Defence Ministry's quota proposal for arms unit apprentices rejected

A proposal mooted by the Defence Ministry to provide 10 per cent reservation to trade apprentices belonging to Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) in ordnance factories has been turned down by the Union Skill Development Ministry, sources said here. The employee federations of the state-run Ordnance Factory Board (OFB), parent organisation of the 41 arms manufacturing units across the country, have sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention in the matter.

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