Monday, September 1, 2014

AN ODE TO OUR LEADER



“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
    I took the one less traveled by,
    And that has made all the difference.”

The man who shouldered the burden of multitudes
The man who simmered the anger of anguished
The man who trimmed the egos of many at Authority
The man who burned the midnight oil to light the way
The man who bridged the hearts and minds
The man who broke the walls of inertia
The man who oiled the wheels of NFPE
The man who toiled to spread the wings and span the sky
The man who unfurled the legacy
The man who hoisted the spirit of sacrifice
The man who tread the path of struggle
Walking free to hug and celebrate the comradery.
He is our flag Mast; He is our Long March.
Com. Krishnan Long Live! Com. Krishnan Zindabad!!
NFPE Zindabad!!!
**************

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Why do we join Union? In the words of ..................... Smt. Nandita Mohanty Chairperson, Women Sub-Committee AIPEU, Gr-C, Bhubaneswar Division

With the evolution of society and growth in social needs there is a sharp development in industrialization. It involves use of modern technology and employment of large number of workers. As large number of people are involved,  it becomes necessary to safe guard the interest of the workers. They need to be organized to fulfil their demands in respect of salary, welfare and social security. There comes the concept of `Union’. 

          So, union is the long-term association of workers to advance and protect the interest of members of the union in the working relationship. According to Flippo “A labor union or a trade union is an organization of workers formed to protect, promote and improve through collective action, the social, economic and political interest of its members.” 

          Whenever any employee joins a union, he has some expectations in his mind. He may join the union for the following reasons:- 
  
·          Economic benefits: When any employee joins an organization the main interest is the salary or wage. As the social status of a person is defined by the economic standard he carries, more emphasis is given to the economic benefits. But any single individual has very little bargaining capacity as compared to the huge power of the management. He thinks, if he joins the union, union will fight for the economic interest of the employee as the union has great bargaining capacity to get its demands accepted by the management.  But the union has also its own limitations. It can bargain on the genuine ground according to the prevailing rules. It can demand for the economic up-gradation when the organization is economically sound. For that the employees have to give their hundred percent so that union can demand enhancement of monetary benefits. Because no organization will give any economic benefit unless and until it is economically sound. At that time expectation of economic advancement is baseless. 

·          Platform for self-expression: At the primitive days of industrialization, lives of the workers were like slaves without any voice against the tyranny of the management. They used to live at the mercy of the management. They couldn’t raise their voice against un-hygienic working conditions, hard work, low wage, long and inconvenient hours of working etc. Self-expression and individuality were totally prohibited. But the desire for self-expression is a fundamental drive which can’t be ignored. By joining the union the employees get a platform for self-expression. The union provides the mechanism through which employees can make their voice heard by the top management. Union serves as the communicating device between the employees and the management.  Sometimes due to low perspective and narrow-mindedness, some can’t understand the long-term views taken by the organization in the context of overall growth of the organization and employees. Anything which does not result in immediate reward becomes unattractive to them. This attitude results in the difference in views and conflict in union. One thing we should keep in mind that union is by the employees, for the employees and of the employees. So to be in union, one should go beyond oneself. 

·          Check-bar on arbitrary action of the management: The employees join the union to fight against the arbitrary action of the management. It works like a brake to the monopoly of the management. Employees expect a just and fare dealing from the management on the basis of the prevailing rules and regulations. Union  serves a checkmate when management goes beyond the prevailing rules and take action against the employees which is irrational, unlawful or  discriminatory. Thus union safe- guards the interest of the employees. 

·          Security :  The employees join union because they think that at the time of need the union will stand by them. They can get the protection from hazards and economic insecurities at the time of illness, accidents, unemployment etc. For example, trade union ensures compensation to the injured workers under the Workman’s Compensation Act 1923, secures the retirement benefits under Gratuity Act 1972 and PF Act 1952, employees’ health, social security, payment of wage, bonus, insurance, maternity benefit etc. and other welfare measures by compelling the management to abide by these. With the union, employees feel safe and secure both mentally and physically. 

·          Employee-employer relationship:  The employee may not have easy access to the top management. But union is the proper machinery which maintains a sound communication between the employer and the employee. Employees feel attached to the organization by this. If the relation between the employer and employees is good then industrial disputes, conflicts, strikes and lock-outs can be avoided. 

·          Sense of participation: Sense of participation is also a fundamental desire among the employees. They expect that their voice should be heard in making decisions in the organization. This is known as the Workman’s Participation. Being in the union, they can make their voice heard by the management in matters affecting them and can also influence to take a correct decision. 

·          Sense of belongingness: When any employee joins an organization the sense of belongingness is developed inside him. He tries to feel that he is the integral part of the organization. For that he may join the union. Because his co-workers are with the union. He may have the feeling that if he will not join the union he will be odd man out and can’t get any assistance at the time of need. On the contrary, when he is in the union he feels that he is attached with the organization and experiences a feel-good factor. He begins to think that he has some importance in the organization and among the co-workers. 

