Wednesday, 4 October 2017

RISK ALLOWANCE TO OFFICERS WORKING IN ORDNANCE FACTORIES

          Ref. No-NDGBGOA/CE/RISK/2017/10                      Date- 03/10/2017
To        
     The Chairman & DGOF,
     Ordnance Factory Board,                            
    10-A, S.K.Bose Road,
     Kolkatta.
                               Kind Attn.- Smt. Dr. Vani Anand Singh,DIR/ADMIN                                           
  
        Sub: Risk Allowance to Officers working in Danger Area--reg.

       Ref No- DOP&T O.M No-21012/01/2010-Estt(AL) Dated- 18th Oct,2012
Sir,

          Reference cited above, the Central Executive Committee request your kind attention and further action to grant RISK Allowance to all the Officers (Group A and Group B) working in Danger area where the Industrial Employees are eligible to get the same Allowance.
    It is brought to your kind notice that, in the manufacturing of Initiator, Propellant, Explosives, Filling of Ammunition, electroplating, X ray unit, etc, Officers are directly involve in the health hazard and  also suffer in Accidents. As per DOP&T, O.M. No- 21012/01/2010-EStt(AL) Dated- 18th October,2012, Danger Building Officer are eligible for risk Allowance of   Rs 400/- per Month(As per 6th CPC) w.e.f 1st September 2008. The amount will be raised by 25% every time with increase in DA of 50% (125% DA as on 01/01/2016).Government has also accepted the risk allowance in 7th CPC with a multiplication factor 2.25 with existing rate.
        Therefore, the central Executive Committee request your earliest intervention and necessary direction to grant Risk Allowance to all the Officers working in danger area where ever Industrial Employees are eligible.
With regards,
                                                                                 Yours Faithfully.

Encl-
DOP&TOrder (02Copies)                                                   -Sd-                                                                                                    
                                                                                (Jaigopal Singh)
                                                                                General Secretary
 Copy to-
  1. Member,Personnel,OFB, Kolkata.


REMINDER ON JTS POST VACANCY REGISTER

Ref. No-NDGBGOA/ DPC/JTS/2017/2017/10                      Date- 03/10/2017
To        
     The Chairman & DGOF,
     Ordnance Factory Board,                            
    10-A, S.K.Bose Road,
     Kolkatta.                            Kind Attn.- Member/Per                                           
 
                      Sub:-Discrepancy in filling of post of AWM (JTS)-reg
                  Ref No.  NDGBGOA/DPC/JTS/2017-04   Dtd 17/04/2017
Respected Sir,
                            It is understood that vacancies of AWM (JTS post) through DR Quota was filled regularly in the corresponding years. But filling of the vacancies of AWM (JTS post) through promotion was not done regularly in the corresponding years. In this regard, still confusion exists whether the vacancies for promotion quota of previous year was brought forward. Due to this still some discrepancies exists in deciding the seniority between Promotion and DR Quota.
        As per DOPT guidelines ,Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Personnel and Training OM No 350114/2/80-Estt (D) Dt 07/02/19  for General principles of determining the seniority of various categories of persons employed in central services all establishments should maintain the vacancy register in the specified format as mentioned in the above OM. This Vacancy register will give the clear picture regarding the filling of vacancies through DR and promotion Quota
In view of the above, this association has  requested vide above letter for the copy of the Vacancy Register for every year from 2000 to 2015, in the exact format mentioned in the above OM. But till date it was not yet furnished by OFB. Once again it is requested and reminded to furnish the same at the earliest.
   Thanking you,
                                                                                               Yours Sincerely,
                                                                                                         -Sd-
                                                                                              (Jaigopal Singh )
                                                                                            General Secretary
Copy to:-
1.   The DDG/NG&IR /OFB :- For information and n/a please


ACCOUNTABILITY IN ORDNANCE FACTORIES

Ref. No-NDGBGOA/CE/Accountability/2017/10                      Date- 03/10/2017

To        
     The Chairman & DGOF,
     Ordnance Factory Board,                            
    10-A, S.K.Bose Road,
     Kolkatta.
                                

