Right To Information

Right To Information

The National Institute of Design (NID) is one of the foremost multi-disciplinary institutions in the field of design education, applied research, training, design consultancy services and outreach programmes. NID is a Society registered under the Societies Registration Act,1860 (21 of 1860) and also registered under the Bombay Public Trusts Act, 1950 (29 of 1950) and established in 1961 as an autonomous institution under the Ministry of Industry (now known as the Ministry of Commerce and Industry).

NID is a grant-in-aid autonomous institution under the aegis of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India.NID has been recognized as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Ministry of Science & Technology,Government of India.

It has been declared ‘Institution of National Importance’ by the Act of Parliament, by virtue of the National Institute of Design Act 2014.


For, every ensuing year, the Institute will submit to the Governing Council for its consideration and approval, a manpower plan, giving details and justification of proposals for creation of new posts. Within the approved manpower plan, new posts will be created, subject to observance of ban-orders issued by the Government from time to time, as under:

a) Creation of new posts in the Grade Pay of Rs. 2400/- or below, to be sanctioned by the Director.
b) Creation of new posts in the Grade Pay of Rs.6600/- or below, to be sanctioned by the Standing Committee of the Governing Council.
c) Creation of new posts in Grade Pay of Rs. 7600/- pay would require prior approval of the Government of India, in consultation with the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure.

When appointments to sanctioned or vacant posts are to be made, the Head of the Department puts up the proposals to the Director. The following procedure is adopted:

a) All appointments to posts except those that are part-time and casual should be suitably advertised.
b) On receipt of applications in response to the advertisement and on the basis of applications already available at NID, the Director appoints a selection committee.
c) On the recommendations of the Selection Committee, if the post is in the Grade Pay of Rs. 2400/- or below, the appointment is made by the Secretary & Head, General Administration and reported to the Director.
d) If the post is in the Grade pay of Rs.2800/- or above, the appointment is made by the Director and reported to the Standing Committee.

a) Out of the anticipated recurring income in any financial year, (inclusive of Government grants, earning from Consultancy and other income), the expenditure on committed budget-heads, such as salaries, wages, institutional overheads (like Gratuity, PF Contribution, taxes, telephone, electricity, medical reimbursement, maintenance, etc.,) will first be reserved. The remaining available income will then be allocated amongst various faculties/activities based on their approved annual plans.
b) The Activity Chairpersons/Heads of Dept./Coordinators will then operate their budget provisions so allocated, on items of expenditure such as travel, material purchase, overtime if any, entertainment and any other miscellaneous heads. Even though budgetary allocations will be made on annual basis, the expenditure by Chairmen will be regulated on quarterly basis in order to balance the cash-flow situation since Government grants are receivable quarterly.
c) The Activity Chairpersons/Heads of Dept./Coordinators will need to closely monitor their budgetary operations and ensure that no over-runs take place. If necessary, mid-year re-ordering of priorities may be done in order to complete the important activities on priority basis.


a. Budget code numbers will be assigned to all the budget operating Activity Chairpersons/Coordinators/Heads of Dept. who will indicate these budget codes on all indents, requisitions for accounting purpose.
b. The personal assistants / secretarial assistants attached to the Activity Chairpersons and Discipline Coordinators will be trained to keep a provisional budget monitoring system in a register or in budget sheets specifically printed for the purpose in order to ensure that the Activity Chairpersons /Heads of Dept./Coordinators do not authorize any over-runs in expenditure.
c. By the middle of every month the Accounts Dept will circulate information about booked expenditure in each area up to the end of previous month for cross verification. (The Accounts figures will not however indicate expenditure still in the pipelines).
d. The final expenditure vouchers, such as journal and invoice vouchers for travel, material purchases and other payments, as well as cash payment vouchers will be signed by the respective Activity Chairpersons / Discipline Coordinators/Heads of Depts. before the Accounts Dept. books the expenditure in the ledger accounts.
e. The Activity Chairpersons /Heads of Departments/Coordinators operating various budget centres will provide necessary explanations/justifications in respect of expenditure authorised by them as and when there are any Audit queries (Internal, Statutory or Govt.) pertaining to such sanctions/expenditure.

a. Change in working conditions and privileges.
b. Recognition of Unions.
c. Registration under any Acts and connected matters.
d. Appointment of NID Staff on other bodies; and outside assignments taken by staff with remuneration to be approved by the Standing Committee. Those without remuneration have to be approved by the Director.
e. All proposals involving the Director will be placed before the Standing Committee.
f. Matters concerning internal organization of NID.

For Information
g. Strikes, Accidents, etc.
h. Loss of property involving an amount of over Rs. 5000/-.

