Prof K VijayRaghavan to continue serving as Principal Scientific Advisor to GoI till 2 April 2022
The Principal Scientific Advisor's office provides pragmatic and objective advice to the prime minister and cabinet on matters related to science, technology and innovation.
Professor K VijayRaghavan has been given one-year extension as the Principal Scientific Advisor (PSA) to Government of India, an order issued by the Personnel Ministry on Thursday said. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet approved the extension in the tenure of Professor VijayRaghavan as the PSA for a period of one year beyond 2 April 2021, i.e. upto 2 April 2022, it said. The office of the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India was established in November 1999 by the Cabinet Secretariat.
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 application of science and technology in critical infrastructure, economic and social sectors in partnership with government departments, institutions and industry.
While the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) had issued a circular earlier this year urging the Central Government employees to attend a week-long yoga workshop in New Delhi, it seems now that the police personnel may be the first to get to practice yoga and pranayam( meditation) on a regular basis at work.
The employees were previously exempted from biometric attendance due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic