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

Friday, 4 August 2017

GENERAL SECRETARY VIST TO MOD

Dear members,
   GENERAL SECRETARY and JOINT SECRETARY, NDGBGOA/CE, visited MOD,NEW DELHI and met JS/LS and Under Secretary,Estt/Gazetted on 31.07.2017 and 01.08.2017.
     Gazette notification dated 15th June 2017 was clearly explained to them for their intervention and necessary action.
As per Gazette notifications  " OF THE TOTAL POOL OF POSTS IN GRADE PAY 4200 AND GRADE PAY 4600, TEN PER-CENT SHOULD BE EARMARKED TO BE PLACED IN GRADE PAY 4800. 

     Accordingly it was submitted that all cadre including MCM should be taken for consideration for making the equivalent post in Grade pay of 4800 for JWM CADRE.Both Joint Secretary/LS and Under Secretary accepted the proposal and assured for considering the proposal.
This is for information to all the members.

JAIGOPAL SINGH
GENERAL SECRETARY

Monday, 17 July 2017

INCREASE IN JWM POST IN LEVEL-08

          Ref. No-NDGBGOA/CE/Rev.Strength/ 2017/07                      Date- 17/07/2017
To         
     The Chairman & DGOF,
     Ordnance Factory Board,                            
    10-A, S.K.Bose Road,
     Kolkatta.
                      Kind Attn.- Shri. S.C.BAJPAYEE, Honorable DGOF & Chairman                                           
 
Sir,
         Sub: Revised Strength of JWM (SG) in Level-08-reg.
                                                    
          The Central Executive Committee meeting of this Association held on 23rd and 24th June 2017 at CFA. There was a threadbare discussion on the Gazette Notification (PART II—Section 3—Sub-section (i) No. 490] NEW DELHI, THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2017) regarding the number of JWM post in the level-08.The house unanimously decided to address the following proposal depending upon the functional requirement of JWM(SG) in the level 08  for Ordnance Factories organization. Your kind consideration and necessary further action to Ministry is requested at the earliest.

It is understood that OFB prepared a proposal for Revision of hierarchy of                   Group-B (G/NG) Cadre in ordnance Factories organization based on the 7th CPC recommendation.To justify the need for Revision of hierarchy of Group-B, it was clearly mentioned in point 8 that
Quote It is also pertinent to place that the ordnance Factories primarily being production Units whose main body of work is carried out on the shop-floor, the command and control structure required is very different from that of a traditional office set-up. After the implementation of recommendations of 6th CPC merger of AF (T)/FM (NT/OTS)/SH and JWMs, has brought about amalgamation of two types of duties and responsibilities which are distinctly different and dissimilar and has led to major problems of basic nature in functional management of production in ordnance Factories organization. The strength in the grade of JWM has increased to such an extent that there is a problem of command and control in the level of shop floor.
Given the pivotal role played by the "Head of section" in shop-floor management in a manufacturing organization like ordnance Factories organization, deserves placement in higher level commensurate with the responsibilities he shoulders towards Defence production. The proposed post of JWM (selection Grade) would be vested with such responsibilities and he would be entrusted to manage and control several others in Work-Place. Unquote

 The proposal is
JWM(T)      
6911
JWM(NT)
783
CM(T)
10320
CM(NT)
1765


OS
1671
TOTAL
17231
TOTAL
4405
JWM Selection Grade  (T)
will be 10 % of Total
1723
JWM Selection Grade  (NT) will be 10 % of Total
441
JWM Selection Grade  (T)
1723
JWM Selection Grade  (NT)
441
Total
2164






           Form this it is clear that 56% of Existing JWM (NT) and only 24% of Existing JWM(T) will be promoted to Level 8 in Pay Matrix in the proposed structure, which is not in line with the functional requirement of the organisation.

We welcome the proposal for considering OS and CM(NT) with the GP of 4200 and JWM (NT) with the GP of 4600 for deciding number of posts in (GP 4800) Level 8 in Pay Matrix in the proposed structure.
But reducing the existing percentage of technical strength is contradictory to the justification given in point 8 of the proposal.This clearly shows that functional requirement of the organization was not considered. This proposal will severely affect the command, control and day to day work carried out on the shop-floor.
          In this regard it is brought to your kind notice that considering the functional requirement of and the pivotal role played by the "Head of section" in shop-floor management in a manufacturing organization like ordnance Factories organization, our association request your good office to prepare a new proposed structure to consider/include MCM (Group-B Non-Gazetted) with a grade pay of 4200 in addition to CM (T) and JWM (T) also for deciding the number of posts in (GP 4800) Level 8 in Pay Matrix of 7th CPC. This will positively meet the functional requirement of the organisation and will have effective command and control in the level of shop floor.
          Further, Seventh CPC also mentioned that the avenues for progression for the JWM cadre are indeed extremely limited. In line with the terms of reference, having regard to rationalization and simplification without affecting the functional requirement of the organisation the commission recommended to consider total pool of posts in GP 4200 and GP 4600, 10% should be earmarked to be placed in(GP 4800) Level 8 in Pay Matrix. So that the proposal will be in such a way that 

JWM(T)       
6911
JWM(NT)
783
CM(T)
10320
CM(NT)
1765
MCM
14665
OS
1671
TOTAL
31896
TOTAL
4405
JWM Selection Grade (T)
will be 10 % of Total
3190
JWM Selection Grade  (NT) will be 10 % of Total
441









      Hence the JWM Selection Grade (T) and JWM Selection Grade (NT) will be as below.

JWM Selection Grade (T)
3190
10% of JWM(T), CM(T) and MCM  
JWM Selection Grade (NT)
441
10% of JWM(NT), CM(NT) and OS 
Total
3631


This is almost near to the existing ratio of Technical and Non-technical strength, which will meet the functional requirement of the organisation

                  Hence to meet the functional requirement of ordnance factories ,to ensure effective monitoring of shop floor activities as mentioned by 7th CPC and OFB by JWM/T cadre since the command and control structure required is very different from that of a traditional office set-up and to maintain technical strength in line with the functional requirement of the organisation, it is once again requested to include MCM (Group-B Non-Gazetted) with a grade pay of 4200 in addition to CM (T) and JWM (T) also for deciding the number of posts in (GP 4800) Level 8 in Pay Matrix of 7th CPC in the proposed structure.

        Therefore, the central Executive Committee request your earliest intervention and necessary action for making the above proposal as per Gazette notification please.
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