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Bye-Laws (May 2016) Staff Rules (March 2013) Rules and Regulations (March 2013)

Central Public Information Officer :
Pavan Singh Katiyar (wef. 15.07.2019)
Technical Officer - D

Transparency Officer :

Appellate Authority :

Dr. (Mrs.) Binita Phartiyal
Scientist - E


An integration of plant and earth sciences in the pursuit of palaeobotanical researches is the primary aim of this organization. Researches on various broad topical aspects, applied and basic both, supported by state of the art instrumentation, computational technology, well-equipped laboratories with qualified experts give a true meaning to this Fusion-Science. Interaction through National and International collaborations and different research projects are operational to achieve the desired goals.

To develop palaeobotany in all its botanical and geological aspects.
To constantly update data for interaction with allied disciplines.
To co-ordinate with other palaeobotanical and geological research centres in the areas of mutual interest, such as diversification of early life, exploration of fossil fuels, vegetational dynamics, climatic modelling, conservation of forests, and
To disseminate palaeobotanical knowledge in universities, educational institutions and other organisations.
 The Institute is situated at 53, University Road , Lucknow 226 007

The Chairman of the Governing Body of the Institute presides over all the meetings of the Governing Body and other Committees of which he is a Member.  The Governing Body may, by resolution, delegate to the Chairman such of its powers for the conduct of business as it may deem fit, subject to the condition that the action taken by the Chairman under the powers delegated under the rules is reported for information at the next meeting of the Governing Body.  In emergent cases, the Chairman exercises the powers of the Governing Body and appraise the Governing Body of the action taken by him.

The Chief Executive of the Institute is the Director whose powers and duties are given as follows

1. The  Director  is the academic as well as administrative head of the Institute.  All members of staff of the Institute are under the general control of the Director who may issue standing orders  from  time to time as may be necessary.  The Director prescribes  the  duties of all officers and employees of the Institute and  exercises such supervision and disciplinary control as may be necessary, subject to Rules and Bye-Laws and any other instructions that may be issued by the Governing Body from time to time.

2. It is the duty of the Director to coordinate and exercise general supervision over all research, training and other activities of the Institute.

3. Subject to Rules, the Director has the power to sanction all expenditure within the approved budget and to make re-appropriations.

4. The Director has the power to negotiate and enter into contracts on behalf of the Institute and to vary or rescind such contracts.

5. The Director  submits the Annual Report of the Institute to the Governing Body during its meeting to be held after the close of the financial year but not later than the ensuing September.

6. It is the duty of the Director to see that the provisions  of the  Memorandum  of  Association,  Rules  and Regulations and the Bye-laws including Staff Rules are duly observed.

i) The Governing Body of the Institute is the highest executive body of the Institute.  It is the function of the Governing Body to carry out the objectives of the Institute as set forth in the Memorandum of Association of the Institute.  The Governing Body is responsible for the organisation, general superintendence, direction and control of the activities of the Institute and  exercises all the powers of the Institute not otherwise provided for in the rules subject to such limitations as  imposed from time to time by the Government of India. The policy decisions of the Institute are taken by the Governing Body with the approval of the Government of India wherever necessary.

ii) The Research Advisory Council advises on the scientific activities of the Institute including drawing up of five year plan projects, annual programme of research, quarterly work plan and field programmes and review, evaluate and monitor research work carried out by the Institute.  It also recommends the adoption of the annual report of the Institute.  The proceedings of the Research Advisory Council are put up to the Governing Body for approval.
iii) The Finance & Building Committee of the Institute is responsible for drawing up of  financial aspects of  five year plans, annual budget estimates and revised estimates, reappropriations and other financial matters.  It is also responsible for major building activities and the proceedings of the Finance & Building Committee are submitted to the Governing Body for approval. 
iv) The Director is the Chief Executive of the Institute and is responsible for implementation of the decisions of the Governing Body.  The Director has set up various advisory committees such as Research Planning & Coordination Cell,  Information, Documentation & Library Committee, Computer Committee, Museum Committee, Herbarium Committee, Electron Microscopy Committee, Maceration Facility Committee, Photography Committee, Building & Electrical Maintenance Committee, Auditorium and Audio Visual Committee, Garden Committee, Guest House Maintenance Committee, Press and Public Relations Committee, Raj Bhasha Committee, Vehicle Maintenance Committee, Stores and Quality Control Committee and Staff  Welfare Committee
v) The Registrar is Incharge of Administration including finance and accounts and is a custodian of records and advises the Director on various aspects of  administrative and financial matters.

vi) The Project  Coordinators of  Five Year Plan Projects are responsible for coordinating the scientific activities of the projects and report to the Director.

