Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla, while chairing a high-level meeting, reviewed the proposal to set up the hospitals, they added. Bhalla asked the Jammu and Kashmir administration to immediately identify suitable locations for constructing the hospitals. He also asked the DRDO to evaluate and submit the corresponding proposal estimates through a team of experts. The meeting was informed that the administration has identified two patches of land in Jammu and Srinagar for the purpose. The chief secretary informed the meeting that the Union Territory has witnessed a consistent surge in the number of COVID patients over the last few days.
Manpower Shortage Derails DRDO As Govt Sits On Proposal To Increase Manpower
Manpower Shortage Derails DRDO As Govt Sits On Proposal To Increase Manpower - Defence News India
New Delhi, Aug 26 PTI India's premier defence research institute DRDO has set in motion a long-awaited process to usher in mega reforms aimed at helping it develop futuristic military weapons and support the government's initiative for bolstering the domestic defence production. A committee headed by Prof V Ramagopal Rao, Director of Delhi IIT, has been appointed to suggest measures to improve the efficiency of the DRDO laboratories across the country to boost the domestic defence production, government sources said. The Defence Research and Development Organisation DRDO has over 50 laboratories across the country which are engaged in developing defence technologies covering disciplines like aeronautics, armaments, combat vehicles, engineering systems, missiles, advanced computing and naval systems. Satheesh Reddy will oversee the implementation of the reform initiatives. The government has already outlined its broad roadmap to make India a hub of defence manufacturing and has been taking policy initiatives to promote the domestic industry. On August 9, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh had announced that India will stop the import of weapons and military platforms like transport aircraft, light combat helicopters, conventional submarines, cruise missiles and sonar systems by
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The Chief Secretary informed that the UT has witnessed a consistent surge in patient-load over the past few days. He further requested that the upcoming hospitals must be equipped with isolation beds having oxygen support and fully equipped ICU beds. Assessing the requirement of dedicated COVID infrastructure in the Union territory, the Union Home Secretary asked the government of Jammu and Kashmir to immediately identify suitable locations for constructing bedded hospitals while asking DRDO to evaluate and submit corresponding proposal estimates through a team of experts.
Final approval for posts from the Cabinet Committee on Security headed by Modi is yet to come. While authorised strength of scientists is 7,, the existing strength is 7, Since , DRDO is managing with the same authorisation.