RTI Act

i) Particulars of organization, functions duties:

Organisation: National Institute of Siddha, Chennai-600047.

National Institute of Siddha was formally inaugurated on 3rd September 2005 by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India in presence of Hon’ble Union and State Ministers. The Institute has been established by the Government of India as a joint venture with the Government of Tamil Nadu under the Societies (Registration) Act, 1975. It is an autonomous institute under Department of AYUSH, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India. This Institute conducts Post Graduate Courses in Siddha in six specialised branches viz. Maruthuvam, Gunapadam, Sirappu Maruthuvam, Noi Nadal, Kuzhanthai Maruthuvam and Nanju Noolum Maruthuva Neethi Noolum with total student admission of 46. The Out-Patient Department (OPD), In-Patient Department (IPD) with 160 bedded Hospital and Pathological laboratories are also functional in the Institute. The 6 Departments in this Institute are also recognised for Ph.D programme by The T.N.Dr.M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai.

National Institute of Siddha (NIS) is located alongside Grand South Trunk Road (GST road) at Tambaram Sanatorium in Chennai. It is at a distance of about 6 km from Chennai Airport, about 24 km from Chennai Central Railway Station, just 2 km from Tambaram Railway Station and about 100 Meters from Tambaram Sanatorium Railway Station. It is about 13 km from The Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai to which it is affiliated.

Objectives

  • To impart Post-graduate education in Siddha System.
  • To conduct experiments and to develop pattern of teaching in PG education in Siddha System.
  • To conduct research in various aspects of Siddha.
  • To provide medical care through Siddha System of Medicine to the suffering humanity.
  • To develop, promote and propagate the science and art of Siddha.
  • To act as a centre of excellence for Siddha System.

Functions

I. Health Care Delivery i) Rendering treatment services in OPD / IPD. II. Siddha education – i) offering P.G.education. III. Siddha Research – Conduct of Research, collaborative research projects and publications. IV – Promotion and propagation of Siddha through health camps and participation in AROGYA

Mission

  • To improve the quality of P.G. teaching
  • To validate the Siddha Medicine for selected diseases
  • To provide good health care services

Duties

Admission and Discharge of P.G. students, Teaching, Guiding and supervision of students for dissertation work, Health Care services in OPD and IPD, Maintaining patient records, Maintaining infrastructure services, Research activities, Administration related activities such as establishment matters, Accounts, Maintenance of correspondence, Preparation and submission of annual reports to Dept. of AYUSH etc.

ii) Powers and Duties of Officers and Employees

Designation
Powers/Duties
Director
Head and Controlling Authority of the Institute It shall be the duty of the Director to carry on the work of the Institute in accordance with the Rules and Bye-laws for the administration and management of the organization as advised by the General Body / Governing Council / Standing Finance Committee and Department of AYUSH.
Dean
IMaintaining correspondence with The T.N.Dr.M.G.R.Medical University on M.D(S), Ph.D programme, Admission, Discharge and managing Faculty teaching programme, Conduct of Examination, Guest Lecture etc.
Hospital Superintendent
Head of the Hospital services, Managing manpower, Health care services in OPD IPD.Redressing the grievance of patients etc.
Professors/ Head of the Departments
Teaching in Siddha System of Medicine, Clinical Services to the patients, undertaking Research, Planning and developing Departmental activities
Associate Professors
Teaching in Siddha System of Medicine, Clinical Services to the patients, undertaking research and assisting HOD for managing Department
Dy. Director (Admn)
Looking after Administration works related establishment, purchase, stores, Civil and Electrical works and Accounts. Assisting the Director on all Administrative /Finance matters concerning the Institute and facilitating conduct of GB / GC / SFC meetings.
Sr.Research officer (Stat)
Looking after administration works of research activities, Assisting the faculty on research activities, Assisting Director on research activities monitoring and evaluation, Maintaining Research activities correspondence, Annual Reports preparation, ISO related activities, RFD / Outcome budget correspondence, CME/RoTP activivites and MoU related matters.
Lecturers
Teaching in Siddha System of Medicine and Clinical Services to the patients. Assisting the HOD in all Departmental activities
Deputy Superintendent
Assisting Hospital Superintendent in Hospital services, Managing manpower, Health care services in OPD / IPD, inventory management. Redressing the grievance of patients etc.
Accounts Officer
Maintaining accounts related records, Budget preparation, salary and settling of bills. Co-ordinating with auditing personnel and seeking approval of annual accounts
Matron
To allocate the Nursing staff, preparation of duty roster for paramedical staff, daily round of clinical area, supervision of the activities of nursing staff, liaison with Hospital Superintendent for administration work
Assistant Matron
Assisting the Matron for preparation of duty roster, supervision of nursing staff, maintenance of records and reports, maintaining hygienic condition of clinical area
Personal Assistant to Director
Attending the incoming telephonic calls of Director’s office and maintaining Director’s Programme and correspondence
Officer Superintendent
Dealing with establishment matters, stores, civil & electrical works, purchase and stores, correspondence with AYUSH and other Depts.
Statistical Assistant
Medical Records section, Maintenance of server with guidance of SRO and faculty member
STENO /UDC / LDC
Attending the administrative matters of concerned section – Establishment, Stores, Accounts and assisting concerned Officer in typing, maintaining records
Pharmacists
To raise annual demands, to ensure uninterrupted supply of medicines, dispense medicines, maintain proper stock
Staff Nurse
Care of personal hygiene of patients including clean clothes, clean bedding, due share of food, provide medication/other therapies in time according to the prescription, Taking and Handing over charge of patients, maintaining records
Laboratory Technician
Performing various tests as prescribed and recording results, maintaining records
Laboratory Assistant
To collect samples and in various list of blood, stool, maintaining the record

