AYUSH guidelines for establishing Chair in foreign Universities

The Department of AYUSH establishes AYUSH Chairs initially for 1-year duration.    AYUSH  Chairs  are  established  in  the  foreign  universities,  in consultation with Indian Missions.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for establishment of such chairs  by  the  Dept  of  AYUSH  will  be  signed  by  the  Institute/  Council functioning  under  the  Dept  of  AYUSH,  with  the  concerned  host  Foreign University(s).

Establishment of Chair will be on the terms and conditions as mention below: –

  •  Tenure:  Initially for a period of one year, extendable upto 2 years.
  • Location: Address of University/ School…………………………..
  •  Final  Selection  of  the  faculty  to  be  deputed  from  India    will  be made with mutual consultation of foreign University/ School
  1.  AYUSH will provide:

(i)  (a) A consolidated remuneration about to Rs. 1.00 Lakh + FCA for serving candidate and (b) Rs. 1.00 Lakh – (minus) pension + FCA in case of retired candidate.

(ii) Economy class   international airfare for the candidate and his/her spouse and charges for 1120 kgs unaccompanied baggage at the time of joining and completion of tenure;

(iii) Other  benefits  to  the  candidate  such  as  Leave  Salary,

Pension/provident fund etc. as per rules of the parent institution.

  1.  HOST University will provide:

(i)  Health Insurance to the  candidate and his /her spouse;

(ii) Rent free furnished accommodation, with all basic facilities;

(iii) Furnished office on campus and secretarial assistance for efficient functioning of the Chair.

(iv) Transportation during official assignments.

  1.  Other conditions:

The  period  of  deputation  will  commence  from  the  date  he/she  is relieved from the duties of present post at parent institute and will end on  resumption  of  duties  in  parent  post. In  case  of  retired  candidate deputation will commence from the date joining at the University for the one year.
The tenure of Chair will be extended after mutual agreement with Dept of  AYUSH/  Institute/Council  &  the  University  in  consultation  with  High Commission/ Ambassador of India after a review at the end of the first year.

In case the activities of appointee is found unsatisfactory, the Dept of AYUSH/Institute/Council  &  the  University  in  consultation  with  High Commission/  Ambassador  of  India  will  reserve  the  right  to  terminate appointment of the officer to the Chair prior to normal expiry of the contract period.

  1.  The candidate will get the consolidated remuneration + FCA during the period of deputation (no deputation duty allowance will be admissible).

The pension will be deducted for retired candidate. This consolidated remuneration will be reviewed at the end of the year.

  1. The salary will be provided in host country’s currency.
  2.  Institute/  Council  shall  meet  costs  relating  to  salary  and  appropriate allowances provided by Dept of AYUSH.
  1.  The  amount  will  be  transferred  to  the  Indian  Mission/  Embassy  for disbursement of remuneration/salary to the Chair.
  1.  The candidate would deposit with the Indian Mission/ Embassy, for credit of the Institute/ Council, any honorarium/ transport allowance or any other  payment  howsoever  described,  received  from  any  local organization/ institute during entire the period of deputation.
  1.  The candidate will be granted composite transfer grant equivalent to one  month’s  basic  pay,  outfit  allowance  of  Rs.  7500.00  and  CC G(crockery,  cutlery,  glassware)  grant  of  Rs,  1700.00  by  the  Institute/ Council.
  1.  Medical  examination  fee  from  the  Govt.  hospital  at  New  Delhi  for candidate and the spouse for joining the deputation will be reimbursed by the Institute/ Council.
  1. If candidate wants to keep their child/ children during the term of the Chair  then  he/she  has  to  bear  cost  of  Medical  Insurance  and accommodation of child/ children.
  1. The spouse of the candidate shall not accept any employment in the University on payment basis without prior permission of the Department of AYUSH/ Institute/ Council.
  1. Preparation/  Joining  time  permissible  7  days  excluding  transit/  travel
  2.  Candidate will be entitled to 30 days leave in a year (no carry over or credit or encashment for un-availed leave). Candidate will not apply any kind of leave to the parent institution.
  1. The  selected  candidate  will  sign  the  acceptance  of  the  offer  of employment with the University.
  1. Serving Officer deputed to the Chair will be allowed to keep lien on their substantive post.
  1. During  the  period  of  deputation,  the  candidate  will  continue  to  be governed  by  the  rules  of  the  parent  institute  relating  to  Pension/ Provident Fund etc. The Mission will remit employer’s and employee’s subscription  to  the  Pension/  Provident  Fund  by  RBI  drafts  through deductions  from  the  monthly  salary  bill  to  his  parent  institute  under intimation to the Department of AYUSH/ Institute/ Council.
  1. During the deputation, candidate will be subject to the CCS (Conduct) Rules.
  1. Other  terms  and  conditions  of  deputation  would  be  regulated  in accordance  with  the  Memorandum  of  Understanding  (MoU)  signed between the Institute/ Council and the host University.
  1. Matters  not  covered  above,  will  be  referred  to  the  Department  of AYUSH/ Institute/ Council, whose decision will be final.

