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Emeritus Scientist

 

EMERITUS SCIENTIST SCHEME

 1.  GENERAL

 2.  PROCEDURE FOR APPLYING

 3.  OPERATION OF AN EMERITUS SCIENTIST SCHEME

 4.  FOREIGN TRAVEL GRANT

 5.  LEAVE FOR ES

 6.  CONSULTANCY

 7.  CONTIGENT AND EQUIPMENT GRANTS

 8.  PROGRESS REPORT & RENEWAL OF ES SCHEME

 9.  FINAL TECHNICAL REPORT (FTR)

10. RESULTS OF RESEARCH & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

11. OPERATION OF FUNDS

12. OVERHEAD EXPENSES

13. OBLIGATIONS OF THE EMERITUS SCIENTIST

14. SOME ESSENTIAL CONDITIONS/RULES OF ES-SHIP

15. EMERITUS SCIENTISTS IN A CSIR LABORATORY/INSTITUTE

16. FORMS

17. APPLY ONLINE


1. GENERAL

1.1 The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) under the Emeritus Scientist(ES) scheme provides financial assistance to superannuated outstanding scientists to pursue research in their respective fields of specializations especially in those which are of relevance to the programmes and activities of of CSIR.


1.2 A scientist who is an acknowledged expert in the field of his specialisation and has been actively engaged in scientific research during the preceding five years of superannuation will be eligible for grants under this scheme.


1.3 The quality of publications of the scientist including those during the last 5 years prior to his retirement and the honours and awards received by him will be the important criteria for selection under the scheme.


1.4 CSIR has a specially constituted Standing Committee to consider the research proposals under the ES scheme and recommend grants. The Committee generally meets twice a year.


1.5 The grant consists of (i) Scientist Allowance of Rs.20,000/- p.m. to the Emeritus Scientist (ES) for the duration of his/her tenure, (ii) suitable contingent grant per annum, and (iii) technical assistance in the form of research fellows/associates.

2. PROCEDURE FOR APPLYING

2.1 Request for grant under ES Scheme may be made online in the prescribed profroma (Form-D) at any time during the year. The application may be submitted to the Human Resource Development (HRD) Group of CSIR through the executive authority of the institution where the ES proposes to carry out the research work etc duly certified that the core facilities are available and will be provided to him to work on the proposed scheme and the Department/Institution will discharge all its obligations particularly in respect of management of the grant given.


2.2 A proposal is sent to a set of referees including those in CSIR Laboratories/ Institutes engaged in the general area of research of the superannuated scientist. The scheme alongwith the comments of the referees is referred to the Standing Committee for consideration at its meeting.


2.3 The ES and the host institutions are intimated immediately after the recommendations of the Standing Committee are approved by the competent authority. The quantum of the grant approved in the form of Scientist Allowance to the scientist, number of research Fellowships/Associateships, contingency and equipment, if any, is communicated through a sanction letter alongwith the terms and conditions governing the scheme. No graded posts are sanctioned for the operation of a scheme.


2.4 The offer of Emeritus Scientistship will be valid for one year from the date of issue of sanction letter, or from the date of superannuation whichever is later, and if the ES does not join within a year, it will be deemed cancelled and withdrawn. If an ES accepts any other fellowship or assignment, honorarium or employment, his sanction will be deemed withdrawn. No lien will be allowed. The Scientist can apply again, if he wishes to pursue research at a later stage.

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3. OPERATION OF AN EMERITUS SCIENTIST SCHEME

3.1 Documents to be sent to CSIR: CSIR funds are placed at the disposal and control of the sponsoring institution which is entrusted with the accountability of grant. The quantum of financial assistance to each sanctioned scheme is mentioned in the original award letter and renewal sanction. Grants are released in one or two installments for each fiscal year. It is stipulated that the scheme shall start from the commencement date mentioned in the letter or within 3 months from the date of issue of the letter. Following documents need to be provided to CSIR immediately after the receipt of the sanction letter: (i) a certificate by the ES countersigned by the Head of the Department/ Institution that no other aid-giving agency is funding the work proposed to be done under the scheme sanctioned by CSIR,(ii) an agreement in the prescribed Form-A on non-judicial stamp paper of Rs 10/-(each page duly signed by ES) (iii) date of commencement and (iv) RBI EFT Form (Form-K).


