It's interesting to note that DRDO though exempted from RTI ambit, do have full fledged mechanism for RTI Related queries and they have a Full time CPIO & AA.
Though exempted, DRDO has been geting RTI Queries quite regularly.
It seems that they are quite prepared to tackle the RTI Queries. The CPIO of DRDO is quite proactive. This is a commendable act from the DRDO.
Is it mandatory for Exempted entities to have a PIOs/AAs?
This has been done based on the DoPT circular dated 14 November 2007: