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Right to Information Act 

The Right to Information Act 2005 came into force for its enactment from 12 October 2005 to promote transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority in India. Under the act We provide the following information suo moto on this website for the citizens of India.

RTI Act under section 4 provides a comprehensive framework for promoting openness in the functioning of the public authorities. While Section 4(1) (a) provides a general guideline for record management, so that the information could be easily stored and retained, the sub-sections b, c and d of Section 4 relate to the organizational objects and functions. Sub-sections (b), (c) and (d) of Section 4 of the RTI Act and other related information can be grouped under six categories; namely, 1-organsiation and function, 2- Budget and programmes, 3- Publicity and public interface, 4- E. governance, 5- Information as prescribed and 6. Information disclosed on own initiative.

1.1 Particulars of its organisation, functions and duties [Section 4(1)(b)(i)]
1.1.1 Name and address of the Organization https://nbri.res.in/
1.1.2 Head of the organization https://nbri.res.in/director-message/
1.1.3 Vision, Mission and Key objectives https://nbri.res.in/about-us/profile/
1.1.4 Function and duties https://nbri.res.in/media/1.1.4-Function-and-duties-CSIR-Byelaws.pdf
1.1.5 Organization Chart https://nbri.res.in/about-us/organisational-structure/
1.1.6 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 https://nbri.res.in/about-us/history/
1.2 Power and duties of its officers and employees [Section 4(1) (b)(ii)]
1.2.1 Powers and duties of officers (administrative, financial and judicial) https://nbri.res.in/media/1.2-Powers-and-duties-of-officers-and-employees.pdf
1.2.2 Power and duties of other employees https://nbri.res.in/media/1.2-Powers-and-duties-of-officers-and-employees.pdf
1.2.3 Rules/ orders under which powers and duty are derived and https://nbri.res.in/media/1.2.3.-1.2.4.pdf
1.2.4 Exercised https://nbri.res.in/media/1.2.3.-1.2.4.pdf
1.2.5 Work allocation https://nbri.res.in/media/1.2.5-Work-Allocation.pdf
1.3 Procedure followed in decision making process [Section 4(1)(b)(iii)]
1.3.1 Process of decision making Identify key decision making points https://nbri.res.in/media/1.3.1-1.3.2-1.3.4-1.3.5-PROCEDURE-FOLLOWED-IN-DECISION-MAKING-PROCESS.pdf
1.3.2 Final decision making authority https://nbri.res.in/media/1.3.1-1.3.2-1.3.4-1.3.5-PROCEDURE-FOLLOWED-IN-DECISION-MAKING-PROCESS.pdf
1.3.3 Related provisions, acts, rules etc. http://www.csir.res.in/rules-regulation
1.3.4 Time limit for taking a decisions, if any https://nbri.res.in/media/1.3.1-1.3.2-1.3.4-1.3.5-PROCEDURE-FOLLOWED-IN-DECISION-MAKING-PROCESS.pdf
1.3.5 Channel of supervision and accountability https://nbri.res.in/media/1.3.1-1.3.2-1.3.4-1.3.5-PROCEDURE-FOLLOWED-IN-DECISION-MAKING-PROCESS.pdf
1.4 Norms for discharge of functions [Section 4(1)(b)(iv)]
1.4.1 Nature of functions/ services offered https://nbri.res.in/media/1.4-Norms-for-discharge-of-functions.pdf
1.4.2 Norms/ standards for functions/ service delivery https://nbri.res.in/media/1.4-Norms-for-discharge-of-functions.pdf
1.4.3 Process by which these services can be accessed https://nbri.res.in/media/1.4-Norms-for-discharge-of-functions.pdf
1.4.4 Time-limit for achieving the targets https://nbri.res.in/media/1.4-Norms-for-discharge-of-functions.pdf
