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Particulars of its Organisation, functions, and duties

Particulars of the Organisation functions and duties

The aims and objectives of NIRD&PR are:

Rules and Regulations

The powers and duties of its officers and employees

Powers and duties of Officers and Employees

Powers and Functions of the Director General

  1. The Director General as the Principal Executive Officer of the Institute shall be responsible for administration of the affairs of the Institute and shall exercise powers under the direction and guidance of the Executive Council.
  2. It shall be the duty of the Director General to coordinate and exercise general supervision over all the activities of the Institute.
  3. Subject to the provisions of sub-clause (i) above, the Director General shall have full powers on behalf of the Institute, to Institute, conduct, intervene, defend, abandon or compound any suit, appeal, review, revision, writ petition or other proceedings by or against the Institute or its employees or otherwise concerning the affairs of the Institute in any court and/or quasi-judicial authorities, to refer any claims or demands by or against the Institute to arbitration and observe and perform the awards, to sign and verify plaints, written statements, execution and other petitions, applications, affidavits, objections, memorandum of appeal or other pleadings to be filed before any judicial or quasi-judicial authorities or arbitrators to enforce judgement, execute any decree or order of any judicial/quasi-judicial authorities or to satisfy the same and/or to realise or withdraw money from any court, persons or other authorities in execution of such decree or order and to sign vakalatnamas, all financial powers as delegated by the Executive Council.
  4. Subject to the provisions of sub-clause (i) above, the Director General shall be competent on behalf of the Institute to execute contracts, collaboration agreement(s), general/special instruments, service agreements/agreements containing arbitration clauses, indemnity bonds and deeds in respect of/or connected with sale/lease/licence, mortgage, hypothecation, pledge, or other deed(s) of a legal character of whatever description, power(s) of attorney to enforce guarantee(s) or any other legal rights, to incur legal expenses and to act as Agent of the Institute for any purpose whatsoever relating to the affairs of the Institute.
  5. The Director General shall be competent to sub-delegate any of the powers conferred upon him to the Dy. Director General or to such other officers working under him as may be considered necessary, consistent with the need for proper, effective and efficient discharge of responsibilities entrusted to such Dy. Director General/officers.
  6. In the absence of Director General on long leave, deputation in India or abroad or due to transfer, arrangements to look after the duties of the Director General may be made by the Chairman of the Executive Council.
The List of Executive Council Members of NIRD&PR The List of General Council Members of NIRD&PR The Procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of Supervision and Accountability -

Procedures Followed In Decision – Making Process

DELEGATION OF POWERS (Office Order No. 725       dated  7 /1/2005)

S.No Nature of Power DG DDG REGISTRAR Asst Registrar Exec. Engr. PROF. AND HEAD REMARKS
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 Transfer of a NIRD&PR employee from one post to another. Full powers in respect of group A,B,C Group B [Academic & Non-academic) and Group A up to Associate Professors and ARs . Group C Group D ___ ___ ___
2 To fix the pay of the employees of the Institute. Full powers ___ Group A & B.  Group C & D ___ ___ ___
3 To require a Medical Certificate of Fitness before return from leave. Full powers in respect of group A,B,C & D staff. ___ Full powers of group A & B (Academic & Non-Academic) except Prof. & Heads, FA & Registrar. Full powers for Group C & D staff. ___ ___ ___
4 Forwarding of applications for outside employment. Full powers Group A staff including Heads of Centres. ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
5 Approval of Tour programmes Full powers; in respect of Professors. The tour programme will be submitted to DG through DDG.

