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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Follow up action on the Minutes of the meeting held on 06.02.2014-AIDEF, INDWF & BPMS – Defence Civilian employees.

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
D(JCM)
Subject: Follow up action on the Minutes of the Meeting held on 06.02.2014 under the Chairmanship of AS(A) with the representatives of Recognized Federations of MoD i.e. AIDEF,INDWF & BPMS in connection with the Notice of ‘Indefinite Strike”  from 17.02.2014 by Defence Civilian employees.

A copy of the Minutes of the above meeting is enclosed of perusal and necessary appropriate action.

2. All concerned are requested to ensure necessary appropriate action, wherever necessary, on the issues concerning  them.


3. An instant on the above will be appreciates.
Sd/-
(R.K. Jaiswal)
Under Secretary (JCM)
Tel.No.2301 1260

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Joint Director, DRDO
Dir(IR), OFB, Kolkata

MoD ID No.19(5)/2013/D(JCM) dated 7.2.2014.

Copy to:- General Secretary,                                      Copy also to:-

                AIDEF,INDWF &BPMS.                                   So to Def Secy.

                                                                                                PPS to AS(A)     
                                                                                                PPS to JS(O/N)
                                                                                                PPS to JS(P&C)
                                                                                                PPS to JS(C&W)
                                                                                                PPS to AFA & JS(RS)
                                                                                                PPS to AFA & JS(K)

Agenda Point-3         Grant of Departmental Overtime Wages to the Industrial Workers deployed on Piece Work; system in the Ordnance Factories (in spite of MoD's recommendation matter is pending with Defence Finance).

Decision:                       The demand will be re-examined by DDP and a justified action Will be taken as per policy.

Agenda Point No-4   Grant of hourly rate to the Piece Workers of Ordnance Factories who were given MACP benefits. (in spite of MoD's  recommendation matter is pending with Defence Finance).

Decision:                   Depending upon the decision on agenda point No.1, a decision on this issue will be taken by,DDP,

Agenda Point No-5   Grant of revised ACP benefits to the labourers who have completed 30 years of service by granting. an one time exemption of Trade Test. MoD's; recommendation in the matter is pending with DoP&T).

Decision:                       To get the matter expedited, a meeting with DOP&T is to be held.

Agenda Point No-6 Grant of revised ACP benefits to the erstwhile Group "D"  NIEs (MoD's recommendation in the matter is pending with DoP&T).

Decision:                        As detailed in reply to Item No. 5

Agenda Point No-7    Revision of Night Duty Allowance w.e.f. 01.01.1996 and from 01.01.2006 in the 5th and 6th CPC rates respectively by implementing the Court Judgments on the subject.

Decision:                       Defence Finance will look into the matter expeditiously.

Agenda Point No-8     Doubling of the Risk Allowance for Defence Civilian Employees w.e.f. 01.09.2008 has agreed in the National Anomaly Committee Meeting.

Decision:                        DOP&T may be reminded and matter to be pursued.

Agenda Point No-9     Implementation of the following judgment to the similarly • laced employees.  As • per the provisions of DOP&T OM No. A11019/2/98-AT dated 03 September, 1998.

i)                                  Grant of MACP in promotional hierarchy (Government's SLP dismissed in the case of CAT Chandigarh Bench Judgment on OA No.1038/CH of 2010.

Decision:                         Comments noted.

ii)                              Placement from HS Grade to HS Grade-I should be ignored for granting M.ACP  (Judgment of CAT Principal Bench New Delhi in the case of Employees of 505  ABW, New Delhi referring various Supreme Court Judgments)

Decision:                              Comments noted.

iii)                            Restoration of the opportunity of Chowkidars and Safaiwalas of MES for re-designation as Mate (SS) (Judgment of the Hon'ble CAT Ernakulam Bench in OA No.109/2012 dated 12.12.2012)

Decision:                              Matter already resolved.

iv)                               Removal of discrimination and grant of skilled pay scale of Rs.260-4000/ 950-  1500 to non-petitioner Valvemen of MES (Judgment of Hon'ble CAT Jodhpur Bench in OA NO.51/2002 dated 21st July, 2003)

Decision:                              D(Works-II) to consider the matter and expedite the same.

v)                               Inclusion of HRA and Transport Allowance etc. for computation of OT Wages under Factories Act 1948 based on the judgment of Madras High Court.

