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Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad





(I) The particulars of its organisation, functions and duties:


· The Harish-Chandra Research Institute (HRI), started in Allahabad in 1975, on an endowment from the B.S. Mehta Trust, Kolkata. Indeed, until October, 2001, name of the Institute was Mehta Research Institute. HRI is a national institution for fundamental research in the mathematical and physical sciences. The Institute is governed by a Governing Council. The present Director of the institute is Professor Amitava Raychaudhuri.


· The Institute has an active Graduate Research Programme to which a select group of students are admitted every year to work for a Ph.D. degree. HRI hosts a large number of scientists at the Post-Doctoral level and supports a vibrant Visiting Scientist Scheme. 


· Research at HRI is supported by the Department of Atomic Energy of the Government of India and by the Government of Uttar Pradesh. Institute members work primarily in the areas of Mathematics and Theoretical Physics.


· HRI has an outstanding scientific Library, a Computing facility which contains the fastest academic computer in India and a dedicated high-speed network. The Institute hosts several national and international scientific conferences, workshops and meetings every year. The Institute Annual Report summarizes ongoing research.


· A new, centrally air-conditioned office and lecture-hall complex houses academic members of HRI. A 125 seat Auditorium is used for large scientific meetings while smaller lecture halls and classrooms accommodate more modest gatherings.  


 · Director is the Executive Head of the Institute. He is assisted by the faculty members in respect of all academic matters, and by the Registrar in all other administration and financial matters. The administration and management of the Institute is under the supervision of a Governing Council.


(II) The powers and duties of its officers and employees:


The Director, being the Executive Head of the Institute acts under the general directions and control of the Governing Council (Annex I), and organizes the working of the Institute in accordance with the Rules and Byelaws (Annex II).   


(III) The procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability:


 As per the Rules & Byelaws (Annex II)


(IV) The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions:


As per the Rules & Byelaws (Annex II)


(V) The rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions:



Rules and Byelaws (Annex II), Delegation of Financial Powers (Annex III), Leave Rules (Annex IV), House Allotment Rules (Annex V), Purchase Procedures (Annex VI), Medical Rules (Annex VII), Foreign Travel Grant Rules (Annex VIII). 


(VI) A statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or under its control:


As in the previous paragraph.


(VII) The particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation with, or representation by, the members of the public in relation to the formulation of its policy or implementation thereof:


Being purely a research oriented Academic Institution, the research activities are carried by the individual academicians. The nature of activities limits public interference in relation to formulations and implementation of its policy.


(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:


a) Governing Council :


The Governing Council of the Institute consists of 4 individuals from the academic community of the country, nominated by the Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India, 3 representatives of the B.S. Mehta Trust, which provided initial funding to the Institute, 3 representatives of the Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India, and 1 of the Government of Uttar Pradesh and the Director of the Institute (Ex-officio). 


 The meetings of the Councils are not open to Public.



b) Academic Selection Committee :


a.      Academic/Scientific members of the Council.


b.      All faculty members at the “I” level (or above) below the age of superannuation.


c.      One person from each faculty at the “H” level below the age of superannuation, by invitation of the Council.



The meetings of the Academic Selection Committee are not open to Public.



c) Building Works & Tender Committee :


1. Shri K. Mahapatra                     -                   Member

Project Engineer, DCSEM

(Currently posted in VECC, Kolkata)


2. Professor Asok Kumar Mallik       -                   Member

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur


3. Professor H.S. Mani                  -                    Member

Ex-Director, HRI


4. Shri T.V. Prabhakaran                            -      Member

Formerly Director (Infrastructure)

NPCIL, Chennai


5. Shri S.K. Samantaray                     -            Member

SO/SE, IGCAR, Kalpakkam


6. Professor A. Raychaudhuri            -            Convenor      

Director, HRI




(IX) A directory of its officers and employees:


Detailed in Annex IX


(X) The monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees, including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations:


Details are vide Annex X


(XI) The budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made:


Details vide Annex XI


(XII) The manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes:


There are no subsidy programmes undertaken by the Institute.


(XIII) Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorisations granted by it:


In the matter of recruitment, the concessions in age/standard of passing examinations are allowed as per the Government policy to SC/ST/OBC candidates.


(XIV) Details in respect of the information, available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form :


Additional information is available in the other parts of this website ( 


(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:


From this website or by making a request to the Public Information Officer by post or by e-mail, the information can be obtained.


(XVI) The names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers:


 Asstt. Public Information Officer       - Sri Prabhat Kumar

  (A.P.I.O.)                                      -  Sr. P.S. to the Director                     


Public Information Officer                 - Sri P.B. Chakraborty 

(P.I.O.)                                              Registrar


 Appellate Authority                         - Prof. A. Raychaudhuri





Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad




Report for the period ending 30.6.2006



The number of requests made to each public authority.



The number of decisions where applications were not entitled to access to the documents pursuant to the requests, the provisions of this Act under which these decisions were made and the number of times such provisions were invoked.



The number of appeals referred to the Central Information Commission for review, the nature of the appeals and the outcome of the appeals.



Details of disciplinary action taken against any officer in respect of the administration of this Act.



The amount of charges collected by each public authority under this Act.



Any facts which indicate an effort by the public authorities to administer and implement the spirit and intention of this Act.




Recommendations for reform, including recommendations in respect of the particular public authorities, for the development, improvement, modernization, reform or amendment to this Act or other legislation or common law or any other matter relevant for operationalising the right to access information.




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