CIRCULAR NO. 10
No. NDGBGOA(CE)/10/2014 Date: 12/12/2014
The CE Office bearers, CEC members,
The Branch Office bearers and all the members.
SUB; Brief discussions of the minutes of the meeting with Honorable Member (Per) & OFB Officials and Office bearers of NDGBGOA held on 12/12/2014 at 1500 hrs, venue: OFB Headquarters.
On 12/12/14 at 1500 Hrs, meeting was held at O.F. BOARD with Honorable Member (Personnel) and senior Officials of OFB with Office Bearers of NDGBGOA (CE) and discussed the important unresolved issues pertaining to JWM cadre. The following official side of OFB and NDGBGOA/CE office bearers was present in the meeting.
Official Side Staff side
1) Sri S. Yamdagni, Member(Per 1)Sri S.ChandrakanthRao, President
2) Sri S.K. Sinha DDG/NG 2)Sri Jaigopal Singh,General Secretary
3) Sri Sailendra Nath, DDG/G 3) Sri B.M.Barik, Organising Secretaryy.
4) Sri A.K. Nayak, DDG/Admin 4) Sri P.D.KenjaleJt.Secretaryy.
5) Sri A.S. Bhatnagar, DIR/NG
6) Sri S.K. Singh, DIR/IR
Addressing to the house Sri S.K. Singh, Dir/IR welcomed all the Senior Officials of O.F. Board and NDGBGOA representatives.
General Secretary, Sri Jaigopal Singh addressed the house and extended his thanks to Member (Personnel) and all the Officials of O.F. Board for granting the meeting within short period of time to listen and to resolve the cadre grievances.
Following important unresolved points pertaining to JWM cadre were discussed and reached to a conclusion during the meeting.
The point wise discussions are as follows.
1) SENIORITY OF JWM’s–
There was a thread bare discussions on the discrepancy of seniority list (published on 18.11.14). Association demanded to adopt DOP&T instructions (No.20011/1/2012-Estt.(D) dated 04.03.2014) in proper way to determine the seniority list of JWMs. In the discussions NDGBGOA clearly explained the contents of the DOP&T order that “in the order it is clearly mentioned that not to reopen the seniority cases prior to 27/11/2012 (Supreme Court Judgment)”. In this regard association represented the following.
a) The JWM (DR) those have granted seniority 3 to 4 years prior to their joining in the Organization is not justifiable and the incumbents may not be completed the basic recruitment essential educational qualifications as per the SRO.
b) Promotion of JWM to AWM which was given for the last two years was as per the earlier published seniority list of 2012. Once the promotions were given as per that seniority list how the same can be modified at this stage?
Finally, after elaborate discussions DDG/NG assured that the published seniority list will be reviewed based on the individual representations and in line with the Association submissions and necessary amendment/ corrections may be carried out at an early date.
2) RESTORATION OF PROMOTIONAL INCREMENT BENEFIT TO CM-I AND JWM’s PROMOTED BETWEEN (01.01.2006 TO 29.08.2008 I.E. PRIOR TO DECLARATION OF 6TH CPC) -
In this regard, Association represented that, NDGBOA had already clarified this matter to OFB on various levels and finally approached to Honorable CAT Mumbai. The matter was also taken up with Min. of Finance under Right to Information Act. The matter was gone up to CIC, New Delhi. After the instructions from the CIC, New Delhi and based on the application of Sri S.Prabhakaran (South Zone Secretary), Min. of Finance given the clarification that “the applicant is eligible for the incremental benefit based on the higher responsibilities performed by him”.
NDGBGOA stated that based on the earlier orders and Ministry of Finance reply OFB would have implemented the same without any further delay.
OFB side clarified that OFB has approved the demand and forwarded the proposal to MOD giving the reference of Ministry of Finance reply obtained by Sri S.Prabhakaran and awaiting for approval from M of D. The copy of the proposal forwarded to M of D given to the association and assured that the same will be implemented very soon.
3) CADRE REVIEW STATUS OF JWM’s-
In this regard, NDGBGOA office bearers are demanded OFB to clearly explain factual position of the cadre review. In the warm discussions NDGBGOA conveyed the strong message to OFB that the JWM’s are stagnated for more than ten years in the same grade and they are not even seen single ray of light on their next promotion. NDGBGOA is fighting in various courts and it seems that after directives from court also the things are not moving properly. General Secretary mentioned the letter of DOPT regarding reduction of court cases to avoid litigations wherever the cases are logically correct and possible to solve at lower levels to save the Government resources like manpower and also to reduce the financial implications. Now our members are very keen to know the actual status of cadre review. After straight and firm demand by the association side, DDG/NG stated that many queries were asked by M of D for which he was personally met JS (MOD) on 11.12.14 and submitted all the clarifications. After the clarifications, the Cadre Review proposal was forwarded to Ministry of Finance on 11/12/2014.
In this regard Association emphasized on early completion of Cadre Review proposal at the earliest.
4) REINSTATE OF CANCELLED TRANSFER ORDERS-
After prolonged discussions, Member (Per) agreed to reinstate the cancelled transfer orders. Finally Honorable Member (Personnel) approved the list and forwarded the applied cancelled transfer cases to DGOF.
5) GARDE PAY RECOMMENDATION TO 7TH CPC FOR JWM’s CADRE–
In this regard OFB Official clarified that, Grade pay of 4800 for JWM cadre was proposed to 7th CPC and it was sent as an addendum to 7th CPC which will be published very soon in the comnet. NDGBGOA had explained that the GP is supposed to be RS 5400 for JWM’s as per the proposals submitted by the Association. After elaborate discussions, OFB assured that in the coming days the 7th CPC will visit to OFB Organization and that time the Assn also given a chance to explain their grievances directly to the pay commission.
6) REVISION OF HARD STATION IN TRANSFER POLICY OF OFB-
OFB agreed to revise the criteria for deciding the hard stations in line with CGDA list of hard stations. It was assured by OFB Officials that the list of hard stations will be revised.
7) SRO OF JWM’s-
Association requested Honorable Member (Per) to take necessary action to complete the revised SRO at the earliest before 7th pay commission visit to OFB.
8) INCENTIVE SCHEME TO GAZETTED OFFICERS-
In this regard Association strongly demanded that the incentive to be given to Gazetted Officers those were not granted OTA and Piece work profit. DDG/Admin replied that committee has formed for studying the proposal and expected to receive the final proposal from the committee. After receiving the same, it will be forwarded to MOD for further action.
9) PROMOTION FROM JWM TO AWM-
DPC for 75 no’s of JWM has been considered for promotion to AWM very shortly.
Association shown deep concern over the current affairs of OFB that ‘OFB is not involved the Association in the important meeting which was held with all major federations about the organization matter in the first week of December”. It is explained to OFB that Group B cadre is the back bone of the organization and without their contribution the Production targets could not be achieved in the factories. Hence it is most important that any policy matters, the Association must be called in the important discussions regarding the Organization.
On this issue Member personnel assured that Association demand is logically and legally correct and in future the same will be taken care. Member/per explained that, till date no such decision had been taken which will impact on the existence of the organization (privatization or corporation). But some reforms may be taken in future to enhance the production targets twice to existing production of OFB within three years and this may be achieved by outsourcing of the noncore products and concentrating to produce the core items in Ordnance Factories. If required some of the Ordnance Factories should produce new items like Parachutes and bullet proof jackets etc. as per the requirements of the customers in future.
The meeting was ended with vote of thanks to the chair.
( JAIGOPAL SINGH)
( JAIGOPAL SINGH)