Cabinet approves constitution of Technology Group

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the constitution of an empowered “Technology Group”.

The Cabinet has approved constitution of a 12-Member Technology Group with the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India as its Chair. This Group is mandated to 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.

The Technology Group will: render the best possible advice on technology to be developed for a technology supplier and the technology procurement strategy; develop in-house expertise in aspects of policy and use of emerging technologies; and ensure sustainability of public sector technology developed/being developed at PSUs, national labs and research organisations.

The overall work of the Group includes: Policy Support; Procurement Support; and Support on Research and Development proposals.

The Technology Group intends to ensure: India has appropriate policies and strategies for effective, secure and context-sensitive exploitation of the latest technologies in all sectors; advise government on priorities and strategies for research on emerging technologies across sectors; maintain an updated map of technology and technology products available, and being developed, across India; develop indigenization roadmap for selected key technologies; advise the government on its technology supplier and procurement strategy; and encourage all ministries and departments as well as state governments to develop in-house expertise in policy and use aspects of emerging technologies such as data science and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

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