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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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NFIR: Railway Board’s order dated 30.1.2017 curbing workers rights

NFIR: Railway Board’s order dated 30.1.2017 curbing workers rights.

No.IV/I/Pt.III

07.March, 2017

The General Secretaries of
Affiliated Unions of NFIR

Brother,

Subject: Railway Board’s order dated 30.1.2017 curbing workers’ rights.

In the DC/JCM meeting held on 7.3.2017, during Opening Address, both the Federations have taken a stand that the unconstitutional order dated 30.1.2017 preventing Safety (Supervisory) Staff from becoming Office bearers should be withdrawn by the Railway Board immediately to facilitate negotiations to resume.

The President, General Secretary, Working President etc. have conveyed their strong protest against the Board’s letter dated 30.1.2017.

The General Secretary/NFIR had stated that the Railway Board has betrayed the Federations and the Railway Board has equally failed on several counts on written commitments notably:

a) Replacement of GP 4600 with 4800

b) Upgradation from Gr.C to Gr.B (Gaz.)

c) Allotment of GP 4600 to Loco (Mail)

d) Stepping up of pay of Loco Inspectors inducted prior to 1.1.2006

e) Arbitrary reversal of various decisions given in the past (as a result of agreements with the Federations) and without caring to consult federations.

f) Track Maintainers upgradation (written commitment of Board)

In light of Railway Board’s total failure, the Federation (NFIR) conveyed that it is not in a mood to participate in the negotiations of DC/JCM forum and at the same time demanded immediate withdrawal of Board’s order dated 30.1.2017, if the Railway Board sincerely feels that industrial relations are required to be preserved.

With the above observations in the DC/JCM meeting, the leaders left the meeting place. Both the Federations have jointly walked away from the meeting.

Please convey to all employees the above development, as the Railway Board’s order is a direct attack on the rights of workers, whether they are Supervisors or Non-Supervisors and it is a gross violation of Trade Union Act, ID Act etc.

Also convey the “Walk Out” decision of Federations to GMs, CPOs etc.

Yours fraternally,
sd/-
(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

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7th Pay Commission : JCM Meeting on October 24 & 25 : Most Crucial

7th Pay Commission : JCM Meeting on October 24 & 25 : Most Crucial

The defence ministry has already said a “pending issuance” of the 7th pay commission notification has been sanctioned by the president on ad-hoc basis for the armed forces. The arrears will be 10 percent of the current pay drawn by the soldiers, which would be calculated from January 2016.

However, the central government employees are upset that no such steps have been taken for them. To add fuel to the fire the festival advance has also been abolished before diwali.

The Central government employees are apparently upset with the central government abolishing seven allowances hitherto paid to them, and are planning to discuss the issue in about 10 days.

The Confederation of Central Government Employees said that a meeting scheduled on Thursday (October 13) to take up the issue between the secretary (personnel), government of India and the Staff Side, National Council JCM, will now be held on October 25.

“I am directed to inform you that, the meeting under the Chairmanship of Secretary (Personnel) with the Staff Side, National Council JCM, to firm-up views of the Staff Side (JCM) on various allowances pertaining to DoP&T and also meeting of the Standing Committee, which were scheduled to be held on 13.10.2016 have been postponed.

“They will now be held at 3.00 p.m and 4.30 p.m respectively on 25.10.2016 vide Dy. Secretary (JCA) letter No. 6/8/2016-JCA 2 dated 5.10.2016 (already mail on 10.10.2016),” the Confederation of Central Government Employees said in a communication addressed to Standing Committee Members of the National Council (Staff Side) JCM.

A day prior to that, an Internal Meeting of the Standing Committee Members of the National Council (Staff Side) JCM will be held in New Delhi to discuss the matter, the Confederation of Central Government Employees said.

The abolished allowances include festival advance, bicycle advance and advance of leave salary among others, while those that have been retained are advances for medical treatment, travelling allowance for family of deceased, travelling allowance on tour or transfer and leave travel concession (LTC).

In its report, the 7th pay commission had recommended abolition of 51 allowances and subsuming 37 others after examining 196 allowances.

The recommendations of the 7th pay commission cover 47 lakh Central government employees and 53 lakh pensioners, of which 14 lakh employees and 18 lakh pensioners are from the defence forces.

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IMPORTANT ISSUES DISCUSSED IN THE JCM III MEETING OF OFB AND APC MEETING HELD ON 13TH AND 14 JUNE, 2016

INTUC
INDIAN NATIONAL DEFENCE WORKERS FEDERATION
Estd 1959 (recognized by Govt. of India)

R. Srinivasan
General Secretary

IMPORTANT ISSUES DISCUSSED IN THE JCM III MEETING OF OFB AND APC MEETING HELD ON 13TH AND 14 JUNE, 2016 AT GUN & SHELL FACTORY,COSSIPORE,KOLKATTA.

On 13.06.2016 JCM preliminary meeting was chaired by Shri N.K. Sinha, Member/Per along with the officers from personnel division of OFB. On 14.06.2016 first half the meeting was held under the chairmanship of DGOF & Chairman, OF Board along with all Board members.

On 14.06.2016 second half, Apex Productivity Council (APC) meeting held.

Initially before the commence of meeting on 14.06.2016 Staff Side members staged a walkout for 5 minutes to show our protest for the delay in settlement of Central Government employees for which strike notice was served.

JCM III MEETING DISCUSSION AND OUTCOME.

1. It was assured from the Official side to conduct the JCM III meetings regularly 3 in a year since there was a gap of about One year between the last meeting and the present one.

2. Chairman appreciated all Factories, workmen, staff and officers as well as Unions/ Associations, Federations for achieving around Rs. 14000 crore output during the year 2015-2016. At the same for the current year target of Rs. 17500 crores needs to be achieved for which all efforts and co-operation needed.

