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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Memorandum of Demands

The Director General of Meteorology,
India Meteorological Department,
Mausam Bhavan, Lodi Road,
New Delhi-110 003
[Kind Attention: Shri R.C.Bhatia, DGM]
Sub: Memorandum of Demands.
R/Sir,
Consequent upon G.B.Meeting of the Association held on 12-02-2008 at Seminar Hall, N.Delhi and the comments/inputs received from all Regions, the following proposals were passed unanimously for your kind intervention:

1. To expedite implementation of S.K.Das Manpower Restructuring Committee report in IMD considering the proposals of all Recognized Associations of IMD.
2.The Committee under the chairmanship of Shri S.K.Banerjee, ADGM (H&A) constituted to review additional Scientific workforce required in IMD for implementation of various plan schemes under Modernization of IMD, has mentioned the proposal of only one Association under para 7.9(page 32) whereas there is neither any mention about the proposals submitted by other recognized Association of the Deptt nor their views/suggestions taken care of, thus defying the mandate for which it was constituted. The said committee has unilaterally proposed on page18 to convert 693 vacancies (due to retirement upto March, 2012) of AM-I and below be converted to 500 posts of the level of Met Grade I (Scientist Gr-B) which this Association strongly oppose because there is acute stagnation in the foundation Scientific & Technical cadres where the promotions are vacancy based. The Sanction strength (as on 01-04-2007) from L.A. to AM-I is 4441 and the Men in position is 3505. The foundation Scientific & Technical cadres are already under-staffed/short by 936 posts (as on 01-04-2007) as there is no recruitment for more than decades time, the said manpower will further deplete by 1629 posts till 2012. As a result of this, not only the workload on foundation Scientific & Technical cadres have increased manifold but also, their transferability factor. All vacant posts in different regions be immediately filled –up.
3. To immediately regularize all 728 S.A/AM-II ad-hoc posts in IMD.
4. As per existing R/Rules, there is common seniority for promotion to Scientific- Assistant (Senior Observer & Draughtsman in the ratio of 1:38), Assistant- Meteorologist Gr-I [Assistant Meteorologist Gr-II & Assistant Meteorologist Gr-II (Foreman)]; the same should also be applicable for promotion to Meteorologist Gr-I (in the cadre of Assistant Meteorologist Gr-I and Meteorologist Gr-II in the ratio of 80:20).
5. IMD employees serving in Airports/Ports should get facilities at par with AAI/Port officials.
6. DPC should be conducted at regular fixed intervals as per DOP&T norms.

The employees are aggrieved and frustrated due to continued negligence of their career and welfare prospects by the management for more than four decades. As a result, majority of the employees are compelled to seek legal remedy for even petty matters, which can be resolved with timely intervention and follow-up action. With bleak promotional avenues and adding a tag of ad-hoc on promotion with transfers (for more than four years), the employees feels more humiliating than punishment for no fault on their part and prefers ACP rather than promotion.
This Association has submitted several representations to all concerned competent authorities and met Hon’ble Minister in charge and Secretary MoES apprising about the ground realities of the employees, but the status quo persists till date. Due to continued resentment, it has been decided that all employees will initially express their peaceful protest country wide by wearing black bands/badges from 19th-20th March, 2008 and WMO Day will be observed as a BLACK-DAY on 24-03-2008(23rd March, 2008 being Sunday). If the Administration does not pay any heed to our genuine demands, than other means of protest will be explored.

Considering above facts, you are requested to apprise this Association about the status and action taken on the above points (in writing) in order to communicate the same to all members.
Kindly confirm.
Yours Sincerely,



(M.P.Sharma)
General Secretary
Copy to: 1. Secretary, MoES
2. Hon’ble Minister MoES






Yours Sincerely,



(M.P.Sharma)
General Secretary








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Regional Offices: New Delhi: (9818583713) Mumbai: (09892822265) Nagpur :( 09890317557)
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Monday, February 11, 2008

EMPLOYEE'S CONFIDENTIAL REPORT

Rejecting government's submission that an annual confidential report (ACR) is sacrosanct, the Punjab State Information Commission has in a landmark verdict upheld the right of an employee to have access to his or her ACR.

An application moved by Faquir Chand Sharma, an office superintendent in the Public Works Department (Buildings and Roads), to his executive engineer for supply of copies of his ACRs for six years - from 2000 to 2006 - under the Right to Information Act (RTI) was rejected on the plea that the information sought was exempt from the purview of the RTI Act.

Aggrieved Faquir Chand preferred an appeal before the State Information Commission by raising a pertinent issue as to "whether an employee is entitled, under the RTI Act, 2005, to have access to his or her ACR or not."

Though the appeal was initially listed before State Information Commissioner (SIC) R.K. Gupta who subsequently desired that a Full Bench of the commission dispose this appeal, as its decision would have far-reaching implications.

A Full Bench comprising Rajan Kashyap, R.K. Gupta and Surinder Singh was constituted with Brij Mohan Lal, an advocate, made amicus curiae. Additional Secretary, personnel of the Punjab Government, too appeared on behalf of the executive engineer. The order, issued on November 5, has been posted on the website of the commission.

It was argued that information in an ACR was held by the state in a fiduciary relationship, and, therefore, in terms of the RTI Act, unless larger public interest warrants to the contrary, it was exempt from disclosure.

Further, it was argued that the information sought was personal and had no relationship to public activity. Further, an order of the Central Information Commission as well as federal instructions that the ACRs are not to be communicated or shown to the officer concerned except to the extent of communicating any adverse remarks were also made for denying the application.

The Full Bench held that the rules and instructions have to give way to the legislative command. Further, the RTI Act, the bench held, was a progressive measure aimed at bringing about greater transparency in the working of the government.

"In our view keeping officials informed about how their superiors assess their performance would only result in improvement in the overall work environment," the order said.

"We are convinced that permitting the disclosure of ACR entries to the employee concerned would lead the reporting officers to be more fair and objective in their assessment. This would lead to overall betterment of the morale of the employees and a consequential improvement in the administration," the order said.

-- IMD_N.G.SCIENTIFIC STAFF ASSOCIATION --
CHAMBER NO.03 ,MAUSAM BHAWAN COMPUND,
LODHI ROAD NEW DELHI110003
Mobile numbers : :
9868884492 M.P SHARMA :
9818583713 RIZWAN AHMED :
9911371411 R.H.SHARMA :
9868901674 RAVINDER KUMAR :
9810975536 SITARAM VERMA

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Ammendment of RR of AM-II



Dear All,
Sometime ago,I have made one RTI application to UPSC requesting them to inform me about the status of approval from UPSC regarding ammendment of RR of AM-II.UPSC has informed me vide their letter no.F. No.2/30/2006-RR dated 31.01.2008 that the matter is under process and can be processed only after receiving the reply from IMD w.r.t UPSC letter no. F.No.3/39(I)/2006-RR dated 22.01.2008 . In fact UPSC has agreed to process the case by adding a note of 100% promotion to AM-II cadre and the note should be restricted upto 5 years.Once adhoc, AM-II are regularised, automatically the adhioc SA will be regularised.Scanned copies of correspondences attached for ready reference.
Regards,
Raja AcharyaE-2,DGM's OfficeNew Delhi-110003
-- IMD_N.G.SCIENTIFIC STAFF ASSOCIATION
CHAMBER NO.03 ,
MAUSAM BHAWAN COMPUND,
LODHI ROAD NEW DELHI110003

Monday, February 4, 2008

Thank You message from CEC

INDIA METEOROLOGICAL DEPARTMENT
NON-GAZETTED SCIENTIFIC STAFF ASSOCIATION
(REGD & RECOGNIZED)

H.Q. Office:
Mausam Bhawan Campus,
Chamber No. 3, Lodi Road
New Delhi- 110 003.
Phone (O): 011-24618243-49, Ext: 4490 /4343
E-mail: ngssa_hq@yahoo.com
: mps_gs@yahoo.co.in

Phone: (R) 95-129 -2258339 / 011- 65467052 /
0712- 5646771 / 011-22184073 /
011-22011184 / 95-120- 2871768.
Mobile: 9868884492 / 9911174204 / 09890601099
9818583713 / 9810975536/ 9911371411.


Ref No. IMD/ NGSSA / 07 /2008 Dated: 23-01-2008



MESSAGE

I take this opportunity of extending my heart-felt thanks on behalf of CEC of the Association for co-operation and warm welcome extended to all participants during our recent visit to Nagpur under your leadership.
I appreciate all staff members and executives of your region for the grand arrangement and feeling of togetherness, which will be boon to our organization in future.
I believe that in such spirit, we shall come up to our expectations in furthering trust based and transparent welfare services to our employees as well as Department.
With Warm Regards,


To,
Shri M.M.Phadke,
Regional Secretary,
IMD NGSSA, Nagpur Region.

Sd/-
(M.P.Sharma)
General Secretary











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Regional Offices: New Delhi: (9818583713) Mumbai: (09892822265) Nagpur :( 09890317557)
Pune: (09422337018) Guwahati: (09864046400) Kolkata :( 09831324118)
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Sunday, February 3, 2008

SENIORITY LIST


Seniority List of Nagpur Region
Number Name S/Shri Date of Birth Date of Joining in the Cadre
27 P N BIRWA 20.5.59 5.1.87
61 R K OKE 17.6.66 29.7.87
93 K G TARODEKAR 1.11.59 5.3.88
104 P GANGADHAR 17.4.57 1.9.88
112 MTS SHIVANAND 27.7.66 15.11.88
134 P H MATEY 17.6.62 1.3.90
136 N BHOWMIK 2.1.59 1.3.90
144 S BANERJEE 5.11.62 1.9.90
157 G GANESH 16.8.68 23.7.90
160 S D DESHMUKH 18.11.67 30.7.90
174 A G TARODEKAR 19.11.68 5.11.90
180 J B BYWAR 27.10.67 30.11.90
182 * G M SAHARE 14.6.64 14.12.90
188 M D PILLAY 16.3.59 5.4.91
197 P F PATIL 4.7.47 3.9.91
198 S K SAHU 6.10.65 17.1.91
199 B P MANDAL 16.9.66 17.1.91
242 * A BHALEKAR 1.7.69 14.6.92
246 M G SAINIS 5.1.69 17.6.92
279 P D DHAWALE 18.8.65 30.7.92
292 B K CHINDLORE 20.10.66 17.8.92
312 S S AMBARTE 6.3.71 17.12.92
314 K M GEDAM 24.8.68 21.12.92
318 * N P MESHRAM 3.6.68 31.12.92
323 D G HEDAU 7.1.67 11.1.93
334 ** M B PARATE 1.7.62 1.3.93
348 ** R M UKANDE 11.12.59 8.9.93
360 S K AWASTHI 4.8.68 24.2.93
374 C K UPADHYAY 16.3.69 4.5.93
384 S C MANDAL 5.1.67 7.8.93
387 * K G SAHARE 12.11.63 26.8.63
406* C D WANKHEDE 2.7.64 1.3.94
419 M M PHADKE 19.2.66 1.3.94
424 * P S CHINCHOLE 23.3.69 1.9.94
425 R M SHUSHIBINE 1.5.65 1.9.94
461 H P CHANDRA 12.10.69 11.10.94
465 H S PANDE 28.9.69 21.10.94
468 + D K YADAV 19.7.71 25.10.94
477 S K GUPTA 1.1.71 27.10.94
534 * S K MANDAL 5.6.70 16.1.95
535 * A S DOHRE 2.12.56 1.3.95
536 ** N P NINANWE 4.10.68 1.3.95
637 ** B LAKRA 12.2.71 22.6.95
640 ** R K SORI 23.7.72 5.7.95
721 M V PATRIKAR 11.7.66 1.3.96
1015 + M M GHORMADE 20.1.70 23.8.97
1037 R K KAUSHAL 1.6.74 17.9.97
1038 ** A EKKA 10.5.75 18.9.97
1043 R K AGRAWAL 22.8.74 22.9.97
1044 A CHAKRABORTY 18.6.73 23.9.97
1267 ** K M KOHAT 17.4.72 3.5.98
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* SC, ** ST, + OBC

APPEAL

APPEAL

Sub: Re-structuring and Modernization of India Meteorological
Department –Revival of JCM scheme in the Deptt.

You may be aware that one Prof. Narasimha Committee has been constituted by the Ministry of Earth Sciences for re-defining the mandate of IMD, NCMRWF, IITM and re-structuring of IMD. It is learnt that five committee(s) under different subject are constituted including Modernization & cadre re-structuring of IMD, which is expected to finalize its report very soon.
Both IMD Administration and our Administrative Ministry are not consulting any recognized Union/Association(s) on important policy matters due to defunct HQ Council (JCM). The S.K.Das Administrative Re-structuring Committee bears the testimony to the fact that till date it has neither called for any inputs/suggestions from any recognized Union/Association(s) officially nor have apprised about approved structure. Many efforts in this direction has borne no fruits because in all these years JCM scheme has taken a backseat and the employees are compelled to seek relief through court of law even on petty matters. Even after three decades the Group ‘B’, ‘C’ & ‘D’ cadres are contesting to bring them at par with similar placed persons in other Central Govt. Deptt.
Keeping in view the state of affairs of IMD employees, It is earnestly requested to all the CEC representatives of the recognized Union / Association of the Department to discuss this burning issue in a meeting on 26th October, 2007 (15:00 hrs) at Association’s Chamber No.3 and to revive the JCM scheme in the Department which has become defunct since 1997. As per DOP&T O.M. No. 3 / 42 / 87-JCA dated 25th January 1988, whenever there is a scheme/proposal for introduction of new technology in a Ministry / Department, the staff side in the concerned Deptt. Council is consulted before taking a final decision in the matter.
Kindly confirm.

To:
The General Secretary,

1. IMD Non-Gazetted Staff Union.

2. IMD Workshop Union.

3. IMD Non-Gazetted Scientific Staff Association.

4. IMD Admin Staff Association.

5. IMD Gr. D Staff Association.

Revival of JCM scheme in the Deptt.

To:
The General Secretary,
1. IMD Non-Gazetted Staff Union,
2. IMD Workshop Union,
3. IMD Admin Staff Association,
4. IMD Gr. D Staff Association.

Sub: Re-structuring and Modernisation of India Meteorological
Department –Revival of JCM scheme in the Deptt.


Sir,
You may be aware that one Prof. Narasimha Committee has been constituted by the Ministry of Earth Sciences for re-defining the mandate of IMD, NCMRWF, IITM and re-structuring of IMD. It is learnt that five committee(s) under different subject are constituted including Modernization & cadre re-structuring of IMD which is expected to finalize its report very soon.
It is therefore an appeal to all the representatives of the recognized Union / Association of the Department to discuss this burning issue in a meeting on November, 2006 (11:00 hrs) at Association’s Chamber No.3 and to revive the JCM scheme in the Department which has become defunct since 1997. As per DOP&T O.M. No. 3 / 42 / 87-JCA dated 25th January, 1988, whenever there is a scheme/proposal for introduction of new technology in a Ministry / Department, the staff side in the concerned Deptt. Council is consulted before taking a final decision in the matter.
Kindly confirm.

Yours Sincerely,


(M.P.SHARMA)

Verification of membership of Service Association.

To:
The Director General of Meteorology,
India Meteorological Department,
Mausam Bhavan, Lodi Road,
New Delhi-110 003
[Kind Attention: Shri H.B.CHUGH, Administrative Officer E (3)]

Sub: Verification of membership of Service Association.

Ref: 1. DGM Letter No. B-12017/1/06-E (3) dated 26-12-2007.
2. DGM Letter No. B-12019 (NGSSA) 06-E (3) dated 14-01-2008.
Sir,

Kindly refer to your letter cited under 1st instant requesting this Association for provision of list of DGM (HQ) members of the Association for deduction of membership subscription for the year 2007-08 and your subsequent letter under 2nd instant intimating that on re-verification of membership, it was found that this Association commands less than 35% of membership. Both the letters are contradictory to the fact that on one hand, the office is insisting on the membership list of DGM (HQ) from the Association whereas on the other hand re-verification of membership is conducted without bothering to update the database of DGM (HQ) /DDGM (UI) / RMC New Delhi for the year 2007-08. The data compiled by the office seems to be erratic and inconsistent.
This Association has called for membership list of all Regions (New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Guwahati, Nagpur & Pune) from our Regional Secretaries, which is expected shortly. Meanwhile, you are requested to provide the following data to remove inconsistency in re-verification of membership. In order to have a credible database, the following checks are must. In this connection, the following is submitted:
The reply to this Association’s letter No. IMD/NGSSA/01/2008 dated 31-12-2007 in response to your letter under 1st instant is still awaited.
It is noticed that the list of membership of DGM (HQ) does not reflect the members of this Association from CSO Shillong and PAC Kolkata, which comes under DGM’s office. Also, the list of membership of DDGM (UI) / RMC New Delhi does not reflect the members this Association from Hydrogen Factory, Agra / FMO Agra. In order to have proper records, all this missing data had to be called from respective stations and incorporated in records.
The members who opt for alteration or withdrawal of membership in the month of March of every financial year, their membership is updated in respective Association/Union as per the Check-Off-System in pay-rolls and the persons who had not opted remains in their respective Association/Union. But, the persons who are posted/transferred from one establishment to another, though their Last Pay Certificate (L.P.C) is sent to respective office but, their membership affiliation to a particular Association/Union is not passed on to respective office.
In order to co-relate and re-verify the office data with our data from all Regions, it is requested to arrange provision of following data on priority basis:
· Total strength and men in position of all Non-Gazetted cadres comprising of Group D, Admin, Scientific/Technical Cadres (Non-Industrial Mechanical Cadres) as on 30-04-2007.
· Total strength and men in position of Non-Gazetted Scientific/Technical cadres comprising of L.A., S.O., S.A., Non-Industrial Mechanics, Draughtsman, Librarian as on 30-04-2007.
· Region wise strength and men in position of Non-Gazetted Scientific/Technical cadres members affiliated to this Association as on 30-04-2007. The data should include all data as mentioned in Para 2&3 above.
It is therefore requested that above data may be provided to the Association on priority basis before submitting the case for further recognition of the Association.
Kindly confirm.

