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                                                                REVISED ON 02/09/2020

RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT
DR. RAJENDRA PRASAD CENTRAL AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
PUSA (SAMASTIPUR)-848125

            Information made available under Right to Information Act, 2005 – Section 22 of Act, 2005 (Central Act) – obligation under section 4 (1) (b) of Act and other information on the activities of the University.

Background                       

Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, Pusa, established on 7 October, 2016, owes legacy of Rajendra Agricultural University, Pusa (1970) and Agricultural Research Institute and college, Pusa (1905). The jurisdiction and responsibility of the University with respect to teaching, research and extension at the university level, in the field of agriculture and allied subjects is extended to the whole country with special reference to the State of Bihar.

Achievements

The University is providing education in 5- disciplines at UG level, 18 disciplines at PG and 9-disciplines at Ph. D level with total annual intake capacity of 324.  The University has awarded degree to 73 students at UG level, 46 students at PG level and 6 at Ph.D level in the year 2016-17.

            The major area of research has been focused to develop suitable end-use technologies to solve farmers’ problems vis-à-vis agricultural production including animal husbandry and fisheries and foster research to enhance the productivity of agriculture, reduce the cost of production and increase production in a sustainable manner by innovative research, value addition of agriculture and allied products and to sustain the agriculture production under climate change scenario.   In the year 2016-17, 37 AICRPs, 13 Central Government, 18 Bihar Government, 5 funded by other agencies, 30 universities funded and 5 foreign aided projects were in operation to develop crop varieties and technologies suitable for agro-ecological conditions of Bihar. In addition, 3 new university funded projects were also sanctioned by the university.

         Under crop improvement Programme, about 5755 germplasms of different crops were maintained and evaluated by breeders. One Foxtail millet variety -Rajendra Kauni-1 and one Pigeon pea variety Arhar-1 were also released for state of Bihar. One Coriander variety RajendraDhania–1 was recommended by AICRP on Spices for release by CVRC at national level.  Under crop production/Protection programme, a numbers of trials were conducted on integrated nutrient management; weed management, pest and disease management of different crops under agro-ecological conditions of Bihar.

            Due attention has been given to improve the soil fertility through soil health management with more emphasis on Soil Health Management in Maize Based Cropping sequence; Crop rotation planning in Tal and Diara region for soil health management and Soil health conservation through direct seeded rice cultivation. The drive for enhancing pulse production has been launched by encouraging pulse seed production through farmer’s cooperation; inter cropping of pulse crop in Rabi and summer maize; intensification of pulse production research under rice– fallow system. To optimize the water use efficiency (More crops per drop), initiative has been taken up for evaluation of irrigation system based on underground pipelines; research on micro-irrigation system in sugarcane and pulse crops and automation of techniques for irrigation.

The University has developed adequate infra-structure and efficient system for transfer of technology among farmers. During the period, about 50388 practicing farmers, rural youths, and extension functionaries have been trained by KVKs along with different units of HQ on various aspects of agriculture by conducting 1375 training programmes, FLDs in 1316 ha area having 3430 participating farmers and about 54 OFTs.A mega KisanMela was organized at university headquarters at Pusa from 3rdto 5th December, 2016.

The university made tremendous progress in the field of seed production of major crops. During the year under report, the university produced about 10.02 quintals of certified, 3417.77 quintals of foundation and 2081.74 quintals of breeder seed of various crops along with 225.77 tonnes of Sugarcane breeder seed which provided a solid ground for seed production programme in the State and also supplied about 95042 number of planting materials. In the year 16-17 a total of 176 research papers were published in research journals. Eighty five research papers were presented in seminars, symposia and conferences. Forty eight popular articles, 10 books, 9 Book chapters, 37 leaflets and 17 folders were published during the year.

Mission

  • Promote experiential high quality learning environment and creation of integrated approach that develops an appreciation and understanding of the socio-economic and environmental significance of soil-plant-animal-people interface.
  • Shaping agricultural stake holders into self sustaining mode through innovative centric education,
  • cutting edge research, entrepreneurship/ start up skill development and dissemination of appropriate agricultural technology.
  • Nurture national/ global needs of sustainable food production through advance interventions of research and development.
  • Making Eastern India agriculture climate resilient and mitigating pressure on agricultural land through higher productivity.

Vision

Augmenting/Advancing professional competency for pursuing excellence in agriculture and allied education, research and entrepreneurship with ethical values to meet the Regional, National and global needs and offering specialized services to the farmers for decent livelihood.

Mandate

  • To impart education in different branches of agriculture and allied fields
  • To undertake basic, strategic and applied research for developing technologies to enhance productivity and quality of agricultural and animal produce.
  • To disseminate scientific information to farmers.
  • To help the state government in supplying breeder seeds towards production and multiplication of foundation and certified seeds.
  • To provide consultancy services and expertise in the agricultural research and development to the industries, NGOs and others.

 

FINANCIAL RESOURCES

The University is largely supported by the Government of India which provides 100 % of the finance for conducting teaching, research, and extension activities under non-plan and also for specific schemes sanctioned under the Plan. The University is also the recipient of funds from ICAR, Government of India and several other National and International Agencies. The University takes up Research Schemes financed by the State, National and International Agencies like the ICAR, DBT, S & T, UNDP, UNICEF,

RIGHT TO INFORMATION AND OBLIGATION OF PUBLIC AUTHORITY

As a part of its democratic functioning, the Government of India has passed legislation in the form of Right to Information Act 2005 to create a better informed citizenry and make all the transactions of the Governmental operations transparent in order to contain corruption and promote accountability in public funded organizations.

