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 1. THE PARTICULARS OF NIPHM ORGANISATION, FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES;
 
1.1 Brief history of the Public Authority  

Central Plant Protection Training Institute was established in 1966 with an objective of developing human resources in various plant protection discipline like Entomology, Pathology, Pesticide Chemistry, Weed Science, Agril. Engineering and Extension & Communication. The institute was a training wing of Directorate of Plant Protection Quarantine & Storage, Faridabad, Govt. of India under Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Agriculture & Cooperation. The institute was renamed as National Plant Protection Training Institute, during 1994. Based on the recommendation of Evaluation study made by National Productivity Council, Chandigarh, Department of Agriculture & Cooperation made the Institute as Autonomous Institute under societies Act. Accordingly the National Institute of Plant Health management registered under the Andhra Pradesh Societies Act. during the October, 2008.
 

 1.2 Mission

To assist Central and State Governments and other stakeholders by playing a key role in Biosecurity management and promotion of environmentally sustainable Plant Health Management through the core role of Teaching, Training, Research, Certification & Accreditation and Policy Support.
 

1.3 Vision

To emerge as an internationally acclaimed Centre of Excellence for promoting environmentally sustainable Plant Health Management practices in diverse and changing agro-climatic conditions and to provide Policy Support with focus on Sanitary and Phyto-Sanitary (SPS) issues and emerging Bio-security Challenges.
 

1.4 Duties of the public authority

The mandate of NIPHM is to assist the Government of India and the State Governments to help create a post of master training to improve delivery systems in Plant Health Management through appropriate changes in policies, training programmes and & research.
 

1.5 Main activities/functions of the public authority

In accordance with its mandate, NIPHM offers its services in Training, Research, Consultancy and Plant Health Management Education.
 

1.6 List of services being provided by the public authority with a brief write-up on them.

  • Training

  • Research

  • Consultancy

  • management Education

  • Information and Documentation


Training is an integral part of the Institute’s mandate. As part of the training activity, NIPHM conducts a series of training programmes, workshops, seminars and study visits, on key theme areas for officials involved in Plant Health Management extension. NIPHM also organizes specialized training programmes, in response to requests from the Central & State Governments and Public and Private sector organisations.

NIPHM offers a Post Graduate Diploma course in Plant Health Management for in-service and fresh agricultural graduates.

 

1.7 Organizational Structure Diagram at various levels namely State, directorate,region district, block etc


Mountain View



  2. THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF NIPHM OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES;
   

The organization is headed by a Director General who is appointed by the Govt. of India as the Principal Executive Officer of NIPHM and responsible for the proper administration of the affairs of NIPHM. He exercises powers under the direction and guidance of the Executive Council. He also prepares Annual Report and Annual Accounts of NIPHM.

Subject to the directions and guidance of the Executive Council the Director General has full powers on behalf of NIPHM, to Institute, conduct, intervene, defend abandon or compound any suit, appeal, review, revision, writ petition or other proceedings by or against NIPHM or its employees or otherwise concerning the affairs of NIPHM in any court and / or quasi judicial authorities, to refer any claims or demand by or against the NIPHM 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 judgment, execute any decree or order of any judicial / quasi judicial authorities or to satisfy the same and / or to realize 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.

The Director General is also competent on behalf of NIPHM 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 / license, 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 NIPHM for any purpose whatsoever relating to the affairs of the NIPHM.

In the absence of Director general on long leave, deputation in India or abroad or at the time of laying down office, arrangements to look after the duties of the Director General may be made by the Chairman of the Executive Council with the prior approval of the Government.

In the discharge of the functions allotted to the Director General he will be assisted by the Academic Officers such as Directors, Dy Directors, Asst. Directors and Research Associates and by the non academic Officers such as Administrative Officer, supported by officials in Group B, C and D categories.

Delegation of powers to the Director General


 Sl No. Nature of Power Extent of powers delegated
1To pay salaries and other allowances to the staff as per Govt of India rules and as per their entitlement Full powers
2To sanction Dearness Allowance to the employees of the Institute as per Govt of India decisions. Full powers
3To sanction honorarium to persons invited for attending to the work of the Institute both from within the country and abroad and also to sanction expenditure incurred on their transportation, boarding and lodging as per their status. Full powers
4To reimburse the employees of the Institute conveyance charges incurred, by them in connection with official work at head-quarters and outstations. Full powers
5To sanction payment of electric, gas and water charges. Full powers
6To sanction hire, purchase and repair of office equipment fixtures and furniture, water coolers, air conditioners, typewriters, fans, clocks, call bells, calculating machines, intercoms electronic stencil cutters, Dictaphones tape recorders, photo copiers, franking machines, addressographs, filing and indexing systems etc. Full powers
7Personal computers Full powers
8Hire and maintenance of computers of all kinds. Full powers
9To sanction freight and demurrage / wharfage charges Full powers
10To sanction legal charges Full powers
11To sanction hire, purchase, maintenance and repair of motor vehicles & bicycles. Full powers
12To sanction payment of taxes and rates. Full powers
13To sanction payment of postal and telegraph charges. Full powers
14To sanction expenditure for printing and binding. Full powers
15To sanction purchase of newspapers, periodicals, books etc. Full powers
16To sanction printing articles and purchase of stores and stationery Full powers
17To sanction supply of liveries, badges and other articles of clothing etc., and washing allowance Full powers
18To sanction payment of telephone charges of office and residence (including installation) Full powers
19Power to sanction travel by air for urgent work in case of emergencies Full powers
20To sanction hospitality Full powers
21To hire office accommodation Full powers
22To sanction expenditure and execute appropriate contracts, on scheme, project or work the total outlay on which does not exceed Not exceeding Rs.50 lakhs

  3. THE PROCEDURE FOLLOWED IN THE DECISION MAKING PROCESS, INCLUDING CHANNELS OF SUPERVISION AND
       ACCOUNTABILITY;

The Executive council is the legislative organ, which regulates the policies and administers the society. All powers, functions and responsibilities of the society vest in the Executive council which oversees the functioning of NIPHM.


