DQR&S is responsible for formulation of DRDO policies covering quality, reliability & safety and their implementation. The broad Roles and Functions are as follows:
Formulate and implement general policy on Quality, Reliability, Software Quality, IV&V and act as a nodal point at corporate level for these functions.
Assist DRDO Labs/Estts in evolving appropriate Quality Assurance/Reliability (hardware and software) plans suiting their specific needs and to act as a catalyst to ensure that these plans are properly implemented.
Formulate standards and guidelines for software development, software quality and reliability.
Promote Quality Reliability & Safety culture in DRDO and bring in organizational changes where required.
Conduct the audit levels IV & V of the software assets of the Labs and recommend on the adequacy of prior IV & V carried out.
Carry out Quality & Reliability reviews and to assist in internal audit of various DRDO Labs/Estts/Centres.
Participate as a member in Test & Evaluation Committee and Failure Analysis Board for Major/Catastrophic failure of systems.
Coordinate within and outside DRDO on all quality related activities including compliance to ISO-9000 certification requirements.
Guide each cluster of Laboratories to generate common standards for materials, components and workmanship.
Ensure formulation of safety policy, establishment of safety structure and promotion of safety culture in the organisation.
Organize seminars/workshops and short term courses to meet the training requirements quality, reliability and safety