Fellowships/Scholarships/Training etc.

(11.1)   Raman Reseach Fellowship

(11.1.1)Nominations are invited from CSIR scientists who are working in high priority areas and have rendered minimum of 5 years service in CSIR for the award of RAMAN RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP for study abroad.  The selected scientist will be sent on deputation terms. He/She will be entitled to (a) air passage in economy class both ways by Air India shortest route from his present place of duty to the place of training/research (b)Fellowship @ US $ 1200/- per month and (c) lump sum contingency of US $ 1000/- . The salient features of the scheme are given in the Annexure.  While sponsoring the candidature of the scientists for the Fellowship, the procedure indicated in CSIR Circular No. 18(270)/ 90-ISC.H dated the 29th January, 1991 must be followed and confirmation to this effect given in the letter forwarding the nominations.

Data sheet along with Bio-data and letter of acceptance from Host Institute (15 copies) of the sponsored scientist must reach CSIR Headquarters latest by 30th September. 1992.

(27(937)/92-ISC.II, dated 19th August, 1992)

Annexure

SAILENT FEATURES OF RAMAN RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP 

1.    The Fellowship is tenable abroad at the CSIR cost.  During the fellowship period the Scientist will be called "Raman Research Fellow". He will be sent abroad on deputation terms.

2.    Eligibility Regular scientists of CSIR with high academic qualifications & research experience presently working in high priority areas who have completedminimum 5 years service in CSIR on the last date for receipt of the nomination and have made commendable contribution to research/innovation.

3. Fellowship Tenure  Three to Nine months.

4.  Thrust Area Applied research topics under high priority areas identified in 8th planand also any specific area under basic Science of relevance and immediate importance. The areas are

(a) Bio-Technology

(b) Oceanography

(c) Material Sciences

(d) Electronics including Micro- Electronics.

(e) Chemical Technology including Catalysis.

(f) Super conductivity.

(g) Hydrology & Water Management.

(h) Oil seeds.

5. Financial Terms Air fare to & fro by Air India in Economy Class.Fellowship @ US$ 1200 p.m. Lump sum contingency US$ 1000/-.

6. Mode of Selection Through interview by Departmental Committee to be constituted by  DG-CSIR. The candidate must furnish at the time of interview letter of acceptance from the host institution duly approved by the Director of the Lab./Instt. indicating the specific study/work to be carried out abroad.

7. Bond The fellow (Scientist) to execute a b6nd before proceeding abroad to Fellowship to serve the concerned Lab./lnstt. for three years on return.

DATASHEET

(To be attached with all the 15 copies of Curriculum vitae for Award of Raman Research Fellowship)

1. Name (in Block letters)

2.     Designation

3.     Date of Birth :     Age           Years        Months           Days

4.     Date of Appointment

5.     Qualification :     Degree          Division     University      Subjects

6. Experience                From              To             Position Held               Nature of Experience

(begining with present position)

7.       No. of publications

(list of publications along with copies of papers published to be attached).

8.       Major Achievement and thrust area covered.

9.       Detailed description of the project/work to be carried out.

(Please enclose separate sheet)

10.Name of the Host Institute abroad supported by letter of acceptance.

11. Curriculum vitae (15 copies) showing qualification, experience, service particulars and visits abroad already  undertaken if any)

12.        Any other relevant information.

Signatures

Dated

Specific recommendations of the Director/Head of the Laboratory/Institute.

Signatures

Dated

(11.2)     Incentive to SC/ST Students

(11.2.1)   You may be aware that with a view to motivate bright Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe students to take up Science study at +/ Junior College Level and exposing them to the excitement of research in important areas of Science and Technology, CSIR has introduced a new Scheme for cash awards to SC/ST students every year.  The award will be based on the performance of talented SC/ST students in science subjects at class X examination of different State Education Boards/ Central Board of Secondary Education where ever they exist.

Each award would consist of a Cash prize of Rs.3,000/- and an invitation to stay at a neighbouring CSIR Laboratory at CSIR cost for 10-15 days.

The number of awards for each State/Union Territory would vary between 2 to 8 as per the following distribution.  Population figure in each case will be based on the census conducted in 1981 of each State:

  1. 1.States with more than 1 Crore   population :
  2. SC/ST    2

  3. 2.States with more than 1 crore population and less than 3 crore population.
  4. SC 2

  5. 3.States with more than 3  Crore population and less than 6 crores population.
  6. SC   3  ST   3

  7.  4.States having more  than 6 crore population.                             
  8.  

    SC   4   

    ST   4       

  9. 5.Central/All India Boards of  Secondary Education.  
  10.    SC   3

         ST    3

     In order to implement the above Scheme, it has been decided as follows :

    1. The Scheme will be operated through CSIR Labs./Instts. and your Lab./Instt. would manage the Scheme in respect of the following States (S) :
    2. You are requested to identify a scientist in your laboratory who will work as the contact point for the purpose of this scheme.  He will get in touch with the various State Boards/Central Board of Education or Department of Welfare of Central and State dealing with SC/ST students for identifying SC/ST students who will be eligible for receiving award as per the following guidelines (his name may kindly be communicated to us):
      1. The students (s) should have obtained highest marks in order of merits in the aggregate of science subjects at X class examination at the respective State Board of School Education/ Central Education Board as per number decided against each and as indicated above ;
      2. The selected students should have obtained at least 2nd class marks in science subjects and passed in all other subjects;
      3. (The student will pursue science courses at the + 2/Intermediate/Junior College level any where in the Country;
      4. After identifying the students's eligibility to receive CSIR award, a list of such awardees will be sent to CSIR Headquarters every year and the award will be given to the selected students at a function to be organised at your laboratory in an appropriate and simple manner.
      5.  The expenditure in respect of each award may be recouped from EMR budget of CSIR Hqrs.  The expenditure in respect of hosting the visit of the SC/ST students to your laboratory may be met from the laboratory funds.
      6. If you want any more information or any detail I shall be happy to furnish it.  The contact person at CSIR Hqrs. will be Shri J.P.Khanna, DS (LA);
      7. The scheme will be operated with effect from the declaration of result for 10th class at the end of current academic year in your State.

    (DO.  No.20(10)/,87-E.II (U-2); Dt.23-11-1987)

    (11.2.2)    Sub: CSIR Cash award Scheme to motivate bright SCIST Students to take up Science Studies at +2 school/ junior College level

    Reference this office circulars of even number dated 23-11-89 and 28-6-1989 on the subject cited above.  Some time past we have been receiving references from various contact Scientists of our Laboratories/ Institutes with regard to difficulties being faced by them in collecting names of meritorious or SC/ST students from the various State Education Boards, in order to identify them for CSIR awards. Despite best efforts by our contact scientists, required information could be collected much later.

    In order to avoid undue delay in collecting the above mentioned information, it has been decided that besides inviting information from State Education authorities the contact scientists may please send a cyclostyled format, to the principals of the schools located near to a Laboratory, on a district, few districts or State basis to extract the requisite information i.e. bio-data, marks sheet, caste certificate at the time the results of different State Boards examinations are notified by the concerned Educational authorities.  The Principals may be requested to bring the CSIR scheme to the notice of SC/ST candidates so that the students knowing their own position may also themselves come forward to apply for such award to the contact scientists though their Principals who will confirm pursuit of Science studies at XI standard by the SC/ST applicants for consideration.  Their claims will, however, be subject to verification from the Education authorities.

    We shall feel grateful if you would keep the above instructions in view towards implementation of the scheme on time.

    (No.20(10)90-E-II(U-3), dated 21-12-1990)

    (11.3)         Junior/Senior Research Fellowships

    (11.3.1) Sub: Revised emoluments and other conditions of service for Research Staff in R&D Programmeof the Central Govt.  Agencies/ CSIR.

