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Proceedings of the Steering Committee of JCM-III level council of OFB

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Proceedings of the Steering Committee of JCM-III level council of OFB

The 9th steering committee of 11th Term JCM III Level Council, OFB hled on 12-03-201at OFB HQRS, Kolkata under the chairman ship of DDG/Admin. During the meeting the following points were discussed and the decision/position/progress to given below.

1. Payment of Night Duty Allowance arrears on the Notional Basic of IVth CPC + DA + Increment + Promotion between 1.1.1996 till date:
  Clarification of NDA which is now being paid on IV CPC pay scales from 1.1.96 was demanded to calculate by adding the increased DA + Earned Increments, Promotion / ACP etc., till date. This was agreed by OFB, Revised package by PC of A factories was issued. Few factories have paid the arrears and calculating on the revised package. It was insisted that many factories have not paid. It should be ensured that all the ordnance factories should make the arrears payment and the details should be given in the next meeting.

2.OT Payment on revised VI CPC Pay:
  It was demanded that the OT allowances should be paid on the VI CPC scale without further delay. It was informed to OFB that Railway Board issued orders recently to pay OT allowance on the revised pay w.e.f. 1.9.2008 by calculating HRA, TA, DA and Ration Allowance. Similarly it was demanded to calculating OT pay to ordnance factory employees without further delay on the revised pay.

3.Co-Relation of piece work profit on revised pay:
  It was demanded that there should not be any further delay to Co-Relate the piece work profit in the minimum of the pay band with Grade Pay.

4.Payment of piece work profit to those employees who were promoted / Granted ACP on the upgraded Pay / Grade Pay:
   Though the Co-relation is delayed, but the employees who were promoted / granted ACP after 1.9.2008 have not paid piece work profit on their pay. It was agreed to consider and was referred to PC of A fys.

Demanded the following:

a) MACP benefit to Teaching staff of Ordnance factories.

b) Merger of AF / FM / SH with JWM or to promote ch/man to AF immediately.

c) Holding of DPC for PR Teachers for their promotion.

d) Continuing of Risk Allowance and Patient Care Allowance.

e) Granting of EL 30 days to Direct Workers without delay.

f) Granting of incentive to Labourer SSK working in maintenance sections.

g) Early clearance of SLP to allow Direct Recruitment in HVF, OFT, OFP madek and EFA.

h) Special increments granted to stenographers through Arbitration Award should be treated as Part of Pay.

i) Granting of Departmental OT 3 ¼ Hrs. for Piece Workers to be considered. PC of A fys agreed to consider.

j) Early sanction of Manpower to Ordnance Factories during the year 2010-11 for Direct Recruitment against wastage vacancies arised during the previous year.

k) Cadre review proposal by OFB for para medical staff should be forwarded to Mof D by OFB without further delay.

l) Pharmacists awarded Rs.4200 Grade Pay should be granted w.e.f. 1.1.2006 and the clarification deleting of 2 years should be made clear.

m) Cadre review proposal for all categories should be prepared and forwarded to consultation with staff side and accordingly Recruitment Rules should be amended.

n) The residency period prescribed by DOP&T should not the followed wile filling the vacancies fallen prior to 1.9.2008 and as per Recruitment Rules only should be followed.

o) Removal of stagnation for store Keeping staff (SK & Supervisor) after the merger of Ch/man II & I , the vacancies fallen will be filled by promotion.

p) Agreed to declare the advertisement for filling the Ch/man vacancies through LDCE by April.

Further OFB agreed to consider the following.

Ø NIES who have got Rs.1900 Grade Pay, if willing to become labour SSK (GP Rs.1800) Grade Pay will be considered since their pay will e protected as per recent Government orders.

Ø Laborer USK now become Laborurer SSK their up gradation will be ignored for MACP. Their promotion to SK also will not be counted for MACP orders were issued.

Ø Agreed to grant Compassionate Appointments to those who were offered appointment prior to VI CPC orders even if they are less than matriculate but will be placed in S1 - Scale (OFB issued order instruction No.63/2009(PCC) dt 29.12.2009.

Ø Recovery of subscription to wards GPF for new pension scheme employees under scheme – II was discussed but were informed that the matter may be discussed at national council (JCM).

OFB asked the federations, to submit their cadre review proposal to within seven days, so that OFB can in corporate in their proposal and consult with the federations. You many forward proposals for the following cadres.

Ø Industrial Employees

Ø Store Keeping Staff

Ø Supervisor Staff (Ch/man to JWM)

Ø Fire Fighting Staff

Ø Cart while group ‘D’

Ø Stenographers Cadre

Ø Hindi/Raj basha Cadre.

Regarding the four grade structure of Artisan (Trades Man) and upgardation of MCM Grade Pay to Rs.4200 and HS-I Grade Pay to Rs.2800 was referred to DoP&T and the same was approved by DoP&T and sent to Mof Defence on 26.2.2010. Now the file was sent to Defecnce (Finance) for their approval. Now pending there. Any moment, it can be cleared. We have asked one time relaxation for Highly Skilled from Trade Test and to give effect from 1.1.2006. Due to this, MACPS also pending in many factories. MCM will be feeder grade to Ch/man infuture.

Source: Vinmoney

Thrust on more indigenisation in Defence procurement policy

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Thrust on more indigenisation in Defence procurement policy

The thrust of the Defence Procurement Policy 2010 will be on bringing about more indigenisation of weapons, the Defence Minister, Mr A.K. Antony, said here on Monday.

“Instead of depending too much on foreign suppliers it (the policy) will encourage Indian companies and strengthen domestic industry. There will also be a new policy on defence procurement,” Mr Antony said, at a press conference, after inaugurating the 6 {+t} {+h} International Land and Naval Defence Systems exhibition.

The Defence Minister added that after the introduction of the defence offset policy, the country is gradually becoming a key outsourcing hub for the global defence industry.

Leading companies including L&T, Ashok Leyland, Tata, Mahindra and Mahindra, Punj Lloyd, apart from the state-owned Hindustan Aeronautical Ltd (HAL), are currently present in the defence arena.

The opportunities for domestic industry are expected to increase manifold with India expected to procure armaments worth $60 billion (Rs 2.8 lakh crore) in the next five years increasing to $100 billion (Rs 4.6 lakh crore) in the next 10 years. The Secretary (Defence Production), Mr Raj Kumar Singh, said that the growth of the private defence industry since 2001 - when it was opened to the private sector - has seen contracts worth over Rs 8,000 crore being signed since the offset policy was introduced in defence acquisitions.

In his inaugural address, the Minister said that the country will soon publish the ‘Technology Perspective and Capability Roadmap', covering a period of 15 years, to share the future needs of the Armed Forces.

Expenditure to increase

The Minister said that though the country's defence expenditure is about 2.5 per cent of its GDP, the expenditure on defence in absolute terms is bound to increase with the Indian economy expected to grow at 8-10 per cent for the next two decades.

“This will present the defence industry with new and challenging opportunities to make a more meaningful contribution to the defence sector,” he said.

“Our quest for self-reliance in defence underlines the importance of private sector participation, on the one hand, and in revitalising the public sector, on the other. We want the public sector and the private sector to work in close co-operation, as friendly partners,” the Minister said. The Minister of State for Defence, Dr M.M. Pallam Raju, said that as a result of the steps taken by the Government in the recent past, to reform the domestic defence sector, “the atmosphere in India is now conducive for attracting more and more investments in defence research and development.”
Source: The Business Line

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