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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


Disciplinary Authority for ‘B’ and ‘C’ Group – INDWF
Disciplinary authority in respect of Group ‘B’ and ‘C’ post in Ordnance Factories

General Secretary

INDWF/Circular/028/2018 Date:04.12.2018
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,
General Secretary

Source: INDWF

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Modernisation of Ordnance Factories

Ministry of Defence

Modernisation of Ordnance Factories

05 MAR 2018

To keep pace with contemporary manufacturing technologies, Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) has undertaken modernisation of Ordnance Factories including the six factories located in the State of Tamil Nadu. In addition to modernisation of Plant & Machinery, capacity augmentation programme is also under way in three factories namely Heavy Vehicles Factory, Avadi, Engine Factory Avadi and Heavy Alloy Penetrator Project, Trichy.

Details of factory-wise expenditure incurred in the year 2016-17 on modernisation of the six Ordnance Factories located in the State of Tamil Nadu are as follows:

Factory Investment on Plant & Machinery and Civil Works on capacity creation & augmentation Expenditure on Renewal & Replacement of Plant & Machinery
(i) Heavy Vehicles Factory,  Avadi 554.00 24.59
(ii) Engine Factory  Avadi 234.00 5.30
(iii) Heavy Alloy Penetrator Project, Trichy 35.19 12.19
(iv) Ordnance Factory, Trichy - 6.65
(v) Ordnance Clothing Factory, Avadi - 1.22
(vi) Cordite Factory  Aruvankadu - 2.93

This information was given by RakshaRajyaMantriDr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to ShrimatiSasikalaPushpain Rajya Sabha today.


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Drastic reduction in Budgetary support to Ordnance Factories

BPMS: Drastic reduction in Budgetary support to Ordnance Factories

REF: BPMS /MOD /Budget /186 (8/1/R)

Dated: 10.02.2018

Smt. Nirmala Sitharamari, Defence Minister,
Government of India,
South Block, New Delhi

Sub : Drastic reduction in Budgetary support to Ordnance Factories

Hon’ble madam,

With due regards, I would like to bring the following for your kind personal intervention at the earliest please:-

We were not surprised on your statement speaking on the eve to mark 90 years of the setting up of leading industry body FICCI on 14.12.2017 when you said: “This may be a proper and suitable occasion to say that I am doing a major review of the ordnance factories, to make sure we understand where they are, what is it that they have to be given, are they going to be in a position to be joint venture partners for people trying to benefit from transfer of technology… so OFBs (ordnance factory boards) are also being looked into.”

But we are consternated to note that all of a sudden the government has drastically cut down the Budgetary support of the Ordnance Factories, both for the Revised Estimates for the year 2017-18 and the Budgetary Estimates for the year 2018-19. In the current year Value of Issue for Army was planned at Rs. 14496 crore which has been reduced to Rs. 11419 crore (reduction by 21.22%). Budget Estimate for the year 2018-19 indicates reduction from Rs. 14872 crore to Rs. 11743 crore for issues to Army. Due to this, spares of ‘A’ Vehicles and Artillery Guns, sighting Systems and Electronics, General Stores and Clothing, Small Arms cannot be supplied to Army. This will have a cascading adverse effect on the capacity utilization of concerned 12 Ordnance Factories, pay pocket of employees and society at large.

As a major stakeholder, this development is being view with great concern as it directly and brutally affects not only the Defence Production sector per se, but the war preparedness of the Nation too.

In this connection we seek to bring to your kind attention various correspondence of this Federation wherein we have reiterated the fact that depending on the Private Sector on critical supplies have been a failure till date and will continue to be so in the future too, after all, this sector cannot just perform on the single point agenda of “return on investment”, the mainstay of the private enterprises.

Suffice to mention once again that the private sector can only make sound & fury but cannot deliver due to the vagarity of the situation prevalent in defence purchases.

It is worth to mention here that erstwhile Defence Minister, Shri Manohar Parrikar had been encouraging the Ordnance Factories’ employees/organization as they ensured defence production upto Rs 14,000 crore in the financial year 2015-16. He noticed that the output of the ordnance factory had improved for the first time by 17 per cent. It was stagnant for four to five years and hovering around Rs 10,000 to Rs 11,000 crore. He used to say, “Ordnance Factories have achieved new milestones in production of ammunition and defence weapons. These defence establishments have a bright future for feeding defence products for security of the nation. Now, ordnance factories are eyeing production of Rs 20,000 crore in near future,”

The drastic reduction in Budgetary support, it is apprehended, will entail stoppage of supplies of various critical spares, general items, electronic items and even small arms and ammunitions, directly affecting the work load of more than a dozen factories and thousands of workmen.

In view of the above, we seek your kind personal intervention in the matter with an request to restore the budgetary support to its original state to avoid a major collapse of supplies which may eventually cause impediment to the war preparedness of the Nation.

An immediate action in the matter is therefore solicited.

Thanking you in anticipation.

Sincerely yours

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

Source : BPMS

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

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


Date: 01.12.2017

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.

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)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Government Retires 13 Group ‘A’ Officers of Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Iofs)

Government Retires 13 Group ‘A’ Officers of Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Iofs)

The ordnance factories under the administrative control of the Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence are managed by the officers of Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS), which is an organized Group ‘A’ Central Service. The Service is responsible to ensure that the ordnance factories are always geared to cater to the varied logistical needs of the Armed Forces. Indian Ordnance Factories Service provides requisite leadership to the 39 Ordnance Factories employing about 1 lakh employees.

The Government is taking various steps to improve the performance of Ordnance Factories by making its officers accountable to ensure delivery of quality products to Armed Forces of the nation in prescribed timelines.

One of the steps taken in this direction was to initiate rigorous screening of overall performance of its officers based on their entire service records in pursuance of instructions contained in the Fundamental Rule 56(j) and Rule 48(1)(b) of Central Civil Service(Pension) Rules, 1972 and prematurely retire the officers whose overall performance is not found upto the mark.

The Government, after having assessed the overall performance of officers of Indian Ordnance Factories Service, following the prescribed procedure, has decided to retire its 13 Group ‘A’ officers from Government service in public interest due to their overall unsatisfactory performance.


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CGDA : Benefit of Bunching Increment to Master Craftsman

Benefit of Bunching Increment to Master Craftsman: CGDA’s clarification on bunching benefit

Office of the Principal Controller of Accounts ( Fys)
10-A, S.K.Bose Road, Kolkata-700001

No. Pay/ Tech-II/04/Vol.-LXXIV

Date: 17/08/2017

AO, OF Nalanda.

Sub: Benefit of Bunching Increment to Master Craftsman

In continuation to this office earlier circular of even No. dated 04.12.2013, it is intimated that the clarification as to whether the grant of additional increment should be considered or otherwise for granting bunching benefit to MCM in Ordnance Factories, has been received vide our HQrs. Office letter No. AT/II/2458 (PC) 6/06-IV dated 24/07/2017. A copy of the same is enclosed for your kind information.

It is also intimated that this office earlier circular of even No. dated 04.12.2013 may be treated as cancelled and necessary action may be taken at your end for revision of affected cases.

All Br. AOs under your jurisdiction may please be intimated accordingly.

Enclo: As above

Assistant Controller of Accounts (Fys.)

Office of the Controller General of Defence Accounts
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt-110010

No. AT/II/2458 (PC) 6/06-IV

Dated: 24 July 2017

The PCA (Fys)

Subject: Clarification on bunching benefit to be extended in Ordnance Factories.

Reference: Your office letter No Pay/Tech-II/04/Vol-LXIII dated 31-05-2017.

In para 4 of your office above cited letter MOF No F. No 1/1/2008-IC dated 12-05-2013 has been referred to, which clarifies that ‘In cases where the stages of fixation of pay in the revised pay band as per fitment table contained in the OM dated 30-08-2008 provides for the same revised stage in the pay band with reference to two consecutive stages of pre-revised pay in the corresponding pre-revised scales, then in such cases due to application of MOF OM dated 19-03-2012, there will be no change in the revised pay as on 01-01-2006, if the revised stage with reference to the pre-revised pay after accounting for one increment in the pre-revised scale-does not undergo any change as per fitment table.