For all academic staff up to Assoc. Profs.  For all Group A non-academic, except for FA & Registrar. For Non-academic Group B officers. For Group C & D officials. ___ For Assistant Professor, support staff and project staff attached with the Faculty Centre. Regarding counter-signature of TA bills, the procedure to be followed is given in the footnote.
S.No Nature of Power DG DDG REGISTRAR Asst Registrar Exec. Engr. PROF. AND HEAD REMARKS
6 To impose penalties for all officers  and staff in group A,B C & D staff All penalties on group B,C & D staff and minor penalties on group A. Minor penalty in respect of group B academic and non-academic staff. Minor penalty in respect of Group C & D staff. Minor penalties in respect of Group D staff. ___ Minor penalties of Group B,C & D staff posted to concerned faculty. ___
7 To sanction payment of conveyance allowance, Children's tuition fee reimbursement allowance, overtime allowance and reimbursement of medical charges to all employees and washing allowance to employees of class IV. Full powers. Full powers of DG. All group A officers. For all group B,C & D officials. ___ ___ ___
8 To appoint staff for which expenditure is to be met from contingencies. Full powers. ___ Full powers in respect of Group C & D categories including EDP Assts. ___ ___ ___ ___
9 To sanction allotment of staff quarers to officers and staff. Full powers Full powers of DG in respect of type D and above quarters. Full powers in respect of allotment of staff quarters A,B & C types as per normal rules. ___ ___ ___ ___
S.No Nature of Power DG DDG REGISTRAR Asst Registrar Exec. Engr. PROF. AND HEAD REMARKS
10 Deputation of staff/officers for any training programme, seminar & conference in India Full powers All academic and non-academic in group A except Prof. & Heads and FA & Registrar. Group B non-academic Group C & D. ___ ___ ___ ___
11 CPF/GPF Advance from the Fund as per the rules. Full powers Full powers of DG Full powers of DG in respect of all groups (academic & non-academic) except Professor & Heads. Full powers of DG in respect of Group C & D staff ___ ___ ___
12 CPF/GPF withdrawals from the Fund. Full powers subject to fulfilment of specific conditions. Full powers of DG Full powers of DG in respect of all groups (academic & non-academic) except Professor & Heads. Full powers of DG in respect of Group C & D staff. ___ ___ ___
13 Grant of advances of pay, leave salary, tour,  TA/LTC for officers. Full Powers Full powers of DG for Heads of centres. Full powers of DG in respect of Group A , B,  C & D  staff.  Full powers for Group C & D staff. ___ ___ Once tour is sanctioned by the competent authority, sanction of advance will be granted by the lower authority.
S.No Nature of Power DG DDG REGISTRAR Asst Registrar Exec. Engr. PROF. AND HEAD REMARKS
14 Sanction of Festivaladvance/Cycle advance/Fan advance/Motor Car Advance/Motor Cycle Advance/Computer Advance/House Building Advance. Full Powers Full powers of DG. Full powers for group B non -academic and Group C & D. Full powers for Group C & Group D staff. ___ ___ ___
15 To sanction Advances towards running of Hostels, hire, purchase and repair of equipment including fans, water coolers, chokes, typewriting machines, etc Full powers Full powers of DG Full powers of DG once sanction is accorded by competent authority ___ ___ ___ ___
16 To sanction freight and demurrage/airfare charges, hire purchases, maintenance and repair of vehicles and bicycles. Full powers Full powers of DG except purchase of motor vehicles Full powers of DG subject to approved norms. In respect of P O L full powers, for other items, Rs. 10,000 at a time, subject to monthly reports on work done. ___ ___ ___
17 Maintenance of Gardens Full powers Full powers of DG Full powers of DG Upto Rs 10,000 ___ ___ ___
18 Ordinary repairs  and maintenance to the Institute's buildings, roads, water supply, sanitary and electricity installations. Full powers Full powers of DG Full powers of DG up to an expenditure of RS. 2 lakhs on occassion ___ Rs 6,000 at a time. ___ ___
S.No Nature of Power DG DDG REGISTRAR Asst Registrar Exec. Engr. PROF. AND HEAD REMARKS
19 To sanction expenditure for printing and binding. Full powers Full powers of DG. Upto Rs.2 lakhs ___ ___ (i)P & H, CIEC will  sanction expenditure after obtaining clerance of DG/Publications Comm.  (ii)  Other P & H, for brochures/questionnaires. For Publications, the decision to bring out the publication in case of books/research reports/ has to be taken by the publications committee or DG
20 To sanction purchase of books, periodicals Full powers Up to Rs.50,000/- Upto Rs.25,000/- ___ ___ ___ ___
21 To incur contingent expenditure (non-recurring)/printing articles and purchase of stores and stationery,  paid from contingencies, purchase of stationery /Miscelleneous stores. Full powers Up to Rs. 10 lakhs Upto Rs 2 lakhs Upto Rs 10,000 ___ ___ ___
22 To sanction supply of leveries,badges and other articles of clothing etc and washing allowances. Full powers ___ Full powers as per norms approved by DG. Powers upto Rs. 5,000/- ___ ___ ___
S.No Nature of Power DG DDG REGISTRAR Asst Registrar Exec. Engr. PROF. AND HEAD REMARKS
23 To sanction payment of telephone charges  of office and residence (including installation) new phones including mobilie phones. Full powers Full powers of DG Payment of telephone charages of offices and officers including mobile phones Full powers as per norms. ___ ___ ___ ___
24 To sanction payment of electricity, gas and water charges. Full powers Full powers Full powers Full powers in      respect of POL  as at item 16   above.  Full powers of DG for Electricity and Water charges. ___ Executive Engineer will furnish quarterly report on electricity and water payments for previous quarter.
25 To sanction legal charges Full powers Powers upto Rs.50,000/- Powers upto Rs. 25,000/- ___ ___ ___ ___
26 To sanction leave/Extension of leave (Except study leave) Full powers for Researach Associates/Research Officers/Senior Research Officers/Asst. Profs. and Assoc.Profs. subject to the recommendation of faculty head

