Splitting of OFB

New 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 no Name of transferring production unit Name of transferee New DPSUs and main objectives / business  
Ammunition Factory Khadki Munitions 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 Avadi Armoured 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 Kanpur Advanced 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 Avadi Troop 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 Jabalpur Yantra 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 Chandigarh India 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 Kanpur Gliders 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 no Name of transferring non-production unit Name of transferee New DPSUs  
Ordnance Factories Institute of Learning, Khamaria Munitions India Limited  
National Academy of Defence Production, Ambajhari  
Regional Controllerate of Safety Pune.  
Ordnance Factories Institute of Learning, Ambernath Armoured Vehicles Nigam Limited  
Ordnance Factories Institute of Learning, Avadi  
Ordnance Factories Institute of Learning, Medak  
Ordnance Factories Institute of Learning, Ishapore Advanced Weapons and Equipment India Limited
Ordnance Factories Institute of Learning, Kanpur* Troop Comforts Limited
Ordnance Factories Institute of Learning, Ambajhari Yantra 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 no Name of transferring non-production unit Name of transferee Unit and New DPSUs
1. Regional Marketing Centre, Pune Ammunition Factory Khadki;

Munitions India Limited

2. Regional Controllerate of Safety, Avadi Heavy Vehicles Factory, Avadi;

Armoured Vehicles Nigam Limited

3. Regional Marketing Centre, Chennai
4. AV Head Quarter, Avadi
5. OFB Mumbai Office Machine Tool Prototype Factory, Ambarnath; Armoured Vehicles Nigam Limited
6. Regional Controllerate of Safety, Kanpur Ordnance Factory Kanpur; Advanced Weapons and Equipment India Limited
7. OEF Head Quarter, Kanpur Ordnance Equipment Factory, Kanpur;

Troop Comforts Limited

8. Ordnance Factory Recruitment Centre Ordnance Factory, Ambajhari;

Yantra India Limited

9. Regional Controllerate of Safety, Ambajhari
10. Regional Controllerate of Safety, Ishapore Metal & Steel Factory, Ishapore:

Yantra India Limited

11. Regional Marketing Centre, New Delhi Ordnance 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  Ajay Bhatt in a written reply to kc Ramamurthy in Rajya Sabha today.