The Right to Information Act 2005 (Act No. 22/2005) is a law enacted by the Parliament of India, giving citizens of India access to records of Central Government and State Governments . The Act applies to all States and Union Territories of India, except the State of Jammu and Kashmir - which is covered under a State-level law. Under the provisions of the Act, any citizen (including the citizens within J&K) may request information from a "public authority" (a body of Government or "instrumentality of State") which is required to reply expeditiously or within thirty days. The Act also requires every public authority to computerise their records for wide dissemination and to proactively publish certain categories of information so that the citizens need minimum recourse to request for information formally.

This law was passed by Parliament on 15 June 2005 and came fully into force on 13 October 2005. Information disclosure in India was hitherto restricted by the Official Secrets Act 1923 and various other special laws, which the new RTI Act now relaxes.

Frequently Asked Question about RTI-2005

The relevant provisions of the Act towards charging fee are as under:

1. A request for obtaining information under Sub-section (1) of Section 6 shall be accompanied by an application fee of Rs.10.00 by way of cash against proper receipt or by demand draft or Indian Postal Order (IPO)in the name of the "The Director, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology" payable at Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.

2. For providing the information under Sub-section (1) of Section 7, the fee shall be charged by way of cash against proper receipt or by Demand draft or Indian Postal Order (IPO) payable to the "The Director, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology" at following rates:

   a) Rs.2.00 for each page (in A4/A3 size paper) created or copied.

    b) Actual charge or cost price of a copy in larger size paper.

   c) Actual cost or price for samples or models; and

   d) For inspection of records, no fee for first hour; and a fee of Rupees 5.00 for each fifteen minutes (or fraction thereof) thereafter

3. For providing the information under Sub-section (5) of Section 7, the fee shall be charged by way of cash against proper receipt or by Demand draft payable to the "The Director, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology" at following rates:

   a) information provided on CD Rs.50.00 per CD; and

   b) For information provided in printed from at the price fixed for such publication or Rs.2.00 per page of photocopy for extracts from the publications

The payment (and correspondence if any) may be sent to:

Ms M Preethi

Central Public Information Officer (CPIO)

Indian Institute of Chemical Technology,

Uppal Road, Hyderabad - 500 607 (Telangana.)

Phone No:91- 4027191229/91-4027193173

e-mail: mpreethi@iict.res.in

Before requisition for information, please ensure that the requisite payment details (DD No. Bank Name, etc) have to be given. Please note that the request for information will be entertained only after receiving the amount in Cash/Demand Draft/Indian Postal Order(IPO).

Information seekers may go in appeal against the reply of the Public Information Officer within stipulated period as indicated in RTI Act 2005. The Appellate Authority at this institute (Indian Institute of Chemical Technology) is :

Dr.A.Gangagni Rao

First Apellate Authority (FAA), RTI Act - 2005

Indian Institute of Chemical Technology,

Uppal Road, Hyderabad 500 607 , Telangana

Phone: 919949010736/ +914027191809

email : agrao@iict.res.in

List of RTI Applications Received by CSIR-IICT for the year 2023-2024.
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List of First Appeals Received by CSIR-IICT for the year 2023-2024.
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IICT’s basic objectives have always been to carry out quality research in the frontier areas of chemical sciences, leading to innovative processes for a variety of products necessary for human welfare such as food, health and energy. The conduct of R&D work is fully geared to meet the requirements of technology development, transfer and commercialization. Process development work, particularly for bulk chemicals is carried out at appropriate pilot plant scale to collect techno-economic and design data. With the help of excellent design & engineering expertise available, the Institute has been providing engineering designs for commercial plants with standard commercial guarantees. More than 150 technologies developed by IICT are now in commercial production. Its commitment to industry is reflected by way of several sponsored and consultancy projects received from the industry, year after year.

About 500 graduate students are pursuing research towards doctoral degree. About 60 students are awarded Ph.D. degree every year. A strong and young talent pool which renews every few years.

IICT Publishes the second largest number of papers in chemical sciences (~ 630), files the largest number of patents, both in India (~30) and abroad (~90) and produces the largest number of Ph.Ds in Chemical Sciences in India.