Thanking You,
Yours Sincerely,



( )
Asstt. General Secretary
For General Secretary

Copy to: All Regional Secretaries for compliance on top priority.





Yours Sincerely,



( )
Asstt. General Secretary
For General Secretary

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Subscription Deduction

To:
The Director General of Meteorology,
India Meteorological Department,
Mausam Bhavan, Lodi Road,
New Delhi-110 003
[Kind Attention: Shri D.Chakraborty, DDGM (A&S)]
Sub: Pending deduction of membership subscription of Association in r/o
DGM’s Office-inordinate delay.
Ref: DGM Letter No. B-12017/1/06-E (3) dated 26-12-2007.
Sir,
Kindly refer letter cited above pertaining to provision of list of DGM (HQ) members of
the Association for deduction of membership subscription for the year 2007-08. In this connection, the following is submitted:
1. The Association till date does not supply the list of members because every year as per routine practice, the members have option for new membership/alteration/withdrawal of membership. Many members comes out of the purview of the Association on getting promotion to Gazetted cadre. Besides this, many members on promotion are transferred/posted to other RMCs or sub-offices during a calendar year. All this data is available in Establishment Section only.
2. New membership/alteration/withdrawal of membership of Unions/Associations is a routine exercise being conducted since 1997 in the month of March of every financial year under CCS (RSA) Rules 1993. The said exercise ends up in the last day of March each year so that the deduction of membership subscription is made effective from April of next financial year.
3. Though the membership subscription should be deducted from the salary of April onwards each year but it is inordinately delayed. It is regretted that though presently, DDGM (UI) Office and RMC N.Delhi Office had belatedly deducted membership subscription but DGM’s Office has not completed this routine exercise even on ending of year 2007(i.e. even after 08 months time).
It is therefore requested that membership subscription of Association in r/o DGM’s Office be deducted immediately and the responsibility on the part of erring official be fixed for inordinate delay in executing DOP&T ‘s guidelines in the matter.

Thanking You,
Yours Sincerely,



(M.P.Sharma)
General Secretary.

Meeting with DGM

To:
The Director General of Meteorology,
India Meteorological Department,
Mausam Bhavan, Lodi Road,
New Delhi-110 003.
[Kind Attention: Shri R.C.Bhatia, DGM]

Sub: Request for a meeting on some pending important issues.
R/Sir,
This Association had submitted Memorandum vide our Letter No. IMD/NGSSA/45/2006 dated 30-11-2006 based on consensus of resolutions passed unanimously in our 5th Association Council Meet (9th-11th October, 2006) at Pune and meeting with your good self to this effect was held on 27th February, 2007. The minutes of the meeting was communicated to this Association vide DGM’s Letter No. B-12019 (NGSSA)/06-E (3) dated 12th April, 2007.

The Association would therefore like to discuss on the following Agenda points:

1. Status-Report of the minutes of the meeting held on 27th
February, 2007.
2. Status of Manpower Restructuring Committee Report of IMD.
3. Status of Recruitment- Rules of Assistant Meteorologist Gr-II
pending in UPSC.
4. Anomaly (before and after break) in ad-hoc promotion/posting
of S.O to S.A. and S.A. to AM-II cadre list and delay in
resumption of charge after break of service.
5. Pending Seniority list of Radio-Mechanic/ Mechanic Gr-I as discussed in meeting on 27th February, 2007.
6. Status of SDA incentives to North-East employees of IMD and non-receipt of SDA arrears to IMD employees of Agartala under RMC Kolkata region.
7. Victimization of persons invoking RTI Act-2005.

It is therefore requested that a meeting on the above agenda points be arranged with the representatives of this Association at the earliest. The minutes of the meeting may kindly be recorded.
Kindly confirm.
Yours Sincerely,



(M.P.Sharma)
General Secretary

Manpower Restructuring Report

Manpower Restructuring Report
1.1 The formation of Ministry of Earth Sciences is an initiative to unravel the interlinked key elements of land-ocean-atmosphere that influence the weather, climate and the environment around us. Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) seeks to create a framework for understanding the complex interactions among these key elements of the earth system, namely the ocean, atmosphere and the solid earth, by encompassing the functioning of national programmes in meteorology, climate and ocean science and technology and seismology. It aims to provide the nation with the best possible services in:

· Forecasting the monsoons (on various relevant time and space scales) and other weather/climate parameters, ocean state, earthquakes, tsunamis and other phenomena relating to the earth system, through well integrated programmes utilizing the best that science and technology can offer today at the highest international standards,

· Offering extensive data resources and setting up appropriate decision support systems to serve the interests of the common man whose primary resources are land and ocean,

· Supporting agriculture-related and all other industrial and scientific activities (including aviation, engineering industry, water resources, aquaculture etc.) through authentic, adequately processed earth system data of various kinds,

· Working closely with other agencies, both public and private, to provide them with S&T support and to assist in ensuring adequate preparedness for handling natural disasters and in managing their consequences, and

· Supporting research and development in Earth System Science.

1.2 The Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) is now in-charge of matters relating to the ocean science and technology, meteorology, seismology, climate and environmental science and related earth sciences and deals with policy, planning, coordination and schemes relating to these areas. The main constituents that are under the purview of the Ministry of Earth Sciences include the restructured Ministry of Ocean Development and the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Earthquake Risk Evaluation Centre, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology and National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting.

1.3 The Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences vide order dated 4th August, 2006, has formed a committee under the Chairmanship of Shri S K Das, Advisor, DOS for the Manpower Restructuring of the newly created Ministry and its constituent units (Annexure I). This report seeks to examine and assess the manpower situation, and recommends a strategy, for maximizing the output in the Centres, departments and organizations with the minimum intake of additional personnel and scientists. The aim is that the organizations under this Ministry work as scientific organizations and have adequate human resources to carry out the scientific work. The deliberations of the Narsimha committee and the mandate of the Ministry and its organizations as charted out in the XIth Five year document have been important factors for this committee in evaluating the manpower need of the organizations.

1.4 The committee while formulating its recommendations has been guided by the following concerns

1.4.1 First, as discussed above the Earth Commission has been set up recognizing the need for taking up an integrated view of earth system science. The Ministry of Earth Sciences has under it the erstwhile units of Ministry of Ocean Development viz., NCAOR, INCOIS, NIOT, CMLRE, ICMAM, and also the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), National Center for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (NCMRWF), Earthquake Risk Evaluation Center, dealing with atmospheric sciences, that were earlier a part of Ministry of Science and Technology. The history and the growth of the organizations have been varied. The nature of work and the mandate of the organizations have grown manifold. With the shifting goalposts there was a felt need to assess the nature of their work and to ensure that they function in a coordinated fashion with no scope of overlap and duplication and that their roles should be complimentary.

1.4.2 Second, with the Narsimha Committee redefining the mandate and roles to the various organizations on the atmospheric sciences side, there is need for sufficient manpower to be allocated to the organizations to carry out these new roles and responsibilities. The relationships between the organizations have been clearly defined and the responsibilities delineated (on the atmospheric sciences side) by Narasimha Committee Report, the scope of duplication has been removed and certain new functions allotted to certain organizations. Once proper linkages are developed as defined, it shall make them fully supportive of each other in delivering the best possible services. The manpower restructuring has taken into consideration all the recommendations of the Narsimha Committee report.

1.4.3 The ministry has launched a number of new initiatives. On the Ocean Sciences side- the initiatives are the Expedition to the Arctic, Integrated Ocean Drilling Programme, Desalination Project of 10mld to be followed with 25mld, Setting up of a National Oceanarium, acquiring India’s first Ice class Research vessel & other research vessels and setting up a sea front facility for its scientific research vessels, and Shore Protection measures etc. On the Atmospheric Sciences side, they are District Meteorological Information Centers, Climate Research & Monitoring, Climate Modeling System, Early Warning System, and Satellite Radiance Data Assimilation etc. For these new initiatives the question of redeployment of existing manpower has been examined along with the projected demand for the additional manpower requirement. The science component in all organizations is to be considerably stepped up in the XIth Five Year Plan period. Even in the service organizations like the IMD the science component is proposed to be enhanced as suggested by the Sikka Committee Report. To meet these new challenges the manpower restructuring of all the organizations becomes an imperative.

1.4.4 Fourth, this committee has addressed itself to the aspect of the altered roles of these organizations shall, in the near future, result in the change in the profile of the manpower required by these organizations. As the science component in the work being done by them will be considerably enhanced, the resultant requirement for high-end scientists will increase vis-à-vis the junior scientists or the technical staff employed by the organizations at present. As organizations will go in for a greater degree of automation and high-end scientific equipments, the need for operational and maintenance staff and meter reading staff and staff for low-end scientific work shall reduce. The requirements of the organizations for the scientific work that they shall be now initiating and the modernization in terms of automation, networking and communication shall require scientists with higher qualification. This will result in a change in the profile of the manpower of the organization even though the numbers may remain the same.
Fifthly, the Committee is aware about the difficulties faced by the Ministry and Organizations in finding the appropriate personnel for it scientific jobs. Even at the educational institutional level there are no prescribed and popular courses in Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences. It was pointed out to the committee that Ocean Technology is an interdisciplinary subject. There is no undergraduate programme in the country on Ocean Technology. The post graduate programme in Ocean Engg at IIT Madras does not include technologies of offshore and deep sea systems, their deployment and operations. Therefore, NIOT had to train all the staff on the job only. Furthermore, in the past too the Organization have faced great difficulties in finding appropriate persons for the scientific jobs and a large number of vacancies were not filled. Procedural delays too have resulted in problems in filing up the vacancies. This has resulted in a large number of sanctioned posts not being filled up in the IMD, IITM, NCMRWF, and NIOT etc. There is a need to consider reviving the posts that have been deemed to have lapsed, as they were not filled up within a year as in scientific organizations it at times takes longer to find appropriate scientists for the posts.

1.6 The committee held a series of discussions with the organisations of the Ministry. The organisations made presentations detailing the nature of their work, the proposed growth plan and the science plan for the Xith Five year Plan period and the manpower requirement for undertaking these tasks. Views of experts in the related fields were taken to assess the manpower requirements of the organisations. After deliberations and hearing the views of all stakeholders the Committe is making its recommendations with the objective of providing fair number of scientific and technical personnel to the organisations and also adquate administrative support staff to ensure that the organisations are not limited by paucity of personnel in carrying out its mandate.Manpower Restructuring Report.



2 NCAOR
2.1 “Antarctic Study Centre” was established as an autonomous society fully funded by the then Department of Ocean Development (now Ministry of Earth Science (MoES)) on the 25th May 1998. It was later renamed as National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCAOR) on 5th April 1999.

2.2 Mission mandate of NCAOR is
§ the overall planning, co-ordination and implementation of the scientific programmes mounted in Antarctica, and establishing and maintaining a National Research base in Antarctica and for providing the operational and logistic support for the Annual Indian Scientific Expeditions to Antarctica.
§ Implementation of the Indian Continental Shelf Programme on behalf of the MoES.
§ Technical management of the MoES vessel ORV Sagar Kanya and other vessels chartered by the Ministry.

In addition to the above, the Centre has a well-focused scientific mandate of initiating and supporting basic and applied research in a variety of scientific disciplines and themes that are otherwise not being pursued by any institution or laboratory in the country. This scientific mandate recognizes, as its backdrop, the need to understand the relationships of the polar, atmospheric and southern ocean realms vis-à-vis global processes, the importance of the Antarctic and Southern Ocean regions for our understanding of the global environment, the need to understand these regions as unique entities, and the opportunities presented by these realms as research platforms.

2.3 At present the scientists employed at NCAOR are as under
TABLE 1

Sl.No.
Programme/Project
Scientific Manpower Deployment**
Research Scientists on Contract
A
CORE ACTIVITIES
1
Indian Antarctic Programme
« Antarctic Science
1
-
« Antarctic Logistics
2
-
2
Ocean Surveys & Services including EEZ Surveys
2
-
3
Indian Continental Shelf
3
4
B
In-House R&D ACTIVITIES
1
Ice Core Studies
2
2
2
Southern Ocean Oceanography:
« Physical Oceanography
1
-
« Geological Oceanography
2
-
3
Polar Environment and Ecology
1
-
4
Polar Biology
2
-
5
Polar Remote Sensing
2
1
6
Limnological Studies
-
1
7
Comparison of the crustal Structure between Eastern Continental Margin of India and Eastern Antarctic Margin

-
1

TOTAL
18
20*
* Includes JRF scholars
2.4 During the ensuing XI Plan period (2007-11), NCAOR plans not only to build up on the ongoing programmes, but also to initiate several new and cutting edge scientific activities primarily on the Polar and Southern Ocean realms. While formulating the proposals for the new and ongoing activities, the following aspects have been given due considerations:
Ø The need to have sustainable long-term scientific programmes at the Centre in consonance with national priorities and global relevance.
Ø The need to have a multi-disciplinary core scientific manpower which can effectively plan, propose and implement cutting-edge scientific projects in the thrust areas identified by the Centre.
Ø The need to cater not only to the proposed R&D activities but also to the other mandated activities of the Centre, including implementation of the Indian Antarctic Programme, the Indian Legal Continental Shelf Project and the technical management of ORV Sagar Kanya.
Ø The Centre should develop in to a nodal facility for the study of ice cores and other allied fields of polar sciences for which facilities otherwise do not exist in the country.
Ø The need to have a state-of-the-art Antarctic Data repository system in the country, through which information will be accessible to the scientific community.

2.5 XI Plan period
During the XI Plan period, the Centre plans to embark on the following national scientific initiatives, in addition to the ongoing R&D and mandated activities
PROPOSED NEW CORE ACTIVITIES

§ Expedition to the Arctic
§ Structural strengthening and facility building at the Indian Antarctic
Research Base Maitri
§ Scientific and logistics activities leading to the establishment of the Third
Permanent Indian Base in Antarctica.
§ Development and networking of a National Antarctic Data Centre
§ Construction of a new ice-class vessel for bipolar research
§ Deep Sea drilling in the Arabian Sea/Bay of Bengal as a major initiative
under the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP)
§ Establishment of a National sediment core repository.

All the above endeavors call for exclusive teams of scientists/technical personnel over and above the current complement. To start with, it is proposed to structure the current expertise available at NCAOR as well as that proposed to be inducted under five major scientific groups and an administrative support team as below:

1. Polar Expedition Group (PEG) comprising
- Polar Science co- ordination and logistics operations, pertaining to both Arctic and Antarctic regions
- Activities leading the establishment of the Third Indian Antarctic Base
- Activities related to structural strengthening of Maitri

2. Development of National Antarctic Data Centre
.
3. Southern Ocean Studies including logistics operations pertaining
to the Expeditions to the Southern Ocean realm
4. Ocean Surveys and Services including technical management of
MoES vessels and EEZ surveys


5. Research & Development Group comprising the following
projects/programmes;
- Geological and tectonic evolution of the northern
- Indian Ocean
- IODP activities

- Ice-core studies
- Satellite application and remote sensing in polar regions
- Microbiological/biotechnological potential of Antarctic microbes
- Polar Environment studies
- Limnolgical studies

6. Management Services (MS) comprising
- Programme Planning & Evaluation, Administration, Procurement & Stores, Finance, Estate management, Capacity building, HR etc.

These new groups shall implement the following new initiatives mentioned above:-

Indian Polar Programme: In addition to the regular scientific and logistic activities related to the Indian Antarctic Expeditions, the following major programmes related to the polar realm are being proposed to be initiated during the XI Plan:
a. Establishment of the third permanent Indian base in the Larsemann
Hills of East Antarctica
b. Structural strengthening and augmentation of facilities at Maitri
c. Mounting of research programmes in the Arctic.

Establishment of a National Sediment core repository: Every year several sediment cores are collected by scientists from different national organizations including NCAOR on board ORV Sagar Kanya and other research vessels chartered by the Ministry. In addition, as a mandatory requirement of the ongoing EEZ Program, sediment cores are routinely collected by NCAOR. Considering the expenses involved in collecting these cores as well as their intrinsic scientific value, one longitudinal half of any core section retrieved is archived as a routine at any scientific laboratory the world over. At NCAOR too, it is proposed to develop state-of-the-art sediment repository facilities on the lines of the existing ice core archival laboratory. The facilities will enable not only archival of the samples, but also their physical studies including X-radiographing
Vessel management including construction of an ice-class research vessel
Currently, the mandated activities of NCAOR also comprise the technical management of ORV Sagar Kanya as well as the other vessels chartered by NCAOR on behalf of NCAOR. In addition to this continuing activity, during the XI Plan period, it is planned to go in for a state-of-the-art ice-class research vessel for oceanographic studies. All the technical and scientific activities related to the facilitation of the planning of the construction of this vessel as well as its technical management would be carried out by the Vessel Management Group
Deep ocean drilling in the Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea through the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP): It is proposed to meet the scientific manpower requirements for this Programme by pooling the scientific manpower being proposed under various in-house research projects, considering the multi-faceted nature of this programme.




