Friday, 29 April 2016

2ND LETTER ON VIOLATION OF TRANSFER POLICY

    REF NO-02/NDGBGOA/IF Transfer/16                                                         DATE- 25/04/2016

To
The Chairman/DGOF,
Ordnance Factory Board,
10A, S.K. Bose Road,
           Kolkatta-700001.      Kind attention :- (  Shri A.K.Prabhakar/Hon’ble DGOF&Chairman)
               

              Sub:  Violation in Inter Factory Transfer policy of JWMs 

              Ref:      1.OFB LR No. ITR-60/Per/NG/2016/ Dated; 15.04.2016.     
                            2. No. 100/Misc/Policy/A/NG dated 23-12- 2013 
                              3. Minutes of meeting  with JS/LS(MoD),New delhi dtd 6-10-2015
R/Sir,
              With reference to the above, it is understood that OFB had prepared mass numbers of transfer list in the post of JWM's and sent the same to respective factories for further action/release/deletion/addition of the names etc  which is also came in our factory. Sir JWM cadre is most deprived cadre in Ordnance Factory Organization and is fully responsible for Production and planning and Administration. This year OFB could achieved more than the allotted target because of the sincerity of JWMs  under the  guidance of GM/Sr.GM. 
               It is deeply regretted that, JWMs who have spent more than 30 years in the same station does not comes under the purview of Transfer policy vide reference no-2 but the recommendation was made by Standing Committee. It is surprise to note that, within very short period without Consultation with Stake Holder and Head of Units, Standing Committee has taken the decision which is strongly condemned by this Association. This clearly shows the lack of Transparency in the Transfer policy and this is clear cut violation of Transfer policy. Before finalizing transfer policy Hon’ble  DGOF/Chairman is requested to kindly direct to all Sr.GM/GM and concerned officers of NG and G section to implement the following  please.

1.         Sir during meeting of JS/LS it was decided to in future transfer will take place as per Transfer policy. Accordingly, O.F.Board has cancelled transfer order which was published against the existing transfer policy   in the last year.  Again this year Standing Committee  has recommended for transferring JWMs those  have completed 30 years or more service in the same station which  does not comes under the purview of Transfer policy vide Ref.no.-2 .
2.          As per information available in Comnet  107 Nos. in group A and  89 Nos. in Group B Transfer orders are pending  since last 2013. Ordnance Factory Board is unable to release them from Sr.GM/GM of respective factories. It shows that Sr.GM/GM is more powerful than O.F.Board and not carrying out the directive of OFB. A Copy of pending transfer order is enclosed as Annexure-A&B.
3.            Still many Group ‘A’ &B officers who has completed their tenure more than 10 years in one unit they are enjoying in soft station in cities.  Those are not having any sources/approaches  they are  working  full service in Hard station. Detail officers list are available in comnet which clearly shows the violation of transfer policy and increasing of corruption in organization.
4.             Sir, Many Group’B’ officers have applied on compassionate ground and are eligible for transfer but were kept in waiting list. Many JWMs have asked Transfer in compassionate Ground Transfer but OFB is not considering the application and rejecting by granting less marks.
Therefore, Group B Officers those are in waiting list, those have asked for transfer in Compassionate ground and seeking transfer in request basis may be considered for Inter Factory Transfer at the earliest in top most priority.
5.        Sir, mass transfer of JWMs will not only disintegrate the expertness but also will cost huge Government money. It is observed in the factories as well as OFB that, JWMs are posted in the Section irrelevant of their trade which is clear violation of SRO/RR.In the name of Functional Ground, JWMs are being transfer from one factory to other factory but they are not posted in their trades.
 6.        As per the policy, JWM should work in the factory continuously for a period of 10 years unless it is required to transfer on functional ground and based on the projected requirement from Factories/units/OFBHQ, a circular should be issued twice in a year i.e. in January and July calling for applications indicating preference of posting. Therefore the exact requirement of Factories/ Unit should be mentioned by OFB and thereafter Circular should be issued for interested candidates. If there will not be sufficient number of JWMs, then Functional Ground Transfer may be taken into consideration with ensuring posting JWMs in their relevant Trade.  
            In view of above, the CentralExecutive Committee of this Association request you not make any transfers of JWM's without finalization of Seniority List and Cadre Review which is in pipeline (SSM, SM and JWM which may cause again functional requirement) and  Consider all the Transfer application those have requested for Inter Factory Transfer at the earliest please.
              With kind regards,
                                                                                            Yours faithfully,
                                                                                                      -Sd-
                                                                                          (JAIGOPAL SINGH  )
                                                                                         GENERAL SECRETARY

