Proactive Disclosure

1.1 Particulars of its organization, functions and duties [Section 4(1)(b)(i)]

(i) Name and address of the Organization:

CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology
Post Box No. - 06, Palampur-176 061 (H.P.) India
Ph. +91-1894-230411 Fax: +91-1894-230433
Email: Website:

(ii) Head of the Organization:

Dr. Sudesh Kumar Yadav
CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology
Post Box No. - 06, Palampur-176 061 (H.P.) India
Email: Ph. +91-1894-230411
Fax: +91-1894-230433

CSIR-IHBT, a constituent laboratory of CSIR India, is located at the picturesque town of Palampur perched in the lap of majestic snow clad mountain of Dhauladhar.

(iii) Vision, Mission and Key objectives:

Vision: To be a global leader on technologies for boosting bioeconomy through sustainable utilization of Himalayan bioresources

Mission: To discover, innovate, develop and disseminate the processes, products and technologies from Himalayan bioresources for society, industry, environment and academia

Quality Objectives:
  • Knowledge and technology generation
  • Quality publications and patents
  • Dissemination through trainings and demonstrations
  • Enhancement of customer satisfaction
  • Higher resource generation

(iv) Function and duties:

Core R&D Areas

  • High Altitude Biology
  • Bioresource- Mapping and Conservation
  • Bioprospection- Plants and Microbes
  • Genomics, Proteomics and Metabolomics
  • Adaptation Biology and Climate Change
  • Plant Health Management
  • Natural Product Chemistry and Process Development
  • Quality Plant Production
  • Food nutraceuticals and quality control
  • Nanotechnology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Natural Product Chemistry and Process Development
  • Synthetic Chemistry and Molecular Modification
  • Regulatory research
  • Domestication for ornamentals and Landscapping
  • Microbial Prospection
  • Water Management

(v) Organization Chart:

Organizational Structure

(vi) Any other details- the genesis, inception, formation of the department and the HoDs from time to time as well as the Committees/ Commissions constituted from time to time have been dealt:

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1.2 Powers and Duties of Officers and Employees [Section 4(1) (b)(ii)]

(i) Powers and duties of officers (administrative, financial and judicial
((ii) Power and duties of other employees


  • To provide vision & direction for R&D activities of the organization
  • Strategic planning and policy decision making
  • Monitoring and control of key result areas
  • Monitoring and control of financial performance of the Institute
  • Authority to review quality policy and objectives

Responsibilities of officer

  • Realizing the mission of the laboratory
  • Provide due diligence and efforts to perform high class R&D and S&T activities
  • Conduct R&D / S&T activities as per the decision of Research Council and Management Council
  • Have all the powers as per the by laws made & amended from time to time by CSIR



Legend: P=Primary responsibility; S=Secondary responsibility; X=No responsibility

1. Management Representative

  • Planning, development, issue, implementation and maintenance of processes needed for the quality management system
  • Feedback from all Divisional Heads on effective implementation of the system
  • Reporting to the top management or) the performance of the quality management system and any need for improvement
  • Ensuring the promotion of awareness of customer requirements throughout the organization
  • Planning and control of internal quality audits
  • Recording and follow-up of management review meetings

2. Heads (Agrotechnology, Biotechnology, Chemical Technology, Dietetics & Nutrition Technology and Environmental Technology)

  • Planning, implementation and monitoring divisional R & D, extension and other assigned activities.
  • Information and feedback to the Director and PPME
  • Upkeep of infrastructure and instruments
  • Human resource development of divisional personnel
  • Process performance and product conformity
  • Corrective and preventive actions against non-conformities
  • Control of documents and records
  • Planning, implementation and review of quality objectives
  • Feedback to MR regarding performance of quality management system

3. Scientists:

  • To carry out R&D, information dissemination thoughts publications, articles, participation in conferences and electronic means
  • To seek Intellectual Property Rights around new processes and products
  • To develop technologies relevant to society
  • To impart Trainings, promote HRD and nurture entrepreneurship