3. Finally, Ministry of Defence approved the proposal of warding 5 marks to Ex-Trade Apprentices of Ordnance Factories for Direct Recruitment. Also after discussion it was agreed to consider increasing the marks from 5 to higher for which proposal will be submitted to Ministry fo Defence.

4. Recruitment Rules (RRs) for Industrial Employees have been finalized and submitted to MoD.

5. Formation of Ordnance Factory Recruitment Cell (OFRC) has been approved by MoD and positioned at Ambajhari. All the vacancies released to factories by OFB from May 2016 will be recruited by OFRC centrally.

6. The directives of Prime Minister’s Office on Solar Energy, Digital India, Skill Development, Swatch Bharat Schemes are being implemented by OFB and will be followed.

7. All disciplinary cases should not be allowed for long pending. There should note be any harassment in delaying. Time schedule will be fixed to monitor in Factories.

8. The sanction strength of all ranks of employees of Ordnance Factories have been fixed at 1.45 lacs. the total strength has been reviewed and scording to work load in Factories and the posts (Industrial Employees ) have been re-distributed by increasing the sanctioned strength. Accordingly around 5000 posts have been released during 2016.

9. Recruitment Rules for Chargeman (T) has been proposed to allow 3 years Diploma eligible for LDCE chargeman post by deleting AICTE condition.

10. Vacancies for LDCE for every year will be released during the month of June and Exams will conducted regularly.

11. To avoid tigations/Court Cased, Vigilance cases, the ambiguites in the Recruitment Rules will be addressed by OFB.

12. The proposed Recruitment Rules for Stare keeper, changeman, Junior Works Manager is now pending at Raksha Mantri’s office.

13. Trade Apprentice Strength will be increased from 2.5% to 10% of the total strength of each factory on 50:50 basis i.e., 50% fresher’s and 50% Ex-ITI candidates. To give proper training facilites will be increased in Factories.

14.It was insisted in the meeting that 3% increment is to be given and fixation of pay should be done under FR 22(1)(a)(i) for MCM on their promotion on Chargeman since they are holding the higher responsibilites as per Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance order. This was agreed to consider.

15. While checker post was abolished, the Checkers were merged with Lower Division Clarke and Storekeeper. That was treated as promotion in some Factories and the some factories it was treated as merger. It was demanded that PC of A (Fys) should review their decision and treat them as merger and grant ACP/MACP benefits. PCof A(Fys) agreed to review their earlier decision.

16. Night Duty Allowance was granted on revised pay of the 6th CPC on the basis of CAT, jodhpur judgement by M of D. But now ceiling Rs.12380/-was imposed subsequently. It was argued that the ceilling is to be lifted as per jodhpur CAT judgement. PC of A(Fys) agreed to reconsider.

17. Time wages for piece worker for 3 1/2 Hours worked on Saturdays was stopped w.e.f.01.04.2006. The issue is pending with OFB. A committee was formed and was demanded to submit to the MoD for payment. The same should be approved by OFB and forwarded to MoD

18. Incentive to Examiners will be finalised after receiving the report of the sub-committee.

19. Employees met with accident whild on duty and expired were granted ex-gratia Rs.10 Lakshs. Also their next kin provided Compassionated appointment. Similarly injured employees who are totally incapaciated should also be considered to provide compassionated appointment after medical board out on out of turn. This was agreed to consider.

20. OCFC, Chandigarh now having only Factory dispensary and after working hours they do not have hospital facilities. After discussion, it was agreed to run the Estate Dispensary for 24 hours with Medical Officer on Call Duty. For other, treatment can be availed under CS (MA) Rules and CGHS recognised hospitals.

Yours fraternally,

sd/-
(R. SRINIVASAN)
General Secretary

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Minutes of JCM (Staff Side) meeting with the Chairmanship of Secretary(P&PW)

Minutes of JCM (Staff Side) meeting with the Chairmanship of Secretary(P&PW)

Minutes of the meeting held on 10.03.2016 with the representatives of JCM (Staff Side) on pensionary matters under the Chairmanship of Secretary(P&PW)

F.No.42/01/2015-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-110003
Date:18th March,2016

To
Shri Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary, JCM(Staff Side)
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi

Subject: Minutes of the meeting held on 10.03.2016 with representatives of JCM (Staff Side) on pensionary matters under the Chairmanship of Secretary (P&PW).

Sir,
Kindly find enclosed herewith the minutes of the meeting held on 10.03.2016 with representatives of JCM (Staff Side) on pensionary matters under the Chairmanship of Secretary (P&PW) for kind perusal.

Encl: As above.

Yours faithfully

(Charanjit Taneja)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

 

DEPARTMENT OF PENSION & PENSIONERS’WELFARE

Minutes of the JCM meeting on the pensionary matters under the Chairmanship of Secretary(P&PW) held on 10.03.2016 at Sardar Patel Bhawan, New Delhi.

The list of the participants is at Annexure I

Secretary (P&PW) welcomed the participants and appreciated the contributions of the pensioners and the JCM towards welfare of the pensioners. Secretary (P&PW) informed he has been taking regular review meetings to expedite issues which are long pending in SCOVA. He urged JCM members to encourage pensioners to get their Aadhaar number embedded with their Bank Accounts.

2.The meeting started with a discussion on the Action Taken Report on the minutes of the last JCM meeting held on 26.02.2015.

(i)Abnormal delay in the issue of revised PPO to Pre-2006 retirees, pensioners/family pensioners.

(a) CPAO informed that as on date 5520 cases of pre-2006 areto be revised,out of which 4027 cases belong to pre-1990 and details of these cases are not available with the administrative Ministry/Department. It was decided that the CPAO will contact all Banks to obtain phone numbers/addresses of such pensioners. Secretary(P&PW) directed CPAO to contact all concerned Ministries/Departments/Banks to sort out issues and prepare a Bank-wise and Branch-wise details of such pensioners in Excel software and upload it on pensioners portal for general information.