 I. THE PARTICULARS OF ITS ORGANISATION, FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES

The University is governed by Board of Management comprising 19 members and is headed by the Vice-Chancellor. The Vice-Chancellor is supported by University Officers viz., Registrar, Comptroller, Dean, Post-Graduate College of Agriculture, Dean, College of Agriculture Engineering, Dean, College of Community Science, Dean, College of Fisheries, Dean, College of Horticulture & Forestry, Dean, College of Basic Sciences & Humanities, Director of Education, Director of Research, Director of Extension, Director of Student Welfare, University Librarian and the Estate Officer in University management. The academic affairs of the University are governed by the Academic Council led by the Vice-Chancellor and respective Faculty Boards. The Research and Extension services are guided by the Research and Extension Council.  The Registrar has the responsibility of university administration. The Deans of Faculties/Colleges are responsible for the organization and work of education in the concerned faculty. The Director Education looks after all educational programmes, The Registrar looks after academics, exams, evaluation and issue of provisional degree certificates. The Director of Research coordinates the planning and execution of research by the University. The Director of Extension is responsible for formulating and functioning of university extension services. The Director of Student Welfare looks after the student welfare measures. The Estate Officer is responsible for maintenance of University buildings. The Officer-in-Charge, External Examination and Evaluation Cell looks after conducting of exams, evaluation of answer books. The Comptroller looks after university budget and financial matters. The University Librarian maintains all the campus libraries and organizes their services. The academic and administrative matters of the constituent colleges are looked after by the respective Deans of the Colleges whereas the Associate Directors of Research have the responsibility of planning and implementing the research programme of work in their concerned zone. RPCAU has Under Graduate, Post Graduate & Ph.D. programmes of study in Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering, Basic Sciences & Humanities, Fisheries, Horticulture and Community Science. His Excellency the President of India is the Visitor and Dr. P.K. Mishra is the Chancellor of the University. Vice-Chancellor is the Academic Head and Principal Executive Officer of the University. The University is governed by the following authorities. 

  1. Board of Management
  2. Academic Council and the Faculty Boards
  3. Research and Extension Education Council
  4. Finance Committee

 II. The powers and duties of its officers and employees:

  1. Powers and duties of the Vice-Chancellor:

 (1) The Vice-Chancellor shall be ex officio Chairman of the Board, the Academic Council, the Finance Committee, the Research Council and the Extension Education Council and shall, in the absence of the Chancellor, preside over the Convocations held for conferring degrees.

 (2) The Vice-Chancellor shall be entitled to be present at, and address, any meeting of any authority of the University, but shall not be entitled to vote thereat unless he is a member of such authority.

(3) It shall be the duty of the Vice-Chancellor to see that this Act, the Statutes, the Ordinances and the Regulations are duly observed, and he shall have all the powers necessary to ensure such observance.

(4) The Vice-Chancellor shall exercise control over the affairs of the University and shall give effect to the decisions of all the authorities of the University.

(5) The Vice-Chancellor shall have all the powers necessary for the proper maintenance of discipline in the University and he may delegate any such powers to such person or persons as he may deem fit.

(6)The Vice-Chancellor shall have the power to convene or cause to be convened the meetings of the Board, the Academic Council, the Research Council, the Extension Education Council and the Finance Committee.

  1. Powers and Duties of the Deans of the Colleges/Faculties

The Dean shall be responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the conduct and maintenance of the standards of teaching in the college and Faculty and shall perform such other functions as may be prescribed by the Ordinances. The Dean shall be the ex officio Chairman of the Board of Studies of the Faculty, a member of the Academic Council, the Research Council and the Extension Education Council of the University.

  1. Powers and Duties of the Director of Education

The Director of Education shall be responsible for planning, co-ordination and supervision for all educational programmes in the various Faculties of the University.

  1. Powers and Duties of the Director of Research

The Director of Research: The Director of Research shall be responsible for supervision and coordination of all research programmes of the University and shall be responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for performance of his duties. The Director of Research shall be ex officio Member-Secretary of the Research Council of the University.

  1. Powers & Duties of the Director, Extension Education

The Director of Extension Education shall be responsible for supervision and coordination of all Extension Education Programmes in the University and shall be responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for performance of his duties. The Director of Extension Education shall be ex officio Member-Secretary of the Extension Education Council of the University.

  1. Powers & Duties of the Registrar

(a) The Registrar shall have the power to take disciplinary action against such of the employees excluding teachers, as may be specified in the order of the Board and to suspend them pending inquiry, to administer warnings to them or to impose on them the penalty of censure or the withholding of increment: Provided that no such penalty shall be imposed unless the person concerned has been given a reasonable opportunity of showing cause against the action proposed to be taken in regard to him.

 (b) An appeal shall lie to the Vice-Chancellor against any order of the Registrar imposing any of the penalties specified in sub-clause (a).

(c) In a case where the inquiry discloses that a punishment beyond the power of the Registrar is called for, the Registrar shall, upon conclusion of inquiry, make a report to the Vice-Chancellor along with his recommendations: Provided that an appeal shall lie to the Board against an order of the Vice-Chancellor imposing any penalty.

(9) The Registrar shall be the ex officio Secretary of the Board and the Academic Council, but shall not be deemed to be a member of any of these authorities.

(10) It shall be the duty of the Registrar—

(a) to be the custodian of the records, the common seal and such other property of the University as the Board shall commit to his charge;

(b) to issue all notice convening meeting of the Board, the Academic Council and of any Committee appointed by those authorities;

 (c) to keep the minutes of all the meetings of the Board, the Academic Council and of any committees appointed by those authorities;

(d) to conduct the official correspondence of the Board and the Academic Council;

 (e) to arrange for the examinations of the University in accordance with the manner prescribed by the Ordinances or notifications;

 (f) to supply to the Visitor, copies of the agenda of the meetings of the authorities of the University as soon as they are issued and the minutes of such meetings;

(g) to represent the University in suits or proceedings by or against the University powers of attorney and verify pleadings or depute his representatives for the purpose; and

(h) to perform such other duties as may be specified in the Statutes, the Ordinances or the Regulations or as may be required, from time to time, by the Board or the Vice-Chancellor.