3.2 Date of Start: Emeritus Scientistship is considered to have commenced from the date ES starts drawing Scientist Allowance.


3.3 Purchase of equipment: For the release of equipment grant, the proforma invoice of the supplier, with whom the order has been placed is to be furnished along with the claim bill to CSIR by ES through the Registrar/ Principal/Director of the Institute upon completion of purchase formalities, in any case within 3 months from the date of receipt of the equipment grant.


3.4 Tenure: (i) The scheme will initially be sanctioned for three years. On the recommendation of the Committee, it may be extended by two years, after an application is made by ES and forwarded through the host institution. It will be applicable only upto 65 years of age. In case the ES is awarded at a stage when the ES is over 62 years of age, the exact duration of the award will be computed upto his/her attaining 65 years of age.


(ii)The age-limit of 65 years shall not be applicable in the case of Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Awardees(SSB), Fellows of Indian National Science Academy(INSA), Indian Academy of Sciences(IAS); National Academy of Sciences(NASI), and Indian National Academy of Engineering(INAE); in whose cases, the Emeritus Scientistship shall be admissible for a period of 5 years, subject to the condition that i) the term of EmeritusScientistship does not go beyond 70 years of age; & ii) there is a favourable recommendation from the Director of the Laboratory or Vice-Chancellor of the University.


3.5 Appointment of JRF/SRF/RA : The approved research schemes of CSIR have provision for manpower to assist the investigator(s) in the research programmes. The positions provided are JRF, SRF and/or RA. The qualifications and age requirements for JRF/SRF/RA appointments are given in paras 3.9 and 3.10 respectively.

3.5.1 Junior Research Fellowships (JRFs):
Competitive written test is conducted jointly by CSIR and UGC at national level (National Eligibility Test, NET), to qualify young men and women for appointment as JRFs. Available NET qualified candidates under i) JRF and ii) Lecturership (NET) categories can be appointed in the schemes of CSIR. Persons who have qualified in the GATE test can also be selected for appointment as JRFs. Both NET and/or GATE qualified candidates should be interviewed to determine their suitability. Selection is to be done as per the procedure 3.5.2 (iii). Non-NET or Non-GATE qualified candidates can not be appointed as JRFs.

        3.5.2 Senior Research Fellowships (SRFs):

(i) CSIR directly selects a certain number of persons for SRFs on the basis of academic record, published work and interview by discipline-wise high-level expert committees. Persons among these awardees, who are otherwise eligible, can be appointed as SRFs in CSIR schemes.


(ii) The NET/GATE qualified candidates having a minimum of 2 years of research experience after MSc or equivalent degree can be selected and appointed on the basis of their possessing two years training in methods of research and aptitude for research. The details of the selected candidates accompanied by NET/GATE qualification certificates and recommendations of the interview boards constituted for the purpose of recruiting SRF(s) must be sent to CSIR. The appointments will be then formally approved by CSIR. National advertisement may not be necessary here.


(iii) SRFs can also be selected by national advertisement or through wide circulation of the advertisement material from among the non-NET/GATE qualified MSc /equivalent degree candidates possessing two years training in methods of research and aptitude for research assessed from published project work or candidates possessing ME/MBBS or equivalent qualifications. The eligible candidates will be interviewed by a Board consisting of the ES, Head of the Department and an external member from outside the university/institution who is an expert in the relevant field and is not below the rank of Professor/Associate Professor. The recommendations of the Board on each applicant, alongwith all the candidates' applications are to be sent to CSIR for the approval and formalization of selection.


(iv) Research Associateships (RAs):

(i) Persons among those directly selected by CSIR for award of RA-ship can be appointed as RAs in schemes.

