The Rising India Party’s Research policy .

The Rising India Party takes the position that the country needs to quickly build research capabilities across the entire range of areas and technologies that impact on human life today, and the nation’s security situation. The Rising India Party is committed to bringing research and speeding up the development of research in India in a very short period of time through policies that are proposed as under:

  1. The Rising India Party, on winning elections, would immediately move to creating a Research Development Ministry and bring the entire existing Research narrative, in both the public and private sector, of the nation under one roof.
  2. The government would build a complete, comprehensive and holistic picture of all research being undertaken in the country in both, the public and private sectors.
  3. Urgent and immediate connect would be established with all private sector entities to understand their research areas and assistance that may get them to move faster or otherwise help in any way.
  4. The government would move to setting up Audit Board and Plans Board Groups immediately undertake a thorough review of all research being conducted, researchers and teams involved.
  5. Individual review of all researchers and of support staff at each and every Public-Sector Enterprise would be undertaken.
  6. Those identified as inefficient or have not delivered requisite quality work would be made redundant
  7. All Public-Sector research would be moved into public-private partnership and the management and conducting of it would be left to the new entities with public oversight built into the narrative.
  8. The Ministry would be staffed by a combination of pre-screened civil servants and only those with provable record of high intelligence, ethics, and project implementation success would be considered for these roles. Bureaucrats would not constitute more than 25% strength, the balance would be drawn from amongst people with proven records amongst them research administrators, retired researchers, academics, people from cross section of industry, global Indians from their respective fields etc.
  9. These positions would be farmed as limited period renewable contracts to ensure peak talent and efficiency at all times in the ensuing narrative.
  10. The Research Ministry would be tasked with identifying critical research areas, helping form co-operative research groups across sectors including education institutions, industry and State bodies.
  11. The Ministry would be tasked with framing budgets and identifying areas that need higher injection of funds, with special focus on critical and strategic areas, with emphasis on defense and allied areas.
  12. Working Plans Board and Audit Board groups for each area or Research Clusters of research areas would be created within the Research Ministry to drive research and to assemble resources needed for such research, both human and infrastructure.
  13. These groups would have direct and immediate access to the research teams within research organizations, in both the public and private sectors.
  14. Research Audit Groups would fan out through the entire public-sector institutions, defense research entities, universities where research is happening to assess the state of play in each area, delays and reasons thereof, and also seek inputs from private sector research as to areas they are active in, state of their research and inputs on how the State can help progress these.
  15. All research personnel engaged in research would be individually interviewed with the objective of assessing fact related to their respective research areas, identifying bottlenecks and identifying individuals, including bureaucrats who are impediments to the research projects.
  16. Once such individual are identifying a comprehensive review of their roles and effects would be undertaken with in-depth interviews and psychological profiles would be created to assist the government take appropriate decisions on their future in government.
  17. The government would move to take an integrated, comprehensive, holistic and cross-section, cross-sector approach to research with the aim of activating the private sector for the purpose of attaining rapid progress in various research areas.
  18. Groups of companies functioning in the same or similar cluster area would be encouraged to form subsidized research groups where the research results would be shared within predefined frames in the rights to turn research into products.
  19. Companies and industries who cumulatively contribute to building of research infrastructure and research capabilities would be encouraged to invest and would be subsidized by the government; and they would attract tax breaks.
  20. Those who are at forefront areas of national development, are socially responsible, and cooperate with the government in nation building, would be granted privileged access to government Policy framing bodies as part of the incentive architecture for achieving success in rapid nation building.
  21. Private sector companies would be incentivized to set up research projects in association with all the universities that either have existing research infrastructure or are willing to set up in research areas of interest in the country.
  22. The government would move to research driven education methodologies right up for Bachelor degree education and all Masters courses would move to research driven narratives.
  23. Corporates and companies investing in research at universities would gain tax benefits alongside access and rights to the technologies so developed.
  24. Projects conceived and funded or part funded with universities would become the sources of products and technologies the copyright and usage rights of which would be shared between the researchers, the institution and the private sector funder / part-funder.
  25. Public-Private research projects would be actively created and sought. The starting point would be in all PSU’s moving to public-private partnership models and the private sector inducted in a big way.
  26. Management of these entities would pass on to the private partner with oversight built in through board representation and active engagement. The government architecture that runs these entities would be removed immediately and replaced with a new management and functional architecture to drive new energy and efficiency while dispensing with the patronage driven narrative that permeates all public-sector enterprises and effort in India.
  27. The government would actively seek high end individuals, or groups of individuals or companies who are active and dynamic in research and in developing technologies and encourage them to set up research domiciled in India while giving incentives for doing so.
  28. These incentives would include the government offering funding subsidies, permanent residency and citizenship offers to all nationals of all countries who have expertise or knowledge and expertise in any of the area that is shaping human society and of vital need for meeting the development and human needs.
  29. Indian entities would be encouraged to source research personnel from overseas where so ever these are required to quantum jump the target research and technology development capacities.
  30. The country immediately needs capability building in every conceivable area of techno-economic activity from heavy machinery manufacturing and design capacities, building and construction technologies, to aeronautics and beyond; every conceivable area that makes for a developed country and society.
  31. The country would provide/create the infrastructure required for research to any researcher, individual researcher or group of researchers to do the research in India.
  32. The benefits to the researchers would include the building research townships with excellent accommodation provided with life-style enhancing facilities including house help and support staff for a good life.
  33.  Any patents that eventuate from their research would accrue to the concerned entities.
  34. The government would encourage new Intellectual property ownership narrative such that those individuals part of the research group or individual concerned with inventing or creating new technologies would be entitled to 5% royalties for 20 years and lifetime royalties at 2% to them for 50 years. These moves would be put up in the corporate and public domain for further discussion and fine-tuning these policies.

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