·          Background factor: Some who are born and brought up in the industrial area or in the organizational background where the society members and members of the family are attached with the union, join the union as a nature of practice. Here the past history works. As a result,  they think it obvious and natural enough to join the union. 

Though it is the mere truth that union is for the safe-guard of the employees, we can’t use it as the weapon against the management. If management strives for the long term benefit of the organization which may sound unreal on the today’s back ground,  then union also has to think in that angle for the mutual benefit. We should aspire for the long term benefits because our next generation may get the fruit out of it. We have to make the union strong for the bright future.

Friday, August 22, 2014

MACP on Promotional Hierarchy: Latest Update

Grant MACP on Promotional Hierarchy - CAT Principal Bench, New Delhi Judgement

GRANT MACP ON PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY – CAT PRINCIPLE BENCH, NEW DELHI

CAT PRINCIPLE BENCH, NEW DELHI DIRECTS UNION OF INDIA TO GRANT MACP ON PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY TO PPOs OF DIRECTORATE OF PLANT PROTECTION GRANT OF MACP ON PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY:

CAT PRINCIPLE BENCH, NEW DELHI DIRECTS UNION OF INDIA TO GRANT MACP ON PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY TO PPOs OF DIRECTORATE OF PLANT PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND COOPERATION, FARIDABAD.  THE CASE WAS FILED BY SHRI K S SHARMA, PPO (E)& Ors VIDE OA NO. 2548/2014, MA No. 2167/2014.

Text of judgement reproduced below:-

By citing the judgments delivered by the Principle CAT, Delhi & High Court Chandigarh on the subject the Hon’ble judges have observed that “ In our considered view the aforesaid judgement rendered by the Chandigarh Bench as upheld by the Hon’ble High Court of Punjab and Haryana as well as judgement passed by the CAT, Principle Bench. In view of the above the present OA is allowed. Respondents are directed to grant scale of pay (PB-3) of Rs. 15,600-39,100+ Grade Pay of Rs. 6600/ attached to the said promotional posts of Executive Engineer from due date to the applicants.

The aforesaid directions shall be complied with within a period of three months from the date of receipt of a copy of this order, subject to the other conditions mentioned in the MACP Scheme.”
MACP on Promotional Hierarchy to Ministerial Staff
AN APPEAL FOR GRANTING MACP TO THE NEXT PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY TO THE MINISTERIAL STAFF UNDER FR 9(17) IN SUBORDINATE OFFICES ALSO

The letter received from Shri Pradip Bandyopadhyay, MSME-DI, Kolkata is published hereunder wherein he has raised the issues of Administrative Staff, especially the LDC & UDC, effectively. We are aware that this is the story of the administrative staff of the entire Subordinate Offices.

The successive Pay Commission as well as the Governments has not resolved the issues of the LDC & UDC working the subordinate offices. All our friends are therefore requested to please take up the issue before the 7th CPC in its own importance. Materials/references to be used during the oral evidence are published in this web site.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2014

MACP on Promotional Hierarchy for LDC, UDC & Account: Letter received from Shri MVSS Rama Krishna

MACP ON PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY FOR LDC, UDC & ACCOUNTANT: LETTER RECEIVED THROUGH E-MAIL FROM SHRI MVSS RAMA KRISHNA OF RAJAHMUNDRY

Respected sir,

I am m.v.s.s.rama Krishna working as LDC in Doordarshan Maintenance Centre, Rajahmundry which comes under prasar bharati, Ministry of I&B, Govt. of India. We are treating as working on deemed deputation to Prasar bharati and still we are govt. employees only. We are covered by rules and regulations of Central Government only.

Now, coming to the point I am also a sufferer of MACP scheme. In my case also ACP scheme is more beneficial to me why because in MACP next available grade pay has been awarded instead of promotional grade pay. I have joined as LDC on 29-04-1988 and still I am working as LDC though 26 years of service rendered. I have been given Ist ACP after completion of 12 years of service i.e. on 29-04-2000 to the promotional post of UDC i.e. from Rs.3050 pay scale to Rs.4,000 pay scale . In the VI th pay commission my grade pay was fixed at Rs.2,400/- . Next 2 nd MACP has been given after completion of 20 years, but from the date of implementation of the scheme ie. 1-9-2008 with grade pay of 2,800/- which is next grade pay available in the table. Where as our promotion post is ACCOUNTANT with grade pay of Rs.4,200/-.
MACP on Promotional Hierarchy - Judgement of Delhi High Court in WP (C) 3608/2014

OA 864-2014 of CAT Principal Bench was decided on 12.03.2014, accordingly NCERT had appealed to Delhi High Court against it.  Now Hon'ble Delhi High Court has dismissed the said appeal by following judgement:-

IN THE HIGH COURT OF DELHI AT NEW DELHI
W.P.(C) 3608/2014
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH and TRAINING

..... Petitioner
Through: Mr. Anand Nandan, Adv.

versus

OM PRAKASH and ORS ..... Respondents
Through: None.

