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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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Extension of Injury Leave beyond 28 months in factory accident case

BPMS correspondence for Hospital Leave in case of injury on duty

REF: BPMS / OFB / Leave / 57 (7/3/L)

Dated: 10.07.2017

To,
The Director IR,
Ordnance Factory Board,
10 A, S K Bose Road,
Kolkata – 700001

Subject: Extension of Injury Leave beyond 28 months in factory accident case.

Reference: Minutes of 21st SCM of JCM-III Level Council (OFB) held on 30.03.2017

Respected Sir,

Having gone through the minutes circulated vide OFB letter No.20/14/21(11)/A/IR, Dated 15.05.2017, it is observed that Secretary, Staff Side Shri R Srinivasan has raised the issue that the employee who met with an accident while on duty is being granted hospital leave upto 120 days with full pay and thereafter he may be granted half pay leave upto 28 months. But after 28 months there is no benefit, no pay is allowed because there is no provision of half pay leave. Minutes further states that the matter has been taken up with MoD wide OFB letter No. 1240/Per/Policy/Accident, Dated 24.06.2016.

In this regard, it is submitted that Rule 46 of CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972 & Article 291 of Civil Service Regulations deals with the Hospital Leave.

As per Rule 46 of CCS (Leave Rules) the authority competent to grant leave may grant hospital leave to Class IV & Class III Government servants, while under medical treatment in a hospital or otherwise, for illness or injury not exceeding 28 months. Hospital Leave may be granted for 120 days equal to earned leave and the remaining period will be equal to half pay leave.

Min of Defence ID No. 11(13)(60)1511/D(Civ-II), Dated 10.02.1961 under Article 291 of CSR states that it has been decided in modification of the provisions of Article 291, Civil Service Regulations that hospital leave may be granted upto 03 months on full pay or six months on half pay in any period of three years to all class IV Government servants and also to those class III Government servants whose duties involve handling of dangerous machinery, explosive materials, poisonous drugs, etc. or the performance of hazardous tasks.

Further, it states that Industrial staff will also be entitled to hospital leave in the same manner as indicated above. Subsequently, vide MoD ID No. 11(13)60/5678/D (Civ-II), Dated 28.05.1962 it was clarified that all categories of staff other than Gazetted Officers in the Defence Establishments will be entitled to hospital leave.

Further, MoD issued Memo No. 11(6)67/5255/D(Civ-II), Dated 15.05.1967 which reads as under:-

“The Government has had under consideration for some time the question of removing the restrictions on the quantum of hospital leave to Government servants who suffer illness or injury directly due to risks incurred in the course of their official duties.

The President is now pleased to decide that the categories of the Defence civilians eligible for this kind of leave in terms of Defence Ministry‟s Office Memorandum No. 11(13)/60/1511/D(Civ-II), Dated 10.02.1961 and 11(13)/60/5678/D(Civ-II) , dated 28.05.1962 will be entitled to hospital leave without any restriction on the quantum of leave. This kind of leave can be granted for such period as is considered necessary by the authority competent to grant it.

The decision takes effect from 31.03.1967.

Article 291 Civil Services Regulations will be amended in due course.”

From above, it may be deduced that all the employees (upto Non-Gazetted) of Ord Fys are entitled for hospital leave without any restriction on the quantum of leave if he met with accident while on duty.

Therefore, you are requested to issue necessary clarification to resolve the issue without further delay.

Thanking you.

Sincerely yours
S/d,
(MUKESH SINGH)
Secretary/BPMS & Member,
JCM-II Level Council (MOD).

Signed Copy

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Ordnance Factory Board (OFB)

Ordnance Factory Board

Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) was established in 1979. It is a departmentally run production organization functioning under the Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence and manufactures Arms, Ammunitions, Artillery Guns, Tanks, Combat Vehicles, Troop Comfort items and other equipment required by the Armed Forces. It serves as a dedicated production base for military hardware needs of the Armed Forces, with a view to achieve self-reliance in defence preparedness of the country.

Performance of OFB in terms of value of issue during the last three years and current year is as below:

(Rs. in Crore)

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
(till February 2017)
11,123 11,364 13,047 12,426

 

 

 

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Laxmi Narayan Yadav in Lok Sabha today.

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Grant of meeting to discuss about the Ordnance Factories

Grant of meeting to discuss about the Ordnance Factories

INDWF/RM/3001/2017

Date: 20.02.2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

With kindest regards,

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

Source: INDWF

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Review of Ordnance Factories

Review of Ordnance Factories

Performance of Ordnance Factories is being regularly reviewed by Ordnance Factory Board and the Ministry. Some of the major steps taken in this regard are as follows:

Modernization of Ordnance Factories to keep pace with the latest technology and to maintain the production capacity in tandem with the requirement of Armed Forces. As compared to an expenditure of Rs. 2927 crore in the 11th Plan, already an expenditure of Rs. 4239 crore has been incurred during the first four year (2012-16) of the 12th Plan. In 2016-17, an expenditure of Rs. 116.67 crore is envisaged.

  • To improve upon the production planning in Ordnance Factory Board (OFB), Army has started placing 5 years roll-on indents for ammunition items.
  • Quality Audit Group (QAG) have been formed at 10 centres as an independent authority for giving impetus to and ensuring quality in Ordnance Factories.
  • 13 Ordnance Development Centres (ODCs) with identified core technologies have been created to take up product development and improvement in core product areas.

In order to provide greater autonomy and expedite decision making process, Ministry has delegated financial powers towards procurement of Stores and Plant & Machinery to Ordnance Factory Board.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Kapil Moreshwar Patil in Lok Sabha today.

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Granting of financial upgradation under ACP / MACP Scheme to Durwan of Ord & Ord Equipment Fys: BPMS

Granting of financial upgradation under ACP / MACP Scheme to Durwan of Ord & Ord Equipment Fys: BPMS

REF: BPMS / MoD / MACP / 64 (7/3/M)

Dated: 26.09.2016

To,
The Under Secretary D (Estt./NG)
Govt of India, Min of Defence,
B Wing, Sena Bhawan,
New Delhi 110011

Subject: Granting of financial upgradation under ACP / MACP Scheme to Durwan of Ord & Ord Equipment Fys.

Sir,
With due regards, it is submitted that this federation has raised an issue in JCM III Level Council (OFB) for grant of financial upgradation in promotional hierarchy under ACP Scheme to those Durwan, Jamadar Durwan, Subedar Durwan who have completed 12 yrs or 24 yrs of regular service upto 31.08.2008.

