FINANCE

 

 

The Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. It receives 100 per cent grant from Ministry of Human Resource Development for its various programmes and activities.

 

The Finance Division of the ICSSR plays a significant role in providing timely guidance on all financial matters like Planning, Administration, Monitoring, Management and Disbursement of funds. It provides prompt and effective assistance in examining all proposals with regard to financial involvement, audited statements, utilization certificate etc. received from various programmes/ divisions.

 

Table 1

 

Details of Grants Received (2001-2005)

(Rs. in Lakhs)

S.No.

Head

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

1.

Grant-in-aid (Plan)

1524.00

1739.66

1729.96

1575.00

1780.00

Grant-in-aid(Non-Plan)

1573.36

1775.71

2400.00

2370.00

2400.00

Internal Receipts

35.42

41.25

50.08

49.48

63.25

Total

3132.78

3556.62

4180.04

3994.48

4243.25

 

2.

Expenditure(Plan)

1524.66

1729.96

1738.00

1587.00

1799.99

Expenditure(Non-Plan)

1611.21

1809.53

2451.72

2448.79

2463.85

Total

3135.87

3539.49

4189.72

4035.79

4243.84

 

3.

Internal Receipts as % of Expenditure

1%

1%

1%

1%

1%

 

4.

Grant-in-aid as % of Expenditure

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

 

It may be observed from the Table-1 that the ICSSR grant has been increased significantly from Rs.1355 lakhs in 1997-98 to Rs.3097 lakhs in the year 2001-02 and its expenditure has also increased proportionately. It would therefore be inferred that the ICSSR has been giving due importance to the Research Programmes as well as supporting Research Institutes adequately

 

Table 2

 

Expenditure on ICSSR Activities

 

(Rs. in Lakhs)

Head

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

Non-Plan

 

 

 

 

 

Grants to Research Instts. and Regional Centres

935.69

1124.99

1490.00

1500.00

1397.84

Administrative Overheads

675.52

684.53

961.72

948.79

1066.01

Total

1611.21

1809.52

2451.72

2448.79

2463.85

 

 

 

Heads

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

Plan

 

 

 

 

 

Grants to Res. Inst. and Regional Centres

849.67

711.36

620.84

661.20

841.07

Research Grants

41.40

 

62.79

106.37

127.90

171.72

 

Research Fellowships

 

 133.08

  181.77

  238.63

  217.29

  223.98

Documentation Services including Study Grant

 

 

  23.00

 

 57.17

  105.62

    88.80

    83.03

 

   

 

Training, Data Banks, Institution based guidance and consultancy Services, Development of staff skills, Modernization and Networking etc.

  51.50

   44.89

   25.39

   19.52

    17.95

Publications, Research Survey Programme, ICSSR’s Social Science Journals (both Hindi & English)

11.12

11.40

53.27

57.46

37.37

International Collaboration

47.89

145.81

149.38

127.96

121.92

North-East Region Programme

   59.42

  174.03

  175.30

  177.10

205.05

Other Programmes and Development activities

 307.57

340.74 

263.20 

109.77 

77.90 

Total

1524.65

1729.96

1738.00

1587.00

1779.99

 

It would be observed from the above table that the ICSSR is currently making serious efforts to strengthen its various programmes like Fellowships, Research Project Grants, Training, Data Banks and other programmes and developmental activities especially in the field of Social Science Research.

 

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