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Space Commission of India proposes major expansion of ISRO

To meet the work load arising from the demand for space based services, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) may hire more scientists and Engineers in its facilities in the coming years. In this purpose, a proposal for suitably augmenting the manpower in ISRO, mostly in scientist and engineer category, has been prepared. The proposal is reviewed and recommended by the space commission.

Currently, a total of 7062 personnel are working as Scientists and Engineers in ISRO. The demand for space based services in the country is increasing resulting in increased launch frequency and applications of space technology in emerging areas.

To meet the work load arising due to these demands, a proposal for suitably augmenting the manpower, mostly in scientist/engineer category in ISRO, has been prepared, an information given by Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh in Lok Sabha said.

He also said that the proposal has been reviewed and recommended by the Space Commission and the same is submitted to the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, for their recommendations, before placing the same for the approval of the Union Cabinet.

This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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