NEW DELHI: Non-performing Central government employees will not get annual increment if their performance is not up to the mark, the Centre has said.
The benchmark for performance appraisal for promotion and financial upgradation has been enhanced to “very good” from “good” level, the finance ministry said in an order notifying implementation of Seventh Central Pay Commission’s recommendations.
The Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) scheme will continue to be administered at 10, 20 and 30 years of service as before, the ministry said as it “accepted” the pay panel’s recommendations.
The recommendation of “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” has been “accepted”, it said.
The pay panel had in its report to the Centre said that there is a widespread perception that increments as well as upward movement in the hierarchy happen as a matter of course.
There are about 50 lakh Central government employees.