The Mission:

a) To provide globally competitive, environmentally friendly technologies in agrochemicals, drugs, organic intermediates, fine chemicals, lipid science and technology, speciality polymers and allied chemicals.

b) To achieve world class expertise in frontier areas in organic synthesis, heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysis and chemical process design, modelling and simulation.

c) To build technical competence to offer science based technical services world over in relevant areas of chemical, biological and engineering sciences.

The Vision:

a) To become an innovative global R&D provider in the field of chemical technology with reference to industrial and speciality chemicals etc.

b) To be an institution of international excellence in basic research in organic chemistry and allied adjacent chemical and engineering sciences.

c) To establish balance between innovation and discovery driven research to protect our present and secure our future.

Brief History

The Institute had its origin as the Central Laboratories for Scientific & Industrial Research (CLSIR), was established in 1944 by the then Government of Hyderabad State. After integration of Hyderabad State with the Indian Union, the laboratory expanded its growing activities. The Main building of the Institute was formally opened by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru the then Prime Minister of India in 1954. In 1956, the Central Laboratories came under the aegis of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi and was renamed Regional Research Laboratory, Hyderabad (RRL-H). The RRL-H was rechristened as the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Hyderabad in 1989, recognizing the multidisciplinary activities and the expertise developed by the Institute in the field of chemical technology. It has made significant contributions in the last six decades in that field and has celebrated its Golden Jubilee in the year 1994 and Diamond Jubilee in the year 2004.

Organizational Mission / Mission Statement

1. To carry out research leading to innovative processes which are globally competitive technologies for Drugs and Drug Intermediates, Organic and Inorganic Chemicals, Agrochemicals, Catalysts, Polymer Coatings, Adhesives, Oils, Environmental engineering and Biological sciences.

2. Linking Research to Marketspace.

3. Mobilising and Optimising its Resource Base to meet the Research and Development needs of the Country.

4. Creating an enabling infrastructure for developing world-class technologies Investing in high quality science that will be the harbinger of future technologies.

5. To offer wide-ranging knowledge based services in Analytical Testing and Characterisation, New Molecule and Product development, Process Up-gradation and Restandardisation, Process Safety studies, Design-Engineering, Project Viability studies etc,.

6. Process development work, particularly for bulk chemicals at appropriate pilot plant scale to collect techno-economic and design data.

7. Providing engineering designs for commercial plants with standard commercial guarantees with the help of excellent design & engineering expertise available in the Institute.

8. Research and Development in inter- and multi-disciplinary areas with multi-institutional participation and in several cases, international S & T collaborations.

Main Areas/Functions:

The functions and duties of the IICT is to conduct research in the following broad areas:











Main R&D Areas















IICT has also the following areas of Excellence:











List of Services being provided:

In addition to the above, IICT offers the following services

1. IICT conducts contract R&D for various industrial units on their demand. IICT collaborates with various R&D organisations, Government of India funding agencies in various projects in addition to conducting its own projects.

2. Technical and Advisory Consultancy Services :(fees above Rs.50,000 generally)

   a) Scientific, technical, engineering or other professional advice provided to a client;

   b) Literature survey and preparation of feasibility studies, technology forecasting/ evaluation reports etc.;

   c) Interpretation of test results and data provided to the client;

   d) Risk and hazard/ environment impact analysis, pollution abatement/ control measures etc.;

   e) Assistance in erection, commissioning, operation, troubleshooting, productivity improvements, energy conservation, waste utilisation, etc.;

   f) Customized human resource development programme either at the laboratory or at client’s location . (These are specially tailored training programmes)

3. Technical Services include :(fees less than Rs.50,000)

   a) ISO-Testing & Analysis (including Certification and calibration)

   b) Routine Training

   c) Technical Assistance of an advisory nature.

   d) Fabrication, production and supply of special products for R&D.

   e) Repair and Maintenance

   f) Providing information./ data

4. Licensing of Intellectual Property Including Patents, Copy right, Trademark, Design and Computer Software.

5. Licensing of Knowledge Base (includes readily available know-how, process and / or process improvements , technology/technique and new products).

