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OFB JCM III level council meeting and APC meetings held on 20, 22 & 23 November, 2017

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OFB JCM III level council meeting and APC meetings held on 20, 22 & 23 November, 2017

INDWF/JCM III OFB/2017

Date: 01.12.2017

To
All Affiliated Unions of INDWF in OFB,
Office Bearers, Working Committee Members & Special Invitees

OFB JCM III level council meeting and APC meetings held on 20, 22 & 23 November, 2017 held at OFB Hqrs Kolkatta.

On 21.11.2017 the Piece work Correlation sub-committee meeting held at Kolkatta under the Chairmanship of Shri A.K. Agarwal, Sr. GM. OF Khamaria at OFB Hqrs, Kolkatta

The brief of discussions, progress and the outcome in the meeting are given below. Further, the 4th APC meeting discussions and proposals for the future of the Ordnance Factories is also given for the information of all the affiliated unions.
Discussions and the decision of the JCM III level meeting held on 20 & 22, November 2017.

1) FILLING UP OF VACANCIES BY PROMOTION IN ORDNANCE FACTORIES
After the rationalisation of posts in respect of Industrial Employees and Non-Industrial Employees sanctioned strength, large numbers of vacancies have arised in Ordnance Factories in addition to the normal recurring vacancies. Some factories have completed the exercise of conduction DPC/Trade Test and filled the vacancies. Whereas, some factories refused to fill the vacancies due to pending case before Hon’ble Supreme Court of India on the subject reservations in promotion treatment of SC/ST candidates promoted on their own merit. In the JCM III meeting it was raised and demanded that the promotions are to be effected based on the clarification given by DOP&T OM No. 36012/11/2016-Estt (Res) Dt. 30.09.2016.

The issue was discussed and OFB vide their letter No.CP(c) Np314/2016/Per/Resv(SCT) Dt. 20.11.2017 directed all Ordnance Factories as mentioned below:

“DOP&T OM No.36012/11/2016-Estt(res) Dt 30.09.2016 clearly indicates that the policy of effecting promotions to reserved categories persons to unreserved post is sub-judice in the Hon’ble Apex Court of India and till such time that the SLP’s are decided by the Hon’ble Supreme Court, while considering promotions, the DOP&T OM Dt 10.08.2010 and Railway Board circular No. 14.09.2010 on the subject reservation in promotion treatment of SC/ST candidates promoted on their own merit, are to be relied upon”.

Factories are requested to effect the promotions accordingly, for which necessary instructions may please be issued.
(Copy of the OFB letter posted in Comnet of OFB Dt 2.11.2017 in Per/Reser (SC/ST)

2) TRAVELLING ALLOWANCE AFTER 7TH CPC
Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, vide their OM NO. 19030/1/2017-EIV Dt 13.07.2017 issued revision of Travelling Allowance rules for the employees which are applicable w.e.f. 01.07.2017 i.e., Travel entitlements within the country

  • Entitlement for Journeys by ‘Sea or River Steamers
  • Mileage allowance for journey by Road
  • TA on Transfer
  • TA entitlement of Retiring employees

It was made a request by INDWF that the above order has been circulated by Ministry of Defence. Department of Defence D(Civ-I) vide their letter Dt 17.07.2017 for implementation, but the same has not been circulated by OFB to the Ordnance Factories for giving effect, and grant the revised benefits on these allowance. OFB has confirmed that the above orders in this respect have been recently issued through Comnet to Ordnance Factories this order can be downloaded from Comnet of Ordnance Factories and can avail the benefits w.e.f. 01.07.2017.

3) GRANTING OF ONE TIME RELAXATION IN RESPECT OF LTC CLAIMS FOR RE-IMBURSEMENT UNDER LTC 80 SCHEME.
The issue of granting relaxation in respect of the Defence Civilians employees was taken up with MOD and DOP&T to grant one time relaxation under LTC 80 Scheme. DOP&T vide their ID note No. 1193324/2016-Estt(A-IV) Dt 13.01.2017 and 03.07.2017 have advised the administrative ministry department to examine each case on the certain broad parameters/criteria and where it is satisfied to grant relaxation as prescribed by DOP&T. The same was circulated by MoD letter dated 18.07.2017 for examination of individual cases and proposals on these lines. In this respect, there are large numbers of cases, the final claims have been rejected and recovery has been effected by Ordnance Factories on the closed cases. It was demanded that OFB needs to issue necessary letters to Ordnance Factories to grant one time relaxation by verifying the cases/claims on case by case and accordingly it should be disposed, till such time the recovery should not be effected with penal interst.

OFB has replied that necessary instructions were given still remainders will be issued to process the cases by granting relaxation under LTC-80 Scheme.

4) INDUSTRIAL RELATION PROBLEMS AT RIFLE FACTORY, ICHAPORE
It was mentioned that IR problems at RFI is creating severe discontentment among unions and employees. RFI management after the theft of some pistol components have arrested the concerned people but imposed restriction on unions. Works Committee Society members etc and total activities of welfare matters have been stopped. The production is not very appreciable the targets are far below than the expected level. RFI management instead of concentrating on production productivity affairs they are only serious about distrubing the IR. This needs to be interfered for restoration of peace and of IR. Member WV&E & Chairman assured that is would be reviewed and settled and at the same time requested the Federation to advice the respective unions to extend the co-operation to the present General Manager who is retiring on 30.11.2017.

5) DIRECT RECRUITMENT OF GROUP ‘C’ AND LOCE FOR CM
The Ordnance Factories had sanctioned posts for Direct Recruitment an Industrial and Non-Industrial category to each Ordnance Factories and the job is entrusted to OFRC. It was claimed although necessary written test have been conducted in respected of Group ‘C’ post in each Ordnance Factories but the results are abnormally delayed which raises apprehensions. The delay may lead to some kind of manipulations. The Staff side raised this issue and demanded to finalise without any further delay and time limit should be fixed after conducting the written examination. OFB assured necessary steps would be taken to release the results at the earliest.

6) DISTANCE EDUCATION
Distance Education Diploma (Technical) obtained from various educational institutions were denied on the plea that these institutes are not recognised by AICTE. Recent judgement of Supreme

Court was issued.It was demanded that OFB should in consultation with AICTE and UGC needs to declare the institutes which are authorised to declare distance education diplams. Further the Diplomas already obtained from the Distance Education institution may be recognised for promotion purpose.

7) GRANTING OF NIGHT DUTY ALLOWANCE BY REMOVING THE CEILING LIMIT
After raising the issue at MoD for lifting the ceiling of NDA i.e., Rs.12380/- (BP +DP on 6th CPC) was agreed and instruction were issued by OFB and CGDA on this issue. INDWF demanded OFB to issue necessary instructions notifying the categories both Non-Industrial Employees and NGO’s who are performing Night Duty in Ordnance Factories. Industrial Employees are fully eligible without ceiling, for Non-Industrial Employees and NGO’s they have assured on 21.11.2017 the notification was issued by OFB with the concurrence of PC of A (Fys) which has been uploaded in the Comnet of OFB. This may be downloaded from the comnet and claim is allowed to get the benefit even in the past.

8) 3% INCREMENT ON FIXATION OF PAY FOR MCM ON THEIR PROMOTION TO CM (TECH)
Though MoD has already approved and granted 3% increment for MCM on their promotion to CM (Tech) having higher responsibility from Industrial to Supervisory post but the same has not been accepted by PC of A (Fys) yet, on the reasons that MCM is not the feeder category to Chargeman as per the existing SRO. After discussion PC of A (Fys) agreed to review and grant 3% increment for the promotee CM from MCM.

9) OVERTIME PAYMENT CALCULATION
At present Overtime Allowance is being calculated based in the VI CPC pay scale due to the Overtime Allowance has not been granted on the VII CPC pay scale. It was raised in the meeting that even VI CPC pay scale the annual increments, promotional pay, MACP benefits on pay have not been taken into account for calculation of Overtime Allowance. The pay on 01.07.2016 is only taken for calculation of Overtime bacause PC of A (Fys) have made package on that day. It was demanded that the package is to be revised to add all this earning for calculation of Overtime Allowance as on accruing benefits PC of A (Fys) revise the package taking into account of all these earnings.

