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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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Steering Committee for Departmental Council (JCM) of MoD – Agenda points published by BPMS

Steering Committee for Departmental Council (JCM) of MoD – Agenda points published by BPMS

Steering Committee meeting which is scheduled to be held on 01.08.2014 under the Chairmanship of JS (E) of MoD.

BHARATIYA PRATIRAKSHA MAZDOOR SANGH
(AN ALL INDIA FEDERATION OF DEFENCE WORKERS)
(AN INDUSTRIAL UNIT OF B.M.S.)
(RECOGNISED BY MINISTRY OF DEFENCE, GOVT. OF INDIA)

CENTRAL OFFICE: 2-A, NAVEEN MARKET, KANPUR – 208001, PH & FAX : (0512) 2332222
MOBILE: 09415733686, 09235729390, 09335621629, WEB : www.bpms.org.in

REF: BPMS / MOD / AGENDA / 90th SCM

Dated: 30.06.2014

To,
The Deputy Secretary (CP),
Govt of India, Min of Defence,
Room No. 136, ‘B’ Wing,
Sena Bhawan, New Delhi – 110011
Subject: Projection of Demands for the Meeting of the Steering Committee for the 90th Departmental Council (JCM) of MOD scheduled to be held on 01.08.2014.

Reference: MOD F. No. 5(2)/2013/D(JCM), Dated 25.06.2014
Respected Sir,
With due regards, it is submitted that this federation has decided to nominate the following persons to participate in the ensuing Steering Committee meeting which is scheduled to be held on 01.08.2014 under the Chairmanship of JS (E):-
1. Shri D. S. Upadhyay, Member JCM-II Level Council (MOD)
2. Shri Mukesh Singh, Member JCM-II Level Council (MOD)
Further, I am submitting Agenda Points on behalf of this federation’s JCM Members in Steering Committee as Annexed to this letter, for your kind perusal & inclusion please.
Kindly acknowledge.

Thanking you.

Sincerely yours
sd/-
(M P SINGH)
General Secretary

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Source: BPMS

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INDWF-Outcome of JCM III Level Meeting of OFB at Kolkatta

