Functionally this wing of the institute shall gather information from all possible sources on the origin, evolution and settlement of different ethnic communities settled in different parts of Jammu and Kashmir. The study shall be conducted in a manner that seeks to trace the history of the tribals in global context and helps identify the problems confronting these marginal communities and to suggest solutions thereof for facilitating these backward and neglected species in the developing world. On the spot study of the tribal settlements, their life patterns, existing challenges, their response to modernization, their predilections to adapt themselves in this fast changing world and the means by which the living standards of these marginal communities are improved, shall form the core subjects on which the scholars of the research wing shall direct their focus.
MONITORING AND EVALUATION WING: This wing of TCRTI shall keep track of its healthy, meaningful and productive functioning with due emphasis on the quality of research work being done. The monitoring and evaluation wing shall evaluate and examine the research output of the scholars.
To approve or to disapprove or else to suggest modifications for upgrading the research projects wherever necessary, shall be the principal business of the evaluation wing. This wing shall also evaluate the feasibility or otherwise of the different research projects to be finally handled by the Research Wing. No research project shall be finalized in the absence of appropriate recommendations and approval from this wing. It will be mandatory for the Committee heading the Monitoring and Evaluation Wing to not only discourage but summarily reject a Research Project getting inordinately delayed or being carried out half – heartedly or incorporating false, fabricated and frivolous data or information or promoting social conflict or cross–cutting of our broad national interests or promoting religious bigotry or overtly or covertly seeking to undermine the principles of secularism and democracy as enshrined in our Constitution. The recommendations of the Monitoring and Evaluation Committee shall be final and binding for all those concerned in this regard.
TRIBAL MUSEUM: The setting up of a Tribal Museum in the proposed TCRTI would be of immense practical utility in the furtherance of the basic objectives of this premier Research Institute. Besides catering to the needs of the Research Scholars, this will be serving as a repository of ancient cultural heritage of different tribes in the State. It is a matter of concern that in the absence of any substantial measures of this nature in the past our rich cultural heritage has been slowly but surely slipping into oblivion thus depriving the coming generations of our glorious past. Another advantage of putting into place the said Tribal Museum would be that the art and artifacts of our tribes will not only be saved from getting extinct as is presently the drift, they will find the much needed exposure which can eventually pave the way for their commercial exploitation, the economic benefits of which will ultimately percolate down to the long neglected tribal economy. In addition, Jammu and Kashmir being a world famous tourist destination with nearly 80 lakh tourists coming annually to the holy shrine of Vaishnodevi alone, besides Kashmir bound tourists including those going annually to the Amaranth Cave, the said Museum is bound to become a Centre of attention and attraction for this vast cross-section of tourists coming from different parts of the country and even abroad. This will certainly help boost the tourism potential of the State with the consequential benefits finding their way to the tribal pockets of the State which await fuller exploration in their primordial virginity.
ADMINISTRATIVE WING: This wing of TCRTI shall exclusively look after the administrative matters of the Institute as also coordination with various agencies. It will be the sole responsibility of this wing to ensure the smooth functioning of the Institute by way of a competitive professional approach. All matters pertaining to discipline, regulation of manpower, streamlining of service conditions of the permanent staff as also that engaged on contractual basis and monthly honorarium shall be looked after by the Administrative Wing. The Administrative Wing, in addition to the above shall also perform the following functions:
Maintenance of Service Records.
Maintenance of Accounts of the TCRTI.
Upkeep and Maintenance of Infrastructure.
Data Pooling and Data Generation on Different Research Projects being undertaken by TCRTI.
Correspondence and Maintenance of Official Records.
AVAILABLE INFRASTRUCTURE FACILITIES: Gurjar Desh Charitable Trust has the proud tradition of bringing out a monthly magazine that covers wide range of areas of interest and has a Socio-Cultural orientation. It may also be mentioned that our Museum and Tribal Research and Cultural Centre is already functional and has done a great deal of research work so far. Researchers, especially of Universities of Jammu and Kashmir are making use of this Centre. In-house research work is also done by the Centre on different areas og interest.
