Monday, 2 March 2015

DEMAND DAY & BLACK BADGES ON 03.03.2015

 DEAR MEMBERS,

     ALL ARE REQUESTED TO WEAR BLACK BADGES WITH  FOLLOWING GENUINE LONG PENDING DEMANDS ON 03/03/2015 (TUESDAY) IN ALL THE BRANCHES.

        PRESIDENT                                                                               GENERAL SECRETARY
         NDGBGOA                                                                                                 NDGBGOA                                            


                       NDGBGOA
National Defence Group ‘B’ Gazetted Officers Association
 DEMAND DAY ON 03/03/2015
1)   CADRE REVIEW OF GROUP B CADRE.

2)   CORRECTION IN SENIORITY LIST OF JWMs (As DOP&T order Dtd-04.03.2014).

3)   MACP IN PROMOTIONAL HIERARCHY.

4)   INCENTIVE SCHEME FOR GAZETTED OFFICERS.

5)   JCM FORUM FOR GROUP B GAZETTED OFFICER.

6)   LDCE FOR AWM FROM JWM.

7)   APPROVAL OF AMMENDED SRO/RR OF JWMs(T&NT).

8)    PARITY IN PS CADRE IN THE  LINE OF MOD & OFB.

9)    RISK ALLOWANCE AND BONUS TO GROUP B GAZETTED OFFICERS.

10)  RESTORATION OF PROMOTIONAL INCREMENT TO CM AND JWM 
         (FROM 01.01.06 TO 29.08.08).

11)   REVIEW OF LIST OF HARD STATION OF ORDNANCE FACTORIES AND
         RE INITIATION OF CANCELLED TRANSFER ORDER OF JWMs.

12)   PUBLICATION OF NATURE OF DUTIES OF JWMs
  

Sunday, 15 February 2015

REPRESENTATION ON INCENTIVE SCHEME

No. NDGBGOA(CE)/11/2015-02                            Date:-12-02-2015

To
     The DGOF & Chairman,
     Ordnance Factory Board,
     10-A,S.K.Bose road,
       Kolkatta.                      
                             (Kind attention:- Director/Admin,O.F.Board)                     

Sub: Incentive Scheme for the employees of Ordnance Factories
         Organisation –Reg.
        Ref. no.-OFB letter No.754/Per/Policy dated-27.01.2015

R/Sir,

        Reference Cited, The Central Executive Committee of this Association appreciated the move taken by OF Board in the Incentive scheme which is really improve the morality of the employees those are not getting allowances like OTA, Piece work profit but directly and indirectly involved the achieving of the production target and other activities of the Organisation. All the activities of our great Government Industrial Organisation including welfare, administration, and social responsibility are very important to prove our identity in the competitive world. Therefore each individual employee’s unique contribution should be given importance for overall growth of this organisation. This Association suggests following for your kind consideration please.
          Sir, Group B Gazetted Officers are the most experienced Cadre in the Organisation, those who used to take the whole responsibility of Safety, Quality, Productivity and administration of each section has not been awarded in the organisation. It is deeply regretted that this cadre was totally neglected after implementation of 6th CPC. After implementation of 6th CPC, all the cadres were benefitted in Ordnance factories Organisation except Group B Gazetted cadre. Most of the General Managers as well as top Official of Ordnance Factory Board are usually expressing the deprived position of this cadre in many forums, but suitable action has not been initiated till date. The monthly salary of the Group B Gazetted Officers became less as compared to their subordinate employees because of removal of Allowances like OTA, NDA, and Bonus. As a first step, our Organization has asked suggestion from this Association regarding incentive Scheme which is a healthy and welcoming trend.
     Industrial employees of production section are granted incentive in terms of piece work profit where as Industrial employees of maintenance sections were granted incentives. Other employees in the Quality as well as administration may be extended the same scheme. Our Association suggests incentive scheme for all the employees of the ordnance factory including group Agazetted officer. The proposed Incentive for cadres those were not covered under incentive scheme is suggested as follows.

