Friday, 19 September 2014

SENOIRITY DISCREPANCY REPRESENTATION FROM CE

                                                                  

REFNo. NDGBGOA/CE/GENERAL/63/2014-09                              DATE : 17-09-2014

To

The DGOF & Chairman,
Ordnance Factory Board,                          
10-A,S.K.Bose road,
Kolkata.  (W.B)                                          ( Kind attention :- Member/Per)

                         Sub:   Discrepancy in Seniority of JWM  – Reg.

                         Ref:    Dir/ NG - OFB No. DJSL/20 I 4/TECH/PER/GB Dated 27.08.2014.                                                       XXXXXXXXXXX
Sir,

                        Reference cited, It is brought to your kind notice that many Direct recruitment JWMs were kept senior than the promoted JWMs. The seniority of DR JWMs was granted three to four years earlier than their entry to the Organisation. It is surprise to note that OFB has granted seniority to the Direct Recruited JWMs before having essential Qualification for Junior Works Manager Post. Moreover, the seniority list of DR JWM would have been assigned for some other post in other Dept in the same period before joining to OFs.
                     Though OFB prepared JWM (Trade) seniority as on 01.01.2014 as per DoP&T O.M.No.20011/1/2012-Estt.(D) dated 04.03.2014, it has not considered all the guidelines / instructions given in that O.M.  OFB has published its’ updated seniority list as on 01.01.2012 vide OFB No. Djsl/2012/TECH/A/GB dated 31.01.2014, OFB has not considered this seniority list for the point no. 5 i) of DoPT O.M dated 04.03.2014, while preparing the latest seniority as  on 01.01.2014. Moreover, as per DoPT O.M dated 04.03.2014, the said principles would be effective from 27.11.2012 (i.e., the date of Supreme Court Judgement) only. Accordingly, it is not at all applicable to the existing seniority list published as on 01.01.2012 and hence need not to be reopened.  Moreover OFB is least bother to publish the seniority list of JWM in every year.
            Therefore, the Central Executive Committee of this Association requests your kind intervention and necessary action on priority to restore the seniority list published as on 01.01.2012 with further updated/revised list as on 01.01.2014 as per the clauses of 5.h) & 5.i) of DoPT O.M.No. dtd. 04.03.2014.
           
  Thanking you,


                                                                                                                 Yours Faithfully,

                                                                                                              (JAIGOPAL SINGH)
                                                                                                            GENERAL SECRETARY
                                                                                                                 NDGBGOA


Copy to:-

1.     The Joint Secretary (P&C)
Min. of Defence,South Block
New Delhi     :- For information and n/a please

2.     The DDG/NG&IR
O.F.Board,Kolkata(W.B) :- For information and necessary correction in     
                                               Seniority list please.






Thursday, 4 September 2014

PROTEST LETTER TO THE CHAIRMAN/DGOF FOR LAST MEETING

NDGBGOA

No. NDGBGOA(CE)/Protest/59/2014-09                                                    Date:- 04-09-2014


To
The Chairman/DGOF
Ordnanc Factory Board
10A, S.K. Bose Road
Kolkata – 1 
          Sub: Protest on the meeting held on 1st Septembar’2014 – regarding.
          Ref: Our letter No. NDGBGOA/CE/02/General/2014-04 dtd 29-04-2014

