SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATESHIP
SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATESHIP (SCIENTISTS’ POOL SCHEME)
Terms and Conditions of the offer
a) Candidates should hold Indian citizenship.
b) They should not be over 40 years of age on the date of receipt of application in CSIR.
c) They should be unemployed on the date of application. Research Fellows, Research Associates, and Senior Resident in Hospitals may, however, apply provisionally.
d) They should hold the minimum qualifications prescribed hereunder.
|I||Agricultural Sciences||Ph.D. Followed by two (2) years of research/teaching experience.|
|III||Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean, and Planetary Sciences||-do–|
|VI||Mathematics, Statistics, Operations Research and Computer Science||-do–|
|VIII||Pharmaceutical/ Veterinary Sciences||Fresh Ph.D. or thesis submitted in Pharmaceutics/Veterinary Sciences.|
|IX||Engineering Sciences||Fresh Ph.D. or thesis submitted in Engineering/ Technology.|
MD/MS/MDS or equivalent degree followed by two years Residency in Hospital, or equivalent experience, or research experience , or higher degrees.
2. Acceptance and Validity
Selected candidates will be sent the offer of appointment containing the terms and conditions which are binding on them. The candidate must send his/her formal acceptance in Form-1(a) duly signed by him/her within three months from the date of issue of the offer letter, as a token of acceptance. The offer remains valid for one year from the date of issue of the offer if acceptance is received within three months. The validity of the offer cannot be extended beyond one year under any circumstances. The Form-1(a) conveying acceptance should be accompanied by the duly completed certificate of 'Oath of Allegiance/Unemployment' (Form-1(b))
The basic pay fixed is final for the entire tenure of Senior Research Associateship. No revision thereof is possible. Annual increments are not provided during the tenure. The monthly salary of a Senior Research Associate (SRA) is credited directy into his / her bank account under Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) Scheme .
4. Placement and Joining Reports
a) Except indicated otherwise, the selected candidates should secure placement on his/her own in a suitable institution, and send the concurrence in writing, of the Head of the Institution, soon after acceptance of offer of appointment. If the offer of appointment specifies the institution of placement, it is obligatory on the part of the candidate to join the same. Placement in private organizations, including private hospitals and clinics, is not allowed. Placement in charitable institutions, however, is considered on merits. Soon after joining, the candidate should send the joining report in original (triplicate) to HRDG, CSIR (Form-2).
b) The primary duty of a Senior Research Associate is to carry out Research. In addition, he/she may do teaching and scientific/professional work related to his/her area. The Head of the institution of placement is the controlling authority for administrative and routine matters, including discipline concerning the Senior Research Associate. The Senior Research Associate is to devote his/her full time to work on the approved research project. He/she is not allowed any kind of private practice, and he/she shall neither undertake further studies nor register for obtaining higher degree.
a) The total tenure as Senior Research Associate is fixed for three years including tenure availed earlier, if any, and no extension is permitted beyond this period. Year to year continuance/extension within the tenure is granted on the basis of assessment of work done by the Senior Research Associate. The order for continuance or otherwise is issued by the HRDG, CSIR after considering the yearly progress report in Form-3 and confidential report in Form-4 duly supported by a detailed work report and publications in the form of reprints/preprints/copies of papers accepted or communicated for publication, duly acknowledging the support of CSIR.
Completed Form-3 & 4 should be submitted to HRDG, CSIR about 2 months in advance of the completion of each year. If the forms are not received by the due date of extension, it is presumed that the incumbent is no longer interested in continuing and therefore ceases to be a Senior Research Associate.
A Senior Research Associate is expected to seek regular employment during his/her tenure and is to resign from the Senior Research Associateship on obtaining employment, or leave the Senior Research Associateship on completion of his/her tenure, whichever is earlier.
b) The guidelines with respect to commercial exploitation of the result and ownership of patent rights pertaining to investigations concerning the intellectual work of the CSIR Senior Research Associate will be as follows:
i) Public funded educational/research institution, to which SRA is associated, may seek patent right at their own cost and/or commercial exploitation of the results of the investigation concerning the Intellectual work of the SRA and all right would vest exclusively with the Institution concerned. All matters concerning ownership of IP and its licensing/exploitation would be governed by the IP policy of the concerned institutions.
ii) In case an institution, to which an SRA is associated, is not in a position to seek patent rights and/or commercial exploitation of the results of the investigation concerning the intellectual work of the SRA, CSIR at its own cost may seek the patent rights and/or commercial exploitation of the results of the intellectual work of the SRA and all rights would vest exclusively with CSIR.
6. Transfer of Senior Research Associateship
Normally Senior Research Associates are not allowed to change their institutes/organizations except on compelling circumstances for which the SRAs should submit their request for transfer with proper justifications and reasons through Head of the Department/Institute along with a “No objection” Certificate from the Head of Department of the Institute/Organization from where transfer is sought and where to be transferred. No TA will be permissible in such cases. Transfer is not allowed in the last one year of the tenure of SRAship under any circumstances.
7. Contingent Grant
A contingent grant of Rs. 40,000/- per annum for the use of the Senior Research Associate is credited to the account of the institution of placement. For less than one year, the contingent grant will be admissible on prorata basis. The incumbent may draw the amount required through the Head of the Department. Guidelines for the utilization of the contingent grant are enclosed in Annexure-I.
a) 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 HRDG, CSIR every year on completion of financial year.
b) The next financial year installment of grant will be released only on receipt of the statement of accounts and utilization certificate for the previous year.
c) The financial year commences from 1st April and ends on 31st March.
