The Government has ensured safeguarding the interests of the employees of Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) post corporatization of OFB, inter-alia, in the following manner:-
- It has been decide that all the employees of OFB (Group A, B & C), belonging to the production units and also the non-production units being handed over to the new Defence Public Sector Undertakings (to be formed) would be transferred to these DPSU(s) on terms of foreign service without any deputation allowance (deemed deputation) initially for a period of two years from the appointed date.
- All the employees of OFB Head Quarter, OFB New Delhi Office, OF Schools and OF Hospitals, would be transferred to the Directorate of Ordnance Factories (to be formed) under the Department of Defence Production, initially for a period of two years from the appointed date.
- Till such time the employees remain on deemed deputation to the new entities, they shall continue to be subject to all rules and regulations as are applicable to the Central Government servants. Their pay scales, allowances, leave, medical facilities, career progression and other service conditions will also continue to be governed by the extant rules, regulations and orders, as are applicable to the Central Government servants.
- The pension liabilities of the retirees and existing employees will continue to the borne by the Government.
This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Ajay Bhatt in a written reply to Shri Digvijay Singh in Rajya Sabha today.