For the advancement, propagation, and promotion of Applications of Science and Technology to the various problems faced by the society and to the developmental work,The government of Maharashtra has formed the Rajiv Gandhi Science & Technology Commission by
After Cabinet approval, a bill was passed by the State Legislature and the Commission Act came into effect in December 2004. The Government constituted the Commission in April 2005. The Commission would act as a facilitator and play a pro-active role to take science and technology to the people. Maharashtra is the only state in the country to set up such a statutory Commission and indicates its priority for the Science and Technology Sector.