Decision:                              Comments noted.

vi)                              Implementation of higher Pay Scale and grade structure for the similarly placed  Cooks of all Defence Establishments as granted to the Cooks of Air Force vide MoD  Letter No. Air HO/23064/Cooks/PC-4/444-CC/D(Air-III) dated 12th November 2013  based on the judgment of Hon'ble Principal Bench CAT, New Delhi.

Decision:                     Directions may be issued to cadre controlling authorities to carry out the cadre review of Cooks cadre in line with Cooks of the Air HQr.

Agenda Point No-10 Approval of all cadre review proposals of MTs, Durwanl Fireman, Drivers, Storekeeping Staff, Industrial Canteen Staffs Para Medical Staff, Stenographers, DEO, JWM and Clerical Staff of OFB, DRDO, DGOA, Navy, EME, AOC, Air Force and other Directorates pending at different level.

Decision:
(i)                  Cadre reviews pending with Defence Finance be finalized.

(ii)           Cadre review proposal not submitted shall be submitted within in one month and settled.

(iii)          DRDO shall consult Staff Side Federations before finalization of DRTC cadre review.


Agenda Point No-11   Grant of PR1S to the DRDO Employees at par with Department of Atomic   Energy and ISRO.

Decision:                        DRDO shall expedite a decision at RM level.

Agenda Point No-12 Revision of Fixed Medical Allowance to the Defence Employees  posted at hard stations/isolated places and also grant of medical reimbursement for impatient treatment for such  employees by implementing the judgment of Punjab and  Haryana High Court.

Decision:                 Matter may be pursued with Ministry of Health & Family Welfare to expedite a   decision.

Agenda Point No-13   Grant of Four Grade Structure to the Ammunition Mechanic or NAD under Navy.

Decision:                        Matter may be pursued with Ministry of Finance to expedite a decision.

Agenda Point No-14    Grant of Four Grade Structure to the Meter Reader of MES at Par with the Artisan   Staff.

Decision:                         Matter may be pursued with DOP&T to expedite a decision.

Agenda Point No-15   Extension of CSD Canteen facilities for retired defence civilian employees at par 
                                    with Ex-Serviceman.

Decision:                       Matter may be taken up again.

Agenda Point No-16   Revision of Bonus payment ceiling and Gratuity ceiling limit.

 Decision:                      Not discussed being national issue.

Agenda Point No-17   Opening of CGHS Dispensaries in all major cities and reorganization of Hospitals
                                        under CGHS in Hill Stations.

Decision:                       Not discussed as the issue relates to Ministry of Health & F.W.

Agenda Point No-18 Withdraw DPP-2013 which is against the interest of DRDO  and Ordnance Factories.

Decision:                        The demand may be examined by DDP.

Agenda Point No-19     No FDI in Defence Sector.

Decision:                         Comments noted.

Agenda Point No-20     No disturbance in the functioning of DRDO by implementing Professor Rama Rao    Committee recommendations.

Decision:                              Comments noted.

Agenda Point No-21  No arbitrary reduction of manpower in the various Army  Units in the name of    ASEC Report in violation of the Cabinet Secretary's directions.

Decision:                        Instructions in this regard may follow.

Agenda Point No-22  No closure of any Defence Units including Military Farms. Decision:        
                                   Comments noted.

Agenda Point No-23 Stop all types of outsourcing/contract and regularize all the existing contract/casual workers.

Decision:                       Comments noted.

Agenda Point No-24    Fill up all posts lying vacant in all the Defence Establishments.

Decision:                        JS(P&C) will examine.

Agenda Point No-25    Withdraw the New Pension Scheme.

