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Amendment in Part-V of schedule to CCS (CCA) Rules 1965-Appointing Authority Disciplinary Authority in respect of Group B and C post in the Ordnance Factories and Other units under OFB

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Disciplinary Authority for ‘B’ and ‘C’ Group – INDWF
Disciplinary authority in respect of Group ‘B’ and ‘C’ post in Ordnance Factories
INTUC
INDIAN NATINOAL DEFENCE WORKERS FEDERATION

R.Srinivasan
General Secretary

INDWF/Circular/028/2018 Date:04.12.2018
To
ALL Affiliated unions of INDWF
Ordnance and Ordnance Equipment factories

Sub: Amendment in Part-V of schedule to CCS (CCA) Rules 1965-Appointing Authority Disciplinary Authority in respect of Group B and C post in the Ordnance Factories and Other units under OFB-reg

Ref:1. MoD(D-Estt) (NG)Id No.50(23)/2013D(EStt)NG Dated 29.11.2018
2.OFB letter No.3977/BM/Per/DISC Dated 03.11.2018

Dear Colleagues,
After 6th CPC,the employees who are granted Rs.4200/- Grade Pay have been classified as Group ‘B’ Industrial and Non-Gazetted by DOP&T. Though these categories of employees have been appointed by the Sr. General Managers/General Managers of Heads of the establishments but disciplinary powers in respect of Group ‘B’ and ‘C’ Civil posts have been authorised to Chairman OFB.

The issue of delegation of powers to Sr.GM/GM of the respective factoris was discussed in JCM III and the same was taken up by OFB to MoD and DOP&T. Now it has been approved by amending the Part V schedule to CCS(CCA) Rules 1995 delegating the powers to the appointing authority in respect of dealing the disciplinary cases of Group ‘B’ Non-gazetted and Non-Industrial and Industrial employees drawing the Grade pay of Rs.4200/- and below. In respect of Group ‘B’ Gazetted officials will be concerned by ADCOF.

This is submitted for information of all the unions.

Yours Sincerely,
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(R.SRINIVASAN)
General Secretary

Source: INDWF

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Waival of revenue stamp for all payments on the basis of EC

Waival of revenue stamp for all payments on the basis of EC

No.Pay/Tech-I/0195/XXX

Dated: 04/05/2018

To
All CFA(Fys)/All Branch AOs

Subject: Waival of revenue stamp for all payments on the basis of ECS

A point has been scheduled to be raised in the forthcoming 23rd Ordinary Meeting of OFB JCM-III Level regarding affixing of Revenue Stamp on bills etc. It is alleged that some factories are insisting to affix Revenue stamp on bills above Rs 5000/- on or bills above Rs 25000/- while making payments through banks. In this connection please find enclosed herewith this office letter bearing No Pay Tech-I/0195 dated 8/12/2011 wherein detailed guidelines have been elaborated. It is, therefore, advised to follow scrupulously the guidelines laid down therein to avoid unnecessary confusion/ doubt while making payments made through ECS.

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Addl CofA(Fys)

Office of the Principal Controller of Accounts (Fys)

10A, S.K. Bose Road, Kolkata – 700001
No. Pay/Tech-I/0195

Dated: 08/12/1011

To
The Secretary
A/A Section,
Ord.Fy.Board,
Kolkata

Sub: Proposal for waive of Revenue Stamp for all payments on the basis of ECS.

Ref: Your No. 111/A/A dated 08-11-2011

With reference to above cited letter please refer to Exception below Rule 92(1) of Swamy’s Compilation of Central Government Account, Receipts and Payments Rules which states- “In case of payment credited directly to the bank account of the officers/staff the acknowledgement of the bank branches for the cheque sent to them is to be watched by the Drawing and Disbursing Officers and confirmation made to Pay and Accounts Office. No formal quittance is to be obtained from the bank or officers/staff”. As such stamped receipt may not be insisted upon if payment is made through ECS.

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Asst. Controller of Accounts (Fys.)

