The government on Tuesday notified the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission accepting a major suggestion that non-performers will be barred from getting annual increment.
“The perception is that the grant of Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP), although subject to the employee attaining the laid-down threshold of performance, is taken for granted. This Commission believes that employees who do not meet the laid-down performance criterion should not be allowed to earn future annual increments.
“The Commission is proposing withholding of annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark

either for MACP or a regular promotion within the first 20 years of their service,” the pay panel stated, according to the notification.
“This will act as a deterrent for complacent and inefficient employees,” the pay panel added. The government has accepted it. After the notification, government employees will get a 2.57-times increase in their basic salaries from August 1. The arrears will be paid by March 31 next year.
The entry-level basic pay will be raised to Rs 18,000 per month from the current Rs 7,000, while the maximum pay, drawn by the Cabinet Secretary, will be Rs 2.5 lakh per month from the current Rs 90,000.

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