INDWF – Outcome of JCM III Level Meeting of OFB at Kolkatta

DECISIONS OF JCM III OF OFB AT KOLKATTA
IMPORTANT ISSUES DISCUSSED AND ITS OUTCOME IN THE JCM III LEVEL MEETING OF OFB HELD ON 24.02.2014 AND 25.02.2014 AT KOLKATTA
DECISIONS
1. PIECE WORK CO-RELATION ON VI CPC PAY BAND & GRADE PAY 
After discussions held on 06.02.2014 at M of D, the proposal to grant Piece work Profit on Rs.5200 PB-I and Grade Pay Rs.1900 total Rs.7100/- as minimum of pay + Increment separately paid.  After approval by Defence Minister, it was sent to OF Board for getting Draft Government Letter (DGL) and the same was prepared and sent to Secretary, Department of Defence Production for issue of Government letter.  Orders will be issued in the first week of March 2014.  M of D said that the Co-relation will be effective from prospectively.  But it was demanded retrospectively which will be considered separately.
2. GRANTING OF DEPARTMENTAL OVERTIME FOR 3 ¼ Hours (Saturdays) for PIECE WORKERS. 
Departmental OTA for Piece workers for 3 ¼ Hrs working on Saturdays was stopped by OFB w.e.f 01.04.2006 whereas the same is being paid to Day workers, Maintenance Workers as well as Non-Industrial Employees.  This issue was discussed with M of D and at OFB.  The file was now submitted to OFB seeking justification.  The proposal from OFB with proper justification is about to be sent to M of D and Defence Finance for payment of OTA on Single Rate to Piece Workers for working on Saturday 3 ¼ Hrs.
3. MANPOWER 
For 2013-14 issue of sanction for Manpower was delayed but sanction was issued. For 2014-15, after collecting the data about the requirements from the factories, proposal will be taken up with Secretary, DP and necessary sanction will be issued.
4.  INCENTIVE For EXAMINERS 
Indian National Defence Workers Federation raised this point granting of Incentive for Examiners which is pending for long.  Production employees are getting Piece work, Maintenance Employees are getting Incentive but whereas the Examiners are not getting any financial benefit.
Chairman said that the Council of Quality General of India in its meeting to consider the proposal for granting incentive.  Necessary policy is to be framed and will be taken up with Secretary, Department of Defence Production who is also in favour of considering.
5. CONSIDERING DIPLOMA OBTAINED THROUGH DISTANCE EDUCATION FOR LDCE TO CHARGEMAN 
Indian National Defence Workers Federation insisted that the Diploma obtained through Distance Education needs to be considered as the employees cannot acquire qualification through full time Diploma.  Also employees working in remote areas do not have any facility near to them.  Further acquiring Diploma/Degree is only eligibility, and not they will be automatically selected unless they pass the written examination and qualify for the same.  Therefore, the Diploma/Degree obtained through distance education should be considered eligible for appearing to Chargeman post through LDCE Quota both for Tech and Non-Tech.
Chairman while replying said that on this distance education we need to take a longer view and settle the matter at the earliest.
6. On IR matters when raised by INDWF about HE Factory violating safety norms etc harassing workers, extending probation periods etc.  Chairman, OFB said instructions will be issued to GM’s to avoid any gap between Unions and administration to maintain harmonious Industrial Relations.  On HE Factory issue a feed back was asked to submit on building No.37 where safety norms are totally violated.
7. HAPP – Work Load
Within the powers of OF Board, Rs.50 Crores have been sanctioned for the RGB 6 & 12 project considering the huge requirements.  It is temporarily suspended but it will be restored soon.  FSAPB – Mark III, PMT etc huge requirements are there and HAPP will have more work load.
8. JWM Transfers 
Against 600 applications seeking transfers, in one sitting about 100 applications were cleared.  The remaining will be cleared on stages by Member/Per with the assistance of NG Section Officers very soon.  Further the pending transfer order which were cancelled will be restored.
9. ONE TIME RELAXATION TO UDC & OS AND CADRE REVIEW 
The issue was already taken up with DOP&T for obtaining One time relaxation.  Further, Cadre Review proposals for clerical Cadre has been referred to M of D with the following proposals vide OFB letter Dt 13.02.2014 to DPP
Post Existing Sanction Proposed Strength Proposed Sanction Excluding Chargeman Proposed Percentage Existing Percentage
LDC 1682 1700 1700 31% 27.5%
UDC 2125 1700 1700 31% 35%
OS 1857 1600 1600 29% 30%
JWM NT/OTS 466 946 (480 + 466) 480 9% 7.5%
Total 6130 5946 5480 100% 100%
10. OF DAY GIFTS 
It was demanded to Chairman that during OF Day celebrations on 18th March of every Year the employees should be given gift and at the same time there should be uniformity in the Factories would be decided by OF Board.
11. CENTRAL RECRUITMENT BOARD FOR OFB 
OFB proposed long back to form a OFB Recruitment Board for recruitment of Group ‘C’ posts.  Still the appointment of the Board has not been approved by Secretary, DDP. Since more number of posts are lying unfilled by recruitment by many factories and GMs are reluctant to carry out the process of recruitment.  5 Factories have been identified and will be entrusted the responsibilities of Direct Recruitment for various Group ‘C’ posts.  The vacancies factory wise will be notified through advertisement and written test will be conducted on one day in various centres throughout the country and selected candidates list will be sent to the nearest factories of the candidates which will avoid migration from one place to another.
12. VIJAYANTA SR.SECONDARY SCHOOL OF HVF 
HVF Vijayanta Sr. Secondary School requires major repairs and renovation including providing better amenities.  Member/Per assured he will visit and sanction necessary funds. Provided the factory submit the proposal. Member A/V also agreed and supported the claim of INDWF.
13. VII CPC CELL FORMATION AT OFB 
At OFB, Cell was formed to prepare a proposal to the 7th CPC.  A meeting was convened on 26.2.2014 at OFB with all the Federation and Association representatives a report has been asked to submit to the OFB.
14. CADRE REVIEW 
Cadre Review proposal for Para-Medical staff was forwarded by OFB to Ministry of Defence.
15. Revised Pay slip was issued.  We have demanded that the Bank Account number to be included.
16. One time relaxation from Labourers.  The issue was referred to DOP&T to grant MACP Rs.2800/-.
17. For granting ACP in promotional Hierarchy to Durwans, it was demanded to merge Durwans with Subedar Durwan.  This would be considered.
18. RELIEVING STAGNATION TO STOREKEEPING STAFF 
A proposal given by the Staff side JCM to Divert the Direct Recruitment, LDCE vacancies of Chargeman (T) and Chargeman (NT) one time to relieve the stagnation of Storekeeper and Supervisor stores is being considered about the feasibilities.  Now the DR and LDCE vacancies for this year have already been released but it would be considered in the next year.
19. Leather Machinist will be considered for promotion to Chargeman (Leather) based on the recommendation of the Sub-committee report.
20.  Due to court cases, Cadre Re-structuring was delayed and the promotions were granted at a later date.  It is demanded that all financial benefits should be granted retrospectively instead of notionally.
Yours Sincerely,
sd/-
(R.SRINIVASAN)
General Secretary
Source: INDWF