    On the basis of guidelines circulated by the DST vide their O.M.No. 12(1)/76-GRS dated 26th May, 1988 and in consultation with Financial Adviser, CSIR, DGSIR has been pleased to approve of the following rates of the stipends and other service benefits for JRF/SRF/RAs with effect from 1-4-87 :

    I.CSIR Junior Research Fellows (JRF)/Senior Research Fellows (SRF) :

        1.       JRF's selected through CSIR examination

                                                                  JRF                           JRF

                                                            1st & 2nd year             3rd year & Subsequent  years

       (a)     Scientific disciplines other than medical and engineering 

                                                                  Rs. 1800/-                   Rs. 2100/-

    The selection of the JRF will be through the national test conducted by the CSIR.  On completion of 1 years as JRF, his performance will be assessed by an Expert Committee as provided in the Terms and Conditions of the CSIR fellowships, if it is found to be satisfactory, he will be re-designated as Senior Research Fellow from the beginning of the 3rd Year with a higher stipend of Rs.2100/-per month.

     (b) CSIR Lateral Senior Research Fellowship:

                                                                       1st & 2nd year                   3rd Year

                 Scientific disciplines other than Medical and Engineering fields

                                                                        Rs.2100/-                        Rs.2100/-

                 Medical and Engineering Fields    Rs.2400/-                       Rs.2500/-

                 MBBS with or year's internship.                   OR

                 Post-graduate degree in Engineering/Technology.

    Selection will be made through the existing procedure of assessment of published/project work by discipline-wise high level Expert Committees.

    The tenure of SRF in Scientific Disciplines will initially be 2 years extendable by one year on assessment by the concerned institution and satisfactory performance.

    The tenure of SRF in medical/engineering will initially be 2 years extendable by one year on assessment by a Committee as provided in the Terms and Conditions of the CSIR Fellowships.  Extension for one more year will be permissible after the 3 years tenure, if needed, again on assessment.

    II.         Junior/Senior Research Fellows recruited for Research Projects in Universities etc. and in CSIR Laboratory Director's quota (Not recruited through CSIR's procedure outlined in para 1 &2) :

    The stipend of JRF will be Rs. 1500/- per month for first and second years.  This will be increased to Rs. 1750/-per month on assessment by a committee as provided in the terms and conditions of CSIR Fellowship for third and successive year (the total not to exceed 5 years or the tenure of the project as the case may be).  The selection procedure will be rigorous and based on an all India advertisement so as to select bright candidates (detailed procedure will be circulated later).

    The stipend of lateral SRF selected on the basis of evaluation of published work will be Rs. 1750/- per month for two years, extendable for another year on assessment by the concerned institution.

    In the case of Engineering/Medical field the tenure of lateral SRF's is further extendable by one year, if necessary, on further assessment.  Their stipend will be Rs. 2100/-per month.  The selection procedure will be communicated in due course.

    The JRF/SRF in research schemes/Directors quota of CSIR laboratories, on selection through the existing national selection mechanism will be allowed higher stipends viz., Rs. 1800/-, Rs.2100/- respectively with effect from the date of selection.

    In case of M.Sc.'s/Engineering graduates with B.Tech. or equivalent degree who qualify with GATE, and are engaged in work under CSIR schemes/Director's quota the stipend will be Rs. 1800/- for a period of two years, which may be raised to Rs.2100/- per month thereafter on assessment.

    Some reputed institutions/labs. of higher learning and research in India have evolved/are evolving elaborated selection procedures for selecting research fellows.  CSIR will set up a high level mechanism for deciding which of these can be deemed to be equivalent to the 'National Test'

    III Research Associates

     The emoluments of the Research Associates appointed in future will be under the following four slabs :

    1.      Rs.2200-100-2700
    2.      Rs.2700-100-3200
    3.     Rs.3200-100-3700
    4.    Rs.3700-125-4325

    The selection would be through interviews by high level discipline wise Selection Committees.

    For present incumbents, emoluments in the revised slab will be fixed after adding increments equivalent to completed year put in by the Research Associates, in the revised slabs.  Their placement will be as under:

    Present Emoluments p.m.                                                     Revised Emoluments P.m.

    1. Rs. 1400/1500                                                              Rs.2200-100-2700
    2. Rs. 1600/1700                                                              Rs.2700-100-3200
    3. Rs. 1800/1900                                                              Rs.3200-100-3700
    4. Rs.2000                                                                        Rs.3700-125-4325

    House Rent Allowance and Medical Benefits:

    As at present, HRA and Medical benefits may be allowed to all categories viz.  JRF/SRF, Research Associates as per rules as applicable to their academic staff, of the Institutions, where they are working.  For this purpose, the fellowship amounts, for JRF/SRF and Research Associates will be taken as Basic pay.

    General

    All other provisions applicable to research fellows/ associates/research grants, remain the same as per existing Terms and Conditions approved by the CSIR

    All the grantee institutions of CSIR are requested to submit their arrear claims together with the statements in triplicate (on the prescribed bill forms) for the period 1-4-1987 to 29-2-88 and a separate claim for grants required for 1988-89 immediately.

     (No.13/1/88-EMR..I, dated 15-6-1988)

    (11.3.2) Sub: Revised emoluments and other conditions of service for Research Staff in R&D Programme of the Central Govt. Agencies/ CSIR.

    On the basis of guidelines circulated by the DST vide their O.M.No. 12(1)/76-GRS dated 26th May, 1988 and in consultation with Financial Adviser, CSIR, DGSIR has been pleased to approve of the following rates of the stipends and other service benefits for JRF/SRF/RA with effect from 1-4-87 in supersession of this Office Memorandum of even number dated 15-6-88, on the above subject :

    Junior Research Fellows (JRFs)/Senior Research Fellows (SRFs)

    1. JRFs selected through CSIR-UGC examination        

                                                            1st & 2nd year           3rd year & Subsequent years as 

                                                                   Rs. 1800/-                 Rs.2100/-

    JRF/SRF Scientific disciplines other than medical and engineering.The selection of the  JRF will be through the national test conducted by the CSIR and UGC jointly.

    The local institutions should review as per procedure approved by CSIR whether JRF should continue for the 3rd year. Similarly, at the end of 3rd year local institutions should review whether extension for another year should be given.  Promotion to the position of SRF would hence forth be only through the procedure outlined below for selection of CSIR lateral SRF. Normally, the total tenure as JRF & SRF will not exceed 5 years.

    2.       Lateral Senior Research Fellowship:

                                                                  1st & 2nd year                                3rd Year

     Scientific disciplines other than medical and Engineering fields                         

                                                                        Rs.2100/-                                Rs. 2100/-

    Medical and Engineering Fields            Rs.2400/-                                 Rs.2500/-

    MBB.S with one year internship.         OR

    Post-graduate degree in Engineering/Technology.

    Selection will be made through the existing procedure of assessment of published /project work by discipline-wise high level Expert Committees appointed by DGSIR.

    The tenure of SRF in scientific disciplines will initially be 2 years.  This can be extended by the Director of the relevant National Laboratory/Vice-Chancellor of the University etc. by one year, on the basis of assessment of work done, by a three member committee of experts of the level of Professor/Head of Department out of which one member should be from outside the Institution, This extension is not available if the candidate has already received a Ph.D. degree.

    The tenure of SRF in Medical/Engineering subjects will initially be 2 years.  This can be extended by the Director of the relevant National Laboratory/Vice-Chancellor of the University etc. on the basis of work done, by a three member committee of experts of the level of Professor/Head of the Deptt. out of which one member should be from outside the institution.  Extension for one more year will also be permissible after 3 years tenure, if needed, again through the above assessment procedure.

    3.       The stipend of all existing JRF/SRF (irrespective of whether appointed through National test or otherwise) will be Rs. 1800/Rs.2100 per month respectively as provided in para 1.

    4.    In future, appointments of JRF/SRF in research schemes/Directors quota will be on the basis of qualifying in the National test conducted jointly by CSIR and UGC.  Other selection mechanisms deemed to be equivalent to the national test are under examination and separate communication will follow in that regard.

    5.    Research Associates

    The emoluments of the Research Associates appointed in future Will be under the following four slabs

     (i)           Rs.2200-100-2700

    (ii)           Rs.2700-100-3200

    (iii)          Rs.3200-100-3700

    (iv)        Rs.3700-125-4325

     The selection would be through interviews by high level discipline wise Selection Committees.

     For present incumbents, emoluments in the revised slabs will be fixed after adding increments equivalent to completed year put in by the Research Associates, in the pre-revised category.  This will not however, entitle research associates to a higher slab for placement.  Their placement will be as under:-

    Present Emoluments p.m                                                Revised Emoluments p.m.

