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The particulars of its organization, functions and duties

Organisation NameAddressWorkFunctions
Vrindavan Research Institute

Raman Reti Road, Vrindavan

Established in 1968, the Vrindavan Research Institute (VRI) has been making earnest efforts to protect the Braj cultural heritage through conservation, preservation and proper upkeep of the manuscripts housed in the Institute as well as those lying in the private custody throughout the region. A proud owner of about 35,000 manuscripts in different languages including Farmans, the VRI has launched an ambitious programme of bringing out  the descriptive catalogues of these manuscripts in order to cater the needs of scholars and users who visit the Institute from India as well as abroad. Recognized by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra as a Research Centre for conducting doctoral research in Hindi and Sanskrit, the Institute has produced 25 scholars so far who were awarded Ph.D. degree.
The VRI is functioning as the Manuscript Conservation Center of the National Manuscript Mission, New Delhi. Apart from more than 70 research publications, the quarterly research magazine ‘Braj Salila’ is being published regularly by the VRI.

● To collect, conserve and study manuscripts in Sanskrit, Hindi, Bengali and any other Language and Script particularly relating to the arts culture, literature and history of the Braj region;
● To salvage the decaying and vanishing cultural heritage, including manuscripts, archival material, objects of art and culture, particularly of the Braj region;
● To promote and carry out research in Indology, art, culture and history, particularly relating to the Braj region;
● To establish an advanced conservation Laboratory for preservation and conservation of manuscripts and archival material and other objects of social religious, literary, cultural, artistic and historical value and to carry out research in the scientific methods, techniques, materials and equipment used for preservation and conservation of such objects, and also to undertake such conservation work for persons or organisations of repute on request and receive appropriate fee for such services;
● To establish centres to disseminate knowledge of conservation of archival material and cultural objects by instituting teaching and training courses and bringing out publications;
● To publish catalogues, critical editions and translations of important texts, and the results of research work, and to bring out other useful publications;
● To promote and conduct studies and research in Sanskrit, Hindi, Art, History, Sociology, Culture and other allied Indological subjects, particularly related to the Braj region;
● To collaborate with universities, museums, libraries and other academic institutions in India and abroad for achieving and furthering the above objects;
●To organize lectures, seminars, exhibitions, conferences and other cultural activities and to award scholarships, stipends, and prizes to the scholars and writers engaged in the field of preservation and propagation of  Braj art, culture and literature;
●To accept donations, grants, presents, contributions in money, kind or property and to use the same for the benefit of the Society;
●To carry out any other activity which is incidental or conducive to the furtherance of the objects of the Society;

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The powers and duties of its officers and employees

Name of OrganizationDesignationRights/Powers
Vrindavan Research InstitutePresident/Chairman● To act as the Chief executive authority of the Society, to exercise overall control and supervisions over the affairs of the Society, and to direct and coordinate its activities.
● To preside over the meetings of the General Council and the Governing Council, and to implement their decisions.
● To instruct the Secretary or Director to convene meetings of the General Council or the Governing Council as the case may be.
● To exercise in matter of urgency, the powers of the Governing Council and bring it to the notice of the Governing Council as its next meeting.
●To manage the properties of the society subjects to the control of the Governing Council.
Treasurer● To manage the finances of the society and be responsible for examining and scrutinizing the annual budget and statements of accounts, prepared by the Secretary for their presentation to the Governing Council.
● To control and use the funds of the society for the purpose for which these are sanctioned in accordance with the rules.
● To operate with the secretary the bank accounts of the society in terms of rule.
● To exercise such other powers and perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the bye-laws or the Governing Council.
Secretary● To convene the meetings of the General Council as advised by the President and to maintain minutes of meetings and also to maintain records of the Society.
● To make appointments and control the staff of the Society.To sanction expenditure for the activities of the Society within the limit set by the Governing Council and the approved budget.
● To operate jointly with the Treasurer all the banks accounts of the Society, and to operate the specified accounts singly up to the limit specified by the Governing Council.
● To ensure maintenance or proper accounts of the Society.
● To prepare Budget estimates, Statement of Accounts, Balance sheets and to get the accounts audited.
● To prepare the Annual Report of the Society and to present it to the Governing Council in the first meeting after the close of the financial year.
● To sue and be sued on behalf of the Society.
Director● The Director shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the Institute and shall be responsible for its day-to-day functioning. He shall be the appointing authority of the employees of the Institute except those employees in respect of whom the Governing Council is the appointing authority.
● He will function as Secretary of the Governing Council and convene its meetings according to the advice of the President/Chairman.
● He will prepare the annual report and statement of accounts of the Institute for every financial year and place these before the Governing Council in its first meeting after the end of such year.
● He will be the Officer authorized to apply for and receive grants-in-aid from Governments or other grant-making bodies and to enter into such agreements with them as may be necessary for receiving the grants on behalf of the Institute.