2.6 The paucity of scientific manpower at NCAOR has been viewed with concern by this Committee. This concern was also addressed by the Research Advisory Committee of the Centre at its meeting held on the 1st March 2007, wherein “the Committee expressed its deep concern at the sub-critical levels of scientific manpower at the Centre. The Committee added that there is an urgent need for the Ministry of Earth Sciences to address this issue as early as possible”.

In the absence of adequate scientific manpower, the Centre has been depending to a great extent on scientists recruited on short-term basis on a purely contract basis (see Table 1). However, this arrangement has more often than not, proved to be counter-productive as these scientists tend to leave at any given time, on getting permanent jobs elsewhere. For instance, in the past one year itself, a total of 9 project scientists out of 12 resigned in search of better prospects. This is a matter of serious concern as the progress of the planned scientific activities comes to a sudden halt once a contract scientist leaves.

2.7 After considering the past history, the nature of the work currently carried out and the programmes and projects that NCAOR seeks to implement during the XIth FYP it is proposed to provide the following additional manpower to meet its requirements.

No.
Discipline
Current strength (Perm+ Contract)
Proposed during XI Plan
Committee Recomm. (Permanent)
1.
Ice-core studies & Paleoclimatology
02
08
04
2.
Chemical/Physical/Biological Oceanography
03
17
06
3.
Satellite application and Remote Sensing in polar regions
02
06
02
4.
Microbiological/Biotechnological potential of Antarctic microbes
02
06
02
5.
Antarctic environment Studies
01
07
02
6.
Paleoclimatic Studies
01
07
03
7.
Antarctic Science/logistics
04
16
10
8.
Marine Geophysical studies
03
05
02
9.
National Antarctic Data Centre
01
04
02
10.
Vessel Management
02
06
02
11.
Administrative/finance/procurement & stores/library/estate management/engineering service
17
50
10
12.
Technical support staff
03
27
05
13.
Driver & Auxiliary Staff
09
01 (Driver)


TOTAL
50
160
50




IITM

The Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune is an autonomous organization registered under the Societies Act 1960. The Institute was formally established under the UNDP's special Fund Project as the Institute of Tropical Meteorology (ITM) at Pune on 17 November 1962 as a distinct part of the India Meteorological Department (IMD). The Institute became autonomous and was renamed as the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) since 1 April 1971. It is fully funded by the Ministry of Earth Sciences. Part of the grant is received from Department of Science & Technology, New Delhi under whom the Institute was functioning till 11th July 2006.
The IITM has been functioning as a national centre for basic and applied research in monsoon meteorology of the tropics in general and with special reference to India and neighborhood. The Institute has made significant contributions in the challenging areas of the Atmospheric Sciences like weather forecasting, climatology, hydrometeorology, monsoon, climate modelling, climate change, cloud physics, weather modification, atmospheric chemistry, atmospheric electricity, instrumentation for the observational studies and studies relating to land surface processes. The IITM provides its input to the India Meteorological Department for the national forecast of seasonal monsoon rainfall of the country. The research programmes are organized under seven scientific divisions. The Computer and Data Archival Division, the Library, Information and publication Division and the Administrative Division provide the necessary support for the research work. The experimental laboratories of the institute are well equipped with data acquisition systems and sophisticated instruments for the study of past climate, climate modelling, cloud physics, atmospheric electricity, atmospheric chemistry, remote sensing of atmospheric boundary layer and land surface processes. The IITM has been actively participating in the multi-agency and multilateral research programmes with the organizations in India and abroad and vigorously pursing its national and international Field Experimental Programmes for collection of special observational data for the study of different environmental conditions.
The scientific community at national and international levels has recognized contributions made by its scientists to the field of monsoon meteorology.
The hydro meteorological analysis of long series of rainfall data on different time scales over various river basins of the country carried out by the IITM scientists has also been proved to be very useful to the hydrologists and design engineers for flood and storm studies, and planning and designing of hydro projects and reservoirs. Another major area in which IITM has developed expertise over the years is the Artificial Rainmaking by aerial cloud seeding. IITM has been providing technical guidance and consultancy to various state governments in the country in their efforts to alleviate severe drought conditions in some years.
The stated objectives of IITM can be summarized as below:
v To conduct basic research in all aspects of Atmosphere-Land-Ocean system with particular reference to the tropics.

v To organize interdisciplinary research aimed towards understanding the fundamental atmospheric and oceanic processes controlling weather and climate in tropics and its practical application to the society (e.g. Prediction & Predictability).

v To provide a platform for post-graduate and post-doctoral scientific education and create facilities to attract talented students to meteorology.

The Organization structure of IITM is given below:


Ministry of Earth Sciences

Earth Commission

Governing Council

Director

Forecasting Research
Climatology and Hydrometeorology
Physical Meteorology and Aerology
Instruments and Observational Techniques
Boundary Layer and Land Surface Processes
Theoretical Studies
Climate and Global Modelling
Technical
Support
Administrative Support

Computer
and
Data
Library, Information and Publications
Administration
Finance
Purchase and Stores
Official Language

Organizational Profile

Research Programme

The Manpower deployed at IITM to meet the above objectives and carry out its scientific functions is given below:

CATEGORY
SACNTIONED
IN POSITION
VACANT
RESEARCH-I (Director, Scientist H, G, F, E, D, C & B)
79
78
1
RESEARCH -I a
( Jr.Sc. Officer & Sr. Sc. Astt.)
90
51
39
SCIENTIFIC
( Sc. Asst. & Jr. Sc. Asst.)
21
4
17
TECHNICAL (STO-I, STO-II, JTO, STA, TA, JTA, MECH. ASST.,MECH.G-I, MECH.G-II, SR.D'MAN, D'MAN,MECH.GR-I DRIVER, MECH.GR-II DRIVER, ELEC.)
45
31
14
ADMINISTRATION (ADM. OFCR., ACCTS. OFCR, SEC. OFC., HINDI OFCR., SR. ASST., ASST., UDC, LDC, P.A TO DIR., STENO-I, STENO-II, STENO-III, SECURITY INSPECTOR, LAB. ASST.)
61
43
18
N.T.M.S. (CLASS IV) (LAB ATTENDENT, OFC. ATTENDENT, PEON, WATCHMAN, COOK, SAFAIWALA, GARDENER, CLEANER, MAZDOOR)
62
42
20

TOTAL

358

249

109

During the next Five Years Plan the institute shall continue working on its following main programmes
v Asian Monsoon Variability and Predictability
v Application of Satellite Data in Weather Forecasting and Large-Scale Hydrological Modeling
v Short-Term Climate Diagnostics and Prediction
v Cloud Modelling
v Middle Atmosphere Dynamics
v Aerosol and Climate Studies
v Dendroclimatology & paleo-climate research

In addition the Institute shall initiate a new scheme of modeling, which shall relate to Climate Dynamics and Extended Range Monsoon Prediction. This shall entail focus activities in following areas:
v Dynamical Prediction System of Seasonal Mean Monsoon Rainfall
v Extended Range Prediction of Active and Break Spells of the Monsoon
v Science of Climate Change and Monsoon
v Tropical Cyclone Prediction System
v Urban Air Pollution and Chemical Transport Modelling

The Institute shall has proposed that it shall initiate new observation activities that shall help forge of better understanding of atmospheric sciences, these new activities are:
v Interaction between microphysics of rain formation (clouds) and the environment
v Multi-parameter dual polarization Doppler radar system to provide clouds microphysical parameters as well as environmental parameters.
v A network of lightning detectors for thunderstorm dynamics and nowcasting

As there is a paucity of scientist dealing with atmospheric sciences there is a felt need to have Human Resource Development for atmospheric sciences. IITM proposes to start and sustain a strong Graduate course for training the young minds and also to do intensive training of some selected young scientists on specific topics.

IITM has sufficient sanction staff of 358 persons for carrying out its mandate. However at present only 249 persons are in position. As large number of vacancies exist at the level of Research-I a (Jr. Sr. Officer & Sr. Sr. Astt.) and Scientific (Sr. Asst. & Jr. Sr. Asst.) i.e. 39 and 17 respectively (Total-56). After examining the nature of programs and projects that IITM seeks to carry out during the 11th FYP period it is proposed that the post of 56 scientific personnel and 2-administration post be revived. These additional scientific personnel shall carry out the following programmes.

Programme-wise Distribution of Manpower for the 11th Five-Year Plan

Research Area





Total
Modelling and Theoretical Studies
Dynamical prediction system of seasonal mean monsoon rainfall





19
Extended-range prediction of active and break spells of the monsoon






10
Science of climate change and monsoon





7
Urban air pollution and transport modelling





5
Observational Studies
Interaction between clouds and Environment





15
TOTAL





56


The Institute is proposing to setup a Center for climate change as a major initiative in lead role for scientific aspects of the climate change. Since, setting up of this will require a cabinet approval, it is suggested that manpower required under this program be projected/approved as a part of the approval for the Center.
NIOT

Introduction
National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) was started as the technical arm of the then Department of Ocean Development, Government of India in November 1993 as a society under the Tamil Nadu Society’s Act. It was envisaged that NIOT should work under mission mode in the following areas:
i. Ocean Energy
ii. Deep Sea Technology and Mining
iii. Coastal and Environmental Engineering and
iv. Marine Instrumentation

During the last 13 years of its existence, NIOT has taken up a number of small and large projects in these areas. Noteworthy achievements have been made in areas like Desalination, Design of Remotely operable Vehicles (ROV), Design of nodule mining system and in-situ soil testing in deep waters. No other institution in India, is involved in such offshore oriented technology development / demonstration programmes.

When NIOT was started in Nov 1993, no permanent posts were created. By the end of 1998, the total number of posts created were 30 (19 Scientists & Technical Assistants + 11 Admin / support) for core activities and further 28 Posts (19 + 9) for the operational programmes of Vessel Management Cell (VMC) & National Data Buoy Programme (NDBP) . Major field demonstration projects like Ocean Thermal Energy & Deep Sea Mining were added to the activities of NIOT but without any creation of permanent posts. In the year 2000, a new area of activity namely Ocean Science & Technology for Islands was added. In 2004, a major technology development programme on Gas Hydrates was added to NIOT’s activities. By the year 2005 – 2006, the core technology activities and technology demonstration programmes, grew, but the total number of permanent posts created for NIOT was only 93 (73 scientists / technical & 20 administration / supporting staff). In the year 2006-07, 25 more Scientists & Techical posts were added.

The major programmes on Deep Sea Mining Technology and Gas Hydrates involved development of deep sea crawler based mining systems and a remotely operable vehicle for 6000m depth, and an automatic Gas Hydrate corer for 2000 m depth. These programmes are pioneering programmes not only in India but also in the world. The various components of these programmes were / are being implemented with active participation of Germany, Russia and USA.












The organization sturucture of NIOT is given below:
Ministry of Earth Sciences Government of India
NIOT
Governing Council
DIRECTOR
Research Advisory Council
Finance & Accounts
Estab
& Personnel
Stores & Purchase

Travel & Transport Cell

ADMINISTRATION
Executive Groups
Strategic Planning
& Management
Business Development
Public Relations
Human Resource Development
Accreditations
CORE TECHNOLOGY GROUPS

Tech. &
Allied Services
Fabrication
Assembly
Integration
& QA
Ocean Survey
& Allied Areas
Marine Engg.
& Offshore handling
Mech.
Design
Offshore
Structures
Coastal
Process,
Environ. Engg & Modelling

Marine Sciences
Elec. & Applied Sciences
Coastal & EnvironEngg


EnEngg
Energy & Fresh Water
MISSION AREAS
Deep Sea
Technology

Ocean S& T for Islands
Ocean Acoustics Marine Systems SYhhSSSystems
National Data Buoy Programme
Vessel Management Cell
Technical Services
OPERATIONAL PROGRAMMES
PROJECTS STRUCTURE



TABLE-2

The current manpower status of NIOT for Regular and Contract posts

In place NIOT (Regular)

In place NIOT (Contract) temporary
CADRE
H
G
F
E
D
C
B
TA
SA
Total

CADRE
Tech
Con.
B
TA
SA
Total
Coastal process, Environ.Engg & Modelling


1

3

4

1


Coastal process, Environ.Engg & Modelling
2
3
2
1

Offshore Structures


1






1

Offshore Structures
0
0
0
0
0
Mechanical Design


2

4
1
2
7

16

Mechanical Design
0
3
0
1
4
Fabrication, Assembly, Integration & QA


1
1

2
2
3
1
10

Fabrication, Assembly, Integration & QA
0
0
0
2
2
Marine Engg. & Offshore handling



1


1

1
3

Marine Engg. & Offshore handling
0
0
0
0
0
Elec. & Applied Sciences


2
2
4
5
4
18
2
37

Elec. & Applied Sciences
1
2
1
0
4
Marine Sciences







4

4

Marine Sciences
0
5
4
4
13
Ocean Survey, Geology, Oceanography, Remote Sensing, Marine Archeology


1
1
3
3
1
2

11

Ocean Survey, Geology, Oceanography, Remote Sensing, Marine Archeology
1
0
1
0
2
Technical & Allied Services





1

4
1
6

Technical & Allied Services
0
1
0
1
2
TOTAL – Scientific / Technical
0
0
8
5
14
12
14
38
6
97

TOTAL – Scientific / Technical
4
14
8
9
35
TOTAL – Administration / Supporting









16

TOTAL – Administration / Supporting




46
Grand Total
0
0
8
5
14
12
14
38
6
113

Grand Total
4
14
8
9
81

Note: B to H are Scientists TA: Technical Assistant and SA: Skilled Assistant


The problem faced by the organisation is that Ocean Technology is an interdisciplinary subject. There is no undergraduate programme in the country on Ocean Technology. The post graduate programme in Ocean Engg at IIT Madras does not include technologies of offshore and deep sea systems, their deployment and operations. Therefore, NIOT had to train all the staff on the job only. If these trained staff leave, the valuable trained manpower is lost.
Since bulk of the staff carrying out these important programmes are on temporary contract appointment. The valuable experience gathered in these projects was being lost as contract scientist often leave these contract jobs for permanent jobs elsewhere.Long term technology programmes, like deep sea mining technologies, Gas Hydrate technologies etc are being operated with only temporary staff.
NIOT has been depending on ‘outsourcing’ for its services like, campus maintenance, horticulture, security and transport requirements. Such arrangement will continue in future also.
The key areas of work that shall be undertaken by NIOT under its present Core Technology Development program, and that have in the chart been reflected as mission areas are descibed below as Technology Demonstration Programmes. These shall be the priority areas of work for the XIth FYP

Technology Demonstration Programmes
Following are the Technology Demonstration Programs(TDP) which will be further split into a number of sub-projects. Some of the important sub projects are:

I. Energy and Fresh Water
i. Desalination and Ocean Energy

II. Deep Sea Technology

i. Gas Hydrates
· Autonomous coring system for gas hydrate assessment.
· Fine tuning and utilizing support submersible for gas hydrate exploration.
· Storage, transportation and processing gas hydrate.
ii. Development of Nodule Mining System
· Integrated Deep Sea Mining System for 6000 m water depth.
· Soil t esting in the Central Indian Ocean Basin.
iii. Development of Underwater Vehicles
· Manned submersible for 6000 m

III. Coastal & Environmental Engineering

i. Coastal and Environmental Engineering
· Coastal Protection Measures
· Engineering criteria manual for coastal projects including waves, currents, wind and sediment transports.
· National Oil spill modelling and prediction systems
ii. Ocean Survey (Hydrographic, Oceanographic, geophysical, geotechnical)
· Measurements of winds, waves, currents, sediments transport required for the engineering criteria manual indicated above.
· Developing capabilities in marine survey that allow rapid scanning of the seafloor and seabed.

IV. Ocean Acoustics & Marine Systems
i. Ocean Acoustics and Instrumentation
· Establishment of comprehensive tide gauge and automatic weather station networking programme along Indian coast.
· Deveopment of sea glider system.
· Ambient noise scattering.
· Acoustic emmision from ocean structures.
· Vibro acoustics for floating / underwater objects.
· Anti biofouling using acoustic techniques.
· Shallow water ambient noise measurement and characterisation.
· Sea bed classification / characterization
· Time reversal acoustics.

ii. Development of Ocean Observation Systems
· Indian Coastal Ocean Observational Network (ICOON)
· Indian EEZ observational Network (IEON)
· Ocean Observational Network
· Tsunami warning system

V. Marine Biotechnology
· Development of marine bioformatics applications.
· Marine micro-algal biotechnology.
· Island resource information system.
· Sea cage culture of lobster and crabs and open sea aquaculture.

