IMPORTANT ISSUES DISCUSSED AND ITS OUTCOME IN THE JCM III LEVEL MEETING OF OFB HELD ON 24.02.2014 AND 25.02.2014 AT KOLKATTA
1. PIECE WORK CO-RELATION ON VI CPC PAY BAND & GRADE PAY
After discussions held on 06.02.2014 at M of D, the proposal to grant Piece work Profit on Rs.5200 PB-I and Grade Pay Rs.1900 total Rs.7100/- as minimum of pay + Increment separately paid. After approval by Defence Minister, it was sent to OF Board for getting Draft Government Letter (DGL) and the same was prepared and sent to Secretary, Department of Defence Production for issue of Government letter. Orders will be issued in the first week of March 2014. M of D said that the Co-relation will be effective from prospectively. But it was demanded retrospectively which will be considered separately.
2. GRANTING OF DEPARTMENTAL OVERTIME FOR 3 ¼ Hours (Saturdays) for PIECE WORKERS.
Departmental OTA for Piece workers for 3 ¼ Hrs working on Saturdays was stopped by OFB w.e.f 01.04.2006 whereas the same is being paid to Day workers, Maintenance Workers as well as Non-Industrial Employees. This issue was discussed with M of D and at OFB. The file was now submitted to OFB seeking justification. The proposal from OFB with proper justification is about to be sent to M of D and Defence Finance for payment of OTA on Single Rate to Piece Workers for working on Saturday 3 ¼ Hrs.
For 2013-14 issue of sanction for Manpower was delayed but sanction was issued.
For 2014-15, after collecting the data about the requirements from the factories, proposal will be taken up with Secretary, DP and necessary sanction will be issued.