1.4.5 Process of redress of grievances https://nbri.res.in/media/1.4-Norms-for-discharge-of-functions.pdf
1.5 Rules, regulations, instructions manual and records for discharging functions [Section 4(1)(b)(v)]
1.5.1 Title and nature of the record/ manual /instruction. https://www.csir.res.in/rules-regulation
1.5.2 List of Rules, regulations, instructions manuals and records. https://www.csir.res.in/rules-regulation
1.5.3 Acts/ Rules manuals etc. https://www.csir.res.in/rules-regulation
1.5.4 Transfer policy and transfer orders https://www.csir.res.in/sites/default/files/PolicyDoc%20%285%29_2.pdf
1.6 Categories of documents held by the authority under its control [Section 4(1)(b) (vi)]
1.6.1 Categories of documents https://nbri.res.in/media/1.6.1-1.6.2-Categories-of-Documents.pdf
1.6.2 Custodian of documents/categories https://nbri.res.in/media/1.6.1-1.6.2-Categories-of-Documents.pdf
1.7 Boards, Councils, Committees and other Bodies constituted as part of the Public Authority [Section 4(1)(b)(viii)]
1.7.1 Name of Boards, Council, Committee etc. https://nbri.res.in/about-us/organisational-structure/
1.7.2 Composition https://nbri.res.in/about-us/organisational-structure/
1.7.3 Dates from which constituted https://nbri.res.in/about-us/organisational-structure/
1.7.4 Term/ Tenure https://nbri.res.in/about-us/organisational-structure/
1.7.5 Powers and functions https://nbri.res.in/media/1.7.5-Powers-and-functions-RC-MC.pdf
1.7.6 Whether their meetings are open to the public? No
1.7.7 Whether the minutes of the meetings are open to the public? No
1.7.8 Place where the minutes if open to the public are available? No
1.8 Directory of officers and employees [Section 4(1) (b) (ix)]
1.8.1 Name and designation https://nbri.res.in/human-resources/
1.8.2 Telephone , fax and email ID https://nbri.res.in/human-resources/
1.9 Monthly Remuneration received by officers & employees including system of compensation [Section 4(1) (b) (x)]
1.9.1 List of employees with Gross monthly remuneration https://nbri.res.in/media/1.9-Monthly-Remuneration-received-by-officers-employees-including-system-of-compensation-1.pdf
1.9.2 System of compensation as provided in its regulations https://nbri.res.in/media/1.9-Monthly-Remuneration-received-by-officers-employees-including-system-of-compensation-1.pdf
1.10 Name, designation and other particulars of public information officers [Section 4(1) (b) (xvi)]
1.10.1 Name and designation of the public information officer (PIO), Assistant Public Information (s) & Appellate Authority https://nbri.res.in/media/1.10-5.1.1-5.1.3.pdf
1.10.2 Address, telephone numbers and email ID of each designated official. https://nbri.res.in/media/1.10-5.1.1-5.1.3.pdf
1.11 No. Of employees against whom Disciplinary action has been proposed/ taken (Section 4(2))
1.11.1 No. of employees against whom disciplinary action has been (i) Pending for Minor penalty or major penalty proceedings https://nbri.res.in/media/1.11-No.-of-employees-agianst-whom-Disciplinary-action-has-been-proposed-or-taken.pdf
1.11.2 (ii) Finalised for Minor penalty or major penalty proceedings https://nbri.res.in/media/1.11-No.-of-employees-agianst-whom-Disciplinary-action-has-been-proposed-or-taken.pdf
1.12 Programmes to advance understanding of RTI (Section 26)
1.12.1 Educational programmes
1.12.2 Efforts to encourage public authority to participate in these programmes
1.12.3 Training of CPIO/APIO Such training programme are conducted by CSIR-Human Resource Development Ghaziabad from time to time.
