National Institute of Malaria Research
Right to Information Act 2005
(Information provided as per the Section 4 (I) (b) of the RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT – 2005)
(i) Particulars of organization, functions and duties
National Institute of Malaria Research (NIMR) was established in 1977 as 'Malaria Research Centre', which was renamed as 'National Institute of Malaria Research' in November 2005. NIMR is one of the institutes of the Indian Council of Medical Research (an autonomous body under Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India). The primary task of the Institute is to find short term as well as long term solutions to the problems of malaria through basic, applied and operational field research. The Institute also plays a key role in man power resource development through trainings/workshops and transfer of technology.
The major areas of research carried out over the years are on mosquito fauna surveys, development of genetic and molecular markers for important malaria vectors and parasites, cytotaxonomic studies identifying major vectors as species complexes and laboratory and field studies to examine the biological variations among sibling species, development of molecular identification techniques for sibling species, monitoring of insecticide resistance through space and time, climate change impacts, preparation of action plans, etc. have yielded valuable information. Field evaluation of new insecticides, biolarvicides, insecticide-impregnated bed nets, drugs and parasite diagnostic kits have provided new armament to malaria control. Many of these have found place in national malaria control programme.
NIMR has a network of well developed laboratories at Delhi carrying out research on all aspects of malaria along with 10 field laboratories in malarious areas, which serve as testing ground for new technologies and help in the transfer of technologies.
(ii) Powers and duties of officers and employees;
Financial power of the Director of Institute
Duties of Officers / Staff.
i) The basic duties of the Scientists are to carry out basic and applied research for the control of Malaria and to assist the Director.
ii) The duties of Administrative Officer are to assist the Director in Administrative Work of the Institute.
iii) The duties of Accounts Officer are to assist the Director in financial matters of the Institute
(iii) Procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability;
Scientific decisions are taken by scientists, Research Advisory Committee/Scientific Advisory Committee/Scientific Advisory Group & Governing Body. Administrative decisions are taken with provision of supervision at various levels through AO/ACO & Store Section, and various Institutional Committees. Ad-hoc Committees are also constituted to take decision in specific matters.
(iv) Norms set for the discharge of its functions;
Same as at Sr. No. ii & iii
(v) Rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, held or under control or used by employees
As per ICMR/ Govt. of India Rules.
(vi) Statement of the categories of documents that are held or under control;
Files pertaining to various Committees, Accounts, Stores and Scientific Projects are available. Progress Reports, Annual Reports, Manuals etc of some of which are available on the website.
(vii) Particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation with, or representation by, the members of the public in relation to the formulation of policy or implementation thereof;
There is no such provision except consultation with members of various Committees/ selection Committees in NIMR/ ICMR etc.
(viii) 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;
(ix) Directory of scientists, officers and employees;
(x) Monthly remuneration received by each of officers and employees, including the system of compensation;
Sometimes OTA is given to staff depending upon the urgency of the work. Monthly remuneration received by each of officers and employees
(xi) Budget allocated, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made
(xii) Manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes;
No such Programme exists.
(xiii) Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorisations granted;
(xiv) Details in respect of the information, available to or held, reduced in an electronic form;
(xv) Particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the working hours of a library or reading room, if maintained for public use;
As per ICMR/ Govt. of India Rules, we have 5 days a week, office hours are from 9.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
(xvi) Names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers
Central Public Information Officer (CPIO):
Mrs. Rani Chakraborty, Pvt. Secretary, Room no 324, National Institute of Malaria Research (ICMR), Dwarka, Sector 8, Delhi-110077 (Tel: +11-25307324, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
In her absence : Dr Vandana Sharma, Asst Director (OL), Room No. 149, National Institute of Malaria Research (ICMR), Dwarka, Sector 8, Delhi-110077 (Tel: +11-25307149)
Dr Arun Sharma Scientist F, Room No 125 National Institute of Malaria Research (ICMR), Dwarka, Sector 8, Delhi-110077 (Tel: +11-25307125; Email: email@example.com)
Dr Anup Anvikar, Scientist F, National Institute of Malaria Research (ICMR), Dwarka, Sector 8, Delhi-110077 (Telephone:+11-25307122, Email: anvikar[at]gmail.com)
Dr O.P. Singh, Scientist G, Room No 323, National Institute of Malaria Research (ICMR), Dwarka, Sector 8, Delhi-110077 (Telephone:+11-25307323, Email: singh[at]mrcindia.org)
(xvii) Other information:
For more info visit www.nimr.org.in
Suo Motu disclosure on official tours of NIMR Officials
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