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Right to Information Act

Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology

Dr. Homi Bhabha Road, Pashan, Pune 411008


Right to Information Act - 2005 (http://cic.gov.in/, http://www.rit.gov.in/rti_slides)

First Appellate Authority : Dr. R. Krishnan, Acting Director

Central Public Information Officer (CPIO) : Dr. Anupam Hazra, Scientist E

Assistant Public Information Officer (APIO) :  Shri Abhay Singh D. Rajput,  Scientist D


 

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I The particulars of the Organization, functions and duties:

II Powers and duties of its Officers and Employees:

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

IV The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions:

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

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

VII The particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation with or representation by the members of the public in relation to the formulation of its policy or implementation thereof;

VIII 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 advise, and as to whether meetings of those boards, councils, commits and other bodies are open to the public

IX A directory of its officers and employees

X The monthly remuneration received by each of its officer and employees including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations :

XI The budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditure and the reports on disbursement made:

XII The manner of execution of subsidy programmes including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiary of such programme:

XIII Particulars of concessions / permits or authorizations granted by it

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

XV 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.

XVI The names, designations and other particulars of the public information officers:

XVII Such other information which may be prescribed

XVIII Statement of official tours of Officers of the rank of Joint Secretary during  April-June 2014  





I. The particulars of the Organization, functions and duties:

Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, situated at Dr. Homi Bhabha Road, Pashan, Pune is an autonomous research organization under the Ministry of Earth Sciences since 12 July 2006, (Formerly it was under the Department of Science & Technology, New Delhi) conducting research in various aspect of atmospheric sciences, particularly those concerning monsoons and tropical climate. Its goal are to enhance knowledge in atmospheric sciences by identifying, planning and conducting research programmes on problems of national and international importance.

The research is conducted in the area of atmospheric sciences like weather forecasting, climatology, monsoon studies, climate modeling, hydrometeorolgy, weather modification, atmospheric chemistry, atmospheric electricity and physics for observationsal studies, theoretical studies and studies including land surface processes.

Its functions and duties are :

  1. To promote, guide and conduct research in the field of meteorology in all its aspects, including weather modification, with special reference to the tropics and sub-tropics.
  2. To establish, maintain and manage laboratories, workshops and / or other units to assist scientific research in Meteorology.
  3. To conduct field experiments connected with the research activities of the Institute.
  4. To undertake the design, development and construction of special meteorological instruments for research.
  5. To organize training facilities for advanced study and research in Meteorology, and arrange lectures, seminars and symposia in pursuance of the academic work of the Institute and for the diffusion of scientific knowledge
  6. To invite scientists from India and abroad who are actively engaged in research in Meteorology to deliver lectures and participate in the research activities of the Institute.
  7. To institute and award fellowships, scholarships, prizes and medals.
  8. To co-operate and collaborate with other national and international organizations in the field of Meteorology and allied sciences.
  9. To publish the results of research conducted in the Institute.
  10. To disseminate information on matters concerning the activities of the Institute.

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II. Powers and duties of its officers and employees :

A. Duties of Director:

  1. The Director is the chief executive of the Institute and is responsible for the day to day management of its activities and overall administration of the Institute. He discharges these responsibilities in accordance with the Rules and Bye-laws of the Institute and any instructions issued by the Governing Council from time to time. All members of the staff of the Institute work under the general control of the Director, who issues standing orders from time to time.
  2. He exercises general supervision over the programme of work and the research projects of the Institute.
  3. Coordination of work : The Director may call for the general plan of work of each Division, Section or group as the case may be, at the beginning of each year and at any other time he may consider necessary, and coordinate the work of the various Division or Sections of the Institute.
  4. The Annual Reports of the Institute is submitted to the Governing Council by the end of June each year for approval.
  5. It shall be the responsibility of the Director to see that all moneys are expended on the purposes for which they are granted or allotted.
  6. He is the custodian of the records and such other property of the Institute as the Council may commit to his charge.
  7. All expenditure within the budget grant shall be approved and sanctioned by the Director, or a member of the staff to whom he had delegated this power with the approval of the Council. The Director has the power to make re-appropriation of budget as per the Govt. norms
  8. He submits the accounts, the budget estimates and other proposals of the Institute to the Council for its consideration.
  9. He conducts all official correspondence on behalf of the Institute and the Council.
  10. He convenes meetings of the Council in consultation with the Chairman
  11. He keeps proper records and minutes of the proceedings of the Council meetings and he is responsible for implementation of the resolutions passed by the Council.
  12. Director selects and makes appointments to the posts under the Institute for which he is the appointing authority.
  13. Director assigns tasks to the staff members of the Institute and exercises overall control including disciplinary control.
  14. Director participates in the national and international conferences. He also nominates members of the staff of the Institute to represent the Institute in national / international conferences.
  15. He executes all contracts, deeds and assurances of property made on behalf of the Institute after approval of the Governing Council.
  16. He draws, makes, endorses cheques, notes or other negotiable instruments for the purpose of the Institute
  17. Director can redelegate some of his powers to any of his subordinate with the approval of the Governing Council.

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B. Duties of Scientists ‘G’ and head of the Scientific Divisions :

  1. Scientist ‘G’ and Heads of Scientific Divisions shall participate in and supervise the work of their respective subjects, schemes / projects. The Head of the Division will submit reports on the working of projects in his Division to the Director.
  2. Each Head of the Division shall submit to the Director from time to time or when called upon to do so his research programme and that of the members of staff and scholars working with him and may submit any new scheme of research to be conducted at the Institute that involves any expenditure.

