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Information u/s 4(1)(b) of RTI ACT

A FRAMEWORK FOR TRANSPARENCY AUDIT

The RTI Act under section 4 provides a comprehensive framework for promoting openness in the functioning of the public authorities.

While Section 4(1) (a) provides a general guideline for record management, so that the information could be easily stored and retained, the sub-section b, c and d of Section 4 relate to the organizational objects and functions. Sub-sections (b), (c) and (d) of Section 4 of the RTI Act and other related information can be grouped under six categories, namely, 1-organization and function, 2-Budget and programmes, 3-Publicity and public interface, 4-E. governance, 5- Information as prescribed and 6. Information disclosed on own initiative.

1. Organisation and Function

S.No.

Item

Details of Disclosure

Remarks/Reference Points (Fully met/partially met/not met. Not applicable will be treated as fully met/partially met)

1.1

Particulars of its organization, functions and duties [Section 4(1)(b)9(i)]

I.Name and address of the organization.

PCSTE Office, Ganga Complex, Headquarter, North Central Railway, Subedarganj, Prayagraj

II.Head of the organization

Principal Chief Signal & Telecommunication Engineer

III.Vision, Mission and Key objectives

Please click here…(To be finalized)

IV.Function and duties

Duty list of officers

Duty list of staff

V.Organization Chart

Organization Chart of S&T HQ

Organization Chart of PRYJ Div

Organization Chart of JHS Div

Organization Chart of AGC Div

VI.Any other details the genesis, inception, formation of the department and the HoDs from time to time as well as the committees / Commissions constituted from time to time have been dealth.

NA

1.2

Power and duties of its officers and employees [Section 4(1)(b)(ii)]

I.Powers and duties of officers (administrative, financial and judicial)

Duty list of officers

Model SOP-2018

II.Rules/orders under which powers and duty are derived and

SEM Part-1

SEM Part-2

Telecom Manual

G&SR

Compendium (1st Volume)

Compendium (2nd Volume) Part-I and Part-II

 

III.Exercised

IV.Work allocation

Duty list of staff

1.3

Procedure followed in decision making process

[Section 4(1)(b)(iii)]

I.Process of decision making identify key decision making points

As per Model SOP-2018

II.Final decision making authority

As per Model SOP-2018

III.Related provisions, acts, rules etc.

Model SOP-2018

SEM Part-2

Telecom Manual

G&SR

Compendium (1st Volume)

Compendium (2nd Volume) Part-I and Part-II

 

IV.Time limit for taking a decisions, if any

NA

V.Channel of supervision and accountability

As per Model SOP-2018

1.4

Norms for discharge of functions [Section 4(1)(b)(iv)]

I.Nature of functions/Services offered

Upkeep of Signal & Telecommunication assets and execution of S&T works in Project

II.Norms/standards for functions/service delivery

SEM Part-1

SEM Part-2

Telecom Manual

G&SR

III.Process by which these services can be accessed

NA

IV.Time limit for achieving the targets

As decided by Railway Board/GM/PCSTE

V.Process of redress of grievances

Grievances received CPGRAM portal (https://pgportal.gov.in/) are redressed within 60 days. Grievances received through other means redressed at appropriate level.

1.5

Rules, regulations, instruction manual and

I.Title and nature of the record/manual/instruction

SEM Part-1

SEM Part-2

Telecom Manual

G&SR

Compendium (1st Volume)

Compendium (2nd Volume) Part-I and Part-II

 

II.List of Rules, regulations, instructions manuals and records

records for discharging function [Section 4(1)(b)(v)]

III.Acts/Rules manuals etc.

IV.Transfer policy and transfer orders

Transfers are carried out as per latest guidelines from Railway Board.

Click here for transfer orders by Railway Board.

1.6

Categories of documents held by the authority under its control [Section 4(1)(b)(vi)]

I.Categories of documents

Documents related to S&T are available on website of Indian railway as under:-

Signal Directorate

Telecom Directorate

RDSO approved vendor directory (Signal & Telecom)

 

II.Custodian of documents/categories

Railway Board

1.7

Boards, Councils, Committees and other Bodies constituted as part of the Public Authority [Section 4(1)(b)(viii)]

I.Name of Boards, Council, Committee etc.

