CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute
(A premier R&D Institute in Electrochemistry)
Management Council

Management Council also plays a key role in the routine functioning of a lab in providing administrative support.

As per CSIR letter No. 8(1)/2011-PD dated 03-01-2012, guidelines for reconstitution of MC under Rule 65 of the Rules & Regulations of CSIR has been revised for the period from 1-1-2012 to 31-12-2013 as follows:-

i) Director of the National Laboratory - Chairman

ii) Four Scientists of the Laboratory representing various age groups - 

1) Two Scientists in Pay Band -3 (one Scientist & one senior scientist) and
2) Two Scientists in Pay Band-4 (one Principal Scientist and one Senior Principal Scientist or Chief Scientist)

All scientists nominated under this category should possess either Ph.D or M.Tech qualifications and cannot be members of two consecutive management councils. Not more than one scientist will be a member of the MC from the Division(s) being headed by the Director of the Laboratory. Distinguished Scientist/Scientist H, wherever present in the Laboratory, shall be special invitees to the meetings of the MC.

iii) One representative of the technical personnel - Technical Officer of the Laboratory in Pay Band – 4, if exists or the Senior most Technical Officer.

iv) One Director level scientist from the same Laboratory or a sister Laboratory- Director of a sister Laboratory either from the same cluster or from the same city/state.

v) Head, Research Planning Business Development/Planning Monitoring & Evaluation of the Laboratory- Head of this Division and in case of existence of more than one Division in this category, the senior most Head amongst these Divisions.

vi) Controller of Finance & Accounts/Finance & Accounts Officer of the Laboratory - Senior most Finance & Accounts Officer of the Laboratory.

vii) Controller of Administration/Administrative Officer of the Laboratory as Member Secretary.  

In the absence of the Director, the Acting Director of the Laboratory shall be the Chairman of the MC and preside over the meeting of the MC and also approve the proceedings. The MC shall meet not less than thrice in a financial year.

CSIR-CECRI Management Council was reconstituted as per CSIR letter No.8(6)/2015-PD dated 21-03-2016 with the following members:

Members 

Dr Vijayamohanan K Pillai
Director
CSIR-CECRI
Karaikudi

Chairman


Dr.(Mrs.) Sheela Berchmans
Chief Scientist
CSIR-CECRI
Karaikudi
Member

Dr James Joseph
Principal Scientist
CSIR-CECRI
Karaikudi

Member

Dr A Manuel Stephan
Senior Scientist
CSIR-CECRI
Karaikudi
Member
  Dr Akhila Kumar Sahu
Scientist
CSIR-CECRI Chennai Unit
TTTI Taramani
Chennai
 Member

Dr N Meyyappan
Principal Technical Officer
CSIR-CECRI
Karaikudi

Member
  Dr R K Sinha
Director
CSIR - CSIO
Chandigarh
Member
  Dr D Ramaiah
Director
CSIR - NEIST
Jorhat
Member







Head, PPMG
CSIR-CECRI
Karaikudi

Member
Shri S Raju
FAO
CSIR-CECRI
Karaikudi

Member
Shri C Christu Raj
COA
CSIR-CECRI
Karaikudi

Member Secretary
Functions:
  • To administer and manage the affairs and environment of the laboratory.
  • To write off irrecoverable monetary losses and Stores within the limits prescribed by CSIR.
  • To recommend the resource allocation for R&D activities/facilities of Lab/Instt.
  • To monitor the progress of R&D and other activities of the Lab/Instt.
  • To recommend devolution of powers to the Project Leaders for the proper implementation of the projects/activities.
  • To approve contract R&D, consultancy projects and licensing of IPR beyond the powers of Director.
  • To consider the annual report of the National Laboratory.
  • To constitute selection Committees and assessment committees for all Technical staff.
  • Any other matter, as may be referred by the Director-General.
  • The proceedings of the Management Council shall be approved by its Chairman.  The Governing Body or Director-General as its Principal Executive Officer may review/amend any of the decisions of the Management Council, and pass such orders as considered necessary, which shall be binding on the Management Council.