Cadre
Production section
Maintenance section
QC,EO,PV,ST, Safety, Admin. And other Section
IES
As per present piece work profit for piece worker
As per present incentive Allowance for Maintenance worker.
Same incentive percentage of maintenance worker.
NGO’s

Same percentage of piece work profit
Same percentage of incentive Allowance
Same incentive percentage of maintenance worker
NIE’s
Same percentage of piece work profit
Same percentage of incentive Allowance
Same incentive percentage of maintenance worker
Group B GO’s
Same percentage of piece work profit
Same percentage of Incentive of Maintenance Worker.
Same incentive percentage of maintenance worker
Group A Cadre (AWM,WM,DGM)
50% of piece work profit
50% of incentive Allowance
50% incentive percentage of maintenance worker
Group A Cadre
JAG to SAG

25%  incentive percentage of maintenance worker
Group A Cadre
HAG and DGOF
10% of the average of the maintenance worker incentive of their group of factories


     Employees of OFILs, NADP and OFB may be considered for the 10% of the average Incentive of maintenance workers of whole Ordnance factories along with their present allowances.

 In view of the above, it is requested to kindly implement Incentive Scheme to Group’B’  and Group’A’ Gazetted Officers those are directly and indirectly involve in Process of Production in Ordnance Factories. 

       Thanking you,

                                                                                   Yours faithfully,
                                                                                   -sd-
                                                                                     ( JAIGOPAL  SINGH )
                                                                                    GENERAL SECRETARY

Copy to:-

1.    The Member /Per
O.F.Board,Kolkata(W.B) :- For information and n/a please.
      2. The DDG/IR&NG
           O.F.Board,Kolkata(W.B):- For information and n/a please.
      3. The DDG/Admin
           O.F.Board,Kolkata(W.B) :- For information and n/a please.






REPRESENTATION ON MTECH COURSE FOR JWMs

No. NDGBGOA(CE)/10/2015-02                                   Date:- 12-02-2015

To
The DGOF & Chairman
Ordnance Factory Board,
10-A, S.K. Bose Road,
Kolkata – 700 001
                  
Sub: Nomination for M.TechProgrammes for July 2015 at defence Institute of Advanced Technology(DIAT), Pune.
Ref:  COMNET Circular No. 05/7/2014- Per/HRD Dt 02.02.2015.

With reference to above, it is submitted that the circular No. 12/05/2013-A/HRD(VOL-I) Dt 06.03.2014 enclosed in the circular at reference stipulates that the candidate should be an IOFS officer for Nomination for M.TechProgrammes for July 2015 at defence Institute of Advanced Technology(DIAT), Pune.

 It is pertinent to mention that the offered courses are technical in nature & as per the eligibility criteria of DIAT the sponsored  candidate must posses a Bachelor’s Degree in concerned  field of Engg.   with 55% marks. It should be appreciated that most of technical work in Ordnance factories is being dealt by either JWMs or by Charge man. It is also pertinent to mention that the essential qualification of Direct Recruited JWMs is technical Degree in concerned field of Engg. Under such circumstances it is requested to consider candidature of eligible JWMs also for the above referred course. Ordnance factory organization will be highly benefited if JWMs are sponsored for such courses. It is not understood why this benefit has only been limeted to IOFS officers. Under the present circumstances of competitive market such courses are essential for JWM cadre as well. There are several young, talented & eligible JWMs (both promoted & direct recruited), it is  up  to  OFB  how  it utilizes this waste pool of talent. 
There  is  a perception in this organisation that there is only one privileged Group i.e. Group A, which enjoys these benefits, however organization has not been benefited by such courses till date. 
It is therefore requested to consider the eligible JWMs for higher technical courses & arrange for necessary amendment in the circular at reference for the same so that the Organization gets  benefited.