vii) The Ancillary Units to Research are Library, Publication, Museum, Herbarium, Computer Centre, Photography Unit, Maceration Facility Unit, Electron Microscopy Unit and Workshop Unit.  The Conveners of  various Advisory Committees or Scientists Incharge are responsible for monitoring the activities of various Units ancillary to research and report to Director.

viii) The Accounts Officer is Incharge of Finance & Accounts Section and reports to the Registrar.

ix) The Administrative Division excluding Finance & Accounts Section is divided into four Sections viz Establishment, Scientific Activities, Stores and Purchase and Works and Building.  Each Section is headed by a Section Officer who in turn reports to the Registrar.

x) The Institute has appointed a Vigilance Officer, a Central Public Information Officer supported by one Assistant Central Public Information Officers and an SC/ST Welfare Officer.

xi) The Institute has a Legal Cell which deals with the legal matters of the Institute.

xii) The security services, sanitation services, canteen services and telephone operation-cum-reception services of the Institute are on contract. 
  The Institute functions as per the provisions of  the Rules and Regulations, Bye-Laws and Staff Rules.  Wherever there are no prescribed rules, the Institute follows the Government of India rules and orders as applicable.  
The Governing Body of the Institute has framed  Memorandum of Association, Rules and Regulations, Bye-Laws and Staff Rules of the Institute with the approval of the Government of India. 

The Rules and Regulations and Bye-Laws cover general aspects of management of the Institute and the Staff Rules cover the general conditions of the Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany employees.

Where there are no provisions in the Rules and Regulations, Bye-Laws and Staff Rules of the Institute, Government of India Rules and Orders are applied accordingly.
vi) Statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or under its control
The categories of  documents held by the Institute are as follows : 

i) The Governing Body constitution, Agenda and Proceedings of  the various meetings of the Governing Body.

ii) The Research Advisory Council constitution, Agenda and Proceedings of  the various meetings of the Research Advisory Council.

iii) The Finance & Building  constitution, Agenda and Proceedings of  the various meetings of the Finance & Building Committee.

iv) The Standing Promotions Grievances Committee constitution, Agenda and Proceedings of  the various meetings of the Standing Promotions Grievances Committee.

v) The files, documents and proceedings  related to various review committees appointed by the Government of India.

vi) Files and documents related to framing of the Memorandum of Association, Rules and Regulations, Bye-Laws and Staff Rules of the Institute and approval of Government of India thereof.

vii) The personal files and service books of staff members of the Institute and other establishment matters. 

viii) Files, documents and proceedings related to Recruitment and Assessment for Promotion of various Scientific and Technical Staff and Recruitment and Promotion of various Administrative and Others Staff.
ix) The files related to scientific activities of the Institute including project folders, field programmes, visits of  scientific and other staff members within India and abroad, publications, Memoranda of Collaborating Institutions, Consultancy, Contract Research and Contract Training, Award of various Medals, Birbal Sahni Professorship Scheme, Visiting Scientists Scheme, Emeritus Scientist Scheme, Birbal Sahni Research Associateship Scheme    and Birbal Sahni Research Scholarship Scheme and  other scientific activities of the Institute. 

x) The files related to accounts and financial matters including various ledgers, vouchers, pay bills, cash books, FDRs, etc.

The files related to stores and purchase matters including assets and stock registers, annual maintenance contracts, etc.

The files related to works and building matters including maps, drawings of Institute buildings, security, sanitation, canteen and telephone operation cum reception services  contracts, etc.

xiii) Files and documents related to Research Planning and Coordination Cell and functioning of Director’s Office.

xiv) Files and documents related to functioning of Registrar’s Office.

xv) Files and documents related to functioning of various Technical Units of the Institute and related Advisory Committees.

xvi) Files and documents related to Legal Cell of the Institute.

xvii) Files and documents related to functioning of other Administrative Units including dispatch, transport and guest house of the Institute and related Advisory Committees.


vii) 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
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

The Governing Body of the Institute consists of the following :

(i) An eminent expert specializing in the domain areas of the Institute or Secretary, DST ( Chairperson)

(ii) Secretary, DST or his nominee in case she/he is not the Chairperson ( Members)

(iii) FA, DST (Member)

(iv)  Not less than five and not more than eight experts specializing in domain areas of the Institute excluding the Chairperson ( Members)

(vi) Director of the Institute ( Member)

 (vii) Registrar ( Non - Member Secretary)

Chairman, Governing Body : Prof. Nitin R. Karmalkar

( wef June 29, 2018 for three years)

Secretary, DST or his nominee
Financial Advisor, DST
Prof. Sunil Kumar Singh
Prof. Satish Chandra Garkoti
Dr. Rajiv Nigam

Prof. Anindya Sarkar

Dr. Pulok Mukherjee
Director General, GSI ( Ex - Officio)
Dr. Prakash Kumar
  Dr. P. K. Saraswati
Director, BSIP
Non-Member Secretary 
Registrar, BSIP