R/Sir,
With Reference to the above letter, NDGBGOA had submitted certain genuine points/ demands of our cadre and requested Hon’ble Chairman to grant an interview in the month of April’2014. It is surprised to this Association that, instead of calling separate meeting to this AssociationOFB had called a joint meet along with the other Association on 01st Septembar’2014 i.e. after 4 months
But it seems that due to busy schedule of the Chairman/DGOF, the meeting was started at around 13.30 hours and meeting ended at 14.00 hours. Whereas the NGBGOA had submitted total 20 points which were major points and was differing to the other Assn. But, while discussions the most of the points are discussed in the meeting without any relevancy to NDGBGOA submitted points and the meeting is ended abruptly without taking in to the cognizance of the points submitted by NDGBGOA. It is understood that the meeting was ended shortly due to preoccupied meeting of the Chairman. Which is contradictory and being a recognized Group ‘B” Officers Association, the way meeting was conducted is not at all acceptable to us and the following burning issues of the cadre is not discussed properly.
1) Official Memorandum of OFB to 7th CPC- OFB has not discussed with the concerned Associations and the memorandum submitted by the Association is not been taken in to consideration while submitting the official proposal to the 7th CPC. JWMs were mentioned as Managers without any proper justification. Nowhere the pay scale of erstwhile Foreman now JWM (2375/-) in the 4th CPC was mentioned which is more than AWM (2200/-) pay scale. The duties performing by JWM’s like Orderly Officer’s duty, tender opening duty and HOS duty etc. was not mentioned. It was informed by the Assn. that other cadres like Staff Officer, Hindi Officer were recommended for higher grade pay RS 7600, RS 8700 but CM and JWM was neglected. Whereas for Group ‘A’ the SAG post is recommended to Rs. 80,000 in the apex scale and justification given by comparing the equivalent posts of other departments/pre-revised pay scales of 5th  and 6th CPC. While recommending the JWM pay scales the same is not taken into consideration. NDGBGOA compared the JWM/erstwhile FM pay scales of RS 2375 in 4th CPC and whereas for AWM pay scale is Rs. 2200 and demanded to recommend JWM’s also in the same in line with Group ‘A’ cadre. More over Chargeman should be justified for a grade pay of 4600. But OFB had not addressed properly in the meeting about the above anomaly.
2) Cadre review proposal for JWM (Technical & Non-Technical)-Association demanded for not to make three cadres which will again confuse on nature of work. This important point could not be discussed elaborately and proper justification was not given by OFB.
3) Publishing of correct Seniority list of JWM (T/NT):- OFB had published the seniority list previously but the same anomalies are continued in the present published seniority list like mentioning the retired/death/resigned names in the list. The published  seniority list of JWMs on 28/08/2014 in which DR JWMs those have joined in the year 2012 was kept senior than the promoted JWMs of 2008.While discussions ‘no proper justification’ was given by OFB and no elaborate discussions were taken place in the meeting.

4) Transfer policyRegarding the transfer policy framed by OFB is not in detail. Though MOD issued instructions and agreed by OFB to reinstate the transferred cancelled orders, the same was also discussed earlier 4 meetings under the chairmanship of the then DGOF and with Jt, Secretary/MOD. All the above meetings, OFB assured that the cancelled transfer orders will be reinstated within short span, but the same was not implemented till date. Apart from this O.F. Board has not included suggested points by Association in Transfer policy.
 While discussions ‘no proper justification’ is given by OFB and no elaborate discussions are taken place in the meeting

5)  Nature of duties of JWM(T) & (N/T) – The matter has been regularly taken up by our association during all the  meetings with OFB wherein it was promised to publish the nature of work of JWM(T) & JWM(N/T) in Ordnance   Factories but till date it has not been published. While discussions ‘no proper justification’ is given by OFB and no elaborate discussions are taken place in the meeting.
6) Minutes of all the Official meetings between OFB and Association –   As a recognized Assn, we should get proper minutes as official are being changed in OFB very Often. During meeting DGOF/Chairman has denied to give official meeting minutes.
7) Training of Group `B’ Gazetted Officers–As JWMs are functioning as Head of Sections in Ordnance Factories, the training for JWMs may be conducted at NADP and not along with LDC/UDC/Chargeman. In this regard ‘no discussions’ are taken place in elaborate and OFB replied that it will be considered.
8) A/G Section for all Gazetted Officers – As A/NG Section is dealing with matters related to large number of Chargeman& JWM, our association proposes that the dealings related to JWM should be carried out by A/G Section.Every time it is found that there are many discrepancies in seniority and other matters. Therefore one separate section may be formed to deal with the JWM cadre.  DGOF replied that it will be considered later but no decision was taken by OFB.
9) Before submission of 7th CPC proposal O.F.Board should conduct meeting with all Associations and Federation- In the preliminary meeting of 7th CPC  while discussions with all the Federations/Associations it was unanimously decided that before finalization of Proposal of 7th CPC proposal  O.F. Board should conduct meeting with all Associations and Federations. But O.F. Board has not consulted with NDGBGO Association before submission of the Proposal to 7th  CPC and also not included  the NDGBGOA submitted genuine demands  in 7th CPC Proposal which was submitted by O.F. Board side to 7th CPC.
OFB had neither taken up our important burning issues nor discussed for resolving in a time frame manner. In this regard as a recognized Association we protest the activities of OFB for not taking up our issues and submit that a separate interview may be given with five Office bearers of this Association as early as possible to settle our genuine demand please.
                Thanking you,
                                                                                        Yours  faithfully.

