India’s first Scientific Policy
New policy. focused on the need to
attain technological competence
and self reliance.
This new policy wanted to
bring science and technology
bring higher investment into R&D to
address national problems.
Yet another science-tech policy.
(made by Department of Science
India has declared this as “decade of
3. Goal of new Science, Technology and Innovation
Policy (STI) policy = SRISHTI.
SRISHTI= Science, Research and innovation
system for High technology led path for India.
(that is not SRISHTI….that is SRISHTLPFI, but
these Government officials will forcibly turn any
scheme into a catchy phrase)
4. Released in the Indian Science Congress at Kolkata.
Use STI for faster, sustainable and more inclusive growth
Focus on both STI for people and people for STI.
To position India among the top five global scientific powers by
To Encourage private sector to invest in Research and
To Achieve gender parity in S&T. (meaning bring more female
7. To promote the spread of scientific temper amongst
all sections of society.
To try to attract talented and bright minds towards
careers in science, research and innovation.
8. To increase R&D intentsity in Service sector, small
and medium scale enterprises.
The investment in S&T is risky.
To provide new financing mechanisms for
To create a public procurement policy that favors
9. To setup a National science, Technology
and innovation foundation. This will help
investing in S&T projects via PPP.
To setup large scale R&D facilities via PPP
10. To modify the Intellectual property
rights(IPR) for social goods.
regulatory and legal framework.
13. To bridge the gap.
Various ministries associated with socio-
economic sectors, are already running
schemes for R&D in their sector
14. Bilateral and Multilateral cooperation in
science, technology and innovation.
To setup some international consortia with
other countries to create high cost global
16. When private sector invests in R&D, their aim is
They’re not much interested in delivery of social
17. Government is already giving many tax reliefs to Indian corporate so
they can invest more in research, buying / import necessary machinery
without hassle etc. yet they do not invest that much in R&D compared
to their American counterparts.
We take pride in our IT sector. But our IT sector is mostly involved in
the back-office tasks and software coding for international giants like
Google, Microsoft and Apple. We don’t have an Indian brand of our
own, that can compete with them.
Research – Development has long gestation period.
18. The new STI policy doesn’t provide any
analysis / reason why the last three policies
19. It aims to emerge as a science policy for people and
seeks a STI path for faster, sustainable and inclusive
growth of a Nation.