Record Note of Discussions held by Executive Directors with Federations (AIRF & NFIR) on 12.10.2015 MACPS anomalies

Record Note of Discussions held by Executive Directors with Federations (AIRF & NFIR) on 12.10.2015 MACPS anomalies

(Bharat Sarkar)
(Rail Manrtalaya)



New Delhi, dated: 08.12.2015

The General Secretary, AIRF,
4, State Entry Road,
New Delhi-110 055.

The General Secretary, NFIR,
3, Chelmsford Road,
New Delhi – 110 055


Dear Sirs,

Sub: Record Note of Discussions held by Executive Directors with Federations (AIRF & NFIR) on 12.10.2015 MACPS anomalies.

I am directed to forward herewith Record Note of Discussions held on 12.10.2015 on the above mentioned subject for information and record.

Yours faithfully,

(Nirmala Usha Tirkey)

Record Note of Discussions held by Executive Directors with Federations (AIRF & NFIR) on 12.10.2015 on MACPS anomalies.

The following officers and representatives of Federations attached the meeting:-

Official Side Federations
1. Shri Dhruv Singh, EDPC-I 1. Shri S.G. M ishra, General Secretary 1.Shri Guman Singh, President
2. Smt. Neera Khuntia, EDPC-I 2.Shri M.Raghavaiah, General Secretary
3. Shri Tanveer Ahmed, EDF(E) 3. Shri B. C. Sharma
4. Shri Arvind Kumar, EDE(N)
5. Shri Debashis Mallik, DE(IR)
Issues Remarks
1. Financial up-gradation under MACPS to the directly recruited Graduate Engineers – Considering entry Grade Pay as Rs. 4,600/- for the purpose of MACP to all the directly recruited Engineering Graduates in Design/Drawing Cadre and other Cadres. The Staff side stated that Engineering Graduates whow were directly recruited in pay scale of Rs.5500-9000/- and already promoted to pay scale of Rs. 6500-10500/- prior to year 1999 had no opportunity to appear in L.D.C.E. conducted against 20% Direct Recruitment Quota. As such, their promotion from pay scale of Rs.5500-9000/- to Rs.6500-10500/- is being reckoned for MACPS. This has caused gross injustice to these degree holders. They therefore demanded or MACPS benefit to such staff treating their entry grade as Rs. 6500 – 10500/- on the cut off date 01.09.1998.

Official Side stated that the case will be referred again to DOP&T with complete de tails for reconsideratiaon after consulting the Staff Side.

2. Third financial up-gradation under MACPS on completion of 20 years of service from the first promotion or 10 years after second promotion or 30 years after regular appointment -whichever is earlier? The Staff side stresse for their demand of grant of third financial up-gradation un der MACPS on completion of 20 years of service from first promotion. It was agreedto make a reference to DOP&T to allow 3rd financial up-gradation after 20 years from first promotion in consultation with both Federalions.
3 Grant of financial up-gradation under MACP Scheme in the promotional hierarchy – (lnstead of Grade Pay hierarchy) – as per judgment of various Courts. The Staff side pointed out that various Courts have given judgement that MACP be g iven in Cadre hierarchy and the same should be implemented. Secondly, ACP Scheme sh ould be given to a Cadre where it is more advantageous than MAPCS.

It was agreed to identify the cadre for whom ACP Schemeis more advantageos than MACPS. Thereafter, a reference will be made to DOP&T in consultation with both Federations to allow ACP Scheme in those cadres.

4. MACPS benefits to railway employees – cases of employees joining an other unit/ organization on request. Officia side started that as agreed earlier the circulation of DOPT’s instruction dated 04.10.2012 on this issue is under process in consultation with the Financ Dte.
5. Provision of all benefits on financial
upgrading under MACPS including entitlements for travel& treatment in hospital etc.
Official     side    stated     that    as    per    policy instructions,  the  employees   drawing   higher grade  pay under MACP Scheme are entitled  for all  the  benefits  which  are  linked  to  the  pay drawn  by them.    Staff  side was  requested  to come  out  with  specific  entitlements  which  are being denied to such staff.

It  was  agreed  to  check  the  criteria  on which basis travel  & treatment   in hospitals has been given.

6. Non-grant of  benefit  of  financial    up-gradation   under  MACPS to  the    staff on Western   Railway.
It was agreed to obtain  information  from North
Western Railway regarding the   post, qualification,   pay scale and number of staff who have not been granted the benefit of financial   up-gradation   under MACPS and the matter will be re-examined.
7. Grant of  Financial  Up-  gradation under  MACPS to  the  staff  who  are in  the  same Grade   Pay for  more than  20 years. Same as mentioned at S. NO.2.
8. Abolition  of    Pay   Scale     and Introduction of  up-graded     Pay Scale with  revised   designation   – Senior Section Engineers (Drawing) – Clarification on entry Grade Pay. Staff  side  stated that  the  matter  needs to  be examined  in the  light of  Railway Board’s letter issued  in  year  1980  for  Assistant  Draftsmen Only and not Tracers. Staff side stated that the staff  were  appointed  against  DR quota as per Board’s decision pursuant to discussions in the DC/JCM meeting and they should be granted MACPS benefit.

It was agreed to examine the matter accordingly.

9. Non-grant of financial  up-gradation under  MACP Scheme  to  the  Stock Verifiers  working  in Zonal Railways/ Production  Units. It was agreed that the matter will be examined by Pay Commission Dte. In consultation with Establishment Dte.
10. Grant of  financial    Up-gradation under  MACP Scheme – Wrongful clarification  issued by the  Railway Board. Official  side explained  to Staff side that clarification   issued ,vide   Board’s  letter  dated

13.12.2012   is  specific  to a  situation   where

feeder and  promotion  post are in same grade pay and this has been issued as per the clarification  issued by the  DOP&T which is the nodal department  on MACPS.

Staff side stated that they will study the matter.

11. Wrong  implementation  of  MACP Scheme in IT Cadre/ Granting of   in financial    benefit      under     MACP Scheme to EDP Staff.
It was agreed that the matter  will be examined
In consultation with DOP&T and draft reference to DOP&T will   be   shared     with     both Federations.

Source: NFIR

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