Right to Information

Single Window facility for accepting applications and the fees under RTI

CIFE has introduced a single window facility for accepting applications along with fees from general public under the Right to Information Act, 2005. All the applications pertaining to CIFE under RTI Act will be received at the Institute Reception Counter. The official at the reception counter will arrange for issue of acknowledgement of the letter & the fee in consultation with the Public Information Officer.


Appellate Authority
Name of the Officer Designation Telephone No. Email Address
Dr. Ravishankar C. N. Director +91 22 26363404 director@cife.edu.in


Central Public Information Officer
Name of the Officer Designation Telephone No. Email Address
Shri K.L.Meena Chief Admn.Officer (SG) 022-26361446/47/48 Ext. 495 klmeena@cife.edu.in


Transparency Officer
Name of Officer Designation Telephone No. Email Address
Dr. Naresh S. Nagpure Principal Scientist 022-26361446/7/8 Ext. 485 nsnagpure@cife.edu.in


Asstt. Central Public Information Officer
Name of the Officer Designation Telephone No. Email Address
Mr. Yogesh R. Pathare Administrative Officer 022 26361446/7/8 Ext.:528 yogeshpathare@cife.edu.in
Mrs. Rajani H. Khandagale ACTO 022 26361446/7/8 Ext.:476 rajani@cife.edu.in


Public Information Officers / Assistant Public Information Officers
No. Name of Officer Designation Centre Telephone Nos. Email Address
1. Mr. Devendra V. Raorane Asstt. Admin. Officer Head Office(Mumbai) 022 26361446/7/8 Ext.:529 dvraorane@cife.edu.in


Composition of Academic Council

Under UGC (Institutions Deemed to be Universities) Regulations, 2010 for Constitution of the Academic Council, the Director, CIFE Mumbai has been pleased to nominate the following members in the Academic Council for a period of two years w.e.f. January, 2023 to December,2025:


Vice Chancellor, ICAR-CIFE, Mumbai

Dr. Ravishankar C.N.



DDG Education, ICAR

Dr. R.C. Agrawal DDG (Agricultural Education) Krishi Anusandhan Bhawan - II, New Delhi - 110 012 INDIA. Phone: (Off.) 91-11-25841760; Email: ddgedn@gmail.com



Joint Director

Dr. N.P. Sahu
Dean(s) of Faculties 1. Dean (Academics)
2. Dean (Students Welfare)


Heads of the Departments



1) Head, Aquaculture Division


Fisheries Resource, Harvest & Post Harvest Management

2) Head, FRHPHM Division


Fish Nutrition, Biochemistry and Physiology

3) Head, FNBT Division


Aquatic Environment and Health Management

4) Head, AEHM Division


Fish Genetics & Biotechnology

5) Head, FGB Division


Fisheries Economics, Extension and statistics

6) Head, FEES Division



Ten Professors other than the Heads of the Departments (by rotation of seniority)

1) Dr. Aparna Chaudhari


2) Dr. B. B. Nayak


3) Dr. S. Jahageerdar


4) Dr. G .H. Pailan


5) Dr. K. Pani Prasad


6) Dr. R.P. Raman


7) Dr. Rupam Sharma


8) Dr. Gayatri Tripathi


9) Dr. Mukunda Goswami


10) Dr. P.S. Ananthan



Two Associate Professors from the Departments other than the Heads of the Departments by rotation of seniority

Dr. Babitha Rani A.M.


Dr. Sonwane Arvind Asaram



Two Assistant Professors form the Departments by rotation of seniority

1) Dr. K. Syamala


2) Dr. Arun Sharma



Three persons from amongst educationists of repute or persons from any other field related to the activities of the Institution deemed to be University who are not in the service of the Institution deemed to be University, nominated by the Vice-Chancellor

1) Prof. (Dr.) Nazir Ah. Ganai
Vice -Chancellor,
Share-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, Shalimar, Srinagar, Kashmir


2) Dr. A. K. Singh
Vice Chancellor
Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University, Jhansi.
Email Id: vcrlbcau@gmail.com


3) Vice-Chancellor
Tamil Nadu Dr. J. Jayalalithaa Fisheries University, Vettar River View Campus, Nagapattinam – 611 002
Email Id: vc@tnfu.ac.in



Three persons who are not members of the teaching staff, co-opted by the Academic Council for their specialized knowledge.

