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1. Organization and Function

Ans.

    Particulars of Organization, Functions and Duties

        Name and Address of the organization

        Centre for Marine Living Resources and Ecology (CMLRE) Atal Bhavan, Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) Government of India Ochanthuruthu (PO), LNG Road, Puthuvyppe, Kochi -682508.

        Head of organization

        Dr. G. V. M Gupta, Scientist-G & Director

        Vision, mission and key objectives

        For organizing, coordinating and promoting ocean research and development activities in the country which inter-alia include mapping of the living resources, preparing inventory of commercially exploitable living marine resources, their optimum utilization through ecosystem management and R&D in basic sciences on Marine Living Resources and Ecology.

        The Marine Living Resources (MLR) Programme envisages survey, assessment and exploitation of the MLR and studies on the response of MLR to changes in the physical environment and develop an ecosystem model for the management of the living resources in the Indian EEZ.

        The Fishery Oceanographic Research Vessel (FORV) SagarSampada is fully utilized for these studies with the support of Vessel Management Cell (VMC). Earlier plan projects include surveys and studies in the EEZ with focus on deep sea fishery, harmful algal blooms, bioluminescent planktons, marine mammals, environment and the productivity patterns. These efforts are complimented through allied activities under MLR namely studies on benthos of the continental slope area, studies on biodiversity of plankton in Andaman sea, studies on the near-shore dynamics with special reference to upwelling and mud-banks, application oriented R&D on production of pearls from the black-lip pearl oyster, development of antifouling compounds from the marine organisms, modelling efforts and maintenance of a Data & Referral Centre on FORV collections. The ongoingactivities during 2017-20,with the in-house component, with a view to strengthen our scientific capability and infrastructure development in the newly inaugurated campus at Puthuvype during 2019. The scope mentioned above is proposed to be addressed by restructuring the 12thplan activities based on the IRC recommendations into the following two projects to be carried out during 2017-21,

      • Marine Ecosystem Dynamics of eastern Arabian Sea (MEDAS)
      • Resource Exploration and Inventorization System (REIS)

      The MLR programme in the above mentioned thrust areas have been taken up under the umbrella scheme O-SMART and major studies such as MEDAS and REIS under O-SMART. These activities need to be continued to realize the deliverables/outcomes in the next five years i.e. 2021-26. Taking into consideration of the changes in the ecosystems and the interactions, the existing two main stream projects MEDAS and REIS are proposed to be continued during 15th Finance Commission period with a more focussed studies and activities to address the scientific outcomes that are useful and benefit the society. Ocean Acidification (OA) effects on the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal ecosystems and fishery oceanographic studies in the south India marine ecosystem are now included to address the societal and climate change relevant issues on marine living resources. The CMLRE components under O-SMART are accordingly restructured to major themes as 1) Marine Biodiversity & Ecology, 2) Fishery Resources and Habitat Assessment 3) Marine Ecosystem Dynamics 4) Societal Development. The main objective of the major themes are given below, i. Inventorisation and mapping of marine biodiversity hotspots and species assemblage patterns of Andaman& Nicobar and Lakshadweep Islands ecosystems ii. Assessing the fishery resources and habitat suitability of selected meso-pelagic, demersal species and major economically important small pelagic fishes in the Indian EEZ. iii. Marine ecosystem processes of Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal with special emphasis on ocean acidification and its potential impacts on biological dynamics. iv. Enhancement of natural stock of marine ornamental fishes in Lakshadweep through hatchery rearing and sea ranching and train coastal and island communities on hatchery rearing of ornamental fishes for their livelihood improvement.

      Function and duties

      CMLRE mainly engaged in coordinating and implementing the Marine Living Resources (MLR) Programme envisages survey, assessment and exploitation of the MLR and studies on the response of MLR to changes in the physical environment with the objective of developing an ecosystem model for the management of the living resources in the Indian EEZ.

      Organization Chart

      Any other details-the genesis, inception, formation of the department and the HoDs from time to time as well as the committees/ Commissions constituted from time to time have been dealt

      Centre for Marine Living Resources & Ecology (CMLRE) was established at Kochi in 1998 by upgrading the erstwhile SagarSampada Cell with exclusive facilities for implementing Marine Living Resources (MLR) Programme.CMLRE, Cochin under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India has been organizing, coordinating and promoting ocean development activities in the country which inter-alia include mapping of the living resources, preparing inventory of commercially exploitable living marine resources, their optimum utilization through ecosystem management and R&D in basic sciences on Marine Living Resources and Ecology. The Marine Living Resources Programme envisages survey, assessment and exploitation of the MLR and studies on the response of MLR to changes in the physical environment with the objective of developing an ecosystem model for the management of the living resources in the Indian EEZ. The Fishery Oceanographic Vessel (FORV) Sagar Sampada is fully utilized for these studies. On-going MLR surveys in the EEZ focus on bio-diversity, meso pelagic fishery and its environmental linkage, harmful algal blooms, Bioluminescent plankton, marine mammals, environment and the productivity patterns etc. These efforts are complimented through allied activities under MLR namely studies on the benthos of the continental shelf and slope area, studies on biodiversity of planktons in Andaman Sea etc.There are three major sections in CMLRE, (a) Research and developmental activities under MLRP (2) Vessel Management Centre and (3) Establishment and Finance. The detailed of three sections given in the Flow chart (Section 1.1.5)

      CMLRE is implementing different projects under the continuing plans/schemes of the GOI. Since inception under the leadership of the then Director, Prof Raveendranathan V, the centre was coordinating R and D projects under the umbrella of MLR in various research institutes/universities. Later in 2006, Dr.V N Sanjeevan took charge of the Centre and the programmes with a visionto expand it to National Centre on MLR in India.Dr.Madheswaran took charge as Director from November 2013. His successorDr.MSudhakar continued to lead the activities and established a permanent campus in Puthuvype, Kochi during 2019. Also, the in-house research capability is strengthenedand the journey was effectively carried forward further by Dr. M.V. Ramanmurthy, and presently by DirectorDr.G.V.M.Gupta.

