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Payment of overtime Allowance (OTA) in the revised pay to the employees of Defence Industrial Establishments governed by the Factories Act, 1948


Payment of overtime Allowance (OTA) in the revised pay to the employees of Defence Industrial Establishments governed by the Factories Act, 1948

Overtime Pay in 7th CPC for Defence Industrial Establishments governed by the Factories Act, 1948 - MoD Order

Government of India
Ministry of defence
(Department of Defence)
D(Civ-II)
B-Wing, Sena Bhavan,

New Delhi, the 26 February, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Payment of overtime Allowance (OTA) in the revised pay to the employees of Defence Industrial Establishments governed by the Factories Act, 1948.

Consequent upon revision of pay structure as per VII CPC recommendations, the matter regarding payment of OTA, as per revised pay, to the employees of the Defence Industrial Establishments under the Factories Act, 1948 has been considered in consultation with the Ministry of Labour & Employment, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Law & Justice.

2. It has been decided that the Overtime Allowance shall be paid to the employees of the Defence Industrial Establishment governed by the Factories Act, 1948 on the basis of revised wages with effect from the date the wages have been revised i.e. 1.1.2016. The OTA on the basis of revised wages is subject to the conditions stipulated in this Ministry's OM No. 14(1)/97/D(Civ-11) dated 1st July 1998.

3. It is further added/clarified that those categories of "workers" who come within the scope of Section 64 of the Factories Act and whose basic pay exceed the wage limit, as specified in sub-section (6) of Section (1) of the Payment of Wages Act, 1936, are entitled for payment of OTA in terms of MoD OM No. 14(2)/76/D(Civ-II) dated 25.06.1983 on the basis of wage limit notionally determined. Accordingly, OTA will be paid to them on the basis of wage limit notionally determined on the basis of old pay scales until the new wage limit is defined by the Ministry of Labour & Employment based on the consumer expenditure survey published by NSSO. Thereafter, the OTA will be paid to them on the basis of new wage limit notionally determined, if the basic pay exceeds the new wage limit.

The other conditions as laid down in this Ministry's letter No. 14(1)/97/D(Civ-II) dated 1st July. 1998 shall remain unchanged

4. This issues with the concurrence of MoD(Finance/AG/PB) vide their Dy No. 1 04/AG/PB dated 15.02.2018 and after consultation with Ministry of Labour & Employment vide their ID No. Z- 16025/09/2017-ISH-II dated 13.11.2017

(Dalpat Singh)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Tel. 23014675
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Recruitment of Pilots in Armed Forces


Ministry of Defence
Recruitment of Pilots in Armed Forces
05 MAR 2018
There are four modes of entry for becoming a pilot in the Indian Air Force (IAF) [NDA, CDSE, AFCAT and NCC special entry]. A written test is conducted for NDA/CDSE (by UPSC) and AFCAT (by IAF) entries followed by SSB testing. NCC special entry candidates with valid 'C' certificate (Air Wing) are directly called for SSB testing. The recommended candidates undergo medical tests. The final merit list is prepared based on the candidate's performance and medical fitness. On successful completion of flying training at Flying Training Establishments (FTEs) of the IAF, the cadet is commissioned as a pilot in the IAF.

Pilots are inducted in the Indian Navy as Permanent Commission (PC) or Short Service Commission (SSC).
  • Permanent Commission (PC) : Volunteers from serving Executive branch officers (upto 25 years of age) are selected for pilot training biannually.
  • Short Service Commission (SSC) : Short Service Commissioned officers are inducted biannually through Direct Entry Scheme.
All pilots in Army Aviation are commissioned officers. Options to join Army Aviation are as under:-
  • Volunteers who opt for Army Aviation during pre- commissioning training at IMA and OTA.
  • Volunteer Officers from any Arm of Indian Army on completion of one and half years of service.
Volunteer Officers are required to undergo the following tests:-
  • Pilot Aptitude and Battery Test (PABT)
  • Aviation medical examination
Officers clearing the PABT and medical examination undergo the Basic and Advance flying training, on completion of which they become pilots in the Indian Army.
As on 1st February, 2018, sanctioned strength and strength of pilots in Indian Air Force (IAF) is as follows:
Sanctioned StrengthStrength
42313855
There is a marginal shortage in strength of pilots in IAF against the authorized establishment.
Indian Navy:
Government Sanction735
Borne Strength644
Vacant Posts91
Indian Army:
The total number of pilots in Army Aviation as on date are:
Sanctioned794
Held602
Vacant192
A study on Restructuring of Army Pilot Cadre was conducted and salient decisions that have been implemented are:
  • There has been an increase in Direct Commissioned Officers (DCO) both from IMA and OTA.
  • For the DCO, the lower service limit of two years of attachment period with fallback arm after commissioning has also been reduced to one and half years.
IAF ensures that the aircrew are fully utilized in a cockpit vacancy for the maximum duration which is well beyond the period required for amortization of the cost of training. It is also ensured that only limited numbers are given release such that the combat potential of IAF is not compromised at any stage
  • Setting up of an Air Force Selection Board (AFSB) at Gandhinagar in 2013.
  • The selection process into the IAF has been simplified with the introduction of the Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) for non-UPSC entries. Under this format, a candidate may apply for selection in any branch for which they meet the QRs, through a single application in a selection cycle.
  • Proactive steps have been taken by the IAF to reduce the shortage of pilots, which include participation in career fairs/exhibitions, advertisements in print and electronic media, motivational lectures in schools, colleges, visuals/signage at strategic locations etc.
This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Harshvardhan Singh Dungarpurin Rajya Sabha today.

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Defence: Modernisation of Ordnance Factories


Ministry of Defence
Modernisation of Ordnance Factories
05 MAR 2018

To keep pace with contemporary manufacturing technologies, Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) has undertaken modernisation of Ordnance Factories including the six factories located in the State of Tamil Nadu. In addition to modernisation of Plant & Machinery, capacity augmentation programme is also under way in three factories namely Heavy Vehicles Factory, Avadi, Engine Factory Avadi and Heavy Alloy Penetrator Project, Trichy.

Details of factory-wise expenditure incurred in the year 2016-17 on modernisation of the six Ordnance Factories located in the State of Tamil Nadu are as follows:

FactoryInvestment on Plant & Machinery and Civil Works on capacity creation & augmentationExpenditure on Renewal & Replacement of Plant & Machinery
(i) Heavy Vehicles Factory,  Avadi554.0024.59
(ii) Engine Factory  Avadi234.005.30
(iii) Heavy Alloy Penetrator Project, Trichy35.1912.19
(iv) Ordnance Factory, Trichy- 6.65
(v) Ordnance Clothing Factory, Avadi- 1.22
(vi) Cordite Factory  Aruvankadu-2.93

This information was given by RakshaRajyaMantriDr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to ShrimatiSasikalaPushpain Rajya Sabha today.

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