DRDO RAC Vacancies Recruitment 2020: Check Vacancies, Salary, Job Profile, Promotion Policy & Postings

DRDO Scientist Salary 2020: RAC, the Recruitment and Assessment Centre of DRDO undertakes various recruitment programmes to induct scientists each year in variety of scientific and engineering disciplines relevant to DRDO Laboratories. DRDO (Defence R&D organization) employs scientists in Group ‘A’ (Gazetted) technical service known as Defence Research & Development Service (DRDS) and offers career opportunities in a broad spectrum of technologies at its laboratories/establishments (more than 50) located across the country. At present, RAC is conducting online registration for filling 311 (DRDO-293, ADA-18) Scientist ‘B’ vacancies.

DRDO Scientist Salary after 7th Pay Commission, Promotion & Pay Scale

In pursuit of self-reliance in critical technologies relevant to national security, DRDO formulates and executes programmes of scientific research, design, development, testing and evaluation of various systems, subsystems, devices and products required for defence of the nation. DRDO employs highly qualified and competent scientists and technologists who constitute the Group ‘A’ (Class I Gazetted) Service known as Defence Research & Development Service (DRDS). The emoluments of DRDS Scientists as per 7th Central Pay Commission are as given below in INR:

GradeLevel in Pay MatrixInitial Pay in Pay Matrix
Scientist ‘B’Level 1056,100/-
Scientist ‘C’Level 1167,700/-
Scientist ‘D’Level 1278,800/-
Scientist ‘E’Level 131,23,100/-
Scientist ‘F’Level 13A1,31,100/-
Scientist ‘G’Level 141,44,200/-
Scientist ‘H’ (Outstanding Scientist)Level 151,82,200/-
Distinguished Scientist (DS)Level 162,05,400/-
Secretary, Department of Defence R&D and Chairman, DRDOLevel 172,25,000/-

DRDO Scientist ‘B’ Salary after 7th Pay Commission & Pay Scale

Scientist `B’ Posts in Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO) and Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) comes under Level-10 (7th CPC) of the Pay Matrix (Rs. 56,100/-) in specified disciplines and categories. Total emoluments (inclusive of HRA and all other allowances) at the time of joining will be approximately Rs.80,000/- p.m. at the present metro city rate.

DRDO Scientist Salary Details 
GradeScientist ‘B’
Pay Matrix LevelLevel 10
Entry Pay56,100/-
Total Salary (Emoluments Including TA, HRA & Other Allowances )Rs. 80000/-

DRDO Scientist Allowances Other than Basic Pay

DRDO operates a merit-based promotion scheme under Flexible Complementing Scheme (FCS) upto the level of Scientist ‘H’ which means that with each promotion is based purely on merit basis of the scientist in the assessment board/ Peer Committee.

In addition to the Basic Pay, DRDS scientists are entitled to get House Rent Allowance upto 24% of Basic Pay in case of non-availability of Government accommodation and other allowances viz, DA, Transport Allowance with DA on it etc. as admissible to Central Government employees.

Category of CitiesHRA Before 7th Pay CommissionHRA After 7th Pay Commission
X30%24%
Y20%16%
Z10%8%

DRDO Scientist Facility for Higher Qualification & Training

DRDO trains its personnel at training institutions in Pune (DIAT) and Mussourie (ITM) and also at prestigious academic institutions viz, IITs, IISc Bangalore etc., for acquiring higher educational qualifications. Opportunities also arise for foreign deputations for training/presentation of papers/specific assignments.

DRDO Scientist Job Profile

Currently DRDO is operating 50 laboratories which are engaged in developing defence technologies under different categories like aeronautics, armaments, electronics, combat vehicles, engineering systems, instrumentation, missiles, advanced computing and simulation, special materials, naval systems, life sciences, training, information systems and agriculture. Also, many DRDO projects are under development like missiles, armaments, light combat aircrafts, radars, electronic warfare systems, etc.

As per the Central Government Rules, selected candidates will have the liability to serve anywhere in India including remote/ field area locations. 

So, the Job Profile of DRDO Scientist can be a great opportunity for those candidates who are looking for a job government job with challenging roles & responsibilities. DRDO Scientist (Group B) Posts can offer you a government job with a good salary package.

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