Record Note of Discussions held by Executive Directors with Federations (AIRF & NFIR) on 12.10.2015 MACPS anomalies
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
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
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.
(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:-
|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)
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.