Restructuring of DRDO

Restructuring of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is in the process of implementing recommendations of the Review Committee headed by Dr. P. Rama Rao and fine-tuned by the Defence Secretary Committee.

The following recommendations have been implemented:-
• Nomination of Nodal Officers for interaction between DRDO and Services.
• Introduction of Integrated Financial Advice (IFA) system for financial decentralization.
• A dedicated Chief Controller Research and Development (Human Resource) has already been appointed at DRDO HQrs.
The following recommendations are at various stages mplementation:-
• Creation of Technology Domain based clusters.
• Increase of Budget for Extramural Research to 5% of DRDO Budget.
• Restructuring of DRDO HQrs.
• Cabinet Note has been initiated for the following recommendations:-
• Creation of Defence Technology Commission. Creation of a Commercial Arm of DRDO. Renaming of DG, DRDO as Chairman, DRDO.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in a written reply to Shri R. Thamaraiselvan in Lok Sabha today.

(Release ID :87199)


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