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The procedures followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability

The Governing Council of Vrindavan Research Institute provides guidelines and approves the budget for departmental operations and section work. The supervisory authority to follow, monitor and inspect the decisions is vested in the Director Vrindavan Research Institute.

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The norms set by it far the discharge of its functions

Monthly and annual targets have been set for the implementation of all the schemes run by Vrindavan Research Institute, according to which the schemes are operated. The aim of every officer/employee is to execute as many tasks as possible while keeping in mind timeliness and transparency in the implementation of schemes.

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The rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions

The implementation of schemes/programs is carried out as per the rules, orders and instructions by the Governing Council of Vrindavan Research Institute. The rules and provisions are followed as per the instructions of the State/Central Government. Internal Complaint Committee has been constituted under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressed) Act 2013.

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A statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or under its control

For the operation of departmental schemes of Vrindavan Research Institute, there is a provision to preserve the records of the plans, calendar, budget, annual work report etc. approved by the Governing Council of the VRI. The main work of the VRI is providing research related material to the researchers and provide information related to Braj culture etc. Details of researchers, scholars and curious people taking benefits are recorded in the registers.

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The particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation with, or representation by, the members of the public in relation to the formulation of its policy or implementation thereof.

Employees Welfare Fund has been established by the Governing Council of Vrindavan Research Institute to provide assistance to employees and their families in case of illness and other necessary cases. Assistance is provided as per the rules of the fund. Under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressed) Act 2013, an internal complaint committee has been constituted, in which the President, Red Cross Society, Mathura has also been made a member of the committee for public participation.

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A statement of the boards, councils, committees and other bodies consisting of two or more persons constituted as its part or for the purpose of its advice, and as to whether meetings of those boards, councils, committees and other bodies are open to the public, or the minutes of such meetings are accessible for public

Board, Council, Committees of Vrindavan Research Institute, Vrindavan

S. No.Board, Council, CommitteesPowers & Functions

Governing Council

● All assets and properties of the Society shall vest in the General Council, and shall be managed by the Governing Council
● To lay down principles and according to which the funds and affairs of the Society including staffing pattern and conditions of services, shall be managed.
● To appoint Director and such senior functionaries of the Institute as it may decide. Employees other than the Director shall be appointed in consultation with the Director. 
● To acquire by purchase, gift, exchange, lease, hire or otherwise, howsoever from Government or other public bodies or private individuals movable or immovable properties or any kind of funds together with any attending obligation and engagements not inconsistent with the objects of the society and the provision of these rules.
● To borrow or raise money which may be required for the purposes of the Society upon bond, debentures, promissory notes or securities of the Society or by mortgage, charge, hypothecation or by pledge of any movable, or immovable properties of the society.
● To accept, reject, modify or refer back any program, proposal, recommendations, or report submitted to it by any officer or committee or body appointed under these rules.
● To approve the annual, revised or supplementary budget and estimates and the annual account of income and expenditure or the Society.
● To consider for adoption annual report and statement of accounts of the Institute and to make recommendations, if any, to the General Council.
● To appoint advisor or advisors and committee or committees including advisory committee or other special committee or sub-Committee and appoint thereon any member of the Governing Council or officer of the Society or outside expert for such purposes and period with such power as the Governing Council may, in its absolute discretion, think fit and also to dissolve any of the committee or sub-committee or advisory committee so set up.
● To prepare Bye-laws/manuals for the running of the affairs of the Society and to make alterations and amendments in them.
● To delegate to any member of the Governing Council or any officer of the Society or any committee/sub-committee constituted by it, such administrative, financial or other power and functions as it may deem proper.
● To alter these rules or add new rules for promotion and realization of the objects of the Society, by a majority of two third of the members of the Governing Council present and voting, subject to the final approval of the Government.
02General Council● The General Council will meet annually to approve the Annual Report and statement of income and expenditure of the Society to be placed before it along with the audit report thereon, and
● To elect five nominees to serve on the Governing Council.