    (i) Rs.1400/1500                                                              Rs.2200-100-2700

    (ii) Rs. 1600/1700                                                             Rs-2700-100-3200

    (iii) Rs. 1800/1900                                                            Rs.3200-100-3700

    (iv) Rs.2000                                                                     Rs.3700-125-4325

    Associate-ship will be tenable initially for a period of three years extendable for another term in the same slab for a period not exceeding two years.  The progress would be assessed after 3 years by high level discipline wise Selection Committees for further continuation beyond 3 years on the basis of self assessment.  For the existing Research Associates, existing terms and conditions will apply.

    House Rent Allowance And Medical Benefits:

    6.         As at present HRA and Medical benefits may be allowed to all categories viz.  JRF/SRF, Research Associates as per rules as applicable to their academic staff, of the Institutions, where they are working.  For this purpose, the fellowship amounts, for JRF/SRF and Research Associates will be taken as Basic pay.

    General                                                                                     

    7.         All other provisions applicable to research fellows/associates/research grants, remain the same as per existing Terms and Conditions approved by the CSIR.

    All the grantee institutions of CSIR are requested to submit their arrear claims together with the statements in triplicate (on the prescribed bill forms) for the period 1-4-1987 to 29-2-1988 and a separate claim for grants required for 1988-89 immediately.

    (No. 13/1/88-EMR-I, dated 5-7-1988)

    (11.3.3) Sub: Revised emoluments and other conditions of service for Research Staff in R&D programmes of the Central Govt.  Offices/CSIR.

    On the basis of the guidelines circulated by Government of India, Department of Science & Technology vide their O.M.No.12(1)/76-GRS dated 2nd June 1994 and in consultation with the Financial Adviser, CSIR, DGSIR has been pleased to approve of the following rates of the stipend and other benefits for JRF/SRF/RAs with effect from 1-4-94.

    CSIR Junior Research Fellows (JRF) / Senior Research Fellows (SRF)

    JRF's selected through CSIR Examination

    JRF

                                       1 st & 2nd year      3rd year & Subsequent years as SRF

    Scientific disciplines other than Medicine & Engineering

                                              Rs.2500/-              Rs. 2800/

    The selection of JRF will be through the NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY TEST (NET) conducted by CSIR. On completion of two (2) years as JRF his/her performance will be assessed by an Expert Committee as provided in the terms & Conditions of the CSIR fellowships and if found to be satisfactory, he/she will be re-designated as a Senior Research Fellow from the beginning of the 3rd year with a higher stipend of Rs.28001- per month.

    CSIR Lateral Entry As Senior Research Fellows:

                                                             1st & 2nd year                     3rd Year

    Scientific disciplines other than Medicine and Engineering.

                                                                Rs.2800/-                           Rs.2800/-

    Medical and Engineering subjects MBBS/BDS/MVSc M.Pharm., ME, M.Tech and BE/B.Tech, BVSc,'B.Pharm or equivalent with 2 yearsexperience

                                                                    Rs.3000/-                           Rs.3200/-

    Selection will be made through the existing procedure of assessment of published/project work by discipline-wise high level Expert Committees appointed by DG-CSIR.

    The tenure of SRF in Scientific Disciplines will initially be 2 years, extendable by one year on assessment by the concerned Institute and satisfactory performance of the fellow.

    The tenure of SRF in Medical/Engineering discipline will initially by 2 years extendable by one year on assessment by a Committee appointed by DGSIR, as provided in the Terms & Conditions of the CSIR Fellowships.  Extension for one more year will also be permissible after the three year tenure, if necessary on assessment.

    Research Associates

    The emoluments of the Research Associates appointed in future will be under the following four slabs.

    (i)         Rs.2800-100-3300

    (ii)        Rs.3300-100-3800

    (iii)       Rs.3750-125-4375

    (iv)       Rs.4325-125-4700-150-5000

    The selection would be through interview by high level discipline wise Selection committees.  Their placement will be as under:

    Present Emoluments pm.                       Revised Emoluments p.m.

    (i)    Rs. 2200-100-2700                            Rs. 2800-100-3300

    (ii)   Rs. 2700-100-3200                            Rs. 3300-100-3800

    (iii)  Rs. 3200-100-3700                            Rs. 3750-125-4375

    (iv)   Rs. 3700-125-4325                            Rs. 4325-125-4700-150-5000

    House Rent Allowance and Medical Benefits:

    As at present, HRA and Medical Benefits may be allowed to all categories viz.  JRF/SRF/Research Associates as per rules as applicable to their academic staff of the institution, where they are working.  HRA shall be determined viz-a-viz. stipend drawn by a Research Fellow/Research Associate.

    General

    All other provisions applicable to Research Fellows/Associates/Research grants, remain the same as per existing Terms and Conditions approved by the CSIR.

    All the grantee Institutions of CSIR are requested to submit their arrears claims together with the statements in triplicate (on the prescribed bill forms) for the period 1-4-94 to 29-2-95.

    (No. 13/1/94-EMR.I, dated 28-6-94/28-7-94)

    (11.3.4) Sub: Revised emoluments and other conditions of junior Research Fellows in Engineering subjects.

    In continuation of this Office Memo. of even number dated 28th June, 1994 and in accordance with the guidelines circulated by Govt. of India, Deptt. of S&T, vide O.M. No. 12(1)76-GRS dated 22nd June, 1994 the stipend in respect of JRF (Engineering) who qualify National Eligibility Test (NET) conducted by CSIR/UGC and on up-gradation as SRF will be as under :-

    JRF (Engg.) Selected through NET.

    1st & 2nd year..                  On Upgradation as                         In the                                                                                            SRF (NET) in the 3rd & 4th Year           5th year                                        

    Rs.2500/-p.m.                           Rs.3000/-P.M.                               Rs.3200/-P.M.

         Enhancement of stipend shall be subject to all such guidelines/ instructions as contained in the Terms & Conditions booklet governing these fellowships.

    The above instructions come into force w.e.f. 1-4-1994.

    (No. 13/1/94-EMR-I, dated 18-1-1994)

    (11.4)         Recruitment of Scientists etc. for Major Projects.

    (11.4.1)      The question of formulation of a methodology for quick recruitment of Scientists for Major Projects and for strengthening the Core Staff of the Laboratories/Institutes' has been under consideration for some time past.  The then DGSIR appointed a Committee under the Chairmanship of Dr. A.P. Mitra, formerly Director, NPL, New Delhi (now Director-General, CSIR) with the following terms of reference.

    1.    To suggest methodology of quick recruitment of scientist vis-a-viz major projects of national priorities and sponsored projects;

    2.     To look at the recruitment policy of young scientists in CSIR system;

    3.     To suggest new strategies deemed necessary for the purpose; and

    4.     Any other related matter with the permission of the Chair.

    The recommendations made by the above Committee have been approved by the Governing Body at its meeting held on 22nd May, 1986. A copy of the Scheme for quick recruitment of Scientists as recommended by the above Committee and approved by the Governing Body is sent herewith for information and necessary action.  Some other recommendations of the above Committee as approved by the Governing Body are also reproduced below for information and necessary action:

    (a)     The Committee felt that there was an urgent need for a flowing system for new inputs into the staffing patterns of CSIR Laboratories/Institutes.  It has been the experience that some posts of scientists at different levels invariably remain vacant each year and these should be advertised at the appropriate time, so as to facilitate consideration of the cases of Laboratories fellow proposed to be recruited Under Section (1) above (please see the enclosed Scheme) along with younger and bright scientist available in open market. These vacancies should be made available by the Laboratory if necessary by redeployment of the staff or readjustment of the R&D work so that the Fellows thus appointed have fair chance of getting selected against regular posts within reasonable time before the conclusion of the Fellowship.

    (b)     Select list of Scientist:Appointment of Chairman:(11.4.2) Scheme for Quick Recruitment of Scientist for Major Projects

    (1)            Appointments of Fellows

    (a)            Selection Procedure:

    When a Scientist of talent is identified in India or abroad, and is known to be available immediately or in the near future, the Director of the Laboratories may proceed as follows.

    If the Scientist is abroad..

    Bio-data may be got referred to at least two distinguished experts outside the CSIR system, and if the Director finds the candidate outstanding & highly suitable for the required work, he may obtain the prior approval of DGSIR and then offer the appointments.  The Executive Committee may be informed in its next meeting:

    If the Scientist in India:

    The Director may constitute a Committee with himself as Chairman, and the following as Members:

    - Two outside expert members of RAC

    - Area Coordinator/Group Leader of the concerned area in the laboratory.

    - Another senior scientist of the Laboratory in the concerned or related areas.

                       The Committee may interview the Scientist, who may, if considered necessary, be  required to give a talk before the Committee and other Scientist of the Laboratory.

    If the Committee finds the Scientist to be outstanding and highly suitable for the required work, they may recommend the induction of the scientist as fellow and also suggest the emoluments and the range within which the appointment is to be made:

    The Director may make the appointment accordingly, and report it to the Executive Committee in its next meeting.

    If, however, the prescribed length of experience vide (f) below is to be relaxed in any case, the prior concurrence of DG, CSIR must be taken before the appointment is made.

    (b)   Appointing Authority:

    The Director of the Laboratory/Institutes will be the Appointing Authority.

    (c)   Designation of the Scientists:

    The Scientists concerned will be designated as a "Fellow" of the Laboratory.

    (d)     Levels of Emoluments:

    The levels of pay in which the Scientists can be appointed under the New Scheme will be as follows Range (1) Rs. 2400/2500/2600/2800/2900/3000

    Range (2): Rs. 3000/3100/3200/3400/3500/3600/3800/4000

    Range (3): Rs. 3600/3800/4000/4300/4600/5000

    The above scales do not envisage grant of annual increments of Rs. 100/- per month.  The object of indicating the scales in the above manner is that the scientists can be appointed at any stage in the above three different ranges of pay;

    The above ranges may be reviewed in the event of any revision in the present pay structures in respect of regular scientific cadres

    Review of emoluments will be undertaken at the end of two years.  At this time all cases can be reviewed by the above Committee as to whether a scientist deserves higher emoluments within the same range.  On the recommendations of the Committee, the Director may grant higher rate of emoluments.

     Duration of Tenure:

    The appointment of such Fellows will be on contract for a period not exceeding three years, and it may be terminated by a notice of three months from either side (or three month's emoluments in lieu thereof).  The contract cannot be extended beyond the above maximum period.

    (f)   Qualifications:

    Qualifications for scientists recruited under the New Scheme will be as follows:

    (i)             Range No. 1.

                 M.Tech. or equivalent degree/MBBS with one year internship/Ph.D(Sc.), with uniformly outstanding academic record, and clear potential for high quality R&D work.

    (ii)         Range No. 2.

    M,Tech. or equivalent degree with three years experience,/MD/Ph.D.(Se.)/ Ph.D(Engg.). with outstanding academic record, and proven ability for high quality R&D work.

    (iii)      Range No.3.

    M.Tech./MD/Ph.D. or equivalent degree in respective discipline, with original work as evidence by highly innovative patents or outstanding publications - evidence of leadership, with minimum of 5 year R&D experience.

    (g)       Police Verification of Scientists on initial appointments

            Police verification prior to actual appointments need not be insisted upon in                 non-sensitive jobs.  If, however a particular scientist is being appointed in a project or projects which is/are of sensitive or strategic nature from the view point of security, prior police verification may be done.

    (h)   Applicability of conduct and other rules :

    The Scientists recruited under the new scheme will be subject to the operation of the CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964 and CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965, as made applicable to other employee of the CSIR and subject to other Rules and Regulations of the CSIR in force.

     (i)         Strength of Fellows in a Laboratories/Institutes:

    The number of positions of Fellows in each Laboratory will be fixed by the DGSIR, normally between 5 and 10 having regard to the needs of the Lab. and the number and expertise of the Scientific Personnel already available.

    (j)      Medical Benefits:(k)       Leave and other service benefits

    Fellows appointed under this scheme will be entitled to leave to the extent of 30 days per annum.

    (1)   Residential Accommodation:

    The question of leasing flats for the Fellows appointed under the Scheme will be considered in the context of the over-all review of housing matters, which are being looked into by a separate Committee.

    (11.4.3) Recruitment of Scientists (Fellows) for Major Projects.

    The scheme for quick Recruitment of Scientist for Major Projects was inadvertently omitted.  It is requested that the following may be inserted as Clause 0) in the above Scheme

    Residential Accommodation

    The Scientist thus recruited will be allowed hostel accommodation wherever available

    Scientists apartments like those at Maharani Bagh, New Delhi may be constructed at each Laboratory for providing housing facility to Scientists specially to those recruited from abroad. Rent for hostel/apartment accommodation may be recovered at 5% of the emoluments as fixed in each case.

    Where such accommodation cannot be provided, the Fellows may be allowed House Rent Allowance as per CSIR Rules, on the basis of the emoluments fixed in each case.

    The question of leasing flats for the Fellows appointed under the Scheme will be considered in the context of the over-all review of housing matters, which are being looked into by a Separate Committee.

    The existing Clause (m) may be omitted as the same has been incorporated in Clause (j).

     (CSIR letter No. 17(155)/86-E.II., dated, the 9th Jan, 1987)

    (11.4.4) Recruitment of Scientists (Fellows) for Major Projects.

    Reference this office letter of even number dated 18th July, 1986 on the above subject forwarding therewith a copy of the scheme for quick recruitment of Scientists for Major Projects and to state that DGSIR with the concurrence of Member (Finance) has been pleased to approve the revision of the emoluments of the Fellow as follows, w.e.f. 1.4.1987

    Range-1 Rs. 2400/2500/2600/2800/2900/3000

    Range-2 Rs. 3000/3100/3200/3400/3500/3600/3800/4000

    Range-3 Rs. 3600/3800/4000/4300/4600/4800/5000

    The remuneration of existing fellows under this scheme will be fixed at point to point basis. 

    (CSIR letter No. 17(155)/86-E.II.(U-2), dated 31st Mar., 1987

    (11.4.5) Recruitment of Scientists (Fellows) for Major Projects.

    This office letter of even number dated 18th July 1986 on the aove subject along with which a copy of the Scheme for Quick Recruitment of Scientist of Major Projects was forwarded to you, and to state that DGSIR has decided that strength of fellow under this scheme will be 5 (Five) in each Laboratory/Institute.

    However, if at any point of time, more than five Fellows are required for Major Projects or part of a Major projects in thrust areas, the proposal with full justification may be sent consideration of DGSIR.

    (CSIR letter No. 17(155)/86-E.II., dated, the 18th Aug, 1986)

    (11.4.6) Procedure for calculation of level in respect of fellow of the CSIR.

    CSIR has recently circulated a scheme for making quick recruitment of Scientists for Major Projects vide reference No. 17(155)/86-E.II, dated 18th July, 1986.  Under this scheme the fellows appointed, are entitled to 30 days leave per annum.  It has been decided that these fellows will be entitled to avail this leave on pro-rata basis.

    (CSIR letter No. 17(155)/86-E.II.(U-2), dated, the 10th Aug., 1987)

    (11.4.7) Recruitment of Scientists etc. for Major Projects.

    Reference this office letter of even number dated 10.8.87. 30 days leave per annum is admissible to the Scientists recruited under Quick Hire Scheme and this leave can be allowed on pro-rata basis.

    The matter has since been reconsidered and DGSIR has been pleased to decide that the Scientists recruited under the Quick Hire Scheme will be entitled to 30 Days leave as prescribed in Rule-26 of CCS Leave Rule 1972 i.e. 15 days leave may be credited to the Scientists account on 1st Jan. and another 15 days on 1st July every year.  When a Scientist joins in the course of a given half year Pro-rata credits may be given for the initial half year in the same manner as prescribed in the Normal Leave Rules.  In the event of any unexpected termination of the appointment the total leave entitlement may be calculated on pro-data basis and if any excess leave had been availed off, monetary adjustment may be made in the final remuneration claim of the Scientist.

    (CSIR letter No. 17(155)/86-E.II.(U-2), dated. the 8th Dec., 1987)

    (11.4.8) Recruitment of Scientists etc. for Major Projects.

