Commissioner Secretary, Science and Technology, Saurabh Baghat, today chaired a review meeting of JK Science Technology and Innovation Council.The meeting deliberated upon various issues related to smooth implementation of schemes of JKST&IC in the UT including the prestigious projects and programmes viz Sponsored Research and Extension Programme, setting up of Regional Science Centre, Jammu, establishment of Patent Information Centre and scheme related to support for innovation and startups, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and initiation of soft initiatives to be undertaken by Industrial Biotechnology Park, Kathua, Jammu.
Commissioner Secretary had detailed discussion with officers regarding documentation of research findings conducted, so far, by various R&D institutions being sponsored by JKST&IC. He impressed upon them to redouble their efforts in bringing out the research findings in a time bound manner so that a digital library is created and shared with the people of J&K.
Bhagat issued instructions to expedite identification of suitable site for setting up of Regional Science Centre with divisional/ district administration. He further said that it would be a game changer for the students in particular and community as a whole as it would provide a learning ambience besides fostering creative talent and scientific temper.
Later, Commissioner Secretary paid a visit to the ongoing construction site of Energy Bhawan of J&K Energy Development Agency (JKEADA) at Channi Himat, Jammu.A presentation was given by the executing agency regarding the ongoing construction work.
Commissioner asked the officers for expediting the construction so that it could be completed in a time bound manner.He was accompanied by Dr. P.R. Dhar, CEO, JAKEDA; Dr. Nasir Shah, Addl. Director, S&T Department; Shafiq Ahmad, Addl. Secretary S&T Department; Rashim Deepika, Financial Advisors/ Chief Accounts Officer S&T Department; Sanjay Kharoo, Joint Director, Sunita Razdan, Joint Director, JKST&IC during the site visit of Energy Bhawan.