Assessment of INDWF on 7th CPC Recommendations – Fitment, Annual Increment MACP and Cadre Revivew
Fitment : The fitment of the pay in the new pay structure is recommended at 2.57 times of the Basic Pay drawn, which has been arrived based on the Minimum Pay of VI CPC and the proposed Minimum Pay by VII CPC. The NC JCM proposal of Minimum Pay and Fitment ratio should be reiterated.
Annual Increment : The rate of annual increment is being retained at 3 percent. The Demand of 5% sholuld be reiterated. Further, it is seen in the Pay Matrix recommended by the commission the increment is below 3% in certain stages. It appears that the commission has rounded the value to the nearest 100. It is demanded that at least 5% increment can be ensured.
Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) : The continual of upgradations in 10, 20 and 30 years is disappointing and improvement as demanded by NC JCM shluld be reiterated. The demand of granting MACP upgradations in the promotion hierarchy has been recommended. Implementation of the same is to be ensured. The retrograde recommendations of enhancing the benchmark for MACP has been ‘Good’ to ‘Very Good’ and withholding of annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for MACP or a regular promotion within the first 20 years of their service is to be withdrawn totally.
Cadre Review : The commission has recommended a new system, supposedly to hasten the process of cadre reviews and reduce the time taken in inter-ministerial consultations. It may be demanded that as soon as the concerned department finalises a proposal in consultation with representative members from the DoP&T and the Dept. of Expenditure, a provisional recruitment rule may be published with the assent of the President of India (excluding any increase or decrease in the total number of posts in the cadre) such that the provisional Rule satisfies statutory requirements. Therefore, the concerned departments or the cadre review committee may assess the proposal in detail and initiate proceedings for a permanent recruitment rule.