In turn OFB is communicating that a proposal has been forwarded to MoD with necessary recommendations of OFB but the matter is pending with MoD till date. Therefore, you are requested to expedite the matter so that Durwan, Jamadar Durwan & Subedar Durwan may be granted financial upgradations in promotional hierarchy without further delay.

Thanking you.

Sincerely yours

(MUKESH SINGH)
Secretary/BPMS &
Member, JCM-II Level Council (MOD)

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Source: BPMS

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Increase in Retirement age to 65 for Doctors of OFB

Enhancement in the age of superannuation of Doctors of Ordnance Factory Board (Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence)

BPMS

REF:BPMS/DoP&T/Retirement/53 (7/3/L)

Dated: 18.09.2016

To,

Dr. Jitendra Singh,
Minister of State, Government of India,
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pension,
North Block, New Delhi 110001

Subject: Enhancement in the age of superannuation of Doctors of Ord Fy Board (Department of Defence Production, Min of Def).

Respected Sir,

With due regards, your attention is invited to the speech of Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Sri Narendra Modi which he delivered on 26th May, 2016 in Saharanpur (U.P.) in a rally to observe the second anniversary of his Government, which was as under:

There is a shortage of doctors. In government hospitals, their retirement is 60 years in some states, 62 in some others. If adequate number of medical institutes were there, then we would have more doctors and would not feel the shortage. It is difficult to make doctors in two years but poor families cannot be forced to live without doctors.

Therefore from Uttar Pradesh, I want to announce this to my countrymen that this week our government’s Cabinet will take a decision within a week and the retirement age of our doctors, whether in states or Government of India, would be made 65 years instead of 60 or 62.

Honouring the promise of Prime Minister, the Department of Personnel & Training, MoP, PG & P, GOI issued Notification (GSR No. 567-E, Dated 31.05.2016) for amendment in FR 56 (bb) whereby the age of superannuation in respect of General Duty Medical Officers and Specialists included in Teaching, Non-Teaching and Public Health Sub-cadres of Centre Health Service has been enhanced to 65 yrs.

Considering the huge shortage of Specialists (75%) & GDMOs (25%) in Indian Ordnance & Ordnance Equipment Factories (Department of Defence Production, Min of Defence) this issue was brought to notice of Hon’ble Defence Minister, Shri Manohar Parrikar by this federation and requested him to take appropriate action to enhance the retirement age of IOFHS Cadre.

In turn Hon’ble Defence Minister assured for extension of coverage of FR 56(bb) in favour of IOFHS Cadre forthwith. Thereafter, in the month of August, 2016 MoD has sent a proposal to DoP&T for necessary approval / action and to expedite that the Secretary, Department of Defence Production also wrote a DO Letter to Secretary, DoP&T to expedite the matter but the file is moving from one Ministry / Department to another.

It is worth to mention here that Min of Railways, Home Affairs, Municipality Corporation of Delhi etc. have already enhanced the superannuation age of their Doctors and meanwhile Min of Health & Family Welfare has clarified vide F.No. Z.16024/11/2016-CHS.V Dated 30.08.2016 that Departments / Ministries may take decision, with the approval of their respective competent authorities on the enhancement of the age of superannuation of doctors.

Now the time has come for Bureaucratic System to respect, accept & adopt the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s 3S Speed, Skill & Scale to resolve the issues of Government Employees.

Therefore, you are requested to issue necessary directives to the concerned authorities to extend the provisions of FR 56(bb) in respect of all the doctors of OFB so that the organization as well as the incumbents may also be benefitted with enhanced age of superannuation of 65 yrs with effect from 31.05.2016.

Thanking you.

Sincerely yours

sd

(M P SINGH)

General Secretary

BPMS

REF:BPMS/MOD/Retirement/53(7/3/L)

Dated: 18.09.2016

To,

Shri Manohar Parrikarji,
Union Minister for Defence,
Government of India,
South Block, DHQ PO,
New Delhi  110011

Subject: Enhancement in the age of superannuation of Doctors of Ord Fy Board (Department of Defence Production, Min of Def).

Respected Sir,

With due regards, your attention is invited to this federation’s letter of even no. dated 30.07.2016 whereby it has been requested to your good self to enhance the age of superannuation of Doctors of Ordnance Factories and during your visit at the residence of Sri Rakesh Singh, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) from Jabalpur (M.P.) you have kindly assured this Federation BPMS to resolve the issue without further delay.

Thereupon, for extension of coverage of FR 56(bb) in favour of IOFHS Cadre, in the month of August, 2016 MoD has sent a proposal to DoP&T for necessary approval / action and to expedite it, the Secretary, Department of Defence Production also wrote a ‘DO Letter’ to Secretary, DoP&T to expedite the matter but the file is moving from one Ministry / Department to another.

Meanwhile Min of Health & Family Welfare has clarified vide F.No. Z.16024/11/2016- CHS.V Dated 30.08.2016 that Departments / Ministries may take decision, with the approval of their respective competent authorities on the enhancement of the age of superannuation of doctors.

In such circumstances, being the competent authority of Min of Defence, you are requested to approve the proposal of enhancement of superannuation of doctors of OFB without obtaining the permission of DoP&T as the other Ministries like MHA, Railways etc. have already done.

Thanking you.

Sincerely yours

sd

(M P SINGH)

General Secretary

Source: BPMS

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Ordnance Factory Board

Ordnance Factory Board

Majority of the requirement of items like Ammunition, Armoured Vehicles, Troop Comfort items etc for Indian Army are met through the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB). The contribution of OFB in meeting the requirement of the Army has increased over the years. In value terms, the supplies by OFB to Army has increased by over 25% in the year 2015-16 compared to 2014-15.

Further, for communicating long term requirement of Army, the system of Five Year Roll On Indent for Ammunition items has been introduced since 2010. In order to ensure time bound delivery to Army, a system of Letter of Intent (LoI) has been introduced to indicate the tentative quantities to OFB in the beginning of the year to enable OFB to initiate procurement.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Shri Arvind Sawant in Lok Sabha today.

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Clarification regarding Compassionate Appointment – ORDNANCE FACTORY BOARD

Clarification regarding Compassionate Appointment – ORDNANCE FACTORY BOARD

Instruction No. 158/2016/per/Policy

ORDNANCE FACTORY BOARD

 Sub : Clarification regarding Compassionate Appointment.

