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Government of India
Ministry of Earth Science
26-August-2013 16:17 IST
National Monsoon Mission

Government has launched the National Monsoon Mission to set up a state-of-the-art climate model for (a) improved prediction of monsoon rainfall on extended range to seasonal time scale (16 days to one season) and (b) improved prediction of temperature, rainfall and extreme weather events on short to medium range time scale (up to 15 days). Among the 52 additional posts recommended for creation in a phased manner under the program, about 20 positions at the level of Scientist ‘B’ that are yet to be approved for creation by the Finance Ministry would be falling under the category of posts to be dully filled, subsequently upon their creation, as per the extant norms of recruitment involving SC/ST and other communities.

Union Minister of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences Shri S.Jaipal Reddy gave this information in reply to a written question in the Rajya Sabha today.