Sanjeev Kishore takes over as new Director General Ordnance (C&S)
Shri Sanjeev Kishore, a 1985 batch officer of the Indian Ordnance Factory Service (IOFS), has takenover as the Director General Ordnance (C&S) with effect from 01-10-2022 upon the superannuation of Shri M K Grag. Before taking over, Shri Kishore was the Additional Director General Ordnance at the Directorate of Ordnance (Coordination & Services), Kolkata.
Shri Kishore has held many senior positions including that of the first CMD of Armoured Vehicles Nigam Ltd (AVNL), one of the seven new DPSUs formed by the Government of India in 2021. He has ensured smooth transition of Armoured group of factories from Government department to a corporation. AVNL recorded profit in its first six months of operation under his leadership.
Prior to the appointment of CMD, Shri Kishore was also posted as the Senior General Manager of Heavy Vehicles Factory (HVF) Avadi and General Manager of Opto Electronics Factory (OLF), Dehradun.
Shri Kishore has served in diverse roles and in varied technological environments.He has versatile experience in the field of shell production, armoured vehicles manufacturing, material management, quality control etc.Under his leadership, the indigenization process of T-90 tanks gained considerable momentum, apart fromnumerous other projects during his tenure at AVNL, HVF and OLF.
Shri Kishore is a mechanical engineer and is an alumnus of the prestigious National Defence College (NDC). He also has completed a management course for officers conducted by the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad.
He has visited various foreign countries for ToT and pre-despatch inspection of plant and machinery and alo as part of delegation during training at NDC, Delhi.
He has been awarded SantuSahaney Memorial Shield and AyudhBhushan award for his meritorious services for enhancing defence production.