DRDO NPOL Recruitment 2022: Eligibility Vacancies, Salary & Apply now

DRDO NPOL Recruitment 2022: Eligibility Vacancies, Salary & Apply now

DRDO NPOL Recruitment 2022 Out; Interview Only | High Salary Package!!Engagement of retired Government officials as Consultant on contract basis in Naval Physical and Oceanographic Laboratory Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO)& also Inviting applications for selection for the position of Research Associate (RA). Naval Physical and Oceanographic Laboratory located at Kochi.The relevant details and eligibility criteria are given below.

DRDO RA Recruitment 2022 | DRDO Consultant Recruitment 2022 | DRDO Research Associate Recruitment 2022:

Name of the BoardNaval Physical and Oceanographic Laboratory Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO)
PositionResearch Associate (RA)&Consultant
VacancyAs per the requirements
Last Datewithin 30 days of publication of this Advertisement in Employment News/RozgarSamachar for RA &within a period of 21 days from the date of publication of this advertisement for Consultant
StatusNotification Released

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DRDO Recruitment 2022 Eligibility Criteria:



  1. a) Officers/Officials who have retired from Central/State Government / PSUs / Autonomous Bodies/Universities/Govt. R&D Organizations and possessing practical knowledge and experience in the field for which he/she is applying as per Terms of Reference for the position.
  2. b) Persons possessing experience of having worked with DRDO would be accorded preference during selection / appointment.
  3. c) He / She should have effective communication (both oral and written) and interpersonal skills with a strong flair for in-depth examination of his/her areas of work.

Research Associate:

Candidates should have possess Ph. D in Ocean Sciences or relevant allied subjects preferably with experience in the field of Physical Oceanography OR having 3 years of research or teaching experience after M. Tech (Ocean Technology / Ocean Engineering) with at least one research paper in Science Citation Indexed (SCI) journal in the field of Physical Oceanography

Age Limit:

The maximum age limit for all categories of retired Govt. employees for applying will be 63 years as on closing date of application for consultant posts.35 years as on the closing date of receipt of application. The upper age limit shall be relaxable to the candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and OBC as per Government of India orders for RA posts.

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DRDO Research Associate Salary:

Consultant Post:

The details of Remuneration and Conveyance Allowance are as follows: (a) For Pensioners: A fixed monthly amount shall be admissible, arrived at by deducting the basic pension from the pay drawn at the time of retirement. The amount so fixed shall remain unchanged for the term of the contract. There will be no annual increment/percentage increase during the contract period. A fixed monthly amount as conveyance allowance for the purpose of commuting between the residence and the place of work shall also be allowed at Rs. 3000/- upto Pay Level 11 and at Rs. 5000/- for Pay Level 12.

Remuneration and conveyance allowance for Non-Pensioners: A fixed consolidated monthly remuneration shall be admissible as follows:

Post CodePay Level of the positionEquivalent Pay Scales of Employees retired from PSUsConsolidated remuneration per month
NPOL/01Level 08Rs.50,000 – Rs.1,60,000/-Rs.40,000/-
NPOL/02Level 10Rs.60,000 – Rs.1,80,000/-Rs.40,000/-
NPOL/03Level 11Rs.70,000 – Rs.2,00,000/-Rs.50,000/-
NPOL/04Level 11Rs.70,000 – Rs.2,00,000/-Rs.50,000/-
NPOL/05Level 12Rs.80,000 – Rs.2,20,000/-Rs.60,000/-


Monthly fellowship emoluments of Rs.54,000/- + House Rent Allowance for Research Associate

NPOL Recruitment 2022 Selection Process:

Candidates shortlisted by a Screening Committee will be called for a personal interview at NPOL, Kochi subsequently and they shall be required to produce certificates/testimonials/community certificate etc. in original at the time of interview.

Steps to Apply:


Filled in application in the prescribed format (available at the website www.drdo.gov.inalong with self-attested copies of certificates in support of educational qualifications, age, reservation status etc may be sent by post in an envelope superscribed “APPLICATION FOR FELLOWSHIP-RA 2022’’ so as to reach “The Director, NPOL,Thrikkakara PO, Kochi – 682 021’’ within 30 days of publication of this Advertisement in Employment News/RozgarSamachar. Incomplete applications are liable to be rejected.

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