1.The  Member/Per
    O.F.Board,Kolkata(W.B)
2.The JS/LS(MoD)
    Deptt. Of Defence Production
    South Block, New Delhi
3.The DDG/NG&IR
    O.F.Board,Kolkata
4.The Diurector/NG
    O.F.Board,Kolkata(W.B)
5.The Under Secretary(D-Estt.Group’B’ Gazetted)
    Min. of Defence(DDP),Sena bhawan
              New Delhi
          6.The General Secretary
             CDRA,New Delhi

          

Friday, 15 April 2016

CIRCULAR -2016


NDGBGOA Circular 2016
                        Commitment for Excellence
TO
ALL THE GROUP B GAZETTED OFFICERS OF ORDNANCE FACTORIES,

DEAR FRIENDS,
              National Defence Group-B Gazetted Officer’s Association (NDGBGOA) was formed for a better transparency and to grant right justice to whole Group B Gazetted Officers in Ordnance factories. NDGBGOA has started its work in such a way that OFB was compelled to make recorded minutes of the meeting (01.04.2015 &16/11/2015) and made a Grievance Redressal mechanism for Group B Gazetted Officers by Granting yearly twice Official meeting (with recorded minutes) with Association. Moreover this Association has approached MoD for which meeting was granted to NDGBGOA on 24/09/2015  with Joint Secretary,MoD/LSand OFB Official. The Official minutes was circulated to all the concerned.    
         The necessity of forming another parallel association for JWMs (Group-B Officers) in OFB Organization has arisen due to following reasons.

1.   The existing Association for JWMs (IOFGOA) has failed to give equitable justice for the whole JWM Cadre after merging.
2.   In pre-merger scenario, Old JWM Association (IOFGOA) had approached to MOD as well as CAT (Jabalpur) for a meager Grade Pay of 4800/- with a poor vision only to keep old JWMs separate from AF/FM/SH.
3.    Retrospectively, 5th CPC  had offered IOFGOA to accept either Pay Scale: 7450-225-11500 with two increments or Pay scale  7500-250-12000   . At that time ,IOFGOA with poor vision had preferred scale of 7450-225-11500 with two increments( which has been graded as GP-4600 in 6th CPC ) .If , IOFGOA had farsightedly accepted Pay  scale of 7500-225-11500  , JWMs in 6th CPC would have been invariably placed in Grade Pay : 4800/- and subsequently 5400/- after 4 years continuity  by default.
4.   After merging IOFGOA was least bother about the nature of work which has to be performed by a Group B Gazetted Officers for which JWMs are suffering.
5.   They were least bother about the Allowances or Incentives for Group B Gazetted Officers which is a genuine demand.
6.   They were least bother about the PLB, Risk Allowances which should be granted for a Group B Officer.
7.   They were least bother about SRO of JWMs where the most experienced technical cadre was described as Ministerial (clerical).
8.   They were never tried to get Official minutes of the meeting for transparency amongst our cadre and thereafter follow up action in the points.
          
  From the above, it clearly reveals that IOFGOA has failed to do justice for the cadre as a result the most important cadre in the organization was demoralized.
                   NDGBGOA has formed to bring back the golden history of our organization where there was Foreman cadre with better salary package, better decision making authority, and better respect in the organization. Definitely organization will have a better period by strengthening the most experienced JWM cadre.
            Dear friends, after formation of NDGBGOA, the sincere members of the branch Association taken up the important long pending issues of JWMs in the court of law at different Central Administrative Tribunal. As a result all the higher authorities of OFB and MoD were serious regarding the cadre by which they have granted number of meetings to resolve the issues. But in all the meetings they were not ready to grant Minutes of the meeting .But when NDGBGOA has called Agitation movement then OFB was Compelled to give recorded minutes.
 NDGBGOA has made a highest court cases against OFB regarding genuine demand of cadre at Central Administrative Tribunals within a period of one year(2013-2014).The court cases are as follows.

1.   Nature of Work of JWMs- In this regard NDGBGOA/CFA Branch has taken up at CAT Chennai (OA No-1212 of 2012 Dated-15/10/2012) with Miscellaneous demands to get a order from Ordnance Factory Board. Finally OFBoard has issued a speaking order on 13/08/2013 in which it has been mentioned that JWM will be HOS (Managerial) as well as shop floor level supervisor without any financial benefit. After the receiving the speaking order, NDGBGOA/CFA Branch has challenged it in CAT, Chennai (OA no- 1763/2013) to get a clear instruction on Nature of work of JWMs and thereafter financial benefit of Allowances. Honorable CAT, Madras Bench Passed an Order on 30/3/2016 and Directed to respondents to grant OTA, NDA to JWM (Gazetted Officers) if the work is extracted as Non Gazetted Status. Everybody is aware that, there is no demarcation of duty for Gazetted post JWM or Non Gazetted post of Chargeman and Office Superintendent by OFB till date. Therefore, OTA has to be granted by OFB to JWM,Or otherwise OFB has to keep sufficient subordinate staff under JWMs for keeping JWM as Senior Group B Gazetted Cadre.