MACP on Promotional Hierarchy: OFB's request to implement CAT Order

The repeated requests of the Ordinance Factory Board, Kolkata for implementation of CAT Principal Bench order have been ignored by the Ministry of Defence/DoPT. We produce below the copy of the information on the matter obtained by Shri Vithoba Gopala Dahekar of Nagpur under RTI Act.

Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Ordnance Factory Board
10A, Shaheed Khudiram Bose Road
Kolkata - 700 001.
Sub : OA No.904/2012 - Sanjay Kumar & 18 Ors-V-Uo1 & Ors. - Grant of MACP in the higher grade of promotional hierarchy
Ref : i) CAT Principal Bench order dated 26-11-2012
ii) OFB I.D. No.01/6th CPC/MACPS/PCC(A/A)(Pt.) dated 16-09-2013
iii) OFB I.D. of even No. dated 27-09-2013 & 28/1/2014.

The issue of grant of MACP in the higher grade of promotional hierarchy, was taken up with MOD vide OFB 1 D5 cited at ref (2) & (3) pursuant to judgment dated 26/11/2012 in the subject OA. It may be recalled that the subject OA was filed seeking MACP benefit in the higher grade of promotional hierarchy at the instance of order issued by CAT Chandigarh Bench in O A No. 1038/2010 ~ Shri Tilak Ram -V- UOI & Ors which was upheld by Punjab & Haryana High Court in CWP No. 19387/201 I decided on 19/10/201 1. The Special Leave Petition filed before the Hon’ble Supreme Court was dismissed on 15/4/2013.

MONDAY, JUNE 9, 2014

Grant MACP in Next Promotional Hierarchy to all CGE: NC JCM writes to DoPT

Financial upgradation in the next promotional grade Hierarchy under MACP to all Central Government Employees : NC JCM writes to DoPT after BPMS letter to Member Secretary, Staff Side, National Council JCM

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
for Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi - 110001
No.NC-JCM-2014/MACP
May 16, 2014

The Secretary,
Department of Personnel & Training,
North Block, New Delhi
Sub:- Financial upgradation in the next promotional grade Hierarchy under MACP
Ref:- Your letter No. P-l3025/11/2014-AT dated 4.4.2014
Your letter No. P-26012/5/2011-AT dated 19.8.2013
 [See also: Grant of MACP on Promotional Hierarchy only to petitioner on personal basis not the treated as a precedent ]

Grant of MACP on Promotional Hierarchy only to petitioner on personal basis not the treated as a precedent

GRANT OF MACP ON PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY


According to RTI reply by DoPT - "The Department decided to implement the order dated 31.05.2011 of CAT Chandigarh Bench for grant of financial upgradation in the promotional hierarchy under MACP to Shri Rajpal on personal basis not to be treated as a precedent."


MACP ON PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY-THE GROUNDS GIVEN BY THE GOVERNMENT FOR NOT GRANTING MACP ON PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY ( AS GRANTED TO SH. RAJ PAL) TO OTHER CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES IS NOT CONVINCING. THUS THE HON'BLE CAT, PRINCIPLE BENCH ORDER DATED 12/03/2014 FOR GRANTING MACP ON PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY IS A REJECTION OF THE GOVERNMENT’S VERSION ON THE SUBJECT.

(Copy of the information obtained by Sh. Vithba Gopala Dahekar, Nagpur on this subject is placed below)
-TKR PILLAI

Regd. Post
RTI  Matter/Most Immediate

Clarification on MACP on Promotional Hirarchy to Ordnance Factory Board's Labourers by DoPT

DoPT's clarification - 1. "MACPS upgradations are granted in the hierarchy of Grade Pay as prescribed in the CCS(RP) Rules, 2008, instead of promotional hierarchy" 2. "for grant of MACPS upgradations which come into effect from 01.09.2008, passing of Trade Test is not mandatory"

Ministry of Defence
Department of Defence Production
D(Estt./NG)
Sub: ACP / MACP to labourers – reg.
Reference OFB proposal No.800/ACP/MACP/A/I/551
dated : 23.08.2013

The issues involved on the above subject mentioned above had been examined in consultation with D(Civ), Defence(Finance) and DOP&T, DOP&T in the matter has advised in the following manner :

2. Consequent upon implementation of recommendations of 6th CPC, the posts of Unskilled (Labourers) and Semi Skilled Workers have been merged in PB-1 with GP Rs.1800/- (after imparting training) with designation as Tradesman Mate. In case of Tradesman Mate who had completed 30 years of service as on 01.09.2008, would be entitled for financial benefit under MACPS. Hence the following categories of employees are eligible for financial upgradation under ACP/MACPS :

MACP on Promotional Hierarchy: CAT says that no question of waiting for an approval from any Govt. Department for implementation

Court Verdict regarding grant of MACP on Hierarchy:

3. In our considered view, once an order has been passed by this Tribunal and it has also been upheld at the level of the Supreme Court, there is no question of waiting for an approval from any Govt. department for implementation of the same. The respondents, therefore, should have considered the representations of the applicants on merits.

