Yesterday the Defence Federations were called for a meeting with Addl. Secretary, Department of Defence Production to discuss about the Central govt’s decision to corporation the Ordnance Factories and strike call given by Federations against the corporatization proposal. The result of the meeting is both the Govt and Federations stand firm on their decisions and ended with disagreement
ALL INDIA DEFENCE EMPLOYEES’ FEDERATION
INDIAN NATIONAL DEFENCE WORKERS’ FEDERATION
BHARTIYA PRATIRAKSHA MAZDOOR SANGH
(RECOGNIZED FEDERATIONS OF DEFENCE CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES)
Joint Circular No. : 11/2019
Date : 14.08.2019
All the affiliated Unions of
AIDEF, INDWF, BPMS
Copy also to CDRA & IOFSA
SINCE THE GOVERNMENT IS NOT PREPARED TO WITHDRAW THE DECISION TAKEN TO CORPORATIZE THE ORDNANCE FACTORIES WE ARE LEFT WITH NO OPTION THAN TO COMMENCE OUR STRIKE FROM 20/08/2019 ONWARDS. NOW THERE IS ONLY 5 DAYS LEFT FOR THE STRIKE. ALL ARE REQUESTED TO FURTHER GEAR UP THE PREPARATIONS FOR THE TOTAL SUCCESS OF THE STRIKE. Internal meeting of the representatives of AIDEF, INDWF, BPMS and CDRA
A meeting of the representatives of the three Federations and CDRA was held today at New Delhi at 10.30 AM. The meeting took stock of the preparations going on in all the Ordnance Factories to make the one month strike against Corporatization of OFB a grand success. The meeting expressed its full satisfaction about the preparations and the campaigning programmes. There after discussion took place about placing the unanimous views /proposals of the Federations and CDRA against Corporatization of OFB in the meeting scheduled with Additional Secretary DDP. Accordingly a Joint document was prepared to be handed over to the Additional Secretary during the meeting. It was unanimously decided that in one voice the decision of the Government to Corporatize Ordnance Factories would be opposed and to demand withdrawal of the decision, failing which the strike will commence on 20/08/2019 as already informed to the Government. Meeting held with Additional Secretary / DDP on 14.08.2019
A meeting with the Federations and CDRA was Convened by Additional Secretary DP today at 14.00 hrs. Senior officials from MOD and Chairman / OFB were present in the meeting. The following representatives of the Federations and CDRA attended the meeting
Shri S.N. Pathak, President, Shri C. Srikumar, General Secretary
Shri Ashok Singh, President Shri R. Srinivasan, General Secretary
Shri Sadhu Singh, Vice President Shri Mukesh Singh, General Secretary
Shri B.K. Singh, President Shri B.B. Mohanty, General Secretary
Presiding over the meeting the Additional Secretary DP stated the following:
1) The dialogue process with the Federations have been initiated with the approval of Hon’ble Defence Minister
2) Strike Notice issued by the Federations have been received in the Ministry of Defence and hence he requested the Federations and CDRA to place their views on the Demands given in the strike notice
Responding to the above remarks of the Additional Secretary the AIDEF, INDWF, BPMS and CDRA in one voice stated their views/proposal and the same is given in writing to the Additional Secretary. A copy of the same is enclosed as Annexure – I of this Joint Circular
After hearing the above unanimous views expressed by us the Additional Secretary stated the following:-
1) The views given in writing jointly by the Federations and CDRA in writing and also in the meeting will be studied and the same will be put up to the higher authorities for consideration.
2) He then appealed to the Federations since the discussion with the Federations and CDRA have already started they may reconsider their decision of proceeding with one month strike.
The Federations and CDRA responded that MOD also may reconsider the decision to corporatize the Ordnance Factories and withdraw the same so that they also will be in a position to reconsider the decision taken with regard to strike.
After the meeting the Leadership of AIDEF, INDWF and BPMS met separately and reiterated the decision to proceed with the strike since there is no settlement and positive approach from the Government therefore all the unions and Associations are requested to intensify the preparation and campaigning for the success of the one month strike.
| (C. SRIKUMAR)|
| (R. SRINIVASAN)|
| (MUKESH SINGH)|