(ii) The procedure given in 3.5.2 can be used for appointing RAs. However, CSIR is to be informed about the outcome of selection, so that the same can be formalized.


3.6 When JRF/SRF/RA is selected by modes 3.5.2 and 3.5.3, the biodata of the candidates should be obtained in Form-G. The following documents are to be sent to CSIR-HRDG for the approval of staff. (i) Copy of advertisement. (ii) Copy of minutes of the selection committee (iii) Form-G duly filled in by the candidate and signed and sealed by ES and the head of the institution. (iv) Copy of candidates’ educational testimonials from class 10th onwards duly certified (v) Proof of date of birth (vi) Proof of experience (if any) (vii) Copy of caste certificate or handicapped certificate as the case may be.


3.7 ES may appoint JRF/SRF/RA in place of sanctioned position under intimation to CSIR indicating reasons thereof.


3.8 The tenure of the fellow(s)/associate(s) appointed in a scheme, excepting that of JRF-NET (CSIR), is co-terminus with the scheme. In other words, the tenure of the Fellow/Associate shall cease from the date the scheme terminates, irrespective of the period of fellowship/associateship held by him/her in that scheme. The total tenure of a fellow as JRF+SRF can be 5 years only. The normal tenure of RA will be 3 years. However, when a RA is appointed before completion of a total tenure of 3 years, he/she may be allowed to continue till the tenure of the scheme. However specific approval of CSIR(HRDG) may be obtained in such cases.

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3.9 The educational qualifications prescribed for the award of research fellowship/associateship are as under:-

 
3.9.1 JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP (JRF-ship)


The minimum qualifications are BS 4 years programme/BPharm/MBBS/Integrated BS-MS/MSc/BE/BTech or equivalent degree, with 55% marks and passing of NET/GATE test. The selection for award of JRF is made on the basis of a competitive written test organised jointly by CSIR and UGC at National Level. Twice a year in the following areas 1) Chemical Sciences, 2) Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary Sciences, 3) Life Sciences, 4) Mathematical Sciences 5) Physical Sciences. There is a single MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) paper based on test comprising of three parts A) is common to all subjects comprising questions of general science and research aptitude. Part B) contains subject related conventional MCQ and Part C) contains higher value questions that may test the candidates knowledge of the scientific concepts and/or application of the scientific concepts.

Online applications for JRF-NET are invited twice a year on all India basis through press advertisement. The information with respect to the inviting applications is also available on HRDG website (www.csirhrdg.res.in).

The result of candidates who qualify in the test is put on the website of HRD Group and they are also informed individually after the result is finalised.


3.9.2 SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP (SRF-ship)

The minimum qualifications are:

(i) MSc,BE, BTech,BVSc, BPharm, or equivalent degree, and at least two years of post-MSc, BE, BTech, BVSc, BPharm, research experience, as evidenced from published papers in standard refereed journals; (ii)ME,MTech or equivalent degree in Engineering/Technology; (iii) MBBS or BDS, with 1 year internship/MVSc/MPharm or equivalent.


3.9.3 RESEARCH ASSOCIATESHIP (RA-ship)

The minimum qualifications are : Doctorate (PhD/MD/MS/MDS) or equivalent degree OR having 3 years of research, teaching and design and development experience after MVSc/MPharm/ME/MTech.


3.10 The upper age limit for JRF, SRF and RA shall be 28, 32 and 35 years respectively as on the day on which the application is made. A small relaxation in age limit may be considered, in the case of applicants who are suitably qualified and experienced, on the recommendations of the selection committee. The upper age limit is relaxable upto 5 years in the case of candidates belonging to scheduled castes/tribes/OBC, and women, and physically handicapped candidates.


