hri Pawan Kumar Bansal, the Union Minister of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences has stated that his endeavor would be to provide a hassle-free environment to the scientists to engage themselves in research and try to reduce the distance between the lab and the people. Talking to media while taking charge of his ministry here today, he further said, “I am aware of the work carried out by different departments of this Ministry and our endeavour has to be providing the social economic benefits to the people of the country.
Responding to the media queries, Shri Bansal stated that the real challenge in this ministry would be to carry forward the work which has been done by his predecessor. The departments and especially the CSIR have done excellence research work. We will not be complacent at any point of time and further build up the research work done by the organizations, the Minister added. “There are schemes and awards being organized by this Ministry for school students to spot and scout their talent. Entire Ministry will be geared to promote the culture of science among students”, he further added.
Born on July 16, 1948 in Sunam, District Sangrur of Punjab,Shri Bansal did his graduation in Science and L L B. He held several positions and served as a Member of Parliament , Rajya Sabha during 1984-90 and was elected to the 10th,13th, 14th and 15th Lok Sabha. He has been member of various committees at the state and centre. He has organized youth festivals, inter-state camps, N S S camps, medical aid camps in rural areas,legal aid programmes for poor and blood donation camps. Shri Bansal has travelled many countries as member of Indian delegation in various capacities.