For Non-academic Group B officers For Group C  and D staff ___ For all other faculty members and support staff of the Faculty Centre ___
S.No Nature of Power DG DDG REGISTRAR Asst Registrar Exec. Engr. PROF. AND HEAD REMARKS
27 Signing of mortgage deed/security bond/agreement bonds relating to grant of house building advance/ and other advances such as Car/Scooter/Moto-cylce/Cycle/Contract signature with outside agencies for consultancies Full powers ___ Powers of DG in respect of contract agreements with outside parties, HBA & MCA and other agreements with employees of NIRD&PR is standard formats Powers of DG in respect of Motor Cycle/Scooter/Cycle and Fan advance in respect of Group C & D staff subject to standard formats ___ ___ ___
28 To sanction expenditure for advertisement Full powers ___ Full powers subject to approval of the text of advertise-ment by the DG ___ ___ ___ ___
29 To sanction payment of taxes and rates, postal and telegraph charges Full powers ___ Full powers of DG Full powers of DG. ___ ___ ___
30 Deviation from cheque payments I.e ordinary cash payment in cases exceeding Rs. 1,000/- to outsiders Full powers Full powers upto Rs. 15,000/- ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
S.No Nature of Power DG DDG REGISTRAR Asst Registrar Exec. Engr. PROF. AND HEAD REMARKS
31 Signing  of memorandum of understanding with outside organisations Full powers ___ Full powers, subject to ratification by DG in each case and legal vetting ___ ___ ___ ___
32 Administrative approval for capital works Rs 25 lakh, as per Executive council decision on 24/11/97 Upto Rs 6 lakh Upto Rs 2 lakhs ___ ___ ___ ___
33 Reimbursement of medical charges for inpatient treatment / investigations to hospital / diagnostic centres Full powers Full powers Full powers ___ ___ ___ ___
34 Catering & house keeping charges in respect of hostels Full powers Full powers Full powers subject to contract conditions. ___ ___ ___ ___

Subsequent Orders of Delegation of Powers

Note: 1)TA bill counter-signature by DDG will be required for any deviation or relaxation from the norms.

2) Following will be the authorities for counter-signature within the norms:

a) For Professor and Head -----> Self; no other counter-signature required
b) For other faculty members as well as non-academic staff posted in faculty centres---> P & H
c) Non-academic Group A officers -----------> Registrar

d) For non-academic Group B, C and D officials -----> Assistant Registrar
The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions

Norms for discharge of functions

Training

Training is a major activity of the Institute. It has a wide range of expertise and excellent infrastructure to train senior officers and executives in policy formulation, management and implementation of rural development programmes. The training programmes are intended to create knowledge base, develop skills and understanding of the various dimensions of rural transformation.Over 200 programmes are offered every year and more than 5000 trainees pass through its portals annually. Besides, the Institute conducts several international training programmes to share with the Afro-Asian and Latin-American countries the rich Indian experience in managing rural development. Details of number of programmes and participants available in the Annual Report of 2011-12.

Research and Action Research

The Institute undertakes empirical studies on identified themes viz., Rural Change, Socio-Economic and Human Development, Decentralisation, Rural Technology and Environmental Concerns, to assess the impact of rural development schemes, identify new areas for policy interventions and determine training needs.

Another important activity is Action Research which is location – specific in nature and scope where an assumed model/theme is given a fair trial. The Institute is currently implementing an Action Research Project on (i) ‘Restoration of Land to the Allottees of Ceiling Surplus and Government land and their Development’ (ii) ‘Synergizing Institutional Services for Enhancing People’s Participation’ and (iii) ‘Capacity Building and Networking of Institutions for Social transformation’.

Consultancy

Consultancy assignments are taken up by the Institute on behalf of the national organisations such as state governments, public sector undertakings and premier International organisations, namely UNDP, FAO, UNICEF, UNESCO, WHO, ILO, World Bank, ESCAP, CIRDAP and AARDO.