2. However, in the pay fixation case in respect of Shri C. V Mane as put forth in para 3 of your letter, his revised pay is not the same as per the Fitment Table after accounting for one increment in the pre-revised scale. In view, the provisions of MoF OM dated 22-05-2013 does not appear to be applicable in the case of Shri C. V. Mane for not taking into account the additional increment granted in terms of MOF OM dated 19-03-2012 for providing bunching benefit.

Jt CGDA (P&W) has seen.

(V K Purohit)

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

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


Date: 31.07.2017


All Affiliated Unions of INDWF

Dear Affiliates,

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

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

Yours Sincerely,
General Secretary

Source: INDWF

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Extend Full Support and solidarity to the struggle of Defence Employees for Existence

Extend Full Support and solidarity to the struggle of Defence Employees for Existence.

Hon’be Defence Minister Sri Arun Jaitley has taken decision to outsource 143 products to PRIVATE SECTOR which are being at present manufactured by ordnance factories of Govt of India. Accordingly Defence Ministry has issued orders on 27.04.2017. On implementation of the above major policy decision of the Defence Ministry ,the job of almost 20000 (twenty thousand) defence civilian employees of ordnance factories involved in the production of these 143 products will be at stake. Jobs which are now performed by dedicated ordnance factory workers for years together are being snatched and given to private sector. As a result defence employees are facing serious threat to their job security.

Against the above decision of the BJP-led NDA Government , defence employees are organising series of agitational programmes including staying away from the work for one hour during the beginning hour of the duty on24th May 2017 and conducting demonstrations. Confederation National Secretariat calls upon all affiliate’s and COC’s to extend full support and solidarity to the struggle of the defence employees against privatisation and for job security. Leaders of the Confederation are requested to visit the leaders of ordance factory workers and All India Defence Employees Federation which is spearheading the struggle and convey our support in person .

Secretary General
Mob & WhatsApp : 09447068125.
Email :

Source : Confederationhq

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Grant of meeting to discuss about the Ordnance Factories

Grant of meeting to discuss about the Ordnance Factories


Date: 20.02.2017

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,
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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Incentive Scheme for the employees of Ordnance factories

Bharatiya Pratiraksha Mazdoor Sangh has demanded incentive bonus for examiners in Ordnance Factories at par with maintenance workers

Incentive Scheme for the employees of Ordnance factories

BPMS request to implement the Incentive Scheme for examiners in Ordnance factories as agreed with employees organisations



CENTRAL OFFICE: 2-A, NAVEEN MARKET, KANPUR – 208001, PH & FAX : (0512) 2332222
MOBILE: 0915733686, 09235729390, 09335621629,

Dated: 02.02.2016

Shri S C Bajpai,
Avadi, Chennai.

Subject: Incentive Scheme for the employees of Ordnance factories.

Respected Sir,

With due regards, it is submitted that all the 03 recognized federations have already reflected their views and recommended to extend the existing incentive scheme (incentive bonus) for examiners deputed for quality control at par with the maintenance workers in Ord & Ord Equipment Factories.

It is learnt that all the Ord & Ord Equipment Factories have also submitted the necessary inputs to the OFB in response to OFB letter No.754/PER/POLICY(PT), Dated 23.11.2015, 02.12.2015 & 17.12.2015 on the subject matter. Since then, the beneficiaries (examiners) are eagerly waiting for the compliance of the recommendations.

In such circumstances, you are requested to take appropriate action expeditiously so that the examiners may get the incentive bonus at par with the maintenance workers without further delay.

Thanking you.

Sincerely yours


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

Download BPMS letter REF: BPMS / OFB / INCENTIVE / SC (4/3/L) dated 02.02.2016

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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.


