ICAR-Central Institute for Arid Horticulture
Right to Information Act.

1.The particulars of its organization, functions and duties

The ICAR-CIAH is established on 1st April, 1993 as National Research Centre for Arid Horticulture. Further it was upgraded to full fledged Institute as ICAR-Central Institute for Arid Horticulture (ICAR-CIAH), Bikaner, Rajasthan on 27th September, 2000 and Central Horticultural Experiment Station (CHES), Godhra, Gujarat (earlier under ICAR-IIHR, Bengaluru) was merged as its Regional Centre on October 1st, 2000. The Institute is involved in research and development work particularly in arid region and has the following mandate for doing the research and development work:-

To undertake basic and strategic studies for developing technologies to enhance productivity and utilization of arid horticultural crops.

To act as national gene bank of arid horticultural crops.

To develop the multiple horticulture based sustainable cropping system under arid environment.

To act as national repository of scientific information related to arid horticulture.

To coordinate network research with state agricultural universities and line departments and to act as centre for human resource development in arid horticulture.

To provide consultancy in research and development of arid horticulture.

2. The powers and duties of its officers and employees

ICAR-CIAH is a Unit of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). Director of the institute shall exercise such powers for their functioning as are delegated by the Governing Body or any authority of the ICAR.

3. The procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability

The Director is assisted in the execution and implementation of various programmes by Scientists, Administrative Officer and Finance and Accounts Officer. The Institute Management Committee (IMC) guides and supports the Director by periodic review of programmes and approval of investments in new areas of research institute, training programmes, workshops and seminars. The Research Advisory Committee (RAC) and Institute Research Council (IRC) provide broad guidelines and assist in developing and implementing specific research programmes and projects.

4. The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions

The norms are set by the ICAR Headquarters, New Delhi. The various functions carried out by the Institute are indicated in the mission, mandate and objectives of the institute.

5. The rules, regulations, instructions manuals and records, held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions

ICAR-CIAH is a Unit of ICAR, New Delhi. ICAR follows GOI rules mutatis mutandis, besides Agricultural Research Service rules, Technical Service Rules specially designed for Scientists and Technical personnel in ICAR. The Institute follows the rules, regulation and instructions as followed by ICAR and as indicated in the manuals and records of ICAR, New Delhi.


6. A statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or under its control

SFC/EFC, Vision and Annual reports

7. The particulars of any arrangements that exists for consultation with or representation by the members of the public in relation.

The particulars of any arrangements that exists for consultation with, or representation by the members of the public in relation to the formulation of its policy or implementation there of, the Institute is guided and supported by Institute Management Committee(IMC) and Research Advisory Committee (RAC). Both the IMC and RAC have two members in its composition who are drawn from the public, who take active part in the deliberations and decisions of these committees. The IMC guides and supports the institute by periodic review of programmes and approval of investments in new areas of research and education, training programmes, workshops and seminars. The Research Advisory Committee (RAC) and Institute Research Council (IRC) provide broad guidelines and assist in developing and implementing specific research programmes and projects.

8. A statement of the boards, councils, committees and other bodies consisting of two or more persons constituted as its part.

A statement of the boards, councils, committees and other bodies consisting of two or more persons constituted as its part or for the purpose of its advice, and as to whether meetings of those boards, councils, committees and other bodies are open to the public, or the minutes of such meetings are accessible for public. The IMC, RAC, and IRC are the committees, which help the Institute in guiding and implementing its various programmes and activities. The Composition of these committees is as per the guidelines of ICAR Headquarters, New Delhi.

9. The monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees, including the system of compensation' s provided in its regulations

List of employees with their salary particulars being up traded

10. The budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made

Plan-wise growth of budget (Actual expenditure in Lakh Rupees)

Sl.No. Plan period Plan Non-Plan Total 1. VIII Plan (1992-97) 94.99 -- 94.99 2. IX Plan (1997-2002) 938.03 450.99 1389.02 3. X Plan (2002-07) 605.28 1344.83 1950.11 4. XI Plan (2007-12) (upto 31.12.10) 717.27 2054.23 271.50

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

NIL

12. Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorizations granted by it

NIL

13. Details in respect of the information, available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form

NIL

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

The particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the working hours of a library or reading room, if maintained for public use The information about the various details of the Institute are put up on the ICAR-CIAH website, http://www.ciah.ernet.in This information, put up on the web, is accessible to the public.

15. The names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers.

Dr. Dhurendra Singh

Head, Division of Crop Improvement & Public Information Officer

CIAH, Beechwal, Bikaner – 334 006 Rajasthan

Phone : 0151–2250960, 2250147

E-mail: ciah@nic.in

Mr. Kuldeep Pandey

Assistant & APIO CIAH,

Beechwal, Bikaner- 334 006 Rajasthan

Ph: 0151–2253123, 2250960, 2250147

E-mail: ciah@nic.in

16. Such other information as may be prescribed and thereafter update these publications every year

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