MACP : Odisha Revised Scales of Pay Rules, 2017
Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS).— Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme shall come into effect from the 15t day of January, 2016 with the implementation of these rules to address the stagnation of a Government employee. The Scheme is as follows:-
(i) There shall be three financial up-gradations under the MACPS, counted from the direct entry grade on completion of 10, 20 and 30 years of service respectively. An employee before getting MACP if avails first promotion, he shall not be considered for 1st MACP. Similarly after availing 1st MACP, if he gets 1st promotion, this shall be covered as 1st financial up gradation under the scheme. The second financial upgradation under MACP shall be 10 years after the 1st promotion or 20 years whichever is earlier. Second promotion prior to that, shall cover the 2nd MACP. The third financial upgradation will be further 10 years from 2nd promotion or 2nd MACP whichever is earlier. The 3rd MACP stands covered if the 3rd promotion availed prior to the above;
(ii) The MACPS envisages merely placement in the immediate next higher Level in the Pay Matrix. Thus, the Level at the time of financial up-gradation under the MACPS can, in certain cases where regular promotion is not between two successive grades, be different than what is available at the time of regular promotion. In such cases, the higher Level attached to the next promotion post in the hierarchy of the concerned cadre will only be at the time of regular promotion;
(iii) The financial up-gradations under the MACPS would be admissible up-to the Level-14 in the Pay Matrix;
(iv) There shall be a Screening Committee to decide the eligibility of the persons for up-gradation under MACPS. The Screening Committee shall follow a time schedule and meet twice in a financial year, preferably in the first week of January and first week of July every year for advance processing of the cases maturing in that half year. Accordingly, cases maturing during the first-half, i.e. April to September of a particular financial year shall be taken up for consideration by the Committee in the first week of January. Similarly, the Screening Committee meeting in the first week of July shall process the cases that would be maturing during the second-half, i.e. October to March of the same financial year. Authority empowered to constitute Screening Committee for RACPS shall also constitute Screening Committee for MACPS;
(v) Benefit of pay fixation available at the time of regular promotion shall also be allowed at the time of financial up-gradation under the scheme.There shall, however, be no further fixation of pay at the time of regular promotion. Fixation benefits availed under Time Bound Advancement (TBA) Scale under ORSP Rules, 1998, Assured Career Progression (ACP) and Revised Assured Career Progression Scheme (RACPS) under ORSP Rules, 2008 would be adjusted while considering financial up-gradation under MACPS;
(vi) Promotions earned in the post carrying same Level in the promotional hierarchy as per recruitment rules shall be counted for the purpose of MACPS. In cases, where the promotional post carries the same Level in their recruitment rules, then the employee in financial up-gradation under MACP Scheme shall move to the next immediate higher Cell instead of next higher Level;
(vii) If a financial up-gradation under the MACPS is deferred and not allowed after 10 years in a Level, due to the reason of the employees being unfit or due to pendency of departmental proceedings, or judicial proceedings this would have consequential effect on the subsequent financial up-gradation which would also get deferred to the extent of delay in grant of first financial up-gradation. The approach would be same for similar eventualities arising at 20 or 30 years as the case may be;
(viii) In the matter of disciplinary or judicial proceedings, grant of benefit under the MACPS shall be subject to rules governing normal promotion. Such cases shall be regulated under the provisions of the OCS (CCA) Rules, 1962 and the laws under which the judicial proceedings are instituted, as the case may be;
(ix) On grant of financial up-gradation under the scheme, there shall be no change in the designation, classification or higher status. However, financial and certain other benefits which are linked to the pay drawn by an employee such as HBA, allotment of Government accommodation shall be permitted;
(x) The MACPS contemplates merely placement on personal basis in the immediate higher Level/grant of financial benefits only and shall not amount to actual functional promotion of the employees concerned. Therefore, no reservation orders shall apply to the MACPS. However, the rules of reservation in promotion shall be ensured at the time of regular promotion. For this reason, it shall not be mandatory to associate members of SC/ ST in the Screening Committee meant to consider cases for grant of financial up-gradation under the Scheme;(xi) Financial up-gradation under the MACPS shall be purely personal to the employee and shall have no relevance to his position of seniority in the grade. As such, there shall be no stepping up of pay/ antedation of increment between senior and junior after regulation of pay under MACPS;
