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

New Delhi – Ordnance Factory Board (OFD) has been dissolved. It is being transformed into 7 new establishments, announced Prime Minister Modi in an online programme. OFD has 41 factories producing ammunition and weapons in 10 States. All these are being divided among 7 establishments. Around 75 thousand employees are working on this Board. None of them will be removed but they will be assimilated into these establishments as central employees. This process will be completed within the next 2 years.

Prime Minister Modi said that it was essential to modernise this Board. We had to rely upon other nations to safeguard our nation. Modi has invited private establishments to come forward to work with these 7 new establishments.