1.1 Particulars of its organisation, functions and duties [Section 4(1)(b)(i)]
i) Name and address of the Organization:
ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology,
CIFT Junction, Willingdon Island,
Matsyapuri P. O., Cochin-682 029.
ii) Head of the organization: DIRECTOR, ICAR –CIFT.
iii) Vision, Mission and Key objectives:
Vision: To facilitate sustainable harvesting and total utilization of fishery resources through innovations in harvest and postharvest technologies.
Mission: Ensure responsible harvesting of fishery resources through eco-friendly, energy efficient and economical means;ensure total utilization of the harvested fish through appropriate processing, value addition, packaging and waste utilization; ensure food safety and nutritional security to the consumer and minimize carbon and water foot print per unit volume; and to ensure equitable benefits to the stakeholders, across the value chain.
Mandate (Key objectives):
iv) Function and duties:
The ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT) set up in 1957 is the only national center in the country where research in all disciplines relating to fishing and fish processing is undertaken. The institute started functioning at Cochin in 1957. Research centers function at Veraval (Gujarat), Visakhapatnam (AP) and Mumbai (Maharashtra).
The institute functions with the following mandate:
The Director with whom all the administrative and financial powers of the institute are vested heads the institute. A Senior Administrative Officer and Asst. Administrative Officers assist him in matters relating to general administration. One Finance & Accounts Officer and one Assistant Finance and Accounts Officers look after the financial and accounting aspects and also the internal audit of the institute. A technical officer attends to the technical matters including those connected with research projects handled by the institute.
The research work at CIFT is carried by the following Research Divisions
(v) Organization Chart
vi) 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:
The ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (named at the time of inception as Central Fisheries Technology Research Station) was set-up following the recommendation of a high power committee constituted by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Government of India. It started functioning at Kochi on 29th April, 1957 under the Department of Agriculture of the then Ministry of Food and Agriculture with a small nucleus of staff for research work in fishing craft and gear. Other Divisions soon followed. The administrative control of the Institute was brought under the Indian Council of Agricultural Research on 1 October, 1967.
1.2 Power and duties of its officers and employees [Section 4(1) (b)(ii)]
1.3 Procedure followed in decision making process [Section 4(1)(b)(iii)]
1.4 Norms for discharge of functions [Section 4(1)(b)(iv)]
1.5 Rules, regulations, instructions manual and records for discharging functions[Section 4(1)(b)(v)]
iii. Acts/ Rules manuals etc.: As detailed at Sl. No. 1.5(ii) above.
iv. Transfer policy and transfer orders: As per ICAR Guidelines.
1.6 Categories of documents held by the authority under its control[Section 4(1)(b) (vi)]
1.7 Boards, Councils, Committees and other Bodies constituted as part of the Public Authority Section 4(1)(b)(viii)]
Chairman: Dr. S. D. Tripathi, Former Director, ICAR-CIFE, Mumbai.
Dr. K. Venkatesh Murthy, Sr. Principal Scientist, CSIR-CFTRI, Mysuru
Dr. V. C. George, Director, Aquaculture Department, SH College, Kochi
Prof. B. A. Shyamsunder, College of Fisheries, Mangaluru,
Dr. Krishna Srinath, Former Director, ICAR-DRWA, Bhubaneswar
Shri S. S. Rajpathak, Vice President, M/s. Garware Wall Ropes Ltd. , Pune
Member Secretary: Dr. Leela Edwin, Principal Scientist & HOD, FT Dvn., ICAR-CIFT.
Chairman: Dr. Baskaran Manimaran, Vice Chancellor, Tamil Nadu Fisheries University
Dr. B. Hanumanthappa, Professor & Head, Karnataka Verterinary, Animal & Fisheries Science Univeristy
Dr. Sajan George, Former Dean, KUF&OS
Dr. Sreenath Dixit, PS & Deputy Head, ICRISAT Development Centre, ICRISAT'
Dr. K. S. M. S. RaghavaRao, Head, Food Engineering, Central Food Technological Research Institute
Sh. P. P. Surendran, Deputy General Manager, Matsyabhavan, Kerala State Co-operative Federation for Fisheries Development Ltd.
Dr. P. Pravin, Asst. Director General(M.Fy), ICAR, New Delhi
Dr . C. N. Ravishankar, Director, CIFT, Cochin
Member Secretary: Dr. R. Anandan, Principal Scientist & National Fellow, CIFT, Cochin
Chairman: Dr. Ravishankar C. N., Director, ICAR-CIFT
Sh. P. Sahadevan, Executive Director, State Fisheries Resource Managment, Society. Trivnadrum
Mr. H.S Veerappa Gowda, Director, Directorate of Fisheries, Bangalore - 56001
Dr. G. Sugumar, Dean, College of Fisheries and Research Institute, Tuticorin, Tamilnadu
Dr. Rani Palaniswami, Officer-in-charge, Research Centre of CIFRI, Cochin.
Dr. Alavandi S. V., HOD, CIBA, Chennai.
Dr. S. Kalavathi, Principal Scientist, CPCRI, Kayamkulam.
Dr. K. V. Rajendran, HOD, CIFE, Mumbai.
Assistant Director General (M. Fy.), ICAR, New Delhi - 12.
AF & AO, ICAR-CPCRI, Kasargod.