    On review of the scheme the need of adding two more pay-ranges of emoluments was felt to attract brilliant young people, preferably fresh from the academic institutions to a career in scientific R&D and senior level scientists and professionals with outstanding achievements in R&D to supplement inputs available in-house in CSIR for major projects and facilities and Missions.

    The Governing Body of the CSIR at its meeting held on 24.2.89 has accordingly approved the following two additional ranges:

    R(I) : Rs. 1600/- (fixed)

    Eligibility: M.Sc./B.E./B.Tech. degree outstanding academic career and age below 25 years.

    R(4) : Rs. 5500/5700/5900/6100/6300/6500/6750/7000/7250/7500

    Eligibility : M.Tech/Ph.D. or equivalent with 10 years of experience; outstanding academic career and professional work as reflected in publications, patents involvements in Major Projects etc.

    Accordingly, there will now be total five pay ranges under this Scheme as under R(O) : Rs. 1600/- (fixed)

    R(I):        Rs. 2400/2500/2600/2800/2900/3000

    R(2):        Rs. 3000/3100/3200/3400/3500/3600/3800/4000

    R(3)         Rs. 3600/3800/4000/4300/4600/4800/5000

    R(4)         Rs. 5500/5700/5900/6100/6300/6500/6750/7000/7250/7500

    Whereas persons eligible for ranges R(1) to R(3), can be considered in the sense to have opted for a career in R&D, R(O) is expected to serve as an incentive to attract bright fresh university graduates to seek a career in R&D.  With the prospect of quick appointment and deployment on a R&D project, they may be inducted to stay.  This would also help CSIR in its pursuit for "Catch Them Young".

    R(4) would facilitate the utilisation of outstanding Scientists and professionals at a senior level to supplement the inputs available in-house for major projects.  This would help CSIR to utilise external resources and thus optimise on expertise to be created in-house.

    The scheme notified vide CSIR letter of even number dated 18.7.1986 and other instructions issued from time to time now stand modified to the above extent from the date of issue of these orders.

    (CSIR letter No. 17(155)/86-E.II.(U-2), date, 12nd May, 1989)

    (11.4.9) Recruitment of Scientists (Fellows) for Major Projects.

    Reference this office circular letter of even number dated 18th July 1986 pertaining to appointment of Scientist Fellow by the National Laboratories/Institutes. In partial modification of clause (1) of the aforementioned orders on the Scheme.  It has been decided in consultation with the IFA, CSIR that female Scientist Fellow appointed under Quick Hire Scheme will be eligible to the grant of maternity leave upto a period of 90 days as per conditions stipulated in Rule-43 of CCS(Leave) Rules, 1972.  The orders circulated vide this office circular letter of even number dated 8th December 1987 with regard to grant of 30 days leave, as per Rule-26 of CCS(Leave) Rules, 1972 will, however, continue to operate as usual.

    (CSIR letter No. 17(155)/86-E.II., date, 3rd July, 1990)

    (11.4.10) Quick Recruitment of Scientist for Major Projects

    The communications issued regarding the "Scheme of Quick Recruitments of Scientist for Major Projects" from time to time are listed below :-

    i)              Letter No. 17(155)86-EII dated      18.7.1986

    ii)                                -do-.                                18.8.1986

    iii)                                -do-                                9.1.1987

    iv)                                -do-                                31.3.1987

    v)                                -do-                                10.8.1987

    vi)                                -do-                                8.12.1987

    vii)                                -do-                                11.5.1989

    viii)                                -do-                                3.7.1990

    2.       It is hoped that all these communication are available in your Laboratories/Institutes and the recruitments of scientists under the Scheme is being made with due regard to these instructions/guidelines.

    3.       This scheme has been in operation for more than five years.  It, therefore, became necessary to evaluate the scheme and effect changes, if neccessary.

    4.     Accordingly, the Director General, CSIR appointed a Committee to review the Scheme.  The recommendations made by the Committee, as approved by GB at its meeting held on 6.5.1992, have been incorporated in the enclosed statement for further action in your Laboratories/Institutes.  The modified provisions (including the revised level of emoluments) will be applicable in respect of appointments made on or after 6.5.1992 i.e. the date of the meeting of the GB.

    (CSIR letter No. 17(155)/91 -E.II, date. 3rd Aug., 1992)

    (11.4.11) Scheme for Quick recruitment of Scientists for major Projects -Some amendments as approved by the Governing Body

    Existing Provisions                                                                      Modified Provisions(****)

    1.     Appointments of Fellow

    (a)     Selection procedure

    When a Scientists of talent is identified in India or abroad, and is known to be available immediately or in the near future, The Director of Lab. may proceed as follows:

    If the Scientist is abroad

    Bio-data may be got referred to at least two distinguished experts outside the CSIR system, and if the Director finds the candidate outstanding and highly suitable for the required work, he may obtain the prior approval of DGSIR and then offer the appointments.  The Executive Committee may be informed in its next meeting.

    If the Scientist in India

    ****No change, except that the matter may be reported to the Research Council in its next meeting.

    The Director may constitute a Committee with himself as Chairman, and the following as members:

    **** No changes except the following Two outside experts members of RAC.               

    **** i) Committee should be constituted with prior approval of the Chairman, Research Council;       and

    Area Coordinator/Group Leader of the concerned area in the Laboratories.

    ****ii) Atleast one R.C. member should be included area in the Laboratories. in the Committee as an outside expert.

    Another senior scientist of the Lab. in the concerned or related areas.

    The Committee may interview the Scientist, who may, if considered necessary, be required to give a talk before the Committee and other Scientists of the Lab.

    *****No Change

    If the Committee finds the Scientist to be outstanding and highly suitable for the required work, they may recommend the induction of the Scientist as a Fellow, and also suggest the emoluments and the range within which the appointment is to be made.

    ****No Change

    The Director may make the appointment accordingly, and report it to the Executive Committee in its next meeting.

    **** The Director may make the appointment accordingly, and report it to the R.C. in its next meeting.

    If, however the prescribed length of experience vide(f) below is to be relaxed in any case, the prior concurrence of DG,CSIR must be taken before the appointment is made.

    *********No Change

    (b)   Appointing/Authority

    The Director of the Laboratories/Institutes will be the Appointing Authority.

    *******No Change

    (c)   Designation of the Scientists

    The Scientist concerned will be designated as a "Fellow" of the Laboratory.

    ******No Change

    (d)        Levels of Emoluments

    The levels of pay in which the Scientists can be appointed under the new Scheme will be as follows ..-

    Range (0) : Rs. 1600/-fixed 

    Range (1) : Rs. 2400/2500/2600/2800/2900/3000

    Range (2): Rs. 3000/3100/3200/3400/3500/3600/3800/4000

    Range (3): Rs. 3600/3800/4000/4300/4600/4800/5000

    Range (4): Rs. 5500/5700/5900/6100/6300/6500/6750/7000/7250/7500

    The levels of emoluments in which the Scientists can be appointed under the new Scheme will be as follows :-

    Range (0) : Rs. 18001- fix

    Range (1) : Rs. 2500/2700/2900/3100/3300/3500

    Range (2) : Rs. 3200/3400/3600/3800/4000/4200/4400/4600

    Range (3): Rs. 3900/4100/4300/4500/4700/4900/5100/5300/5500

    Range (4) : Rs. 5900/610016300/6550/6800/710017400/7700/8000

    The above scales do not envisage grant of annual increments of Rs.100/- per month.  The object of indicating the scales in the above manner is that the scientists can be appointed at any stage in the above five different ranges of pay;

    No change

    The above ranges may be reviewed in the event of any revision in the present pay structures in respect of regular scientific cadre;

    ******No change

    Review of emoluments will be undertaken at the end of two years.  At this time all cases can be reviewed by the above Committee as to whether a Scientist deserves higher emoluments within the same range.  On the recommendations of the Committee, the Director may grant higher rate of emoluments.

    ************ No change except that the performance of the fellow during the first two years of the Fellowship should be assessed before reviewing the emoluments.

    (e)        Duration of Tenure:

    The appointment of such Fellows will be on contract for a period not exceeding three years, and it may be terminated by a notice of three months from either side (or three month's emoluments in lieu thereof).  The contract cannot be extended beyond the above maximum period.

    ******No Change

    (f)   Qualification:

    Qualification for scientists recruited under the New Scheme will be as follows:

    Range (0)

    M.Sc./B.E./B.Tech. degree with outstanding academic career and age below 25 years.