Secretary(P&PW) may also take up matter with the CMDs of all Banks in next video conferencing. After a month, a review meeting of CPAO,DFS and concerned Ministries/Departments be called by the CPAO under the chairpersonship of Jt.Secretary(Pension)to assess the pendency.

(b) Ministry of Railways reported ‘Nil’ Pendency. However,JCM members contested that there are some cases especially in Ajmer and Kota Division where PPOs have not been revised. Further,JCM members requested Ministry of Railways to provide Zone-wise figures of revised PPOs. Ministry of Railways agreed to provide the Zone-wise figures within 15days to the JCM members and DoPPW.

(c)Department of Posts reported ‘Nil’ Pendency.

(d)Department of Telecom intimated that 159 cases are pending for revision, details of which will be given to DoPPW for providing the same to the JCM members.

(Action:-CPAO , M/o Railways and D/o Telecom)

(ii) Cashless Treatment to CGHS beneficiaries by empanelled private hospitals to serving employees.

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed that provision of benefits of Cashless Treatment to the Central Govt. Pensioners availing CGHS facilities is already in place. Secretary(P&PW) stated that the matter pertains to serving employess and is out of the ambit of JCM meeting,hence the matter may be closed.

(iii) Finalisation of family pension cases within a specified period in respect of MP Postal Circle.

Department of Posts informed that the instructions in this regard have been issued by the MP Postal Circle to its subordinate authorities. JCM members were requested to inform the Department of Posts regarding specific pendency, if any.
(Action:- Department of Posts)

3. Discussion on Fresh Agenda Items.

(i) Grant of Gratuity on retirement/death of a Central Govt.NPS Subscriber.

Jt.Secretary (P) informed that Department of Expenditure has concurred the proposal in principle and as per advise of Department of Expenditure, the proposal was circulated to concerned Departments i.e Department of Financial Services, DoPT and Department of Legal Affairs have been obtained and the file will be processed after receiving the comments from other Departments.

(Action:-DoPPW)

(ii) Extension of the benefits of DoPPW OM No 38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 28.01.2013 read with OM dated 30.07.2015 to pre-2006 pensioners with less than 33years of service and more than 20years service for full pension.

Jt.Secretary(P) informed that the DoPPW is consulting with the Department of Expenditure so that finality on the issue would be reached at the earliest.

(Action:DoPPW and Department of Expenditure)

(iii) Delay in finalizing the Family Pension case of Widow/Unmarried daughters and Physically Handicapped candidates by PCDA (Pension) Allahabad in respect of civilian defence employees specially from ordnance factories.

Ministry of Defense informed that only 27 cases are pending and these have all been received after 08.02.2016. In this  regard, PCDA(P),Allahabad, have already issued Circular No. 131 & 143 highlighting the correct procedure. Secretary (P&PW) directed that these circulars which are available on PCDA Portal be uploaded on Pensioners Portal website. Further he directed to check the grievances received by PG Portal in this regard.
(Action: Ministry of Defence/CGDA)

(iv) Grant of modified parity to all those who retired prior to 01.01.2006 with refrence to the upgraded post.

It was informed to the JCM members, that the benefit of upgraded post cannot be extended to pensioners after retirement as per instructions of DoPPW. It is clearly mentioned in the order that the pension can be calculated with reference to corresponding pay of pre-revised scale. Hon’ble Court has also upheld the order. However, on the request of JCM members, Secretary (P&PW) assured to look at the issue separately.
(Action:DoPPW)

4. JCM members informed that the Pension Adalats are not conducted as per laid down policy. Further, they informed that the Pensioners Associations may be allowed to represent the cases of the individual pensioners. The concerned Ministries/Departments clarified that the members of Pensioners’Associations could accompany and represent the case of the pensioner in individual capacity and not as representatives of Pensioners’Associations. Further, Secretary(P&PW) directed that the instructions in this regard may be reiterated.

(Action:All Ministries/Departments)

The meeting end with the vote of thanks to the Chair

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Brief Note on JCM National Council Standing Committee Meeting held on 9th October 2015 at New Delhi.

Brief Note on JCM National Council Standing Committee Meeting held on 9th October 2015 at New Delhi.

Dear Comrades,

The Standing Committee of the JCM National Council met on 9th October, 2015. As you are aware, earlier, the National JCA had decided to defer the strike action and organize a massive Dharna programme at Jantar Mantar on 19th November, 2015 to register its strongest protest over the Government’s engineered delay in the submission of the 7th CPC Report. Later, the Finance Ministry has issued a statement asking the 7th CPC to factor into its report the fiscal concern of the Government, which was an unwarranted interference in the independent functioning of the Commission and to pressurise the Commission not to recommend wage rise on the basis of a sound and scientific formulation.

The Staff side on receipt of the invitation to have the meeting on 9th October, decided to respond and convey to the Government their strong resentment over the virtual dilution of the negotiating forum as also the above concerns. In the meeting the Staff side was informed that the Secretary Personnel would be meeting the Standing Committee soon and the meeting on 9thwas in fact only a prelude to understand each other’s points of views. It was in the background the meeting was held on 9th October, 2015.

The leader and Secretary, Staff Side conveyed the unanimous decision of the National JCA as under to the Government.

(a) The Standing Committee, as per procedure evolved, must be chaired by the Secretary Personnel.
(b) The JCM Machinery’s functioning should not be diluted.
(c) The promised meeting of the National Council has not taken place so far.
(d) The minutes of the last two meetings of the National Anomaly Committee have not been formally issued.
(e) ‘The Official side Secretary must convene a meeting of the Staff Side to iron out any difference in the draft minutes.’
(f) Normally meetings are held after circulation of the ATS. This has not been done.
(g) The Official Side must convey the anguish of the employees over the delay in the submission of the report by the 7th CPC which they justifyly feel has been engineered by the Government. They also pointed out that they are constrained to believe that the Govt. was unnecessarily interfering in the functioning of the Pay Commission.