                                                                                                       -sd-
                                                                                        (JAIGOPAL  SINGH)
                                                                                    GENERAL  SECRETARY
Copy to: -1.The Member /Per
O.F.Board,Kolkata(W.B) 
            2. The DDG/NG&IR
O.F.Board, Kolkata (W.B). 
           3. The Dir/IR

O.F.Board,Kolkata (W.B)

MINUTES OF THE MEETING AT OFB ON 01/09/2014

Minutes of the meeting with DGOF /Chairman on 01.09.2014
at OFB Head quarters, Kolkata
    
     The following were present in the meeting:

      OFB Official  Side                                               Association side
1)       Chairman/DGOF                                     1) Sri S.Chandrakanth Rao, President/NDGBGOA
2)                  Member/Per.                                     2) Sri Jaigopal Singh, General Secretary/NDGBGOA
3)                  DDG/NG & IR                                  3) Sri B.M.Barik, Organising Secretary/NDGBGOA
4)                  DDG/G                                              4)  Four Office Bearers from IOFGOA
5)                  DDG/Admin.                                     
6)                  DIR/IR
7)                  DIR/NG
The Chairman/DGOF welcomed both the Association representatives (IOFGOA&NDGBGOA) for the meeting.
          OFB has allowed two members from each Association to present in the meeting. NDGBGOA has stated with DGOF/Chairman that at least 5 persons delegation is required for proper representation of the cadre and mentioned that whereas from Official side more than 7 members are attending in the meeting and whereas allowing two members from the Assn is not fair. On the outset Chairman called our delegate and two of other Assn members in to the meeting.
Before starting the meeting, NDGBGOA had strongly opposed the submission of Official proposal of OFB on 7th CPC. Before sending the Official proposal why it has not been discussed and Associations concern has not been taken in to consideration. In the official memorandum of OFB, JWMs were mentioned as Managers without any proper justification. Nowhere the pay scale of erstwhile Foreman now JWM (2375/-) in the 4th CPC was mentioned which is more than AWM (2200/-) pay scale. The duties performing by JWM’s like Orderly Officer’s duty, tender opening duty and HOS duty etc. are not mentioned. It was informed by the Assn. that other cadres like Staff Officer, Hindi Officer were recommended for higher grade pay of RS 7600, RS 8700 but CM and JWM was neglected. Whereas for Group ‘A’ the SAG post is recommended to Rs. 80,000 in the apex scale and justification given by comparing the equivalent posts of other departments/pre-revised pay scales of 5th  and 6th CPC. While recommending the JWM pay scales the same is not taken into consideration. NDGBGOA compared the JWM/erstwhile FM pay scales of RS 2375 in 4th CPC and whereas for AWM pay scale is Rs. 2200 and demanded to recommend JWM’s also in the same in line with Group ‘A’ cadre. Moreover Chargeman should be justified for up gradation to 4600GP.
While replying to the point, Chairman stated that OFB will be examined and forward an addendum to 7th CPC for upgrading the grade pay of Chargeman and JWM.
1.           Discrepancy in cadre review proposal for JWM (Technical & Non-Technical) – It is brought to your kind notice that two different proposals have been sent by OFB for JWM/NT. The cadre review proposal forwarded to MoD by A/NG & A/NI Section for JWM/NT are entirely different from one another. It is surprised to note that OFB has sent two different proposals to MoD for one cadre of JWM (N/T). Moreover, NDGBGOA proposes to make JWM (SG) or Section Manager in a single grade in the grade pay of 5400(PB-3) and thereafter promotion to WM. As the cadre review has taken a very long time, your personal intervention is requested in this regard.
Assn. replied that there is no need of making three cadres in the JWM cadre. 
OFB reply:  OFB stated that the Cadre Review of JWM is in final stage. The discrepancy was rectified and uniform proposal was forwarded to OFB.
In this point no elaborate discussion could be taken place which was the important point for our cadre. 
2.           Promotion from JWM to AWM – It is deeply regretted that all promotional orders by OFB is taking place in time except JWM to AWM. Your kind intervention is requested in this regard. 
In this regard OFB replied that here after OFB will take care and in future the same will be rectified. 
3.   Publishing of correct Seniority list of JWM (T/NT):-  Recently O.F.Board has published Seniority list where many names of JWM have been left out and  in this matter  many times the above discrepancies brought  to notice of  DIR/NG and DDG/NG. But till date OFB has not published correct Seniority list. Seniority List should be published in discipline wise.
Assn.replied that OFB is making continuous mistake in the seniority list. Both the seniority list published by OFB contains many discrepancies.
In this regard OFB replied that, initially the seniority has been published and any discrepancy is found may be corrected after receipt of the representations from the individuals. Corrected seniority list will be published.  Elaborate discussions on the discrepancy were not taken place during the meeting.
4.       Reinitiate Cancelled Transfer Order:- NGDGBGOA has discussed this points in various forums and every forum OFB has  assured but no action has been taken so far.
OFB replied to consider the point but no elaborate discussion was held for resolving the issue.
5.           Transparent transfer policy – The transfer policy framed by OFB is not strictly adhered to by OFB itself. It is brought to your kind notice that in the recent transfer orders of JWMs, some JWMs who are having less than two year service were transferred and some of the JWMs of HVF, Avadi and SAF, Kanpur have been transferred although the existing strength there is less than sanctioned strength. Moreover the JWMs who have got transfer on compassionate ground are not being released by the concerned GMs.
