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:2018-10-03
DGOF & Chairman, OFB
DGOF & Chairman, OFB
Name : P K Shrivastava
Joined IOFS on 1982-04-08
Chairman since 2018-07-01
Email : chairman.ofb@nic.in

     Shri P K Shrivastava, IOFS, has taken over as the new Director General of Ordnance Factories (DGOF) and Chairman of the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) with effect from 1st July, 2018. Previously, he was Additional DGOF and Member at OFB and was in charge of Armoured Vehicles, headquartered in Avadi, Chennai.
    Shri Shrivastava has a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering. He joined Indian Ordnance Factories' Service in 1982. In a career spanning 36 years, he has contributed significantly in various capacities in Ammunition Factory Khadki, Vehicle Factory Jabalpur, Ordnance Factory Varangaon, Ordnance Factory Khamaria, Armoured Vehicles headquarters and at OFB headquarters as the Member of the Personnel division.
    During his career in the Ordnance Factories' organization, he has gathered rich and varied experience in production and quality management, vehicles (light, heavy and armoured), weapons and ammunition manufacturing. He was the General Manager of Ordnance Factory Varangaon and has very ably led Ordnance Factory Khamaria as the Senior General Manager. He has also authored a book on 'Total Quality Management'.
    Shri Shrivastava is well known for his calm demeanour and his ability to tackle issues with equanimity. He is a people's manager and is focused on results. He lays stress on 'quality' and timely delivery of the products.
    With OFB placing greater focus on 'Research & Development' and to manufacture new products through collaboration with public and private players, Shri Shrivastava is ready to steer the ship to its destination by negotiating the rough weather that may arise in the course of the voyage to new horizons.


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 : 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.


Member/M&C, additional charge of TS & Engg
Member/M&C, additional charge of TS & Engg
Name : Vidya Sagar Verma
Joined IOFS on 1984-06-14
Member since 2018-01-25
Email : mem-mc.ofb@nic.in

     Shri Vidya Sagar Verma, IOFS, ndc has taken over as Addl. DGOF & Member/M&C, Ordnance Factory Board with effect from 25-01-2018.
    After post graduation in Metallurgical Engg. from IIT, Kanpur, Shri Verma joined Indian Ordnance Factories Service in 1984 (Batch 1983). During his 34 years of the service, he has worked in Ordnance Factory Ambarnath, Ordnance Factory Katni, Ordnance Factory Ambajhari, and Grey Iron Foundry Jabalpur. In addition, he has got experience as DDG/M&C at Ordnance Factory Board.He has also experience of working as Under Secretary, DDP, Ministry of Defence. In the year 2008, he has completed National Defence College Course (NDC48).
    Before taking over as Addl. DGOF & Member, Shri Verma has led Grey Iron Factory, Jabalpur as General Manager and Ordnance Factory Ambarnath as Senior 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 : 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
Member/Export & Marketing, additional charge of P&MM
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.


Name : A K Tewari
Joined IOFS on 1984-09-15
Member since 2018-10-01
Email : addldg-oef.ofb@nic.in



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.


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