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Department of Science & Technology

Andaman & Nicobar Administration

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To enable Island becoming a knowledge power by promoting basic research, development and S&T intervention programme for competitive and inclusive growth to sustainable technology-led economic progress of the society.


The Department of Science Technology (DST) is the Nodal Department of Andaman and Nicobar Administration for promotion of science and technology in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. DST takes up various activities for promotion of scientific temper among the islanders particularly among the school children and collaborates with the research institutions in mainland for introduction technological intervention programs in various line departments for betterment of islands. Besides that, under the umbrella of DST, the Andaman and Nicobar Pollution Control Committee (ANPCC) and Andaman And Nicobar Science and Technology Council (ANSTC) are functioning. The ANPCC is responsible for monitoring and implementation of pollution control measures in Andaman and Nicobar Islands and co ordinate with various departments for mitigation of pollution. The ANSTC is a council works on promotion of scientific enquiry among the islanders and promotion of technology.

Citizens Charter


Service/Works being provided
Documents required
Officer(s) responsible for disposal of the services Time frame for disposal Appellate Officer
Issue of NOC/Consent Issue of Consent/Authorization to industries/activities

1. Land conversion certificate for commercial purpose.

2. Registration certificate of the unit from the competent authority

3. Certificate from Chartered Accountant showing cost of building, land ,plant & machinery

4. CRZ clearance certificate.

5. Manufacturing certificate of DG Set.

6. Detail Project report with layout plan.

Member Secretary, ANPCC, Department of Science & Technology, Dollygunj Within 90 days from date of receipt of application Chairman,ANPCC
2. Funding for basic Island based Research Programme

a) Preliminary Screening of the project

b) Pre Review and Expert Committee recommendations

c) Administrative approval, financial sanction and release of grant

d) Preliminary Screening of the project & forwarding the same to DST, GOI
1. Project proposal duly approved and forwarded by HOD of the concern institute . Director, Science & Technology a) 01 month from the date of receipt of the proposal

b)3 months

c)3 months from the date of receipt of required documents(applicable for the project financed by A&N Administration)

d)1 month from the date of receipt of the proposal.
Secretary, (Science & Technology)