Ref : i) MOD,D(Lab) I.D. No.19(3)/2015/D(Lab) dated 23/06/2015. (copy enclosed).

ii) OFB instruction No. 152.2015/per/policy dated 16/09/2015. (available in OFB COMNET).

iii) OFB Instruction No. 75/2010/PCC dated 11/08/2010 (available in OFB COMNET).

It has been observed from the correspondences received from various Factories/ Units that whiles preparing the relative merit point, after lifting the ban on 3 years time limit on compassionate appointment, some factories /units have awarded more marks as per the new slab rates in comparison with the old slab rates (viz, Family Pension (excluding DA), Terminal Benefits & movable/Immovable property ) while agonists some others, less marks have been awarded (viz. monthly income of earning member of the family & No. of unmarried daughters) although the net outcome more or less is the same. The same is creating confusion while processing the case of compassionate appointment.

2. In this connection, attention is invited to the MOD communication dated 22/01/2010 and dated 14/05/2010 circulated vide above reference, wherein it has been clearly mentioned that after implementation of the 6th CPC recommendations, the point allotted to various aspects i.e., family pension and terminal benefits etc. have become redundant and that the revised point based on a 100 point scale will be adopted in place of 100 poInt scale circulated vide I.D. Nore dated 09/03/2001. Further, it is indicated that after every pay commission, family pensions are revised and accordingly, revised family pension has to be taken into consideration. In the case of movable/immovable property, the present value of these properties is required to be taken into account while awarding weightage point as per MOD guidelines.

3. In view of the above, all factories/units are requested to deal each and every case as per above MOD guidelines dated 22/01/2010,14/05/2010 and 23/06/2015 after ascertaining the current financial and other status of each component.

sd/-

[DR.(Smt.) VANI A. SINGH]

for DIRECTOR GENERAL, ORDNANCE FACTORIES,

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Incentive to Examiners of OFB

Incentive to Examiners of OFB

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
ORDNANCE FACTORY BOARD
AYUDH BHAVAN

No.754/Per/Policy(PL)

Dated: 06.11.2015

To,
The Sr,General Manager(s)General Manager(s) of all ordnance & ordnance Equipment Factories

Sub: Information regarding proposed Incentive scheme for the employees of ordnance Factories Organisation

In connection with the subject issue a High Power Committe has been constituted to formulate an incentive scheme for the employees of O.F Organisation who are not covered by the existing piece Work incentive scheme. To enable the committee to deliberate the issue in its justify perspective and render a report within the given time, the following information factory wise may please be furnished:

(i) Total number of examiners working in the Factory(Grade Wise)

(ii) Total number of Maintenance Workerd in the factory(Grade Wise)

(iii)Total Incentive paid to maintenace workers month wise during the period from 2012-2013-2014&2014-2015.

(iv)Total Piece work earnings(PWE) of the factory during the period 2012-2013,2013-2014&2014-2015.

(v) Piece Work Profit paid month wie(Value &percentage (%) both with and without ceiling)during the period 2012-2013,2013-2014&2014-2015.

The above information is required to be furnished by 20-11-2015 positively.The information may pleasebe sent through FAX No.033-22437822 and comnet(admin.ofb@ofb.net) or by special Post

Dr.(smt.)Vani Anand Singh
Director/Admin
For Director General Ordnance Factories

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Presentation before Expert Committee on reduction of litigations on service matters – BPMS

Presentation before Expert Committee on reduction of litigations on service matters – BPMS

 

(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 / Litigations / 130 (7/5/L)

Dated: 29.09.2015

To,
The Deputy Secretary D(PCC/MIS)
Govt of India, Min of Deface,
‘B’ Wing, Sena Bhawan,
New Delhi – 110011

 

Subject: Presentation before Expert Committee on reduction of litigations on service matters.
Reference: MOD ID No. 11020/04/2015/D(Civ-II), Dated 17.09.2015

 

Respected Sir,
With due regards, it is submitted that this federation had been raising the issue in various forums like Departmental Council JCM, during the meeting with Hon’ble Defence Minister / Defence Secretary regarding extension of judicial pronouncement to similarly placed non-petitioners in service matters so that unnecessary litigations may be minimized.

 

Thereupon, Ministry of Defence vide its ID No. 18(2)/2014-D(JCM), Dated 09.12.2014 (copy enclosed for your ready reference) has requested all Administrative Divisions of MOD to review all existing court cases, pending with their Divisions and take a clear decision whether to proceed with or drop the case based on the verdict of Apex Court in a similar case given in favour of petitioners and where the Government has taken a decision to implement the orders of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in respect of petitioners only and not in respect of similarly placed employees. It further states that wherever feasible, the grievances of the similarly placed employees about service matters shall be resolved through administrative channels and this would help in reducing unnecessary litigations as well as resentment amongst employees.

 

Now, this federation is happy to note that Hon’ble RM has constituted a Committee consisting of Lt. Gen Mukesh Sabharwal (Retd), Lt. Gen Richard Khare (Retd), Maj Gen T Prasad (Retd), Maj Navdeep Singh (Retd) & Maj D P Singh (Retd) to examine the cases relating to service matters that are pending in various Courts and Tribunals which may be resolved in pre-litigation stage.

 

Hence, this federation would like to invite the attention of expert committee to some of the following issues which may increase the litigations if not resolved amicably:-

 

1. Grant of ACP / MACP prior to application of Restructuring of Cadre of Artisan Staff in Defence Establishments in modification of recommendations of 6th CPC:

 

(i) As per OFB letter No. 01/Cadre Restructuring/A/I, dated 12.07.2003 the inter-grade ratio in respect of all skilled trades including left out trades has been fixed in the ratio and corresponding scale as mentioned below w.e.f. 20.05.2003-

 

1. Skilled Rs. (3050-4590) : 45%

 

2. Highly Skilled Rs. (4000-6000) : 55%

 

3. Master Craftsman Rs. (4500-7000) :
25% of Highly Skilled grade posts will be placed in the grade of the Master Craftsman. They will, however, not be a part of the hierarchy.

 

(ii) Assured Career Progression Scheme was introduced vide DoP&T O.M. No. 35034//1/97-Estt(1), Dated 09.08.1999 to grant 02 financial upgradations in the promotional hierarchy on completion of 12 & 24 years regular service. This ACP Scheme was applicable up to 31.08.2008.

 

(iii) Under the ACP Scheme, Artisan Staff in the post of Skilled was entitled for 1st ACP in the pay scale of Rs. (4000 – 6000) by ignoring his movement from Semi-Skilled to Skilled, treating it as training period and 02nd ACP in the pay scale of Rs. (5000 – 8000) since the Master Craftsman in the pay scale of Rs. (4500 – 7000) was not a part of hierarchy and the placement in this grade was not treated as promotion.

