Kalam asks scientific orgs to utilise services of retd scientists

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New Delhi, Sep 17 (UNI) Calling for an active role for retired scientists in schools and colleges, former President APJ Abdul Kalam today said the experience and expertise of these gems should not be brushed aside.

Speaking at an international workshop on 'Emerging Frameworks and Issues for Science and Technology (S&T) Recruitments', Dr Kalam said the role of scientific institutions would be vital in years to come as the share of manufacturing and services sector in India's GDP has risen sharply.

''To realise 'India Vision 2020' contribution of these two sectors must grow up to 94 per cent by 2012 and for this scientific organisations must utilise the services of retired scientists,'' he said.

Nearly 27 experts, including seven from the US, UK, Germany, Australia and Israel, are participating in the four-day workshop that began at DRDO's Metcalfe House here.

Dr Kalam also released the first issue of RAC's journal 'Good Assessment Practices' and a book 'In search of the Right Personnel' authored by Dr Manas K Mandal, Director of the Defence Institute of Psychological Research (DIPR).

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