b(i).The particulars of its organisation,functions and duties.
India has vast and varied types of inland fisheries resources in the form of rivers, estuaries,
reservoirs, floodplain wetlands, lakes, coastal lagoons and backwaters, which play important
roles in fish production in the country, ensuring food and nutritional security, employment
generation and livelihoods to millions of people. Recognizing the role of inland fisheries,
Government of India established a Central Inland Fisheries Research Station at Calcutta on 17
March 1947, under the then Ministry of Food and Agriculture. Later, in 1959, the Central
Inland Fisheries Research Station was elevated to a full-fledged research institute, christened as : Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute. In 1967 it came under the administration of the
Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Ministry of Agriculture (currently Ministry of
Agriculture and Farmer's Welfare), New Delhi.
The Institute strives for knowledge-based management of inland open waters for sustainable
fisheries, conservation of aquatic biodiversity, integrity of ecological services and to derive
social benefits from these waters. Headquarters of the Institute is located at Barrackpore, West
Bengal; the Regional Research Centers are located at Allahabad, Guwahati, Bangalore and
Vadodara, with Research Centers at Kochi and Kolkata. The Institute is ISO 9001: 2017
certified and provide world-class service standards.
Sustainable fisheries from inland open waters for environmental integrity, livelihood
and nutritional security.
Knowledge based management for enhanced fishery, conservation of biodiversity,
integrity of ecological services and to derive social benefits from inland open
1. Basic, strategic and applied research for sustainable management of inland open
2. Develop protocols for productivity enhancement in reservoirs and wetlands and
aquatic ecosystems health management.
3.Acts as repository of information on inland open water resources.
4. Human resource development through training,education and extension.
Organizational set up
The Director is the Head of the Department (Institute). The Institute is having three Committees
namely (1) Research Advisory Committee (RAC); (2) Institute Research Council (IRC); (3)
Institute Management Committee (IMC) to guide the research and administration process
through periodical meetings.The Institute is having three divisions and two Units to undertake multi-disciplinary research in inland fisheries fisheries. The three divisions are
Fishery Resource and Environment Management Division
This division mandated to monitor the man-made changes in the riverine, reservoir, estuarine
and wetland ecosystems and to evolve suitable amelioration measures. The studies under the
Division include collection of basic information on habitat variables, assessment of its impact
on biodiversity and fishery through known indicators, fish and prawn stress and disease
diagnosis and control. Development of mitigating action plan for ecosystem restoration and
also conducts research aimed at creating a database on the fish stocks and fishery resources.
The division is geared up to develop various population models that can lead to scientific
exploitation of inland fisheries resources. Mapping the various inland aquatic resources of the
country by GIS is also the responsibility of the division.
Riverine Ecology and Fisheries Division
This division stationed at Barrackpore, presently works on the Hooghly-Maltah and Narmada
Estuarine systems. biotic and abiotic features of estuarine tributaries and mangroves of
Sunderban region are also being studied. Research on biology and migratory behaviour of hilsa
is being conducted. It is also undertaking study on genetic characteristics of hilsa from different
stretches to know its population structure.
Reservoir and Wetland Fisheries, Division
The Reservoir Division is based at Barrackpore. The investigations being carried out at the
Division is aimed at developing management norms for optimizing fish yield from large,
medium and small reservoirs of the country.
Agricultural Economic Section
This division mandated to monitor the economic valuation of inland fisheries resources in India
Extension and Training Section
Extension and training section undertakes / organizes on regular basis various trainings,
demonstration, exhibitions and other extension activities for dissemination of various
technologies of inland fisheries to the fish farmers.
Other research support service
1. Prioritization , Monitoring and Evaluation (PME)cell
2. Agricultural Knowledge Management Unit
3. Library and Informatics Section
4. Institute Technology Management Unit
5. Aquarium and Hatchery Unit
6. Hindi cell
8. Finance and Accounts Section
The Administration and Finance units of the Institute functions with the following
3. Bills & Cash
4. Stores & Purchase
5. Works & Utility
6. Vehicle & Maintenance Cell
7. Audit & Accounts
The Institute has state of the art infrastructure and facilities at HQ. Barrackpore; Regional
Centers, Allahabad, Guwahati, Bangalore and adequate facilities at its other centers and stations
to carry out advanced research in various aspects of inland open waters under the given
mandate. Based on the facilities available, ICAR-CIFRI has been identified as the Eastern
Zonal Centre for Agricultural Research Information System of ICAR. The library at HQ.
Barrackpore subscribes more than 20 international and 60 national Journals, 106 e-journals
related to the fisheries and allied sciences. Presently, the library has a holding of 9849 books,
4278 reprints, 1252 maps, and 4222 miscellaneous publications. All the publications are
digitized and most of these are available on-line.
