No proposal at present to corporatise the Ordnance Factories in the country.
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-62
Corporatisation of ordnance factories
62 . Shri Avinash Rai Khanna
(a) whether Government proposes to corporatise some of the ordnance factories in the country;
(b) if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether Vijay Kelkar Committee had also given recommendations to corporatise the ordnance factories; and
(d) if so, the details thereof and the time by which ordnance factories will be made more accountable and their capabilities will be increased?
MINISTER OF DEFENCE
(SHRI MANOHAR PARRIKAR)
(a) & (b): There is no proposal at present to corporatise the Ordnance Factories in the country.
(c) Yes, Sir.
(d) Kelkar Committee had recommended that “Ordnance Factories should be corporatized into a single corporation under leadership of a competitive management. This corporation should be accorded the status of Nav Ratna”. Increasing the capabilities of Ordnance Factories to meet the strategic needs of the country is a continuous process.
Ordnance Factories are required to report their performance which is reviewed periodically at Ordnance Factory Board as well as at different levels in Department of Defence Production.