3.11 Stipend: The stipend payable to JRF, SRF & RA working in the research schemes is as follows:

Position1st & 2nd Year3rd & Subsequent Year
JRFRs. 31000/-Rs. 35000/-
SRF Rs. 35000/-Rs. 35000/-
RAThe consolidated emoluments will be under the following 3 slabs depending on qualification and experience:
a) Rs.47,000/-   b) Rs.49,000/-    c) Rs.54,000/

3.12.1 Assessment for continuance: Progress of JRF and SRF working in a research scheme will be assessed at the end of two years by a Committee consisting of the PI, the Head of the Department and an external member from outside the university/institution who is an expert in the relevant field and is not below the rank of Professor/Associate Professor. The stipend of JRF will be increased from Rs 31000/- pm to Rs 35000/-pm and of SRF for the remaining tenure of the scheme, provided the research progress has been found satisfactory by the Committee. On upgradation, the designation of JRF will be changed to SRF.

3.12.2 House rent allowance (HRA) and Medical allowance (MA): In addition to stipend, the fellow/associate will be entitled to: (i) HRA, as per rules of the Host Institution, provided he/she has not been given hostel accommodation (stipend paid/payable will be treated as pay for the purpose of HRA), (ii) MA, as admissible as per the rules of the Host Institution to its employees (this will be limited to the fellow only and not for family members/dependents).


3.13 Leave : A Fellow/Associate may avail of 45 days leave with stipend for each completed year of his tenure or on pro-rata basis for any fraction of a year. The leave due can be carried over to the next year. However, not more than 90 days leave can be accumulated at any time during the tenure of fellowship/associateship and not more than 30 days can be availed of at the end, i.e. prior to the completion of the tenure.


3.14 The ES may grant leave to a Fellow/Associate with the concurrence of the Head of the Department/Institution, if the leave with stipend is due, as mentioned in the para 3.13. If leave with stipend is not due, such cases will be decided by CSIR only, and the Fellow/Associate should not be allowed to proceed on leave without prior approval of the Council.


3.15 (i) For women Fellows/Associates with less than 2 surviving children, full stipend plus usual HRA  per month may be paid during the period of absence upto 180 days on grounds of maternity. Leave may be sanctioned by the ES under intimation to CSIR. The Fellowship/ Associateship amount for such leave period will be payable after the Fellow/Associate resumes duty and submits a medical certificate in support of actual confinement.

(ii) Male fellows/Associates of CSIR with less than 2 surviving children are entitled for 15 days paternity leave during confinement of his wife on submission of relevant documentary proof.


3.16 The following are the general rules governing the fellowship/associateship :

(i) Only Indian citizens are eligible for research fellowship/associateship. 

(ii) The award of fellowship/associateship does not imply any assurance or guarantee for subsequent employment by CSIR or at the Institution where he/she is working.

(iii) If a Fellow/Associate is reported to have been lacking in his or her research assignment, the fellowship/associateship is liable to be terminated by CSIR.

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4. FOREIGN TRAVEL GRANT

An ES may be sanctioned partial foreign travel grant upto Rs. 30,000/- or 50% of the air fare whichever is less, Economy Class by the shortest route only if he/she has been invited to Chair an International conference or one of its sessions abroad.This grant is admissible once in three years. Host Institute’s concurrence is required to avail of this facility. ES should keep CSIR informed about any visit abroad, extending over 3 months.

5. LEAVE FOR ES

An ES may avail of 45 days leave in a year with Scientist Allowance. Leave will be sanctioned by the Host  Institution

6. CONSULTANCY

Emeritus Scientist in a constituent establishment of CSIR is permitted to take up consultancy assignments on the terms applicable to CSIR scientists. In regard to ES working at places other than CSIR labs/Institutions, the terms and conditions prescribed by the host Institution will be applicable but with the prior approval of DG, CSIR.

7. CONTIGENT AND EQUIPMENT GRANTS 

7.1 The amount of contigent grant in schemes may vary depending upon the subject and the problem of research. The contigent grant may be utilised for tours undertaken as an essential part of research work ,purchase of book etc not available in the institution , special consumable or other materials essentially required for research, and also for availing of the service of technician/attendant. For the latter prior apporaval of CSIR is essential.


7.2 Equipment grant is provided for purchase or fabrication of a particular equipment essential for the project which is not available in the concerned Department/ Institution. Budget for equipment under ES scheme is normally not encouraged by CSIR.


