Axe likely to fall on non-performing OF officers

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 02 Sep 2017 09:54:01


By Ashish Rajput,

Some of the Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS) officers are likely to be sacked at four Ordnance Factories in Jabalpur for their poor performance. It is first time in the history of Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) that overall performance of IOFS officers is being assessed and total 13 IOFS Officers have been given compulsory retirement but their names are yet to be disclosed. New initiative of assessing the performance of officers brought a ray of hope to improve the work culture in ordnance factories.

Till now Ordnance Factories’ employees are facing financial curtailments on the basis of their performance. The board recently stopped holidays’ overtime in ordnance factories in the name of cost cutting. OFB, Chairman, SC Bajpayee, in a telephonic conversation with ‘The Hitavada’, informed that the compulsory retirement of 13 officers conveyed a message amongst other IOFS officers who are not working as per prescribed procedure. Compulsory retirement is now new in Central Government departments but it is first time implemented in OFB to streamline production works. Some of the IOFS officers at four ordnance factories in Jabalpur are likely to be amongst 13 officers who have been given compulsory retirement due to their poor performance.

OFB Chairman said that accountability of every single officer and employees is being fixed to change old patterned culture of government department and improving work culture in ordnance factories. The board is taking stringent measures for betterment of ordnance production against cut throat competition with private companies to maintain existence of ordnance factories and supplying best arms, ammunitions and other defence equipment to the national security forces. He cleared that compulsory retirement to 13 IOFS officers is just a be ginning and a message for other officers that lethargic working will no longer be tolerated in ordnance factories.