To facilitate smooth functioning and create a congenial work environment of the Institute, there is multi-level support structure in terms of organization and management.
The General Council (GC) is the apex governing body of the Institute with the Secretary, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, as its ex-officio President. The GC of the Institute was reconstituted vide Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment's Order No.15-41(6)/-07-08- AG-II dated 26.03.2008 for a period of two years. As per Memorandum of Association of the Institute, the GC is supposed to meet at least once in a year.
While the GC lay down the broad and essential policy parameters, the Executive Council (EC) monitor and guide the activities and programmes of the Institute. The EC is headed by the Joint Secretary (Social Defence), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India. The EC of the Institute was reconstituted by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment vide Order No. 15-41(6)/-07-08-AG-II dated 26.03.2008 for a period of two years. As per Memorandum of Association of the Institute, the EC is supposed to meet at least once every quarter.
The Institute carries out a number of training programmes and research activities. To ensure experts and professional guidance in carrying out such activities, the Institute has an Academic Committee (AC), headed by the Director. Eminent experts in the field of social defence and concerned Deputy Directors of the Institute are its members.
The Institute also has a Finance Committee (FC), under the Chairmanship of the Director, with Deputy Directors/ representatives of Programme Divisions and Accountant of the Institute as members. The FC scrutinizes & recommends proposals for purchase of goods and hiring of services.
The Library Committee (LC) is headed by the Director, with Heads of Divisions and Library Assistant as members. The Committee periodically review the activities of the Library and authorizes purchase of books from time to time.
Reservation for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes:
The Institute has been following the instructions of the Government of India in ensuring mandatory reservation for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes.
Implementation of Official Language Policy:
With a view to promote the use of Official Language in the working of the Institute, an Official Language Implementation Committee has been constituted under the chairmanship of the Director of the Institute.
During "Hindi Pakhwara" , a number of events are organizes including competition in Hindi typing, noting and drafting, Kavita etc., and the best performers are given cash awards.
Implementation of Right to Information Act,2005:
The Institute has been implementing the Right to Information Act, 2005 since October, 2005. Deputy Director of the Institute is the Central Public Information Officer and the Director is the Appellate Authority.
The Institute is primarily supported through Grant-in-aid(GIA) released by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
NISD building status:
Construction of the Institute Building at Dwarka : The Institute, since its inception is functioning from West Block 1, R.K. Puram, New Delhi. The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) allotted 2 acres of land at Sector 10, Dwarka to the Institute for institutional building and hostel facilities. Necessary clearances have been obtained from Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and Airport Authority of India (AAI). Accordingly, the CPWD has submitted the building plan along with the estimated cost of construction to the DDA for approval. The ‘Delhi Urban Art Commission’ has granted necessary approval The clearances of NISD building drawing from office of ‘Delhi Chief Fire Officer’ has also been obtained. All necessary clearances and approval have been sought now and awaiting approval of the DDA on NISD building drawing plan. The CPWD has been requested in earlier Nov 2014 to submit the final cost estimates for early construction of NISD building.