iii)Procedure Followed in Decision Making Process :

Name of the Section
Work Allocation
NIS-EStt. / Stores
1. Service matters relating to cadres of Director/ faculty members
2. Service matters of Ministerial & Para medical Staff
3. Recruitment, Framing of RR, Pay fixation etc
4. General Administration & House Keeping
5. Procurement, material management and inventory management.
6. Regulating receipt, distribution and disposal, and filing of all correspondence received in NIS.
7. Coordination of Hospital management.
8. Coordination with CPWD for civil and electrical
9. Maintenance of Equipments.
10. All establishment matters
11. All periodical reports / returns
Accounts
1. Cash handling, maintenance of Cash book
2. Student related accounts
3. Bills verification
4. Bill register
5. Filing work
6. Maintenance of Register
a. Cheque Register –Indian Bank / syndicate Bank / Bank of Baroda
b. Cheque issued Register
c. Advance Register
d. Bill Register
e. Cash book
7. Preparation of audit work with the help of A.O
Hospital
1. Rendering Treatment services
2. Admission and Discharge of patients
3. Clinical Management of patients
4. Ward Management
5. Record Management
6. Medicine inventory etc
Teaching
1.M.D(S) admission–Advertisement, Conduct of entrance examination, Admission
2.Teaching and guidance to dissertation work
3. Conduct of examination and Discharge of students etc
Research
1. Protocol preparation
2. Research Committee approval
3. IEC approval
4. Conduct of research
5. Publication of research articles

 

  • All financial proposals will be placed before Standing Finance Committee in the form of Agenda. Based on the recommendation of the SFC, approval will be sought from Department of AYUSH for necessary action. The policy matters will be placed before the Governing Council / General Body for necessary approval.
  • Each Department is headed by HOD and hence supervision and accountability is ensured in the function of Department.
  • Administration is supervised by Deputy Director (Administration)
  • Hospital services supervised by Hospital Superintendent
  • Academic activities supervised by Dean
  • Opening of Tender and quotations, Comparative statement as per GFR rules by Purchasing committee
  • Selection Committee for M.D(S) admission
  • Selection Committee for recruitments as per GOI rules
  • Post-based roster monitoring by Liaison Officer
  • Canteen Monitoring Committee for ensuring the quality of food to patients and staff
  • Condemnation Committee for the inspection and recommendation of the equipments and materials to be condemned
  • Grievance Committee
  • Sexual Harassment Committee
  • Salary is being dispersed through bank credits

 

iv) Norms set by the Institute for the discharge of its functions

Health Care Services: All patients reporting at the OPD between 8.00 AM and 12.00 Noon will be examined and prescribed treatment. IPD patients will be under 24 hours of medical care.

