Sanction of Project
- Research and development projects to be farmed out under
this scheme originate as follows:
- Projects of interest to national needs (particularly to
Defence requirements) formulated by the LSRB are referred to
universities/research institutions/industry etc.
- Proposals for research, development in life sciences and
allied area submitted by the universities/ research
- All proposals will be referred to the appropriate
specialist panel of the LSRB. In the case of projects/schemes
for which no single specialist panel can be identified, the
Secretary will make alternative arrangements for formation of
an adhoc committee/special panel consisting of at least 4
specialists including co-ordinators/ members of panels. For
all practical purposes this adhoc committee will be considered
as a specialist panel.
- Based on the recommendations of the Panel, the proposals
will be put up to LSRB for decision. For LSRB approved cases
the Member Secretary, LSRB would issue sanction letters.
- Re-appropriation of funds between different heads
manpower, equipment, contingency etc. without increase in the
overall cost of the project and revision of cost and PDC to be
done by respective authorities as in para (c) above.
- Projects will be sanctioned for the entire projected
period along with the total estimated cost with the year- wise
break down. The grant shall, however, be payable yearly. The
universities, institutions etc., will be responsible for the
administration of the scheme and maintenance of separate
accounts etc. The grant shall be exclusively utilized for the
purpose for which it is sanctioned. Funds for subsequent years
will be released on satisfactory progress based on the
recommendations of the appropriate panel & on the production
of (i) annual progress report and (ii) statement of accounts
certified by the competent authority of the institution. The
LSRB reserves the right of termination of the grant at any
stage if grant is not properly utilized or progress is
Request for extension of PDC and cost over-run should be sent
to LSRB through the concerned Panel Coordinator
All accounts maintained by the university/institute will be
subject to audit by the university/institute auditors. On
termination of the project, simple statement of account duly
certified by the competent authority of the host institution
shall be submitted and the unspent balance, if any, in the
funds sanctioned will be refunded to the CDA(R&D), New Delhi
–110 001 to be forwarded to Member Secretary, LSRB. However
the accounts will be finally closed only on receipt of the
copy duly audited by the auditors for the host institution.
- The project would be deemed to have become operative with
effect from the date of the sanction letter.
- During the progress of the project, the institution
concerned will provide all facilities to the scientists of the
Research and Development Organisation/members of the
specialist panels of the LSRB for visiting the institute for
ensuring timely achievements of the objectives of the project.
The investigator(s) may visit appropriate R&D establishment
within the country for consultations, seminar/symposia etc.
provided such visits are of direct relevance to the project
and within the sanctioned amount under TA/DA head. TA/DA would
be regulated as per his/her normal entitlement within the
institution. Such visits will be reported in the annual
progress report of the project submitted to Secretary, LSRB.
- Evaluation of products/processes developed under
Grants-in-Aid projects will be carried out by the appropriate
specialist panel or monitors appointed by concerned panel of
LSRB. The TA/DA expenses of the specialists' panel/monitors
will be paid by the host institution from the project grant.
- Continuation of the projects beyond the original
sanctioned period will be permitted only under exceptional
circumstances, after due evaluation of the work done and
justification for extension.
- The grant may be revoked in whole or in part at any time
- Once a project is sanctioned to an institution, the head
of the institution would be the financial controlling
authority for operating the grant.
Procedure for Sanction for Conduct of
LSRB will also receive proposals for financial support for
conduct of seminar/symposia/presentation etc. as per
requirement of the project. Proposals in this regard will be
submitted by the Principal Investigator in the prescribed form
(Annexure IV) to Secretary, LSRB at least 3 months in advance
but 6 months in advance if foreign experts are to be invited.
- On receipt of the proposal which should be submitted in 10
copies, the Secretariat of the Board will scrutinise the
proposal in consultation with the Specialist's Panel. Based on
the recommendations of the panel, sanction will be accorded by
Secretary, LSRB .
- On conclusion of the proposed seminar/symposia the
organisers will render a comprehensive report including the
technical documents related to the concerned activity and
submit to Secretary, LSRB, a statement of expenditure duly
certified for its correctness by executive authority of the
institute concerned within one month after conclusion of
seminar/symposia etc. Subsequently copy of the accounts
audited by the auditors of the host institution, will be
Grants-in-Aid for inviting Eminent Scientists / technologists
from abroad to attend conferences/symposia/workshop etc. in
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ten copies should be forwarded to Secretary LSRB complete with
all information as stipulated in Ann. IV. The proposal should
bring out the professional background of the invitee & his
contributions/achievements in the field of the concerned LSRB
project area for which the seminar etc. is being organized. The
relevance of the invitation to the project in hand should be
brought out clearly. In case any visit to a DRDO
lab/establishment is also envisaged this should be specifically
stated so as to ensure clearance from security considerations.
Sanction of Grants-in-Aid for Deputation Abroad
LSRB will receive proposals for Grants-in-Aid for
meeting the cost of deputation of Life Sciences scientists
abroad for presenting papers in international symposia based
on the work done in the project and for visit to advanced Life
Sciences R&D facilities relevant to the project in hand. Ten
copies of the proposal as per Annexure V in this regard will
be submitted by the institution concerned, to the Secretary at
least 3 months in advance.
The proposals for deputation abroad would be
approved by SA to RM based on the recommendation of
Specialists' panel and Secretary LSRB in consultation with