NA

II.Composition

III.Dates from which constituted

IV.Term / Tenure

V.Powers and functions

VI.Whether their meetings are open to the public?

VII.Whether the minutes of the meetings are open to the public?

VIII.Place where the minutes if open to the public are available?

1.8

Directory of officers and employees [Section 4(1)(b)(ix)]

I.Name and designation

Comprehensive NCR Telecom Directory is available on NCR website under Contact Us.

 

II.Telephone, fax and email ID.

1.9

Monthly Remuneration received by officers & employees including system of comensation [Section 4(1)(b)(x)]

I.List of employees with Gross monthly remuneration

Employees can access their own details through RESS. All payments are done throughNEFT.https//aims.indianrailways. gov.in/ IPAS

II.System of compensation as provided in its regulations

 

1.10

Name, designation and other particulars of public information officers [Section 4(1)(b)(xvi)]

I.Name and designation of the public information officer (PIO), Assistant Public Information (s) & Appellate Authority

PIO

Name: Sri Sanjay Nagar

Designation:Dy.CSTE/P&D-I

Telephone no. 0532-2435038

Email:dycstepdi@gmail.com

Address: PCSTE Office, NCR, Ganga Complex, Subedarganj, Prayagraj

Appellate Authority

Name: Sanjeev Dixit

Designation: CSTE/Works

Telephone no. 0532-2435214

Email:csteworks@ncr.railnet.gov.in

Address: PCSTE Office, NCR, Ganga Complex, Subedarganj, Prayagraj

 

 

II.Address, telephone numbers and email ID of each designated official

1.11

No. of employees against whom Disciplinary action has been proposed/taken [Section 4(2)]

No. of employees against whom disciplinary action has been

I.Pending for Minor penalty or major penalty proceedings

Nil

II.Finalised for Minor penalty or major penalty proceedings

Nil

1.12

Programme to advance understanding of RTI (Section 26)

I.Educational programmes

Time to time Conducted through VC/AC by Railway administration and Railway training institutes.

II.Efforts to encourage public authority to participate in these programmes

NA

III.Training of CPIO/APIO

As per CIC and Railway Board Guidelines

IV.Update and publish guidelines on RTI by the Public Authorities concerned

NA

1.13

Transfer policy and transfer orders [F No. 1/6/2011-IR dt. 15.4.2013]

 

Transfer orders can be accessed by officers /staff in HRMS.

Transfers are done as per policy issued by Railway Board.

 

 

2. Budget and Programme

S.No.

Item

Details of Disclosure

Remarks/Reference Points (Fully met/partially met/not met. Not applicable will be treated as fully met/partially met)

2.1

Budget allocated to each agency including all plans, proposed expenditure and reports on disbursements made etc. [Section 4(1)(b)(xi)]

I.Total Budget for the public authority

Please click here

II.Budget for each agency and plan and programmes

Please click here

III.Proposed expenditures

Please click here

IV.Revised budget for each agency, if any.

Please click here

V.Report on disbursements made and place where the related reports are available.

Please click here

2.2

Foreign and domestic tours [F No. 1/8/2012-IR dt. 11.9.2012]

I.Budget

Please click here

 

 

II.Foreign and domestic Tours by ministries and officials of the rank of Joint Secretary to the Government and above, as well as the heads of the Department.

a)Places visited

b)The period of visit

c)The number of members in the official delegation

d)Expenditure on the visit

Please click here

 

 

III.Information related to procurements

a)Notice/tender enquires and corrigenda if any thereon.

b)Details of the bids awarded comprising the names of the suppliers of goods/services being procured.

c)The works contracts concluded – in any such combination of the above and

d)The rate / rates and the total amount at which such procurement or works contract is to be executed.

Information is available on website:

https://www.ireps.gov.in

2.3

Manner of execution of subsidy programme [Section 4(i)(b)(xii)]

I.Name of the programme of activity

NA

II.Objective of the programme

III.Procedure to avail benefits

IV.Duration of the programme / scheme

V.Physical and financial targets of the programme

VI.Nature / scale of subsidy / amount allotted

VII.Eligibility criteria for grant of subsidy

VIII.Details of beneficiaries of subsidy programme (number, profile etc.)