  1. Powers & Duties of the Comptroller:

The Comptroller shall be the ex officio Secretary of the Finance Committee, but shall not be deemed to be a member of such Committee.

 (8) The Comptroller shall—

(a) exercise general supervision over the funds of the University and shall advise it as regards its financial policy; and

(b) perform such other duties as may be specified in the Statutes, the Ordinances or as may be required, from time to time, by the Board or the Vice-Chancellor.

(9) Subject to the control of the Board, the Comptroller shall—

(a) hold and manage the property and investments of the University including trust and endowed property;

(b) ensure that the limits fixed by the Board for recurring and non-recurring expenditure for a year are not exceeded and that all moneys are expended on the purpose for which they are granted or allotted;

(c) be responsible for the preparation of annual accounts and the budget of the University and for their presentation to the Board;

 (d) keep a constant watch on the state of the cash and bank balances and on the state of investments;

(e) watch the progress of the collection of revenue and advise on the methods of collection employed;

(f) ensure that the registers of buildings, land, furniture and equipment are maintained up-to-date and that stock-checking is conducted, of equipment and other consumable materials in all offices, specialised laboratories, colleges and institutions maintained by the University;

(g) bring to the notice of the Vice-Chancellor unauthorised expenditure and other financial irregularities and suggest disciplinary action against persons at fault; and

(h) call for from any office, laboratory, college or institution maintained by the University and information or returns that he may consider necessary for performance of his duties.

(10) Any receipt given by the Comptroller or the person or persons duly authorised in this behalf by the Board for any money payable to the University shall be sufficient discharge for payment of such money.

  1. Power & Functions of the Heads of Departments:

The Head of Department shall be responsible to the Dean for teaching, to Director of Research for research, to Director of Extension Education for extension Education work.

  1. Power and Functions of the Associate Director of Research (Headquarters):

The Assoc. Director of Research (Headquarters) will be under the direct control of Director of Research and will assist him in all research related matters dealt by him.  All files dealt in Research wing is routed through him.  Monitoring the implementation of research projects and programmes as approved by the Director of Research. He is also responsible for conducting Review Meetings / Workshops and all research meetings as well as upkeep and maintenance of files and correspondence in the Directorate of Research. Follow up action on all research matters. Any other work assigned by the Director of Research from time to time

 III. The procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability

Authorities of the University:

The following are the Authorities of the University, namely:

  1. The Board of Management
  2. The Academic Council

 Constitution, powers and functions of the Board of Management:

 (1) The Board shall consist of the following members, namely:—

  1. the Vice-Chancellor, ex officio Chairman;
  2. three Secretaries, from amongst the Secretaries-in-charge of the Departments of Agriculture or Animal Husbandry, Fishery and Horticulture of the State of Bihar to be nominated by the Visitor by rotation;
  3. three eminent scientists to be nominated by the Visitor; (iv) one distinguished person representing Agro-based industries or a manufacturer having a special knowledge in agricultural development to be nominated by the Visitor;
  4. the Deputy Director-General (Education) representing the Indian Council of Agricultural Research;
  5. one Dean of college and one Director to be nominated by the Vice-Chancellor on rotational basis;
  6. two persons representing farmers to be nominated by the Vice-Chancellor;
  7. one woman social worker representing woman social organisation to be nominated by the Vice-Chancellor;
  8. an Advisor (Agriculture), NITI Aayog;
  9. a distinguished authority on natural resource or environment management to be nominated by the Visitor;
  10. two persons not below the rank of Joint Secretary representing respectively the Departments of Government of India dealing with the Agriculture and Animal Husbandry to be nominated by the concerned Secretary to the Government of India;
  11. nominee of the Secretary representing the Department of Agricultural Research and Education, Government of India;
  12. The Registrar of the University-Secretary.

The board is the Apex Body, responsible for all policy decisions of the University as laid down in the Act and Statutes.

Constitution and powers of the Academic Council:  

(1) The Academic Council shall consist of the following members, namely:— (i) the Vice-Chancellor, ex officio Chairman; (ii) all the Deans of the colleges of the University; (iii) the Director of Research of the University; (iv) the Director of Extension Education of the University; (v) the Director of Education; (vi) a Librarian to be nominated by the Vice-Chancellor on rotational basis; (vii) two eminent scientists to be co-opted from outside the University to be nominated by the Vice-Chancellor; (viii) seven Heads of the Departments, at least one from each Faculty to be nominated by the Vice-Chancellor; (ix) the Registrar of the University, ex officio Secretary.

The multi-faculty nature of the University, with six functional faculties, namely Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering, Basic Sciences & Humanities, Fisheries, Community Science and Postgraduate Studies, is guided by independent Faculty Boards, which are convened to meet as and when academic programmes of the concerned faculties need discussion and decision. The Faculty Boards are headed by the respective Deans. All issues concerned with academic matters such as formulation of course curricula, syllabi, examinations, student evaluation procedures and such other matters are first tabled for discussion in the respective Faculty Boards, before referring to the Academic Council.

In the realm of research and extension, which are the major and key components of activities of the University, in addition to academic programmes (Teaching), the Research and Extension Council headed by the Vice-Chancellor functions as the principal decision making body.

