Registration of external experts through RAC website
RAC was established in 1985 as an agency for recruitment and promotion for
posts covered in Defence Research and Development Services (DRDS).
RAC makes available quality scientific manpower to different DRDO labs
for helping them complete their projects including mission mode projects
in important areas of technologies required for the Services. DRDO's
mission mode projects pertain to areas like missiles, electronics, life sciences,
naval systems, vehicles and armaments, aeronautics and many other
branches of engineering and technology. RAC addresses this challenge of tapping and
retaining bright scientific talent at various levels through various schemes
realising its core functions.
In order to evolve a transparent system with a high degree of credibility,
RAC engages eminent experts with requisite domain knowledge from academic institutes,
scientific organizations and the industry who are adept in assessing not only
the scientific and technical competence but also the personal attributes,
managerial skills, attitude and aptitude of the candidates. RAC is, therefore
always on the lookout for engaging such experts. If you think that you are one
such expert having 20 or more years of experience in Academics/ Research &
Development in Govt./ Industry, and willing to participate in the processes of
recruitment and assessment of scientists, then please give us your details in the
form available through the following link.
Kindly note that this form is not applicable for retired DRDO Scientists as their data is already available with RAC. Open Form
Annual Performance Appraisal Report (APAR) plays a major role in retaining and promoting the talent by offering careers not jobs by using human resources effectively and achieving greater productivity, by improving their morale and motivation. This requires right selection of attributes and standard methodologies to judge the performance of the scientist as successful or unsuccessful and the degrees of their contribution to the organizational goals and objectives. Appraisal of scientific manpower will develop their personal job performance contributing to the overall performance and hence creates a link which in turn generates teamwork and shared responsibility. The objective of present research paper is to design a standardized appraisal format for R&D organization.
Efforts were made at Recruitment and Assessment Centre (RAC), Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and different Universities in India. Senior scientists from R&D and University professors were contacted to fill-up the questionnaire. An open-ended questionnaire was used to identify the job functions of the R&D organization and positional analysis of scientists of the R&D organization.
The results show that:
In the R&D organization, scientists need to perform six major job functions i.e., Basic research, research and development, technology development, design and development, testing/quality assurance and managerial effectiveness; but contribution at each level varies.
Based on the job functions specific attributes were identified for various scientific positions of the R&D organization.
On the basis of above results a framework has been designed for different executive levels and evaluating them on three standards i.e. work output, personal attributes and functional competencies. The designed standardized format will help in the comprehensive evaluation of the scientists and their further potential development for enhancing their effectiveness.
Sample Performance Appraisal Report Formats: Designing of a Standardized format for R&D Organisations