No top scientists (Distinguished Scientist and Outstanding Scientist) quit Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) during the last three years. However, one Distinguished Scientist took Voluntary Retirement in 2010 and joined Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru.
In order to retain talented scientists in DRDO, the following incentives have been given:-
(i) Two additional increments on promotion to each Grade.
(ii) Upto six variable increments on promotion to deserving scientists.
(iii) Professional Update Allowance.
(iv) Performance Related Incentive Scheme (PRIS) granted to DRDO Scientist and DRDO Personnel.
(v) Fast Track promotions through assessments;
(vi) Opportunity to acquire higher qualifications at reputed institutes viz. IIT`s/IISc, etc. as DRDO sponsored candidate;
(vii) Young Scientist, Scientist of the Year and other DRDO Awards in recognition to their contributions; etc.
In addition, excellent infrastructure facilities have been created at work places and residential complexes for DRDO scientist and other personnel.
This information was given by Minister of Defence Shri A.K. Antony in written reply to Shri N. Chaluvaraya Swamy in Lok Sabha today.
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