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This File was last Updated/Modified: November 03 2014 16:55:12.Working Group for the formulation of Tenth Five Year Plan (2002-2007).

Health Systems Research and Biomedica! Research and Development

Dated 26th December 2001


Dr.V. Ramalingaswamy, X/29 Hauz Khas New Delhi 110016 Chairman
Dr. N.K. Ganguly, Director General, ICMR, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi –29 Member
Secretary* Deptt. of Family Welfare, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi –11. Member
Secretary* Deptt. of Health, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi –11 Member
Secretary Deptt. of ISM and H, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Red Cross Building, New Delhi – 1 Member
Secretary Deptt. of Women and Child Development, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi – 1 Member
Secretary Deptt. of Science and Technology, Technology Bhawan, New Meharauli Road, New Delhi. Member
Secretary* Deptt. of Bio-Technology, CGO Complex, Block No.2, Lodi Road, New Delhi. Member
Director General Directorate General of Health Services, Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi – 11. Member
Director General* Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Anusandhan Bhawan, 2, Rafi Marg, New Delhi. Member
Drug Controller of India, DGHS, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi – 11 Member
Director, National Institute of Health and FW, Munirka, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi. Member
Adviser (Health), Planning Commission, Yojana Bhawan, Parliament Street, New Delhi - 1 Member
Director, Central Drugs Research Institute, Chattar Manzil Palace Lucknow –226001 Member
Director, Industrial Toxicology Research Centre Mahatma Gandhi Marg PO Box No.80 Lucknow -226001. Member
Director, Indian Institute of Science, Banglore –560012 Member
Director, Central Council of Homoeopathy, Anusandhan Bhavan, Institutional Area, Pankha Road, Janak Puri, New Delhi – 58 Member
Director, Central Council of Ayurveda and Siddha, Anusandhan Bhavan, Institutional Area, Pankha Road, Janak Puri, New Delhi – 58 Member
Dr. Mira Shiva Voluntary Health Association of India Tong swasthya Bhawan 40, Institutional Area South of UT New Delhi -110016 Member
Dr. Amar Jessani CEHAT BMC Maternity Home 135, A-E, Military Road Marol, Andheri (East) Mumbai – 400059 Member
Dr. Ranjit Roy Choudhary Y-85, Hauz Khas, New Delhi –110016 Member
Dr. S.S. Handa, Director, Regional Research Laboratory, Jammu- 180001 Member
Dr. Y K Gupta, Professor of Pharmacology All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi -29 Member
DDG, Indian Council of Medical Research, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi – 29 Member-Secretary

(* - In case Members could not attend for unavoidable reasons, they may depute their Nominee)

Terms of reference :

  1. To review the present position/progress/problems in basic, clinical applied and operational studies in biomedical research during the Ninth Plan period Suggest priority areas for research in these areas during the 10th Plan Period and mechanisms to avoid  duplication overlapping, ensure optimal utilization of existing institutions and bring about transparency and social control in research work and ethical issues accountability and greater public exposure.
  2. To review the current situation regarding development, testing and quality control of drugs and devices both in the modern system of medicine and ISM and H and suggest priority areas for research and institution strengthening required during the 10th Plan Period.
  3. To review manpower position and infrastructure available for research in research institutions, universities, medical colleges and service institutions - suggest mechanism for optimal utilization of these human resources and facilities during the 10th Plan.
  4. To review current status of inter-agency, inter-ministry collaboration in priority areas of research - suggest mechanism of improvement during the 10th Plan.
  5. To review the situation regarding research agencies addressing priority areas of research identified by service providers and implementation of major suggestions for improvement of services emerging from research studies by health service providers and suggest mechanism for improvement of these during 10th Plan Period.
  6. To review the existing inter-relationships between medical education and research during 9th Plan and suggest measures for improving the utilization of research potentials in educational institutions.
  7. To study current status of access to research information from India and abroad to researchers in India, suggest mechanism for research information dissemination, central clearing house for facilities for biomedical research information.
  8. To review the current investment in Bio-medical Research and Health Services. Research by various agencies and project requirements to address the identified priorities during the 10th Plan Period - agency wise.

The Chairman may form sub-groups and co-opt official or non-official members as needed.

The TA/DA of non-official members of the Committee will be paid by the ICMR as admissible under Govt. rules by the Department of Health. The TA/DA of the official members would be paid by the respective Govt. Departments/Institutions to which they belong.

The Working Group may submit its report by 31st March, 2001.