Member Secretary: Sr. Administrative Officer, CIFT, Cochin
Secretary (Official Side):Sh. P. J. Davis, Sr. Admn. Officer, ICAR-CIFT
Members (Staff Side):
Sh. K. B. Sabukuttan, Asst. Admn. Officer, ICAR-CIFT
Sh. P. K. Somasekharan Nair, Assistant, ICAR-CIFT
Sh. G. Vinod, Technician, ICAR-CIFT
Sh. K. R. Rajasaravanan, SSS, ICAR-CIFT
Sh. K. S. Ajith, SSS, ICAR-CIFT
Secretary (Staff Side): Sh. P. S. Nobi, Tech. Officer, ICAR-CIFT.
iii) Dates from which constituted: As indicated above.
iv) Term/ Tenure: As per ICAR Bye Law/Guidelines.
v) Powers and functions: As per ICAR Bye Law/ICAR Orders.
vi) Whether their meetings are open to the public?: No
vii) Whether the minutes of the meetings are open to the public?: Yes
viii) Place where the minutes if open to the public are available?: Institute website.
1.8 Directory of officers and employees [Section 4(1) (b) (ix)]
1.9 Monthly Remuneration received by officers & employees including system of compensation[Section 4(1) (b) (x)]
1.10 Name, designation and other particulars of public information officers[Section 4(1) (b) (xvi)]
First Appellate Authority:
Dr. Ravishankar C . N.
Director, Central Institute of Fisheries Technology
CIFT Junction, Matsyapuri P. O, Cochin - 682029
Phone (O): 0484 2412300
Central Public Information Officer:
Shri. P.J. Davis
Senior Administrative Officer & Central Public Information Officer
Central Institute of Fisheries Technology
Matsyapuri P.O., Cochin-682 029
Ph: (O) : 0484 2412300
Mobile : 9497681706
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Central Assistant Public Information Officer:
Shri. K.B. Sabukuttan
Asst. Administrative Officer & Central Asst. Public Information Officer,
Central Institute of Fisheries Technology
Matsyapuri P.O., Cochin-682 029
Ph: (O) : 0484 2412300
1.11 No. of employees against whom Disciplinary action has been proposed/ taken(Section 4(2))
No. of employees against whom disciplinary action has been,
1.12 Programmes to advance understanding of RTI (Section 26)
1.13 Transfer policy and transfer orders[F No. 1/6/2011- IR dt. 15.4.2013]: As per ICAR Guidelines.
2. Budget and Programme
2.1 Budget allocated to each agency including all plans, proposed expenditure and reports on disbursements made etc. [Section 4(1)(b)(xi)]
2.2 Foreign and domestic tours (F. No. 1/8/2012- IR dt. 11.9.2012)
a) Places visited: Different places in India as per requirement.
b) The period of visit: As per requirement.
c) The number of members in the official delegation: As per requirement.
d) Expenditure on the visit: Approx. 40 lakhs.
Tenders : Link
cpp portal: Link
Details of procurement of equipment during 2018-19: Link
2.3 Manner of execution of subsidy programme [Section 4(i)(b)(xii)]
2.4 Discretionary and non-discretionary grants [F. No. 1/6/2011-IR dt. 15.04.2013]
2.5 Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits of authorizations granted by the public authority [Section 4(1) (b) (xiii)]
2.6 CAG & PAC paras [F No. 1/6/2011- IR dt. 15.4.2013]
CAG and PAC paras and the action taken reports (ATRs) after these have been laid on the table of both houses of the parliament: There are no CAG and PAC paras pertaining to this Institute.
3. Publicity Band Public interface
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]
Arrangement for consultations with or representation by the members of the public:
i. Relevant Acts, Rules, Forms and other documents which are normally accessed by citizens
Published in the Institute website.
ii. Arrangements for consultation with or representation by
Consultations are made with the General Stakeholders as per requirement.
09.30 AM to 04.30PM
Public- private partnerships (PPP): At present, ICAR-CIFT is not involved in any Public-private partnerships.
3.2 Are the details of policies / decisions, which affect public, informed to them [Section 4(1) (c)]
Publish all relevant facts while formulating important policies or announcing decisions which affect public to make the process more interactive;
4. E. Governance
4.1 Information available in electronic form [Section 4(1)(b)(xiv)]
(i) Details of information available in electronic form:
* Annual Report
* Research Publications
* Other Periodic Publications
4.2 Such other information as may be prescribed under section 4(i) (b)(xvii)
(i) Grievance redressal mechanism: Grievance Committee is constituted at the Institute level for addressing the grievances of the staff of the Institute.
(ii) List of completed schemes/ projects/ Programmes: Link to Projects should be given.
(iii) List of schemes/ projects/ programme underway:
Link to Institue Projects
Link to Externally Funded Projects
(iv) Annual Report: Link
(v) Any other information such as
a) Citizen’s Charter: Link
b) Result Framework Document (RFD): click on Quick Links and click on Results Framework Document
(vi) Details of all contracts entered into including name of the contractor, amount of contract and period of completion of contract: Link
4.3 Particulars of facilities available to citizen for obtaining information [Section 4(1)(b)(xv)]
The requests can be forwarded to the Director, ICAR-CIFT by e-mail, by hand or by post.
4.4 Receipt & Disposal of RTI applications & appeals [F.No.1/6/2011-IR dt. 15.04.2013]
(i) Details of applications received and disposed:10 nos. of RTI applications received during the FY 2017-18, out of which 09 were accepted and 01 was rejected.
(ii) Details of appeals received and orders issued:No appeals were received under RTI during the FY 2017-18.
4.5 Replies to questions asked in the Parliament [Section 4(1)(d)(2)]
Details of questions asked and replies given:11 nos. of questions received since March, 2018and necessary replies have been issued.