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RTI, 2005

The basic object of the Right to Information Act is to empower the citizens,promote transparency and accountability in the working of the Government,contain corruption, and make our democracy work for the people in real sense.It goes without saying that an informed citizen is better equipped to keep necessary vigil on the instruments of governance and make the government more accountable to the governed.The Act is a big step towards making the citizens informed about the activities of the Government.
NIH as a Public Authority designated Public Information Officer (PIO) and Appellate Authority (AA) for citizens to secure access to information and published the Proactive Disclosures in accordance with the provisions of the Act in October 2005.

Documents under Section 4(1)(b):NIH

 

  • RTI Act and other related information
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    • The particulars of its organisation, functions and duties.

    • Transfer Policy and Transfer Orders.

    • Directory of officers and employees.

    • Name and Detail of current and earlier CPIO & FAAs.

    • Guidline for indian Govenment Website(GIGW).

    • Budget allocated to each agency including all plans, proposed expenditure and reports on disbursements made etc.
    • Head of the organization: Dr. Sharad Kumar Jain, Director, NIH
    • Powers and duties of officers (administrative, financial and judicial)
      • Power and duties of other employees
      • Rules/ orders under which powers and duty are derived
    • Process of decision making Identify key decision making points
      • Final decision making authority
      • Related provisions, acts, rules etc.
      • Time limit for taking a decisions, if any
      • Channel of supervision and accountability
    • Nature of functions/ services offered
      • Norms/ standards for functions/ service delivery
      • Process by which these services can be accessed
      • Time-limit for achieving the targets
      • Process of redress of grievances
    • Title and nature of the record/ manual /instruction.
    • Categories of documents
      • Custodian of documents/categories
    • Name of Boards, Council, Committee etc.
      • Composition
      • Dates from which constituted
      • Term/ Tenure Fully met.
      • Powers and functions
      • Whether their meetings are open to the public?
      • Whether the minutes of the meetings are open to the public?
      • Place where the minutes if open to the public are available?
    • Name and designation
      • Telephone , fax and email ID
      • List of employees with Gross monthly remuneration
      • System of compensation as provided in its regulations
    • Name and designation of the public information officer (PIO), Assistant Public Information (s) & Appellate Authority
      • Address, telephone numbers and email ID of each designated official.
    • No. of employees against whom disciplinary action has been
      • Pending for Minor penalty or major penalty proceedings
      • Finalised for Minor penalty or major penalty proceedings
    • Educational programmes
      • Efforts to encourage public authority to participate in these programmes
      • Training of CPIO/APIO
      • Update & publish guidelines on RTI by the Public Authorities concerned
    • Total Budget for the public authority
      • Budget for each agency and plan & programmes
      • Proposed expenditures
      • Revised budget for each agency, if any
      • Report on disbursements made and place where the related reports are available
    • Budget
      • 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 : As & when required.
        • b) The period of visit: As per requirement
        • c) The number of members in the official delegation: NIL
        • d) Expenditure on the visit : As per TA Rules
      • Information related to procurements
        • a) Notice/tender enquires, and corrigenda if any thereon, As provided in GFRs
        • b) Details of the bids awarded comprising the names of the suppliers of goods/ services being procured,: As per GFR
        • c) The works contracts concluded – in any such combination of the above-and :NIL
        • d) The rate /rates and the total amount at which such procurement or works contract is to be executed.: NIL
    • Arrangement for consultations with or representation by the members of the public
      • Relevant Acts, Rules, Forms and other documents which are normally accessed by citizens
      • Arrangements for consultation with or representation by
        • a) Members of the public in policy formulation/ policy implementation
        • b) Day & time allotted for visitors
        • c) Contact details of Information & Facilitation Counter (IFC) to provide publications frequently sought by RTI applicants
    • Public- private partnerships (PPP)
      • Details of Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV), if any
      • Detailed project reports (DPRs)
      • Concession agreements.
      • Operation and maintenance manuals
      • Other documents generated as part of the implementation of the PPP
      • Information relating to fees, tolls, or the other kinds of revenues that may be collected under authorisation from the government
      • Information relating to outputs and outcomes
      • The process of the selection of the private sector party (concessionaire etc.)
      • All payment made under the PPP project
    • Publish all relevant facts while formulating important policies or announcing decisions which affect public to make the process more interactive
      • Policy decisions/ legislations taken in the previous one year
      • Outline the Public consultation process
      • Outline the arrangement for consultation before formulation of policy
    • Use of the most effective means of communication
      • Internet (website)
    • Information manual/handbook available in
      • Electronic format
      • Printed format
    • List of materials available
      • Free of cost
      • At a reasonable cost of the medium
    • Details of information available in electronic form
      • Name/ title of the document/record/ other information
      • Location where available
      • Name & location of the faculty
      • Details of information made available
      • Working hours of the facility
      • Contact person & contact details (Phone, fax email)
    • Grievance redressal mechanism
      • Details of applications received under RTI and information provided
      • List of completed schemes/ projects/ Programmes
      • List of schemes/ projects/ programme underway
      • Details of all contracts entered into including name of the contractor, amount of contract and period of completion of contract
      • Annual Report
      • Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)
      • Any other information such as
        • a) Citizen’s Charter
        • b) Result Framework Document (RFD)
        • c) Six monthly reports on the
        • d) Performance against the benchmarks set in the Citizen’s Charter
    • Details of applications received and disposed
      • Details of appeals received and orders issued
    • Details of questions asked and replies given
    • Name & details of
      • (a) Current CPIOs & FAAs
      • (b) Earlier CPIO & FAAs from 1.1.2015
      • Details of third party audit of voluntary disclosure
        • (a) Dates of audit carried out
        • (b) Report of the audit carried out
      • Appointment of Nodal Officers not below the rank of Joint Secretary/ Additional HOD
        • (a) Date of appointment
        • (b) Name & Designation of the officers
      • Consultancy committee of key stake holders for advice on suo-moto disclosure
        • (a) Dates from which constituted
        • (b) Name & Designation of the officers
      • 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
    • Whether STQC certification obtained and its validity.
    • Does the website show the certificate on the Website?
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