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INDWF published III Level JCM Meeting discussion points

INDWF published III Level JCM Meeting discussion points

The complete discussion points and the progress of the issues are published in the official blog of INDWF… we reproduced the same and given for your information…

PROGRESS ON ISSUES OF JCM III MEETING WITH DGOF

INTUC
INDIAN NATIONAL DEFENCE WORKERS FEDERATIONS

JCM III LEVEL COUNCIL MEETING OF BOARD (14th MEETING OF 11th TERM) HELD ON
27th AND 28th NOVEMBER, 2013 AT KOLKATTA.

The following issue were discussed and some of the progresses on the issues are given below for the information of all our affiliated unions.

1. Ex-gratia payment of Rs.10 Iakhs to each family of the employees who lost lives while performing their bonafide duties has been cleared by M of D and sanction was issued by OFB for Rs. 3 crores in respect of 30 families.

2. Necessary clarification was issued by Department of Defence Production on the entitlement of 30 days of Earned leave for Piece workers opted leave under Factories Act but a doubt arised to PC of Fys about the date of effect for which necessary clarification will be obtained from M of D to give effect from July 2008.

3. Departmental Overtime for piece workers was abruptly stopped by OFB from the year 2006 which was not approved by M of D. orders are under issue.

4. For Clerical and Para Medical staff the cadre Review proposals now at OFB level, for Para Medical Staff, OFB finance has cleared and it would be processed further.

5. Cadre Review for Artisan Staff under M of D is to be done which is due. Now Indian Railways have revised the Cadre Review w.e.f. 01.11.2013. It was requested OFB should propose on this line for Ordnance Factory Artisan Staff on receipt of the letters from M of D.

6. The III MACP Rs.4600I- which was granted to MCM and Chargeman was now reviewed by DOP&T and M of D was directed to consider on its own, if the MCM is not the feeder grade to Chargeman. On this basis M of D convened a meeting on 21.11.2013 of Federations and Directors of all Directorates and confirmed that the MCM is not the Feeder grade to Chargeman and only HS Grade I, MCM to Chargeman is only by transfer. Now M of D has submitted the proposal to Defence (Finance) for approval. Therefore, the issue is likely to be settled Hence, it was demanded that PC of A Fys should not affect the reversion of Grade Pay from Rs.4600/- to Rs.4200/- for the serving employees till the orders are issued by M of D. It will be delayed till 31.12.2013.

