New Delhi, India: The Government of India approved the restructuring of the Geological Survey of India (GSI), which includes rightsizing its strength by filling up posts over a 10-year period. In addition, it approved constitution of geophysics, chemistry and engineering science, and technology streams as organised services so as to bring them at par with the geology stream.
The Cadre restructuring will address the acute stagnation, improve career growth and will consequently attract talent to the sector. The restructuring will also facilitate GSI to effectively function in mission mode with well defined objectives, encourage individual and group development and facilitate specialisation. This will also result in better span of control at all levels with clearly defined goals and targets, well laid out responsibilities, robust monitoring mechanisms, effective communication / reporting systems (through multi-channel) and clear accountability at all levels.
The proposal is based on the recommendations of the High Powered Committee (HPC) constituted for the purpose of review of the functioning of Geological Survey of India and to assess Geological Survey of India’s capacity and capabilities to meet emerging geosciences challenges, both national and global. The recommendations, when implemented will immensely enhance GSI’s capacity and capability in addressing emerging challenges especially in augmenting resource base, both for essential and strategic minerals. It will also facilitate GSI to undertake issues having immediate societal relevance like climate change, desertification, glacial retreats and coastline changes as well as geogenic issues.