    Power and duties of its officers and employees

      Designation Name Power and Duties of Employees
      Director, Sc-G Dr. G. V. M. Gupta Director/HOD
      Scientist-F Dr. A. Shivaji Vessel Management Cell- in charge
      Scientist-F Shri N. Saravanane Scientific activities related to MLR
      Scientist-E Dr. Rasheed Kunjumohammed Scientific activities related to MLR
      Scientist-E Smt. C.R Asha Devi Scientific activities related to MLR
      Scientist-E Dr. Sherine Sonia Cubelio Scientific activities related to MLR
      Scientist-E Dr. Anil Kumar Vijayan Scientific activities related to MLR
      Scientist-E Dr. Smitha B R Scientific activities related to MLR
      Scientist-D Dr.Hashim Manjebrayakath Scientific activities related to MLR
      Scientist-D Dr. Kusum Komal Karati Scientific activities related to MLR
      Scientist-D Dr. Sendhil Kumar Scientific activities related to MLR
      Scientist-D Shri.Telson Noronha Scientific activities related to MLR
      Scientist-D Shri.M Subramanian Vessel management cell – support/ Scientific activities related to MLR
      Scientist-D Shri. Vasu C Estate/Scientific activities related to MLR
      Sr. Technical Assistant Shri. Kishore Kumar Information Technology
      Sr. Accounts Officer Smt. K.P. Preethi(Deputed for training) PAO
      Sr. Accounts Officer Smt. C.A.Atmaj (A.O in charge) PAO
      Section Officer Smt. Ajitha Kumari Dealing with all budget/accounts/establishment related matters
      LDC Shri. Unnikrishanan Timely preparation of all periodical returns and maintenance of all registers
      LDC Smt. K R Jaysree Payment related duties
      PA Smt.Sheeba Alex Work assigned by Under secretary and PAO
      FH Shri. Tapan Kumar Malo Onboard Deck Assistance
      FH Shri. K.R. Sunilkumar Onboard Deck Assistance
      FH Shri.M. Rathinavel Onboard Deck Assistance
      FH Shri. S.B. Prakash Onboard Deck Assistance
      FH Shri. V. Binoy Onboard Deck Assistance
      FH Shri. V.K. Pradeep Kumar Onboard Deck Assistance
      MTS Shri. K.K. Divakaran Multi Tasking Staff
      MTS Shri. P.V. Sasi Multi Tasking Staff

      Rules /orders under which the powers and duty are derived and exercised, work allocation

      The officers/staff of CMLRE discharge their functions based on the guidelines issued by the Government from time to time as well as those prescribed under different manuals, rules like General Financial Rules, Delegation of Financial Power Rules, Manual of Office Procedures, etc. Based on the Ministry approved scientific projects, works can be allotted to various scientific, technical and administrative staffs during the tenure.

    Procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability

      Process of decision making and identify decision making points

      Director, CMLRE is the decision making authority based on the rules and regulation as per GOI order.

      Final decision making authority

      Director CMLRE/Secretary, MoES, New Delhi

      Related provision, Acts, rules etc

      As per the rules and guidelines issued by GOI and approved by the MoES

      Time limit or taking decision

      As expeditiously as possible

      Channel of supervision and accountability

      As per the flow chart described above

    Norms set by the Department for the discharge of its functions.

    While performing the duties assigned to the different officers/staff, they exercise by and large the powers prescribed by the guidelines issued by the Government of India from time to time as well as those prescribed under different manuals, rules like General Financial Rules, Delegation of Financial Power Rules, Manual of Office Procedures, etc.

      Nature of functions/services offered

      Mainly coordinating and implementing the R and D programme under MLR

      Norms/standards for functions/services delivery

      While performing the duties assigned to the different officers/staff, they exercise by and large the powers prescribed by the guidelines issued by the Government of India from time to time as well as those prescribed under different manuals, rules like General Financial Rules, Delegation of Financial Power Rules, Manual of Office Procedures, etc.

      Nature of functions/services offered

      Mainly coordinating and implementing the R and D programme under MLR

      Norms/standards for functions/services delivery

      Scientific inputs are provided to stake holders like State and central Departments though reports, meetings and discussions.

      Process by which these services can be accessed

      Through meetings and discussions

      Time-limit for achieving the targets

      The MLR programme have been taken up under the umbrella scheme O-SMART and major studies such as MEDAS and REIS under O-SMART. These activities need to be continued to realize the deliverables/outcomes in the next five years i.e. 2021-26. Taking into consideration of the changes in the ecosystems and the interactions, the existing two main stream projects MEDAS and REIS are proposed to be continued during 15th Finance Commission period with a more focussed studies and activities to address the scientific outcomes that are useful and benefit the society. Ocean Acidification (OA) effects on the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal ecosystems and fishery oceanographic studies in the south India marine ecosystem are now included to address the societal and climate change relevant issues on marine living resources. The CMLRE components under O-SMART are accordingly restructured to major themes as 1) Marine Biodiversity & Ecology, 2) Fishery Resources and Habitat Assessment 3) Marine Ecosystem Dynamics 4) Societal Development. March 2026- completion of the 4 project mentioned above.

      Process of redress of grievances

      Internal compliance Committee constituted for redressal mechanism. Process by which any written complaints raised by the individual, submitted to the Chairman / Member secretary. Thereafter, the Chairman convenes a meeting with members and discussed the matter in details and take appropriate action as per the procedure.

    Rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, held by the Department or under its control or used by its employees for discharge its functions

    The officers/staff of CMLRE discharge their functions based on the guidelines issued by the Government of India from time to time as well as those prescribed under different manuals, rules like General Financial Rules, Delegation of Financial Power Rules, Manual of Office Procedures, etc.

