No proposal to privatize ordnance factories – Lok Sabha

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 529
ANSWERED ON: 20.11.2019

Privatisation of Ordnance Factories

S. Jagathrakshakan
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?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE (SHRI SHRIPAD NAIK)
IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

(a) to (e): At present, there is no proposal to privatize ordnance factories.

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