1. Particulars of organisation, functions and duties

CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology
Post Box No. - 06, Palampur-176 061 (H.P.) India
Ph. +91-1894-230411 Fax: +91-1894-230433
Email: director@ihbt.res.in Website: http://www.ihbt.res.in/

Public Information Officer

Dr. Aparna Maitra Pati
Sr. Pr. Scientist and Head
Planning Project Monitoring and Evaluation
CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology
Post Box No. - 06, Palampur-176 061 (H.P.) India
Email: aparna@ihbt.res.in Ph. +91-1894-230741
Fax: +91-1894-230433

Appellate Authority

Dr. Bikram Singh
Chief Scientist and Head
Natural Product Chemistry and Process Development Division
CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology
Post Box No. - 06, Palampur-176 061 (H.P.) India
Email: bikramsingh@ihbt.res.in Ph. +91-1894-230424
Fax: +91-1894-230433

Transparency Officer

Sh. Alok Sharma
Administration Officer
CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology
Post Box No. - 06, Palampur-176 061 (H.P.) India
Email: ao@ihbt.res.in Ph. +91-1894-230428
Fax: +91-1894-230428

CSIR-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.


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:

  • Knowledge and technology generation
  • Quality publications and patents
  • Dissemination through trainings and demonstrations
  • Enhancement of customer satisfaction
  • Higher resource generation

For more information please visit (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      
Store & Purchase      
Earned Leave      
GPF withdrawal      

TA / Medical allowance

Festival advance      

Transport advance


House building advance

Travel advance (TA/DA)      
LTC advance      

4. Norms for discharge of functions

In regard to all matters concerning service conditions of employees of the Society, the Fundamental and supplementary Rules framed by the Govt. of India and such other rules and orders issued by the Govt. of India from time to time shall apply to the extent applicable to the employees of the Society. Notwithstanding anything contained in the Bye-law, the Governing Body shall have the power to relax the requirement of any rule to such extent and subject to such conditions as it may consider necessary.

Director of each National Laboratory shall be assisted by a Controller of Administration, Controller of Finance and Accounts/ Finance and Accounts Officer and Controller of Stores & Purchase/ Stores & Purchase Officers who shall advice the Director on all administrative and financial matters and be responsible for providing support services to all the Scientific staff and bench level Scientists. Directors shall have the power to over-rule the advice of aforesaid functionaries after recording reasons thereof. A report of such cases shall be sent to Director-General.

Headquarter-Laboratory CSIR Hqrs. and Directors of National Laboratories would operate under director control of Director General without and intermediate line functionary. The Laboratories would be freed from routine administrative and financial control of the Hqrs. The head-quarters will, inter alia deal with the following matters:

  • Receipt and disbursement of funds from the Government;
  • Appointment of Director/Director Level Scientist;
  • National Mission;
  • International and Inter-agency Scientific Collaboration;
  • Research Fellowships and Training;
  • Liaison and interaction with major users and Government departments;
  • Data Bank of total CSIR R&D activities;
  • Construction activity;
  • Audit & Vigilance matters;
  • Grievance mechanism;
  • Appellate against the decisions of Management Council and Directors;
  • Parliament matters;
  • Budget and Finance;
  • Limitations imposed under the rules for delegations of Financial power;
  • Accounting of funds to the Ministry of Finance/Accountant General and Public Accountant Committee;
  • Recruitment/promotion policies and procedures;
  • Common cadres;
  • Legal matters;
  • Patent matters; and
  • Other matters as decided by DG

5. Categories of documents held or under control

For detail kindly visit http://www.csir.res.in

6. Categories of documents held or under control

  • Audit Registers for head-wise expenditure
  • Broad sheets of Advances to employees
  • GPF/CPF Ledgers and Broad Sheets
  • Remittance Registers
  • Deposit Registers
  • OB (Objection Book) of Advances
  • Cash Book (Main)
  • Cash Book (Subisidiary)
  • Valuable Registers
  • Cheque Book and Receipt Book Registers
  • Monthly classified Abstract of Receipts and Payments
  • Monthly Consolidated Abstract of Receipts and Payments
  • Balance Sheet
  • Voucher Register
  • Bill Register
  • Diary/Dispatch Register
  • Register for Pensionery Benefit
  • Investment Register
  • Loan/Grant Register
  • Project Register
  • File, Note Register
  • Lab. Reserve Register
  • Project Register
  • BE/RE Statement

7. Statement of boards, council, committees and other bodies

  • Research Council
  • Management Committee

Core R&D Areas

  • High Altitude Biology
  • Bioresource- Mapping and Conservation
  • Bioprospection- Plants and Microbes
  • Genomics, Proteomics and Metabolomics
  • Adaptation Biology and Climate Change
  • Plant Health Management
  • Natural Product Chemistry and Process Development
  • Quality Plant Production
  • Food nutraceuticals and quality control
  • Nanotechnology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Natural Product Chemistry and Process Development
  • Synthetic Chemistry and Molecular Modification
  • Regulatory research
  • Domestication for ornamentals and Landscapping
  • Microbial Prospection
  • Water Management

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