Address of the main office:


(Council of Scientific & Industrial Research)

Uppal Road, Hyderabad - 500 007 (INDIA)

Website: https://www.iict.res.in

Morning Hours of the Office:(9:00 Hrs - IST) Monday to Friday

Closing Hours of the Office:(17:30 Hrs - IST) Monday to Friday


1. Realizing the vision and mission of the National Laboratory, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology.

2. Creating an environment in the National Laboratory conducive to nurturing of innovation and high class R&D and the other S&T activities of the laboratory.

3. Managing the affairs of the National Laboratory as per the decisions of the Management Council.

4. He shall in all matters have powers delegated to him by the Governing Body.

5. Have all the powers as per the by laws made & amended from time to time by CSIR.


1. To act as a facilitator for running the R&D/S&T project programmes of the respective Division/Centre, control of job allocation and supervision of Division/Centre's activities.

2. Provide due diligence and efforts to perform high class R&D and S&T activities in the Laboratory.

3. Conduct R&D/S&T activities as per the decision of Research Council and Management Council, under supervision of the Director of the Institute.

The R&D organization has three broad categories of employees, the guidelines for whom are given as under:

Scientific Staff (Gr. IV)

To contribute by research and/or development of new methods or knowledge and/or new techniques

Technical Staff (Gr. III)

To contribute by using existing technical /scientific knowledge or by generating modified techniques and/or applying them for the solution of specific technical problem.

Administrative Staff

To provide all the administrative support for the work of the organisation

Also, the laboratory has supporting staff (Gr. II and Gr. I), who are expected to provide general/skilled support to Scientific/Technical/Administrative Staff by way of running /maintaining infrastructure and services.


1. Formulate and implement the policies concerning administrative procedures for smooth functioning of the institute.

2. Provide advice to the functional bodies (committees, groups) within the organization.

3. Keep liaison with CSIR on matters related to administration.

4. Provide healthy working conditions and atmosphere to the institute by correct interpretation of rules and laws.

5. Advice Director, IICT on the matters related to administrative nature for decision.

6. Seek instructions of the Director on the matters beyond routine for implementation.


1. Overall in-charge of the activities in the Administrative sections, that deal with matters like personnel; maintenance, upkeep and security of the institute's property; logistics support; control on the expenditure from administrative angle; etc.

2. Reporting /Reviewing officer for the staff working in administrative block.

3. Execute the power delegated to the Administrative Officer

4. Take over the duties of the Controller of Administration in absence of the position.

5. Undertake the tasks as assigned from time-to-time of non-routine nature.


1. To assist and advise the Director on all financial matters and be responsible for providing support services to all the scientific staff and bench-level-scientists.

2. Active participation in management decisions being an ex-officio member in statutory and other committees like Management Council, Standing Purchase Committees, Standing Disposal Committee, Departmental Promotion Committee, Honorarium Distribution Committee, Estate & Work Committee etc.

3. Liaison and co-ordination work in respect of DACR & CSIR audit parties.

4. Financial concurrence of all the proposals including service matters.

5. To keep liaison with CSIR HQs on matters related to Finance/ Accounts/ Audit.

6. Preparation of REs & BEs, review of expenditure vis-a-vis budget allocation.

7. Preparation of annual account, income & expenditure statement and balance sheet.

8. Scrutiny of pension cases and issue of PPO, retirement /death gratuity, commutation order etc.

9. Implementation of activities related to modernization and computerization of finance & accounts functions.

10. Any other work assigned by CSIR/Director.


1. Overall in-charge of the activities in the Stores and Purchase sections that deal with matters like purchase of stores, maintenance of stores inventories, write-off of unserviceable items, auction of outdated stores, etc.

