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List of Public Information Officer(PIO), & APIO, NDRI-Karnal & its Regional Stations

  • Dr. Bimlesh Mann, Head, DC Division and Acting Joint Director (Research)/Appellate authority, NDRI, Karnal
  • Dr. Meena Malik, Professor (English), PME Cell /Central Public Information Officer, NDRI Karnal.
  • Dr. Mahendra Singh, Head, A.P. Division/Transparency Officer, NDRI Karnal.
  • Sh. Braj Kishor, ACTO, APIO NDRI Karnal.
  • Dr. S. Jeyakumar,  Sr. Scientist/APIO, SRS of NDRI, P.O.Adugodi  Bangaluru


The particulars of Organisation its functions and duties

ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) at Karnal, Haryana is one of the premier Institutes in dairy sector which has contributed a lot in the growth of dairy industry and played a crucial role in India’s development in milk production with its continuous research. Over ninety year old NDRI’s lineage goes back  to the Imperial Institute for Animal  Husbandry & Dairying  which  was set  up in Bangalore in 1923  as a centre for dairy  education. In 1955, it was shifted to its present site in Karnal and renamed as National Dairy Research Institute. The infrastructure of Imperial institute was retained as southern regional station of NDRI and later in 1964 Eastern regional station was set up at Kalyani in West Bengal. In 1970, NDRI was brought under Indian Council of Agricultural Research. Since, 1989, the Institute has the distinction of being a Deemed University for implementing its academic programmes.

NDRI has secured First Rank among Agricultural University in the ranking of Agricultural Universities by ICAR (2016-17), and accreditated by NAEA Board, ICAR (up to 2021). The Institute is placed in the special mention category of Institutions by NIRF, Ministry of Human Resources Development, Ranking (2018).The Institute is also ISO 9001: 2008 certified and the process for obtaining ISO 9001: 2015 is in progress.

The primary goal of the Institute is to provide R&D support towards generation and dissemination of knowledge for development of national milch herd, milk production enhancement, greater productivity of dairy industry and upliftment of dairy profession leading to socio-economic and environmental benefits to the nation as well as contribute towards manpower development programme. This is a unique campus, which alongside Deemed University and residential buildings, has various well equipped research laboratories as well as green spaces with perennial plants and gardens. Well equipped sports facilities and attractive leisure time opportunities are offered to the students and employees of the Institute.

The organizational structure of NDRI follows the Deemed University pattern of the ICAR. The policy making functions pertaining to Research, Education and Extension activities are managed through six main bodies focused at.

  • Board of Management
  • Research Advisory Committee
  • Academic Council
  • Institute Research Council
  • Extension Council
  • Executive Council


The powers and duties of its officers and employees
The highest policy making body is the board of management (bom). The director ndri, is the chairman of this board. The research advisory committee (rac) is responsible for all round progress in research at the institute and its application. The academic council is responsible for all issues relating to the education and training. The academic council, in turn, is supported by (i) standing committees, (ii) the post graduate faculty, and (iii) the board of studies in the respective disciplines. The extension council is responsible for guiding extension programmes. Institute research committee (irc) is responsible for prioritization, monitoring and evaluation of research conducted in the institute. The executive council is the main task implementing body on administrative matters and the powers and the function of this council shall be those as may be delegated by the bom. The research, education and extension activities of the institute are managed by the director and the joint directors through scientific, technical, administrative and supporting staff. The director is the overall administrative head of the institute and its regional stations. The joint directors in addition to extending support to the director in the area of research, academics and administration are responsible to co-ordinate research and educational activities of various divisions and regional stations, respectively. Each of the regional stations is administered through the head located at the station. The scientific and teaching work at the main campus and its regional campuses is conducted in 16 subject-matter disciplines.


The procedures followed in the decision making process including channels of supervision and accountability
The decision making process is decided on the basis of recommendations of Board of Management, Academic Council, Research Advisory Committee and Extension Council. These recommendations are implemented through Joint Directors and diffferent divisions/sections of the Institute. The research Divisions/sections are accountable to Joint Directors. Joint Directors are accountable to Director.


The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions
National Dairy Research Institute comes under ICAR which is an autonomous organisation.  However, rules of Govt. of India are applicable Mutatis Mutandis to ICAR employees.


The  rules  regulation  instruction manuals and records help by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its function
  • ARS rules are applicable to Scientific staff.
  • TSR rules  applicable to  Technical  Staff
  • Govt. of India rules are  applicable to administrative staff


A statement of the categories of documents that are help by it or under its control


The particulars of any arrangement that exists  for  consultation  with or representation by the members of  the public in relation to the formulation of its policy or implementation there of
Members from the public are member of Board of Management., whose views are taken into account in decision making process


A statement of the boards councils committees and other bodies consisting of  two or more persons constituted as its part or for the purpose of its advice, and as to whether meetings of those boar  councils committees and other bodies are open to the  public or the  minutes  of  such  meetings are accessible for public
BOM, RAC, Extension Council,  Academic council.
These meeting of above bodies are not open to public.
A directory of its officers and employees


The monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees including the system of employees including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations


The budget allocted to each  of  its agency, indicating of all plans,  proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made
The budget allocted to each  of  its agency, indicating of all plans,  proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made


The manner of  execution of subsidy  programmes, including the amounts allocated and details of beneficiaries of such programmes.
This Institute is not dealing with any subsidy programme


Particulats  of   recipients  of  concessions permits or authorization granted by it

Not Applicable


Details in respect of the information available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form
 Some of the documents such as Annual report, NDRI Newsletter, Telephone directory are available in electronic for and are loaded on Institute web-site.  These can be downloaded.


The particulars of facilities available to citizens  for  obtaining  information including the working hours of a  library or reading room. If maintained for public use
library services are being rendered exclusively for the faculty members, staff members and students of the institute. However, users of sister ICAR institutes, State Agricultural universities and other universities/organisations may use library services after taking proper permission for their study/research work. The library remains open on all working days from 9.00 A.M to 6.00 P.M and 9.00 AM to 2.00 P.M on Sundays and other gazetted holidays at present.  Library remains closed on the three national holidays i.e Republic Day, Independence day and Gandhi Jayanti


The names, designations and other particulars  of  the  public information Officers
    • Dr. Bimlesh Mann, Head, DC Division and Acting Joint Director (Research)/Appellate authority, NDRI, Karnal
    • Dr. Meena Malik, Professor (English), PME Cell /Central Public Information Officer, NDRI Karnal.
    • Dr. Mahendra Singh, Head, A.P. Division/Transparency Officer, NDRI Karnal.
    • Sh. Braj Kishor, ACTO, APIO NDRI Karnal.
    • Dr. S. Jeyakumar,  Sr. Scientist/APIO, SRS of NDRI, P.O.Adugodi  Bangaluru


Such other  information  as  may  be  prescribed and thereafter update these publications every year
Information is updated on 06.08.2018
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