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1. The particulars of its organization, functions and duties
Organization
The National Brain Research Centre (NBRC) was established by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technolgy, Government of India, in November 1997 as a fully funded autonomous research institute in the area of neuroscience and brain. The Centre was registered as an Society in June 1999 under the Registration of Societies Act. It is presently located on 38 acres of land situated at Manesar 50 km from Delhi and was formally dedicated to the nation by the Hon’ble President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in December, 2003.
 
Functions and duties
The mandate of NBRC is pursuing basic research to understand brain function in health and disease, generating trained human resource with capability to carry out inter-disciplinary research in neuroscience, promoting neuroscience in India through networking among institutions across the country.

NBRC functions as a comprehensive brain research institute which has been envisaged as a novel institution of its kind in having both intramural and extramural responsibilities. A unified, highly integrated multidisciplinary team of scientists from varying backgrounds works to pursue its objectives and address highly complex problems in neuroscience that are beyond the capacities of individual investigators. In order to promote human resource development in an interdisciplinary manner, NBRC was accorded the status of Deemed to be University by the Ministry of Human Resource Development in May 2002. NBRC offers a PhD and an MSc-PhD integrated programme in neuroscience with a rigorous course work. To promote neuroscience in India NBRC has networked with institutions across the country. Currently 47 centres throughout India are networked to NBRC.
 
2. The powers and duties of its officers and employees
2.1   Director
The Director shall be executive head of the Centre with the duty to carry on the work of the Institute both on the research agenda and administratively in accordance with the Memorandum of Association (MOA), Rules and Bye-laws for the administration and management of the Institute. The Director is appointed by the Dept. of Biotechnology, Govt. of India as per the Govt. of India procedure with the accountability / reporting to the Governing Council.
  • Direction and control of the staff
    • Members of the staff of the Institute shall be under the general superintendence of the Director, who may issue Standing Orders on various subjects including establishment, from time to time
  • Sanction of expenditure
    • All expenditure within the budgeted grant shall be approved and sanctioned by the Director, or a member of the staff to whom the power has been delegated by the Director.  
  • Supervision of work:
    • The Director shall exercise general supervision over the programme of work and the research projects of the Institute
  • Co-ordination of work:
    • The Director may call for the general plan of work of research area, at the beginning of each year and at any other time he/she may consider necessary, and co-ordinate the work of the various areas in the Institute
  • Annual report:
    • The Director shall submit the Annual Report of the Institute to the Governing Council before the end of next financial year.
2.2       Registrar  (Acedemic)
  • Works under the general control and superintendance of the director:
    • In all academic matters concerning the Institute he/she shall act under the general control and orders of the Director.
  • Correspondence
    • The Registrar shall be in charge of all the academic correspondence relating to the Institute, subject to the instructions of the Director.
  • Office management:
    • The Registrar will be in charge of the Academic staff and the welfare of the students of the Institute.  He/She shall act in consultation with the Director, in all matters pertaining to the Academics Section.

2.3       Chief Administrative Officer

  • Shall be the overall administrative in-charge of the Institute with accountability to the Director.

2.4       Librarian

  • Responsible for the custody of the library:
    • The Librarian shall be responsible for the custody of books, manuscripts, periodicals etc., belonging to the Library, and shall maintain a complete register and index.
  • Library rules
    • The Rules for the management of the Library shall be framed from time to time, as may be found necessary, by a Library Committee appointed by the Director to be responsible for the proper functioning of the Library.
  • Correspondence
    • The Librarian shall be responsible for purchasing books approved by the Library Committee, copies of the correspondence being sent to the Registrar for information.
  • Stock taking:
    • The Librarian shall take stock every year of all the books in the Library.  The Library Committee may assign personnel to check the report.
 
3. The procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability
The Director is the executive head and the chief functionary of the Institute. For research and academic activities, the channels of reporting are as follows:
Scientists/Faculty Members
Director
Registrar
Director
       For non-academic activities, the channels of reporting are as under:
AO CAO Director
 
4. The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions

All NBRC employees are governed by the Rules and Bye Laws of NBRC and other service rules as may be adopted from time to time.

 
5. The rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging it functions.
Apart from the Rules and Bye Laws, the management of NBRC issues Departmental Orders, Circulars etc. for the smooth and efficient functioning of the Institute. The Establishment Cycle of the Establishment Department that looks after the affairs related to personnel is available here.
 

6. A statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or under its control

The following documents are held by NBRC

  • Agreements between NBRC and various Universities for exchange/ sharing of information and other research collaborations/ MOUs.. 
  • Annual Reports and Audited Annual Accounts of NBRC
  • Files and documents pertaining to budgetary allocations and grants of NBRC
  • Files and documents pertaining to externally funded projects of NBRC
  • Documents related to patents
  • Personnel records, leave records, pension records etc
  • Pay details of staff and other visiting faculty
  • Documents related to NBRC buildings, including drawings Inventory of items in stores
  • Various Committee meeting records, including minutes of meetings
  • Files and documents related to procurement and distribution of materials/ capital assets.
 
