Subject: DRDO recruit 500 scientists this financial year 2014
The news was published in Times of India “DRDO to recruit 500 more scientists this year” – Vishwas Kothari, TNN Jan 8, 2014,
Directorate of HRD, DRDO vide their letter no DHRD/77001/C/M/010 dated 22 August 2012 conveyed to all Lab Directors/Establishment that the Government for Sanction of additional scientist posts to meet only the immediate and unavoidable critical requirements against the ongoing projects/progarammes as per the advice of Ministry of Finance.
The Lab Directors are therefore to submit scientists’ requirement as per enclosed “Appendix ‘A’ “
How the government has been fooled and the poor tax payers money is being misused can be observed by “Appendix ‘A’ “, deployment of scientists (DRDS personals)
The Performa “Appendix ‘A’ stats the scientists requirement as under:-
- PROJECT/PROGRAMME WISE
- NON-PROJECT WISE (TECHNICAL JOBS)
- ESTABLISHMENT ACTIVITIES
Two third of scientists are needed for
All these above activity is earlier in DRDO doing by admin allied cadres which were duly approved and sanctioned by Government of India, and come through UPSC recruitment system, but unfortunately in the last week of December 2010 DRDO director’s conclave some directors raised voice against the admin allied officials quoting that they are creating hurdles by pin pointing the Government orders. The DRDO directors want to run their own rules and they very much sure that the big boundary walls of their territory can stop their all illegal acts in the name of secrecy. So it was decided in year 2010 itself that they will remove admin allied cadre phase wise.
If you examine the current scenario of each DRDO lab will find everywhere 30 – 40 % scientists are engaged in above mentioned assignment.
The best part of this these scientists who are engaged in admin allied task are enjoying all special perks and allowances which are given specially to scientists in VI pay commissions and also getting fast promotions in respect of those scientists who are devotedly working in projects/ programs. It is because of their proximity with top management of DRDO.
Due to this incompetency is growing very fast in DRDO. This has resulted into large number of litigation due to incompetent scientists handling the administration and HR activities.
The current ongoing example the grade pay 4800 was inducted without taking proper sanction from Min of Finance and hundreds of effected employees filed case in CAT.
There lot of complaints registered by CVC/CVO MoD in respect of recruitment procedures were manipulated several times by these incompetent scientists who were looking HRD/Administrations and resulted Sh A K Anthony, Defence Minister recommended a CBI inquiry against 10 top DRDO officials on 29th October 2013.
Major setback is that by implementing this practice of using scientist for sundry task the real scientist losing their interest in work and most of the time either leave the organization or sit idle.
So all these fabricated demand of DRDO may please be thoroughly examined with their time bound impact.
Finance Ministry requested to send their rep to meet admin/ allied officials of DRDO before sanctioning the post of scientist.
Finance Ministry must examine the DO part orders of all respective 52 Labs of DRDO, which will be best way to verification of utilization of scientific / technical manpower of DRDO.
Regards25th January 2014 Prabhu Dandriyal 21-Sunderwal, Raipur, Dehradun -248008 0135-2787750 – 91-9411114879 email@example.com, www.corruptionindrdo.com Enclosed : DHRD, DRDO letter no DHRD/77001/C/M/010 dated 22 August 2012
DRDO to recruit 500 more scientists this year
Vishwas Kothari, TNN, Jan 8, 2014, 03.24AM IST
PUNE: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) plans to recruit 500 additional scientists this year to meet its workforce requirement across different levels and projects.
“Our present recruitment is focused on filling vacancies that arise from retirements and resignations. However, considering the kind of projects we have been working on, we have moved a proposal with the Union government for an additional recruitment of 500 scientists,” DRDO’s human resources (HR) chief Malakondaiah said on Tuesday. “The government had asked us to file the proposal projecting our need,” he added.
The collective cost of DRDO’s ongoing projects, including Aakash missile, light combat aircraft ‘Tejas’ and Brahmos missile, is worth Rs 1.6 lakh crore. The organisation has close to 7,500 scientists as part of its existing force, he said.
Malakondaiah, who is chief controller of research and development (HR), was in the city to address the valedictory function of the 71-member ‘batch-18’ of the Post Induction Training School (POINTS) at the Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT), a deemed university under the DRDO in Girinagar here.
Started in March 2003, POINTS is an initiative to impart integrated training to newly inducted scientists in the beginning of their career in DRDO laboratories and projects. So far, the school has trained 3,394 scientists from 17 batches and the 18th batch was the first of its kind, comprising graduates and postgraduates only from the Indian Institutes of Technology, Indian Institute of Science and DIAT.
Malakondaiah said, “Unlike conventional industries like information technology, DRDO is facing an almost negligible rate of attrition vis-a-vis resignations, which contributes barely one per cent of the arising vacancies. This is due to the fact that the Sixth Pay Commission has vastly reduced the gap in the pay scales offered by DRDO and private corporate bodies. This has also helped the organisation to attract and retain young scientific talent emerging from the IITs and IISc.” The additional recruitments will go a long way in resolving some of the issues related to the shortfall of workforce in projects across DRDO, he added.
Meanwhile, POINTS programme director Ajay Misra gave an overview about the training activities at the valedictory session, while DIAT vice-chancellor Prahlada addressed the young scientists. Deputy director D Srikanth was also present.