The 5th National STIP (Science Technology and Innovation Policy) has been finalized and is out there for public consultation.
♦ The STIP (Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy), 2020 formulation process are getting to be facilitated by the Principal Scientific Adviser to the GoI (Government of India) and thus the Department of Science and Technology (DST)
♦ The policy was formulated, employing a decentralized, bottom-up, and inclusive design process, aimed toward re-setting priorities, sectoral focus, and methods for research and technology development methods to realize greater socio-economic benefits
♦ Due to the COVID-19 and its impact on the economy and life, the planning of STIP 2020 is integrated with Atmanirbhar Bharat.
♦ The STIP 2020 formulation process is getting to be six-months long and has been organised into 4 highly interlinked tracks:
♦ Track 1: It involves public and expert consultation process through the Science Policy Forum.
♦ Track 2: Thematic consultations promoted by experts, incorporating evidence-based recommendations into the policy drafting process. to the present end, 21 thematic groups were formed.
♦ Track 3: Involves extensive intra-state and departmental consultations with various ministries and states.
♦ Track 4: It constitutes the very best level of multi-stakeholder consultation.