New Delhi, Jan 31: Senior officer S.C. Bajpai will be the next Director General of Ordnance Factories. He will also hold the chairmanship of the Ordnance Factory Board. He would take charge on Wednesday.
Bajpai, who joined the Indian ordnance factories' organisation in 1979 has served in various capacities at Gun Carriage Factory Jabalpur, Heavy Vehicles Factory Avadi, Field Gun Factory Kanpur, Gun and Shell Factory Cossipore and Small Arms Factory Kanpur.
Indian Ordnance Factories is the oldest and largest industrial setup which functions under the Department of Defence Production of the Ministry of Defence. The ordnance factories form an integrated base for indigenous production of defence hardware and equipment, with the primary objective of self reliance in equipping the armed forces with state of the art battlefield equipments.
Before his appointment for the top job he was Additional DGOF and Member at OFB. He was in-charge of Armoured Vehicles division. Bajpai carries an M Tech in mechanical engineering and also holds a Post graduate diploma in management from MDI, Gurgaon.
He went to Cranefield University, United Kingdom for a Masters in Advance Manufacturing Technology and also visited Russia for a training in tank overhauling. He is a distinguished fellow of the National Defence College.
He has been the General Manager of Ordnance Factory, Itarsi and Senior General Manager, Ordnance Factory Chanda before moving in as Addl DGOF, Armoured Vehicles Headquarters.
The Indian Ordnance Factories organisation - a family of 41 Ordnance Factories under the aegis of its corporate headquarters Ordnance Factory Board, Kolkata - possesses the unique distinction of over 200 years experience in defence production.