1.12.4 Update & publish guidelines on RTI by the Public Authorities concerned
1.13 Transfer policy and transfer orders [F No. 1/6/2011- IR dt. 15.4.2013]
1.13.1 Transfer policy and transfer orders [F No. 1/6/2011- IR dt. 15.4.2013 https://www.csir.res.in/notification/guidelines-transfer-and-posting-group-b-common-cadre-officers-ccos-csir-reg
2.1 Budget allocated to each agency including all plans, proposed expenditure and reports on disbursements made etc. [Section 4(1)(b)(xi)]
2.1.1 Total Budget for the public authority https://nbri.res.in/media/2.0-Budget-Allocation.pdf
2.1.2 Budget for each agency and plan & programmes https://nbri.res.in/media/2.0-Budget-Allocation.pdf
2.1.3 Proposed expenditures https://nbri.res.in/media/2.0-Budget-Allocation.pdf
2.1.4 Revised budget for each agency, if any https://nbri.res.in/media/2.0-Budget-Allocation.pdf
2.1.5 Report on disbursements made and place where the related reports are available
2.2 Foreign and domestic tours (F. No. 1/8/2012- IR dt. 11.9.2012)
2.2.1 Budget https://nbri.res.in/media/2.0-Budget-Allocation.pdf
2.2.2 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 https://nbri.res.in/international-collaboration-and-hrd/
2.2.3 Information related to procurements (a) Notice/tender enquires, and corrigenda 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. https://nbri.res.in/tenders/ https://nbri.res.in/notifications/
2.3 Manner of execution of subsidy programme [Section 4(i)(b)(xii)]
2.3.1 Name of the programme of activity Not Applicable
2.3.2 Objective of the programme Not Applicable
2.3.3 Procedure to avail benefits Not Applicable
2.3.4 Duration of the programme/ scheme Not Applicable
2.3.5 Physical and financial targets of the programme Not Applicable
2.3.6 Nature/ scale of subsidy /amount allotted Not Applicable
2.3.7 Eligibility criteria for grant of subsidy Not Applicable
2.3.8 Details of beneficiaries of subsidy programme (number, profile etc) Not Applicable
2.4 Discretionary and non-discretionary grants [F. No. 1/6/2011-IR dt. 15.04.2013]
2.4.1 Discretionary and non-discretionary grants/ allocations to State Govt./ NGOs/other institutions Not Applicable
2.4.2 Annual accounts of all legal entities who are provided grants by public authorities Not Applicable
2.5 Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits of authorizations granted by the public authority [Section 4(1) (b) (xiii)]
2.5.1 Concessions, permits or authorizations granted by public authority Not Applicable
2.5.2 For each concessions, permit or authorization granted (a) Eligibility criteria (b) Procedure for getting the concession/ grant and/ or permits of authorizations (c) Name and address of the recipients given concessions/permits or authorisations (d) Date of award of concessions /permits of authorizations Not Applicable
2.6 CAG & PAC paras [F No. 1/6/2011- IR dt. 15.4.2013]
2.6.1 CAG and PAC paras and the action taken reports (ATRs) after these have been laid on the table of both houses of the parliament. https://nbri.res.in/media/2.6-CAG-PAC-Paras.pdf
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]
3.1.1 Relevant Acts, Rules, Forms and other documents which are normally accessed by citizens Not Applicable
3.1.2 Arrangements for consultation with or representation by Members of the public in policy formulation/ policy implementation Day & time allotted for visitors Contact details of Information & Facilitation Counter (IFC) to provide publications frequently sought by RTI applicants Not Applicable
3.1.3 Public- private partnerships (PPP)- Details of Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV), if any Not Applicable
3.1.4 Detailed project reports (DPRs) Not Applicable
3.1.5 Concession agreements. Not Applicable
3.1.6 Operation and maintenance manuals Not Applicable
3.1.7 Other documents generated as part of the implementation of the PPP Not Applicable
3.1.8 Information relating to fees, tolls, or the other kinds of revenues that may be collected under authorisation from the government Not Applicable
3.1.9 Information relating to outputs and outcomes Not Applicable