The Research Advisory Council of the Institute consist of the following (wef 22.10.2018 for three years)

Chairman :  Prof. L S Chamyal

Members :

Prof. Subir Bera
Prof. Uma Shankar
Dr. Anupama Krishnamurthy
Prof. A D Singh
Prof. Navin Juyal
Prof. V P Mishra
Prof. Viswas S Kale
Prof. Tarun Kumar Dalai
Prof. Shantanu Banerjee
Sr. Dy. Director General ( Ex-officio), Incharge Northern Region, GSI, Lucknow
Director, BSIP ( Ex-Officio) - Member, Convenor

The Finance and Building Committee of the Institute consists of the following (wef 22.10.2018 for three years)

Chairman (Ex-Officio): Prof. Nitin R. Karmalkar
Chairman, GB, BSIP

Member :
Financial Adviser (or his Nominee), DST, Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi-110 016.

(Nominee of the Secretary DST),Department of Science & Technology, Technology Bhawan,  New Meharauli Road New Delhi - 110016. 

Er. Atul Kumar Goel, Chief Engineer, Engineering Services Division, CSIR Complex(Opp. Institute of Hotel Management), Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi - 110012. 

Dr. Gyanendra Mishra, Controller of Finance & Accounts, CSIR-IITR, Vishvigyan Bhawan, 31 Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Lucknow - 226001, UP

Director, Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeosciences, 53, University Road, Lucknow-226 007.

Non-Member Secretary :
Registrar, Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeosciences, 53, University Road, Lucknow-226 007

The Proceedings of the meetings of the Governing Body, Research Advisory Council, Finance and Building Committee, Selection Committees, Assessment Committees, Award of  Medal Committees and other such Committees  are not  accessible for public.

ix)  Directory of its Officers and Employees( in alphabetical order according to surnames):


Dr. (Mrs.) Vandana Prasad

Scientist 'G'

Prof. Mukund Sharma
Scientists 'F'

Dr.(Mrs.) Anjum Farooqui, Dr. A. K. Ghosh, Dr. (Mrs.) Neeru Prakash, Dr. Anupam Sharma,

Scientists 'E'
Dr. Rajesh Agnihotri, , Dr. G.K. Trivedi, Dr.(Mrs.) Binita Partiyal, Dr. A. K. Pokharaia., Dr. Ratan Kar
Scientists 'D'

Dr S. K. Basumatary, Dr. Pawan Govil, Dr. Srikanta Murthy, Dr. S. K. Shah.,Dr. Hukam Singh,Dr. Veeru. K. Singh, Dr. Biswajeet Thakur, Dr. S. S. K. Pillai, Dr. (Mrs.) K. Pauline Sabina, Dr. (Mrs. ) Anju Saxena, Dr. Abhijit Mazumdar, Dr. P. S. Ranhotra, Dr. (Ms) Vartika Singh, Dr. Gaurav Srivastava, Dr.(Mrs.) Swati Tripathi, Dr.(Mrs.) Anjali Trivedi, Dr. (Mrs.) Poonam Verma,Dr.( Mrs.) Neha Aggarwal, Dr. Shailesh Agrawal, Dr. S. N. Ali, Dr.( Ms) Rubi Ghosh,

Scientists 'C'
Dr.( Mrs.) Deepa Agnihotri, , Dr. Kamlesh Kumar, , Sh. Manoj M.C., Dr. R. P. Mathews, Dr. K. G. Misra, Dr. (Mrs.) Shilpa Pandey, , Dr. (Mrs.) Anumeha Shukla, , . Dr. ( Mrs.) Abha Singh, Dr. V. V. Kapur, Dr. (Mrs.) Neelam, Dr. M. F. Quamar, Dr. ( Mrs.) Jyoti Srivastava, Dr. Niraj Rai, Dr. P. Morthekai, Dr. S. K. Pandey, Dr. S. K. Shukla
Scientists 'B'
Dr. A. H. Ansari, Dr. Trina Bose, Dr. Yogmaya Shukla, Dr. Niteshkumar Narendra Khonde, Mohd. Arif, Dr. Sajid Ali, Dr.Gurumurthy GP, Dr. Prasanna K., Dr. Ansuya Bhandari

Technical Officer 'D'

Shri Makhukar Arvind, Shri P. S. Katiyar, Shri R. L. Mehra, Shri R.C. Mishra, Shri V.K. Nigam, Shri V.K. Singh, Shri V.P. Singh, Shri Y.P. Singh , Shri Subodh Kumar
Technical Officers 'C'
Technical Officers 'B'
Shri S. R. Ali, Shri D. S. Bisht, Shri D. K. Pal, Shri Dhirendra Sharma, Dr. S. K. Singh
Technical Officers 'A'
Shri S. K. Bisht, Sh. Ishwar Chandra Rahi and Ms. Nandita Tiwari, Dr. Nilay Govind
Technical Assistants 'E'

