Apex Board
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.
Organisation Chart
Last Updated on:2017-09-01
DGOF & Chairman, OFB
DGOF & Chairman, OFB
Name : S C Bajpai
Joined IOFS on 1979-12-31
Chairman since 2017-02-01
Email : chairman.ofb@nic.in

     Shri S C Bajpai, IOFS, took over as the Director General of Ordnance Factories (DGOF) and Chairman of Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) w.e.f. 1st February, 2017. Previously, he was Additional DGOF and Member at OFB and was in charge of Armoured Vehicles division.
    Shri Bajpai joined the Indian Ordnance Factories' organization in 1979. He carries an M Tech in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Kanpur and also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from MDI, Gurugram. Shri Bajpai went to Cranefield University, United Kingdom for a Masters in Advance Manufacturing Technology and also made a sojourn to Russia for training in tank overhauling. He is a distinguished fellow of the National Defence College.
    In a career spanning over 37 years, he has contributed significantly in various capacities in Gun Carriage Factory Jabalpur, Heavy Vehicles Factory Avadi, Field Gun Factory Kanpur, Gun & Shell Factory Cossipore, and Small Arms Factory Kanpur.
    He has been the General Manager of Ordnance Factory, Itarsi and Senior General Manager, Ordnance Factory Chanda before moving in as Addl DGOF, Armoured Vehicles Headquarters.


Name : Sunil Kumar Chourasia
Joined IOFS on 1981-03-25
Member since 2016-04-01
Email : mem-mc.ofb@nic.in

     Shri Sunil Kumar Chourasia, IOFS has taken over as Member, Ordnance Factory Board with effect from 1st April 2016.
Graduating in Mechanical Engineering from Jabalpur and thereafter earning an M Tech from IIT Kanpur, Shri Chourasia joined Indian Ordnance Factories Service in 1981. He also has an MBA degree from UK and an M Phil from Punjab University & IIPA, New Delhi
    During his tenure in the Ordnance Factories organization, he gathered rich and varied experience in Production & operations management, weapon manufacturing and ammunition hardware manufacturing.
    From 2005 to 2008, he held the post of Director & Commissioner for Departmental Enquiries at Central Vigilance Commission. Before taking over as Member/ OFB, he was the General Manager of HAPP, Trichy & Sr. General Manager of Ordnance Factory Kanpur.


Name : P K Shrivastava
Joined IOFS on 1982-04-08
Member since 2016-08-18
Email : addldg_av.ofb@nic.in

     Shri P.K. Shrivastava, IOFS has taken over as Addl.DGOF & Member/ AVHQ, Ordnance Factory Board with effect from 09-02-2017. Earlier he was Member/ Personnel from 18th August 2016.
    Shri Shrivastava, having Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering, joined Indian Ordnance Factories in 1982. In a career spanning 34 years, he has contributed significantly in various capacities in Ammunition Factory Khadki, Vehicle Factory Jabalpur, Ordnance Factory Varangaon, Ordnance Factory Khamaria, Armoured Vehicle HQrs and Ordnance Factory Board HQrs.
    Before taking over as Addl. DGOF & Member/OFB, he was GM/ OF Varangaon and has very ably led Ordnance Factory Khamaria as Sr. General Manager. Besides, he has authored a book on 'Total Quality Management'.


Name : P W Ralegankar
Joined IOFS on 1982-07-05
Member since 2016-09-01
Email : addldg-oef.ofb@nic.in

     Shri P.W. Ralegankar, IOFS is holding the portfolio of Addl. DGOF & Member / OEFHQ since 06-09-2016.
    Besides a Masters in Mechanical Engineering and Post Graduate Diploma in Software Technology, Shri Ralegankar further extended his knowledge domain with courses in Machine Tool Design, Information Technology, Human Resource Development & Quality Management, among others.
    Shri Ralegankar joined IOFS in 1982. Since then in his 34 years of service he has worked in various capacities in Machine Tool Prototype Factory Ambernath, Ordnance Factory Bhandara, Ordnance Factory Project Korwa. He successfully led the team in Metal & Steel Factory as Sr. General Manager before taking over as Addl. DGOF & Member, OFB.
    Shri Ralegankar has broadened his experience in working as Regional Director, Staff Selection Commission New Delhi and Chief Vigilance Officer of Khadi & Village Industries Commission.