10) JCM IV LEVEL FUNCTIONING
National Council JCM, Departmental Council JCM, OFB level JCM in all these forums Finance and Accounts official responsible for taking decisions are participating regularly, whereas in JCM IV level it has been informed by local union that the official from finance and accounts are not participating are they are deputing the auditors only who are not having any authority to take any decision. In this issue it was deliberated PC of A (Fys) agreed to issue necessary instruction to depute not less than Accounts officer.

11) OPERATION OF PROMOTIONS FROM CM TO JWM
The issue was discussed and demanded that the vacancies in the JCM are not filled for last 3 to 4 years. Therefore, it was demanded that the existing vacancies needs to be filled immediately. If there is any discrepancy of seniority in CM and also the senior people are left out, it can be considered for promoting through review DPC; because of discrepancy in seniority the total promotion should not be delayed. OFB agreed on 20.11.2017 and accordingly 1203 promotions have been effected/granted and the order has been issued on 21.11.2017. It was further discussed that Electrical and Clothing technology no promotions were ordered to JWM. It was requested that they may also be considered for promotion in order to maintain parity which can be adjusted in the future vacancies of JWM. This was agreed to reconsider.

12) GRANTING OF FIXATION OF PAY UNDER FR 22(a)(i)(a)
In the absence of clarity after VII CPC for fixation benefit on promotion was not granted since DOP&T has issued necessary orders that provision of fixation of Pay under FR 22(a)(i)(a) existing. It was demanded that the provision of FR 22(a)(i)(a) for granting fixation of pay or promotion be implemented. OFB agreed to implement the same.

13) DISPOSAL OF DISCIPLINARY CASES OF MCM AT FACTORY LEVEL
After VI CPC those who have been granted Rs.4200/- Grade Pay they were classified as Group ‘B’. Though their appointments are given by the General Manager as appointing authority by their disciplinary cases are being dealt by OFB and disposal of their Disciplinary cases are dealt by Chariman OFB. Since the number of persons are quite large and for dealing large number of cases of OFB. Since the number of persons are quite large and for dealing large number of cases by OFB takes lot of time and delay of disposal of cases makes more time. It was demanded by INDWF, the Chairman OFB should delegate power to Sr. General Manager / General Manager as disciplinary authority to handle the disciplinary cases at Factory level.

14) Regarding the declaring results of LDCE which was held in the year 2016 are not yet released because of pending Court Case at Madras CAT. The case will be expedited however OFB has clarified that to avoid litigation in the Direct Recruitment LDCE the answer key after examination will be declared in the public domain so that the candidates can verify the right answers and if any complaint is reported that would be rectified if found genuine. This practice is followed after this exercise only the results will be declared.

15) ACCUMULATION OF EARNED LEAVE BEYOND 300 DAYS UPTO 315 FOR INDUSTRIAL EMPLOYEES AT PAR WITH NON-INDUSTRIAL EMPLOYEES AND NGO’S
It was represented by INDWF that accumulation of leave upto 300 days for Industrial Employees was agreed by Government of India and orders were issued during November 2016. Whereas the disparity in respect of leave accumulation upto 315 days after June of every year is not allowed. This may be considered to include 15 days beyond 300 between July and December. This was agreed to reconsider.

16) PAYMENT OF TIME WAGES (DOT) FOR PIECE WORKERS FOR 3 ¼ HOURS
The payment of Time wages for Piece workers between 44 ¾ and 48 hours ( 3 ¼ Hours) on Saturdays which was paid till March 2006 was stopped w.e.f. 01.04.2006. This needs to be restored justifying the reasons for payment of Time wages for Piece workers was submitted by the Staff side to JCM and was discussed. Two Sub-committees from Official side was formed, their reports are not in favour. Finance of OFB refused to recommend. Staff side jointly made a request; OFB should discuss in the Board meeting and may be forwarded to M of D despite finance refused. It was agreed by OFB to forward the proposal after duly approved in the Board meeting.

17) INCENTIVES FOR EXAMINERS
The issue of granting payment of incentive to Examiners at par with Maintenance workers i.e., 50% of the factory average who recommended by the Sub-committee of JCM III. The second part for extending to other employees is kept pending. Though the Board had agreed for granting of incentive to Examiners, OFB finance did not agree. It was demanded to refer to M of D for their approval. The same was agreed by OFB.

18) FILLING UP OF VACANCIES AGAINST COMPASSIONATE APPOINTMENT QUOTA
Ordnance Factories are not filling the 5% of vacancies in a Recruitment year. It has been informed to OFB that many factories are not filling the compassionate appointments for the last few years. The same was agreed and OFB vide their letter No.039/(6) Comp.Appt/Per/Policy Dt 29.11.2017 issued instructions to Sr.GMs/GMs directing to make all out efforts to fill up pending Compassionate appointment vacancies at the earliest.

19) TRANSFER POLICY OF GROUP ‘C’ INDUSTRIAL EMPLOYEES AND NON-INDUSTRIAL EMPLOYEES
Thousands of employees appointed in various factories through Direct Recruitment away from their hometown. They are making claims and approaching different levels politically and Trade Union/Federations. Very few are getting through but large numbers of employees are denied.

The issue was discussed in JCM III and a committee is formed from official side. The proposals submitted by Federation is under consideration on Transfer of the following methods.

- Compassionate grounds
– Transfer of the employees whose spouse is working away from them
– Mutual Transfers
– Public Transfer etc

The committee under the Chairmanship of Shri Rajveer Singh, DDG/Co-ord, OFB New Delhi office will submit the report and policy will be finalised and implemented.

20) SETTLEMENT OF TA/DA BILLS IN RESPECT OF EMPLOYEES OF OF CHANDA
Large numbers of employees including Industrial employees were deputed on deputation to carry out Official/Factory work to different places at far of places including border areas. The bills produced for stay and food were not approved after lapse of 2-3 years by local accounts for want of VAT/Registration No and made recoveries of advances with penal interest. Many are retired employers. It is requested to sanction the bills based on the 5th CPC rates without production of bills and settle the cases. PC of A (Fys) were requested to issue instructions to LAO to settle the cases which was agreed to review and settle.

21) CRITERIA FOR AFFIXING REVENUE STAMP
After creating electronically generated bills and payment made through ECS, the revenue stamp affixing was dispersed. But, whereas some factories are insisting to affix revenue stamp beyond
Rs. 25000/- and some factories are insisting beyond Rs. 5000/-. It is requested PC of A (Fys) to give the clarifications and instruction to LAOs, OFB about this issue.

Source: INDWF

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Boycott of Lunch on 01.08.2017 by all Ordnance Factories affiliated unions of INDWF

Boycott of Lunch on 01.08.2017 by all Ordnance Factories affiliated unions of INDWF

INDWF/Circular/2017/005

Date: 31.07.2017

CIRCULAR

To
All Affiliated Unions of INDWF

Dear Affiliates,

You are all aware that Government of India, Ministry of Defence, Department of Defence Production have declared vide their letter Dt 27.04.2017 that about 143 items Of Ordnance Factories manufactured products are being declared as non-core items and in future these items will be manufactured by private industries. Further, introduction of PPP Model in small arms group of Factories. FDI IO0% in Defence Sector, large scale privatisation in Defence, Withdrawal Of NPS, settlement of 7th CPC related issues are the major concern of Defence Civilian employees for which, INDWF represented to the Oefence Minister for a brief discussion and conducted various agitational programmes, Further, Central Trade unions under the leadership of Dr.G.Sanjaeva Reddy, ex-M.P., President, INTUC are also extending their Solidarity for the Defence employees problems for which National Convention is organised at Delhi on 08.08.2017 in which future course of action going to be decided.

AIDEF has requested vide their letter Dated 25.07.2017 to extend our support for the declared boycott Lunch on 01.08.2017. It has been decided that all the Unions affiliated to INDWF may join by Supporting the issues to achieve the demands.

Yours Sincerely,
sd/-
(R.SRINIVASAN)
General Secretary

Source: INDWF

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Grant of meeting to discuss about the Ordnance Factories

Grant of meeting to discuss about the Ordnance Factories

INDWF/RM/3001/2017

Date: 20.02.2017

To
Shri. Manohar Parikkar,
Hon’ble Defence Minister
Govt. of India
South Block, New Delhi.

Sub: Grant of meeting to discuss about the Ordnance Factories.

