GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE PRODUCTION
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 20
TO BE ANSWERED ON 18TH NOVEMBER 2019
RESTRUCTURING ORDNANCE FACTORIES UNDER ‘MAKE IN INDIA’
Will the Minister of DEFENCE be please to state:
(a)Whether Government is considering restructuring existing Ordnance Factories under the ‘Make In India’ initiative to make them economically viable and more competitive; and
(b)If so, the details thereof?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
(SHRI SHRIPAD NAIK)
(a)& (b) There is a proposal to convert Ordnance Factories under the OFB into a 100% Government owned public sector unit to provide functional and financial autonomy and managerial flexibility to OFB so as to enable the Organisation to grow at a faster pace and play a greater role in defence preparedness of the country while also adequately safeguarding the interests of the workers.