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Payment of OT Calculation in the Revise Pay – PCA (Fys) Instruction

Payment of OT Calculation in the Revise Pay – PCA (Fys) Instruction

Payment of Over Time Allowances (OTA) in the revise pay to the employees Of Defence Industrial Establishment governed by the Factory Act. 1948

No. Pay/Tech-11/73

Date: 12/04/2018

To

1) All Controller of Finance & Accounts (FYS)

2) All Br.AOs

Sub: Payment of Over Time Allowances (OTA) in the revise pay to the employees Of Defence Industrial Establishment governed by the Factory Act. 1948

MoD No dated 2602.2018, received under OFB. Kolkata letter bearing No. 525/Genl/Per/Policy(Vl) dated 19.03.2018 regarding payment of Overtime Allowance to the employees of the Defence Industrial Establishment governed by the Factory Act, 1948 on the basis of revised wages with effect from the date the wages have been revised i.e. 01.01.2016 subject to the conditions mentioned therein, is forwarded herewith for further necessary action at your end.

Further in case of the OT element Of Piece Workers in respect of Overtime up to 9 hours a day or 48 hours in a week is to be worked out on the basis of Piece Work Correlation on 6th CPC pay scale till finalisation Of the Same on revised pay structure.

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Addl.Controller of Accounts (Fys)

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Night Duty Allowance without any ceiling as per 7th CPC – BPMS

Night Duty Allowance without any ceiling as per 7th CPC – BPMS

Payment of Night Duty Allowance on actual pay, without any ceiling and should be correlated with the pay of 7th CPC.

REF: BPMS/MOD/07thCPC/DAC/247(8/3/M)

Dated: 29.06.2017

REMINDER

To,

The Dy Secretary (CP),
Govt of India, Min of Defence,
Sena Bhawan, DHQ PO,
New Delhi 110011

Subject: Payment of Night Duty Allowance on actual pay, without any ceiling and should be correlated with the pay of 7th CPC.
Reference: This federation’s letter of even No. Dated 06.01.2017

Respected Sir,

With due regards, your attention is invited to the Anomalies Committee meeting held on 26.12.2016 under the Chairmanship of AS(J) Shri J Rama Krishna Rao wherein we have reflected our concern that the Night Duty Allowance was being paid on the notional basic pay of 4th CPC. Later, based on the Hon’ble Supreme Court judgment NDA is revised in 6th CPC pay scale and extended to all including non-petitioners w.e.f. 01.04.2007. Subsequently, PC of Fys imposed ceiling limit to the employees of Ordnance Factories that Rs.12380/-. OFB has referred the matter to MoD to remove the ceiling but this is not yet settled.

Therefore, you are requested to take necessary action so that the payment of Night Duty Allowance in defence establishments on the revised pay of 07th CPC may be granted without any ceiling.

Thanking you.

Sincerely yours
(MUKESH SINGH)

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

Source: BPMS

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Payment of Overtime Allowance (OTA) as per revised pay to the employees of Defence Industrial Establishments under Factories Act, 1948 consequent to implementation of the 7th CPC recommendations

Payment of Overtime Allowance (OTA) as per revised pay to the employees of Defence Industrial Establishments under Factories Act, 1948 consequent to implementation of the 7th CPC recommendations

Overtime Allowance as per 7th CPC for Defence Industrial Employees

Payment of Overtime Allowance (OTA) as per revised pay to the employees of Defence Industrial Establishments under Factories Act, 1948 consequent to implementation of the 7th CPC recommendations.

REMINDER

Ref: BPMS/MOD/OTA/43A(7/2/R)

Dated: 29.06.2017

To

The Deputy Secretary (CP),
Govt of India, Min of Defence,
‘B’ Wing, Sena Bhawan,To,
New Delhi – 110011

Subject: Payment of Overtime Allowance (OTA) as per revised pay to the employees of Defence Industrial Establishments under Factories Act, 1948 consequent to implementation of the 7th CPC recommendations.

Reference: This federation’s letter of even No. Dated 03.01.2017

Respected Sir,

With due regards, your attention is invited to the Anomalies Committee meeting held on 26.12.2016 under the Chairmanship of AS(J) Shri J Rama Krishna Rao wherein we have reflected our concern over the delay in the revision of statutory nature allowance (Over Time Allowance under the Factories Act, 1948) in defence establishments.

In turn, the AS(J) pleased and instructed to resolve the matter of the payment of Over Time Allowance as per revised pay consequent to implementation of 7th CPC recommendations.

Therefore, you are requested to take necessary action so that the issue of the payment of overtime allowance in defence establishments on the revised pay of 07th CPC may be resolved without further delay.

