MACP in case of unilateral transfer and benchmark for MACP

Railway Board Letter No
PC-V/2009/ACP/2 dated 31/01/2013
Circular Subject
Modified ACP Scheme (MACPS) for Railway Employees – Clarification – regarding.

1. Reference is invited to the Board’s letter of even number dated 10-06-2009 regarding the Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) to Railway Employees. Pursuant to the discussions in the meeting of National Advisory Committee held on 17-07-2012 and subsequent meeting on 27-07-2012 held with the Staff side and in continuation to the clarifications issued vide Board’s letter of even number dated 28-12-2010, it is further clarified as under:-


2 (i). Financial upgradation under MACPS in case of staff who joined another unit/organization on request.


Railway  Board’s letter of even number dated 28- 12-2010 provides that in case of transfer ‘including unilateral transfer on request’, regular service rendered in previous organization/office shall be counted along with the regular service in the new organization/office for the purpose of getting financial upgradations under the MACP Scheme. However, financial upgradation under the MACP Scheme shall be allowed in the immediate next higher Grade Pay in the hierarchy of revised Pay Bands as given in Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008. It is now further clarified that wherever an official, in accordance with terms and conditions of transfer on own volition to a lower post, is reverted to the lower post/Grade from the promoted post/Grade before being relieved for the new organization/office, such past promotion in the previous organization/office will be ignored for the purpose of MACP Scheme in the new organization/office.  In respect of those cases where benefit of pay protection have been allowed at the time of unilateral transfer to other organization/unit and thus the employee had carried the financial benefit of promotion, the promotion earned in previous organization has to be reckoned for the purpose of MACP Scheme.


2 (ii). Benchmark for MACP Scheme:


Para 17 of Annexure-1 of Railway Board’s letter dt. 10-06-2009 provide that financial upgradation would be on non-functional basis subject to fitness, in the hierarchy of Grade Pay within the PB-1. Thereafter for upgradation under the MACPS, the benchmark of ‘Good’ would be applicable till the Grade Pay of Rs. 6600 in PB-3. The benchmark will be ‘Very Good’ for financial upgradation to the Grade Pay of Rs. 7600 and above. Railway Board’s letter of even number dated 28-12-2010 provides that where the financial upgradation under the MACPS also happens to be in the promotional grade and benchmark for promotion is lower than the benchmark for granting the benefit under the MACPS as  mentioned in Para 7 ibid, the benchmark for promotion shall apply to MACPS also. It is now further clarified that wherever promotions are given on non-selection basis (ie, on seniority-cum-fitness basis ), the prescribed benchmark as mentioned in Para 17 of Annexure-1 to Board’s letter dt. 10-06-2009 shall not apply for the purpose of grant of financial upgradation under MACP Scheme.


3. The instructions issued on MACP Scheme vide Board’s letter of even number dated10-06-2009 stands modified to the above extent.


4. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.


5. Hindi version is enclosed.


(DoP & T’s OM No. 35034/3/2008-Estt.(D) (Vol. II) dt. 4th October, 2012)

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i am 4 year degree course graduate engineer,now i am SSE but i had joined indian railway on  the post of JE.I want to know that if i apply for on request transfer,will i be retained on the same post i.e. SSE or i will be downgraded to JE.Please reply email id is  -----    [email protected]     thanking you.

Gude Tarakaramana

Mon, 11/01/2016 - 12:53

Respected Sir, I joined South Easter Railway, Kharagpur, WPO's Office, Personnel Department in the year 1987 a Jr.Clerk on CG appointment. Subsequently, I promoted to Sr.Clerk in the year 1990 and as Head Clerk in June 2000. After introduction of 6th Pay Commission the post of Head Clerk was converted to Office Superintendent by granting Rs.4200/- Grade Pay. After that I got MACP w.e.from 2010 with Rs.4600/- Grade Pay.

In the mean time, I applied for own request transfer for the post of Sr.Clerk in scale Rs.5200-20200, Grade Pay Rs.2800/- to Visakhapatnam Division, East Coast Railway, accordingly, I Was transferred to Visakhapatnam w.e.from 13th February 2014.

Now, I request to clarify when I will get financial up-gradation under MACP.

An early reply is solicited


Yours sincerely,




any Body give a detail clarification in this regard at an early date, for which I shall be highly obliged .

Thanking you.