Ministry of Science and Technology (India)

Ministry of Science and Technology
Ministry of Science and Technology India.svg
Central overview
FormedMay 1971
JurisdictionGovernment of India
HeadquartersNew Delhi
Annual budget12 billion US dollar (2019)
Minister responsible
Central executive
Websitemost.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

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
  • IISc
  • IISERs
  • Institute of Nano Science and Technology
  • Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum

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]

# Portrait Name Term of office Duration Prime Minister Political party
1 Chidambaram Subramaniam.jpg C. Subramaniam 2 May 1971 10 October 1974 3 years, 161 days Indira Gandhi Indian National Congress
2 T. A. Pai 10 October 1974 2 January 1975 84 days
3 Indira Gandhi in 1967.jpg Indira Gandhi 2 January 1975 24 March 1977 2 years, 81 days
(3) Indira Gandhi in 1967.jpg Indira Gandhi 19 October 1980 31 October 1984 4 years, 12 days
4 Rajiv Gandhi (1987).jpg Rajiv Gandhi 31 December 1984 14 January 1985 14 days Rajiv Gandhi
5 Visit of Vishwanath Pratap Sing, Indian Minister for Trade, to the CEC (cropped).jpg Vishwanath Pratap Singh 5 December 1989 10 November 1990 340 days V. P. Singh Janata Dal
6 Chandra Shekhar Singh.jpg Chandra Shekhar 10 November 1990 21 June 1991 223 days Chandra Shekhar Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya)
7 Visit of Narasimha Rao, Indian Minister for Foreign Affairs, to the CEC (cropped)(2).jpg P. V. Narasimha Rao 21 June 1991 16 May 1996 4 years, 330 days P. V. Narasimha Rao Indian National Congress
8 Atal Bihari Vajpayee tribute image (cropped).jpg Atal Bihari Vajpayee 16 May 1996 1 June 1996 16 days Atal Bihari Vajpayee Bharatiya Janata Party
9 H-d-deve-gowda 1.jpg H. D. Dewe Gowda 1 June 1996 29 June 1996 28 days Devegowda Janata Dal
10 Shri Yogendra Alagh.jpg Yoginder K Alagh
(Independent Charge)
29 June 1996 19 March 1998 1 year, 263 days Devegowda

I. K. Gujral

Independent
11 Murli Manohar Joshi MP.jpg Murli Manohar Joshi 19 March 1998 22 May 2004 6 years, 64 days Atal Bihari Vajpayee Bharatiya Janata Party
12 Kapil Sibal.jpg Kapil Sibal
(Independent Charge till 29-Jan-2006)
23 May 2004 22 May 2009 4 years, 364 days Manmohan Singh Indian National Congress
13 Prithviraj Chavan - India Economic Summit 2011.jpg Prithviraj Chavan
(Independent Charge)
28 May 2009 10 November 2010 1 year, 166 days
(12) Kapil Sibal.jpg Kapil Sibal 10 November 2010 19 January 2011 70 days
14 The Union Minister for Railways, Shri Pawan Kumar Bansal inaugurating the New Block of Civil Hospital at Manimajra, in Chandigarh on April 07, 2013.jpg Pawan Kumar Bansal 19 January 2011 12 July 2011 174 days
15 Vilasrao Deshmukh at Innovation Partnerships Event May 8, 2012.jpg Vilasrao Deshmukh 12 July 2011 10 August 2012 1 year, 29 days
16 Vayalar Ravi-crop.jpg Vayalar Ravi 14 August 2012 28 October 2012 79 days
17 Jaipal Sudini Reddy - Kolkata 2004-11-10 03212 Cropped.jpg Jaipal Reddy 28 October 2012 26 May 2014 1 year, 210 days
18 Jitendra Singh.jpg Dr. Jitendra Singh
(Independent Charge)
26 May 2014 9 November 2014 167 days Narendra Modi Bharatiya Janata Party
19 Harsh Vardhan in 2017.jpg Harsh Vardhan 9 November 2014 7 July 2021 6 years, 240 days
(18) Jitendra Singh.jpg Dr. Jitendra Singh
(Independent Charge)
7 July 2021 Incumbent 1 year, 142 days

List of Ministers of State

Minister of State in the Ministry of Science and Technology
Minister of state Portrait Political party Term Years
Y. S. Chowdary Set1-3.jpg Telugu Desam Party 9 November 2014 8 March 2018 3 years, 119 days

See also

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.

External links

  • Department of Science & Technology
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