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Splitting of OFB

By PIB Delhi

To enhance functional autonomy, efficiency and unleash new growth potential and innovation in Ordnance Factories, the production units of Ordnance Factory Board have been converted into 7 Defence Public Sector Undertakings with 41 Units with effect from 1st October 2021 (“Appointed date”). The details are as follows:

Sl noName of transferring production unitName of transferee New DPSUs and main objectives / business 
 Ammunition Factory KhadkiMunitions India Limited. This DPSU will be engaged in the business of manufacturing ammunition and explosives.   Registered and corporate office: Ammunition Factory Khadki, Pune, Maharashtra, India, 411003 
Cordite Factory Aruvankadu 
High Energy Projectile Factory Tiruchirappalli 
High Explosive Factory Khadki 
Ordnance Factory Bhandara 
Ordnance Factory Bolangir 
Ordnance Factory ChandaChandrapur 
Ordnance Factory Dehu Road 
Ordnance Factory Itarsi 
Ordnance Factory Khamaria 
Ordnance Factory Nalanda 
Ordnance Factory Varangaon 
 Engine Factory AvadiArmoured Vehicles Nigam Limited. This DPSU will be engaged in the business of manufacturing vehicles.   Registered and corporate office: HVF Road, Bhaktavatsalapuram, Avadi, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, 600054 
Heavy Vehicle Factory Avadi 
Machine Tool Prototype Factory Ambernath 
Ordnance Factory Medak 
Vehicle Factory Jabalpur 
 Field Gun Factory KanpurAdvanced Weapons and Equipment India Limited. This DPSU will be engaged in the business of manufacturing weapons and equipment.   Registered and corporate office: Ordnance Factory Kanpur, Kalpi Road, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India, 208009 
Gun Carriage Factory Jabalpur 
Gun and Shell Factory Cossipore 
Ordnance Factory Kanpur 
Ordnance Factory Project Korwa 
Ordnance Factory Tiruchirappalli 
Rifle Factory Ishapore 
Small Arms Factory Kanpur 
 Ordnance Clothing Factory AvadiTroop Comforts Limited. This DPSU will be engaged in the business of manufacturing troop comfort items.   Registered and corporate office: C/o Ordnance Factory Equipment, Headquarter G T Road, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India, 208013 
Ordnance Clothing Factory Shahjahanpur 
Ordnance Equipment Factory Kanpur 
Ordnance Equipment Factory Hazratpur 
 Grey Iron Foundry JabalpurYantra India Limited. This DPSU will be engaged in the business of manufacturing Military Grade components and Ancillary products.   Registered and corporate office: C/o The General Manager Ordnance Factory, Ambajhari Amravati Road Ambajhari, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India, 440021 
Metal and Steel Factory Ishapore 
Ordnance Factory Ambernath 
Ordnance Factory Ambajhari 
Ordnance Factory Bhusawal 
Ordnance Factory Dumdum 
Ordnance Factory Katni 
Ordnance Factory Muradnagar 
 Ordnance Cable Factory ChandigarhIndia Optel Limited. This DPSU will be engaged in the business of manufacturing opto-electronic items.   Registered and corporate office: C/o Opto Electronic Factory, Raipur, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India, 248008 
Ordnance Factory Dehradun 
Opto-Electronics Factory Dehradun 
 Ordnance Parachute Factory KanpurGliders India Limited. This DPSU will be engaged in the business of manufacturing parachutes. Registered and corporate office: C/o Ordnance Factory Equipment Headquarter, G T Road, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India, 208005 
Non-Production Units merged with the New DPSUs 
Sl noName of transferring non-production unitName of transferee New DPSUs 
 Ordnance Factories Institute of Learning, KhamariaMunitions India Limited 
National Academy of Defence Production, Ambajhari 
Regional Controllerate of Safety Pune. 
 Ordnance Factories Institute of Learning, AmbernathArmoured Vehicles Nigam Limited 
Ordnance Factories Institute of Learning, Avadi 
Ordnance Factories Institute of Learning, Medak 
 Ordnance Factories Institute of Learning, IshaporeAdvanced Weapons and Equipment India Limited
 Ordnance Factories Institute of Learning, Kanpur*Troop Comforts Limited
 Ordnance Factories Institute of Learning, AmbajhariYantra India Limited
 Ordnance Factories Institute of Learning, Dehradun  India Optel Limited
Non Production units handed over to New DPSUs and their employees shall be transferred to the OF units, as under:
Sl noName of transferring non-production unitName of transferee Unit and New DPSUs
1.Regional Marketing Centre, PuneAmmunition Factory Khadki; Munitions India Limited
2.Regional Controllerate of Safety, AvadiHeavy Vehicles Factory, Avadi; Armoured Vehicles Nigam Limited
3.Regional Marketing Centre, Chennai
4.AV Head Quarter, Avadi
5.OFB Mumbai OfficeMachine Tool Prototype Factory, Ambarnath; Armoured Vehicles Nigam Limited
6.Regional Controllerate of Safety, KanpurOrdnance Factory Kanpur; Advanced Weapons and Equipment India Limited
7.OEF Head Quarter, KanpurOrdnance Equipment Factory, Kanpur; Troop Comforts Limited
8.Ordnance Factory Recruitment CentreOrdnance Factory, Ambajhari; Yantra India Limited
9.Regional Controllerate of Safety, Ambajhari
10.Regional Controllerate of Safety, IshaporeMetal & Steel Factory, Ishapore: Yantra India Limited
11.Regional Marketing Centre, New DelhiOrdnance Factory, Muradnagar; Yantra India Limited
      

*Ordnance Factories Institute of Learning, Kanpur would continue to cater to the training needs of the staff of Gliders India Limited.

The new Defence Public Sector Undertakings would have more functional and financial autonomy as well as more accountability to absorb technologies.

The Government has taken following steps to protect the interests of employees and workers of Ordnance Factory Board (OFB):

•        All the employees of OFB (Group A, B & C) belonging to the production units and also the identified non-production units (as per the structure set out in Annexure) have been transferred en masse to the new DPSUs on terms of foreign service, without any deputation allowance (deemed deputation) initially for a period of two years from the Appointed Date.

•        Till such time, the employees remain on deemed deputation to the new DPSUs, they shall continue to be subject to all the extant rules, regulations and orders as are applicable to the Central Government servants, including related to their pay scales, allowances, leave, medical facilities, career progression and other service conditions.

•        All the employees of OFB(Group A, B & C) belonging to OFB Head Quarter (at Kolkata), OFB New Delhi Office, OF Schools and OF Hospitals have been transferred  en masse to the Directorate of Ordnance (Coordination & Services) under the Department of Defence Production, initially for a period of two years from the Appointed Date.

•        The pension liabilities of the retirees and existing employees will continue to be borne by the Government. For the employees recruited after 01.01.2004, National Pension Scheme applicable to the Central Government employees is in vogue and the same would be adopted by the new DPSUs, including continuation of all special provisions applicable to Central Government employees under the National Pension System.

This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Ajay Bhatt in a written reply to Shri kc Ramamurthy in Rajya Sabha today.

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Antara Tripathy

Chief Editor & CEO of IBG NEWS (09/Aug/2018-Present), Secretary of All Indian Reporter's Association,West Bengal State Committee. Earlier Vice President of IBG NEWS (01/Jan/ 2013-08/Aug/2018). She took over the charge from the Founder Editor of the Channel.
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