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Apex Board

Constitution of the Board

The Apex Board is headed by Director General Ordnance Factories (DGOF) as Chairman and has 9 Members in the rank of Additional DGOF. Ordnance Factories are divided into 5 operating divisions, depending upon the type of the main products/technologies employed. These are :
  1. Ammunition and Explosives (A&E)
  2. Weapons, Vehicles & Equipments (WV&E)
  3. Materials and Components (M&C)
  4. Armoured Vehicle (AV)
  5. Ordnance Equipment Group of Factories (OEF)
Each of the above group of factories is headed by a Member/Additional DGOF. The four remaining Members are responsible for staff functions, viz Personnel (Per), Finance(Fin), Planning & Material Management (P&MM), Technical Services (TS) and they operate from Kolkata.
DGOF & Chairman, OFB
DGOF & Chairman, OFB
Name : Saurabh Kumar
Joined IOFS on 1982-07-15
Chairman since 2019-01-01
Email : chairman.ofb@nic.in

     Shri Saurabh Kumar, IOFS, took over from Shri P K Shrivastava, IOFS, Director General of Ordnance Factories (DGOF) and Chairman of the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) upon the latter's superannuation at the OFB Kolkata today.
     Shri Kumar, an IOFS officer of the 1982 batch, is an M-Tech in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur. An expert in the manufacture of ordnance, Shri Kumar was on deputation to the Ministry of Defence at Delhi as the Director of Planning and Coordination from 2002 to 2009. During this period, he was involved in drafting the Indian offset policy for defence purchases and the 'Make' procedure in the Defence Procurement Procedure of 2003-04, which incorporated the recommendations of the Arun Singh Committee.
     Shri Kumar was also instrumental in piloting the proposals and obtaining the approval of the Government for setting up two new greenfield Ordnance Factories at Nalanda and Korwa in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh respectively.      Shri Kumar, as the General Manager of the Engine Factory at Avadi (2012-13) was involved in operationalising the project and initiating an indigenization programme which culminated in the handing over of fully indigenous engines of T-90 'Bhishma' and T-72 'Ajeya' tanks to the Hon'ble Raksha Mantri in July 2018.
     Shri Kumar's tenure saw the establishment of the vendor base that led to this achievement. There was a dramatic increase in production of new engines by 30% during his tenure.


Name : Hari Mohan
Joined IOFS on 1983-08-19
Member since 2017-11-01
Email : mem-wve.ofb@nic.in

     Shri Hari Mohan, I.O.F.S. has taken over as Addl. DGOF & Member/WV&E, Ordnance Factory Board w.e.f. 1st November 2017.
    Shri Hari Mohan joined Indian Ordnance Factories in 1983 with a Honours Graduate Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He had been a topper of University of Pune, while obtaining his Masters in Mechanical Engineering. Further, he holds an M Phil in Public Administration. In a career spanning 34 years, he has contributed significantly in various capacities in Vehicle Factory Jabalpur, Engine Factory Avadi, Heavy Vehicle Factory Avadi, Ammunition Factory Khadki, Ordnance Factory Bolangir, Ordnance Factory Chanda, Ordnance Factory Dehu Road, OFB New Delhi Office & Ministry of Steel & Mines.
    He has versatile experience in the field of manufacture of Armoured Vehicles, Artillery/Tank, Ammunition, Small Arms Ammunition, Projects Management and Corporate Governance etc. He has made significant contributions in improving the production of Armoured Fighting Vehicles likes Ajeya Tanks, MBT Arjun, Bridge Layer Tanks, Trawls among others. Modernisation of Steel Plants of SAIL during his tenure in Ministry of Steel & Mines is note worthy to mention.
    During his 34 years of career, Shri Hari Mohan has widely visited various countries like Vietnam, Japan, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia & Nepal during various official delegations / assignments.
    Before taking over as Member/OFB, he had led OFB's prestigious unit i.e. Heavy Vehicle Factory Avadi as Sr. General Manager and Ordnance Factory Dehu Road as General Manager.