7.3 The guidelines for the utilization of contingency grant are given in Annexure-I. The accounts are to be maintained in a prescribed manner as indicated in Annexure-III.

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8. PROGRESS REPORT & RENEWAL OF ES SCHEME

8.1 A Standing Committee will monitor the progress of schemes to ensure that the funds are effectively utilised for maximum results. For this purpose ESs are required to submit to CSIR every year comprehensive reports indicating the progress as on 31st of August. The progress report alongwith 'Renewal Application' in the prescribed proforma (Form-E) and list of equipment purchased from CSIR grant, if any, should be sent in time so as to reach CSIR on or before 1st of October each year. In the absence of completed Form-E, the scheme will not get renewed for the next financial year.


8.2 The detailed progress reports will be reviewed twice, once after about two-and-a-half years, so that the decision to extend or not beyond the initial three year period upto maximum of 65 years of age of ES could be taken in time, and finally before termination. The application for extension is to be made in Form-E and forwarded through the Host Institution. CSIR may obtain confidential recommendations about extension from the head of the Host Institution. ES should submit a detailed progress report  alongwith all reprints/preprints of publication at the time of applying for extension and termination.

9. FINAL TECHNICAL REPORT (FTR)

9.1 The ES is required to submit a FTR for the entire duration, in the prescribed proforma (Form-F) by the date of termination of the scheme. The report must be detailed and should include information about (a) the original objective(s) of the scheme, (b) how far these objective(s) have been achieved, and (c) how the results have benefited the country’s technological development or enriched the existing knowledge on the subject. The actual research achievements made under the scheme may be summarised in about 200 words and mentioned in the FTR to facilitate publication of the same by CSIR. Copies of manuscripts, preprints and reprints of papers arising from the work completed under the scheme should be attached to the FTR.


9.2 Further information, such as on acceptance of paper(s) for publication, award of PhD degree(s) to research fellow(s) working under the scheme, etc. that is not available at the time of submission of FTR should be sent to CSIR later, as soon as it becomes available.

10. RESULTS OF RESEARCH & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

10.1 ES are encouraged to seek legal/patent protection to the results of research. CSIR will render advice on the patentability or otherwise of research results. If the results of research are to be legally protected, the results should not be published without action first being taken to secure legal protection for the said results. Reference must be made to CSIR in such an eventuality. The cost of filing patent/IPR etc. shall be borne by CSIR.


10.2 ES are encouraged to publish the results of research. While doing so acknowledgement to the effect that financial assistance was received from CSIR should be made in the research paper(s) published. CSIR should be acknowledged in similar type of other published work/press reports.


10.3 While ES is recognized as inventor, the title to the patent, or other legal protection accorded to the results of research, shall vest in CSIR. University/institute/R&D unit and CSIR should have a fifty-fifty share of patent/IPR utilization.

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11. OPERATION OF FUNDS

CSIR sends the first instalment of the grant on receipt of EFT details (Form-K) and Claim bill (Form-J), after sending the sanction letter. The ES while claiming second/subsequent instalment of grant should certify that the expenditure claimed under different heads has actually been incurred and utilised properly during the period for which the payment was claimed and further that the grant has been exclusively utilised for the purpose for which it was sanctioned. This utilization certificate (Form-L) should be submitted by the investigator to the Executive Authority of the University/Institution who maintains the Accounts of CSIR Grants in the following manner:

(i) The statement of accounts and utilization certificate should be certified by the Accounts Officer and  countersigned by the Finance Officer, Registrar / Administrator of the University / Institute and submitted to CSIR as indicated in Annexure-II.


(ii) An audited statement of accounts and utilisation certificate duly certified by the statutory audit  authority of the Institution should also be sent on completion of the research scheme.


(iii) Any unspent balance from earlier payment lying with the Institution at any time due to  termination/resignation of the Fellow, etc. should be adjusted before claiming the subsequent grants or else refunded to CSIR immediately by means of demand draft in favour of The Deputy Secretary, Extramural Research, CSIR Complex, CSIR, New Delhi.


