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Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Grant MACP on Promot2ional Hierarchy - CAT Principal
Bench, New Delhi Judgement
GRANT MACP ON PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY – CAT PRINCIPLE BENCH,
NEW DELHI
CAT PRINCIPLE BENCH, NEW DELHI DIRECTS UNION OF INDIA TO GRANT
MACP ON PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY TO PPOs OF DIRECTORATE OF PLANT
PROTECTION GRANT OF MACP ON PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY:
CAT PRINCIPLE BENCH, NEW DELHI DIRECTS UNION OF INDIA TO GRANT MACP ON
PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY TO PPOs OF DIRECTORATE OF PLANT PROTECTION,
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND COOPERATION, FARIDABAD. THE CASE WAS
FILED BY SHRI K S SHARMA, PPO (E)& Ors VIDE OA NO. 2548/2014, MA No. 2167/2014.
Text of judgement reproduced below:-
Central Administrative Tribunal
Principal Bench, New Delhi
OA No.2548/2014
MA No.2167/2014
New Delhi, this the 31st day of July, 2014
Hon ble Mr. G.George Paracken, Member (A)
Hon ble Mr. Shekhar Agarwal, Member (A)
1. Kishan Swarup Sharma, working as PPO(E),
 Aged about 58 years,
 S/o Shri Kumbh Karan Sharma,
 R/o 64, Arya Nagar,
 Suraj Kund Road,
 Meerut-250001.
2. D.V. Singh, working as PPO(E),
 Aged about 57 years,
 S/o Late Shri Harkesh Singh,
 R/o H.No.50, New Bhopal Vihar,
 Garh Road, Meerut, UP
3. Mange Ram, working as PPO(E),
 Aged about 59 years,
 S/o Shri Bachan Singh,
 R/o H.No.112, Baba Jawanth Singh Colony,
 Raja Sansi, Amritsar, Punjab.
4. Mahendra Singh, working as PPO(E),
 Aged about 59 years,
 S/o Sh. Harbans Sngh,
 R/o A-185, DDA Flats, Gazipur,
 Delhi-110096.
5. Arun Kumar Sahu, working as PPO(E)
 Aged about 58 years,
S/o Brij Nandan Sahu,
R/o V&PO Manda, via-Narhan,
Distt. Samastipur, Bihar.
6. Prakash Chandra, working as PPO(E),
 Aged about 47 years,
 S/o Late Shri Chokhey Lal,
 R/o Village Puvena, PO Ahan,
 Distt. Hathras.
7. Pradeep Kumar, working as PPO(E),
 Aged about 46 years,
 S/o Shri Rajbir Singh,
 R/o H.No.1176, Type-IV,
 H.H. IV, Faridabad, Haryana.
8. Mahesh Chandra, working PPO(E),
 Aged about 50 years,
 S/o Late Shri Bhikari Lal,
 R/o 1224, Type-III,
 NH-IV, Faridabad, Haryana.
9. Durga Prasad, working as PPO(PP),
 Aged about 46 years,
 S/o Shri Umrao Singh,
 R/o H.No. 3H-93, NIT Faridabad,
 Haryana.
10. C.S.Ranawat, working as PPO(E)
 Aged about 47 years,
 S/o Sh. L.S. Ranasat,
 R/o 353, Block-A,Sainik Colony,
 Faridabad, Haryana.
11. Rambir Singh, working PPO(E),
 Aged about 51 years,
 S/o Late Shri Jailal Singh,
 R/o H.No.246, Sec-48, Faridabad,
 Harayana.
12. Akhilesh Kumar, working as PPO(PP),
 Aged about 48 years,
 S/o Shri Surjan Lal,
 R/o Q.No.1872, T-3, New Quarters,
 NH-IV, Faridabad, Haryana.
13. Mahavir Singh, working as PPO(PP),
 Aged about 55 years,
 S/o Late Shri Jagal Lal,
 R/o C-17, Pandav Nagar,
 New Delhi-110092.
14. Jitendra Kumar, working as PPO(E),
 Aged about 46 eyars,
 S/o Shri Jagmer Singh,
 R/o A-39, Defence Enclave,
 Kanker Khera, Meerut, UP.
