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The BIS (Powers and Duties of Director-General) Regulations, 1987


G.S.R. 536 (E) In exercise of the powers conferred by clause(b) of sub-section (2) of section 38 of the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 1986 (63 of 1986), the Executive Committee of the Bureau of Indian Standards, with the previous approval of the Central Government, hereby makes the following regulations, namely:

1. Short Title and Commencement

1) These regulations may be called the Bureau of Indian Standards (Powers and Duties of Director General) Regulations, 1987.

2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. Definitions In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires –

  1. “Act” means the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 1986 (63 of 1986);

  2. “employee” means officers and employees in the whole time service of the
    Bureau but does not include a person employed on daily wages;

  3. “rules” means the Bureau of Indian Standards Rules, 1987;

  4. “post” means a post under the Bureau;

  5. All other words and expressions used in the regulations and not defined but defined in the Act or the rules shall have the meanings respectively assigned to them in the Act and the rules.

3. Powers and Duties of
Director General

1) The Director General as Chief
Executive of the Bureau shall –

a) convene with the approval of
the President meetings of the Bureau;

b) administer and co-ordinate
various activities of the Bureau;

c) assign duties of employees;

d) issue instructions to employees
for carrying out activities of the Bureau;

** e) exercise powers vested with
the Head of the Department in the Central Government under the
General Financial Rules, 1963; Delegation of Financial Powers
Rules, 1978; the Fundamental Rules and the Supplementary Rules,
1922; Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972; Central
Services (Medical Attendance) Rules, 1944; General Provident Fund
(Central Services) Rules, 1960; Central Civil Services (Leave)
Rules, 1972; Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964;
Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal)Rules,
1965; Contributory Provident Fund Rules (India), 1962, as amended
from time to time and the powers specified in the Schedule
appended to these regulations.

f) undertake such other duties and
exercise such other powers as may be delegated to him by the
Executive Committee.

* 2) For administrative
efficiency, the Director General may delegate any of his powers
or duties under these regulations to any of the officers not
below the rank of Deputy Director of the Bureau subject to report
to the Executive Committee.


SCHEDULE

Sl
No.

Power

Extent

**1. To permit a permanent
employee to retain lien on a post under the Bureau:
 
  a) In case of employment
in Central/State Government Department, Public Sector
Undertaking or autonomous body.
Initially upto two years
extendable by one more year in exceptional cases.
  b) In case of deputation
to developing countries on Government basis.
Initially upto two years
extendable by another three years.
2. To transfer an employee
from one post to another.
Full powers.
3. To sanction, grant and to
permit acceptance of honorarium.
Up to a maximum of Rs 1
000 in each case.
4. To allow mileage
allowance by a route other than the shortest.
Full powers, provided
selection of the route is in Bureau’s interest.
5. To decide the shortest of
two or more routes.
Full powers.
6. To decide whether a
particular absence is absence on duty
Full powers.
7. To sanction recurring and
non-recurring expenditure
Full powers within the
budget provision.
8. To sanction purchase of
working stores and equipment.
Full powers within the
budget provision.
9. To sanction permanent
advances.
Full powers up to a limit
of Rs 15000 subject to report to the Executive Committee.
10. To sanction municipal or
cantonment taxes.
Full powers.
11. To sanction the renting
of ordinary office accommodation.
Full powers within the
budget provision.
12. To sanction expenditure
for repairs and alterations to hired and requisitioned
buildings.
Full powers within the
budget provision.
13. To sanction expenditure
on original petty works and special and ordinary repairs
to the building owned by the Bureau.
Full powers within the
budget provision.
14. To sanction advance of
pay to an officer under transfer.
Full powers.
15. To sanction the purchase
of typewriters, calculating machines, accounting
machines, etc.
Full powers.
16. To order destruction of
records.
Full powers.
17. To write off
irrecoverable losses of stores, or of public money
(including loss of stamps), etc, provided that (i) the
loss does not disclose a defect in rules or procedure the
amendment of which requires the orders of higher
authority and (ii) there has not been any serious
negligence on the part of any employee of the Bureau
which may call for disciplinary action by a higher
authority.

As under subject to report to the Executive Committee.
a) Rs.10000/- for losses
of stores not due to theft, fraud or negligence; and
b) Rs.2500/- for other cases
18. To order sale, by auction
or otherwise of unserviceable stores or perishable
articles in the interest of the Bureau.
Full powers.
19. To sanction tours and to
counter-sign TA bills of employees including his own.
Full powers.
20. To grant any leave
including special disability leave to the employees.
Full powers.
***21. To fill substantively all
vacant posts upto the scale of pay of Rs. 4500-5700.
(This power includes the power to appoint, to confirm and
terminate.)
Full powers.
***22. To make officiating
appointment.
Full powers, In case
officiating appointment for all the posts in the pay
scale of Rs 5100-5700 and above is for a period exceeding
six months the approval of the Central Government shall
be required to be obtained.
23. To withhold increments. Full powers in respect of
posts with scale of pay the maximum of which does not
exceed Rs. 5000/- per month.
24. To allow an employee to
count extraordinary leave for increments.
Full powers in respect of
posts with scale of pay the maximum of which does not
exceed Rs. 5000/- per month.
25. To grant subsistence
allowance to an employee under suspension.
Full powers in respect of
posts with scale of pay the maximum of which does not
exceed Rs. 5000/- per month.
26. To allow travel by air to
employees.
Full powers in the case
of employees entitled to first class railway fare.
27. To sanction telephone
installations.
Full powers.
**28. To nominate delegations
to international meetings after consulting the concerned
Division Council/Sectional Committee of the Bureau and
other interests concerned with the subject matter under
discussion.
Full powers within the
budget provision subject to report to Executive
Committee.
29. To sanction expenditure
on entertainment and light refreshments.
Full powers within the
budget provision.
30. To sanction expenditure
on grants-in-aid for welfare of employees in accordance
with Central Government practice.
Full powers within the
budget provision.
31. To sanction grants-in-aid
for research and testing.
Full powers within the
budget provision.
32. To sanction TA and DA to
Bureau and committee members as admissible under the
regulations.
Full powers.
33. To decide the scope and
extent of insurance of Bureau’s property and sanction
expenditure.
Full powers.
34. To sponsor an employee
for undergoing a specialized course of training in India
and to sanction expenditure therefor.
Full powers within the
budget provision.
35. To grant special pay to
employees.
In confirmity with the
orders of the Central Government on the subject.
@36. To sanction payment of
honorarium/fee to outside experts for special service or
advice.
Up to Rs. 2000/- in each
case.
37. To sanction
demurrage/wharfage charges.
Full powers subject to
report to the Executive Committee where expenditure
exceed Rs 1000/- in each case.
38. To grant pre-mature
increments to employees.
Full powers subject to
guidelines laid down by the Central Government, if any.
39. To sanction loans and
advances to employees in accordance with the Central
Government orders.
Full powers.
40. To appoint officers as
inspecting officers and furnish them with a certificate
of appointment.
Full powers.
41. To authorize an officer
or officers to authenticate orders and decisions of, and
other instruments issued, by the Bureau.
Full powers.
42. To exempt use of any
name, mark or trade-mark referred to in section 12 of the
Act from the operation thereof in accordance with the
provisions of rule 14.
Full powers.
43. To obtain from licensees
any information and samples of any material or substance
used in relation to any article or process.
Full powers.
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