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Citizens' Charter

Vision                                                                                     5. Work on up-gradation of products
                                                                                           6. Facilitate two way exchange of engineers between DRDO and
Make India prosperous by establishing world class science and technology base
and provide our Defence Services decisive edge by equipping them with                             industry.
internationally competitive systems and solutions.
                                                                                           Redressal of Stakeholders Grievances/Concerns
Mission
                                                                                           1. The Department's core business is to design, develop and lead to
· Design, develop and lead to production state-of-the-art sensors, weapon                        production state-of-the-art weapon systems & sensors for the Armed
       systems, platforms and allied equipment for our Defence Services.                         Forces. The Department offers opportunity to the stakeholders
                                                                                                 /clients to participate through different forums in the activities of the
· Provide technological solutions to the Services to optimise combat                             Department, and, on need basis ensures participation of such
       effectiveness and to promote well-being of the troops.                                    stakeholders/clients who directly and actively influence the working of
                                                                                                 the Department. Peer Review Committees, Monitoring Committees,
· Develop infra-structure and committed quality manpower and build strong                        Apex Boards, Steering Committees and Open Houses are some of the
       indigenous technology base.                                                               examples.

Sphere of Activities/Business                                                              2. Stakeholders continuously participate in the monitoring of the
                                                                                                 projects/programmes of their interest with their viewpoints,
1. Apprising and advising Raksha Mantri on the influence on National Security                    apprehensions, reservations, etc. These are objectively discussed and
        of emerging developments in Science and Technology.                                      addressed as the project/programme progresses. The committees
                                                                                                 and boards are project/programme specific, suitably structured and are
2. Rendering advice to Raksha Mantri and to the three services and inter                         convened at a mandated periodicity. Thus, all the concerns of the
        services organisations on all scientific aspects of weapons; weapon-                     stakeholders/clients are addressed objectively and timely in an
        platforms; military operations; surveillance; support and logistics in all likely        institutionalized manner.
        theatres of conflict.
                                                                                           3. For general interactions with the Services, the Department's Head
3. To function, with the concurrence of the Ministry of External Affairs, as the                 Quarter has a Directorate of Interaction with Services for Business.
        nodal coordinating agency of the Ministry of Defence on all matters relating             For all other agencies, Department's Directorate of Planning and
        to Instruments of Accord with foreign Governments relating to the                        Coordination is the first contact point. Director Planning and
        acquisition of technologies whose export to India is the subject of national             Coordination is ex-officio Nodal Officer for the Citizen's Charter.
        security related controls of foreign Governments.
                                                                                           Expectations from the Stakeholders/Clients
4. Formulation and execution of programmes of scientific research and
        design, development, test and evaluation, in fields of relevance to national       A. Ministry of Defence
        security.                                                                                1. Involve the Department in development of perspective plans
                                                                                                 2. Share threat perception with the Department
5. Direction and administration of agencies, laboratories, establishments,                       3. Evolve national policy on induction of indigenous defence systems
        ranges, facilities, programmes and projects of the Department.                                 to ensure security and self reliance.

