LG approves MACP benefits to 194 principals, education officers

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LG approves MACP benefits to 194 principals, education officers

Friday, 14 June 2024 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Delhi Lieutenant Governor (LG)Vinai Kumar Saxena on Thursday approved the grant of financial upgradation under Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) scheme in the pay scale of Rs. 37400-67000/- with Grade Pay of   Rs. 8700/- (pre-revised) to 194 serving / retired Principals, Vice Principals, Education Officers and District Education Officers. 

Taking decision in a long pending matter of government servants, not belonging to organized services, last year, Saxena had ruled that the benefits of MACP Scheme must be given to retired Principals / EOs/DEOs/DDEs of the Education Department.

After the decision they were entitled to draw salary in the higher grade pay from the date of implementation of the scheme i.e. 01.09.2008 or their respective entitlement, whichever is later.

Despite this, retired officers eligible for financial upgradation from year 2008, and such eligibility being upheld by various courts including the Supreme Court, these officers had to go through trauma and harassment all these years for no fault of theirs due to indifferent and inhuman attitude of the Education Department. With the decision of LG, they get their due benefits pending for 15 years.

While approving the file in this respect, LG also took a serious note with respect to inordinate delay in providing information regarding cost involved in litigation and fixing responsibility of officers in the matter.

Earlier in February, Saxena had approved proposal of grant of MACP to 151 serving / retired Principals, Vice Principals, Education Officers and District Education Officers of Education Department and also directed to provide information regarding ascertaining the cost involved in litigation in the matter, fixing responsibility of officers involved and details of Show Cause Notices issued in the matter.

In order to provide relief to government employees due to stagnation in their post, central government had brought MACP Scheme effective from 01.09.2008 under which financial upgradations are granted to government employees after completion of 10, 20 and 30 years of their service. The benefits under the scheme are granted from the date an employee becomes eligible and he is also eligible for arrears on the benefits in case of delays.

The Education Department has been directed to furnish the compliance report with respect of Litigation cost, fixing responsibilities of Officers involved and details of Show Cause Notice issued within seven days.

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