Shri D. K. Mahapatra has taken over as General Manager, Rifle Factory Ishapore with effect from 05.12.2017 after working 3 years and 7 months at OFB Hqrs as Secretary/OFB.
Shri D. K. Mahapatra joined Indian Ordnance Factories in 1987 after a Degree in Mechanical Engineering from NIT Rourkela in 1984. In a career spanning 3 decades, he has contributed significantly in various capacities in Metal & Steel Factory Ishapore, Ordnance Factory Bolangir, Ordnance Factory Khamaria, Small Arms Factory Kanpur and Field Gun Factory Kanpur.
During his deputation period in MoD, he was entrusted with importat areas like Revenue Procurement of IAF and International Cooperation. Shri Mahapatra has both led and been part of India's Defence Cooperation delegation to countries like Oman, Vietnam, Malaysia, Belarus, Singapore, Israel, Bulgaria, Qatar, Indonesia. In 2008, he attended a course on Security & Reconstruction at Asian-Pacific Centre for Security Studies at Honolulu, USA.
Shri Mahapatra has been awarded Finance Minister's Gold Medal at MDI, Gurgaon for obtaining highest CGPA in finance paper.
Shri O. P. Rawat, IOFS, has taken over as Addl. General Manager with effect from 05.08.2017.
Shri Rawat joined Indian Ordnance Factories in 1987 after degeree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Roorkee, Diploma in Industrial Safety from RLI Kanpur in 1996 and LLB from NES Law College, Jabalpur in 2007.
In the career span of 30 years of service, he has contributed significantly in Ordnance Factory Vandara, Cordite Factory Aruvangadu, Ordnance Factory Khamaria, Gun Shell Factory Cossipore, Ordnance Factory Kanpur, Ordnance Factory Chandigarh. The areas of special contribution in the field of Small Arms Ammunitions manufacturing, its quality control, maintenance of Plant & Machinery related to explosive manufacture, Fuse manufacturing and Proof testing of Ammunitions. Having Diploma in Industrial Safety, the significant contribution has been made for accident prevention and safety awareness.
Shri Hitendra Singh, IOFS has taken over as Additional General Manager on 20th September 2018 after his transfer from Small Arms Factory, Kanpur. Shri Hitendra Singh joined Indian Ordnance Factories in 1991 after degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT-Roorkee in 1988 and Post Graduation in Industrial Engineering from IIT-Delhi in 1989. He has gained expertise in the area of Manufacturing and Quality Engineering. He has established a large CNC Shop comprising of 72 machines under a single roof. He has initiated and participated in many cost reduction exercises and cycle time reduction. He was awarded Ayudh Bhushan by Ordnance Factory Board for excellence in Defence Production in 2016.
Shri Harekrishna Behera, IOFS has taken over the charge as Addl. General Manager at Rifle Factory Ishapore on 19th September, 2018 after working at Ordnance Factory Board for a span of 8 years and 9 months.
Born in Cuttack, Odisha on 8th March, 1967, Shri Behera has done his degree in Mechanical Engineering from NIT, Rourkela in the year 1989. He has joined the IOFS cadre on 27.03.1991.
Before being joined at RFI from OFB, he worked in various capacities at Ordnance Factory Chanda & Ordnance Factory Badmal. His field of specialisations are Ammunition Production, Planning & Stores. He has undergone various trainings like Material Management, Quality Improvement Technique & Transfer of Technology at NADP, Nagpur. He has been nominated as Modernisation Officer and Manager of the factory.