Director General, NIPHM is the Member Secretary of Executive council. He shall be responsible for fulfillment of the objectives of the society and its management and functioning under the guidance of the council.


Director of divisions have been delegated powers of implementation of NIPHM schemes and Registrar is the Head of the administration.


  4. THE NORMS SET BY NIPHM FOR THE DISCHARGE OF NIPHM FUNCTIONS;

  1. Human Resource development in Plant Protection Technology, plant quarantine and bio-security with special emphasis on crop-oriented Integrated Pest Management approaches and protecting the plant bio-security borders, both in public and private sectors.

  2. Human Resource development in analysis of Pesticide Formulations and Pesticide Residues for monitoring the quality status of pesticides in States/U.Ts.

  3. Develop systematic linkages between state, regional, national and international institutions of outstanding accomplishments in the field of Plant Protection Technology.

  4. Function as a Nodal agency / forum for exchange of latest information on Plant Protection Technology.

  5. Collect and collate information on Plant Protection Technology for dissemination among the State Extension functionaries and farmers.

  6. Identify, appreciate and develop modern management tools, techniques in problem-solving approaches and utilizing the mechanism of personnel management, resource management, input management and finally conflict management at the organization level.

  7. Develop need-based field programmes for training and retraining of senior and middle level functionaries for executing plant protection programmes, and using training of trainer approaches to ensure maximum reach of programmes.

  8. Conduct programme-oriented research in the area of Plant Protection, Integrated Pest Management, Pesticide Management, Plant Quarantine and Pesticide delivery systems and residues, to provide feedback to training programmes.

  9. Serve as repository of ideas and develop communication and documentation services at national, regional and international level, in regard to the subject of plant protection management.

  10. Forge linkages with national and international institutions, and create networks of knowledge sharing, through a programme of institutional collaboration and employment of consultants.

  11. Function as Policy Support Central Government in various sector of Plant Protection inter-alia, IPM, Pesticides Management, Plant Quarantine, Bio-security, SPS, Market access issue etc.

  5. THE RULES, REGULATIONS, INSTRUCTIONS, MANUALS AND RECORDS, HELD BY NIPHM OR UNDER NIPHM CONTROL        OR USED BY NIPHM EMPLOYEES FOR DISCHARGING NIPHM FUNCTIONS;

  1. Fundamental Rules

  2. Supplementary Rules

  3. Service Bye-laws

  4. Rules and Regulations & Memorandum of Association

  5. Financial Bye-laws


  6. A STATEMENT OF THE CATEGORIES OF DOCUMENTS THAT ARE HELD BY NIPHM OR UNDER NIPHM CONTROL;

Name/Title of documentFundamental Rules
Type of document Choose one of the types given below (Rules, Regulations, Instructions, manual, Records, others)Rules
Brief Write-up on the documentGovt. Instructions issued from time to time regarding Fundamental Rules.
From where one can get a copy of rules, regulations, instructions, manual and records. Address :
National Institute of Plant Health Management (NIPHM),
Rajendranagar, Hyderabad - 500030 ,
Telephone No. 040-24015043,
Tele Fax: 040-24015346,
E-mail: registrarniphm@nic.in 
Fee charged by the department for a copy of rules, regulations, instructions, manual and records (if any) 
  
Name/Title of documentSupplementary Rules
Type of document
Choose one of the types given below (Rules, Regulations, Instructions, manual, Records, others)
Regulations
Brief Write-up on the documentRegulations issued by the Govt. from time to time.
From where one can get a copy of rules, regulations, instructions, manual and records. Address :
National Institute of Plant Health Management (NIPHM),
Rajendranagar, Hyderabad - 500030 ,
Telephone No. 040-24015043,
Tele Fax: 040-24015346,
E-mail: registrarniphm@nic.in 
Fee charged by the department for a copy of rules, regulations, instructions, manual and records (if any)As per Government Rules.
  
Name/Title of documentService Bye-laws
Type of document Choose one of the types given below (Rules, Regulations, Instructions, manual, Records, others)Service Rules for the Staff of the Institute laid down in the Memorandum of Association.
Brief Write-up on the documentGeneral Service conditions of various personnel in the institute.
From where one can get a copy of rules, regulations, instructions, manual and records. Address :
National Institute of Plant Health Management (NIPHM),
Rajendranagar, Hyderabad - 500030 ,
Telephone No. 040-24015043,
Tele Fax: 040-24015346,
E-mail: registrarniphm@nic.in 
Fee charged by the department for a copy of rules, regulations, instructions, manual and records (if any)The document can be accessed through the official website.
   