        Sub: Corrective Action and Accountability in Ordnance Factories—reg.
       Ref No- Member/TS & Engg, Ltr. No- 103 weekly report (proof firing)/QC  
                    dated- 25-08-2017 on failure of OT lots in proof – Corrective action.

Sir,
          Reference cited above, The Central Executive committee of this Association directs the undersigned to bring followings for your kind intervention and necessary action at the earliest please.

     Sir, Member/TS & Engg has issued a letter vide above letter to Sr.GM/ GMs of Factories for communicating to concerned HOS and DVO for adverse effect on their performance assessment if there is repetition in failure.

       Sir, Head of Section is named by OFB for smooth function of a section without any SRO/RR or a promotional post. JWMs are being posted as HOS by the General Manager in their wish without seeing their seniority and experiences. Moreover HOS is not the decision making authority in the section. The decision and discipline in the section is not lies with HOS. Previously there was a post of Foreman who used to act as HOS and during that period decision of the section was totally depend upon him. At present, there is no proper hierarchy and control in the present two grades (Chargeman and JWM cadre) structure of middle management cadre in Ordnance Factories. Therefore blaming HOS for Quality failure is totally unjust.

          It is appreciated that, Charter of Duties of Medical & Paramedical Personnel is clearly mention by DHS in the year 2002 but Ordnance Factory Board has not yet prepared and published the charter of duties, responsibilities and accountabilities of its employees. There are many changes in cadre structure (Group- B and Group-C)  by subsequent pay commission (5th CPC,6th CPC,7th CPC), but OFB has not yet taken any initiative for demarcation of duties and responsibilities  for each cadre except financial power.     
        
            Sir, Failure in quality is depend on many factors like defective raw materials, process defects, plant defects, old machinery and human mistakes during manufacturing process, etc. The decision making authorities as well as workers involved in manufacturing process have to be held responsible for any failure.

         Therefore, Central Executive of this Association request you to make and publish clear guidelines on charter of duties, responsibilities and accountabilities of all its employees from Semi Skilled worker to General Manager at the earliest for making Ordnance factories as the best organization.


With regards,
                                                                                 Yours Faithfully.

                                                                                         -Sd-                                                                                                              (Jaigopal Singh)
                                                                                General Secretary

   

Friday, 15 September 2017

LTR. FOR INCREASE IN JWM(TECH/SG) IN ORDNANCE FACTORIES

Ref. No-NDGBGOA/CE/Rev.Strength/ 2017/09                      Date- 14/09/2017
To        
     The Chairman & DGOF,
     Ordnance Factory Board,                            
     10-A, S.K.Bose Road,
     Kolkatta.        
                                Kind Attn.- Shri.D.K. SHRIVASTAVA, Member/Per.                     
  
 
            Sub: Revision of Hierarchy for JWM Cadre – Reg

        Ref.No-1. MOD Ltr No- 44(I)/2002/III/D(FY.II) Dated-01/10/2002
                   2. Gazette Notification No-490, Dated- 15th June 2017
                   3. Assn Ltr.No.NDGBGOA/CE/Rev.Strength/ 2017/07  Dt- 17/07/17
                   4. OFB Ltr No- DJWM(SG)/DPC/17/PER/NG Dated- 08/09/2017
                                              ****************************
Respected Sir,

            The Central Executive Committee of this Association strongly oppose against the recent OFB Letter vide reference No- 4 regarding the number of Post earmarked for Junior Works Manager(Selection Grade). This Association has Communicated Vide reference No- 3 regarding Number of post to be considered for JWM(SG) cadre but without consultation with any Association and without any reply to the Association, OFB has forwarded letter to all the factories for DPC. In this regard, Following points are brought to your kind notice for reconsidering the strength of JWM(SG)as per Gazette notification.

