The selection of candidates for direct recruitment for Technicians and Senior Technical Assistants in DRDO is through Centre for Personnel Talent Management (CEPTAM), Metcalfe House Complex, Delhi - 110054. All the laboratories/establishments under DRDO report the vacancies, together with the relevant details, including the reservation break-up, to CEPTAM.
CEPTAM is responsible for doing all the connected work such as obtaining clearance from concerned Division for Retraining and Re-Deployment of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension, the advertisement in Employment News, national and regional newspapers, contacting local employment exchanges wherever required, receipt and scrutiny of applications, preparations of database of applications, screening as well as short listing, preparation of question papers for written test (wherever required), constitution of selection committees, conduct of written test, trade test/skill test and interviews, preparation of the list of selected candidates, etc. The aforesaid activities is carried by CEPTAM following the rules, regulations, guidelines and other instructions issued by the Govt. from time to time regulating the subject matter.
CEPTAM has evolved its own system and procedure so as to ensure transparency, accountability and fairness at every stage of the process of selection of candidates. The final select list of the candidates is recommended by CEPTAM to the respective appointing authorities in the laboratories/establishments, who issue the offer of appointment to the selected candidates after completing all the requisite pre-appointment formalities including verification of the certificates/documents etc. CEPTAM also informs the candidates about their provisional selection.
An application fee of Rs. 50/- in the form of IPO/Stamps is charged from applicants for all the post of Group 'C' category except from those who have been exempted for the purpose by Govt. of India.