Matri ** BHARATIYA PRATIRAKSHA MAZDOOR SANGH, CENTRAL OFFICE: 2-A, NAVEEN MARKET, KANPUR – 208001 ** REF: BPMS / MOD / OFB / 186 (8/1/R) , Dated: 19.08.2017 **
To, Shri Arun Jaitley Ji., Hon’ ble Raksha Mantri Ji., Government of India, Ministry of Defence, South Block, NEW DELHI — 110 011 ** BPMS writes a letter to Hon’ble Raksha Mantri Shri Arun Jaitley Ji to protest against Stoppage of Holiday Over-Time in Ordnance Factories
REF: BPMS / MOD / OFB / 186 (8/1/R)
Shri Arun Jaitley Ji.,
Hon’ ble Raksha Mantri Ji.,
Government of India
Ministry of Defence,
NEW DELHI — 110 011
Subject: Stoppage of Holiday Over-Time in Ordnance Factories — Protest
Reference: MoD ID No.DDP-P0012/8/2017-D(Prod-II) dt.08-08-2017.
I have been directed to bring the following for your kind immediate
Vide Ministry of Defence letter cited under reference above, Ordnance
Factory Board has been directed to completely stop Holiday Overtime in the
In this connection we submit that the said order issued by concerned
officials is totally unjustified and is without proper application of mind,
suffice to say that Over time in the Ordnance Factories is not granted as a
matter of routine or luxury but there is a time tested and logical formula
vis-à-vis production output on the basis of which the action is taken and
it is quantifiable.
Here it may also be pertinent to note that as per the annual statement of
accounts of the factories, the total cost of labour on the cost of
production is constant between 12 to 13% whereas other elements like
Material, Fixed Over heads ,Variable Over heads consumes bulk of cost of
Thus targeting Labour to cut cost is not only an unprofessional approach
but also shows the biased mindset of the concerned Officials of MoD which
is adversely affecting the moral, dedication of the employee and output of
the OFB organization.
There is large scale resentment amongst employees as a result of which
whimsical diktat of the Ministry and we seek your immediate personal
intervention in the matter to provide justice to the workmen.
We therefore once again demand that status quo ante be restored, pending
further discussion on the matter.
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