2.   Restoration of Promotional increment from CM II to CM I and AF to JWM      after 01/01/2006- In this regard, Case was filed by NDGBGOA/AFK Branch at  CAT,Mumbai Bench through OA no.-381/2014. Honorable CAT,MUMBAI Bench has ordered on 19th November to restore the incremental benefit. During the period Central Executive of our Association has taken up the matter at OFB, MoD,CGDA and PCof A  for an early order. Finally we Could achive the restoration of incremental benefit and all the factories have cleared all the related cases within short period.
  
3.   Stopping of DR AWM(Exam notice no-7/2013 Dated- 6/4/2013) without Promotion from JWM to AWM (OA NO-852/2013) -  In  this regard NDGBGOA/HAPP branch filed the case at CAT Chennai and Honorable Tribunal passed an interim order on 26th June 2013 . As a result OFB has published promotion from JWM to AWM in every year without any delay. Till date NDGBGOA/HAPP is continuing the case for getting more than 1000 AWM promotional vacancy.
4.   Deferment date of promotion for JWM- Most of the NDGBGOA members were approached the Central Administrative Tribunal all over India for getting the justice. Central executive is trying to resolve the issues at MoD as well as OFB. In this regard CE has approached Joint Secretary/LS and DGOF/OFB. Meeting is expected very shortly from Chairman/OFb and Jt.Secy/LS very shortly.
Dear friends,
                      Our Association could declare that there will not be any grade pay system in 7th CPC which was known after the meeting with 7th CPC at KOLKATA on 13/01/2015. Central executive has attended the official meeting with 7th CPC at Cossipore on 10th January 2015 which was conducted by OFB. In front 7th CPC, CE has expressed the importance of our cadre in the Organisation and shown clearly about the deprived position of JWMs. After CE explanation to The Chairman,7th CPC, He expressed that this cadre has been compressed by which there is no promotional aspects. He also expressed for decompression of the cadre.. Rather than Official meeting, our CE office bearers could got Opportunities 6 times to represent to the team of 7th CPC. Our President along with joint Secretary also met 7th CPC team during their visit to Hyderabad. We have emphasized for Industrial Allowances, Bonus for Group B Gazetted Officers.  Because of our effort 7th CPC has asked Clarification to MoD regarding the Grade Pay and Industrial Allowance for JWM Cadre. MoD in its reply has consider 4800 Grade Pay and there after 5400GP in PB-II, and 5400GP in PB-III (NFU) for proper carrier progression. In this regard after publication of 7th CPC, Both the Association has taken a resolution and a meeting was conducted at Nagpur and there after General Secretary visited OFB and MoD. At present the proposal has approved by the Secretary, MoD and it was forwarded to MoF for consideration.
Central Executive could meet Honorable Defence Minister in his Office on 30/06/2015 and submitted our memorandum on 30/06/2015. We have submitted 11 points for intervention of Honorable Defence Minister. The points are Cadre Review, Increment Benefit, Grievance redressal mechanism for Group Gazetted Cadre, Incentive Scheme, PLB, Risk Allowances, SRO/RR and One time relaxation on availed LTC. Honorable Defence Minister has directed Secretary/DDP for resolving the issues within a time period of three month. In this regard a meeting was held at MoD with Joint Secretary,MoD/LSand OFB Official on 24/09/2015 with CE office bearers and the Official minutes was issued by MoD for timely action on all the issues.

      After that once again CE office bearers met Honorable RM in his Office on 29/10/2015 and discuss important issues pertaining to Group B Gazetted Cadre and requested for granting meeting for resolving the pending issues. Jt. Secretary/LS may grant a meeting shortly at MoD for reviewing of Old points and new points like Deferment of promotion date of JWMs.
      OFB has granted the second periodical meeting at OFB with Member Per on 16/11/2015 in which many important points were taken up. But it is observed that OFB is not able to take up the matter to the concern authorities even after our full pressure from all the concern. As Central Executives is taking up the matter at all the higher forum at MoD, MoF some of our points could be achieved.
Dear friends, during this period, our Association could achieve following important issues by regular communication to MoD and OFB.
1.   Participation in APEX Committee and local productive Council.
2.   Honorarium for conducting Exam.
3.   Cancellation of JWM Transfer which was ordered by OFB without any policy.
4.   One time relaxation in LTC.
5.   First time recorded minutes of Association meeting at OFB and MoD.
6.   Task Force representation from Association in seniority list preparation of JWMs.
7.   Consideration of our proposal in 7th CPC in Level 08,09,10 in pay matrix with Non Functional Up Gradation at MoD .
            It is informed to all the Office Bearers and CEC member that because of the hard work of sincere office bearers of NDGBGOA, we could form 30 Branches with more than 30% of membership of Group B Gazetted Officer in ORDNANCE FACTORIES within very short period.
 NDGBGOA has got Continual Recognition for further five years by MoD.
           Above all, NDGBGOA will fight for justice to JWM and PS Cadre by giving their cadre status & right privileges in Unit as well as OFB level.               Hence, it is earnestly appealed to the whole Group B Gazetted Cadre to join National Defence Group B Gazetted Officers Association (NDGBGOA) and strengthen our hands to fight for equitable justice to neglected JWM Cadre in OFB Organisation and make this association as a 1st Association.