Information Dissemination

The Institute disseminates the results of the research studies and recommendations of its various seminars and workshops through a number of publications. It brings out a quarterly Journal of Rural Development and a bi-monthly NIRD&PR Newsletter in English and Hindi. The Institute also publishes a bi-monthly publication ‘Grameen Utsaah ‘ (Rural Initiatives) highlighting the good management practices in rural development.With over 300 publications to date, NIRD&PR is a leading publisher of Rural Development literature in India.It’s “India Rural Development Report” and “Panchayati Raj Report” have attracted a great deal of attention of academics and policy planners.

Documentation

TThe Centre on Media and Rural Documentation (CMRD) of the Institute acts as a referral and servicing agency for the rural development sector as a whole.It has a well organised and rich library with a collection of about 1,15,302 volumes and subscribes to over 200 journals.The total database consisting of over two lakh items is computerized for expeditious retrieval.It has operationalised a project on Computerised Library and Information Clearing House (CLIC) to systematically collect, document, repackage and disseminate information on-line for easy access.

Computer Centre

The Institute has a well equipped Computer Centre with Mini Computer system for in-house Management Information System (MIS), Computerised Library documentation and data processing of the research data. It has a computer lab with 25 state of the art systems for DOS/Windows applications with a provision for Computer Based Instruction Tutors (CBIT), a UNIX lab with mini computer system connected with 20 terminals for multi-user application to NICNET and INTERNET for E-mail, World Wide Web browsing and file transfers. It has also installed Local Area Network (LAN) connecting 240 nodes spread across the Institute under structured cabling. The website of NIRD&PR is http://www.nird.org.in.

Rural Technology Park

Rural Technology Park (RTP) has been set-up to spread awareness on current rural technologies and promote sustainable rural development spread over 65 acres of land gifted by the Andhra Pradesh Government.

RTP has established some production cum training units of affordable and cost effective technologies for rural areas and offers training. The solar power unit is managed by illiterate women who have become barefoot solar engineers and execute turn key solar electrification project.The National Rural Building Centre at RTP is another important component.

Geomatic Cell

Geomatic Cell was established in the year 2003 to cater to the GIS, GPS and Satellite Remote Sensing Applications at local level in rural areas. This cell offers custom designed solutions on Natural Resource Management and Planning.

Link Institutes

The Government of India with technical guidance of NIRD&PR is assisting the State Governments to strengthen/establish State Institutes of Rural Development (SIRDs) for research and training. These institutions are to act as link institutes of NIRD&PR at state level.

The Institute offers Trainer’s Training programmes for the faculty members, instructors and coordinators of SIRDs and Extension Training Centres (ETCs). Several off-campus programmes are conducted each year at various SIRDs by senior faculty from NIRD&PR to provide guidance in training and research activities specific to each state.

The Rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharge of its functions. A Statement of the Categories of documents that are held by it or under its control.

Statement of categories of documents held or under its control

The particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation with or representation by, the member of the public in relation to the formulation of its policy or implementation thereof.

Other information as may be prescribed

APPELLATE AUTHORITY

NIRD&PR - Hyderabad

Dr V Madhava Rao

Professor & Head, C-GARD

NIRD&PR , Rajendranagar

Hyderabad - 500030, Andhra Pradesh

NERC - Guwahathi

Dr Kanak Haloi

Associate Professor ,

NIRD&PR - North-Eastern Regional Centre(NIRD&PR-NERC)

NIRD&PR Lane, NH:37, Jawahar Nagar

Guwahati - 781 022, Assam

A Statement of the Board, Councils, Committee and other bodies consisting of two or more person constituted as its part of or the purpose of its advise, and as to whether meetings of those bodies, councils, committees and other bodies are open to the public, or the minutes of such meetings are accessible for public

A Statement of the Board, Councils, Committee and other bodies consisting of two or more person constituted as its part of or the purpose of its advise, and as to whether meetings of those bodies, councils, committees and other bodies are open to the public, or the minutes of such meetings are accessible for public.

a. General Council

b. Executive Council

c. Academic Committee

d. Selection Committee

The meeting of above councils and committees are not open for the public but the minutes are accessible

