Monday, Sep 26, 2022

Ordnance Factory Board


Six PSUs formed after Ordnance Factory Board corporatisation post profits

April 29, 2022 4:51 pm

The government had announced the formation of seven new defence public-sector undertakings, which took over the operations of the 41 factories under the Ordnance Factory Board.

Defence Ministry issues notification to dissolve Ordnance Factory Board, form seven new DPSUs

October 02, 2021 7:06 pm

Pune-headquartered Munitions India Limited will take over operations of 12 factories including, Ammunition Factory Khadki, Cordite Factory Aruvankadu, High Energy Projectile Factory Tiruchirapalli, and High Explosive Factory Khadki.

After 40 yrs, curtains close on OFB; orders worth Rs 65,000 cr turned into contracts

October 02, 2021 11:39 am

Most of the orders (known as indents) pending with the OFB —worth around Rs 65,000 crore—have been renegotiated into contracts between the government and the new corporate entities, said Defence Ministry sources.

Explained: Dismantling the Ordnance Factory Board

September 30, 2021 2:23 pm

The 220-year-old Ordnance Factory Board will be dissolved on October 1, and its units will be corporatised under seven PSUs. How and why did this come about, and what lies ahead?

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.