Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(Personnel Division)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi – 110 001

Dated the 22nd January, 2018

The Chief Postmaster General,
Maharashtra Circle,

Subject: Clarification regarding benchmark for placement under MACP in respect of the official who are due for placement in MACP after 25.07.2016.


I am directed to refer to Maharashtra Circle’s letter no. STA/MACPs/Bench Mark/2017 dated & 12.2.2017 on the subject cited above and to say that ‘Promotion’ and ‘Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACP)’ are two different matters. The first involves higher duties & responsibilities while latter don’t.

2.For MACP, DOP&T has issued instruction vide OM No. 35034/3/2015-Estt(D) dated 28.09.2016, accordingly to which the prescribed benchmark would be ‘Very Good’ for all posts and it will come into effect from 25.07.2016. The communication DOP&T has already been circulated by Estt. Division of the Directorate vide letter no. 7-8/2016-PCC dated 5.10.2016 (Copy enclosed)

3.For promotion, Personnel Division vide letter no. 20-24/2016-SPB-II dated 13.02.2017 has clarified to follow instructions contained DOPT’s OM No. 35034/7/97-Estt(D) dated 8.02.2002 until further clarification is issued by DOPT or Department of Posts.

Yours faithfully,

(Satya Narayana Dash)

Assistant Director General (SPN)