Ministry of Science and Technology (India)

Summary

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
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

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]

Name Portrait Term of office Political party Prime Minister
C. Subramaniam Chidambaram Subramaniam.jpg 2 May 1971 10 October 1974 Indian National Congress Indira Gandhi
T. A. Pai
10 October 1974 2 January 1975
Indira Gandhi
Face detail, Premier Indira Gandhi (Congrespartij), Bestanddeelnr 929-0811 (cropped).jpg 2 January 1975 24 March 1977
Indira Gandhi Face detail, Premier Indira Gandhi (Congrespartij), Bestanddeelnr 929-0811 (cropped).jpg 14 January 1980 31 October 1984 Indian National Congress Indira Gandhi
Rajiv Gandhi Rajiv Gandhi (1987).jpg 31 December 1984 14 January 1985 Indian National Congress Rajiv Gandhi
V. P. Singh[3] V. P. Singh (cropped).jpg 2 December 1989 10 November 1990 Janata Dal
(National Front)
V. P. Singh
Chandra Shekhar[4] Chandra Shekhar Singh.jpg 10 November 1990 21 June 1991 Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya) Chandra Shekhar
P. V. Narasimha Rao[5] P. V. Narasimha Rao.JPG 21 June 1991 16 May 1996 Indian National Congress P. V. Narasimha Rao
Atal Bihari Vajpayee The Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee delivering his speech at the 12th SAARC Summit in Islamabad, Pakistan on January 4, 2004 (1) (cropped).jpg 16 May 1996 1 June 1996 Bharatiya Janata Party Atal Bihari Vajpayee
H. D. Dewe Gowda H. D. Deve Gowda.jpg 1 June 1996 29 June 1996 Janata Dal
(United Front)
H. D. Dewe Gowda
Yoginder K Alagh
(MoS, Independent Charge)
Shri Yogendra Alagh.jpg 29 June 1996 19 March 1998 Independent
(United Front)
H. D. Dewe Gowda
Inder Kumar Gujral
Murli Manohar Joshi[6] Murli Manohar Joshi MP.jpg 19 March 1998 21 May 2004 Bharatiya Janata Party
(National Democratic Alliance)
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
(United Progressive Alliance)
Manmohan Singh
Prithviraj Chavan
(MoS, Independent Charge)
Prithviraj Chavan - India Economic Summit 2011.jpg 28 May 2009 10 November 2010
Kapil Sibal Kapil Sibal.jpg 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)
Jitendra Singh.jpg 26 May 2014 9 November 2014 Bharatiya Janata Party
(National Democratic Alliance)
Narendra Modi
Harsh Vardhan Dr Harsh Vardhan.png 9 November 2014 7 July 2021
Dr. Jitendra Singh
(MoS, Independent Charge)
Jitendra Singh.jpg 7 July 2021 Incumbent

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.
  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.

External links

  • Department of Science & Technology