Human Resource Development Centre (HRDC), aims at promoting professional human resource management in CSIR by evolving a holistic human resource development plan for CSIR.
• Offer structured and customised training programmes on S & T management and associated functions such as :
- Orientation training programmes
- Induction training programmes
- Skill upgradation training programmes
• Inculcate the spirit of Team CSIR amongst CSIR staff
• Develop modern training methodology / aids / tools
• Network with professional HRD organisations
• Promote research / studies in the area of HRM
• Act as idea generators, thinkers and facilitators in HR
• Identify areas needing reforms in personnel policies of CSIR• Create focused HRD groups in each Laboratory / Institute of CSIR
The Centre organizes regular, structured and customized training and skills up-gradation programmes in the broad areas of management of R&D, intellectual property, material procurement & storage, business development and supporting functional besides personal skills up-gradation programmes such as leadership, team building, communication, presentation, etc. The Centre has designed the programme modules and the contents thereof based on the training needs assessed internally and out sourced the faculty/experts for the same.
The HRDC is conducting Training Programmes for the scientific, technical, administrative, purchase and financial personnel under the following broad categories:
· Induction / Orientation training programmes for freshly recruited scientists and newly recruited / promoted officers in administration, finance, purchase cadres of CSIR.
· Management skills development training programmes for leadership, team working, change management for senior staff.
The modules for these programmes are designed, evolved & formulated in house keeping in view the organizational and individual's career & personal growth needs.
These training programmes are regular part of Centre's activities. It, however, also designs organizes & conducts programmes which add value to the organization as well as familiarization programmes on new policy initiatives introduced in the organization. The recently organized are for:
(a) Interactive programmes on Annual Review of Performance (ARP).
(b) ISO Accreditation.
(a) Interactive Programmes on Annual Review of Performance (ARP)
From the year 2003, CSIR has introduced a new format for Annual Review of Performance (ARP) for its Gp IV scientists. The ARP is a part of CSIR's larger effort for its human resource development. HRDC took upon the responsibility of familiarizing the scientists with the new format to facilitate its implementation. Centre organised one day Interactive Familiarisation Programmes involving interaction and mock filling up of proforma in the laboratories and the headquarters.
(b) ISO AccreditationHRDC has organised ISO 9001:2000 QMS Awareness programmes for obtaining ISO 9001:2000 accreditation for laboratories & CSIR Headquarters as a part of overall effort to move towards quality working thereby bringing in increasing efficiency & transparency in working. The training has helped in few of the laboratories which have taken steps and acquired ISO accreditation.
the emerging trend of use of IT for training as a cost-effective tool, the
Centre is creating e-training facilities. It is procuring e-training modules
especially for development of personal skills.
These modules will be installed on the intranet of the laboratories to
enable the staff to access the facilities at their place of working and at time
of their choice.
The Centre has launched a pilot Training Need Analysis (TNA) as a part of its activity to professionally work out training needs of CSIR staff of different categories and at different levels. The pilot TNA compromises identification of
• organizational process concerns/ needs applicable across institution s and
• training needs of individual employee in the areas of
managerial / supervisory competencies
attitudinal /personnel effectiveness
The HRGroups have already been established in the following laboratories:
In this era of fast changes and competition CSIR is focusing on achieving greater effectiveness in its functioning through implementation of structured initiatives at its laboratories. In order to achieve the above objectives a Pilot has been initiated on one of the laboratories to build organisational excellence. The Pilot depending upon its outcome will be extended to other laboratories.
The broad objectives of this structured initiative are:
Create a culture focused on excellence in all activities - research and administrative support functions,
Increase efficiency (i.e. reduce cycle time) for various activities (both research and support) in the laboratories.
Increase effectiveness (i.e. increase output) of investments made
These objectives will be achieved through following set of sub-objectives :
Establishing medium and short term goals in the context of the situation and opportunities
Developing an action plan to meet the goals
Establishing a management process to oversee the implementation of action plans
Developing involvement of people at various levels through a process of change management
Providing people with appropriate knowledge and skills to participate effectively in the improvement initiative and contribute to excellence on a continuing basis.