Respected Sir,
It has to come to our notice that the Prime Minister’s Office vide their ID No.4570319/2017/DS(VK) dated 15/02/2017 has asked the OFB to forward the following information in respect of Ordnance Factories

i) Complete listing of products manufactured by Ordnance Factories along with a photo of each product, description of each product, number of items of each product produced in each of the last three completed financial years, and value of production of each product in each of the last three completed financial years.

ii) Complete listing of all existing Ordnance Factories along with the list of products manufactured by each factory, factory-wise number of items of each product produced in each of the last three completed financial years, factory wise value of production of each product in each of the last three completed financial years, the quantum of land owned by each factory and the number of employees in each factory.

The above letter has been circulated by OFB to all Ordnance Factories. After receipt of this letter the Factory employees have started approaching this Federation seeking the background of issue of a such a letter from the Office of Hon’ble Prime Minister. Since we are in dark about the reason / background in this regard. We are not in a position to reply to the employees. Therefore we being one of the major stake holder of the OFB organization we would like to meet you in person and discuss about our apprehensions. Since the issue being common we propose that the three recognized Federations of MoD may please be granted a meeting with your honour.

With kindest regards,

Yours Sincerely,
Sd/-
(R.SRINIVASAN)
General Secretary

Source: INDWF

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FM suggested out on the issue of Minimum Pay and Multiplication Factor may be referred to a committee

FM suggested out on the issue of Minimum Pay and Multiplication Factor may be referred to a committee

“On 30.06.2016, the NJCA was informed to meet Finance Minister and some ministers at Home Minister residence. Accordingly, few NJCA members met the ministers at 09.30 p.m. The views of NJCA and the disappointment of Central Government employees placed before them. Then Finance minister suggested out on the issue of minimum pay and multiplication factor may be referred to a committee. But NJCA leaders said that if any official meeting is convened or official communication issued, it may be placed before the NJCA and consider to meet and discuss otherwise, we do not agree and continue with our Strike proposal.”

CONTINUATION OF STRIKE ON 11.07.2016

INTUC
INDIAN NATIONAL DEFENCE WORKERS FEDERATION

R. Srinivasan
General Secretary

INDWF/Circular/025/2016

Date 05.07.2016

To
All Affiliated Unions of INDWF,
Office Bearers & Working Committee members of INDWF

Dear Colleague,

INDWF vide its circular No.24 Dt 28.06.2016 communicated to all our affiliated unions to continue the momentum generated, to hold demonstrations, rallies etc in all work places every day from 4th July, 2016 to 10th July, 2016 to intensify the Indefinite Strike w.e.f.11.07.2016 from 0600 Hrs as per the decision of NJCA.

After the Cabinet meeting of Government of India held on 29.06.2016 approved the 7th CPC recommendations without any change in the Empowered committee’s recommendations which has disappointed the Central government employees as a whole. The Cabinet further considered appointing committees for the following issues to a committee to decide within a period of 4 months.

1.)The commission examined a total of 196 existing Allowances and by way of rationalisation, recommended abolition of 51 Allowances and subsuming of 37 allowances. Given the significant changes in the existing provisions for allowances which may have wide ranging implications the cabinet decided to constitute a committee headed by Finance Secretary for further examination of the recommendations of 7th CPC on allowances. The committee will submit its report within 4 months in a time bound manner. Till a final decision, all existing allowances will continue to be paid at the existing rates.

2) Cabinet decided to constitute two separate committees.

a) To suggest measures for streamlining the implementation of National Pension System (NPS).

b) To look into anomalies like to arise out of implementation of the commission’s report.

Main features of the adverse recommendations of VII CPC and cabinet approval.

Minimum pay increased from Rs.7000/- to Rs.18000/- only against Rs.26000/- increase of total pay on revision is 7000 + 125% of DA Rs.8750 =Rs.15750/-. Total minimum pay Rs.18000 —Rs.15750 = increase only Rs.2750/-. Out of Rs.2750/- 10% Pay towards NPS = Rs.1800 – balance Rs.950/- Total increase amounts only Rs.950/- for next 10 years. No increase in allowances, All interest free advances abolished. This has caused very serious discontentment among Central Government employees.

* CCL — 1st year 100% salary 2nd year only 80% salary

*Meagre increase in minimum pay.

*Fitment Factor is 2.57 to apply for pay revision.

* CGIES (insurance) no change.

* Rate of annual increment retained at 3%.

After the approval of VII CPC report by Government of India on 29.6.2016, the NJCA met on 30.06.2016 at Delhi and unanimously decided to continue the Indefinite Strike w.e.f.11.07.2016.

On 30.06.2016, the NJCA was informed to meet Finance Minister and some ministers at Home Minister residence. Accordingly, few NJCA members met the ministers at 09.30 p.m. The views of NJCA and the disappointment of Central Government employees placed before them. Then Finance minister suggested out on the issue of minimum pay and multiplication factor may be referred to a committee. But NJCA leaders said that if any official meeting is convened or official communication issued, it may be placed before the NJCA and consider to meet and discuss otherwise, we do not agree and continue with our Strike proposal.

Then the NJCA met on 01.07.2016 again the above views were adopted and decided to meet on 06.07.2016 awaiting for any official communication from the Government of India.

Hence, it is intimated to all our affiliated unions, the attitude of Government of India without holding any discussions and not willing to settle the demands through mutual discussions and deciding unilaterally ignoring the National Council JCM is considered a highly objectionable and not agreeable. Thus, NJCA decided to proceed with our decision to commence Indefinite Strike w.e.f.11.07.2016 from 6.00 a.m. onwards.

Any progress before 10.07.2016 takes place, it will be accordingly intimated but till such time you have to proceed with all action for the success through Indefinite Strike.

Yours Sincerely,

Sd/-
(R.SRINIVASAN)
General Secretary

Source: INDWF

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Granting of 4600 GP who got 5000-8000 prior to 31.12.2005 under ACP-II – INDWF

Granting of Rs. 4600/- Grade Pay to the skilled Grade employees who got Rs. 5000-8000 prior to 31.12.2005 on account of financial upgradation under ACP-II-reg

Granting of Rs. 4600/- Grade Pay to the skilled Grade employees ACP-II

INTUC
INDIAN NATIONAL DEFENCE WORKERS FEDERATION

INDWF/M of E/MACP/2015

Date 30.12.2015

To
The Secretary to Government of India
Ministry of Defence,
New Delhi 110 011.

Sub: Granting of Rs. 4600/- Grade Pay to the skilled Grade employees who got Rs. 5000-8000 prior to 31.12.2005 on account of financial upgradation under ACP-II-reg.

Ref: M of D order vide I.D.No.11(5)/2009-D(Civ-I) Dt 06.02.2015.

Sir,
Three Recognised Federations in Defence have served Strike notice to go for Strike from 17.02.2014 to the Secretary, Ministry of Defence o settle some of the outstanding and long pending demands of Defence Civilian Employees.

On the basis of the Strike notice, a meeting was convened by ministry of Defence to discuss the demands under the Chairmanship of Addl. Secretary, Ministry of Defence on 06.02.2014. During the discussion some of the issues were agreed and accordingly necessary orders were issued on the settled demands.

In this particular demands i.e. granting of Rs.4600/- Grade Pay w.e.f.01.09.2008 for those Industrial Employees who have completed 30 years of regular and continuous service and got Rs.5000-8000 on or before 31.12.2005 irrespective of their grade on completing 24 years service under ACP Scheme has been agreed to consider.

Accordingly after the meeting M of D,(Civ-I) has issued necessary order vide I.D.No.11(5)/2009-D (Civ-I) Dt 06.02.2015. to grant Rs.4600/- on completion of 30 years of regular service either w.e.f 01.09.2009 or after the date of completion of 30 years through MACP-III. In this letter, M of D mentioned that the benefit of MACP-III will be granted for HS/MCM employees only whereas, there are many number of skilled employees who got Rs. 5000-8000 due to stagnation on or before 31.12.2005 and are also eligible along with HS/MCM employees since they did not get promotions in their hierarchy. This draft and final order is merely an error, that it was not viewed skilled employees are also available in the Directorates due to heavy stagnation and continue to remain in the Skilled grade for 30 years.