Teaching : M.D(S) admission will be carried out during the month of May / June and annual examination will be conducted during the month of March/April.

Administration: Annual Reports including accounts for the period April to March will be prepared and submitted annually for approval.

 

(v)The rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, held by NIS or used by its employees for discharging its function.

The rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, held by NIS and used in discharge of its various functions are as under:

  • THE INDIAN MEDICINE CENTRAL COUNCIL ACT, 1970 (Act No. 48 of 1970) & The IMCC (Amendment) Act, 2002 (No. 52 of 2002)
  • Manual of Office Procedure – Government of India
  • Fundamental Rules & Supplementary Rules, (FR&SR)
  • Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965
  • Central Civil Services Conduct Rules, 1964
  • General Financial Rules (GFR)
  • Delegation of Financial Rules (DFR)
  • Central Services (Medical Attendance) Rules, 1944
  • Central Civil Services Leave Rules
  • Central Civil services Leave Travel Concession Rules
  • Delegation of Financial Powers Rules, 1978
  • Bye-laws of National Institute of Siddha

(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.

There is a public representation in Institutional Ethical Committee for examining the ethical issues of patients when they are subjecting to research.

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

There are General Body/ Governing Council/ Standing Financing Committee (SFC) for NIS . There are experts in their respective fields nominated on these bodies and Committees. The meetings are not open to the public. Minutes are not confidential.

THE GENERAL BODY

The General Body consists of the following members:

1.
Hon'ble Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare
President
2.
Minister of Stare for Health & Family Welfare Government of India, Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi - 110 011
Vice President
3.
Hon'ble Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Government Of Tamil Nadu
Vice President
4.
Secretary (AYUSH) Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Member
5.
Joint Secretary (AYUSH)
Member
6.
Additional Secretary (FA) Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Member
7.
Chairman, Scientific Advisory Committee (Siddha)
Member
8.
Secretary, Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Tamil Nadu
Member
9.
Director General, CCRS, Chennai
Member
10.
Director, SCRI, Chennai
Member
11.
The Vice - chancellor The Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R.Medical University, Chennai-32
Member
12.
Principal, Government Siddha Medical College, Chennai-106
Member
13.
HOD Siddha, Tamil University, Thanjavur (TN)
Member
14 -16.
3 Siddha Experts
Member
17 -18.
Hereditary Siddha Practitioners nominated by President of General Body
Member
19.
Special Commissioner, Commissionerate of ISM&H
Member
20.
Director, NIS, Chennai-47
Member secretary

 

THE GOVERNING COUNCIL

The Governing Council of the Society consists of the following members:

1.
Secretary, (ISM&H) Ministry of Health & F.W. Govt. of India New Delhi
Chairperson
2.
Director (Ay.& Sid) Department of ISM&H Ministry of Health & F.W.
Member
3.
Joint Secy. (ISM&H) Ministry of Health & F.W
Member
4.
Joint Secretary (FA) Ministry of Health & F.W
Member
5.
Secretary (H&FW) Govt. of Tamil Nadu or his nominee
Member
6.
Director General CCRS, Chennai
Member
7.
Director SCRI, Chennai
Member
8-9.
two eminent persons from the filed of Siddha to be nominated by the President from amongst the members of the General Body
Member
10.
Director, National Institute of Siddha
Member secretary

 

STANDING FINANCE COMMITTEE

1.
Joint Secretary (ISM), Department of ISM&H, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Chairperson
2.
Joint Secretary (FA), Ministry of H&FW
Member
3.
Secretary (H&FW), Govt. of Tamil Nadu or his nominee
Member
4.
Asst. Adviser/ Deputy Adviser- Siddha
Member
5.
Siddha Expert (from General Body)
Member
6.
Director, National Institute of Siddha
Convenor

 

SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE

1.
Prof.A.M.Fasiudden Ahamed,M.d(S), former Dy.Director, AIDS & Cancer, No.18, 7th Cross West, Shenoy Nagar, Chennai – 600030.
Chairman
2.
Dr.S.Thirunavukkarasu, M.D(S), Ex.Asstt.Director, CCRAS, Indira Splendor, No.3 B-Block, Ist Floor, Mogappair West Garden Road, Nolumbur, Mogappair West, Chennai – 600037.
Member
3.
Dr.G.Sivaraman, BSMS, Ph.D,425, Kilpauk Garden Main Road, Chennai-600050.
Member
4.
Dr.A.K.Pari BABIM, Retired Scrutinizing Medical Officer,Text Book Committee, Govt.of Tamil Nadu , 441/1, Royal Enclave, III Avenue, Anna Nagar East,Chennai – 600102.
Member
5.
Director General, CCRS, Chennai
Member
6.
Director, Siddha Central Research Institute, Chennai
Member
7.
Principal, Govt.Siddha Medical College,Chennai-600 106
Member
8.
Principal, Govt.Siddha Medical College, Palayamkottai, Tirunelveli - 627 002
Member
9.
Principal, Madras Medical College or his representative
Member
10.
Director, National Institute of Siddha, Chennai.
Member Secretary

 

INSTITUTION ETHICS COMMITTEE

S.No
Name and Address
Position
1.
Dr.T.Anandan, 75- O, Block, Ganapathy Colony, Anna Nagar East,Chennai –102.
Chairman
2.
Dr.C.Saravana Babu,R.Officer, CEFT, SRU, 1,Ramachandra Nagar, Porur, Chennai-600116.
Basic scientist – Member
3.
Dr.Kalpana, Microbiologist, The T.N.Dr.MGR Medical University, Guindy, Chennai-600032.
Basic scientist – Member
4.
Dr.M.Murugesan, 3, Deiva Street,Palayamkottai,PIN-627002.
Clinician - Member
5.
Dr.Subbragahavalu, Madras Medical College, Chennai
Clinician - Member
6.
Mrs. Swapna Sundar, CEO, IP DOME, No.7/8, Flowers Road III Lane, Purusaiwalkam,Chennai - 600 084.
Lawyer - Member
7.
Dr.S.Joseph Mariam Adikkalam, The T.N.MGR Medical University, Chennai-600032.
Social Scientist – Member
8.
Su. Venkatesan, 1155, Maharishi Aravindar Street, N.G.O. Colony, Naagamalai Pudukottai Madurai- 625019
Philosopher - Member
9.
Shri.V.Gopal, 50, Nehru Street, Chitlapakkam, Chennai-600054.
Lay person - Member
10.
Dr. G.Sivaraman, Arogya Health Care (P) Ltd Alankar Plaza, 425, Kilpauk Garden Main Road, Chennai – 600 010
ASU representative – Member

 

NIS – Institutional Animal Ethics Committee (IAEC)

Institutional Animal Ethics Committee constituted in 2009 has been reconstituted after the three year term during 2013

S.No
Name
Designation
1.
Dr.V.Banumathi, Director, NIS
Chairman
2.
Dr.P.Kumarasamy,
Professor and Head,
Department of Bioinformatics and ARIS Cell, Madras Veterinay College,
Chennai – 60000.
Main Nominee
3.
Dr.(Mrs.)M.Naseema,
No.5,10th East Street, Kamaraj Nagar, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai-600041.
Scientist from outside the Institute
4.
Dr.Shiranee Pereira, Senior Scientist,
People for Animals,
No.33, Athivakkam Village,
Red Hills, Chennai – 600052.
Non Scientific Socially Aware Member
5.
Dr.M.Rajasekaran, Associate Professor, Department of Gunapadam
NIS,Chennai – 600047.
Biological Scientist – Member Secretary
6.
Dr.C.Saravana Babu, Research Officer, CEFT, SRU, 1,Ramachandra Nagar, Porur, Chennai-600116.
Scientist from different discipline
7.
Dr.J.Venkatesh, Veterinarian, CEFT, SRU,1,Ramachandra Nagar, Porur, Chennai-600116.
Veterinarian
8.
Dr.V.Suba, Asst.Prof.Pharmacology,
Member
Scientist in-charge of Animal facility

ix) Directory of its officers and employees:

 

OFFICERS / STAFF LIST AS ON 30.10.2015

 

 

x) the monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees for the month of OCT 2015, including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations

 

SALARY DETAILS OF OFFICERS / STAFF AS ON 30.10.2015