The amount of contingent grant in schemes may vary depending upon the subject and the problem of research.  The contingent grant may be utilised for tours undertaken as an essential part of research work, purchase of books etc. not available in the Institution, special consumables or other materials essentially required for research, and also for availing of the services of technician/attendant.  For the latter prior approval of CSIR is essential.

 Equipment grant is provided for purchase or fabrication of a particular equipment essential for the project which is not available in the concerned Department/ Institution.   Budget for equipment under ES scheme is normally not encouraged by CSIR.

 The guidelines for the utilization of contingency grant are given in Annexure-I.   The accounts are to be maintained in a prescribed manner as indicated in Annexure-III.

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