In addition to the Pay and Grade Pay, DRDS scientists are entitled to get House Rent Allowance upto 30% of Pay (Pay+grade pay) in case of non-availability of Government accommodation and other allowances viz, DA, Transport etc as admissible to Central Government employees. Performance Related Incentive Scheme (PRIS)
As per recommendations of the 6th CPC DRDO has implemented the PRIS by way of granting variable increments to meritorious scientists on their promotion to next higher grade based on their performance in the lower grade.
Perquisites like Leave Travel Concession, Medical facilities, Advances for PCs/Conveyance/House Building are also admissible as per government rules. In addition, DRDS Scientists are also eligible for grant of amount equivalent to two increments in the grades of Scientist 'C' to 'F' and Special Pay of Rs. 4000/- to Scientist 'G' per month; Professional update allowance of Rs 10,000/- (for Scientist 'B' , 'C' and 'D'), Rs 20,000/- (for Scientist 'E' and Scientist 'F') Rs 30,000/- (for Scientist G onwards) per annum and reimbursement of expenditures on newspapers/periodicals also admissible in accordance with provisions of relevant Rules.