Employees shall diligently and faithfully carry out instructions given to them by their superiors in connection with the work, and to the best of their power, skill and ability improve and further the interests of the Institute.

Employees shall at all times during the period of their service conduct themselves soberly and carry out diligently and faithfully all orders and directions given to them by all persons in authority over them,and also observe and conform to all rules and regulations and arrangements of the Institute for the time being in force and improve and further the interests of the Institute to the best of their power, skill and ability.


Chairman, NID Governing Council
Chairman & Managing Director
Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.
Gateway Building, Apollo Bunder
Mumbai 400 001

Mayor (Ex-Officio)
Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation
Sardar Patel Bhawan
Ahmedabad 380 001

Chief Secretary to the Govt. of Gujarat (Ex-Officio)
Gandhinagar 382 017

Addl. Secretary & Financial Advisor (Ex-Officio)
Govt. of India, Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion
Udyog Bhavan
New Delhi 110 107

Joint Secretary (Ex-Officio)
Govt. of India, Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion
Udyog Bhavan
New Delhi 110 107

Chairman & Founder Trustee
The Asian Heritage Foundation
C-52 South Extension - II
New Delhi 110 049

B-42 Hilnash Cooperative Group Housing Society
Plot No.1, Sector 10, Dwarka
New Delhi 110 045

Flat No.4071
Sector-D, Pocket – 4
Vasant Kunj
New Delhi 110 001

B-74, Anand Lok
First Floor
New Delhi 110 049

Chief Executive Officer
A V Thomas Leather & Allied Products Pvt. Ltd.
118-A, Velanchery Main Road
Chennai 600 032

Chairman & Managing Director
Sundaram Clayton Ltd.
8, Haddows Road
Chennai 600 006

Director General
Indian Council of World Affairs
Sapru House
Barakhamba Road
New Delhi 110 001

B 15, Nizamuddin East
New Delhi 110 013

41A, Maker Tower-E
Cuffe Parade
Mumbai 400 005

Managing Director
Atul Ltd.
101 - ‘Heritage’
Nr. Gujarat Vidyapith
Ashram Road
Ahmedabad 380 014

Tarlaben Kasturbhai Foundation Trust
‘Lalbag’, Shahibag
Ahmedabad 380 004

401, Bakhtawar Building ‘A’ Wing
4th Floor, Opp. Colaba Post Office
Mumbai 400 027

Forbes Marshall
PB # 29, Mumbai – Pune Road
Pune 411 034

National Institute of Design
Ahmedabad 380 007

Activity Chairperson (Education)
National Institute of Design
Ahmedabad 380 007

Principal Designer
Communication Design Faculty &
Activity Chairperson, Design Foundation Studies
National Institute of Design
Ahmedabad 380 007

Standing Committee

1    Shri Pradyumna Vyas : Chairman
2    Shri Samveg A Lalbhai : Member
3    Ms. Jayshreeben S. Lalbhai : Member
4    Shri Shashank V Mehta : Member
5    Shri Immanuel Suresh Member

Building Committee

1    Shri Pradyumna Vyas : Chairman
2    Shri Samveg A Lalbhai : Member
3    Ms. Jayshreeben S. Lalbhai : Member
4    Mr K T Ravindran : Member
5    Shri Shashank V Mehta : Member
6    Shri Immanuel Suresh : Member

Sexual Harassment of women at workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013

NID Main Campus, Ahmedabad:

  1. Dr. Shilpa Das : Presiding Officer
  2. Ms. Neelima Hasija : Member
  3. Ms. Sujitha Nair : Member & Convener
  4. External Member *

NID PG Campus, Gandhinagar:

  1. Dr. Shilpa Das : Presiding Officer
  2. Ms. Shimul Mehta Vyas : Member
  3. Ms. Sonal Chauhan: Member & Convener
  4. External Member *

NID R&D Campus, Bengaluru:

  1. Dr. Shilpa Das : Presiding Officer
  2. Ms. Mamata Rao : Member
  3. Ms. Shashikala Satyamoorthy: Member & Convener
  4. External Member *

Policy & Planning Committee members as of June 2014

Shri Pradyumna Vyas, Director : Chairman

Shashank Mehta, Activity Chairperson, Professional Education Programmes - Design Pedagogy, Education Reforms and Mentor, MS&ME Design Clinic Scheme : Member

Vijai Singh Katiyar, Activity Chairperson, Research and Publications Head: Member

Krishna Patel, Centre Head, PG Campus, Gandhinagar : Member

Bibhudutta Baral, Centre Head, R&D Campus, Bengaluru and Coordinator, Digital Game Design : Member