C. Duties of the Librarian:

  1. The Librarian shall be responsible for the custody of books, manuscripts, periodicals etc. belonging to the Library and shall maintain a complete register and index. The purchase of books and journals for the library will be recommended by the Library Committee for approval by the Director. The Rules for the management of the Library shall be framed from time to time, as may be found necessary by the Library Committee appointed by the Director to be responsible for the proper functioning of the Library.
  2. Annual Report : The Librarian shall prepare, by the end of the March every year, a report on the working of the Library for submission to the Director by the Library Committee.
  3. Purchase of Books : The Librarian shall be responsible for purchasing of books approved by the Library Committee or the Director.
  4. Stock taking : The Librarian shall take stock every year of all the books in the Library. The Library Committee may assign personnel to check the report.

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D. Duties of Administrative Officer:

  1. The Administrative Officer is the non-member Secretary of the Governing Council.
  2. He assists the Director in all work connected with the meetings of the Governing Council. In all the matters concerning the Institute, he shall act under the general control and orders of the Director
  3. The Administrative Officer is the in - charge of the administration, finances and general maintenance which also includes maintenance and upkeep of the premises and property of the Institute, subject to the instructions of the Director.
  4. The Administrative Officer will be in charge of the administrative staff and the general maintenance staff of the Institute.
  5. He shall prepare the Annual Budget Estimates of the Institute for submission to the Director.

E. Duties of other Officers :

The duties of other officers will be as prescribed by the Director. They will work under the control of the Director in accordance with the standing instructions issued by him from time to time.

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

Director is the chief executor and responsible for the day to day management of the activities of the Institute and overall administration in accordance with the Rules and Bye-laws and other instructions issued by the Governing Council from time to time. All the decisions relating to finance and administration are taken by him.

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IV The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions:

The Heads of each division will submit reports on the working of projects in his division to Director. All new schemes of research to be conducted at the Institute shall be submitted to the Director for sanction. The Administrative Officer and Accounts Officers shall advice the Director in all matters relating the administration and finance of the Institute.

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

Bye-laws 

Rules & Regulations (Under Amendment)

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

  1. All scientific data
  2. General information relating to the Institute activities

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VII The particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation with or representation by the members of the public in relation to the formulation of its policy or implementation thereof;

Not applicable

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VIII 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 advise, and as to whether meetings of those boards, councils, committees and other bodies are open to the public

The constitution of Governing Council

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IX A directory of its officers and employees

Directory of staff & Officers (As on 1 March 2017)

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X The monthly remuneration received by each of its officer and employees including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations :

Monthly remuneration as on July 2014

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XI The budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditure and the reports on disbursement made:

Grant-in-aid (2013-14):

(` in crores)

Schemes
Opening Balance
Funds received
Other Receipts
Total Funds
Expenditure
A - Plan Schemes
Advanced Training in Earth System Science & Climate
5.72
 22.687

0.36 

28.77 

8.28
Centre for Climate Change Research

 -1.73

16.17
0.59
15.03
13.41 
High Performance Computer System (Monsoon Mission 66.23 + BIMSTEC 7.36 + HOOFS 29.43)

 2.64

103.02 

5.31

 110.97 

101.13
IITM Operations & Maintenance
0.00

12.00 

0.04
12.04
11.05  
Metropolitan Air Quality & Weather Services
3.29
1.00 
0.22
4.51
4.53
 
Monsoon Mission
-3.01 
16.00

0.21 

13.20
11.65

Physics and Dynamics of Tropical Cloud (*CAIPEEX - 0.26  *HACPL - 3.11)

3.37

3.00 

0.06

 6.43 

3.31 

Short Term Climate Prediction & Variability

 12.58

 1.505

0.97 

14.76

18.93

Total of - A
 22.86
175.38

 7.46

 205.70

172.29
B - Non-Plan
 5.71
 17.55

 1.39

 24.65
21.47
C - Sponsored Projects

 36.65

 1.91
0.00 
38.56 
38.24
Total (A+B+C)

 65.22

 194.84

 8.85

268.91 
232.00

 

 

 

 

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XII The manner of execution of subsidy programmes including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiary of such programme:

Scientists of the Institute have obtained sponsored projects from various Ministries viz. DST, DOD, CSIR, ISRO etc. on various aspects of the meteorology Viz. dendroclimatology, Arabian Sea Monsoon experiments, Antarctica experiments and land campaign for measuring aerosol, trace gases etc. and also provides consultancy by way of guidance in respect of scientific aspects of weather modifications experiments to state governments and also undertakes research programme in collaboration with USA, UK France and Bulgaria on the issue of climate change, remote sensing studies of Atmospheric Boundary Layers and aerosol optical characterization. (List of Research projects)

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XIII Particulars of concessions / permits or authorizations granted by it

Nil

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

It has designed Institute’s research and achievements in the web-site

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XV 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 is made available to its staff including retired officers and research students. It is not maintained for public use.

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XVI The names, designations and other particulars of the public information officers:

 Central Public Information Officer (CPIO):   Dr. Anupam Hazra, Scientist E

Asistant Public Information Officer (APIO): Shri Abhay Singh D. Rajput, Scientist D

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XVII Such other information which may be prescribed

Nil

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