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
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:
- Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources, Govt. of
- Ministry of Environment & Forests, Govt. of India.
- Department of Space, Govt. of India.
The Council involves State Govt.partments in implementing
successful technologies and provide scientific inputs to the
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 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.
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.
The regular scientific staff have the opportunities for professional
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
Employment opportunities in State
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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