3.1.10 The process of the selection of the private sector party (concessionaire etc.) Not Applicable
3.1.11 All payment made under the PPP project Not Applicable
3.2 Are the details of policies / decisions, which affect public, informed to them [Section 4(1) (c)]
3.2.1 Publish all relevant facts while formulating important policies or announcing decisions which affect public to make the process more interactive- Policy decisions/ legislations taken in the previous one year Not Applicable
3.2.2 Publish all relevant facts while formulating important policies or announcing decisions which affect public to make the process more interactive- Outline the Public consultation process Not Applicable
3.2.3 Publish all relevant facts while formulating important policies or announcing decisions which affect public to make the process more interactive- Outline the arrangement for consultation before formulation of policy Not Applicable
3.3 Dissemination of information widely and in such form and manner which is easily accessible to the public [Section 4(3)]
3.3.1 Use of the most effective means of communication Internet (website) https://nbri.res.in/
3.4 Form of accessibility of information manual/ handbook [Section 4(1)(b)]
3.4.1 Information manual/handbook available in Electronic format https://nbri.res.in/annual-reports/
3.4.2 Information manual/handbook available in Printed format https://nbri.res.in/annual-reports/
3.5 Whether information manual/ handbook available free of cost or not [Section 4(1)(b)]
3.5.1 List of materials available Free of cost Not Applicable
3.5.2 List of materials available At a reasonable cost of the medium Not Applicable
4.1 Language in which Information Manual/Handbook Available [F No. 1/6/2011-IR dt. 15.4.2013]
4.1.1 English https://nbri.res.in/
4.1.2 Vernacular/Local Language https://nbri.res.in/
4.2 When was the information Manual/Handbook last updated? [F No. 1/6/2011-IR dt 15.4.2013]
4.2.1 Last date of Annual updation https://nbri.res.in/media/RTI-Handbook-Revised-06.02.2020-SS.pdf
4.3 Information available in electronic form [Section 4(1)(b)(xiv)]
4.3.1 Details of information available in electronic form https://nbri.res.in/ https://nbri.res.in/skill-development/csir-integrated-skill-initiative/ https://nbri.res.in/r-d-areas/ https://nbri.res.in/achievements/https://nbri.res.in/outreach/
4.3.2 Name/ title of the document/record/ other information https://nbri.res.in/annual-reports/
4.3.3 Location where available https://nbri.res.in/annual-reports/
4.4 Particulars of facilities available to citizen for obtaining information [Section 4(1)(b)(xv)]
4.4.1 Name & location of the facilities https://nbri.res.in/media/4.4.1-Means-methods-or-facilitation-available-to-the-public-which-are-adopted-by-the-department-for-dissemination-of-information.pdf
4.4.2 Details of information made available https://nbri.res.in/
4.4.3 Working hours of the facility https://nbri.res.in/
4.4.4 Contact person & contact details (Phone, fax email) https://nbri.res.in/contact-us/
4.5 Such other information as may be prescribed under section 4(i) (b)(xvii)
4.5.1 Grievance redressal mechanism https://nbri.res.in/media/4.5.1-Grievance-Redressal-Mechanism.pdf
4.5.2 Details of applications received under RTI and information provided https://nbri.res.in/rti-progress-report/
4.5.3 List of completed schemes/ projects/ Programmes https://nbri.res.in/media/4.5.3-Completed-projects.pdf
4.5.4 List of schemes/ projects/ programme underway https://nbri.res.in/media/4.5.4-underway.pdf
4.5.5 Details of all contracts entered into including name of the contractor, amount of contract and period of completion of contract
4.5.6 Annual Report https://nbri.res.in/annual-reports/
4.5.7 Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) https://nbri.res.in/media/4.5.7-FAqs.pdf
4.5.8 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.No 1/6/2011-IR dt. 15.04.2013]
4.6.1 Details of applications received and disposed https://nbri.res.in/rti-progress-report/
4.6.2 Details of appeals received and orders issued https://nbri.res.in/media/FAA-Reply_Complete.pdf
