The Benefit of Promotion brought down more by 7th Pay commission
Getting Three Promotion in a span of 30 years of Government service is not an easy task.. To ensure this, 5th Pay Commission introduced ACP scheme to give Financial Upgradation for those who are not getting Promotion in twelve years. Sixth CPC has made some changes in the scheme and ensured three Finacial Upgradations through MACP Scheme.
But the recommendation of sixth pay commission for granting of MACP in Grade Hierarchy lead to many troubles. It recommended to grant 3% increment and Difference of Grade Pay on account of Pay fixation on Promotion/MACP. Since there is very less amount of difference between successive Grade Pays, it seems that Promotional benefit are very less. Further the difference between Grade Pay and Promotional Hierarchy created many anomalies. And demands were laid before 7th pay commission to resolve all these issues regarding MACP and 7th pay commission was expected to recommend for grant of MACP in 8, 16 and 24 Years instead of 10,20 and 30 years respectively. But no change has been recommended by 7th Pay commission in this regard.
The different thought process of 7th Pay commission exposed in its recommendations in respect of MACP .
The illustration given below is the example for that…
Assuming two Govt. servants ‘A’ and ‘B’joined Govt Service on same day and ‘A’ gets Promotion in October 2015 and ‘B’gets Promotion in February 2016, the Pay Fixation to be done for their Promotion. This is one of the simple example in pay fixation between the GP 2400 and 4200. The mount of Rs.3100 is the great difference between two employees getting promotion in a month difference as per 7th pay commission recommendations.