Thanking you.

Sincerely yours
(MUKESH SINGH)

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

Source: BPMS

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Promotion to the post of Supervisor (NT) from Leading Fireman: Norms Relaxation in OFB BPMS

Promotion to the post of Supervisor (NT) from Leading Fireman: Norms Relaxation in OFB.

REF: BPMS / MoD / 90th SCM (4/1/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: Promotion to the post of Supervisor (NT) from Leading Fireman: Norms Relaxation in OFB.

Respected Sir,
With due regards, your attention is invited to the Agenda Point No. 63 raised by this federation BPMS in the Steering Committee meeting for the 90th Departmental Council (JCM) (MoD) held on 27.09.2013 {Refer MoD F.No. 5(2)/2013/D(JCM), Dated 24.09.2013}. This federation submitted that Hon’ble CAT/Principal Bench, New Delhi in OA No. 1396 of 2008 Shri M.R.Meena Vs Union of India has ordered that parity should be maintained between Leading Hand Fire with other feeder grades (viz. LDC, Photographer, Telephone Operator II & Subedar Durwan) for the promotion to the post of Supervisor (Non Technical).

According to existing SRO 30, dated 14.07.2010, Ministry of Defence, Ordnance Factories, Supervisor (Non-Technical) and Telephone Operator Grade II Group C Posts Recruitment Rules, 2010, 50% vacant posts of Supervisor (Non-Tech) will be filled up by promotion from Photographer, Telephone Operator Grade-II, Subedar Durwan and Leading Hand Fire. This fifty per cent post of Supervisor (NT) may be filled up by 64% from the Leading Hand Fires in the Pay Band I Rs. (5200 to 20200) plus Grade Pay of Rs. 2000/- with five years of regular service in the grade and possessing any of the following qualification:

(a) having passed the Senior Fire Supervisory Course from Defence Institute of Fire Research, Ministry of Defence, New Delhi; or

(b) having passed the Sub Officer’s Course from National Fire Service College, Nagpur or any other recognized institute; or

(c) having passed Station Officer’s Course or Assistant Divisional Officer’s or Divisional Officer’s Course from National Fire Service College, Nagpur or any other recognized institute;
or
(d) Degree in Fire Engineering from Nagpur University or any other recognized institute; or

(e) having passed Graduateship from Institute of Fire Engineers United Kingdom or Graduateship from Institute of Fire Engineers India

It is to be noted that this fifty per cent post will be be filled up by 17% from amongst Telephone Operators in the Pay Band I Rs. (5200 to 20200) plus GP Rs. 1900/- with 08 years regular service; 12% from Subedar Durwan in the Pay band of Rs. (4400 to 7440) plus GP Rs. 1600/- with 14 years regular service in the grade; 7% from Photographer in the Pay band I Rs. (5200 to 20200) plus GP Rs. 1900/- with 08 years regular service. From above it is seen that Leading Hand Fire should have more qualification in comparison to the other feeder categories for Supervisor (NT) whereas all the incumbents have to perform the same responsibility with the same Grade Pay, i.e. Rs. 2400/- (Pre Revised Rs. 4000 to 6000).

It is to be kept in the mind that Vide Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) Notification G.S.R. 622(E), dated 29.08.2008 CCS (RP) Rules, 2008 has been introduced and the First Schedule Part-B, Section II states that Station Officer’s pay scale Rs. (4000 to 6000) (Fire Fighting Staff) has been upgraded to Rs. (4500 to 7000) and revised to GP Rs. 2800/-, whereas Supervisor (NT) is being granted the GP Rs. 2400/- on promotion from the post of Leading Hand Fire. Thus, the provisions of SRO 30 have not been framed considering the CCS (RP) Rules, 2008 as the qualification of only one of the feeder posts Leading Hand Fire has been enhanced but the Grade Pay of promotional post Supervisor (NT) for Fire Fighting Staff has not been enhanced to Rs. 2800/-

In this regards, comments offered by D(Estt./NG) is enclosed for your ready reference. Therefore, your attention is invited to Rule 6 of SRO 30 which empowers the Central Government to relax the provisions of these rules to any class or category of persons and you are requested to take appropriate action so that existing Leading Hand Fire incumbents who are not fulfilling the requisite qualification may also be promoted to the post of Supervisor (NT) by granting relaxation in qualification as mentioned hereinabove.