We give hereunder a brief resume of the discussions held on the agenda items.

After the initial remarks made by the Staff Side all issues in the charter of demands were discussed. There had been however, no final settlement on any issue as the meeting itself was not convened for that purpose. The Staff Side stated that even the promises held out in the last meeting that the Departmental Council meeting would be held soon was not honoured.

On the question of Pay revision related issues, viz. Interim relief, DA merger, inclusion of GDS etc . elaborate discussions were held. It has come out clearly that on all these issues, the Finance Ministry has taken an nugatory Stand, even though the arguments put forth were extremely untenable. It was pointed out by the Staff Side that the Interim relief and DA merger was denied on the specious plea of submission of the report in the stipulated time. Having extended the time, the Govt. ought to have considered the grant of these two demands. There had been a very elaborate discussion on the question of inclusion of the GDS within the purview of the 7th CPC. The Postal Department’s representatives narrated the efforts made by them to the Government for conceding this demands. The Finance Ministry has stood firm and objected to the demand being agreed to. The Staff Side has, in the given situation of the 7th CPC having finalised its report, requested the Government to refer the matter to a Judicial Committee headed by the present Chairman, 7th CPC as he has now been fully apprised of the functioning of various ministries and Departments of the Government through the interaction with the Staff and official sides. No commitment was however made by the Government to the above suggestion.

On the question of induction of FDI in Railways, Corporatisation of Postal Department and Defence organisations, the representative of the Railway Ministry stated that they are constantly discussing the issues with the Railway Federations and was exploring the possibility of reaching an agreement. In the case of corporatisation of the Postal Department, it was stated that the recommendations made by the Committee was discussed with the Federations and it has been agreed that except induction of certain professionals at the managerial level to fine tune the functioning of the Department in the changed scenario, the Federations have been assured that no structural changes would be made without consulting them. However, in the case of Defence, no discussions with the Federations have been held so far.

PFRDA. The Staff Side pointed out the present scenario in the Government offices, where the number of employees and officers who are outside the ambit of the statutory pension scheme has grown and have reached in certain organisations to the extent of 25 to 30%. These employees are extremely concerned of the new scheme and their anguish have been expressed in many forms. The Unions would be compelled to take drastic action if the Government refuses to heed to their plea to effect a relook or revisit on the matter. The representatives of the Railways pointed out that the Honourable Minister for Railways was convinced of the situation and that was the reason why he had written to the Finance Ministry that in the given situation of the Railway functioning, the new scheme would not only jeopardise the interest of the Railwaymen but also of the Railway Industry itself.

On the specific question raised by the Staff side in the last meeting in respect of resolving the issues of Medical Store Deport and the Printing and Stationery department, the Staff Side stated that only the meeting of the Medical Store Depot was held and the issues have been resolved to some extent. The Printing and Stationery Department has now sent a communication to the Staff Side fixing the meeting on 15th October ‘15. The general issues emanating from the policy of outsourcing and contractorisation was also discussed at length.

JCM functioning had been the central point of discussions. The Staff Side has pointed out that unless the Government makes up its mind that the machinery should be put on operation, no industrial peace would come in the functioning of the various departments of the Govt. of India. The Staff side asked the Department of personnel to collect the information of the number of cases litigated in the courts by the Government employees in 1991 and 2015 and make a comparison to know the seriousness of the problem.

On compassionate ground appointments question, it was stated by the Staff Side that despite advancing no cogent argument by the official side for retaining the 5% ceiling, the Department of personnel does not want to make a relook into the matter. The Staff Side pointed out that large number of applications were pending in various Departments, and the concerned department would not be able to clear them even after 20 years for want of the requisite vacancies. They also pointed out that the decision of the Government to impose the 5% ceiling was amounting to a cruelty imposed on the family members of the Government servants who dies in harness.

The Labour Ministry representative was present at the meeting. The meeting did not discuss the merits and demerits of the labour reforms as the Trade Unions in the country has justify concluded that it has been conceived to favour the corporate houses and to take away the existing privileges of the workers. The point at issue, however, at the meeting was as to why the Labour Ministry did not cause a consultation with the Industrial Federations in the Government of India, for whom the Industrial Disputes Act is applicable. The Labour Ministry has assured to convene a meeting of the representatives of such organisations soon.

The Labour Ministry representative also stated that the government has agreed to raise the bonus ceiling but it would not be appropriate for him to make a mention of the quantum as the Cabinet is yet to give its clearance. The Government would be able to take a decision in the matter only after the Bihar elections are over.

The Staff Side explained the background of the demand for five promotions. The reaction of the official side was that the matter must be appropriately discussed only after the 7th CPC report is made available.

Source: Confederation News

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National Council JCM Meeting with DoPT on 9.10.2015

National Council JCM Meeting with DoPT on 9.10.2015

 

After a very long gap, Central Government has decided to conduct a meeting between NC JCM Staff Side and Official Side. The meeting is scheduled to be held on 9.10.2015. Discussion on the issues raised in the Charter of Demands.

 

Meeting of the National Council (JCM) Staff side under the Joint Chairmanship of JS(AV), DOP&T to discuss the issues raised in the Charter of Demands by the Staff Side.

 

F.No.3/1/2015-JCA
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

 

North Block, New Delhi
Dated 5th October 2015

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Meeting of the National Council (JCM) Staff side under the joint Chairmanship of JS (AV), DOP&T to discuss the issues raised in the Charter of Demands by the Staff Side

 

The undersigned is directed to inform that a meeting, under the Chairmanship of Ms.Archana Varma, Joint Secretary, DOP&T with Joint Secretary (Pers.).

Department of Expenditure and Joint Secretary, Ministry of Labour is scheduled to be held on Friday, the 9th October 2015 at 1500 hours in Room No.190, Conference Room, North Block, New Delhi, to discuss the issues raised in the Charter of Demands.