4. In view of the above position, we dispose of this OA at the admission stage itself with the direction to the respondents to consider the representations of the applicants in the light of the judgment of Punjab and Haryana High Court in CWP No.19387/2011 (supra) as upheld by the Apex Court in SLP (CC) No.7467/2013(supra) and decide their cases under intimation to them. The aforesaid exercise shall be completed within a period of one month from the date of receipt of a copy of this order. There shall be no order as to costs.

Full Details of CAT Order in OA No. 864/2014
Central Administrative Tribunal - Delhi
Shri Om Prakash vs Secretary (Ncert) on 12 March, 2014
Principal Bench, New Delhi

MOD clarification dated 06.02.2014 for grant of 3rd MACP in Grade Pay Rs. 4600/-

MCM may be considered for third MACP in GP Rs.4600/- Ministry of Defence Order - Restructuring of Cadre of artisan staff in Defence Establishments in modification of Recommendations of 6th CPC – Clarification regarding:-

Ministry of Defence
D(Civ-I)
Subject: Restructuring of Cadre of artisan staff in Defence Establishments in modification of Recommendations of 6th CPC – Clarification regarding.
Reference Ministry of Defence ID note of even number dated the 23.07.2012 on the above mentioned subject. The entire matter has been reconsidered in consultation with the DOP & T and Department of Expenditure. Their advice in the matter is as under:

i) As per provisions of MACP scheme introduced w.e.f 01.09.2008 financial upgradation is admissible in the hierarchy of Grade Pay and placement of Highly Skilled workers (GP Rs.2400/-) as Master craftsman (GP Rs4200/-) is very much considered as ladder in hierarchy of Grade Pays . Ignoring the placement of Highly Skilled as Master Craftsman (non – Functional) will be deviating the provisions of MACPS. Hence placement of Highly Skilled worker as master craftsman (MCM) prior to 01.01.2006 would be offset against one up gradation for the purpose of grant MACP benefits.

ii)MCM being the feeder post to Charge man and since both these posts have identical pay band and Grade pay, financial upgradation under MACPS cannot be to a Grade Pay which is more than what is admissible in regular promotion.

iii) Financial up gragdations earned to non functional post of MCM is to be taken into account as 2nd financial upgradation in so far as MACPS is concerned.

MACP Scheme on Hierarchy or option to choose ACP: Secretary, MoUD letter to DoPT

Reminder by Dr. Sudhir Krishna, Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development DO letter [click here to see] to Secretary DoPT regarding  MACP Scheme to CPWD Engineer:-

Dr. Sudhir Krishna
Secretary to the Government of India,
Ministry of Urban Development

D.O. No. 55.4/2013-S&D/8
Dated: 01 Oct, 2013

Dear Dr. Sarkar,
Kindly refer to my DO letter of even No dt. 13.8.2013 in connect:on with redressal of disadvantageous provisions of MACPS for the Subordinate Engineering cadre and similarly placed cadres CPWD.

The proposal sent by this Ministry in Jul'2013 for allowing individual option to choose either earlier ACPS or MACPS by the employee is a balanced and just one and caters to the concerns of all individuals.  DoPT must not have any reservation in accepting the same since change of the scheme by the Government should not be to the disadvantage of the individual employee.  

Already many court cases for review of the MACPS have cropped in. In this regard, would like to quote a Court Case (OA No. 275/2013) by some Assistant Engineers of CPWD for review of MACPS, draft counter reply to which quoting anomalous end disadvantageous provisions of MACPS was sent to DoPT for vetting. DoPT has not agreed to the reply and intimated that reply should be modified by the administrative ministry mentioning that operation of the both the schemes in the same cadre is against the provisions of MACPS other words individual option to employees to opt for either ACPS or MACPS is not permissible.

AIRF writes to Railway Board for not implementing the decision of Hon'ble Supreme Court in respect of 3rd MACP to accounts staff.

