Union health minister Harsh Vardhan. (ANI)
The vacancy of scientists in five institutes – National Institute of Oceanography, Goa, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, Fourth Paradigm Institute, Bengaluru and Central Flood technological Research Institute, Mysuru – is 100 or more, science and technology minister Harsh Vardhan said in a written response to a question in Lok Sabha.
According to the information shared by Vardhan, 70 institutes under the Ministry of S&T have 2,896 vacant posts of scientists.
The Ministry of Science and Technology has three departments: the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Department of Science and Technology and Department of Biotechnology.