Development of IPAB, Chennai
With a view to strengthen the Intellectual Property Appellate Board, Chennai, a Plan Scheme named “Modernization and Strengthening of IPAB” was approved at a total cost of Rs. 14.70 crores under the 12th Plan. The proposed scheme included provisions for construction of permanent building of IPAB at Tondiarpet in Chennai, creation of additional posts and upgradation of infrastructure facilities.
Out of 30 sanctioned posts in IPAB, 12 posts are presently vacant. While one of the posts of Library Information Officer has been deemed abolished, steps have already been initiated to fill up the remaining vacant posts, as under:
- Proposal to fill up the posts of the Chairman and the Technical Member (Patents) are under consideration.
- The posts of the Vice Chairman and Technical Member (Trade Marks) will be filled up keeping in view the judgment of the High Court of Madras in the case of “Shamnad Basheer Vs Union of India and others”.
- The matter of recruitment to the posts of Deputy Registrar and Court Officer has been taken up with the Union Public Service Commission.
The remaining five posts, one each of Private Secretary, Sr. Hindi Translator, Stenographer Grade C and two posts of LDC, are being advertised.
This information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) in the Ministry of Commerce & Industry Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.
Source - PIB