Jabalpur Ordnance Factory Privatization Proposal: Facts and Reasons

The Minister of State for Defence, Shri Ajay Bhatt, provided answers to various questions about Ordnance factories in the Lok Sabha on July 21, 2023. There is a proposal to increase the capacity of Ordnance factories. These factories under the new Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs) continuously enhance and upgrade their capacity by establishing new plants and machinery to meet the futuristic requirements of Defence Stores. There is no proposal to privatize Jabalpur Ordnance factory.

Ordnance Factory – Loksabha

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE PRODUCTION
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 443
TO BE ANSWERED ON 21st July, 2023

ORDNANCE FACTORY

  1. SHRI NABA KUMAR SARANIA:

Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:

(a) the details of the Ordnance factories established/existing in the country, State/UT-wise;

(b) whether there is any proposal to increase the capacity of Ordnance factories and if so, the details thereof;

(c) whether there is any proposal to privatize Jabalpur Ordnance factory and if so, the details thereof along with the reasons behind the same;

(d) the total number of employees working in Ordnance factories across the country; and

(e) the proposal of the Government to secure the future of these employees in case of privatisation of Jabalpur Ordnance factory?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE (SHRI AJAY BHATT) IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

(a): Details of Ordnance factories established/existing in the country, State/UT-wise is attached as Annexure:

(b): Yes, Sir. Ordnance Factories under the new DPSUs continuously enhance/upgrade their capacity by establishing new Plant and Machineries as per the futuristic requirements of Defence Stores.

(c): No, Sir.

(d): As on 01.07.2023, a total of 66,429 numbers of employees are working in 41 Ordnance factories, under the 07 newly created DPSUs, across the country.

(e): Does not arise in view of reply to part (c).

Source: Loksabha

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