ALP Secretariat The Planning Directorate of PARC will act as ALP Secretariat. Necessary manpower and logistic facilities will be drawn from within PARC resources and the necessary operational expenditure will be met out of ALP fund.

Executive Director The Director Planning, PARC will be the Executive Director of ALP and will act as Administrative Officer (AO) of the Fund. The Executive Director will be responsible for the administration and operation of the Fund under the authority and powers assigned by BOD. The office of the Executive Director will be located at PARC. The Executive Director shall exercise all powers delegated to him/ her by the BOD. The Executive Director shall, among other things: · refer proposals submitted for ALP funding to the Technical Expert/Reviewer and TAC. · based on recommendations of the Technical Expert and TAC, prepare and submit to the Board for its approval the annual research and development program, their annual budget, and long-term plans for the utilization of the Fund's resources; · compile annual reports, organize monitoring, review and evaluation of ALP projects and compile the audit and financial reports; · the Executive Director may organize and facilitate various activities falling under the Fund's objectives; and · Executive Director shall maintain an appropriate system of internal control, books and records (technical and financial).

MODE OF SUBMISSION OF PROJECT PROPOSALS Initially concept papers will be invited on the prescribed proforma through advertisement. After preliminary evaluation of the concept papers, the sponsor will be requested to submit a detailed, full blown project proposal for final evaluation and processing by the ALP Secretariat. Successful sponsor will be notified and an agreement to implement the project will be signed between the sponsor and PARC.

PROCESSING OF THE PROJECTS The project proposals will be processed in accordance with the procedures approved by the BOD of ALP Endowment Fund. The project approval process will include: · Inviting the concept papers, not exceeding 3-4 pages with one page budget estimates from the scientists through advertisement in priority areas of national importance; · concept papers appraisal by ALP Secretariat through technical divisions of PARC; · invitation of detailed proposals in the light of recommendations by the technical division, PARC; · review of detailed proposals by the cooperating scientists and two national referees; · submission of detailed project proposals to TAC alongwith recommendations of national and international referees for concurrence; · implementation Agreement between the sponsor and PARC; and · issuance of Administrative approval of the project.

DURATION The Fund shall support research and development projects generally for a period of up to 3 years. Extensions beyond three years will require approval of the Technical Advisory Committee. Each project incharge shall submit to the Director Planning, PARC an annual progress report for review. Funding of projects that do not show adequate progress may be withheld.