The ARS Scientists Forum was created and registered as a society in 1980 (Reg. No. SR/ARSSF-164/80 - Regd. under Societies Reg. Act, XXI of 1860). In 1995, ICAR recognised it as a formal body representing the interests and voice of Scientists working with ICAR institutions across India. The constitution, bylaws, registration certificate, and ICAR’s recognition letter can be found at www.arssficar.org.
Agricultural Research Service Scientists’ Forum: ICAR-CIFE Unit
Aims and Objectives
To develop a culture and outlook which could become the tradition of the Agricultural Scientific community.
To promote and advance agricultural research in the country.
To facilitate scientists’ participation in formulation and execution of agricultural research policy in the country.
To 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.
The membership of the Forum is open to all the serving scientists of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). The ICAR scientists interested in promoting professional excellence in research, education and development and believe in fostering socio-cultural fraternity among ICAR Scientists and whose admission would promote the interests of the Forum are eligible for Life Membership on payment of prescribed fees.
Having its office at ICAR-IARI, New Delhi, ARSSF is run by a democratically elected Central Executive Committee and is governed by its constitution and bylaws. Each of the constituent institutes of ICAR has an ARSSF Unit that is managed by a duly elected Executive Committee. Elections to the local Unit as well as the central ARSSF are held once in three years.
ARSSF Unit at ICAR-CIFE
The ARSSF-CIFE is one of the active and largest units of ARSSF. It has 80 active member Scientists committed to further excellence in agriculture / fisheries research, education and extension. The elections were held last in the first week of December 2018, and the newly elected office bearers took office from 7th December 2018 for a period of three years.
Dr. Naresh S. Nagpure
Principal Scientist, FGB Division
Dr. K. Pani Prasad
Principal Scientist, AEHM Division
Dr. A. K. Verma
Senior Scientist, Aquaculture Division
Dr. Ananthan P.S.
Senior Scientist, FEES Division
Dr. Sikendra Kumar
Scientist, FNBP Division