Cabinet approves constitution of empowered Technology Group

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News:The Union Cabinet has approved the Constitution of an empowered Technology Group.

Facts:

About the Technology group:

Composition:The 12-Member Technology Group will be chaired by the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India.

Pillars:The three pillars of the work of the Technology Group include:

  • Policy Support;
  • Procurement Support; and
  • Support on Research and Development proposals. 

Functions of the group:

  • Render timely policy advice on latest technologies;
  • Mapping of technology and technology products;
  • Commercialisation of dual use technologies developed in national laboratories and government R&D organisations;
  • Developing an indigenisation road map for selected key technologies; and
  • Selection of appropriate R&D programs leading to technology development.