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

Dated: 29.07.2015

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
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


Date: 3/07/2015

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.


Source: BPMS
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Ordnance Factories: Ministry of Defence

Ordnance Factories

Press Information Bureau Government of India
Ministry of Defence

13-March, 2015

Kelkar Committee had recommended that “Ordnance Factories should be corporatized into a single corporation under leadership of a competitive management. This corporation should be accorded the status of Navratna”.

The following steps have been taken by the Government on research and development initiative for innovation and import substitution in last one year:

• To avoid the delay in processing of R&D projects at Ordnance Factory Board Headquarters (OFBHQ), financial powers have been delegated to all levels.

• Factories have been given target to increase the expenditure on R&D activities to 3% of their turnover by the year 2018-19 in a phased manner.

• Factories are being encouraged to associate themselves with reputed Academic Institutes for Research Assistance.

• Core technologies have been identified for 12 Ordnance Factories to put in more focused efforts to cope up with Technology denial regime.

• Joint working on some of the large projects with Defence Research Development Organization (DRDO) from the inception stage and to render manufacturing assistance, wherever required by DRDO is being encouraged.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh in a written reply to Shri Gaurav Gogoi and others in Lok Sabha today.



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All India Defence employees Federation opposes corporatisation of Ordnance Factories

All India Defence employees Federation opposes corporatisation of Ordnance Factories

Survey No.81, Or.Babasahab Ambedkar Road. Khadki, Pune — 411003.
Tele Fax (020) 25818761 Ernail



All India Defence employees Federation opposes corporatisation of Ordnance Factories

AIDEF convey it, Stand to the Defence Minister Shri.Manohar Parrikar

It is seen from the media report that the Government is considering the proposal to corporatised the Ordnance Factories. The 4 lakhs Defence Civilian Employees and their trade Unions have opposed any move of the Govt in the past to corporatised the Ordnance Factories, which is not in the interest of National Security of the country. Moreover the experien. with various Public Sector Units and corporation reveal that ultimately it will result in Privatisation. The Ordnance Factories are captive industry established for manufacturing Military Equipments including Tanks, Arms, Ammunitions, Vehicles and other troop comforts, strategic uniforms etc. Therefore the Defence Production Ordnance Factories should be under the control of Government. In this regard there are written agreement with the Federations of the Defence Civilian Employees by the then Defence Ministers, including the then Defence Minister, now Hon’ble President of India Shri.Pranab Mukherjee, that Ordnance Factories would not be corporatised. A delegation of AIDEF met Defence Minister Shri.Manohar Parrikar on 1.1/2015 and conveyed the views of the employees that Ordnance Factories should not be privatised. The Ordnance Factories should not be privatised in view of the agreernent with the recognised Federations. The Defence Minister has assured that he will call a meeting of the 3 Federations after 15. of Feb. 2015 to discuss the entire issues until such time no decision would taken in this regard.

In the meantime the recognised Federations and Associations of Defence Civilian Employees are meeting on the 27, of Jan. 2015 to consider the development and the proposal of the Defence Ministry and to take further course of action to fight against any move of the Government to corporatise the most Stratigical Defence Industry, the 41 Ordnance Factories.

General Secretary
Mob. NO.09444080885


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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…


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

Dated: 09.01.2015

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

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
General Secretary

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Advance payment of salary to all Ordnance Employees for the month of Sep 2014

An account of Festivals, Government has decided to issue advance payment of wages to industrial employees of OFs for the month of Sept, 2014..