The General Council

  1. There shall be a General Council of the Institute and it shall be composed of all the members of the Institute;
  2. The annual general meeting of the General Council shall be held at such date, time and place as may be determined by the President;
  3. The General Council shall meet at least once every year;
  4. For the purpose of the last sub-rule, each year shall be deemed to commence on the first day of April and terminate on the thirty first day of March of the following Calendar year;
  5. The President may convene a special meeting of the General Council whenever he thinks fit, and shall do so on the written requisition of not less than one third of the members of the Institute;
  6. Every notice calling a meeting of the General Council shall state the date, time and place at which such meeting will be held and shall be served upon every member of the General Council not less than twenty one clear days before the day appointed for the meeting;
  7. The accidental omission to give notice to, or the non-receipt of notice by, any member or other person, to whom it should be given, shall not invalidate the proceedings at the meeting;
  8. In the absence of the President, the Minister in charge of Rural Development or related subject or in his absence, the Secretary to Government of India in the Department of Rural Development, who are Vice-President shall preside.
  9. Nine member of the General Council present in person shall form a quorum. No quorum shall be required for an adjourned meeting;
  10. All disputed questions at meetings of the General Council shall be determined by vote;
  11. Each member of the Institute shall have one vote;
  12. In case of an equality of votes the person presiding over the meeting shall, in addition, have a casting vote;
  13. The president may invite any person other than a member, to attend a meeting of the General Council, such invitee shall not, however, be entitled to vote at the meeting;
  14. The General Council shall function notwithstanding any vacancy therein and notwithstanding any defect in the appointment, nomination or election of any member and no act or proceedings of the General Council shall be invalidated or nullified merely by reason of the existence of any vacancy therein or any defect in the appointment, nomination or election of any member; and
  15. Where for any reason it is not possible for the General Council to meet, any business which it may be necessary for the General Council to perform may be carried out by taking the approval of the President after due recommendation by the Executive Council, provided that the ex-post-facto approval of the General Council shall be obtained at its next meeting.

Functions and Powers of General Council

The General Council shall have the following powers and functions, namely, to:

  1. Observe the Provisions of the Memorandum of Association, these Rules and such instructions of the Government of India in the Department;
  2. Exercise general control and issue such directions for the efficient management and administration of the affairs of the Institute as may be necessary;
  3. Nominate members of the Executive Council in accordance with clause (i) of Rule X;
  4. Approve the annual budget of the Institute for submission to the Government of India for sanction of Government Grants;
  5. Consider the Annual Report and audited Annual Accounts, of the Institute for the immediately preceding financial year along with the Audit Certificate, the Audit Report, and replies of the Institute to the observations contained in the Audit Report;
  6. Add to, amend, vary or rescind, with the prior approval of the Government of India, any of these rules:
  7. Frame Bye-laws not inconsistent with these Rules and the Memorandum of Association, for the management, administration and regulation of the business of the Institute for the furtherance of its objects;
  8. Constitute an Academic Committee to advise on all Academic matters, i.e., matters relating to training, research and action research, and such standing committees as required, with or without the power of co-opt, for disposal of any business of the Institute or for advice on any matter pertaining to the Institute; and
  9. Perform such other functions as are entrusted to it under these Rules.

