Agricultural Research Service Scientists Forum

Agricultural Research Service Scientists Forum

National Conference on Revisiting Agricultural Research and Monitoring System for Developing Innovations : To meet the Newer Challenges

From President’s Desk
Dr. I. M. Mishra. President, ARSSF  Dear colleaguesI am proud to be one among you and coordinating the activities of Agricultural Research Scientists Service Forum (ARSSF). The basic objective of the forum is to aim to develop a culture and outlook which could become the tradition of the Agricultural Scientific community, advance agricultural research in the country, facilitate scientists’ participation in formulation and execution of agricultural research policy in the country and protect the interests and look after the welfare of the Agricultural Research Service Scientists in order to bring about excellence and relevance in the purpose of their mission. In recent past, the ARSSF achieved and solved many issues and I would like to mention few of them here.

  1. A positive and objective oriented score card for CAS and direct recruitment.
  2. Conversion of large number of senior scientist positions to scientist position to facilitate entry of more number of young minds in ARS system.
  3. No extension on tenurial posts to give opportunity to new energetic minds to occupy RMP positions.
  4. Pursuing for proper and transparent posting and transfer policy to avoid victimization.
  5. Playing important role in creating positive research environment for scientific community.

Presently, the forum is working hardly to achieve the following.

  • 5-day a week system in ICAR institute.
  • Implementation of recommendations of 7th pay commission
  • Stopping harassment of scientists through forced transfer before review of cadre strength.
  • Raising age of superannuation from present 62 years to 65 years as has been done in CAUs and many SAUs.
  • Creating better ecosystem for research and development for the scientists.

We solicit your support and positive action to achieve these goals. There is need of creating better fraternity feelings and respects amongst us. We must work hard to meet the aspirations of the nation.  There is urgent need to maintain the high standard of moral and ethics in all aspects to make ICAR one of the best organizations of research teaching and extension.

I thank all of you for supporting CEC in all aspects and request to continue the same in nearby future.

General Secretary’s Message

Dr. S. Manivannan, General Secretary, ARSSF

Agricultural Research Service Scientists’ Forum (ARSSF) is registered under societies act XXI of 1860 at Shillong (Meghalaya) on 12th August 1980 with the head office at Delhi. The ARSSF was recognized formally by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) on 22nd November 1995. Today the forum is grown with about 4000 life members from all over the country. I am proud to announce that sizable number of young scientists from 100 to 104 FOCARS batches of ARS joined with us in recent past which is major strength to our forum. I gratefully acknowledge the efforts of Dr. B. Ganesh Kumar, Vice President (Southern Zone) for making all of them as life member during their first appointment. The forum had addressed many issues pertaining to the welfare of ARS Scientists in the past including switch over to the UGC pay and packages, retention of many scientific managerial posts, raising voice as and when the ICAR scientists were criticised in Medias / public forum. The ARSSF is very keen to protect the interests and look after the welfare of ARS Scientists. The present CEC is very keen to implement five working days in all ICAR institutes and efforts are being made. ARSSF is put all efforts to implement the seventh pay commission recommendations based on the UGC pay and packages. Necessary attempts are being made to rectify the anomalies in promotional and recruitment policies of ASRB and various issues are being represented time to time. Now we are launching ARSSF web site which will be helpful for the members to receive the various communications of forum activities.
The ARSSF is expecting from each member to strive to develop the feeling of fraternity and mutual trust among the community of ARS Scientists. I appeal to all the scientists to up hold the principals of forum in letter and spirit and to work for the welfare of ICAR Scientists for the advancement of Agricultural science. I seek all your support to fulfil the aims and objectives of our FORUM and to promote the advance agricultural research in the country.