Association also explained that there are more than 500 applications are lying for inter factory transfers on compassionate grounds and some JWM’s are applied on medical grounds which are to be considered on priority basis.  Our Assn also asked Chairman to publish the pending transfer orders in comnet and the applications are to be kept in comnet and transparency to be maintained.
DGOF  replied that  the medical cases will be taken in to consideration but detail discussion could not be held.
6.           Nature of duties of JWM(T) & (N/T) – The matter has been regularly taken up by our association during all the meetings with OFB wherein it was promised to publish the nature of work of JWM(T) & JWM(N/T) in Ordnance Factories but till date it has not been published .
DGOF replied that once Recruitment of DR Chargeman is over then the matter will be settled but exact nature of work of JWM could not be discussed in the meeting.
7.           Training of Group `B’ Gazetted Officers–As JWMs are functioning as Head of Sections in Ordnance Factories, the training for JWMs may be conducted at NADP and not along with LDC/UDC/Chargeman.
In this regard ‘no discussions’ are taken place in elaborate and OFB replied that it will be considered.
8.           A/G Section for all Gazetted Officers – As A/NG Section is dealing with matters related to large number of Chargeman& JWM, our association proposes that the dealings related to JWM should be carried out by A/G Section.
NDGBGOA explained that, many cases being pending for Group B cadre (seniority, DPC and Promotion) even after 08 years are completed after the 6th CPC implementation. But till date no seniority of CM  is published and published seniority list of JWM’ is having several discrepancies. Every time it is found that there are many discrepancies in seniority and other matters. Therefore one separate section may be formed to deal with the JWM cadre. DGOF replied that it will be considered later.
9.           Issue of briefcase to all the Group `B’ Gazetted Officers – Circular for issue of briefcase to all the Group B Gazetted officers is not yet published by OFB although it was accepted by Mem/Per during the meeting held on 22.01.2014.       
DGOF replied that the budgetary allocation will be made to all the factories.                                
10.        Direct recruitment of Chargeman – It is deeply regretted that JWM(T) are still continued by General Managers for Shift Duty, Plant/Workshop Operations due to non-availability of Chargeman. Even though OFB has made advertisement for recruitment for Chargeman in December 2013, it has not yet materialized. Your kind intervention is requested in this regard.
11.        PLB & Risk allowance PLB should be granted to all the 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.
While explaining the above points GS/NDGBGOA stated that the Risk Allowance was taken up by OFB but till date it has not been materialised. Previously Assistant Foreman was granted PLB but due to merging of the post with JWM and the PLB was stopped but the nature of work has not been changed. It is a clear injustice to the cadre by this discrimination the entire cadre is demoralized.
 OFB replied that a Committee was formed to study the above points.
12.        LDCE for AWM from JWM – 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.
          OFB replied that it will be studied and considered at later stage.
13.        R&D and modernization in Ordnance Factories – R&D and modernization activities are not keeping pace with global developments & therefore Ordnance Factories are lagging behind in these areas.  These activities should be undertaken on time bound basis. For better R&D and modernization activities in Ordnance Factories, the services of experienced retired JWMs should be utilized. 
DGOF assured that the modernization and R&D activities will be taken in first track basis. 
14.        Honorarium for conducting inquiry – Honorarium should be made to all Gazetted Officers for conducting departmental inquiry in revise rates (O.M No. 142/15/2010-AVD, dated 31.07.2012).
NDGBGOA stated that Presenting Officers and Inquiry Officer should be paid honorarium in the revised rate (O.M No. 142/15/2010-AVD, dated 31.07.2012). 
DGOF considered the proposal and directed DDG/Admin to take necessary action.
15.        Ordnance quota in railway bookings – Railway Board may be requested for granting Ordnance quota for employees of Ordnance Factories as many Staff & Officers are moving on deputation within short notice.
OFB replied that it has been taken up with MOD and the position is still awaited.
16.        Amendment in Hard Station list in Transfer Policy The hard station list as per recent transfer policy should be amended and it should be at par with hard station list of DSC and Accounts.As per DSC and CGDA the Factories situated in remote area should be considered as hard Station. Therefore CFA, OFBA OFV,OFCS should be considered as Hard station. In the last meeting with Member/Per it was decided to review but it has not been reviewed till date.
DGOF replied that it will be reviewed shortly. 
17.        GP of PS/Sr. PS at par with Ministry:  The PS/Sr. PS GP's are to be at par with Ministry to be granted. 
18.        Minutes of all the Official meetings between OFB and Association  It is requested to give Minutes of all the Official meetings between OFB and NDGBGOA by which the follow up action for all the points discussed can be taken care.
DGOF denied for Official minutes.
19.        Before submission of 7th CPC proposal O.F.Board should conduct meeting with all Associations and Federation.  
         No proper discussions are taken place regarding the above matters in the meeting.
Chairman/DGOF had not provided reasonable time for justified discussions of the points submitted by the Association. NDGBGOA had submitted protest letter to OFB and requested to grant separate meeting with five Office bearers of NDGBOA at an early date for discussions on the uncompleted points which were submitted for discussions.
                     Meeting ended with vote of thanks.