1) Dr. K. K. Lal
ICAR-Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture, Santhome High Road, Chennai
Email Id: kuldeepklal@gmail.com


2) Dr. P.K. Sahoo
ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Kausalyaganga, Bhubaneswar,
Odisha-751 002
Ph-674-246 5421, 246 5446
Email Id: director.cifa@icar.gov.in


3) Dr. Triveni Dutt
ICAR- Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Bareilly (UP)
Telephone: +91 0581-2300096(Off.)
Fax No.: +91 0581-2303284
Email Id: director.ivri@icar.gov.in


4) Vice-Chancellor
Dr. Balasaheb Sawant
Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli, Maharashtra
Email Id: vcdbskkv@gmail.com
Email Id: vcdbskkv-mh@gov.in


1.2 (x)

Two student representatives

1) President, PGSSU,


2) Student Academic Member,



Sr. Registrar /Dy. Registrar

Joint Secretary

Ex-officio Secretary


Controller of Examinations

Controller of Examinations

Invited Member

Office Order - COMPOSITION OF ACADEMIC COUNCIL OF ICAR-CIFE, Mumbai (w.e.f. January, 2023 to December,2025)

Circulars/Orders related to RTI:


RTI Proactive Disclosure under Section 4(1)(b) of the RTI Act

1. The particulars of its organisation, functions and duties:

The Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai was established in the year 1961, under the Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India. The Administrative control of this Institute was transferred to ICAR in 1979. Subsequently, the scope and mandate have been widened to include research and extension besides education. Recognizing the pivotal role played by the Institute in Human Resources Development in fisheries, the Institute was accorded the status of Deemed-to-be- University in March, 1989 by UGC under Section 3 of UGC Act 1956.

  1. To conduct post graduate academic programs in core and emerging disciplines of fisheries science.
  2. To conduct basic and strategic research in frontier areas of fisheries.
  3. To conduct demand-driven training and educational programs for different stake holders in fisheries sector.
  4. To provide technical support, policy development support and consultancy services.

CIFE centres would work within this overall Mandate. The specific objectives for each of the Centres are envisaged as below:

Kolkata Centre
  • To conduct research in fishery science with an emphasis on Eastern and North-eastern states.
  • To conduct education programmes leading to one year Post Graduate Diploma in Inland Fisheries for Officials of various state Governments of India.
  • To offer short term need based training programmes in different aspects of fisheries, concerning Eastern and North-eastern states.
  • To offer consultancy and advisory services in different area of fisheries.
Kakinada Centre
  • To conduct need-based training programmes for fisheries developmental and extension personnel and entrepreneurs.
  • To provide hands-on training to students and entrepreneurs.
  • To organise field demonstrations, transfer of technology programmes and advisory services on proven aquaculture technologies.
  • To conduct need based applied research in low cost aquaculture.
Rohtak Centre
  • To conduct research to develop aquaculture suitable for salt-affected areas.
  • To provide demand driven training, extension and consultancy support to State fisheries departments, NGO's, fish farmers and entrepreneurs in field tested technologies.
Powarkheda Centre
  • To conduct demand driven training and research programmes on freshwater aquaculture for Central region.
  • To provide hands-on training to students and entrepreneurs.
Click here For address of the Head Quarters and Centres Contact information.
2. The powers and duties of its officers and employees.

CIFE is a unit of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). Director of the Institute shall exercise the powers for functioning as delegated by the Governing Body or any authority of ICAR. Powers are delegated to the Director vide letter No.F.11(4)/75-Cdn.(A&A) dt. 01.04.1977 and modified vide order No. 6-2/90-Cdn(A&A) dt. 04.02.1993, 28.05.1993 and 29.03.1994 and OO No.6-3/92-Cdn (A& A) dt. 28.07.1992.

Duties of Joint Director

  • To plan/organize training programmes in the area of Agricultural Research Management.
  • To coordinate the work of different units of the Academy.
  • To plan/coordinate research programmes and undertake case studies in the area of Research Management.
  • To provide consultancies to Universities/Research institutes.
  • To carry out duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Director of the Academy or any authority delegated power in this regard.

