I have csv file which contains data in grid form as:

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I have created a python Script that convert it into below form:

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Is there any tool available within ArcGIS for Desktop that can i used to do my job rather than creating a new script/tool and create vector points geometry in those feature classes.

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I belive the only way with an existing tool is Adding x,y coordinate data as a layer:

In addition to data sources, such as a shapefile, you can add tabular data that contains geographic locations in the form of x,y coordinates to your map. If the table also contains z-coordinates, such as elevation values, you can add tabular data as 3D content into your globe or scene

The layer can then be exported to a Feature Class.

I think you should go for a python script. Script below will read data stored in a CSV file and create Points in a Point shapefile:

import arcpy,csv
arcpy.env.workspace = r'C:\Temp'
outputfc = r'outshape.shp'
spatref = r'C:\Temp\SWEREF99TM.prj'

#Create empty point shapefile
arcpy.CreateFeatureclass_management(out_path=r'C:\Temp', out_name=outputfc, geometry_type='POINT', spatial_reference=spatref)
arcpy.AddField_management(outputfc, field_name='Date', field_type='Text', field_length=20)
arcpy.AddField_management(outputfc, field_name='Value', field_type='DOUBLE')

#Read coordinates from csv and insert points in shape. The data is stored as time,x,y,value in the csv
with open(inputcsv,'rb') as csvfile:
    for row in csv.reader(csvfile):
del icursor

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