President                                        General Secretary
NDGBGOA                                           NDGBGOA


Sunday, 20 March 2016

RECOGNITION STATUS OF NDGBGOA

DEAR MEMBERS,
NATIONAL DEFENCE GROUP B GAZETTED OFFICERS ASSOCIATION WAS FORMED IN THE ORDNANCE FACTORIES  ON 30th  MARCH 2012.
       
 THE CLARITY IN THOUGHTS OF MEMBERS AND SINCERE DEDICATED EFFORT OF OFFICE BEARERS COULD BROUGHT ITS GOVT. RECOGNITION ON 5TH JULY 2013 (FOR FIRST TWO YEAR ) VIDE LETTER NO- 4(7)/2012/US(G)/962/D(JCM)/2013.

IT IS GLAD TO INFORM YOU ALL THAT, BECAUSE OF THE CONTINUAL EFFORT OF MEMBERS AND OFFICE BEARERS,  NATIONAL DEFENCE GROUP B GAZETTED OFFICERS ASSOCIATION HAS GOT ITS RECOGNITION FOR FURTHER FIVE YEAR.

I EXTEND MY SINCERE THANKS TO ALL THE MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR THEIR CONTINUOUS FAITH ON NDGBGOA.

I REQUEST ALL THE OFFICE BEARERS AND  CEC MEMBERS FOR THE SAME SINCERE AND DEDICATED WORK  UNITEDLY TO MAKE NDGBGOA AS A NUMBER 1 ASSOCIATION WITH MORE THAN 50% MEMBERSHIP IN ORDNANCE FACTORIES.

THANKING YOU ALL.

JAIGOPAL SINGH
GENERAL SECRETARY




Wednesday, 9 March 2016

MEETING WITH DEFENCE SECRETARY ON 09TH MARCH

Dear members,
                  On 09 th March 2016 meeting with Defence Secretary was held at south block , New Delhi,at 1100 Hrs in which NDGBGOA Representatives attended the meeting. In the meeting DEFENCE SECRETARY EXPRESSED THE FOLLOWING FOR CHARGEMAN AND JWM CADRES. HE EXPRESSED THAT FOLLOWING RECOMMENDATIONS HAD BEEN FORWARDED TO MOF 7TH CPC IMPLIMENTATION CELL BY MOD,
1)CHARGEMAN IS RECOMMENDED FOR 4600 GP.
2) JUNIOR  WORKS MANAGER IS RECOMMENDED FOR 4800 GRADE PAY ( LEVEL 8),5400 in PB-II(LEVEL-9) AND 5400 IN PB-III.(LEVEL-III) .
IT WAS PROPOSED BY CDRA AND ASSOCIATION FOR CONSIDERING 5400 GP IN PB-II AFTER COMPLETION OF 04 YEAR LIKE OTHER DEPARTMENT. IT WAS NOTED BY THE DEFENCE SECRETARY.

GENERAL SECRETARY SUBMITTED A MEMORANDUM TO SRI ANIL KUMAR,DIR/CP,AND SHRI SANJAY PRASAD JT. SECRETARY/LS. IN THE MEMORANDUM DISCREPANCY IN PAY LEVEL IN PAY LEVEL6,7&8 WAS MENTIONED. WHICH SHOULD BE RECTIFIED AT MOF.
OUR ASSOCIATION HAS DEMANDED INDUSTRIAL ALLOWANCES ( EXTRA DUTY ALLOWANCES TO GROUP B GAZETTED OFFICER) @15% BASIC PAY FOR GROUP B GAZETTED OFFICERS.

OTHER ALLOWANCES LIKE PLB, RISK ALLOWANCES WERE DEMANDED.
THIS FOR KIND INFORMATION TO ALL THE MEMBER.

JAIGOPAL SINGH
GENERAL SECRETARY.


MEMORANDUM SUBMITTED ON 09.03.2016 AS FOLLOWS.