7. The particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation with, or representation by the members of the public in relation to the formulation of its policy or implementation thereof
NBRC is devoted to understand brain function in health and disease, generating trained human resource with the capability to carry out inter-disciplinary research in neuroscience, promoting neuroscience in India through networking among institutions across the country.  Therefore, its working does not have a direct impact of the members of the public.  Hence, no formal channels of communications have been established for the purpose stated above.  However, members of the public desirous of having information about NBRC – including information about its outreach activities can contact the following for further information : Registrar, National Brain Research Centre, NH-8, Manesar-122 051, Distt-Gurgaon, Haryana. Phone +91-124-2338920/1/2/3/4/5/6 Ext. – 215, Email :- registrar@nbrc.ac.in
 
8. A statement of the boards, councils, committees and other bodies consisting of two or more persons constituted as its part or for the purpose of its advice, and as to whether meetings of those boards, councils, committees and other bodies are open to the public, or the minutes of such meetings are accessible for public

Following are the constituent bodies of NBRC and their membership structure:

Members of the NBRC Society


1

Prof. P.N. Tandon (President)
No. 1, Jagriti Enclave,
Vikas Marg,
New Delhi-110092

2

Prof. K. VijayRaghavan
Secretary
Department of Biotechnology,
New Delhi-110003

3

Prof. Ashutosh Sharma
Secretary
Department of Science & Technology,
Technology Bhawan, New Mehrauli Road,
New Delhi-1100016

4

Dr. Soumya Swaminathan
Director-General
Indian Council of Medical Research,
New Delhi-110029

5

Dr. Sandip K. Basu
JC Bose Chair Professor,
National Institute of Science Communication & Information Resources (NISCAIR)
14, Satsang Vihar Marg,
New Delhi-110067

6

Ms. Gargi Kaul
Joint Secretary & Financial Advisor,
Department of Biotechnology,
New Delhi-110003

7


Director General CSIR
Institute of Genomics & Integrative Biology, Mall Road,
Delhi-110007

8

Dr. Suman Govil
Advisor,
Department of Biotechnology,
New Delhi

9

Dr. Gourie Devi
Director (Retd.),
Flat-9, Doctors Apartments,
Vasundhara Enclave,
Delhi-110096

10

Dr. L.M Patnaik
CSA Department,
Indian Institute of Science,
Bangalore-560012

11

Dr. Kalluri Subba Rao
(INSA Hon. Scientist & Professor)
School of Medical Sciences,
University of Hyderabad,
Hyderabad-500046

 
9. A directory of its officers and employees
Very broadly speaking, the employees of NBRC fall in three different categories. 
  • Faculty/ Scientists.
  • Project / Scientific Support staff.
  • Administrative Officers/ Staff
A list of all employees and their contact information is available on the website. For detail information please visit our website http://www.nbrc.ac.in/
 
10. Monthly remuneration of officers and employees, including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations
(Updated as on 13th February, 2017)

NBRC is a deemed to be University and an autonomous institute of Department of Biotechnology being the nodal Dept. of Government of India and is substantially funded by the Department within the administrative jurisdiction of Ministry of Science and Technology. The salary and allowances admissible to staff members are in accordance with the norms laid down by the Government of India and as decided by Department of Biotechnology. The total number of staff in each grade and their scale of pay are available at Annexure- 1
A category wise list of staff members and their designations are available at Annexure- 2

 
11. The budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made

Information placed at Annexure-3

 
12. The manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes
No such subsidy programme is in vogue at NBRC.
 
13. Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorization granted
As mentioned elsewhere in this document, NBRC is a research institution engaged in basic research related to neuroscience.  Granting of permissions and concessions etc to members of the public does not fall within the overall purview of its activities.
 
14. Details in respect of the information, available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form
The Institute has a separate department, called the Distributed Information Centre (DIC) to provide the information required by faculty/ scientific and other staff or outsider having network with NBRC. As of now, the following records are available in electronic format:
  • A searchable telephone directory.
  • A full fledged website giving exhaustive details of the academic and research activities of NBRC
  • Networking facilities for the centers. 
 
15. The particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the working hours of a library or reading room, if maintained for public use
The website of NBRC gives complete and exhaustive details of all our academic activities.  In particular, the website gives information on the line of research being pursued by every department/faculty, conferences and seminars proposed to be organized or already organized by NBRC, staff details etc.  Any one desirous of having information on any of these can log into to the website http://www.nbrc.ac.in and have the desired information downloaded.  Our library is for the use of NBRC Students and staff. 
 
16. The names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers

S. No.

Name of the official

Designation

Department of information

1

Mr. Tanmoy Bhattacharyya
Chief Administrative Officer,
National Brain Research Centre,
NH-8, Manesar-122 051, 
Distt-Gurgaon, Haryana
Phone +91-124-2845 200  Ext. – 226
Email :- cao-nbrc@nbrc.ac.in

CPIO

For all Administrative and Financial matters.

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