Our Mission : Production of spare parts, non-lethal weapons and to carry out assigned task of collection and distribution of arms/amn to user units during peace and war and to ensure their serviceability all the time.


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DIG's Message



Message of the Dy Inspector General

Central Workshop and Stores popularly known as CENWOSTO is the premier workshop and ordnance depot of Border Security Force. With the inception of BSF in 1965, CENWOSTO was raised in 1966. Over these five decades, the CENWOSTO with remarkable speed, has welded itself into a fine and efficient organization. It is imbued with requisite zeal and determination by ingenuity and moves with the rapidly changing technological environment. The comeraderie and the esprit de corps generated over these 50 years, have built up traditions and relationships of a lasting kind. There has sustained amongst its workers concept of honour, courage, fidelity to the organization, professional integrity and pride in developing technical skills. CENWOSTO has designed, developed and has been manufacturing Tear Gas Guns and Multi Barrel Launchers "Agnivarsha" for Central Police Organizations and State Police Organizations. It is worth mentioning that MBL "Agnivarsha" of CENWOSTO has found a room in the "Janes Book on Police weapons".

The CENWOSTO is responsible for providing maintenance and repair cover up to factory level of all small arms, amn and optical instruments which are used in BSF. It renders advice on inspection, repairs, trials and manufacturing of all types of small arms components to all Small Arms Workshops of the Frontiers/Trg Institutions. It is involved in many research and development projects. CENWOSTO also caters to training of technicians like Ammunition Technical officers, Ammunition Technical Inspectors, Store Keeper technicians and Instrument Mechanics.

The logistic function of CENWOSTO involves the mechanics procurement of all Ordnance stores from various ordnance factories to maintain an effective and vigilant Force. The inventory management functions involve procurement, receipt, accounting, storage, issue, transportation and disposal of all types of ordnance stores. It procures a wide range of stores from ordnance factories and public sector undertakings. It taps civil industry and market for a large range of raw material and small arms components.

In pursuit never ending commitment CENWOSTO sharpen the operational preparedness of the Border Security Force.

R. S. Shaktawat
Dy Inspector General