MoU between HRD and S&T ministries signed

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IMPHAL, Jan 14: The education section in India is expanding rapidly to meet the increasing demand resulting from rise in Gross Enrolment Ratio. Human Resource Development processes have gained high significance in India during the last few years.
There is a need for expansion while ensuring excellence and equity.According to a release of PIB Imphal, mentioned that, an institutionalizing the synergy between the ministries  of HRD and Science and Technology is therefore proposed through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). This MoU was signed by Vibha Puri Das, Secretary, Department of higher Education and Dr. T Ramsamy, secretary, Department of Science and Technology, in the presence of Kapil Sibal, Union minister for Human Resource Development, Communications and Information Technology, Science and Technology and Earth Science in New Delhi today.
The release further mentioned that, the salient features of the MoU are to invite secretary (HE) into the National Science and Engineering Research Board (NSERC), the bill for which has been passed by the Parliament, a Council for Grand Alliance Initiative would be established under the Chairmanship of Union HRD Minister with Minister of S7T as Co-chair with all secretaries of the two Ministries as member and secretary (Communications) as a permanent invitee. The Council would meet at least one in 3 months, An executive Council (EC) will be constituted for overseeing the Alliance Initiatives. The EC would be a Committee of secretaries  of MHRD, MST and MoT with secretary (HE) as chair. This council will meet ay least once in a month to review the progress of various activities and an Office of Alliance for Research in Science will be established as a physical unit in the MST. It will be staffed and governed jointly by the MHRD and MST. This office would constitute various Advisory Committee and commission studies for identifying new areas of cooperation and collaboration. This office will serve as the back office for the two Ministries and serve as the coordinating arm, the release of PIB added.

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