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Cabinet Approval for OFB corporatisation

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 17, Jun 2021
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  • Corporatization of the Ordnance Factory Board into 7 100% Government owned corporate entities, registered under the Companies Act 2013
  • The restructuring will transform the ordnance factories into productive and profitable assets, deepen product specialisation, boost performance and improve quality, cost efficiency and accountability
  • Ordnance factories currently manufacture tanks, armoured personnel carriers, mine protected vehicles, bombs, rockets, artillery guns, anti-aircraft guns, parachutes, small arms, clothing and leather equipment for soldiers.

Issues with Current OFB

  • Quality of products manufactured by the OFB is substandard
  • The Comptroller and Auditor General had repeatedly raised questions about the quality of products supplied by the OFB and its overall performance.

About OFB

  • OFB consisting of 41 Indian Ordnance Factories is a Government agency under the control of department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence
  • OFB is the world's largest government-operated production organisation ● It is the oldest organisation in India, established in 1775 as the Board of Ordnance at Fort William, Kolkata.