This error is purely due to unnoticed and not brought to the knowledge of M o D but this has created a serious anomaly and denied the benefit of granting MACP Rs.4600/- Grade Pay to skilled employees. This M of D letter was issued with the acceptance and approval of Defence Finance authorities.

When the issue was raised by the Staff side several times in the steering committees and in the main meetings of Departmental Council JCM, M of D, necessary action has been initiated by M of D to consider/include skilled category employees who got ACP-2 Rs.5000-8000 on or before 31.12.2005. Unfortunately, it seems Def (FM) refused to consider and also DOP&T has also not agreed.

In this respect, we would like to submit that this issue is very much genuine and the skilled grade employees are also equally eligible for MACP-3 for Rs.4600/- either from 01.09.2009 or on completion of 30 years along with HS/MCM. It is also pertinent to mention that grade is not the criteria for ACP/MACP, only the present Pay/Grade pay and total number of regular and continuous service is the only criteria for granting financial upgradation.

It is therefore, requested the M of D may issue suitable amendment to the M of D letter Dated 06.02.2014 to grant the financial upgradation to skilled employees to avoid an ligation on the subject.

Yours Sincerely,
Sd/-
(R.SRINIVASAN)
General Secretary &
Secretary (Staff side) JCM, Dep Council, M of D

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Assessment of INDWF of the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission

Assessment of INDWF of the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission

ASSESSMENT OF INDWF OF THE RECOMMENDATION OF 7TH CPC

Minimum Pay : Though the Commission claims to have adopted Dr. Aykroyd formula in calculating minimum wages, the rates of commodities based on which the recommendations of the commission is made is significantly deviating from the rates mentioned in the National Council of JCM proposal. The JCM proposal in this regard should be reiterated. A comparison between existing and proposed VII CPC minimum pay is given below. The retrograde nature of the commission’s recommendations in this regard can by understood by this table.

From the above picture, it is clear that the VII CPC recommendations are not giving fair wages and the total pay increase is meager for next 10 years. Therefore, the minimum pay needs to be increased accepting the proposal of National Council JCM

NEW PAY STRUCTURE : The present system of pay bands and grade pay has been dispensed With and a matrix has been recommended. The New system is an extension of system Of Pay Scales, albeit, with a progressive Increment of 3% instead of fixed Increments. Unlike VI CPC, Minimum pay fixed on promotion is at par with the initial pay fixed direct recruits in the same grade. However, the fixation benefits on promotion, particularly from Level 2 to 3, 3 to 4 & Level 4 to 5 is significantly less compared to VI CPC Structure. National Council JCM demand of fixation benefit of two increments Should be reiterated or at least 5% should be ensured. A comparison of the promotion benefit for the after 10 years of service in their respective grades is given below.

Source: INDWF

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Indian Navy Bonus Orders 2015 – Productivity Linked Bonus Order for 40 days for the civilians of Indian Navy

Bonus Orders 2015 – Productivity Linked Bonus Order for 40 days for the civilians of Indian Navy

 

No.20(4)12014/D(JCM)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

New Delhi, dated the 21st September, 2015

To
The Chief of the Naval Staff,
New Delhi.

 

Subject: Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) for the civilian employees of the EME for the Year 2014-15.

 

Sir,
I am directed to refer to the Productivity Linked Bonus Scheme already circulated vide this Ministry’s letter No.F.24(8)/80/D(JCM) dated 28th September, 1983, as amended from time to time, and to convey the sanction of President to the payment of 40 days (forty days) wages in cash as PLB for the year 2014-15 to the eligible civilian employees of Indian Navy.

 

2. The entitlement has been worked out on the basis of the working results for the year 2014-15 in accordance with the agreed formula.

 

3. The PLB shall be paid to all eligible Gp. ‘B’ (Non-Gazetted), Gp. ‘C’ and Gp. ‘D’ civilian employees of Indian Navy who are covered under PLB Scheme for the accounting year 2014-15. The calculation ceiling of Rs.3500/- (3500×32/30.4) and other terms and conditions of the PLB Scheme will remain unchanged.

 

4. Productivity Linked Bonus to the casual labour will be paid at the assumed wages of Rs.1200/- p.m. (1200×32/30.4) for the accounting year 2014-15. However, in cases where the actual wages fall below Rs.1200/- pm, the amount will be calculated on the actual monthly wages. The other conditions remain unchanged.

 

5. The expenditure on this account will be debitable to Defence Services Estimates under respective Heads to which the pay and allowances of these employees are debited. The entire expenditure on the payment of PLB is to be met out of the sanctioned budget grant for the year 2015-16.

 

6. This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) vide their ID. No. 17012/2015/E.111.(A) dated 15.9.2015 and MoD (Fin/AG/PB) vide their Dy. No. 141/AG/PB dated 18.9.2015.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Amltava Saha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India.

Source: INDWF

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CSD Canteen Facilities for Retired Employees – Long pending demand accepted by MoD

CSD Canteen Facilities for Retired Employees – Long pending demand accepted by MoD

 

“CSD Canteen facilities for Defence Civilian retired employees – Long pending demand accepted by MoD”

 

For a number of years the Defence Civilian employees have obtained the facility to buy items at subsidized prices from CSD canteens. Especially, Ordnance Employees could buy anything from groceries to bike – at super-subsidized rates from the CSD Canteens, also called Unit Run Canteens. But these facilities were denied to retired employees.

 

There is no doubt that such concessions are of tremendous importance post-retirement, when the person faces extreme financial crunch. There is no denying the fact that the mental satisfaction is much higher when these items are bought at subsidized rates from these canteens. Also, denying this privilege after retirement becomes a prestige issue of sorts.

 

After prolonged fights by all the federations of employees union, the Centre is accepted to extend the subsidized CSD canteen facility to retired defence civilian employees too. It is being said that the Minister of Defence has given his approval to the order.

 

More information on this is expected soon. Issues like who qualifies for the facility, what are the items they cold buy at subsidized rates, and providing Smart Cards, etc., have not yet been decided.

 

One thing is for sure – retired employees can now proudly shop at the CSD canteens.

 

Source: www.cgstaffnews.in

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PROPOSED NEW PAY SCALES MINIMUM (AFTER MERGER) SUBMITTED TO 7TH PAY COMMISSION – INDWF

PROPOSED NEW PAY SCALES MINIMUM (AFTER MERGER) SUBMITTED TO 7TH PAY COMMISSION – INDWF

Oral evidence submitted by National Council(JCM) Standing committee and the VII CPC on 23.03.2015, 24.03.2015 and on 31.03.2015 respectively.

The JCM(NC), JCM Constitutents including INDWF jointly prepared the memorandum on pay Structure, Pay determination, Allowances, leave, women issues, LTC, TA/DA and Retirement benefits etc., on 30.06.2014. Similarly, on behalf of INDWF, we have submitted matters relating to Defence Civilian Employees on service matters on 28.07.2014.

Defence Federations were invited from 30th to 31st march, 2015. INDWF met the VII CPC on 31.03.2015 in the VII CPC office, New Delhi from 1030 HRs to 1200 HRs.

Proposed new pay scales after removal of existing Grade Pay Rs.1900, Rs.2400, Rs.4600 and Rs.8700 in order to reduction of pay scales from 19 to 14.

Proposed Pay Scale INDWF

PROPOSED NEW PAY SCALES MINIMUM (AFTER MERGER)

Proposed Pay Scale Minimum after Merger INDWF

Source: INDWF

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7th Pay Commission invited the Standing council members of National Council of JCM – INDWF

7th Pay Commission invited the Standing council members of National Council of JCM – INDWF

7th CPC meeting with National Council JCM on 25.02.2015

INTUC
INDIAN NATIONAL DEFENCE WORKERS FEDERATION

R.Srinivasan
General Secretary

INDWF/Circular/012/2015

Date: 25/2/2015

To
All Affiliated of INDWF

Dear Colleagues,
VII Central Pay Commission invited the Standing council members of National Council of JCM for submission of oral evidence on the JCM/Common memorandum submitted by the National Council constituents to the commission on Pay and Allowances, Pay determination, Minimum and Maximum Pay, Pensionery benefits, Commutations, Revision of Pension for Pensioners etc on 25/2/2015 at 11.00 Hrs.

