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The Ministry of Defense has dissolved the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) with effect from October 1. This was in plans for a while now under the corporatization drive, the OFB will transfer its assets, employees and management to seven public sector units (PSUs), according to an of

As part of the “Atmanirbhar Bharat” (self-reliant India) package, the central government had announced on May 16 last year that it would improve autonomy, accountability and efficiency in ordnance supplies by corporatisation of the OFB. The order from ministry stated :

In pursuance of the decision of the Union Cabinet on 16th June, 2021, the Government of India has decided to corporatise the functions of the 41 production units (Ordnance Factories) of the Ordnance Factory Board (“OFB”),
functioning under the Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence (“DDP”). Accordingly, the undersigned is directed to state that the Government of India has decided to transfer, with effect from 1st October, 2021(“Appointed Date”), the management, control, operations and maintenance of these 41 production units and identified non-production units to 7 Government companies (wholly owned by the Government of India).

– GoI

Following will be the structure of these PSUs.

1
Ammunition Factory Khadki Cordite Factory Aruvankadu
High Energy Projectile Factory Tiruchirappalli
High Explosive Factory Khadki
Ordnance Factory Bhandara
Ordnance Factory Bolangir
Ordnance Factory Chanda Chandrapur
Ordnance Factory Dehu Road Ordnance Factory Itarsi Ordnance Factory Khamaria Ordnance Factory Nalanda Ordnance Factory Varangaon

Munitions India Limited.

This DPSU will be engaged in the business of manufacturing ammunition and explosives.

Registered and corporate office: Ammunition Factory Khadki, Pune, Maharashtra, India, 411003
2
Engine Factory Avadi
Heavy Vehicle Factory Avadi
Machine Tool Prototype Factory Ambernath
Ordnance Factory Medak
Vehicle Factory Jabalpur

Armoured Vehicles Nigam Limited.

This DPSU will be engaged in the business of manufacturing vehicles.

Registered and corporate office: HVF Road, Bhaktavatsalapuram, Avadi, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, 600054
3
Field Gun Factory Kanpur
Gun Carriage Factory Jabalpur
Gun and Shell Factory Cossipore Ordnance Factory Kanpur Ordnance Factory Project Korwa Ordnance Factory Tiruchirappalli Rifle Factory Ishapore
Small Arms Factory Kanpur

Advanced Weapons and Equipment India Limited.

This DPSU will be engaged in the business of manufacturing weapons and equipment.

Registered and corporate office: Ordnance Factory Kanpur, Kalpi Road, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India, 208009
4
Ordnance Clothing Factory Avadi
Ordnance Clothing Factory Shahjahanpur
Ordnance Equipment Factory Kanpur
Ordnance Equipment Factory Hazratpur

Troop Comforts Limited.

This DPSU will be engaged in the business of manufacturing troop comfort items.

Registered and corporate office: C/o Ordnance Factory Equipment, Headquarter G T Road, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India, 208013
5
Grey Iron Foundry Jabalpur Metal and Steel Factory Ishapore
Ordnance Factory Ambernath Ordnance Factory Ambajhari Ordnance Factory Bhusawal Ordnance Factory Dumdum Ordnance Factory Katni
Ordnance Factory Muradnagar

Yantra India Limited.

This DPSU will be engaged in the business of manufacturing Military Grade components and Ancillary products.

Registered and corporate office: C/o The General Manager Ordnance Factory, Ambajhari Amravati Road Ambajhari, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India, 440021
6
Ordnance Cable Factory Chandigarh Ordnance Factory Dehradun
Opto-Electronics Factory Dehradun

India Optel Limited.

This DPSU will be engaged in the business of manufacturing opto- electronic items.

Registered and corporate office: C/o Opto Electronic
Factory, Raipur, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India, 248008
7
Ordnance Parachute Factory Kanpur

Gliders India Limited.

This DPSU will be engaged in the business of manufacturing parachutes.

Registered and corporate office: C/o Ordnance Factory Equipment Headquarter, G T Road, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India, 208005

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