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Position: Director General


Director General is responsible to the Governing Council to achieve targets and to oversee the smooth functioning of the programme(s) of NIWE. The duties and responsibilities are:

Business of the NIWE

Director General to carry on the work of NIWE under the control of the Governing Council and in accordance with the Rules and Regulation for the administration and management of the NIWE. In the case of an emergency, he may take such action as may be necessary and report it to the Chairman of the Governing Council.

Direction and control of the Staff

All members of the staff of the NIWE shall be under the general control of the Director General, who may issue standing orders from time to time.

Sanction of Expenditure

The budgeting year of NIWE starts from April 1st and ends on 31st March of the following years as being followed by GOI. All expenditure within the budget grant shall be approved and sanctioned by the Director General, or a member of the staff to whom power has been delegated by the Director General subject to the following conditions:

  • Expenditure beyond the approval limits of budget in respect of heads other than salaries / allowance and EPF shall require prior consent of the Chairman.
  • Expenditure on foreign travel of any employee of the NIWE shall be with the prior approval of the Director General.
  • No re-appropriations shall be made between provisions under various heads of the budget grant without the prior consent of the Competent Authority.

Supervision of work

The Director General shall exercise general supervision over the programme(s) of the NIWE.

Annual Report

The Director General shall submit the Annual Report of NIWE, to the Council each year.


Power, functions and duties of the Director General

The Director General shall prescribe, on behalf of the Council, the duties of all officers and staff of the Society, and shall exercise such supervision and disciplinary control, as may be necessary in accordance with the rules.

It shall be the duty of the Director General to co-ordinate and exercise general supervision over all the activities of the Society.

The Director General shall be responsible for the day-to-day management of the Affairs of the Society, and shall exercise powers as Head of the Department under the overall direction, Superintendence and control of the Chairman of the Governing Council [GC] NIWE, and shall have full powers to approve/sanction expenditure upto the sanctioned Budget subject to such restrictions as may be imposed by the Governing Council from time to time.

The Director General shall be responsible for realizing the mission of the Institute and creating an environment conducive for nurturing of innovation and high class Research and Development [R&D] and other Scientific and Technological [S&T] activities.

The Director General shall be the ex-officio Secretary of the Governing Council, and such other committees or bodies as may be determined by the Council.

The Director General shall maintain a record of the proceedings of the Society and of the Governing Council, and shall perform such other authorities and duties, as may be determined by the Governing Council.

Position: Director (Administration & Finance)

Responsibility & Authority

  • To ensure that the processes of the quality management system are established, implemented and maintained.
  • Shall deal with all matters relating to Finance and Accounts of the NIWE and shall be responsible for maintenance of accounts.
  • Shall be responsible for managing the funds of the NIWE. To see that all moneys received by NIWE through grants, donations, gifts etc., are deposited in the Bank Accounts of NIWE and arrange payments on behalf of the NIWE there from.
  • To prepare the Annual Budget, supplementary Budget Estimates for submission to the Board.
  • Responsible for the banking operations of the NIWE and for the maintenance of Annual Accounts etc. as per the directive of Comptroller and Auditor-General of India.

In addition, all matters concerning to the NIWE Administration shall act under the general control and order of the Director General.

Director (Admin & Finance) shall exercise such powers as may be delegated from Director General from time to time.