Scientists and technical manpower for these projects will be drawn from Core Technology development Groups (CTG) which develop and consolidate the expertise. Core Technology Groups will also be responsible for building and sharing the infrastructure required for various Technology Demonstration Programs. Infrastructure in the form of laboratories, workshops and others will serve as common facilities to assist in execution of these projects. Adequate manpower is necessary in-house to absorb and retain the developments in technology and also, to develop the support facilities to execute projects. While, NIOT should try to outsource manpower for routine jobs, it should necessarily have certain minimum expert manpower in-house for the purpose of planning, designing, indenting, contracting, inspecting, quality assurance etc. Also, in order to effectively support the Technology Demonstration Program activities, Core Technology Groups should develop, maintain and upgrade certain basic facilities
Core Technology Development GroupsCore technology Groups are planned under the following areas:
i. Coastal and Environmental Engineering.
ii. Offshore Structures
iii. Mechanical Design
iv. Fabrication, Assembly and Integration
v. Marine Engineering and Offshore Handling
vi. Electrical and Applied Sciences
vii. Marine Sciences
viii. Ocean Survey and Allied Areas
ix. Technical and Allied Services

ADDITIONAL MAN POWER REQUESTED BY NIOT
Sl. No
Programme
Scientific & Technical
Administration
Total

Mission modes areas



1
Energy and Fresh water from sea
91
2
93
2
Deep Sea Technology
62
20
82
3
Coastal and Environmental Engineering
132
38
170
4
Marine Instrumentation system
40
5
45
5
Ocean Science and Technology for Island
82
11
93
6
ROSUB and Gas Hydrates
89
35
124
7
ARGO
16
3
19
8
VMC
17
3
20
9
NDBP
82
48
130

Technology Development Areas



1
Marine sensors and electronics
24
9
33
2
Offshore structures
28
2
30
3
Offshore operations
15
2
17
4
Ocean Acoustics
34
5
39
5
Mechanical Design
18
2
20
6
Administration & Campus development and maintenance
5
2
7
7
Sea front facility
9
5
14

Grand Total (No. of persons)
744
192
936
























After discussions with the Committee and reorienting the activities of NIOT into Core Technology Development and Technology Demonstration Programmes the Committee proposes the following manpower for NIOT

Total Manpower for NIOT including the existing scientists and staff


Rows: Core Technology Development Groups
Columns: Technology Demonstration Programmes
PROGRAMME
Energy & Fresh Water
Deep Sea Technology
Coastal & Envi. Engg
Ocean Acoustics & Marine Systems
OSTI
NDBP
VMC
Grand Total
Coastal process, Environ.Engg & Modelling
1
0
29
0
0
6
0
36
Offshore Structures
9
4
0
1
0
0
0
14
Mechanical Design
17
19
0
0
0
12
4
52
Fabrication, Assembly, Integration & QA
1
34
0
1
3
0
0
39
Marine Engg. & Offshore handling
1
6
0
0
0
0
5
10
Elec. & Applied Sciences
5
50
6
22
2
16
6
107
Marine Sciences & other island specific programmes
0
0
5
0
28
0
0
33
Ocean Survey, Geology, Oceanography, Remote Sensing, Marine Archeology
1
5
34
0
4
0
0
45
Technical & Allied Services

8
0
1
0
2
0
17
Total – Scientific / Technical
35
126
74
25
37
36
15
353
Total - Administrative / Supporting Staff







60
Grand Total







413

Details of the break up of these numbers for Scientists, Technical Assistants is given in the Annexure to the report.The proposed structure of NIOT as recommended by the Committee

S.no
PROGRAMME
Current strength
Committee Recomm. (Permanent)
Grand Total
1
Coastal process, Environ.Engg & Modelling
9
27
36
2
Offshore Structures
1
13
14
3
Mechanical Design
16
36
52
4
Fabrication, Assembly, Integration & QA
10
29
39
5
Marine Engg. & Offshore handling
3
7
10
6
Elec. & Applied Sciences
37
70
107
7
Marine Sciences & other island specific programmes
4
29
33
8
Ocean Survey, Geology, Oceanography, Remote Sensing, Marine Archeology
11
34
45
9
Technical & Allied Services
6
11
17

Total – Scientific / Technical
97
256
353

Total - Administrative / Supporting Staff
16
60
76

Grand Total
113
316
429



INCOIS

During the IX plan, INCOIS was conceived as an operational arm of the “ocean observations and information services” of the Department Ocean Development for operational generation of ocean data and user specific data products. The Government accepted and approved in October 1997, the need for such a new Institution. The Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), an autonomous body was set up under then Department of Ocean Development in February 1999. It started as a provider of operational data and services and swiftly transformed into a knowledge and information technology enterprise for the oceanic realm. INCOIS has become: (a) a provider of operational ocean information and advisory services to the entire country using advances in satellite remote sensing, ocean science and information & communication technology, (b) an observer of Indian Ocean using cutting edge technology, including the Argo profiling floats, (c) prime mover for R&D in frontier area of ocean-atmosphere modeling, and (d) most recently as the responsible national organization for triggering tsunami warnings. The mission of INCOIS is to provide ocean information and advisory services to society, industry, government agencies and scientific community through sustained ocean observation and constant improvement through systematic and focused research.


The role of INCOIS was enhanced significantly from being operational national provided of Ocean data, data products and services, to encompass the following:
Prime mover for R&D in Frontier area of Ocean modeling and satellite oceanography
Observer of Indian Ocean using technology such as Argo floats and satellite oceanography
International facilitator for Ocean observation and Data and Information Services in the Indian Ocean region.

INCOIS was entrusted by the Department with implementation of INDOMOD-SATCORE projects. INCOIS became the Regional Co-ordinator for International Argo Project in the Indian Ocean and Regional Argo Data Center in July 2001. INCOIS was chosen to host the Secretariat of IOGOOS in November 2002 for six years. In April 2004, INCOIS was chosen as the Regional Data Center for IOGOOS and Clearing house for the region.


After the Dec 2004 Tsunami, INCOIS has been assigned the additional responsibility to lead the Project on the Setting up of Early Warning System for Tsunami and Storm surges for the Country. In the year 2005, INCOIS has been identified as NODC/IODE for India.

Though the quantum of activities has grown up, the regular manpower has not significantly improved. Project Scientist and Research Fellows are engaged to work at INCOIS. At present the manpower deployed at INCOIS is as under.




Name of division
Sanctioned strength (1)
Against vacancy of col(1)
Contractual employment
(over and above col (1))


By deputation
Internal Cadre
Total

Director
1

1
1

MOG
6

6
6
6
CWG
1

1
1
3
ASG
15

15
15
12
ISG
1

1
1
2
DMG
1

1
1

ESS
3

3
3
3
Total
28

28
28
26
In the near future, INCOIS has a vision to emerge as a knowledge and information technology organization for the oceanic realm with a focus on:
i) Developing capability to forecast critical ocean parameters, processes and phenomena, which have significant societal, economic and environmental benefits
ii) Providing scientific and technical support for ecosystem-based management for sustainable use of resources.
iii) Defining and deploying satellite- and in situ-based ocean observing system to support forecasting and ecosystem-based management system.

To meet the above objectives, INCOIS has set forth the following tasks as priority during XI Plan period
· Potential Fishing Zones
· Ocean State Forecast
· Value - added Services and consultancy Services
· Ocean Information Bank and Web-based Dissemination
· Ocean Modelling and Data Assimilation
· INCOIS-Infrastructure development; Operations and Maintenance
· R&D in Ocean Science, Capacity Building, User promotion, International Interface
Apart from the above activities, INCOIS is also responsible for the following four projects of MoES.
1. Tsunami and Storm surge warning system
2. Ocean Observation systems
3. Ocean Modelling and dynamics
4. Satellite Oceanography

In order to deliver the effective meaningful services, research activities are imperative. The organizational framework of INCOIS to meet the above challenges is given below along with the detailed work profile of each unit.






Executive support Services group Council
Society,
Governing Council
Modelling and Ocean Observations Group
Director

SL3-1
Scientific Review Committee
Programme Planning and Coordination
Computational Facilities & Web-based Services Group Council
Advisory Services & Satellite Oceanography Group
Information Services & Ocean Sciences Group Council
Data & Information Management Group Council

Modeling and Ocean Observation Group (MOG)
Ocean Modelling and Assimilation
A) Setting up of High-performance Computing (HPC) facility as a national facility
B) Ocean Modelling with Data Assimilation for providing description of past, present & future state of Ocean at appropriate spatial & temporal resolutions.
C) Contribute to Weather/Monsoon/Climate forecast by providing forcing for Atmospheric Models
D) Understanding the variability of Ocean & Marine environment
E) Simulation experiment to optimise the observation system

Computational Facilities and Web-based Services Group (CWG)
Computational Facilities and Networking
Web and Location based services
Communication facilities
Technical Support Services

Advisory Services and Satellite Oceanography Group (ASG)
Potential Fishing Zone Advisory Services Mission
Early Warning Centre for Tsunami and Storm Surge
Satellite Oceanography
Value-added Services for Coastal Applications

Potential Fishing Zone Advisory Services (PFZ)
Ø Sustain PFZ Mission
Ø Install 200 Digital Display Boards to cater to PFZ as well as Disaster Information
Ø Operationalise Species specific forecast for Tuna and Oil Sardine
Ø Incorporate Wind and MLD as additional parameter for PFZ forecast
Ø Integrate weather information for safe navigation
Ø Enhance Validation experiments & user awareness and market research on user needs and satisfaction
Tsunami
• Operationalise and Sustain the Warning System
• Periodic Rehearsals
• Capacity Building and Awareness
• Improve & Maintain active Dissemination Chain

Information Services and Ocean Sciences Group (ISG)
Ocean State Forecast
Coastal Ocean State Forecast
Sediment Transport
Oil Spill Studies
Ocean Sciences including Biogeochemical studies
Training Programmes

• Sustain and Improvement in Open Ocean Wave Forecast
• Operationalise Coastal Ocean Wave & Current Forecast
• Strengthen Validation Experiments
• Enhance User Interaction and delivery chain

Data and Information Management Group (DMG)
In-situ and satellite observation systems and reception
Generation and Validation of Satellite data products
Ocean data Management
National Oceanographic Data Centre (NODC) & Indian Ocean (ARGO, IO-GOOS) Data centre
Development of an active network of institutional and project-oriented data centres
National Oceanographic Data Centre
Data Warehousing & Data Mining applications for in-situ and remote sensing data & data products
Ocean Data dissemination to operational and Research agencies

A minimum core staff in each division is essential. While a large potion of the work is currently being done by Contract manpower the committee felt that sufficient manpower must be provided to each core programme of the organization to enable it to effectively and efficiently carry out these operations. The detailed requirements of manpower in each division, as projected by the organization, were furnished. These were examined by the committee and after appreciating the urgency and nature of work it proposed the following additional manpower for the different operations of INCOIS.



Group
Existing Manpower
No. of Posts
Asked for
Committees Recommendation
Modelling and Observations Group (MOG)
7
29
1
Computational Facilities and Web-based Services Group (CWG)
1
28
3
Advisory Services and Satellite Oceanography (ASG)
15
77
31
Information Services and Ocean Sciences Group (ISG)
1
25
5
Data and Information Management Group (DMG)
1
25
5
Executive Support Services Group (ESG)
3
26
10
Knowledge and Info. Mang.

3
1
Engg. Maintenance Division

6
3
Prog. Planning and Evaluation.

6
1
Total
28
225
60

NCMRWF

The National Centre for Medium range Weather Forecasting (NCMRWF) was established in 1988 by Government of India to develop operational Numerical Weather Prediction models with emphasis on medium range scale (3-10 days in advance) and start agromet advisory service from 127 agro climatic zones of India for the benefit of farmers. NCMRWF is the MoES’s Centre of Excellence in Modelling. Under the new ministry, NCMRWF has been reinforced with the mandate to look after the modelling needs of the nation’s weather/climate forecasting capability. However the function of Agro Advisory Services (AAS) to the farming community of India as per the new mandate is to be done by IMD.

NCMRWF has been a leading centre in India for all weather and climate model related research and operation. This is the only organization in India where real-time global and regional data assimilation works are being carried out for providing operational medium-range weather forecasting. International standard research on all aspects of data assimilation, global/regional modeling, extended-range/seasonal prediction, climate variability is carried out by the scientists of the Centre.

The Centre has the most powerful super-computing facility in India. NCMRWF provides information on impending weather four to seven days in advance to ensure optimum effectiveness of modern farming practices. Weather forecast bulletins are disseminated biweekly to AAS units via fax or internet/e-mail.

NCMRWF gives special focus for weather and climate prediction for mountainous regions. For this purpose, high-resolution mesoscale model (MM5) is run operationally specific to the Himalayan region. The Centre runs a global ocean wave model yto predict wave heights, peak wave direction and period. The Centre provides its routine and special products to other organizations such as the Indian Meteorological Services, Indian Military, Indian Navy, Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment, Indian Space Research organization, Bhaba Atomic Research Centre etc. on regular basis and on their special request. In addition, the user community also includes power sectors, water resources, shipping and fisheries, transportation etc. where customized forecasts are given.

NCMRWF has many National and international collaborations with various Institutes and Organizations NCMRWF also hosts the BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for multi-sectoral technical and economic cooperation) Centre for Weather and Climate. NCMRWF has also been a partner on every observational campaigns (INDOEX, BOBMEX, LASPEX, ARMEX etc) undertaken in India to better understand and model the atmospheric processes.

NCMRWF is now aiming to put in place an ‘Earth System Model’ framework with the concept of the Seamless Suites in space and time. The main components of this coupled system will be:

High Resolution Global Atmospheric Model and Assimilation
High Resolution Global Ocean Model and Assimilation
High Resolution Global Land Model and Assimilation

During XI Plan, the following thrust areas are listed:

By hi-end research and real-time runs, NCMRWF will focus on developing and testing latest advanced modelling and assimilation techniques to cater to the operational forecasting requirements of the country for different space-time scale of weather/climate systems.

Continuing program
Global Modeling and Data Assimilation System
Meso-scale Modeling and Data Assimilation System
Extended/Seasonal Prediction System
Computer/Network Infrastructure and Services (Up gradation)

New program
Satellite Radiance Data Assimilation System
Climate Modeling System
Environmental Prediction System
Real–time Operational Activity Support System


Additional Manpower Requirement

Existing Manpower
Additional Manpower asked for
Additional Manpower as per Comm. Recomm.
Global Modellling System
4
17
10
Global Data Assimilation System
1
14
5
Data Decoding, Monitoring, QC
3
21
7
Model Diagnostics/Verification
1
4
2
Meso-scale Regional Prediction System
2
24
12
Extended Range/Seasonal Prediction System
3
13
8
Computer/Network Infrastructure and Services
2
20
4
Satellite Radiance Data Assimilation System
0
15
5
Climate Modelling aspect of Climate Change
0
5
4 6
5
Ocean Model/Assimilation
1
Weather/Climate Monitoring System
0
Environmental Prediction System
0
5
2
Library and Documentation
1
2
1
Real-time Operational Activity Support System
0
10
-
Admn., Technical, Support Staff
8
37
12
Total
26
196
74

At the time of creation of the centre, the cabinet had approved posts of around 97 scientists and 57 technical persons, admn and support 78. However only a small number of posts out of this have been filled. During discussions with the committee NCMRWF has asked for 196 Additional post. The Committee while examining the nature of work allotted to NCMRWF for the 11th FYP has proposed an increase in the Manpower of 87 Additional persons. As the function of Agro Advisory Services (AAS) to the farming community of India as per the new mandate is to be done by IMD, all related staff should be transferred to IMD.

As NCMRWF is doing important function of modeling, regional meso-scale assimilation & forecast system have been installed and are being used in real time for different important applications. This committee is of the view that NCMRWF should be made in to a Centre of the Ministry, either as an autonomous institution or as an attached/subordinate office of the Ministry. This shall give permanency to the organizations and shall impart continuity to the important work being done by it.

INDIA METEOROLOGICAL DEPARTMENT
India Meteorological Department was established in 1875 and it is the nodal agency of the Govt. of India relating to all matters concerning Meteorology & Seismology. IMD is the nodal agency of the nation to monitor, record process, develop and disseminate meteorological, hydro- meteorological, agro meteorological and seismological information, data and knowledge for a wide variety of purposes.
During the last two decades, particularly in recent time, there is a growing demand for tailor made meteorological forecast and use of meteorological data for all pervasive usage. Further, there is appreciable advancement in technology in the field of meteorological observational system and also understanding of physical process on various weather events have been enhanced due to advent of fast computation system with affordable cost.

The Department is headed by Director General of Meteorology, who is assisted in his day to day official functions by 5 ADGMs including ADGM (EREC) & 21 Deputy Director General of Meteorology including DDGM (Administrative & Stores) (On deputation). Further a finance Officer on deputation assists DGM on internal financial matters. For the convenience of Administrative and Technical control of observatories and other offices spread all over the country the country has been divided into six regional centres for Meteorological network purposes.