                                                                                       (Sd-)
                                                                                   Jaigopl Singh
                                                                                 General Secretary        


MINUTES OF THE CEC MEETING HELD AT KANPUR ON 23 & 24TH AUGUST 2014

No- NDGBGOA/CEC/Min/2014-08                                                               Date- 24/08/2014

Sub :    Minutes of CEC Meeting – Aug’’2014 of NDGBGOA held on 23rd & 24thAugust 2014   at Kanpur.

The CEC Meeting of NDGBGO Association was held during 23rd & 24th Aug’2014 at Senior Club, Armapour Estate, kanpur.  In the inauguration ceremony following senior officials from Ordnance Factory Organization was present.
1.      Shri. S.K. Chaurasia , IOFS, General Manager, OFC         -           Chief Guest
2.      Shri. Rakesh Kumar, IOFS, General Manager, FGK          -           Guest  
3.      Shri. PC Barnawal, IOFS, General Manager, SAF             -           Guest

Shri. MP Singh, General Secretary / BPMS, Shri. Mukesh Singh, Secretary / BPMS & JCM – II Member and Shri. SC Tripathi, Patron – NDNGSA/ FGK Branch were special guests in the inaugural function.
The inauguration ceremony was started with “Deep Prajavlan” (lightening of lamp) by Chief Guest and other guests and Central Executive of NDGBGOA.
The Chief Guest and other Guests were warmly welcomed to the dais by the OFC, FGK & SAF Branch Office Bearers of NDGBGOA Association with Flower bouquet.
 Shri. Jeetendra kumar, Secretary/OFC Branch, welcomed Chief Guest, guests & Central Executive Committee Delegates of the Associations.
 Shri Jaigopal Singh,General Secretary  and Shri S Chandrakanth Rao, President addressed to gathering and informed about Association activities and told that due to weak leadership of IOFGOA this  whole cadre has lost  status and financial benefits and they assured that in 7th CPC they will try to compensate  Group’B’ Gazetted cadre  (JWM &PS)  and give original   status and identity. Shri Singh also informed that after Recognition NDGBGOA has succeeded to resolve many cadre related issues.
All the General Managers have addressed the gathering and expressed about the importance of Middle Managers in the Organisation which makes a bridge between the top management and the shop floor level.  The Group B Gazetted Cadre is the important cadre to implement the policies in the section level. The Chief Guest, Shri. SK Chaurasia, General Manager,OFC, mentioned about the “”then Foreman system”” in ordnance factories . During that period   Foremen was awarded with authorities in the sections and they were bestowed with better Pay & Allowances. He expressed his concern about the JWM cadre in the last pay commission which should be placed better in 7th CPC.
Shri. NK Singh, JWM/Zonal Secretary, North Zone extended his heartiest thanks to all the GMs for their excellent support.  Also, he extended his gratitude to GS, President and all the delegates who have come over for this CEC meeting from various corner of the country.
Inauguration Meeting was ended by singing “National Anthem” by all together.


Business Session
Homage to  Shri. AB Singh           :               Before the business session on 23rd August 2014 at 1400 hours, homage was paid for Late. Shri. AB Singh, JWM/GIF ( ex- Central Zone Chairman )  by the way of observing two minutes silence. 
Further, the business session continued till the end of CEC meeting on 24th August 2014 at 1400 hours with the following discussions:
General Secretary’s Report:- Shri Jaigopal Singh, General Secretary presented Secretary report and briefed Association activities and informed  total 29 branches opened out of 29 branches 08  new branches opened  with the help of Shri B.M.Barik,Org. Secretary. He also informed progress report of 7th CPC, Cadre Review and new Seniority list and Reinitiation of cancelled transfer list. He assured that NDGBGOA will try to resolve the issues pertaining to Group B Gazetted cadre and  hope 7th CPC will be benefited to us..        
CADRE REVIEW  : A detailed discussion on OFB’s cadre review proposal took place in CEC meeting by analysing the pros and cons of the present proposal. The present position and MoD & MoF observations on OFB’s proposal were explained by the GS. Each one has registered their branch views and members opinion with different justification. All the CE members have actively participated in discussions in full length.  
Finally, the house unanimously decided CE to send protest letter to OFB, as it is understood from the points Board Meetings of 30.7.14 & 12.8.14 it is understood is proposed to create 3 cadres in JWM, this may lead to a situation that JWM group B cadre may not enter Group A cadre. Further OFB not considered 5400 PB3 to JWM and 6600 PB3 to senior JWM (around 1500 are already in 5400/6600 by virtue of ACP/MACP). Further house decided CE to take up matter accordingly exploring all the possible ways to settle issue benefitting our cadre and for getting proposed Grade Pays and to decide for various level agitation programme, if required, which will be finalised over a short period of time & intimation will be given to all branches for active participation in the action decided for the benefit of our JWM cadre.
7th CPC Proposal of NDGBGOA : Shri. GVN Reddy , CE Member and Chairman / 7th CPC, NDGBGOA has explained the report prepared & the justifications related to our association proposal. The report was appreciated by CE Committee. General Secretary extended his gratitude to Shri. GVN Reddy and members of committee for their valuable efforts on preparation and presentation of report successfully.   
Position of Various Court Cases filed by NDGBGOA :  The latest position of various court cases filed by NDGBGOA was presented by the respective branch CE members
.
a)      HAPP CASE : - Violation of SRO  227  - In continuation to hon’ble CAT Chennai stay for Direct Recruitment of AWMs by UPSC against IES-2013 advertisement, HAPP has obtained stay against IES-2014 advertisement also.  By this action, OFB cannot recruit AWMs in Direct Recruitment mode till filling up of promotion of JWMs to AWMs.  The approximate backlog promotion vacancies are worked out upto 1150 since the violation of SRO took place from the year 2002.  This case is very strong in our side and will be a great achievement of NDGBGOA in final judgement.
b)       CFA CASE :- Nature of Duties & Responsibilities of JWMs – Case is in final stage at CAT Chennai.  OFB has given its reply (Para wise Comment) to CAT Chennai on the case. Now, NDGBGOA, CFA branch will file the Petition against the OFB reply and it is expected that decission will come within two month.
c)       OFK, Jabalpur CASE : Fitment Table Formula (Up gradation to 6500 & 7450 )- The case is on final hearing and held up due to transfer of hon’ble CAT, Jabalpur judges. Final decision may come in19th October – 2014.
d)      AFK  CASE : Restoration of One increment those who have been promoted between 01.01.2006 & 29.08.2008 in merged posts– The case has been admitted by hon’ble CAT Mumbai, notices have been served to PCofA, OFB, MoF & DoP&T. The next hearing is scheduled in Sep’’14.  PC of A, Kolkata likely to publish the order in favour of us since similar cases have been cleared by MoF in CGDA & Income Tax Department for merger of various posts & pay scales.