 

2. Kindly make it convenient to attend the meeting.

sd/-
(G.Srinivasan)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source: NFIR

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Outcome of NAC Meeting held today under chairmanship of Jt. Secretary(E), DoPT

Brief on the meeting of the NAC held today under the chairmanship of Jt. Secretary(E), DoP&T, Government of India

 

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary

Ph: 23382286
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001
E-Mail: nc.jcm.ni@gmail.com

No.AIRF/NAC

Dated: May 29, 2015

All Constituents of the
National Council(JCM)(Staff Side),

 

Dear Comrades,

 

Sub: Brief on the meeting of the NAC held today under the chairmanship of Jt. Secretary(E), DoP&T, Government of India

 

As per notification No.11/1/2015-JCA dated 12.05.2015 of the DoP&T(Government of India), meeting of the National Anomaly Committee was held today under the Chairmanship of Jt. Secretary(Estt.), Jt. Secretary(Pers.) and officials from other establishments and Ministry of Railways were also present.

 

At the outset, Secretary(Staff Side), National Council(JCM), Shri Shiva Gopal Mishra, expressed anguish for communication gap and non-finalization of the issues raised by the Staff Side JCM at various levels, and that is the reason, the staff working in the Central Government is quite agitated.

 

He also mentioned that, when we met the Secretary, DoP&T, we were given assurance that very soon meeting of the NC/JCM would be held, but unfortunately could not.

 

NAC was formed seven years back, and up-till now whatsoever had been agreed, that is not implemented, and wherever disagreement, items have not been sent for arbitration.

 

Out of 60 items, only 48 were discussed, and most of them are under review, and there are 12 items which are still pending, require urgent meeting on pending items.

 

Leader, Staff Side, Shri M. Raghaviah also shown his anguish and demanded meetings more frequently. Shri K.K.N. Kutty, Shri Sri Kumar and other members of the Staff Side also expressed their anguish on inordinate delay.

 

The J.S.(E) assured that the meeting on the pending items would be held soon. On the insistence of the Secretary(Staff Side), she agreed for the meeting on the pending items in the afternoon of 9th June, 2015. She also agreed for giving status papers.

 

Agenda Items

 

Item No.1 – Review of MACP to GP of Rs.2000 where there is no such grade pay in Railways

Though the Official Side was not in the mood to make any change, but on the insistence of the Staff Side, they agreed to review the matter once again.

 

Item No.2 – Granting of Additional Pay to Loco & Traffic Running Staff

The Jt. Secretary(Pers.) asked the Railways to give some more logical arguments, so that they can reconsider the issue of Additional Pay to Loco Pilots and Guards of the Goods Trains.

 

Item No.3 – Treatment of employees selected under LDCE/GDCE Scheme

The Official Side informed that, they have already sent a letter on 27.09.2012, that whatsoever benefit is available to the employees selected under LDCE and GDCE in the ACP, that will continue in the MACPS also. The item is closed.

 

Item No.4 – Grant of minimum entry pay meant for Direct Recruits to Promotees

There had been lots of arguments and when the Staff Side insisted that, in the JCM Scheme, once the items have been finalized and we reach to an agreement in the Standing Committee, there is no provision of referring back the issue to JCM again. The Secretary Staff Side told pointblank to the Official Side that we are not going to yield on this issue, and if the Official Side feels that the Hon’ble Finance Minister has some specific objection for implementing this issue where Promotee should get bottom of the grade where Direct Recruitment is available, we would like our meeting with Hon’ble Finance Minister. The Official Side agreed that they will put up the case to the competent authority to approach the Hon’ble Finance Minister once again.

Comradely yours,
sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary (Staff Side)
NC/JCM & Convener

Source: Confederation

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Meeting of National Council JCM (Staff Side) with 7th Pay Commission on 23, 24 March 2015

Meeting of National Council JCM (Staff Side) with 7th Pay Commission on 23, 24 March 2015

Meeting of 7th pay commission with NC JCM will be held for two days

The sources close to the 7th pay commission said, a Meeting of the National Council JCM (Staff Side) with the 7th Central Pay Commission has been scheduled to be held on two successive days ie on 23rd and 24th March 2015, at New Delhi.

The 7th pay commission held series of Meetings with various Associations, Ministries and Departments for the past 9 Months from June 2014

The Commission has had the occasion to interact with the National Council (Staff Side) and its constituents in May 2014. After it finished the series of Meetings held as scheduled with Associations and Ministries/Departments, the 7th pay commission invited National Council JCM to discuss the Major issues before it firms up its views. A meeting was held on 25 February 2015 with the National Council where it was agreed that the 7th Pay Commission would accord time to the National Council for their deposition before the Commission.

The Sources said that accordingly now the 7th pay commission has decided to allot two days for the Meeting with National Council JCM (Staff Side) on 23rd and 24th March 2015. Earlier the NCJCM has sought 7th pay commission to allot three days’ time slot to discuss the serving employee’s issues and one separate day for discussing Pensioners Issues.

Anyway, This will be a crucial meeting, as this may be considered as the last chance for the National council to know the views of seventh pay commission and put their demands on various issues pertaining to central government employees to convince the pay commission.

It is expected that the outcome of the Meeting will however reveal the matters of what can be considered in the recommendation of 7th pay commission.

Source: GServants.com

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DOPT has invited NC JCM Staff Side for a meeting on the issues raised in Charter of Demands

DOPT has invited NC JCM Staff Side for a meeting on the issues raised in Charter of Demands.

 

Meeting to be held on 25/2/2015 under the Chairmanship of Secretary (P) – Order sent to all Secretaries

G.I., Dep. of Per. & Trg., O.M.F.N0.3/1/2015-JCA, dated 23.2.2015

 

Subject: Meeting to be held on 25/2/2015 under the Chairmanship of Secretary (P).