The Standing Committee members attendted the meeting with the 7th Central Pay Commission from 11.00 Hrs ti 12.30 Hrs and the details are given as under :

1. At the outset Leader and Secretary Staff Side raised the issues that 6th CPC Chairman invited the Standing Committee NC(JCM) for oral evidence on 17th, 18th and 19th April, 2008 on the common memorandum submitted by the National Council Consituents. Therefore, we need minimum three days to supplement and give oral evidence to the VII CPC and one day for Retirement benefits.

a. Determination Pay and Minimum Pay as well as Maximum Pay

b. Pay and Allowances

c. Special Benefits on particular categories

d. Terminal and Retirement Benefits etc.

After receiving the names and dates for discussion we shall be able to allot time for discussion on those matters mentioned in the memorandum.

2. We have demanded that sufficient time to be given to the Federation to present their respective Ministries/Departments specific problems particularly Railways, Defence, Postal, Health Ministry where the issues are different from each other. Chairman agreed to give time after requestes from the respective Federations.

3. Regarding merger of DA and Granting of interim report on granting Interim Relief as per our request, Chairman said that this has not been included in the Terms of reference. However, we have insisted upon that the erosion of pay due to increase in prices and inflation the DA has crossed more than 100%, therefore merger of DA is important and Interim Relief should be granted. Chairman 7th CPC said there is no mention in the Terms of Reference and there are directives from Government on this issue. However, he assured that he will a DO letter to the Government whether 7th CPC can consider to recommend and submit an Interim Report on this matter.

The National Council JCM agreed to submit the names of members and dates for further discussion on the memorandum after having internal discussions among us and also approach the Government of India to give directives to 7th CPC for submitting an Interim Relief on merger of DA and Interim Relief for both employees and pensioners.

The meeting ended after the above discussions.

Yours Sincerly,
sd/-
(R.SRINIVASAN)
General Secretary

Source: INDWF

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Outcome of Meeting with DoPT on Joint Declaration and Charter of Demands of Central Government employees submitted by NC JCM Staff Side – INDWF

Outcome of Meeting with DoPT on Joint Declaration and Charter of Demands of Central Government employees submitted by NC JCM Staff Side – INDWF

INTUC
INDIAN NATIONAL DEFENCE WORKERS FEDERATION

R.Srinivasan
General Secretary

INDWF/Circular/013/2015

Date: 25/2/2015

To
All Affiliated of INDWF

Dear Colleagues,
The National Council (JCM) constituents had their convention at New Delhi on 11.12.2014 and issued a joint declaration on Charter of Demands of Central Government employees and also declared their proposed action programme which you all are aware.

A letter has been sent to Cabinet Secretary alongwith Joint Declaration and Charter of Demands.

After reveiving the joint declaration and Charter of Demands, the Secretary, DoP&T called for a meeting to below for the information of all the unions affiliated to INDWF.

1. It was very much emphasised that the forum of JCM councils should be made effective. All the Departmental councils and National Council JCM should be conducted regularly so that the issues of Government employees can be discussed. It was agreed to take necessary steps to conduct the meetings regularly.

2. All agreed anomalies should be implemented particularly the fixation of pay between direct recruitees and promotees.

3. Anomaly committee should be convened to settle the pending issues.

4. MACP issues wherever courts have given judgements that should be considered and orders should be given to implement the same before 7th CPC report.

5. Wherever the Departments have recommended for improvement in Grade Pay of certain categories of employees should be considered by DOP&T and Ministry of Finance.

Further on Charter of Demands were discussed :
6. Pay Revision should be given effect from January 2014 due to the DA increase. Also in future, pay should be reivsed on completion of every 5 years.

7. Merger of DA upto 100%. It was insisted to direct the 7th CPC to consider and given their report by Ministry of Finance. After receiving a request from Staff Side it was agreed to consider.

8. Similarly on Interim Relief, after receiving a request letter from Staff Side, this will be processed.

9. Merger of Unskilled and Semi Skilled to Rs.1800/- Grade Pay, DoP&T has rejected to grant w.e.f.1.9.2008 which is against the CDS(RP) Rules 2008. It will be reconsidered after receiving a note from Defence Ministry.

10. MACP should be granted w.e.f.1.1.2006 for the benefit of reitired employees.

11. Wherever the promotion posts and feeder posts are identical (MAC and Chargeman) that should not be treated as promotion on their movement and ACP/MACP to be granted.

12. Railways and Defence employees should be exempted from NEW PENSION SCHEME.

13. On compassionate ground appointments ceiling of 5% to be removed which is without any rational.

The above points will be considered for remaining points, another meeting will be held with progress.

Yours Sincerely,
sd/-
(R.SRINIVASAN)
General Secretary

Source: INDWF

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Corporatisation of Ordnance Factories – Still the cloud is not clear…

Corporatisation of Ordnance Factories – Still the cloud is not clear…

 

INDWF General Secretary Shri.R.Srinivasan published on its official blog regarding the burning issue of ‘Corporatisation of Ordnance Factories’. He said, that the media is highlighting in the press that M of D proposing to corporatise the Ordnance Factories in ‘The Hindu’ on 18th Jan 2015. Also damaging statements are appearing in the Press against Ordnance Factories. In this respect, all the three recognised Federations submitted a Joint Memorandum to Hon’ble Defence Minister on 30.12.2014 requesting him to call for a meeting to discuss the proposal of M of D about Ordnance Factories. But till date, no intimation has been received from M of D.

 

Still the cloud is not clear and the M of D is proceeding on its own without consulting or discussing with the stake holder including working class organisations.

 

The detailed letter is given below for your information…

 

 

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INDWF PROPOSED PAY STRUCTURE FOR DEFENCE CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES TO 7TH PAY COMMISSION

INDWF PROPOSED PAY STRUCTURE FOR DEFENCE CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES TO 7TH PAY COMMISSION
INDWF submitted a separate memorandum to 7th Pay Commission on the service matters of Defence Civilians Employees on 30th July 2014.

INTUC
INDIAN NAITONAL DEFENCE WORKERS FEDERATION

INDWF/7th CPC/Memorandum/002/2014

28.07.2014

To

Member Secretary,
VII Central Pay Commission,
New Delhi

Sub: Forwarding the memorandum to 7th Central Pay Commission by INDWF.

Sir,
Indian National Defence Workers Federation being one of the constituent Federation of National Council (JCM), the Staff Side members of the Standing Council jointly prepared a memorandum in respect of Pay and Allowances as well as Retirement benefits. The same was submitted by the Secretary, Staff Side National Council (JCM) which was endorsed by INDWF and other constituent organisations.

We on behalf of INDWF have prepared a memorandum in respect of issues relevant of the Defence Civilian Employees other than Pay and Allowances and Retirement benefits, our memorandum pertaining to Defence Civilian employees is enclosed for your consideration.

Yours Sincerely,
sd/-
(R.SRINIVASAN)
General Secretary

 

Click to view the memorandum…

Source : INDWF

Click to view the image of proposed pay scales for Admin Staff…
Click to view the image of proposed pay scales for Industrial Staff…

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INDWF Invites proposal for 7th pay commission from its affiliates

INDWF Invites proposal for 7th pay commission from its affiliates

The Indian National workers federation has invited proposal for 7th pay commission from its affiliates functioning in various Directorates under Defence Ministry. The copy of the letter posted in its blog is given below..

Indian National Defence Workers federation
INDWF/INTUC

To
All affiliates of INDWF
Unions/Associations

Dear Affiliates,

The 7th CPC has circulated the questionnaire to all Federations/Unions and Associations and all stake holders and to the Ministries and Departments under Govt. of India; to response to the 7th CPC questionnaire by 9th May 2014. On receipt of this, the National Council JCM Staff Side met on 6th and 7th May 2014 at Delhi and discussed the issues. After due discussion, a consolidated report has been prepared on the questionnaire and has been forwarded to the 7th Pay commission on behalf of the JCM National Council constituents, in which the INDWF is also a constituent Organisation and submitted the same by Indian National Defence Workers Federation.
The National Council JCM has requested the 7th CPC to consider the proposal on behalf of entire Govt. Employees, irrespective of the proposals given by the unions/association. We have also on behalf of the Staff Side National Council JCM requested to extend the period for submission of the memorandum by the respective unions/Federations and Associations up to 30 June 2014.

