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Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
MACP on promotional grade
The employees including Group ‘C’ (which includes
erstwhile Group ‘D’) are granted three financial upgradations under Modified
Assured Career Progression (MACP) Scheme in the next immediate Grade Pay
hierarchy as per CCS(Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 on completion of 10, 20 and 30
years of regular service.
There have been instances where Tribunals and
High Courts have directed to grant benefits under Modified Assured Career
Progression (MACP) Scheme in the promotional hierarchy. However, in such cases,
the order of Court is specific to the applicant only.
This was stated by the Minister of State in the
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in
the Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question
by Shri Kamlesh Paswan in the Lok Sabha today.
DOPT exempted the parents of differently
abled children from the mandatory transfers
Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has taken various initiatives
during the year 2015. These initiatives aim at working in the direction of
larger public interest and to establish accountability and transparency.
a landmark decision, the Government scrapped Interviews for recruitment to
lower posts wherever it could be dispensed with. This was followed by the
Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Dr. Jitendra
Singh writing D.O. letters to Chief Ministers of all States in September to
take the lead in carrying forward this initiative with respect to State
discontinuation of interviews will not only be in larger public interest but
would also offer a level playing field and benefit youth hailing from the lower
socio-economic strata. Interviews will be dispensed with for all Group C and
Group D posts which are now reclassified as Group C posts. Interview would also
be discontinued for non-gazetted posts of Group B category. The process of
doing away with interview for these posts will be completed by 31.12.2015. In
those cases pertaining to non-gazetted Group B posts and Group C & D posts,
where Recruitment Rules specify the process of selection which includes conduct
of interview, the Ministries/authorities concerned will take necessary steps to
carry out the requisite amendment to the Recruitment Rules immediately.
Necessary directions have also been issued to the Staff Selection Commission in
a big relief to the common people, the DoPT discontinued the practice of submission
of affidavit by the family members of deceased Government employees for the
appointment on Compassionate grounds. Now they are required to submit
self-declaration at the time of applying for compassionate appointment. It will
ensure fast process of compassionate appointment and help family members of
deceased Government employee immensely.
the first time in the history of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), the
Officers of 2013 batch of IAS were posted as Assistant Secretary in the Central
Secretariat for a period of three months. Exposure to Central Government
functioning will provide insight into policy formulation at the Centre to these
officers. These officers left for their field posting with a macro picture of
such policies which will help them in effective implementation of the schemes
keeping citizen at the centre.
another novel initiative, the DoPT has started Yoga camps for the Central
Government employees and their dependents. The Yoga training sessions are
conducted in 29 locations (26 Samaj Sadans of Grih Kalyan Kendra and 3 other
places) in Delhi and 12 Samaj Sadans of Grih Kalyan Kendra outside Delhi.
Approximately 1900 individuals are benefiting from this scheme per day. With
this initiative, the employees would be able to de-stress themselves and also
take control over various lifestyle diseases like obesity, hypertension,
Hyperglycemias etc. The healthy & happy employees would be able to perform
more effectively in their office work.
Department has also started an innovative scheme for the training of the
cutting edge level employees of the State Governments. In the first phase,
masters trainers are being trained by the ATIs in collaboration with DoPT.
These trainers will impart training to the field level employees. Emphasis of
the training will be on citizen centricity. Pilot projects had been started in
Maharashtra, J&K and Tamil Nadu. It has now been extended in other States.
Training will bring an attitudinal change in these employees which in turn will
result in increased citizen friendly environment in the field offices.
also exempted the parents of differently abled children from the mandatory
transfers so that they can take proper care of their differently abled child.
This move will ease the pain of these parents and ensure care and upbringing of
weekly one hour in-house training programme for its employees was started.
Three modules of the training programme have been completed and the fourth
module is currently running. The employees are imparted up-to-date information
on various aspects of day to day work in the office. This gives an opportunity
to the employees to clear their doubts and the input given in the session is
found very useful for them in discharging their duty more accurately,
efficiently and effectively. This has speeded up the rate of disposal of work
and the ultimate beneficiary of the same are the citizens.
scheme of interaction of Officers with School Students has been launched in
which the Officers of Government of India visit Schools and share their
experiences with the School Students. As a pilot, the Senior Officers of DoPT
have visited Kendriya Vidyalayas in Delhi and interacted with the students. The
interaction of Senior Officers with School Students will have a long lasting
impact on their impressionable minds. They will also get a glimpse of the
functioning of the Government.