Commissioner Secretary chairs meeting of JK Science Technology, Innovation Council

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 29: Commissioner Secretary, Science and Technology, Saurabh Baghat, today chaired a review meeting of JK Science Technology and Innovation Council.

The meeting  deliberated upon  various issues  related  to smooth  implementation of  schemes of JKST&IC in the UT  including the prestigious   projects and programmes viz  Sponsored Research and Extension Programme, setting up of Regional Science Centre, Jammu, establishment  of Patent Information Centre and scheme related to  support   for innovation and startups, Intellectual Property  Rights (IPR) and initiation  of  soft  initiatives to be undertaken  by Industrial Biotechnology Park, Kathua, Jammu.

Commissioner Secretary had detailed discussion with officers regarding documentation of research findings conducted, so far, by various  R&D  institutions  being sponsored  by JKST&IC. He impressed upon  them to  redouble  their  efforts in bringing out the research findings  in a time bound manner  so that a digital  library  is created  and shared  with the people of J&K.

Bhagat issued instructions to expedite identification of suitable site for setting up of Regional Science Centre with divisional/ district administration. He further said that it would be a game changer  for the students  in particular and  community  as a whole as  it would  provide a learning  ambience  besides fostering creative talent and  scientific temper.

Later, Commissioner Secretary paid a visit to the ongoing construction  site of Energy Bhawan  of J&K Energy Development Agency (JKEADA) at Channi Himat, Jammu.

A presentation was given by the executing agency regarding the ongoing construction work.

Commissioner asked the officers for expediting the construction so that it could be completed in a time bound manner.

He was accompanied by Dr. P.R. Dhar, CEO, JAKEDA; Dr. Nasir Shah, Addl. Director, S&T Department; Shafiq Ahmad, Addl. Secretary S&T Department; Rashim Deepika, Financial Advisors/ Chief Accounts Officer S&T Department;  Sanjay Kharoo, Joint Director, Sunita Razdan, Joint Director, JKST&IC during the site visit of Energy Bhawan.

No: PR/DI/22/1652/

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