6. All matters relating to certification of the design air worthiness of military          B. Services
        aircraft, their equipment and stores.                                                   1. Involve the Department from conceptualization to deployment of
                                                                                                       the products intended to be indigenously developed and those
7. All matters relating to the protection and transfer of technology generated by                      imported
        the activities of the Department.                                                       2. Share philosophy and methodology of the trials and acceptance
                                                                                                       tests with the Department
8. Scientific analysis support and participation in the acquisition and                         3. Share results of user trials and acceptance tests spontaneously
        evaluation proceedings of all weapon systems and related technologies                          and transparently
        proposed to be acquired by the Ministry of Defence.                                     4. Share perspective plan with the Department
                                                                                                5. Evolve integrated plans in consultation with the Department
9. To render advice on the technological and intellectual property aspects of                   6. Become financial stakeholders in the development
        the import of technology by production units and enterprises manufacturing,                    projects/programmes
        or proposing to manufacture, equipment and stores for the Armed Services.               7. Depute officers and men with appropriate background for the
                                                                                                       project/programme teams.
10. To deal with reference made under section 35 of the Patents Act, 1970 (39 of
        1970).                                                                             C. Production Partners
                                                                                                1. Develop a long term strategic view of the technologies developed
11. Financial and other material assistance to individuals, institutions,                              by the Department
        universities and bodies corporate, for study and for the training of                    2. Hold financial stake in the developmental projects of interest
        manpower on aspects of Science and Technology that bear on national                     3. Allocate resources for concurrent technology transfer, absorption
        security.                                                                                      and production of items developed by the Department
                                                                                                4. Work on upgradation of products with or without help of the
12. In consultation with the Ministry of External Affairs, international relations in                  Department
        matters connected with the role of Science and Technology in national                   5. Facilitate exchange of engineers between DRDO and industry to
        security including:                                                                            upgrade, manufacture & testing facilities.
         a. Matters relating to relations with Research Organisations of other
             countries and with Inter-governmental agencies, particularly those            D. R&D Centres in Other Sectors
             which concern themselves, interalia, with the scientific and technological          1. Act as technology incubation centres for the nascent technologies
             aspects of national security.                                                             developed by the Department
         b. Arrangements with Universities, educational and research-oriented                    2. Undertake incremental R&D work on technologies established by
             institutions or bodies corporate abroad to provide for foreign                            the Department.
             scholarships and the training of Indian scientists and technologists
             under the administrative control of the Department.                           E. Academia
                                                                                                 1. Take up sponsored /contract research, grants-in-aid projects in
13. Execution of works and purchase of lands debitable to the budget of the                             the areas of interest of the Department
        Department.                                                                              2. Take up projects dedicated to basic science through the
                                                                                                        Department's Research Boards in the disciplines of Aeronautical,
14. All matters relating to personnel under the control of the Department.                              Naval, Armament and Life Sciences
15. Acquisition of all types of stores, equipment and services debitable to the                  3. Under the guidance of the Department, establish centers of
                                                                                                        specialization for the upcoming and futuristic technologies as
        budget of the Department.                                                                       applicable to Defence.
16. Financial sanctions relating to the Department.
17. Any other activity assigned to, and accepted by, the Department through                Website of the Department: www.drdo.org
                                                                                           Key Personnel of the Department
        understanding or arrangements with any other Ministry, Department, Agency          1. Scientific Advisor to Raksha Mantri &
        of the Government of India whose activities have a bearing on the scientific
        and technological aspects of national security.                                             Secretary, Department of Defence Research and Development
18. Autonomous Bodies: Aeronautical Development Agency.                                             DRDO Bhawan, New Delhi – 110 011.
                                                                                                    Phone: 011-23011519
Stakeholders/Clients                                                                                Fax: 011-23018216
                                                                                           2. Chief Controller Research and Development (R&M)
        Primarily, following agencies have been identified as stakeholders/clients                  DRDO Bhawan, New Delhi – 110 011.
of the Department of Defence Research and Development in varying degrees:                           Phone: 011-23011860
1. Ministry of Defence                                                                              Fax: 011-23015395
2. Ministry of External Affairs                                                                     Nodal Officer for the Citizen's Charter
3. Ministry of Home Affairs/Other Ministries                                               3. Ms Nabanita R Krishnan
4. Army                                                                                             Director, Planning & Coordination
5. Navy                                                                                             DRDO Bhawan, New Delhi – 110 011.
6. Air Force                                                                                        Phone: 011-23016278
7. R&D centres of other Government Departments, public and private sectors                          Fax: 011-23016174
8. Academic Institutions                                                                            Email: nabikrish@hqr.drdo.in
9. Ordnance Factories, Public Sector Undertakings and Industrial Partners
10. Citizens of the Country.

Statement of Services provided to Stakeholders/Clients
Services provided to stakeholders/clients are elaborated in the topic 'Sphere of
Activities/Business', given above. A summary is given below :
1. Design & Development of weapons/systems
2. Help in scientific projects undertaken by the Services
3. Promoting indigenous production
4. Technology transfer of various DRDO developed items
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