The official summary record of discussins of the MACP Joint Committee, which was held on 27th July, 2012 has been issued by DOPT on 13.9.2012. As per the decision taken in the National Anomaly Committee meeting, the separate meeting was held on 27.7.2012 charied by the Joint Secretary of DoPT. We placed the official record note of the meeting of MACP Joint Committee…
The Official Side stated that on the issue of Artisan Staff of the Ministry of Defence, the matter has already been examined on file and Ministry of Defence has been advised accordingly.
The Official Side stated that this has repercussions on the employees working in Railways and therefore it is not amenable to acceptance.
(2) Grant of financial up gradation under old ACP Scheme between 1.1.2006 and 31.8.2008
(3) Counting of services rendered prior to re-appointment for the purpose of MACP.
(4) Accounting of services rendered before Removal/Dismissal from service and subsequent reinstatement in service for the purpose of MACP Scheme
(5) Counting of service rendered in State Govt/PSUs etc.
(6) Regulation of Probation period under MACPS
(7) Application of MACPS to the Surplus Staff Re-deployed to lower posts in other Cadres/Organisations.
(8) Entitlement of the privileges after financial upgradation under MACP Scheme
(9) Extension of ACP/MACP Scheme to Staff Car Drivers /Civilian Motor Drivers/MT Drivers/Fire Engine Drivers etc.
(10) Pay Fixation on promotion subsequent to grant Of MACPs
(11) Notional Classification for CGE1S consequent upon MACPs.
(12) The Staff Side raised the following issues though they were not part of the MACP Joint Committee Report.
Employees who got one pro motion prior to 01/09/2008 and completed over two decades of service without benefit of promotion and are denied third ACP under MACPs: The Staff Side raised this issue and insisted that in such cases, third MACP should be straight away given to staff from the date subsequent to the date of completion of two decades of service after promotion. After discussions, the Official Side while appreciating the position stated that this is a peculiar situation and agreed to consider this issue on the basis of a reference to be made by the Ministry of Railways in this regard.
The Official Side decided that the Railway Board may send an appropriate proposal to the DoP&T in consultation with the Staff Side.
5th meeting of the National Anomaly Committee was held on 17th July2012 under the chairmanship of Secretary, DoP&T.
At the outset Com. Umraomal Purohit, Secretary, Staff Side, National Council(JCM), raised the following points:-
He explained the background of setting-up of JCM Scheme and emphasized that the scheme has been effective to resolve the disputes between the Central Government employees and Government of India.
But of late, the scheme is not been administered properly causing frustration among the Central Government employees.
He reminded the Secretary, DoP&T that since he is the custodian of the scheme, it would be appropriate for him to see that the scheme functions both at the National and Departmental levels in its letter and spirit.
He said that the meeting of the Ordinary Meeting of the National Council, JCM(full-fledged meeting) was held on 15.05.2010 and after that no meeting has been held.
He mentioned that, as per JCM Constitution, minimum 3 meetings should be organized after every 4 months.
He further said that, earlier 4/5 Sub-Committees have been formed to deal with the items in the agenda, but nowadays Sub-Committees are also not being formed.
He also said that in many departments, Departmental Council has not yet been formed on some plea or the other, and where Departmental Councils are yet to form, the Anomaly Committee is totally absent.
He also stated that, wherever Departmental Council and Anomaly Committee have been formed, they have not been allowed to take independent decision and they are to depend on everything on Ministry of Finance or DoP&T.
He said that we are crossing six years of the VI CPC report and shortly there is likely demand of setting-up of Seventh Central Pay Commission. Unfortunately, anomalies of the VI CPC are yet to be settled.
He said that separate discussion should be held in respect of MACP Scheme matters, and the date for the same should be fixed very shortly.
Reciprocating, the Secretary DoP&T advised all the departments to send their status position in respect of formation of Departmental Council, expansion and formation of Departmental Anomaly Committee.
He also demanded that the pending issues should be settled early and meeting of the National Council(JCM) should be convened after Monsoon Session of the Parliament.
He also said that separate meeting for deciding MACP Scheme should be fixed within this month.
General Secretary AIRF, Com. Shiva Gopal Mishra, stated that the unanimous recommendations made by the Railways’ Departmental Anomalies Committee are not being implemented because these have not been cleared by the DoP&T and MoF(Exp.). He demanded de-centralization and delegation of powers to the ministries for smooth and quick decisions. He also mentioned that where already fundamental rule exists, like fixation under FR-22(C), why MoF(Exp.) insists for reference to them. It should be done by the ministries themselves.
General Secretary AIRF, Com. Shiva Gopal Mishra, Working President AIRF, Com. Rakhal Das Gupta and Asstt. General Secretary AIRF, Com. Ch. Sankara Rao raised the issue of granting promotional benefits to Loco Pilots under Rule FR-22(C) and they also expressed dissatisfaction over the functioning of NC/JCM. The matter of resolving problems of MACP Scheme was also raised by the AIRF representatives.
The Official Side stated the matter of granting one increment on promotion is under active consideration of the Government of India and decision in this regard would be taken shortly.
Then the Agenda Item was taken-up.
Items No.1,2,3 & 4 – Fixation of pay in revised pay scale:
Despite lots of deliberations, Official Side did not agree to revise the Pay Band of GP Rs.9300-34800, and ultimately disagreement has been recorded.
Item No.5(ii), (iv)(with 32 & 33), (v)(vii) – Rule 8 of the revised pay rules
Fixation of pay on promotion
It was agreed that, wherever there is provision of direct recruitment in the recruitment rules, pay on promotion would be fixed to minimum of the Entry Pay as provided for in the revised rules, irrespective of the fact whether direct recruitment has actually taken place or not.