 

(iv) The 6th CPC revised pay scales and introduced the Grade Pay system and Artisan Staff became entitled for 01st ACP in the Grade Pay of Rs. 2400/- and 02nd ACP in the Grade Pay of Rs. 4200/-.

 

(v) Further, 6th CPC merged the pre-revised Group D pay scales of Rs. (2550-3200), Rs. (2610-3540) Rs. (2610-4000) & Rs. (2650-4000) and upgraded and revised in the Grade pay of Rs. 1800/-.

 

(vi) As per First Schedule, Part – B, Section-II of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008 the grades of existing Unskilled (2550-3200) and Semi-Skilled (2650-4000) workers were upgraded in (2750-4400) and merged and revised in the Grade Pay of Rs. 1800/-.

 

(vii) It has already been clarified by OFB vide letter No. 800/MACP/A/I/551, dated 22.09.2011 that the movement from Unskilled to Semi-Skilled is not to be treated as promotion and is to be ignored while granting financial upgradations under ACP Scheme upto 31.08.2008. Similarly a movement from Semi-Skilled grade to Skilled grade, irrespective of mode of entry, is not to be treated as promotion for the purpose of ACP and is to be ignored while granting financial upgradations under the ACP Scheme.

 

(viii) From above, it may be deduced that an Artisan Staff who reached to the post of Skilled grade upto 31.08.2008 and completed 12 or 24 yrs regular service is entitled for 1st ACP in the Grade Pay of Rs. 2400/- and 2nd ACP in the Grade Pay of Rs. 4200/-.

 

(ix) Thereafter, 3rd financial upgradations may be granted w.e.f. 01.09.2008 under the Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme introduced vide DoP&T O.M. No. 35034/3/2008-Estt. (D), Dated 19.05.2009.

 

(x) Subsequently, the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) vide its Notification G.S.R. 552 (E), Dated 28th July 2009 has amended the Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 whereby Master Craftsmen has been granted the Grade Pay of Rs. 4200/- and Highly Skilled Workers are split in a ratio of 50 : 50 and re-designated as Highly Skilled Worker Grade-II (Grade Pay of Rs. 2400 in Pay Band PB – 1) and Highly Skilled Worker Grade-I (Grade Pay of Rs. 2800/- in Pay band PB –1).

 

Accordingly the pay scale of Master craftsman has been revised from Rs. (4500 – 7000) to Rs. (5000 – 8000) vide MOD letter F. No. 11(5)/2008/D(Civ-I) Dated 28th Aug, 2009 as per SRO – 11 E and the post of Highly Skilled (4000 – 6000) has been bifurcated in the ratio of 50 : 50 whereby 50 per cent incumbents have been upgraded as Highly Skilled grade – I in the pay scale of Rs. (4500 – 7000). As per above notification, the artisan staff in MOD is restructured w.e.f. 01.01.2006 as under –

 

1. Skilled (5200 – 20200) plus 1900 Grade pay
2. Highly Skilled – II ( — Do — ) plus 2400 Grade pay
3. Highly skilled – I ( — Do — ) plus 2800 Grade pay
4. Master Craftsman (9300 – 34800) plus 4200 Grade pay

 

According to above, the grade structure of Skilled, Highly Skilled –II, Highly Skilled – I and Master Craftsman has been fixed by operating instructions issued vide MOD ID No. 11(5)/2009-D(Civ-I), Dated 14.06.2010 as under:
(i) Skilled – 45 %
(ii) Highly Skilled Grade II – 20.5 %
(iii) Highly Skilled Grade I – 20.5 %
(iv) Master Craftsman – 14 %

(xi) It has been observed that artisan staff were not granted the financial upgradations under the ACP / MACP Scheme in defence installations and when MOD issued instructions for restructuring on 14.06.2010, it (restructuring) was applied first and thereafter financial upgradations granted under MACP Scheme whereas it (MACP) was introduced earlier (19.05.2009) vis a vis to restructuring (14.06.2010). Due to this incumbents are in the disadvantageous position which may be understood by the following table:-

 

BPMS-letter

 

(xii) This is a living example of Sri Rakish Kumar, Tool Setter HS-I, T.No. 18/SMW, P.No. 006548, SAF Kanpur and there are more than thousands IEs in various defence installations who are similarly placed. This case is under consideration in MOD / OFB.

 

(xiii) Hence, kindly issue necessary directives to the authorities to grant ACP upto 31.08.2008 and thereafter apply the restructuring instructions retrospectively w.e.f. 01.01.2006 by protecting the benefits already granted under ACP Scheme.

 

2. Grant of MACP ignoring movement from Highly Skilled to HS-I : Implementation of Courts Judgements.

 

(i) As earlier explained that the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) vide its Notification G.S.R. 552 (E), Dated 28th July 2009 has amended the Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 whereby Master Craftsmen has been granted the Grade Pay of Rs. 4200/- and Highly Skilled Workers are split in a ratio of 50 : 50 and re- designated as Highly Skilled Worker Grade-II (Grade Pay of Rs. 2400 in Pay Band PB – 1) and Highly Skilled Worker Grade-I (Grade Pay of Rs. 2800/- in Pay band PB – 1).

 

(ii) Accordingly, operating instructions issued vide MOD ID No. 11(5)/2009-D(Civ-I), Dated 14.06.2010 and the post of Highly Skilled (4000 – 6000) has been bifurcated in the ratio of 50 : 50 whereby 50 per cent incumbents have been upgraded as Highly Skilled grade – I in the pay scale of Rs. (4500 – 7000). As per above notification, the artisan staff in MOD is restructured w.e.f. 01.01.2006 as under –

 

BPMS-letter

 

(iii) Further, vide OFB letter No. 01/CR/A/I/658, dated 13.120.2010 the restructuring of Cadre of Artisan Staff in Defence Establishments in modification of recommendations of 06th CPC was made effective in Ordnance & Ordnance Equipment Factories Organizations. Hence this federation demanded vide letter No. BPMS/ CADRE REVIEW / 110(7/4/R), Dated: 07.08.2009, 10.11.2009 & 23.04.2010 that the placement from Highly Skilled to Highly Skilled Grade I should not be treated as promotion either under the normal promotion rules or under MACP Scheme, but all in vain.