Urgent/ Immediate
FAX/Speed Post

Office of the Principal Controller of Accounts ( Fys)
10-A, S.K.Bose Road, Kolkata- 700 001

No. Pay/ Tech-I/0826/Disb/2014/

Date :- 24/09/2014

1. All CFA ( Fys)
O I/C AO, OF (P),Nalanda

2. 0 I/C AO, OF (P),Korwa

Sub:- Advance payment of wages to industrial employees of OFs for the month of Sept, 2014 (payable in October, 2014) on account of Durga Puja Festival/ Dussera/ Bakri-Eid falling during 01.10.2014 to 06.10.2014

Controller General of Accounts, Ministry of Finance, Dept. of Expenditure vide U.O. No. 3(2)/2012/TA/477 dated 17.09.2014 on the above subject received under OFB, Kolkata No. 111/A/A dated 24/09/2014 has accorded approval for disbursement of wages for the month of September, 2014 in advance on 29.09.2014. The same may be communicated to all the LAOs under your jurisdiction for necessary action at their end, please.

In this connection it is requested that advance payment of wages on account of the aforesaid festival should be made positively on 29.09.2014 for the month of September,2014 subject to fulfillment of following conditions:-

1. The amount of advance wages to be paid on 29.09.2014 for the month of 09/2014 should be the actual wage for the month of 08/2014 drawn and disbursed to the respective Industrial Employees.

2. The Br. AO should adjust the advance wages, thus paid on 29.09.2014, while generating the regular wage bill for the month of 09/2014, which is required to be prepared by 07/10/2014 based on actual hours worked by each IE of the respective OF (i.e. w.r.t. actual attendance data).

3. Over payments , arrived at as a result of such actual generation of regular wage bill for the month of 9/2014 on due date i.e. 7-10-2014, should be adjusted by recovery through actual wage bill, generated for the month of October, 2014, payable in November, 2014.

4. Br. AOs should also take care of the dues in respect of the individuals on EOL/ long leave/ prolonged absence etc.

5. It is requested to note, while taking account of the actual payments made in the previous month (i.e. wage for 08/2014), Br. AOs should calculate the actual monthly wages to arrive at the advance amount after deducting any arrear payments/ supplementary payments (if any) made with the wages for the month of 08/2014.

Strict compliance to the above instructions may please be ensured.

Asst. Controller of Accounts ( Fys)



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Night Shift Allowance for Industrial Employees : Cat Judgement

Night Shift Allowance for Industrial Employees : Cat Judgement 

Railway Employees are getting the Night Duty Allowance as per 6th CPC and it is revised from time to time. But, the Ordnance Industrial Employees are getting the allowance as per the 5th pay commission pay scale…


OA No.2017/2014
ORIGINAL APPLICATION NO:- 2017/2014 DATED THIS Friday THE 17th DAY OF January, 2014.


All Employees of Ordnance Factory Ambajhari, Nagpur 440 021

(1598 Applicants name list attached )

. … Applicants

(By Advocate Shri Shaikh Ayyub)


1.Union of India, Through the Secretary, Ministry of Defence, D(Fy.II), Sena Bhawan, New Delhi 110 001.

2.The Secretary,
Ministry of Personnel & Public Grievances, Department of Personnel & Training, New Delhi 110 001.

3.The D.G.O.F./Chairman, Ordnance Factory Board, 10-A, Shaheed Khudiram Bose Road, Kolkata 700 001.

4.The Sr. General Manager, Ordnance Factory Ambajhari Nagpur 440 021. …


(By Advocate Shri R. G. Agarwal)

OA No.2017/2014


Per: Smt. Chameli Majumdar, Member (J).

There are 1598 applicants in this O.A. who have joined this Original Application with a common grievance and praying for common relief. However, the title sheet of the O.A. indicates that there are 1603 applicants (Sl.Nos. 135, 845, 987, 1212 and 1322 being left out while numbering). M.A. No. 2009/2014 filed by the applicants for joint petition is allowed.

2. The Applicant No. 1 is the Union of the Ordnance Factory, Ambajhari, Nagpur. The grievance of the applicants is that although other employees of some Units of Defence establishment are being paid Night Duty Allowance as per Fifth and Sixth Central Pay Commission, the same is denied to the workmen of the factory of the Ordnance Factory Board at Ambhajari.

3. Heard Shri Shaikh Ayyub, Learned Counsel for the applicants and Shri R. G. Agarwal, Learned Counsel for the Respondents.

