New Delhi, Dec 15: The government is mulling to come up with a grading system for scientists and redesign the Performance Mapping of Scientists (PMS), the Rajya Sabha was today informed.
In a written reply in Rajya Sabha on whether the government proposes to come up with a grading system for scientists in CSIR, a premier research body, Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan responded in affirmative.
"The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has implemented PMS from 2012. "CSIR has constituted a High Powered Committee under the chairmanship of P S Ahuja, former Director General of CSIR, on revisiting the CSIR Scientists Recruitment and Assessment Promotion Rules (CSRAP-2001) to redesign PMS.
The Committee has submitted its report and was placed in the 188th meeting of Governing Body of CSIR on November 22, 2016," Vardhan said.
He said that the proposed redesign of PMS includes technology development, knowledge generation, human resource development, intellectual property, economic product, R&D planning, business development among several other parameters of evaluation.
"These are formulated to actively promote R&D as well as those support activities that will aid the mandate of CSIR of providing technological solutions to industry and society," he said, adding that the CSIR has, so far, not received any "negative input" on the exercise.