With Regards,
                                                                                     Yours Sincerely.
                                                                       -sd-                                                                                  
                                                                                   (JAIGOPAL SINGH )
                                                                                  GENERALSECRETARY

Copy to:-
1.   The Member/Per
O.F.Board,Kolkata (W.B)
      2.  The DDG/HRD
O.F.Board Kolkata (W.B)   
2.   ShriB.B.Dash
Director/HRD
O.F.Board,Kolkata(W.B):- For information and n/a please


Tuesday, 10 February 2015

SUBMISSION OF MEMORANDUM TO HONORABLE RAKSHA MANTRI AT HYDERABAD

Dear Members,

      Sub- Raksha Mantri visit to HYDERABAD to attend FINS                         meeting on 07.02.2015.
                                   
The NDGBGOA team had submitted a memorandum to Shri. Manohar Parikkarji, Honorable Raksha Mantri during his visit to Hyderabad for attending a meeting organized by FINS. The meeting was organized a National Seminar on ‘SELF RELIANCE IN DEFENCE MANUFACTURING’ on 7.2.2015.
The Team consisting of the following Central Executive Office bearers and Branch Office bearers met Honorable Defence Minister at Hyderabad and discussed about the news of CORPORATISATION of OFB and submitted a memorandum. Sri B.R.Naresh Kumar,JCM-III,BPMS has arranged this meeting with Raksha Mantri.

1.  S. Chandrakanth Rao                         President/CE 
2.  N.C. Ramakrishna                      Joint Secretary/CE
3.  J. Shantha Murthy                     Chairman/OFPM branch
4.  Ambadas                                   Vice Chairman/OFPM branch
5.  N.V. Jawahar Babu                      Secretary/OFPM Branch

   The memorandum was also briefed to the Sri. Krishna Murthy(PS to Defence Minister) and requested for a meeting with our Association with Honorable Raksha Mantri at New Delhi to discuss on betterment of Ordnance Factory Organisation and cadre related issues. He assured to grant a meeting with our Association with Honorable Defence Minister within short period.

Regarding current news of Corporatisation of Ordnance Factory Organisation,Honorable Defence Minister Sri Manohar Parrikerji, had Clarified that Ordnance Factories are not going to be CORPORATISED in his Press meet where around 500 eminent industrialists and entrepreneurs were present. In that gathering OFB representative DDG/M&C along with other OFB official was also present. Raksha Manthri went on with his advice that OFB should think and work like a corporate and increase the quality of products to live up to the expectations of the Prime Minister vision. And ensuring by 2016, all the importation should be stopped for use of Defence production.

The team had met DDG/M&C, and requested to circulate the same in OFB Comnet to motivate the demoralized employees/workforce with baseless rumors of corporatization of OFB. The submitted memorandum copy was shown to them about rumors of corporatization and also our cadre demands.

        On behalf our CE and OFMK branch thanked the organizers and requested for a copy of press conference coverage and the same was accepted by FINS secretary and the same will be circulated on receipt.
Friends, let us put our efforts for the genuine demands/submissions. All the Group B Gazetted Officers of Ordnance Factories are requested to support NDGBGOA by joining us and strengthening the Association for the betterment of the cadre and Ordnance Factory Organisation for development of our nation as whole.

 N.C. Ramakrishna                              S. Chandrakanth Rao
   Joint Secretary                                         President
   NDGBGOA/CE                                      NDGBGOA/CE




Friday, 30 January 2015

MEMORANDUM TO THE DGOF ON 29.01.2015 BY ALL BRANCHES

All the Branches of NDGBGOA has  submitted The Memorandum to The DGOF&CHAIRMAN,OFBOARD through their Sr.GM/GM with the following demands and requested DGOF for earliest action within a month time or otherwise the member of this association will go for agitation moment as decided at CEC Meeting OFBOL(09th & 10th Jan.).All the Branches has shown their full cooperation for our legitment demands.
It is informed to all the members that we will go for agitation moment as decided at CEC MEETING if our demands are not resolved within one month.
This for the information to all the members.