15. Yogesh Kunwar, working as PPO (WS),
 Aged about 53 years,
 S/o Shri Satya Pal Singh,
 R/o Q.No.1005, Type-IV, NV-IV,
 Faridabad, Haryana.
16. Kailash Chand, working as PPO(PP),
 Aged about 51 years,
 S/o Late Shri Jaggan Lal,
 R/o H.No.26, Block-F, Arya Samaj Road,
 Uttam Nagar, New Delhi.
17. Atul Kumar Sinha, working as PPO(PP),
 Aged about 49 years,
 S/o Shri R.N. Sinha,
 R/o 126-B, Beside Little Flower School,
 Shahpur, Gorakhpur-273006.
18. Arun Kumar Rana, working as PPO(E),
 Aged about 45 years,
 S/o Late Shri Ajab Sinha,
 R/o B-264, New Panchwati Ghaziabad, UP.
19. Chanan Lal, working as PPO(E),
 Aged about 58 years,
 S/o Shri Mani Ram,
 R/o H. No.246. Sec-48, Faridabad, Haryana.
20. Dr. Umesh Kumar, working as PPO(E),
 Aged about 55 years,
 S/o Late Shri S.P. Srivastava,
 R/o 1032, Sec-3, Eldeco Udyan-II,
 Raebareli Road,
 Lucknow-226025.
21. Chandra Bhan, working as PPO(E),
 Aged about 52 years,
 S/o Late Shri Harlal,
 R/o Old No.2, New No.3, 26 Street Nanganllur,
 Chennai.
22. N.K.Meena, working as PPO(E),
 Aged about 46 years,
 S/o Late Shri Ram Sehai Meena,
 R/o 1276/34, Sector-7, Antophill,
 Mumbai.
23. Dr. Rajesh Kumar, PPO(E),
 Aged about 47 years,
 S/o Shri Maharban Singh,
 R/o 1497, Sec-3,
 Faridabad (Haryana)
24. Suresh Kapil, PPO(E),
 Aged about 52 years,
 S/o Late Shri Kewal Krishan,
 R/o Raban, Solan (H.P.).
25. D.C.Tyagi, PPO(Chem.),
 Aged about 55 years,
 S/o Shri R.L. Tyagi,
 R/o H.No.1186, Type-IV,
 NH-IV, Faridabad, Haryana.
26. U.L.Srivastav, PPO(PP),
 Aged about 58 years,
 S/o Shri Amrit Lal Srivastava,
 R/o Jangal Rani Sahas Kumari Tolo,
 Mahabar Chhapra, Distt. Gorakhpur (UP)
27. Pitamber Singh, working as PPO(P),
 Aged about 49 years,
 S/o Shri Chandan Singh,
 R/o Village Mumrejpur, Post Ahmadgarh,
 Distt. Buland Shahar, UP.
28. Pawan Kumar, working as APPO,
 Aged bout 45 years,
 S/o Shri D.S. Chauhan,
 R/o 148, New Dashmesh Avenue,
 Opposite Khalsa College for Education,
 Amritsar (Punjab)-143 002.
29. Vijay Pal Singh, working as PPO(E),
 Aged about 47 years,
 S/o Shri Kale Singh,
 R/o H.No.92, Type-III,
 NH-4, Faridabad.
applicants.
(By Advocate : Shri M.K. Bhardwaj )
Versus
UOI & Ors. through
1. The Secretary,
 Ministry of Agriculture,
 Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi.
2. The Plant Protection Advisor,
 Directorate of Plant Protection,
 Storage & Quarantine,
 Govt. of India, Department of Agriculture &
 Cooperation, NH-IV, Faridabad.
3. The Secretary,
 Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances,
 & Pensions (Deptt. Of Personnel & Training),
 Govt. of India,
 North Block, New Delhi.
respondents.
ORDER (ORAL)
Mr. G. George Paracken, Member (J) :-
 The applicant has filed this OA seeking the following reliefs :-
(a) to declare the action of the respondents in not granting the scale of Rs.15600-39100 (PB-3)
with Grade Pay of Rs.5400 & 6600 as illegal and arbitrary.
 To direct the respondents to grant scale of Rs.15600-39100 with Grade Pay of Rs.5400 &
6600 attached to the promotional posts, as 2nd & 3rd financial upgradation to the applicants
under MACP from due date with all arrears of pay.