Name/Title of document Rules and Regulations & Memorandum of Association
Type of document Choose one of the types given below (Rules, Regulations, Instructions, manual, Records, others)Rules and  Regulations & Memorandum of Association
Brief Write-up on the documentInstitutional setup functions and authorities of various governing bodies.
From where one can get a copy of rules, regulations, instructions, manual and records. Address :
National Institute of Plant Health Management (NIPHM),
Rajendranagar, Hyderabad - 500030 ,
Telephone No. 040-24015043,
Tele Fax: 040-24015346,
E-mail: registrarniphm@nic.in 
  Fee charged by the department for a copy of rules, regulations, instructions, manual and records (if any)The document can be accessed through the official website.
   
Name/Title of documentFinancial Bye-laws
Type of document Choose one of the types given below (Rules, Regulations, Instructions, manual, Records, others) Memorandum of Association.
Brief Write-up on the documentInstitutional financial  setup and monitoring and control of funds, financial powers and function of public authority
From where one can get a copy of rules, regulations, instructions, manual and records. Address :
National Institute of Plant Health Management (NIPHM),
Rajendranagar, Hyderabad - 500030 ,
Telephone No. 040-24015043,
Tele Fax: 040-24015346,
E-mail: registrarniphm@nic.in 
Fee charged by the department for a copy of rules, regulations, instructions, manual and records (if any)The document can be accessed through the official website.


       

  7. THE PARTICULARS OF ANY ARRANGEMENT THAT EXISTS FOR CONSULTATION WITH, OR REPRESENTATION BY,     THE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC IN RELATION TO THE FORMULATION OF NIPHM POLICY OR IMPLEMENTATION         THEREOF;

NOT APPLICABLE



  8. A STATEMENT OF THE BOARDS, COUNCILS, COMMITTEES AND OTHER BODIES CONSISTING OF TWO OR MORE       PERSONS CONSTITUTED AS NIPHM PART OR FOR THE PURPOSE OF NIPHM 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;

NIPHM functions through the following organs:


8.1 THE GENERAL COUNCIL:


I. COMPOSITION AND MEETINGS:



  1. There shall be a General Council of the NIPHM and it shall be composed of all the members of the NIPHM;

  2. The Annual General Meeting of General Council shall be held once a year

  3. The General Council shall meet at least twice 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. 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 fifteen clear days before the day appointed for the meeting;

  6. 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;

  7. 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 NIPHM. For such a special meeting, every member shall be given not less than seven clear days notice;

  8. In the absence of the President one of the two Vice-Presidents, to be nominated by the President, shall preside;

  9. Seven members shall form a quorum. No quorum shall be required for an adjourned meeting, which may be held at the appointed place not less than two hours after the appointed time without further written notice;

  10. All disputed questions at meetings of the General Council shall be determined by vote;

  11. Each member of the NIPHM shall have one vote;

  12. In case of an equality of votes the person presiding over the meeting shall have the 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 only of the existence of any vacancy therein or any defect in the appointment, nomination or election of any member.;

  15. Where for any reasons 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.


II. 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, the rules and such instructions of Government of India in the Department dealing with the affairs of the NIPHM, as may be issued from time to time.

  2. Exercise general control and issue such directions for the efficient management and administration of the affairs of the NIPHM as may be necessary.

  3. Nominate members of the Executive Council in accordance with rules.

  4. Approve the annual budget of the NIPHM drawn up by the Executive Council, and the approved budget shall be submitted to the Government of India for sanction of Government grants;

  5. Consider the annual report approved by the Executive Council;

  6. Consider the balance sheet and audited accounts for outgoing year;

  7. Add and amend with the prior approval of the Government of India the Rules of the NIPHM;

  8. Frame bye-laws consistent with these rules, and the Memorandum of Association for the management, administration and regulation of the business of the NIPHM for the furtherance of its objectives.

  9. To constitute two Standing Committees with or without power to co-opt namely (1) Selection Committee (2) Academic Committee as provided in rules 6 (b) (1) and 6 (b) (2).

  10. To perform such other functions as are entrusted to it under these rules.

  11. The General Council may by resolution delegate to its President, to any Standing Committee, or to the Director General or to any other Officer of the NIPHM, such of its powers for the conduct of business as it may deem fit subject to, if deemed necessary to the condition that the action taken by its own President, the Standing Committee or the Director General, or other Officers under the powers so delegated to him shall be subject to confirmation at the next meeting of the General Council.


8.2 THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL :

  1. There shall be an Executive Council of the NIPHM and it shall consist of the following twelve members;

    1. Secretary (A & C) as Vice-President of the NIPHM shall be Chairman of the Executive Council.

    2. Additional Secretary Incharge of plant protection in the Ministry / Department, Government of India dealing with the NIPHM shall be the Vice-Chairman of the Executive Council;

    3. The Director General of the NIPHM;

    4. Joint Secretary Incharge of plant protection and Financial Adviser in the Ministry / Department, Government of India dealing with the NIPHM;

    5. Two eminent persons who have made note-worthy contributions in the fields of plant protection / and allied subjects; to be nominated by the Government of India from among the members of the General Council.

    6. Provided that the members of the Executive Council specified in sub-clause (e) and (f) above shall be nominated by the Government of India in the first instance and shall hold office for three years.

  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 NIPHM, he shall automatically cease to be a member of the Executive Council.

  3. The Executive Council shall function notwithstanding any vacancy therein and not withstanding any defect in the appointment, nomination or election of any member and no act or proceeding of the Executive Council shall be invalidated or nullified merely by reason only of the existence of any vacancy therein or of any defect in the appointment, nomination or election of any member.