General Secretary
NDGBGOA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   




REF No-                                                             Date:-29/01/2015


To
     The DGOF & Chairman,
    Ordnance Factory Board,
     10-A,S.K.Bose road,    
     Kolkatta.                      
                                                Through- The General Manager/…..

                           Sub: Memorandum Submission of .


R/Sir,
                      The Central Executive Committee of this Association directed the undersigned to bring the following important long pending issues pertaining to Group B Gazetted Officers for your kind notice and earliest action.

                       Sir, Group B Gazetted Officers are the most experienced Cadre in the Organisation, those who used to take the whole responsibility of Safety, Quality, Productivity and administration of each section. But it is deeply regretted that the cadre was totally neglected after implementation of 6th CPC. Even though there is a huge stagnation in the promotion prospects of the cadre after merging. The Cadre Review of JWMs had not been carried out for the last twenty years. After implementation of 6th CPC, all the cadres were benefitted in Ordnance factories Organisation except this cadre. The monthly salary of the Group B Gazetted Officers became less as compared to their subordinate employees because of removal of all allowances like OTA, NDA and Bonus etc. The nature of work of this cadre is still continued as Non Gazetted cadres. Our Organisation has not introduced any other scheme (Incentive Scheme). If the same could have introduced and as a result Group B Gazetted cadre would have got higher pay package as compared to their subordinate employees. It is intriguing to note that in Ordnance Factories, one Group B Gazetted Officer has to shoulder the higher responsibility without accompanying financial benefits which is an insult to the entire cadre. This is an unhealthy and unwelcome trend. It is needless to mention here that it smeared all over with injustice and partisanship.
 Till date JWMs are working wholeheartedly for the organization with lot of hope and expectation from the organization.
Sir, this Association has communicated and addressed all the important long pending issues pertaining to Group B Gazetted Officer time and again at appropriate forum. But it is deeply regretted that Ordnance Factory Board has neither resolved any of the important issues nor replied to this recognized Association till date. Therefore this Association requests The DGOF & Chairman/OFB for consideration and earliest action on following points within a period of one month or otherwise this Association may reluctantly initiate agitation moment.

1. CORPORATISATION OF ORDNANCE FACTORIES:-
    It is a matter of grave concerned that, Corporatisation of Ordnance Factories becoming the talk of the time by all the employees. Articles are being published in the news paper (The Hindu, Dated-18.01.2015). Moreover many of the top Officials are discussing on the corporatization of Ordnance factories    which is not only disturbing but also demoralizing all the employees.Entire employees of Ordnance factories (from top to bottom) are discussing regarding the future of the organization as well as their future by which the working atmosphere being disturbed in the factories day by day.
              Ordnance factories are the Government supplier organization which has got restricted customer of Indian Armed forces, Navy, Air force and Para Military Forces. Ordnance Factories is able to take any challenges and can supply required product for defence preparedness of our country at any time. Corporatisation of Ordnance factories will not solve the real need of defence preparedness of our nation and it may cause harm to our National Security also. Corporatisation/Privatisation of Ordnance factories will definitely deteriorate the Quality of Defence Products which can be observed in many PSU model.
 Ordnance Factories are the issuing Organisation to the defence force and has served the country well through the wars and conflicts that we have gone through. Therefore this Association strongly objects and will take agitational moment if any decision will be taken for Corporatisation/Privatisation of Ordnance factories.
2.Cadre Review of JWMS- One Group C is able to get its pay band change (PB-I to PB-II) within a period of 12-13 years (  SS can become MCM) , Similarly one Group A is able to gets its pay band change (PB-III to PB-IV) within a period of 12-13 years ( JTS can become JAG) where as one Group B entry cannot get PB III for 29 years due to lack of promotional avenues.
OFB should treat all the cadres equally. Cadre Review or promotional avenue for GROUP B Cadre should be made in such a way that to grant financial up gradation (Change in Pay Band-II to Pay Band-III) of Group B within a period of 12-13 years like group C and Group A cadres.
Even after continuous representations in all the forums for the last two years Cadre review has not been finalized for Group B Cadre.