2.4

Discretionary and non-discretionary grants [F No. 1/6/2011-IR dt. 15.04.2013]

I.Discretionary and non-discretionary grants / allocations to State Govt./NGOs/other institutions

NA

II.Annual accounts of all legal entities who are provided grants by public authorizes.

2.5

Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits of authorizations granted by the public authority [Section 4(1)(b)(xii)]

I.Concessions, permits or authorizations granted by public authority.

NA

II.For each concessions, permit or authorization granted

a)Eligibility criteria

b)Procedure for getting the concession / grant and /or permits of authorizations

c)Name and address of the recipients given concessions/permits or authorizations

d)Date of award of concession/permits of authorizations

2.6

CAG & PAC paras [F No. 1/6/2011-IR dt. 15.04.2013]

CAG and PAC paras and the action taken reports (ARTs) after these have been laid on the table of both houses of the parliament.

 

 

 

 

3.Publicity Band Public Interface

S.No.

Item

Details of Disclosure

Remarks/Reference Points (Fully met/partially met/not met. Not applicable will be treated as fully met/partially met)

3.1

Particulars for any arrangement for consultation with or representation by the members of the public in relation to the formulation of policy or implementation there of [Section 4(1)(b)(vii)]

[F No. 1/6/2011-IR dt. 15.04.2013]

Arrangement for consultation with or representation by the members of the public

I.Relevant acts, Rules, Forms and other documents which are normally accessed by citizens

Matters pertaining to MPs/MLAs and other VIPs references are being replied through proper channel. Zonal Railway Users’ Consultative Committee (ZRUCC)_ is functioning to give suggestion at Zonal level. Similarly, Divisional Railway Users’ Consultative Committee (DRUCC) is functioning at Divisional level.

II.Arrangements for consultation with or representation by

a)Members of the public in policy formulation / policy implementation

b)Day and time allotted for visitors

c)Contact details of Information and Facilitation Counter (IFC) to provide publications frequently sought by RTI applicants

Public – private partnerships (PPP)

I.Details of Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV), if any

NA

II.Detailed project reports (DPRs)

III.Concession agreements.

IV.Operation and maintenance manuals

V.Other documents generated as part of the implementation of the PPP.

VI.Information relating to fees, tolls, or the other kinds of revenues that may be collected under authorization from the government

VII.Information relating to outputs and outcomes

VIII.The process of the selection of the private sector party (concessionaire etc.)

IX.All payment made under the PPP project

3.2

Are the details of policies / decisions, which affect public, informed to them [Section 4(1)(c)]

Public all relevant facts while formulating important policies or announcing decisions which affect public to make the process more interactive.na

NA

I.Policy decisions/legislations taken in the previous one year

II.Outline the Public consultation process

III.Outline the arrangement for consultation before formulation of policy

3.33

Dissemination of information widely and in such form and manner which is easily accessible to the public [Section 4(3)]

Use of the most effective means of communication

I.Internet (website)

https://ncr.indianrailways.gov.in

 

3.34

Form of accessibility of information manual / handbook [Section 4(1)(b)]

Information manual/handbook available in

I.Electronic format

Public Relation Directorate

Signal Directorate

Telecom Directorate

 

 

II.Printed format

 

3.35

Whether information manual /handbook available free of cost or not [Section 4(1)(b)]

List of materials available

I.Free of cost

Public Relation Directorate

Signal Directorate

Telecom Directorate

 

II.At a reasonable cost of the medium

Free of cost

 

4.E. Governance

S.No.

Item

Details of Disclosure

Remarks/Reference Points (Fully met/partially met/not met. Not applicable will be treated as fully met/partially met)

4.1

Language in which Information Manual / Handbook Available [F No. 1/6/2011-IR dt. 15.04.2013]

English

English

Vernacular / Local Language

Partial information is available in Hindi

4.2

When was the information Manual/Handbook last updated? [F No. 1/6/2011-IR dt. 15.04.2013]

Last date of Annual updation

Latest updates are available in website:

https://indianrailways.gov.in/railwayaboard/

 

4.3

Information available in electronic form [Section 4(1)(b)(xiv)]

I.Details of information available in electronic form.

