Department of Science, Technology and Environment Department of Science, Technology and Environment

1.  Name of the Administrative Department: Science Technology and Environment

2.  Minister In charge:

Name e-mail Telephone Nos. Photograph
Office Residence Mobile
Capt. Amrinder Singh
Cabinet Minister 0172-2740325 -   Image result for photo of captain amrinder singh


3.  Additional Chief Secretary / Financial Commissioner / Principal Secretary / Secretary of Administrative Department:

Name & Designation e-mail Telephone Nos.
Office Residence Mobile
Sh. R.K.Verma IAS
Principal Secretary 0172-2743442 - 9814106265


4. Head of Department:

Name & Designation e-mail Telephone Nos.
Office Residence Mobile
- - - - -


5.  Business Rules of the department:

(A) Science and Technology Wing

  1. All matters relating to -
    • the identification of new technology for agriculture and industry;
    • arrangement for processing the new technology;
    • liaison with Research Institutions, National Laboratories, Universities and Development of Science and Technology of the Government of India;
    • the dissemination of information with regard to new technology in different fields, in the State;
    • Policy and implementation with regard to planning and development of renewable and non-conventional sources of energy including Mini/Micro and Hydel Power Plants upto a capacity of 25 MW Power, Sewage and sullage based Power Projects and Power Projects based upon fuels other than coal, industrial gas and diesel;
    • Policy for incentives for non-conventional sources bases power projects, and minor and micro Hydel Projects, including pricing of power to be purchased by the Government from such projects;
    • Policy planning, management and implementation of Energy Management and Energy Conservation measures or programmes;  and
    • Planning, coordination, implementation and monitoring of programmes for maintenance and up-gradation of the environment including land, water, air, forest, wild-life and urban and rural habitat, river action plans; and to act as nodal department in the State with Government of India and international bodies and funding agencies with regard to projects relating to environment, maintenance and up-gradation.
  2. All matters relating to -
    • the Punjab State Council for Science and Technology
    • the Pushpa Gujral Science City, and
    • the Punjab Bio-Technology Incubator.

(B) Environment Wing

  1. All matters relating to the Punjab Pollution Control Board.
  2. Planning, coordination and monitoring of Environment schemes in the State.
  3. All matters relating to the administration of the following Acts -
    • the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974;
    • the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981
    • the Environment (Prevention) Act, 1986 and the rules framed there under and
    • The Punjab Plastic Carry Bags (Manufacturing, Usage and Disposal) Control Act, 2005.


6.  Services provided by Department:

(A) Punjab Pollution Control Board

  • Prevention and Control of Environmental Pollution

(B) Pushpa Gujral Science City

  1. Advance booking of tickets through web portal
  2. Advance booking of shows (Large Format Film / Digital Planetarium)
  3. Availability of Mobile Science Exhibition for visit to schools and other institutions at approved rates
  4. Night Sky watching activity at approved rates
  5. Holding of scientific workshops at school premises to build scientific temper and disseminate scientific information at approved rates

(C) Punjab Biotechnology Incubator

  • Quality Testing Services, Advisory Consultancy, Research Activity, Quality Testing & Technical Services in area of Agri food and environment.


7.  Names of Board / Corporations / Commissions / Societies working under the control of the Administrative Department along with information of their Heads as under:

Name & Designation e-mail Telephone Nos. Official Website
Office/Res. Mobile
Prof. S.S.Marwaha
Chairman, Punjab Pollution
Control Board, Vatavaran Bhawan,
Nabha Road, Patiala
Dr. Neelima Jerath
Director General
Smt. Ajit Dua
Chief Executive Officer
SCO:7-8, (Top Flooor)
Phase V, SAS Nagar, Mohali
Punjab Biotechnoogy Incubator
Dr. Jatinder Kaur
Executive Director
Punjab State Council for
Science & Technology