    Title and nature of the record/ manual /instruction: Scientific files in different projects and reports, scientific papers, handbook etc.

    List of Rules, regulations, instructions manuals and records

    General Financial Rules, Delegation of Financial Power Rules, Manual of Office Procedures, etc.

    Acts/ Rules manuals etc

    General Financial Rules, Delegation of Financial Power Rules, Manual of Office Procedures, etc.

    Transfer policy and transfer orders

    Under the control of MoES&DoPT, Govt of India

    Categories of documents held by the authority under its control

    Scientific reports and documents, Administrative documents/files, Account related documents, Library Books etc.

      Categories of documents

      Scientific papers and reports, finance documents, Establishment /Administrative documents, Library Books and documents

      Custodian of documents/categories

      All scientific documents under the Custody of Project investigators, Finance related documents under the custody of Finance officer/AO, All administrative documents under the custody of Head of Office. All Library books and documents under the custody of Library in charge.

    Boards, Councils, Committees and other Bodies constituted as part of the Public Authority

      Name of Boards, Council, Committee

    • Research Advisory Committee (RAC)
    • Needs Committee:
    • Purchase Committee
    • Official Language Implementation Committee
    • Publication Committee
    • Verification committee:
    • Condemnation committee:
    • Internal complaints committee
    • FORV Sagar Sampada Techno-financial proposal Evaluation committee
    • Local Purchase Committee (LPC)
    1. CMLRE Research Advisory Committee
    2. Sl. No. Name/Institute Capacity
      1.Dr. R. Kirubagaran, former Head, Ocean science & technology, NIOT,ChennaiChairman
      2.Dr. M.V.Ramana Murthy,Director,NCCR,ChennaiMember
      3.Director,CMLREMember
      4.Dr.M.V.M Wafar, former Senior scientist,NIO,GoaMember
      5.Dr.Baban Ingole, Visiting Scientist, NCPORMember
      6.Dr.V.Kripa, Member, Coastal Aquaculture Authority & former Scientist, CMFRIMember
      7.Dr.V.V.S.S Sarma, Principal Scientist, NIO Member
      8.Dr.Sandip Mukhopadhyay, Scientist-F, MoES Member
      9.Dr.U. Sreedhar, Principal Scientist, CIFT-ICAR Member
      10.Representative, PD-MoES Member
      11.Shri.N. Saravanane, Scientist-F,CMLREMember Secretary
    3. Needs Committee
    4. Sl. No. Name Capacity
      1.Mr. N. SaravananeChairman
      2.Smt. C.R. Asha Devi Member
      3.Smt. K.P. Preethy Member
      4.Shri. SubramaniamMember
      5.Dr. Smitha B. R Member Secretary
    5. Purchase Committee
    6. Sl. No. Name Capacity
      1.Smt. C.R .AshaDeviChairman
      2.Dr.AnilKumar Vijayan Member
      3.Sri.Telson Noronha Member
      4.Dr.Sendhil Kumar Member Secretary
    7. Official Language Implementation Committee
    8. Sl. No. Name Capacity
      1.Dr. A. ShivajiChairman
      2.Smt. C. R. AshaDeviMember
      3.Dr. Kusum K. K. Member
    9. Publication Committee
    10. Sl. No. Name Capacity
      1.Mr. N. SaravananeChairman
      2.Smt.C.R.Asha Devi Member
      3.Dr. Smitha B. R.Member
      4.Dr.Hashim M.Member Secretary
    11. Verification Committee
    12. Sl. No. Name Capacity
      1.Dr. A. ShivajiChairman
      2.Dr.Sherine Sonia Cubolio Member
      3.Smt. C.R. Asha DeviMember
      4.Sri. Kishore Kumar B. Member
      5.Dr.Hashim M.Member Secretary
    13. Condemnation Committee
    14. Sl. No. Name Capacity
      1.Dr. A. ShivajiChairman
      2.Dr.Rasheed KMember
      3.Sri. SubramaniamMember
      4.Smt. K. P. PreethyMember
      5.Sri. Telson NoronhaMember
    15. Internal complaints committee
    16. Sl. No. Name Capacity
      1.Smt.C.R . AshaDevi Presiding Officer
      2.Sri. Telson NMember
      4.Smt. Sheeba AlexMember
      4.Smt.Jaleela Subramanian Non-Government Member
    17. FORV SagarSampada Techno-financial proposal Evaluation committee
    18. Sl. No. Name Capacity
      1.Shri. N. SaravananeChairman
      2.Dr.Smitha B. R.Member
      4.Dr. Hashim M.Member
      5.Sri. SubramanianMember Secretary
    19. Local Purchase Committee
    20. Sl. No. Name Capacity
      1.Dr. Rasheed KChairman
      2.Dr.Kusum K.KMember
      4.Mr. M. SubramaniamMember
      4.Smt. Ajitha KumariMember
      5.Sri. C. VasuMember Secretary
    21. Dates from which constituted:
      1. Research Advisory Committee (RAC): 19.01.2022
      2. Need Committee: 30.10.2020
      3. CMLRE Purchase Committee: 02.11.2020
      4. CMLRE Official Language Implementation Committee: 22.02.2021
      5. CMLRE Publication Committee: 14.09.2020
      6. Verification committee: 20.05.2020
      7. Condemnation committee: 20.05.2020
      8. Internal complaints committee:11.03.2021
      9. SagarSampada Techno-financial proposal Evaluation committee : 03.12.2020
      10. Local Purchase Committee: 08.07.2021
    22. Term/Tenure