 

This is in continuation of this Department’s letter of even no. dated 20th February, 2015 forwarding therewith the letter No. NC/JCM/2015 dated 11/2/2015 received from Staff Side, NC (JCM). A copy of the Charter of Demands received vide their letter dated. 2nd February is also enclosed.

 

2. In this connection, I would like to inform you that a meeting is scheduled to be held on 25/2/2015 at 2.30 PM in Room No. 190, Ministry of Personnel & Training, North Block under the chairman ship of Secretary (Personnel) to discuss the issues raised in Charter of demands of Staff Side NC(JCM).

 

3, Kindly make it convenient to attend the meeting.

 

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Meeting of the NC (JCM) Staff side under the Chairmanship of Secretary, DOPT on 25/2/2015 at 2:30 p.m – Order sent to all Staff Side Members of NC JCM

 

G.I., Dep. of Per. & Trg., O.M.F.No.3/ 1/2015-JCA, dated 20.2.2015

 

Subject: Meeting of the NC (JCM) Staff side under the Chairmanship of Secretary, DOPT on 25/2/2015 at 2:30 p.m. – regarding.

 

This is with reference to your letter No. NC/JCM/2015 dated 11/2/2015 and 16/2/2015 enclosing therein a copy of Charter of Demands.

 

2. In this connection, I am directed to inform you that a meeting, under the chairmanship of Secretary (DOPT), is scheduled to be held on 25/2/2015 to discuss the issues raised in the Charter of demands. The meeting will be held at 2.30 PM in Room No. 190, Department of Personnel & Training, North Block

3. Kindly make it convenient to attend the meeting.

 

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL & TRAINING
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
NORTH BLOCK, NEW DELHI-110001

D.O.No.4/3/2009-JCA
Dated 17th February, 2015

Dear sir/Madam

 

Kindly refer to D.O. letter of even number dated 23rd July, 2012 regarding holding of meetings of Departmental Councils regularly with a view to making effective use of Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) Scheme. Secretary, DoPT had also vide his d.o letter of even number dated 3rd December, 2012 & 26th September, 2013 requested to promote this interaction more proactively through regular meetings of Departmental/Office Councils under your Ministry/Department.

 

2. The JCM Scheme provides for Departmental Councils at the level of individual Ministries/Departments including their attached and subordinate offices and instructions have been issued by this . Department from time to time for making effective use of the JCM scheme. The Staff Side of JCM however has been remonstrating that regular dialogue with the Staff Side through the mechanism of Departmental Councils at Ministry/Department level is not happening frequently. You would kindly appreciate that this is essential as it helps in resolving differences and stimulates an atmosphere of trust.

 

3. It is therefore requested that the Departmental Councils should be constituted in those Ministries/Departments where they have not been constituted and where they are already in existence, the meetings of the Departmental Councils should be held more frequently to resolve Staff Side grievances.

Yours sincerely
sd/-
(Mamta Kundra)

Authority : www.persmin.gov.in

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7th Pay Commission urged to hold hearings of NC JCM Staff Side

7th Pay Commission urged to give hearings to NC JCM Staff Side because it is imperative to bring grass root workers level problems to the notice of 7th CPC.

Shiva Gopal Mishra,
Secretary

Ph: 23382286
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery for Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001
E Mail: nc.jcm.np@gmail.com

No. NC-JCM-2015/7th CPC

2/2/2015

The Chairman
7th Central Pay Commission,
Chatrapati Shivaji Bhawan
1st Floor, B-14/A,
Qutab Institutional Area
New Delhi 110016
Post Box No. 4599,
Haus Khas P.O.

Respected Sir,
Sub: Holding of Hearings by 7th CPC with members of Standing Committee – National Council (JCM).

A lot of quarries are pouring in JCM Office from grass root workers ,as also from the Constituent Organization in respect of holding Hearings/Oral Evidence by 7th CPC . It may be appreciated that previous 6th CPC had held a detailed oral evidence with Members (Staff Side) of the Standing Committee of NC/JCM continuously for 3 days for better appreciation of the demands put-forth by the Staff Side.

It would, therefore, be highly appreciated if a time schedule is fixed, well in advance, so as to make necessary preparations in this regard.

Yours faithfully
sd/-
(S.G.Mishra)

Source: www.ncjcmstaffside.com

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NC JCM staff side demands scheduled meetings of JCM for redressal of grievances of 40 Lakhs central government employees

NC JCM staff side demands scheduled meetings of Joint Consultative Machinery for redressal of grievances of 40 Lakhs central government employees.

Shiva Gopal Mishra,
Secretary

Ph: 23382286
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery for Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001

No.NC-JCM/2014/DoP&T

Dated: February 2, 2015

Dr. Jitendra Singh,
Hon’ble Minister of State for Prime Minister Office,
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions,
(Department of Personnel & Training),
(Government of lndia),
New Delhi

Respected Sir,

Sub: Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) (Staff Side)

I would like to invite your kind attention towards my earlier letter dated June 30, 2014(photocopy enclosed for your kind perusal), wherein it was represented that the JCM(National level) is responsible for all the common issues of around 40 lakh Central Government Employees, particularly wages, allowances, leave etc. This machinery had become quite ineffective since last half decade. Since last four and half years, meeting of the National Councii(JCM) has not been held, resulting in stoppage of dialogue at the highest level. Decision taken by the Standing Committee on many agenda items has not been implemented, and in many of the government departments, Departmental Council has not been formed or non-existent. Even in these circumstances, you will appreciate that the role of the unions and the federations had been quite cooperative, but how long it will remain, we are not sure.

It is, therefore, requested that, to avoid any industrial unrest, JCM Machinery must be made effective and meetings of the same must be ensured with a yearly calendar. The said scheme should also be made participative to resolve and redress various problems of the Central Government Employees.