 To declare the OM/MACP dated 19.05.2009 as unconstitutional to the extent the same
deny the next promotional scale attached to the promotional post as 1st, 2nd & 3rd financial
upgradation as illegal, arbitrary and unjustified and issue appropriate consequential directions.
 To allow the O.A. with costs.
 Pass such other direction or directions order or orders as this Hon ble Tribunal may deem fit
and proper to meet the ends of justice.
2. According to the learned counsel for applicants, this case is squarely covered by an order
of this Tribunal dated 26.11.2012 in OA No.904/2012 Sanjay Kumar Vs. Secretary, Ministry of
Defence and Ors. The operative part of the said order reads as under :-
4. We have heard the learned counsel for the parties. The issue raised in the OA has already
been considered by the Chandigarh Bench of this Tribunal in OA No.1038/CH/2010- Rajpal son
of Shri Tilak Ram Versus Union of India and others.
5. In the aforesaid OA, the applicant was working as Photocopier and he was already given 1st
Financial Upgradation under the ACP Scheme. According to the applicant, his pay had been
wrongly fixed in pay band-1 with grade pay of Rs.2400/- on grant of 2nd Financial Upgradation
under the MACP Scheme. This Tribunal held that the applicant therein was entitled for the 2nd
Financial Upgradation in the next hierarchy of posts and not in the next grade pay. The posts
of Photocopier and that of LDC/Hindi Typist being isolated posts, not having any promotional
avenues, the Chandigarh Bench of the Tribunal made the following observations:-
11. We have heard the learned counsel for the parties and considered the documents on record.
12. There is no dispute that the applicant is holding the post of Photocopier, which is an isolated
post, having no avenues for promotion. It is also not disputed that the post held by the applicant
had been declared equivalent to the post of LDC/Hindi Typist etc. by the Tribunal as well as the
High Court by judicial pronouncements in matters of grant of ACP, which have attained finality
and stands implemented also. Accordingly, applicant was granted Ist ACP (under the old ACP)
w.e.f. 9.8.99 in the pay scale of Rs. 4000-6000.
13. It has also been settled that the ACP would be granted on completion of the required years
of service in the hierarchy of posts for the posts of LDC/Hindi Typists, and not in the next higher
scale in the recommended scales. The same principle would have to be applicable in regard
to grant of MACP to the applicant. The only difference is that while in case of ACP two financial
upgradations were granted on completion of 12 and 24 years of service, in case of MACP, three
upgradations on intervals of 10, 20 and 30 years of service.
14. The respondents have placed reliance on para 13 of the MACPS, which reads as under:
13. Existing time-bound promotion scheme, including insitu promotion scheme, Staff Car Driver
Scheme or any other kind of promotion scheme existing for a particular category of employees in
a Ministry/Department or its offices, may continue to be operational for the concerned category
of employees if it is decided by the concerned administrative authorities to retain such Schemes,
after necessary consultations or they may switch-over to the MACPS. However, these Schemes
shall not run concurrently with the MACPS.
Reliance has further been placed on decision taken in the second meeting of the Joint
Committee on MACPS held under the Chairmanship of the joint Secretary DoPT was circulated.
Item No.3 of the Agenda for the said meeting reads as under:
The MACP Scheme provides for placement in the immediate next higher grade pay in the
hierarchy of the recommended revised pay bands and grade pay after 10,20 and 30 years of
service. On the other hand the earlier ACP Scheme provided for placement to higher pay scale
of the next promotion post in the hierarchy of the pay scale after 12 and 24 years of service taken
from date of induction in service.
15. Be that as it may, the principle enunciated and settled by the Tribunal/High Court for grant of
ACP cannot be changed and the same principle would apply for grant of MACP to him. The
only difference is of number of years required to be completed. We find no justification to take a
different view in the matter
16. For the foregoing reasons, the impugned order dated 9.8.2010, (Annexure A-1)qua the
applicant, fixing his pay in PB-1 with grade pay of FR 2400/- under the second MACP, and the
order dated 10.8.2010 (Annexure A-2 ) are hereby quashed and set aside. Consequently, the
respondents are directed to grant second financial upgradation to the applicant under
the MACPS from due date fixing his pay in the hierarchy of posts decided in his case earlier
and to pay the resultant arrears without interest, within a period of 2 months from the date of
receipt of a copy of this order.
