Continuing with our last issue’s coverage further details are now being provided. Ordnance Factory Board, Ministry of Defenses, Govt, of India.
55th Batch (for Non-ITI & ITI candidates) of Trade Apprentices under the ‘Apprentices Act 1961’ in Ordnance & Ordnance Equipment Factories located in different States across India.
No. of apprentices to be engaged is 6948 (ITI -3621; Non-ITI -3327).
West’s Bengal’s Share – 782 in four Ordnance Factories –
1. Gun & Shell Factory, Cossipore – 270
2. Metal & Steel Factory, Ishapore -195
3. Ordnance Facgory, Dum Dum – 61
4. Rifle Factory, Ishapore – 256. Factory-wise distribution in total are available in VACANCY TABLE below. ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATION (as on 7.2.17)
(a). For Non-ITI Category – Passed “Madhyamrk” (Class: 10th standard or equivalent) with minimum 40% marks in aggregate with 40% marks in each of mathematics & Science.
(b). For ITI Category – Should have passed ITI / trade test from any institute recognized by NCVT (SCVT or any other authority specified through Gazette Notification of Ministry of Labour &Employment / Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, with duration as per the Apprentice Act, 1961) and should possess the qualification of the closing date of application.
Age : 14-22 yrs. on 7.2.17.
Relaxation in Upper age limit is permitted as under:
(a) For SC / ST Candidates – 5 years.
(b) For OBC candidates – 3 years.
(c) For Physically Handicapped (PH) / Physically Challenged (PC) or Differently Abled Candidates – Additional 10 years.
(d) For ITI Candidates – Upper age limit is relaxable by the period of training already undergone as per the normal duration of NCVT/ SCVT, in the relevant trade.
Stipend : As per rules, taking into account the following parameters.
During the 1 st year of training – 70% of minimum wages of Semi-Skilled workers notified by the respective state or Union Territory.
During the 2nd year of training – 80% of minimum wages of Semi-Skilled workers notified by the respective state or Union Territory.
During the 3rd year of training – 90% of minimum wages of Semi-Skilled workers notified I by the respective state or Union Territory.
No other allowances will be paid during the entire period of Apprenticeship training. f However, in case of Ex-ITI candidates, period of already undergone by them will be considered for the purpose of determining the stipend.
STANDARD OF PHYSICAL FITNESS : As per the Schedule-ll of the Apprentices Act, 1961 r and the disability Act, 1995.
MEDICAL EXAMINATION : Will be conducted by the respective Ordnance Factory (for the selected candidates only). Date, Time and Venue of Medical Examination will be communicated separately by the respective factory only.
OFFER & ACCEPTANCE OF EMPLOYMENT: It shall not be obligatory on the part of the Employer to differ any employment to any Apprentice after completion of the training, not shall it be obligatory for the Apprentices to accept any employment, if offered by the •f Employer. The candidates’are advised to get themselves familiarized with the rules and regulations under the Apprentices Act, 1961 and the disability Act, 1995. However,^as per 1 current executive order of MOD/OFB, extra 5 marks “which is under litigation as on date” may be given to Ex-trade apprentices in the final merit list of the written examination conducted for a total of 100 marks for recruitment of Industrial Employees in Ordnance Factories, separately when vacancies are advertised after completion of Trade Apprenticeship from any of the Ordnance Factories.
Important Instruction for PH (VH) and PH (OH) candidates
(a) One eyed candidates and partially blind candidates who are able to read the normal Question Paper set for all the candidates with or without magnifying glass and who wish to write/indicate the answer with the help of Magnifying Glass will be allowed to use the I Magnifying Glass in the Examination Hall and will not be entitled to a Scribe. Such candidates will have to bring their own Magnifying Glass to the Examination Hall. (b) Visually handicapped (VH) candidates and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy can avail the assistance of a SCRIBE in the Written Examination subject to such requests being made in the application forms. Question Papers and Answer Sheets will not be provided in BRAILLE.
(c) Assistance for Scribe: The candidate should indicate the request for scribe while filling the application form. There is a separate application for scribe in which the candidate is required to be filled up his scribe details including ID. Selection procedure – Through Written Test, No interview will be conducted.
The written examination will be as follows :
For Non-ITI Candidates: Written Test (One Paper of 3 hours duration, total questions 150) consisting of questions on English, General Knowledge, Mathematics and Aptitude/ Reasoning, as per Madhyamik ( Class: Xth Standard or equivalent).
For ITI Candidates : Written Test (one paper consisting of 2 parts of 3 hours duration, total questions 150) PART A : Questions on English, General Knowledge, Mathematics and I Aptitude/Reasoning approx. 40% out of total number of questions.
PART – B : Questions in the group of subject trades – approx. 60% out of total number I of questions.
Examination will be conducted on ‘Multiple Choice Objective Type Test on OMR sheet. There I will be no negative marking.
MEDIUM OF EXAMINATION : 3 Languages formula: candidate can choose English or Hindi I or language of the state in which ordnance factory chosen by the,candidate is located I (Bengali/ Marathi/ Oriya/ Tamil/ Telugu).
CENTRE OF EXAMINATION : Centre will be allotted w.r.t. location of the ordnance factory I and medium of examination chosen by the candidate in one of the 12 centres viz.
Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Jabalpur Kolkata, Kanpur, Mumbai, I Nagpur, Pune and Trichy.
MERIT LIST : Merit list for all candidates will be published on the website where the application form was submitted. In the event of tie in total marks obtained by the candidates, I following criterion will be followed to decide position:
For Non ITI-Candidates – by age seniority
For ITI-Candidates –
(i). Higher Marks in Part-B
(ii). Age Seniority
(iii). If the ties, still persists, its is finally resolved by referring to the alphabetical order of the names i.e. a candidates whose names begins with the alphabet which comes first in the alphabetical order gets preference.
After the written examination is over, the question paper and answer keys will be uploaded on the website within 2 days. If any candidate wants to contest the uploaded answer keys, the candidate can do so within 7 days along with supporting documents ONLY after paying the prescribed fees of Rs 100/- for each question contested online. After the stipulated period is over, no contest shall be entertained.
Candidates are not required to pay any fee for the examination.
Application procedure –
Candidate must apply online ONLY directly through the website: http://www.ofb.gov.in/. While filling up the application form through website, the applicant must be ready with the following-
(a) Scan copy of signature (10Kb – 20Kb)
(b) Colour passport size photo (15Kb – 40Kb) ,
(c) Scanned picture of Left Thumb Impression (10Kb-20Kb) – all in JPG/JPEG format. Candidates must also follow the detailed instructions, which is available on the website while filling up the application form.
They should keep a copy of the Application printout. Candidates are not required to send hard copy of application to the respective Factory/unit. However, the same will have to be produced by the candidates at the time of document verification in the respective Factory / unit.
Admit cards are to be downloaded by the candidates from website.
The schedule for date of downloading the admit card and date of written examination will be notified on the website. In case of any change in schedule of dates, amendment etc. the same will be made available on the website.
Changes in dates or in the recruitment process or any OTHER changes will be notified on the OFB link/ Dedicated Examination website to the prospective candidates. There will not be any separate intimation in this regard. The candidates are advised to check Web-site regularly to take notice.
Notice to candidates whorhave successfully applied will be notified on the website itself