 

(iv) However, some of the employees approached the CAT and the Hon’ble CAT Calcutta has passed the following directions in OA No 172/2012, dated 16.01.2014 {Indranil Chowdhury & 162 others versus Union of India through Secretary Min of Defence, Finance & DoP&T} on the subject matter:

“12. On the Contrary the respondents have failed to convince us that the movement of the present applicants from HS to HS-I involved any assumption of higher responsibilities or that it was a movement from a lower feeder post with lower scale of pay to a higher post with higher scale of pay. On the contrary we find that movement from HS-II to HS-I after 01.01.2006, is justify termed as a promotion, as HS-II became feeder post to HS-I w.e.f. 01.01.2006. Similarly Skilled grade became the feeder grade to HS-II. But by no stretch of imagination erstwhile HS Grade can be called a feeder grade to HS-II or HS-I under the hierarchy created w.e.f. 1.1.06.

13. The respondents have thus failed to disclose the reason as to why the placement of erstwhile (pre 01.01.2006) Highly Skilled workers to highly Skilled Gr.-I in terms of seniority and Highly Skilled Gr.-II in the ratio of 50:50 due to restructuring of artisan cadre be treated as promotion. We find from a clarification dated 10.02.2000 that mobility under ACPs is to be allowed in the existing hierarchy. Any Selection Grade / in-situ promotion which is not a part of the hierarchy shall not be treated as promotion for the purpose of ACPs, which fully supports the applicants’ case.

14. Being not supported by any cogent reason we hold that the placement of erstwhile (pre 01.01.2006) HS to HS-I due to cadre restructuring effected on 13.12.2010 w.e.f. 01.01.2006, should not be treated as a promotion for the purpose of MACP. Consequently, we hold that the applicants shall be entitled to MACP.”

(v) Therefore, you are requested to take appropriate action so that the placement of erstwhile (pre 01.01.2006) HS to HS-I due to cadre restructuring effected on.13.12.2010 w.e.f. 01.01.2006, should not be treated as a promotion for the purpose of MACP as per CAT directive to the petitioners as well as non-petitioner. It is worth to mention here that Govt of India has appealed in various High Courts against the similar judgements of different benches of CAT but none of the High Courts have granted the stay order, hence, some of the places CAT order is being implemented.

 

3. Grant of ACP / MACP to Security Staff in OFB:-

 

BPMS-letter

 

Hence, it is demanded that Security staff (Durwan, Jamadar Durwan & Subedar Durwan) should also be granted financial upgradations under the ACP / MACP scheme on the analogy of Chargeman.

 

4. This federation has demanded in the Steering Committee meeting for 90th Departmental Council (MOD) held in Aug.2014 to Re-draft the role of Defence (Finance) so that service matters like Recruitment Rules, Cadre Review, revival of sanctioned posts, payment of arrears, revision of allowances etc. may be settled at the earliest. It has been observed that Defence (Finance) division is not cooperating in true spirit to resolve the service matters. For example-

(i) Revision of Special Pay to Staff Nurse working in Operation Theatre- Special Pay has been granted to Nursing Staff @ Rs. 60/- per month who are working in (a) Operation Theatres, (b) Intensive Care Units of the Ordnance & Ordnance Equipment Factory Hospitals/Clinics vide MOD letter No. 7(2)/87/I/D(Fy.II), Dated 06th March, 1989. This Special Pay @ Rs. 60/- per month was being granted as per recommendations of 04th CPC. Subsequently, on the recommendations of 5th CPC the Special Pay @ Rs. 60/- per month was doubled to Rs. 120/- with effect from 01.08.1997 in the Ministry of Railways in terms of Railway Board’s letter No. E(P&A)I- 88/SP-1/MH-2, Dated 18.01.1990 & 25.01.1990. Further, Resolution adopted by Govt of India on the recommendations of 06th CPC which is published in the Gazette of India by Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) No. 1/1/2008-I.C. Dated 29th August, 2008, wherein Para 08 of Part-B states that Govt of India has accepted the 6th CPC recommendations of doubling of the Special Allowance and this allowance will be increased by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance payable on revised pay scales goes up by 50%BPMS Federation has raised this on 07.12.2011 but the matter is running between OFB & MOD due to piecemeal objections of Def (Fin).

(ii) Nursing Allowance to all Nurses working in Dispensaries- Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (Nursing Section) O.M. No. Z.28015/71/2008-N, Dated 19th Nov.2008 states that as per Resolution adopted by Govt of India on the recommendations of 06th CPC which is published in the Gazette of India by Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) No. 1/1/2008-I.C. Dated 29th August, 2008, the President has pleased to enhance the Nursing Allowance to Rs. 3200/- per month w.e.f. 01.09.2008 and the Nursing Allowance will be payable to all Nurses whether working in Dispensaries or in Hospitals.BPMS has raised this issue on 07.12.2011 but the matter has been referred to 07th CPC due to objections of Def (Fin).

(iii) Bunching benefit to Master Craftsmen (Excluding OFB) – MOD ID No. 11(5)/2009- D(Civ.I), Dated 14.06.2010 communicates that Master Craftsman will be granted the Grade Pay of Rs. 4200 in PB-2 w.e.f. 01.01.2006. Prior to above, the Master Craftsmen were in the pay scale of Rs. (4500 – 7000). While implementing the above order, all the MCMs who were drawing pre-revised pay at the stage of Rs. 4500 / 4625/ 4750 / 4875 / 5000 were fixed at Rs. 9300 plus GP 4200 w.e.f. 01.01.2006. This is contradictory to the provisions of CDS (RP) Rules, 2008 which stipulates as under:

7.(1) (A)(ii): if the minimum of the revised pay band /pay scale is more than the amount arrived at as per (i) above, the pay shall be fixed at the minimum of the revised pay band/pay scale;

Provided further that:-

 

Where, in the fixation of pay, the pay of Government servants drawing pay at two are more consecutive stages in an existing scale gets bunched, that is to say, gets fixed in the revised structure at the same stage in the pay band, then, for every two stages so bunched, benefit of one increment shall be given so as to avoid bunching of more than two stages in the revised running pay bands.

This issue is pending since long because Def (Fin) needs some clarification from DoP&T / Min of Fin.

 

(iv) Grant of 3rd MACP in GP 4600/- to Skilled grade- With the concurrence of Def (Fin), MOD issued instructions to grant 3rd MACP in GP 4600/- to those Highly Skilled / MCM who were drawing pay in the pre-revised pay scale of Rs.(5000-8000) upto 31.12.2005 as 2nd ACP. This Federation has pointed out to extend the same benefit to Skilled employees but Def (Fin) needs clarification from DoP&T.

 

(v) Def (Fin) is not granting the 2nd ACP in GP 2400/- to erstwhile Labourers who have completed 24 yrs regular service upto 31.08.2008 on the plea that they had not passed the requisite trade test of Highly Skilled on the date of eligibility. BPMS invited the attention of Def (Fin) to the clarification for grant of ACP after passing the trade test issued vide MOD D(Civ-I) dated 05.02.2004 which stipulates as under –

“2. It is further clarified that the employees who had completed 12/24 years of service after 09.08.99 but before that the date of conducting the first trade test may be granted financial upgradation under ACP Scheme, subject to fulfillment of all other conditions prescribed for grant of ACP, from the date of their completion of 12/24 years of service, instead of the date of passing of this trade test, in the first attempt as a one time measure.” In spite of that Def(Fin) is not agree to conduct the trade test but make the same effective from the date of eligibility.

(vi) Grant of Night Duty Allowance on the basis of actual salary- Payment of Night Duty Allowance based on actual salary, instead of notional pay of Rs.2200/- was resolved vide MOD ID No. 17(4)/2012/D(Civ-II), Dated 08.05.2015 in compliance of Contempt Petition (CP No. 200/2014 Shri Arvind Girija Singh & Ors versus UOI & Ors.) based on the CAT Jodhpur directions in OA No 34/2008 dated 5.11.2009 and subsequent ratification by Hon’ble High Court and Supreme Court of India. All the court cases regarding revision of night duty allowance was related to the notional ceiling of Rs.2200/- per month and this issue was resolved by ordering the NDA on the actual salary and nowhere court further fixed any real or notional ceiling. We are surprised to see the PC of A (Fys) Kolkata letter No. Pay/TechII/1206/2015/13, dated 09.09.2015 whereby ceiling for entitlement of Night Duty Allowance has been revised to Rs. 12380/- pay in Pay Band.

 

We have strong objection on the issuance of this letter because PC of A (Fys) is not the competent authority to revise the ceiling of entitlement for NDA unilaterally as the original order has been issued by Ministry of Defence in consultation with Min of Finance, DoP&T, Def (Finance) and if there was any doubt regarding eligibility, PC of A (Fys) should have asked for clarification from the competent authorities through prescribed channels.

 

These are some of the examples on the functioning of Def (Finance) which raise piecemeal objections time and again and after several years the issue/draft/proposal will be sent to other authorities like DoPT, Min of Fin, Min of Labour, Min of Law etc. Due to this delay tactics employees are compelled to approach the Court of Law. Even then Court judgements are not being extended to similarly placed non-petitioners.

 

5. There are various court cases due to administrative lapses like promotion of MCM in EME, grant of one increment on movement from MCM to Chargeman, grant of 3rd MACP in GP 4600/- to IEs after 01.01.2006, grant of Skilled grade to Tentmenders of AOC & Valveman & Lift Operators of MES from the date of appointment and redesignation of Safaiwala/Chowkidar to Mate in MES. This should be looked into.

 

6. Defence Civilians of EME and OFB are much agitated because their Productivity Linked Bonus are being reduced to 28 days & 40 days respectively whereas on the basis of their output/production they are being recommended for 32 days in EME & 41 days in OFB. Due to this, members of Federation are pressing very hard to file court cases against the employer for not paying the legitimate justify of PLB. Kindly look into the matter to prevent litigations.

 

7. In the Contempt Petition, it should be brought to the notice of CAT/High Court/Supreme Court where the matter is pending for implementation like Directorate / MOD / Def(Fin) / DoP&T / Min of Finance etc. so that appropriate directives may be issued against the concerned authority by the CAT/Court under the Contempt of Court.

 

Therefore, you are requested to put the above cases before the expert committee so the committee may consider the cases in correct perspective and may suggest the Hon’ble Defence Minister and may issue necessary directives to other authorities how to minimize the litigations and the grievances of the employees may be resolved amicably.

 

Thanking you.
Sincerely yours

(MUKESH SINGH)
Secretary/BPMS &
Member, JCM-II Level Council (MOD)

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Relaxation of Age in recruitment of Industrial Employees.

Relaxation of Age in recruitment of Industrial Employees.

“As per Recruitment Rules (SRO) the age of the candidates should be between 18 to 32 years and as per OFB/MOD instructions age relaxation is granted for Ex-Trade Apprentices of Indian Ordnance Factories the period for which they had undergone training under the Apprentices Act, 1961″.

BHARATIYA PRATIRAKSHA MAZDOOR SANGH
(AN ALL INDIA FEDERATION OF DEFENCE WORKERS)

REF: BPMS / OFB / RR / IEs / 22 (7/2/L)

Dated: 28.07.2015

To,
The DGOF & Chairman,
Ordnance Factory Board,
10 A, S K Bose Road,
Kolkata – 700001

Subject: Relaxation of Age in recruitment of Industrial Employees.

Respected Sir,
With due regards, it is submitted that applications from eligible citizens of India are being invited by Ordnance & Ordnance Equipment Factories for filling up the vacancies in Group ‘C’ Industrial Employees (IEs) in the Pay Band of Rs. 5200 – 20200, Grade Pay of Rs. 1800/- plus allowances as admissible to Central Government employees. As per Recruitment Rules (SRO) the age of the candidates should be between 18 to 32 years and as per OFB/MOD instructions age relaxation is granted for Ex-Trade Apprentices of Indian Ordnance Factories the period for which they had undergone training under the Apprentices Act, 1961.

Due to above relaxation, an Ex-Trade Apprentice of general category of Ord Fy gets 03 yrs age relaxation and he is eligible to apply for the Semi Skilled post upto the age of 35 (32 + 03) yrs, whereas a general candidate after passing National Trade Certificate (NTC) from any ITI undertakes his Apprenticeship of 01 year from any Ord Fys may get age relaxation of 01 year and he is eligible to apply for the same post upto the age of 33 (32+01) years only. This discrimination of age relaxation is causing discontentment amongst the Ex-Trade Apprentices of Ord Fys.

Therefore, you are requested to issue necessary instructions regarding age relaxation for recruitment of Semi-Skilled so that Ex-Trade Apprentices whether they have undergone entire apprenticeship of 03 yrs in Ord Fys or they have undergone apprenticeship of 01 year in Ord Fys after passing 02 yrs NTC from ITI may be equally benefitted and age relaxation may be granted for the period of training obtained from ITI plus apprenticeship in Ord Fys, i.e., eligible upto the age of 32 + 2+1= 35 yrs.

