What are the documented procedures/laid down procedures/Defined Criteria/Rules to arrive at a particular decision matters? What are different levels through which a decision process moves?

   The basic activities of the Institute are Research, Extension in the field of Coconut ,Cocoa and Arecanut. The decisions in respect of these matters are taken at the Director level assisted by Heads of Divisions in accordance with the directions given by Statutory Bodies like Institute Management Committee, Research Advisory Committee etc. The approval of ICAR Headquarters is also taken in respect of certain high level policy matters. This arrangement is as per the delegation of powers as approved by the ICAR.

   Further the relevant rules contained in GFR, FRs, SRs and office procedure manual are followed in case to case basis.