7. Release of HRA for those who vacated the Quarters and not allotted the quarters has been raised to decide the matter at OFB level.

8. One time relaxation to clerical staff is a permanent demand which was forwarded to M Of D.

9. The following Cadre Review proposals have been submitted to Government through M of D.

MTS, Fire Staff, Canteen Staff, Storekeeping staff, Hindi Typist, Jr Hindi Translators, Teachers, Lab Asst, FED, Durwan, female Searcher etc.

10. Single instructions to all Factones in respect of granting ACP to Durwans will be issued on the basis of promotional hierarchy upto 30.08.2008.

11. All MCMs are now declared as Group B category employees as was demanded in last JCM meeting. They are now entitled to travel by Air on LTC 80 from the nearest Airport to North East Region and J & K. Also their contribution is increased to Rs.60/- towards Central Government Employees Insurance Scheme (CGIES).

12. Further it was demanded that for MCM Promotion, only Departmental Screening committee is held not DPC, therefore, they should be granted promotions twice in a year and not once.

13. Family pensions granted to widow daughters and unmarried daughters on the basis of DOP&T orders.

14. Piece work Co-relation is being processed.

15. It was agreed by PC of A Fys to sanction food bills while on duty to remote areas on self certification basis where registered hotels are not available necessary orders will be issued.

16. Electrical Supervisory Competency test for Chargeman, Theoretical training will be held at OFIL, Ambajhari.

17. Estate Co-ordination committee’s functioning’s will be strengthened to settle the HRA problem.

18. Chairman/OFB agreed to consider and dispose the pending requests of JWMs for transfers.

19. JWM/AWM 76 posts cleared 183 posts proposal sent for promotion 50% promotion to AWM. 50% DR Proposed.

20. Escort duty to which employees is detailed; they will be allowed to compensate the loss of Overtime by giving 75 Hours during the Quarter by which they can recover the loss. 54 Hours ceiling per week should be withdrawn. This has been agreed to consider and to issue necessary instructions to Factories.

21. In order to remove the prevailing stagnation for the Storekeepers and Supervisor NT Stores, a Joint proposal was submitted by the Staff side proposing to grand about 269 posts of Chargeman from Chargeman (T) which will relieve the stagnation. At the same time through Cadre Review, the proposed additional posts will be taken back. The proposal submitted would be agreed to consider by OFB.

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

Source: www.indwf.blogspot.in
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Outcome of JCM III Level OFB meeting held on 2.8.2012 published by INDWF

Outcome and Feedback of JCM III Level Ordnance Factory Board meeting held on 2.8.2012 published by the General Secretary of INDWF on its official blog.
JCM III Level meeting of OFBoard Council meeting held at OFB Head Quarters on 02.08.2012. In this meeting Secretary Staff Side JCM Member R.Srinivasan participated and raised the points as under…
SPEECH POINTS RAISED BY R.SRINIVASAN, SECRETARY STAFF SIDE, JCM III, OFB,MEETING HELD ON 02.08.2012

1. Extended Welcome to Chairman and DGOF, all members of OFB present and both official side and staff side for the meeting of JCM III level council.
He thanked DGOF and Chairman for giving lot more details about the organisations role in meeting the increased requirements of the Armed forces by raising the demand of Rs.46,000 crores in 11th Five Year Plan to Rs.92000 crores which shows the confidence on Ordnance Factories by MoD.  This is an encouraging trend in the present juncture as we have seen many downfalls and were facing tough situation having no sufficient load which led to diversification and taking load from outside.  We should strive hard and work together to raise the flag high by fulfilling the commitments and not giving chance to outside players to encroach into our field.  For which on behalf of INDWF and Staff side we assure our best co-operation.
The proposed welfare schemes proposed by Chairman such as annual cultural meet, Housing society, creating Hostel facility at Ambjahari and coaching centre at Kanpur are welcome.  This shows the concern of OFB on our employees, Staff and Officers.

