PM Modi to chair the meeting of CSIR Society

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a meeting of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Society in New Delhi on 15 October 2022.

Important facts

  • The meeting will set goals for the next 25 years for CSIR which is a world class body in the field of science and research.

  • Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, 13 secretaries of central ministries and all secretaries of science-based ministries will also attend the meeting.

  • CMDs of four PSUs, NTPC, BHEL, GAIL and HAL, three industry leaders and 12 academicians and members of the scientific community will also participate in the meeting.

  • The Society meets annually to review CSIR activities and consider future programmes.

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

  • It is the largest research and development organisation in India in the field of science and technology.

  • It has a dynamic network of 37 national laboratories, 39 outreach centres, 3 innovation complexes and 5 units.

  • It is ranked 37th out of 1587 government institutions around the world.

  • The Chairman (ex-officio) of CSIR is the Prime Minister and the Union Minister of Science and Technology is the Vice President (ex-officio).

  • It is funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology. 

  • Established - September 1942

  • Located - New Delhi

  • Director-General of CSIR - N Kalaiselvi

Union Science and Technology Minister - Jitendra Singh

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