Disclosure of Information under Section 4 of the RTI Act for compliance of
direction issued by the Central Information Commission, U/S 19(8) (a)
I. Brief history and Objective of the Institute
The Central Tuber Crops Research Institute, Sreekariyam, Thiruvananthapuram-17,
Kerala is a constituent unit of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research which is a
society registered under Indian Societies Act, 1860 and comes under the DARE, Krishi
Bhawan, New Delhi.
The Central Tuber Crops Research Institute (CTCRI) and the Regional Centre at
Bhubaneswar is engaged in Research and Development activities on various aspects of
tropical root and tuber crops. Since its inception in 1963, the institute has made
significant research achievements in cassava, sweet potato, yams, edible aroids and
different minor tropical crops and the institute has many prestigious awards and
recognitions to its credit.
To undertake basic, strategic and applied research for generating technologies to
enhance productivity and utilization potential of tuber crops (other than potato)
To act as a national repository of scientific information on tuber crops
To coordinate network research with State Agricultural Universities for
generating location specific technologies
To act as a centre of human resources development for various clientele systems
involved in tuber crops research and development
To undertake transfer of tuber crops technology through consultancy, outreach
programmes and linkage with developmental agencies.
The CTCRI is the only one of its kind in the world dedicated solely to the research
on tropical tuber crops. Nearly four decades of concerted research have led to the
development of several production and processing technologies for tuber crops besides
release of nearly 49 improved varieties. The target group of most of the technologies
being marginal and resource poor farmers, adequate emphasis is also given for on farm
evaluation and popularization of the technologies. In addition, several industrial Hi-tech
technologies were also developed in the recent past enabling resource generation
II. Organisational set up
INSTITUTE MANAGEMENT RESEARCH ADVISORY
PME FARM LIBRARY
REGIONAL CENTRE RESEARCH AICRP ON TUBER
Crop Improvement Crop Production Crop Protection Crop Utilization Social Science
Genetics & Cytogenetics Soil Physics/Soil & Plant Pathology Microbiology
Plant Breeding Watet conservation Agril.Entomology Biochemistry
Biotechnology Soil Chemistry Nematology Agril.Entomology ARIS Cell
Horticulture Soil Microbiology Org.Chemistry
Economic Botany Plant Physiology Agril.Structure &
Horticulture Process Engineering
III. Details of the powers and duties of officers and employees of the
Director : He is the head of the department and exercises powers as
delegated to him by the Council. He leads and guides the
Institute for achieving the goals/mandate of the Institute.
Heads of : They are responsible for the achievement of the specific
Divisions Research programmes/objectives set forth by the Institute.
Scientists : There are Principal Scientists, Sr.Scientists, Scientists (SG),
Scientist (Sr.Scale) and scientists who carry out research
work under a Division Head.
Head of At present Administrative Officer is the head of the
Administration: administration. He is also the Head of Office.
Head of Audit &
Accounts : At present Asst.Fin.& Accounts Officer is the head of Audit &
IV. List of rules, regulations, instructions, manual and records, held by public authority
or under its control or used by its employees for discharging functions as per the
following format. This format has to be filled for each type of document.
Name/title of document FR
Type of document Rules
Choose one of the types given below
(Rules, Regulations, Instructions, manual,
Brief Write-up on the document Govt. of India Instructions issued from
time to time regarding Fundamental Rules
and other rules. Also the guidelines,
instructions issued by the ICAR.
From where one can get a copy of rules, Open Market
regulations, instructions, manual and (eg. Swamy’s News, Chennai)
Fee charged by the department for a copy N.A.
of rules, regulations, instructions, manual
and records (if any)
V. Whether there is any provision to seek consultation/participation of public or its
representatives for formulation of policies? If there is, please provide details of
such policy in following format.
VI. Use the format given below to give the information about the official documents.
Also mention the place where the documents are available e.g. at secretariat
level, directorate level, others (Please mention the level in place of writing
Information related to research activities and other information can be had from
the Institute. Information on Tuber Crops, planting materials and other farm
related activities can be had from the Scientist-in-charge, Farm, CTCRI,
Sreekariyam. Other official information can be had from the Principal
Information Officer of the Institute.
VII. Boards, Councils, Committees and Other Bodies related to the Institute:
VIII. Contact information about the Public Information Officers, Assistant Public
Information Officers and Departmental Appellate Authority of the Public authority
Public Information Officer - Tel.No. 0471-2598551 (Extn.111)
Asst. Public Information Officer - Tel.No.
Transparency Officer - Tel.No. 0471-2598193
Appellate authority - Director, CTCRI, Sreekariyam,
IX. Procedure followed to take a decision for various matters? (A reference to
Secretariat Manual and rule of Business Manual, and other Rules/regulations etc. can be
Govt. of India Rules and procedures. Also ICAR rules & guidelines.
X.Documented procedures/laid down procedures/Defined Criteria/Rules to arrive at a
particular decision matters? What are different levels through which a decision process
GOI/ICAR rules and guidelines are followed in arriving at decisions.
DA → AAO → AO → Director for normal official functions
Scientist → HOD → Director → for normal research activities
Scientist → HOD → SRC → Director for normal Institute research activities
XI. Arrangements to communicate the decision to the public?
Institute website and through the Public Information Officer
XII. Who are the offices at various levels whose opinions are sought for the process
of decision making?
XIII. Final authority that vets the decision?
XV. Please provide information separately in the following format for the important
matters on which the decision is taken by the public authority.
Purchase Chemicals, glasswares, As per GOI/ICAR rules & guidelines
Appointments Lower levels at Institute As per ICAR recruitment rules
XVI. Directory of Officers and Employees
XVII. Please provide information about the details of the budget for different activities
under different schemes in the given format:
The budget details for 2010-11 given separately
XVIII. The Manner of Execution of Subsidy Programmes Please provide the information
as per the following format
XIX. Particulars of Recipients of concessions, permits or authorization granted by it.
XX. Please provide the details of the Norms/Standards set by the Department for
execution of various activities/programmes.
S.No. Research activities
XXI. Please provide the details of the information related to the various schemes
which are available in the electronic format.
As available in the website
XXII. Means, methods or facilitation available to the public which are adopted by the
department for dissemination of information.
Website and Public Information Officer
XXIII. Frequency Asked Questions and their Answers.
XXIV. Related to seeking Information
XXV. With relation to training imparted to public by Public Authority.