All branches requested to extend monetary support as and when needed for the above cases.

STATUS of MACP in promotional hierarchy : As the matter is burning issue and around 2500 JWM are eagerly awaiting the implementation in light of recent court orders, is discussed elaborately. CE explained the status and informed house about sending letters to the concerned offices. CE team is putting up efforts to exert pressure on DoPT by approaching different Legislative authorities in getting the justice. General Secretary with a team has met Cabinet Ministers and presented cadre problems for justice. CE was of the opinion that this matter relates to all government servants, the matter is under consideration at Govt. Of India.  The same will be taken up with MoD, MoF and DoP&T by GS for early implementation as per court directives.

STATUS of seniority anamoly : As the matter is also creating a unjust in JWM cadre, the matter was discussed in the house and arrived at the opinion that date of entry to cadre either by Promotion/DR to be considered by OFB in line with the recent CAT order of Ernakulum, where in the judgement was to upgrade the posts first in pre revised pay scale and fix the seniority, which can also become preceding to NDGBGOA case in CAT Jabalpur case under process for fitment table anomaly.  The same will be taken up with OFB in forth coming meeting and the other concerned authorities by GS for early implementation as per court directives for bringing uniformity/transparency in seniority fixation.

Introduction of LDCE for AWMs from JWMs : Similar to other central government establishments LDCE entry to Group- A cadre may be introduced in Ordnance Factory organisation to enhance the promotional avenues for  qualified , talented and experienced JWMs.  The retention would refrain the ongoing brain drain. Further the house was of the opinion that JWM to AWM there should be 100% promotions and authorised CE to take up accordingly with the concerned.  

Creation of Separate Information Technology & Electronics Discipline in Group A & B Cadres at OFB : Keeping in view of latest development in INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY discipline in ordnance factory organisation viz...                    e-procurement, Information Security, Database Administration & System Administration, it is proposed to OFB for creation of separate Information Technology discipline both in Group – A & Group – B cadres since all such nature of tasks are to be purely governed by I.T professionals exclusively.  Hence, it is suggested that OFB may plan for separate recruitment at Group - A entry level for Information Technology purpose and JWM/IT & CM/IT seniority may be separated from MECHANICAL discipline accordingly. Similarly the ELECTRONICS discipline in ordnance factory organisation to be created as presently it is included in ELECTRICAL discipline. 

Risk Allowance to JWMs : Hazardous working conditions in Ordnance factories have been identified for this purpose.  The matter is under consideration for further course of action by OFB.

