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Night Duty Allowance to Ordnance Factory Employees on Revised Pay – OFB Board clarification

Ordnance Factory Employees entitled to Revised Night Duty Allowance based on revised Pay with effect from 1st January 2006 and Payment of Arrears with effect from 1st April 2007

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
OFFICE OF THE PRINCIPAL CONTROLLER OF ACCOUNTS (FYS)

PAY TECH SECTION

10-A, S.K. BOSE ROAD, KOLKATA: 700001

No. Pay/Tech-II/1206/Cir

Date: 28/08/2018

…….
(All Cs F&A)

Subject: Payment of Night Duty Allowance (NDA) -regarding seeking of clarification.

A copy of OFB letter bearing No.658/NDA/Per/Policy dated 24/07/2018 regarding the payment of NDA based on the revised pay and allowances w.e.f. 01/01/2006 and payment of arrears from April, 2007 is forwarded herewith for compliance and necessary action please.

Encls: As above.

Dy. Controller of Accounts (Fys)

ORDNANCE FACTORY BOARD
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
AYUDH BHAVAN
10-A, SHAHEED KHUDIRAM BOSE ROAD
KOLKATA-700 001

No. 658/NDA/Per/Policy

Date: 24/07/2018

The Principal Controller of Accounts (Fys)
Section: Pay/Tech
10-A, Shaheed Khudiram Bose Road,
Kolkata-700 001

Sub: Payment of Night Duty Allowance (NDA)- regarding.

Ref: Letter No. Pay/Tech-11/206 dated 17/7/2018.

With reference to the above please find enclosed a copy of OFB circular No.658/NDA/Per/ Policy dated 11/4/2018 issued on the subject. In this regard it is indicated that the subject matter had come up for discussion in the Steering Committee Meeting for JCM-III level council meeting held on 10/04/2018 wherein it transpired that OFB’s clarification dated 21/11/2017 has already indicated that the conditions laid down in OFB circulars dated 21/05/2015 and 10/09/2015 remained unchanged and hence eligible employees are entitled to draw NDA based on the revised pay and allowances drawn by them w.e.f. 01/01/2006 and payment of arrears from Apr’2007 in line with Court’s order. Hence, it was decided to issue a general circular clarifying the queries of various Fys. Accordingly, the OFB circular dated 11/4/2018 has been issued for necessary compliance at all OPS/Units and wherein PC of A (Fys) had also been requested to issue necessary directions to all Branch AOs for admitting NDA claims.

Forwarded for information and further necessary action please.

Encl: As above.

[S.Sharad Rao]
Dy. Director/Admin
For Director General Ordnance Factories

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
ORDNANCE FACTORY BOARD
AYUDH BHAWAN
10-A, SHAHEED KHUDIRAM

No.658/NDA/Per/Policy

dated – 11/04/2018

Sub : Night Duty Allowance (NDA) – clarification regarding fixation of ceiling of pay for entitlement – regarding.

Ref : OFB Instruction No.3519/2017/Per/Policy circulated vide circular No. 658/NDA/Per/ Policy dated 21/11/2017.

Attention is drawn to OFB instruction/circular cited under Ref above wherein a clarification regarding fixation of ceiling of pay for entitlement was issued. it was clearly indicated at Para-03 of the said instruction that all terms & conditions laid down in OFB’s earlier circulars dated 21/05/2015 and dated 10/09/2015 shall remain unaltered.

02. However, various OFs are seeking further clarification on the date of entitlement for payment of arrears on account of NDA in revised rates.

03. In view of the above and since it has already been indicated in the above referred OFB instruction dated 21/ 11/2017 that all other terms and conditions laid down in OFB instruction/circular cited at Ref(ii)&(iii) shall remain unchanged, it is hereby once again clarified that eligible employees are entitled to draw NDA based on the revised pay and allowances drawn by them w.e.f.01/01/2006 and payment of arrears from April’2007 in terms of Hon’ble CAT Jodhpur Bench order dated 05/11/2009 in OA No.34/2008-Shri Ram Kumar & Ors -Vs- UOI Ors.

04. All OFs/Units are requested to follow the above instruction accordingly.

Sd/-
[Dr.(Smt.) Vani A Singh]
Director/Admin.
For Director General Ordnance Factories

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