3.Seniority list of JWMs- The seniority list published by OFB has got many discrepancies and it is against the DOP&T Order {DOP&T O.M dated 04.03.2014, which states the said principles would be effective from 27.11.2012 (i.e., the date of Supreme Court Judgement)}. In this regard DGOF assured (On 01/09/2014) for rectification in Association meeting but it has been again published without followingDOP&T Order. Therefore the seniority list published by OFB on 17/11/2014 may kindly be rectified as per DOP&T and Supreme Court order at the earliest.

4.Incentive Scheme for Gazetted Officers- Ordnance Factories are the industrial organization which used to run for 24X7 Hours. Gazetted Officers used to shoulder responsible for any mistake. More over Ordnance factories work for 6 Days unlike other organization (Offices). Therefore incentive scheme may be introduce for Gazetted Officers at the Earliest.

5.GrievanceRedressal Mechanism for Group B Gazetted Officers-Middle management cadre always considered to be the back bone of Organisation. Group B – Gazetted officers cadre does not have any forum to address the Grievance of the cadres like Joint Consultative Machinery. Group ‘A’ Officers are representing from Officials side and Group C employees are from staff side but there is no representation from Group B Gazetted Officers which results in the deprived position of the cadre. No opportunity has been assigned to Group B Gazetted Officers to express and short out their grievances. It may kindly be taken up at the earliest.
6. Reinitiating of Cancelled Transfer Order of JWMs-OF Board, Kolkata has published Transfer Order  (vide order no. JTR-60/A/GB/2012 dtd 29-02-2012) of nearly 180 JWMs. But it is a matter of concerned that except transfer
of 40 JWMs all other JWMs transfers were materialized. It is deeply regretted that OF Board has cancelled the transfer of 40 JWMS ( vide letter no JTR-
60/A/GB/2012 dtd  07-12-2012 ) after completion of 10 months by which the
Concerned JWMs and their family are facing much more difficulties as all of them has got the transfer in Compassionate grounds. NGDGBGOA has discussed this point in various forums at OFB as well as MOD but it was assured all the time but no action has been taken so far. Hence, your kind intervention in this matter is requested to grant the JWMs and their Family a real Justice at the earliest.
7.Review of Hard Station list-  Hard station Ordnance factories  may kindly reviewed as discussed in the Association meeting with Member (PER).
8. LDCE for AWM (Group-A) from JWM (Group B) –All the department hasprovision of Limited departmental Candidates Examination from Group B to Group A Cadre which is not prevail in our department as a result many Group B Gazetted Officers are Leaving to other Department from our Organisation. Therefore Provision of LDCE from JWM to AWM may be initiated with proper revision in SRO of Group `A’ cadre for better utilization of talent in Group B cadre.
9.Approval of proposed amendments in SRO/RR of JWM T&NT-O.F. Board has submitted Proposed amendments in SRO/RR of Chargeman and  JWMs  which is pending in MOD for approval. Needful action may please be taken for early approval and amendment of SRO and Recruitment Rules.
10.Pairity in PS Cadre- PS cadre of Factories may be treated at par with PS Cadre in OFB and ministry as per the recommendation of 6th CPC.
11.PLB& Risk allowance – PLB should be granted to the entire Group `B’ Gazetted Officers as the cadre is directly involved in production activities. Risk allowance should be extended to all Group `B’ Gazetted Officers posted in such sections wherever the Industrial Employees are eligible.
12.Restoration of Unauthorized withdrawal of Promotional increment Benefits to CM and JWM- Incremental Benefit for CM and AF who have earned Promotion after 1-1-2006 to 29-08-2008 may be restored at the earliest.
13.Nature of duties of JWM(T) & (N/T) – After regular deliberations, OFB accepted to publish the nature of work of JWM(T) & JWM(N/T) in Ordnance Factories but till date it has not been published. It may be published at the earliest.
14.DPC  for Promotion from JWM to AWM :- Advance DPC  should be set up  and list of the JWM’s whose name is considered in DPC List should be published  in comnet. Ratio should  be distributed as per P.K.Mishra report.