2. Reporting /Reviewing Officer for the staff working in the Stores and Purchase section.

3. Execute the policies concerning purchase and stores procedures for smooth functioning of the institute.

4. Provide advice to the functional bodies (committees, groups) within the organization.

5. Keep liaison with CSIR on matters related to Stores and Purchase.

6. Provide healthy working conditions and atmosphere to the institute by correct interpretation of rules and laws.

7. Advice Director, IICT on the matters related to stores and purchase for decisions.

8. Seek instructions of the Director on the matters beyond routine for implementation.

1. In regard to all matters concerning service conditions of employees of the Society, the Fundamental and supplementary Rules framed by the Govt. of India and such other rules and orders issued by the Govt. of India from time to time shall apply to the extent applicable to the employees of the Society. Notwithstanding anything contained in the Bye-law, the Governing Body shall have the power to relax the requirement of any rule to such extent and subject to such conditions as it may consider necessary.

2. Director of each National Laboratory shall be assisted by a Controller of Administration, Controller of Finance and Accounts/ Finance and Accounts Officer and Controller of Stores & Purchase/ Stores & Purchase Officers who shall advice the Director on all administrative and financial matters and be responsible for providing support services to all the Scientific staff and bench level Scientists. Directors shall have the power to over-rule the advice of aforesaid functionaries after recording reasons thereof. A report of such cases shall be sent to Director-General.

3. Headquarter-Laboratory CSIR head-quarters. and Directors of National Laboratories would operate under director control of Director General without and intermediate line functionary. The Laboratories would be freed from routine administrative and financial control of the head-quarters. The head-quarters will, inter alia deal with the following matters:

a) Receipt and disbursement of funds from the Government;

b) Appointment of Director/Director Level Scientist;

c) National Mission;

d) International and Inter-agency Scientific Collaboration;

e) Research Fellowships and Training;

f) Liaison and interaction with major users and Government departments;

g) Data Bank of total CSIR R&D activities;

h) Construction activity;

i) Audit & Vigilance matters;

j) Grievance mechanism;

k) Appellate against the decisions of Management Council and Directors;

l) Parliament matters;

m) Budget and Finance;

n) Limitations imposed under the rules for delegations of Financial power;

o) Accounting of funds to the Ministry of Finance/Accountant General and Public Accountant Committee

p) Recruitment/promotion policies and procedures;

q) Common cadres:

r) Legal matters;

s) Patent matters; and

t) Other matters as decided by DG, CSIR.

1. Research Council

There shall be a Research Council (RC) comprising:-

1. Five external experts, one of whom shall be designated as Chairman

2. Representative of concerned Scientific Departments/Agencies of Government ofIndia

3. Director of the Laboratory

4. Director/Sr. Scientist from a sister laboratory.

Director General or his representative shall be permanent invitee.Members at (i), (ii) and (iv) including the Chairman shall be nominated by Director General. The Secretary of the Research Council shall be nominated by the Director. The Secretariat for Research Council shall be provided by the National Laboratory. The Chairman of RC shall preside the meeting. In the absence of the Chairman, members present shall elect a member to preside the meeting. The term of nominated members of Research Council shall be for a period of three years. The Research Council shall meet not less than two times a year

Functions of Research Council

The Research Council shall:

1. Advise on the formulation of R&D programmes and future directions of activities of the laboratory keeping in view the Five Year Plans, national priorities and opportunity areas.

2. Suggest networking with other CSIR National Laboratories on programmes of mutual interest.

3. Review R&D activities and research programmes and advise on future directions.

4. Advise on fostering linkages between the Laboratory, industry and potential clients.

5. Constitute Selection Committees and Assessment Committees/Peer Groups for selection, merit and assessment promotions of Scientific staff.

6. Any other function as may be assigned by Director General/Governing Body.

The Proceedings of the Research Council shall be approved by its Chairman. In the absence of Chairman of RC, one of its members who presides the meeting as Chairman shall approve the Proceedings of the said meeting. The Director-General may amend any of the decisions of the Research Council which shall be binding.Research Council of IICT (2007-2010)

2. Management Council

There shall be a Management Council for National Laboratory for management of affairs of the Laboratory within the framework of Rules and Regulations, directions and guidelines issued by Society, Governing Body, Director General and the Director.The Management Council shall comprise:-

1. Director of the National Laboratory – Chairman

2. Four scientists of the Laboratory representing the staff of various age groups.

3. One representative of the technical personnel.

4. One Director level scientist from the same Laboratory or sister laboratory.

5. Head, Research Planning Business Development/Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation of the National Laboratory.