AIRF
All India Railwaymen's Fedaration
No.AIRF/227(213)
Dated: October 30, 2013
The Secretary(E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi
Dear Sir,
Sub: Implementation of the judgment of the Hon'able Supreme Court
Ref: (i) AIRF's letter No.AIRF/227(213) dated 26.08.2013
(ii) Board's letter No.PC-V/2011/M/3/AIRF dated 07.10.2013

AIRF demands benefit of MACP in the case of Junior Clerk in the light of the spirit contained in the Supreme Court's judicial pronouncements which has attained its finality Granting of MACP on promotional hierarchy. Contents of AIRF letter is reproduced below:-

ALL INDIA RAILWAY FEDERATION
No.AIRF/MACPS
Dated: September 14, 2013
The Secretary(E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Granting of MACP on promotional hierarchy
As Published on MSASOI blog site:-

Dear Comrade,
The Principal CAT [OA 904/2012 dt. 26-11-2012], Delhi and the Punjab & Haryana High Court [CWP No. 19387 of 2011 (O&M) Date of Decision: 19.10.2011] have held that MACP is to be granted on promotional hierarchy and not on next higher Grade Pay as per the 6th Pay Commission Recommendation.  The SLP filed by Union of India against the P&H decision was dismissed by the Supreme Court [CC 7467/2013].

Yours Comradely,
Manoj Kumar Sharma
Secretary General
Ministerial Staff Association
C/o-Northern Printing Group
Survey of India
Dehradun:- 248001
Supreme Court [CC 7467/2013].

MACP on Promotional Hierarchy: Latest Update

Grant MACP on Promotional Hierarchy - CAT Principal Bench, New Delhi Judgement

GRANT MACP ON PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY – CAT PRINCIPLE BENCH, NEW DELHI

CAT PRINCIPLE BENCH, NEW DELHI DIRECTS UNION OF INDIA TO GRANT MACP ON PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY TO PPOs OF DIRECTORATE OF PLANT PROTECTION GRANT OF MACP ON PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY:

CAT PRINCIPLE BENCH, NEW DELHI DIRECTS UNION OF INDIA TO GRANT MACP ON PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY TO PPOs OF DIRECTORATE OF PLANT PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND COOPERATION, FARIDABAD.  THE CASE WAS FILED BY SHRI K S SHARMA, PPO (E)& Ors VIDE OA NO. 2548/2014, MA No. 2167/2014.

Text of judgement reproduced below:-

SUNDAY, AUGUST 17, 2014

CAT Guwahati directs to grant MACP on Promotional Hierarchy to AE of CPWD

 GRANT OF MACP ON PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY: CAT GUWAHATI DIRECTS UNION OF INDIA TO GRANT MACP ON PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY TO ASSISTANT ENGINEERS OF CPWD. THE CASE WAS FILED BY SHRI NARAYAN KALITA AND 26 ASSISTANT ENGINEERS VIDE OA NO. 040/000052 OF 2014.

By citing the judgments delivered by the Principle CAT, Delhi & High Court Chandigarh on the subject the Hon’ble judges have observed that “ In our considered view the aforesaid judgement rendered by the Chandigarh Bench as upheld by the Hon’ble High Court of Punjab and Haryana as well as judgement passed by the CAT, Principle Bench. In view of the above the present OA is allowed. Respondents are directed to grant scale of pay (PB-3) of Rs. 15,600-39,100+ Grade Pay of Rs. 6600/ attached to the said promotional posts of Executive Engineer from due date to the applicants.

The aforesaid directions shall be complied with within a period of three months from the date of receipt of a copy of this order, subject to the other conditions mentioned in the MACP Scheme.”

TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2014

MACP on Promotional Hierarchy to Ministerial Staff

MACP on Promotional Hierarchy to Ministerial Staff

AN APPEAL FOR GRANTING MACP TO THE NEXT PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY TO THE MINISTERIAL STAFF UNDER FR 9(17) IN SUBORDINATE OFFICES ALSO

The letter received from Shri Pradip Bandyopadhyay, MSME-DI, Kolkata is published hereunder wherein he has raised the issues of Administrative Staff, especially the LDC & UDC, effectively. We are aware that this is the story of the administrative staff of the entire Subordinate Offices.

The successive Pay Commission as well as the Governments has not resolved the issues of the LDC & UDC working the subordinate offices. All our friends are therefore requested to please take up the issue before the 7th CPC in its own importance. Materials/references to be used during the oral evidence are published in this web site.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2014

MACP on Promotional Hierarchy for LDC, UDC & Account: Letter received from Shri MVSS Rama Krishna

MACP ON PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY FOR LDC, UDC & ACCOUNTANT: LETTER RECEIVED THROUGH E-MAIL FROM SHRI MVSS RAMA KRISHNA OF RAJAHMUNDRY

Respected sir,

I am m.v.s.s.rama Krishna working as LDC in Doordarshan Maintenance Centre, Rajahmundry which comes under prasar bharati, Ministry of I&B, Govt. of India. We are treating as working on deemed deputation to Prasar bharati and still we are govt. employees only. We are covered by rules and regulations of Central Government only.