Thanking you.

Sincerely yours

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

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Source: BPMS

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CSD Canteen facility to Defence Family Pensioners – DDGCS letter issued on 10.3.2016

CSD Canteen facility to Defence Family Pensioners – DDGCS letter issued on 10.3.2016

Grant of Canteen Facilities to the Family Pensioners of Retired Defence Civilians: DDGCS letter

Annexure-I

Integrated HQ of MOD (Army)
Quartermaster General’s Branch
Dy Dte Gen Canteen Services
Wing-III, West Block-III, RK Puram
New Delhi – 66

No. 95350/Q/DDGCS/POLICY/15/2016

10 Mar 2016

GRANT OF CANTEEN FACILITIES TO THE FAMILY PENSIONERS OF RETIRED DEFENCE CIVILIANS

1. Further to this HQ letter No. 96301/Q/DDGCS/Policy dated 12 Aug 2015.

2. Govt of India, MoD vide letter No. 8(14)/2015 dated 04 Mar 2016 has extended Canteen facilities to family pensioners of retired Defence Civilian employees. The procedure for processing of application will be as per this Dte letter No. 96301/Q/DDGCS/Policy dated 12 Aug 2015. The applicant must write Family Pensioner of retired defence civilian on the application form.

3. All HQ are requested to disseminate this letter to all Fmns/Units/URCs in their jurisdiction.

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(MP Varghese)
Col
OIC Smart Card Cell
Canteen Services
For DDGCS

Source: http://www.aimesccgdea.org/index.php

Order issued on 10.10.2016
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Order issued on 31.17.2015

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Clarification on ACP – MACP : BPMS

Clarification on ACP – MACP : BPMS

OFB’s Clarification on ACP / MACP based on discussion held on 8th & 9th May, 2015 at NADP Ambajhari

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
ORDNANCE FACTORY BOARD

Ayudh Bhavan 10A, Shaheed Khudiram Bose Road,
Kolkata – 700 001

No. Per/IACP/MACP/2016

Date : 07.03.2016

To

The Sr. General Managersl General Managers
All Ordnance & Ordnance Equipment Factories

Sub: workshop for uniform implementation of ACP/MACP instructions at NADP, Ambajhari on 8th & 9th May, 2015

A workshop on uniform implementation of ACP/MACP instructions was Ambajhari on 8th & 9th May, 2015. The points emanating from the said workshop Industrial Establishment are furnished here-under for guidance and necessary action:-

acp macp clarification 1
acp macp clarification 2 acp macp clarification 3This issues with the concurrence of PC of A (Fys).

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(S.K.Singh)
Director/IR
For Director Generai, Ordnance Factories

Source: BPMS

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

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

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

INTUC
INDIAN NATIONAL DEFENCE WORKERS FEDERATION

INDWF/M of E/MACP/2015

Date 30.12.2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Celebration of Defence Civilian Medical Aid Fund [DCMAF] Week

DCMAF : One of the Great Medical Scheme for Defence Civilian Employees.

Defence Civilian Medical Aid Fund [DCMAF] completed 63 years on 28th Sep 2015 : The DCMAF has been providing assistance to fulfill specified medical needs of the Defence Civilian Employees

Celebration of Defence Civilian Medical Aid Fund [DCMAF] Week

Office of the Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Central Command)
Cariappa Road. Cantt.. Lucknow, Pin Code – 226002

AN/lA/1004/HQrs/Circulars

Dt: 28.10.2015

CIRCULAR

To,
The CDA RTC
The IFA (CC)
All Sub Offices
All Sections of Main Office

Sub: – Celebration of Defence Civilian Medical Aid Fund [DCMAF] Week

As per CGDA, New Delhi letter No. AN/VII/7089/DCMAF dated 15.10.2015 the Defence Civilian Medical Aid Fund [DCMAF] completed 63 years on 28th Sep 2015. The DCMAF has been providing assistance to fulfill specified medical needs of the Defence Civilian Employees.

On the occasion of the DCMAF week, which was observed from 28th Sep – 04th Oct 2015, it is requested to make special efforts to apprise the staff about the initiatives of DCMAF and motivate them to join the scheme. The application form and scheme details are attached as per Appendix ‘A’ and ‘B’ respectively.