      1. Research Advisory Committee (RAC):19.01.2022 to continuing
      2. Need Committee: 30.10.2020 to continuing
      3. CMLRE Purchase Committee: 01.11.2020 to continuing
      4. CMLRE Official Language Implementation Committee:22.02.2021 to continuing
      5. CMLRE Publication Committee: 14.09.2020 to continuing
      6. Verification committee: 20.05.2020 to continuing
      7. Condemnation committee: 20.05.2020 to continuing
      8. Internal complaints committee: 11.03.2021 to continuing
      9. FORV SagarSampada Techno-financial proposal Evaluation committee :03.12.2020 to continuing
      10. Local Purchase committee: 08.07.2021 to continuing
    23. Powers and functions:
      1. CMLRE Research Advisory Committee (RAC): Assessing ongoing research activities one in six months
      2. Need Committee:Identify requirement of various equipment and purchases
      3. CMLRE Purchase Committee: For technical evaluation of indented items
      4. CMLRE Official Language Implementation Committee: The committee regularly reviews the progress made in the use of HIndi for official puposes
      5. CMLRE Publication Committee: Evaluation of publication papers, its ethics and science
      6. Verification committee: Physical verification of equipments assets and their performance
      7. Condemnation committee: Identify and verify condemn items
      8. Internal complaints committee: Solving issues in-house related to harassment of woman at work place other issues etc.
      9. FORV SagarSampada Techno-financial proposal Evaluation committee: To examine the proposal for the procurement of scientific equipments/ instruments connected to the vessel with regard to technical and financial aspects
      10. Local purchase committee : In case, certain items not available in GeM portal, the committee will survey the market to ascertain the reasonableness of rate, quality, specifications and identify the appropriate supplier
    24. Whether their meetings are open to the public:No, meetings are regularly attended by the staff of CMLRE working under MLR programme. Invited subject experts in MLR are included in special cases
    25. Whether the minutes of the meetings are open to the public: No, Minutes are generally restricted within the committee and the staff of CMLRE
    26. Place where the minutes if open to the public are available: No
    Directory of the officers and employees of the Department
    Designation Name Email Phone Number Intercom
    Director, Sc-G Dr. G. V. M. Gupta gvmgupta[at]cmlre[dot]gov[dot]in 0484-29440044004
    Scientist-F Dr.A. Shivaji ashivaji[at]cmlre[dot]gov[dot]in0484-29440094009
    Scientist-F Shri N. Saravanane saravanane[at]cmIre[dot]gov[dot]in0484-29440164016
    Scientist-E Dr. Rasheed Kunjumohammed rasheed[at]cmIre[dot]gov[dot]in0484-29440174017
    Scientist-E Smt. C.R Asha Devi ashacr[at]gmail[dot]com0484-29440144014
    Scientist-E Dr.Sherine Sonia Cubelio sherine[at]cmlre[dot]gov[dot]in0484-29440114011
    Scientist-E Dr.Anil Kumar Vijayan anilkumarv[at]cmlre[dot]gov[dot]in0484-29440154015
    Scientist-E Dr.Smitha B R smitha[at]cmlre[dot]gov[dot]in0484-29440184018
    Scientist-D Dr.Hashim Manjebrayakath hashim[at]cmlre[dot]gov[dot]in0484-29440104010
    Scientist-D Dr. Kusum Komal Karati karatikusum[at]cmlre[dot]gov[dot]in0484-29440124012
    Scientist-D Dr. Sendhil Kumar sendhil[dot]r[at]cmlre[dot]gov[dot]in0484-29440134013
    Scientist-D Shri.Telson Noronha noronha[at]cmlre[dot]gov[dot]in0484-29440194019
    Scientist-D Shri.M Subramanian subramanian[at]cmlre[dot]gov[dot]in0484-29440214021
    Scientist-D Shri. Vasu C cvasu[at]cmlre[dot]gov[dot]in0484-29440204020
    Sr. Technical Assistant Shri. B. Kishore kumar kishore[at]cmlre[dot]gov[dot]in 0484-29440254025
    PAO Smt. K.P Preethi(Deputed for training) Kppreethy[dot]17[at]cmlre[dot]gov[dot]in0484-29440074007
    PAO Shri. C.H.Atmaj (AO incharge) chatmaj[dot]17[at]cmlre[dot]gov[dot]in0484-29440074007
    Section Officer Smt. Ajitha Kumari ajimattathil[at]cmlre[dot]gov[dot]in0484-29440284028
    LDC Shri. Unnikrishanan unnik[at]cmlre[dot]gov[dot]in0484-29440304030
    LDC Smt. K R Jaysree krjaysree[at]cmlre[dot]gov[dot]in0484-29440294029
    PA Smt. Sheeba Alex sheeba[dot]alex[at]gov[dot]in************
    FH Shri. Tapan Kumar Malo tapan[at]cmlre[dot]gov[dot]in0484-29440264026
    FH Shri. K.R. Sunilkumar sunil[at]cmlre[dot]gov[dot]in0484-29440264026
    FH Shri.M. Rathinavel rathinavel[at]cmlre[dot]gov[dot]in0484-29440264026
    FH Shri. S.B. Prakash prakash[at]cmlre[dot]gov[dot]in0484-29440264026
    FH Shri. V. Binoy binoy[at]cmlre[dot]gov[dot]in0484-29440264026
    FH Shri. V.K. Pradeep Kumar pradeep[at]cmlre[dot]gov[dot]in0484-29440264026
    MTS Shri. K.K. Divakaran divakaran[at]cmlre[dot]gov[dot]in0484-29440314031
    MTS Shri. P.V. Sasi sasipv[at]cmlre[dot]gov[dot]in0484-29440314031

    Monthly Remuneration Received By Each of its Officers and Employees, including the System of compensation

