Welfare Cell of the Department looks after the welfare of DST Employees. DST/DSIR Benevolent Fund has been established in the Department and a large number of employees have become members. Assistance is provided to the members and their families to relieve distress from time to time. A Creche with requisite facilities is also being run within the Department premises for the benefit of its employees.
The Sports and Recreation Club promotes various indoor and outdoor activities. The Club regularly takes part in inter-ministerial tournaments and organizes cultural programmes and excursion tours.