Restructuring of 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)