Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
07-March-2018 15:12 IST
Supply of Sub-Standard Material

            A complaint of anomaly in inspection and acceptance of Ammunition Container 39 A/L regarding Supply Orders dated 19 December 2011 was investigated by Director/Vig (W/C), Ordnance Factory Ambajhari, Nagpur based on Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) order dated 22 January 2015 and  Chief Vigilance Officer’s (CVO’s) letter dated 17 February 2015.

The investigation conducted revealed irregularities on non-adherence to quality inspection procedures, but not receipt of sub-standard material by Ordnance Factory Chanda.  Advice of CVC was obtained in this matter.  CVC vide O.M. dated 19 July 2017 advised for ‘Counselling’ to three officials and issuing ‘Recordable Warning’ to 22 officials.  CVC also advised for no action against five officials being retired.  Vigilance Department, Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) vide their letter dated 15 November 2017 has intimated that as advised by CVC, the ‘Counselling Memo’ and ‘Warning Memo’ have been served to the concerned officials.


Action Taken Note on C&AG Report No. 15 of 2010-2011 was vetted by Audit and furnished to Department of Expenditure, Monitoring Cell, Ministry of Finance on 02 August 2017, after issuing necessary instructions as per Audit remarks to OFB.


This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Dr. Udit Raj in Lok Sabha today.