     
To
    THE SECRETARY,
    Ministry of Defence,
   Department of Defence Production,
   South Block,New Delhi-1
                                                    Kind Attn. - Shri Sanjay Prasad, Joint Secretary/LS

        Sub- Pay Anomalies in 7th CPC report & discrepancies in level-2,3, 6, 7 & 8 and Allowances  -Reg
Reference No.- 11/7th CPC/2015 Dated- 27/11/2015

Respected Sir,
Reference cited, the Central Executive of this Association requests you to take up followings recommendation pertaining to Group B Gazetted Cadre of Ordnance Factories and also take up following discrepancy (Arises in Pay Matrix) to the appropriate level at the earliest please.
  The Junior Works Manager (Group B Gazeeted Officers) is being posted as Head of Sections (HOS) in Ordnance Factories Organization and shoulder the whole responsibility of Production, Safety, Quality and Administration of Different Sections. They used to implement the policy and monitor the entire Non Gazetted cadres in the Organisation directly as a front line manager.
It is brought to your kind notice that, in the same Ordnance Factory Organisation, Lower cadre like Senior Nurse, Matron and Hindi Officer (6500) those are placed below than JWM Cadre (7450) in 5th CPC were placed above JWM cadre which is demoralizing the JWM cadre who serve as a Front line manager and take whole responsibilities for the  Safety, Quality and Productivity a of Ordnance factories.
It is appreciated that, Ordnance Factory Board as well as Ministry of Defence has recommended placing JWM Cadre in 4800 Grade Pay considering the responsibility and Accountability. Moreover as a Gazetted Officer, many Allowances like, OTA, NDA and Bonus was curtailed for JWM Cadres. Only Financial up gradation was recommended to JWM  cadre.

It is regretted that, 7th CPC has not accepted the proposal for up gradation at the 4800 Grade pay and recommended more complication proposal which will lead to further stagnation in JWM cadre. Moreover 7th CPC has recommended about the Cadre review as well as SRO which will definitely complicate the cadre prospects further. It can be well explained as follows.
                                                                                                             
 As per 7th CPC recommendation (in the page no-519), JWMs cadre is recommended for 4600GP and further a placement post in 4800GP with different complexity (i.e, 10% of earmarked posts with 70% by promotion and 30% by LDCE from lower grades of posts). This will lead to the following complications and further stagnations;
In the existing structure, the next promotion for JWMs is grade pay of PB – III 5400 GP. Whereas, 7th CPC recommended structure of creating/placing at 4800GP as promotional post is 2 levels below than the existing avenues. It will directly affect promotion & MACP.
Also, 10% of earmarked posts with 70% by promotion are very less number of posts, since more than 30% of existing JWMs is drawing above 4800GP at present (Including 5400GP & 6600GP through MACP).
Further, the 7CPC itself admitted QUOTE “that the avenues for progression for the JWM cadre are indeed extremely limited” UNQUOTE. In that angle, if  10% of earmarked posts with 30% by LDCE from lower grades including 4200GP will definitely create large number of stagnation in the existing JWMs level who are awaiting for further promotion and already completed  more than 12 years.
 For a difference of GP @ Rs.200  without change in PB & Class status, the JWMs who are with rich practical experience at least for the past 15 – 20 years in the organisation required to compete with the lower grade employees is unjustified. ( Note : Already there is an LDCE for lower grades from 4200GP to 4600 GP at Group –B Gazetted Entry level).   Also, the 7th CPC observed stagnation / limited career progression is at the level of 4600GP of JWM cadre only NOT at 4200GP lower posts.
Keeping all the above facts, this association propose not to make any LDCE post from 4200GP to 4800 GP which will not only make Complexity and stagnation but also will bring many discrepancy in seniority.
Sir, at present, our cadre review proposal is in pipeline which is proposed as follows.

4309 No. of Post of JWMs are proposed at 4600 Grade pay.
2156 No. of post of JWMs are proposed as Section Manager(SM) at Grade pay of 5400 in PB-II as Non Functional up Gradation (NFU).
1000 No. of Post of JWMs are proposed for as Senior Section Manager (SSM) at Grade pay of 5400 in PB-III as Non Functional up Gradation (NFU).

7CPC itself admitted QUOTE “that the avenues for progression for the JWM cadre are indeed extremely limited” UNQUOTE.
At this Juncture, Keeping in the view of Gazetted Officer(without any allowances) with Degree Engineering and Master Degree as minimum Qualification for DR which is selected by UPSC, this Association suggests followings for your kind consideration and necessary action please.
50% of JWM of Ordnance Factories may be considered at Grade pay of 4800 at the level 08.
 35% of JWM (Section Manager) may be considered in Grade pay of 5400(PB-II) as a Non Functional Up Gradation (NFU) which is in 09th level
 15% of Junior Works Manager (Senior Section Manager) may be considered in Grade Pay of 5400(PB-III) as Non Functional Up Gradation(NFU) which is in the level 10.
 The above justified demand is more or less in the line of our cadre review proposal which is at MoD.
Common Point(Discrepancy in Pay Matrix in level 3,7&8)
          As per 7th CPC recommendation, clause No. 5.1.15, “To begin with, system of Pay band and Grade Pay has been dispensed with and the new functional levels being proposed have been arrived at by merging the Grade Pay with Pay in the Pay band. All of the existing levels have been subsumed in the new structure; No new level has been introduced nor has been existing level dispensed with.