The Executive Council

  1. There shall be an Executive Council of the Institute and it shall consist of the following members;
    1. Union Minister of Rural Development who is also the President of the General Council shall be the Chairman of the Executive Council.(Revised vide Office Order No. 578, dated 16th October, 2003)
    2. The Director General of the Institute.
    3. Secretary (RD), Secretary (DWS), Joint Secretary as well as Financial Adviser in the Ministry/Department of Rural Development, Government of India dealing with the Institute.
    4. Five eminent persons who have made note-worthy contributions in the fields of Rural Development, reconstructions and allied subjects, to be nominated by the President of the Institute from among the members of the General Council.
    5. Two members to be nominated by the President of the Institute from among the non-official members of the General Council.
    6. Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training Government of India, New Delhi or his nominee not below the rank of Joint Secretary to Government of India. (Revised vide Office Order No.944, dated 20th February, 2003). Provided that in the absence of the President of the Institute, the nomination of members specified in sub-clause (d) and (e) shall be done by the Government of India.
  2. The term of nominated members of the Executive Council shall be three years but they shall be eligible for re-appointment. If any member of the Executive Council ceases to be a member of the Institute, he shall automatically cease to be member of the Executive Council;
  3. The Executive Council shall function notwithstanding any vacancy therein and notwithstanding any defect in the appointment or nomination of any member and no act or proceeding of the Executive Council shall be invalidated or nullified by reason only of the existence of any vacancy therein or of any defect in the appointment or nomination of any member;
  4. Any vacancy amongst the nominated members of the Executive Council arising from death or resignation or otherwise, may be filled by nomination by the President or, in his absence, by the Government of India and the members so nominated shall hold office for the unexpired portion of the term of office of the member causing the vacancy;
  5. Every meeting of the Executive Council shall be presided over by its Chairman and in his absence, MOS (RD) looking after the subject related to NIRD&PR, and who is also one of the two Vice Presidents of the General Council, shall chair the meeting.
    1. In the absence of both the Union Minister and MOS (RD), Secretary (RD) who is also one of the two Vice Presidents of the General Council, shall chair the meeting. (Revised vide Office Order No. 578, dated 16th October, 2003)
  6. Four members of the Executive Council present in person shall constitute quorum. No quorum shall be required for an adjourned Meeting;
  7. For every meeting of the Executive Council not less than fifteen clear days' notice shall be given to each member, provided that the Chairman in special circumstances may call a meeting at a shorter notice;
  8. At least two meeting of the Executive Council shall be held every year;
  9. For the purpose of the last sub-rule, each year shall be deemed to commence on the first day of April and terminate on the thirty-first day of March of the following calendar year;
  10. The Chairman of the Executive Council may himself call, or by a requisition in writing signed by him may require the Director General to call a meeting of the Executive Council at any time;
  11. Each member of the Executive Council, including the Chairman thereof shall have one vote and in case there shall be an equality of votes on any question to be decided by the Executive Council, its Chairman or in his absence the person presiding over the meeting shall, in addition, have a casting vote;
  12. The Chairman of the Executive Council may invite any person, other than a member to attend a meeting of the Executive Council. Such invitee shall not, however, be entitled to vote at the meeting; and
  13. Any business which it may be necessary for the Executive Council to perform may be carried out by circulation of papers among all its members and any resolution so circulated and approved by a majority of the members signing shall be as effectual and binding as if the resolution had been passed at a meeting of the Executive Council provided that at least six members have recorded their views on the resolution.

Functions and Powers of the Executive Council

  1. Subject to the general control and direction of the General Council, the Executive Council shall be responsible for the management and administration of the affairs of the Institute in accordance with these rules and the Bye-laws made there under for the furtherance of its objects and shall have all powers-administrative and financial which may be necessary or expedient for the purpose.
  2. Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing sub-rule, the Executive Council shall have the following powers and functions, namely to:
    1. Prepare and execute detailed plans and programmes for the furtherance of the objects of the Institute;
    2. Create such posts, appoint and control such staff other than those for whose appointment specific provision has been made elsewhere, as may be required for the efficient management of the affairs of the Institute and regulate the terms and conditions of their services;
    3. Receive, have custody of, and deal with the funds and monies of the Institute;
    4. Purchase, hire, take on lease, exchange or otherwise acquire a properly movable or immovable or sell, hire, lease, exchange or otherwise transfer or dispose of all or any property, movable or immovable, of the Institute provided that for the transfer of immovable property the prior approval of the Government of India is obtained in that behalf;
    5. Execute contracts, collaboration agreements, general/special instruments, service agreements, agreements containing arbitration clauses, indemnity bonds, deeds in respect of or connected with sale/lease/license, mortgage, hypothecation or other deeds of a legal character of whatever description, powers of Attorney, enforce any other legal rights and incur legal expenses, provided that these powers are exercised for and on behalf of the Institute;
    6. Sue and defend all legal proceedings on behalf of the Institute;
    7. Appoint Committees, with or without the power to co-opt, for disposal of any business of the Institute or for advice in many matter pertaining to the Institute, provided that in cases of emergency, the Chairman of the Executive Council shall have the power to appoint such committees;
    8. Accept the management of any endowment, trust, fund, subscription or donation, provided that it is not attended by any condition inconsistent, or in conflict, with the objects of the Institute;
    9. Advise the General Council on all matters connected with the budget of the Institute;
    10. Incur expenditure subject to the provisions of the approved budget provided that where, in the opinion of the Chairman, an immediate decision on any matter is essential, he may, within the ambit of operational necessity and efficiency or to meet an emergency, authorise the incurring of expenditure not covered by the provisions of the budget provided that a report would be made to the General Council at its next meeting and its ex-post-facto approval obtained, wherever necessary; and
    11. To lay down terms and conditions governing scholarships, fellowships, deputations, grants-in-aid, research schemes and projects;
  3. The Executive Council may be resolution delegate to its Chairman, to any Standing Committee, or to the Director General or to any other officer of the Institute, such of its powers for the conduct of business as it may deem fit, subject, if deemed necessary to the condition that the action taken by its own Chairman, the Standing Committee or the Director General, or other officers under the powers so delegated shall be subject to confirmation at the next meeting of the Executive Council.
Amendment to Rule X of the "Rules of the NIRD&PR, 1991" on constitution of Executive Council of the Institute - reg
Amendment to Rule X(i)of the "Rules of the NIRD&PR, 1991" on constitution of Executive Council of the Institute - reg
Amendment / Addition to Rule III of the Rules of NIRD&PR 1991 on constitution of General Council to make Additional Secretary, Department of Rural Development, Government of India as Ex-Officio Member in General council- reg

