CSIR – National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (NIIST)

Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), Govt.Of India Thiruvananthapuram.

Powers and Duties of Officers and Employees

 

Functions, powers and responsibilities of the Director, National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology

The Director, as Head of the Laboratory shall be responsible for: -

  1. Realizing the mission of the National Laboratory;
  2. Creating an environment in the National Laboratory conducive to nurturing of innovation and high class R&D and the other S&T activities of the laboratory;
  3. Managing the affairs of the National Laboratory as per the decisions of the Management Council
  4. Director shall in all matters, i.e. administrative, financial and disciplinary, have powers delegated to him by the Governing Body.

[Ref : Rule 53 A of CSIR Rules & Regulations and Bye-laws].

Bye-laws further provide for delegation of powers to other officers / functionaries subordinate to Director. The details of powers of DG,CSIR; RC; MC; Director and the powers delegated to other functionaries may please be referred to at link delegation.

Duties of a Scientist (One or many of these depending upon the need and level)

  1. Conceive, plan, initiate and execute research that is consistent with the mission of NIIST
  2. Support industries and other organisations (government and non-government ) through consultancy and contract research .
  3. Participate in the professional activities that promote sciences in general, and ocean sciences in particular, including dissemination of knowledge, protection of IPR, etc.
  4. Attend to the tasks as assigned in support of the mission of the institute.
  5. Create healthy and ethical atmosphere that promotes research in the areas related to the mission of the institute.

Duties of the Controller of Administration

  1. Formulate and implement the policies concerning administrative procedures for smooth functioning of the institute.
  2. Provide advice to the functional bodies (committees, groups) within the organization.
  3. Keep liaison with CSIR on matters related to administration.
  4. Provide healthy working conditions and atmosphere to the institute by correct interpretation of rules and laws.
  5. Advice Director, NIIST on the matters related to administrative nature for decision.
  6. Seek instructions of the Director on the matters beyond routine for implementation.

Duties of the Administrative Officer

  1. Overall in-charge of the activities in the Administrative sections that deal with matters like personnel; maintenance, upkeep and security of the institute’s property; logistics support; control on the expenditure from administrative angle; etc.
  2. Reporting /Reviewing officer for the staff working in administrative block.
  3. Execute the power delegated to the Administrative Officer
  4. Take over the duties of the Controller of Administration in absence of the position.
  5. Undertake the tasks as assigned from time-to-time of non-routine nature.

Duties of the Controller of Finance and Accounts

  1. To assist and advise the Director on all financial matters and be responsible for providing support services to all the scientific staff and bench-level-scientists.
  2. Active participation in management decisions being an ex-officio member in statutory and other committees like Management Council, Standing Purchase Committees, Standing Disposal Committee, Departmental Promotion Committee, Honorarium Distribution Committee, Estate & Work Committee etc.
  3. Liaison and co-ordination work in respect of DACR & CSIR audit parties.
  4. Financial concurrence of all the proposals including service matters.
  5. To keep liaison with CSIR HQs on matters related to Finance/ Accounts/ Audit.
  6. Preparation of REs & BEs, review of expenditure vis-a-vis budget allocation.
  7. Preparation of annual account, income & expenditure statement and balance sheet.
  8. Scrutiny of pension cases and issue of PPO, retirement/death gratuity, commutation order etc.
  9. Implementation of activities related to modernization and computerization of finance & accounts functions.
  10. Any other work assigned by CSIR/Director.

Duties of Stores and Purchase Officer

  1. Overall in-charge of the activities in the Stores and Purchase sections that deal with matters like purchase of stores, maintenance of stores inventories, write-off of unserviceable items, auction of outdated stores, etc.
  2. Reporting /Reviewing Officer for the staff working in the Stores and Purchase section.
  3. Execute the policies concerning purchase and stores procedures for smooth functioning of the institute.
  4. Provide advice to the functional bodies (committees, groups) within the organization.
  5. Keep liaison with CSIR on matters related to Stores and Purchase.
  6. Provide healthy working conditions and atmosphere to the institute by correct interpretation of rules and laws.
  7. Advice Director, NIIST on the matters related to stores and purchase for decisions.
  8. Seek instructions of the Director on the matters beyond routine for implementation

Powers and Duties of Officers and Employees