Subir Das, Activity Chairperson, Integrated Design Services and Head, IDDS, User Centre Design Lab, Ergonomic Lab : Member

Immanuel Suresh, Activity Chairperson, Design Foundation Studies : Member

Shimul Mehta Vyas, Activity Chairperson, Outreach Programmes : Member

Jignesh Khakhar, Activity Chairperson, KMC (Resource Centre) and Coordinator, New Media Design : Member

Praveen Nahar, Activity Chairperson, International Programmes; Coordinator, Product Design and Mentor, Design Vision Centre : Member

Rupesh Vyas, Activity Chairperson, Industry & Online Programmes : Member

Siddharth Swaminarayan, Secretary & Head, General Administration : Member

Viral Rajyaguru, Controller of Finance & Accounts : Member

Vijaya Deshmukh, Registrar - Academics : Member

Pay Structure

PB-4  -  37400-67000, Grade Pay - 10000


PB-4  - 37400-67000, Grade Pay - 8700

Principal Designer, Principal Faculty

PB-3  - 15600-39100, Grade Pay - 7600

Secretary & Head, Gen. Admn., Sr. Designer, Sr. Faculty, Sr. Ergonomist, Controller of Finance & Accounts, Dy. Controller of Finance & Accounts, Registrar (Academics), Central Purchase & Stores Officer, Sr. Engineer & Coordinator (Land, Building & Maintenance), Sr. Faculty & Dy. Head, IT  & DVC

PB-3  - 15600-39100, Grade Pay - 6600

Head, Resource Centre (Library), Dy. Registrar (Academics & Administration) , Associate Sr. Designer, Associate Sr. Faculty, Sr. Technical Instructor & Design Associate, Sr. Engineer & Technical Instructor, Sr. Technical Instructor, Sr. Technical Officer, Chief Hostel Warden

PB-2  -  9300-34800, Grade Pay - 5400

Administrative Officer, Service Engineer & Sr. Technical Instructor, Sr. Instructor, Sr. Technical Instructor, Sr. Technician, Technical Instructor, Sr. Accounts Officer, Faculty, Designer, CMR Officer & Officer on Special Duty

PB-2  -  9300-34800, Grade Pay – 4600 &  Grade Pay - 4200

Assistant Administrative Officer, Sr. Assistant Librarian, Sr. Superintendent, Superintendent, Purchase & Stores Officer, Sr. Design Assistant, Head- Security Services, Associate Designer, Associate Faculty, Dy. Engineer (Electrical), Sr. Instructor, Caretaker (Guest House), Superintendent (Official Language/ Accounts/ Admn. & Finance), Assistant Librarian, Supervisor, Technician, Technician & Studio Supervisor, Technician & Coordinator (RPD),Sr. Technical Assistant, Assistant Engineer (Maintenance/ Electrical/ IT), Instructor, Sr. Assistant, Sr. Secretarial Assistant & Coordinator (Academic), Sr. Secretarial Assistant, Placement Officer, In-charge (Housekeeping & Campus Maintenance), Design Associate cum Instructor, Project Officer, Editor

PB-1  -  5200-20200, Grade Pay - 2800

Supervisor (Electrical/ Facilitation & Communication Desk), Sr. Driver, Assistant Programmer, Sr. Technical Assistant, Sr. Master Cutter cum Pattern and Sample Maker, Sr. Model Maker, Sr. Library Assistant, Sr. Accountant, Sr. Assistant (Accounts/ Admin/ Studio), Secretarial Assistant, Technical Assistant, Warden (Boy’s Hostel), Assistant Security Officer, Assistant (Legal & Establishment), Security Supervisor (Hostel & Residential Area), Stack Assistant, Sr. Attendant cum Driver, Sr. Watchman, Sr. Gardener, Attendant

PB-1  -  5200-20200, Grade Pay - 2400

Assistant (Accounts/ Purchase & Stores/ Admin), Library Assistant, Hostel Warden (Girls’ Hostel), Assistant (HR & Establishment), Technical Assistant, Design Assistant, Jr. Web Programmer, & Technician, Jr. Programmer, Secretarial Assistant, Office Assistant, Plumber, Sr. Driver, Sr. Attendant, Security Supervisor, Sr. Gardener, Attendant, Gardener

PB-1  -  5200-20200 , Grade Pay - 1900

Cleaner, Studio Attendant, Driver, Attendant, Jr. Technical Assistant, Asst., Watchman, Plumber, Security Guard, Technical Assistant