  4. An elected member of the Executive Council shall cease to be such if he fails to attend three consecutive meetings of the Executive Council without prior leave of the President.

  5. Any casual vacancy amongst the nominated members of the Executive Council arising from the death or resignation may be filled by nomination by the President of the NIPHM and the members so nominated shall hold office for the unexpired portion of the term of office of the member causing vacancy.

  6. Every meeting of the Executive Council shall be presided over by its Chairman and, in his absence by the Vice-Chairman.

  7. Four members of the Executive Council present in person shall constitute quorum.

  8. 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

  9. At least two meetings of the Executive Council shall be held every year.

  10. For the purpose of the last sub-rule each year shall be deemed to commence the first day of April and terminate on the thirty-first day of March of the following calendar year.

  11. 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.

  12. 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 Executive Council, its Chairman or in his absence the person presiding over the meeting shall in addition have a casting vote; provided that in the event of disagreement between representative of the Ministry of Finance (viz., Financial Adviser, Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, Government of India) and the Chairman of the Executive Council of the NIPHM on the financial matter beyond the delegated powers of the Ministry / Department of Government of India, the matter shall be referred to the Agriculture Minister and the Finance Minister for a decision.

  13. 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.

  14. Any business which it may be necessary for the Executive Council to perform may be carried out by the circulation among all its members and any resolution so circulated and approved by a majority of the members signing shall be as effective 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 directions of the General Council, the Executive Council shall be responsible for the management and administration of the affairs of the NIPHM in accordance with these rules and the bye-laws made there under for the furtherance of its objectives and shall have all powers which may be necessary or expedient for the purpose.

  2. Chairman shall preside over the meetings of the Executive Council. He can cast his vote in the position. He can supervise all the branches of the society / NIPHM.

  3. Additional Secretary Incharge of Plant Protection in the Ministry / Department, Government of India dealing with the NIPHM shall be the Vice-Chairman and he will assist the Chairman in discharging his functions. In the absence of the Chairman he will perform the duty of the Chairman as entrusted by him.

  4. Director General of the NIPHM shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the NIPHM and custodian to all records relating to the NIPHM and correspondent on behalf of the NIPHM. He has to take on records of all minutes of the NIPHM to convene both the bodies of the NIPHM with the permission of the Chairman. He guides the treasurer in preparing the budget and expenditure statement to put before the General Council for its approval.

  5. Financial Adviser of the NIPHM shall be the Treasurer and he will be the responsible person of all the financial transactions relating to the NIPHM. He has to maintain accounts properly along with the vouchers. He has to prepare the budget and expenditure statement of the NIPHM with the guidance of the Director General. He has to operate the accounts of the NIPHM jointly with the Director General or Chairman.

  6. Office bearers are the responsible persons for the activities of the NIPHM which the Executive Council has entrusted to them.

  7. Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing sub-rule, the Executive Council shall have the following functions, namely:-

    1. To prepare and execute detailed plan and programmes for the furtherance of the objectives of the NIPHM.

    2. To create such posts, appointment and control such staff other than those for whose appointment specific provisions has been made elsewhere, as may be required for the efficient management of the affairs of the NIPHM to regulate the requirement and conditions of their service;

    3. To receive and to have custody of the funds of the NIPHM and to manage the properties of the NIPHM;

    4. To execute contracts, collaboration agreements, general / special instruments, service agreements, agreements containing arbitration clauses, indemnity bonds, deeds in respect of or connected with sale / lease licenses, 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 NIPHM.

    5. Purchase, hire, take on lease, exchange or other wise acquire a property movable or immovable or sell, hire lease exchange or otherwise transfer or dispose off all or any property, movable or immovable of the NIPHM provided that for the transfer of immovable property, the prior approval of the Government of India is obtained in that behalf.

    6. To 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 objectives of the NIPHM.

    7. To draw up the annual budget of the NIPHM to be submitted for approval of the General Council.

    8. To scrutinize and approve the annual report and balance sheet and audited accounts of the NIPHM for the consideration of the General Council;

    9. To incur expenditure subject to the provisions of the approved budget;

    10. To lay down terms and conditions governing scholarships, fellowships, deputations, grants-in-aid, research schemes and projects ; and

    11. To nominate a person or persons to represent the NIPHM in national, international conferences and organizations

  8. The Executive Council may by resolution delegate to its Chairman, to any Standing Committee, or to the Director General or to any other Officer of the NIPHM, 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 to him shall be subject to confirmation at the next meeting of the Executive Council.

  9. The Executive Council shall nominate persons from among its members to the Standing Committees in accordance with the Rules.

  10. Appoint Committees, with or without the power to co-opt, for disposal of any business of the NIPHM or for advice in any matter pertaining to the NIPHM, provided that in cases of emergency, the Chairman of the Executive Council shall have the power to appoint such Committees.

8.3 STANDING COMMITTEE:

  1. There shall be two Committees namely:

    1. The Selection Committee and

    2. The Academic Committee

  2. Composition of the Committees

8.3.1 Selection Committee :

The Selection Committee shall consist of the following members:

  1. The Director General of the NIPHM - Chairman

  2. Joint Secretary to Government of India in the Ministry of Agriculture dealing with the NIPHM or his nominee not below the rank of Deputy Secretary – Member

  3. Two members from among the members of the Executive Council to be nominated by the Executive Council for such period as may be fixed but not exceeding three years;

  4. At least one technical expert conversant in the relevant subject to be co-opted for each selection by the Director General.

