3.7 RECRUITMENT & ASSESSMENT BOARD (RAB)
The mandate for RAB is to carry out recruitment and assessments of all Gr. IV scientists as per "CSIR Scientists Recruitment & Assessment Promotion Rules - 2001". While assessment promotion interviews are conducted centrally following a suitably structured standardized framework, recruitments are made jointly by the Board and the respective labs, adequately ensuring uniformity in the process. The Board maintains a panel of Co-chairpersons approved by VP, CSIR and a pool of Departmental Core Members approved by DG, CSIR. They are appropriately briefed and trained as per the provisions of the new Rule and after having optimally scheduled various assessment committees at different locations, assessment promotion interviews are conducted by the Board.
During the period 2003-04 the Board carried out assessments of about 750 scientists at 15 locations, by engaging 16 Co-chairpersons, 43 Departmental Core Members and approximately 600 external experts.
The Board also handled recruitment in nineteen labs for the positions of nearly 300 scientists at different levels.