Revised Date of Joining and Financial Upgradation

The Ministry of Communications, Department of Posts, Government of India, has issued a letter to the Chief Postmaster General of the Telangana Circle in Hyderabad. The letter addresses the revision of the date of joining and preponement of financial upgradation and MACP-I (Modified Assured Career Progression – I) for PAs (Postal Assistants) in the Office of the Chief Postmaster General, Hyderabad.

The letter refers to a previous communication from the Telangana Circle regarding the matter. It mentions a Department of Personnel and Training (DOPT) Office Memorandum (OM) from 1990, which states that if a government servant is selected for a regular appointment but needs to undergo training before assuming the post officially, the training period should be considered as duty for the purpose of drawing increments.

Preponement of Financial Upgradation and MACP-I: Implications for PAs (CO/RO)

Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(SPN-II Section)

Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi -110001,
Dated the 24 April, 2023


The Chief Postmaster General,
Telangana Circle,

Subject: Revision of Date of joining and preponement of financial upgradation and MACP-I in respect of PAs (CO/RO)O/o CPMG Hyderabad duly taking into account the induction training period at PTC, Madghurai from 29.03.2010 to 15.05.1010 – regarding.


I am directed to refer to Telangana Circle’s letter No. Accts/CO/Service/2021 dated 28.03.2023 on the above-mentioned subject.

  1. DOPT OM No. 16/16/89-Estt(Pay-l) dated 22.10.1990 provides that in cases where a person has been selected for regular appointment and before formally taking over charge of the post for which selected the person is required to undergo training, training period undergone by such a Govt. servant whether on remuneration of stipend or otherwise may be treated as duty for the purpose of drawing increments.
  2. In view of the above OM, training period undertaken by person before taking charge of post formally for which they have selected, is to be counted for increment. For counting of this period for increment is tantamount that the date of appointment in government service is to be reckoned from the date of reporting for training. Further, training period is also to be counted for all purpose i.e. MACP, Promotion, Pension etc.
  3. Circle is requested to take necessary action accordingly.

Yours faithfully,

Assistant Director General (SPN)
New Delhi-110001

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