(xii) Pay drawn in the Level allowed under the MACPS shall be taken as the basis for determining the terminal benefits in respect of the retiring employee;
(xiii) If a regular promotion in due course is refused by the employee before becoming entitled to a financial up-gradation, then there shall be no financial up-gradation under MACPS as the employee has not been stagnated due to lack of promotional opportunity. If, however, financial up-gradation has been allowed due to stagnation and the employee refuses the subsequent promotion, it shall not be a ground to withdraw the financial up-gradation. He shall, however, not be eligible to be considered for further financial up-gradation till he agrees to be considered for promotion again and the next financial up-gradation shall also be deferred to the extent of period of debarment due to such refusal. Similarly, refusal of MACP is automatically construed as refusal of promotion in the same manner;
(xiv) Employees on deputation need not revert to the parent Department for availing the benefit of financial up-gradation underMACPS if he is drawing pay admissible to his parent post;
(xv) Placement of an employee in the appropriate Level under MACPS depends upon the number of promotions and up-gradations under RACPS already availed. As such, the applicable Level for fixation of pay under these rules shall be the Level of the post the employee holds or his entitlement under MACPS whichever is higher;
(xvi) Up-gradation of post in a cadre shall not be considered as an up-gradation under the MACPS;
(xvii) There shall be no further financial up-gradation under MACPS, if an employee has already availed three financial up-gradations under RACPS/ Promotion;
(xviii) If there is no fixation of pay on promotion on account of availing benefits under MACPS, the usual date of increment shall be retained;
(xix) All promotions within or across the cadre supported by Rules shall be considered as up-gradations under MACPS. An employee joining a post as an outsider will be counted afresh in that post for MACP benefits;
(xx) Financial up-gradation in favour of an employee under MACPS shall not be considered if he is found unsuitable for promotion or does not fulfill the conditions for promotion;
Note: The Revised Assured Career Progression Scheme (RACPS) shall cease to operate with effect from 01.01.2016. The operation period of RACPS for an employee is from 1.1.2013 to 31.12.2015 or till the date he ceases to draw pay under ORSP Rules, 2008.
(a) If a Government servant (Jr. Clerk) in Level-4 gets his next regular promotion (Sr. Clerk) in Level-7 on completion of 8 years of service and then continues in the same Level for further 10 years without any promotion then he would be eligible for 2nd financial up-gradation under the MACPS in the next higher Level i.e. Level-8 after completion of 18 years (8+10). After getting 2nd financial up-gradation under MACPS, if he continues in the same Level for further 10 years without any promotion then he would be eligible for 3rd financial up-gradation under this scheme in the next higher Level i.e. Level-9 after completion of 28 years (8+10+10).
(b) If a Government servant (Jr. Clerk) in Level-4 gets his 15t promotion (Sr. Clerk) in Level-7 on completion of 8 years of service and then gets 2nd promotion (Head Clerk) in Level-9 on completion of 7 years from the date of last promotion i.e. after completion of 15 (8+7) years of service from the date of entry as Jr. Clerk and continues in the same Level for further 10 years without any promotion then he would be eligible for 3rd financial up-gradation under the MACPS in the next higher Level i.e. Level-10 after completion of 25 years (8+7+10).
(c) If a Government servant (Jr. Clerk) in Level-4 gets his 1st promotion (Sr. Clerk) in Level-7 on completion of 8 years of service and then gets 2nd financial up-gradation under the MACPS in Level-8 on completion of 18 (8+10) years of service and thereafter, is promoted to Head Clerk i.e. 2nd promotion in hierarchy in Level-9 on completion of 21 years of service which is after 3 years of getting 2″ financial up-gradation under the MACPS then no pay shall be fixed on such promotion except fitting of the pay in the appropriate Cell of the Level-9. If there is no such Cell exact to the amount, then the pay shall be fitted in the next above Cell. In this eventuality, the next date of increment shall be after 12 months from the date of last increment sanctioned although the employee moves to a higher Level. But, if no promotion is given after Head Clerk then the 3rd financial up-gradation under the MACPS shall be admissible in Level-10 after 10 years from the grant of 2nd financial up-gradation under this scheme i.e. after completion of 28 (8+10+10) years of service from the date of entry into the post of Jr. Clerk instead of 10 years from the date of promotion to Head Clerk.