1.   No Cadre review for middle management cadre for two decades- It is deeply regretted that 6th CPC has demoralized the middle management cadre in Ordnance Factories and OFB is unable to make cadre restructuring for more than two decades.
2.   Inter Grade ratio of middle management cadre- It is brought to your kind notice that before 6th CPC(Four grade Structure of CM-II,CM-I,AF &JWM) inter grade ratio JWM(Tech) Strength was 2615 and was assigned as Head Of Section in the production section. Even though there was 2615 JWM(Tech) some section were headed by Assistant Foreman. It clearly shows that for functional requirement more than 3000 JWMs is required for heading the production Section in ordnance Factories.
3.   Recommendation of 7th CPC- Seventh CPC Recommendation clearly mentioned that “the avenues for progression for the JWM cadre are indeed extremely limited. Without considering the functional requirement and promotional avenue for JWM, OFB has reduce the strength of JWM(SG).

4.   Violation of Gazette Notification- Gazette Notification vide reference No- 2 clearly states that Of the total pool of post in GP4200 and GP4600, 10% should be earmarked to be placed in GP-4800(level-08)”.  It clearly indicates about the number of post in 4200GP and 4600 GP not only the feeder cadre.

          Hence to meet the functional requirement of ordnance factories and to ensure effective monitoring of shop floor activities as mentioned by 7th CPC and OFB, JWM/Technical(Selection Grade) cadre should be increased by considering all the cadre of Grade pay of 4200.
                                               
         Central Executive Committee requests your earliest intervention and necessary action for making the above proposal as per Gazette notification or otherwise this Association may compelled to approach court of law for Justice to maintain proper Hierarchy of JWM(Tech) and Functional requirement as per Gazette notification.
With regards,
                                                                                   Yours Faithfully.

                                                                                         -Sd-
                                                                                   (Jaigopal Singh)
                                                                                General Secretary
                                                                                  NDGBGOA/CE
Copy to-
  1. Member,Personnel,OFB, Kolkata.
  2. DDG/NG,OFB,Kolkata.
  3. Joint Secretary, LS, South Block,New Delhi.
  4. Under Secretary, Estt(Gazetted), Sena Bhavan,New Delhi


Thursday, 10 August 2017

DPC FOR PROMOTION FROM JWM TO AWM

DEAR MEMBERS,
               GENERAL SECRETARY VISITED OFB ON AND MOD, FOLLOWING UPDATION REGARDING DPC FOR PROMOTION FROM JWM TO JTS (AWM) WAS OBTAINED.

      DURING OFB VISIT, THE MATTER WAS TAKEN UP WITH DDG/NG AND MEMBER/PER AND DIR/NG. IT WAS INFORMED THAT REGARDING RESERVATION , THERE WAS HEARING ON 17TH JULY AT HONORABLE SUPREME COURT. MOREOVER IT WAS ALSO INFORMED THAT THERE WAS SOME PROMOTION ORDER BY INCOME TAX DEPARTMENT WHICH ALSO WILL BE PERUSED AND OFB WILL ASK CLARIFICATION FROM DOP&T FOR PROMOTION. IF CLARIFICATION IS OBTAINED THEN DPC WILL BE FORWARDED TO UPSC FOR FURTHER ACTION. BUT TILL DATE OFB HAS NOT GOT ANY CLARIFICATION.
   DURING MOD VISIT THE MATTER WAS TAKEN UP WITH UNDER SECRETARY AND JOINT SECRETARY/LS. IT WAS CLARIFIED THAT DOP&T HAS NOT GIVEN ANY INTERIM ORDER REGARDING DPC. IT WAS ALSO INFORMED THAT NEXT HEARING AT HONORABLE SUPREME COURT IS IN THE THIRD WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 2017.
   
  DECISION FROM HONORABLE SUPREME COURT IS EXPECTED IN THE THIRD WEEK OF SEPEMBER 2017. IT IS EXPECTED THAT ALL THE GOVT. DEPARTMENT MAY TAKE NECESSARY FURTHER ACTION AFTER THE DECISION.
 THIS IS FOR INFORMATION TO ALL THE MEMBERS.

   JAIGOPAL SINGH
GENERAL SECRETARY