Wednesday, September 8, 2010

INSTRUCTIONS ON BENCHMARK ON MACPS

tHE DEPARTMENT HAS ISSSUED ORDERS ON BENCHMARK ISSUE ON MACP. THE CIRCLE DIVISONAL SECRETARIES SHOULD TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON THE RECONSTITUTION OF REVISED DPCS AND REPORT ANY DIFFICULTIES IN THE MACP PROMOTIONS.THE CHQ FEELS THIS IS ENOUGH TO MITIGATE THE HARDSHIPS IN FINALISING THE MACP TO THE OFFICIALS WHO WER NOT CONSIDERED FOR THE UPGRADATION ON THE BENCHMARS AVERAGE.PLEASE FEEDBACK
GENERAL SECRETARY

                       
                       

No.4-7 / {MACPS)/2009-PCC Government of India Ministry of Communications & IT Department of Posts
(Pay Commission Cell)

The Chief Postmasters General, The Postmasters General, General Managers (Finance) Directors Accounts (Postal).


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Dak Bhawan, Parliament Street New Delhi - 110001 Dated: 01.09.2010





Sub: Implementation of Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) ­Instructions on Benchmark regarding.

Sir/Madam,

I am directed to refer to Directorate letter no. 4·7/(MACPS)/2009-PCC dated 18-09-2009 wherein detailed guidelines on implementation of Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) were communicated.

2. Para No. 17 of Annexure-l to the said letter provides that lithe financial upgradation would be on non-functional basis, subject to fitness in the hierarchy of Grade Pay within the PB·L Thereafter for upgradalion under the Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS), the benchmark of 'good' would be applicable till the Grade Pay of Rs. 6600 in PB-3. The benchmark will be 'Very Good' for financial upgradation to the Grade Pay of Rs. 7600 and above."

3. The Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) has been given effect to from 01-09·2008 and the earlier schemes of Time Bound One Promotion (TBO?) and Biennial Cadre Review (BCR) was dispensed with. Many references have since been received in the Directorate that some offjcials are not getting the benefit of MACPS since the Confidential Reports are not written keeping in view, the prescribed benchmark and that there had been no such prescribed benchmarks for considering the cases for financial upgradation under TBOP / BCR schemes.

4. The matter was taken up with the Nodal Ministry, i.e., Department of Personnel and Training for relaxation of the 'benchmark' standard. The Nodal Department has clarified that the requirement of fulfillment of prescribed benchmark would be mandatory as mentioned in Para 17 of ibid Annexure-I.

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5. In view of the clarification given by the Nodal Ministry, the benchmarks prescribed by DOPT need to be scrupulously adhered to and financial upgradations under MACPS are to be considered on the basis of performance of the officials after considering their CRs for five (5) years.

6. The matter regarding proper grading of ACR's for the purpose of conferment of financial upgradations under MACPS has, therefore, been examined and the Competent Authority has ordered to constitute a Scrutiny Committee at Divisiona.L level for scrutinizing the Confidential Reports of Postman, Postal Assistants/ Sorting Assistants for the preceding 5 years on the basis of the entries made by the Reporting Officer and to grade the performance as 'Average', 'Good' and 'Very Good', etc. The composition of the Scrutiny Committee is as below:

                          1)         Postal! RMS Divisions/Gazetted Class I Head Post Offices in charQe of
Chief Postmasters.

1
Head of Postal/RMS Division/Chief Postmaster



Chairman
2 ! Senior
Postmaster/
Divisional
Head
of
neighbouring
Posta 1/
RMS
Member

Division/Deputy CPM/Dy.SRM






3
Assistant Superintendent of Post Offices (HQs) or Sub-Division


Member

Note: For the staff working in Training Centres, the Scrutiny Committee of Postal Division in which training center is located will evaluate and award gradings. For the clerical staff working in PSD/CSD also, the Scrutiny Committee of the concerned Postal Divisions will review and give gradings.

                          2)         Mail Motor Service 
1. Sr Manager/Manager MMS
2.Divisional Head of Neibouring Postal?RMS Divisions
3.ASPO(S of Neighbouring Div.
 3 Clerical staff of circle/Regional offices/RLO
1.
apmg or Asst Director of CO dealing with staff matters
2Another AD of CO
3.ASPOs  of CO




7. The findings of the Committee have to be placed before the concerned Director of Postal
            Services/Postmaster General, who will be the accepting authority The constitution of the Scrutiny committee for granting the performance is a one time exercise only which would help to expedite and facilitate the work of the Screening committee.
8. The Heads of the Circles/ Postmasters General are requested for forming the Scrutiny Committees in each unit under their iurisdiction and direct the Committees for completion of the exercise of grading the performance of the officials within a period of one month and thereafter the Screening Committees may be convened as prescribed under the Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for consideration of their cases, who will decide the cases as per the grading arrived at by the Scrutiny Committee and also in terms of the instructions outlined in Para 18 of Annexure 1 to this Department OM of even number dated 18th Sep 2009.
            9.          All the Reporting Officers in the Circles may also be instructed for writing the future APARs
(Confidential Reports) as per the new systems of Numerical Grading.
                10.           This issues with the approval of Secretary (Posts

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