New Delhi: The Union Defence Ministry has made it clear that it is not facing any such proposal to privatise the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB). The Ministry has asked the employees of Ordnance Factory Board and other concerned organizations to withdraw their decision, threatening to go on strike. A committee headed by Additional Secretary Defence Production in the Ministry today held a meeting with representatives of recognized organizations of All India Defence Employees Federation, Indian National Defence Employees Federation and Defence Federation.
The meeting was attended by the Chairman of the FB and officials from the Ministry of Labour and Employment. The Committee made it clear to the representatives of the employees that the Government has no proposal to privatise the OFB. The Government is considering a proposal to make it a defence PSU which will be entirely under the Government. It said the rumours of privatization of the OFB were being spread out in a bid to mislead and mislead the employees.
The new move will also make the OFB at par with the PSUs which are in their interest. Any decision in this regard will take full care of the interests of the employees. A meeting was also held on 14th August with the representatives of the employees on behalf of the Government. The employees' organisations have warned of going on a 30-day strike from the next 20th of August. The Committee assured to strengthen the OFB and urged the employees to withdraw the strike.
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