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Organisation

  Semi-Conductor Laboratory was registered as a Society on November 08, 2005, under the Societies Registration Act, 1860, as amended by the Punjab Amendment Act, 1957. The main emphasis of the society is on Research & Development in the field of Microelectronics, Design & Development of devices in cutting edge technology and manufacture Very Large Scale Integrated Circuits (VLSIs) and Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) based systems & sub-systems. The Society funded by the Department of Space, Government of India, became operational from 1.9.2006 after taking over all the assets and liabilities of the erstwhile public sector undertaking, Semiconductor Complex Ltd.
   

Functions / Activities

  The main technical activities pursued by SCL in accordance with its vision statement pertain to the following areas:
 
VLSI & MEMS Fabrication, Assembly and Testing
VLSI Design & Development of Process Technology
Systems Engineering & Assembly
Technical Support Services
Reliability and Quality assurance

The Laboratory is located at S.A.S. Nagar (Punjab), Near Chandigarh. The SCL society is governed by Semi-Conductor Laboratory (SCL) Society and Management Council.


Organisation Chart

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Powers and duties of the officers and employees

  In order to smoothly execute the functions/activities of each unit, Department of Space (DOS) has delegated its power to constituent units. Accordingly, Director, SCL has been given Administrative and Functional powers of ‘Head of the Department’ for efficient functioning of SCL society. Director has further delegated his financial and administrative powers down in line of control up to levels which are required for the operation of functional entities.
   

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

  Three types of decisions are taken in the organization viz., Technical, Administrative and Financial.

In order to promote R&D in the field of Microelectronics and to manufacture VLSI/MEMS based devices and systems, SCL Society and SCL Management Council are responsible for formulating and guiding the implementation of technical activities. The project level decisions are taken as per the decision making tree of the organization under each project. SCL has also developed project management structure to review its major projects which includes Project Review Boards, Scientific Council etc.

The Administrative decisions pertaining to personnel are taken through the hierarchical chain based on the extent of delegation provided to the officers.

Financial decisions are also taken by the officers within the powers delegated to them.
   

Norms set by SCL for the discharge of its Functions

  The rules and regulation formulated by the Govt. Of India in the form of Fundamental Rules, Supplementary Rules, General Financial Rules, etc, as notified by Department of Space are adopted with modification where ever required.

SCL has also adopted the Purchase Procedure formulated by DOS relating to Procurement Management as briefly indicated below.
 

 

Procurement Management

SCL procures various Electronic/Mechanical/Electrical equipment, components, raw material and fabrication works, etc. required for R&D and manufacturing activities of the Laboratory. SCL follows DOS procedures in procurement activities. Generally, procurements are made through tendering as follows:

(a)  Public Tender

(b)  Limited Tender

(c)  Single Tender (Proprietary/Emergency/Standardization of machinery/ spares parts)

Public tenders are advertised in the leading Newspapers and also hosted in SCL/ISRO websites. Public Tenders are opened in the presence of suppliers/vendors. Limited Tenders are issued to the vendors available in the data bank of Purchase Division of SCL. The bids received are technically evaluated by the duly constituted Technical Evaluation Committees/respective user divisions and recommendations are on technically acceptable and commercially lowest offer basis. These recommendations are further reviewed by following Purchase Committees constituted for the purpose depending upon the value.

(a)  Single Window Clearance Committee.

(b)  Contract Finalization Committees.

SCL also obtains the purchase approval of DOS, depending on the value of the purchase order as per DOS procedures.

For award and execution of civil works (including electrical/mechanical etc.), Facilities Contracts Manual/CPWD Manual/DOS guidelines are followed.
 

 

Financial Management

Subject to the provisions available in the approved budget/ project, Director, SCL is empowered to sanction the expenditure on project/purchases up to the delegated powers by DOS. Accounts Division has in-built system for control of expenditure as per the approved budget.
 

The rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, of SCL used by its employees for discharging its functions

  The rules and regulations formulated by the Government of India in the form of Fundamental Rules, Supplementary Rules, General Financial Rules, etc., and as notified by DOS are followed with suitable modifications, wherever required. The following are the rules, manuals, etc., held by SCL and used by its employees for discharging its functions:

(i)      Fundamental Rules

(ii)     Supplementary Rules

(iii)    General Financial Rules

(iv)    DOS Employees (CCA) Rules 1976

(v)     CHSS Rules

(vi)    CSMA Rules (where CHSS facilities are not available)

(vii)   Facilities Contract Manual/CPWD Manual/DOS guidelines.

(viii)  CCS (Pension) Rules 1972

(ix)    CCS Conduct Rules 1964

(x)     Purchase Procedure, DOS
   

Statement of the categories of documents held by SCL or under its control

  The relevant documents relating to procurement management, personnel management are held by SCL. The following documents are held by the Society:

(i)       Fundamental Rules

(ii)      Supplementary Rules

(iii)     General Financial Rules

(iv)     DOS Employees (CCA) Rules 1976

(v)     CHSS Rules

(vi)     CSMA Rules (where CHSS facilities are not available)

(vii)    Facilities Contract Manual/CPWD Manual/DOS guidelines.

(viii)   CCS (Pension) Rules 1972

(ix)     CCS Conduct Rules 1964

(x)      Purchase Procedure, DOS

(xi)     Annual Report

   

Particulars of arrangements for consultation with or representation by the public in relation to the formulation of policies and implementation thereof by SCL

  An important component of involvement of public in formulation of policies and implementation thereof is by way of co-ordination with national laboratories. Also, the report on activities of SCL is available to public on the Society website which provides an opportunity for the public to convey their suggestion/point of view.
   

Statement of boards, councils, committees and other bodies, and as to whether meetings of such boards, etc., are open to public, or the minutes of such meetings are accessible to public

  (A) Composition of Semi-Conductor Laboratory (SCL) Society. (Click to open the Link)
  (B) Composition of the Management Council Semi-Conductor Laboratory. (Click to open the Link)
   
  The meetings of these bodies are not open to public but only to the members. The Minutes of these are also not accessible to public.
   

List of Non-Disclosure Items

 

(a)  Information for which SCL is already under obligation of non-disclosure agreement with other parties.

(b)  Details related to CMOS / MEMS / Opto-electronic fabrication, Assembly & packaging and Testing.

(c)  Layout, Equipment Details and Photographs of Fabrication facility and other Infra Structure.

(d)  Front / Backend design and layout of chips / devices.

(e)  Design details of Systems / Electronic Boards.

   

Directory of Officers holding Functional Designations

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General Contact Numbers of Semi-Conductor Laboratory (SCL)

  Phones: (0172) 2296000, 2296100, 2296200, 2296300, 2296400; Fax: (0172) 2236401
   

Employee's Level of Pay in Pay Matrix

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SCL Budget

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Manner of execution of subsidy programmmes and details of beneficiaries of such programmes

  SCL does not execute any subsidy programme.
   

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

  SCL does not give any concession or issue any permit/authorization.
   

Details of Foreign/Domestic tours undertaken by Officers of SCL of the rank of Joint Secretary to the Govt. of India and above

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Information available to or held by SCL in an electronic form

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Particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information on SCL

  SCL website (http://www.scl.gov.in) contains Annual Report, details on the technical activities being pursued by SCL, which can be accessed by citizens.
   

Name, designation and other particulars of the Central Public Information Officer, Alt. Central Public Information Officer, Assistant Public Information Officer, Transparency Officer and First Appellate Authority in Semi-Conductor Laboratory (SCL)

Central Public Information Officer (Click to open the Link)
Alternate Central Public Information Officer (Click to open the Link)
Assistant Public Information Officer (Click to open the Link)
Transparency  Officer (Click to open the Link)
Nodal  Officer (Click to open the Link)
First Appellate Authority (Click to open the Link)
   

Public Grievance Officer, Public Relations Officer  and Liaison Officers Semi-Conductor Laboratory (SCL)

Public Grievance Officer (Click to open the Link)
Public Relations Officer (Click to open the Link)
Liaison officer for SC/ST  employees (Click to open the Link)
Liaison officer for OBC  employees (Click to open the Link)