    ******No Change

    Range (1)

    M.Tech or equivalent degree/MBBS with one year internship/Ph.D(Sc.), with uniformly outstanding academic record & clear potential for high quality R&D work.

    *****No Change

    Range (2)

    MTech equivalent degree  with three years experience/MD/Ph.D(Sc.)/Ph.D (Engg.), with outstanding academic record, and proven ability for high quality R&D work.

    ***********No  Change

    Range(3)

    M.Tech/MD/Ph.D or equivalent degree in respective discipline, with original work as evidence by highly innovative patents or outstanding publications - evidence of leadership, with minimum of 5 year's R&D experience.

    **********No Change

    Range (4)

    M.Tech./Ph.D. or equivalent with 10 years of experience; outstanding academic career and professional works as reflected in publications, patents. involvements in Major Projects etc.

    *********No Change

    9)      Police Verification of Scientist on initial appointment.

    Police verification prior to actual appointment need not be insisted upon in non-sensitive jobs.  If, however, a particular scientist is being appointed in a project/projects which isl/re of sensitive or strategic nature from the view point of security, prior police verifications may be done.

    *******No Change

    (h)   Applicability of conduct and other rules:Strength of Fellow in Laboratories/Institutes.

    The strength of fellows under the Scheme will be 5  in each Laboratory/Institute However, if at any point of time, more than five fellows are required for Major projects as part of Major Projects in thrust areas, the proposal with full justification may be sent for consideration of DGSIR.

    *****The number of Fellow will be as under:

    (i) Labs./lnstts. having regular staff strength upto 1000                            - maximum 5

    (ii) Labs./Instts. having regular staff . strength upto 1000 and above.  - maximum 10

    (however, if at any point of time more Fellows than the limit prescribed are proposed for Major Projects, the proposal with full Justification will require prior approval of DGSIR.) (iii) Fellows in the level R(O) should be limited to 20% i.e. only one in the case of the smaller laboratories and two in the case of larger ones.

    (iv)          The maximum age restriction in different categories of "Fellows" should be as follows:-

    R(O)                        25 years

    R(I) to R(3)               40 years

    R(4)                         45 years


    (j) Residential Accommodation

    Rent for hostel/apartment accommodation as may be recovered at 5% of the emoluments as fixed in each case.

    Where such accommodation cannot be provided, the Fellows may be allowed House Rent Allowance as per CSIR Rules, on the basis of the emoluments fixed in each case.

    The question of leasing flats for the Fellows appointed under the Scheme will be considered in the context of the over-au review of housing matters which are being looked into by a Separate Committee.

              ******No Change

    (k)     Medical Benefits

    Medical benefits as applicable in the CSIR Labs./lnstts. for their employees may be made available to these scientists.

              ******No Change

    (l)  Leave and other service benefits :

    Fellows appointed under this Scheme will be entitled to 30 days leave as prescribed in Rules-26 of CCS(Leave) Rules, 1972, i.e. 15 days leave may be credited to the scientist account on 1st Jan. and another 15 days on 1st July every year.  When a scientist joins in the course of a given half year, pro-rata credits may be given for the initial half year in the same manner as prescribed in the normal leave Rules.  In the event of any unexpected termination of the appointment the total leave entitlement may be calculated on pro-rata basis and if any excess leave had been availed off, monetary adjustment may be made in the final remuneration claim of the Scientist.

                 **********No change.

    Note :

    1 . The present procedure as provided in the CSIR letter No. 17(155)186-E.11 dated 18.7.86 5 for consideration of the Scientist Fellow along with other bright scientists available in open market for regularisation may continue.

    2.  recruitment of 'Fellows' be so expedited so as to ensure that the appointee is in position within three months.

    (CSIR letter No. 17(155)/91-E.II, date, 3rd Aug., 1992)

    (11.4.12)     Scheme for "Quick" recruitment of scientists for major projects

     1.The scheme for "Quick" recruitment of scientists for major projects" was introduced in CSIR with the objective of providing a flowing system for new inputs into the staffing patterns of CSIR and for attracting brilliant young people for starting research career and senior level scientists/professionals with outstanding achievements for implementing inputs available in- house for major projects.   

    2.         The scheme has been in operation for about six years.  Accordingly, it was evaluated and changes, as approved by the Governing Body at its meeting held on 6.5.1992 have been notified vide this office circular letter of even number dated 3.8.1992. I hope you have, by now, received the modified provisions.

    3.         The Governing Body at the aforesaid meeting had also emphasised that recruitments of Scientist Fellow under the scheme should not become an indirect way of entry into the CSIR system.  I had assured the GB that I will apprise the directors about this concern.

    4.         One shall request you kindly to keep the concern expressed by the Governing Body in view while making recruitment of Scientist Fellow in your Laboratory/Institute in future.  All appointments should be with a clear and explicit understanding that this appointment is not a step to a regular job in Laboratory.

    (CSIR letter No D.O. 17(155)/91-E.H., date, 20th Aug., 1992)

    (11.4.13) Quick Recruitment of Scientist (Fellows) for Major Projects.

    The scheme as approved by the Governing Body at its meeting held 6.5.92, were circulated vide this office letter of even number dated 3.8.1992 for information and guidance.  In order to eliminate the disparity between the fellows existing as on 6.5.1992 and those recruited thereafter, it has been decided that the emoluments of Fellows in positions as on 6.5.1992 may be fixed at the corresponding stage in the same Range as per revised levels of emoluments given in CSIR circular cited above.  The Financial benefits will occur w.e.f. 6.5.1992.

    (CSIR letter No. 17(155)/91-E.II.. date, 23rd Dec., 1992)

    (11.4.14) Sub: Quick Recruitment of Scientists for major projects.

    Reference this Office Circular letter of even number dated 3.8.92 containing revised guidelines for quick recruitment of Scientists for major Projects.  The question of the rates of TA/DA payable to the Scientists (Fellow) appointed under the said Scheme has been under consideration for some time.  The DG, CSIR, in consultation with FA, CSIR has now been pleased to approve the Following rates:-

       SI.NO                     Travelling Allowance     D.A.

                         By Rail    By Road           All other           'B-I' Class       'A'Class                                                                                             Places               Cities               Cities

                                                       Ordinary Hotel   Ordinary Hotel   Ordinary Hotel

      

       1              R(O' ) Rs. 1 800/-  Ist Class/          Deluxe   53/75       68/100   83/120

       (Fixed) AC Chair       Bus

                      AC IlI tier

                      Sleeper/

                      Shatabadi

                      Express.

    2. Range(l)         -do- -do- 60/115 75/135 98/190

       (Rs.2500-3500)

    3.                  Range (2)                  -do- -do-                -do- -do-                -do-

                          (Rs. 3200-4600)

    3.               Range (2)               -do- -do              -do- -do-             -do-

                       (Rs. 3200-4600)

    4.               Range (3)               Ist Class/          70/160        84/180 105/225

                       (Rs. 3900-5500) AC 11 Tier

                       Sleeper/

                       Shatabdi

                       Express/

                       Rajdhani

                       Express

    5. Range(4)     -do- -do-             78/205 85/225 106/265

       (Rs.5900-8000)

    The rates will come into force with immediate effect.

    (CSIR Letter No. 17(155)/91 -E.II, dated 08-09-1995).

    (11.4.15) Sub: Quick Hire Scheme - Revision of Emoluments of Fellows.

    Reference CSIR letter No.17(155)91-E.II dated 03-08-1992 forwarding a copy of the CSIR Scheme for Quick Recruitment of Scientist for Major Projects.  The matter regarding revision of the emoluments structure for various ranges tinder the said Scheme has been under consideration for some time.

    The matter was accordingly considered by the Governing Body at its 140th meeting held on 31.10.1995, and approved the revised emoluments structure as under

    Range                                Existing Emoluments                            Revised Emoluments

                                                (Rs.)                                                    ( Rs.)