Powers and duties of the Board of the Management:

Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Statutes and the Ordinances, the Board shall in addition to all other powers vested in it, have the following powers, namely:—

  1. to create teaching and academic posts, to determine the number and emoluments of such posts and to define the duties and conditions of service of University staff, subject to the approval of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research;
  2. to appoint such teachers and other academic staff, as may be necessary, and Deans of colleges, Director and Heads of other institutions maintained by the University on the recommendations of the Selection Committee constituted for the purpose and to fill up temporary vacancies therein;
  3. to create administrative, ministerial and other necessary posts and to make appointments thereto in the manner prescribed by the Ordinances;
  4. to regulate and enforce discipline among employees in accordance with the Statutes and Ordinances;
  5. to manage and regulate the finances, accounts, investments, property, business and all other administrative affairs of the University, and for that purpose to appoint such agents as it may think fit;
  6. to fix limits on the total recurring and the total non-recurring expenditure for a year on the recommendations of the Finance Committee;
  7. to invest any money belonging to the University, including any unapplied income, in such stocks, funds shares or securities, from time to time, as it may think fit or in the purchase of immovable property in India, with the like powers of varying such investment from time to time;
  8. to transfer or accept transfers of any movable or immovable property on behalf of the University;
  9. to provide buildings, premises, furniture and apparatus and other means needed for carrying on the work of the University;
  10. to enter into, vary, carry out and cancel contracts on behalf of the University;
  11. to entertain, adjudicate upon, and, if thought fit, to redress any grievances of the employees and students of the University;
  12. to fix fees, honorarium, emoluments and traveling allowances of examiners or experts or consultants, advisors and officers on special duty;
  13. to select a common seal for the University and provide for the custody and use of such seal;
  14. to make such special arrangements as may be necessary for the residence and discipline of women students;
  15. to delegate any of its powers to the Vice-Chancellor, Deans, Directors, Registrar or Comptroller or such other employee or authority of the University or to a Committee appointed by it as it may deem fit;
  16. to institute fellowships, scholarships, studentships, medals and prizes;
  17. to provide for appointment of Visiting Professor, Emeritus Professor, Consultant and Officers on Special Duty and scholars and to determine the terms and conditions of such appointment;
  18. to exercise such other powers and perform such other duties as may be conferred on it by the Act, or the Statutes. Quorum for meetings of the Board: 13. Five members of the Board shall form the quoram.

Power of the Academic Council:

Subject to the Act, the Statutes and the Ordinances, the Academic Council shall, in addition to all other powers vested in it, have the following powers, namely:—

(a) to exercise general supervision over the academic policies of the University and to give directions regarding methods of instruction, co-operative teaching among colleges and institutions, evaluation and improvements in academic standards;

(b) to bring about inter-college coordination and establish or appoint Committee on academic matters;

(c) to consider matters of general academic interest either on its own initiative or on a reference by a college or the Board and to take appropriate action thereon; and

(d) to frame such regulations and rules consistent with the Statutes and the Ordinances regarding the academic functioning of the University, discipline, residences, admissions, award of fellowships and studentships, fees, concessions, corporate life and attendance.

Powers and duties of the Boards of Faculties:

The functions of the Board of Studies shall be to recommend to the Academic Council, the course curriculum to be prescribed for various degrees to be offered by the concerned faculty and to make suitable recommendations for the teaching of the prescribed approved course, namely:—

(a) courses of studies and appointment of examiners for courses, but excluding research degrees;

(b) appointment of supervisors of research; and

(c) measures for the improvement of the standard of teaching and research.

How to make ordinance

  (1) The first Ordinances made under sub-section (2) of section 27 may be amended or repealed at any time by the Board in the manner specified below.

 (2) No Ordinances in respect of the matters enumerated in section 27, other than those enumerated in clause (n) of sub-section (1) thereof shall be made by the Board unless a draft of such Ordinance has been proposed by the Academic Council.

(3) The Board shall not have power to amend any draft of any Ordinance proposed by the Academic Council under clause (2), but may reject the proposal or return the draft to the Academic Council for reconsideration either in whole or in part, together with any amendment which the Board may suggest.

(4) Where the Board has rejected or returned the draft of an Ordinance proposed by the Academic Council, the Academic Council may consider the question afresh and in case the original draft is reaffirmed by a majority of not less than two-thirds of the members present and voting and more than half the total member of numbers of the Academic Council, the draft may be sent back to the Board which shall either adopt it or refer it to the Visitor whose decision shall be final.

(5) Every Ordinance made by the Board shall come into effect immediately.

(6) Every Ordinance made by the Board shall be submitted to the Visitor within two weeks from the date of its adoption.

 (7) The Visitor shall have the power to direct the University within four weeks of the receipt of the Ordinance to suspend the operation of any such Ordinance and he shall, as soon as possible, inform the Board about his objection to the proposed Ordinance.

(8) The Visitor may, after receiving the comments of the University, either withdraw the order suspending the Ordinance, or disallow the Ordinance and his decision shall be final.

Regulations: 40. (1) The authorities of the University may make Regulations consistent with the Act, the Statutes and the Ordinances for the following matters, namely:—

  • laying down the procedure to be observed at meetings and the number of members required to form a quorum;
  • providing for all matters which are required by the Act, the Statutes or the Ordinances to be specified by the Regulations;
  • providing for all other matters concerning such authority or Committees appointed by them and not provided for by the Act, the Statutes or the Ordinances.

 (2) Every authority of the University shall make Regulations providing for the giving of notice to the members of such authorities of the dates of meetings and of the business to be considered at meetings and for the keeping of a record of the proceedings of meetings.

(3) The Board may direct the amendment in such manner as it may specify of any Regulation made under the Statutes or the annulment of any such Regulation.

(iv)        The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions:

As per Act and Statutes of the University.

(v)        The rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions.