    Monthly Remuneration Received By Each of its Officers and Employees
    Sl.No Name Basic Pay (Rs)
    1 Dr. G. V. M. Gupta 188200
    2 Dr. A. Shivaji 161300
    3 Shri N. Saravanane 156600
    4 Dr. Rasheed Kunjumohammed 134500
    5 Smt. C.R Asha Devi 134500
    6 Dr. Sherine Sonia Cubelio 130600
    7 Dr. Anil Kumar Vijayan 130600
    8 Dr. Smitha B R 126800
    9 Dr. Hashim Manjebrayakath 91400
    10 Dr. Kusum Komal Karati 83600
    10 Dr. Sendhil Kumar R 83600
    11 Shri. Telson Noronha 99800
    12 Shri. M. Subramanian 83600
    13 Shri. Vasu C 81200
    14 Shri. Kishore Kumar 62200
    15 Shri. C.H.Atmaj
    16 Smt. Preethy Shaji 75600
    17 Smt. Ajitha Kumari 55200
    18 Shri. Unnikrishanan 45400
    19 Smt. K R Jaysree 50500
    20 Smt. Sheeba Alex 85100
    20 Shri. Tapan Kumar Malo 70000
    21 Shri. K.R. Sunilkumar 70000
    22 Shri. M. Rathinavel 70000
    23 Shri. S.B. Prakash 70000
    24 Shri. V. Binoy 58600
    25 Shri. V.K. Pradeep Kumar 60400
    27 Shri. K.K. Divakaran 37200
    28 Shri. P.V. Sasi 36100

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

    Central Public Information Officer

    Dr. Rasheed Kunjumohammed
    Scientist-E/CPIO
    ATAL BHAVAN
    LNG Road. Puthu Vypin South,
    Ochanthuruthu PO, Kochi-682508 Kerala Phone: 0484-2944017 E-mail: CPIO[at]cmlre[dot]gov[dot]in

    The above email is given ONLY for filling online RTI u/s 7(1) of RTI act (life and liberty)

    RTI Appellate Authority
    Dr. G. V. M. Gupta
    Director/HOD,
    Applete Authority (RTI)CMLRE,
    ATAL BHAVAN
    LNG Road. Puthu Vypin South,
    Ochanthuruthu PO, Kochi-682508 Kerala Phone: 0484-2944004

    No. Of employees against whom Disciplinary action has been proposed/ taken

    Nil

    No. of employees against whom disciplinary action has been (i) Pending for Minor penalty or major penalty proceedings

    Nil

    Finalized for Minor penalty or major penalty proceedings

    Nil

    Programmes to advance understanding of RTI

    Educational programmes:

    As a part of RTI educational programme, CPIO,CMLRE attended a training programme in Delhi in 2016

    Efforts to encourage public authority to participate in these programmes

    Will Update

    Training of CPIO/APIO

    Attended a training programme of RTI in Delhi during December 2016.

    Update& publish guidelines on RTI by the Public Authorities concerned

    Regularly updating the details in CMLRE site . Last updated as on 16th August 2022

    Transfer policy and transfer orders

      ransfer Policy And Transfer Orders

      CMLRE is attached office of MoES, So transfer policy is under the control of MoES & DoPT (www.moes.gov.in)

2. Budget and Programme

Ans.

    Budget Allocated to Department and to each Agency under its control under the Fifteenth Finance Commission (2021-26)

      Total Budget for the public authority

      BE2021-22 RE2019-20 Expenditure on 30.03.2022(Rs)
      OSMART 26,50,00,000 23,99,00,000 14,59,58,068
      DOM 1,22,00,000 ----- 24,99,900

      Budget for each agency and plan & programmes

      CMLRE in-house programme and Grant in Aid programme

      Proposed expenditures

      Same as above

      Revised budget for each agency, if any

      Same as above

      Report on disbursements made and place where the related reports are available

      CMLRE office

    Foreign and domestic tours

      Budget: Expenditure details under FTE and DTE are as follows

    • 2017-18: Rs. 61, 39,585/-
    • 2018-19: Rs. 59, 58,468/-
    • 2019-20: Rs. 48, 61,088/-
    • 2020-21: Rs. 63,7,362/-
    • 2021-22: Rs. 6,37,362/-

      Foreign and domestic Tours by ministries and officials of the rank of Joint Secretary to the Government and above, as well as the heads of the Department.- (a) Places visited, (b) The period of visit, (c) The number of members in the official delegation, (d) Expenditure on the visit

      To be updated

      Information related to procurements- (a) Notice/tender enquires, and corrigenda if any thereon, (b) Details of the bids awarded comprising the names of the suppliers of goods/ services being procured, (c) The works contracts concluded – in any such combination of the above-and, (d) The rate/ rates and the total amount at which such procurement or works contract is to be executed.

      63 items purchased through Gem portal with a total amount of Rs. 1,34,18,717/-

    Manner of execution of subsidy programme

    Since the Centre is fully functioning under the direct fund allocation of Govt. of India, no subsidy is given to any person/organization.

      Name of the programme of activity

      NA

      Objective of the programme

      NA

      Procedure to avail benefits

      NA

      Duration of the programme/ scheme

      NA

      Physical and financial targets of the programme

      NA

      Nature/ scale of subsidy /amount allotted

      NA

      Nature/ scale of subsidy /amount allotted

      NA

      Eligibility criteria for grant of subsidy

      NA

      Details of beneficiaries of subsidy programme (number, profile etc):

      NA

      Discretionary and non-discretionary grants

      NA

      Discretionary and non-discretionary grants/ allocations to State Govt./ NGOs/other Institutions

      NA

      Annual accounts of all legal entities who are provided grants by public authorities:

      NA

      Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits of authorizations granted by the public authority

      NA

      Concessions, permits or authorizations granted by public authority

      NA

      For each concessions, permit or authorization granted - (a) Eligibility criteria, (b) Procedure for getting the concession/ grant and/ or permits of authorizations, (c) Name and address of the recipients given concessions/ permits or authorizations, (d) Date of award of concessions/ permits of authorizations

      NA

      CAG & PAC paras

      Half yearly statement of inspection reports by the CAG for the periods 2012-2013 was 13nos, 2014-2015 was 5 nos and 2015-2016 to 2017-2018 was 19nos. Out of the above only 4 paras are pending to be settled as on 15.08.2022.

