In a directive passed by government of India, over 5000 scientists working in different central agencies including of Council for Scientific and Industrial Research(CSIR) would now have to take at least 12 hours of lecture classes in an academic year at any public funded schools or colleges functioning all over the country. The Union Science and Technology minister Jitendra Singh has announced the decision and said it is mandatory for the scientists now to take formal classes in the schools and colleges that is to get conducted in accordance with the Ministry of Human Resources Development.
The Union Science and Technology minister made it clear that there would not be any special honorarium to the scientists and teaching would be an integral part of their services that they are already committed to perform. The government would make a list of scientists their areas of interest, area of excellence and specialization and post them accordingly to schools and colleges to teach the students.
In another initiative by the minister of Union Science and Technology , a special promotion scheme named KIRAN( Knowledge, Involvement, Research, Advancement through Nurturing) for women scientists have been proposed. Through this programme the women scientists would be given added opportunities to prosper more in the field of science and technology along with their male counterparts.
The ministry is keep motivating scientific researches to address various key socio-economic issues and is achieving considerable success through collaborations with other ministries to build scientific environment among the youth of the nation.