  5. Three members of the Selection Committee including Chairman shall constitute quorum

  6. Every meeting of the Selection Committee shall be presided over by the Director General or in his absence any one of the members of the Selection Committee to be nominated by the Director General to preside over any specific selection committee

8.3.2 Academic Committee :

The Director General of NIPHM shall be the Chairman of the Academic Committee. It shall have the following members.

  1. Joint Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministry of Agriculture dealing with the NIPHM or his nominee not below the rank of Deputy Secretary - Member

  2. Two persons from among 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. All Directors of the NIPHM.

  4. Two nominees of the Planning Commission, Government of India (Research Programme Committee and Programme Evaluation Organization) for such term as may be fixed by the Executive Council, but not exceeding three years, provided that they are eligible for re-nomination – Members.

  5. One nominee each from 4 State Agricultural Universities in India selected for such term as may be fixed by the Executive Council, but not exceeding 3 years, provided that he is eligible for re-nomination. The Chairman shall co-opt by rotation, heads of four Management/Research Institutes for such term as may be fixed by him but not exceeding two years.

  6. The Chairman shall have the power to co-opt other members as he considers necessary including from among eminent academicians, academic and research institutions etc.

  7. Every meeting of the Academic Committee shall be presided by the Chairman and in his absence the Academic Committee will elect a Chairman for the specific meeting.

  8. Five members of the Academic Committee which shall include the representative of the Ministry of Agriculture shall constitute the quorum.

Powers and functions of the Committees:

1. Powers and Functions of the Selection Committee:

  1. The Selection Committee shall assist the Executive Council / appointing authority concerned in making appropriate selection of 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 candidates offering themselves for the posts and make recommendations to the Executive Council / appointing authority concerned.

1. Powers and Functions of the Academic Committee:

  1. 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 referred to it or initiated by it or otherwise.

Training

  1. Annual training programme of NIPHM

  2. ii. Any other matter relating to training activities of the centre, such as methodology of training coverage, course content, syllabus, duration etc.,

Research

  1. Annual research programmes of NIPHM

  2. Proposals in regard to research studies to be taken up during the year, not included in the annual programme.

  3. Consultancy research studies sponsored by Ministries and Departments of Government of India, State Governments and other agencies in India or abroad or international agencies.

  4. Collaborative research studies in collaboration with Agricultural Universities, other academic and research institutions in India or abroad or international organizations, State Governments and other agencies; to examine and determine collaborative terms in such cases.

  5. To examine any other matter concerning research and training activities of the Institute.

  6. The committee shall dispose of finally matters in respect of items for which the Executive Council has delegated its powers. In all other matters, the Committee shall tender its advice and make recommendations to the Executive Council.

- Structure and member composition

Members of Executive Council, NIPHM, Hyderabad


aAdditional Secretary (PP) to the GoI, incharge of PP in the DAC, MoA, GoI dealing with the NIPHM as Vice-Chairman of the GC of NIPHM:Chairman
bJoint Secretary (PP) to the GoI:Vice-Chairman
cThe Director General of the NIPHM:Member Secretary
d(i) Director Incharge of Plant Protection, Department of A&C, Govt. of India dealing with the NIPHM (ii) Director (Fin.),DAC,GOI:Members (2)
e Two eminent persons who have made note worthy contributions in the fields of PP/allied subjects allied subjects; to be nominated by the GOI Consultant from among the members of the General Council : 1.    Vacant

2.    Dr. V.Ragunathan, Retd. PPA &
       Sr. FAO Consultant
fPlant Protection Adviser to Govt. of India, Directorate of PPQ&S:Member
gAssistant Director General (PP), ICAR:Member

Four members of the EC present in the meeting shall constitute the quorum.



Members of General Council, NIPHM, Hyderabad



1Chairman:Secretary to the GoI Department of Agriculture& Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture, GoI
2Two Vice-Chairmen:
  1. Additional Secretary to the GoI , DAC, MoA
  2. Additional Secretary & FA to the GoI, DAC, MoA
3Two members from non-official Institutions in India working in Plant Protection & allied fields : Shri Kapil Shah

Other position vacant
4Five eminent members who have made noteworthy contributions in the field of Plant Protection and allied subjects:
  1. Dr.G.K.Veeresh, Retd.Vice-Chancellor, UAS, Bangalore
  2. Dr. Anupam Verma, Retd. Dean, IARI, New Delhi
  3. Dr. V. Ragunathan, Retd. PPA to GOI & Sr. FAO Consultant
  4. Dr. M.S. Chary, Retd .Director of CTRI
  5. Vacant
5Ex-Officio Member: Agriculture Commissioner, DAC, MoA, GoI
6Ex-Officio Member: Joint Secretary ( PP) DAC, MoA, GoI
7Ex-Officio Member: Plant Protection Adviser to the Govt. of India, DPPQ&S
8Ex-Officio Member: Asst. Director General (PP), ICAR, New Delhi
9Ex-Officio Member: Secretary in the Planning Commission or nominee not below the rank of JS to the Govt. of India
10Ex-Officio Members:
  1. Secretary to the Govt. (Agriculture), Govt. of M.P.
  2. Secretary to the Govt. (Agriculture), Govt. of Rajasthan
  3. Secretary to the Govt. (Agriculture), Govt. of Tamilnadu
  4. Secretary to the Govt. (Agriculture),Govt. of Uttarakhand
  5. Secretary to the Govt. (Agriculture), Govt. of West Bengal
11Ex-Officio Members:
  1. Commissioner / Director (Agriculture), Govt. of A.P.
  2. Commissioner/Director (Agriculture), Govt. of Bihar
  3. Commissioner / Director (Agriculture), Govt. of Punjab
  4. Commissioner / Director (Agriculture, Govt. of M.H.
12Ex-Officio Member & Member Secretary: Director General - NIPHM
13Ex-Officio Member: One Vice-Chancellor of General Universities or Head of IITs/IIMs or their nominee not below the rank of Director

Seven members of the GC present in the meeting shall constitute the quorum. The meetings of above councils and committees are not open for the public but the minutes are accessible.