Duties of Heads of Divisions

  • Agricultural Research Systems Management and Policies Division
  • Information and Communication Division
  • Human Resource Development Division
    • To guide, lead, and contribute in training/research/consultancy in the areas of i) Agricultural Research Systems, Project Management and Agricultural Policies; ii) Information and Communication Management, Computer Application and Networking, and Agricultural Statistics; iii) Human Resource Development, Educational Technology, and Educational Psychology
    • To facilitate in bringing about inter-institutional linkages and collaboration
    • To carry out duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Director of the Academy or any authority delegated power in this regard.
3. The procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability

The Director cum Vice Chancellor is the head of CIFE who is assisted in the execution and implementation of various activities and programs by Joint Director, six Heads of Divisions, Senior Registrar and Chief Finance & Accounts Officer. Institute Research Committee (IRC) consisting of all scientific staff of the Institute guides and supports the Director by giving suggestions in the programs and approval of investment in new areas of research and education. The Research Advisory Committee (RAC) consisting of external members provides broad guidelines in developing and implementing specific research programs and projects. The Academic Council consisting of both external and internal members regulates academic programs including framing specific guidelines, approving new programs, course curriculum, monitoring and review, student welfare, etc. Notwithstanding the fact that the Director has the authority to exercise all functional and disciplinary and other powers, he has delegated certain administrative and financial powers to subordinate functionaries and/or individuals.

The final authority in the decision making process rests with the Director and in certain matters, the final authority rests with Director General, ICAR. The Institute is also guided in the activities by the Controlling Authority, i.e. ICAR. Based on its directives certain decisions are taken by the Head, i.e. the Director.

4. The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions.

The norms are set by the ICAR Headquarters, New Delhi. The various functions carried out by the Institute are detailed in the mission, mandate, and objectives the Institute as outlined in the Section 1 above on the particulars of the Organization.

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

CIFE is a constituent Unit of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi which is a autonomous scientific society registered under the Societies Registration Act. ICAR follows Government of India rules mutates mutandis, besides Agricultural Research Scientists and Technical Service Rules specially designed for Scientists and Technical Personnel in ICAR. The Institute is governed by the rules and regulations and instructions as followed by ICAR, and is indicated in the manuals and records of ICAR, New Delhi.

6. A statement of categories of documents that are held by it or under its control
  • Documents relating to service matters.
  • Documents relating to general administration.
  • Documents relating to vigilance/disciplinary/legal cases.
  • Documents relating to recruitment, assessments and promotions of staff.
  • Documents relating to purchases, stores and issue.
  • Documents relating to payments.
  • Documents relating to construction and maintenance works (Civil, Electrical & Mechanical).
  • Documents relating to sponsored and consultancy projects.
  • EFC
  • Vision 2020
  • Annual Reports etc.
7. The particulars of any arrangements that exists for consultation with or representation by the members of the public in relation.

The Institute is guided and supported by Board of Management (BOM) which has two members in its composition who are drawn from the public, who takes part in the deliberations and decisions of the Board. The BOM guides and supports the Institute by periodic review of programs and approval of investments in research and education.

A statement of the boards, councils, committees and other bodies consisting of two or more persons constituted as its part....

Board of Management

Under the rules for Constitution of the Board of Management for Central Institute of Fisheries Education (CIFE) Mumbai, the following members are nominated in the Board of Mangement of the ICAR-CIFE, Mumbai, w.e.f. .






Director of Institute

Director, CIFE, Mumbai


2.01 (ii)

Two members of the Governing Body of the ICAR nominated by its President.

Dr. Triveni Dutt Director, IVRI, Izatnagar, Bareilly

(28.11.2023 to 27.11.2026)

Dr. Punyavrat S. Pandey Vice Chancellor Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, Pusa, Samastipur

2.01 (iii)

Sr. Scientist / Heads of Divisions of related groups or disciplines and Project Coordinators to be nominated by the President of the ICAR by rotation for a period of two years

Dr. Debajit Sarma, Head, Aquaculture Division ICAR-CIFE, Mumbai

(28.11.2023 to 27.11.2025)

