President and General Secretary visited MOD on 25th to 26th May/10, specifically on the issue of Merger. Issue was discussed with JS & FA (Defence) & in D(Fy-II).
The position and instructions are appended below for information and immediate action please.
(1). PROMOTION: Despite of OFB's instruction to Fys, many Fys did not send the Clubbed Seniority List of CM-II+CM-I (T/NT) in time to OFB, as instructed vide Circular-18 our Branch Secretaries also could not assured the same due to which DPC could not be held as per clubbed seniority. Promotions were ordered as per seniority list of CM-I. One more promotion list is likely to come for those streams which are yet not cleared up to 2006. Further we have discussed and OFB has assured to hold Review DPC after issuing of Merged Seniority List at the earliest.
NOTE: ALL BRANCH SECRETARIES ARE SERIOUSLY REQUESTED TO ASSURE THAT SENIORITY LIST OF MERGED CM AS ASKED BY OFB (A/NG SECTION) IS SENT TO OFB BY THE FACTORY/UNIT WITHIN FEW DAYS POSITIVELY SO THAT MERGED SENIORITY CAN BE ISSUED & REVIEW DPC CAN BE HELD AT THE EARLIEST.
(2). FUNCTIONAL UP-GRADATION AND MERGER OF AF/FM/SH WITH JWM: OFB has broken the commitment to issue merger order if the case of JWM comes back by this time in the meeting held on 30/03/2010 and 17/18-05/2010. NOW DGOF & Chairman is telling that He will merge the posts when the case of JWM is regretted and he has sent negative reply to MOD against the query of MOF. NOW the case is pending with MOF-Expenditure for decision. We are putting our best efforts at the level of MOF-Expenditure for merger before any up-gradation of JWM . We have also taken up that in any case if Grade Pay Rs, 4800/- is granted to JWM the same must be granted to AF/FM/SH/JTO under OFB/DGQA/DGAQA /DGNAI also. We are also exploring possibilities for the legal action.
(NOTE: As intimated earlier, we have very clearly placed our demand to Hon'ble RM, RRM, Defence Secretary, Secretary(DP), Hon'ble Finance Minister, Finance Minister for State, Secretary/Expenditure, JS(PER) /Expenditure, Secretary/DOP&T and Hon'ble Prime Minister that AF/FM/ SH/JTO of all Directorates employing workshop staff i.e. Ordnance Factories, DGQA, DGAQA & DGNAI must be granted Grade Pay of Rs. 4800/- if JWMs of Ordnance Factories are granted the same. Officials of MOF have assured that there will be no change in cadre structure and only two Grade structure will be maintained in all the similar Directorates like Railways, DGQA, DGAQA & DGNAI.)
(3). PROTEST PROGRAMMES:
(3.1). DHARANA WITH HUNGER : Representatives of AIANGOs will stage " DHARANA WITH HUNGER " on the date of coming JCM-III Meeting at Ordnance Factory Board, KOLKATA / at the place of JCM-III Meeting. Note: OFB has yet not decided the date of JCM-III meeting. Date of Dharana will be the date of Meeting.
(3.2). MEMORANDUM TO HON'BLE RRM & RM in-mass AT NEW DELHI: Request letters have been submitted on 28th May, 2010 for confirmation of dates for submission of Memorandum by the representatives of AIANGOs in mass at the residence of Hon'ble RRM & RM. Proposed date i.e. between 10-15 May was not confirmed. Confirmation of a fresh date is awaited from their end.
(4.) The Branch Secretaries who have not remitted the Subscription for year- 2009-10 are requested to remit the same at the earliest for smooth functioning of the Association.
(5). The Branch Secretaries who have not remitted the Special-Levy are requested to remit the same at the earliest for smooth functioning of the Association.
(6). CONTINUATION OF MEMBERSHIP OF THOSE AF OF DGQA/DGAQA WHO HAVE BEEN MERGED WITH JTO: SUCH JTOS WILL BE TREATED AS OUR MEMBERS AND THEIR SUBSCRIPTION SHALL BE DEDUCTED IN OUR FAVOUR. A LETTER No: AIANGO/CE/SAF/DGQA/10 DTD. : 24/06/2010 HAS BEEN SENT TO DGQA HQ. IN THIS REGARD.
(7) DEDUCTION OF SUBSCRIPTION FOR THE YEAR 2010-11 FROM THE SALARY OF JULY 2010: ALL BRANCH SECRETARIES ARE REQUESTED TO ENSURE THAT LETTER FOR DEDUCTION IS GIVEN TO GM/DDO OF FY. LATEST BY 4TH JULY /2010 AND THE DEDUCTION IS DONE WITHOUT FAIL FROM THE SALARY FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 2010.
(S. B. Chaubey)