunch. Unless all the units remit HQr
quota upto Sept 2010 immediately, the HQr functioning would be


The 45th Conference decided to revise the HQr quota from Rs 48/- per
member per year to Rs 96/- per member per year from 1st October 2010.
The remittances based on the revised HQr quota will take some more
time to realise.

The National Executive Committee, therefore, decided to give a call
for raising Organisational Fund of Rs 100/- per member.

The National Executive appeals to all members to co-operate to
strengthen the organisation and the HQr financially.

The coming days would be the appropriate time to collect the
Organisational Fund as Bonus and arrears of DA would be disbursed.

All units may please take special efforts to raise Rs 100/- per
member immediately and remit the amount to HQr, not later than by 15th
November 2010.


The committee on MACPS met on 15th Sept 2010. Confederation Circular
on the outcome of the meeting is attached.

With regards
Yours fraternally

Secretary General
Manishinath Bhawan, A.2.95 Rajouri Garden, New Delhi. 110 027.
Website: confederationhq.blogspot.com
Phone: 2510 5324 Cell: 9811048303
Dated: 26th September, 2010

Dear Comrade,

The 2nd meeting of the MACP Committee was held on 15th September,
2010. The meeting was chaired by the Joint Secretary (Estt.)
Department of Personnel and Training. We give hereunder a brief resume
of the discussions on various issues taken up by the Staff Side.

1. Item No. 1, 9 and 29,46: The demand was to provide for Grade Pay
of the next promotional post under MACP as was given in the old ACP
Scheme. This has not been agreed to.
2. Item No.3. Option for each individual employee either to retain
the old ACP scheme or to switch over to MACP. It was only agreed by
the DOPT that they may consider giving option to the Department and
not to the individual employee to retrain old ACP Scheme in respect of
either the entire establishment of that Department or for a specific
category or cadre of the employees of that Department. They also added
that they may instruct the Administrative department to undertake
restructuring of the cadres in consultation with the Staff Side which
would secure quicker promotion.
3. Item No. 8. Anomaly in respect of Junior Engineers of CPWD. The
Official side agreed that CPWD may ask for option to retain the old
ACP in respect of Junior Engineers which will be considered.
4. Item No. 2, 10 and 48. The Scheme of MACP to be implemented
with effect from 1.1.2006. Not agreed to.
5. Item No. 7.Grant of financial up-gradation under ACP between
1.1.2006 to 31.8.2008 in respect of employees who have opted the
revised Pay Band Grade Pay System with effect from 1.1.2006. Agreed
6. Item No. 4 and 26. Applicability of MACP scheme to Group D
employees placed in the grade pay of Rs. 1800 in PB1. along with the
benefit of 3% increment in each stage of up-gradation. Covered by the
clarification already issued by the Department of personnel ( See
their website)
7. Item No. 5 and 23. Counting of 50% of service rendered by a
casual labourer with temporary status for reckoning the 10, 20 and 30
years of service for the purpose of MACP. They will examine the court
ruling in this regard according which the entire casual service should
count for the purpose of MACP.
8. Item No. 6. Supervised staff placed in higher grade pay than
their supervisor. The item has been transferred to the National
Anomaly Committee for discussion.
9. Item No.11 and 47. In the Railways and some other departments,
promotion continues to be given in the merged pay scales, since these
have not been functionally merged. It was demanded that in such
promotion increment at the rate of 3% may be granted. The Official
side has agreed to consider such cases, if taken up by the respective
10. Item No. 15, 22, 39 and 51.These would be considered in the
Anomaly Committee of Railways.
11. Item No. 12, 30 and 49. Those selected under LDCE/GBCE schemes
may be treated as directly recruited personnel as was done in the case
of old ACP scheme. The Official side agreed to look into it.
12. Item Nos. 13, 16. 24 , 50 and 58. It was pointed out that under
old ACP scheme in case of an employee who were reverted from higher
post to lower post at this request ( to enable him to get transfer to
another recruiting unit) the service rendered by him in the higher
post was counted for the benefit of ACP. This should be extended to
the MACP as well. The Official side agreed to issue necessary
clarification in this regard.
13. Item No.14. A departmental employee who has been appointed to a
higher grade by virtue of his being selected in a Direct Recruitment
Examination the ten, twenty and thirty years of service for the
purpose of MACP to be reckoned from the date of such appointment.
Necessary clarificatory order has been issued by the DOPT. ( Please
see their website)
14. Item No. 16. The service rendered by an employee who had resigned
may be counted if he is given re-employment for the purpose of MACP.
The Official side wanted this item to be processed separately.
15. Item No. 17. The service rendered prior to removal or dismissal
should count if he is reinstated on appeal or by Courts. The Official
side stated that the past service will be considered if so ordered by
the Court or the Appellate Authorities.
16. Item No. 36. The service rendered in a State Government/Statutory
body /PSU before appointment in the Central Govt. to be counted for
MACP. Not agreed to.
17. Item No. 37 and 38. Counting the probation period for the purpose
of MACP. This is counted as per the scheme
18. Item No. 42. Application of MACP to a surplus hand redeployed to
lower post. This is covered under the scheme.
19. Item No. 18 and 54. A person de-categorised on medical grounds to
be treated as a fresh appointee. It was not agreed to .
20. Item No. 41. The service rendered in higher grade who have been
redeployed in the lower post on medical de-categorised on medical
grounds may be counted under the MACP. The official side agreed to
reiterate Railway Board's order issued in the year 2005.
21. Item No. 19, 33 and 53. Stepping up benefit to seniors when the
juniors get higher pay on account of financial up-gradation. The
Supreme Court has given such an order. The Official side will examine
this issue and the copy of the Supreme Court's order may be furnished
to them.
22. Item No.20. The Account Assistants in the Railways when appointed
on qualifying the Appendix II Examination may be treated as a fresh
appointee and his past service in the lower post be ignored. The
Railway Board to process this case separately.
23. Item No. 21.27 and 28. The Bench mark of good for entitlement to
MACP benefit in cases where promotion to the higher posts is on the
basis of seniority cum fitness may be done away with. Agreed to
examine and issue necessary clarification.
24. Item No. 24, 40 and 45. Counting of Training period. The
induction training period would be counted.
25. Item No. 25. The incentive may be given as applicable to the
grade pay granted under MACP. This may be considered by the Railways.
26. Item No.31. Extension of MACP to Staff Car Drivers and other
Drivers etc. The orders have been issued separately.
27. Item No.34. Pay fixation on promotion subsequent to the grant of
MACP with an increment. This was not accepted.
28. Item No. 35. Notional classification for Central Government
employees Insurance scheme for those with Grade Pay of Rs. 4200 to be
treated as Group B and covered by the scheme for Group B. Not
29. Item No.43. There are several illustrations given relating to
Railway employees. These were not discussed and each case was asked to
be processed separately.
30. Item No. 55. There are no provisions for grant of certain
privileges/incentive on grant of MACP as was there in the old ACP
scheme. The Item may be considered by the Railway administration.

Due to some unavoidable circumstances, we could not place this letter
on our website immediately after the meeting. We regret for the same.

With greetings,
Yours fraternally,
K.K.N. Kutty
Secretary General