4. The Learned Counsel for the applicants has drawn my attention to the judgment passed by the Central Administrative Tribunal, Madras Bench, in O.A. No. 1391/2010 decided on 08.08.2012. In the said judgment, the Tribunal at Madras Bench relied on the judgment passed by the Central Administrative Tribunal, Jodhpur Bench. Relevant portion of the judgment is set out herein below :

“this is a fit case to direct the respondents to calculate and pay night duty allowance payable to industrial employees working in the 4th respondent factory on the basis of the revised basic pay and allowances drawn by them with effect from 01.01.1996 and 01.01.2006 as per the 5th and 6th Pay Commission’s recommendations respectively along with arrears with effect from 1.1.1996. The respondents are further directed to complete the entire exercise within a period of three months from the date of receipt of a copy of this order. In the result, the O.A. is allowed. No order as to costs.”

5. In view of the above, the competent authority is directed to consider the said representations of the applicants in the light of the judgment passed by Jodhpur as well as Madras Bench within 12 weeks from the date of receipt of a copy of this order and pass a reasoned and speaking order in accordance with law.

6. The O.A. stands disposed of in terms of above direction at the admission stage itself.

(Smt. Chameli Majumdar)

Member (J)

Source : Central Administrative Tribunal

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Ordnance Factory: Outcome of the preliminary meeting with 7th Pay Commission – IOFGOA

Ordnance Factory: Outcome of the preliminary meeting with 7th Pay Commission – IOFGOA

Brief on Preliminary meeting with 7th CPC held on 21st Aug-2014 in New Delhi .

The meeting was held in the office of 7th CPC in New Delhi at 12.25 to 13.25 Hrs. and it was chaired by chairman/7th CPC. Members of the commission and directors were also present. All office bearers of NE were invited for meeting of office bearers in New Delhi and to attend the meeting with CPC.

The following office bearers of IOFGOA could reach New Delhi and attended the meeting.

1. Shri B.K. Singh as President
2. Shri S.B. Chaubey as General Secretary
3. Shri N.K. Tripathi as Jt. General Secretary
4. Shri R.C. Pandey (Rep-West Zone)in place of Shri Philips Mathew V/President.
5. Shri Y.Raj Shekhar Reddy(Rep-South Zone)
6. Shri D.M. Lonare as rep. Central Zone
7. Shri KapilDev Sharma as Member Secretary to the Subcommittee made to draft proposal for 7th CPC.

Remaining office bearers either could not attend the meeting or they were not kept in delegation due to the restrictions in numbers. Shri B. Indra Reddy(BS-OF Medak ) was present in Delhi and he was allowed in meeting on request.

Importance of the Indian Ordnance Factories & its Group-B (G/NG) cadre , roles and responsibilities of the organisation as well as the cadre, need of corrective actions by 7th CPC, grievances of the cadre, expectations of the cadre from 7th CPC an the demands were very well explained before the commission by our delegation team. It’s a matter of satisfaction that our proposal was heard nicely followed by the required interaction by the members and chairman of the commission.

We also requested commission to have a visit to any of the Ordnance Factories like OFAJ, OFK OFBAD etc which are having simple, complex and unique- all type of functions to verify the statements of IOFGOA submitted to commission in the memorandum and explained in the meeting regarding the importance of the organisation and cadre as well as to have a true perception about the Indian Ordnance Factories its employees and products along with the hardship being faced during day to day work. The Chairman of the commission assured to visit any of the ordnance factories like OFBAD or OFAJ and to ask OFB also to submit their memorandum for all cadres to the commission.

    We observed that the commission was positive and serious towards the issues raised by us and considerate towards our grievances/demands. The commission also assured to grant an other meeting for presentation after having interaction with OFB and visit to a Ordnance Factory.

All of the points submitted through our memorandum to 7th CPC were discussed in brief in the meeting. Any one can see it on our website for details of the proposal . How ever the main focus points discussed in the meeting are appended below for instant information.