4. Technical staff:

  • Upkeep and maintenance of facilities and equipments
  • Smooth Running of equipments and data recording
  • Sample preparation and analysis
  • Management of LAN, WAN, Website and intranet
  • Development, maintenance and Updation of databases
  • Development of online processes for e-governence

5. Head PPME

  • Planning, implementation and monitoring of R & D activities
  • Technical support to Directorate and Administration
  • Planning of HRD activities
  • Research Council meetings
  • Control of documents and records
  • Feedback to MR regarding performance of quality management system

6. Head- Administration

  • Planning, implementation and control of administrative activities
  • Maintenance of personal records of all employees including record of their competence and training.
  • Recruitment of staff
  • Vigilance activities of the institute
  • Control of documented information
  • Feedback to MR regarding performance of quality management system

Administrative staff supports and implements above activities and maintains records (Work Allocation)

7. Head- Finance

  • Financial Planning, implementation and control
  • Maintenance of project finances
  • Cash realisation from sponsoring agencies
  • Financial auditing
  • Control of documented information

The staff in finance section implements the processes and maintains record

8. Head- ESU

  • Infrastructure planning, development and maintenance
  • Control of documents and records
  • Feedback to MR regarding performance of quality management system
  • Financial auditing


The ESU staff carry out:

  • Regular maintenance of labs and buildings including civil and electrical
  • Upgradations and refurbishment of labs
  • Upkeep of campus
  • Supervise new constructions

9. Stores & Purchase Officer

  • Procurement of materials and services
  • Management of stores
  • Control of documents and records
  • Feedback to MR regarding performance of quality management system


The staff are involved in:

  • Order, receive and issue of materials
  • Keeping records of personal inventories
  • Auction of old and unserviceable items

10. Library staff:

Procurement of books, CDs, journals and other documents for the Institute

  • Subscription management for Journals, eJournals and other periodicals, Management of stores
  • Management of library
  • Control of reference documents of external origin e.g. I.S. Specifications etc.
  • Control of documents and records
  • Feedback to MR regarding performance of quality management system

11. Instrumentation staff:

  • Installation, repair and calibration of instrument
  • Maintenance of EPABX
  • Operation and maintenance of audio-visual equipment.
  • Preventive maintenance of instruments

12. Co-ordinator - BDMU

  • Business development and liaisoning of R & D activities
  • Preparation of contracts and MOUs
  • Customer evaluation and feedback
  • Billing of laboratory products

13. Co-ordinator - IPR

  • Coordination for filing of patent, copy-rights & industrial designs
  • Commercialisation of technologies / patents
(iii) Rules/orders under which powers and duty are derived and
(iv) Exercised
 As per CSIR by laws and CSIR Delegation of Powers
(v) Work allocation As per Point(i)

1.3 Procedure Followed in Decision Making Process [Section 4(1)(b)(iii)]

(i) Process of decision making Identify key decision making points

(ii) Final decision making authority Director, CSIR-IHBT Palampur
(iii) Related provisions, acts, rules etc. All GOI Acts, Rules as applicable to CSIR
(iv) Time limit for taking a decisions, if any

(v) Channel of supervision and accountability

1.4 The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions [Section 4 (1)(b)iv]

In regard to all matters concerning service conditions of employees of the Society, the Fundamental and supplementary Rules framed by the Govt. of India and such other rules and orders issued by the Govt. of India from time to time shall apply to the extent applicable to the employees of the Society. Notwithstanding anything contained in the Bye-law, the Governing Body shall have the power to relax the requirement of any rule to such extent and subject to such conditions as it may consider necessary.

Director of each National Laboratory shall be assisted by a Controller of Administration, Controller of Finance and Accounts/ Finance and Accounts Officer and Controller of Stores & Purchase/ Stores & Purchase Officers who shall advice the Director on all administrative and financial matters and be responsible for providing support services to all the Scientific staff and bench level Scientists. Directors shall have the power to over-rule the advice of aforesaid functionaries after recording reasons thereof. A report of such cases shall be sent to Director-General.

