12 September 2010

Non-Functional Financial Upgradation is ACP-DOPT clarifies


   As per Part B and C of CCS Revised Pay Rules, 2008, Employees of certain Group B posts in various departments were fixed with the grade pay of ` 4800 and after completion of 4 years of service in the those posts, they are eligible for Non-Functional financial upgradation to the Grade pay of `5400/-
The following Posts carry the said Non-Functional Financial Upgradation

Name of Post Pre-revised Pay Scale Pre-revised Pay Scale taken for Revised Pay under 6CPC Pay Band after 6CPC Grade Pay
Section Officer/PS/Equivalent 6500-10500 7500-12000 PB-2 4800
After 4 Years 8000-13500 PB-3 5400
Administrative Officer Grade II/Sr.Private Secretary/Equivalent 7500-12000 7500-12000 PB-2 4800
After 4 Years 8000-13500 PB-2 5400
Superintendent (Posts) 6500-10500 7500-12000 PB-2 4800
After 4 Years 8000-13500 PB-2 5400
Section Officer (Excluded) 7450-11500 7500-12000 PB-2 4800
8000-13500 PB-3 5400
Income Tax Officers/Superintendent, Appraisers Etc (Customs and Central Excise) 6500-10500 7500-12000 PB-2 4800
After 4 Years 8000-13500 PB-2 5400
Entry grade in DANICS, DANIPS, Pondicherry Civil Service and Pondicherry Police Service 6500-10500 7500-12000 PB-2 4800
After 4 years 8000-13500 PB-3 5400

There is no confusion in this Upgradation but its effect on MACPS is the issue on hand now.

     What will be the benefit under MACPS for an employee, who has been granted the grade pay of ` 5400 after completion of 4 years of service as per Part B and C of CCS Revised Pay Rules, 2008, as mentioned above?
   
   Whether the Non-functional upgradation of grade pay from ` 4800 to ` 5400 after 4 years should be accounted as a promotion or ACP as far as MACPS is concerned? If this upgradation of grade pay is accounted as a promotion, obviously one of the three assured upgradations eligible under MACPS will be curtailed. We may think logically and say upgradation of grade pay from ` 4800 to ` 5400 under Part B and C of CCS Revised Pay Rules, 2008 is not a promotion. But, sources say DOPT has decided otherwise.

   When Office of the Prinicpal Chief Controller of Accounts requested DOPT to clarify as to whether the grant of grade pay of ` 5400 in PB-2 alongwith the benefit of one increment of @3% may be treated as ACP or not, it has been clarified by DOPT to Principal Chief Controller of Accounts that the benefit of non-functional grade granted to the Superintendent (Group-B) officers after completion of 4 years would betreated as upgradation in terms of para 8.1 of Annexure-I of OM dated 19.05.2009 and the same would be off set against one financial upgradation under MACPS.

     This decision is expected to result in reversal of MACP Orders issued to many of the employees who have been granted upgradation under MACPS recently by respective their administration.




Source - GCONNECT