Powers and duties of the officers and employeesHome
The Department, which is under the charge of the Prime Minister is responsible for execution of the policies laid down by the Space Commission which has full powers of the Government of India, both administrative and financial within the limits of budget allotted by the Parliament.
In conformity with the functions and duties allotted to the Department of Space, the Department has full powers to manage all aspects of the programmes, projects, R&D, human resource management, international cooperation, civil works, etc. The Secretary, DOS, who is also Chairman, Space Commission and Chairman, ISRO has full responsibility in all aspects of the space programmes, under the overall guidance of the Space Commission.
The Department of Space (DOS) has been authorized to issue its own financial sanctions with the concurrence of Member for Finance, Space Commission. Additionally, the Department has been delegated with powers to execute civil works, purchase, stores and stationary and make arrangements for its own printing and binding.
The Department has powers for:
(a) Appropriation and re-appropriation of funds within the grant
(b) Sanction of expenditure within the grants
(c) Creation of posts with the concurrence of Finance
(d) Conclusion of contracts for purchase of stores and agreements relating to consultancy services
(e) Write off losses
(f) Sanction of grants and loans
(g) Re-delegation to its constituent units
The Department of Space has re-delegated its powers to its constituent ISRO Centre/ Units depending upon the functional requirement for smooth functioning of the Units. Director of Centres/Units has been given full Administrative and Financial powers of ‘Head of the Department’ which would be essential for the smooth functioning of the Centre. Director has further delegated his/her financial powers down the line of control up to levels which are required for the operation of functional entities.
The Officers and employees working in the Department of Space and its Centres/Units are broadly categorized as (i) Scientific & Technical and (ii) Administrative personnel.
POWERS OF OFFICERS IN SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL AREAS AND
Powers of officers are derived from (i). Allocation of Business Rules, l961 (ii). Fundamental & Supplementary Rules (iii). General Financial Rules (iv). CCS(Conduct) Rules (v) DOS Employees(CCA) Rules, 1976 (vi). DOS Study Leave Rules (vii). DOS Allotment of Residency Rules (viii). DOS Book of Financial Powers (ix). DOS Purchase manual (x). DOS Stores Procedure and all other Civil Service Rules.
DUTIES OF OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES IN SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL AREAS :
The major work areas of administration in the Department are (i) Personnel & General Administration, (ii) Finance & Accounts and (iii) Purchase & Stores. All the three areas function normally on a three tier system, viz., Dealing hands, Officers and Heads of Divisions.
Personnel & General Administration :
The duties and responsibilities of the officers and employees working in the Personnel & General Administration include all the matters pertaining to the
Finance & Accounts:
The duties and responsibilities of the officers and employees working in the Finance & Accounts include all the matters related to
The duties and responsibilities of the officers and employees working in the Purchase & Stores include all the matters pertaining to Procurement and Storage of materials, equipments, office stationary, furniture & fittings and services right from indent stage to awarding of contract, which include the following