6. Controller of Finance & Accounts/F&AO of the Lab.

7. Controller of Adminstration/Adminstrative Officer of the Laboratory as Member Secretary

Members at (2) to (4) to be nominated by Director-General, CSIR. The term of the nominated members shall be for a period of two years.

1. All matters at the Management Council meeting shall be decided by the majority view.

2. Each member including the Chairman shall have one vote.

3. The Chairman of Management Council shall preside the meeting and in the event of temporary vacancy in the office of the Director or absence of Director on account of illness, leave, deputation abroad, etc., the Acting Director of the Laboratory shall be the Chairman of the Management Council. The Chairman of MC shall preside the meeting of the MC and also approve the Proceedings.

4. The Management Council shall meet as and when required for effective management of the Lab./Instt. but not less than thrice in a financial year.

Functions of Management Council

1. To administer and manage the affairs and environs of the laboratory.

2. To write off irrecoverable monetary losses and Stores within the limits prescribe by CSIR.

3. To recommend the resource allocation for R&D activities/facilities of the Lab.

4. To monitor the progress of R&D and other activities of the Lab.

5. To recommend devolution of powers to the Project Leaders for the proper implementation of the projects/activities.

6. To approve contract R&D, consultancy projects and licensing of IPR beyond the powers of the Director.

7. To consider the annual report of the National Laboratory.

8. To constitute selection committees and assessment committees.

9. Any other matter, as may be referred by the Director General.

The proceedings of the Management Council shall be approved by its Chairman. The Governing Body or Director General as its Principal executive Officer may review/amend any of the decisions of the Management Council, and pass such orders as considered necessary, which shall be binding on the Management Council

3. Performance Appraisal Board (PAB)

For each National Laboratory, its performance shall be assessed at least once in every five years by a Performance Appraisal Board constituted by the DG, CSIR for the specific purpose. Members of a PAB shall be nominated by DG, CSIR and if necessary, DG, CSIR may co-opt any additional member(s).

Constitution of Performance Appraisal Board (PAB)

Performance Appraisal Board for each National Laboratory shall comprise:-

1. Director General - Chairman

2. Chairman of Research Council of the Laboratory - Member

3. Three Directors of CSIR National Laboratories, at-least two from amongst the members of Advisory Board - Members

4. Two out of other members of the Advisory Board - Members

5. Three External experts specific to a Laboratory out of which one may be member of RC - MembersDirector of the National Laboratory as permanent invitee.The Secretariat for the PAB shall be provided by the concerned Laboratory.

The Functions of PAB

1. Review and appraise the performance of the National Laboratory.

2. Advise the Advisory Board/Governing Body of the outcome of the review.

3. Suggest the remedial measures to improve the performance of the national laboratory.

4. Any other function as may be assigned by the Advisory Board/Governing Body.

The proceedings of the PAB shall be approved by its Chairman. The approved Minutes shall be placed before Advisory Board and Governing Body.

4. Internal Committees

Various Internal Committees as listed below, have been constituted by Director, IICT to look into specific aspects at IICT.

1. Management Committee for Staff Benevolent Fund Download PDF File

2. Campus Welfare Committee Download PDF File

3. IICT Club Committee Download PDF File

4. Hazardous Waste Disposal Committee

5. Common Farewell Party Committee Download PDF File

6. Conveyance Advance Committee

7. Cultural Activities Committee

8. Standing Purchase Committee - I & II Download PDF File

9. Electronic Administration and Communication Committee

10. House Building Advance Committee Download PDF File

11. Human Resource Management Committee Download PDF File

12. International S&T Affairs Group (ISTAG) Committee Download PDF File

13. Liveries Committee

14. Medical Services Committee Download PDF File

15. Premia/Royalty/Consultancy Fee Committee Download PDF File

16. Research Planning and Budget Committee

17. Safety Committee Download PDF File

18. Safety Policy Committee

19. Staff Quarters Allotment Committee

20. Any other committees as constituted from time to time.

Monthly remuneration of Employees for the month of March 2024
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Budget status of current financial year
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Foreign & Domestic Tours for 2023-2024
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1. Budget allocation of the Lab

