DGOF & Chairman
Ordnance Factory Board
Shri Kumar, an IOFS officer of the 1982 batch, is an M-Tech in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur. An expert in the manufacture of ordnance, Shri Kumar was on deputation to the Ministry of Defence at Delhi as the Director of Planning and Coordination from 2002 to 2009. During this period, he was involved in drafting the Indian offset policy for defence purchases and the ‘Make’ procedure in the Defence Procurement Procedure of 2003-04, which incorporated the recommendations of the Arun Singh Committee.
Shri Kumar was also instrumental in piloting the proposals and obtaining the approval of the Government for setting up two new greenfield Ordnance Factories at Nalanda and Korwa in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh respectively. Shri Kumar, as the General Manager of the Engine Factory at Avadi (2012-13) was involved in operationalising the project and initiating an indigenization programme which culminated in the handing over of fully indigenous engines of T-90 ‘Bhishma’ and T-72 ‘Ajeya’ tanks to the Hon’ble Raksha Mantri in July 2018.