Modified Flexible Complementing Scheme (MFCS)
Following the VI CPC’s recommendations the MFCS was brought into effect from 01.01.2011 in all departments declared as scientific by Ministry of Science and Technology except in DRDO and Departments of Atomic Energy and Space, which have continued with MPS. As per the extant instructions of DoPT dated 10.09.2010, Scientists and Engineers who possess academic qualification of at least Master’s Degree in Natural or Agricultural Sciences or Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Technology or Medicine and hold scientific posts defined therein are covered under MFCS. Holders of MSc (Electronics) and MSc (Applied Electronics) are also covered under MFCS as their degrees have been considered equivalent to Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering.
4 The promotional hierarchy under MFCS is linked to residency period and performance and is as follows:
Thus a Scientist who performs well consistently can reach the SAG level after 21 years of service.
Under MFCS, Scientists are entitled to promotion independent of the vacancy position subject to the fulfilment of eligibility conditions and successful assessment of merit. The assessment norms are rigorous with due emphasis on evaluation of scientific and technical knowledge so that only those scientists who have to their credit demonstrable achievements or higher level of technical merit are recommended for promotion. Promotions under MFCS are however limited to promotion to posts up to the GP 10000. The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) is responsible for the formulation of MFCS guidelines. The Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) applicable across government is available to those scientists who
are not found fit for promotion under MFCS.
Present Position : The main departments, where MFCS is applicable are as follows:
Ministry of Science and Technology
Department of Biotechnology
Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
Ministry of Environment and Forests
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
Ministry of Earth Sciences
Ministry of Home Affairs
Ministry of Water Resources
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Ministry of Consumer Affairs
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