GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 529
ANSWERED ON: 20.11.2019
Privatisation of Ordnance Factories
Will the Minister of
DEFENCE be pleased to state:-
(a) whether the Government has taken decision to privatise Ordnance Factories in the country including OCM, HVF, Engine Factory at Avadi, Gun Factory, etc. at Tiruchi;
(b) if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether the Government has thought of the future of thousands of workers working in those factories, who are protesting for more than a month;
(d) if so, the details thereof and whether the Government is reconsidering its policy of privatizing those sensitive factories in view of military strategy; and
(e) if so, the details thereof?
MINISTER OF STATE (SHRI SHRIPAD NAIK)
IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
(a) to (e): At present, there is no proposal to privatize ordnance factories.