However the Staff Side JCM National Council has decided to submit their proposal on pay and allowances as well as pensionary benefits etc. by 31.05.2014.

You are requested to forward the reply to 7th CPC questionnaire from your union directly addressed to the Secretary 7th CPC as submitted by National council and Federation. However you are free to include your view also. A copy of the same should be forwarded to the federation positively. (Copy of the Questionnaire is posted to your email and indwfblog spot.com). Moreover, we have decided to hold Directorate wise meeting to prepare the proposals and after that a consolidated memorandum will be finalized. The final proposal will be submitted to the 7th CPC on or before 30th June 2014 by the Federation.

The directorate wise discussion will be held at Delhi on the following dates:

Sr.No Directorate Date Day
01 Navy 15 June 2014 Sunday
02 ARMY (All Dirt. Including MES, AOC,EME) 16 & 17 June 2014 Monday Tuesday
03 DGOF 18 June 2014 Wednesday
04 DGQA & DGAQA 19 June 2014 Thursday
05 Air Force 20 June 2014 Friday
06 DRDO 21 June 2014 Saturday
07 DGAFMS 21 June 2014 Saturday

 

You are requested to prepare the proposals before the directorate wise meeting and forward it to Federation. Please carry a copy of proposal prepared by your union while coming to attend the directorate wise meeting.The compilation of all the directorate wise proposals and preparation of consolidated memorandum will be finalised between 24th to 29th June 2014 at Delhi and will be submitted on 30.06.2014.

The copy of reply to the questionnaire of 7th CPC will guide you to prepare the proposal. Read carefully and incorporate the views of National council in your proposal.

The respective Leader/Secretary and members of the Staff Side JCM’s should take the responsibility on collection of the proposals and prepare the document to be considered by the federation for submission to the 7th CPC.

Kindly prepare the documents and attend the meeting at, JCM House, New Delhi, on the date given above for each directorate.

Yours sincerely,
sd/-
(R. SRINIVASAN)
General Secretary

Copy to:
Shri Ashok Singh
President, INDWF
New Delhi

Source : INDWF

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INDWF writes to DGOF and Chairman of OFB to grant third MACP to MCM in Ordnance Establishments

INDWF writes to DGOF and Chairman of OFB to grant third MACP to MCM in Ordnance Establishments

Framing of Recruitment Rules for the post of Master Craftsman (MCM) and Chargeman both in the same GP of Rs.4200/-

INDWF/RRs/MCM/2014

Date 18.03.2014

To
DGOF & Chairman
Ordnance Factory Board,
Ayudh Bhawan,
10A, S.K.Bose Road,
Kolkatta 700 001.

Kind Attention to Director/IR

Sub: Restructuring of Cadre of Artisan Staff in Defence Establishments in modification of recommendation of 6th CPC- framing of Recruitment Rules for the post of Master Craftsman (MCM) and Chargeman both in the same GP of Rs.4200/-

Ref: (i) MOD ID No.11 (5)/2009-D (Civ-I) Dated 23rd January, 2014.
(ii) OFB Letter No.NGO/Cadre Review/A/GB/10 Dated 03.03.2014

Sir,
We are in receipt of the copy of OFB letter cited under reference (ii) above alongwith M of D letter dt 23.01.2014 regarding framing of Recruitment Rules for the post of Master Craftsman (MCM) and Chargeman both in the same Grade Pay of Rs.4200/-.

Since Defence Finance and DOP&T have not agreed to grant 3rd MACP to MCM on completion of 30 years of regular service on the reasons that the feeder grade and promotion grade stands remain in the identical Grade Pay.  Further, it was also not agreed to grant one increment on their re-designation from MCM to Chargeman (T).  Based on this refusal, DOP&T suggested to M of D to create separate channel for promotion to MCM and Chargeman (T) and accordingly a model proposal was suggested by M of D and circulated to all Directorates and Federations asking views and comments for further action.

While forwarding the model proposal by OFB vide your letter Dt 03.03.2014 to all Ordnance Factories, you have mentioned in para (3) giving your views about the changes and its functional implications and impacts on the career prospects of other categories.

Giving your proposals and impacts on the changes on model proposal it appears that OFB is having prejudice on the matter which shows that OFB itself is not interested in agreeing to the views of M o D.

We therefore, are totally oppose to the comments of OFB mentioned in your letter, whereas INDWF is firmly support to the proposed model of M of D which will be benefited to the organisation as well as to the individuals.

a)    MCM till they become JWM will continue to work as workman by which we shall be getting their services of workmen (MCM) to work.
b)    Chargeman (T) all will be with the background of having Diploma both through DR & LDCE.
c)    The prospects of promotion of Chargeman will not affect at any cost to others.
d)    The MCM can become only after 25 to 30 years of service only at the end of their long service.

Therefore, the model proposal may please be accepted and a favourable decision may please be forwarded to M of D so that MCM can be considered for 3rd MACP.

Yours Sincerely,
(R.SRINIVASAN)
General Secretary.

Source: INDWF

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Defence employees proposed indefinite strike from 17.02.2014 withdrawn

Defence employees proposed indefinite strike from 17.02.2014 withdrawn

MERELY PASSING RESOLUTIONS OR CONDUCTING STRIKE BALLOT WILL NOT BRING SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEMS FACED BY THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES!

Defense employees proposed indefinite strike from 17.02.2014 withdrawn

Only sectional demands discussed by defence ministry. No discussion or ensurance about DA merger, Interim Relief, Date of effect of 7th CPC and New Pension Scheme. On the other hand, despite of 96 percent Railway employees voted in favour of indefinite strike on the issues of Pay Commission, DA Merger, Interim Relief, New Pension Scheme etc, Railway unions have not taken it seriously.

CONFEDERATION IS THE ONLY ORGANISATION WHICH IS CONDUCTING UNCOMPROMISING FIGHT AGAINST THE POLICIES OF THE CENTRAL GOVT. AND ALSO FOR THE JUSTIFIED DEMANDS OF THE CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES. AND WE CONDUCTED THE TWO DAY STRIKE SUCCESSFULLY.

LET US KEEP UP THIS FIGHTING SPIRIT AND CONTINUE OUR STRUGGLE IN THE COMING DAYS.

Source: http://aiamshq.blogspot.in/

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Meeting with Chairman of AS(A) – AIDEF, INDWF & BPMS in connection with the Notice of “Indefinite Strike” from 17.02.2014 by Defence Civilian employees

Meeting with Chairman of AS(A) – AIDEF, INDWF & BPMS in connection with the Notice of “Indefinite Strike” from 17.02.2014 by Defence Civilian employees

 

 Minutes of the meeting held on 06.02.2014 – AIDEF, INDWF & BPMS in connection with the notice of “Indefinite Strike” from 17.02.2014 by Defence Civilian Employees

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
D(JCM)

Subject :- Follow up action on the ‘Minutes’ of the Meeting held on 06.02.2014 under the Chairmanship of AS(A) with the representatives of Recognized Federations of MoD i.e. AIDEF, INDWF & BPMS in connection with the Notice of “Indefinite Strike” from 17.02.2014 by Defence Civilian employees.

A copy of the ‘Minutes’ of the above meeting is enclosed for perusal and necessary appropriate action.

2. All concerned are requested to ensure necessary appropriate action, wherever necessary, on the issues concerning them.

3. An instant action on the above will be appreciated.

(R.K. Jaiswal)
Under Secretary (JCM)

‘Minutes’ of the Meeting held on 06.02.2014 under the Chairmanship of AS(A) with the representatives of Recognized Federations of MoD i.e. AIDEF, INDWF & BPMS in connection with the notice of “Indefinite Strike” from 17.02.2014 by Defence Civilian Employees:

The Declaration made by the Federations.
I. List of participants is at Annexure.

II. At the outset, AS(A) welcomed the representatives of the Federations and Official Side Members. He stated that the efforts will be made to sort out the problems expeditiously in the best interest of employees. The representatives of the Federations expressed their unhappiness at the accumulation of pending demands which compelled them to come at this juncture to go on ‘Indefinite Strike’ but hoped to get good discussion and solutions to their problems today. Then, AS(A) invited the representatives of all the three Recognized Federations to discuss the issues indicated in their Charter of Demands.