Now, coming to the point I am also a sufferer of MACP scheme. In my case also ACP scheme is more beneficial to me why because in MACP next available grade pay has been awarded instead of promotional grade pay. I have joined as LDC on 29-04-1988 and still I am working as LDC though 26 years of service rendered. I have been given Ist ACP after completion of 12 years of service i.e. on 29-04-2000 to the promotional post of UDC i.e. from Rs.3050 pay scale to Rs.4,000 pay scale . In the VI th pay commission my grade pay was fixed at Rs.2,400/- . Next 2 nd MACP has been given after completion of 20 years, but from the date of implementation of the scheme ie. 1-9-2008 with grade pay of 2,800/- which is next grade pay available in the table. Where as our promotion post is ACCOUNTANT with grade pay of Rs.4,200/-.

TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2014

MACP on Promotional Hierarchy - Judgement of Delhi High Court in WP (C) 3608/2014

MACP on Promotional Hierarchy - Judgement of Delhi High Court in WP (C) 3608/2014

OA 864-2014 of CAT Principal Bench was decided on 12.03.2014, accordingly NCERT had appealed to Delhi High Court against it.  Now Hon'ble Delhi High Court has dismissed the said appeal by following judgement:-

IN THE HIGH COURT OF DELHI AT NEW DELHI
W.P.(C) 3608/2014
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH and TRAINING

..... Petitioner
Through: Mr. Anand Nandan, Adv.

versus

OM PRAKASH and ORS ..... Respondents
Through: None.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 2014

MACP on Promotional Hierarchy: OFB's request to implement CAT Order

The repeated requests of the Ordinance Factory Board, Kolkata for implementation of CAT Principal Bench order have been ignored by the Ministry of Defence/DoPT. We produce below the copy of the information on the matter obtained by Shri Vithoba Gopala Dahekar of Nagpur under RTI Act.

Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Ordnance Factory Board
10A, Shaheed Khudiram Bose Road
Kolkata - 700 001.
Sub : OA No.904/2012 - Sanjay Kumar & 18 Ors-V-Uo1 & Ors. - Grant of MACP in the higher grade of promotional hierarchy
Ref : i) CAT Principal Bench order dated 26-11-2012
ii) OFB I.D. No.01/6th CPC/MACPS/PCC(A/A)(Pt.) dated 16-09-2013
iii) OFB I.D. of even No. dated 27-09-2013 & 28/1/2014.

The issue of grant of MACP in the higher grade of promotional hierarchy, was taken up with MOD vide OFB 1 D5 cited at ref (2) & (3) pursuant to judgment dated 26/11/2012 in the subject OA. It may be recalled that the subject OA was filed seeking MACP benefit in the higher grade of promotional hierarchy at the instance of order issued by CAT Chandigarh Bench in O A No. 1038/2010 ~ Shri Tilak Ram -V- UOI & Ors which was upheld by Punjab & Haryana High Court in CWP No. 19387/201 I decided on 19/10/201 1. The Special Leave Petition filed before the Hon’ble Supreme Court was dismissed on 15/4/2013.

MONDAY, JUNE 9, 2014

Grant MACP in Next Promotional Hierarchy to all CGE: NC JCM writes to DoPT

Financial upgradation in the next promotional grade Hierarchy under MACP to all Central Government Employees : NC JCM writes to DoPT after BPMS letter to Member Secretary, Staff Side, National Council JCM

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
for Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi - 110001
No.NC-JCM-2014/MACP
May 16, 2014

The Secretary,
Department of Personnel & Training,
North Block, New Delhi
Sub:- Financial upgradation in the next promotional grade Hierarchy under MACP
Ref:- Your letter No. P-l3025/11/2014-AT dated 4.4.2014
Your letter No. P-26012/5/2011-AT dated 19.8.2013
 [See also: Grant of MACP on Promotional Hierarchy only to petitioner on personal basis not the treated as a precedent ]

SUNDAY, MAY 4, 2014

Grant of MACP on Promotional Hierarchy only to petitioner on personal basis not the treated as a precedent

GRANT OF MACP ON PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY


According to RTI reply by DoPT - "The Department decided to implement the order dated 31.05.2011 of CAT Chandigarh Bench for grant of financial upgradation in the promotional hierarchy under MACP to Shri Rajpal on personal basis not to be treated as a precedent."


MACP ON PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY-THE GROUNDS GIVEN BY THE GOVERNMENT FOR NOT GRANTING MACP ON PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY ( AS GRANTED TO SH. RAJ PAL) TO OTHER CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES IS NOT CONVINCING. THUS THE HON'BLE CAT, PRINCIPLE BENCH ORDER DATED 12/03/2014 FOR GRANTING MACP ON PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY IS A REJECTION OF THE GOVERNMENT’S VERSION ON THE SUBJECT.

