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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. Amarinder Singh
Chief Minister Punjab


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

Name & Designation e-mail Telephone Nos.
Office Residence Mobile
Dr. Roshan Sunkaria IAS
Principal Secretary
- - - 8288019900


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:

  • Consultancy regarding new technology
  • Popularization Science & Technology
  • Control and prevention of Air & Water Pollution
  • Agri food testing facility


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
Sh. Manpreet Singh Chhatwal IAS
Chairman, Punjab Pollution
Control Board, Vatavaran Bhawan,
Nabha Road, Patiala
9888446362 www.ppcb.gov.in
Dr. Neelima Jerath
Executive Director
Punjab State Council for
Science & Technology
9417555857 www.pscst.gov.in
Dr. S.S. Marwaha
Chief Executive Officer
SCO:7-8, (Top Flooor)
Phase V, SAS Nagar, Mohali
Punjab Biotechnoogy incubator
9815014974 www.pbtilabs.com
Dr. Neelima Jerath
Director General
Science City, SCO:60-61
IIIrd Floor, Sector 34A
9417555857 www.pgsciencecity.org