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The total approved sanctioned strength of the department as on 1.3.2013 is 18,561 out of which 12,850 are in scientific and technical categories and 5,711 are in administrative categories. Welfare measures like housing, medical, canteen and schooling for children, are extended to the existing personnel under different approved schemes. Life insurance coverage from accidents in the work place, namely VISWAS and a special scheme for assistance to families in exigency, namely, ‘SAFE’, are also extended to employees at a relatively low premium through an internal trust.

The competency, commitment and dedication of ISRO/DOS personnel have played a key role in various achievements of the Indian space Programme. DOS attaches great importance to the quality in recruitment, training and development of its human resources to meet the stringent requirements of the space programme and realisation of goals and objectives of the Department.

Centralised recruitment of scientists and engineers with degree in Engineering has been continued during the year. The applications were received on ISRO website and selection and induction of engineers have been completed through a process of written test and interview on an all India basis. Centralised recruitment processes have been continued for Officers in Administrative areas, Office Assistants and Jr Personal Assistants during the year.

ISRO/DOS has been absorbing the bright graduates from the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology on successful completion of their B,Tech programme with certain level of benchmark. The third batch of students, who were admitted to B.Tech Programme during September 2009 at Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram, have graduated during June 2013. A total of 121 students who have passed out fulfilling the quality benchmark, have been inducted in all DOS/ISRO Centres.

Training
Vigilance
Progressive Use of Hindi
  • Implementation of Hindi in the Department of Space (DOS) continued with vigour during the year. The Official Language Implementation Committees (OLICs) both at the Department level and at Centres/Units held their quarterly meetings to review the progress in the use of Hindi. DOS/ISRO and its Centres and Units have also participated in the meetings of Town OLIC constituted in respective Towns. DOS also participated in the Central OLIC meetings held at New Delhi

  • The Second Sub Committee of Committee of Parliament on Official Language inspects various centres/Units of the Department regularly. This year, the Committee visited Master Control Facility(Bhopal) on 05.02.2013 with regard to the progress made in the Implementation of Official language

  • In order to implement Hindi in a more meaningful and effective manner and to evaluate the progressive use of Hindi in DOS/ISRO Centres/Units, an Annual Inspection Programme was drawn up by the Department and inspections were carried out. The Officers from Regional Implementation Offices of the Department of Official Language have also inspected various Centres/Units to review the progressive use of Hindi

  • Internal inspections of Section of DOS/ISRO and also other Centres/Units were carried out to increase use of Hindi in day to day work

  • The Training programme in Hindi through Hindi Teaching Scheme, Correspondence course and other Departmental arrangements like Video Conferencing, have been strengthened. The percentage of employees possessing working knowledge of Hindi in all DOS/ISRO Centres/Units has considerably increased to more than 80 per cent. The Centres/Units have been requested to prepare an action plan for imparting training to the remaining employees and to complete the training programme at the earliest. Arrangements have been made for imparting training in Hindi Stenography and Hindi Typewriting in all Centres/Units

  • With a view to refresh and update the knowledge of Official Language personnel an ‘Official Language Orientation Programme’ was organised in the North-Eastern Space Applications Centre (NE-SAC), Shillong during 02-03, December, 2013. Further, another orientation programme was held on 14 February, 2014 for all the Hindi Staff of DOS/ISRO Centers/Units in Department of space

  • Also, approval by the Department was accorded to nominate all Hindi Officers for the CENTAD Training Programme held during November 14–16, 2013 in Kanyakumari

  • Hindi Day, Hindi Week, Hindi Fortnight/Hindi Month and Hindi Workshops have been organised, in all DOS/ ISRO Centres/Units, during which competitions in essay, noting and drafting, typewriting, quiz, poetry writing, story writing, news reading, memory, elocution, etc., have been held. These competitions have been organised for Hindi speaking and non-Hindi speaking employees separately. The prizes have also been awarded separately for each category

  • In order to implement the recommendation of the JHSS regarding propaganda of Hindi from house-to-house, the family members of the employees were included during Hindi Fortnight celebrations in all Centres/Units of the Department and there was a very good response

  • The fourth meeting of JHSS was held on 13.02.2014 under the Chairmanship of MOS (PMO)

  • World Hindi Day was celebrated on 10th January in all Centres/Units of the Department

  • Department plays an active role in the activities of Town OLIC. It conducts various programmes under the auspices of Town OLIC. A one day orientation programme for the heads of office of all member offices of Town OLIC was conducted on 18th December 2013. On 26th February 2014, Department organized a Technical Seminar in Hindi for all the Central Government offices situated in Bangalore under the auspices of Town OLIC which was a grand success

  • During the year, twelve books in Hindi on Scientific subjects have been written by the Scientists of Space Application Centre, Ahmedabad which are being considered for printing. Publication of Technical Articles by the scientists of the Department in leading magazines continued during the year. About 17 articles were sent to Department of Official Language, New Delhi to be considered for award. Out of them, two articles were awarded under the new scheme introduced by Department of Official Language, Government of India for the Best Articles written in Hindi and published in leading Hindi magazines

  • Several pamphlets and stickers/posters on Indian Space Programme and booklets on PSLV-C20, PSLV-C21, PSLV-C22, Saral, Insat-3D, IRNSS, GSLV-D5, Mars Orbiter mission, etc., were brought out in Hindi. In-house Hindi magazines are brought out by various Centres/Units of the Department.The brochures 'Space Oddessey' and 'Glimpses of Indian Space Programme' were upadated

  • Exhibition in Hindi on Space were organised in schools during the year

  • Hindi Website of the Department is being updated regularly. In addition to department's own Website, SAC, PRL, NRSC and NARL also have their own Websites. ISAC, VSSC, LPSC, SHAR also have internal web pages on intranet

  • ‘Hindi Fortnight Incentive Scheme’ continued during the year under which the Officers/Employees doing maximum work in Hindi during the Hindi month were awarded. Also, the incentive Scheme for writing 10,000 words for region 'C' and 20,000 words for region 'A' & 'B" in Hindi in day-to-day Official work continued where in employees in large number were rewarded

  • During the year, a New Incentive Scheme was introduced to encourage the Scientists of the Department to Write Books on Scientific Subjects in Hindi

  • Apart from Technical Seminars in Hindi conducted by various Centres/Units during the year, SAC, Ahmedabad conducted an Inter-Centre Technical Seminar in Hindi for all the Centres/Units of DOS/ISRO during October 14-15, 2013 on the “Role of Space Technology in Disaster Management”

  • The employees of DOS/ISRO Centres/Units have also participated in the activities on progressive use of Hindi organised by various voluntary organisations, viz., Kendriya Sachivalya Hindi Parishad, New Delhi and Mysore Hindi Prachar Parishad, and also by Town OLICs

  • Hindi Implementation introduced as part of Induction Programme in all the major Centres of DOS/ISRO, continued during the year
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