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By suman - Posted on 16 October 2013

 

Right To Information Act 

DIRECTORATE OF WHEAT RESEARCH, KARNAL-132 001



Central Public Information Officer


Assistant Public Information Officer





Dr Anuj Kumar, Sr. Scientist (Agrl. Extn.)
DWR, Karnal- 132 001
Phone: 0184-2267495, 2267830 Ext 172


Dr R Selvakumar , Sr. Scientist (Pl. Path.)
DWR, Karnal- 132 001
Phone: 0184-2267495, 2267830 Ext 190

The Right To Information Act 2005 (RTIA 2005) came in to being on 12 Oct 2005 to provide for setting out the practical regime of Right To Information for citizens to secure access to information under the control of Public authority in order to promote transparency and accountability in the working of every Public Authority. Under the act we are putting information on this website for citizens of India. The link may be followed for accessing the information.



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The particulars of its (DWR) organization, functions and duties;


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The powers and duties of its officers and employees.


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


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


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


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


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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.


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A statement of 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.


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A Directory of its officers and employees.


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


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


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


xiii


Particulars of receipt of concessions, permits or authorizations granted by it.


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


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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.


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The names, designations and other particulars of public Information Officers.


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Such other information as may be prescribed.

Mode of seeking Information:

Annual Report on the Implementation of the provisions of RTI Act 2005 at DWR Karnal.

(i): The particulars of its (DWR) organization, functions and duties; 
Mission of DWR:
Ensuring food security of India by enhancing the productivity and profitability of wheat and barley on an ecological and economically sustainable basis and making India the world leader in wheat production.
 
Manadate of DWR:

  • Organize, coordinate and monitor multilocational and multidisciplinary research for developing and identifying superior wheat and barley varieties having better quality and tolerance to biotic and abiotic stresses under varied agroclimatic zones.
  • Collect, acquire, evaluate, catalogue, maintain and share working germplasm collections of wheat and barley with focussed attention on identifying suitable donors for yield components, biotic and abiotic stresses and quality traits.
  • Undertake basic and strategic research for a major advance in genetic yield potential, quality, and durable disease resistance through utilization of genetic resources and genetic enhancement.
  • Mobilize genetic diversity from national and international sources for developing new genetic stocks for distribution to the cooperating centres in different zones.
  • Develop strategic research, which will lead in to precision farming, enhance input use efficiency, optimal use of renewable resources and enhance the sustainability of wheat based cropping systems.
  • Monitor the obligate parasites e.g. rust pathogen dynamics and develop strategies to mitigate crop losses due to pests and diseases.
  • Establish national and international linkages for strengthening wheat and barley improvement programmes.
  • Provide off-season nursery facility for rapid generation advancement, seed multiplication and using winter wheat genes for improving spring wheat cultivars.
  • Serve as a core facility for data analysis, documentation and information management, so that DWR becomes the national repository for all wheat and barley databases.
  • Coordinate and organize nucleus and breeder seed production.
  • Impart training/education related to wheat and barley improvement, production, protection, utilization and trade.

 

Objectives
Crop Improvement:

  • Improvement of yield potential by incorporating resistance to diseases (rusts, foliar blight, Karnal bunt, powdery mildew and loose smut) and pests (aphids).
  • Improvement of yield potential through tolerance against late heat, drought, salt and water logging conditions.
  • Utilization of synthetic and buitre materials to create genetic variability and to improve yields components of new varieties.
  • Evaluation of germplasm through national screening nurseries for identification of suitable donors.
  • Coordination of germplasm exchange, preservation and enrichment as routine activities that support breeding for wheat and barley improvement.
  • Promoting research on hybrid wheat through Cytoplasmic Male Sterility (CMS) approach in a network mode.
  • Exploring approaches to make use of recent advances in molecular biology to support conventional wheat and barley for productivity and quality.
  • Improvement of varieties of wheat suitable for recently evolved Resource Conservation Technology (RCT).
  • To improve productivity of barley with emphasis on malt quality and also for dual-purpose variety that serves as food grain and green fodder.

Crop Protection:

  • Monitoring or survey /surveillance of diseases and insect pests
  • Creation of genetic barriers to contain cereal rusts.
  • Incorporation of multiple disease resistance in popular wheat cultivars.
  • Identification of molecular and biochemical markers fir disease resistance traits.
  • Variability and epidemiology studies of insect, pests as well as diseases.
  • To devise eco friendly management of diseases and pests as well as to promote IPM.

Resource Management:

  • Development of RCTs to make wheat and barley cultivation a profitable venture for large number of farmers.
  • Development of techniques for integrated nutrient management and weed management.
  • Improvement of productivity of rice wheat system through crop diversification and intensification of crops.
  • Investigations to identify the best combination of crop plants in rotation.

Wheat and Barley quality:

  • Generation of wheat quality map for use of policy makers, traders, and scientists.
  • Identification of wheat genotypes possessing traits related to high quality chapati, bread, biscuit and pasta.
  • Development of breeder friendly biochemical and molecular biology techniques to screen early generation breeding materials for quality parameters.

Social Sciences:

  • Exploring possibilities to promote advanced wheat and barley technologies mainly through frontline Demonstrations (FLD).
  • Work out feasible modes of technologies transfer such as radio talk, farmers training, travelling seminars, farmers' day etc.
  • Prediction of future wheat production based on suitable economic model.
  • Stidies on constraints in adoption of new technologies.
  • To convert huge amount of data collected under All India Coordinated Programme in to a user friendly mode.

