The powers and duties of officers and employees working in the Department

Name of the officers Designation All matters related to the CPIOs Subject Matter Name of the Appellate Authority with Designation & Telephone No.
Shri A. R. Sengupta Deputy Secretary (Estt.) RTI Nodal Officer
Shri T. Khaling US (Estt.)
  • All Establishment and General Administration matters of DARE
  • Matters relating to Cash
  • DARE Vigilance
  • Central Agricultural Universities
  • Official Language Policy
  • Updation of Website of DARE
  • IT matters of DARE
  • Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)
Smt. Niranjan Kaur, Dy. Secy. (Estt. & IC) Tel-23097044
Shri A.G. Subramanian US (IC-II)
  • All cases of fellowship, scholarships etc. for advanced research, higher studies at the behest of foreign Government and Govt. Sponsored agencies/UN/International agencies etc. foreign training, nomination of suitable candidates for foreign assignments, circulation of vacancies notified by all CGIAR organized by other international organisation agencies such as FAO, ADB, World Bank, Commonwealth Sectt. UK etc., Germplasam exchange
  • Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS)
  • International Seed Testing Association (ISTA)
  • International Society for Horticulture Science (ISHS)
  • Commonwealth Agricultural Bureax International (CABI)
  • Agrinnovate India Ltd.
VACANT Director (DARE) Tel.-23383375
Shri Prem Prakash Maurya US (IC-IV/A V)
  • All matters relating to Projects (except projects with CG centres, USAID/USDA and ACIAR), World Bank funded project.
  • Ad-hoc visits of scientists for attending conference, symposia, workshops, seminars, etc. which are not covered under any work plan/projects etc.
  • South Asian association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)
  • Association of South East Asian Nation (ASEAN)
  • Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), G-20
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • Afghan National Agricultural Sciences & Technology University (ANASTU) – University in Afghanistan
  • Advance Centre for Agricultural Research & Education (ACARE) – Agriculture University in Myanmar
  • Agriculture University in Nepal
  • All Parliament matters of DARE/ICAR
Director (DARE) Tel.-23383375
Shri Vijay Singh US (IC-I)
  • Approval for organizing International Conferences/ Workshops/ Seminars/ Symposia in India
  • Approval of all international Training in India
  • Release of fellowships under IAFS, Indo-Afghanistan and Indo-Nepal Fellowship scheme
  • Comments on Cabinet Note/EFC received from other Department/Ministries
  • Cabinet Note/EFC of ICAR
  • All matters relating to Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO), Thailand Creative & Design Centre (TCDC), Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), United Nation Organizations (UNO) and AVRDC (World Vegetable Centre)
  • Tropical Fruits Network (TFNet)
  • Biological Control of Weapons Convention (BCWC)
  • Indian Technical Economic Cooperation (ITEC) programme
Smt. Niranjan Kaur, Dy. Secy. (Estt. & IC) Tel-23097044
Sh. T. B. Baviskar US (IC.III)
  • All matters related to Indo Africa Forum Summit (IAFS) policy issues and projects under IAFS including cotton TAP, MOU/Work plan with countries, Interanational organisations/institutions other than CGIAR, participation of DARE in the collaborative programmed for the Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Commerce, Department of Science & Technology, Department of Economic Affairs, Department of Agriculture & Cooperation, hospitalities, other protocol duties all visitors visiting under work plan and other programmes/ad-hoc visits, processing cases of all ad-hoc visits of foreign nationals/dignitaries for clearances from technical/political security angles.
  • Pan African University in Nigeria
  • Asia Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI)
  • Network of Aquaculture Centers in Asia Pacific (NACA)
  • All coordination matters of International Cooperation
Director (DARE) Tel.-23383375
Sh. Jitendra Misra US (CG)
  • All works relating to CG Centres including processing of MOU/work plan and deputation of scientist/officials, project proposals visit of consultant to India there-under, payment of annual contribution to Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), processing of Rice Wheat Consortium matters, processing of USAID/USDA projects / ACIAR, Bilateral projects relating to CGIAR.
Smt. Niranjan Kaur, Dy. Secy. (Estt. & IC) Tel-23097044
Smt. Somya Srikanth US (Fin. & Budget)
  • All Budget & Finance matters of DARE, all Audit Paras.
Shri S.K. Singh, AS(DARE)