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7th CPC Clarification Prescribed Benchmark while considering MACPs to Non-Gazetted Staff


7th Pay Commission Clarification regarding prescribed Benchmark while considering MACPs to Non-Gazetted Staff



प्रधान मुख्य कार्मिक अधिकारी का कार्यालय
Office of the Principal Chief Personnel Officer
रेल सदन, द्वितीय तल, भुवनेश्वर – 751017
Rail Sadan, IInd Floor, Bhubaneswar – 751017

Date: 29.07.2020

No. ECor/Pers/R/ Clari-MACPs/2020


Sub: Clarification regarding prescribed Benchmark while considering MACPs to Non-Gazetted Staff.

Reff: RBE No. 155/2016 and RBE-16/2020.

The comprehensive MACP Scheme on acceptance of Seventh Central Pay Commission recommendations has been issued vide RBE No-16/2020. In the light of the recommendations of the 7th CPC, the Modified Assured Carrier Progression Scheme (MACPs) will continue to be administered at 10, 20 and 30 years as before. In order to implement a uniform policy all over ECoR, the following staff.

  1. In terms of RBE No.-155/2016 for grant of financial up gradation under the MACPs the prescribed Benchmark has been revised for all level to “Very Good” w.e.f 25th July, 2016.
  2. In compliance to RBE No-16/2020, enclosing DOPT’s O.M. No-35034/3/2015-Estt. (D) dated-22.10.2019, Para-17, (i) the revised benchmark of APARs i.e. “Very Good” shall be applicable for the year 2016-17 and subsequent years.
  3. White assessing the suitability of and employee for grant of MACP, the DSC (Departmental Screening Committee) shall assess the APARs in the reckoning period, the benchmark for the APARs for the years 2016-2017 and thereafter shall be “Very Good”.
  4. For Example, if a particular MACP falls due on or after 25.07.2016, the following benchmark for APARs are applicable for Level 11 and below:
APAR for the YearBenchmark grading for MACP for Level-11 and below.
2015-16 and earlierGood
2016-17Very Good
2017-18 and subsequent yearVery Good

(R.N.A. Parida)
Chairman Railway Recruitment Cell
For Principal Chief Personnel Officer

Source: Indian Railways

EPFO – Guidelines for Appointment on Compassionate grounds- Revised delegation of Administrative Powers



File No. 1RM-V/11(07) Compassionate Appointment / Policy Matter/2019 /Vol.III/1/478/2020


कर्मचारी भविष्य निधि संगठन
श्रम एवं रोजगार मंत्रालय, भारत सरकार
मुख्य कार्यालय/Head Office
भविषयूव निधि भवत, 34, भीकाजी कामा प्लेस, लई दिलली-110066
Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan, 14, Bhikaiji Cama Place, New Delhi-110066
Website:, www.epfindia nic.m


The Addl. CPFC (HQ) / Addl. CPFC (Zones)/
Director (PDNASS)/ Addl. CPFC (ASD)
All Regional PF Commissioners/ OIC of Regional Offices

Guidelines for Appointment on Compassionate grounds – Revised delegation of Administrative Powers – Regarding.

Ref: (i) HO letter no HRM-V/11(7)/ 2019/CA Policy Matter/Vol-III/1/474/2020 Dated: 23.07.2020
(ii) HO letter no. HRM-V/IV/11(7)/ 2015/CA Policy Matter/Vol.J/ 4563 Dated 29.06.2018.

Sir /Madam,

Please refer to HO Letter under reference (i) conveying the delegation of powers for appointment on compassionate ground of an eligible dependent family member of a deceased /missing employee or an employee retired on medical grounds. The detailed guidelines for consideration of appointment on compassionate basis are enclosed herewith, which may scrupulously be followed to ensure uniformity and transparency of procedure across the country.

(This issues with the approval of the Central P.F. Commissioner.)

Yours faithfully

Encl.: As above.

(Uma Mandal)
Addl. Central PF Commissioner (HRM)


A consolidated set of instructions on compassionate appointment was issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoP&T) vide OM No.14014/02/2012–Estt. (D) dated 16.01.2013 as amended from time to time. In view of the statutory nature of the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), the said guidelines have been adopted for implementation in EPFO, subject to such delegation as deemed appropriate by the CBT, EPF and with such modification as deemed expedient by the circulars issued by the Head Office from time to time. (A list of such circulars/guidelines issued on the matter is enclosed as Annexure-I along with copies thereof for ready reference).

2. The CBT, EPF delegated the power of appointment on compassionate grounds to CPFC and the ACC (Zone) in its 226 Meeting held on 05.03.2020. To give effect to the said delegation, a detailed set of procedural guidelines is laid down herewith. These guidelines shall further be subject to such amendment as deemed necessary by the DoP&T and Head Office from time to time.

3. The object of these guidelines is to bring uniformity and transparency in the procedure of granting approval for appointment on compassionate grounds to a dependent family member of an employee of the Central Board of Trustees (CBT), who died in harness or who is retired on medical grounds, thereby leaving his family in penury and without any means of livelihood, to relieve the family of the employee concerned from financial destitution and to help it get over the emergency.

Download: Procedural Guidelines for Compassionate Appointment in EPFO

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