The 16th meeting of the NESAC Governing Council (GC) was held on 12th January, 2022 through video conference mode. Dr. K. Sivan, Secretary, Department of Space (DoS) & Chairman, NESAC-GC, Chaired the meeting. The meeting was attended by Additional Secretary, DoS; Secretaries of Dept. of Science and Technology from the NE states; Scientific Secretary, ISRO; Directors of SAC, PRL, and NRSC, Directors of ICAR-NEH, IIT-Guwahati, NEIGRIHMS, and IIM-Shillong; VC, NEHU; Secretary, S & T, NEC; program directors from the ISRO HQ program offices; and other members of NESAC GC. Director, NESAC made a detailed presentation on the action taken for the actions identified during the 15th meeting of NESAC GC, activities carried out at NESAC since 15th meeting of NESAC GC, plan for next year, audited statement of accounts, and budget for next year.
The Chairman and members of NESAC GC expressed satisfaction on the diverse and voluminous work carried out by NESAC in last one year and gave a few critical assignments. Chairman, NESAC GC asked to make detailed plan for timely implementation of 110 projects under the Plan of Actions prepared for each state on utilization of space science and technology for development and governance related activities.