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• The Intelligence Bureau (IB) conducts            different laboratories/establishments of DRDO
     Industrial security inspections of            from all over the country participated.
     DRDO lab/estts. to inspect the security
     arrangements. In 2016, IB, Ministry           Prevention of Sexual Harassment of Women at the
     of Home Affairs (MHA) conducted                Workplace
     inspections in six labs/estts. Besides a
     review was also carried out to bring more         The detail regarding sexual harassment
     labs of DRDO under ambit of inspection.       cases is outlined below:

• Security Review of DRDO labs/estts is            No. of cases reported: 6
     periodically carried out to review security
     arrangements in labs. In the current year,    No. of cases closed:  1
     security review of 9 labs/estts. was carried
     out.                                          Charge sheet issued: 4

• 2nd DRDO Security Officers conference              DICC report awaited: 1
     was organized for all security officers of
     DRDO at National Industrial Security          7.12 NATIONAL MISSIONS OF
     Academy (NISA), Hyderabad by CISF             GOVT. OF INDIA
     during Aug 2016.
                                                       DRDO is also continuing its efforts
7.11 WOMEN EMPOWERMENT                             on national missions of Govt. of India viz.
                                                   Swacchh Bharat, Skill India, Digital India,
    DRDO as an employer is committed for           Make in India to name a few. All labs/estts
creating a healthy, safe work environment          are following the guidelines which have been
that enables employees to work free from           issued to meticulously carry out prescribed
unwelcome, offensive and discriminatory             activities. Annual and five year action plans
behavior, which enable them to deliver their       for ‘Swacchh Bharat’ has been prepared and
best at work without fear of prejudice, gender     the activities are being pursued as per the plan.
bias and sexual harassment. It is ensured          During the year, there was a concerted effort to
that women employees are accorded equal            conduct condemnation boards across all labs.
opportunities for enhancement of their skills      Similarly, efforts towards Digital India saw
and knowledge and fulfillment of their              the introduction of e-procurement across labs,
potential. This has resulted in many women         e-ticketing in pilot roll out and sms gateway
scientists having top positions in DRDO and        for DRDO alerts on cyber security, foreign
achieving organizational objectives.               deputation, budget etc. Giving an impetus
                                                   to the mission of ‘Make in India’ initiated by
    Every year DRDO commemorate                    the government, workshops on the theme are
International Women’s Day at national level        being organised by DRDO labs. International
across the country. A one day national level       Yoga Day was celebrated across all labs.
workshop on “Scientific Women and DRDO
- Harnessing Research and Management               7.13 SPECIAL MENTION
(SWADHARM-2016)” was hosted by NSTL at
Visakhapatnam where more than 250 women                Dr. Vasudev Kalkunte Aatre, former chief
scientists, technologists, officers and staff from    of DRDO was conferred with the Padma
                                                   Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award
                                                   in India by the Govt. of India.

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