Administration & Finance
of Science and Technology is the nodal Department of the Ministry of Science and
Technology. The organisational structure of the Department has evolved over the
years to respond quickly to the issues relating to the promotion and development
of Science and Technology in the Country. It has two subordinate Departments viz.
National Atlas and Thematic
Mapping Organisation (NATMO) and Survey
of India (SOI) under its Administrative Control. In addition to it, the Department
also supports 21 autonomous research institutions/ S&T professional bodies
which are working in diverse areas for the promotion of Science and Technology.
Administration and Finance Division of the Department look after the support facilities
for the Subordinate Departments and Autonomous bodies including the personnel
and financial administration. The activities undertaken by the different wings
are given as under : Parliament Unit
of Parliamentary Work
of Lok Sabha and Rajya
The Parliament Unit is assigned with
the responsibility to look after the entire Parliamentary work of the Department.
It also ensures that the Parliamentary work pertaining to the Ministry of Science
& Technology is accomplished as per the prescribed schedule and procedures.
The Unit maintains liaison with the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, Secretariats
of Lok Sabha/ Rajya Sabha, other Ministries/ Departments with a view to fully
discharging the Parliamentary obligations of the Ministry of Science & Technology.
This Unit also coordinates the visits of the Members of the Parliamentary Standing
Committee etc. to various scientific institutions under the administrative control
of the Department.
Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests
Officer for Parliament matters & Consumer Grievances
Science and Technology Training
|Name & Designation||Office||Telephone/Fax/Email|
Shri P.N. Prasad,
Department of Science & Technology,
|Room No. 24, Administrative
Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Road,
New Delhi - 110016.
011-26524941, 26590576 (Fax) 26864570
The department in close consultation with the Department of Personnel and Training and Planning Commission conducts training programmes for scientists and technologists working in Govt. sector. For details: Click Here
The Recruitment Cell is vested with the responsibility of making
recruitment to Group 'A' scientific and technical posts as recruitment to these
posts is exempted from the purview of UPSC. The recruitment to these posts is
made by the method of direct recruitment or deputation (including short term contract)
or absorption as per the Recruitment Rules for the relevant posts.
Recruitment Cell is also vested with the responsibility of in-situ promotions
of departmental Scientists under the Flexible Complimenting Scheme (FCS) as contained
in the Department of Science and Technology Group 'A' Gazetted posts (non-ministerial,
scientific and technical) Rules, 2004. In-situ promotions under FCS are considered
twice before 1st January and 1st July every year.
the Recruitment Cell also deals with the proposals regarding recognition of Institutions
/ Organizations under various Ministries / Departments as scientific and technical
for the purpose of introduction of FCS.
here for vacancies notified. Welfare Cell
Cell of the Department looks after the welfare of DST Employees. DST/DSIR Benevolent
Fund has been established in the Department and a large number of employees have
become members. Assistance is provided to the members and their families to relieve
distress from time to time. A Creche with requisite facilities is also being run
within the Department premises for the benefit of its employees.
Sports and Recreation Club promotes various indoor and outdoor activities. The
Club regularly takes part in inter-ministerial tournaments and organizes cultural
programmes and excursion tours. Promotion of Official
For implementing the Official Language Policy
of the Government, there is a full fledged Hindi Section in the Department. During
the year, concerted efforts were made for implementing the provisions of Official
Language Act, Rules made there under and orders/ instructions issued by the Department
of Official Language from time to time regarding progressive use of Hindi in the
Official Working of the Government of India.
With a view to
encourage original writing in Hindi, the Department of Science & Technology
has introduced "Dr. Meghnad Saha Award Scheme" since 1987,. Under this
scheme, action is being taken for rewarding authors of original books on Scientific
Subjects in Hindi.
A brief description of the activities undertaken
by DST Library is given as under:
Development: DST Library continued building up its collection by acquisition
of new books/ journals as per the requirements of the Officers/Staff Members of
the Department. During the period under review, the Library procured, processed
and made available 614 books/ monographs. The total number of books available
in the Library has risen to over 22,000.
Besides this, the
Library subscribed to around 110 national/ international scientific and technical
journals and around 100 such journals were received on gratis.
of Online Catalogue: The Online catalogue of Books available in the Library
was updated continuously and the total number of machine-readable records now
stands at over 13,000.
Services: Besides making available books/monographs to its users, the Library
continued meeting the day-to-day information requirements of the Officers/ Staff
Members of DST/DSIR by providing a number of Documentation Services such as Current
Awareness Service, Newspaper Clipping Service, Photocopying Service, Conducting
Literature Surveys on Topics of special interest to users etc.
addition to meeting the information requirements of its users from its own resources,
the Library tapped the resources of other Libraries by cooperating with them through
Interlibrary Lending. The Information Services were also provided to the users
by conducting information searches on the Internet Search Facility available in
the Library. Science and Technology
For the promotion and dissemination
of scientific information, a science and technology exhibition cell is working
in the Department.
Integrated Finance Division (IFD) of DST has been entrusted with the responsibility
of providing advice and support on all financial matters and monitoring the progress
of expenditure on various activities. Integrated Finance Division is headed by
Joint Secretary and Financial Advisor, who is supported by Directors/Deputy Secretaries
/ Under Secretaries and other staff.