Ministry of Defence
Ordnance Factory at Nalanda
Action for setting up of ordnance factory at Nalanda in Bihar is underway.Commissioning of Nitro Cellulose Plant (NC) and erection of Sulphuric Acid Concentration / Nitric Acid Concentration Plant (SAC/NAC) are under progress. Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) is also planning for procurement of sub-plants for main Bi-Modular Charge System (BMCS) plant on its own.
As per signed contract with M/s IMI, Israel, the target date for commissioning of the main Bi-Modular Charge System (BMCS) plant was September 2011. However, CBI investigations had started in May 2009 against M/s Israeli Military Industries (IMI) and others due to vendors’ misconduct relating to illegal gratification.
M/s IMI has been debarred from doing any further business dealings with Ministry of Defence for a period of ten years. Certain advances paid to the firm have been recovered and some Bank Guarantees submitted by the * vendor have been forfeited as per contract & rules in force.
This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Shri Jitendra Singh in a written reply to Shri Hukumdev Narayan Yadav in Lok Sabha today.