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A directory of VRI officers and employees

S.No.Name of Officers/EmployeeDesignationContact No.
01Dr. Rajeev DwivediDirector9359366166
02Rajat ShuklaAdministrative Officer9927461604
03Mrs. Mamta KumariCurator9219831914
04Dr. Karunesh UpadhyayResearch & Publication Asstt.7900804495
05Shrikrishna GautamAsstt. Accountant9997473969
06Mrs. Pragati SharmaManuscript Assistant9068797279
07Mrs. RekharaniLibrary Assistant7037909088
08Umashankar PurohitReprography Assistant8449318473
09Karvendra SinghConservation Assistant9045515148
10Brijesh KumarLDC9758453300
11Jugal Kishor SharmaLDC8535053566
12Bhagwati PrasadElectrician8192948980
13Vinod JhaReceptionist8755127877
14Ram PratapAttendant Research Hostel9651360125
15Mahendra SinghLab Attendant8445753260
16Ashok DixitBook Lifter8272808244
17Ramesh ChandraBook Lifter8534034045
18Rajkumar ShuklaGallery Attendant6398714132
19Murari LalSweeper&
20Yudhishtar SainiGardner&

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Monthly remuneration received by officers and employees of Vrindavan Research Institute, Vrindavan

S.No.Name of Officers/EmployeeDesignationMonthly Remuneration
01Dr. Rajeev DwivediDirector50,000/- fixed pay
02Rajat ShuklaAdministrative Officer47,000/- fixed pay
03Mrs. Mamta KumariCurator47,810/-
04Dr. Karunesh UpadhyayResearch & Publication Asstt.27,060/-
05Shrikrishna GautamAsstt. Accountant32,805/-
06Mrs. Pragati SharmaManuscript Assistant28,885/-
07Mrs. RekharaniLibrary Assistant28,885/-
08Umashankar PurohitReprography Assistant23,425/-
09Karvendra SinghConservation Assistant23,425/-
10Brijesh KumarLDC23,025/-
11Jugal Kishor SharmaLDC21,950/-
12Bhagwati PrasadElectrician19,905/-
13Vinod JhaReceptionist26,325/-
14Ram PratapAttendant Research Hostel26,525/-
15Mahendra SinghLab Attendant26,905/-
16Ashok DixitBook Lifter25,175/-
17Ramesh ChandraBook Lifter26,755/-
18Rajkumar ShuklaGallery Attendant25,705/-
19Murari LalSweeper26,545/-
20Yudhishtar SainiGardner15,000/- fixed pay

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The Budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made;


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The manner of execution of subsidy programs, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programs.

Vrindavan Research Institute, Vrindavan is not running any grant program. Therefore, there is no justification for disclosing information about the beneficiaries of the gratuity program.

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Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorizations granted by it

Vrindavan Research Institute, Vrindavan does not do any work related to concessions/permits.

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Details in respect of the information, available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form.

The website of Vrindavan Research Institute, Vrindavan is www.vribharat.org. Information about the VRI is available on the website.

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The particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the working hours of a library or reading room, if maintained for public use.

  • Brochures related to the activities of Vrindavan Research Institute, Vrindavan are available. 
  • Braj Culture Museum is available for free visit to visitors, tourists and curious people from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm except on weekly holidays (Monday and second Sunday) and state government holidays. 
  • Library and reference library is available for the research work of registered researchers.

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The name, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers

S.No.Name of Office/Administrative UnitDesignation of PIOOffice/Residence No.E-mail
Vrindavan Research InstituteAdministrative Officer9359366166vrindavanresearch@gmail.com
S.No.Name of Office/Administrative UnitDesignation of PIOOffice/Residence No.E-mail
Vrindavan Research InstituteDirector9359366166vrindavanresearch@gmail.com

Appellate Officer

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Such other information as may be prescribed; and thereafter update these publications every year.

  • A book selling counter is available for the convenience of the public for the sale of books published by the VRI.
  • Detailed information about VRI publications is available on the website.
Vrindavan Research Institute