Page 127 - Final_DRDO_Annual_Report_2017_resize.indd
P. 127

publish in-house journal in Hindi and celebrate      applications/first appeals/second appeals were
Rajbhasha Pakhwada. As on Dec 2017, 214              processes as per the following details:
Rajbhasha workshops, 04 technical seminars,
and 44 Rajbhasha in-house journals have been                             Table 8. RTI Applications
published by DRDO labs. In addition to this,
official language inspection of 19 labs/estts/       Information sought    Received  Disposed  Under
corporate Directorates was carried out.              through                             off   Process

RECRUITMENT & ASSESSMENT                             RTI Applications      828 794             34

     Recruitment & Assessment Centre (RAC)           First Appeals         125 125             0
is responsible for inducting Scientists while
Centre for Personnel Talent Management               Second Appeals (CIC)  56 56               0
(CEPTAM) is responsible for inducting Technical
Cadre (Technical Officers & STAs) in the             TRAINING & KNOWLEDGE UPGRADATION
Organisation.
                                                          The need to face challenges of globalisation
     During the year, RAC completed three cycles     together with rapid scientific and technological
of direct recruitment, two cycles of Limited         change requires that DRDO personnel get exposure
Departmental Competitive Examination (LDCE),         to multi-disciplinary scientific knowledge in
and the annual cycle of assessments of DRDO          emerging areas of S&T. Training is one of
Scientists for next higher grades. A total of 61     the effective and tested tools for performance
candidates were recommended for appointment          enhancement, as well as up gradation of knowledge
in DRDO & ADA as Scientists/Engineers. More          and skills of the personnel. DRDO ensures
than 2200 scientists were assessed/peer reviewed     training to all cadres of personnel through
in 2017 for promotion to next higher grade           training institutes, viz.
resulting in a total of 1085 promotions. RAC
for the first time conducted a Computer-Based        • DIAT Pune.
Online Test for the LDCE for selection of qualified  • ITM Mussorie.
departmental candidates. Shri BP Sharma, a 1981      • CEPTAM, Delhi (for technical, administrative
batch IAS Officer of Bihar Cadre who retired as
Secretary DOP&T, was appointed as Chairman              and allied cadre)
RAC and took over w.e.f. 15th Dec 2017.
                                                          Targeted Training Centre has been set up
     During the year, 1045 candidates (851 DRTC      at Dr. Raja Ramanna Complex, Bengaluru,
and 194 Admin & Allied) were nominated through       for DRDO scientists. Continuing Education
CEPTAM-08 recruitment cycle conducted on an          Programme (CEP) courses are also part of
All India basis. 2720 eligible DRTC candidates       DRDO annual training schedule. Scientists are
were assessed for promotion through 45 boards        also trained in techno-managerial areas through
organised across DRDO centres and a total of         Management Development Programmes (MDP)
887 candidates were promoted. Online data            giving emphasis to provide better understanding
interface through DRONA was upgraded and             of project planning, monitoring, quality control
operationalised for DRDO labs/estts for updating     and management, leadership and decision-
the data of DRTC personnel.                          making.

RIGHT TO INFORMATION (RTI)                                During the year, a total of 150 courses have
                                                     been conducted in the category of CEP and
     The RTI Cell at DRDO HQ has implemented         Special Training Programmes in which around
RTI policies for the Organisation for compliance     3300 personnel were trained. 194 participants were
by all CPIOs of DRDO labs/estts/EMUs/centres.        trained through MDP programmes conducted
During the year, workshops on RTI matters were       in various reputed institutes of the country.
organized at Delhi, Pune and Bengaluru for the
benefit of CPIOs and other officials of labs. RTI         CEPTAM organized 45 training programmes
                                                     (technical/refresher/induction etc.) which included
                                                     8 newly identified training areas were conducted
                                                     for DRTC and Admin &Allied cadre based on
                                                     Training Needs Assessment. In these programmes,

                                                                                                   115
   122   123   124   125   126   127   128   129   130   131   132