8. Medical Facilities
Senior Research Associates are entitled to receive medical reimbursement as applicable to employees of CSIR, except in Delhi and certain other cities, where CGHS facilities are made available to them.
Senior Research Associates are allowed to avail 8 days of Casual leave and two restricted holidays in a calendar year. Earned leave at the rate of 2.5 days per month is also allowed. They are entitled to Extra-ordinary Leave (Without Pay) for a maximum period of 90 days. For medical purposes, extra-ordinary leave of longer duration, but not exceeding the tenure, may be granted as per rules on production of a medical certificate from the authorized Medical Officer. Woman Senior Research Associate can avail of Maternity Leave for 180 days. Male SRAs with less than two surviving children are eligible for Paternity Leave for 15 days during wife's confinement as per rules. A declaration stating that she has less than two surviving children at the time of submitting the application for Maternity Leave, along with medical certificate, is necessary. Leave for Medical termination of pregnancy can also be availed of as per leave rules applicable to CSIR employees. A fitness certificate should be submitted at the time of resuming duty. No summer or winter vacations are allowed. Only casual leave or earned leave, whichever is due, will be granted for attending interviews in India. The period of any leave availed of is treated as a part of the tenure of Senior Research Associateship.
10. Encashment of Earned Leave
Senior Research Associates are also entitled to encashment of earned leave as per the following rules. It is granted after receipt of all his/her relieving documents. If he/she leaves on completion of tenure, he/she is granted encashment of unutilized balance of earned leave, in full. Otherwise, he/she is granted encashment of half of the unutilized balance of earned leave. They should claim the encashment of earned leave in Form-17 directly to Section Officer, CSIR along with E.L. Certificate duly signed by his/her Head of the Department and his/her administrative authority specifying the spells of leave(s) availed by him/her, if any.
Head of the Department are authorized to sanction only casual leave, restricted holiday, and earned leave, maternity leave to female SRAs & paternity leave to male SRAs under intimation to CSIR. Heads of the Departments have to maintain proper leave account which is to be furnished to HRDG, CSIR, at the time of submission of the Senior Research Associate’s Annual Progress and Confidential Reports each year.
Extra ordinary leave (Leave without pay), leave on secondment basis, and earned leave, will be sanctioned by HRDG, CSIR, on receiving duly forwarded application.
11. Secondment Leave
Senior Research Associates are allowed, on request, leave without pay for a maximum period of one year, to enable them to join adhoc or purely temporary assignments in approved institutions on secondment basis during their tenure. The leave on secondment basis is also sanctioned for (i) prestigious fellowship (ii) fellowship obtained through all India competition and /or through Central Govt. Agencies (iii) case to case basis. However, the secondment period is treated as part of the Senior Research Associate's tenure. The normal procedure should be followed for grant of continuation as a Senior Research Associate even during the secondment period.
12. End of Tenure
a) The tenure of a Senior Research Associate will end when
i) the incumbent resigns on securing a job or for other reason.
ii) his/her services are terminated for indiscipline under conduct rules, or for unsatisfactory performance as evidenced by annual progress reports.
iii) the sanctioned tenure comes to an end.
b) At the time of leaving either on expiry of the tenure or on submission of resignation before that, a Senior Research Associate must provide the following information/documents to HRDG, CSIR through the Head of the Department where attached and obtain a relieving order from HRDG, CSIR.
i) The expected date of leaving and reasons thereof, when leaving before expiry of the tenure.
ii) The details of his/her new job.
iii) Detailed final report about his/her work with an ABSTRACT of 500 words (duly approved by the guide/supervisor) of the entire research carried out during the
iv) List of publications during the SRA tenure.
v) A Charge Relinquishing Certificate (Form-5) and No dues certificate (Form-6), duly countersigned by the Head of the Department.
c) Senior Research Associates must settle their claims within one year of leaving. No claims will be admitted by CSIR after one year of leaving the Senior Research Associateship.
d) Ex-Senior Research Associates may write to CSIR at least once a year, giving details of their jobs and activities.
e) Selection or working as a Senior Research Associate does not imply any assurance or guarantee of subsequent absorption in CSIR or in any of its laboratories.
f) Service under the Senior Research Associateship (Scientist's Pool Schemes) is purely temporary and does not count for pension or other service benefits in CSIR, or under Central Government, or State Government, or Public Sector Undertakings.
13. Address for correspondence:
Head, Human Resource Development Group,
CSIR Complex, Library Avenue,
Pusa, New Delhi-110 012.
- The Forms downloaded from our website (www.csirhrdg.res.in) and sent to CSIR should be complete in all respect; no column should be left blank or marked with dashes. To avoid delays, all the relevant information should be duly provided.
- The information/guidelines/instructions contained in this website supersede all the previous ones. In all matters related to Senior Research Associateship (Scientists’ Pool Scheme), decision of CSIR will be final.
For further information please contact:
Dr. (Mrs.) Geetha Vani Rayasam
Head, Human Resource Development Group
CSIR Complex, Library Avenue
Pusa, New Delhi-110 012.
Fax : 25840887
Dr. K. Shreedhar Kanagrajan
Human Resource Development Group
DSTP, Human Resource Development Group
Telephone: 2584 1537
All correspondence should be addressed to: The Head, DSTP
Human Resource Development Group
CSIR Complex, Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi-110 012.