 Objectives & Deliverables of the AYUSH Chair

5.1 Broad objectives:

  1.  To promote academic and collaborative research activities on AYUSH Systems abroad.
  1.  To  develop  quality  standards  for  AYUSH  education  for  foreign educational institutes.
  1.  To create awareness about strength of AYUSH systems in various disease conditions abroad.

5.2 Deliverables:

  1.  To  undertake  academic  and  research  activities  in  Indian  System  of Medicine (AYUSH Systems) as per requirement of University/ School.
  1.  To design academic standards and short/ medium term courses as per need of the University and AYUSH education guidelines in India.
  1.  To seek continuing improvement in curriculum development, providing tutorials  to  accredited  regular  students,  promoting  research  activities and innovations in AYUSH Systems of Medicine.
  1.  To  provide  academic  leadership  to  the  University,  primarily  through demonstrating  and  fostering  excellence  in  research,  teaching  and policy development related to AYUSH at a variety of levels–  within the discipline.
  1.  To explore feasibility of collaborative research and making strategy for dissemination of results of studies already completed.
  1.  To act as credible source of AYUSH related information for host country.
  2.  To  liaise  with  High  Commission  of  India,  host  University  and  Dept  of


  1.  To conduct of workshops/ seminars on AYUSH System.
  2.  To  initiate  advocate  the  safe  use  of  AYUSH  systems  in  University  and related area.
  1. To find out existing academic/ research programmes on AYUSH, their strength & gaps and provide inputs to the concerned institute in India.
  1.  Other  incidental  responsibilities  as  may  be  determined  by  the University/Institute/Council  such  as  providing  clinical  services  for practical demonstration at the attached Hospital/ Clinic.

5.3 Expected Outcome:

  1.  Propagation & promotion of AYUSH System abroad.
  2.  Popularization of AYUSH education.
  3.  Securing  legal  recognition  of  AYUSH  systems  as  systems  of  medicine,

AYUSH Degrees awarded by Indian Institutes and AYUSH drugs.

  1.  Validation  of  AYUSH  Systems  of  Medicine  through  collaborative

Research initiatives.

  1.  Promotion of AYUSH trade and industry abroad.
  2.  Eligibility:

6.1 Essential:

  1.  Post Graduate degree in concerned AYUSH System from a recognized University in India.
  1. 15 years standing in profession of which 2 years’ as Professor (pay band-4, grade pay not less than Rs. 8700/-) or in equivalent grade in Research/ Administration/ Clinical. OR

15 years standing in profession of which 5 years’ as Associate Professor/Reader  (pay  band-4/3,  grade  pay  of  not  less  than  Rs.  7600/-)  or  in equivalent grade in Research/ Administration/ Clinical.

  1.  At least 10 Quality Research work published in reputed peer reviewed research journals.

6.2 Desirable:

  1.  Candidate possessing PhD in concerned  AYUSH System will be given preference.
  1.  Experience in administration.

5.  Experience  of  involvement  in  policy  matters  for  academic/  research issues at national level.

  1.  Working knowledge of English, Urdu/ Arabic/ Persian (in case of Unani), Sanskrit (in case of Ayurveda & Yoga), Tamil (in case of Siddha).
  1.  Working knowledge of Computers.
  1.  For clinical experience, it should be in Central/ State Government run hospitals/ dispensaries.
  1.  Age: Not to exceed 65 years, as on the date, the tenure of the officer to the Chair ends.
  1.  Mode of application:
  2.  The  applicant  will  be  required  to  send  his/her  particulars  in  the prescribed format (annexed) and forward the same through the head of  the  Institute  for  consideration.  The  application  should  reach  to: Director/ Director General, Institute/ Council before…………date.
  1.  The applicant shall be required to produce a ‘No Objection Certificate’ from his/her institute for being appointed to the Chair. In case of retired person he/she should take NOC from the institute where pension is being drawn.
  1.  Mode of Selection:
  2.  A screening committee consisting of Director/ Dy. Secretary-Department of AYUSH, DG/ Director of the concerned council/ institute, one senior expert  from  outside,  and  concerned  under  Secretary  will shortlist  the candidates  by  screening  their  applications/  CVs  on  the  basis  of specified  eligibility  criterion  and  recommend  to  the  Selection Committee.
  1.  A  Selection  Committee  comprising  of  the  Joint  Secretary  of  the Department of AYUSH, DG/Director of the concerned Council/ Institute, and a representative of Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) shall make a panel  of  suitable  candidates  (not  more  than  three)  in  order  of preference, on the basis of personal interviews and take other requisite approvals  thereon.  The  concurrence  of  the  University  thereon  will thereafter be obtained through circulation.

Source: http://www.indianmedicine.nic.in/

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