Central Institute for Cotton Research

Institute Research Council (IRC) and PIMS

RULES OF THE INDIAN COUNCIL OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH
Constitution-71H-a Each Institute of the Council shall have an IRC [erstwhile Staff Research Council (SRC)] consisting of the following members:
Constitution-71H-a-1 Director of the Institute – Chairman
Constitution-71H-a-2 Joint Director (Research)/Incharge (Research Co-ordination and Management Unit.) – Member
Constitution-71H-a-3 Heads of Divisions/Sections – Members
Constitution-71H-a-4 All Principal Investigators of the Projects. This shall include the Leaders of the major programmes at the Institute, Heads of Divisions (HODs) and the Project Coordinators. The number of programme leaders is to be decided at the Institute level in consultation with the Research Advisory Committee by adopting the following criteria:
  1. For NRC, all the Scientists working in the NRC may be the member of the SRC.
  2. For the National Institutes the membership from this category may be limited to 50. – Members
Constitution-71H-a-5 DDG concerned with the Institute in the case of IVRI, NDRI, IARI, CIFE and NAARM, and in the case of other Institutes ADG concerned with the Institute – Members
Constitution-71H-a-6 Scientist-in-Charge of the Research Management Unit at the Institute Member-Secretary
Constitution-71H-b The membership of the Staff Research Council shall be regulated mutatis mutandis in accordance with the provisions of rules 6 to 11
Constitution-71H-c For the purpose of these Rules, the Institute shall also include the Project Directorate, Bureau, National Research Centre, or any other unit as may be approved by the President.
Powers & Functions-71I The powers and functions of the Staff Research Council shall include: –
Powers & Functions-71I-i Consideration and evaluation of the Research Projects (RPF/RPP I). The Principal Investigator will make representation of the Research Project to the IRC. The IRC will reject/recommend the Research Project along with its duration,
Powers & Functions-71I-ii Consideration and evaluation of the on-going Projects (RPF/RPP II Annual Research Progress Reports), after these have been assessed by an expert. The IRC will make specific recommendations about the achievements and short-comings of the projects
Powers & Functions-71I-iii Advise on the fostering of linkages between the groups/Divisions/Institutes in respect of multi-disciplinary Projects/multi-locational Projects
Powers & Functions-71I-iv Monitor the follow up action on the recommendations of QRTs with respect to technical programmes of the Institute, and
Powers & Functions-71I-v Any other function as may be assigned to it by the Director of the Institute or the Director-General, ICAR.
Notice of the meeting-71J All meetings of the Institute Research Committee shall be called by notice in writing by and under the hand of the Member-Secretary. An omission to give notice or late receipt or non-receipt of notice by any member shall not invalidate the proceedings of the meeting.
Quorum-71K One third of the members of the Institute Research Committee shall constitute the quorum for any meeting of the IRC
Frequency, date, time & place of meeting-71L The Institute Research Committee shall meet twice in a calendar year at the Headquarters of the Institute, on a date and time to be determined by the Chairman of the Institute Research Committee
Action on proceedings of the IRC-71M Action on the Proceedings of the Institute Research Committee will be initiated immediately after the same are approved by the Chairman and circulated to all concerned. The Member-Secretary of the IRC will monitor the follow-up action, which will be reported at the next meeting of the IRC.
Action on proceedings of the IRC-71M-Note:i An external expert, who is a member of the IRC will be invited to make critical evaluation of the on-going project before it is considered by the IRC. As per ICAR-Rules and Bye-laws (2000), an honorarium of Rs 200/- per day may be paid to the external expert for his evaluation.
Action on proceedings of the IRC-71M-Note:ii Before the new Project is considered by the IRC, it will be examined by the PME (erstwhile Research Coordination and Management Section)/Unit of the Institute in respect of its importance of problems, its design and final requirements. Each Institute should constitute such a Section/Unit by re-adjustment of the existing staff. Such a Section/Unit will function under the charge of a Joint Director (Research)/ Director of the Institute.
Present Staff Position
IRC Chairman:
Dr. Y.G. Prasad, Director, ICAR-CICR
Members: All Scientists of the Institute
Dr K. Velmourougane
Sr. Scientist, (Member Secretary, IRC) &
PIMS Nodal Officer
Project details for last four years
IRC Chairman:
Dr. Y.G. Prasad, Director, ICAR-CICR
Total ongoing projects at CICR Nagpur, Coimbatore & Sirsa (2021)
Division Institute funded Externally funded Total ongoing projects
Crop Improvement 25 4 29
Crop Production 25 4 29
Crop Protection 21 3 24
Total 71 (86.58%) 11(13.41%) 82
Total ongoing projects at CICR Nagpur, Coimbatore & Sirsa (2020)
Division Institute funded Externally funded Total ongoing projects
Crop Improvement 23 4 27
Crop Production 23 10 33
Crop Protection 17 5 22
Total 63(76.82%) 19 (23.17%) 82
Total ongoing projects at CICR Nagpur, Coimbatore & Sirsa (2019)
Division Institute funded Externally funded Total ongoing projects
Crop Improvement 21 4 25
Crop Production 25 4 29
Crop Protection 19 8 27
Total 65 (80.24%) 16 (19.75%) 81
Total ongoing projects at CICR Nagpur, Coimbatore & Sirsa (2018)
Division Institute funded Externally funded Total ongoing projects
Crop Improvement 21 5 26
Crop Production 24 3 27
Crop Protection 19 8 27
Total 64(80.00%) 16(20.00%) 80
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