Government Science Advice
Science advice plays an inevitable role in evidence-based policy-making. Particularly, in the post-truth era, the demand for scientific evidence is more than ever before. However, in this age of information abundance, finding reliable and appropriate evidence to supporting rational policy choices are crucial. For this reason, various governments across the world are now focusing on building a robust science advisory mechanism or strengthening their existing science advisory setup. With this backdrop, the study attempts to understand the structure and knowledge flow of the existing science advice mechanism in India. The study covers the science advice process both at the Centre and State level; and interlink between them.