2. Final Accounts

3. Balance Sheet

4. Biennial Report

5. R&D Capabilities

6. IICT Newsletter

Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) is one of the front ranking CSIR institutions in chemical and allied sciences. It has very high potential to attract youth for its S&T assignments. The institute is endowed with excellent R&D facilities, world-class Scientific Capabilities and tremendous opportunities in chemical research.

IICT offers special HRD programmes in chemical, physical, engineering and biological sciences and operation of bench scale units and pilot plants, design and engineering workshop, fabrication of equipments and components. The programmes are varied in their focus and content. The institute has also evolved suitable guidelines for selection of candidates and their engagement as per the Overall provisions of CSIR norms for HRD activities. To know more about these programmes kindly click on this link.

By coupling these programmes with CSIR HRD programmes like Project Assistant, JRF, SRF, RA, CSIR Fellow, CSIR Diamond Jubilee Internship, etc., the IICT has evolved an extensive network of HRD programmes for youth.

Large number of research results are also available in the form of intellectual property (patents).

At times, we participate in exhibitions at various places displaying posters illustrating IICT’s work in a specific (or in general) area. We would be happy to see you there and reply to your questions. Different brochures are printed and distributed at such occasions on the IICT’s contribution to theme of event, etc.

The institute, on an average, executes 150 sponsored research projects at any time apart from its 20 major In-house R&D programmes with its more than 70 project Components. The IICT management has taken a conscious decision to attract qualified youth for providing support to its scientific staff while executing sponsored assignments. It has twin benefits VIZ., offering excellent training ground for qualified youth and at the same time providing required temporary manpower for its sponsored schemes.

We also celebrate the following events, in our laboratory: On these occasions, lectures / seminars are organised

1. P.S Murthi Memorial Lecture (January)

2. National Science Day Celebrations (February)

3. S.S. Bhatnagar Memorial Lecture (April)

4. A.V Rama Rao Technology Award Lecture On National Technology Day (May)

5. Sidhu Memorial Science Lecture(July)

6. IICT Open Day (August)- The laboratory is thrown open to school children so as to rekindle their interest in chemical and allied sciences

7. IICT Foundation Day (August)

8. CSIR Foundation Day (September)

9. IICT Founder's Day Lecture (November)

Sri. M. Ananda Kumar

Transparency Officer

Indian Institute of Chemical Technology,

Uppal Road, Hyderabad - 500 607 (Telangana.)

Phone No:91- 040- 27193719

e-mail: anand0307@iict.res.in

Dr.A.Gangagni Rao

First Apellate Authority (FAA), RTI Act - 2005

Indian Institute of Chemical Technology,

Uppal Road, Hyderabad 500 607 , Telangana

Phone: 919949010736/ +914027191809

email : agrao@iict.res.in

Ms M Preethi

Central Public Information Officer (CPIO)

Indian Institute of Chemical Technology,

Uppal Road, Hyderabad - 500 607 (Telangana.)

Phone No:91- 4027191229/91-4027193173

e-mail: mpreethi@iict.res.in

Details of Disciplinary Actions taken for the Year 2023-2024
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Details of Parliament Queries for the Year 2023-2024
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Public Grievance Redressal Committee Download PDF File

Public Grievance Redressal Committee Contact Download PDF File

Annual Property Returns O.M. for the Year ending 31 December, 2023
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Decision making process Download PDF File

The official documents are available under the control of the respective Heads, such as Controller of Administration for administrative documents, Finance & Accounts Officer for documents relating to payments and Purchase documents with the Controller of Stores & Purchase etc as mentioned below.

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Indian Institute of Chemical Technology

Uppal Road, Tarnaka

Hyderabad, 500007, TS, India