(A.P. Mishra)
DCDA (AN)

Source: http://pcdacc.gov.in/

Click here for ‘Joining Form in Hindi

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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)

Source: BPMS

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Grant of Night Duty Allowance on the basis of Actual Salary

Grant of Night Duty Allowance on the basis of Actual Salary – BPMS writes to OFB

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

REF: BPMS / OFB / NDA / 200 (8/2/L)

Dated: 14/09/2015

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

Subject: Grant of Night Duty Allowance on the basis of Actual Salary

Reference: PC of A (Fys) Kolkata letter No. Pay/Tech-II/1206/2015/13, dated 09.09.2015

Respected Sir,

With due regards, it is submitted that the issue of 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 CA No 34/2008 dated 5.11.2009 and subsequent ratifications by Hon’ble High Court and Supreme Court of India.

We are surprised to see the PC of A (Fys) letter cited under reference 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.

Further, 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. Even it has been already clarified in the earlier order which states that entitlement ceiling of Rs. 2200/- is not applicable to existing categories who are getting NDA. Prior to implementation of recommendations of 6th CPC, IEs / NIEs / NGOs upto Assistant Foreman (Technical) was entitled for Night Duty Allowance being a non-gazetted supervisory staff but now the post of Assistant Foreman is merged with JWM which is a gazetted supervisory post in OFB. Hence, all the Industrial / Non-Industrial & Non – Gazetted Supervisory staff are entitled for NDA on the basis of actual salary.

Therefore, you are requested to intervene into the matter so that all IEs/NIEs/NGOs may get the NDA as per actual salary in compliance with the court pronouncements in letter and spirit.

Thanking you.

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

Source: BPMS

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Eligibility of Night Duty Allowance for Ordnance Employees fixed at 12380(Band Pay) – PCAFYS Orders on 9.9.2015

Payment of Night Duty Allowance (NDA) at revised rates to the eligible civilian employees working in the Establishments under the Ministry of Defence.

 

Office of the Principal controller of Accounts (FYs)
10-A, S.K.Bose Road, Kolkata – 700 000

Pay/Tech-II/1206/2015/13

Dated: 09.09.2015

To,
All Cs F A (Fys)

 

Subject: Payment of Night Duty Allowance (NDA) at revised rates to the eligible civilian employees working in the Establishments under the Ministry of Defence.

 

Kindly refer to this office earlier circular No.Pay/Tech-II/1206/07 dated 28/05/2015 and No.Pay/Tech-II/1206/2015/08 dated 29/05/2015 under which the orders for payment of NDA at revised rate have been issued. In this regard it is to mention that the ceiling of pay for entitlement of NDA was Rs. 2200/- pm’ vide DOPT order dated 04/10/1989. Keeping in view of pay structure under 6th CPC it has been decided that the ceiling limit for entitlement of NDA may be fixed at Rs.12380/-. While making payment of NDA, an employee’s pay in the pay band will be compared with that figure and if pay in the Pay Band is less than above limit then he will be eligible for NDA at current rates otherwise he is not.

 

If any of the employees have been paid NDA already in terms of this office earlier circulars dated 28/05/2015 and 29/05/2015 whose pay in the pay band is beyond this ceiling limit, recovery action may please be initiated.

 

The same may please be communicated to all the Br. AOs under your jurisdiction, for necessary action at their end.

 

This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.

sd/-
Joint controller of Accounts (Fys)

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Grant of higher Grade Pay to Fire Engine Drivers

Grant of higher Grade Pay to Fire Engine Drivers

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

REF: BPMS / DGOS / WZ 75(1/4/L)

Dated: 25.08.2015

To,

The Director OS (Pers),
Master General of Ordnance Branch,
IHQ of MOD (Army),
‘B’ Wing, Sena Bhawan,
New Delhi – 110011

Subject: Grant of higher Grade Pay to Fire Engine Drivers.

Respected Sir,

 

With due regards, your attention is invited to the structure of Fire Fighting Cadre in AOC which is notified as SRO 93 of 2006 and the hierarchy of this cadre is mentioned below:-

Subsequently, vide ID No. 2(1)/2009-D(Civ-I), dated 26.07.2010, MOD issued instructions for grant of upgraded pay scales to the Fire Fighting Staff as per 6th CPC recommendations which is mentioned below:-

Para 3 of the above MOD ID states that as for the four grade promotional scheme applicable to the civilian drivers as extended to the Fire Engine Drivers, they may continue where they exist at present and in remaining establishments, the posts of Fire Engine Drivers shall be merged with the Fire Fighting Cadre.

