BRIEF NOTE ON
SAC-PM Interactive Meeting with
State Science and Technology Councils
and
State Departments of Science and Technology

At the behest of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, the Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology, had organized an interaction meeting of Scientific Advisory Committee to Prime Minister (SAC-PM) with State Departments/ Councils of all the State S & T Councils in the country between 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. on 6th July 2013 at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. List of SAC-PM Members and participants from the State S&T Councils is at Annexure 1 & 2. This was organized to deliberate on the role on development of science and technology in the respective States and future plans to make S&T as an integral part of State Development and Growth.

Salient Recommendations of SAC-PM Meeting and meeting of SAC to PM with State Departments/ Councils for S&T

1. In light of science-led innovations having emerged critical in the modern world, State S&T Councils may need to embrace and include innovation in their agenda and rename it as State Science, Technology & Innovation Council.

2. Role of State S&T Councils and their progressive participation in various State programmes, ensuring S&T interventions, to solve several local problems was emphasized.

3. Promotion of science-led innovations in the State is best carried out through State Science and Technology.

4. State-based science vision in alignment with the National vision is necessary for real progress.

5. State may evolve suitable mechanisms to empower State Science and Technology Councils.

6. S&T Councils to promote scientific temper and culture of science in the State.

7. Introduction of performance related incentive/ award system for State Councils and suitable recognition packages needs to be evolved by DST-GOI.

8. Preparation of partnership plan for state and centre in the empowerment of State Councils for support from the central science sector.

 

ANNEXURE - 1

LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

SAC to PM Members

1. Professor C.N.R. Rao, Bangalore

Chairman

2. Professor Roddam Narasimha, Bangalore

Member

3. Dr. Bikash Sihna, Kolkata

Member

4. Professor Devang Khakhar, Mumbai

Member

5. Professor M. M. Sharma, Mumbai

Member

6. Dr. R. A. Mashelkar, Pune

Member

7. Professor P Balaram, Bangalore

Member

8. Professor Sujatha Ramadorai, Bangalore

Member

9. Dr. Baldev Raj, Coimbatore

Member

10. Dr. M. K. Bhan, Delhi

Member

11. Dr. P. Rama Rao, Hyderabad

Member

12. Prof. B. K. Thelma, Delhi

Member

13. Prof. A. K. Sood, Bangalore

Member

14. Professor. V. Ramakrishnan, Bangalore

Member

15. Dr. T. Ramasami, New Delhi

Member Secretary

16. Dr. K. Vijayaraghavan, New Delhi

Special Invitee

17. Dr. V. M. Katoch, New Delhi

Special Invitee

18. Dr. S. Ayyappan, New Delhi

Special Invitee

DST Officials

1. Ms. Anuradha Mitra, JS & FA

2. Dr. G. J. Samathanam, Scientist-G and Head – TDT

3. Sri Rajeev Sharma, Scientist-D, TDT

4. Er. Ravinder Gaur, Scientist-C, TDT

5. Ms. Rajni  Rawat, Jr. Analyst, TDT

6. Mrs. Sarala Devi, S.O., TDT

 

ANNEXURE - 2

Participants of State S&T Councils

1.

Sri Y. Nagesh Kumar, Member Secretary, AP State Council of S&T, Hyderabad

2.

Sri S. Ghonkrokta, IAS, Secretary, Arunachal Pradesh State Council for Science and Technology Department of IT, Itanagar

3.

Er. Tanya Ronya, Director cum Member Secretary, Arunachal Pradesh State Council for Science and Technology, Department of IT, Itanagar

4.

Dr. R. K. Barman, Head S&T Division, ASTEC, Guwahati

5.

Dr. S. N. Ojha, Project Director, BCST, Patna

6.

Prof. M. M. Hambarde, DG, Chhattisgarh Council of Science & Technology, Raipur

7.

Dr. Joseph S Rauto De ‘Souza, Chief Scientist, GSCST, Goa

8.

Dr. Narottam Sahoo, Advisor & Member Secretary, GCST, Gandhinagar

9.

Dr. Deepak Gupta, Chief Scientific Engineer, Haryana State S&T Council, Panchkula

10.