The University has the following regulations, instruction, manuals and records

  • Rajendra Prasad Central Agricutural University Act, 2016
  • Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University Statutes, 2016
  • The Academic Regulations of the University
  • The Regulations for allotment of Residential Accommodation
  • The Study Leave Regulations
  • The Ordinances issued by the University in accordance with the provisions of the Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University Act, 2016

 (Note: Above listed documents are available on the website of the University (www.rpcau.ac.in) which can be seen by any public.

(vi) A statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or under its control

Sl. No. Category of documents Controlling Officer
  All administrative records, stock files, recruitments, transfers, deputations etc. Registrar
  All Research records, stock files etc Director Research
  All teaching records, stock files, admissions (UG & Diploma), student particulars, hostel Particulars, curriculum and examinations, degrees etc. Registrar
  All PG admissions, curriculum and examinations etc Director Education
  All Extension activities, stock files etc. Director, Extension Education
  Tenders, civil works etc. The Director (P & F) and Director (B&I)
  Library activities, stock files etc University Librarian
  Budget records, stock files etc. Comptroller
  Basic records, stock files, field layout plan, Research records, stock registers Director, Research
  Student particulars and hostel particulars, admissions, examinations etc. Director, Students Welfare/Registrar
  Extension related records, on farm trials, training programmes, meeting etc. Director, Extension Education
  Farmers call center records and stock files Officer-in-Charge, ATIC

(vii)       The particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation with, or representation by, the members of the public in relation to the formulation of its policy or implementation thereof.

 

BOARD OF MANAGEMENT

The Board of Management of RPCAU is the apex body, empowered to make decisions, with the Vice-Chancellor as its Chairman, who is also the Chief Executive of the University. The Board of Management has representatives from Agro-Industries, Agricultural Scientific Community, Farmers, Social workers, Secretary from the Department of Agriculture or Animal Husbandry, Fishery and Horticulture of the State Government, three eminent scientists nominated by the Visitors, two persons representing the Department of Government of India dealing with the Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, a representative of the DARE.  In addition one representative from the Indian Council of Agricultural Research is also a member.

ACADEMIC COUNCIL

Academic Council: The Academic Council is vested with the responsibility of implementing and monitoring all the academic programmes. The Council is headed by the Vice-Chancellor as Chairperson and consists of all Deans of the Colleges, Directors of Research, Director Extension Education, Director, Education. In addition, the Council consists of seven Heads of the Department representing different faculties nominated by the vice-chancellor and two eminent scientists outside the University.

RESEARCH COUNCIL:

 Research Council: The Vice-Chancellor is the Chairman for the Research Council. Director of Extension Education, Director of Education, All Deans of the Colleges of the University, Nominee of the State Government not below the rank of Director, All Co-ordinators of the Research Team of the University, two eminent Agricultural scientists as member and the Director of Research is the Member-Secretary. This Council suggests the research strategies based on feedback on the problems encountered by the farmers of the State.

EXTENSION EDUCATION COUNCIL

Extension Education Council: The Vice-Chancellor is the Chairman for the Extension Education Council. Director of Research, Director of Education, All Deans of the Colleges of University, Nominee of the State Government not below the rank of Director, two farmers representative and one woman social worker is the Member. The Director of Extension Education is the Member-Secretary.  The Council exercise general supervision over the extension education policies and programmes of the University in the area of Agriculture and allied disciplines

(viii)  A statement of the boards, councils, committees and other bodies consisting of two or more persons constituted as per its part or for the purpose of its advice, and as to whether meetings of these boards, councils, committees and other bodies are open to the public, or the minutes of such meetings are accessible for public.

The following are the authorities of the University, namely:

  1. Board of Management
  2. The Academic Council
  3. The Research Council
  4. The Extension Education Council
  5. The Finance Committee
  6. The Faculties and Board of Studies

(Constitution of the above bodies of the University is govern in the Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University Act, 2016 uploaded on the website www.rpcau.ac.in under the Head Administration)

The meetings of the above bodies are not open to the public. However, the minutes of the above bodies are asesseable for public

(ix)  A directory of its officers and employees

S.No. Name of the post Name of the officers Telephone/Mobile no.
1 Visitor His Excellency the President of India

 

 
2 Chancellor Dr. P. K. Mishra  
3 Vice-Chancellor Dr. R. C. Srivastava Ph. No. 06274240226 (o)

              06274240264 (R)

4. Registrar Dr. M. N. Jha P. No. 06274240239 (O)/

M. No. 9931640761

5 Comptroller Sri R. K. Prasad 06274240234 (o)

9431414232

6 Dean of Agriculture Dr. K. M. Singh P. No. 06274-240243 (o)

M. No. 9431060157

7 Dean, College of Agril. Engineering Dr. Ambrish Kumar P.No.06274240270

M. No. 9411393779

8 Dean, College of Community Science Dr. (Mrs.) Meera Singh 06274240256

9430047725

9 Dean, College of Basic Sciences & Humanities Dr. Somnath Roy Choudhary. P. No. 06274-240272

M. No. 861374579

10 Dean, Tirhut College of Agriculture, Dholi (Muz) Dr. Ashok Kumar Singh P. No.06212293227

M. No. 9431480630

11 Dean, College of Horticulture, Dholi (Muzaffarpur) Dr. Krishna Kumar P. No. 06274240261

M. No.9818740144

12 Dean, College of Fisheries Dr. S. C. Rai P. No. 0621293181

M. No. 8294683574

13 Director (Research Dr. Mithilesh Kumar P. No.06274240262

M. No. 9431834070

14 Director, Extension Education Dr. M. S. Kundu P. No. 06274-240251

M. No.  9474290668

15 Director Education Dr. M. N. Jha P. No. 06274-240207

M. No. 9931640761

16 Director, Students Welfare Dr. A. K. Mishra P. No. 06274-241883

M. No. 9973576646

17 Director (Plant & Facilities) Dr. Ram Suresh M. No.9934832677
18 Director (Building & Infrastructure) Dr. S.K. Jain P. No. 06274241721