Directorate of Wheat Research (DWR) was elevated to present status in 1978 from All India Wheat Improvement Project (AICWIP) which was established in 1965 by ICAR. DWR has been coordinating multidisciplinary and multilocational testing of varietal improvement, crop management, crop protection and better quality technologies across the diverse ecosystem for increasing and stabilizing the value based wheat production. DWR also contributed significantly in technology transfer missions, thereby serving for direct benefit of the farmers. As a nodal institute, DWR facilitates planning, exchange of experimental materials, monitoring of trials/activities, data compilation and documentation. At present 107 scientists from 30 funded centres and 174 scientists 73 non-funded cooperating centres are carrying out the planned activities. Activities at Karnal, the headquaters, are accomplished by 40 scientists from 17 disciplines associated with crop Improvement, Crop protection, Resource management, Social Sciences, statistics and computer application. One of the regional stations of DWR at Flowerdale, Shimla has been well equipped to devise spatial and temporal strategies for protecting wheat and barley from rust pathogens. The other regional station at Dalang Maidan, Lahaul Spiti is playing a key role in generating advancement and screening against diseases mainly rusts under natural conditions during off-season. By utilizing facilities at this location, breeders save 50% of the time required to develop a variety. In addition to above a key component of National steering Committee, DWR plays a crucial role in formulating strategies to ensure sustainable improvement in crop productivity of Rice-Wheat system. Adoption of molecular approach to complement conventional wheat improvement programme is one of the recent initiatives taken up by DWR through a research network project on pyramiding of rust resistant genes. Research capabilities and facilities are being strengthened through various network projects to enhance output of competent research centres under AICW&BIP. In addition to the coordination of varietal improvement across the country, DWR also undertakes the basic and strategic research to enhance productivity of wheat and barley through various intra institutional research projects. There are six major wheat growing zones under AICW&BIP in the country. In each zone (NWPZ, NEPZ, CZ, NHZ, and SHZ) one Zonal Coordinator has been nominated by DWR and Zonal Coordinator is helping the Project Director (Wheat) in the constitution, dispatch, conduction and monitoring of advance varietal trials in particular zone.

 (ii): The powers and duties of its officers and employees. 
DWR is a unit of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). Project Director of this directorate exercises the power as are delegated by the Governing Body or any other authority of the ICAR. He is supported by Principal Investigators, Administartive Officer and Assistant Finance and Accounts Officer and various other unit Incharges.


(iii) The procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability . 
The Project Director is assisted in execution and implementation of various schemes and programmes by Administartive Officer, PIs, AFAO and others. The IMC guides and supports Profect Director on various programmes and approval of investments in new areas of research and coordination. The Research advisory Committee and Institute Research Council provide broad based advice for developing and implementing specific research programmes and projects.
(iv): The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions The norms are set by ICAR headquarters, New Delhi. The various functions carried out by the directorate in the line of mission, mandate and objectives of the directorate. ICAR rules and bye laws, circulars, instructions issued from time to time are followed.


(v): The rules, regulations, instructions, manuals, and records, held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions The DWR is unit of ICAR. ICAR follows GOI rules mutatis mutandis, besides Agricultural Research Service Rule it follows Technical Service Rules specially designed for scientist and Technical personnels. The documents like audit manual, administrative manual, ICAR rules, Labour laws, rules governing contractual services, regulations, and bye laws, purview and role of Purchase committee, DWR House allotment rules, terms and conditions of various committees, attributes of ICAR-DWR Staff Welfare Fund Scheme, IJSC rules, proceedings of various committees, and suggestion by IMC, RAC and IRC are followed.

 (vi) A statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or under its control; 
Lease document, EFC memos, Vision 2020, Annual reports, Workshop Reports, etc.

 (vii) 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; 
IMC and RAC and IMC guide the DWR Both the IMC and RAC have 2 members in its composition who are drawn from the public, who act and take deliberate and decision of these committees.

 (viii) A statement of 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 IMC, RAC, and IRC are the committees which help Directorate in guiding and implementing its various activities and programmes. The composition of these committees is as per the guidelines of ICAR headquarters, New Delhi.

 (ix) A Directory of its officers and employees. 
To be up loaded soon.

 (x) The monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees, including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations; 
Nil
(xi) The budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made; 
Budget utilized in 10th Plan Period (2002-07).


 

Head

10th Plan (Actual) in Crores.

 

ICAR Share

State Share

Total

Plan

DWR Karnal including network projects

5.23

0.00

5.23

 

AICW&BIP

31.21

7.54

38.75

 

Total

36.440

7.540

43.980

Non Plan

 

19.22

0

19.22

Grand Total

 

55.66

7.54

63.20

 (xii): The manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes; 
Nil

(xiii): Particulars of receipt of concessions, permits or authorizations granted by it. 
All the concessions as per admissibility under GOI orders.

(xiv) :details in respect of the information, available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form; 
Wheat and Barley Workshop Report, Annual reports, Vision 2025,

 (xv): 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 citizens can obtain and do obtain the information by paying a visit and interacting with the scientists, extension workers, interaction during seed/field day, FLD sites, laying trials at farmers' fields, making telephone calls, reading different bulletins, newsletters, magazines and other technical articles available in the Library. Library is though not meant for public but no citizen is denied entry and reading. This library is closed on second Saturday, Sunday and other gazetted holidays. Timings for public access may be 3 to 5 p.m. daily with prior permission of the Project Director. Library is open from 9.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. with lunch break from 1 to 2 p.m on all working days. The information put on web is accessible to all.

 (xvi): The names, designations and other particulars of public Information Officers;

Central Public Information Officer

Assistant Public Information Officer