Er. Gaurav Setia, Joint Director (Tech), Haryana State S&T Council, Panchkula

11.

Dr. Hemant K Gupta, IFA, Joint Member Secretary, State Council for ST&E, Shimla

12.

Sri Bipul Pathak, IAS, Chairman/Member Secretary, J&K State Council for S&T, Jammu

13.

Dr. A. K. Pandey, IAS, Addl. Chief Secretary, Science & Technology Council, Ranchi

14.

Sri I.S.N. Prasad, IAS, Principal Secretary, DST, Bangalore

15.

Dr. M. S. Mohan Kumar, Secretary, KSCST, Bangalore

16.

Dr. M. Prithviraj, Executive Secretary, KSCST, Bangalore

17.

Prof. V. N. Rajasekharan Pillai, Principal Secretary, KSCSTE, Thiruvananthapuram

18.

Dr. K. K. Ramachandran, Member Secretary, KSCSTE, Thiruvananthapuram

19.

Prof. P. R. Sudhakaran, Director, KSCSTE, Thiruvananthapuram

20.

Sri Tasneem Habib, Group Head, Govt. of MPCST, Bhopal

21.

Dr. Arun Sapre, Member Secretary, Rajiv Gandhi Science and Technology Commission, Mumbai

22.

Sri Surendranath Singh, Member Secretary, MASTEC, Imphal

23.

Sri U. C. Liashram, Director, MASTEC, Imphal

24.

Dr. L. Maniketan Singh, Scientific Officer, MASTEC, Imphal

25.

Mr. Thabah, OSD, State Council of S&T and Environment, Meghalaya, Shillong

26.

Dr. Vanlal Zara, PSO, Mizoram Council of Science and Technology, Aizwal

27.

Sri C. K. Nihekhu Sema, Secretary, State Science & Technology Council, Kohima

28.

Dr. Zavei Hiese, Member Secretary, Secretary, State Science & Technology Council, Kohima

29.

Dr. (Mrs.) Neelima Jerath, Executive Director, PSCSTE, Chandigarh

30.

Dr. (Mrs) Amita Gill, Project Director, Rajasthan State Council of S&T, Jaipur

31.

Sri Rajeev Acharya, Research Officer, Rajasthan State Council of S&T, Jaipur

32.

Dr. S. R. Lepcha, Deputy Director, Sikkim State Council of S&T, Gangtok

33.

Dr. R. Jayabal, Senior Scientific Officer, TNSCST, DOTE Campus, Chennai

34.

Dr. M. K.J. Siddiqui, Director, UPCOST, Lucknow

35.

Dr. Shashi Rana, Senior Scientific Officer, UPCOST, Lucknow

36.

Dr. M. M. Kimothi, Director & Member Secretary, Uttaranchal Council of Science & Technology, Dehradun

37.

Sri T. Singh, IAS, Addl. Chief Secretary and Member Secretary, West Bengal State Council of Science & Technology, Kolkata

38.

Dr. A. K. Banerjee, Senior Scientific Officer, West Bengal State Council of Science & Technology, Kolkata

39.

Dr. (Mrs) M. Banerjee, Senior Scientist, West Bengal State Council of Science & Technology, Kolkata

40.

Dr. N. Palanikanth, IFS, Director, S&T Department, UT of Dadra Nagar & Haveli & UT of Daman & Diu, Silvasa

41.

Dr. B. C. Savata, Senior Scientific Officer, Govt. of NCT of New Delhi, New Delhi

42.

Sri Kalpataru Kar, Director & Member Secretary, Science and Technology Department, Administration of Lakshdweep, Kavaratti Island, Lakshdweep, Kavaratti

43.

Sri Sundaravadivelu, IAS, Special Secretary, Department of Science, Technology and Environment, Puducherry

44.

Dr. M. Dwarakanath, Director & Member Secretary, Department of Science, Technology and Environment, Puducherry

45.

Sri P. Pookoya, Assistant Director, Department of Science, Technology and Environment, UT of Lakshdweep, Kavaratti

 

Interaction Meeting on S&T Communication and Science Popularisation : Strengthening of collaboration with State S&T Councils and Departments

Venue : Auditorium, Ground floor, New Biological Science Building,
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

 

 

 

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