“A punto de nougat”, the new science bill

“A punto de nougat”, the new science bill

The Director-General of the National Council for Science and Technology (CONASET), Maria Elena Alvarez Boila, reported that this institution transferred to the union treasury 21,853 million pesos in 25 funds that were extinguished.

Appearing before the Senate Committee on Science, Technology and Innovation, the official emphasized that most of these resources “can be considered passive and this is a clear sign of the managerial inefficiency” that Consett had taken from her previous six-year terms.

He emphasized that the transfer of resources to private companies, many of which did not even develop scientific and technological activities, had been abused. In 2014, you can see that there was a peak and they added up to 45,643 million pesos that were transferred via Kunasset to the private sector. To any type of private sector, to many types of companies, but surprisingly, a huge amount of resources have been transferred to multinational companies such as Monsanto, Continental, Volkswagen, Bayer, the official explained.

The official, who declined to appear before lawmakers and only submitted a remote report last August, also denounced that in the previous system there was an oversight in replacing Concet posts. He explained, “We began to realize that there was a solution to these intrinsic functions of private entities, and that, as in many other entities of neoliberal governments, the dichotomy, the necessary distinction between public and private, was broken.”

He also declared that the initial draft of the new science and technology law, which involved more than 60,000 specialists to regulate the human right to science and its benefits, through a visionary policy, “is about to be a nougat.” , “which does not mean centralization, but an efficient and effective joint.”

Senator Xóchitl Gálvez of PAN stated that Conacyt’s findings are “pure science fiction” and accused this government of destroying what was there. “There could be corruption, and they would have been punished for it, but it really seems to me that the scientific community does not deserve or deserve the treatment I gave it.”

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