(Copy of the information obtained by Sh. Vithba Gopala Dahekar, Nagpur on this subject is placed below)
-TKR PILLAI

Regd. Post
RTI  Matter/Most Immediate

MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014

Clarification on MACP on Promotional Hirarchy to Ordnance Factory Board's Labourers by DoPT

DoPT's clarification - 1. "MACPS upgradations are granted in the hierarchy of Grade Pay as prescribed in the CCS(RP) Rules, 2008, instead of promotional hierarchy" 2. "for grant of MACPS upgradations which come into effect from 01.09.2008, passing of Trade Test is not mandatory"

Ministry of Defence
Department of Defence Production
D(Estt./NG)
Sub: ACP / MACP to labourers – reg.
Reference OFB proposal No.800/ACP/MACP/A/I/551
dated : 23.08.2013

The issues involved on the above subject mentioned above had been examined in consultation with D(Civ), Defence(Finance) and DOP&T, DOP&T in the matter has advised in the following manner :

2. Consequent upon implementation of recommendations of 6th CPC, the posts of Unskilled (Labourers) and Semi Skilled Workers have been merged in PB-1 with GP Rs.1800/- (after imparting training) with designation as Tradesman Mate. In case of Tradesman Mate who had completed 30 years of service as on 01.09.2008, would be entitled for financial benefit under MACPS. Hence the following categories of employees are eligible for financial upgradation under ACP/MACPS :

SUNDAY, MARCH 30, 2014

MACP on Promotional Hierarchy: CAT says that no question of waiting for an approval from any Govt. Department for implementation

Court Verdict regarding grant of MACP on Hierarchy:

3. In our considered view, once an order has been passed by this Tribunal and it has also been upheld at the level of the Supreme Court, there is no question of waiting for an approval from any Govt. department for implementation of the same. The respondents, therefore, should have considered the representations of the applicants on merits.

4. In view of the above position, we dispose of this OA at the admission stage itself with the direction to the respondents to consider the representations of the applicants in the light of the judgment of Punjab and Haryana High Court in CWP No.19387/2011 (supra) as upheld by the Apex Court in SLP (CC) No.7467/2013(supra) and decide their cases under intimation to them. The aforesaid exercise shall be completed within a period of one month from the date of receipt of a copy of this order. There shall be no order as to costs.

Full Details of CAT Order in OA No. 864/2014
Central Administrative Tribunal - Delhi
Shri Om Prakash vs Secretary (Ncert) on 12 March, 2014
Principal Bench, New Delhi

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2014

MOD clarification dated 06.02.2014 for grant of 3rd MACP in Grade Pay Rs. 4600/-

MCM may be considered for third MACP in GP Rs.4600/- Ministry of Defence Order - Restructuring of Cadre of artisan staff in Defence Establishments in modification of Recommendations of 6th CPC – Clarification regarding:-

Ministry of Defence
D(Civ-I)
Subject: Restructuring of Cadre of artisan staff in Defence Establishments in modification of Recommendations of 6th CPC – Clarification regarding.
Reference Ministry of Defence ID note of even number dated the 23.07.2012 on the above mentioned subject. The entire matter has been reconsidered in consultation with the DOP & T and Department of Expenditure. Their advice in the matter is as under:

i) As per provisions of MACP scheme introduced w.e.f 01.09.2008 financial upgradation is admissible in the hierarchy of Grade Pay and placement of Highly Skilled workers (GP Rs.2400/-) as Master craftsman (GP Rs4200/-) is very much considered as ladder in hierarchy of Grade Pays . Ignoring the placement of Highly Skilled as Master Craftsman (non – Functional) will be deviating the provisions of MACPS. Hence placement of Highly Skilled worker as master craftsman (MCM) prior to 01.01.2006 would be offset against one up gradation for the purpose of grant MACP benefits.

ii)MCM being the feeder post to Charge man and since both these posts have identical pay band and Grade pay, financial upgradation under MACPS cannot be to a Grade Pay which is more than what is admissible in regular promotion.

iii) Financial up gragdations earned to non functional post of MCM is to be taken into account as 2nd financial upgradation in so far as MACPS is concerned.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2013

MACP Scheme on Hierarchy or option to choose ACP: Secretary, MoUD letter to DoPT

Reminder by Dr. Sudhir Krishna, Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development DO letter [click here to see] to Secretary DoPT regarding  MACP Scheme to CPWD Engineer:-

Dr. Sudhir Krishna
Secretary to the Government of India,
Ministry of Urban Development

D.O. No. 55.4/2013-S&D/8
Dated: 01 Oct, 2013

Dear Dr. Sarkar,
Kindly refer to my DO letter of even No dt. 13.8.2013 in connect:on with redressal of disadvantageous provisions of MACPS for the Subordinate Engineering cadre and similarly placed cadres CPWD.

The proposal sent by this Ministry in Jul'2013 for allowing individual option to choose either earlier ACPS or MACPS by the employee is a balanced and just one and caters to the concerns of all individuals.  DoPT must not have any reservation in accepting the same since change of the scheme by the Government should not be to the disadvantage of the individual employee.  