      CAG and PAC paras and the action taken reports (ATRs) after these have been laid on the table of both houses of the parliament

      No

3. Publicity Band Public interface

Ans.

    Particulars for any arrangement for consultation with or representation by the members of the public in relation to the formulation of policy or implementation there of

    : NA

      Relevant Acts, Rules, Forms and other documents which are normally accessed by citizens

      : NA

      Arrangements for consultation with or representation by - (a) Members of the public in policy formulation/ policy implementation, (b) Day & time allotted for visitors,(c) Contact details of Information & Facilitation Counter (IFC) to provide publications frequently sought by RTI applicants

      : NA

      Public- private partnerships (PPP)- Details of Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV), if any :

      NA

      Public- private partnerships (PPP)- Detailed project reports (DPRs) :

      NA

      Public- private partnerships (PPP)- Concession agreements.:

      NA

      Public- private partnerships (PPP)- Operation and maintenance manuals:

      NA

      Public- private partnerships (PPP) - Other documents generated as part of the implementation of the PPP: NA

      Public- private partnerships (PPP) - Information relating to fees, tolls, or the other kinds of revenues that may be collected under authorisation from the government:

      NA

      Public- private partnerships (PPP) -Information relating to outputs and outcomes:

      NA

      Public- private partnerships (PPP) - The process of the selection of the private sector party (concessionaire etc.) :

      NA

      Public- private partnerships (PPP) - All payment made under the PPP project:

      NA

    Are the details of policies / decisions, which affect public, informed to them:

    NA

      Publish all relevant facts while formulating important policies or announcing decisions which affect public to make the process more interactive - Policy decisions/ legislations taken in the previous one year:

      NA

      Publish all relevant facts while formulating important policies or announcing decisions which affect public to make the process more interactive - Outline the Public consultation process:

      NA

      Publish all relevant facts while formulating important policies or announcing decisions which affect public to make the process more interactive- Outline the arrangement for consultation before formulation of policy:

      NA

    Dissemination of information widely and in such form and manner which is easily accessible to the public:

    CMLRE WEBSITE (cmlre.gov.in)

      3.3.1 Use of the most effective means of communication - Internet (website):

      CMLRE WEBSITE (cmlre.gov.in)

    Form of accessibility of information manual/handbook:

    Yes (www.cmlre.gov.in/repository/publication)

      Information manual/handbook available in Electronic format:

      available in CMLRE repository (cmlre[at]gov[dot]in/repository/publication)

      Information manual/handbook available in Printed format:

      available in CMLRE library

    Whether information manual/ handbook available free of cost or not:

    Yes

      List of materials available Free of cost:

      The desired information can be obtained by the general public from the following means:
      1. CMLRE Website (www.cmlre.gov.in)
      2. Printed pamphlets and Reports, digital and social media (cmlre twitter)
      3. Brochures and Pamphlets ( cmlre library)
      4. Articles/highlights in Newspapers/magazines-as and when published
      5. Exhibitions-as and when organised and participation in the national and international seminars/symposia/conferences

        List of materials available at a reasonable cost of the medium:

        1. yes (MLR Atalas, handbook on Bothidae larvae)

4. E-Governance

Ans.

    Language in which Information Manual/Handbook Available

  • English: Yes
  • Vernacular/Local Language: Nil
      • When was the information Manual/Handbook last updated:

        Updated on 16-08-2022

          Last date of Annual updation:

          last updated on 16-08-2022

        Information available in electronic form:

        Yes

          Details of information available in electronic form:

          Pamphlets, booklets, handbooks on Journey of CMLRE, Department owned Research vessel FORV Sagar Sampada-details etc

          Name/ title of the document/record/ other information:

          Details are available in CMLRE repository

          Location where available:

          CMLRE repository(online available; www: \\cmlre[at]gov[dot]in)

          Particulars of facilities available to citizen for obtaining information

            Name & location of the faculty:

            CPIO, CMLRE

            Details of information made available:

            Published documents

            Working hours of the facility:

            0900hrs to 1730hrs

            Contact person & contact details (Phone, fax email):

            Mr.V.Binoy, Fax;0484 2944006

            Such other information as may be prescribed under Section 4(i) (b)(xvii):

              Grievance redressal mechanism:

              Committee formulated for this purpose as ‘internal complaints committee’.Process by which any written complaints raised by the individual, submitted to the Chairman/Member secretary. Thereafter, the Chairman convenes a meeting with members and discussed the matter in details and take appropriate action as per the procedure

              Details of applications received under RTI and information provided:

              From 2015 onwards totill March 2022, 100 Nos. of RTI application received. 88 Nos information given

              List of completed schemes/ projects/ Programmes:

              (See website www.cmlre.gov.in)

              List of schemes/ projects/ programme underway:

              The CMLRE components under O-SMART are restructured to major themes continued during 2021-26 as follows; 1) Marine Biodiversity & Ecology, 2) Fishery Resources and Habitat Assessment 3) Marine Ecosystem Dynamics and 4) Societal Development.

