CONFEDERATION PRESIDENT WRITES TO
STAFF SIDE SECRETARY
Dated: 10th November, 2012.
Secretary, Staff Side, National Council, JCM\
13-C Ferozeshah Road,
New Delhi 110 001
Kindly recall the discussions, I had with you two days back about the meeting held under the Chairmanship of JS(E) 27th July, 2012 on MACP issues. As intimated to you, the minutes of the said meeting was prepared and circulated by the official side without causing any discussion with the Staff Side, which had been the practice all along with the result there had been serious omissions in the conclusions indicated therein. However, on the basis of our discussions, we suggest the following proposals:
(a) On our demand for giving effect to the MACP scheme from 1.1.2006.
Our suggestion at the meeting was that if not for the entire personnel, the Govt. may consider to grant the benefit of MACP scheme to the personnel retired between 1.1.2006 and 31.8.2008 effective from. 1.1.2006. This suggestion was made with a view that the personnel who were in service after 1.9.2008, no doubt get the MACP benefit, though belatedly. Only those who retired between the above crucial dates are denied the said benefit for ever. In my opinion, we may even go further and suggest that even in the case of those retired, the benefit may be made only notional, in as much as they may not be entitled to receive arrears of salary due to the revision of pay. They become entitled only the increased pension benefit and that too with effect from. 1.9. 2008.
(b) MACP on promotional hierarchy:
There had been no logical arguments placed by the official side for denying the option to be exercised by the individual employee as to whether he would like to retain the existing scheme of ACP or switch over to MACP. In the light of strong contention made by the Staff Side, it was in fact agreed that the official side will consider this proposal which was made by the Staff Side in fact as an alternative to the demand for masking MACP on the basis of promotional hierarchy in replacement of Grade Pay hierarchy. As large number of employees would be affected adversely if this just demand is denied, we feel that this issue must be pressed for acceptance.
We request you to kindly take up the above two formulations at the appropriate level as you deem fit and bring about a settlement at an early date.