Department of Science service (DSS)

Created on Sunday, 25 November 2012 Published Date Written by Super User

The Department of Science Service (DSS) is one of the fifteen organizations under the Ministry of Science and Technology. Our origin is dated back to 1891, when it was set up as a small unit in the Royal Department of Mines and Geology. In 1902, the unit was then promoted to the Assay Office under the Ministry of Royal Treasury. In 1918, the Assay Office was legalized to foresee all scientific activities under the new name "Sala Yaktat” which functioned as the Government Laboratory under the administration of the Department of Commerce and Statistical Forecasting. On January 30, 1933, the Laboratory became the Department of Science working under the Ministry of Finance. The Department of Science was then transferred to be under the Ministry of Industry in 1942. According to the 4th National Economic and Social Development Plan (1977-1981), the new ministry, the Ministry of Science, Technology and Energy, was established. Therefore, in 1979, the Department of Science was transferred to this new ministry and was renamed as the Department of Science Service.

On October 3, 2002, the Department was prescribed in the Science and Technology ministerial regulation to have the power and duty in supervising, promoting, researching and developing Science and Technology including acting as a reference laboratory in order to build up the efficiency and competitiveness for sustainable development of the country.

From the DSS’s early day until today, the responsibility and the amount of works have grown which resulting in several organization spin-offs. Some of them are, Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO) (in 1939), Office of the National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT) (in 1956), Office of Atomic Energy for Peace (OAEP) (in 1962), Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR) (in 1963), Thai Industrial Standard Institute (TISI) (in 1979), and National Institute of Metrology Thailand (NIMT) (in 1998).  

Provide high quality and professional laboratory service at the expert and reference level by integrating state of the art technology, researching and developing new technique and method, and improving human resource development through integration of proactive management and the concept of good governance

Core Strategic Policy
Strategy 1: Becoming national reference in the area
                    of Analytical Science for Export goods  
                    certification and consumer protection
Strategy 2: Manufacturing, Trade, and Service sector  
                    obtain high standard and internationally  
                    accepted Science and Technology service
Strategy 3: Science and Technology services provided
                    by the organization must fulfill the needs of the
                    customers and help improving customer’s
                    competitive edge
Strategy 4: Becoming an excellence center for human
                    resource development in the area of
                    science and technology    
Strategy 5: The organization and the staffs hold high-
                    level international credential with the management
                    style that strives for success and relies solely
                    on good governance

Organization Structure
1.  Office of the Secretary
2.  Bureau of Community Technology
3.  Bureau of Laboratory Accreditation
4.  Bureau of Laboratory Personnel Development
5.  Bureau of Science and Technology Information
6.  Chemistry Program
7.  Physics and Engineering Program
8.  Biological Science Program

Address: 75/7 Rama VI, Ratchathewi,
                Bangkok 10400, Thailand
Tel:        +66(2) 201 7000
Fax:        +66(2) 201 7466
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