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 budget2.1 billion US dollar (2017)
Minister responsible
Central executive
Websitedst.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]

  • 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[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
V. P. Singh[3] V. P. Singh (cropped).jpg 1989 1990 Janata Dal V. P. Singh
Chandra Shekhar[4] 1990 1991 Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya) Chandra Shekhar
P. V. Narasimha Rao[5] P V Narasimha Rao.png 1991 1996 Indian National Congress P. V. Narasimha Rao
Murli Manohar Joshi[6] Murli Manohar Joshi MP.jpg 13 October 1999 21 May 2004 Bharatiya Janata Party Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Kapil Sibal[7] Kapil Sibal.jpg 23 May 2004 May 2009 Indian National Congress Manmohan Singh
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 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. 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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