Thanking you.

Sincerely yours
(M P SINGH)
General Secretary

Source: BPMS

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Recruitment of Trade Apprentice in Ordnance Factories – BPMS writes to OFB

Recruitment of Trade Apprentice in Ordnance Factories – BPMS writes to OFB

BPMS writes to OFB regarding the policy for giving preference to its own ex-trade apprentices in recruitment of Semi Skilled (Tradesman) in Ordnance Factories.

BHARATIYA PRATIRAKSHA MAZDOOR SANGH
(AN ALL INDIA FEDERATION OF DEFENCE WORKERS)

REF: BPMS/OFB/RR/IEs/22(7/2/L)

Dated: 29.07.2015

To,
The Director (IR),
Ordnance Factory Board,
10 A, S K Bose Road,
Kolkata – 700001

Subject: Recruitment of Industrial Employees from Ex-Trade Apprentice of Ord Fys.
Reference: OFB ID No. 570/Per/I/Pt.54/294/Vol.IV, dated 24.06.2015

Respected Sir,
With due regards, it is submitted that Sub Section (1) of Section 22 of the Apprentice Act, 1961 has been amended and notified in Gazette of India on 05.12.2014 which states as under:-

“Every employer shall formulate its own policy for recruiting any apprentice who has completed the period of apprenticeship training in his establishment”.

In such circumstances, OFB should formulate its policy for giving preference to its own extrade apprentices in recruitment of Semi Skilled (Tradesman) in Ord Fys in following manner :-

1. The factories shall maintain the batch wise / trade wise seniority list of ex-trade apprentices of their own factory. Marks obtained in the examination for National Apprenticeship Certificate should be determining factor of intra batch/trade wise seniority. As and when vacancies arise and factories are permitted to make direct induction, in the first instance, ex-trade apprentices of their own factories will be considered for recruitment.
Only trade test would be conducted to ascertain whether the ex-trade apprentice is fit for the employment.

2. If the factory fails to meet the requirement of candidates for recruitment from the list of their ex-trade apprentices maintained either because of exhausting the list or because of the unsuitability / ineligibility of the ex-trade apprentices in the list, the factory may notify such number of vacancies as required by them to the Employment Exchange.

3. Simultaneously, the factory will have to notify the vacancies in Newspapers / Employment News. While notifying the vacancies to the Employment Exchange or in the Newspaper a mention will be made to the effect that ex-trade apprentices of Ord Fys would be given preference in recruitment.

Kindly consider the above view in correct perspective and take appropriate action so that extrade apprentices of Ord Fys may be preferred in the recruitment of Semi Skilled (Tradesman) in OFB organization.

Thanking you.

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

Source: BPMS

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Method of Night Duty Allowance and Night Shift Bonus Calculation for Industrial Employees

Method of Night Duty Allowance and Night Shift Bonus Calculation for Industrial Employees

Night Duty Allowance & Night Shift Bonus in OFB- Para 196 & 201 of Office Manual Part-VI (Volume-I) Chapter -V (Labour-Methods of Payment and Allocation)

Night Duty Allowance

201. Industrial employees working on night shifts are eligible for Night Duty allowance on the basis of weightage of 10 minutes for every hour of night duty performed between 22.00 hours and 6.00 hours at the rates specified in the Government orders Issued from time to time.

For calculation of weightage, duty for less than half an hour shall be ignored and, duty for half an hour and more but less than one hour shall be reckoned as one full hour. The rounding off of fractions of an hour shall be made with reference to the, actual hours of night, duty performed in a month (i.e. wage period) and not on daily basis.

Night duty allowance not be admissible during overtime hours if any falling within the night duty hours. The allowance will not be treated as `Pay’ for purpose of piece work earnings or for other allowances admissible to the employees. The night duty allowance payable to the industrial employees shall be booked to work order number 02/00003/00 and the work order is exempt from DA levy.

Note: – In the muster rolls, the period of night shift indicating the time of commencement and closing of such a shift in respect of workers on night duty should be specifically indicated by the factory.

The net hours of work between 22.00, hrs and 6.00 hrs. performed by the workers daily during the normal hours of night shift duty (i.e. after excluding the period of recess, shift leave, overtime etc. during that period) ‘,which hours qualify for night duty allowance should be shown separately in muster roll and progressive weekly and monthly Carried over as done in the case of normal booking, of attendance.

Night Shift bonus

196. A night shift represents the hours worked between the termination of the day shift and the normal opening hours of the next day. The piece workers who Perform overtime work under Departmental rules in the night shift will be paid an extra half hour pay termed as ‘Night shift bonus‘ calculated at the hourly rate of 1/200 of the monthly basic pay plus dearness allowance, special pay, personal pay, pension (to the extent taken into account for fixation of pay in the case of re-employed pensioners) and city compensatory allowance for every hour of systematic overtime under Departmental Rules worked on the Night shift in addition to their piece yearnings. This element is not admissible to day workers.

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Eligibility for LDCE for the post of Supervisor (NT) in Ordnance Factories

Eligibility for LDCE for the post of Supervisor (NT) in Ordnance Factories

Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Ordnance Factory Board
Ayudh Bhavan
10A, Shaheed Kmudiram Bose Road, Kolkatta – 700 001

No.06/2/dr/14-15/Per/NI

Date: 3/07/2015

To
1) The All Sr. General Managers / General Managers / All Head of Units, Ordnance & Ordnance Equipment Factories.
2) The Sr.Prinicpal Director, NADP, Ambajhar, Nagpur.

Sub : Eligibility for LDCE for the post of Supervisor (NT)-reg.

In compliance with the rules contained in the SRO 30 dated 14.07.2010 & SRO 58 dated 19.07.2012, it is re-iterated in the following for information to all concerned in order to remove doubt and ambiguity arising out of it regarding the eligibility conditions for LDCE for the post of Supervisor (NT). An extract from the above mentioned SROs has been reproduced below : –

“Twenty five per cent by Limited Departmental Competitive Examination from amongst Non-Industrial employees in or above the pay Band -1 Rs. 5200-20200 (Grade pay Rs.1800) but below the pay Band-1 Rs. 5200-20200 (Grade pay Rs.2400) with three years regular service in the pay Band -1 Rs. 5200-20200 (Grade Pay Rs.1800) and possessing the necessary educational qualification for direct recruitment failing which by direct recruitment”.

