MINISTER OF DEFENCE
7th Feb, 2015
Dear Shri MP Singhji,
I am in receipt of your Letter dated 2nd January, 2015 expressing your apprehension about corporatisation of Ordnance Factories and purchase of Bullet Proof Jackets from the private sector.
I would like to inform you that at present there is no proposal from Ministry of Defence for corporatizing Ordnance Factories. However, it is imperative to strengthen the functioning of Ordnance Factory Board with greater autonomy in order that Ordnance Factories become more productive and efficient in their functioning.
As far as the news item about purchase of Bullet Proof Jackets from private sector is concerned, I am having the same looked into.
Shri MP Singh
Bharatiya Pratiraksha Mazdoor Sangh