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=== DSIR and the Geological Survey Board ===
 
=== DSIR and the Geological Survey Board ===
  
For the scientific supervision of each of its most important research activities the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research appointed a Board. The Geological Survey Board was given special responsibility for the management of the Survey and Museum, and its duties were defined as follows in its terms of reference
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For the scientific supervision of each of its most important research activities the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research appointed a Board. The Geological Survey Board was given special responsibility for the management of the Survey and Museum, and its duties were defined as follows in its terms of reference# To undertake, within the limits prescribed in the estimates for the year and by the general policy and the programme of work approved from time to time by the Minister, the management of the Survey and Museum so far as concerns all current business, work of survey or report and distribution of personnel.
# To undertake, within the limits prescribed in the estimates for the year and by the general policy and the programme of work approved from time to time by the Minister, the management of the Survey and Museum so far as concerns all current business, work of survey or report and distribution of personnel.
 
 
# After consultation with the Director to frame and recommend annually for the approval of the Minister, a programme of work to be undertaken for the coming year and to submit therewith a statement as to the staff arrangements and other provision required for carrying out that programme.
 
# After consultation with the Director to frame and recommend annually for the approval of the Minister, a programme of work to be undertaken for the coming year and to submit therewith a statement as to the staff arrangements and other provision required for carrying out that programme.
 
# To report upon matters bearing on the functions or work of the Geological Survey or Museum; and
 
# To report upon matters bearing on the functions or work of the Geological Survey or Museum; and
 
# To submit an annual report of the work of the Survey and Museum with such observations as they think fit.
 
# To submit an annual report of the work of the Survey and Museum with such observations as they think fit.
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The first Chairman of this Board was Sir Francis Grant Ogilvie, who became also Principal Assistant Secretary of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research. He took much interest in the work of the Geological Survey. The Board meets several times a year and considers the programmes and reports on the progress of work submitted by the Director. In addition to the appointed members, there are assessors representing the Ministry of Health, Mines Department, Development Commission and Ministry of Agriculture.
 
The first Chairman of this Board was Sir Francis Grant Ogilvie, who became also Principal Assistant Secretary of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research. He took much interest in the work of the Geological Survey. The Board meets several times a year and considers the programmes and reports on the progress of work submitted by the Director. In addition to the appointed members, there are assessors representing the Ministry of Health, Mines Department, Development Commission and Ministry of Agriculture.

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