M. No. 9798220500

  Director, Planning Dr. Arti Sinha P. No. 06274240273

M. No. 9430049668

19 Director, Seed & University Farms Dr. P. P. Singh P. No. 06212290386

M. No.9939214932

20 Associate Director (Research) Dr. N. K. Singh 9431834065
21 Associate Director, Extension Dr. B. P. Shahi 9431426348
22 University Librarian Dr. 9431834083
23 Officer-in-Charge, EE&EC Dr. R.K. Jha 9934927389
24 Estate Officer Sri Birendra Kumar Singh 9472868469
25 Deputy Registrar Academic) Dr. A. K. Yadav 9811140233
26 Deputy Registrar (Recruitment) Dr. Mahesh Hoda 9999892820
27 Deputy Registrar (Estt.) Dr. R. K. Pathak 7905364477

(x)  The monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees, including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations

 A. Teaching Staff

Sl. No. Designation Pay-scale Remarks
1 Vice-Chancellor Rs. 75000/- fixed + 5000 special pay  
2 Deans 37400-67000+ AGP 10000  
3 Directors 37400-67000+ AGP 10000  
4 Professor 37400-67000+ AGP 10000  
5 Associate Professor 37400-67000+ AGP 9000  
6 Assistant Professor 15600-39100 + GP 6000  
7 University Librarian 37400-67000+ AGP 10000  
8 Associate Librarian 37400-67000+ AGP 9000  
9 Assistant Librarian 15600-39100 + GP 6000  

   

B. Non-Teaching staff
 
Sl. No. Designation Pay-scale Remarks
1 Registrar 37400-67000+ AGP 10000  
2 Comptroller 15600-39100 + GP 7600  
3 Secretary to VC 15600-39100 + GP 7600  
4 Deputy Registrar 15600-39100 + GP 7600  
5 Assistant Registrar 15600-39100 + GP 5400  
6 Deputy Comptroller 15600-39100 + GP 5400  
7 Assistant Comptroller 15600-39100 + GP 5400  
8 PS to VC 15600-39100 + GP 5400  
9 Section Officer 9300-34800 GP 4800  
10 Assistant 9300-34800 GP 4600  
11 UDC 5200-20200 +GP 2400  
12 LDC 5200-20200 +GP 1900  
13 Junior Stenographer 5200-20200 +GP 2400  
14 Personal Assistant 9300-34800 GP 4600  
15 Junior Accounts Clerk 5200-20200 +GP 2400  
16 Senior Accounts Clerk 5200-20200 +GP 2800  
17 Accountant 9300-34800 GP 4200  
18 Skilled Supporting Staff 5200-20200 +GP 1800  
19 Technical grade- I 5200-20200 +GP 2000  
20 Technical Grade-II 5200-20200 +GP 2400  
21 Technical Grade-III 5200-20200 +GP 2800  
22 Technical Grade-IV 9300-34800 GP 4200  
23 Technical Grade-V 9300-34800 GP 4600  
24 Technical Grade-VI 15600-39100 + GP 5400  
25 Technical Grade-VII 15600-39100 + GP 6600  
26 Technical Grade-VIII 15600-39100 + GP 7600  

(xi) The Budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditure and reports on disbursement made:

INCOME AND EXPENDITURE ACCOUNT FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31ST MARCH 2019 Enclose at Annexure- A

Compliance of Separate Audit Report for the financial year 2016-17 received from CAG Audit, Patna on 31.7.2019

1. The University has prepared only receipt and payment accounts and has not prepared the Balance sheet, Income & Expenditure along with schedules, significant Accounting policy , Notes to Accounts. The Annual Accounts of the Institute for the year 2016-17 is not prepared in the format prescribed by the MHRD. This University was established by conversion from State Agriculture University (SAU). The financial statement during SAU days was being prepared as per format of State government. Thus in initial years, the statement was prepared as per earlier format. During audit by CAG, this infirmity was highlighted. In view of this, the financial statement for 2018-19 was prepared as per MHRD guidelines. This statement has been approved by Finance Committee and its audit by CAG is in progress.
2. The University received Rs.49.60 lakh from different agency as a testing fee in the year 2016-17. However, University has not exhlibited this receiptin Receipt and payment accounts. Necessary correction has been made in the Annual Account for the financial year 2018-19.
3. Bank Reconciliation with bank Statements has not been done. Out of 42 units under the University, 25 units have completed their bank reconciliation.The bank reconciliation of rest of units of the University are in progress.
4. Physical verification of fixed assets and inventory has not been conducted for the year 2016-17 The fixed assets register has been prepared and being maintained and reflected in the compliance report submitted to the audit of CAG.

Compliance of Separate Audit Report for the financial year 2017-18 received from CAG Audit, Patna on 31.7.2019

1. As per the MHRD format of accounts, previous year amount had to show in the Annual Accounts including schedules. But, in contravention of the MHRD format of accounts, the University has not shown the previous year amount in the Annual Account 2017-18. This University was established by conversion from State Agriculture University (SAU). The financial statement during SAU days was being prepared as per format of State government. Thus in initial years, the statement was prepared as per earlier format. During audit by CAG, this infirmity was highlighted. In view of this, the financial statement for 2018-19 was prepared as per MHRD guidelines. This statement has been approved  by Finance Committee and its audit by CAG is in progress.
2. University showed Rs.315.05 crore under the opening balance of fixed asset (Schedule-4) on 1.4.2017, but there was no any such detail recordswas found during audit. Due correction made in concerned register and will be shown to the next audit.
3. Bank Reconsiliation with bank Statement has not been done. Out of 42 units under the University, 25 units have completed their bank reconsillation.The bank reconcillation of rest of units of the University  are in progress.
4. Physical verification of fixed assets and inventory has not been conducted for the year 2017-18  The observation has been complied in the annual account for the F.Y.2018-19. 
5. The University has not reconciled the accounts Schedule of Fixed Assets with Assets /Stock register schedule. The reconciliation has been done and the figure as pointed out under audit para -5 has also been corrected accordingly.
6. The University has not reconciled the current accounts Schedule with closing balance of cash book register schedule.  The reconciliation has been done and the figure as pointed out under audit para -6 has also been corrected accordingly.