4.7 Replies to questions asked in the parliament [Section 4(1)(d)(2)]
4.7.1 Details of questions asked and replies given https://nbri.res.in/media/4.7.1.pdf
5.1 Such other information as may be prescribed [F.No. 1/2/2016-IR dt. 17.8.2016, F No. 1/6/2011-IR dt. 15.4.2013]
5.1.1 Name & details of (a) Current CPIOs & FAAs (b) Earlier CPIO & FAAs from 1.1.2015 https://nbri.res.in/media/1.10-5.1.1-5.1.3.pdf
5.1.2 Details of third party audit of voluntary disclosure (a) Dates of audit carried out (b) Report of the audit carried out
5.1.3 Appointment of Nodal Officers not below the rank of Joint Secretary/ Additional HoD (a) Date of appointment (b) Name & Designation of the officers https://nbri.res.in/media/1.10-5.1.1-5.1.3.pdf
5.1.4 Consultancy committee of key stake holders for advice on suo-motu disclosure (a) Dates from which constituted (b) Name & Designation of the officers https://nbri.res.in/media/5.1.4-5.1.5-Consultancy-Committe-etc.pdf
5.1.5 Committee of PIOs/FAAs with rich experience in RTI to identify frequently sought information under RTI (a) Dates from which constituted (b) Name & Designation of the Officers https://nbri.res.in/media/5.1.4-5.1.5-Consultancy-Committe-etc.pdf
6.1 Item / information disclosed so that public have minimum resort to use of RTI Act to obtain information https://nbri.res.in/ https://nbri.res.in/skill-development/csir-integrated-skill-initiative/ https://nbri.res.in/r-d-areas/ https://nbri.res.in/achievements/https://nbri.res.in/outreach/
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)
6.2.1 Whether STQC certification obtained and its validity.
6.2.2 Does the website show the certificate on the Website?

Procedure for application for obtaining information: Applicants desiring information under the RTI Act-2005 are requested to fill up the Application Form and forward to the Public Information Officer on his address accompanied by an application fee of Rupees ten by way of cash against proper receipt or by demand draft or by bankers cheque or by IPO drawn in favour of Director, National Botanical Research Institute, payable at Lucknow. NBRI has designated Central Assistant Public Information Officer (CAPIO) and Central Public Information Officer (CPIO) who can be contacted for any information required under the 'Right to Information Act' on the given contact address/phone number/fax number/email.
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Nodal Officer and CAPIO CPIO (Administrative Matters) CPIO (Finance & Accounts Matters) CPIO (Store & Purchase Matters) CPIO (R&D Matters) Transparency Officer First Appellate Authority
Dr. Ch. V. Rao (Sr. Principal Scientist) Mr. Rajeev Kumar Verma (SO) Mr. Sanjeev Shekhar (F&AO) Mr. Dinesh Kumar (SPO) Dr. RN Gupta (Sr. TO (2) ) Mr. Mahendra Singh (AO) Dr. PA Shirke (Chief Scientist )
CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Rana Pratap Marg, Post Box No. 436, Lucknow-226001, U.P, India, Ph.: 0522-2297976 Email: chvrao72@nbri.res.in CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Rana Pratap Marg, Post Box No. 436, Lucknow-226001, U.P, India, Ph.: 0522-2297890, Fax: 2205839/836 Email: rkv@nbri.res.in CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Rana Pratap Marg, Post Box No. 436, Lucknow-226001, U.P, India, Ph.: 0522-2297841, Email: s.shekhar@nbri.res.in CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Rana Pratap Marg, Post Box No. 436, Lucknow-226001, U.P, India, Ph.: 0522-2297879, Email: spo@nbri.res.in CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Rana Pratap Marg, Post Box No. 436, Lucknow-226001, U.P, India, Ph.: 0522-2297815, Email: rn.gupta@nbri.res.in CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Rana Pratap Marg, Post Box No. 436, Lucknow-226001, U.P, India, Ph.: 0522-2297888, Email: coa@nbri.res.in CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Rana Pratap Marg, Post Box No. 436, Lucknow-226001, U.P, India, Ph.: 0522-2297928, Email: pashirke@nbri.res.in
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