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Indian Ordnance Factories Service

Ordinance factories manufacture equipment for the Defence Services. The Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS) provides management cadre to these factories. At the apex of the IOFS is the Chairman equivalent to a Secretary, followed by Members of the Ordinance Factories or Director General Ordinance Factories and then by General Manager. The senior and junior scale positions are like the other services.


Grade Designation in the field Designation in Headquarters Pay Scale
Junior Time Scale Assistant Works Manager Assistant Director ₹15,600-₹39,100 plus grade pay of ₹5400
Senior Time Scale Works Manager Deputy Director ₹15,600-₹39,100 plus grade pay of ₹6600
Senior Time Scale (Non Functional) Deputy General Manager Joint Director ₹15,600-₹39,100 plus grade pay of ₹7600
Junior Administrative Grade (Functional) Joint General Manager Director ₹37,400-₹67,000 plus grade pay of ₹8700
Senior Administrative Grade Addl. GM / General Manager / Principal Director / Regional Director / Regional Controller of Safety Deputy Director General ₹37,400-₹67,000 plus grade pay of ₹10000
Higher Administrative Grade Senior General Manager / Senior Principal Director Senior Deputy Director General ₹67,000-₹79,000 plus grade pay-Nil
Higher Administrative Grade (+) Nil Addl. Director General & Member of the Board ₹75,500-₹80,000 plus grade pay -Nil
Apex Scale Nil Director General Ordnance Factories (DGOF) & Chairman of the Ordnance Factories Board ₹80,000 (fixed) plus grade pay-Nil


  1. Indian Administrative Service (IAS)
  2. Indian Foreign Service
  3. Indian Police Service
  4. Indian P&T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’
  5. Indian Audit & Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
  6. Indian Customs & Central Excise Service, Group ‘A’
  7. Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
  8. Indian Revenue Service, Group ‘A’
  9. Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group ‘A’
  10. Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’
  11. Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
  12. Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’
  13. Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
  14. Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A’
  15. Posts of Assistant Security Officer in Railway Protection Force, Group ‘A’
  16. Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’
  17. Indian Information Service, (Junior Grade), Group ‘A’
  18. Indian Trade Service, Group ‘A’
  19. Indian Corporate Law Service, Group ‘A’
  20. Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’
  21. Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, D D & NH Civil Service, Group ‘B’
  22. Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, D D & NH Police Service, Group ‘B’
  23. Pondicherry Civil Service, Group ‘B’
  24. Pondicherry Police Service, Group ‘B

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