Focus point discussed in the preliminary meeting with 7th CPC
(details are available in our memorandum displayed
at website:
  • IOFGOA represents Group-B Gazetted Officers-Junior Work Managers (JWMs) , PS & Sr. PS Cadres and Promotee Group-A Officers-Assistant Works Managers of Indian Ordnance Factories under OFB.
  • Ordnance Factories are not profit making organization but the fourth arm of Indian defence. These are meant to serve Armed Forces & Paramilitary forces by providing broad ranging critical to simple defence products & services, which needs a highest level of dedication & integrity in its employees. It should not be treated as general industrial set-up.
  • JWM is the 1st managerial and administrative level (not supervisory cadre) in Indian Ordnance Factories. Sometimes it is mistaken by some authorities as supervisory cadre. 7th CPC may please treat JWMs as Managerial and administrative cadre. This cadre implements all the policies/directives of Govt/MOD/OFB at the ground of work i.e. shop Floor. This is the cadre which has maximum technical skill & experience in the organization which contributes in transformation of resources into output through Technocratic, Managerial & Administrative efficiency. It should be given due care by 7th CPC because it has been ignored by 5th & 6th CPC.
  • Minimum recruitment qualification of JWM/Tech is Degree in Engg./ PG in Engg./ M.Sc. in Physics or Chemistry or relevant subject or equivalent and for JWM/Non-Tech is Graduate degree in engineering, technical, humanities, science, commerce & law.
  • The next Promotional Post for JWM is Asst Works Manager (AWM) IOFS Cadre.
  • Recruitment to the post of JWM is done through promotion from Chargeman, LDCE & DR through UPSC.
  • Minimum recruitment qualification of the feeder cadre Chargeman/Tech is three years Engg. Diploma/ B.Sc. with Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics. For Chargeman/Non-Tech it is degree from recognized University.
  • Sanctioned strength of AWM is 375 out of which only 188 is available for promotion from JWMs against sanction strength of JWM – 7694 & remaining 187 for DR. JWMs are stagnated after getting only one promotion from the post of Chargeman.
  • JWM cadre needs to be strengthened for “Indigenisation of Defence Procurement”.
  • Corrective actions & special care is required by 7th CPC against the anomalies created by 5th CPC & 6th CPC as stated in chapter (4.0). i.e. that is related to MACP, Annual Increment, Fitment Table, Fixation, Pension Commutation, Un-harmonic distribution of Pay Scales, Entry Pay for DR, Unequal Multiplication-Factor, Distortion in Parity in Pay Scales amongst equivalent Cadres, Distortion in Quarters entitlement Criteria etc.
  • There is a need for maintaining inter-departmental Horizontal & Vertical Harmony in Central Govt Posts, Pay Scales & Promotional prospect as available for Group-‘A’ Organized Services at present.
  • The number of total Pay Scales should be reduced from 19 to 15, as proposed in Chapter (6.15).
  • 6th CPC Grade Pay & Pay Band should not be taken as exclusive basis for new pay determination.
  • Grade Pay system should be abolished and open-ended pay scales should be evolved as per Chapter (6.14.1).
  • Recommendation of 7th CPC should be implemented from 01/01/2014, as DA was 100% on that day.   The feeder grade of JWM i.e. Chargeman (pre-revised Grade Pay Rs. 4200, PB-II) should be upgraded to pre revised Grade Pay 4800 PB-II, before deriving new Pay Scale.
  • JWM (pre revised Grade Pay Rs 4600, PB-II) should be rationalized (from its pay scale in 4th CPC) & be upgraded to the pre revised Grade Pay 5400 (PB-III), before deriving new Pay Scale in 7th CPC.
  • The next higher post above JWM which is AWM (pre revised Grade Pay Rs 5400 PB-III) should be upgraded & merged with the post of WM (pre revised Grade Pay Rs 6600 PB-III), before deriving new Pay Scale.
  • PS & Sr. PS Cadre of Ordnance should be treated at par with counter parts in Ministries and OFB while deriving new pay scale.
  • Higher emoluments for Higher Posts including all allowances (Piece Work Profit & Overtime Allowance) should be provided to maintain the hierarchical status. JWM of Ordnance factories are getting letter emoluments as compare to Chargeman & Industrial Employees.
  • Principles of determination of Pay Structure as per chapter number (6.1).
  • The minimum pay scale should be 27,000 as on 01/01/2014 & maximum salary should be 284000 with ratio of (1) : (10.5) and the difference between minimum & maximum salary should be harmonically distributed amongst all the cadre falling in between , as proposed in chapter (6.17).
  • Annual increment should be 5% with provision of option i.e. 1st January & 1st July.
  • Minimum Promotional benefit should be 10% of Basic Pay.
  • Time Bound Promotion system should be introduced for all cadres. Each cadre should get at least Six Promotions failing which financial upgradation.
  • Proposal for either “Scraping-off” or “Desired Improvement” in new Pension Scheme as per Chapter (7.0).
  • Regarding retirement gratuity, the number of service years should be 42 in place of 33, month salary should be granted for each completed year & ceiling should be removed.
  • Parity in Pension/Family Pension between pre & post CPC retirees should be maintained.
  • Provision of Every year LTC & one international LTC to the countries wherever Air India Flights are operating Otherwise Foreign travel under LTC upto SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) Countries, which includes India, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
  • Provision of Bonus for all Central Govt employees.
  • Provision of Grievances Settlement Machinery for Gazetted Officer otherwise representation in JCM forum should be made.
  • Factory allowance for employees working in Govt Production units like Ordnance Factories where 6 days per week working exists, in place of 5 days working in a week for other Central Govt. Departments.
  • Allowance on acquiring Higher Qualification.
  • Risk allowance for JWM working in identified Hazardous Operations/Area, where industrial employees are getting Risk Allowances.
  • Special working allowance for working in factories located under Naxalite Area.
  • Hard Station working allowance for working in Remote Area.
  • Children Education Allowance upto PG level.
  • Remaining allowances are per chapter (6.32).
  • Other Miscellaneous Suggestions as per chapter (8.0).
With Best Wishes,
(S. B. Chaubey)
General Secretary