Standing Committees

  1. There shall be two Standing Committees - one dealing with Academic matters called the 'Academic Committee' and another dealing with Selection of Persons called the 'Selection Committee'.  Besides these, the Executive Council may appoint Standing Committees for any specific purpose
  2. The composition and powers of the Standing Committees i.e., the 'Academic Committee' and 'Selection Committee' will be as set out under this Rule.  The Standing Committees for specific purposes appointed by the Executive Council shall have term, powers and composition as decided by the Executive Council in each case.
  1. The composition and powers of the 'Academic Committee' are as in Sub-Rule (2) of this Rule.
  2. Selection Committee

    The Director General shall be the Chairman of the 'Selection Committee'.  It should consist of the following members:

    1. A representative of the Department of Rural Development, Government of India not below the rank of Joint Secretary.
    2. Two members from among the Members of the Executive Council to be nominated by the Executive Council for such period as may be fixed by the Executive Council but not exceeding three years.
    3. At least one Technical Expert conversant in the relevant subject to be co-opted for each selection by the Director General.
    4. Dy. Director General or Financial Adviser of NIRD&PR.
    5. Every meeting of the Selection Committee shall be presided over by the Director General (or) in the absence of the Director General, Director General may nominate one of the members of the Selection Committee to preside over any specific meeting.
  3. Three members of the Selection Committee including the Technical Expert co-opted shall constitute the quorum.

ACADEMIC COMMITTEE

  1. The Director General of the Institute shall be the Chairman ofthe Academic Committee. It shall consist of the following members:
    1. Joint Secretary to the Government of India in the Department of Rural Development dealing with the Institute or his nominee not below the rank of Deputy Secretary - Member.
    2. Two persons from among the members of the Executive Council to be nominated by the Executive Council for such term as may be fixed by the Executive Council but not exceeding 3 years.
    3. Dy. Director General, NIRD&PR - Member.
    4. Financial Adviser, NIRD&PR - Member.
    5. Three heads of Faculties - Members as nominated by the Director General in rotation.
    6. Two nominees of the Planning Commission, Government of India (Research Programme Committee and Programme Evaluation Organisation) for such term as may be fixed by the Executive Council, but not exceeding three years, provided that they are eligible for renomination - Members.
    7. One nominee each of four Institutes in Social Sciences in India selected by the Executive Council for such term as may be fixed by the Executive Council, but not exceeding 3 years.
    8. One non-official who has experience in Rural Development activities to be nominated by the Executive Council for such term as may be fixed by the Executive Council, but not exceeding 3 years.
    9. The Chairman shall co-opt by rotation heads of four State level training Institutes in Rural Development (SIRD or the apex Institution at the State Level declared by the State Government) for such term as may be fixed by him but not exceeding two years.
    10. The Chairman shall have the power to co-opt other members as he considers necessary, including from amongst eminent academicians, academic and research institutions etc.  Their cooption would be for a specific meeting of the Academic Committee.
  2. Every meeting of the Academic Committee shall be presided over by the Chairman (Director General).  In the absence of the Chairman, the Academic Committee will elect a Chairman for the specific meeting.
  3. Nine members of the Academic Committee shall constitute the quorum.

Powers and functions of the Academic Committee

 

The Academic Committee shall deal with matters relating to research and training.  It shall also function as the Committee on evaluation.  It shall deal with matters, proposals or schemes relating to the following subjects initiated by it or referred to it or otherwise.

Training
  1. Annual training programme of the Institute.
  2. Any other matter relating to training activities of the Institute, such as methodology of training, coverage, course content, syllabus, duration, etc.
Research
  1. Annual research programmes of the Institute.
  2. Proposals in regard to research studies to be taken up during the year, not included in the annual programme.
  3. Consultancy research studies and sponsored Collaborative research studies.
  4. To examine any other matter concerning research and training activities of the Institute.
  5. The Committee shall dispose of finally matters in respect of items for which the Executive Council has delegated its powers under rule XI (iii) of the rules of the Institutes.  In all other matters, the Committee shall tender its advice and make recommendations to the Executive Council.

