DRDO Scientist Salary 2020: Check 311 Vacancies under RAC Recruitment, Salary after 7th Pay Commission, Pay Scale, Job Profile, Promotion Policy & Postings

DRDO Scientist Salary 2020: Check DRDO Scientist 311 Vacancies under RAC Recruitment, Salary after 7th Pay Commission, Pay Scale, Allowances, Job Profile, Promotion Policy and Posting Details.

DRDO Scientist Salary 2020: Check 311 Vacancies under RAC Recruitment, Salary after 7th Pay Commission, Pay Scale, Job Profile, Promotion Policy & Postings
DRDO Scientist Salary 2020: Check 311 Vacancies under RAC Recruitment, Salary after 7th Pay Commission, Pay Scale, 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.

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In this article, we will provide you all the information related to DRDO Scientist; be it the nature of the work, pay scales, salary structure or the promotion policies. Let us first look at the Pay Scale of DRDO Scientist in detail:

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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:

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


Level in Pay Matrix

Initial Pay in Pay Matrix

Scientist 'B'

Level 10


Scientist 'C'

Level 11


Scientist 'D'

Level 12


Scientist 'E'

Level 13


Scientist 'F'

Level 13A


Scientist 'G'

Level 14


Scientist 'H' (Outstanding Scientist)

Level 15


Distinguished Scientist (DS)

Level 16


Secretary, Department of Defence R&D and Chairman, DRDO

Level 17


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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 


Scientist 'B'

Pay Matrix Level

Level 10

Entry Pay


Total Salary (Emoluments Including TA, HRA & Other Allowances )

Rs. 80000/-

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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.

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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.

The House Rent Allowance (HRA) of all government employees will be calculated as per the criteria mentioned below in the table:

Category of Cities

HRA Before 7th Pay Commission

HRA After 7th Pay Commission










The three categories of cities are classified according to their population density. Let’s look at the list of cities which fall under the X, Y and Z categories:




(Population >= 50 Lakhs)

Bengaluru, Greater Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Chennai and Kolkata


(Population 5 to 50 Lakhs)

Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Puducherry, Meerut, Ghaziabad, Raipur, Rajkot, Jamnagar, Bhavnagar, Moradabad, Thrissur, Malappuram, Kannur, Kollam, Gwalior, Indore, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Ujjain, Amravati, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Nashik, Bhiwandi, Solapur, Kolhapur, Vasai-Virar Cty, Vijayawada, Warangal, Greater Visakhapatnam, Guntur, Nellore, Guwahati, Patna, Hubli-Dharwad, Mangalore, Mysore, Gulbarga, Kozhikode, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Ajmer, Salem, Tirupur, Coimbatore, Tiruchirappalli, Madurai, Erode, Dehradun, Chandigarh, Durg-Bhilai Nagar, Sangli, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Rourkela, Vadodara, Surat, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Srinagar, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Dhanbad, Ranchi, Bokaro Steel City, Belgaum, Malegaon, Nanded-Waghala, Aligarh, Agra, Bareilly, Lucknow, Kanpur, Allahabad, Gorakhpur, Varanasi, Saharanpur, Noida, Firozabad, Jhansi, Asansol, Siliguri, Durgapur


(Population < 5 Lakhs)

All other remaining cities

Perquisites like Leave Travel Concession, Medical facilities, Advances for PCs/ House Building are also admissible. Professional update allowance of Rs 22,500/- (for Scientist 'B' , 'C' and 'D'), Rs 45,000/- (for Scientist 'E' and Scientist 'F') Rs 67,500/- (for Scientist G onwards) per annum and reimbursement of expenditures on newspapers/periodicals also admissible in accordance with provisions of relevant Rules.

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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.

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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. The ongoing DRDO Projects are:

DRDO Project Categories

List of Projects


DRDO Abhyas


DRDO Fluffy

DRDO Imperial Eagle

DRDO Kapothaka

DRDO Lakshya

DRDO Netra

DRDO Nishant

Pawan UAV

DRDO Rustom



Small arms


Chemical Kit for Detection of Explosives (CKDE)

Explosive Detection Kit (EDK)

Indian CL-20 explosive

Artillery systems and ammunition

Tank armament

Electronics and computer sciences


Electronic warfare

EW systems for the Air Force


Command and control software and decision-making tools

Computing technologies

Laser Science & Technology Centre (LASTEC)

Non-Lethal systems

Lethal Systems

Combat vehicles & engineering

Tanks and armoured vehicles

Modification of BMP-2 series

Other engineering vehicles like Bridge Layer Tank, Amphibious, Arjun Bridge Layer Tank, Sarvatra Bridge layer, Mobile Decontamination System, Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)/DRDO Daksh and many more.

Naval Research and development



Information command and control systems

Mines and targets

Missile Systems

Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP)

Prithvi, Agni, Akash, Trishul, Nag, Brahmos, Nirbhay, Shaurya, Sagarika, Prahaar, Barak 8, Astra, Ballistic Missile Defence Programme, Anti-satellite weapon, Sudarshan, DRDO Glide Bombs

Future Plans

Directed Energy weapons (DEW)

GATET engine

Communication-Centric Intelligence Satellite (CCI-Sat)

DRDO Scientist Posting

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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