This upgradation and merger have disturbed the horizontal parity between Fire Fighting Cadre and Fire Engine Drivers as under:-

 

 To remove this disparity some of the incumbents (FEDs) filed O.A. (No.060/00443/2015) in Central Administrative Tribunal – Chandigarh. On 25.05.2015 the CAT Chandigarh disposed off the O.A. with direction to respondents to take a view on the pending representations of the applicants by passing reasoned and speaking order in accordance with Law and Rules within a period of 03 months.

In such circumstances, you are requested to consider the above in correct perspective and issue necessary instructions so that the horizontal disparity between Fire Fighting Cadre and Fire Engine Drivers may be removed without further delay.

Thanking you.

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

Source: BPMS

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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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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Joint Action Programme (AIDEF/INDWF/BPMS) in Defence Establishments – BPMS

Joint Action Programme (AIDEF/INDWF/BPMS) in Defence Establishments – 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

No. BPMS/11/CIR/2015

Dated: 17.07.2015

To,
The Office Bearers, CEC Members,
President / Secretary of the unions
Affiliated to BPMS

Subject: – Joint Action Programme (AIDEF/INDWF/BPMS) in Defence Establishments.

Dear Brothers & Sisters,
Sadar Namaskar
It is apprised that 03 Federations of Defence Civilian employees(AIDEF, INDWF & BPMS) have considered the declaration adopted in the National convention of Workers organized by the Central Trade Unions on 26.05.2015 and unanimously resolved to endorse the decision taken in the convention to observe one day Token Strike on 02nd Sept. 2015 against the Pro-Corporate and anti-labour policy of the Govt of India. The federations also noted with deep concern about the Govt. Policies in allowing 49% FDI in Govt. and entering into Joint Ventures with private industries for Defence Production and also revision of DPP which will force Ordnance Factories to compete with Private Sector. The federations also noted with concern about the undue delay in settlement of the pending 20 demands of the Defence Civilian Employees inspite of repeated representation by the federations.

Therefore, the 03 federations have unanimously decided the following:-
1. The Joint action Committee of the 03 federations will monitor the preparation of the proposed Strike.

2. The Defence Civilian Employees will observe One day Strike on 02nd Sept. 2015 in support of the demands submitted to the Govt by the Central Trade Unions and the 20 demands of the Defence Civilian employees.

3. The Strike Ballot will be taken by AIDEF on 04th August, INDWF on 05th August and BPMS on 06th August, 2015 and the Strike Notice will be served on 17.08.2015.

4. Joint Action Committee may be formed at Regional, State,Area and Unit level and various preparatory and mobilization programmes may be organized by the affiliated unions of the 03 federations. Unions which are not affiliated to the 03 recognized federations may also be involved in the Joint Action Committee along with various Service Associations. A copy of this declaration may also be forwarded to the CDRA seeking their support.

Demands:

1. Withdraw FDI in Defence, Privatization of Defence Production, the decision to make OFB a Departmental Commercial Undertaking, to impose excise duty on OFB products and reduction of activities of DGQA.

2. The existing procedure of allotting workload to OFB on nomination basis and as assured by the MOD in the past, OFB should be given first priority for manufacturing Defence Equipments.

3. Withdrawal of New Pension Scheme and extension of the defined pension to the employees recruited on or after 01.01.2004 by exempting them from NPS at par with the Armed Forces Personnel

4. Stop all type of outsourcing, contract, casualization and regularize all workers deployed on contract and casual basis as permanent employees.

5. Issue of Government orders for revising the NDA rates in the 5th / 6th CPC pay scales w.e.f. 01.01.1996 and 01.01.2006 respectively instead of April, 2007

6. Grant of ACP/MACP benefits to the labourers who have completed 30 years of service.

7. Grant of MACP benefits to those employees who were placed in the HS Hrade-I during the implementation of 04 Grade structure by treating the movement from HS Grade to HS Grade-I as placement as per the judgements of Hon’ble CAT Principal Bench, New Delhi, Kolkata & Mumbai.

