The Recruitment Cell is vested with the responsibility of making recruitment to Group 'A' scientific and technical posts as recruitment to these posts is exempted from the purview of UPSC. The recruitment to these posts is made by the method of direct recruitment or deputation (including short term contract) or absorption as per the Recruitment Rules for the relevant posts.
The Recruitment Cell is also vested with the responsibility of in-situ promotions of departmental Scientists under the Flexible Complimenting Scheme (FCS) as contained in the Department of Science and Technology Group 'A' Gazetted posts (non-ministerial, scientific and technical) Rules, 2004. In-situ promotions under FCS are considered twice before 1st January and 1st July every year.
Besides, the Recruitment Cell also deals with the proposals regarding recognition of Institutions / Organizations under various Ministries / Departments as scientific and technical for the purpose of introduction of FCS.