1. Particulars of organisation, functions and duties

Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology

P.O. Box-06, Palampur (HP) 176061

IHBT, a constituent laboratory of CSIR India, is located at the picturesque town of Palampur perched in the lap of majestic snow clad mountain of Dhauladhar.

MANDATE: Providing R&D services on economic bioresources in western Himalayan region leading to value added Plants, Products Process for industrial, societal & environmental benefit

The Institute ( as CSIR complex Palampur) started in 1983. The Co-ordinating Director was appointed in February 1984.Since then the Institute is working relentlessly on developing technologies for sustainable utilization of Himalayan bioresources, and in the area of tea, floriculture, bamboos and medicinal and aromatic plants. Looking at the mission of the Institute, the quantum of work undertaken and milestones achieved it was rightly conceived to rename the Institute from CSIR Complex Palampur to Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology at a high level meeting. Finally the Institute received its new name Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (IHBT)in 1997 by then Prime Minister Shri. H.D. Deve Gowda.

Quality Objectives:

Technology development and transfer

Quality publications and patents

Knowledge sharing and dissemination through trainings

Enhancement of customer satisfaction

Higher resource generation

For more information please visit Webpage of IHBT (http://www.ihbt.res.in)

2. Powers and duties of officers and employees


To provide vision & direction for R&D activities of the organization.

Strategic planning and policy decision making.

Monitoring and control of key result areas.

Monitoring and control of financial performance of the Institute.

Authority to review quality policy and objectives.

Responsibilities of officer

Realizing the mission of the laboratory.
Provide due diligence and efforts to perform high class R&D and S&T activities.
Conduct R&D / S&T activities as per the decision of Research Council and Management Council.
Have all the powers as per the by laws made & amended from time to time by CSIR

3. Decision making process (including channels of supervision and accountability)

Nature of powers


Scientist / Chairman


IP Management Committee


Business Development and marketing unit


Store & Purchase


Earned Leave


GPF withdrawal


TA / Medical allowance


Festival advance


Transport advance


House building advance


Travel advance (TA/DA)


LTC advance


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