Ministry of Science and Technology (India)

The Ministry of Science and Technology is the Indian government ministry charged with formulation and administration of the rules and regulations and laws relating to science and technology in India.

Ministry of Science and Technology
Central overview
FormedMay 1971
Jurisdiction India
HeadquartersNew Delhi
Annual budget2.1 billion US dollar (2017)
Minister responsible
Central executive
Websitedst.gov.in

Organisation

The ministry includes the following departments:

Department of Biotechnology

Autonomous Institutes

Public Sector Undertakings

Department of Scientific and Industrial Research

  • Technology Promotion, Development and Utilization Programme (TPDU)[1]
    • Industrial R&D Promotion Programme (IRDPP)
    • Technology Development and Innovation Programme (TDIP)
      • Technology Development and Demonstration Programme (TDDP)
      • Technopreneur Promotion Programme (TePP)
    • Technology Management Programme (TMP)
    • International Technology Transfer Programme (ITTP)
    • Consultancy Promotion Programme (CCP)
    • Technology Information Facilitation Programme (TIFP)
    • Technology Development Utilization Programme for Women (TDUPW)
  • Autonomous institutions
    • Consultancy Development Centre (CDC)
    • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
  • Public sector enterprises
    • National Research Development Corporation (NRDC)
    • Central Electronics Limited (CEL)
  • Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT)
  • Administration
  • Finance

Department of Science and Technology

  • Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC)
  • Vigyan Prasar
  • National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL)
  • National Atlas and Thematic Mapping Organisation (NATMO), Calcutta
  • Survey of India, Dehradun
  • IISER

List of ministers

The Minister of Science and Technology is the head of the ministry. It is a key office in the Union Cabinet.[2]

Name Portrait Term of office Political party Prime Minister
V. P. Singh[3] 1989 1990 Janata Dal V. P. Singh
Chandra Shekhar[4] 1990 1991 Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya) Chandra Shekhar
P. V. Narasimha Rao[5] 1991 1996 Indian National Congress P. V. Narasimha Rao
Murli Manohar Joshi[6] 13 October 1999 21 May 2004 Bharatiya Janata Party Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Kapil Sibal[7] 23 May 2004 May 2009 Indian National Congress Manmohan Singh
Pawan Kumar Bansal[8] 19 January 2011 19 July 2011
Vilasrao Deshmukh[9] 19 July 2011 14 August 2012
Vayalar Ravi 14 August 2012 28 Oct 2012
Jaipal Reddy 28 Oct 2012 26 May 2014
Dr. Jitendra Singh 26 May 2014 9 November 2014 Bharatiya Janata Party Narendra Modi
Harsh Vardhan 9 November 2014 Incumbent

See also

  • Ministry of Earth Sciences (India)

Notes

  1. Department of Scientific & Industrial Research Official website.
  2. "India.gov.in Council of Ministers". New Delhi: Govt of India. 2012-10-28. Retrieved 2012-11-04.
  3. "Tenth Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile : SINGH, SHRI VISHWANATH PRATAP". Lok Sabha of India/National Informatics Centre, New Delhi. Retrieved October 9, 2014.
  4. "Fourteenth Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile : Chandra Shekhar,Shri". Lok Sabha of India/National Informatics Centre, New Delhi. Retrieved October 9, 2014.
  5. "Biographical Sketch, Member of Parliament, XI Lok Sabha : RAO, SHRI P.V. NARASIMHA". Lok Sabha of India/National Informatics Centre, New Delhi. Retrieved May 6, 2015.
  6. "Members Bioprofile". Lok Sabha of India/National Informatics Centre, New Delhi. Retrieved May 20, 2013.
  7. "Members Bioprofile". Lok Sabha of India/National Informatics Centre, New Delhi. Retrieved May 20, 2013.
  8. "Members Bioprofile". Lok Sabha of India/National Informatics Centre, New Delhi. Retrieved May 20, 2013.
  9. NDTV correspondent (July 19, 2011). "Deshmukh takes charge as Science and Technology Minister". New Delhi: NDTV. Retrieved 2012-11-04.
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