To achieve the goals/Targets, OFB may come out with an Action Plan which can be discussed and jointly make it implementable and achievable.
Expansion by adding new organisations with OFB will boost our activities by utilising the available infrastructure.
This Bipartite participation system should be strengthened and be utilised to its best so that the industrial Relation situation may be kept in better control.
2. HAPP Trichy though originally established to manufacture Tank Ammunition but now the factory is facing raw material problem i.e. Tungsten powder import due to which FSAPDS production is not taking place.  Import action may be expedited.  RGB-60 & 12 product was successfully established by HAPP to Navy.  Load is available but the existing capacity is very less.  PINAKA production is also added.  Therefore, the draft project report in this respect for augmentation may be cleared at the earliest by which Factory can get manpower, Machineries and additional buildings etc.
3. OF Trichy was manufacturing 5.56 Rifles which has now come to minimum requirement of only 10,000.  OFT has successfully established assault Rifles which is considered equivalent to AK47.  MoD is importing Assault Rifles.  Therefore, orders may be obtained for Assault Rifles projected to OFT in respect of 30 mm Canon 105 nos, 12.7 only 15 nos this may be revised upward otherwise the Factory come to under utilisation.
4. At OF Muradhnagar Hand grenade last year load was 8.7 lakh and current year need to be produced 13 lakh nos. No supplies of orders at least immediately 5 lakh order may be given to utilised and engage the manpower.  It is understood OF Chanda is not having detonators to assemble and therefore orders/Demand was not given.  This may be noted and orders may be given.
5. 81 mm HE Bomb body forgings from OFAJ were to be supplied to OFM for machining.  Till date no order.  This may be expedited.
6. We are thankful that OFB considered and granted 1975 posts of Labourer SSK for Direct Recruitment in Ordnance Factories.  This is a welcome decision by this contract Labour engagement will reduce we should gradually do away in engaging contract labour in Ordnance Factories which is resulting in Theft, indiscipline and improper utilisation of this manpower.
7. With regard to IR situation in Ordnance Factories, earlier it was dealt by deputing Officers from OFB Personnel Division and Federation Leaders to settle the issues.  Now this is given less priority and few Factories are adopting unfair Labour practice leading to conflicts and unrest as well as victimising the Union leaders.  A Mechanism may be evolved to control and settle the Industrial Relation situation.
8. Piece work Co-relation on 6th CPC pay needs to be expedited by holding discussions at the Apex level between OFB and Federations mutually so that the proposal can be forwarded to M of D for early approval.  Priority may be given to this.
9. With regard to GSF, 4 Grade Structure in respect of IE’s has not been implemented yet on the reasons that the matter is sub-judice.  It is requested that the GSF management and OFB should take necessary steps to vacate the stay order for implementation.  Many employees are superannuating from service, the beneficiaries are loosing on an average Rs.2000 to Rs.3000 every month which is leading to frustration, kindly expedite.
10. Despite various clarifications sought by Factories and issued by OFB still many Factories are yet to implement and accord the financial benefit.  This may be monitored and the Action Taken Report may be obtained for the information of the Council.
11. There are many issues pertaining to Factories and OFB in respect of Personnel matters which are being raised frequently in all the meetings by the Staff side members and issues are pending unresolved.  It is therefore suggested to form small Working Groups to study and find out the actual reasons and suggest the remedial measures by which issues can be settled/closed and the time can be saved.  Also as it was proposed Audit in administration matters in respect of Promotions, Seniority, Reservation, Maintaining ratio in Promotion and Recruitment etc., can be maintained without any kind of manipulations. Etc.,
12. Centralised Seniority in respect of NIE’s & NGOs may be updated every year and be made available to the Factories.
13. Policy adopted in respect of Medical Officers now and the orders issued for transfers has created not only disturbance to them but also created vacuum in Hospitals particularly HVF Hospital where Surgeon, Anaesthesia and Gynaecologist and Two other medical officers are transferred.  This may be reviewed on their Children’s study, near retirement etc., and to avoid frustrations.
14. The issue of acute stagnation in the Store Keeping cadre may be considered as important and priority should be given to implement the proposal of AWATI Committee by diverting some posts of Chargeman (T) to relieve the stagnation of Storekeeping Cadre as an immediate measure.  Cadre Review Proposal is a long term relief and the immediate relief is most important.
15.  JCM members and Federation Leaders are provided the accommodation at IB.  Due to renewal of IB, the Mayur Bhawan, HANS Bhawan was constructed. But at times we are denied accommodation when approached through OFB.  It is therefore, we request at least 4 Rooms in Mayur Bhawan may be kept under the Control of OFB to provide accommodation for JCM II, III and Federation Leaders when not occupied by these leaders, during that time Factory may utilise under the intimation to OFB.
16. Ordnance Factory Board may consider to introduce Job Guaranteed Training Schemes like Journeyman Ship Training, SCT, SAT training etc for future requirements and to impart better Training so that they will be better qualified for future Supervisory posts.
17. On LTC Home town, necessary clarification may be issued by PC of A Fys for converting to All India LTC.
18. JWMs working in Factories for a longer period say 20-30 years and also in one section may be rotated within the Factory or between the Factories to avoid monopoly.
19. OCF Chandigarh we received representation that many trees have been rooted out and the timber is piled/stocked at the Factory which is not with the approval of the Forest Department which may be enquired and corrective steps may be taken.
20. Employees of MCM grade were promoted to Chargemen(T) against their objection between 01.01.2006 and after, since MCM and Chargeman (T) are drawing identical Pay it is not a promotion, only Transfer.  But Factory is treating as Promotion and refusal of promotion is not entitled for MACP Rs.4, 600/- which may be settled by reverting to MCM grade.
21. In respect of DBW and CPW for DR in SSK the desirable qualification trade background etc., may be clearly notified including the Trade Test specification as number of candidates are not available in AOCP Trades.
22. Taking into account of the present workload, the sanctioned manpower may be revised in all Ordnance Factories, the sanction should not be more than the authorisation and sometimes authorisation is less than the sanction.  This may be revised.
23. Member representing in the APEX Productivity council (APC) should be considered as equal to JCM members and if they are serving employees, they should be given all facilities and representation alike JCM members in Factories.  Necessary instructions may be issued.
24. The norms decided by OFB for allowing candidates to appear in Limited Departmental Competitive Exams may be made clear for the information of the House and also necessary amendments be made in SRO.
25. Teachers strength may be increased in Factory schools as per demand and also the applicability of RTE Act in OF Schools may be clarified.
26. Employees deputed to various locations for attending Official Duties other than Ordnance Factories should be taken care of their Overtime, Incentive Loss.  A suitable decision is required to be taken to avoid financial loss to them.
27. New Pay slips may be introduced for wage disbursement of Industrial Employees for August to be paid in the month of September.
28. Cadre review of Chargeman and JWM, a committee under the Chairmanship of Shri R.N.Ralegaonkar, AGM/OFAJ, to be constituted and the same to be undertaken
29. Direct Recruitment for the post of Chargeman for 829 posts has been sent to SSC.
30. Factories have been asked to project their requirement of Teaching staff in the Ordnance Factory Schools and a proposal will be made to MoD for Direct Recruitment sanction as per requirement of Ordnance Factory Schools.
31. MACP and PLB pending for Teaching staff is taken up with MoD.
32. Computer Classes to be arranged in Ordnance Factory Schools for the betterment of the Children studying in the Ordnance Factory Schools.
33. High level committee to be formed for Explosive Factories for discussion on Safety Points.
Sd/-
(R.SRINIVASAN)
General Secretary
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