The Office of Principal Scientific Adviser, Government of India has launched ‘Project O2 for India’. Its objective is to enable stakeholders to work to augment the country’s ability to meet the rise in demand for medical oxygen.
- Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India
- In November 1999, Cabinet Secretariat established the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India.
- The PSA’s office aims to provide pragmatic and objective advice to the Prime Minister and Cabinet on matters related to science, technology, and innovation with a focus on the application of science and technology in critical infrastructure, economic and social sectors in partnership with Government departments, institutions, and industry.
- The first PSA was APJ Abdul Kalam and the current PSA is K. VijayRaghavan.
- The 9 member Prime Minister’s Science, Technology And Innovation Advisory Council (PM-STIAC) are headed by the Government of India’s Principal Scientific Adviser to (K. Vijay Raghavan).