The Assam Science Technology & Environment Council (ASTEC) was constituted in 1986-87 as an autonomous Council of the Department of Science Technology & Environment, Govt. of Assam for implementation of some of the major programmes in the sectors of science & technology, remote sensing, energy (non-conventional & renewable sources) and environment as the institutional organization of the Department.
The Governing Body constituted by the State Govt. as per rule of the Memorandum of Association is the sole authority of the Council. The Director is the Executive head of the council.
Governing & Executive Bodies
The Governing Body chaired by the Chief Minister of Assam is the authority for approval of the council schemes/activities/budget preparation /creation of post and all other business related to the activities of the council. The Executive Committee chaired by the Commissioner & Secretary to the Govt. of Assam approves the entire matters of the council prior to placing them in the Governing Body meeting.
The Council manages to run it with the financial assistance received from Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of Assam, Department of Environment and Forests, Govt. of Assam, NEC, Shillong, Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India and other sponsoring authorities for implementation schemes of different sectors.
Head of the Council
Director, who is also the Member Secretary of the Governing Body, heads the council. Three divisional heads and scientific and technical staff assist the Director. The administrative staff manages the respective divisions of the Council.
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