15.Application of Gr’B’ Cadre Officers should be forwarded for outside Employement.
           Hon’ble DGOF/Chairman is requested to kindly take needful action to resolve  the above  long pending legitimate issue so that  this association will avoid agitation movement  and maintain harmonious  Industrial relation in Factories.

         NDGBGOA is eagerly waiting for an early favorable response from your end.
Thanking  You,
                                                                                     Yours faithfully.

                                                                               
                                                                                          Secretary
                                                                                 NDGBGOA/….Branch

Saturday, 24 January 2015

REPRESENTATION TO HONORABLE DEFENCE MINISTER REGARDING CORPORATISATION OF ORDNANCE FACTORIES

No. NDGBGOA (CE)/MoD/08/2015-01                        Date:- 23/01/2015

To
      The Hon’ble Defence Minister,
      Ministry of Defence,
      Govt. of India,
      South Block, New Delhi.110011
                             
                         Sub: Corporatisation of Ordnance Factories – reg
Respected Sir,
                           National Defence Group’B’ Gazetted Officers Association (NDGBGOA) of Ordnance Factories, which represents the Group B Gazetted cadre(Middle Management Cadre) requests your kind intervention and clarification on the subject matter at the earliest please. We sincerely hope that India will become a powerful Nation and modernize its Defence force under your esteemed leadership.
             The Ordnance factories has played a creditable role in the supply of Arms, Ammunitions, Combat Vehicles and Clothing to the Indian Armed forces ,Navy, Air force and Para Military Forces, after Independence. Indian Ordnance Factories is the oldest and largest industrial setup which functions under the Department of Defence Production of the Ministry of Defence. The ordnance factories form an integrated base for indigenous production of defence hardware and equipment, with the primary objective of self reliance in equipping the armed forces with state of the art battlefield equipments. Ordnance Factories are the issuing Organisation to the Defence force and has served the country well through the wars and conflicts that we have gone through. Rightly, Ordnance Factories are called the fourth Arm of the Indian Defence.

     It is a matter of grave concerned that, Corporatisation of Ordnance Factories becoming the talk of the time by all the employees. Articles are being published in the news paper (The Hindu, Dated-18.01.2015). Moreover many of the top Officials are discussing on the corporatization of Ordnance factories    which is not only disturbing but also demoralizing all the employees.

   Entire employees of Ordnance factories (from top to bottom) are discussing regarding the future of the organization as well as their future by which the working atmosphere being disturbed in the factories day by day.
Sir, Ordnance factories are the Government supplier organization which has got restricted customer of Indian Armed forces, Navy, Air force and Para Military Forces. Ordnance Factories is able to take any challenges and can supply required product for defence preparedness of our country at any time. Corporatisation of Ordnance factories will not solve the real need of defence preparedness of our nation and it may cause harm to our National Security also. Corporatisation/Privatisation of Ordnance factories will deteriorate the Quality of Defence Products which can be observed in many Public Sector Unit. This Association has opined not to take any decision for corporatize the ordnance factories.
        Sir, as a Responsible Patriotic Association with cadres of technically educated and practically involved employees, we oppose any proposal of Government for Corporatisation of Ordnance factories. We are always ready to take any challenges for the requirement of defence preparedness of our nation. We assure to supply and fulfill our customers (Defence Forces) requirement in the competitive global market to keep the golden history of Ordnance Factories as the fourth Arm of our country. If required by MOD, then we can export our product in the global market.
       
       Therefore, you are requested to grant a meeting with this Association at the earliest to discuss on the recent issue of corporatization of Ordnance Factories which is distressing all the employees of our Organisation.
Thanking you,
                                                                                   Yours faithfully.
                                                                                           -sd-
                                                                                     (Jaigopal Singh)

                                                                                  General Secretary

Copy to-
             1) The Secretary, MOD,New Delhi.
             2) The DGOF & Chairman,OFB,KOLKATA