Agitation against pending issues of JWMs :  Agitation programme at unit , OFB &MoD level will be charted out for early implementation of pending issues regarding JWM cadre.  Programme will be decided by General Secretary.  The pending demands are as follows :

a)       Cadre review of Group – B Gazetted officers ( T & NT )
b)       Preparation and maintaining transparent Seniority List of JWM.
c)        Advance DPC for JWM to AWM promotions regularly in time. 
d)       Granting of MACP in promotional hierarchy only.
e)       Publication of JWM names in Gazette.
f)        Granting Incremental benefit promoted between 1.1.2006 to 29.09.2008.
g)       Creation of Separate Grievance Redressal Mechanism for Group – B (Gazetted) cadre like JCM forum.
h)       Early approval of proposed amendments in SRO/RR of JWM - T & NT
i)         Incentive Scheme for Group – B Gazetted Cadre.
j)         Risk allowance for Group – B
k)       Payment of pending O.T.arrears earned prior to merger in to JWM.
l)         Transparent Transfer Policy & Re-instatement of cancelled transferred orders.
m)     Posting HOS as per Discipline wise Seniority list wise.
n)       Uniformity in implementation of OFB orders in all ordnance factories.

Proposal for taking up FR 22 case by NDGBGOA : House discussed the matter of FR 22 in deep , and is opined that the case if initiated in the line as explained by Shri. GVN Reddy, CE Member HAPP-Trichy with figures and facts benefiting the cadre by another around 1100 AWM promotions. House proposed that the case may be taken up by HAPP branch/OFT branch with Shri. GVN Reddy to coordinate. General Secretary proposed to all the members and branches to extend all the needful help as sought by Trichy group as and when needed in this case also as it is useful/beneficial for the JWM cadre, and welcomed the branches to voluntarily come forward for taking up such cadre beneficial cases. OFMedak already extended financial support to trichy team in this regard.

 Payment of CE levy by branches of NDGBGOA: CE is happy to share with one and all we have now reached to 28 branches reaching around 30% of strength, functioning with our ideology JWMs together and bringing likeminded JWMs in to our fold for cadre betterment. GCF,OFMK,AFK,OCFAV,EFA,OFBL,OFNL and OFBA – 8 branches CE levy @ 25/- per member received by CE-Treasurer and other branches to meet to the expenses of CE activities increasing day by day. GS has nominated 3 teams to start new branches in North, East , West zones and requested house to send contact details of JWMs in factories in those zones to respective CE office bearers.

Launching of Website for NDGBGOA : It is a matter of pride for NDGBGOA to open its own website names as www.ndgbgoa.in.  The website was launched during this CEC at Kanpur by General Secretary & President.  We are the only sole association to have our own website in O.F. organisation among other service associations.  The newly launched website will have the information on history and evolution of NDGBGOA, bye-laws, links to various other sites, provision of Publication of regular circulars & notifications, Archives & Photo gallery , Contact information of Central Executives & branch office bearers. One exclusive page for “Social Responsibilities “of NDGBGOA will be available to help hands in various national related issues. The members may register their email-id in our website for getting the immediate updates of our website.  The mobile SMS notification service & mobile responsive sites also will be launched shortly. Regarding the expenditure of website HVF/AVADI taken the responsibility for which levy for the Year 2014-15 was exempted by CE.

Retirement of Shri.Chandra, JWM /HVF ( Founder member of NDGBGOA ) :  Shri. K. Chandra, JWM / HVF is retiring in the month of August 2014. The house has remembered his unforgettable efforts in forming NDGBGOA in south zone & his dedicated contribution till date in the progress of NDGBGOA as a whole.  The house has unanimously greeted him for his prosperous retired life though he was not present in the house.  Also, the South Zone has been empowered to conduct a good farewell party at their end in this month.  The house also expects his continues support to NDGBGOA even after his retirement.

Next Annual General Body Meeting :  It was announced by GS with the confirmation of Shri. PK Das, Zonal Secretary /East Zone that next Annual General Body Meeting will be conducted at OF, Bolangir during 9th & 10th January 2014.  GS requested branches to send CEC members with either Branch Secretary or Branch Chairman to represent in the AGB Meeting. G.S declared that all our cadre related issues will be discussed in meeting with OFB on 01.09.2014.

                Shri S.ChandraKanth Rao, President / NDGBGOA have delivered his presidential address in closing ceremony.  He congratulated all the members & branch representatives for their sincere and dedicated continual effort in increasing memberships & opening of new branches.

                The vote of thanks was presented by Shri. B.M Barrik, Org.Secretary / NDGBGOA.

                Meeting ended with “”National Anthem”.

(CHANDRAKANTH RAO)                                                    ( JAIGOPAL SINGH )
President                                                                                           General Secretary
Dated 24th August 2014.