Sr.No.
Regional Center
Location
Region Covered
Headed By
1
Regional Met. Centre, New Delhi
New Delhi
Northern Region
Dy. DGM
2
Regional Met. Centre, Mumbai
Mumbai
Western Region
Dy. DGM
3
Regional Met. Centre, Nagpur
Nagpur
Central Region
Dy. DGM
4
Regional Met. Centre, Kolkata
Kolkata including Sikkim & Andman/Nicobar island
Eastern Region
Dy. DGM
5
Regional Met. Centre, Chennai
Chennai including Lakshadweep
Southern Region
Dy. DGM
6
Regional Met. Centre, Guwahati
Guwahati
North East Region
Dy. DGM

Besides these, Surface Observatories, Radiosondes/ Radiowind (RS/RW stations), Aeronautical Met. Offices (AMO) at Airport & at important locations, Flood Met Offices (FMO), Climatological stations, Agriculture Meteorological Observatories—Auxiliary as well as principal Agromet Stations, Seismological Observatories, Radiation Observatory, Storm Detecting Radar, Cyclone Detecting Radar (latest Doppler Radar), Automatic Picture Transmission Stations, Meteorological Data Utilization Centre (MDUC) at New Delhi & 100 Unmanned AWS including one at Antarctica to measure the weather parameters are functioning at different locations all over the country.
The sanctioned strength of India Metrological Department as on 1st April, 2007 is as given below:

S. No.
Group Category
No. of persons
No. of Men in position
1
Group – A
453

2
Group – B (Gazetted)
1205

3
Group – B (Non Gazetted)
1345

4
Group – C
3271

5
Group – D
2121


TOTAL
8395
6387 (Approx)
These can also be categories as the follows:-











1
0
0
0

5
0
4
4

20
0
18
18

42
0
133
133

164
0
125
125

217
0
99
99

449
0
379
379

429
0
359
359

730
0
624
624

1305
0
1191
1191

1749
0
1123
1123

221
0
145
145

4434
0
3442
3442

4883
0
3821
3821






17
0
12
12

36
0
16
16

613
0
420
420

39
0
31
31

705
0
479
479






1
1
0
1

1
0
0
0

1
0
1
1

1
0
1
1

28
0
26
26

38
0
31
31

136
0
106
106

3
0
1
1

246
0
201
201

4
0
3
3

198
0
130
130

70
0
58
58

47
0
30
30

847
0
498
498

1075
0
935
935

56
0
50
50

2752
1
2071
2072

8340
1
6371
6372

The requirement of additional workforce has been arrived at after critically examining the present status and future scenario for achieving the objective of quality data, faster mode of dissemination of data, assimilation of data in the computer, computation, analysis for better forecast.

Requirement has been framed based on conceptual model of a team of scientific/technical officer and technical staff both for HQ and RMCs/MC/sMOs for installation, maintenance, servicing and monitoring the equipment for optimum quality data from each type of equipment for observational side. For forecasting also, same concept of team has been envisaged both at HQ and forecasting units. Further, for each six RMCs and MCs - one team is kept at respective Technical HQ. This means for a particular type of equipment a team consisting of technical/scientific officers/staff will be located at the respective technical HQ for each RMC and similar team at RMC and MC level. Similarly for forecasting and computation units’ requirements have been formulated.
The work of IMD has been systematically analyzed by a report submitted by a Committee that was constituted under the Chairmanship of Shri S.K. Banerjee, ADGM (H&A) to review additional scientific work force required in IMD for implementation of various Plan schemes under modernization of IMD’s Observational, Computation and Forecasting System. This committee submitted its report with the following requirement.

SCIENTIFIC MANPOWERPOSITION AS ON 1.4.2007
AND ALSO FUTURE REQUIREMENT as asked for IMD


Cadre
Sanctioned
Strength
Men in
Position
Posts not to be filled
Total requirement for next 5 yrs
Additional posts required
DGM
1
0
0
1
0
Principal ADGM
0
0
0
5
5
ADGM
5
4
0
17
12
DDGM
20
19
0
36
16
DIRECTOR
MET IMET II

424

299

68*

774

350
AM I
426
412
10*
576
150
AM II
732+17
627+11
45*
899
150
SC ASSTT
1305
1116
33*
1505
200
SR OBSERVE
B Sc with Phy
1749
1127
82*+192**

2499
750
L.A
212
212
0
212
0
TOTAL
4951
3827
238*+ 192**
6524
1633

· * These posts are declared surplus by SIU report
· ** These posts are deemed abolition vide DST No, A 12032/1/2001-Admin dated 30.10.02 and 15.1.03
· This table does not include post of M.A in Scientific Group ‘D’ cadre

This committee has taken into consideration that over the years there has been rapid technological advances in digital automated systems, use of non-conventional observations such as remotely sensed radar and satellite based observations and high-resolution multi-model forecasting systems. In short manual synoptic weather forecasting has given place to hybrid systems in which synoptic science is overlaid on numerical models supported by modern observation network with real time connectivity. Thus there is an urgent forecasting system of IMD taking advantage of the advances in digital information technology being adopted by the meteorological services around the globe. IMD had prepared a Preliminary Feasibility Report giving detailed requirements for upgrading its observational, data processing and forecasting systems which was approved by the Earth Commission in its 1rst meeting. The manpower requirement of IMD has been assessed keeping in view the proposed modernization of IMD.

The modernization scheme recommended by the Expert Committee in phase – I consisted of (i) Networking existing observation instruments of IMD as well as new digital observation instruments (ii) Receiving, processing and achieving of all observations in digital form at a central information processing facility of HQ and (iii) Dissemination in real time of all processed information in digital form to forecasters in HQ office, Pune office, all Regional Centres and selected State capitals to value add and provide customer specific product to different user community.
The list of equipments/ facilities to be created for modernization (phase I) of observation system for IMD is given below.

Item
Number
Item
Number
AWS (Automatic Weather Station)
550
High Performance Computing
2
ARG (Automatic Rain Gauge)
1350
AWS DCS (Automatic Weather Station and Data Collecting System)
2
Airport systems
26
Information System HQ
1
Upper Air
25
Forecasting System
14
Wind Profiler
4
Pilot Briefing
15
Lightning Detection
10
Climatology System
2
Doppler Weather Radar
13
PWS system (Public Warning System)
3
Pilot Balloon
70
Training
-
Radar Networking
5
Integration
-
AMSS (Automatic Message Switching System)
4
Project Management
-


Further the modernization process will cover the following:
Establishing connectivity (network) for various kinds of instruments across the country to Atmospheric Data Centre at Delhi. The network of instrumentation systems that will be eventually connected will include complete Phase-I of the modernization plan of IMD and also further upgradation envisaged under Phase-II to be completed during the 11th Five Year Plan;
The data management software for managing huge quantity (25 Terabytes) of data on continuous basis for 20000 odd sensors including Doppler Weather Radar. This software will enable the scientists of IMD to access relevant data from the data repository;
Software tools for various meteorology, climatology and public weather service applications relating to forecasting like nowcasting using DWR and other senior data, short range forecasting using numerical models and synoptic observation, medium and long range forecasts, specialized services like agro-met advisories and aviation service, climatological software for managing 130 years of observational data of IMD and automatic public weather warning (TW, radio, newspaper, mobile) preparation and dissemination software; and

IMD scientists shall during this modernization acquire extensive training, knowledge and technical know-how in respect of the following:

Data management software for managing huge quantity such as 25 terabyte of data on continuous basis from 20000 odd sensors including Doppler Weather Radars which took many hundred man years to develop;
Software tools for various meteorological applications relating to forecasting like now casting using DWR and other sensor data, short range forecasting using numerical models and synoptic observation, medium and long range forecasts, specialized services like argo-met advisories and aviation service;
Software for Automatic Public Weather Warning and Dissemination to general public and media;
Climatological software for managing 130 years of observational data of IMD.

Implementation of this modernization plan shall directly result in following benefits: -

High degree of automation to reduce dependence on human component and thus promising for reduced operational cost and maximum return on investment in long run.
Accurate representation of rainfall situation, enabling identification of areas affected by drought or floods at sub-district levels for remedial actions.
More accurate quantitative forecasts of rainfall and temperature up to 72 hours at district level. These forecasts will be useful for better planning and disaster management at district level.
More tailor made applications for different sectors like tourism, agriculture, power generation and hydrological purposes etc. These tailor made forecasts will in turn also generate additional revenue for the department.
More accurate monitoring and warnings for severe weather events like flash floods, thunderstorms, dust storms, heavy rainfall, Gale winds, hail, heat waves and cold waves etc. Timely warnings of these severe weather events can save more lives and minimize the damages to properties.
Early detection of tropical cyclones and better prediction of their movement and landfall. This will allow more focused mitigation actions. More accurate prediction of landfall can help in deciding damage prone areas for evacuation of people.
Dissemination of forecasts and products at district level, particularly for use by the farming community.

At present there are 3821 scientists, from the level of DG (IMD) to Lab Assistants Observers in position as against the sanctioned vacancies of 4883. Further, during the period October 2006 till the end of the 11th Five Year Plan, this cadre shall have retirements of 809 persons. Of these retirements, 116 persons are the higher-grade scientists, of the grade Met grade II and above. 693 retirements shall be of scientists of the grade AM grade – I and below. The Committee proposes that to become a truly modern scientific organization, IMD should have a larger cadre of senior scientists who possess at least degrees of MSc/ Ph.D in the related fields. The Committee also feels that there is no requirement to fill up the existing vacancies, subject to the observations given in para – on National Centre for Seismology. From the vacancies that arise due to retirements during the period October 2006 to March 2012, it is proposed that the 693 vacancies of AM Grade – I and below be converted to 500 posts of the level of Met Grade I (Scientist Gr-B). These scientists shall give inputs to the science component of the various programmes of IMD and function with the new modernized equipment and network of the organization.


Setting up a National Centre for Seismology

The Narasimha Committee, looking into the restructuring of IMD, in its report recommended that Seismology being a different scientific discipline, may be separated from IMD and all activities related to earthquakes including the newly set up of Earthquake Risk Evaluation Centre be consolidated into a separate National Centre for Seismology under the Earth Science Commission (ESO) for deriving the desired scientific developments.

The Earth Commission has accepted the recommendations of the Narsimha Committee Report. This Committee has based its Manpower requirement recommendations for the Seismology Centre on the bases of the objectives and functions mentioned in the Narsimha Committee Report. The objective of the program is to create a Centre of Excellence in Seismology, with specific goals of providing earthquake related information (M: 3.0 and above) in shortest possible time, provide hazard and risk related products of specific regions to enable design and construction of earthquake resistant structures and carryout research in pure and applied seismology and earthquake precursory studies.

The objective of the project would be met through

Improving the earthquake monitoring capabilities through strengthening of the existing seismological network and operational centre to provide earthquake related information (M: 3.0 and above)
Establish a state-of-the-art seismological database centre to cater to the increasing needs of seismic data flow in real time, its analysis and archival.
Provide seismic hazard and risk related products of specific regions required for design and construction of earthquake resistant structures to help mitigate damage during earthquakes.
Setup a chain of multi-parametric geophysical observatories to generate various long-term data sets on earthquake precursory phenomena, to help generate prognostic models for earthquake prediction.
Carryout research and development in Seismology for better understanding of earthquake processes, which would ultimately help improve the earthquake products.
Generate human resources in the field of Seismology and Seismic Hazard and Risk related subjects.

It was presented to the Committee that the implementation strategy shall be as outlined below: -
The existing seismological network shall be suitably upgraded / strengthened to meet the optimum network requirements of detecting and locating earthquakes of M: 3.0 and above uniformly occurring anywhere in the country. Dense seismic telemetry clusters shall also be set up in seismically critical areas in the Himalayan region and other parts of the country for close monitoring of the micro-earthquake activity.

The existing Operational Centre and the Database Centre shall be suitably upgraded to cater to the needs of real time data flow from an optimum network of about 177 stations, real time data analysis, interpretation and dissemination of earthquake information to users in shortest possible time.

A state-of-art National Seismological Database Centre shall be set up to meet the requirements of Seismological Operations, Research & Development and Earthquake Hazard and Risk related activities of the National Centre for Seismology.

It is proposed to establish four Regional Centres, which would be responsible to maintain the network stations falling in their respective regions, provide relevant earthquake information and guidelines to local state government authorities and also act as information cell for public outreach.

A modern test and calibration center would also be set up at New Delhi to meet the requirements of regular maintenance, testing and calibration of network equipments and production of equipment on a limited scale. The scientists would also be involved in the development / modifications of application and analysis software, where necessary.

Database shall be generated for seismic hazard and regional risk appraisal of about 38 cities having population more than half a million, lying in seismic zones-III, -IV and -V. Multi-thematic maps shall also be generated and integrated through GIS.

Microzonation of Delhi on 1:10,000 scale will be completed. Also, Microzonation of five cities viz., Mumbai, Guwahati, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh and Dehradun on 1:10,000 scale shall be taken up in the first phase.

A well equipped Training Center would be set up to periodically organize training courses/ programs to operators and scientists to keep pace with developments in science and technology and instrumentation relating to Seismology. The Center would help generate human resources in the field of Seismology and Seismic Hazard and Risk related subjects.

To effectively coordinate all the above activities through the newly created National Centre for Seismology, an organizational structure with supporting staff and officers from administration and finance.

On going through the objectives and implementations strategy described above the Committee is of the considered view that the Centre shall required Scientist of higher qualifications like MSc / Phd. in related fields to take up the new tasks and challenges. At present there are only 13 Scientist at Group A level in the seismology division of IMD, 51 Group B Scientist and 117 Group C Employees, along with 78 Group D Employees. As modernizations shall entail sophisticated and automatic equipments being installed by the National Seismological Centre the Committee is of the view that the requirements of the Group B,C & D employees shall be limited in future, whereas the scientific component of the work shall increase considerably as described above, requiring the higher number of Group A Scientists. The Committee proposes that additional 50 Scientist of Group A level be inducted into this Centre without any further increase in the Group B, C & D employees.

Aviation Meteorology
The S.K. Banerjee report has given detailed inputs regarding the manpower requirement in the 5 regions of Aviation Meteorology in the country. The airports have been divided into the large, medium and small category airports and the optimal work distribution and manpower profile have been worked out. As per this calculation the sanctioned strength in Aviation Meteorology is 1615 against which 1146 persons are in position and the required strength has been projected at 1783 persons. This is the cumulative figure for all Groups i.e. A, B, C, D employees.

This Committee is not considering this manpower requirement as the Ministry is taking up the issue separately with Ministry of Civil Aviation. For every up-gradation or creation of airport, the Ministry of Earth Sciences and Ministry of Civil Aviation propose to work out the additional manpower requirement and take it as a comprehensive proposal for approval by the competent authorities.

Agro Meteorology

The Narsimha Committee Report has recommended “the agrometeorology activity will be transferred to IMD and consolidated”. Agrimet Division of NCMRWF is also proposed to be merged with the IMD Agrimet Division.
The Agrimet Division of Pune has at present 12 Group A scientists working. They have projected a further requirement of 7 Group A scientists. NCMRWF has projected the requirement of 45 Group A scientists.
While the Committee appreciates the work propose to be done by Agrimet Division, the additional manpower requirement may be taken from the additional 500 Group A scientists posts provided for in para.

Administration

The S.K. Das Administrative Restructuring Committee Report for this Ministry had proposed that the Administrative Staff of IMD does certain key functions of establishment, general administration, vigilance, purchase & stores, finance and accounts. A cadre structure for the Administration had also been given in that report. On the basis of that report, IMD has prepared a strategy paper on the requirement of manpower for administration purposes. This is put at annexure III…. to the report. This report has projected the requirement of administrative staff at Field stations with staff of more than 10 persons, at 19 existing and 7 new Met. Centres, and for the Regional Met. Centres. At present there is excessive centralization of powers at the headquarters and regional met level. Decentralization of administrative and financial functions to the Met. Centres and RMC level and the proposed administrative structure will go a long way in improving the efficiency of IMD. Further, at present, several of the admn. functions are being looked after by technical staff, which is not a sound administrative practice. This results in waste of technical caliber and also inefficient administrative function. The Committee is of the view that this practice should be immediately discontinued, persons with administrative background be inducted in the administrative structure of IMD for carrying out the administrative functions. The Committee proposes that in addition to the current sanctioned strength of 543 persons in the administrative cadre 172 persons be inducted at various levels to ensure smooth administrative functioning of IMD.
Annexure III

STRATEGY PAPER ON REQUIREMENT OF MANPOWER IN IMD

1. INTRODUCTION
1.1 India Meteorological Department was established in 1875 and it is the nodal agency of the Govt. of India relating to all matters concerning Meteorology & Seismology.

1.2 The Department is headed by Director General of Meteorology, who is assisted in his day to day official functions by 5 ADGMs including ADGM (EREC) & 21 Deputy Director General of Meteorology including DDGM (Administrative & Stores) (On deputation). Further a Finance Officer on deputation assists DGM on internal financial matters. For the convenience of Administrative and Technical control of observatories and other offices spread all over the country besides DGM (HQ) New Delhi, the following organization set up is in operation:-
(A)
Sr.No.
Ofice
Location
Headed By
1
Addl. DG of Meteorology (Research)
Pune
Addl. DGM
2
Dy. DG of Meteorology (Surface Instrument)
Pune
Dy DGM
3
Dy. DGM (Weather Forecasting)
Pune
Dy DGM
4
Dy. DGM (Agro meteorology)
Pune
Dy DGM
5
Dy. DGM (Upper Air Instrument)
New Delhi
Dy DGM
6
Positional Astronomy Center
Kolkata
Director
7
Central Seismological Observatory
Shillong
Director

(B) The country has been divided into six regional centres for Meteorological network purposes.
Sr.No.
Regional Center
Location
Region Covered
Headed By
1
Regional Met. Centre, New Delhi
New Delhi
Northern Region
Dy. DGM
2
Regional Met. Centre, Mumbai
Mumbai
Western Region
Dy. DGM
3
Regional Met. Centre, Nagpur
Nagpur
Central Region
Dy. DGM
4
Regional Met. Centre, Kolkata
Kolkata including Sikkim & Andman/Nicobar island
Eastern Region
Dy. DGM
5
Regional Met. Centre, Chennai
Chennai including Lakshadweep
Southern Region
Dy. DGM
6
Regional Met. Centre, Guwahati
Guwahati
North East Region
Dy. DGM

(C) Besides these, Surface Observatories, Radiosounde/ Radiowind (RS/RW stations), Aeronautical Met. Offices (AMO) at Airport & at important locations, Flood Met Offices (FMO), Climatological stations, Agriculture Meteorological Observatories—Auxiliary as well as principal Agromet Stations, Seismological Observatories, Radiation Observatory, Storm Detecting Radar, Cyclone Detecting Radar (latest Doppler Radar), Automatic Picture Transmission Stations, Meteorological Data Utilization Centre (MDUC) at New Delhi & 100 Unmanned AWS including one at Antarctica to measure the weather parameters are functioning at different locations all over the country.

2. ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE
India Meteorological Department has come under the purview of newly formulated Ministry of Earth Sciences. Accordingly the Earth Commission has been set up which is proposed to be an empowered body with financial, administrative policy making powers. Besides other things, it has also looked into requirement of manpower restructuring in the IMD. The Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences vide order dated 14th August, 2006, has formed a committee under the Chairmanship of Shri S.K. Das, Advisor, DOS for the Administrative Restructuring of the newly created Ministry and its constituent units. IMD in turn has been asked to prepare a strategy paper on requirement of Admin. manpower in IMD.

2.1 Salient features of Das Committee Report: The draft of Administrative Restructuring Committee report under the chairmanship of Sh. S.K. Das, Advisor (DOS) has recommended to have the uniformity in each of the constituent unit of Ministry in terms of Establishment & Administrative work, the method of recruitment, purchase, promotion etc.
It has also recommended that the Administrative staff shall look after three functions of Institution/Centre/Ministry.
1. Establishment and General Administration
2. Purchase and Store
3. Finance and Accounts

Manpower requirement in Admin. Cadre in IMD has therefore again been reviewed on the basis of draft report prepared by the restructuring committee constituted in MoES and discussion thereon by MoES.
The requirement of Admin. Cadre has been re-designated as Director, AO-III, AO-II, AO, Admin. Asstt. B, Admin. Asstt. A, UDC/LDC etc. as per the report given below:




Administration
New designation
Pay Scale
Induction method
Norm

LDC
3050-4590

No new recruitment at this level

UDC
4000-6000
Direct recruitment
Graduate with computer skills

Admin. Asstt. A
5000-8000
Promotion
Limited FCS

Admin. Asstt. B
5500-9000
Promotion
Limited FCS

AO
6500-10,500
Promotion
Against vacancy

AO II
8000-13,500
Promotion
Against vacancy

AO III
10,000-15,200
Promotion
Against vacancy

Director
12,000-16,500
Promotion
Against vacancy

DDG/ or any other designation
14,00-18,300
Deputation


2.2 Present sanctioned strength of IMD: At present, the sanctioned strength of IMD is 8395 comprising all the cadres as on 01.01.07 (Refer Annexure-I). It includes 3271 number of Group ‘C’ and 2121 number of Group ‘D’ staff (Refer Annexure-IIA and IIB). Some isolated posts in the cadre of Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ are also available (Refer Annexure-IIA*and IIB*). These posts (isolated) require either to be abolished or merged with some others similar analogous posts. IMD needs up-gradation in network of field observatories and other meteorological stations as well as manpower strength.

2.3 Isolated Posts (Annexure-II A* & II B*)

(a) Security:- At present, security of Mausam Bhawan Complex and out stations are being managed by regular departmental Chowkidars, who are not professionally trained and equipped to meet the dangers posed in the modern threat scenario. Mausam Bhawan houses expensive installations and it is recommended that the security of Mausam Bhawan and Pune complex be handed over to the paramilitary forces under Ministry of Home Affairs. The Chowkidars at present may be redeployed as Peon against vacant post in IMD. Consequently the posts of S.I. and S.S.I. become redundant.

Security at other IMD offices such as Radar locations will continue as present. Moreover most of them are local employee and therefore they may not like to go to other places for change of posting as mentioned in the preceding para. They will however be covered under ACP scheme as for as promotional avenues are concerned.


(b) Other Isolated Posts:-
The other isolated posts as mentioned below may either be abolished or merged with the some other similar analogous posts as mentioned in the para 2.1.
Group ‘C’ Posts
S.No.
Name of Post
No. of Post
Remarks
1.
Security Inspector (S.I.)
01
May be abolished
2.
Sr. Security Inspector (S.S.I.)
01
3.
Motor Cycle Driver (M.C.)
01
May be merged with Staff Car Driver cadre
4.
Record Keeper
01
May be merged with Admin. Cadre as LDC

Group ‘D’ Post

S.No.
Name of Post
No. of Post
Remarks
1.
Record Sorter
02
May be merged with Admin. Cadre as LDC
2.
Printer
01

May be abolished
3.
Book Binder
02
4.
Daftri
11
May be merged with the other Group ‘D’ Post
5.
Sr. Peon
01

2.4 At present there are only 631 posts in Admin. Cadre (Refer Annexure-III). The office-wise strength in Admin. Cadre varies from 4% to 14% (Refer Annexure-IV). The pay & hierarchy of post existing as of now is enclosed. (Refer Annexure- V A & V B).
2.5 At present, several of the admin functions are being looked after by technical staff, which is not a sound functional arrangement as it is resulting in waste of technical caliber. There is a need for re-structuring & augmentation in the Admin. Cadre. The other main important aspect of this cadre is that the posts are spread all over the country, and the low-paid employee especially up to the cadre of Admin. Assistants may not like to proceed on transfer on promotion due to change in place of posting. Flexibility of adjustment of post in each office may also have to be considered in case person from Lower post is not willing to go on promotion from one station to another. The Lower post employee may be adjusted against the higher post.

2.6 In the present paper, the requirement of admin cadre in various units in the hierarchy has been assessed and is given in succeeding paragraphs. It is however to be seen that the requirement has been assessed based on the present structure of the IMD and does not recommend any transfer of posts from technical cadres to administrative cadre. Creation of posts if any is recommended to have an ideal structure for the current strength in technical cadres.

3. Requirement of Admin Staff in field Stations

3.1 The field observatories recording/reporting surface observatories/ Pilot Balloon Observatories & AET/PET & Seismological observatories, which are headed by Sc. Asstt. or AM II need not be provided with Admin. Staff. However, the stations having strength of 10 or more staff, Radio Sounde/ Radio wind and Radar Station which are headed by Class ‘A’ officer may be provided with one & two LDC/UDC depending upon the strength of the Unit to look after the work of OTA statement, EL/CL leave account, pay disbursement, petty purchase and other allied administrative work.

3.2 Station-wise total sanctioned strength and required strength in the cadre of Administrative wing is attached. (Refer Annexure-VI). The required number of posts has to be created for these stations.

4. Requirement of Admin Staff at Meteorological Centres:-
4.1 At present 19 Met. Centres are functioning under six different Regional Meteorological Centre and the requirement of Admin. Cadre in these Met. Centre have been worked out on the strength of respective Met. Centre (Refer Annexure-VII).
4.2 The new Met. Centres at Itanagar, Gangtok, Ranchi, Goa, Raipur, Dehradun and Shimla need to be augmented with additional scientific and technical staff. The sanctioned strength of these Met. Centres will increase with time as such requirement of additional administrative staff would also be needed.

4.3 Requirement of Admin. Staff at International Airports: There are four (4) major International Airports functioning under RMCs New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata at IGI Airport (Palam), Chatrapati International Airport (Santacruz), Chennai International Airport (Meenambakam) and Subhash Chandra International Airport (Dumdum) respectively. Sanctioned strength of one LDC/UDC already exists there at these International Airports which is not sufficient to cater the Administrative works in these Airports. It is, therefore, suggested that the four International Airports may have one Administrative Assistant and two LDC/UDC in place of the present sanctioned post of LDC/UDC may also be considered.
S.No.
STATION
Requirement of Admin. Asstt.
Requirement of LDC/UDC
1.
Chennai
01
02
2.
Palam (Delhi)
01
02
3.
Mumbai
01
02
4.
Kolkata
01
02
Total
04
08

4.4 Requirement of Administrative Staff at other Aviation Airport Met. Offices: Besides four (4) International airports mentioned on the preceding para, there are 13 major domestic-cum-international airports where the aviation activities have increased to manifold and thus the DGCA & other Aviators & aviation user are demanding more met. facilities at these airports. Hence keeping in view the ever growing demand on this issue & making provision for future increase in air manpower in these airports, one post of LDC/UDC may be provided in these stations to do Admin. work like C/L, R/H leave account, making duty roster & preparation of O.T. & other allied Admin. work.

S.No.
STATION
Required LDC/UDC

Hyderabad
01

Bangalore
01

Trivandrum
01

Amritsar
01

Jaipur
01

Lucknow
01

Ahmedabad
01

Nagpur
01

Bhubaneshwar
01

Patna
01

Guwahati
01

Mohanbari
01

Agartala
01
Total
13

5. Requirement of Admin Staff at Head of Offices:
The post of AO-III & AO-II have been proposed keeping in view of work & promotion avenues in the feeder cadre. Model structure for big RMC such as New Delhi has been prepared and placed at Annexure-VIII. The same model is replicated for other bigger RMCs i.e. Chennai, Kolkata and Mumbai. Similarly a model has been prepared small office such as Weather Forecasting Pune. Similar model is proposed for ADGM (R) Pune and DDGM (SI) Pune and other head of offices (Annexure IX). Accordingly, in these office viz. ADGM (R) Pune, DDGM (SI) Pune, DDGM (WF) Pune, DDGM (Ag.) Pune, DDGM (UI) New Delhi and Six Regional Met. Centre at New Delhi, Mumbai, Nagpur, Chennai, Kolkata, Guwahati, PAC, Kolkata & CSO, Shillong the administrative staff requirement is worked out. (Refer Annexure X)

6. LIBRARY: The IMD library at Mausam Bhawan and Pune office are specialized library having large amount of technical reports and rich literature on Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences, Geophysics and Seismology. It subscribes to a number of foreign (50) and Indian journals (25). In view of the increased documentation activities, the IMD library has been renamed as “National Meteorological and Seismological Documentation Centre (NMSDOC)” from 15th March, 2004. The proposed staff requirement for these two documentation centers is as follows:
Library-in-charge Library and Information officer
Asstt. Library & Information officer
Professional/Technical Staff (Group ‘B’) Library Information Assistant
Data Entry Operator
Para-professional/ Support Staff (Group ‘C’) Library Clerk (LDC/UDC)
Library Attendant
Administrative Staff (to be outsourced) Cleaner, Book Binder, Sweeper

Additionally, this office proposes to revamp the library at RMC level by posting suitable staff of one LDC/UDC in each RMC at New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Nagpur, Kolkata and Guwahati.
S.No.
Name of the post
Proposed
Remarks
1.
Library and Information officer
2
Mausam Bhawan/ Pune office
2.
Asstt. Library & Information officer
2
-do-
3.
Library Information Assistant (Data Entry operator)
4
2 each at above
4.
Supporting staff (LDC/UDC)
10
2 each at above and 1 each at Respective RMCs.


7. DGM-HQ Requirement of Admin staff
7.1 DGM-HQ is responsible for management of human resources, General administration & procurement of major stores for IMD. This needs to be strengthened as per Annexure-XI. It is seen that four posts of Director are envisaged to be created to assist DDGM (Administration & Stores) in addition to enhanced Admin. Staff.

7.2 Functional Directors: Senior most directors of DDGM (UI), New Delhi is appointed as Director Radio Meteorology. Similarly, other senior directors in Seismo, NHAC, TELECOM Div, Satmet, Budget and Planning are designated to act as functional directors. These functional Directors look after the respective operational duties and are also delegated financial powers. These directors also keep the CR dossiers of Group “B” (non gazetted), Group “C” cadre within their division. They may also be provided with a steno Grade II/III and one LDC for administrative work. The requirement is placed at Annexure-XII.

7.3 Finance Officer (F.O.): IMD presently does not have any Internal Finance Division and all financial matters are being looked into by F.O. single handedly without any administrative support. He needs to be assisted by one AO, one Admin Asstt (A/B), two UDC/LDC. This will form the IFA team.
F.O. also manages the Budget and Planning Section, which need to be strengthened administratively. IMD being a scientific department, it is suggested that F.O. should be assisted by a Director of IMD as is being done presently in order to have better co-ordination with different units. In order to have better knowledge of Meteorological place scheme & Met. equipment, it is also essential to have the 4 Asstt. Meteorologists in the Budget & Planning Section to assist Director (Budget & Planning).
7.3.1 As in other department/ Ministry/ Institution, the internal Audit Section may be established in IMD. Detail is placed at Annexure-XI.
7.4 Earthquake Risk Evaluation Centre (EREC)
EREC is functioning as a separate wing of IMD presently headed by ADGM (EREC). Following posts on Plan scheme (which is up to 31/03/07 and likely to continue further) are
ADGM (EREC)=01
DDGM (EREC)=01
Dir (EREC) =02
Met II =03
It is therefore essential to keep a provision of Admin cadre in EREC.
A.O. - 01 Admin. Asstt (A/B) - 01 UDC/LDC - 03




7.5 Creation of post of Director (Rs.12000-16500)
Four posts in the rank of Director (Rs.12000-16500) have been proposed to look after 1) Establishment 2) Administration including the RTI, monitoring Welfare activities; welfare of SC/STs and Liaison officer of SC/ST Cell, Canteen Staff, Library/Record management and Union activities etc. 3) Procurement of store. 4) Vigilance.
7.6 Creation of posts of Administrative Officer Grade-III and Grade-II
Additional staff in the cadre of Admin. Grade III and Grade II have been envisaged in the important sections of controlling administrsts in the cadre of Admin. Officer Gr. III and 21 posts in the cadre of Admin. Officer Gr. II is required.
7.7 Hindi Section in IMD
The cadre structure to manage the Hindi work in DGM headquarter and in other sub-offices, the requirement of Hindi Officers and Hindi Translators etc. may be followed as per Rajbhasha Samiti Report.
7.8 Stenographic cadre
The requirement of Stenographic cadre has been worked out on the basis of DoPT guidelines and has been redistributed keeping the total strength same as at present. No additional staff is required in this cadre. Annexure-XIII
7.9 Admin. Staff Association
India Meteorological Department Non-Gazetted Admin. Staff Association has also submitted their proposal for restructuring of Admin. / Ministerial cadres vide their letter No. NGASA-HQ/06/240 dated 08.03.07. It is mentioned that they have not given full justification for requirement for the demand of total requirement of posts in the cadre of Director, Sr.Admn officer. Similarly in the other posts like Admn Officer. However due consideration has been taken into account to upgrade the posts as Director, Admn Officer-III and Admn Officer-II etc in the draft concept paper.
Conclusion:-
On the basis of the requirement of Administrative work in sub-offices, the total Administrative cadre (officers and staff) has been worked out to be about approx 8.5% of the total staff strength, whereas the total Administrative cadre (officers and staff) of DGM (HQ) has slightly been kept more due to more responsibility and covering the all India offices. The auxiliary supporting staff in all the cadre of Group ‘D’ has been excluded while working out the said strategy paper. Creation of additional manpower of officers and staff as projected in the report may be considered as per statement given at Annexure-XIV.








Annexure I
The sanctioned strength of India Metrological Department as on 1st January, 2007 is as given below :

S. No.
Group Category
No. of persons
1
Group – A
453
2
Group – B (Gazetted)
1205
3
Group – B (Non Gazetted)
1345
4
Group – C
3271
5
Group – D
2121

TOTAL
8395




















Annexure IIA and IIA*
Statement showing sanctioned strength
As on 1st January 2007 in India Meteorological Department of
Group ‘C’ Cadre and Isolated posts (*)

Sr.No.
Name of Post
Sanctioned Strength
Men in Position

Group ‘B’(N/G)
(Scale Rs.5500-9000)

1.
Supdt.
16
12
2.
Sc. Assistant
1305
1116
3.
Steno.Gr.I
20
19
4.
Senior Translator
4
3


Total Gr. ‘B’ (N/G)

1345

1150





Group ‘C’
(Scale Rs.5000-8000)

1.
Steno.Gr.II
10
8
2.
Admn. Assistant
114
98
3.
Senior Observer
1749
1127
4.
Junior Translator
13
7
5.
Staff C. D. (Spl.Gr.)
3
-

(Scale Rs.4500-7000)

1.
Librarian
2
1
2.
S.I.*
1
-
3.
Mech.Assistant (Ind.)
25
8
4.
Mech.Assistant (C.Ind.)
2
1
5.
Mech.Assistant(N/I)
10
5
6.
Staff C. D. (Gr.-I)
19
-
7.
Lab.Asstt Gr.I
70
-

(Scale Rs.4000-6000)

1.
Carp.Gr.I (Ind.)
33
24
2.
Carp.Gr.I (N/I)
4
2
3.
Mech.Gr.I (Ind.)
215
212
4.
Mech.Gr.I (N/I)
69
40
5.
Electrician
4
-
6.
Radio Mech.
65
57
7.
Steno.Gr.III
21
13
8.
U.D.C.
224
203
9.
D’man
56
35
10.
S.S.I.*
1
1
11.
Mech.Gr.II (Ind.)
133
45
12.
Carp.Gr.II (Ind.)
11
5
13.
Manager
2
1
14.
Staff C. D. (Gr.-II)
17
-
15.
Lab.Asstt Gr.II
70
64

(Scale Rs.3200-4900)

1.
Lab. Assistant Gr.III
72
91
2.
Assistant Manager
2
2
3.
Manager-cum-sale
2
-
4.
Halwai
4
-

--2/-

Annexure IIA and IIA* (CONTD.)