Headquarter-Laboratory CSIR Hqrs. and Directors of National Laboratories would operate under director control of Director General without and intermediate line functionary. The Laboratories would be freed from routine administrative and financial control of the Hqrs.

(i) Nature of functions/ services offered Library services, Analytical services, Engineering Services (Internal)
(ii) Norms/ standards for functions/service delivery

Projects: As per objectives of the projects

Business Development: as per CSIR Guidelines for Technology Transfer and Utilization of Knowledgebase


(iii) Process by which these services can be accessed

Projects: PPME:

Business Development and Marketing: BDMU:


(iv) Time-limit for achieving the targets All the projects are time bound
(v) Process of redress of grievances As per CSIR-IHBT grievance redressal mechanism

1.5 Rules, Regulations, Instructions, Manual and Records for Discharging Functions [Section 4(1)(b)(v)]

(i) Title and nature of the record/ manual/instruction.
(ii) List of Rules, regulations, instructions manuals and records.
(iii) Acts/ Rules manuals etc.
(iv) Transfer policy and transfer orders CSIR HQ transfer policy is applicable

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1.6 Categories of documents held by the authority under its control [Section 4(1)(b) (vi)]

(i) Categories of documents
  • Audit Registers for head-wise expenditure
  • Broad sheets of Advances to employees
  • GPF/CPF Ledgers and Broad Sheets
  • Remittance Registers
  • Deposit Registers
  • OB (Objection Book) of Advances
  • Cash Book (Main)
  • Cash Book (Subisidiary)
  • Valuable Registers
  • Cheque Book and Receipt Book Registers
  • Monthly classified Abstract of Receipts and Payments
  • Monthly Consolidated Abstract of Receipts and Payments
  • Balance Sheet
  • Voucher Register
  • Bill Register
  • Diary/Dispatch Register
  • Register for Pensionery Benefit
  • Investment Register
  • Loan/Grant Register
  • Project Register
  • File, Note Register
  • Lab. Reserve Register
  • Project Register
  • BE/RE Statement
(ii) Custodian of documents/categories Respective section/division

1.7 Boards, Councils, Committees and Other Bodies Constituted As Part of Public Authority [Section 4(1)(b)(viii)]

(i) Name of Boards, Council, Committee etc.
(ii) Composition
(iii)Dates from which constituted
(iv)Term/ Tenure
(v) Powers and functions
(vi) Whether their meetings are open to the public? No
(vii) Whether the minutes of the meetings are open to the public? No
(viii) Place where the minutes if open to the public are available?