    Range(O)                          1800/-                                            2800/-

     Range(l)                     2500/2700/2900                                3800/4000/4200

                                        3100/3300/3500                                4400/4600/4800

     Range(2)                    3200/3400/3600                                4500/4750/5000

                                         3800/4000/4200                                5250/5500/5750

                                         4400/4600                                        6000/6250

    Range(3)                    3900/4100/4300                                5400/5650/5900

                                        4500/4700/4900                                6150/6400/6650

                                        5100/5300/5500                                6900/7150/7400

     Range(4)                    5900/6100/6300                                8000/8250/8500

                                        6550/6800/7100                                8750/9000/9400

                                        7400/7700/8000                                9700/10,000/10,300

    In addition to the above revised emoluments structure the Governing Body has also approved a nominal annual five percent (5%) increase in emoluments of the Fellows.

    The above revised emolument structure will be effective from 1st October 1995 and the existing incumbents will be placed in the corresponding range and stage from that date.  All other clauses of the scheme i.e. qualification, experience, age limit and procedure for appointment to the different ranges under the scheme will remain the same as contained in the scheme forwarded vide CSIR Letter dated 03-08-1992 cited above.

    (CSIR Letter No 17(155)/91-E.II, dated 6th December,95).

    (11.5) Training

    (11.5.1) Subject: Deputation of staff for training within India

    Reference this office letter of even number dated 2nd May, 1968, on the above subject.  After due consideration in consultation with the Financial Adviser to CSIR of the Comments received from the various

    I.    Conditions to be satisfied for sponsoring such cases

    1. The course of training/instruction should be in India and the period thereof should not exceed one year.
    2. The training or instruction course should be connected with the post which the officer is holding at the time of placing him on such training or instruction course.
    3. The training or instruction course should be purely in the direct interest of the CSIR.  It should not be for prosecuting an academic course or higher studies.

    II.      Conditions regarding grant of TA. & D.A. etc.

    1. The Individuals will be granted T.A. as on tour for their journeys from their place of headquarters/duty to the place of training and vice versa.
    2.    
      1. They will be treated as on tour and granted Daily allowance as under so long as the     training does not exceed  90 days: -
        1. at full rate for first ten days;
        2.  at 3/4th of the full rate for the next 20 days;
        3. at 1/2 of the full rate thereafter subject to a maximum of 60 days.
      2. In cases where the period of training exceeds 90 days, they will not be entitled to any Daily Allowance.  However, in such cases they will be allowed to draw during the entire period of such training Compensatory Allowance City and House Rent Allowance at the rates admissible to them, from time to time, at either the place of training or the place of duty from where they proceeded on training, whichever are more favourable to them.  For claiming the allowances admissible at the place of duty from where they proceeded to another station for training; they will be required to furnish the certificate (s) prescribed in Para 8(d) of the Ministry of Finance (Deptt. of Expenditure), New Delhi O.M. No.F.2(37)-E.II(B)/64 dt. 27.11.1965.
      3. Where the Institutions imparting training charge a lump sum for providing boarding and lodging to the trainees, payment of which is obligatory, the amount will be paid from the CSIR funds but no Daily Allowance will be admissible to the trainees in such cases.

    III.  General Conditions

    1.  The period spent on training plus travel time both ways -will be treated as 'Duty' under F.R. 9(6) (b)     on full pay and allowances as would have been admissible but for training.
    2.  They will have to give an 'UNDERTAKING' in the form prescribed under this office letter No. 14 (20)/64-E.I dated 30.03.1966 to serve the CSIR for a period of one year on the conclusion of training.
    3.  No substitute will be appointed during the period of training of such persons.
    4. The payment of fees, if any, charged by the institutions imparting the training will be made from the CSIR funds.

    I am directed to request that in referring such cases to this office for obtaining the approval/sanction of the Director-General, Scientific & Industrial Research, which will be necessary in this type of cases, the above decisions may kindly be taken into account.

    (CSIR Letter No 5(4)/66-EI, dated 27th Nov., 1968).

    (11.5.2)  Sub: Revision of stipend of Graduate and other Trainees in CSIR and its National Labs./Instts. under Apprenticeship Act - 1961.

    The matter of revision of stipend rate of Graduate and other trainees working in CSIR and its other

    Laboratories/ Institutes has been under the Consideration of CSIR for some time past.  The Governing Body of CSIR in its meeting held on 22.5.1986 after due consideration, has approved the following revised rates of stipend w.e.f 1.4.86:-

    1. Trainees who are Graduate in Science Or -         Rs.600/- P.M.                                 Diploma Holders in Engineering.
    2. Trainees other than those mentioned at -          Rs.400/- P.M.                                    (1) above.

    The objectives of the above 2 schemes will be as follows:-

    1.    Graduate Trainees Scheme:(11.5.3)            Sub: Revision of stipend of Graduate and other Trainees in CSIR and its National Labs./Instts. under the Apprenticeship Scheme.

    Reference this office letter of even number dated 15th July, 1986 on the above subject.  The matter of revision of stipend rates of Graduate/Diploma holders and other trainees working in CSIR and its Labs./lnstts. has been under the consideration of CSIR for past some time.  The Governing Body of CSIR in its meeting held on 29.7.1993          after due consideration, has approved the following revised rates of stipend.

    1. Trainees who are graduate in Science or           Rs.800/- P.M.                                                 Diploma holders in Engineering.
    2. ii. Trainees other than those mentioned                Rs.610/- P.M.                                                     under (i) above.

    The above rates of stipend shall be effective from 1.5.93. Other provisions under the Scheme shall remain unchanged.

    (CSIR Letter No 14(45)/83-EII(Vol.II), dated 24th Nov., 1993).

    (11.6)            Bhatnagar Fellowship

    (11.6) Sub: Bhatnagar Fellowship Scheme - Allocation of Budgetary Resources and Release of Funds.

    1. 1. The Bhatnagar Fellowship Scheme as approved by the Governing Body of the CSIR in its 122nd Meeting held on 25.09.1990 provide for grant of fellowship in recognition of excellence in the area of Science and Technology of interest to the CSIR and to enable the awardee to pursue research in Mission or Thrust area programme of CSIR with an aim to enhance the excellence of manpower in the CSIR.  Under the Fellowship Scheme the Fellow would be entitled to the fellowship amount to be determined as per procedure laid down below and he will be provided with an appropriate budget, S&T staff and other facilities for the approved project of work.  In addition office space, secretarial support, official conveyance, telephone at office and residence etc. would also be provided.
    2. 2.     Under the scheme the Fellow would formulate and work on project in Thrust or Mission programme of CSIR. To facilitate the development and nurturing of Excellence in CISR a few young talented CSIR Scientists would be associated with the Fellow/Project.  In order to allocate appropriate budgetary resources to the fellow his project would be apprised by a committee appointed by Vice-President, CSIR.  The Fellowship shall commence from the date the Fellow takes up the Project.
    3. 3.  Under the scheme, the Bhatnagar Fellow shall have the choice either to continue at his present place of work hereinafter referred to as "Host Institution" or undertake the project at any of the CSIR lab./Instt. In case the Fellow decides to continue at his present place of work, the associated/nodal CSIR lab./Instt. shall be identified in consultation with the Director-General, CSIR.

    4.    Fixation of Fellowship Amount

    As per the scheme the fellowship amount along with other emoluments of the Fellow, if he is employed else where, or pension, if any, should not exceed Rs.80001-p.m. plus allowances.  For fixation of fellowship amount, therefore, the Fellow or the Host institution on his behalf shall forward authenticated papers relating to his pay and allowances or pension, as the case may be, to the CSIR-HQ.  On receipt of such information the fellowship amount shall be fixed in consultation with internal Finance and communicated to the Bhatnagar Fellow as well as to the Host Institution.

    Release of Grants 

    The grant shall be released every six month in advance.  The Grant for April to September period shall be released in the month of March and grant for the October/March period shall be released in September provided the annual statement of accounts for the previous year duly audited has been received in CSIR Headquarters.

    The host institution shall render quarterly statement of expenditure within a month on completion of each quarterl . FA   CSIR shall  issue necessary instructions regarding release of  grants and maintenance of accounts of the Bhatnagar Fellowship

    Other Conditions  

    1. All unencumbered intellectual property rights generated under the Fellowship shall vest in CSIR.
    2. Annual lecture reviewing the work done presented preferably, in a CSIR Laboratory on the occasion of CSIR Foundation Day.
    3. A report to be submitted on the work done at the expiry of the Fellowship.
    4. Correspondence regarding financial matters may be referred to FA, CSIR, technical matters to Head (HRDG) and Administrative matters to the Joint Secretary (Admn), CSIR, Rafi Marg, New Delhi.