According to 5.1.21, the pay matrix comprises two dimensions. It has a “horizontal range” in which each level corresponds to a `functional role in the hierarchy’ and has been assigned the numbers 1, 2 and 3 and so on till 18. The vertical range for each level denotes pay progression within that level. This indicates the steps of Annual Financial Progression of three percent within each level. The starting point of the matrix is the minimum pay which has been arrived based on the 15th ILC norms or the Aykroyd Formula. This has already been explained in chapter 4.2.

From the above, it is clear that as per Clause 5.1.15, Grade pay and pay band has been abolished and as per Clause 5.1.21, pay matrix has two dimensions, vertical and horizontal. Every cadre should progress in vertical manner on 3% annual incremental basis. The horizontal level in the pay matrix corresponds to a functional role in the hierarchy which will be used for promotional benefit or MACP benefit.
 It is surprised to note that in levels 2&3, 6, 7 & 8, there is no pay difference on promotion/MACP If an employee gets promotion from level 6 to level 7, level 7 to 8 or level 6 to 8. The employee in 6, 7 & 8 has got same annual increment which does not differentiate any level or functional level in the hierarchy. It clearly indicates that there is no change in status or incremental benefit whether an employee gets payment in level 6, 7 or 8. The employee joins in level 6 can easily get level 7 in the time period of 9 years and level 8 in the time period of 10 years.

 The yearly incremental benefits in all the three levels are same. It indicates that either a promotion or MACP from levels 6 to 7 or 8 is irrelevant and there are no changes of horizontal/functional role in the hierarchy. The promotional/ MACP benefit will be only 3% increment. This is also noticed in the level 02 to 03.
Therefore this Association, requests you to remove the discrepancy in the pay matrix in the level  3, 7 and 8 by recommending to the Implementation Cell.
Admissible allowance for Group B Gazetted Officers in Ordnance Factories

Extra work Allowances for Gazetted Officers (Group-B) in Ordnance Factories-
    Working days of Ordnance Factories are 06 days per week as per Factory Act. More over it works in Hoilidays and Sunday for Continuity in production. All the Non Gazetted Employees used to get Over Time Allowances (which is nearly 25% of their Pay) for duty in Holiday and Sunday. Even though the groups B Gazetted Officers are placed in the same Pay Band as Non Gazetted, they are exempted from Over Time Allowances. Therefore the gross salary of a Group B Gazetted Officer is becoming less than a Non Gazetted Employee in Ordnance Factory.  Some time there is a rift between the management and Group B Gazetted Officers regarding duty on Holidays and Sunday.
Therefore this Association Suggests for Extra work Allowances for all the Group B Gazetted Officers for working weekly 06 days and for working in Sunday and Holiday.
          It is brought to your kind notice that, Secretaary,7th CPC asked suggestion from MoD in her letter No 7th CPC/159/MoD- OF/2015 DATED 2ND FEB.2015 regarding Industry/Factory  Allowance @ 15% (BP+GP) to be granted to Group B Gazetted Officers. But MoD has denied the proposal in the reply letter to 7th CPC.
     In view of above this Association suggests to reconsider the proposal and forward the recommendation to 7th CPC implementation cell for granting @ 15%  Basic Pay to all the Group B Gazetted Officers as Extra work Allowances.

Risk Allowances for All the cadre those are working in hazardous(Explosives manufacturing) in Ordnance Factories irrespective of Cadre- Ordnance Factories are manufacturing Explosives and other product which has got many Health Hazard and cause many accidents during the manufacturing process. At present Industrial employees are granted risk Allowances only.
Therefore this association suggests extending the same risk allowances to the entire cadre including Gazetted cadres those are involved in manufacturing process of Hazardous substances in ordnance Factories. This Allowance may kindly be recommended to 7th CPC Implementation Cell for fixing in R2H3 in the RHA matrix in the 7th CPC recommendation.
Productivity linked Bonus (PLB) may kindly be recommended for  Group B Gazetted Officers as
   they are directly involved in production, planning and achieving the yearly production target of
   the factory.
Special Compensatory (Hill Area) Allowance may be continued and may be placed in R2H3 in the RHA matrix.
                       
