Powers and duties of officers and employees


Director is the Executive Head of the Laboratory. The responsibilities of director are:
Realizing the mission of the National Laboratory.
Creating an environment in the National Laboratory conducive to nurturing of innovation and high class R&D and the other S&T activities of the laboratory.
Managing the affairs of the National Laboratory as per the decisions of the Management Council.
Director shall in all matters have powers delegated to him by the Governing Body.

Advisor Management

Advisor Management enjoys delegated power of the Director with respect to finance and administration and other Key functions of the laboratory.

Controller of Administration (COA)

COA co-ordinates all the administrative functions starting from recruitment till payment of pension to the retired employees. Administrative function viz, recruitment and assessment, service matters, payment of salaries, bills, general matters, safety and security, vigilance and legal matters, medical services, estate management, etc.

Heads of Divisions / Centres (HoD / HoC)

HoD / HoC acts as the facilitator for running the R&D / S&T projects programmes of the respective Division / Centre
Control of job allocation and supervision of Division / Centre’s activities.
Granting and recommending leave of his staff members.

Finance and Accounts Officer (FAO)

FAO co-ordinates the activities relating to preparation of budget and Budgetary control, preparation of monthly classified abstract and monthly consolidated accounts, annual accounts and balance sheet through computerised accounting system i.e., IMPACT (Integrated Management and Project Accounting), Maintenance of Diary register, Audit Registers, Objection Book (OB), Cash Book, Cheque Book register, Cheque issue Register, Maintenance of valuable register, Issue of receipts, Receipt stock register, GPF/CPF ledgers / broad sheets, long term advances / broadsheet, pre-audit of bills and recording of corrective action on deficiencies found in the procedure during the audit and making payment through cheques.

Stores and Purchase Officer (SPO)

SPO co-ordinates all activities pertaining to materials management of the laboratory. The core activities of procedures and forms applicable for material procurement, inspection, issue, stock entry, inventory record, disposal of surplus unserviceable stores, and payment of bills of vendors.
In order to facilitate smooth functioning regarding the material procurement, the SPO also co-ordinates activities between indentors, planning, stores, purchase, accounts, administration, vendors (both Indian and Foreign), statutory agencies like Customs and other agencies like transporters, clearing and forwarding agencies.


Major duties and responsibilities of Scientist are to carryout R&D/S&T activities leading to a Project / Programme of the Laboratory as per the approved mandate.

Technical/ Administrative Staff

Technical & Supporting Staff members provides technical support to the R&D Scientists.
Administrative and Accounts / Stores Purchase / Security / Laboratory House Keepings activities.