‘There is a need to bring more women into DRDO workforce’

With women comprising only 15 per cent of the overall total work force at Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), there is a need to bring more women into DRDO workforce, said Tessy Thom

Published: 09th March 2017 01:46 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th March 2017 05:06 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: With women comprising only 15 per cent of the overall total work force at Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), there is a need to bring more women into DRDO workforce, said Tessy Thomas, missile woman of India.

“We need to encourage women to take up more engineering jobs. The trend has changed today as women are engaging more in work force,” said Tessy.

She was speaking at a national work shop at Mahila Unleashing Dynamism in Research Areas on Wednesday. She said that they planned to achieve 50 per cent women in DRDO workforce by 2030. Even though women comprise only 15 per cent of the total work force, 25 per cent hold top positions and 5 per cent hold challenging positions.

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