  Thanking you,
                                                                                                                    Yours faithfully,
                                                                                                                      (JAIGOPAL SINGH)                                                                                     General Secretary










Saturday, 5 March 2016

GENERAL SECRETARY VISIT AT MOD

DEAR MEMBERS,
                              GENERAL SECRETARY VISITED MOD AND MOF ON 02ND AND 3RD MARCH 2016 AND SUBMITTED THE FOLLOWING MEMORANDUM AT MOD AND MOF FOR CONSIDERATION.
ON 09/03/2016, ONE MEETING IS SCHEDULED TO BE HELD AT MOD WITH THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF THE DEFENCE SECRETARY  FOR DISCUSSION ON 7TH CPC RELATED MATTER IN WHICH  ALL THE THREE FEDERATION AND  GROUP B GAZETTED AND NON GAZETTED ASSOCIATION WILL PARTICIPATE. 

THE LETTERS SUBMITTED AT MOD AND MOF ARE AS FOLLOWS.

   JAIGOPAL SINGH
GENERAL SECRETARY


Ref.No- NDGBGOA/CE/03/2016-01                          Date-03/03/2016
To
      The Hon’bleDefence Minister,
      Ministry of Defence,
      Govt. of India,
      South Block,  New Delhi.110011. 

    Sub- Important unresolved issues pertaining to JWMs Cadre-Reg
   Ref No- 1) Assn Ltr.No.-NDGBGOA/CE/30/RM/2015- Date: 30-06-2015
                2) Meeting held at MoD with JS(LS) with Assn. on 24/09/2015.
                3)Assn Ltr.No. NDGBGOA/CE/01/2016-01  Date-07/01/2016
Respected Sir,
          The Central Executive of this Association thanking you for your kind intervention by which one meeting was arranged at MoD with Joint Secretary(LS) with NDGBGOA on 24/09/2015. After the meeting some of the important points were resolved and some points are still pending at MoF and OFB without any fruitful result. Therefore Central Executive of this Association once again requests your kind intervention and necessary direction for the following unresolved issues pertaining to Junior Works Manager of Ordnance Factories at the earliest please.
1.CADRE REVIEW OF JWMs-  Sir, in Ordnance Factories, One Group C is able to get its pay band change (PB-I to PB-II) within a period of 12-13 years (  Semi Skill employees can become Master Crafts Man with four promotion) , 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 avenue( Only one Promotion).The  Central Executive of this Association request your kind intervention for an early Cadre review of JWM Cadre of Ordnance Factories which is pending for long time with MoF ..
2. Placement of Junior works Manager (Group B Gazetted)of Ordnance Factories as per the recommendation of OFB and MoD- Sir, it is brought to your kind notice that, OFB as well as MoD has recommended Grade pay of 4800 , 5400 PB-II and 5400 (PB III) for JWM cadre to 7th CPC as per the responsibility and accountability and negligible promotional avenue for the cadre. At this juncture this Association with great hopes, request your kind intervention and necessary action at Ministry of Finance (7TH CPC Implementation Cell) for approval the proposal at the earliest please.

3. Deferment in date of promotion of JWM ( JWM Promotion published on             
22/12/2015 by OFB)- Sir, it is deeply regretted that OFB has published promotion to JWM along with deferment in dates of previous promotions (4-5 years beyond from previously published dates) in review DPC. It is noted with deep regret that OFB is not serious regarding Group B cadre ( Chargeman and JWMs) leave along its promotion. Implementation of 7th CPC is due in 01/01/2016 but OFB has not been able to get the Seniority of Chargeman and JWM right, till date. Every time OFB publishes a seniority list of the above cadre, there is goof-up and these results many courts cases for settlement. Your kind intervention and necessary direction to OFB is requested for not defer the date of promotion from CM to JWM and early correction in seniority list of JWM please.
4. Honorarium/Incentive Scheme, Risk Allowances for Group B Gazetted cadre-
 Sir, Hierarchy in Pay package exists in all the Organisation whether it is Private or Government. Hierarchy in Pay Package is required for thinking of Ownership and to control the subordinates. It is brought to your kind notice that in Ordnance Factories subordinate employees those are in Non Gazetted Cadres gets more monthly salary (in terms of Over time Allowance, Piece work Incentive,NDA, Bonus )than Group B Gazetted Cadre(JWM). In this organization promotion to a Group B Gazetted post results in loss of financial benefit.Therefore, The Central Executive of this Association requests your kind intervention and necessary direction to OFB for introduction of Honorarium/Incentive Scheme, Risk Allowances for Group B Gazetted Officers at the earliest please.
5. Local Account should be empowered to pass TA/DA/LTC and Medical Claim bill  of G’roup B&C ( Gazetted & Non Gazetted) :- At present Local Accounts of all Ordnance Factories  is passing TA/DA/LTC and Medical Claim and  GPF final claim  of Industrial employees only. All above mentioned bill of Group B&C (Gazetted and Non Gazetted) Staff and Officers is forwarded to PCF&A, Kolkata. Due to such type of policy lot of govt. expenditure (Crores of Rupees) incurring in postal correspondence and Deputations. Hence all Local Accounts should be empowered for settle the claims of    above bills up to Group’B’Gazetted level so that lot of unwanted govt. expenditure and time can be saved.    
  6. Transparency in Transfer policy of JWMs by OFB- Ordnance Factory Board is deliberately transferring JWMs in pick and choose basis without any proper transfer policy. Most experienced JWMs those were very much useful to the factories being deliberately disturbed by transfer. Therefore your kind intervention is requested for a fair transfer policy of JWMs in OFB.
7. One time relaxation on Availed LTC – It is brought to your kind notice that, even after final settlement of LTC Claim, Accounts Department is again reopening the LTC Cases in some Ordnance Factories through Internal Audit. It is requested not to reopen the LTC Claims which is already settled by Principal Controller of Finance and accounts Kolkata.
  

