The National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) was reformed in 2013 as the highest consideration and decision council in the field of science and technology.
The NSTC is composed of a plenary session, a steering committee, 7 expert committees, 2 special committees, and 2 consultation committees.
The plenary session deliberates issues related to establishment and coordination of major policies for science technology and efficient operation of the national R&D business budget. The operating committee takes the role of practical counsel for issues related to science and technology policy and pre-examination on the deliberation and decision issue prior to plenary session.
The expert committees take the role of review and coordination of R&D budget in each field and take decisions on the investment for major R&D businesses, connection and coordination between businesses, distribution and coordination of R&D budget, etc.