Item No.12 & 13 – Transport Allowance
Earlier Overtime Allowance was admissible on City Compensatory Allowance(CCA) also. The VI CPC has sum the CCA with Transport Allowance. Official Side agreed to consider the provision of Transport Allowance to be paid for the purpose of OTA. It was also agreed to consider something for the residents of NCR, i.e. Ghaziabad, Faridabad and Gurgaon on the line of CCA.
Item No.14 – Revision of existing allowances which are to be withdrawn and replaced by new schemes
The Official Side has informed that the matter doubling of rates of Risk Allowance and Patient Care Allowance is being sent to the Cabinet for approval.
Item No.16 & 17 – Parity in Pension
The matter is sub-judice.
Item No.25, 25 & 26 – Commutation of Pension
It was decided that the calculation of commutation factor for the employees retired prior to and after 1.9.2008 would be tabulated to discuss the matter further.
Item No.29 & 30 – Revision of Base Index for D.A.
Calculation of DA would be sent to the Staff Side shortly.
Item No.36 – Income criteria in respect of parents and widowed/divorced/unmarried daughters
The matter is under examination. Item No.38 & 39 – Anomaly in fixing grade pay The matter is under examination.
Item No.41 – Fixation of pay on promotion to a post carrying the same grade pay
The matter of granting one increment on promotion is under active consideration of the government.
Item No.44 – Anomaly in the pay scale/pay band and grade pay of Library Information Assistants
The matter will be considered after collecting date from the Ministry of Culture, being Nodal Ministry.
Item No.45 – Anomaly in pension of those in receipt of stagnation increments in pre-revised pay scale
The matter is under examination.
Item No.46 – Disparity in pay scales and status: Officers in Stenographers Cadre
The matter is under examination.
Item No.48 – 15 year period fixed for restoration of commuted portion of pension arbitrary and unjustified
Item No.49 – Anomalies in the matter of pay scales of Stenographers
The matter is under examination.
Item No.50 – Anomalies in the pay scales of Official Language Staff
The matter is under examination.
Items relating to MACP Scheme would be discussed in a separate meeting on 27th July.
It was also agreed that the leftover items, not included in the agenda, will be discussed.
The much awaited order for grant of one increment in the pre-revised pay scale for those who were due for their annual increment between February to June during 2006 has been issued by Finance Ministry today.
The Office Memorandum No: 10/02/2011-E.III/A dated 19.03.2012 issued in this regard by Finance Ministry says that in relaxation of stipulation under Rule 10 of CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008, those central government employees who were due to get their annual increment between February to June during 2006 may be granted one increment on 1.1 .2006 in the pre-revised pay scale as a one time measure and there after will get the next increment in the revised pay structure on 1.7.2006 as per Rule 10 of CCS(RP) Rules, 2008. The order also says that the pay of the eligible employees may be re-fixed accordingly.
The following is the full text of the Office Memorandum No.10/02/2011-E.III/A dated 19.03.2012
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi, the 19th March, 2012
Subject:— Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 — Date of next increment in the revised pay structure under Rule 10 of the CCS(RP) Rules, 2008.
In accordance with the provisions contained in Rule 10 of the CCS (RP) Rules, 2008, there will be a uniform date of annual increment, viz. 1st July of every year. Employees completing 6 months and above in the revised pay structure as on 1st of July will be eligible to be granted the increment. The first increment after fixation of pay on 1.1.2006 in the revised pay structure will be granted on 1.7.2006 for those employees for whom the date of next increment was between 1st July, 2006 to 1st January, 2007.
2. The Staff Side has represented on this issue and has requested that those employees who were due to get their annual increment between February to June during 2006 may be granted one increment on 01.01.2006 in the pre-revised scale.
3. On further consideration and in exercise of the powers available under CCS(RP) Rules, 2008, the President is pleased to decide that in relaxation of stipulation under Rule 10 of these Rules, those central government employees who were due to get their annual increment between February to June during 2006 may be granted one increment on 1.1 .2006 in the pre-revised pay scale as a one time measure and there after will get the next increment in the revised pay structure on 1.7.2006 as per Rule 10 of CCS(RP) Rules, 2008. The pay of the eligible employees may be re-fixed accordingly.
4, In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Account Department are concerned, these orders are issued in consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.
The order for Granting one increment to the Central Government Employees may be issued in the first week of March 2012
Sources close to the DOP&T informed that the issue of granting one increment to the government servants, whose increment date falls between February 2006 and June 2006, has been forwarded to Finance Ministry for its approval. According to the sources, the Finance Ministry gave its approval to this proposal as agreed by the Government in the National Anomaly Committee.
The Federations representing National Anomaly Committee approached the Government to issue the order very soon, since the decision of granting one increment to the govt servants was taken in the National Anomaly Committee on 5th January 2012. It is believed that the federations were informed that due to the ongoing Elections for state assemblies in some states, issuing order is delayed. As per the Election Schedule the elections for state assemblies for 5 States are commenced on 28-1-2012, and the 6th phase of U.P and Goa State assembly elections will be completed by 03-03-2012. So, keeping in view of the above, we can expect that the order for Granting one increment to the Central Government Employees may be issued in the first week of March 2012.
According to the decision which is agreed by government in National Anomaly Committee, the govt servants will be granted one increment in the pre revised 5 CPC scale on 01-01-2006, and then it will be multiplied by 1.86 and the pay in the Pay Band in the 6 CPC will be fixed accordingly.