(Scale Rs.3050-4590)

1.
L.D.C.
167
100
2.
Hindi Typist
11
4
3.
Mech.Gr.II (N/I)
31
18
4.
Carpenter Gr.II(N/I)
1
1
5.
Staff Car Driver (O.G.)
16
48
6.
M.C. Driver*
1
1
7.
Record Keeper*
1
1
8.
Assistant Halwai
2
2
9.
Cook
2
1
10.
Counter/Kitchen Clerk
12
3
11.
Coupon/Reserve Clerk
4
-


Total Gr. ‘C’

3271

2229


Annexure-IIB and Annexure-IIB*

Statement showing sanctioned strength
As on 01.12.2006 in India Meteorological Department of
Group ‘D’ Cadre and Isolated posts (*)

S.No.
Name of Post
Sanctioned Strength
Men in Position

Group ‘D’
(Scale Rs.2650-4000)

1.
Mate
67
58

(Scale Rs.2610-4000)

1.
Record Sorter*
2
-
2.
Printer*
1
1
3.
Book Binder*
2
1
4.
Met. Attendant
1075
958
5.
Daftri*
11
10
6.
Sr. Peon *
1
1
7.
Head Chowkidar
4
4
8.
Mukhya Safaiwala
2
2
9.
Head Mali
2
1
10.
Tea/Coffee Maker
12
5
11.
Bearer
19
10

(Scale Rs2550-3200)

1.
Chowkidar
245
178
2.
Frash
22
13
3.
Peon
404
189
4.
Mazdoor
84
43
5.
Safaiwala
129
88
6.
Gardner
22
18
7.
Cleaner*
1
1

(Scale Rs.2550-3200)

1.
Wash Boy/Dish Cleaner
14
5
2.
Safaiwala
2
1


Total Gr. ‘D’

2121

1587


ANNEXURE-III
STRENGTH OF Admin Cadres IN IMD


S.No.
Name of Post
Pay Scale
Sanction Strength
1
Admin. Officer
Rs.6500-10, 500
21
2
Supdt.
Rs.5500-9000
16
3
Admin. Asstt.
Rs.5000-8000
114
4
UDC
Rs.4000-6000
224
5
LDC
Rs.3050-4590
167
TOTAL

542




S.No.
Name of Post
Pay Scale
Sanction Strength
1
Sr. Pvt. Secy.
Rs.7500-12, 000
01
2
Pvt. Secy.
Rs.6500-10, 500
05
3
Steno Gr.-I
Rs.5500-9000
20
4
Steno Gr.-II
Rs.5000-8000
10
5
Steno Gr.-III
Rs.4000-6000
21
TOTAL

57



S.No.
Name of Post
Pay Scale
Sanction Strength
1
Sr. Hindi Officer
Rs.8000-13, 500
01
2
Hindi Officer
Rs.6500-10, 500
03
3
Sr. Translator
Rs.5500-9000
04
4
Jr. Translator
Rs.5000-8000
13
5
Hindi Typist
Rs.3050-4590
11
TOTAL

32

GRAND TOTAL = 631
Annexure-v(a)


hierarchy of Admin. Cadres in imd

Admin. Officer 100% Promotion
(21 Posts)




Either 3 years as Supdt. Or 6 years
combined service as Supdt. and Admin. Asstt.
out of which be should have serviced 1 year as Supdt.
Superintendent
100% Promotion
(16 Posts)






(3 years)

Admin. Asstt.
100% Promotion
(114 Posts)




(8 years)

UDC
80% Promotion + 20% Dept. Exam.

(8years as LDC)
(224 Posts)





LDC

(167 Posts)


85% D.R.
10% Dept. Exam.
5% SCF








From Gr. ‘D’ Post
2650-4000 Scale-4 Years 2610-3540 Scale-6 Years
2550-3200 Scale-8 Years

Except M.A.











Annexure V (B)

hierarchy of Admin. Cadres in imd (STENOGRAPHIC & HINDI)





Sr. Pvt. Sec.
100% Promotion
(01 Post)




(2 years)

Pvt. Sec.
100% Promotion
(05 Posts)
Sr. Hindi Officer
100% Promotion
(01 Post)




3 years regular service or 6 years
combined service in Steno Gr.-I & II or ( 5Years)
failing which 6 years regular service
in Steno Gr.-II

Steno Gr.-I
100% Promotion
(20 Posts)

Hindi Officer
100% Promotion
(03 Posts)





(3 years) (3Years)
Steno Gr.-II
100% Promotion
(10 Posts)
Sr. Translator
100% Promotion
(04 Posts)





(8 years) (3Years)
Steno Gr.-III
100% D.R.
(21 Posts)
Jr. Translator
100% D.R.
(13 Posts)




Steno & P.S. cadres Hindi CADRES


ANNEXURE-VI
Station Wise Requirement of Admin Staff in Field Stations
List of M.O.’s, PBO’s, CDR’s, RS/RW’s, CWC’s, FMO’s, having sanctioned strength of 10 or more personnel.


RMC Chennai

Met. Stations Sanctioned Strength Requirement of
Admin. Staff. (LDC/UDC)

CDR Karaikal 33 01
CDR Kochi 23 01
CDR Machlipatnam 33 01
MO Kodaikanal 13 01
MO Kozhikode 10 --
MO Tiruchirapalli 10 --
RS/RW Aminidivi 22 01
RS/RW Mangalore 15 01
RS/RW Minicoy 88 03
CDR Vishakhapatnam 30
CWC Vishakhapatnam 58 03

RMC Guwahati

MO Imphal 15 --
MC Itanagar 14 --
MO Mohanbari 54 02

RMC Kolkata

CDR Paradeep 15 01
FMO Asansol 21 01
FMO Jalpaiguri 22 01
Agromet. Gangtok 12 --
MO Balasore 10 --
MO Gaya 10 --
MO Gopalpur 10 --
MO Jharsuguda 12 --
MO Port Blair 28 01
RS/RW Siliguri 10 --

RMC Mumbai

MO Aurangabad 21 01
CDR Bhuj 28 01
MO Surat 13 01
PBO Ratnagir 10 --
PBO Vesaval 10 --

RMC Nagpur

MO Bairagarh 30 01
MO Jabalpur 10 --
MO Jagdalpur 10 --
RTO Jagdampur 12 --












RMC New Delhi

CDR Sriganganagar 22 01
FMO Agra 17 01
CDR Jaisalmer 14 01
RS/RW Jodhpur 27 01
MO Amritsar 11 --
MO Bahrampur 11 --
PBO Bahraich 10 --
PBO Dabok 11 --
RS/RW Gorakhpur 12 --
RS/RW Patiala 26 01
MO Safdarjung 60 02

Total 29 LDC/ UDC





















ANNEXURE VII



Admin. Staff Requirement At Meteorological Centres

RMC Chennai
Sanctioned Strength Requirement of
Admin. Staff
1. Met. Centre Bangalore 112 AO = 01
Admin. Asstt. = 01
UDC/LDC = 03

2. M.C. Hyderabad 102 AO = 01
Admin. Asstt. = 01
UDC/LDC = 03

3. MC Tiruvanantpuram 108 AO = 01
Admin. Asstt. = 01
UDC/LDC = 03

RMC Guwahati

4. MC Itnagar 14 Admin. Asstt. = 01
LDC/UDC = 01

RMC Kolkata

5. MC Agartala 61 Admin. Asstt. = 01
UDC/LDC = 02

6. MC Gangtok 07 Admin. Asstt. = 01
LDC/UDC = 01

7. MC Bhubaneshwar 101 AO = 01
Admin. Asstt. = 01
UDC/LDC = 02

8. MC Patna 88 Admin. Asstt. = 01
UDC/LDC = 02

9. MC Ranchi 32 Admin. Asstt. = 01
LDC/UDC = 01

RMC Mumbai

10. MC Ahmedabad 118 AO = 01
Admin. Asstt. = 01
UDC/LDC = 02

11. MC Goa 38 Admin. Asstt. = 01
LDC/UDC = 01

RMC Nagpur

12. MC Bhopal 48 Admin. Asstt. = 01
LDC/UDC = 01

13. MC Raipur 03 LDC/UDC = 01

RMC New Delhi

14. MC Jaipur 74 Admin Asstt =01
UDC/LDC = 02

15. MC Lucknow 99 AO = 01
Admin. Asstt. = 01
UDC/LDC = 02

16. MC Chandigarh 33 Admin. Asstt. = 01
UDC/LDC = 02

17. MC Shimla 09 UDC/LDC = 02

18. MC Srinagar 78 Admin. Asstt. = 01
UDC/LDC = 02

19. MC Dehradun 17 Admin. Asstt. = 01
UDC/LDC = 01

Grand Total = 57 (AO-06, AA-17 & UDC/LDC-34)



Annexure X

Requirement of Admin. Staff at Head of Offices

Sanctioned Strength

Name of office
Required officers
Required Admin. Asstt.
Required UDC/LDC
Remarks
443
ADGM(R) Pune
AO-II =1
AO =3
AA-B = 04
AA-A = 04

UDC/LDC =20

271
DDGM (WF) Pune
AO-II =1
AO =3
AA-B = 04
AA-A = 04

UDC/LDC =12

414
DDGM (SI) Pune
AO-II =1
AO =3
AA-B = 04
AA-A = 04

UDC/LDC =20

204
DDGM (AG) Pune
AO-II =1
AO =2
AA-B = 04
AA-A = 04

UDC/LDC =10

639
DDGM (UI) New Delhi
AO-II =1
AO =3
AA-B = 04
AA-A = 04

UDC/LDC =20

1148
DDGM (RMC) New Delhi
AO III =1 AO-II =2
AO =3
AA-B = 06
AA-A = 06

UDC/LDC =38

508
DDGM (RMC) Nagpur
AO-II =1
AO =3
AA-B = 04
AA-A = 04
UDC/LDC =20

1368
DDGM (RMC) Chennai
AO III =1 AO-II =2
AO =3
AA-B = 06
AA-A = 06

UDC/LDC =38

284
DDGM (RMC) Guwahati
AO-II =1
AO =3
AA-B = 04
AA-A = 04
UDC/LDC =20

1085
DDGM (RMC) Kolkata
AO III =1 AO-II =2
AO =3
AA-B = 06
AA-A = 06

UDC/LDC =38

501
DDGM (RMC) Mumbai
AO III =1 AO-II =2
AO =3
AA-B = 06
AA-A = 06

UDC/LDC =38

38
PAC Kolkata
AO =1
AA-B = 01
AA-A = 01

UDC/LDC =03

37
CSO Shillong
AO =1
AA-B = 01
AA-A = 01

UDC/LDC=03




Annexure-XII


Requirement of Admin. Staff under Technical Directorates headed by DDGMs

S.No.
DDGM/Director
Requirement of Admin. Staff (LDC/UDC)
1.
Seismo
02
2.
Telecom
02
3.
Sat. Met.
02
4.
NHAC
02
5.
Organization
02
6.
Hydrology
02
7.
EMRC including EMU
02
8.
Publication
02
Total
16

































Annexure-IX

Proposed Distribution of business in Administrative cadre
in
Dy. Director General of Meteorology (Weather Forecasting) Pune—a Model case


AO (Estt.)
DDGM
AO II
AO (Cash & Accounts)
AO (Gnl. Admn.)
1-AA-B
1-AA-A
4-LDC/UDC
Total-06
2-AA-B
2-AA-A
4-LDC/UDC
Total-08

1-AA-B
1-AA-A
4-LDC/UDC
Total-06




















ANNEXURE-IV
REGIONAL SANCTION STRENGTH OF ADMIN. CADRES.
S.N.
Name of
Post
DGM
(HQ)

ADGM(R)
Pune
DDGM (Ag.) Pune

DDGM (WF) Pune
DDGM (SI) Pune

DDGM (UI) ND

RMC Mumbai
RMC Kolkata
RMC Guwahati
RMC Chennai
RMC New Delhi
RMC Nagpur
CSO Shillong
PAC Kolkata
1.
Sr. Hindi Officer
01
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
2.
Hindi Officer
01
01
--
--
--
--
01
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
3.
Admin. Officer
06
01
01
01
01
02
01
02
01
01
02
01
--
01
4.
Supdt.
02
02
01
01
01
03
01
02
--
01
01
01
--
--
5.
Steno. Gr. I
09
01
01
02
01
01
01
01
01
01
01
--
--
--
6.
Sr. Translator
01
--
--
--
01
01
--
--
--
--
--
01
--
--
7.
Steno. Gr. I
07
01
01
01
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
8.
Admin. Asstt.
36
08
02
10
06
13
05
13
01
09
03
07
01
--
9.
Jr. Translator
01
01
01
01
--
--
02
02
--
--
03
02
--
--
10.
UDC
58
15
08
06
10
10
21
35
01
27
22
07
03
01
11.
Steno. Gr. III
07
04
--
05
02
--
--
--
--
02
--
01
--
--
12.
LDC
38
19
07
08
06
07
09
22
07
15
18
07
01
03
13.
Hindi Typist
--
01
01
01
01
01
02
02
--
--
--
02
--
--
14.
Sr. P.S.
01
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
15.
P.S.
04
01
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
Total
172
55
23
36
29
38
43
79
11
56
50
29
05
05
Sanction Strength
1254
443
204
271
414
639
801
1085
284
1368
1148
508
38
37
% of Admin. Staff
14%
12%
11%
13%
07%
06%
05%
07%
04%
04%
04%
06%
13%
14%








Annexure-XI
Proposed Distribution of business in Administrative cadre under Director General of Meteorology (HQ), New Delhi—a Model case
Director (Procurement)

Director
(Establishment)
Director
(Administration)
DGM
DDGM (Administration & Stores)
Finance Officer & CA-MoES
IFD

Internal Audit

Director
(Vigilance)
Director (Budget & Planning) Scientific cadre

(CPIO/CVO)
2-Met. I assisted by 2-AM-I












Plan Non-plan
2-AO
2-AA-A
6-LDC/UDC
Total-10

1-AO III
2-AO-II
3-AO
4-AA-B
12-AA-A
12-LDC/UDC
Total-34

1-AO III (Cash & Accounts)
1-AO II
2-AO
3-AA-B
4-AA-A
12-LDC/UDC
Total-23
1-AO
1-AA-A
2-LDC/UDC
Total-04
2-AO
2-AA-B
2-AA-A
5-LDC/UDC
Total-11
1-AO-III
1-AO
2-AA-A
4-LDC/UDC
Total-08

1-AO III (Gnl. Admn.)
1-AO II
2-AO
3-AA-B
4-AA-A
12-LDC/UDC
Total-23
1-AO III
1-AO II
1-AO
1-AA-B
1-AA-A
6-LDC/UDC
Total-11
1-AO II
1-AO
1-AA-B
1-AA-A
4-LDC/UDC
Total-08

















Annexure-VIII
Proposed Distribution of business in Administrative cadre under Regional Meteorological Centre, New Delhi—a Model case
AO III
Overall in-charge of Establishment & Administration
AO II
Establishment
AO II
Administration
DDGM (RMC) New Delhi









1-AA-B- Promotion/ Transfer cases, recruitment etc.
1-AA-A-Retirement cases-Sanction of retirement benefits.
LDC/UDC
1-ACP cases
1-Seniority
1-Pay Fixation
1-C.R.s-filling and issue of blank forms.
10-Leave, Service Books
1-Deputation, Permission etc.
Total-17

1-AA-B-Disciplinary proceedings etc.
1-AA-A-Court cases
LDC/UDC
2-Appeal to CAT.
1-Warning/ Admonition/ Reprimand.
2-RTI cases
1-Subject regarding immovable properties.
Total-08
AO
Service Matters/Vigilance/RTI
AO
Cash & Accounts/DDO
AO
Estate, Purchase, Stores, Welfare and General Administration
1-AA-B-GPF Sanction, Maintenance of Group ‘D’ GPF record.
1-AA-B-Cash correspondence, Dealing with treasury and general accounts rule.
2-AA-A-Medical Attendance, Interest free and interest bearing advances-sanction of.
1-AA-A-Contingency, imprestt, abstract and fully vouched bills etc.