              Details of all contracts entered into including name of the contractor, amount of contract and period of completion of contract:

              Sl No. Item Name of contractor Amount of contract(rs) Period of completion of contract
              1 Administrative operator or Office Assistant or Executive Assistant FIRST-MAN MANAGEMENT SERVICES PRIVATE LIMITED No.41 , 1st Avenue, Defence officers Colony, Ekkattuthangal, Chennai, Tamil Nadu-600032 13,57,696.83/-
              2 Security contract M/S Shashi Thomas Security Agency TC 40/2682 Sreekrishna Nagar Vettamukku Triumala P O Trivandrum- 695006 19,832.28/-Per security Guard inclusive of service charges and service tax
              3 Multi tasking staff FIRST-MAN MANAGEMENT SERVICES PRIVATE LIMITED No.41 , 1st Avenue, Defence Officers Colony,Ekkattuthangal, Chennai, Tamilnadu-600032 43,21,321.8/-
              4 Taxi contracts SCENIC HOLIDAYS, 49/842 A Kaniyampuza Road Near Hotel Mermaid Vyttila . P. O Kochi -682019 ----

              Annual Report Annual reports are being printed at MoES, inputs regarding Marine Living Resources and CMLRE are being provided by CMLRE:

              (see the site www.moes.gov.in)

              Frequently Asked Question (FAQs):

            • (a) Recruitment rules of various post of Account officer has been adopted by the Dept.
            • (b) Measures taken to conserve the coral reef by the authority
            • (c ) Lists of office/staff including the official email ID/contact
            • (d) Recruitment of projects staff and related questions
            • (e) Contract related questions (see www:\\cmlre.gov.in)

              Any other information such as - (a) Citizen’s Charter, (b) Result Framework Document (RFD), (c) Six monthly reports on the , (d) Performance against the benchmarks set in the Citizen’s Charter:

              Research Adivsory committee (RAC) reports are available

            Receipt & Disposal of RTI applications & appeals

              Details of applications received and disposed:

              From 2015 onwards to March 2022, 100 Nos. of RTI application received.88Nosinformation given and disposed off, 4Nos pending for getting additional fees. 8Nos transferred to other public Authority

              Details of appeals received and orders issued:

              2 Nos of appeal received, 2 Nos reply given and disposed

            Replies to questions asked in the parliament

              Details of questions asked and replies given:

              CMLRE provides input to MoES for parliamentary question, for details see the link (www.moes.gov.in/parliament)

5. Information may be prescribed

Ans.

    Such other information as may be prescribed

      Name & details of - (a) Current CPIOs & FAAs, (b) Earlier CPIO & FAAs from 1.1.2015:

    • Central Public Information Officer Dr.Rasheed Kunjumohammed Scientist-E/CPIO,CMLRE, Government of India Oachanthuruthu (PO), LNG Road, Puthuvyppe, Kochi -682508.
    • Appellate Authority Dr.GVM Gupta, Scientist G,Director/Appellate Authority of RTI, CMLRE, Government of India Oachanthuruthu (PO), LNG Road,Puthuvyppe, Kochi -682508.
    • Earlier Central Public information officer Sri.S.G. Thekkedan Under Secreatary, CMLRE. Kochi
    • Earlier Appellate Authority Dr.M.Sudhakar, Director, CMLRE, Kochi
      • Details of third party audit of voluntary disclosure -(a) Dates of audit carried out , (b) Report of the audit carried out:

        29/07/2021, available in CIC site and CMLRE site (www:\cmlre.gov.in)

        Appointment of Nodal Officers not below the rank of Joint Secretary/ Additional HoD - (a) Date of appointment

        16/10/2020

        (b) Name & Designation of the officers:

        Dr. GVM Gupta, Scientist-G& Director, CMLRE

        Consultancy committee of key stake holders for advice on suo-motu disclosure - (a) Dates from which constituted, (b) Name & Designation of the officers:

        will update

        Committee of PIOs/FAAs with rich experience in RTI to identify frequently sought information under RTI - (a) Dates from which constituted, (b) Name & Designation of the Officers:

        will update

6. Information given on own initiative

Ans.

    Item / information disclosed so that public have minimum resort to use of RTI Act to obtain information

        Item / information disclosed so that public have minimum resort to use of RTI Act to obtain information:

        Reply to RTI related queries are given regularly, updating RTI related information in CMLRE website.

        Guidelines for Indian Government Websites (GIGW) is followed (released in February, 2009 and included in the Central Secretariat Manual of Office Procedures (CSMOP) by Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, Ministry of Personnel, Public

        Whether STQC certification obtained and its validity:

        Yes, The STQC certificate is shown in the home page of CMLRE Website in the footer section (13th August 2022)

        Does the website show the certificate on the Website:

        Yes (At right side bottom of CMLRE Website)

7. RTI Requests and Replies

Ans.