III. Discussions on Agenda Points raised :

 

Agenda Point-1 Grant of 2nd / 3rd MACP in Grade Pay Rs 4600/- to the Artisan Staff of Defence Establishments who were granted 2‘ ACP in the Char to 31.12.2005 in spite of MoD’s recommendation matter is pending with Defence Finance)
Decision : Addl FA & JS(RS) agreed to the issuance of clarification on this issue. Staff Side demanded discussions on the framing of RRs for MCM and Chargeman before referring the same to DOP&T and Was also agreed to.

Agenda Point-2 Correlation of the hourly rate of Industrial Workers deployed on Piece Work system in Ordnance Factories in 6th CPC Pay Scale w.e.f. 01.01.2006 (in spite of MoD’s recommendation matter is pending with Defence Finance)
Decision: Demand was agreed to. However, the issue of giving retrospective effect to the same will be examined separately.

Agenda Point-3 Grant of Departmental Overtime Wages to the Industrial Workers deployed on Piece Work ; system in the Ordnance Factories(in spite of MoD’s recommendation matter is pending with Defence Finance).
Decision: The demand will be re-examined by DDP and a justified action will be taken as per policy.

Agenda Point No-4 Grant of hourly rate to the Piece Workers of Ordnance Factories who were given MACP benefits. (inspite of MoD’s recommendation matter is pending with Defence Finance).
Decision: Depending upon the decision on agenda point No.1, a decision on this issue will be taken by,DDP.

Agenda Point No-5 Grant of revised ACP benefits to the labourers who have completed 30 years of service by granting an one time exem tion of Trade Test. MoD’s; recommendation in the matter is pending with DoP&T).
Decision: To get the matter expedited, a meeting with DOP&T is to be held

Agenda Point No-6 Grant of revised ACP benefits to the erstwhile Group “D” NIEs (MoD’s recommendation in the matter is pending with DoP&T).
Decision: As detailed in reply to Item No. 5.

Agenda Point No-7 Revision of Night Duty Allowance w.e.f. 01.01.1996 and from 01.01.2006 in the 5th and 6th CPC rates respectively by implementing the Court Judgments on the subject
Decision: Defence Finance will look into the matter expeditiously

Agenda Point No-8 Doubling of the Risk Allowance for Defence Civilian Employees w.e.f. 01.09.2008 has agreed in the National Anomaly Committee Meeting.
Decision: DOP&T may be reminded and matter to be pursued

Agenda Point No-9 Implementation of the following judgment to the similarly placed employees as per provisions of DOP&T OM No. A11019/2/98-AT dated 03 September, 1998.
i) Grant of MACP in promotional hierarchy (Government’s SLP dismissed in the case of CAT Chandigarh Bench Judgment on OA No.1038/CH of 2010.
Decision: Comments noted.

ii) Placement from HS Grade to HS Grade-I should be ignored for granting MACP (Judgment of CAT Principal Bench New Delhi in the case of Employees of 505 ABW, New Delhi referring various Supreme Court Judgments)
Decision: Comments noted.

iii) Restoration of the opportunity of Chowkidars and Safaiwalas of MES for re-designation as Mate (SS) (Judgment of the Hon’ble CAT Ernakulam Bench in OA No.109/2012 dated 12.12.2012)
Decision: Matter already resolved.

iv) Removal of discrimination and grant of skilled pay scale of Rs.260-4000/ 950- 1500 to non-petitioner Valvemen of MES (Judgment of Hon’ble CAT Jodhpur Bench in OA NO.51/2002 dated 21st July, 2003)
Decision: D(Works-II) to consider the matter and expedite the same.

v) Inclusion of HRA and Transport Allowance etc. for computation of OT Wages under Factories Act 1948 based on the judgment of Madras High Court.
Decision: Comments noted.

vi) Implementation of higher Pay Scale and grade structure for the similarly placed Cooks of all Defence Establishments as granted to the Cooks of Air Force vide MoD Letter No. Air HO/23064/Cooks/PC-4/444-CC/D(Air-III) dated 12th November 2013 based on the judgment of Hon’ble Principal Bench CAT, New Delhi.
Decision: Directions may be issued to cadre controlling authorities to carryout the cadre review of Cooks cadre in line with Cooks of the Air HQr.

Agenda Point No-10 Approval of all cadre review proposals of MTs, Durwanl Fireman, Drivers, Storekeeping Staff, Industrial Canteen Staffs Para Medical Staff, Stenographers, DEO, JWM and Clerical Staff of OFB, DRDO, DGOA, Navy, EME, AOC, Air Force and other Directorates pending at different level.
Decision: (i) Cadre reviews pending with Defence Finance be finalized.

(ii) Cadre review proposal not submitted shall be submitted within in one month and settled.

(iii) DRDO shall consult Staff Side Federations before finalization of DRTC cadre review.
Agenda Point No-11 Grant of PR1S to the DRDO Employees at par with Department of Atomic Energy and ISRO.
Decision: DRDO shall expedite a decision at RM level.

Agenda Point No-12 Revision of Fixed Medical Allowance to the Defence Employees posted at hard stations/isolated places and also grant of medical reimbursement for impatient treatment for such employees by implementing the judgment of Punjab and Haryana High Court.
Decision: Matter may be pursued with Ministry of Health & Family Welfare to expedite a decision.

Agenda Point No-13 Grant of Four Grade Structure to the Ammunition Mechanic or NAD under navy.
Decision: Matter may be pursued with Ministry of Finance to expedite a decision.

Agenda Point No-14 Grant of Four Grade Structure to the Meter Reader of MES at Par with the Artisan Staff
Decision: Matter may be pursued with DOP&T to expedite a decision. Agenda Point No-15 Extension of CSD Canteen facilities for retired defence civilian employees at par with Ex-Serviceman.

Agenda Point No-15 Extension of CSD Canteen facilities for retired defence civilian employees at par with Ex-Serviceman.
Decision: Matter may be taken up again.

Agenda Point No-16 Revision of Bonus payment ceiling and Gratuity ceiling limit. Decision: Not discussed being national issue.
Decision: Not discussed being national issue.

Agenda Point No-17  Opening of CGHS Dispensaries in all major cities and reorganization of Hospitals under CGHS in Hill Stations.
Decision: Not discussed as the issue relates to Ministry of Health & F.W.

Agenda Point No-18 Withdraw DPP-2013 which is against the interest of DRDO and Ordnance Factories
Decision: The demand may be examined by DDP.

Agenda Point No-19 No FDI in Defence Sector
Decision: Comments noted

Agenda Point No-20 No disturbance in the functioning of DRDO by implementing Professor Rama Rao
Committee recommendations.
Decision: Comments noted

Agenda Point No-21 No arbitrary reduction of manpower in the various Army Units in the name of ASEC Report in violation of the Cabinet Secretary’s directions.
Decision: instructions in this regard may follow.

Agenda Point No-22 No closure of any Defence Units including Military Farms. Decision:
Decision: Comments noted

Agenda Point No-23 Stop all types of outsourcing/contract and replarize all the existing contract/casual workers
Decision: Comments noted.

Agenda Point No-24 Fill up all posts lying vacant in all the Defence Establishments.
Decision: JS(P&C) will examine.

Agenda Point No-25 Withdraw the New Pension Scheme
Decision: Not discussed being national issue.

Agenda Point No-26 Grant of Compassionate Appointment 100% as being granted by the Railway Ministry.
Decision: The matter may be taken up with DOP&T at higher level

Agenda Point No-27 No reduction of sanctioned strength of the Ordnance Factories based on Sourab Kumar Committee Report.
Decision: Comments noted

Agenda Point No-28 Regular meeting with the recognized Federations by the MoDand other Directorates should be ensured.
Decision : Staff Side was advised to submit a calendar on the line of action.

Agenda Point No-29 Three meetings of the Departmental Council (JCM) and four meetin . of the JCM-III Level Council as per the constitution of the JCM Scheme should be ensured.
Decision: Timely meetings may be ensured.

Agenda Point No-30 Grant of Trade Unions rights to all the non gazetted employees working in the Defence Establishments as being given in the case of Railway. (Up to 4200).
Decision: As detailed in reply to item No.32.