9. A DIRECTORY OF ITS OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES



Sl.NoNameDesignationemp_mail
1Smt. V. Usha Rani, IASDirector General A/C dgniphm@nic.in
2Dr.Abhay Kumar EkboteDirector (PM)dirpmniphm-ap@nic.in
3Dr.N.SathyanarayanaDirector (PBD) dirpqpniphm-ap@nic.in
4Er. G.ShankarJoint Director (PHE) & Registrar i/cregistrarniphm@nic.in; jdenggniphm-ap@nic.in
5Dr.Om Prakash SharmaJoint Director (A & AM)jdagroniphm-ap@nic.in
6Dr.N.V.KulkarniAssistant Director (Pest Surv.)adpsniphm-ap@nic.in
7Dr. Girish A.G.Assistant Director (P.D)adpdniphm-ap@nic.in
8Shri. C.V.RaoAssistant Director (PFA)adchemniphm-ap@nic.in
9Dr.Nirmali SaikiaAssistant Director (PM & RA)adpmraniphm-ap@nic.in
10Dr.Satish Kumar SainAssistant Director (H&Fadhfniphm-ap@nic.in
11Dr. Dhana Raj Boina Assistant Director (PHM)adphmniphm-ap@nic.in
12Shri.V.V.S.B.K.RaoSenior Artistsaniphm-ap@nic.in
13Er.M. Udaya BhanuScientific Officer (PHE)sopheniphm2-ap@nic.in
14Dr.K. SusheelaScientific Officer (PRA)sopraniphm1-ap@nic.in
15Dr.Maisnam Jaya DeviScientific Officer (R&NMA)sornmaniphm-ap@nic.in
16Smt.N.LavanyaScientific Officer (BP & BC)sobpbcniphm-ap@nic.in
17Smt.S.LathaScientific Officer (PRA)sopraniphm2-ap@nic.in
18Shri. Thota Rama Rao Library & Publication Officerlponiphm-ap@nic.in
19Shri. Kaushal KishorAssistant Finance and Accounts Officerafaoniphm-ap@nic.in
20Shri. A Nagaraju Database Administrator dbaniphm-ap@nic.in
21Shri. Nalla Venkata Reddy Administrative Officer aoniphm-ap@nic.in
22Shri. Vijay Kumar ShawHindi Officerhoniphm-ap@nic.in


10. THE MONTHLY REMUNERATION RECEIVED BY EACH OF ITS OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING THE         SYSTEM OF COMPENSATION AS PROVIDED IN NIPHM REGULATIONS;



S.No.Name and Designation Pay band Grade PayTotal + Applicable allowance
1. Dr.Abhay Kumar Ekbote, Director (PM43,2208,90052,120
2. Dr.N.Sathyanarayana, Director (PBD)43,2208,90052,120
3. Er. G.Shankar, Joint Director (PHE)41,6908,70050,390
4. Dr.Om Prakash Sharma, Joint Director (A & AM)25,6207,60033,220
5. Dr.N.V.Kulkarni, Assistant Director (PS)21,790540027,190
6. Dr. A.G.Girish, Assistant Director (P.D)18,2405,40023,640
7. Shri. C.V.Rao, Assistant Director (PFA)24,960540030,360
8. Dr.Nirmali Saikia, Assistant Director (PM & RA)18,2405,40023,640
9. Dr.Satish Kumar Sain, Assistant Director (H & F)18,2405,40023,640
10. Dr. Dhana Raj Boina, Assistant Director (PHM)16,8805,40022,280
11. Shri.V.V.S.B.K.Rao, Sr. Artist21,7104,80026,510
12. Er.Udaya Bhanu, Scientific Officer (PHE)14,7104,60019,310
13. Dr.K. Susheela, Scientific Officer (PRA)14,7104,60019,310
14. Dr.Maisnam Jaya Devi, Scientific Officer (R&NMA)14,7104,60019,310
15. Smt.N.Lavanya, Scientific Officer (BP & BC)14,7104,60019,310
16. Smt.S.Latha, Scientist Officer (PRA)18,8904,60023,490
17. Shri.Rama Rao Thota, Library and Publication Officer14,1404,60018,740
18. Shri. Kaushal Kishor, Assistant Finance and Accounts Officer13,5904,60018,190
19. Shri. A Nagaraju, Database Administrator13,5904,60018,190
20. Shri. Nalla Venkata Reddy , Administrative Officer14,7104,60019,310
21. Shri. Vijay Kumar Shaw, Hindi Officer13,0604,60017,660


11. THE BUDGET ALLOCATED TO EACH OF ITS AGENCY, INDICATING THE PARTICULARS OF ALL PLANS, PROPOSED        EXPENDITURES AND REPORTS ON DISBURSEMENTS MADE;



