About the PSA Office

The Government of India established the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser in November 1999. The PSA’s office aims to provide pragmatic and objective advice to the Prime Minister and the cabinet in matters of Science and Technology.

Prof. Ajay Kumar Sood is currently serving as the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India.

Read about the former Principal Scientific Advisers here.

 

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PSA’s Role

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    S&T fundamentals with applied research in collaboration with multiple stakeholders, both in central and state governments

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    Enabling future preparedness in emerging domains of science and technology

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    Formulating and coordinating major inter-ministerial S&T missions

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    Providing an enabling ecosystem for technology led innovations and techno-entrepreneurship

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    Driving innovation and technology delivery towards solving socio-economic challenges for sustainable growth

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    Fostering effective public-private linkages for driving research and innovation

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S&T fundamentals with applied research in collaboration with multiple stakeholders, both in central and state governments

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Enabling future preparedness in emerging domains of science and technology

Key Initiatives Undertaken By the Office of the PSA

PM-STIAC

The Prime Minister’s Science, Technology, and Innovation Advisory Council (PM-STIAC) is an overarching council that expedite the PSA’s Office to appraise the status in specific science and technology domains, comprehend challenges, formulate interventions, develop a futuristic roadmap and advise the Prime Minister accordingly.

Empowered Technology Group (ETG)

Established with the approval of the Union Cabinet, the Empowered Technology Group (ETG) aims to proactively lay down, coordinate, and oversee national-level policies relating to procurement & induction, facilitate Research and Development (R&D) and provide timely advice for determining direction and trajectory of Government's R&D and Technology Development Programmes.

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The Team

A K Sood
Prof. Ajay Kumar Sood

Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India

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Dr. Maini
Dr. Parvinder Maini

Scientific Secretary

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Dr. Preeti Banzal

Adviser/ Scientist 'G'

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Dr. Monoranjan Mohanty

Adviser/Scientist ‘G’

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Dr. Ketaki Bapat

Scientist 'F'

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Arun B
Dr. Arun Bhardwaj

Scientist 'E'

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Shirish
Shirish Panda

Scientist 'D'

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Remya
Remya Haridasan

Scientist 'D'

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Deepika Porwal

Scientist D

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Jitendra R. Gaikwad

Staff Officer to PSA

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Hari
M. K. Harikumar

Under Secretary

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Mudit Narain

Chief Technical Officer

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Dr. Arun Bhardwaj

Scientist 'E'

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Jitendra R. Gaikwad

Staff Officer to PSA

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Arabinda Mitra

Dr. Arabinda Mitra

Hon. Distinguished Fellow & former Scientific Secretary

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Lt Gen Amit Sharma

PSA Fellow

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Vasu Deva

Dr. S K Vasudeva

PSA fellow

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Saxena

Dr. P K Saxena

PSA Fellow

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Dr. Praveer Asthana

Dr. Praveer Asthana

PSA Fellow

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Dr. Sindura Ganapathi

Visiting PSA Fellow

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