List of RTI requests and replies from CMLRE

Information Sought by Registration No Request Type Request Date Replied vide Documents
Mr. Sudarshan CMLRE/R/2019/5003 Request Received at CMLRE 14/06/2019 MOES/CMLRE/2-5(1)/RTI/2019(h) Details
Mr. Sanoj P. Chandran CMLRE/R/2019/8002 Transferred from MoES 14/08/2019 MoES/CMLRE/2-5(1)/RTI/2019(j) Details
Mr. Sanoj P. Chandran CMLRE/R/2019/8001 Transferred from MoES 14/08/2019 MoES/CMLRE/2-5(1)/RTI/2019(i) Details
Mr. B. Prem Chand NA Request Received at CMLRE 18/10/2019 MoES/CMLRE/2-5(1)/RTI2019(k) Details
Mr. B. Kishore Kumar NA Request Received at CMLRE 14/11/2019 MoES/CMLRE/2-5(1)/RTI2019(1) Details
Mr. Neeraj Kumar MOOCD/R/E/20/00005 Transferred from MoES 17/01/2020 MoES/CMLRE/2-5(1)/RTI/2020(b) Details
Mr. Shyamlal Yadhav MOOCD/R/E/20/00012 Transferred from MoES 17/02/2020 MoES/CMLRE/2-5(1)/RTI/2020(c) Details
Mr. Raghav Knoi NA Transferred from MoES 18/02/2020 MoES/CMLRE/2-5(1)/RTI/2020(e) Details
Mr. Mallikarjun Sidramappa Khuba MOOCD/R/T/20/00008 Transferred from MoES 01/03/2020 MoES/CMLRE/2-5(1)/RTI/2020(f) Details
Adv. Vijay Hans MOOCD/R/E/20/00002 Transferred from MoES 28/05/2020 MoES/CMLRE/2-5(1)/RTI/2020(g) Details
Sri. Syamlal MOOCD/R/E/20/00034 Transferred from MoES 21/08/2020 MoES/CMLRE/2-5(1)/RTI/2020(i) Details
Sri. Arun MOOCD/R/E/20/00035 Transferred from MoES 21/08/2020 MoES/CMLRE/2-5(1)/RTI/2020(j) Details
Smt. Ambika CMLRE/R/E/20/00002 Request Received at CMLRE 29/08/2020 MoES/CMLRE/2-5(1)/RTI/2020(h) Details
Shri Amit Kumar Singh MOOCD/R/E/20/00053 Request Received at CMLRE 09/11/2020 MoES/CMLRE/2-5(1)/RTI/2020/1157-58 Details
Mr. Adesh Ramdas Borgharkar NA Transfered from MoES 10/11/2020 MoES/CMLRE/2-5(1)/RTI/2020(1) Details
Shri. Raghav Kanoi NA Transfered from MoES 01/12/2020 MoES/CMLRE/2-5(1)/RTI/2020(m) Details
Shri. Subhrajiot Rath MOOCD/R/E/20/00063 Transfered from MoES 07/12/2020 MoES/CMLRE/2-5(1)/RTI/2021(o) Details
Shri. Raghav Kanoi NA Transfered from MoES 05/01/2021 MoES/CMLRE/2-5(1)/RTI/2021(a) Details
Shri. Anirban Pal CMLRE/R/T/21/00001 Transfered from MoES 08/02/2021 MoES/CMLRE/2-5(1)/RTI/2021(b) Details
Shri. Rajakannan C CMLRE/R/T/21/00001 Request Received at CMLRE 10/03/2021 MoES/CMLRE/2-5(1)/RTI/2021(c) Details
Shri. Pavan Kumar Kamarajugudda CMLRE/R/T/21/00002 Transfered from MoES 17/03/2021 MoES/CMLRE/2-5(1)/RTI/2021(d) Details
Shri. DEV DATTA MAURYA MOOCD/R/E/21/00035 Transfered from MoES 11/06/2021 MoES/CMLRE/2-5(1)/RTI/2021(e) Details
Smt. Kaveri G Kuruvatti MOOCD/R/E/21/00035 Request Received at CMLRE 17/06/2021 MoES/CMLRE/2-5(1)/RTI/2021(f) Details
Shri. Ajay C Patel CMLRE/R/T/21/00004 Transfered from MoES 28/06/2021 MoES/CMLRE/2-5(1)/RTI/2021(g) Details
Shri. Sourav Kumar Suman CMLRE/R/T/21/00005 Request Received at CMLRE 17/08/2021 MoES/CMLRE/2-5(1)/RTI/2021(h) Details
Shri. Ankit Kumar CMLRE/R/T/21/00008 Request Received at CMLRE 28/08/2021 MoES/CMLRE/2-5(1)/RTI/2021(i) Details
Smt. Soujanya Sivarudra CMLRE/R/T/21/00009 Request Received at CMLRE 22/10/2021 MoES/CMLRE/2-5(1)/RTI/2021(j) Details
Dr. Bindu M P CMLRE/R/T/21/00009 Request Received at CMLRE 13/12/2021 MoES/CMLRE/2-5(1)/RTI/2021(n) Details
Shri. Ashok Kumar Upadhyay MOOCD/R/T/21/00032 Transfered from MoES 14/12/2021 MoES/CMLRE/2-5(1)/RTI/2020(m) Details
Shri. Vineeth V.R CMLRE/R/E/21/00011 Request Received at CMLRE 14/12/2021 MoES/CMLRE/2-5(1)/RTI/2021(o) Details
Smt. Sandhini G.A NA Request Received at CMLRE 16/12/2021 MoES/CMLRE/2-5(1)/RTI/2020(k) Details
Shri. Manoj Kumar Singh CMLRE/R/T/21/00005 Request Received at CMLRE 20/12/2021 MoES/CMLRE/2-5(1)/RTI/2021(p) Details
Mr.Dipanshu Singh CMLRE/R/T/21/00007 Transfered from MOES 27/12/2021 MoES/CMLRE/2-5(1)/RTI/2021(r) Details
Col P. Georgethomas NA Request Received at CMLRE 31/12/2021 MoES/CMLRE/2-5(1)/RTI/2022(b) Details
Bhupesh Kumar CMLRE/R/T/22/00001 Transfered from MOES 05/01/2022 MoES/CMLRE/2-5(1)/RTI/2022(a) Details
Mr. Sajeev S.L. CMLRE/R/T/22/00002 Transfered from MOES 10/01/2022 MoES/CMLRE/2-5(1)/RTI/2022(c) Details
Prasanth M.K. NA Request received at CMLRE 05/02/2022 MoES/CMLRE/2-5(1)/RTI/2022(d)/1657 Details
N.T. Niyas CMLRE/R/T/22/00003 Transfered from MOES 09/02/2022 MoES/CMLRE/2-5(1)/RTI/2022(e)/1660,1661 Details
Coll. P. George Thomas NA Received at CMLRE 16/02/2022 MoES/CMLRE/2-5(1)/RTI/2022(f)/1681 Details
Shri M. Sandeep NA Transfered from MOES 07/03/2022 RTI/1/2022-RTI section-CMLRE/1716,1717 Details

8. RTI audit report for the year 2021-22

Ans. RTI audit report for the year 2021-22 Click here