Right to Information (RTI)


Information for Citizens of India


The Right to Information Act 2005 came into force for its enactment from 12 October 2005 to promote transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority in India. Under the act we are committed to provide following information on this website to every citizen of India. Please follow the links below if you have an interest in obtaining requisite information. Please send the duly filled form given below for the additional information required.






The particulars of its organisation, functions and duties.


The powers and duties of its officers and employees:


ICAR-CCARI is headed by the Director, who looks after the management of research and administration of the Institute.  He exercises all the powers  as per  the delegation of powers issued by ICAR, New Delhi.  Two Private Secretaries and two Personal Assistants assist the Director.

Some  of the powers delegated to the Director are further re-delegated to various Officers in chain. Accordingly,   the Administrative Officer has been  delegated the powers of  Head of Office.  She  advises  the Head of  the Department on all matters of policy and administration.  Three Assistant Administrative Officers (AAOs) assist her. The AAOs  co-ordinate and supervise work of   all clerical staff in the Office. The AAOs are assisted by administrative staff belonging to different categories such as Assistants, PS,  Upper Division Clerks, Lower Division  Clerks.  The administrative wing is organized into Establishment, Bills, Works, Purchase & Stores, each headed by an AAOs.  The Assistants/UDCs & LDCs  deal with all kinds of service matters of the Staff and Officers. One Assistant Administrative Officer is performing the duties of  Drawing & Disbursing Officer.  For Finance & Accounts, Director is assisted by a Finance & Accounts Officer, AAO, PS, PA, UDC and LDC  to deal with the financial and accounting  matters of the Institute.

The Finance & Accounts  Officer and Administrative Officer are also provided with stenographic assistance by a Personal Secretary and a Stenographer.  The following  additional duties are  assigned to the  Officers and Staff mentioned below: 





Guest house Co-ordinator

Private Secretary


Guest House Incharges



Vehicle Co-ordinator


 Research activities in different disciplines are carried out by 21 Scientists.  There are  13 Technical staff, 16 administrative staff and 16 Skilled Support Staff to assist the  Scientists.

 One  Krishi Vigyan Kendra is functioning under this Institute with a post each of Assistant and Steno sanctioned to assist the Senior Scientist cum Head, KVK. Research activities in different disciplines are carried out by the Subject Matter Specialists and they are assisted by the  Technical Officers and  Skilled Support Staff.



The procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability;

The procedure mentioned in the Manual of Office Procedure (MOP) , ICAR for decision making is complied with in the ICAR-CCARI. Accordingly, Administrative Officer takes action with the help of staff (AAO, PS, PA,  Assistant, UDC , LDC & Stenographer Grade. III)  working in the different Sections,  in accordance with the departmental instructions prescribing the level of final disposal and channel of submission for each category of cases. The Dealing Clerks submit the file to the concerned AAO, who in turn submits the file to AO/F&AO, then the AO/F&AO submits the file to the Director of the Institute.


The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions;


Efforts are made to deal with the cases as expeditiously as possible in accordance with the rules, regulations and other instructions issued from time to time. The time schedule for disposing of some of the cases is defined in the relevant rules/instructions.


The rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions

-General Financial Rules 2017

-Technical Service Rules, ICAR

-Agricultural Research Service Rules, ICAR

-Establishment and Administration Manual, ICAR.

-Central Govt. Rules (issued from time to time)


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

The  various Sections of the Institute  have the files, documents /records relating to their Sections along with the references and the correspondence.


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 thereof;

The Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), North Goa  is having the provision of Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) in which the provision exists for representation and consultation of the public members like progressive farmers, departments like Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and NABARD etc.  In the SAC meeting, the members are consulted to provide input for framing the KVK programmes and review of activities and programmes implemented by the KVK.



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 boards, councils, committees and other bodies are open to the public, or the minutes of such meetings are accessible for public;

The Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) meetings of the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Research Advisory Committee (RAC) and Quinquennial Review Team (QRT) of  this  Institute are the committees/teams constituted for the purpose of providing advice and guidance for strengthening the programmes.  Committee for Prevention of sexual harassment of women employees of workplace is also there.


A directory of its officers and employees.

Annexure I


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

Annexure II


The budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made;

Annexure III


The manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes;

Not Applicable


Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorisations granted by it;

LTC concession as per admissibility under Government of India orders.


Details in respect of the information, available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form;

All the requisite information like  publications, tenders vacancies etc. pertaining to this Institute are uploaded on the  website: ccari.icar.gov.in  


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;

The Institute is involved  in Agricultural Research  activities and disseminates the agricultural/technical knowledge  to the primary  stakeholders i.e Farmers. Advice/Counsel  pertaining  to Agriculture  can be sought by the Farmers from the Agricultural Scientists of the Institute on any working  days between 09.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. , free of cost.


The names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers;

Transperancy Officer of the RTI Act -

Dr. Shripad Bhat

Senior Scientist


Ela, Old Goa - 403 402


Ph : 0832-2993097

Email : shripad.bhat@icar.gov.in


CPIO : Smt. Montia Rita D'Silva

Administrative Officer


Ph : 0832-2993097

Email : ao.ccari@icar.gov.in


ACPIO : Smt. Sneha Arlekar

Assistant Administrative Officer


Ph : 0832-2993097

Email : sneha.arlekar@icar.gov.in



Such other information as may be prescribed and thereafter update these publications every year;

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Form for specific information other than above:



The relevant provisions of the Act towards charging fee are as under:

1. A request for obtaining information under Sub-section (1) of Section 6 shall be accompanied by an application fee of Rs.10.00 by way of cash against proper receipt or by demand draft in the name of the 'ICAR Unit, ICAR-Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute ' payable at Old Goa, Goa.

2. For providing the information under Sub-section (1) of Section 7, the fee shall be charged by way of cash against proper receipt or by Demand draft payable to the ICAR Unit, ICAR-Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute ' at following rates:

  1. Rupees. 2.00 for each page (in A4/A3 size paper) created or copied

  2.  Actual charge or cost price of a copy in larger size paper.

  3. Actual cost or price for samples or models; and

  4. For inspection of records, no fee for first hour; and a fee of Rupees 5.00 for each fifteen minutes (or fraction thereof) thereafter.   

3. For providing the information under Sub-section (5) of Section 7, the fee shall be charged by way of cash against proper receipt or by Demand draft payable to the 'ICAR Unit, ICAR-Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute '' at following rates:

  1. For information provided on CD Rs.50.00 per CD; and

  2. For information provided in printed from at the price fixed for such publication or ` 2.00 per page of photocopy for extracts from the publication

The payment is required to be despatched to:

        Public Information Officer
        ICAR - CCARI

        Old Goa, PIN: 403402, Goa

Before you fill-in the form, please ensure that you have requisite payment details (DD No. Bank Name, etc) at hand to add in the form. Incomplete forms will not be entertained. Also ensure that the Serial Number (displayed on submission of the form) of your application & your name is mentioned on the reverse of the Demand Draft.