LDC/UDC
1-Sanction of advances such as HBA, conveyance and interest and non-interest bearing, communication with HQ in these matters etc.
1-Sanction and preparation of TA/DA, LTC Bills etc.
5-Preparation of salary and other related bills for non-gazetted staff.
2-Preparation of salary and other related bills for gazetted staff.
2-Handling of cash, disbursement of salary etc.
1-Budget related work.
Total-17
1-AA-B-Maintenance and upkeep of government building, guest house, VOR.
1-AA-B-Canteen related activities and security.
1-AA-A-Purchase of stores, liveries etc.
1-AA-A-Welfare related subjects such as family welfare and Union matters.
LDC/UDC
1-Departmental quarter, estate office quarter and office vehicles-to be dealt with.
1-Sports, recreation, Hindi and correspondence with other agencies/offices.
1-Dak receipt
1-Dak despatch
Total-08
















Annexure-XIII
S. No.
Designation
Sanctioned Strength of Sr. P.S.
Sanctioned Strength of P.S.
Sanctioned Strength of Steno(I)
Sanctioned Strength of Steno(II)
SanctioneCd Strength of Steno(III)
1.
DGM
Sr. P.S.-01
--
--
--
Steno (III)-01
2.
ADGM (I&T)
--
P.S.-01
--
--
Steno (III)-01
3.
ADGM (H&A)
--
P.S.-01
--
--
Steno (III)-01
4.
ADGM (EREC)
--
P.S.-01
--
--
Steno (III)-01
5.
ADGM (Services)
--
P.S.-01
--
--
Steno (III)-01
6.
DDGM (Telecom)
--
--
Steno-(I)-01
--
--
7.
DDGM (Seismology)
--
--
Steno-(I)-01
--
--
8.
DDGM (Sat. Met.)
--
--
Steno-(I)-01
--
--
9.
DDGM (Organization)
--
--
Steno-(I)-01
--
--
10.
DDGM (EREC)
--
--
Steno-(I)-01
--
--
11.
DDGM (Dynamic Meteorology)
--
--
Steno-(I)-01
--
--
12.
DDGM (Cyclone Warning)
--
--
Steno-(I)-01
--
--
13.
DDGM (Hydrology)
--
--
Steno-(I)-01
--
--
14.
DDGM (A&S)
--
--
Steno (I)-01
--
1
15.
DDGM (Procurement & Stores)
--
--
Steno (I)-01
--
1
16.
ADGM(R) Pune
--
P.S.-01
--
Steno-(II)-01
Steno-(III)-01
17.
DDGM (WF) Pune
--
--
--
Steno-(II)-02
Steno-(III)-01
18.
DDGM (SI) Pune
--
--
--
Steno-(II)-01
--
19.
DDGM (AG) Pune
--
--
--
Steno-(II)-01
--
20.
DDGM (UI) New Delhi
--
--
--
Steno-(II)-01
--
21.
DDGM (RMC) New Delhi
--
--
--
Steno-(II)-01
Steno-(III)-01
22.
DDGM (RMC) Nagpur
--
--
--
Steno-(II)-01
Steno-(III)-01
23.
DDGM (RMC) Chennai
--
--
--
Steno-(II)-01
Steno-(III)-01
24.
DDGM (RMC) Mumbai
--
--
--
Steno-(II)-01
Steno-(III)-01
25.
DDGM (RMC) Guwahati
--
--
--
Steno-(II)-01
Steno-(III)-01
26.
DDGM (RMC) Kolkata
--
--
--
Steno-(II)-01
Steno-(III)-01
27.
Dy. Secretary
--
--
--
Steno (II)-01
--
28.
Finance Officer
--
--
--
Steno (II)-01
--
29.
Director (RM), DDGM (UI) New Delhi
--
--
--
Steno-(II)-01
--
30.
Director (Seismo), DGM’s office New Delhi
--
--
--
Steno-(II)-01
--
31
Director (NHAC), DGM’s office New Delhi
--
--
--
Steno-(II)-01
--
32.
Director (Telecom), DGM’s office New Delhi
--
--
--
Steno-(II)-01
--
33.
Director (Sat.Met.), DGM’s office New Delhi
--
--
--
Steno-(II)-01
--
34.
Director (Budget & Planning), DGM’s office New Delhi
--
--
--
Steno-(II)-01
--
35.
Director (CPU)
--
--
--
--
Steno-(III)-01
36.
Director (Vigilance)
--
--
--
--
Steno-(III)-01
37.
Sr. A.O. (Estt.)
--
--
--
--
Steno (III)-01
38.
Sr. A.O. (Admin.)
--
--
--
--
Steno (III)-01
39.
Sr. A.O. (CPU)
--
--
--
--
Steno (III)-01
























Annexure-XIV
Requirement of Additional Staff

S.N.

Name of Post

Sanctioned Strength

Required Sanctioned Strength

Additional Staff
1.

Dy. Dir. Gen. Meteorology
01
01
Nil
2.

Director
NIL
04
04
3.

Admn. Officer-III
NIL
09
09
4.

Admin. Officer-II

21
21
5.

Admin. Officer
21
55
34
6.

Supdt.
16


130
AA-B =68
AA-A =104
42
7.

Admin. Asstt.
114
8.
UDC/LDC
224
167
391
453
52

Total

543

715

172


Requirement of Library Staff in Documentation Centers (NMSDOC)
S.No.
Name of the post
Sanctioned Strength
Required sanctioned strength
Additional Staff
1.
Library and Information officer

02
02
2.
Asstt. Library & Information officer

02
02
3.
Library Information Assistant (Data Entry operator)

04
04

Total
18
18


MoES/IMD/28/3/2006-Estt. 4th August, 2006



ORDER


Subject: Manpower Restructuring at MoES.

The newly formed MoES basically has its HQ from the erstwhile MoOD and some administrative and programme personnel would be transferred soon from DST. There are now total 6 major Units and 2 Attached Offices in the Ministry. The technical restructuring and administrative restructuring is being reviewed by 2 Committees chaired by Prof. R. Narasimha (NIAS) and Mr. S.K. Das (Ex-Member Finance, ISRO/DAE) respectively. The 11th Five Year Plan and the modernization of the IMD to achieve weather prediction capability at par with the world, pose a major challenge to the Ministry. It is due to this very reason that the Government has approved the formation of Earth Commission to cater to such situations.

2. IMD is one of the very old organizations and it used to have a large manpower for operations as every field activity required manual work. However, the manpower intake for decades has been practically nil. The manpower currently is at 6,500 level against the sanctioned strength of 8,500 which existed about a decade back. Also, there is very small number of scientists compared to any other similar organization in the world, and even these technical personnel are in their late 50s. Most of them (80%) will retire in 5 years. This will only add to the crisis.

4. While the new technology, IT and satellite based connectivity provides automatic data collection and the modernization plan will be fully on automatic data collection and acquisition, there would not be need for lower level technical manpower, even though we would be more than tripling the number of instruments. Maintenance manpower would be needed in large number and a massive training would be required. The manpower in this category is in the 40s and 50s. Hence, there is an urgent need to have manpower planning, plan for systematically infuse new scientists/engineers, and plan for system induction of new blood at the servicing/technical staff.

5. NCMRWF is a small Attached Office dealing with numerical weather modeling and medium range weather forecast. There is a proposal to convert it into a world-class research institute on numerical weather modeling. This will require a total relook at its manpower needs, planning and growth.

6. All the 3 institutes of MoES have manpower much below their needs. The 11th Five Year Plan is very ambitious and would require much expansion in human resource, both technical and administrative.
-:2:-


7. A Committee is hereby constituted to take an assessment of the manpower situation and recommend an overall strategy to be pursued. The Committee will consist of:

Shri S.K. Das, Ex-Member Finance, Space Commission Chairman
Shri Prakash Kumar, JS, MoES Member
Dr. H.N. Madhusudan, ISRO Member
Mr PaliwalRepresentative, DoPT Member
Smt. Ruchika C Govil, Director, MoES Member-Secretary

8. The Committee will consult respective Unit Head, who will provide all the data/analysis with respect to need of the respective needs, in view of emerging mandate and activities for the 11th Five Year Plan.

9. The Committee may arrive at an overall strategy so as to distribute the manpower amongst MoES Units, using this as a single organization.

10. The Committee will explore the possibility of networking with other R&D Units in the country and outsourcing the services to the extent possible.

11. The Committee may submit its report in three months.



(P.S. GOEL)
Secretary to the Government of India

On 1st March 2007, Mr. Om Prakash, Director, SIU, Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, has also been 1st, March 2007
Annexure II

The schedule of Manpower Restructuring Committee meetings

1.Full committee meeting held on 23rd Feb 2007 with presentations made by all
Organizations.

2. Meeting with NIOT at Chennai on

3.Meeting with INCOIS and NCAOR at Bangalore on

4. Meeting with IITM, IMD and NCMRWF at Bangalore on 17th-18th May, 2007

5. Meeting with Secretary of MoES on 3rd May, 2007.

6. Full Committee meeting held on 5th June, 2007 at MoES















































NIOT









Sanctioned Strength

In position

Contract Staff
Required

Committees' Recommendations for additional Manpower
Scientific


97

35

744

256
Technical









Admin


16

46

192

60
Total


113

81

936

316










INCOIS









Sanctioned Strength

In position

Contract Staff
Required

As per Discussion
Scientific


25

23

199

50
Technical









Admin


3

3

26

10
Total


28

26

225

60






























NCAOR









Sanctioned Strength

In position

Contract Staff
Required

As per Discussion
Scientific









Technical









Admin









Total

















































IMD









Sanctioned Strength

In position

Contract Staff
Required

As per Discussion
Scientific


3821

0




Technical


479

0




Admin


2072

0




Total


6372

0


































NCMRWF









Sanctioned Strength

In position

Contract Staff
Required

As per Discussion
Scientific









Technical









Admin









Total







































IITM









Sanctioned Strength

In position

Contract Staff
Required

As per Discussion
Scientific









Technical









Admin









Total







































CMLRE









Sanctioned Strength

Inposition

Contract Staff
Required

As per Discussion
Scientific









Technical









Admin









Total














IITM










MANPOWER PROFILE













Grade
Level
Sanctioned strength (1)
Against vacancy of Col (1)
Contractual employment (Over and above Col (1))


IITM
In Position
Vacant
















Director
SL1
1
1
-






Scientist ‘H’
SL2
-
-
-






Scientist – G
SL3
-
-
-






Scientist – F
SL4
-
-
-






Scientist – E
SL5
2
2
-






Scientist – D
SL6
10
10
-






Scientist – C
SL7
27
27
-






Scientist – B
SL8
39
38
1

















Junior Scientific Officer
SL9
43
43
-






Senior Scientific Assistant
SL10
47
8
39








-
-







Scientific Assistant
SL11
19
4
15






Junior Scientific Assistant
SL12
2
-
2





Total Scientists


190
133
57






Senior Technical Officer, Grade- I
TL1
1
1
-






Senior Technical Officer, Grade- II
TL2
-
-
-






Computer Engineer










Mechnical Engineer










Civil/Electrical Engineer










Estate Officer










Junior Technical Officer
TL3
1
1
-






Senior Technical Assistant
TL4
8
8
-






Technical Assistant
TL5
7
7
-






Junior Technical Assistant
TL6
9
5
4






Foreman
TL7









Mechanical Assistant
TL8
-
-
-






Mechanic Grade -I
TL9
4
3
1






Mech. Grade-I (Driver)
TL10
-
-
-






Senior Draughtsman
TL11
1
1
-






Draughtsman
TL12
4
1
3






Mechanic Grade-II
TL13
4
-
4






Mech. Grade-II (Driver)
TL14
4
3
1






Electrician / Wireman
TL15
2
1
1





Total Technical Staff


45
31
14






Admin. Officer
AL1
1
1
-






Accounts Officer
AL2
1
-
1






Section Officer
AL3
4
3
1






Hindi Officer
AL4
1
-
1






PA to Director
AL5
-
-
-






Stenographer Grade-I
AL6
1
1
-






Stenographer Grade – II
AL7
-
-
-






Stenographer Grade- III
AL8
8
6
2






Senior Assistant
AL9
4
4
-






Assistant
AL10
10
10
-






Upper Division Clerk
AL11
14
10
4






Security Inspector
AL12
1
-
1






Lower Division Clerk
AL13
10
3
7
5





Lab. Assistant
AL14
6
5
1






Lab. Attendant
GRDL1
11
10
1






Office Attendant
GRDL2
10
10
-






Peon
GRDL3
11
1
10






Watchman
GRDL4
14
8
6






Cook
GRDL5
1
1
-






Safaiwala
GRDL6
7
7
-






Gardener
GRDL7
6
4
2






Cleaner
GRDL8
1
-
1






Mazdoor
GRDL9
1
1
-
25





IT Assistant




2




Total Admin


123
85
38
32




TOTAL


358
249
109
32





























































































































NCAOR




































Manpower Profile:











Deployment of manpower in 2006-07



Column (1)
Column (2)
Column (3)






Name of the Division
Sanctioned strength
Against vacancy of col (1)


Contractual Employ-ment (over and above col (1)








By Deputation
Internal Cadre
Total






A
Scientific Staff
22
5
13
18
18 (including RA, SRF & JRF in EEZ project and electrical and main engg.)















































B
Technical support staff
4
0
4
4
1





C
Administrative staff
27
1
11
12
1





D
Driver
1
0
1
1
0





E
Auxiliary staff
9
8
0
8
0






Total
63
14
29
43
20







































The current manpower status of NIOT for Regular and Contract posts



























In place NIOT (Regular)

Contractual/temporary employees

CADRE
H
G
F
E
D
C
B
TA
SA
Total

CADRE
Tech
B
TA
SA
Total

Con.

Coastal process, Environ.Engg & Modelling


1

3

4

1


Coastal process, Environ.Engg & Modelling
2
3
2
1


Offshore Structures


1






1

Offshore Structures
0
0
0
0
0

Mechanical Design


2

4
1
2
7

16

Mechanical Design
0
3
0
1
4

Fabrication, Assembly, Integration & QA


1
1

2
2
3
1
10

Fabrication, Assembly, Integration & QA
0
0
0
2
2

Marine Engg. & Offshore handling



1


1

1
3

Marine Engg. & Offshore handling
0
0
0
0
0

Elec. & Applied Sciences


2
2
4
5
4
18
2
37

Elec. & Applied Sciences
1
2
1
0
4

Marine Sciences







4

4

Marine Sciences
0
5
4
4
13

Ocean Survey, Geology, Oceanography, Remote Sensing, Marine Archeology


1
1
3
3
1
2

11

Ocean Survey, Geology, Oceanography, Remote Sensing, Marine Archeology
1
0
1
0
2

Technical & Allied Services





1

4
1
6

Technical & Allied Services
0
1
0
1
2

Scientific / Technical
0
0
8
5
14
12
14
38
6
97

Scientific / Technical
4
14
8
9
35

TOTAL – Administration / Supporting









16

Administration / Supporting staff




46

Grand Total
0
0
8
5
14
12
14
38
6
113

Grand Total
4
14
8
9
81




















Note: B to H are Scientists TA: Technical Assistant and SA: Skilled Assistant












































































































































INCOIS



































































































































Name of division
Sanctioned strength (1)
Against vacancy of col (1)
Contractual employment



























(over and above col (1))





























By deputation
Internal Cadre
Total




























Director
1

1
1




























MOG
6

6
6
6



























CWG
1

1
1
3



























ASG
15

15
15
12



























ISG
1

1
1
2



























DMG
1

1
1




























Scientists/Technical
25
0
25
25
23



























Admin
3

3
3
3



























Total
28

28
28
26









































































































































































































































































































































































































































































IMD













SL 1
1
0
0
0


SL 2
5
0
4
4


SL 3
20
0
18
18


SL 4
42
0
133
133


SL 5
164
0
125
125


SL 6
217
0
99
99


Group A Scientists
449
0
379
379


SL 7
429
0
359
359


SL 8
730
0
624
624


SL 9
1305
0
1191
1191


SL 10
1749
0
1123
1123


SL 11
221
0
145
145


Other Scientific Staff
4434
0
3442
3442


Total Scientist
4883
0
3821
3821









TL 1
17
0
12
12


TL 2
36
0
16
16


TL 3
613
0
420
420


TL 4
39
0
31
31


Total Technical Staff
705
0
479
479









AL 1
1
1
0
1


AL 2
1
0
0
0


AL 3
1
0
1
1


AL 4
1
0
1
1


AL 5
28
0
26
26


AL 6
38
0
31
31


AL 7
136
0
106
106


AL 8
3
0
1
1


AL 9
246
0
201
201


AL 10
4
0
3
3


AL 11
198
0
130
130


AL 12
70
0
58
58


AL 13
47
0
30
30


AL 14
847
0
498
498


AL 15
1075
0
935
935


AL 16
56
0
50
50


Admin Total
2752
1
2071
2072


G TOTAL
8340
1
6371
6372









IMD shall be the primary agency in the country for providing weather forecasts and weather services for the public and other specialized users
IMD shall collect all types of observations and other necessary scientific inputs from all sources, establish suitable infrastructure for running state-of-art global/ regional models and use latest scientific methods and techniques for generation of forecast products and warnings and shall have the responsibility to disseminate them for the public and other users.
Seismology and earthquake hazard and risk evaluation, essential to create an independent Centre for Seismology under the proposed Earth Science Organization for multi-faceted development of this important activity
5.1.1 Meteorological Forecasting Division
The Meteorological Forecasting Division at IMD HQ, New Delhi, will carry out the core activity of weather forecasting in India. The division will be equipped with high end computing facilities for real-time data reception, quality check, assimilation, processing and on-line basic archival. With the help of this computing facility, IMD will run state-of-art global and regional models. The Division will be responsible for providing short and medium range forecasts and warnings to meet the country’s requirements and to render weather related services through its field offices. The Long Range Forecasts will be prepared by the Pune center. The Division will also fulfill its international and regional commitments to issue weather forecasts and advisories for its areas of responsibility for aviation, shipping and on tropical cyclones.
Meteorological Network (Met Net) Division
IMD shall establish and maintain a state-of-art observational and telecommunication network for all kinds of observations namely surface based, upper air (in situ and remote sensing), radars, satellite based and based on any other emerging technology required for monitoring and forecasting weather and other parameters of atmospheric environment.
Special Meteorological Applications Division
This centre will address the applications of meteorology to Aviation, Hydrology, Environment, Surface Transport, Power, Tourism, Industry, Sports, housing and construction projects, Health and other emerging areas. This division will generate tailor-made products for the above applications for greater economic benefits to the country,

Agricultural Meteorology Division
Consolidating the agrimet component into IMD under a specialized and upgraded Division that may be located in Pune with field offices in all 127 agro-climatic zones.
Centre for Atmospheric Technology:
to convert latest technological advancement into meteorological instrumentation

National Institute of Seismology
may be separated from IMD and all activities related to Earthquakes including the new set up of Earthquake Risk Evaluation Centre be consolidated into a separate National Institute of Seismology. The center must embark upon setting up an optimum network of stations, must adopt the latest techniques for auto-locating earthquakes

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