         With a great hope and expectation, the Central Executive of this Association requests your kind Honour for resolving the above important issues pertaining to Group B Gazetted officers of Ordnance factories before implementation of 7th CPC please.

Thanking you,                                                                          
                                                                                              Yours Faithfully,
                                                                                                    -Sd- 
                                                                                              (JAIGOPAL SINGH)
                                                                                  GENERAL SECRETARY


COPY TO-

1.   The Joint Secretary/LS- For Granting an meeting at MoD with NDGBGOA for resolving the above important pending issues pertaining to JWM cadre.







Ref No. NDGBGOA(CE)/MoF/03/2016 -                    Date:- 03/03/2016
To
The Hon’ble State Minister for Finance ,
 Ministry of Finanace,
Govt. of India,
 North Block,  New Delhi.110011. 

   Sub: Earnest pleas for Junior Works Manager(Group B Gazetted Officer) of    Ordnance Factories (MoD) – Reg
Respected Sir,
                         The Central Executive of National Defence Group’B’ Gazetted Officers Association (NDGBGOA) request your kind intervention and necessary direction to settle the Proposal of Cadre Review  and the proposal to the 7th CPC Implementation Cell by Ministry of Defence for JWM Cadre in Ordnance Factories organization at the earliest.
1.Cadre Review of JWM Cadre in Ordnance Factories-
Sir, There is no cadre restructuring for middle management cadre by Ordnance Factory Board for more than 20 years even though there are many changes in cadre. The Seven cadres (Sup-B,Sup-A,CM-II,CM-I,AF,FM,PFM) of middle management cadre has been merged together by  subsequent Pay commission and reduced to only two cadres CM and JWMs. If there would have seven cadres then definitely our middle management cadre would have reached to minimum at the grade pay of 7600 starting at 4200 GP. There are much functional problems in the factories without cadre restructuring. 
     In same Organisation, 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).But a Group B cadre Remains in the same Pay Band with change in Grade Pay by means of MACP from 4200 to 4800 after 29 years of long service.
     Our Association has taken up the matter with OF Board as well as MoD many times after which a proposal from OF Board was forwarded to MoD and at present it is pending at Min. of Finance for approval. Your kind intervention is requested in this regard at the earliest please.
                                                                                                         
  2.Proposal From OFB and MoD to 7th CPC Implementation Cell regarding JWM Cadre of Ordnance Factories-  Sir, keeping the view of Responsibility and Accountability of a Gazetted Officer(without any allowances) with Degree in Engineering/Master Degree as minimum Qualification for Direct Recruitment (which is selected by UPSC), Ordnance Factory Board as well as Ministry of Defence has forwarded a proposal for JWM Cadre of Ordnance factories as follows.
1.               50% of Junior works Manager of Ordnance Factories may be considered at Grade pay of 4800 at the level 08.
2.                35% of Junior Works Manager (Section Manager) may be considered in Grade pay of 5400(PB-II) as a Non Functional Up Gradation (NFU) which is in 09th level
3.                15% of Junior Works Manager (Senior Section Manager) may be considered in Grade Pay of 5400(PB-III) as Non Functional Up Gradation (NFU) which is in the level 10.

           The above justified Proposal is more or less in the line of our cadre review proposal which is at MoF.

Sir, The Central Executive of this Association requests your kind intervention, necessary direction and early finalization on Cadre review as well as proposal to Implementation Cell for JWM Cadre in Ordnance factories please.
         
Thanking You,
          
                                                                                   Yours faithfully.
                                                                                        
                                                                                              -Sd-
                                                                                 (JAIGOPAL SINGH)
                                                                               GENERAL SECRETARY