Department of Science and Technology to launch programme to scale up start-ups: Secy : The Tribune India

New Delhi, August 18

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) is working to launch a programme that will help scale up start-ups in the country, a senior official said on Tuesday.

Speaking at a webinar, ‘Millennium Alliance Round 6 & COVID-19 Innovation Challenge Awards’, organised by the FICCI, DST Secretary Ashutosh Sharma said the last six years had been exceptional for the innovation ecosystem.

The DST established more incubators in the last six years than in the previous 60 years, he said.

“Today, we support 150 technology business incubators across the country — many of them in universities, IITs. There are around 4,000 start-ups in these incubators. We want to scale them up,” he said.

Sharma added that in the coming months, the DST would be launching a new programme and it would be a highly distributed innovation system.

The DST plans to scale it up 5 times the

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Civil servants to get skill training : The Tribune India

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, Septembner 2

The government today approved a proposal of the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) to launch Mission Karmayogi, a skill programme for civil servants with a focus more on role of officials than the rules provided for them.

Announcing it, Union Information & Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said, “This is the biggest human resource development reform in the government.”

A Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) will be created to provide technological support for the training programmes, the minister said, adding that the aim was to provide set of skills to civil servants to serve in the direction to ensure ease of living life for people in general and also ease of doing business in the country.

Later, Minister for DoPT Jitendra Singh said there wouuld be an HR council, chaired by the Prime Minister, which will also comprise select Union ministers and CMs. It

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