(iv) University/Institution receiving grants from CSIR will have to maintain separate accounts for each research scheme on ledger type system (Annexure-III).


(v) All equipment, books, etc. purchased out of the grant will have to be entered into the Stock Register maintained by the University/Institution and also in a separate Register maintained by the ES and certified by the Head of the Department.


(vi) The University/Institution will be responsible for the safe custody of the equipment purchased out of the grant.


(vii) Items of equipment should be purchased on competitive tender basis.


(viii) A list of equipment purchased may be appended with the renewal application. The name, description of the equipment, cost in rupees, date of purchase, and the name of the supplier, may be given in the list. The main purpose/function of the equipment may also be mentioned against each item. Equipment should be purchased within 3 months from the date of receipt of the first sanction letter. Otherwise the equipment grant shall stand withdrawn.


(ix) The Stock Register should be checked by the Auditor of the Host Institution.


(x) After the termination of a scheme, the Institution may retain the equipment, costing upto Rs 3 lakhs purchased for the purpose of the scheme. A label with the legend "CSIR FUNDED" shall be stuck prominently on the equipment. As regards any single equipment costing more than Rs 3 lakh, CSIR reserves the right for its retention after the conclusion of the scheme. However, all other equipment, books, etc. purchased out of the grant would normally become the property of the University/Institution on the condition that the Investigator/Fellows/Associates shall enjoy free and unfettered use of these until the completion of the scheme.

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12. OVERHEAD EXPENSES

12.1  5% of the yearly budget of the Research scheme to be paid at the end of the financial year.


12.2  The payment of above overhead charges will be subject to the receipt of accounts/expenditure statement from the University Authorities/Accounts Officer & timely submission of the following statements/documents to CSIR:-

(i) Consolidated Utilization Certificate in respect of the financial year in question.

(ii) Statement of Accounts of CSIR grants headwise & yearwise as indicated in Annexure-II. Audited statement by statutory auditors or government auditors may be sent later on.

(iii) Details of refund of unspent balances of terminated fellowships/schemes alongwith cheque number, date, etc.

(iv) Abstract of claim for overhead expenses.


12.3 The overhead expenditure should be claimed separately from HRDG at the end of the financial year, calculated on the basis of actual expenditure for that year.


12.4 The timely completion of administrative and financial tasks described in 9.2 is essential for continuance of grants to the beneficiary organisations. CSIR may withhold release of grants to the University/Institution which has not completed the stipulated tasks and furnished the required statements/documents for the 2 years.

In no case will any claim for the grants be entertained after 2 years of completion of scheme.

13. OBLIGATIONS OF THE EMERITUS SCIENTIST

       The following are the obligations of the ES:

(i) The sanctioned scheme must commence within 3 months from the date of receipt of the sanction   letter, unless otherwise authorised by CSIR, failing which the scheme will be treated as withdrawn.


(ii) The Scheme will stand terminated from the date an ES of CSIR accepts similar position of some other agency or takes up some employment.


(iii) Submission of renewal application/progress report in (Form-E) to CSIR by 1st of October each year,   indicating the progress of research work upto 31st of August.


(iv) Acknowledgement of the support given by CSIR in all the publications arising from the work done under the scheme. CSIR should be acknowledged in similar type of other published work/press reports etc. as “Emeritus Scientist, CSIR”.


(v) Submission of the Final Technical Report in (Form-F) within 3 months of completion of the scheme, describing original objective(s), how far these objective(s) have been achieved and how the results have benefitted the technological development or enriched the existing knowledge on the subject and enclosing manuscripts, preprints and reprints of the papers arising from the scheme.


(vi) Claiming of any dues immediately. Submission of the audit utilisation certificate and audited statement of accounts for the grants paid by the CSIR and to arrange refund of unspent amount for the grants to CSIR immediately on termination of the scheme. Claim bills in any case will not be entertained 2 years after the completion of scheme.


