Power and Duties of Officers and Employees

DIRECTOR: The Director shall have the powers to:
i. Director shall exercise the powers of Head of the Department as prescribed by the Government in relation to the Accounts Code, Fundamental Rules, Supplementary Rules and other Rules of the Government in so far as they are applicable to IASST.
ii. The Director may, during his absence from headquarters, authorize the senior most scientist of IASST present during the period, to sanction advance for travel allowance, contingencies and to sign and countersign bills on his behalf. In emergent cases, the person so authorized may also exercise the powers of the Director and apprise the latter of the action taken.
iii. Appoint against vacant sanctioned posts of scientists upto the level of Associate Professor (II and I) and also all levels of Technical/Administrative and Support staff  subject to instructions of the Government/Governing Council in this regard,. The Director shall have the power to appoint and fix, on initial appointment, the pay at a stage not exceeding five (05) increments, based on the recommendation of the appropriate Recruitment and Selection Committee(s)/Assessment Committee(s) for all the categories of staff for which he/she is the appointing authority under the powers delegated to him/her by the Governing Council under byelaw 15.3. He/she  shall report all the new appointments and promotions at the next Governing Council meeting.
iv. Engage consultants/advisers keeping in view the guidelines laid down by GC
v. Approve deputation of the employees of IASST up to the level of Professor II, with full or partial financial assistance, to any location in India or abroad and report the same soon after at the next Governing Council meeting.
vi. Approve participation of employees of IASST in symposia/seminars/conferences/workshops/trainingcourses/meetings/consultations and negotiations within the country and abroad. The Director may, for this purpose, on the recommendations of the concerned Head/Team Leader approve such participation and the expenditure involved in such participation shall be as per norms of the Government.
vii. Sanction air travel by economy class for the non-entitled employees of IASST subject to exigency in public interest.
viii. Sanction expenditure within the approved budget and availability of funds and to re-appropriate funds within the sanctioned budget subject to conditions specified under Rule 18 as laid down in DFPR.
ix. Write off irrecoverable losses of stores or of public money up to the specified value and subject to conditions prescribed in the Bye-laws.
x. Approve entering into contracts on behalf of IASST and to vary or rescind such contracts.
xi. Prescribe duties for all the employees of IASST and to exercise disciplinary control subject to Rules, Byelaws and any other instructions issued by the Governing Council from time to time.
xii. Constitute academic advisory and other administrative committees with such functions as he/she may assign to them.
xiii. Constitute screening/shortlisting committees, assessment committees and recruitment and selection committees for all the posts up to the level of Associate Professor II
xiv. Sponsor or co-sponsor international/national conferences, workshops, seminars, training programmes and schools provided the areas are of interest to IASST ‘s R & D programmes.
xv. Arrange hotel accommodation and provide local hospitality including gifts befitting the status of any guest of IASST.
xvi. Host lunch/dinner and exchange appropriate gifts to the official(s) of the institution visited by him/her on his/her official visits abroad,  and
xvii. Delegate his powers to the extent necessary to any other officer of IASST
All the powers of Director would be exercised subject to the provisions of the Memorandum of Association, Rules and Regulations and Bye-Laws of IASST, instructions of Governing Council and extant rules/orders of Government of India on the subject as applicable to autonomous bodies funded wholly or substantially by the Government..

REGISTRAR: The Registrar Shall be:
i. In charge of all aspects of administration and shall function under the supervision and control of the Director;
ii. Responsible for the maintenance, upkeep and security of the premises and the property of IASST
iii. Responsible for implementation of the Official Language Policy of the Govt. in IASST
iv. The custodian of records and the common seal of IASST
v. The Registrar shall perform such other functions as may be assigned to him/her by the Governing Council or by the Director
vi. The Registrar shall exercise the powers of Head of the Office as prescribed by the Government in relation to the Fundamental Rules, Supplementary Rules and other Rules of the Government in so far as they are applicable to IASST.
vii. In the absence of the Registrar, the Finance and Accounts Officer shall, with the approval of the Director, discharge the functions of Registrar.

FINANCE AND ACCOUNTS OFFICER:
a. The Finance and Accounts Officer shall be in charge of finance and accounts under the supervision and control of the Director
b. He/she  shall liaise and closely co-ordinate in preparation of the budget of IASST.
c. He/she shall be responsible for proper maintenance of the accounts of IASST. He/she shall ensure that all receipts of IASST are promptly deposited and accounted for in the bank accounts of IASST.
d. He/she shall be responsible to scrutinize and authorize all payments to be made on behalf of IASST and discharge the functions of drawing and disbursing officer.
e. He/she shall be responsible for proper investment of surplus funds and safe custody of financial instruments and securities. He/she shall also be responsible for maintenance of Register of securities.
f. He/she shall be responsible for timely compilation of annual accounts and getting the same credited. He/she shall also be responsible for ensuring that the audit observations are satisfactorily replied to.
g. The Finance and Accounts Officer shall perform such other functions as may be assigned to him/her by the Governing Council or by the Director.
h. In the absence of the Finance and Accounts Officer, the Registrar shall, with the approval of the Director, discharge functions of Finance and Accounts Officer.

Power and duties of other employees
The employees of IASST shall be governed by these Bye-Laws and staff Rules approved by the Governing Council in respect of their emoluments, allowances, conditions of service and other related matters. They shall be further subject to such standing orders and circulars as issued from time to time.