Thursday, July 25, 2024

OFB’s Converted Into 7 DPSU’s With 41 Units

By Staff Correspondent

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 1 October 2021.

The details are as follows:

1.Munitions India Limited (MIL) (Ammunition & Explosives) Headquarter- Khadki, Pune1.Ammunition Factory Khadki
2.Cordite Factory Aruvankadu
3.High Energy Projectile Factory Tiruchirapalli
4.High Explosive Factory Khadki
5.Ordnance Factory Bhandara
6.Ordnance Factory Bolangir
7.Ordnance Factory ChandaChandrapur
8.Ordnance Factory Dehu Road
9.Ordnance Factory Itarsi
10.Ordnance Factory Khamaria
11.Ordnance Factory Nalanda
12.Ordnance Factory Varangaon
2.Armoured Vehicles Nigam Limited (AVANI) (Vehicles) Headquarter- Avadi, Chennai1.Engine Factory Avadi
2.Heavy Vehicle Factory Avadi
3.Machine Tool Prototype Factory Ambernath
4.Ordnance Factory Medak
5.Vehicle Factory Jabalpur
3.Advanced Weapons and Equipment India Limited (AWE India) (Weapons & Equipment)Headquarter- Kanpur1.Field Gun Factory Kanpur
2.Gun Carriage Factory Jabalpur
3.Gun and Shell Factory Cossipore
4.Ordnance Factory Kanpur
5.Ordnance Factory Project Korwa
6.Ordnance Factory Tiruchirapalli
  7.Rifle Factory Ishapore
  8.Small Arms Factory Kanpur
4.Troop Comforts Limited (TCL) (Troop Comfort Items) Headquarter- Kanpur1.Ordnance Clothing Factory Avadi
2.Ordnance Clothing Factory Shahjahanpur
3.Ordnance Equipment Factory Kanpur
4.Ordnance Equipment Factory Hazratpur
5.Yantra India Limited (YIL) (Ancillary)Headquarter- Nagpur 1.Grey Iron Foundry Jabalpur
2.Metal and Steel Factory Ishapore
3.Ordnance Factory Ambernath
4.Ordnance Factory Ambajhari
5.Ordnance Factory Bhusawal
6.Ordnance Factory Dumdum
7.Ordnance Factory Katni
8.Ordnance Factory Muradnagar
6.India Optel Limited (IOL) (Opto-Electronics) Headquarter- Dehradun1.Ordnance Factory Chandigarh
2.Ordnance Factory Dehradun
3.Opto-Electronics Factory Dehradun
7.Gliders India Limited (GIL) (Parachute) Headquarter- Kanpur1.Ordnance Parachute Factory Kanpur

With professional management, functional and financial autonomy and more accountability, this restructuring is aimed at transforming Ordnance Factories into productive and profitable assets, enhance competitiveness and improving efficiency.         

This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Ajay Bhatt in a written reply to Ambika Soni in Rajya Sabha today.


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