PB-1  -  5200-20200,   Grade Pay - 1800

Library Attendant, Attendant, General Unskilled Assistant, Attendant, Gardener, Guest House Attendant

1S  -  4440-7440, Grade Pay - 1650


Sr. Name of the Scheme Amount
No. (Rs.)
1. Plan for Ongoing Programmes in Education,Outreach,Trainning, 18.00
Research and Publication, Sector Specific P.G. Programmes etc.
Sub-Total of I 18.00
(II) Plan Non-Recurring Programmes(Capital)
1. Machinery/Equipment/Furniture/IT Systems/IT hardware/Software/LAN/WAN 3.00
for Paldi/Gandhinagar/R & D Campus,B'lore
2. Library/Knowledge Management Resources for Paldi/ 1.31
Gandhinagar/R & D Campus,B'lore
3. Vertical Expansion of Bangalore Campus 2.00
Sub-Total of II 6.31
Total of A (New schemes) (I+II) 24.31
B Implementation of National Design Policy: 1.96
Setting up of new NID Campuses: Including Machinery,Equipment/
I.T. systems,Hardware,software/connectivity,Transport,Vehicles,
Library, Furniture,LAN/WAN equipment etc.
Total of B (I+II) 1.96
Grand Total Plan Grant :(A+B) 26.27

Addresses of the Main Campus and other Campuses / Centres of NID:

NID Main Campus, Ahmedabad
National Institute of Design
Paldi, Ahmedabad 380 007
Phone: +91 79 2662 9500 /2662 9600
Fax: + 91 79 2662 1167
E-mail: academic[at]nid [dot]edu ,
cmr[at]nid [dot]edu , info[at]nid [dot]edu

NID P G Campus, Gandhinagar
National Institute of Design
PG Campus
GH-0, Extension Road
Nr. Infocity, Gandhinagar
Phone: + 91 79 2326 5500
Fax: + 91 79 2324 4518
E-mail: pgcampus[at]nid [dot]edu

NID R&D Campus, Bengaluru
National Institute of Design
R & D Campus
# 12, HMT Link Road
Off Tumkur Road
Bengaluru - 560 022
Phone: + 91 80 2337 3276, 2337 3006
Fax: + 91 80 2337 3086
E-mail: rndcampus[at]nid [dot]edu

Outreach & Incubator Centre
B-112, Rajaji Nagar Industrial Estate
Bengaluru 560 044
Ph: + 91 80 2337 6314

Delhi Centre
Core 6A, 3rd Floor, India Habitat Centre
Lodhi Road
New Delhi 110 003
Tel: +91 11 2464 7487
Telfax: + 91 11 2469 2846
E-mail: niddc[at]rediffmail [dot]com

NID is open from 09:00 am to 06:00 pm except for Saturdays, Sundays and National Holidays.

Contact information about the Public Information Officer and Departmental Appellate Authority of National Institute of Design
Public Information Officer:
Name : Samir More
Designation : Public Information Officer
STD Code : 079
Phone No. :  2662 9500/9600 Ext: 546
E-mail : cmr[at]nid [dot]edu
Address : National Institute of Design, Paldi
Ahmedabad 380007

Department Appellate Authority
Name : Pradyumna Vyas
Designation : Director
STD Code : 079
Phone No. : 2660 5241
E-mail : director[at]nid [dot]edu
Address : National Institute of Design
Paldi, Ahmedabad 380007

There is no prescribed format of application for seeking information. The application can be made on plain paper. The application should, however, have the name and complete postal address of the applicant.
The application alongwith the prescribed fees may be sent to Public Information Officer, National Institute of Design, Paldi, Ahmedabad.

For obtaining information under the RTI Act, 2005, prescribed fees of Rs. 10/- (Rs. Ten only) should be paid by Cash / Demand Draft / Banker’s Cheque / Indian Postal Order (IPO) in favour of ‘National Institute of Design’ payable at Ahmedabad.
If the applicant belongs to below poverty line (BPL) category, he is not required to pay any fee. However, he should submit a proof in support of his claim to belong to the below poverty line. The application not accompanied by the prescribed fee of Rs. 10/- or proof of the applicant’s belonging to below poverty line, as the case may be, shall not be a valid application under the Act.

The Act provides for payment of Rs. 2/- per page for information on copies of documents to be supplied to the information seeker. Also in case of soft copy of any records a charge of Rs. 50/- per CD is payable while providing the information. These charges are payable by the information seeker as applicable.
The information seeker will be advised to pay these applicable charges before the information is provided by the PIO.
This intimation will be sent within 30 days of receipt of request for information and will not tantamount to denial of information within 30 days, as prescribed under Act.

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