SP Yadav, IOFS (Retired), Former Managing Director, Gun Carriage Factory, Jabalpur as the chief guest inaugurated the website at Jabalpur the other day. More than 1,400 officers stationed across the country attended the ceremony virtually. Earlier the Board of Directors of Ammunition Factory Duty Officers Association of India in light of contemporary issues and considering the needs of the times decided to have a platform/link common uniting the entire framework and offering an outward-looking approach. to the framework in the form of a website. It is worth mentioning that after the corporatization of the Ordnance Factory Board and the creation of 7 new corporations, IOFS officers were put on presumptive delegation to these corporations. Notwithstanding the government’s views on corporatizing the Ordnance Factory Board, there are some personnel issues arising from this decision, which have caused concern and concern among officers.
Many arrests of officers are being processed by the relevant authorities and many apprehensions remain unaddressed. Protection of terms of service and parity with other organized Indian government “A” group services remains the highest priority issue for the association. It should be mentioned that the Indian Ammunition Factory Service is an organized Group “A” Service, established by the Ministry of Defence, Government of India, with cadre control authority as the Ministry of Defense Production in under the provision of Article 309 of the Constitution of India. The service was incorporated as the Indian Ordnance Service in 1935 during the British colonial era and was later reconstituted as the Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS) in 1954.