Ministry of Science and Technology (India)

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Ministry of Science and Technology
Emblem of India.svg
Central overview
FormedMay 1971
Jurisdiction India
HeadquartersNew Delhi
Annual budget12 billion US dollar (2019)
Minister responsible
Central executive
Websitetechport.gov.in

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.

Organisation[edit]

The ministry includes the following departments:

Department of Biotechnology[edit]

Autonomous Institutes

Public Sector Undertakings

Department of Scientific and Industrial Research[edit]

  • 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[edit]

List of ministers[edit]

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
C. Subramaniam 2 May 1971 10 October 1974 Indian National Congress Indira Gandhi
T. A. Pai
10 October 1974 2 January 1975
Indira Gandhi
2 January 1975 24 March 1977
Indira Gandhi 14 January 1980 31 October 1984 Indian National Congress Indira Gandhi
Rajiv Gandhi 31 December 1984 14 January 1985 Indian National Congress Rajiv Gandhi
V. P. Singh[3] V. P. Singh (cropped).jpg 2 December 1989 21 November 1990 Janata Dal V. P. Singh
Chandra Shekhar[4] 21 November 1990 21 June 1991 Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya) Chandra Shekhar
P. V. Narasimha Rao[5] Pumapaparti.N.rao.jpg 21 June 1991 16 May 1996 Indian National Congress P. V. Narasimha Rao
Atal Bihari Vajpayee 16 May 1996 1 June 1996 Bharatiya Janata Party Atal Bihari Vajpayee
H. D. Dewe Gowda 1 June 1996 29 June 1996 Janata Dal H. D. Dewe Gowda
Yoginder K Alagh
(MoS, Independent Charge)
29 June 1996 19 March 1998 Janata Dal H. D. Dewe Gowda
Inder Kumar Gujral
Murli Manohar Joshi[6] Murli Manohar Joshi MP.jpg 19 March 1999 21 May 2004 Bharatiya Janata Party Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Kapil Sibal[7]
(As MoS, Independent Charge
till 29 January 2006)
Kapil Sibal.jpg 23 May 2004 22 May 2009 Indian National Congress Manmohan Singh
Prithviraj Chavan
(MoS, Independent Charge)
28 May 2009 10 November 2010
Kapil Sibal 10 November 2010 19 January 2011
Pawan Kumar Bansal[8] PawanKumarBansalChd.JPG 19 January 2011 19 July 2011
Vilasrao Deshmukh[9] Vilasrao deshmukh3.jpg 19 July 2011 14 August 2012
Vayalar Ravi Vayalar Ravi-crop.jpg 14 August 2012 28 Oct 2012
Jaipal Reddy Jaipal Sudini Reddy 03212.JPG 28 Oct 2012 26 May 2014
Dr. Jitendra Singh
(MoS, Independent Charge)
Dr.Jitendra Singh.JPG 26 May 2014 9 November 2014 Bharatiya Janata Party Narendra Modi
Harsh Vardhan Dr Harsh Vardhan.png 9 November 2014 Incumbent

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  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. Archived from the original on October 15, 2014. Retrieved October 9, 2014.
  4. ^ "Fourteenth Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile : Chandra Shekhar,Shri". Lok Sabha of India/National Informatics Centre, New Delhi. Archived from the original on January 2, 2017. 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. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. 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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