(Founded: 19.08.1994)

N.E.Head Quarters-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------General Secretary
ET/9, Middle Road,------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Shri S.N.Sharma, JWM
Armapur Estate,----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------O.E.Fy. Kanpur-208001
KANPUR - 208 009-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------(Mob) 09450140394

No. IOFGOA/NE/GS/OFB/2008----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------DATED : 01 .09. 08

The Chairman / DGOF,
Ordnance Factory Board,
10-A, S.K.Bose Road,
KOLKATA 700 001


Respected Sir,

--------M OF D vide letter No.21(16)/2005/D(JCM) dated 26-03-2008 under signature of Shri R.K Parmar Director(CP) issued instructions to:

--------1) Hear the federations / staff associations in view of sorting out the issues amicably to increase the efficiency and productivity of the organizations.

--------2) To forward the copies of all the unclassified documents / circular to federation / staff association, but it is a matter of sorrow that none of documents / circulars are being forwarded to this association. Even the promotion orders / circulars concerning IOFGOA are not being forwarded by OFB to this association. This is violation of the M of D instructions mentioned above.

--------The 6th pay commission has given inferior pay band as well as grade pay to JWM widening a vast gap between the pay band of JWM and AWM (initial of Group A). The matter was taken up with OFB as well as M of D and OFB has forwarded the recommendation to M of D. But neither this association was consulted by OFB on this matter nor it is made known to us about the contents / details of the recommendations.

--------Recently on 29.08.2008 the Gazette notification regarding implementation of 6th CPC Report has been published by Govt. of India modifying the pay band as well as grade pay of some of the categories who demanded and supported by the concerned departments. Also in the press release issued by Govt. it is mentioned that the demands of the staff associations / departments has been taken care and provided justice to the concern categories but it is observed that the demands raised by the association regarding pay band and grade pay of JWM;s as well as the comments forwarded by OFB to M of D has not been taken care due to which the pay band as well grade pay of JWM is not upgraded / improved. This may disturb the functional hierarchy in the factories as well as Head Quarters Organization.

--------In view of the above, I on behalf the members of this association request your honour to kindly arrange to react on priority on the matter of upgradation of pay band as well as grade pay of JWM. It is also requested to kindly spare some time for this association for discussion regarding such an important matter so that justice can be provided to this Gazetted Cadre and arrange to intimate date and time for meeting as early as possible.

--------Thanking you,

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (S.N.SHARMA)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- GENERAL SECRETARY