5 Sep In , the government set up a committee chaired by Dr. P Rama Rao to specifically improve the operations of DRDO. The committee’s report. 1 Apr The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is no exception. Its mission . c) Rama Rao Committee Report. Consequent to. 30 Mar “By the time Rama Rao committee report (which looked at DRDO specifically as suggested by Kelkar committee) came a few years later, the.

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The new government has already displayed its resolve to improve matters. DRDO ramaa fared miserably in all the projects. Petrol and Diesel Pricing. INS Sumitra commissioned 5 Jan, It not only raises the bar of efficiency but also breeds a culture of responsibility.

DARPA has had impressive repotr in military research by having an agile, small and focused team. This will also allow Indian industries to acquire the necessary competence to deliver world-class results.

To deflect mounting criticism for its failure to develop high tech systems, it has resorted to highlighting production of commonly available products with much hype and fanfare. Defence Defence National International Industry.

Coommittee aside token shedding of three laboratories, not a single measure suggests any radical reform. The Consultant will be entrusted with the task to examine issues such as selection and tenure of Directors and avenues for the induction of talented persons, independently spotted by the Lab Directors and the heads of centres, including filling up of wastage vacancies.

Rama Rao Committee on DRDO

Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Due to the flexibility of its procedure, DRDO is in a position to oblige other wings of MoD by providing facilities from its sources. Instead, actively allowing private players and FDI in the defence sector can inject competition and contestability. One marvels at the deftness with which DRDO has withstood all the criticism heaped on it by various committees.


It has removed DRDO head. It boasts of having developed It felt that delays cause suspicion on the capability of DRDO in the eyes of the users, the common man and intelligentsia. Restructured Defence Research and Development Organisation corporate headquarters. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by marking them offensive. It will not take up any manufacturing activity.

Instead of succumbing to their pressure, it has cleverly exploited their reports to consolidate its powers further and create additional vacancies at senior levels. Perhaps the most striking attribute of DRDO is its ability to survive and thrive, continued non-performance notwithstanding. Its role is to ensure that the US military technology remains more sophisticated than that of potential rivals, and prevent technological surprises.

It has also been decided that the budget for rejuvenating Research may reach 5 percent of DRDO budget in a period of three years. Military officers argue that the modernization of DRDO has been held up by a host of factors, mostly because of lack of political will power.

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Formed in as a single unified agency to handle all defence research and development activities with 10 laboratories, it has grown exponentially to 52 laboratories in multiple disciplines. The organisation was set up in with the objective raa providing the Indian armed forces with indigenous scientific and technological commitree.

The DRDO is not involved in production of equipment, instead it is primarily responsible for research and development till the transfer-of-technology ToT stage. As it is funded through the defence budget, the relation between DRDO and the armed forces is akin to that of a service provider to the clients.

Some of these recommendations of the Committee cokmittee been accepted by the Defence Minister. It converts every act of inquisition into an opportunity to promote its own interests.


It has largely resulted in policy capture by public sector undertakings in the name of indigenisation. Centre, states get notice on jail wages. The committee recommended the following measures: All of them have been running way behind schedule, have not met the demands of the services and continue to drain the military budget.

Restructuring Of DRDO

Director of a laboratory will not be able to approach DRDO Headquarters directly as another link in the form of centre has been interposed.

The concept of client satisfaction becomes irrelevant when a client lacks bargaining power. Your Reason has been Reported to the admin. The DRDO is far from reaching the operational efficiency of similar organisations from across the world and successive governments have continued to spend money, inefficiently, on DRDO.

Now is the time to crack the whip to force comprehensive reforms. With reduced mandate, a reduction in the bloated organisation of DRDO was expected. Get instant notifications from Economic Times Allow Not now You can switch off notifications anytime using browser settings. Login from existing account Facebook Google Email. No one ever retires in DRDO.

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The track record of DRDO is abysmal to say the least. Another military officer argued that DRDO should stop re-inventing the wheel, and also end the habit of dragging on with unsuccessful projects.

While empowering the Directors of the laboratories, DRDO will put in a mechanism in place to ensure the accountability of the laboratory Directors. We have sent you a verification email. Indian-American arrested in Silicon Valley over visa fraud.