 (xii) The manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amount allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programme

No such programme is running in the University

 (xiii) Particulars of receipients of concessions, permits or authorization granted by it:

No such programme is running in the University

  (xiv) Details in respect of the information, available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form:

The books/publications are brought out by the University, periodically.  Monthly Magzine RPCAU Annual Report Research and Extension Highlights RPCAU News Letters Journal of Research RPCAU Crop-wise / Commodity wise Diagnostic Bulletins contingency plans and management.  District-wise and farming system wise cropping plans  RPCAU at a glance  Accreditation Reports  Budget Estimate In addition to these publications, University also produces number of CDs for Public use, on various topics related to Agriculture and allied sciences.

  (xv) Particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the working hours of a library or reading room, if maintain for public use.

 RIGHT TO INFORMATION AND OBLIGATIONS OF PUBLIC AUTHORITIES

Section 4(1) (b) & 4(2) of the Right to Information Act 2005 stipulates every public authority to update at regular intervals all the information that is being transacted and generated by it. It is also the obligation of the Government organization to provide all the information to any citizen or citizen groups who are interested in knowing any aspect of the organization’s functioning.

The information about DRPCAU has been kept in the website www.rpcau.ac.in and all citizens can access it and the information is periodically updated. Citizens can visit any of the offices of DRPCAU spread all over the state and have access to verify, inspect, take notes, take extracts or certified copies of documents, records and other such information being processed and held under the control of these offices. Citizens can also have access to such information, which is not readily available in a published form. These are in the form of process notes, internal note files etc. In this case,

 Citizens can ask for specific information in writing through an application. The required information will be compiled and given to the citizen as required by him/her within the time period which will be communicated to the applicants. CPIO and Appealate authority have been appointed to cater to the information requirements of the citizens approaching the various offices of DRPCAU spread over the state. The Registrar, DRPCAU is the Appellate Authority and all appeals by the citizens will be reviewed by the Registrar.

The cost incurred towards duplicating, photocopying or copying the information in print or electronic form and postages if any needs to be borne by the individuals requesting the information. The actual cost will be intimated to the individuals requesting the information. The activity of processing and compiling the required information will only start after the fee is paid to the appropriate authority.

Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University maintains University Library at its headquarters and one library in each campus of the University. The University Library is opened at 8.00 am and closed at 8.00 pm. Any public can visit the library and use the facilities available.

  (xvi) The names designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers:

Central Public Information Officer and Appellate Authority (CPIO & AA)

Headquarters

S.No. Name of the Officer and designation Designation Address Phone No.
1 Dr. Ranjan Laid

Head, Department of Soil Science

 

CPIO DRPCAU, Pusa (Samastipur)-848125 9934607124
2 Dr. M. N. Jha

Registrar

Appealet Authority DRPCAU, Pusa (Samastipur) 848125 9931640761

College of Agricultural Engineering Pusa

1 Dr. Mukesh Srivastava

Univ. Professor, PFE

CPIO DRPCAU, Pusa (Samastipur) 848125 9430998697
2 Dr. Ambrish Kumar

Dean, CAE

First Appellate Authority DRPCAU, Pusa (Samastipur) 848125 9411393779

College of Basic Sciences & Humanities

1 Dr. A.K. Singh

Head, Botany & Plant Physiology

CPIO College of Basic Sciences & Humanities

DRPCAU, Pusa (Samastipur) 848125

9431092141
2 Dr. Somnath Roy Choudhary

Dean, Basic Sciences & Humanities

First Appellate Authority DRPCAU, Pusa (Samastipur) 848125 9861374579

Animal Production Research Institute Pusa

1 Dr. Pramod Kumar

Assistant Professor

CPIO Animal Production Research Institute

DRPCAU, Pusa (Samastipur) 848125

8757003773
2 Dr. N. K. Singh

ADR

First Appellate Authority Animal Production Research Institute

DRPCAU, Pusa (Samastipur) 848125

9431834065

College of Home Science

1 Dr. Usha Singh

University Professor, Food & Nutrition

CPIO College of Home Science

DRPCAU, Pusa (Samastipur) 848125

9431897515
2 Mr. Meera Singh

Dean, Community Science

First Appellate Authority College of Home Science

DRPCAU, Pusa (Samastipur) 848125

 

9430047725

Post-Graduate School of Agriculture

1 Dr. Ramesh K. Jha

University Professor, Forestry

CPIO Post-Graduate School of Agriculture,

DRPCAU, Pusa (Samastipur) 848125

9934927389
2 Dr. K.M. Singh

Dean, Faculty of Agriculture

First Appellate Authority Post-Graduate School of Agriculture,

DRPCAU, Pusa (Samastipur) 848125

9431060157

Tirhut College of Agriculture, Dholi

1 Dr. Anil Pandey

University Professor

CPIO Tirhut College of Agriculture, Dholi (Muzaffarpur 9934019564
2 Dr. A. K. Singh

Dean

First Appellate Authority Tirhut College of Agriculture, Dholi (Muzaffarpur) 9431480630

