National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI) is a constituent laboratory/establishment of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) - An autonomous body of India. Hence it is governed by Society Rules and regulations adopted from time to time.

List of rules, regulations, instructions manual and records, referred to by CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad for discharging functions are as mentioned. These rules/guidelines can also be accessed on CSIR website also.

S.NoTitle of the Document Type of the Document Brief Description
1. Memorandum of Association, Rules & Regulations of bye-laws of CSIR. Resolution of the Society, Rules and Regulations and Bye-Laws of CSIR Memorandum of Association dealing with the objects of CSIR; Rules and Regulations of CSIR; Bye-Laws of CSIR as framed by Governing Body which inter-alia provides for formulation of Schemes for Recruitment & Promotion of Staff (Ref. Bye-Law 11); conditions of service of Officers and staff of the Society (Ref. Bye-Law 12-16).
In accordance with Bye-Law 11 to 16, Rules, instructions, manual and records used for discharging day-to-day functions are as under:
S.NoTitle of the document Type of the document Brief description
A. Recruitment & Assessment Rules
1. CSIR Scientists Recruitment & Assessment Promotion Rules, 2001 Rules Effective from 1.1.2001 for assessment promotions and from 1.4.2002 for recruitment of Scientists (Gr.IV)
2. Revised MANAS (Merit & Normal Assessment Scheme) for Scientific, Technical and Support Staff Rules Assessment of Technical Staff in Group III and support Staff in Groups II & I (Assessment of Scientists discontinued from31.12.2000 in view of CSRAP Rules 2001 w.e.f. 1.1.2001 (as at Sr. No. 1 .above )
3. CSIR Administrative Services (Recruitment & Promotion Rules, 1982) Rules Recruitment and Promotion of Administrative Staff in CSIR and is Labs./lnstts.
4. CSIR Service Rules, 1994 for Recruitment of Scientific, Technical and Support staff Rules Recruitment of Scientific, Technical and Support staff. Recruitment of Scientists is effected under CSRAP Rules, 2001 w.e.f 1.4.2002 (as at Sr.No.1 above)
5. CSIR Research Grants -Research Fellowships & Associateships - Terms and Conditions Rules Terms and conditions of appointment for RAs and Research Fellows (effective from 1.7.01)
6. Senior Research Associateship (Scientists" Pool Scheme) Rules Terms and conditions of appointment for Senior Research Associates (Scientists' Pool)
7. CSIR Research Grants (Emeritus Scientist Scheme) Rules General Information Forms, terms and conditions for appointment of Emeritus Scientist (effective from 1.1.2000)
8. Guidelines of the Lab for engagement of Project Assistants Guidelines/ Rules Engagement of Project Assistants for time barred projects.
9. Apprenticeship Act,1961 Rules Recruitment of Apprentices
B. Service Rules
10. Manual on Establishment and Administration Rules Establishment and Administrative Matters
11. Fundamental Rules and Supplementary Rules Rules General Rules, TA Rules, Central Civil Services (leave) Rules, Dearness Allowance Dearness Relief and Ex-gratia to CPF Beneficiaries, HRA and CCA etc.
12. CCS ( Pension) Rules, 1972 Rules Related to Pension
13. Revised Group Insurance Scheme Rules Group Insurance for the Employees of CSIR
14. Staff Car Rules Rules Rules for use, maintenance of staff cars
15. Medical Attendance Rules and CGHS Rules Rules Rules for medical Attendance, treatment of employees
16. CCS (CCA) Rules Rules Classification Control and Appeal Rules for employees
17. CCS (conduct) Rules Rules Conduct Rules for employees
18. GPF and CPF Rules Rules Provident Fund Rules
19. LTC Rules Rules Leave Travel Concession rules
20. CEA Rules Rules Children's Education Assistance Rules
21. GFR Rules General Financial Rules
22. Delegation of Financial Powers Rules Rules Rules on delegation of financial powers
23. House Building Advance Rules Rules Rules on advances for House building
24. Overtime Allowance Rules Rules Rules on payment of OTA to Employees
25. Departmental Canteens Rules Rules Rules on running of Departmental Canteens in Central Govt. Offices
26. Compilation on reservations and Concessions for SCs/STs/OBCs etc., Rules Reservation and Concessions to various categories
27. Compilation on Confidential Reports Rules Instructions on Confidential Reports
28. Compilation on uniforms for Group C & D employees Rules Instructions on uniforms for employees
29. Compilation on New Pension Scheme Rules Guidelines on new pension Scheme
30. Manual on Office Procedure Rules Office Procedure
31. Medical facilities to CSIR Pensioners Rules Rules for medical facilties to CSIR Pensioners
32. CSIR Foreign Deputation Guidelines, 1996 (revised in August, 2005) Rules/Guidelines Guidelines on foreign deputation of staff
33. CSIR (Residence Allotment) Rules, 1997 Rules/Guidelines Rules and instructions on allotment of residence to employees
C. Purchase Procedure Rules
34. Purchase Procedures, 2002 Rules Rules and regulations connected with stores and purchase activity
D. Works & Services Rules
35. Works & Services CPWD & CSIR instructions on the subject Rules & Regulations connected with Civil, Electrical, Mechanical (construction and maintenance)
E. Guidelines on Technology Transfer
36. Guidelines for Technology Transfer and utilization of knowledge base (effective from 2005) Rules/ guidelines Guidelines/Rules on technology transfer, contract R& D, consultancy licensing of intellectual property
F. ISO Procedures Manual
37. Apex Quality Manual: ISO9001-2000 Quality System Procedures manual This institute has received ISO certification and all the standard procedures followed in respective projects, the kinds of documents that are under control, etc. have been spelt out.