Eminent scientist S Christopher was today given a one-year extension, till May next year, as chief of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved his extension for a period of one year with effect from May 29, 2017, an order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said.
Christopher is also Secretary, Department of Defence Research and Development (DoDRD). He will continue to hold both the charges for one more year.
Christopher was in May 2015 appointed as Director General of the DRDO for a two-year term.
Christopher was then working as Distinguished Scientist and Programme Director (airborne early warning and control system) and Director, Centre for Air-Borne Systems in the DRDO.
Established in 1980, the DoDRD advises the government on scientific aspects of military equipment and logistics and the formulation of research, design and development plans for the equipment required by the three services-- Army, Navy and the Air Force.
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