Science and Technology are important drivers of economic growth and development in the contemporary world. It helps the country to achieve sustained and rapid growth. Science and Technology Vertical of NITI Aayog plays a catalytic role in promoting Science & Technology in the country in association with the central scientific departments/agencies. It is the nodal Vertical for examination and appraisal of the ST programmes of the following major agencies/Departments, viz.
- Department of Science and Technology (DST)
- Department of Biotechnology (DBT)
- Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) including the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
- Department of Space (DOS)
- Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY)
- Department of Telecommunications (DoT)
- Department of Posts (DoP)