New Delhi,RAJYA SABHA:The number of scientists resigned from Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in the last five years (2003-2007) is 1107. DRDO has submitted a comprehensive proposal of incentives for scientists and the details of the proposal are as under:-
Authorization of additional increments to scientist ‘B’ at the time of joining
Enhancement of professional update allowance.
Enhancement of Study Leave Period for acquiring higher qualification viz PhD, M.Tech etc.
Internet facility to all the scientists at residence.
Individual consultancy & collaborative opportunities.
Fast track promotion policy.
Grant of sabbatical leave for interaction with Academia, R&D Departments, and Industries.
Detailing scientists for short term / long term training courses in frontier areas of research within the country or abroad.
Entitling all scientists for air travel on official duty.
Re-imbursement of residential telephone and Internet expenses for young scientists also.
Award scheme to be augmented
Sharing of monetary benefits of commercialization of products/processes developed by inventors.
Augmentation of residential facilities, recreational, medical and educational facilities.
Better social life in the DRDO living campus.
This information was given by the Defence Minister Shri A K Antony in a written reply to Shri Satyavrat Chaturvedi in Rajya Sabha today.