(vii) Sending of one reprint of each research paper(s) published as a result of the work done under the CSIR grant to EMR Division as and when published.

14. SOME ESSENTIAL CONDITIONS/RULES OF ES-SHIP

(a) THE ES SCHEME IS INITIALLY SANCTIONED FOR THREE (3) YEARS AND IF RECOMMENDED FOR EXTENSION BY THE COMMITTEE, EXTENDED BY TWO MORE YEARS AFTER AN APPLICATION IS MADE IN FORM E AND FORWARDED THROUGH HOST INSTITUTION. IT IS APPLICABLE ONLY UPTO 65 YEARS OF AGE. IN CASE THE ES SHIP IS AWARDED AT A STAGE WHEN THE ES WAS OVER 62 YEARS OF AGE, THE EXACT DURATION OF THE AWARD WOULD BE COMPUTED UPTO HIS/HER ATTAINING 65 YEARS OF AGE AND IT WOULD BE SO STATED IN THE SANCTION.

IN THE CASE OF SSB AWARDEES, FELLOWS OF INSA, IAS, NASI, and INAE, THE EMERITUS SCIENTISTSHIP SHALL BE ADMISSIBLE FOR A PERIOD OF 5 YEARS, SUBJECT TO THE CONDITION THAT (I) THE TERM OF EMERITUS SCIENTISTSHIP DOES NOT GO BEYOND 70 YEARS OF AGE, & (II) THERE IS A FAVOURABLE RECOMMENDATION FROM THE DIRECTOR OF THE LABORATORY OR VICE CHANCELLOR OF THE UNIVERSITY. THE EXACT DURATION OF THE AWARD WOULD BE COMPUTED ACCORDINGLY AND IT WOULD BE SO STATED IN THE SANCTION.


(b)  THE PROGRESS REPORTS WILL BE REVIEWED AFTER TWO-AND-A-HALF YEARS, SO THAT THE DECISION TO EXTEND OR NOT BEYOND THE INITIAL THREE YEAR PERIOD UPTO ATTAINMENT OF 65 YEARS OF AGE OF ES CAN BE TAKEN IN TIME.


(c) THE EMERITUS SCIENTISTSHIP WILL BE VALID FOR ONE YEAR FROM THE DATE OF OFFER OR FROM THE DATE OF SUPERANNUATION AND IF THE EMERITUS SCIENTIST DOES NOT JOIN WITHIN A YEAR, IT MUST BE DEEMED CANCELLED AND WITHDRAWN. THE DATE OF COMMENCEMENT OF THE SCHEME WILL BE FROM THE DATE ES STARTS DRAWING SCIENTIST ALLOWANCE.


(d) IF AN EMERITUS SCIENTIST ACCEPTS ANY OTHER FELLOWSHIP OR ASSIGNMENT, HONORARIUM OR EMPLOYMENT, HIS/HER SANCTION WILL BE DEEMED WITHDRAWN. NO LIEN WILL BE ALLOWED. THE SCIENTIST CAN APPLY AGAIN, IF HE WISHES TO PURSUE RESEARCH AT A LATER STAGE, AFTER HIS TENURE WITH PAY ETC. IS OVER SUBJECT TO OTHER CONDITIONS OF AGE ETC.

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15. EMERITUS SCIENTISTS IN A CSIR LABORATORY/INSTITUTE

15.1 An Emeritus Scientist working in a CSIR Laboratory Institute may approach the Director of the Laboratory/Institute for obtaining necessary facilities. He may be given a free hand to pursue his scientific work by the Director. The Emeritus Scientist may draw the Scientist Allowance/other expenses from the Labratory/Institute and the amount may subsequently be adjusted against EMR budget by the Laboratory/Institute.


15.2 All general terms and conditions as applicable to the Emeritus Scientist Scheme will apply in CSIR laboratory/Institute also.

 

Note:  These terms and conditions supercede all previous instructions issued in regard to ES schemes and JRF/SRF/RA. In all matters decision taken by CSIR will be final.

 

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