In view of the above, it is stated that an applicant/employee for LDCE for the post of Supervisor (NT) has to complete three years of regular service in or above the pay Band -1 Rs.5200 – 20200 (Grade Pay Rs.1800) but below the pay Band-1 Rs. 5200- 20200 (Grade pay Rs.2400) as an Non-industrial employee within the crucial date as determined for a particular Limited Departmental Competitive Examination.

sd/-
(A.N.SATAPATHY)
DIRECTOR/ NI
For DIRECTOR GENERAL ORDNANCE FACTORIES

Source: BPMS
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Recruitment of Ex-Trade Apprentices in Ordnance Factories – BPMS

Recruitment of Ex-Trade Apprentices in Ordnance Factories – BPMS

BPMS General Secretary Shri M.P.Singh writes a letter to the Chairman of DGOF regarding the subject above quoted, the content of the letter is reproduced ang given below for your information…

BHARATIYA PRATIRAKSHA MAZDOOR SANGH
 (AN ALL INDIA FEDERATION OF DEFENCE WORKERS)

REF: BPMS /OFB / Trade Apprentice / 228(8/3/L)

Dated: 09.01.2015

To,
The DGOF & Chairman,
Ordnance Factory Board,
10 A, S K Bose Road,
Kolkata

Subject: Recruitment of Ex-Trade Apprentices in Ordnance Factories: Compliance of the amended provisions of The Trade Apprentices Act, 1961.

Respected Sir,
With due regards, it is submitted that the Apprentices (Amendment) Bill, 2014 was introduced in Lok Sabha on 07th August, 2014 and passed on 14th August, 2014 and the Bill was passed in Rajya Sabha on 26.11.2014. Prior to this amendment it was not obligatory on the part of the employer to offer any employment to any apprentice who had completed the period of his apprenticeship training in his establishment, nor it was obligatory on the part of the apprentice to accept an employment under the employer. This was one of the impediments which discouraged youth to join the apprenticeship training as they were not sure whether they would get employment after completion of the apprenticeship training.

It was felt that by making it obligatory on part of the establishment to give preference to apprentices at the time of regular recruitment could lead to unwanted litigations. Hence, Section 22 of the Apprentices Act, 1961 has been amended so that establishments may formulate their own policies for recruiting trained apprentices.

In such circumstances, the OFB instruction issued vide letter No. 570/A/I (Pt)/54/Vol.IV/294 dated 06.01.2011 has become irrelevant regarding the recruitment processes to the post of Industrial Employees (Semi-Skilled tradesmen).

Therefore you are requested to intervene into the matter so that the OFB’s instruction mentioned hereinabove may be withdrawn / cancelled and issue necessary directives to appoint the ex-trade apprentices of Ordnance Factories on batch wise seniority basis, without conducting any written examination in compliance with the provisions of the Apprentices (Amendment) Act, 2014 in letter and spirit by incorporating the same in the relevant Recruitment Rules.

Thanking you.

Sincerely yours
(M. P. SINGH)
General 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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INDWF writes to DGOF and Chairman of OFB to grant third MACP to MCM in Ordnance Establishments

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

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

INDWF/RRs/MCM/2014

Date 18.03.2014

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

Kind Attention to Director/IR

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yours Sincerely,
(R.SRINIVASAN)
General Secretary.

Source: INDWF

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INDWF News – Observance of Austerity Measures imposed by the Ministry of Finance.

INDWF News – Observance of Austerity Measures imposed by the Ministry of Finance.
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
ORDNANCE FACTORY BOARD
AYUDH BHAVAN
10-A, SHAHEED KHUDIRAM BOSE ROA
KOLKATA-700101.
No.786/Austerity/A/A
Dated : 24/12/2013
To,
The Sr. General Manager/General Manager/HODs
All Ordnance & Ordnance Equipment Factories
Sub: Observance of Austerity Measures imposed by the Ministry of Finance.
Ref: OFB Circular No.786/Austerity/A/A dated 28/10/13.

Attention of all OFs / Units Is drawn to OFB circular dated 28/10/2013 cited at ref above vide which it was intimated that where sanction for recruitment has been issued by OFB but factory is yet to advertise, the mattermay be kept pending till complete clarity is obtained from DDP.

02. In this connection, it has now been decided to take action for direct recruitment for filling up the vacancies where sanction has been accorded by OFB. However, before proceeding ahead with the recruitment process, DGOF & Chairman desires that all Members should review afresh the sanctions already issued and only there after factories should proceed further in the matter.
03. As such all factories are requested to obtain clearance from the respective operating Member of the division for further recruitment action In respect of sanction accorded by OFBoard for direct recruitment for the years 2012-2013 & 2013-2014 for which advertisement have not yet been issued.
sd/-
(N H S AHMAD)
DÐG/Admin
For Director General Ordnance Factories

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Posting of a Nurse to Factory Health Clinic- reg.

 Posting of a Nurse to Factory Health Clinic- reg.

Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Ordnance Factory Board

No.020/OHC/A/M

Dated : 24th December, 2013

To
The Sr. General Manager/General Manager,
All Factories.

Sub: Posting of a Nurse to Factory Health Clinic- reg.

One Nurse will be posted to Factory Health Clinics (FHC) of Factories in day shift wef 01 Jaunary, 2014.

This is required for the following reasons :

a) Nurse is part of the staff requirement of FHC under Factory rules of various states.

b) Nurse will assist Medical Officer in conduct of Periodic Medical Examination of employees at FHC.

c) Nurse will help in investigation and treatment of routine and emergency cases at FHC and reduce referrals from FHC to main Hospital.

d) Nurse will supervise the work of subordinate paramedical staff.

02. The nurse will be posted to the FHC from overall strength of Nurses in hospital. Factories without hospitals but with independent Estate Health Clinics (EHC) will utilize the services of the Nurse of the EHC in FHC also on past time basis. In case of Factories without Hospital / FHC, Nurse will be posted to FHC from the Hospital concerned.

03. The above arrangement is feasible from current sanctioned strength of Nurses in hospitals with 30 beds are more. Some of the Hospitals with 25 beds or less, where sanctioned strength of nurses (Sr Nurse Gr I & II + Matron) is 06, may have difficulty in making the arrangement due to restricted availability of Nursing staff. They may post a Nurse to FHC on part-time basis.

04. Confirmation of above arrangement may please be forwarded for record before 13-01-2014.

sd/-
(Dr.B.Rajendran)
Director Health Services
For Director General, Ordnance Factories

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