Name : S P Mishra
Joined IOFS on 1983-08-30
Member since 2018-03-02
Email : mem-per.ofb@nic.in

     Shri S P Mishra, I.O.F.S. has taken over as Addl. DGOF & Member/PER, Ordnance Factory Board with effect from 2nd March 2018.After having a Masters in Economics from Utkal University, Shri S P Mishra joined Indian Ordnance Factories in 1983 through Civil Services Examination. In a career spanning 35 years, he has contributed significantly in various capacities in Ordnance Factory Kanpur, Rifle Factory Ishapore, Ordnance Factory Ambajhari, Gun and Shell Factory, Field Gun Factory & Ordnance Factory Katni. He was Under Secretary (Finance) in Ministry of Science and Technology during 1989-1992.
    He has had exposure in corporate level administration at Ordnance Factory Board HQ. He was CEO of Ordnance Factory Katni during 2013-2014. He was RD & then Sr. RD of Regional Controllerate of Safety (Eastern Region) from 2015 to 2018 before taking over as Member in Ordnance Factory Board. Shri Mishra also holds an LLB from Utkal University, Odisha and PGDM in General Management from MDI, Gurgaon.


Name : Dr. Marella Anjaneyulu, IDAS
Joined IDAS on 1985-12-24
Member since 2018-04-09
Email : mem-fin.ofb@nic.in

     Dr. M. Anjaneyulu has taken over as Member/Finance, Ordnance Factory Board w.e.f. 09-04-2018. Dr. Anjaneyulu joined IDAS with a Masters in Zoology in the year 1983 from Andhra University. He has done M.A. from Potti Sriramulu Telugu University. Besides Masters, he also possess a Ph.D (2017) on the subject 'A study of Big Bang Theory in the light of Sanskrit Scriptures' from SCSVM - Kanchipuram University. Dr. Anajneyuly has extensive knowledge on 'International Procurement'. He has done Diploma from International Law Institute, Washington DC, USA.
    During his 32 years service, he has worked in various capacities in VFJ, CGDA Delhi, HQ Eastern Naval Command,Vizag, PAO,Secunderabad, IFA HQ SWAC(AF),Gandhinagar, CofA, Avadi, CDA Chennai, PCA(Fys), Kolkata and PCDA, Bangalore.
    Dr. M. Anjaneyulu has also worked as Under Secretary, Ministry of Surface Transport, N Delhi and Dy. Secretary & Director in the Deptt. of Fertilizers, N.Delhi.
    Before taking over as Member/Finance, Ordnance Factory Board, Dr. Anjaneyulu was in the capacity of PCDA, Bangaluru.


Name : C S Vishwakarma
Joined IOFS on 1984-09-15
Member since 2018-07-02
Email : addldg_av.ofb@nic.in

     Shri C.S. Vishwakarma, IOFS has assumed the charge as Member/OFB, Kolkata on 2nd July 2018 and subsequently has taken over as Addl. DGOF, Armoured Vehicles HQrs, Avadi on 5th July 2018. In his 34 years' career since 1984, Shri C.S.Vishwakarma has made significant contribution in various capacities while posted at Gun Carriage Factory Jabalpur, Ordnance Factory Trichy, Ordnance Factory Dehradun, Ordnance Factory Kanpur, Ammunition Factory Khadki and Machine Tool Prototype Factory, OEF HQrs amongst other places.
Shri Vishwakarma looked after the development of 155mm Dhanush Gun at GCF, Sighting system at OF Dun, 40mm Grenade at AFK, Pune and also 40mm UBGL at OFT.
Shri Vishwakarma holds a Masters Degree in Technology and a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering with Hons.
He was also looking after M&C and divisions as Sr. DDG at OFB, Kolkata before assuming the post of Member/OFB.


Member/Export & Marketing, additional charge of P&MM, M&C, TS & Engg
Member/Export & Marketing, additional charge of P&MM, M&C, TS & Engg
Name : Arun Kumar Jain
Joined IOFS on 1984-05-08
Member since 2018-07-04
Email : mem-export.ofb@nic.in

     Shri Arun Kumar Jain, I.O.F.S. has taken over as Addl. DGOF & Member/Export & Marketing, Ordnance Factory Board with effect from 04 July, 2018. After having a Masters in Civil Engineering, Shri Jain joined Indian Ordnance Factories in 1984. In his 34 years' career, he has made significant contribution in various capacities at Ordnance Factory Kanpur, Ordnance Factory Khamaria, Ordnance Factory Ambajhari, Opto Electronics Factory from Green Field Opto Project & Heavy Alloy Penetrating Project. He has also led the team at Engine Factory Avadi as General Manager.
Shri Jain holds an M. Phil in Public Administration from IIPA, New Delhi and had undergone Management Education Programme from the prestigious IIM, Ahmedabad. Shri Jain has extended his knowledge domain with course on Project Planning, among others.
Before joining Ordnance Factory Board as Member, Shri Jain was Senior General Manager at Ordnance Factory Kanpur.