Shri  M. S. Rana, Mrs. Kirti Singh, Shri A. K. Srivastava, Shri Amrit Pal Singh Chadha, Shri Pawan Kumar

Technical Assistants 'D'
Sh. Sandeep Kumar Kohri, Ishwar Chandra Shukla and Jitendra Yadav
Technical Assistants 'B'
Sh. J. Baskaran,Sh. Ashok Sharma,Sh. Ram Ujagar, Ms Shivalee Srivastava, Sh. Raja Ram Verma
Technical Assistants 'A'

Ms Archana Sonkar


Sh. Sandeep Kumar Shivhare

Accounts Officer

Sh. Ashutosh Shukla

Section Officers

Shri Hari Lal, Smt. Sapna Majumdar, Sh. K. P. Singh

Private Secretary

Mrs. M. Jagath Janani


Hindi Translator

Shri Ashok Kumar


Shri Mishri Lal, Shri S.S.Panwar, Shri  Rameshwar  Prasad, Shri Gopal  Singh, Shri A.K. Srivastava, Mrs. Renu Srivastava, Shri Koshy Thomas, Shri N.Unnikannan

Shri M. Pillai

Ms. Chitra Chatterjee, Mrs. Sudha Kuriel, Ms. Manisha Tharu, Shri. R. K. Mishra,Shri Rahul Gupta, Ms. Anupam Jain,Shri. Manoj Singh

Shri. Mahesh Nayar

Drivers IV :
Sri D.K. Mishra, Sri M.M. Mishra, Sri V.P. Singh , Sri P.K. Mishra

Multi Tasking - II :
Sri Ram Singh, Sri Bam Singh., Sri Mani Lal Pal, Sri Ram Dheeraj, Sri K.K. Bajpai, Sri Dhan B. Kunwar

Multi Tasking -I :
Sri Hari Kishan, Sri Kailash Nath, Sri R.K. Awasthi, Smt. Beena, Sri Deepak Kumar, Sri V. S. Gaikwad, Sri Inder Kumar, Km. Nandani, Smt. Ram Kali, Sri Ramesh Kumar, Sri Ravi Shankar , Sh. Shailesh Kumar, Sh. Raj Kumar, Sh. Suneet Kumar, Sh. Ankit Pratap Singh, Ms. Bhavana Bajpai, Ms. Sandhya Singh, Sh. Inder Kumar Yadav, Shri Ram Chandra, Shri Ram Kewal and Shri Mathura Prasad , Sh. Inder Kumar Yadav

x) Monthly remuneration received by each of its Officers and employees, including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations.
xi) Budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made :
The Birbal Sahni Institute of  Palaeosciences, Lucknow has no agency.
xii) Manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes :
The Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeosciences, Lucknow does not execute any subsidy programme except for the guests/scientists from other Institutions who come to this Institute and are given accommodations in the guest house of the Institute on concessional rates of Rs. 500/-per room per day(otherwise Rs. 1000/-) subject to availability and   approval of the Director.   The Auditorium of the Institute is also given on concessional rates of Rs.15000/- per day for academic/scientific programmes of Sister Institutions.
xiii) Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorizations granted by it:
The Institute is following Government of India norms, as applicable to Autonomous Bodies and as amended form time to time, for the reservations and concessions of Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC) and Physically Handicapped Persons (PH) for the posts meant for direct recruitment.   Several.  staff members have been recruited under this concessions/reservations.
xiv)  Details in respect of the information, available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form:
The Institute publishes an international journal ‘The Palaeobotanist’, various scientific publications including monographs, catalogues and proceedings etc.  in addition to its Annual Report and Newsletter.  The Institute is also hosting web site viz
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 :
The Museum and Library of the Institute are open during working hours of the Institute excluding Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.  The citizens can visit the Museum or consult the Library with the permission of the Director.  The annual report and the newsletter of the Institute are meant for public use and distribution to various Agencies.
xvi) Names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers :
Sh. Pavan Singh Katiyar
Technical Officer - D  and Central Public Information Officer
Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeosciences
53 University Road, Lucknow-226007
Phone No: (0522) 2742918

Shri. Madhukar Arvind
Technical Officer - 'D 'and Assistant Central Public Information  Officer

Mrs. Sapna Mazumdar
Section Officer and Assistant Central Public Information  Officer

xvii) Such other information as may be prescribed :
No other information has been prescribed.
    List of Scientists participated in International National Conferences/ Congresses/ Seminars/ Symposia/ Workshop w.e.f. 01.4.2017 to 31.7.2018.      


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