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.
S&T fundamentals with applied research in collaboration with multiple stakeholders, both in central and state governments
Enabling future preparedness in emerging domains of science and technology
Formulating and coordinating major inter-ministerial S&T missions
Providing an enabling ecosystem for technology led innovations and techno-entrepreneurship
Driving innovation and technology delivery towards solving socio-economic challenges for sustainable growth
Fostering effective public-private linkages for driving research and innovation
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.
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.