Powers & Functions of 'Selection Committee'

  1. The Selection Committee shall assist the Executive Council/appointing authority concerned in making appropriate selection to Group 'A' posts and any other posts referred to it by the Executive Council.
  2. It can meet at any place in India and adopt such methods as considered appropriate by it to evaluate the relative merits of the candidate offering themselves for the posts.  It shall make the recommendations to the Executive Council/appointing authority concerned.
  3. The Appointing Authority concerned shall constitute a Selection Committee, as necessary for other Groups.

Powers and Functions of the Director General

Powers & Functions of Selection Committee

The Academic Committee shall deal with matters relating to research and training. It shall also function as the Committee on evaluation. It shall deal with matter, proposals or schemes relating to the following subjects initiated by it or referred to it or otherwise.

Training

  1. Annual training programme of the Institute.
  2. Any other matter relating to training activities of the Institute, such as methodology of training, coverage, course content, syllabus, duration, etc.

Research

  1. Annual research programme of the Institute.
  2. Proposals in regard to research studies to be taken up during the year not included in the annual programme.
  3. Consultancy research studies and sponsored Collaborative research studies.
  4. To examine any other matter concerning research and training activities of the Institute.
  5. The Committee shall dispose of finally matters in respect of items for which the Executive Council has delegated its powers under rule XI (iii) of the rules of the Institute. In all other matters the Committee shall tender its advice and make recommendations to the Executive council.
A directory of its officers and employees

A directory of its officers and employees of NIRD&PR

Directory of officers and employees of NIRD&PR

Group A and B Officers (Academic)

Group A and B Officers (non-Academic)

Group C Employees

Group C Employees (Re-classified)

The monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees, including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations. The budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made.

Statement of Grants Received (Plan and Non Plan) of NIRD&PR for the period 2009-10 to 2011-12

(Rupees in lakhs)
S.NO Particulars 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
1 Plan


The manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes.

The manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes.

not applicable

The particulars of receipts of concessions, permits or authorizations granted by it.

The particulars of receipts of concessions, permits or authorizations granted by it.>

not applicable

Details in respect of Information, available to or held by it reduce in an electronic form.

Details in respect of Information, available to or held by it reduce in an electronic form.

All matters pertaining to NIRD&PR  are put on the official web site www.nird.org.in which can be referred to particularly to have details in respect of the activities of NIRD&PR  and tender notices

The particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the working hours of a library or reading room, if maintain for public use.

The particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the working hours of a library or reading room, if maintain for public use.

www.nird.org.in  which can be accessed by the members of public for any information on the ongoing activities of NIRD&PR.  For any further details, the members of the public may contact the Public Information Officer and Assistant Public Information Officer of NIRD&PR, as referred at Sl.No.16.

The working hours of the Library are from 9 am  to 9 pm Monday to Friday, and 9 am to 5 pm on all Saturdays.

The name, designation and other particulars of Public Information officers.

The name, designation and other particulars of Public Information officers

APPELLATE AUTHORITY

Dr P Siva Ram ,
Professor & Head, CRI ,
NIRD&PR , Rajendranagar,
Hyderabad - 500030, Telangana

Dr Kanak Haloi
Associate Professor ,
NIRD&PR - North-Eastern Regional Centre(NIRD&PR-NERC) ,
 NIRD&PR Lane, NH:37, Jawahar Nagar,
Guwahati - 781 022, Assam

PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER

Shri A Praveen Kumar
Assistant Registrar,
NIRD&PR , Rajendranagar,
Hyderabad - 500030, Telangana

Shri Arup Jyoti Sharma Administrative Officer,
NIRD&PR-NERC , Guwahati - 781 022, Assam

ASSISTANT PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER

Dr. R P Achari ,
Associate Professor (RTD) ,
NIRD&PR , Rajendranagar,
Hyderabad - 500030 , Telangana

Shri K C Behra ,
Public Relation Officer ,
NIRD&PR , Rajendranagar,
- 500030 , Telangana

TRANSPERENCY OFFICER

Shri A Praveen Kumar Assistant Registrar,
NIRD&PR , Rajendranagar,
Hyderabad - 500030, Telangana

RTI APPLICATION FEE

 

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