 College of Fisheries, Dholi

1 Mr. R. K. Brahmchari

Assistant Professor

CPIO College of Fisheries, Dholi (Muzaffarpur 9386686175
2 Dr. S.C. Rai

Dean

First Appellate Authority College of Fisheries, Dholi (Muzaffarpur) 8294683574

 University Library

1  

Assistant Librarian

CPIO University Library

DRPCAU, Pusa (Samastipur) 848125

9472016986
2 Dr. R.M. Sharma

University Librarian

First Appellate Authority University Library

DRPCAU, Pusa (Samastipur) 848125

9431834083

 Directorate of Research

1 Dr. N.K. Singh

Associate Director Research

CPIO Directorate of Research,

DRPCAU, Pusa (Samastipur) 848125

9431834065
2 Dr. Mithilesh Kumar

Director of Research

First Appellate Authority Directorate of Research,

DRPCAU, Pusa (Samastipur) 848125

9431834070

Directorate of Extension Education

1 Dr. Brajesh Shahi

Associate Director Extension Education

CPIO Directorate of Extension Education,

DRPCAU, Pusa (Samastipur) 848125

9431426348
2 Dr. M.S. Kundu

Director of Extension Education

First Appellate Authority Directorate of Extension Education,

DRPCAU, Pusa (Samastipur) 848125

9474290668

Sugarcane Research Institute, Pusa

1 Dr. S.K. Thakur, Associate Professor, Soil Science, CPIO Sugarcane Research Institute,

DRPCAU, Pusa (Samastipur) 848125

9931956804
2 Dr. A.K. Singh

Director

First Appellate Authority Sugarcane Research Institute,

DRPCAU, Pusa (Samastipur) 848125

9415920101

 Directorate of Students Welfare

1 Dr. S.K. Singh

Warden,

CPIO Directorate of Students Welfare,

DRPCAU, Pusa (Samastipur) 848125

9431883416
2 Dr.A. K. Mishra

Director

First Appellate Authority Directorate of Students Welfare,

DRPCAU, Pusa (Samastipur) 848125

9973576646

Directorate of Seed & Farms

1   CPIO Directorate of Seed & Farms,

Tirhut College of Agriculture, Dholi, Muzaffarpur

 
2 Dr. P.P. Singh

Director

First Appellate Authority Directorate of Seed & Farms,

Tirhut College of Agriculture, Dholi, Muzaffarpur

9939214932

Directorate of Works & Plant

1 Er. Purnendu Kumar

Executive Engineer (C)

CPIO Directorate of Works & Plant,

DRPCAU, Pusa (Samastipur) 848125

 
2 Dr. S.K. Jain

 Director  (B &I)

First Appellate Authority Directorate of Works & Plant,

DRPCAU, Pusa (Samastipur) 848125

9798220500

Office of the Comptroller

1 Sri Gopesh Kumar

Assistant Comptroler

CPIO Office of the Comptroller,

DRPCAU, Pusa (Samastipur) 848125

9430490169
2 Sri R. K. Prasad

 Comptroller

First Appellate Authority Office of the Comptroller,

DRPCAU, Pusa (Samastipur) 848125

9431414232

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Annexure -A

 

Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University
INCOME AND EXPENDITURE ACCOUNT FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31ST MARCH 2019
    2018-19 2017-18
INCOME

Grant Received

Schedule Amount (Rs.) Amount (Rs.)
13 1,69,98,83,776.78 1,59,24,04,110.32
Fixed Deposit Withdraw & Bank Interest   2,66,19,534.45 16,27,492.00
Grant from Other Agency   47,56,027.00 2,33,69,290.24
Student and Other Source Collection 16 8,86,88,912.11 7,46,83,375.44
Adjustment of Previous Year Amount 15 22,79,47,613.04  
Total A 2,04,78,95,863.38 1,69,20,84,268.00
EXPENDITURE      
Establishment Expenses 8 1,26,88,23,117.90 1,21,03,24,227.24
Administrative Expenses 9 28,52,55,200.85 13,30,62,622.33
Academic Expenses 10 3,06,78,397.00 1,35,46,148.00
KVK Expenses 11 4,43,42,586.70 11,72,97,648.09
  12 7,07,84,474.33 11,81,71,464.66
  B 1,69,98,83,776.78 1,59,24,04,110.32
Excess of income over expenditure before depreciation C= A-B 34,80,12,086.60 9,96,80,157.68
Depreciation D 9,29,10,887.41 8,97,42,483.72
Excess of INCOME Over EXPENDITURE E= C-D 25,51,01,199.19 99,37,673.96
Balance carried to Balance Sheet E 25,51,01,199.19 99,37,673.96

 

Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University
Balance sheet as on 31st March 2019
    2018-19 2017-18
 

SOURCE OF FUNDS

CORPUS/ CAPITAL FUND

CURRENT LIABILITIES AND PROVISIONS

Schedule Amount (Rs.) Amount (Rs.)
 

1

2

 

4,22,53,56,352.12

   37,17,57,291.36

 

3,37,10,74,250.20

   40,19,19,379.87

TOTAL   4,59,71,13,643.48 3,77,29,93,630.07
APPLICATION OF FUNDS

ASSETS

     
A. Gross Block 3 3,53,04,11,459.00 3,53,04,11,459.00
Addition During Year 4 59,91,80,902.73  
Total Gross Block   4,12,95,92,361.73  
B. Less Depreciation upto Date  

..

3

40,81,39,380.77 31,52,28,493.36
C. Net Block   3,72,14,52,980.96 3,21,51,82,965.64
INVESTMENTS 5 10,00,000.00
CURRENT ASSETS, LOANS AND ADVANCES      
A. Cash & Bank Balance 6 87,34,03,853.52 55,78,10,664.43
B. Loans & Advances 7 12,56,809.00  
Total   4,59,71,13,643.48 3,77,29,93,630.07
SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES WITH CONTINEGENT LIABILITIES AND NOTES ON ACCOUNT  

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