Entitlement of financial up-gradation under ACP/MACP for Pharmacist – NFIR

Entitlement of financial up-gradation under ACP/MACP  for Pharmacist – NFIR

National Federation of Indian Railwaymen

No. IV/MACPS/O9/Vol. 9

Dated:  18/01/2016

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub:  Entitlement of financial up-gradation under ACP/MACP  Schemes – Pharmacist  category-reg.

Ref:       DoP&T O.M. No.  35014/1/2014-Estt.   D dated 10/06/2015 addressed to JCM (Staff Side) and copy endorsed to Ministry of Railways and others.

Further to NFIR’s   letter of even number dated 05/01/2016, Federation invites attention of the Railway Board   to the DoP&T’s    O.M.   Dated   10/06/2015   wherein   clarifications   on financial   up-gradation   under ACPSIMACPS   for the category   of Pharmacist   have been conveyed.   Gists of the clarifications   are given hereunder:-

(i)          Every financial up-gradation including non-functional grades granted, have to be treated as offset against one financial up-gradation under the scheme

(ii)     The Pharmacists recruited in GP 2800/- are to be placed in GP 4200/- after completion of 2 years service. They will be eligible  for 2nd  financial  up-gradation  in GP 4600/–, on completion  of next 10 years  of service  i.e. total  12 years  of service  and further  3rd  MACP  on completion  of 22 years of continuous  service.

(iii)       The  Pharmacists   who  have  received  benefit  of  financial  up-gradation   under  ACP  Scheme  shall however  be  eligible  for  3rd   financial  up-gradation   under  MACPS  (which  came  into  effect  from 01/09/2008).                              .

(iv)        The  Pharmacists,   on  their  placement   from  GP  2800/-  (PB-l)   to  GP  4200/–  in  PB-2  have  been allowed  the  pay  fixation  benefit   equal  to  3%  of  existing  Basic  Pay  and  the  difference  in  GP consequent  upon such placement  which changes not only the Grade Pay but the Pay Band as well.

  1. In this connection,   Federation   cites  below  the  cases  of  the  following  Pharmacists   working  in  the Railway  Hospitals  of Northern Railway,  which are required to be reviewed  for extending benefit on the basis of above clarifications  of DoP&T.
S.N Name Date of Apptt. Pay as on 01/01/2006 Benefit of ACP Existing Pay
1 Ms.Suman Sharma 03/08/1994 10700+2800=13,500(*) 3/08/2006-11530+4200=15,730(**) Promoted in GP 4200/- on 20/01/2010-12,580+4200=16,780
2 Shri Dharmendra Kumar 06/02/1996 10,470+2800=13,270(*) 6/02/2008-11720+4200=16,320(**) Continuing in GP 4200/-

 (*)  They  were  required  to be placed  in GP  4200/- on 01/01/2006 (being  provided  NFG),  having  completed more than two years service in the recruitment  Pay Scale Rs. 4500-7000  (5th  CPC)/Grade  Pay 2800/- (PB-l)  as on 31/12/2005.

(**)  Item No.1   and 2 above have completed 12 years of service on 03/08/2006  & 05/02/2008  respectively  and as such they should be granted  1st ACP in GP 4600 from those dates.


S.N Name Date of Apptt. Date of promotion in 5th CPC Scale Pay as on 01/09/2008
1 Shri Krishan Kumar 27/11/1982 5000-8000as on 01/04/2003&5500-9000 sometime in 2007 16100+4600=20700(under MACPS)
2 Shri Anil Kaushik 02/07/1984 5000-8000as on 01/04/2003&5500-9000 sometime in 2007 15720+4600=20320(under MACPS)

Note:     1. The above named have completed 24 years of service in the year 2006 and 2008 (i.e. 26/11/2006 & 01/07/2008) respectively and were entitled to receive 2nd ACP in GP 4800/- which has not been extended.

It is also pointed out that the above named have since completed 30 years of service on 26/11/2012 and 01/07/2014.  They are due 3rd   financial up-gradation in GP 5400 under MACPS.  Similar is the case of persons mentioned in the table below, (IV)

S.N Name Date of Apptt. Pay revised and re-fixed on 01/09/2008
1 Shri. L.S.Chandel 19/05/1976 18090+4800=22890 (D.O.R 31/01/20133
2 Ms.Sarita Bhardwaj 19/02/1980 16460+4600=21060

Note:     Both  the   above   named   persons   completed   24  years  of  service  on   18/05/2000   and   18/02/2004, consequently  they were eligible  for 2nd  ACP in GP 4800/- from the respective  dates. Further on completion  of 30  years  of  service   they   are  also  eligible   for  MACP   in  GP  5400/-  w.e.f.   01109/2008  and   18/02/2010 respectively.  However,  this benefit was not granted to them. In this connection  it is to be noted that the DoP&T in its reply dated  10/06/2015  to the JCM (Staff Side), copy endorsed to the Railway Ministry, has clarified that the Pharmacists  at the time of their placement  from GP 2800/- (PB-l)  to GP 4200/- (PB-2) may be allowed pay fixation  benefit.  This  shows that the category  of Pharmacists  were granted placement  in GP 4200/-  subject to fulfillment  of 2 years service  in 4500-7000/GP  2800/-  (PB-l)  as the GP 4200/- for this category is required  to be treated  as  “placement   Grade  Pay”  in place  of GP  2800/-.  The  above  named  are therefore  eligible  for 3rd financial up-gradation  in GP 5400/- under MACPS w.e.f. 01109/2008 and 18/02/2010 respectively.

Federation   also  conveys  that  in the  above  cases  the entitled  benefit  under  ACPIMACP   Scheme  has unfortunately  not been granted  with effect from the dates they were due as explained  in the above paras. There may be similar situations in the case of Pharmacist category on Zonal Railways.

NFIR, therefore,  requests  the Railway  Board to issue clarificatory  instructions  to the General Managers of Zonal Railways  and Productions  Units in general and Northern Railway in particular  to review the cases and extend  benefits  under  ACP/MACP   Scheme  correctly  and also allow consequential  benefits  to the Pharmacists. Federation may be replied of-action being taken in the matter.

Yours faithfully,

(Dr. M. Raghavaia)

General Secretary

Source: NFIR

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