17. The OA stands disposed of in the above terms. No costs.

6. The respondents have challenged the aforesaid order before the Hon ble High Court of Punjab
and Haryana at Chandigarh in CWP NO.19387/2011 decided on 19.10.2011. The Hon ble High
Court of Punjab and Haryana at Chandigarh held that there was no infirmity in the aforesaid order
passed by the Chandigarh Bench of this Tribunal. The relevant observations of the said order are
extracted hereunder:
Upon implementation of the 6th Central Pay Commission, the scale of Rs.3050-4590/- was kept
in pay band-I, Rs.5,200-20,200/- with grade pay of Rs.1,900/-, the scale of Rs.4,000-6,000/-
was also kept in pay band-I with grade pay of Rs.2,400/- and the scale of Rs.5,500/-9,000/- was
kept in pay band-II in pay scale of Rs.9,300-34,800/- with grace pay of Rs.4,200/- increased to
Rs.4,600/-. In terms of MACP Scheme, respondent no.1 was granted the lower scale by keeping
in pay band -I of Rs.5,200-20,200/- with grade pay of Rs.2,400/-. This was done in terms of order
dated 09.08.2010. Accordingly, respondent No.1 approached the CAT contending that he is
entitled to be granted the scale of Rs.5,500-9000/- towards the 2nd Financial Upgradation at par
with the post of Hind Typist and LDC. Such claim of respondent No.1 has been upheld by the
CAT in the impugned order dated 31.05.2011.
7. In our considered view, the present OA is squarely covered by the aforesaid judgment of
Chandigarh Bench, as upheld by the Hon ble High Court of Punjab and Haryana at Chandigarh.
8. In fact, the respondents have wrongly interpreted the terms and conditions mentioned in the
MACP Scheme, issued by the Deptt. of Personnel & Training, in the case of the applicants. By
the said Scheme, the eligible government servants are to be placed in the immediate next higher
grade pay in the hierarchy of the recommended revised pay bands and grade pay and not merely
in the next higher scale of pay as per the recommendations of the 6th Pay Commission. In the
hierarchy after the scale of UDC, the next scale is that of Assistant. Therefore, the respondents
should have given the next higher grade pay and pay band attached to the next promotional
post in the hierarchy, namely, the Assistants carrying the pay scale of Rs.9300-34800 and the
grade of Rs.4200/-.
9. In view of the above position, this OA is allowed. The respondents are directed to grant scale
of pay of Rs.9300-34,800/- with grade pay of Rs.4200/- attached to the said promotional post of
Assistant/OS from the due date to the applicants.
10. The aforesaid directions shall be complied with within the period of two months from the date
of receipt of a copy of this order, subject to the other conditions mentioned in the MACP Scheme.
 There shall be no order as to costs.
3. He has also submitted that following the aforesaid order, this Tribunal has passed similar
orders in OA No.1493/2014 Indian Ordnance Factories Gazetted Officers Association through
its President Shri Brajesh Kumar Singh & others Vs. UOI & Ors, OA No.988/2014 Shri Pradeep
Kumar & Ors. Vs. Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting & Ors,, OA No.864/2014
Shri Om Prakash & Ors. Vs. Secretary (NCERT) & Ors., and OA No.203/2014 Narener Kumar,
JE(Civil) Vs. Govt. of NCT of Delhi & Ors. He has further stated that the OA No.864/2014 (supra)
has been challenged by the respondents therein before the Hon ble High Court of Delhi vide
WP(C) No.3608/2014 but the same was dismissed vide order dated 14.07.2014.
4. In view of the above position, we dispose of this OA at the admission stage itself with the
direction to the respondents to consider the case of the applicants in the light of the aforesaid
orders. If their case is covered by them, they shall also be extended the same benefits under
intimation to the applicants. The aforesaid direction shall be complied with, within a period of two
months from the date of receipt of a certified copy of this order.
5. For the sake of convenience of the Respondents, Registry is also directed to send a copy of
this OA to them.
 ( Shekhar Agarwal ) (G. George Paracken)
 Member (A) Member (J)

Sunday, 10 August 2014

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