The Gurjar Desh Charitable Trust, Jammu, is already intensely engaged in Social Research with focus on different ethnic groups living in different parts of Jammu and Kashmir and has to its credit substantial contribution to the promotion and development of regional languages and in the preservation of the rich cultural heritage of Jammu and Kashmir. Seminars and Conferences are frequently conducted by the Trust to deliberate on Social and Cultural issues and the Trust has the proud track record of having brought out numerous research based books and other publications including research papers.
The following five wings of the Trust are already operational:
1. A well equipped Research Library having research facilities.
2. Publication Division.
3. Museum and Art Gallery Wing.
4. Folk Music, Dance and Drama Wing.
5. Tribal Health Centre
Against this backdrop, the Trust is ideally qualified for setting up of the proposed Tribal Research and Training Institute in its present complex. Most of the infrastructural requirements like Building, Museum and Art Gallery and a well-established Administrative setup is partially available. Accordingly, the setting up of TCRTI shall involve some costs, which may otherwise shall have to be incurred by any other concern/ institution venturing into this field. Moreover, the substantive work already done by the Trust, its experience and expertise in the field of research work and its track record of acclaimed scholarly pursuits in the past shall be the added assets for any premier institute of higher learning. So, the twin advantages that give edge to the Trust in establishing TCRTI are experience and economy. What will be required at the most will be the reshaping/ remodeling the existing infrastructure, addition of a hostel complex for the research scholars, creation of official accommodation and construction of family quarters for the technical/ non-technical staff to be employed for the TCRTI for which the required land is already available with the Trust. In addition, the TCRTI would also require the induction of some manpower, engagement of some renowned professors from fields like Sociology, anthropology, History, Political Science and Geography etc. on contractual basis. Other requirements that shall have to be addressed are those of office equipments like furniture, stationery and computers etc.
The Trust shall make available the following accommodation for the TCRTI:
2. Academic Workshop Hall
3. Conference Hall (2 Nos.)
4. Lecture Hall (4 Nos.)
5. VIP Guest House (6 rooms)
9. Reading Room
10. Publication Wing
11. Workshop Hall
12. Women Hostel
13. Training Centre
14. Health Care Centre
NEW ACCOMMODATION TO BE RAISED:
HOSTEL FACILITY - As the TCRTI is likely to be the epicenter of intensive sociological research attracting scholars from distant destinations from within the State as also from without, the creation of bare minimum hostel facilities for these scholars shall have to be ensured. It is therefore felt necessary to create a hostel block one each for male/ female research scholars each having capacity of 25 rooms with adequate messing/ reading room/ recreation room/ toilet/ laundery facilities.
a) 25 – Room Hostel Block for males including facilities like messing/ reading room/ recreation room/ toilet/ laundery facilities. Estimated cost Rs. 50 Lac. (including furniture and furnishing).
b) 25 – Room Hostel Block for females including facilities like messing/ reading room/ recreation room/ toilet/ laundering facilities. Estimated cost Rs. 50 Lac. (The Trust has a Hostel for women, which will accommodate women employees).
OFFICE ACCOMMODATION: There is accommodation available for office which has been raised at a cost of about Rs. 50 lakhs. More accommodation however, needs to be raised which requires a provision of Rs. 10 lakhs.
RESIDENTIAL: Officers/ officials are to be permanently engaged in different capacities in TCRTI, the creation of adequate residential facilities has to be naturally an integral party of planning. For this purpose 03-room sets (C-type) are proposed to be constructed for the senior staff, 02-room sets (D-type) for the middle rung staff and 01-room sets for the class -IV staff. The details are given below:
No. of Quarters
|One room sets||
PROVISION OF PURCHASE FOR LIBRARY BOOKS, ARTIFACTS AND PUBLICATION OF RESEARCH PAPERS/ MONTHLY MAGAZINE: Sufficient provision has to be made for enriching the library with the addition of new books on various subject more especially on tribal culture, life, history and allied matters. Provision has also to be made for preservation of manuscripts which needs building up of a lot of infrastructure facilities. Funds have also to be kept apart to purchase of artifacts and for the publication of magazines, books and provision has also to be made for purchase of computers/ printers and research papers. Provision for other expenditures for raising of required facilities in the TCRTI also needs to be made. A provision of Rs. 75 lakhs is being anticipated. Out of this the Trust has already raised such facilities at a cost of Rs. 25 lakhs so far. Thus balance of Rs. 50 lakhs is needed.