Follow up action on the ‘Minutes’ of the Meeting held with AIDEF,INDWF and BPMS
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
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 for 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 action on the above will be appreciated.
Under Secretary (JCM)
MoD ID No. 19(5)/2013/D(JCM) dated 7.2.2014.
‘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:
The Declaration made by the Federations.
I. List of participants is at Annexure.
II. At the outset, ,AS(A) welcomed the representatives of the Federations and Official Side Members. He stated that the efforts will be made to sort out the problems expeditiously in the best interest of employees. The representatives of the Federations expressed their unhappiness at the accumulation of pending demands which compelled them to come at this juncture to go on ‘Indefinite Strike’ but hoped to get good discussion and solutions to their problems today. Then, AS(A) invited the representatives of all the three Recognized Federations to discuss the issues indicated in their Charter of Demands.
III. Discussions on Agenda Points raised:
Agenda Point-1 Grant of 2nd13rd MACP in Grade Pay Rs 4600/- to the Artisan Staff of Defence Establishments who were granted 2‘ ACP in the Char to 31.12.2005 in spite of MoD’s recommendation matter is pending with Defence Finance)
Decision: Addl FA & JS(RS) agreed to the issuance of clarification on this issue. Staff Side demanded discussions on the framing of RRs for MCM and Chargeman before referring the same to DOP&T and Was also agreed to.
Agenda Point-2 Correlation of the hourly rate of Industrial Workers deployed on Piece Work system in Ordnance Factories in 6th CPC Pay Scale w.e.f. 01.01.2006 (in spite of MoD’s recommendation matter is pending with Defence Finance)
Decision: Demand was agreed to. However, the issue of giving retrospective effect to the same will be examined separately.
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. (inspite 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 placed emloyees as per 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 MACP (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 carryout 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.