Additional Secretary, DARE and Financial Advisor, ICAR reviewed financial system of 34 ICAR Organizations of North Zone
Third interactive meeting on financial matters for ICAR Institutes of the North Zone was held at ICAR-Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Lucknow under the Chairmanship of Sh. S.K. Singh, Additional Secretary, Department of Agriculture Research and Education, Govt. of India and Financial Advisor, ICAR on September 30, 2016. The meeting was attended by Sh. Devendra Kumar, Director (Finance), ICAR, Dr. A.K. Vasishtha, Assistant Director General (PIM), Dr. A.D. Pathak, Director, ICAR-IISR; Dr. S. Rajan, Director, ICAR-CISH; Dr. K.K. Lal, Director, ICAR-NBFGR and the Finance and Accounts Officers and the Administrative Officers of 34 ICAR Organizations located in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir states. Sh. S.K. Singh called upon the Accounts Officers of the ICAR Institute to make the financial system more transparent in their respective Institutes by strictly adhering to the guidelines issued from time to time by the Govt. of India and ICAR. The financial progress on pending audit para, outstanding advances, Bank reconciliation, percentage expenditure of sanctioned budget and implementation of Management Information System (MIS) including Financial Management System (FMS) was also reviewed in the meeting. Additional Secretary, DARE and Financial Advisor, ICAR took stock of pending financial matters of each ICAR Organization one by one and admonished them to settle the matters within a time frame.
Sh. S.K. Singh also interacted with the scientists of the ICAR- Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research. While addressing the Scientists, he informed that a major share of ICAR budget is spent on the salaries and civil works. Sh. Singh advised the Institute to spend the amount wisely by setting research priorities according to the national priorities and keeping in view of available resources and constraints.
Dr. A.D. Pathak, Director, ICAR-IISR, Lucknow welcomed the guests and informed about the major research and developmental activities carried out at the Institute. He also thanked the Chairman for choosing IISR, Lucknow as venue for organizing this meet.