PM Modi to chair CSIR Society meeting on Saturday


Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a meeting of the Scientific and Industrial Research Society Council in New Delhi on Saturday, the science and technology ministry said in a statement.

CSIR is a society under the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research of the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Prime Minister is the president of the society.

News media, Union Science and Technology Minister Dr Jitendra Singh said the meeting will set the goals for the next 25 years of CSIR, a world-class body in the field of science and research.

The meeting would also see the participation of the Union Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, 13 Secretaries of Union Ministries including all Secretaries of Science Ministries.

CMDs from four public sector companies, NTPC, BHEL, GAIL and HAL, three industry leaders and 12 members of the academic and scientific community will also attend the meeting.

The Society meets annually to review the activities of the CSIR and to deliberate on its future programs.

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