Not open for public

1.8 Directory of Scientists, Officers and Employees [Section 4(1) (b) (ix)]

Name Designation Office Phone
(STD Code-01894)
Res. Phone Email
Dr. Sudesh Kumar Yadav Director 230411 230422
Dr. Aparna Maitra Pati Chief Scientist EPABX/347  
Dr. Vipin Hallan Chief Scientist EPABX/350  
Dr. RK Sharma Chief Scientist EPABX/358  
Dr. Sanjay K Uniyal Chief Scientist EPABX/361  
Er. Amit Kumar Senior Principal Scientist EPABX/374  
Dr. Sanat Sujat Singh Senior Principal Scientist EPABX/338  
Dr. Rakesh Kumar Senior Principal Scientist 233341  
Dr. Shashi Bhushan Senior Principal Scientist EPABX/387  
Dr. Pralay Das Senior Principal Scientist EPABX/431  
Dr. Vijai Kant Agnihotri Senior Principal Scientist EPABX/365  
Dr. Ravi Shankar Senior Principal Scientist EPABX/384  
Dr. Probir Kumar Pal Senior Principal Scientist 233341  
Dr. Girish Nadda Principal Scientist EPABX/352  
Dr. Dharam Singh Principal Scientist EPABX/422  
Dr. Mahesh Gupta Principal Scientist EPABX/433  
Dr. Rituraj Purohit Principal Scientist EPABX/421  
Er. Mohit Sharma Principal Scientist EPABX/453  
Dr. Amit Chawla Principal Scientist EPABX/437  
Dr. Yogendra S. Padwad Principal Scientist EPABX/473  
Dr. Dinesh Kumar Principal Scientist EPABX/426  
Dr. Damanpreet Singh Principal Scientist EPABX/443  
Dr. Upendra Sharma Principal Scientist EPABX/449  
Dr. Pamita Bhandari Principal Scientist EPABX/363  
Dr. Amitabha Acharya Principal Scientist EPABX/397  
Dr. Vikram Patial Principal Scientist EPABX/452  
Dr. Vishal Acharya Principal Scientist EPABX/493  
Dr. Ashok Singh Principal Scientist EPABX/471  
Dr. Bhavya Bhargava Senior Scientist EPABX/318  
Dr. Sukhjinder Singh Senior Scientist EPABX/393  
Dr. Kunal Singh Senior Scientist EPABX/305  
Dr. Jeremy Dkhar Senior Scientist EPABX/491  
Dr. Rohit Joshi Senior Scientist EPABX/371   
Dr. Shiv Shanker Pandey Senior Scientist EPABX/359   
Dr. Ashish Rambhau Warghat Senior Scientist EPABX/315  
Dr. Rajiv Kumar Senior Scientist EPABX/306  
Dr. Narendra Vijay Tirpude Senior Scientist EPABX/476  
Dr. Arun Kumar Senior Scientist EPABX/495  
Dr. Vivek Dogra Senior Scientist EPABX/496  
Dr. Gaurav Zinta Senior Scientist EPABX/401  
Dr. Rajesh Kumar Singh Senior Scientist EPABX/402  
Dr. Vidyashankar Srivatsan Senior Scientist EPABX/310  
Dr. Ankit Saneja Scientist EPABX/485  
Dr. Poonam Kumari Scientist EPABX/383   
Dr. Vandana Jaiswal Scientist EPABX/491   
Ms. Amit Kumari Scientist EPABX/492   
Dr. Satbeer Singh Scientist EPABX/487   
Dr. Ramesh Scientist EPABX/488  
Dr. Vikas Kumar Scientist EPABX/486  
Dr. Sarita Devi Scientist EPABX/497   


Name Designation Office Phone
(STD Code-01894)
Res. Phone Email
Sh. Virender Lamba Administrative Officer 230428, EPABX/330  
Sh. Sunil Kumar Controller of Finance & Accounts 230424, EPABX/311  
Sh. Sanjay Rawat Store & Purchase Officer 233339, EPABX/444  

Section Officers

Name Department Office Phone
(STD Code-01894)
Res. Phone Email
Sh. Prajwal Rai Administration  233339, EPABX/323  
Sh. Ranjeet Kumar Gupta Administration  233339, EPABX/360    
Sh. Mahabir Singh Finance & Accounts  233339, EPABX/332  
Sh. Ravinder Singh Store & Purchase  233339, EPABX/444  

1.9 Monthly Remuneration received by officers & employees including system of compensation [Section 4(1) (b) (x)]

List of employees with Gross monthly remuneration View
System of compensation as provided in its regulations Not applicable

1.10 Name, designation and other particulars of public information officers [Section 4(1) (b) (xvi)]

Public Information Officer

Dr. Amit Kumar
Senior Principal Scientist
CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology
Post Box No. - 06, Palampur-176 061 (H.P.) India
Email: Ph. +91-1894-233339 (0) Intercom 374
Fax: +91-1894-230433

Appellate Authority

Dr. Aparna Maitra Pati
Chief Scientist
CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology
Post Box No. - 06, Palampur-176 061 (H.P.) India
Email: Ph. +91-1894-233339 (0) Intercom 347
Fax: +91-1894-230433

Transparency Officer

Mr. Virender Lamba
Administrative Officer
CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology
Post Box No. - 06, Palampur-176 061 (H.P.) India
Email: Ph. +91-1894-230428
Fax: +91-1894-230428

1.11 No. of employees against whom disciplinary action has been proposed/ taken: Nil

1.12 Programmes to advance understanding of RTI :

CSIR- HRDC Ghaziabad conducts these types of programs on a regular basis.

