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Ordnance Factory Board

Defence civilian employees decide to go on indeterminate strike

The three main federations of defence civilian employees organised a joint meeting on Sunday where they decided to start an indefinite strike from July 19, in response to the Central Government’s “autocratic and arbitrary” decision to convert the Ordnance Factory Board with 41 production units into seven corporations.   Representatives of All India Defence Employees’ Federation, Indian…

Government approves re-designing of OFB into seven new corporate entities

The government on Wednesday approved a long-pending proposal to restructure the nearly 200-year-old Ordnance Factory Board (OFB). The archaic organisation is set to be split into seven companies to improve productivity and create specialisations in weapons manufacturing.  The plan which was raised almost two decades ago was cleared by the Union Cabinet on Wednesday…