Shifting of Government Responsibility from Ordnance Factories : Rajya Sabha QA
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE PRODUCTION
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.19
TO BE ANSWERED ON 19th July, 2021
SHIFTING OF GOVERNMENT RESPONSIBILITY FROM ORDNANCE FACTORIES
19 SHRI ANIL DESAI:
Will the Minister of Defence be pleased to state:
(a) whether it 1s a fact that Ordnance factories are working under the direct supervision of Ministry;
(b) the number of factories in this category;
(c) whether Government is considering shifting of ownership/control to some non-Government entities; and
(d) if so, the justification along with the details thereof?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE SHRI AJAY BHATT
(a) Yes, Sir.
(b) There are 41 Ordnance Factories under the aegis of Ordnance Factory Board, Headquartered at Kolkata working as an attached office to Ministry of Defence.
(c) No, Sir. However, to enhance functional autonomy, efficiency and unleash new growth potential and innovation in Ordnance Factories, the Government of India has taken a decision to convert Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) into 100% Government owned seven corporate entities.
(d) Does not arise.
Source: Rajya Sabha