Dr. Kedar Nath Mohanta, Head, FNBP Division ICAR-CIFE, Mumbai

Dr. Mukunda Goswami, Head, FGB Division ICAR-CIFE, Mumbai

Dr. Megha Kadam Bedekar, Head, AEHM Division ICAR-CIFE, Mumbai

Dr. N.S.Nagpure, Principal Scientist ICAR-CIFE, Mumbai

Dr. Rupam Sharma, Principal Scientist ICAR-CIFE, Mumbai

Dr. Swadesh Prakash, Principal Scientist ICAR-CIFE, Mumbai

Dr. P.S. Ananthan Principal Scientist ICAR-CIFE, Mumbai

2.01(iv) Joint Director (Teaching) / Senior Scientist-in-charge Dr. N.P.Sahu Joint Director ICAR - CIFE, Mumbai Member (04.10.2023 to 03.10.2026)
2.01(v) Joint Director (Research) / Senior Scientist-in-charge Dr. B.B.Nayak Head & Dean (Academics) CIFE, Mumbai Member (04.10.2023 to 03.10.2026)
2.01(vi) Joint Director (Extension) / Senior Scientist-in-charge Dr. Arpita Sharma Head, FEES Division CIFE, Mumbai Member (04.10.2023 to 03.10.2026)
2.01(vii) A Vice-Chancellor of an Agricultural University to be nominated by the President of ICAR. Vice-Chancellor Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, Pusa Samastipur, Bihar svc@rpcau.acin Member (06.09.2021 to 05.09.2024)
2.01(viii) One representative from the ICAR to be nominated by the Director General, ICAR. Dr. A. Gopalakrishnan, Director, CMFRI, Kochi Director.cmfri@icar.gov.in agopalkochi@gmail.com Member (11.02.2022 to 10.02.2025)
2.01(ix) Director of one of the Fisheries Institutes of the ICAR to be nominated by rotation for a period of two years by the Director General, ICAR. Dr. Kuldeep Kumar Lal Director CIBA Chennai director.ciba@icar.gov.in Member (04.10.2023 to 03.10.2025)
2.01(x) Commissioner of Fisheries in Union Department of Agriculture. Commissioner (Fisheries) Maharashtra commfishmaha@gmail.com Member (04.10.2023 to 03.10.2026)
2.01(xi) One eminent Scientist in the field of fisheries, who is not an employee of ICAR to be nominated by the President of ICAR for a period of two years. Dr. T.K. Srinivasa Gopal Retired Director ICAR – CIFT Kochi Member (28.11.2023 to 27.11.2025)
2.01(xii) One eminent Agricultural Educationist, who is not an employee of the ICAR to be nominated by the President, ICAR for a period of two years. Dr. Niteen Patil Vice Chancellor The Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University, Maharashtra Member (28.11.2023 to 27.11.2025)
2.01(xiii) Two non-official persons representing fisheries interest to be nominated by the President, ICAR Shri B.Kishore Kumar Kundapura S/o Late Sh.B.Bhaskar Mogaveera, “Pithashree”, #193/1, Ferry Road Kundapura - 576201 Karnataka kishoreb.kundapur@gmail.com Mobile : 9448383053 Member (24.02.2022 to 23.02.2025)
Shri Dinesh Prakash Kulkarni ‘Jai Gajanan’ 38, Jagdamba Housing Society,Behind Railway Station,In front of Swami Samarth Mandir, Dhule – 424001, Maharashtra Member (24.02.2022 to 23.02.2025)
2.01(xiv) Financial Advisor, ICAR or his nominee Joint Secretary (Finance) ICAR Hqrs, Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi Member (16.11.2022 to 15.11.2025)
2.01(xv) Jt. Director (Admn.)/ Scientist in-charge Shri K.L.Meena, Chief Admn.Officer (SG) ICAR -CIFE, Mumbai Member-Secretary

Research Advisory Committee (RAC)

The composition of the Research Advisory Committee (RAC) is formed by ICAR. The present composition is as:

S No. Name Designation
1. Dr. K. Gopalkumar
Former DDG (Fisheries Science) ICAR
2. Dr. E. Vivekanandan
Former Head Demersal Fisheries Division, ICAR-CMFRI
3. Dr. Ravichandran Former
Director in charge, ICAR-CIBA & Member Secretary, Aquaculture Authority of India
4. Dr. Rina Chakrabarti
Professor, Aqua Research Lab, Department of Zoology, University of Delhi
5. Dr. C. G. Joshi
Director Gujarat Biotechnology Research Centre, Dept. of Science and Technology
6. Dr. K. M. Shankar
Former Dean, College of Fisheries
7. Dr. J. K. Jena
Deputy Director General (Fisheries Science),ICAR
8. Director, ICAR-CIFE , Mumbai Member
9. Dr. K. Pani Prasad
Principal Scientist, ICAR-CIFE, Mumbai
Member Secretary

10. The monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees, including the system of compensation' s provided in its regulations

The officers and the employees of CIFE are being paid monthly remuneration in their respective scale of pay as mentioned below and the allowances as applicable.