1.13 Transfer policy and transfer orders

CSIR HQ transfer policy is applicable for all CSIR labs

2.1 Budget allocated to each agency including all plans, proposed expenditure and reports on disbursements made etc. [Section 4(1)(b)(xi)]

i) Total Budget for the public authority  
Financial Year

CSIR Allocation

(Rs. in lakhs)

2019-20 9482.216
2020-21 6628.845
2021-22 9744.580
2022-23 4197.00
ii) Budget for each agency and plan & programmes Not applicable
iii) Proposed expenditures Not applicable
iv) Revised budget for each agency, if any Not applicable
v) Report on disbursements made and place where the related reports are available Not applicable

2.2 Foreign and domestic tours (F. No. 1/8/2012-IR dt. 11.9.2012)

i) Budget Rs. 15.00 lakhs (2022-23) for domestic travel
ii) Foreign and domestic Tours by ministries and officials of the rank of Joint Secretary to the Government and above, as well as the heads of the Department.
  • a) Places visited
  • b) The period of visit
  • c) The number of members in the official delegation
  • d) Expenditure on the visit
iii) Information related to procurements
  • a) Notice/tender enquires, and corrigendum if any thereon,
  • b) Details of the bids awarded comprising the names of the suppliers of goods/services being procured,
  • c) The works contracts concluded – in any such combination of the above-and
  • d) The rate /rates and the total amount at which such procurement or works contract is to be executed.


2.3 Manner of execution of subsidy programme [Section 4(i)(b)(xii)]

CSIR-IHBT does not provide any concession / permits or subsidy under any of its schemes.

2.4 Discretionary and non-discretionary grants [F. No. 1/6/2011 – IR dt. 15.04.2013]: Nil

2.5 Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits of authorizations granted by the public authority [Section 4(1)(b)(xiii)]: Nil

2.6 CAG & PAC paras [F No. 1/6/2011 – IR dt. 15.4.2013]: 

Not Applicable

3.1 Particulars for any arrangement for consultation with or representation by the members of the public in relation to the formulation of policy or implementation there of [Section 4(1)(b)(vii)] [F No 1/6/2011- IR dt. 15.04.2013]

Policy related to all the CSIR Labs/Institutes are formulated by CSIR Hqrs., New Delhi.

3.2 Are the details of policies / decisions, which affect public, informed to them

Not applicable CSIR-IHBT does not formulate policies for public

3.3 Dissemination of information widely and in such form and manner which is easily accessible to the public

3.4 Form of accessibility of information manual/ handbook 

CSIR-IHBT does not publish manual or handbook

3.5 Whether information manual/handbook available free of cost or not [Section 4(1)(b)]

CSIR-IHBT does not publish books or journal. Technical folders can be freely downloaded and Annual Report could be sent of request 

4.1 Language in which Information Manual / Handbook Available [F No. 1/6/2011- IR dt. 15.4.2013]

Not applicable, CSIR-IHBT does not publish / issue Manual and Handbooks

4.2 When was the information Manual/Handbook last updated? [F No. 1/6/2011- IR dt 15.4.2013]

Annual Reports are available in website

4.3 Information available in electronic form [Section 4(1)(b)(xiv)]

  • Technical folders, service charges, bibliographic information of publications, patent information available on CSIR-IHBT website (

