Department of Science and Technology (India)
Department of Science & Technology (DST) was established in May 1971, with the objective of promoting new areas of Science & Technology and to play the role of a nodal department for organising, coordinating and promoting S&T activities in the country. The Department has major responsibilities for specific projects and programmes as listed below:
-Formulation of policies relating to Science and Technology.
-Matters relating to the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Cabinet (SACC).
-Promotion of new areas of Science and Technology with special emphasis on emerging areas.
-Coordination and integration of areas of Science & Technology having cross-sectoral linkages in which a number of institutions and departments have interest and capabilities.
-Undertaking or financially sponsoring scientific and technological surveys, research design and development, where necessary.
-Support and Grants-in-aid to Scientific Research Institutions, Scientific Associations and Bodies.
-Matters commonly affecting Scientific and technological departments/organisations/ institutions e.g. financial, personnel, purchase and import policies and practices.
-Management Information Systems for Science and Technology and coordination thereof.
-Matters regarding Inter-Agency/Inter-Departmental coordination for evolving science and technology missions.See more