AIACEGEO has continuously demanded for Grant of MACP benefit in the hierarchy of promotional grade instead of hierarchy of grade pay. The Government’s decision to award MACP up gradation on next higher (hierarchical) grade pay was challenged vide O.A. No. 1038/CH/2010 in CAT Chandigarh and that the Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh vide its order dated 31.05.2011 granted the prayer of the petitioner and directed the authorities to grant MACP benefit in the hierarchy of promotional grade. Thereafter, the Union of India represented by the Secretary, DoP&T appealed to the Hon’ble High Court of Punjab and Haryana vide CWP No. 19387 of 2011. This appeal of the DoP&T was subsequently dismissed vide order dated 19.10.2011.The Government thereafter approached the Hon’ble Supreme Court vide SLP No. 7467/2013, the Hon’ble Supreme Court dismissed the said SLP. Therefore the issue now stands settled and eligible employee needs to be given MACP benefits in the promotional hierarchy only.