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Government Of Assam Science, Technology and Climate Change

Our History

  • The Science & Technology Department of Government of Assam was created on 21st November 1982. Its main aim to provide S&T inputs for sustained economic development of the State and also to promote activities connected with (a) Harnessing of Solar, Wind, Biomass and other forms of non-conventional and renewable energy. (b) Investigation of sites for harnessing microhydel resources and implementing projects related thereto (c) Scientific land use to improve productivity through remote sensing and GIS techniques and for (e) Popularizing the use of Science for socio-economic benefit. Citizen’s Charter is a comprehensive document which represents a systematic and transparent effort to focus on the commitment of the Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of Assam towards its citizens/clients in respect of standard of services, information, choice and consultation, non-discrimination accessibility, grievance Redressal mechanism, courtesy and value of service rendered. The charter also includes expectations of the Department from the citizen/client for fulfilling the commitment and various functions.

    The objective of the charter exercise is to introduce transparency and exchange of information between citizens and administration of the department and to streamline administration in tune with the needs of citizens. For this transformative process to materialize, three elements have been incorporated in the charter.

    • Clarity at every level about the objectives of charter as a policy instrument
    • Designing and delivery of the charter as an instrument of citizen-administration interface
    • Evolving mechanisms for charter monitoring, charter evaluation and periodic charter review. Also, evolving a system of acknowledging effectiveness in charter implementation.

    The department’s citizen’s charter documents the provided services/transactions and the related objectives and targets. It is imperative for the Department to strive for improvement in performance through implementation of its citizen’s charter.

    Mandate of the Department

    • To provide Science & Technology support for sustained economic development of the state
    • Promoting Space applications for Development and Governance
    • Popularizing the use of Science for Socio-economic benefit in the field of innovation, research, development and intellectual property rights along with environmental understanding and conservation
    • Harnessing of Solar, and other forms of non-conventional and renewable energy
    • Supporting start-ups, incubation and innovation led developments
    • To promote science among the general people across the state, establish new institutions of excellence in the field of science, maintain the facilities already developed, and encourage the use of science for the benefit of common man.