Principal scientific adviser K. VijayRaghavan. Photo: Twitter/@PrinSciAdvGoI
New Delhi: Professor K. VijayRaghavan has been given a one-year extension as the principal scientific advisor (PSA) to the Government of India, an order issued by the personnel ministry on Thursday said.
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet approved the extension in the tenure of professor VijayRaghavan as the PSA for a period of one year beyond April 2, 2021, i.e. upto April 2, 2022, it said.
The office of the PSA to the Government of India was established in November 1999 by the cabinet secretariat.
The PSA’s office aims to provide pragmatic and objective advice to the prime minister and cabinet on matters related to science, technology and innovation with a focus on application of science and technology in critical infrastructure, economic and social sectors in partnership with government departments, institutions and industry.