The Institute has state of the art laboratories for water and soil chemistry, fisheries/ fish
biology, limnology, microbiology/ Pathology, biochemistry/ nutrition, genetics/ biotechnology,
biodiversity, aquarium and hatchery, GIS and computer application and a fish feed mill. The
laboratories hold modern equipments like Particle Analyzer, HPLC, GLC, GCMS, Real Time
PCR, Spectrophotometer, AAS, Biolog Systems, Microwave Digester, Portable water quality
probes, GIS facilities, etc. are some of these. The Institute has well equipped conference room
for 30 persons, state of the art meeting room for 60 persons and state of the art auditorium
seating 120 parsons. The Institute maintains a trainee's hostel that can accommodate 35
persons; the Teesta hostel can accommodate 22 persons and has dining room, kitchen, gym,
visiting doctor; the Bhagirathi guest house has a VVIP suit, VIP rooms and Standard rooms in
all for 10 persons, with kitchen and dining hall.
b(ii).The power and duties of its officers and employees.
Click to view the ICAR-CIFRI Organogram.
b(iii).The procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of
supervision and accountability.
The procedure indicating in Manual of Office Procedure (MOP) for decision making is
complied with in the Institute. Accordingly, Assistant Administrative Officer takes action with
the help of staff (Assistant, UDC and LDC) posted in the Section, in accordance with the
departmental instructions prescribing the level of final disposal and channel of submission for
each category of cases. The AAO submits the file to the Administrative Officer, who disposes
cases at his/her level for which he is empowered, The AO submits the files to the Chief
Administrative Officer, who is the Head of Office of the Institute, for his decision. Proposals /
cases involving financial implications are routed through Assistant Finance & Accounts
Officer/Senior Finance & Accounts Officer for their financial concurrence and fund
availability. Proposals / Policy matters requiring decision of the Head of Institute are submitted
to the Director of the Institute.
b(iv).The norms set by it for the discharge of its function.
Efforts are made to deal with the cases as expeditiously as possible in accordance with the
rules, regulations and other instructions issued from time to time. The time schedule for
disposing of some of the cases is defined in the relevant rules/instructions
b(v).The rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, held by it or under its control
or used by its employees for discharging its functions.
Establishment & Administration Manual
Fundamental Rules & Supplementary Rules (General Rules)
Fundamental Rules & Supplementary Rules (Traveling Allowance
Central Civil Services (Leave Rules)
General Financial Rules 2005
Delegation of Financial Powers Rules
Seniority & Promotion Rules
Manual of Office Procedure
House Building Rules
CCS (CCA) Rules
Brochure on Verification of Character & Antecedents
Instructions, guidelines etc. issued by the Department of Personnel& Training, Ministry
of Finance etc. from time to time.
Rules and Bye-laws of the ICAR Society
Delegation of Powers
Handbook on Technical Service Rules
Recruitment Rules framed for different posts in ICAR
b(vi)a statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or under its control.
The various Sections of the Institute have the files, documents /records relating to their Sections
along with the references and the correspondence.
b(vii). the particulars of any arrangement that exist for consultation with, or representation by,
the members of the public in relation to the formulation of its policy or implementation
Interaction with the public already exists through e-mail and Enquiry link in the website.
b(viii). 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.
Institute Management Committee
Research Advisory Committee
Institute Research Council
Institute Joint Staff Council
The minutes of the meetings of these committees are accessible to the public on request.
b(ix). a directory of its officers and employees
b(x). the monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees, including the
system of compensation as provide in its regulation.
Monthly remuneration needed from Finance
b(xi). the budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulars pf all plans,proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made.
Institute Budget upto March 2020.
b(xii). the manner of execution of subsidy programms, including the amounts allocated and
the details of beneficiaries of such programmes.
There are no subsidy programmes
b(xiii). particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorizations granted by it
ICAR-CIFRI does not grant any concession, permits or authorizations.
b(xiv). details in respect of the information, available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic
||In which Electronic format it is kept
||Mode of retrieval
||Officer in charge
b(xv). 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 Library and Documentation Unit manages the Central Library of the Institute and caters to
the need of the staff members of the Institute. It also takes care of the publications of the
Institute like MFIS, News Letter, Special Publications, Bulletin & Annual Report. Library
provides reference facilities to research staff and students of the Institute as well as the visiting
scientists both within and outside the country. Digital library through LAN and online access to
subscribed journals and over 400 International journals are freely available to the Scientists.
Library books reference facility available to the public with a fee of Rs.30/- per month.
Library Timings 10 to 5 on all working days.
b(xvi). the names, designations and other particulars of the public information officers
Dr. M. A. Hassan
Principal Scientist, Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute
Kolkata, West Bengal - 700 120
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org, Mobile : 09231614629
b(xvii). such other information as may be prescribed;
and thereafter update these publications every year
The Institute updates its publications every year and puts additional information on its website
as and when its available and / or the events happens.