The Directorate of Personnel (DoP) at DRDO HQ is one of the Directorates of the HR cluster, which is responsible for Personnel Management, Services and Administrative matters of DRDO employees. DoP formulates policies on all matters of personnel/services/administration and maintains the integrity of public services.
Directorate of Personnel, as one of the important corporate directorates, plays a vital role in implementing Government of India/DRDO policies in the areas of establishment/administration and looks after the personnel & service matters of all officials working in the Laboratories/Establishments/Directorates of HQr and Programme/Projects of DRDO. In its larger role, it acts as the implementer of policies and ensures that accepted standards and norms of public administration, as laid down by Government of India, are followed in the recruitment, regulation of service conditions, posting/transfers, deputation of personnel and all other related issues.
DoP advises DRDO Labs/Estts on issues of personnel management and in matters such as service and conduct rules. DoP frames rules, SOPs and issues amendments in keeping with the changing times to bring about efficient administration. DoP is also responsible for supervision, monitoring and review of work related to enforcing accountability. Apart from efforts to improve efficiency and accountability, the directorate also looks after welfare of employees, Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM), reservation for SC/ST/OBC, Persons With Disabilities (PWD) (Divyangjan) and ex-servicemen.
DoP also deals with cases of appointment to the posts of Director Generals (DGs), Directors, DRDO Chairs, Fellowships etc. It is also the nodal agency for implementation of GoI e-governance programs viz. AVMS, AEBAS, CPGRAMS, LIMBS and ANUBHAV.
Directorate of Personnel is the first ISO 9001:2000 certified Directorate at DRDO HQr. The Directorate has been recertified with ISO 9001:2008 for carrying out its functions efficiently, effectively and timely.
Directorate of Personnel (DoP) is one of the most important corporate Directorates entrusted with implementation of policies and guidelines pertaining to personnel matters disseminated by DRDO, DOP&T and other Govt of India agencies. Its activities include administrative and personnel matters of DRDO employees. Directorate of Personnel was carved out of Directorate of Administration in late 1960s and was formed in 1972.