New Delhi, July 17: The Finance Ministry has reportedly decided to pay Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) to Central government employees who are performing upto the expectations of their department, The Sen Times reported. The report further said that the Narendra Modi government will reconsider the benchmark for performance appraisal for promotion and financial upgradations, which was enhanced to “very good” from “good” level for central government employees under the 7th Pay Commission recommendations.

The MACP scheme continues to be administered at 10 years, 20 years and 30 years of service as before, the officials reportedly said as it “accepted” the pay panel’s recommendations.

The report further says that a “good” benchmark on Annual Confidential Report and Annual Performance Appraisal Report of the employees and officers that will help then now get MACP.

The Sen Times quoted a source within the Finance Ministry saying that, “the government had a wrong idea about MACP. Now, the concepts have become clear to the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley”.

Last year in August, the Union Cabinet approved the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission and millions of central government employees also got arrears from January 2016. The pay panel in its report said that performance benchmarks for MACP should be enhanced to “very good” from “good”.

The pay panel also proposed that the annual increments must not be granted to those employees who are not able to meet the benchmarks either for MACP or for a regular promotion in the first 20 years of their service. Also Read – 7th CPC Impact: Post Pay Commission Allowances Roll-out, Know What Will be the In-Hand Salary of Employees For July Month

The Union Government had accepted both proposals in June 2016 with basic salary hike but proposal increasing allowances has been accepted on June 28, 2017, which will come into effect from July 1, 2017, without arrears, which made resentment of the central government employees.