Rajbhasha And O & M


  • Continuous efforts were made for propagation of Rajbhasha in all Labs/Estts.
  • Posts of Hindi Asstts. in Lab/Estts were got created.
  • Under contact/help programme for progressive use of official language, the problems of Labs/Estts were solved.
  • To bring out science in Hindi arrangements were made to organize technical seminars on the one hand while on the other hand a book award scheme was also started by DRDO HQ to award books written in Hindi on scientific subjects in which cash prizes are given to 10 books every year. Under this scheme 35-40 books have been awarded so far.
  • Separate Hindi Budget is allocated by DRDO HQ to its Labs/Estts for propagation of Hindi which amounts to Rs. One crore approximately every year.
  • DRDO got second position in Rajbhasha Running Trophy competition for the year 1988-89 doing maximum use of Hindi in official work among various subordinate offices/undertakings of Departments of Defence Production and Supply and Defence Research and Development.
  • Two National level technical seminars on official language were conducted by DRDO HQ for all the Labs/Estts. First in the year 1995 in ADRDE Agra and the second in the year 1998 in LASTEC, Matcalfe House, Delhi. In addition to that official language Orientation Programmes were also organized at regional level at Hyderabad, Banglore, Pune and Delhi.
  • During the official language inspectin of the Labs/Estts of DRDO and DRDO HQ, the Committee of Parliament on Official Language has appreciated the official language activities.