Pay Fixation on Promotion or MACP in 7th CPC – Option Calculation with illustrations

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Aug 10, 20169comments

All the central government employees are in busy with calculating which Option is beneficial to them in order to get full benefit from 7th CPC Revised pay .

Actually there is no dilemma for CG employees those who didn’t get any Promotion/MACP from 1st January to 1st July 2016. There are some cases in this category that choosing Option to revise Pay from Date of Next Increment gives more benefit than opting 1.1.2016 to revise 7th CPC Pay .

The government servants those who got Promotion / MACP in the Period from 2nd January to 1st July are finding it difficult to decide which Option is correct and More beneficial to them. No body in the administrative Department ready to guide the right way to the Government servants since there is no clarity in 7th CPC in respect of Revising/Fixing pay on Promotion Date. But It was clearly illustrated in Sixth CPC.

Let us workout the Pay Fixation in different Options to revise pay in 7th CPC to understand which Option is Beneficial in Longer run.

Let us take an example,
Assume a government servant has been promoted to Next Grade to 2800 on any date between 2nd January 2016 to 1st July 2016. Let us take 1st march 2016 was his date of Promotion.

His existing pay as on 1.1.2016 = Band Pay of 9100 + Grade pay of 2400 = 11500

If He Choose Option -I to revise his Pay from 1.1.2016


b) Fixation for Option to revise Pay on Promotion Date need to be Clarified by Government
Since there is no Grade pay involved in 7th CPC, Adding Grade Pay difference on Promotion date is not applicable in 7th Pay Commission for this category.


Which Option is More beneficial ..?

From the above calculation, it shows that Selecting Option -II to revise Pay with effect from Date of Next Increment i.e 1st July 2016 is more beneficial than Option-I.

It may differ to individual to individual based on Grade Pay and no of increments earned in that Particular Grade.


a. Pay revision come into force with effect from 1st July 2016,
b. You have to travel in Sixth CPC Pay up to 30th June 2016
c. So There will be no arrears for the Period from January 2016 to June 2016

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August 10, 2016

its very simple, those who get MACP from 2nd January to 1st July 2016. 1st u have to opt pay revision form 01-01-2016,and once again opt your macp with effect form after increment that is from 01-07-2016,[as per 7th cpc ]then u will get arrears from 01-01-2016. this best option.

joshi street

August 10, 2016

The MACP in 7th CPC is a big loss for those who get MACP II i.e. from 2800 to 4200 GP. A person who is due for MACP in July 2017 will get basic of 47600 only. If he is given the option to continue in the old structure till MACP by foregoing the arrears, he/she will get basic of 50,500; which is an increase of 2900 basic pay. A 2016 MACP promotee will get 1400 GP difference plus one increment multiplied by 2.57 times, but that option is not available for 2017 MACP promotees putting them at a big loss by giving very meagre increment on MACP.

August 10, 2016

Spm cannot opt for 7cpc w.e.f.1.1.16 and macp from 1.7.16 on old pay simultaneously.

August 10, 2016

sir, i am joining in postman cadre on 02.07.2007, than i am promoted to postal assisitant on 20.06.2012. my date of birth is 20.02.1979, now am i eligable for option i and ii ? / if eligable which option best ?

August 10, 2016

I Rakesh Kumar Verma with basic pay as on 01.01.2016 i.e. 16490- with grade pay 2800 and my promotion i.e. MACP-II due form Feb/2017 . How my basic may be calculate either from 01.01.2016 or in pre-revised i.e. 6th CPC up to 30.06.2017. Which will be the best option.

August 10, 2016

Date of joining 08.02.1997
Basic as on 01.01.2016 = 16490 with grade pay 2800
promotion or MACP-II due on 12.02.2017
which option will be best for opting 7th CPC either from 01.01.2016 or 01.07.2017
please reply.

Rakesh Verma
Solan HP

August 10, 2016

@sushil kumar sood Can people who are eligible for MACP in 2017 give option?

August 23, 2016

Can anybody throw light regarding court cases for granting 6th CPC MACP w.e.f. 1.1.2006 instead of 1.9.2008 and its implementation by department concerned.

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