For the above, we would like to request you to kindly call a meeting of the Standing Committee of the NC/JCM under your chairmanship to strengthen the JCM Scheme.

With kind regards!

Sincerely yours,
sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)

Source: www.ncjcmstaffside.com

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JCM, National Council, Staff Side is organizing a National Convention on 11.12.2014

JCM, National Council, Staff Side is organizing a National Convention on 11.12.2014

UNITED MOVEMENT OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
NATIONAL CONVENTION OF JCM
NATIONAL COUNCIL STAFF SIDE
ON 11TH DECEMBER 2014

JCM, National Council, Staff Side organizations will be organizing a National Convention of all Central Government Employees at New Delhi on 11.12.2014. Railway, Defence & Confederation will participate in the convention. Convention will declare future course of action. DA merger, Interim Relief, Date of effect of 7th CPC inclusion of GDS under 7th CPC etc are the main demands.

M. Krishnan
Secretary General
Confederation of Central
Government & Employees
Mob: – 09447068125
Email: – mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

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JCM NATIONAL COUNCIL STAFF SIDE – ALL INDIA CONVENTION ON 11.12.2014

JCM NATIONAL COUNCIL STAFF SIDE – ALL INDIA CONVENTION ON 11.12.2014

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES & WORKERS
1st Floor, North Avenue PO Building, New Delhi – 110001
Website: WWW. Confederationhq.blogspot.com
Email: Confederationhq@yahoo.co.in

Patron
S.K.Vyas
09868244035
President
K.K.N.Kutty
09811048303
SecretaryGeneral
M.Krishnan
09447068125

Ref: CIRCULAR NO. 20

DATED – 31.10.2014

Dear Comrades,

We send herewith copy of the letter from the Secretary, Staff Side, JCM intimating of the decision taken by the Staff Side to hold a National Convention at New Delhi on 11th December, 2014. We have already placed the said letter in our website. The decision is the outcome of the efforts the Confederation representatives in the Staff Side of the National council and must be considered a step in the justify direction in pursuance of the Charter of demands, especially the important issues like wage revision, interim relief, merger of DA, scrapping of the new Pension scheme, privatization, outsourcing etc. As indicated in the letter of the Staff side Secretary, the staff side is likely to meet in the second fortnight of November, 2014 to finalize the draft declaration and the programme of action. We shall place the draft declaration on our website as and when the same is finalized.

Confederation is entitled to deploy 220 delegates to participate in the convention. We have decided to invite the Confederation of Central Government officers organizations also to participate in the convention. The quota of delegation for the major affiliates and State Committees are indicated in the table given below. All other affiliates and State Committee may deploy three delegates (each) to participate in the convention. The Convention is being held at MPCU Shah Auditorium, Sree Gurjarathi Samaj, Raj Niwas Road, Civil Lines(Opposite Civil Lines Metro Station), Delhi, The Convention will commence at 12 Noon and will be concluded by 4.00 PM on 11th December, 2014.

The timings have been so arranged to enable the comrades to reach in the morning of 11th and if necessary to return on the same day. The delegates are requested to make their own arrangements for stay etc,if they wish to be at Delhi earlier or later of the day of the convention. The venue is well connected by Metro Line and from the Civil Lines Station, it is walkable distance only. Kindly ensure that the tickets for onward and return journey for the participating delegates are booked well in advance.

With greetings,

Yours fraternally,

M. KRISHNAN
Secretary General.

Encl: Copy of Staff Side letter

Quota for affiliates for National convention of JCM (Staff Side)

Sl. No. Name Delegates No.
1 NFPE 70
2 ITEF 25
3 All India Audit & Accounts 15
4 National Fedn. of Atomic Energy 10
5 All India Civil Accts. Emp,. Assn. 8
6 All other affiliates: Each 3
7 Bengal State Committee 10
8 Kerala 10
9 Taminadu 10
10 Andhra Pradesh 10
11 Karnataka 10
12 Maharashtra – Mumbai 10
13 Delhi 10
14 All other State Committes Each 3
15 Confederation of Central Govt. officers organizations. 10

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JCM National Council Staff Side meeting to discuss on major issues Merger of DA, Interim Relief and 7th CPC

JCM NC Secretary writes a letter to Member of NC JCM to attend the meeting on 12th October 2014 to discuss important issues of DA Merger, Interim Relief and Date of 7th CPC…

JCM NATIONAL COUNCIL STAFF SIDE MEETING ON 12.10.2014 TO DISCUSS AND FINALISE FUTURE COURSE OF ACTION ON MAJOR DEMANDS OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

LETTER FROM SECRETARY, JCM NC STAFF SIDE

No.NC-JCM-2014/S.C.

September 18, 2014

Shri M. Krishnan,
Member National Council – JCM

Dear Com.

In view of the Government of India’s in different attitude in the major issues viz Merger of Dearness – Allowance, Payment of Interim Relief and date of effect of Recommendations of 7th CPC i.e. from 1.1.2014, an URGENT MEETING of the Staff Side of JCM, (National Council) shall be held at 12.00 hrs on 12.10.2014 in the Staff Side office 13-C, Ferozshah Road New Delhi – 110001, to discuss and finalize future course of action.

All of you are requested to make it convenient to attend the meeting.

