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The Supreme Court has given an important decision affecting the salary of paramilitary forces who came in service before September 2008. The Supreme Court on Monday partly allowed the Central Government’s appeals and set aside the part of the Delhi High Court’s decision which granted financial benefits to employees under the Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) scheme from January 1, 2006. and to give financial benefits equal to the next promoted post to the employees.

Employees before September 2008 will be affected
The Supreme Court, setting aside this order of the High Court, has said in the decision that the MACP scheme will be considered effective from September 1, 2008. It has also been said that according to the MACP scheme, the employees will be entitled for economic upgradation to the next pay grade. That is, according to the decision of the Supreme Court, the employees will not get economic upgradation equal to the next promoted post, but according to the Central Civil Service Revised Pay Rule 2008, they will get economic upgradation equal to the next grade pay. This decision of the Supreme Court will have an effect on the employees of the paramilitary force who came into service before September 2008. There will be an impact on the pension of the employees who have retired.

High Court gave this order
According to the decision of the High Court, benefits would be available from January 2006, which will now be available from 2008. This important decision has been given by the bench of Justice Sanjiv Khanna and Justice Bela M Trivedi while disposing of about 150 appeals filed by the Central Government against the decisions of the Delhi High Court and various High Courts of the country. Additional Solicitor General Madhavi Divan had argued in the Supreme Court on behalf of the Central Government in this matter.

it was a matter of contention
The issue of contention in the matter was regarding the date of implementation of MACP scheme. Apart from this, there was also a dispute whether the employees will get the pay scale of the next promotional post or will get an economic upgradation equal to the next grade pay. The Supreme Court has clarified the position in the judgment. Many times the employees do not get the opportunity of promotion due to non-vacation of posts, to give financial incentives to such employees, earlier the ACP (Assured Career Progression) scheme was applicable, which was changed to MACP after the Sixth Pay Commission.

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