Name : Saurabh Kumar
Joined IOFS on 1982-07-15
Member since 2016-09-14
Email : mem-ae.ofb@nic.in

     Shri Saurabh Kumar , IOFS took charge of Member/ Ammunition & Explosives from 14-09-2016.
    A 1982 batch IOFS Officer, Shri Kumar has a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Kanpur He has also exposure to courses on Quality Control, Design & Manufacturing, and Advance Professional Programme on Public Administration from the prestigious IIPA, Delhi.
During the 34 years' long service, he has worked in Field Gun Factory Kanpur, Ordnance Factory Kanpur, Engine Factory Avadi, Ordnance factory Ambajhari & Ordnance Factory Board HQrs.
    Earlier to his taking over as Member / OFB, his immense contribution is remembered as Director/ P&C at DDP and as Sr. General Manager of Ordnance Factory, Ambajhari.


Name : D K Shrivastava
Joined IOFS on 1982-09-01
Member since 2017-02-13
Email : mem-per.ofb@nic.in

     Shri D.K. Shrivastava, IOFS has taken over as Member / Personnel, OFBHQ from 13-02-2017.
    Shri Shrivastava joined the OF organization in 1982. With his versatile educational qualifications as having a M Phil in Chemistry, Degree in Law, M Phil (Security and Strategic Studies) from Chennai University and PGD in Management, he has contributed hugely in various capacities. He has been in Ordnance Factory Itarsi, Ordnance Factory Katni, Vehicle Factory Jabalpur, Ordnance Factory Dum Dum & Ordnance Equipment Factory Kanpur.
    He also served as Deputy Secretary/ Deputy Finance Adviser, Ministry of Defence and Finance Officer in Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports (LNIPE, Gwalior). He has also held positions of Director/ OFB and DDG/ OFB at Kolkata.
    Before taking over as Addl. DGOF & Member/ OFB, Shri Shrivastava has ably led Ordnance Factory Dum Dum as General Manager & Ordnance Equipment Factory Kanpur as Sr. General Manager.


Member/TS & ENGG
Member/TS & ENGG
Name : D V Sonpipare
Joined IOFS on 1983-02-28
Member since 2017-08-01
Email : mem-ts.ofb@nic.in

     Shri D V Sonpipare, IOFS has taken over as Member/TS & Engineering w.e.f. 01-08-2017. Shri Sonpipare is graduate in Mechanical Engineering and joined Indian Ordnance Factories in 1983. He is a member of professional bodies/institutes like Institutes of Engineers (India) & IIPA, New Delhi. In a career spanning 34 years, he has served in different capacities in Ordnance Factory Bhandara, Ordnance Factory Varangaon, Ordnance Factory Ambajhari, Ordnance Factory Nalanda and Ordnance Factory Chanda.
    Before taking over as Addl. DGOF & Member/OFB, Shri Sonpipare has served as General Manager, O.F. Nalanda and Sr. General Manager, O.F. Chanda.


Name : Kailas Chandra
Joined IOFS on 1983-02-23
Member since 2017-09-01
Email : memberpmm.ofb@nic.in

     Shri Kailas Chandra, IOFS has taken over as Member/ P &MM with effect from 01-19-2017.
    Shri Kailas Chandra joined OF organization in 1983 with an M.Phil in Social Science.
    Starting from his tenure in Ordnance Factory Khamaria, Shri Kailas Chandra has worked at Ordnance Factory Board, Ordnance Factory Chanda, Ordnance Factory Itarsi, Ordnance Factory Bhandara, Ordnance Equipment Factory Kanpur & Ordnance Parachute Factory Kanpur.
    Before joining as Addl.DGOF & Member / OF Board, he has contributed as Sr. Deputy Director General, Ordnance Factory Board, Kolkata.


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

Name : R N Dash
Joined IDAS on 1986
Member since 2017-02-01
Email : mem-fin.ofb@nic.in

     Shri R N Dash, IDAS has taken over Addl. Charge as Member/ Finance w.e.f. 01-02-2017. He is Principal Controller of Accounts (Fys) since 02-05-2016.
    Shri Dash joined Indian Defence Account Service with a Masters in Political Science in 1986. He possesses a Masters in Development studies, from Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, Netherlands.
    During his 31 years tenure he has worked in various capacities at MSF Ishapore, RFI Ishapore, Southern-Army Command, Pune, CGDA, New Delhi, Controller of Defence Accounts (Army), Meerut and Air Force, New Delhi, among others. Shri Dash has also worked as a Financial Adviser to Coast Guard and Project Sea Bird of Indian Navy. He was Director Central Vigilance Commission, New Delhi, Director, Dept of Fertilizers, New Delhi, and Chief Vigilance Officer, Hindustan Insecticides Ltd. New Delhi.


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