Budget Year Sanctioned (Rs.)Expenditure (Rs.)
2014-15
(01.04.2014 to 31.03.2015)
18.42 Crores 12.99 crores


12. THE MANNER OF EXECUTION OF SUBSIDY PROGRAMMES, INCLUDING THE AMOUNTS ALLOCATED AND THE         DETAILS OF BENEFICIARIES OF SUCH PROGRAMMES


NOT APPLICABLE


13. PARTICULARS OF RECIPIENTS OF CONCESSIONS, PERMITS OR AUTHORISATIONS GRANTED BY NIPHM;


NOT APPLICABLE


14. DETAILS IN RESPECT OF THE INFORMATION, AVAILABLE TO OR HELD BY NIPHM, REDUCED IN AN ELECTRONIC        FORM;


Training information is available at NIPHM website.


15. 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;


Library Facility : This institute provides access to the trainees and Staff members for consulting current references in Plant Protection and Plant Health Management subjects. Library of this institute provides free access to the trainees for consulting current references in Plant Protection subjects. The institute has a stock of over 8000 technical books and subscribing to 50 reputed journals, which includes 7 international journals.


16. THE NAMES, DESIGNATIONS AND OTHER PARTICULARS OF THE PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICERS;


Public Information Officer

Name & Designation ER G. Shankar
Registrar i/c
Complete Address : Office:

National Institute of Plant Health Management (NIPHM) ,
Rajendranagar , Hyderabad - 500 030

Residence :

305, Kamadhenu Towers, Plot No - 191,
MothiNagar, Erragadda,
Hyderabad - 500018

Contact No: Office: 040-24013346
Tele Fax No: 040-24015346
E-mail address : registrarniphm@nic.in


Appellate Authority

Name & Designation Smt. V. Usha Rani, IAS
Complete Address : Office:

National Institute of Plant Health Management (NIPHM) ,
Rajendranagar , Hyderabad - 500 030

Contact No: Office: 040-24015346 / 24011633
Tele Fax No: 040-2015346
E-mail address : dgniphm@nic.in


17. SUCH OTHER INFORMATION AS MAY BE PRESCRIBED AND THEREAFTER UPDATE THESE PUBLICATIONS EVERY         YEAR;



Will be updated as and when prescribed.

  • Suo  Motu Disclosure of official tours of Dr.K.Satyagopal,IAS, Director General, NIPHM, Hyderabad  

  • Sl. No.

    Name and Designation

    Nature of Official Tour

    Places visited

    Tour Period

    No.of people included in official Delegation/tour

    Total cost of travel undertaken

    1

    Dr.K.Satyagopal,IAS, Director General

    Collaboration with Govt.of Tamilnadu for organizing Training Programmes & offering consultancy services.

    Chennai

    08.04.2013

    1 (Director PHM)

    Rs.18,361/-

    (Rs. 9,133/- for Dr. K. Satyagopal, IAS, DG & Rs. 9,228/- for the Director.

    2

    Dr.K.Satyagopal,IAS, Director General

    To participate as resource person in phyto-sanitary awareness workshop organized from 13.05.2013 to 17.05.2013

    New Delhi

    From 12.05.2013 To 17.05.2013

    Nil

    Nil

    3

    Dr.K.Satyagopal,IAS, Director General

    Deliver a lecture as resource person on the need for inclusion of AESA based PHM in the curriculum of Graduate and Post Graduate courses & adoption of the same by CIPMC centres.

    Bengaluru

    04.06.2013

    Nil

    Rs.10,964/-

    4

    Dr.K.Satyagopal,IAS, Director General

    Signing of MoU with the University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS) Raichur, for collaboration on different activities including CPGDPHM

    Raichur

    21/01/2014 to 22/01/2014

    2 (Director PMD& Registrar )

    Rs. 8900/-

    5

    Dr.K.Satyagopal,IAS, Director General

    To attend 14th Executive Council meeting & 7th General Council meeting of NIPHM scheduled on 28.01.2014 at Krishi Bhawan New Delhi

    New Delhi

    27/01/2014 to 29/01/2014

    1 (Joint Director PHE)

    Rs. 43,304/-

    (DG - Rs. 19,968/- + JD(PHE) - 23,336/-)

    6

    Dr.K.Satyagopal,IAS, Director General

    Review meeting  on issues relating to Plant Quarantine order and MOU between USDA-NIPHM & issues relating to Proficiency testing  with Shri Avinash Kumar Srivatsava, IAS Additional Secretary, DAC

    New Delhi

    03/02/2014 to 04/02/2014

    1 (Director PBD)

    Rs. 41,590/-

    (DG - Rs. 20,005/- + Dir(PBD) - 21,585/-)

     

    7

    Dr.K.Satyagopal,IAS, Director General

    To attend Zonal Conference on Agricultural Inputs for kharif Season at New Delhi

    New Delhi

    14/02/2014

    1 (Director PMD)

    Rs. 43,964 /-

    (DG - Rs. 22,247/- + Dir (PMD) - 21,717/-)

     

    8

    Dr.K.Satyagopal,IAS, Director General

    For assisting the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry (DAFF), Australia in delivering two sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Awareness Workshop on an invitation from Government of Australia.(Joint Programme)

    Colombo, Srilanka

    10/03/2014 to 15/03/2014

    1 (Director PBD)