Pay scales of posts at CIFE, Mumbai

Name of the Post Pay Band + Grade Pay
RMP – Director Rs.75000/- + 5000
RMP – Jt. Director PB-4 Rs.37400-67000 +10000
HOD PB-4 Rs.37400-67000 +10000
PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST PB-4 Rs.37400-67000 +10000
SENIOR SCIENTIST PB-3 Rs.15600-39100 + 8000
SCIENTIST PB-3 Rs.15600-39100 + 6000
T-7 PB-3 Rs.15600-39100 + Rs.6600
T-6 PB-3 Rs.15600-39100 + Rs.5400
T-5 PB-2 Rs.9300-34800 + Rs.4200
T-4 PB-2 Rs.9300-34800 + Rs.4200
T-2-3 PB-1 Rs.5200-20200+ Rs.2800
T-2 PB-1 Rs.5200-20200+ Rs.2400
T-1 PB-1 Rs.5200-20200+ Rs.1900
NON-MINISTERIAL PB-1 Rs.5200-20200+ Rs.2000
Joint Director PB-3 RS.37600-6700 + Rs.8700
C.F.& A.O. PB-3 RS.15600-39100 + Rs.7600
A.O. PB-3 Rs.15600-39100 + Rs.5400
F. & A.O. PB-3 Rs.15600-39100 + Rs.5400
AAO PB-2 Rs.9300-34800 + Rs.4600
A F.& A.O. PB-2 Rs.9300-34800 + Rs.4600
DY. DIRECTOR (OL) PB-3 Rs.15600-39100 + Rs.6600
ASSTT. DIRECTOR(OL) PB-3 Rs.15600-39100 + Rs.5400
PRIVATE SECRETARY PB-2 Rs.9300-34800 + Rs.4600
PERSONAL ASSTT. PB-2 Rs.9300-34800 + Rs.4200
ASSISTANT PB-2 Rs.9300-34800 + Rs.4200
STENOGRAPHER-III PB-1 Rs.5200-20200+ Rs.2400
UDC PB-1 Rs.5200-20200+ Rs.2400
LDC PB-1 Rs.5200-20200 + Rs.1900
SKILLED SUPPORT  STAFF PB-1 Rs.5200-20200 + Rs.1800

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

Budget Allocation

The total budget allocated to the Institute for the year 2019 was as follows:

Budget (2019) (Rs. in Lakh)
Sr.No. Head Sanctioned/Balance C/F Received Expenditures Incurred
1. Institute Expenditure 8,774.53 8,784.60 8,704.42
2. CAFT 21.02 - 6.85
3. SDU 147.76 116.35 82.99
4. Library Strengthening (SDAE) 63.47 11.53 59.50
5. Scheduled Caste Sub-Plan (SCSP) - 100.00 84.78
6. NAHEP - 861.32 500.73
7. Externally Funded Projects 246.44 173.00 233.23
Total 9,253.22 10,046.80 9,672.50
12.The manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes
13. Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorizations granted by it
14. Details in respect of the information, available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form


  • Annual Reports
  • Books
  • ICAR Publications
  • IFA Publications
  • Manuals
  • Occasional Papers
  • Others Publications
  • Policy Documents
  • Research Reports
  • Vision 2050
15. The particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the working hours of a library or reading room.
Office Hours: 10:00-18:00 hrs.
16. The names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers
Public Information Officer
(for Information Pertaining to Administrative Matters)
Senior Administrative Officer

Central Institute of Fisheries Education
Off Yari Road, Versova
Andheri West, Mumbai 400061
Ph : (0) : 022-26345944: 522
E-mail : sao.cife@cife.edu.in
Asst. Public Information Officer
Asst. Admn. Officer & Asst. Public Information Officer

Central Institute of Fisheries Education
Off Yari Road, Versova
ANdheri West, Mumbai 400061
Ph : (0) : 022-26361446/7/8 Ext. 545
E-mail : cskhundol@cife.edu.in
Transparency Officer
Dr. Naresh S. Nagpure
Principal Scientist,

Central Institute of Fisheries Education
Off Yari Road, Versova
Andheri West, Mumbai 400061
Ph : (0) : 022-26361446/7/8 Ext. 485 Email : nsnagpure@cife.edu.in
Vigilance Officer
Dr. Naresh S. Nagpure
Principal Scientist,

Central Institute of Fisheries Education
Off Yari Road, Versova
Andheri West, Mumbai 400061
Ph : 022- 26361446/7/8 ext: 485
Mob : 8779426806 / 9415425363
Email : nsnagpure@cife.edu.in
17. Office Order issued
Different Office Orders Issued
18. Anti-Ragging Cell
Anti Ragging Cell
19.Such other information as may be prescribed and thereafter update these publications every year.
20. Recruitment Rules - Scientific Post
21. Recruitment Rules- Technical Post
22. Recruitment Rules- Administrative Post
23. Recruitment Rules - Skilled Support Staff

Central Institute of Fisheries Education
Off Yari Road, Versova
Andheri West, Mumbai 400061
Ph : (0) : 022-26374307
E-mail : sao.cife@cife.edu.in