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Perspective before the CSIR

Perspective before the CSIR Baldev Singh The recommendations of the Fourth Review Committee of the CSIR, however welt-intended, can only lead to greater frustration and ultimate dismemberment of this premier scientific organisation, sooner or later. The CSIR has suffered through tailoring its programmes, policies and personnel towards helping in the government's former policies of 'import substitution' The government can change its policies overnight but an R and D organisation would need time and effort to restructure and reorient itself A government-funded and managed organisation is ill-suited to generate industrial production technologies or their absorption, adaptation and development. The strength of such an organisation lies in picking up longterm problems, watching future trends in science and technology and making its contribution in the emerging newer scientific and technological vistas.

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