Already many court cases for review of the MACPS have cropped in. In this regard, would like to quote a Court Case (OA No. 275/2013) by some Assistant Engineers of CPWD for review of MACPS, draft counter reply to which quoting anomalous end disadvantageous provisions of MACPS was sent to DoPT for vetting. DoPT has not agreed to the reply and intimated that reply should be modified by the administrative ministry mentioning that operation of the both the schemes in the same cadre is against the provisions of MACPS other words individual option to employees to opt for either ACPS or MACPS is not permissible.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2013

AIRF writes to Railway Board for not implementing the decision of Hon'ble Supreme Court in respect of 3rd MACP to accounts staff.

AIRF
All India Railwaymen's Fedaration
No.AIRF/227(213)
Dated: October 30, 2013
The Secretary(E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi
Dear Sir,
Sub: Implementation of the judgment of the Hon'able Supreme Court
Ref: (i) AIRF's letter No.AIRF/227(213) dated 26.08.2013
(ii) Board's letter No.PC-V/2011/M/3/AIRF dated 07.10.2013

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2013

Granting of MACP on Promotional Hierarchy: AIRF demands in respect of Junior Clerk

AIRF demands benefit of MACP in the case of Junior Clerk in the light of the spirit contained in the Supreme Court's judicial pronouncements which has attained its finality Granting of MACP on promotional hierarchy. Contents of AIRF letter is reproduced below:-

ALL INDIA RAILWAY FEDERATION
No.AIRF/MACPS
Dated: September 14, 2013
The Secretary(E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Granting of MACP on promotional hierarchy

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2013

MACP on Hierarchy: Supreme Court dismissed the Govt. petitions against HC Decision

As Published on MSASOI blog site:-

Dear Comrade,
The Principal CAT [OA 904/2012 dt. 26-11-2012], Delhi and the Punjab & Haryana High Court [CWP No. 19387 of 2011 (O&M) Date of Decision: 19.10.2011] have held that MACP is to be granted on promotional hierarchy and not on next higher Grade Pay as per the 6th Pay Commission Recommendation.  The SLP filed by Union of India against the P&H decision was dismissed by the Supreme Court [CC 7467/2013].

Yours Comradely,
Manoj Kumar Sharma
Secretary General
Ministerial Staff Association
C/o-Northern Printing Group
Survey of India
Dehradun:- 248001
Supreme Court [CC 7467/2013].

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 2013

Ministerial Staff demanding MACP on Hierarchy basis in view of Court Order

MINISTERIAL STAFF ASSOCIATION
SURVEY OF INDIA, CENTRAL HEADQUARTERS : DEHRADUN
C/o NPG, Hathibarkala Estate, Dehradun-248 001
No.CHQ- 31 /MSA/2013
Dated 14 -8-2013
To
The Secretary to the Government of India,
Department of Science and Technology,
(Ministry of Science and Technology)
Technology Bhawan, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi-110 016.
( Through the Surveyor General of India)
 
SUB: GRANT OF THE BENEFITS UNDER MACP TO UPPER DIVISION CLERK (UDC) AND OTHERMINISTERIAL STAFF OF SURVEY OF INDIA IN THE HIERARCHY OF THE PROMOTIONAL GRADE - REQUEST FOR.
Sir,
With due respect, I would like to submit the following few lines on the subject for favour of your kind consideration and necessary action:-

MONDAY, JULY 29, 2013

LDC-UDC issue and MACP on Hierarchical basis discussed in Confederation meeting on 22-07-2013 but not shown in minutes

LDC/UDC issue and granting of MACP on hierarchical basis has been discussed in Confederation meeting on 22-07-2013.  T.K.R. Pillai, General Secretary, All India Association of Administrative Staff (Non-Gazetted) has informed through his blog in this regard the blog post is reproduced below:-

Dear friends,
The issues put up for discussion in the Confederation meeting on 22/07/2013 were not reflected in the minutes published in the Confederation web site and as such I discussed  the matter with Com M Krishnan, Secretary General(SG), Confederation over phone .  He informed me that the items put up by us have been discussed in the meeting and decided accordingly; but the same has not been incorporated in the minutes published in the web site. The details of the discussion/decision taken, as said by the SG, are given below:
LDC/UDC issue
The SG has said that due to the efforts of the Confederation, the matter has already been taken up by the  National JCM Staff side with the Government. The issue is being monitored by the National JCM Staff side at present.  In the light of the above the meeting discussed the matter and decided to remind the National JCM Staff side to accelerate the action for the implementation of the upgradation of Grade pay of LDC & UDC.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2011

On grant of Second MACP Officer Surveyor may be granted GP 6600 & UDC GP 4200 in Survey of India

What is “Hierarchy”

               Generally we all know that the word ‘Hierarchy’ means ‘an arrangement of items’. The same word plays an important role among the government employees. An employee who gets promoted from lower pay-scale to higher pay-scale as a result of promotion, the formation of pay structure is called ‘Promotional Hierarchy’.