SEM Part-1

SEM Part-2

Telecom Manual

G&SR

II.Name/title of the document/record/other information

III.Location where available

https://indianrailways.gov.in/railwayaboard/

 

4.4

Particulars of facilities available to citizen for obtaining information [Section 4(1)(b)(xv)]

I.Name and location of the faculty

Codes and manuals are available in website:

https://indianrailways.gov.in/railwayaboard/

 

II.Details of information made available

III.Working hours of the facility

24/7 online

IV.Contact person and contact details (Phone, faxemail)

Railway Board Directory

4.5

Such other information as may be prescribed under section [Section 4(1)(b)(xvii)]

I.Grievance redressal mechanism

Grievances received CPGRAMportal (https://pgportal.gov.in) are redressedwithin 60 days. Grievances received through other means redressed at appropriate level.

 

II.Details of applications received under RTI and information provided

Available on RTI web portal(https://rtionline.gov.in/RTIMIS)

III.List of completed schemes/projects/Programmes

 

IV.List of schemes/ projects / programme underway

 

V.Details of all contracts entered into including name of the contractor, amount of contract and period of completion of contract.

Information is available on website:

https://www.ireps.gov.in

VI.Annual Report

 

VII.Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

Available on RTI web portal (https://rtionline.gov.in/RTIMIS)

VIII.Any other information such as

a)Citizen’s Charter

NA

b)Result Framework Document (RFD)

c)Six monthly reports on the

d)Performance against the benchmarks set in the Citizen’s Charter.

4.6

Receipt & Disposal of RTI applications & appeals [F No. 1/6/2011-IR dt. 15.04.2013]

I.Details of applications received and disposal

Please click here

II.Details of appeals received and orders issued

Please click here

4.7

Replies to questions asked in the parliament [Section 4(1)(d)(2)]

Details of questions asked and replies given.

Details of questions asked and repliesgiven are available on the website of Rajya Sabha (https://rajyasabha.nic.in) and Lok Sabha (https://loksabha.nic.in)

 

5.Information as may be prescribed

S.No.

Item

Details of Disclosure

Remarks/Reference Points (Fully met/partially met/not met. Not applicable will be treated as fully met/partially met)

5.1

Such other information as may be prescribed [F No. 1/2/2016-IR dt. 17.08.2016, [F No. 1/6/2011-IR dt. 15.04.2013]

I.Name & details of

a)Current CPIOs & FAAs

b)Earlier CPIO & FAAs from 1.1.2015

(a)PIO

Name: Sri Sanjay Nagar

Designation :Dy.CSTE/P&D-I

Appellate Authority

Name: Sanjeev Dixit

Designation :CSTE/Works

(b)EarlierPIO

Name: Sri Sanjay Nagar

Designation :Dy.CSTE/P&D-I

Appellate Authority

Name: Yaswant Singh

Designation :CSTE/HQ

 

 

II.Details of third party audit of voluntary disclosure

a)Dates of audit carried out

b)Report of the audit carried out

NA

III.Appointment of Nodal Officers not below the rank of joint Secretary / Additional HoD

a)Date of appointment

b)Name & Designation of the officers

NA

IV.Consultancy committee of key stake holders for advice on suo-motu disclosure

a)Dates of appointment

b)Name & Designation of the officers

NA

V.Committee of PIOs/FAAs with rich experience in RTI to identify frequently sought information under RTI

a)Dates from which constituted

b)Name & Designation of the Officers

NA

6.Information Disclosed on own Initiative

S.No.

Item

Details of Disclosure

Remarks/Reference Points (Fully met/partially met/not met. Not applicable will be treated as fully met/partially met)

6.1

Item / information disclosed so that public have minimum resort to use of RTI Act to obtain information

 

Information disclosed to public as per section 4 of RTI ACT

6.2

Guidelines for Indian Government Websites (GIGW) is followed (released in February, 2009 and included in the Central Secretariat Manual of Office Procedures (CSMOP) by Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievance and Pensions, Govt. of India)

I.Whether STQC certification obtained and its validity.

II.Does the website show the certificate on the Website?

 

 

 

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