Department of Science & Technology (DST) was established in May 1971, with the objective of promoting new areas of Science & Technology and to play the role of a nodal department for organizing, coordinating and promoting Science & Technology activities in the country
Safdarjang Development Area branch, New Delhi is the Focal point branch for Ministry of Science & Technology dealing in all physical payments & receipts
Departments/ Offices attached to these ministries issue cheques on the designated branches. Branches of Union Bank of India makes payment on behalf of these ministries and scroll in respect of all payments is being sent to respective ministries through focal point branches.
The Designated branches accept receipts also on behalf of the respective ministries. Branches are specific.
E-Focal Point Branch
Following the G-ePG initiative implemented by Govt. of India, the Bank has setup e-Focal Point branch at Faiz Road, New Delhi which executes all payment instructions electronically received from above mentioned four ministries through G-ePG portal.