Saturday, 28 March 2009 08:52
THE GAZETTE OF INDIA: EXTRAORDINARY PART I-SEC. I
EXTRACT OF MINISTRY OF FINANCE (Department of Expenditure)
RESOLUTION Dated 29th August, 2008
Decision of the Government on Recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission on
Assured Career Progression Scheme
Recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission
Decision of the Government
4. Assured Career Progression Scheme
The Commission has recommended that the existing scheme of Assured Career Progression may be continued with two financial upgradations being allowed as at present with the following modifications:
Accepted with the modification that there will be three upgradations under the ACP Scheme after 10, 20 and 30 years of service.
i) The scheme will also be available to all posts belonging to Group A - whether isolated or not.
Organised Group A services will, however, not be covered under the scheme.
ii) Benefit of pay fixation available at the time of normal promotion shall be allowed at the time of financial upgradations under the scheme. Thus, an increase of 2.5% of pay and grade pay shall be available as financial upgradation under the scheme.
Accepted with the modification that the rate of increment will be 3 %.
iii) The grade pay shall change at the time of financial upgradation under this scheme. The grade pay given at the time of financial upgradation under ACPS will be the immediate next higher grade pay in the hierarchy of revised pay bands and grade pay being recommended. Thus, grade pay at the time of financial upgradation under ACPS can, in certain cases where regular promotion is not between two successive grades, be different than what is available at the time of regular promotion . In such cases, the higher grade pay attached to the next promotion post in the hierarchy of the concerned cadre/ organization will be given only at the time of regular promotion.
iv) Financial upgradation under the scheme will be available whenever a person has spent 12 years continuously in the same grade. However, not more than two financial upgradations shall be given in the entire career as was provided in the extant scheme.
The scheme with aforesaid modifications shall be called modified ACPS and will ensure suitable progression uniformly to all the employees in Central Government. (Para No. 6.1.15)
Modified to the extent that the financial upgradation will be available whenever a person has spent 10 years continuously in the same grade. Further, three upgradations after 10, 20 and 30 years of service will be allowed.