Human Resources
            Being a mission mode organisation, DRDO follows a dynamic system of manpower
      planning. Authorisation is reviewed after every two years to meet the contingent requirements on
      account of workload and new projects undertaken by the laboratories. The organisation optimally
      utilises manpower through dynamic manpower management system. To keep the organisation
      young and energetic and also to fill deficiencies created on account of retirement and
      superannuation, scientists are being inducted every year as required by the laboratories. DRDO
      follows online receipt of applications under all recruitment and assessment activities thereby
      discontinuing the offline/ paper application in DRDO. It has a total strength of 25,966
      employees, out of which 7,574 are in Defence Research and Development Service (DRDS),
      9,643 in Defence Research and Technical Cadre (DRTC) and 8,775 are in Administration and
      Allied Cadre.
            The DRDO ensures training to all cadres of personnel through training institutes, like DIAT,
      Pune (for technical courses); ITM, Mussoorie (for techno-managerial programmes) and Defence
      Laboratory, Jodhpur (for technical, administrative and allied cadre). Every year few selected
      scientists are deputed to undergo ME/ MTech/ PhD at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT),
      Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and other reputed Indian universities under the sponsorship
      programme. A Targeted Training Centre has been set up at Dr Raja Ramanna Complex,
      Bangalore for DRDO scientists. Continuing Education Programme (CEP) are also part of DRDO
      annual training schedule.
      Resettlement of Ex-Servicemen
            The Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare (DESW) formulates various policies and
      programmes for the welfare and resettlement of Ex-Servicemen (ESM) in the country. The
      Department has two Divisions viz. Resettlement and Pension, and 3 Attached Offices namely
      Kendriya Sainik Board Sectt. (KSB Sectt.), Directorate General (Resettlement) (DGR) and
      Central Organisation, Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (CO, ECHS).
      Kendriya Sainik Board
            Kendriya Sainik Board (KSB) Sectt is the apex body of government of India responsible for
      implementing government policies for welfare of war-widows/disabled soldiers, ESM and their
      dependents. It is assisted in its task by 32 Rajya Sainik Boards and 392 Zila Sainik Boards. The
      Armed Forces Flag Day Fund(AFFDF) is the major source for providing financial assistance to
      needy war widows/disabled, ESM and their dependents.
      Relevant Website: www.ksb.gov.in
      Directorate General of Resettlement
            Directorate General of Resettlement (DGR) is a tri-service organization which looks after
      various aspects of resettlement and offers multifarious avenues of Employment, Self
      Employment and Training to Officers, JCOs/OR and their equivalents in other Services as well
      as widows and dependents. Nearly 60,000 Armed Forces personnel retire or are released from
      active service every year, most of them being in the comparatively younger age bracket of 35 to
      45 years and need a second career to support their families. These personnel constitute a
      valuable, disciplined, well-trained, dedicated and talented pool available for nation building.