    All cost borne by DAF, Australia

    9

    Dr.K.Satyagopal,IAS, Director General

    To attend meeting on “Review of IPM Packages” conducted by JS(PP) at Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi

    New Delhi

    25/03/2014

    1 (Director PHM)

    Rs. 44,630/-

    (DG - Rs. 22,509/- + Dir (PHM) 22,121/-)

    10

    Dr.K.Satyagopal,IAS, Director General

    For assisting the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry (DAFF), Australia in delivering two sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Awareness Workshop on an initiation from Government of Australia.(Joint Programme)

    KATHMANDU,NEPAL

    08/04/2014 to 12/04/2014

    1 (Director PBD)

    Full cost borne by(DAFF), Australia host organization

    11

    Dr.K.Satyagopal,IAS, Director General

    Attended meeting on “Plant Protection Activities” chaired by Hon’ble Agriculture Minister at Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi.

    New Delhi

    07/07/2014 to 08/07/2014

    Nil

    Rs. 22,881/-

    12

    Dr.K.Satyagopal,IAS, Director General

    NIPHM is adopting AESA based plant health management in conjunction with ecological engineering for pest management and biointensive pest management approaches for promoting sustainable agriculture by popularizing on farm production of biocontrol agents and microbial biopesticides in 120 villages in Tamil Nadu as a joint programme with Agriculture Department, Government of Tamil Nadu. In this connection, attended meeting on 09th July 2014 with Prin.Secy(Agriculture) and Director of Agriculture at Dte. Of Agri. Tamil Nadu and on 11th July 2014 at 11.00 a.m with Prin.Secy (Industries) and Director of Sugar, at Directorate of Industries, Govt. of Tamil Nadu.

    Chennai

    08/07.2014 to 11/07/2014

    1 Director (PHM) + 1 AD(RPM)

    Rs.39,061/-

    (DG - Rs. 12,591/- + Director (PHM) - Rs.12,958/- + AD(RPM)- Rs.13,512 )

    13

    Dr.K.Satyagopal,IAS, Director General

    Attended as Chief Guest for the meeting on “Bio-security issues in relation to insects and quarantine” at NBAII, Bangalore on 26th August, 2014.

    Bangalore

    26/08/2014

    Nil

    Rs. 8,541/-

    14

    Dr.K.Satyagopal,IAS, Director General

    Attended review meeting conveyed by JS (PP) at Ministry of Agriculture, Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi regarding examination of Demands for Grants (2014-15) and 12th Plan schemes.

    New Delhi

    15/09/2014 to 16/09/2014

    1 Director (PMD)

    Rs. 47,723/-

    (DG - Rs. 21,927/- + Director (PHM) - Rs.25,796/- )

    15

    Dr.K.Satyagopal,IAS, Director General

    Attended to inaugurate and deliberate in the meeting for export promotion of ornamental plants at Kadiyam.

    Rajahmundry

    08/10/2014 to 09/10/2014

    1 Director (PBD)

    Rs. 30,160/-

    16

    Dr.K.Satyagopal,IAS, Director General

    Attended a meeting with DDG education ICAR on 16th October 2014 for including the curriculum on AESA and ecological engineering in the curriculum of UG/PG Agriculture and Horticulture.

    New Delhi

    16/10/2014

    1 Director (PHM)

    Rs.1,10,652/-

    In continuation to the above meeting DG, NIPHM also attended the 15th Executive Council meeting & 8th General Council meeting of NIPHM scheduled on 17.10.2014 at Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi.

    17/10/2014

    Registrar i/c, AFAO

    17

    Dr.K.Satyagopal,IAS, Director General

    Attended a meeting chaired by Secretary (A&C) on 28th October, 2014 at 05.00 PM for brainstorming session on the subject 'Plant Protection' & to prepare work plan for the balance XII Five Year Plan.

    New Delhi

    28/102014 to 29/10/2014

    Nil

    Rs. 22,027/-

    18

    Dr.K.Satyagopal,IAS, Director General

    Attended Tobacco Board's Formation Day Celebrations as Chief Guest on 09.01.2015 & attended Agri Clinics and Agri Business Centres relating to MANAGE.

    Vijayawada

    08/01/2015 to 10/01/2015

    Nil

    Rs. 9,344/-

    19

    Dr.K.Satyagopal,IAS, Director General

    Attended meetings of 16th Executive Council on 27.01.2015 & General Council on 28.01.2015 of NIPHM at Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi.

    New Delhi

    26/01/2015 to 28/01/2015

    Nil

    Rs.22,611 /-

    20

    Dr.K.Satyagopal,IAS, Director General

    Attended 'Review of Plant Quarantine Order 2003' meeting on 11.02.2015 at Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi.

    New Delhi

    11/02/2015 to 12/02/2015

    Nil

    Rs. 21,119/-

    21

    Dr.K.Satyagopal,IAS, Director General

    Attended meeting on 'containment and eradication of Tuta absolute a pest at Banglore/ Pune convened by JS(PP) on 27.02.2015' at Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi.

    New Delhi

    26/02/2015 to 28/02/2015

    Dir (PBD)

    Rs. 44,343/-

    22

    Dr.K.Satyagopal,IAS, Director General

    Participated in programme 'Income enhancement through establishment of Eco-friendly IPM model villages' on 18.03.2015 and 'oversight of the training programme' organized by NIPHM on 19.03.2015 in Chennai.

    Chennai

    17/03/2015 to 19/03/2015

    Dir (PHM)

    Rs. 13,964/-