Agenda Point No-31 Grant of Trade Unions ri hts to the Em s to ees of Hos s itals and Training Establishments under MoD since these Establishments are already recognized as Industry by the Labour Ministry.
Decision: As detailed in reply to item No.32

Agenda Point No-32 Grant of Trade Unions rights to the Defence Civilian Employees posted at area declared under SRO-17E.
Decision; On agenda point Nos.30, 31 & 32, a meeting will be held onreceipt of comments from the Federations.

Agenda Point No-33 : Settle all the 6th CPC Anomalies and all Cadre review proposals before 7th CPC starts functiong.
Decision : As detailed in reply to Item No. 10.

Agenda Point No-34 Accept all the terms of reference of 7th CPC submitted by the Staff Side of National Council (JCM) to the DoP&T.
Decision : As being done previously, Staff Side may be consulted before submitting the proposal to VII CPC on common issues.

Agenda Point No-35 Implement the revised comprehensive pay package for the CentraI Government Employees as on 01.01.2014.
Decision : Not discussed being national issue.

Agenda Point No-36 To consider the demand of merger of Dearness Allowance/Dearness Relief with Basic Pay and Basic Pension and also grant of interim relief.
Decision: Not discussed being national issue.

Addl. Secy (A) appealed the Federations that considering the discussion and decisions taken in the meeting, the Federations may please consider to withdraw their proposed ‘Indefinite Strike’ action.

The representatives of the Federations expressed the hope to get the ‘Minutes’ of the meeting by 11th February, 2014 so as to enable them to take a final decision on the proposed strike. The meeting ended with a vote of thanks to the Chair.

Source : www.bpms.org.in

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Ordnance Employees Federations agreed to withdraw indefinite strike from 17.2.2014

Ordnance Employees Federations agreed to withdraw indefinite strike from 17.2.2014

Defence civilian staffers agree to put off strike

Three federations representing around 4 lakh Defence Civilian Employees today decided to postpone their proposed indefinite strike from February 17 after receiving assurances from Defence Minister AK Antony regarding their demands.

“Defence Ministry has agreed to settle some of the demands related to cadre restructuring, promotional issues, piece rate and incentive revisions for production workers along with revision in the night duty allowance, etc.,” said an office bearer of the All-India Defence Employees Federation.

Source: PTI

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Resolution adopted in the joint meeting of the three recognized federations (AIDEF / INDWF / BPMS) in the meeting held on 12/02/2014

Resolution adopted in the joint meeting of the three recognized federations (AIDEF / INDWF / BPMS) in the meeting held on 12/02/2014

ALL INDIA DEFENCE EMPLOYEES FEDERATION
INDIAN NATIONAL DEFENCE WORKERS FEDERATION
BHARATIYA PRATIRAKSHA MAZDOOR SANGH
Camp: New Delhi
Date:12/02/2014
 Resolution adopted in the joint meeting of the three recognised Federations (AIDEF INDWF&  BPMS) in the meeting held on 12/2/2014 at New Delhi
A Joint meeting of the 3 Federations to review the decision taken for an indefinite strike to be observed from 17/2/2014 by the 4 lakhs Defence Civilian Employees, on the wake of the negotiations held with the Addl. Secretary(A) MoD and the subsequent meeting held with the Hon’ble Defence Minister Shri.A.K.Antony on 06/2/2014. The following representatives participated in the meeting.
1) All India Defence Employees Federation
i) Shri.S.N.Pathak, President
ii) Shri.C.Srikumar, General Secretary

2) Indian National Defence Workers Federation
i) Shri.Gurudayal Singh, Sr. Vice President
ii)Shri.R.Srinivasan, General Secretary

3) Bharatiya Pratiraksha Mazdoor Sangh 
i) Shri.Sadhu Singh, Organising Secretary
ii) Shri.Mukesh Kumar Singh, Secretary
The meeting considered the assurances given in the negotiation by the MoD on the various strike demands duly recorded in the minutes of the meeting circulated Vide MoD ID No.19(5)/2013/D)JCM) Dtd: 07/02/2014 (copy enclosed) and passed the following resolution unanimously.
Resolution

The Joint meeting of the representatives of AIDEF, INDWF & BPMS held at New Delhi on 12/2/2014 has taken note of the spirit of discussion which has taken place in the negotiation held under the Chairmanship of Addl. Secretary(A) MoD and subsequently with the Hon’ble Defence Minister on 06/02/2014. The meeting expressed its satisfaction over the proactive steps taken by the Hon’ble Defence Minister Shri.A.K.Antony, Defence Secretary, Secretary(DP) and all senior officials of the MoD and Defence Finance in settling the genuine demands of the employees. The meeting has also noted about the assurance given by the MoD that regular meetings with the Federations and JCM would take place in future.
The meeting considered about the good will of the MoD and also the appeal made by the Addl. Secretary(A) to the Federations to withdraw the proposed indefinite strike and has unanimously resolved that to reciprocate the positiveness and goodwill shown by the Defence Ministry, it would be prudent to defer/postpone the indefinite strike proposed from 17/2/2014 till a joint review of the progress on the settlement of the charter of demands, as assured by the MoD by the Federations. Accordingly it was unanimously decided to inform the MoD about the decision of the postponement/deferment of the strike.
The meeting thanked and congratulated the 4 lakhs Defence Civilian employees and all the affiliated unions of AIDEF, INDWF & BPMS and other unions who served the strike notice on the Govt. and started serious preparation and mobilisation for the success of the proposed indefinite Strike. The meeting also appealed to the Defence Civilian employees to remain united to achieve the demands which are agreed by the Ministry of Defence.
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C.Srikumar
Gener& Secretary / AIDF
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R.Srinivasan
General Secretary / INDWF
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Sadhu Singh
Orgn. Secretary / BPMS
For General Secretary
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Proposed model for promotion of Master Craftsman and Chargeman in Defence Ordnance Establishments

Proposed model for promotion of Master Craftsman and Chargeman in Defence Ordnance Establishments

RE-STRUCTURING OF CADRE ARTISAN STAFF IN DEFENCE RRS FOR THE POST OF MCM AND CM

Ministry of Defence
D(Civ-I)

Subject: Restructuring of cadre artisan staff in Defence Establishments in modification of recommendations of 6th CPC – framing of Recruitment Rules for the posts of Master Craftsman (MCM) and Chargeman both in the same GP of Rs.4200/-
Consequent upon the restructuring of the Artisan Cadre vide MoD letter of even number dated the 14.06.2010 framing of RRs for the posts of Master Craftaman and Chargeman could not be finalized as DOP&T has objection to promotion of MCM as Chargeman in the same GP of Rs.4200/-. Moreover, Ministry of Finance has also not agreed to grant of increment to MCM on their promotion in the same GP of Rs.4200/- to the post of Chargemen.

2. To overcome the situation as explained in paragraph I above, one of the model proposed for promotions of artisan staff cadre is indicated below :

 

Skilled Grade
(PB-I, GP Rs.1900)
Highly Skilled Grade – II
(PB-1, GP Rs.2400)
(7 years as HS-II through LDCE)   Chargeman
(PB-2, GP Rs.4200)
Highly Skilled Grade-I
(PB-1, GP Rs.2800)
(4 years as HS-I through LDCE)   Chargeman
(PB-2, GP Rs.4200)
Master Craftsman
(PB-2, GP Rs.4200)
Chargeman
(PB-2, GP Rs.4200)
 
(on eligibility basis)

(Foreman / JWM)
(PB-2, GP Rs.4600)
 

3. As per the above model the following is proposed :

(i) HS-II (GP Rs.2400/-) shall be able to move as HS-I (GP Rs.2800/-) under normal promotion norms. One completion of 7 years of service HS-II shall be eligible for the post of Chargeman on the basis of Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LDCE).

(ii) HS-I (GP Rs.2800/-) shall be able to move as Master Craftsman (GP Rs.4200/-) under normal promotion norms. One completion of 4 years of service HS-I shall be eligible for the post of Chargeman on the basis of Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LDCE).

(iii) Both Master Craftsman and Chargeman shall be able to move as Foreman / JWM (PB-2, Rs.4600/-) as the case may be on eligibility basis.

4. All concerned are requested to furnish their comments on the above proposed model of RRs for the posts of Master Craftsman and Chargeman with the approval of competent authority by 7th February 2014 positively.

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(M.S.Sharma)
Under Secretary (Civ-I & II)

Source: INDWF

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