• To advise State Govt. on Science, Technology & Environment related issues & interventions.
  • To develop, demonstrate & transfer appropriate technologies for the State.
  • To pool and exchange scientific knowledge from National & International scientific Institutions/organisations for the development of the State.
  • To promote, popularise and disseminate Scientific & Technological Innovations.
  • To create and strengthen science & technology facilities in the state.
  • To promote research & development studies relevant to state needs.
  • To establish linkages with Universities and R & D Institutions.
  • To provide consultancy services in successfully demonstrated/developed technologies.
Bodies of Council
General body of the State Council is the Highest decision making body of the State Council for Science, Technology and Environment, HP. Hon'ble Chief Minister is the Chairman and Hon'ble Minister for Science & Technology is the Vice Chairman of the General Body of the Council. Secretary Environment, Science & Technology to the Govt. of HP is Member Secretary of the General Body and members from Govt. Non-Govt. & scientific organisations both central and state are the members of the General body. The Executive Committee [EC] of State Council looks after the administration of the Council and is responsible for the executive function of the State Council for Science, Technology & Environment, HP. The Secretary [S&T], to the Govt. of HP is the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the State Council. The Member Secretary, State Council for Science, Technology & Environment, HP of the Council is the executive head of the organisation.
The Core funding to the Council is provided by Govt. of Himachal Pradesh. & Department of Science & Technology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India. However, the project funding is also provided by following organisations:
  1. Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources, Govt. of India.
  2. Ministry of Environment & Forests, Govt. of India.
  3. Department of Space, Govt. of India.
I.State Development Departments: The Council involves State Govt.partments in implementing successful technologies and provide scientific inputs to the line departments.
II.State S&T Institutions: The Council has linkages with three state Universities, R&D Institutions and educational institutions and other Govt. of India Department/Institutions/Organisation. A number of programmes are implemented through these institutions.
III.National & International Linkages: Council takes the assistance of National & International scientific institutions in implementing various science & technology programmes in the state.
Rules & Regulations

Personnel Recruitment Procedure
The appointment to scientific posts in the Council are made on regular, deputation and on contract basis. The posts are advertised for recruitment in the Council subject to vacancy in the Council and as per the requirement and according to the rules framed. Chairman and Member Secretary[EC] are appointed by Govt. of H.P.

Personnel Policy
The regular employees of the Council are given all the benefits as are available to their counterparts in the State Govt. Employees Provident Fund is introduced w.e.f. 1994. There is no pension scheme for employees at present.

Professional Development
The regular scientific staff have the opportunities for professional development.

Promotional Avenues
Recruitment and Promotion[R&P] rules have been finalised for scientists upto Principal Scientific Officer level. The R&P rules have been framed for administrative staff.

The regular scientific & administrative staff have the option to join other departments on deputation or permanent basis.

Council offers opportunities to talented scientists to work in focus areas. Council is implementing a number of projects in the field of science promotion, remote sensing, technology dissemination namely solar passive housing technology, water management, green house technology and environmental related issues.

Employment opportunities in State S&T sector
At present there are not much employment opportunities in the state in S&T Sector. Initiatives need to be taken to create specialized jobs in priority science & technology areas.





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