    5.    Fixation of appropriate Budget and Grant for the Project.

    1. The appropriate budget for the project shall be fixed on the basis of the report of the Committee appointed by the Vice-President, CSIR in terms of the Bhatnagar Fellowship Scheme referred to in para 2 above.  The budget so fixed would then be allocated for the purpose with year-wise break up out of the EMR Funds by issue of a separate order and communicated to the Bhatnagar Fellow and the Host Institution.
    2. To meeting liability on account of fellowship amount, expenditure on office space, secretarial support, official conveyance, telephone at office and residence, travelling expenditure for travel within and outside India and other contingent expenditure etc. an appropriate grant not exceeding Rs.5.00 lakhs per annum would be fixed in terms of Bhatnagar Fellowship Scheme and intimated to the Fellow and the Host Institution.

    6. For payment of fellowship amount, release of budgeted funds for the project and grant fixed in accordance with the provision of the scheme, the following procedure is prescribed:-

    1.  Procedure When The Bhatnagar Fellow Decides To Continue At His Present Place Of Work (other than CSIR Lab.)  On receipt of such quarterly statement of account, scrutiny would be carried out by the CSIR-HQ and the Host Institution would be reimbursed to the extent of admissible expenditure as per the approved Bhatnagar Fellowship Scheme.  Such reimbursement along with the amount initially released in advance would not exceed Rs.5.00 lakhs in a financial year under any circumstances.
    2.   The Host Institution shall be responsible to render account of the expenditure incurred by it in terms of sub-paras (i) & (ii) above by the end of the months of July, October, January and April following the quarter ending in the months of June, September, December and March respectively.
    3.    For release of funds for the project work, the demand would be placed by the Host Institution or the Bhatnagar Fellow with the Associated/nodal CSIR Lab.  It shall be the responsibility of the CSIR Lab. to procure equipment, consumables and apparatus etc. for the project as per the approved allocated budget for the project either directly or through the Host award Institution as is most convenient to the fellow. In either case, the CSIR lab shall be responsible to maintain an account of such equipment, apparatus and consumables procured for the project.  In case equipments are released to or installed in the premises of the Host Institution, it shall be the responsibility of the CSIR lab. to take back the same on completion of the project under the Bhatnagar Fellowship Scheme.  Similarly, requirement of Funds for other approved aspects of the project would be met by the associated/nodal CSIR Lab. directly within the approved budget allocation for the project.  CSIR lab would raise debit on account of release of such funds for the Project through the account head "Bhatnagar Fellowship" under the EMR budget grant. 

    7.    Procedure when the Bhatnagar Fellow Works in a CSIR Lab.1Instt.(11.6.2) Sub: Bhatnagar Fellowship Scheme - Revised terms and conditions.

    The Governing Body in its 124th meeting held on 21st September 91 has approved the Bhatnagar Fellowship Scheme along with the revised terms and conditions.  Ale extant terms and conditions of the Bhatnagar Fellowship Scheme are given here in under for information and compliance.

    (CSIR Letter No 13/35/91-TU, dated 10th Dec. 1991).

    Bhatnagar Fellowship Scheme - Terms & Conditions

    The Governing Body at its 122nd Meeting held on 25th September, 1990 (Item No.3(C) of the Minutes) ratified the Bhatnagar Fellowship Scheme approved earlier by the CSIR Society.  The procedure and mechanism for its operation were notified Vide Office Memo No.2(47)/90-Finance dated 6th November, 1990.  So far Bhatnagar Fellowship has been awarded to five outstanding Scientists of the country in accordance with these guidelines.  During this short period the Fellowship has come to be recognised as the most prestigious S&T Fellowship in the country.

    A number of clarifications were sought for so as to the interpretation of various provisions of the Scheme and their implications.  A need was, therefore, felt to make it more comprehensive and exhaustive.  The modified Scheme is submitted for consideration and approval of the Governing Body:-

    Objective  

    The Fellowship will be awarded in recognition of excellence of the Scientist in the area of Science & Technology of interest to CSIR and to enable the Scientist to pursue research in a mission or thrust area programme of CSIR with an aim to enhance the excellence of manpower in CSIR.

    Eligibility  

    The awardee shall be an outstanding active Indian Scientist residing in India having distinguished scientific and technological contribution.

    The Fellow will be treated as a non CSIR employee except when he is a serving CSIR employee.

    Grant & Facilities  

    An appropriate grant not exceeding Rs.5 lacs per annum shall be provided to him to- cover his salary and allowances and other expenditure such as office space, secretarial support, residential facilities, transport, telephone both at office & residence, travel expenses pertaining to the Fellowship and other incidentals etc.

    In addition, he will be provided an appropriate budget for the approved project of work which may provide for S&T Staff.

    Remuneration

    Rs. 8,000/- per month plus allowances admissible as per Central Government Rules.  If he is an employee or a pensioner his pay or pension, as the case may be, plus the fellowship shall not exceed Rs. 8,000/- per month.  Wherever applicable and as admissible the Fellow Shall have the benefits of continuity of service in his place of employment.  In case the Fellow is not in regular employment he will have the option to subscribe to CSIR CPF Scheme.

    Duration

      The Fellowship shall be for a term of 5 years.

    Number of Fellowship

     Normally two per year, with the total number of Fellowships not  exceeding ten, at any particular period of time.

    Place of Work 

    The Fellowship is tenable in India.  The Fellow will have the choice to continue at the present place of his work or work in any of the CSIR Labs./Instts. or at a place agreed to by CSIR.

    Mechanism for Selection  

    All recommendations and suggestions after initial screening by the DG, CSIR shall be considered by a committee of eminent Scientists/Technologists appointed by V-P, CSIR.  The Committee's opinion in writing shall be conveyed to VP, CSIR who shall submit the names recommended for the Fellowship to President, CSIR.

    Project   

    The Fellow shall preferably work on a project in a Thrust or Mission Programme of CSIR.  To facilitate the development and nurturing of excellence in manpower, a few young talented CSIR Scientists may be associated with the Fellow/Project.  The Project shall be appraised by a Committee appointed by VP, CSIR and appropriate budget & resources allocated accordingly.  The Fellowship shall commence when the fellow takes up the Project.

    Office Space & Secretarial  

    If the Fellow works in any of the CSIR Labs./lnstts.

    Support       

    Thrust concerned Lab shall provide him necessary office space and secretarial support.  If he decides to work in his own institution or an institution agreed to by CSIR, the concerned institution shall provide him these facilities and charge the necessary expenditure to the annual grant of the Fellow.  However, CSIR shall have no liability for the staff engaged for the Bhatnagar Fellow.

    Residential accommodation

    The host Institution shall provide Fellow with appropriate accommodation and recover, if required, suitable rent from his annual grant.  If necessary, a hired accommodation may be provided to Fellow and the expenditure be charged to his annual grant.  Host Institution may provide a Staff Car or appropriate hired conveyance to the Fellow, as required, or reimburse the Fellow actual transport/conveyance expenditure.

    Internal Travel  

    The Fellow shall be entitled to travel in India by appropriate pertaining To the fellowshipForeign Travel

    All proposals regarding foreign travel be sent to CSIR pertaining to the for clearance of VP, CSIR as per CSIR rules

    Fellowship

      Where the travel is to be charged to the Fellowship Grant, class of his international travel shall be limited to Executive Class.

    Assignments         

    Any assignment whether within the country or abroad for a period exceeding 45 days shall be referred to VP, CSIR for clearance.

    Telephone          

      Bhatnagar Fellow shall be provided with an official telephone at the place of his work and residence.  If he is already having telephone facility he may use it'for his offical purposes.  The expenditure on his telephone shall be charged to his annual grant.

    Maintenance of Account  

    The host institution shall maintain the accounts of the Bhatnagar Fellowship grant and submit these within three months of expiry of the financial year an audited statement of account to FA (CSIR), New Delhi.

    Progress Report 

    The Fellow shall submit an annual report on the work done which will be forwarded to Head(HRDG), CSIR Headquarters