or Task Force projects for a total duration of 2-3 years may be
submitted in the prescribed ICMR format.
following categories of staff position are admissible for such
projects. The number/category projected must be accompanied with a
detailed justification therefor.
Consultant: A Consultant may be asked for where the project
involves the establishment of cells in a region/nearby area; the PI
needs help/advice in issues such as planning and follow up of
patients; commercialization of technology etc; liaison with the
concerned agencies and State Health Departments for implementation
Senior Research Fellow
Junior Research Fellow
Project (Research) Assistant/Technical Assistant
Lab Technician/Lab Assistant/Lab Attendant
Field Worker/Field Attendant
Data Entry Operator (A)
While the emoluments in respect of the Consultant will be decided on a
case to case basis, the emoluments (consolidated) in respect of the
other categories mentioned above will be as notified by the Admn. II
section of ICMR Headquarters from time to time.
project proposal requires the prior approval of the Director General
through the Translational Research Cell at the ICMR Hqrs.
project proposal will be reviewed by a CORE committee formed by the
Secretary DHR & DG, ICMR to technically evaluate the project. The
meeting of this CORE committee would be organized by the concerned
division at ICMR Hqrs. and 1 or 2 subject experts would also be
included as members and the Principal Investigator (PI) of the project
would be invited for presentation of the project. Once the project is
approved by this committee, then the approval of the Secretary DHR
& DG, ICMR would be obtained and communicated to PI. The project
will then be submitted by the investigator to the Chairman of the
Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) of the concerned Institute/Centre
for his approval.
project proposal shall thereafter be submitted to the concerned
Division in the ICMR Hqrs., for i) registration in IRIS, ii) obtaining
financial concurrence, and iii) approval/sanction of the budget.
Such proposals are not required to be submitted to the Project Review
Committees (PRC) set up for considering other extra mural project
expenditure towards staff of such projects will be met from the Extra
Mural Budget allocation of the Division concerned for the relevant
financial year. The other recurring/non-recurring expenditure
(chemicals/consumables/equipment/travel etc.) will be met from the
budget of the Institute/Centre concerned and booked under the Head
Other Charges/Equipment. Additional funds, if required, will be
provided on receipt of a well justified request.
monitoring of such projects will be done through the SAC of the
Institute/Centre concerned. Progress
will be reported to the Translational Research Cell on a six monthly
basis through the Division concerned.
report of the project will also be placed before the SAC of the
Institute/Centre concerned and submitted to the Translational Research
Cell in the ICMR Hqrs.