4.4 Particulars of facilities available to citizen for obtaining information [Section 4(1)(b)(xv)]

Facility Contact person Email

Incubation Facility and Business

Dr. Sukhjinder Singh

Analytical Service

Dr. Dinesh Kumar

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Uniyal

Books and Journals Sh. Saurabh Sharma


  • The Library remains open from 9.00 AM to 5.30 PM on all working days(Monday to Friday)
  • A reader, using the library, shall enter his/her name legibly in the register kept at the entrance gate
  • Private belongings shall be kept outside the library
  • Silence should be observed in the library. Using mobile/cellular phone inside the library is not permitted
  • Smoking, spitting & sleeping are strictly prohibited in the library
  • The readers shall be responsible for any damage or mutation done to the books and periodicals of the library and shall be required to replace such publications or to pay the value there of
  • After consultation, the reader shall leave the publications on the table & shall not replace the publications back on the shelves
  • CSIR staff can borrow only five books at a time for a period of two weeks. Books of special demand are lent out only for shorter period
  • Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Directories and other Reference books shall not be lent out
  • Current periodicals are issued for overnight loan only. A reader can take not more than three periodicals at a time
  • Before leaving the library, the reader shall satisfy as to whether the book issued to him/her is in sound condition. If not, he/she shall forthwith bring the matter to the notice of library-in-charge/staff, otherwise the reader is liable to be held responsible for condition of the book
  • Readers are strictly prohibited to sub-lend the books

Loan of publications may be renewed for a further period of one fortnight provided:

  • Demand for the publication is not received
  • Renewal does not exceed three consecutive fortnights

Staff Members may suggest books for consideration for inclusion in the library. Suggestions shall pertain to technical work of their units. Any infringement of the rules shall render the reader to forfeit the privilege of admission to the library and to borrow books from the library.

4.5 Such other information ad may be prescribed under section 4(i)(b)(xvii)

Grievance redressal mechanism : Yes
Details of applications received under RTI and information provided: View details
List of completed schemes/ projects/ Programmes: Available in website
List of schemes/ projects/ programme underway: View details
Details of all contracts entered into including name of the contractor, amount of contract and period of completion of contract: Available in website (
Annual Report: Available in website (
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs): FAQs
Any other information such as (a) Citizen’s Charter (b) Result Framework Document (RFD) (c) Six monthly reports on the Performance against the benchmarks set in the Citizen’s: Not Applicable

4.6 Receipt & Disposal of RTI applications & appeals (F.No1/6/2011-IR dt. 15.04.2013]

Quarterly Report (2022-23)

Quarterly Report (2021-22)

Quarterly Report (2020-21)

Quarterly Report (2019-20)

Quarterly Report (2018-19)

Quarterly Report (2017-18)

4.7 Replies to questions asked in the parliament [Section 4(1)(d)(2)]

Details of questions asked and replies given

Name & Details of Current CPIOs & FAAs

Public Information Officer since 01.12.2022

Dr. Amit Kumar
Senior Principal Scientist and Head

Environmental Technology
CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology
Post Box No. - 06, Palampur-176 061 (H.P.) India
Email: Ph. +91-1894-233339 (0) Intercom 374
Fax: +91-1894-230433


Earlier CPIO 

Dr. Aparna Maitra Pati, Chief Scientist - 2005 to 30.11.2022

Appellate Authority since 01.12.2022

Dr. Aparna Maitra Pati
Chief Scientist and Head
Planning Project Monitoring and Evaluation
CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology
Post Box No. - 06, Palampur-176 061 (H.P.) India
Email:  Ph. +91-1894-233339 (0) Intercom 347
Fax: +91-1894-230433

Earlier FAAs from 1.1.2015

Dr. R.K. Sud, Chief Scientist - 01.01.2022 to 30.11.2022

Er. K.K. Singh, Chief Scientist - 01.03.2019 to 31.12.2021

Dr. Ashu Gulati, Chief Scientist - 01.05.2017 to 28.02.2019

Dr. Bikram Singh, Chief Scientist - 01.01.2015 to 30.04.2017


Details of third party audit of voluntary disclosure

Compliance to Auditor observation on some of the disclosures is underway 

Appointment of Nodal Officers not below the rank of Joint Secretary/ Additional HoD

Under process

Consultancy committee of key stake holders for advice on suo-motu disclosure

Under process

Committee of PIOs/FAAs with rich experience in RTI to identify frequently sought information under RTI

Under process

6.1 Item / information disclosed so that public have minimum resort to use of RTI Act to obtain information

Maximum information is available at CSIR-IHBT website


6.2 Guidelines for Indian Government Websites (GIGW) is followed (released in February, 2009 and included in the Central Secretariat Manual of Office Procedures (CSMOP) by Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievance and Pensions, Govt. of India

STQC Certification is under process