8. Revision of Risk Allowance in 6th CPC pay scales and extension of risk allowance to left out organizations, left out categories and also for newly introduced hazardous and risky operations.

9. Grant of MACP benefits in the promotional hierarchy of the employees like LDC, Skilled workers, Storekeepers etc. should be granted 1st MACP in the GP Rs. 2400/- instead of Rs. 2000/- by implementing the decision of the Hon’ble Supreme Court.

10.Implementation of the revised hourly rates of the industrial employees deployed on piece work system and incentive w.e.f. 01.01.2006.

11.Grant of Time Wages / DOT to the industrial employees deployed on piece work system in Ordnance Factories w.e.f. 01.04.2006.

12.For early settlement of long pending demands of DRDO employees like Cadre Review, 20% PRIS, DRTC Review etc.

13.Recruitment of Ex-Trade Apprentices based on Batch Wise seniority as provided under Section 22 of the amended Apprentice Act, 1961.

14.Recruitment of Group ‘C’ posts through Employment Exchange.

15.Grant of incentive to Examiners and other left out categories of Ordnance Factories.

16.Immediate settlement and issue of Government orders on all the Cadre Review proposal of Non-Industrial employees of all the Defence Establishments.

17.Grant of trade union justifys to employees working in Hospitals and Training Establishments under Min of Defence.

18.Grant of compassionate appointment in the Defence Establishments without any ceiling limit at par with Railways.

19.Extension of CSD Canteen facilities to the retired Defence Civilian Employees.

20.Implementation of the judgements on service matters of various courts to all the similarly placed employees to avoid multiplicity of the litigations.

We hope for full support and cooperation to give a great success to this programme.

With regards,

Brotherly Yours
sd/-
(M. P. SINGH)
General Secretary

Source: BPMS

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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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Exemption from Income Tax on donation exceeding Rs.250 – Defence Civilians Medical Aid Fund

Exemption u/s 80 (G) of Income Tax Act on donation to DCMAF – PCDA Orders

Defence Civilians Medical Aid Fund (DCMAF)
Ministry of Defence
Room No. PC – l, B-Block
Dalhousie Road,New Delhi-110011

19 March 2015

To
Heads of All Defence Units
All Labour Welfare Commissioners

Subject- Exemption u/s 80(G) of Income Tax Act on donations to DCMAF

1. Consequent on the decision taken by the Managing Committee in its 57th annual meeting held on 28th June 2013 under the chairmanship of Defence Secretary, the Defence Civilians Medical Aid Fund (DCMAF) has been registered u/s 80(G) of Income Tax Act 1961 for the period from Assessment year 2014-15 onwards. All civilian employees working under Ministry of Defence can get exemption on income tax u/s 80(G) of the IT Act on their donations to DCMAF exceeding Rs. 250/-.

2. it is requested that the contents of this letter may please be widely disseminated for information of all members/employees under your administrative jurisdiction.

sd/-
(Poonam Goila)
Dy CAO (DCW) &
Hony Secretary/DCMAF

Source: www.pcdacc.gov.in

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Grant of Night Duty Allowance on the basis of actual salary of 6th CPC

Grant of Night Duty Allowance on the basis of actual salary of 6th CPC

 

An All India Federation of Defence Workers, BPMS has published the message about the current status of Night Duty Allowance in Ordnance Factories.

 

Grant of Night Duty Allowance on the basis of actual salary of 6th CPC

 

Contempt Petition No. 200/2014 arising out of O.A. No. 2017/2014 Shri Arving Girija Sing & Ors Vs Union of India & Ors was heard by Hon’ble Mumbai Bench of CAT on 23.02.2015 and after hearing both sides Hon’ble CAT disposed of the Contempt Petition with an order to grant NDA as per revised rate within 03 months from the date of receiving the order. Further, CAT expressed that if required, a senior officer of O.F.Board should be deputed to the Ministry of Defence and Representative/Officer of MOD alongwith officer of O.F.Board should liaise with Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure to expedite the matter.

 

Since the period granted by Hon’ble CAT would expire on 23.05.2015, Secretary MOD has approved the proposal and the same has been vetted by FA (Def Fin) and now file is being sent to Min of Fin for concurrence so that CAT order may be implemented.

 

It is the status of the NDA as on 26.02.2015.

MUKESH SINGH
Secretary
01.03.2015

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