Decision:                        Not discussed being national issue.

Agenda Point No-26 Grant of Compassionate Appointment 100% as being granted by the Railway    Ministry.

Decision:                        The matter may be taken up with DOP&T at higher level.

Agenda Point No-27  No reduction of sanctioned strength of the Ordnance Factories based on Sourab Kumar Committee Report.

Decision:                       Comments noted.

Agenda Point No-28  Regular meeting with the recognized Federations by the MoD and other Directorates should be ensured.

Decision:                      Staff Side was advised to submit a calendar on the line of action.

Agenda Point No-29    Three meetings of the Departmental Council (JCM) and four meeting . of the JCM-III Level Council as per the constitution of the JCM Scheme should be ensured.

Decision:                        Timely meetings may be ensured.

Agenda Point No-30 Grant of Trade Unions rights to all the non-gazetted employees  working in the Defence Establishments as being given in the case of Railway. (Up to 4200).

Decision:                       As detailed in reply to item No.32.

Agenda Point No-31Grant of Trade Unions rights to the Employees of Hospitals and Training Establishments under MoD since these  Establishments are already recognized as Industry by the Labour Ministry.

Decision:                       As detailed in reply to item No.32.
Agenda Point No-32 Grant of Trade Unions rights to the Defence Civilian Employees posted at area declared under SRO-17E.
Decision:                   On agenda point Nos.30, 31 & 32, a meeting will be held on receipt of comments from the Federations.

Agenda Point No-33 Settle all the 6th CPC Anomalies and all Cadre review proposals before 7th CPC starts functioning.

Decision:                       As detailed in reply to Item No. 10.

Agenda Point No-34   Accept all the terms of reference of 7th CPC submitted by the Staff Side of National Council (JCM) to the DoP&T.

Decision:                     As being done previously, Staff Side may be consulted before submitting the proposal to VII CPC on common issues.

Agenda Point No-35 Implement the revised comprehensive pay package for the Central Government Employees as on 01.01.2014.

Decision:                       Not discussed being national issue.

Agenda Point No-3   To consider the demand of merger of Dearness Allowance/Dearness Relief with Basic Pay and Basic Pension and also grant of interim relief.

Decision:                       Not discussed being national issue.

Addl. Secy (A) appealed the Federations that considering the discussion and decisions taken in the meeting, the Federations may please consider to withdraw their proposed 'Indefinite Strike' action.

The representatives of the Federations expressed the hope to get the 'Minutes' of the meeting by 11th February, 2014 so as to enable them to take a final decision on the proposed strike. The meeting ended with a vote of thanks to the Chair.

Decision:                               On agenda point Nos.30, 31 & 32, a meeting will be held on
Receipt of comments from the Federations.
Agenda Point No-33 Settle all the 6th CPC Anomalies and all Cadre review                                        proposals before 7th CPC starts functioning.
Decision:                              As detailed in reply to Item No. 10.
Agenda Point No-34 Accept all the terms of reference of 7th CPC submitted by the Staff Side of National Council (JCM) to the DoP&T.

Decision:                            As being done previously, Staff Side may be consulted before
Submitting the proposal to VII CPC on common issues.
Agenda Point No-35 Implement the revised comprehensive pay package for the Central Government Employees as on 01.01.2014.

Decision:                             Not discussed being national issue.
Agenda Point No-36 To consider the demand of merger of                                       Dearness Allowance/Dearness Relief with Basic Pay and Basic Pension and      also grant of interim relief.
Decision:                               Not discussed being national issue.
Addl. Secy (A) appealed th,e Federations that considering the discussion and decisions taken in the meeting, the Federations may please consider to withdraw their proposed 'Indefinite Strike' action.
The representatives of the Federations expressed the hope to get the 'Minutes' of the meeting by 11th February, 2014 so as to enable them to take a final decision on the proposed strike. The meeting ended with a vote of thanks to the Chair.
Source:  http://www.bpms.org.in/document.aspx

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