New Delhi, 22 November,, 2011
Dr S Ayyappan, Secretary, DARE and Director General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research emphasized the important role of administration and finance divisions in the ICAR system for strengthening agricultural research in the country. He appreciated the supportive services provided by these divisions and called for enhancement in efficiency and overall performance in delivery of requisite back-up. He was addressing meeting of Heads of the administrations and the finance divisions of ICAR institutes at NASC complex, New Delhi. Chairing the meeting, Dr Ayyappan invited suggestions and comments for deliberations on various agenda items to further improve and take necessary decisions on various issues.
Shri Rajiv Mehrishi, Additional Secretary, DARE and Secretary, ICAR called for a balanced role by the administrative and finance officers so that research work should progress along with adherence to laid down rules and procedures.
Shri Chaman Kumar, Financial Advisor, ICAR reminded the vital role of administrative and finance officials in smooth functioning of the research institutes as per laid down norms.
Director (Administration) presented the agenda items for discussion and deliberations which included various issues of vital importance. Administrative and financial issues pertaining to planning for 12th five year plan were also discussed at length.
The meeting was attended by senior officials of ICAR headquarter, ICAR institutes and heads of the administration and finance divisions of ICAR system.
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