Government of India
Ministry Of Personnel P.G.& pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
Shri Shiva Gopal Misbra
National council (Staff Side)
joint consultative machinery,
13-C, Ferozshah Road,
New Delhi – 110001.
Subject: MACP entitlements of Pharmacist (entry Scale PB-I with Grade Pay Rs.2800/-) in PB-II with GP of Rs.4200/- consequent upon fast track committee recommendations – reg.
I am directed to refer to your letter No.NC/JCM/2015/MACP dated 06.05.2015, on the above mentioned suject.
2. with regard to point(i) raised in your above mentioned letter. it is stated that para 8.1 of Annexure-I of Om on MACPS dated 19.05.2009 provides that every financial upgradation including non-functional grades granted have to be treated as on offset against one financial upgradation under the scheme.
The pharmacise in the entry grade pay of Rs.2800/- are getting the higher GP of Rs.4200/- pm Completion of two years only. As such, they can not said to be stagnating in the grate pay of Rs.2800/- after entering into service. Non Functional Grade granted to pharmacise (entry grade with GP Rs.2800/) to the next GP of Rs.4200/- in PB-2 or comptetion of 2 years of service in the GP of Rs.2800/- in PB-I has to be treated as 1st MACP Therefore, they become entitled for 2nd MACP on completion of next 10 years of service i.e total 12 years and further 3rd MACP on completion of 22 years of Continuous service.
3. So far as the issue (ii) raised in your letter, it is informed that the MACP scheme has come into force w.e.f 01.09.2008 which provides financial upgradation in the grade pay hierarchy. The ACP scheme was in operation between 01.01.2006 – 31.08.2008. Financial upgradations under ACP Scheme were allowed in the promotional hierarchy as per the existing hierarchy and Non Functional Upgradation was not treated as financial upgradation under ACP scheme. Hence, the pharmacists on completion of 12 years or 24 years of service are so be allowed financial upgradation under the ACP scheme in the promotional hierarchy existing between 01.01.2006 to 31.08.2008
4. As regards, point (iii) it is clarified that the pharmacists, at the time of their placement form GP of Rs.2800/- in PB-1 to GP of Rs.4200/- in PB-2, they may be allowed the pay fixation benefit equal to 3% of existing basic pay and the difference in GP as consequent to such placement not only Grade pay charges but does the pay Band also. This is also in conformity with the para 4 of Annexure to the OM dated 19.05.2009, since it is being treated as first financial upgradation under the MACPS.