With greetings,

Yours fraternally,

(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary

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INDWF published outcome of the JCM III level meeting held on 25th and 26th August 2014 at OFB HQrs. Kolkatta…

INDWF published outcome of the JCM III level meeting held on 25th and 26th August 2014 at OFB HQrs. Kolkatta…
 
Implementation of financial Upgradation under ACP/MACP in DGOF
INTUC
INDIAN NATIONAL DEFENCE WORKERS FEDERATION
INDWF/Affiliated Unions/ACP-MACP/2014
Date 08.09.2014
To
All Affiliated Unions of INDWF
Ordnance Factories,
Dear Colleagues,
In the recent meeting of the OFB JCM III Level council held on 25th and 26th August, 2014 at OFB HQrs, Kolkatta. During the meeting, the Staff side raised the issue regarding proper implementation of financial upgradation under ACP/MACP. Some Factories implemented properly and some factories denied implementing the same. Accounts authorities also did not agree the proposals of Factories.
In this regard, it was agreed by the official side to convene the Admin/Personnel officers of Ordnance Factories at NADP, Nagpur alongwith Accounts Officials for which the issues of ACP/MACP is required to be forwarded for discussion to Ordnance Factory Board within 10 days.
Therefore all the Unions are requested to submit the details of ACP/MACP issues unsettled immediately with reference to the orders on the subject.
— Upto 31.08.2008 — ACP under Financial upgradations is to be granted on Promotional Hierarchy ignoring the promotion granted prior to 01.01.2006 for the erstwhile Group D employees and Labourer USK to Labourer SK.
— NIEs Group ‘D’ — Labourer SSK — then Tradesman SSK all should be ignored for ACP and their promotion to SK should also be ignored and 1st ACP should be Rs.2400 Grade Pay and 2nd ACP should be Rs.4200/- Grade Pay if they are eligible before 31.08.2008.
— NIEs Group ‘D’ categories like Peon, Duftry, Gestner Operator, Tracer etc., are eligible for promotions as per SRO of NIEs induding Durwans to supervisor and Chargeman. This has not been fully implemented, Whether this has been implemented If not what are the actions from the respective Factories.
— ACP till 31.08.2008 and MACP w.e.f. 01.09.2008 which is promotional hierarchy and Grade Pay hierarchy respectively whether this has been implemented/ Granted to the eligible employees.
Replies on each case may be sent with details and also the cases in addition if you are having may be sent by E-mail (indwfrsrinivasan@gmail.com) to the undersigned for forwarding
the same to OFB Hqrs.
Yours fraternally,
(R.SRINIVASAN)
General Secretary
Source: INDWF

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Dopt issued the record Note of the meeting of the Standing Committee of National Council (JCM) held on 7.5.2014

Record Note of the meeting of the Standing Committee of National Council (JCM) held on 7.5.2014
Dopt issued the record Note of the meeting of the Standing Committee of National Council (JCM) held on 7.5.2014 to all members of the Standing Committee of NC JCM.

No.3/9/2014-JCA
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG& Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

North Block, New Delhi
24th July, 2014

Sub: Record Note of the meeting of the Standing Committee of National Council (JCM) held on 7th May, 2014


The undersigned is directed to forward herewith a copy of the Recrod Note of the meeting of the Standing Committee of National Council (JCM) held on 7th May, 2014 for information and necessary action.

sd/-
(Ashok Kumar)
Director (JCA)

Distribution: All members of the Standing Committee of National Council (JCM)

Source: NFIR
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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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AIRF writes to Railway Board regarding grant of financial upgradation under MACPS to Pharmacists

 AIRF writes to Railway Board regarding grant of financial upgradation under MACPS to Pharmacists.

ALL INDIA RAILWAYMEN’S FEDERATION
4, STATE ENTRY ROAD, NEW DELHI, INDIA

 

No.AIRF/PNM/4/2011(154)

Dated: September 2, 2013

The Member Staff,
Railway Board,
New Delhi
Dear Sir,
Sub: Grant of financial upgradation under MACPS to Pharmacists

Pursuant to decision, taken in the National Council(JCM) in respect of Pharmacists, to place them in Grade

Pay of Rs.4200(PB-II) on completion of two years’ regular service without insisting on any Selection/ Suitability Test etc., who are initially recruited in PB-I with GP Rs.2800, All India Railwaymen’s Federation vide letters dated 22.02.2012, 24.04.2012 and 04.05.2012 have been persistently demanding that the initial recruitment grade of the Pharmacists needs to be taken as Grade Pay Rs.4200(PB-II) in place of G. Rs.2800(PB-I) for the purpose of granting financial upgradation under MACPS.

AIRF has repeatedly contented that considering the educational qualification, prescribed for the Pharmacists, which is 10+2(with PCM) + Diploma in Pharmacy with Experience, it was rightly decided to place them in PB-II with GP Rs.4200 just after formal completion of two years’ regular service, which should not be construed as “Promotion” for the purpose of financial upgradation under MACPS as they are not required to undergo any Selection/Modified Selection/Suitability Test etc. while placing them in PB-II with GP Rs.4200.

AIRF is, therefore, of the firm view that the aforesaid placement of the Pharmacists in PB-II with GP Rs.4200 on completion of two years’ service can no way be treated as “Promotion” while granting them benefit of financial upgradation under MACPS.

It is, therefore, urged that, in case of Pharmacists, the recruitment grade should be considered as PB-II with GP Rs.4200 instead of PB-I GP Rs.2800 for the purpose of granting them benefit of financial upgradation under MACPS and necessary clarification to this effect may be issued to all the Railway administrations for immediately implementing the same under advise to this office.

An early action in the matter shall be highly appreciated.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary

Source : AIRF

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JCM National Council Meeting: CONFEDERATION DEMANDS INCLUDED IN THE AGENDA OF THE JCM NATIONAL COUNCIL

JCM National Council Meeting: CONFEDERATION DEMANDS INCLUDED IN THE AGENDA OF THE JCM NATIONAL COUNCIL

Agenda for next meeting of the JCM National Council has been finalized on 27.08.2013 in consultation with DOP&T Twelve demands raised by Confederation in the charter of demands are included. (including GDS employees demand) Next meeting of National Council JCM is expected by the end of October 2013.

The letter give by Com. Umraomal Purohit, Secretary, JCM (NC) and the 12 demands included in the agenda are given below:

M. Krishnan
Secretary General

Source: http://confederationhq.blogspot.in/

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