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Ordnance Factory Board


OFB’s split into 7 DPSUs: Centre move ‘good news for pvt corporates’, say Ordnance factory workers

June 17, 2021 9:34 pm

All the unions under these federations have been called upon to hold local-level agitation starting on Thursday.

Left, RSS, Congress unions threaten stir against Centre’s move of replacing OFB with corporate entities

June 17, 2021 9:34 am

While at least three committees on defence reforms set up by the governments between 2000 and 2015 have recommended corporatisation, it had not been implemented till now.

Govt approves restructuring of OFB into 7 new corporate entities

June 17, 2021 5:46 am

The transformation is likely to take place by the end of the year.

Dept of Defence Production 'violating' conciliation settlement, federations complain to Chief Labour Commissioner

April 01, 2021 8:37 pm

In spite of strong opposition from the three main worker federations, the Ministry of Defence is moving forward to convert the OFB into a 100 per cent government-owned corporate entity.

OFB to export cartridge bullets for US civilian market

November 10, 2020 10:38 pm

"The OFB has received an export order to supply 5.56*45 mm NATO MI93 Ball ammunition to USA. The ammunition will be manufactured by Ordnance Factory Varasgaon and will be supplied in the current financial year," the OFB said in a tweet.

Unions defer indefinite strike against OFB corporatisation pending conciliation talks with MoD

October 10, 2020 1:38 am

The three main recognised federations of defence manufacturing trade unions from 41 ordnance factories and other units of the OFB have been opposing corporatisation.

Counter to Army’s internal report: ‘Only 19% accidents in 2015-19 can be attributed to OFB’

October 01, 2020 1:00 am

The Army’s internal report had mentioned that nearly Rs 960 crore had been lost due to OFB’s faulty ammunition, and 27 soldiers and civilians had lost their lives in more than 400 accidents since 2014.

Corporatisation of OFB to be completed in one year: Rajnath Singh

August 28, 2020 2:00 am

In July, the Ministry of Defence had invited Expression of Interest cum Request for Proposal for the selection of a consultant for strategising and implementing the proposed corporatisation.

Federations of defence workers issue notice on nationwide strike from Oct 12

August 05, 2020 12:04 am

The three main recognised federations of defence manufacturing trade unions in 41 factories and other units of the OFB have been opposing the proposed corporatisation.

Withdraw corporatisation plan to avoid strike: ordnance workers to PM Modi

June 25, 2020 5:28 am

The strike ballot called by three workers' federations from 41 ordnance factories against the decision to corporatise the Ordnance Factories Board (OFB) concluded on June 17. In it, the workers voted in favour of an indefinite strike.