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Committee has formed to examine the issues of Incremental Pay in Piece Work System

Committee has formed to examine the issues of Incremental Pay in Piece Work System
A Committee has formed to examine the issues of Incremental Pay in Piece Work System in Ordnance Factories.
The main issue of overtime for Piece workers beyond 44 3/4 Hrs and upto 48 Hrs in a week under departmental rules.
The order is reproduced as under…



Dated 21st July 2014

Sub: Committee to examine the issue of payment of incremental pay to peice workers for working beyond 44 3/4 hrs and upto 48 hrs in a week under departmental rules.
A committee is hereby costituted with the following officers and staff side members to examine the issue of payment of incremental pay to piece workers for working beyond 44 3/4 hrs and upto 48 hrs in a week.

1. Shri Rajiv Gupta, Member/TS – Chairman
2. Shri V.Ravindran, DDG/Finance – Member
3. Shri A.K.Nayak, DDG/Admin – Member
4. Smt. Arti C.Srivastava, Dir/Admin – Member – Secretary
5. Shri Avra Ghosh, Addl. C of A(Fys) – Member
6. Representative of AIDEF – Member
7. Representative of INDWF – Member
8. Representative of BPMS – Member

2. Terms of reference for the committee will be as follows…

(i) The committee will examine the circumstances which to the decision to stop payment of incremental element of pay as part of piece workers payment for overtime working during 3 1/4 hr (per week) / 1 hr (per day) upto 48 hrs a week or 9 hrs a day.

(ii) The committee will examine the admissibility of incremental pay for the said 3 1/4 hrs within the framework of existing peicework scheme.

(iii) The committee may explore the possibility of payment of incremental pay for the said 3 1/4 hrs as a new element to the existing scheme.

3. The committee will submit its report by 4th August, 2014.

4. This issues with the approval of DGOF & Chariman/OFB.



Source: INDWF

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