INFORMATION UNDER RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT, 2005

 

  1. Shri Viney Kumar Paul, Director
    Central Public Information Officer
    Dr. Ambedkar Foundation
    15, Janpath, New Delhi-110001

  2. Shri L.S. Verma, Accounts Officer
    Assistant Public Information Officer
    Dr. Ambedkar Foundation
    15, Janpath, New Delhi-110001

 

APPELLATE AUTHORITY

 

  1. Shri Sanjeev Kumar
    Member Secretary
    Dr. Ambedkar Foundation
    15, Janpath, New Delhi-110001

 

 

 

Information Handbook

 

 

Under

 

 

The Right to Information Act, 2005

 

 

 

 

Dr. Ambedkar Foundation

Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

Government of India

 

 

 

  

Chapter – 1

 

Introduction

 

 

1.1             Background of this handbook  (Right to Information Act – 2005).

 

Democracy requires an informed citizenry and transparency of information which are vital to its functioning and also to contain corruption and to hold Governments and their instrumentalities accountable to the governed. The revelation of information in actual practice is likely to conflict with other public interests including efficient operation of the governments, optimum use of limited fiscal resources and the preservation of confidentiality of sensitive information. It is thus necessary to harmonize these conflicting interests while preserving the paramountcy of the democratic ideal. Parliament has therefore enacted a legislation namely “The Right to Information Act, 2005” which received the assent of the President of India on 15th June, 2005. . This handbook is published in pursuance of the stipulations described under Section 4 of the said Act.

 

 

1.2             Objective/purpose of this handbook.

 

The concept of public authority was in seminal form under the 20-point programme that spoke of responsive administration. Grievance redressal mechanism was introduced in all establishments under the Central Government for dealing with grievances.  The objective of this handbook is to enlighten the general public to know their right to have access to information from the Dr. Ambedkar Foundation.

 

 

1.3             Who are the intended users of this handbook?

 

All citizens of the Republic of India.

 

1.4             Nature/class of the information in this handbook.

 

All information relating to schemes under implementation, organizational set-up, levels of authority, their powers and duties/activities and all other relevant matters related thereto, which a common citizen may be interested in having incorporated in this handbook.

 

1.5             Definitions of various terms used in the handbook.

 

The terms/phrases/expressions used in this handbook are to be construed with reference to the same/similar expressions with their grammatical and cognate variations as used in the “The Right to Information Act, 2005

 

1.6             Contact person in case some body wants to get more information on topics covered in the handbook as well as other information also.

 

Public Information Officer, Dr. Ambedkar Foundation, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, 15, Janpath,  New Delhi-110001

 

 

1.7             Procedure and Fee structure for getting information not available in the handbook.

 

A person who desires to obtain any information under the Right to Information Act, 2005 may make a request in writing or through electronic means in English or Hindi accompanying actual fee of printed document and fee calculated at the rate of Re.1 per page of standard A 4 size of document Xeroxed to the Public Information Officer (PIO), Dr. Ambedkar Foundation, New Delhi.  In case, such request cannot be made in writing the PIO shall reduce the oral request in writing.

 

Chapter – 2 (Manual – 1)

 

Particulars of Organization, Functions and Duties

 

2.1             Objective/purpose of the public authority.

 

It shall be a constant endeavor of every public authority to take steps in accordance with the requirements of the Right to Information Act, 2005 to provide as much information suo-moto to the public at regular intervals through various means of communication including internet so that the public have minimum resort to use the Act to obtain information.

 

2.2             Mission/Vision Statement of the public authority.

 

Every information shall be disseminated widely and in such form and manner which is easily accessible to the public.

 

2.3             Brief history of the public authority and context of its formation.

 

Dr. Ambedkar Foundation was set up in pursuance of the recommendations of the Centenary Celebrations Committee of Baba Saheb Dr. B. R. Ambedkar constituted under the Chairmanship of the then Prime Minister of India. The Foundation was registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 on March 24, 1992 under the aegis of the Ministry of Welfare now the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment. The main objectives of the Foundation  include implementation of programmes and activities for furthering the ideology and message of Baba Saheb Dr. B. R. Ambedkar  among  the masses in India as well as abroad.

 

2.4             Duties of the public authority.

 

Bharat Ratna Babasaheb Ambedkar is respected all over the country for fighting for the cause of poor, downtrodden and the weaker sections. Dr. Ambedkar Foundation was set up in his memory in pursuance of the recommendations of the centenary Celebrations Committee of Baba Saheb Dr. B.R.Ambedkar headed by the then Prime Minister of India.

 

The main objectives of the Foundation inter alia include implementation of programmes and activities for furthering the ideology and message of Baba Saheb Dr. B. R. Ambedkar  among  the masses in India as well as abroad. The Foundation has been entrusted with the responsibility of managing, administering and carrying on the important and long term schemes and programmes identified during the Centenary Celebrations of Bharat Ratna Dr. B. R. Ambedkar.

 

The objects for which the Foundation is established are:

 

I.          (i) To undertake and administer the scheme of Dr. Ambedkar National Public Library as may be approved  by the Government of India with the following :

 

(a)       To establish and maintain for reference, research and home borrowing for students, researchers irrespective of race, caste, creed and religion. 

(b)    To  provide facilities for refrence,research and home borrowing for students, researchers, academicians and the general public.

(c)           To develop a major Library over a period of time.

(d)         To undertake  any other connected activity like providing facilities for audio-visual shows conferences and exhibition etc.

(e)        To receive and utilize the Government grant of Rs. 5.5. crore for setting up the National Public Library. 

(ii)        To undertake and administer the scheme of Dr. Ambedkar Chairs in Universities as may be approved by the Government of India with the following objectives:

   

 (a)       to receive and utilize the Government grant of Rs. 1.0 crore for establishing Dr. Ambedkar Chair in seven Universities.   

 

(iii)       To undertake and adminster the scheme of Dr. Ambedkar National award as may be approved by the Government of India with the following objectives:

 

(a)       To encourage individuals, organizations and/or involved in the welfare and upliftment of the weaker sections of the Society   by awarding Dr. Ambedkar National award of Rs. 10.00 lakh annually.

 

(b)       To receive and utilize the grant of Rs. 1.00 crore from the Govt. of India for managing the scheme of Dr. Ambedkar National Award.

 

(iv)       To undertake and administer the Scheme of Dr. Ambedkar Overseas Fellowship as may be approved by the Govct. Of indai with the following objectives:

 

(a)               To encourage brilliant students irrespective of race, caste, creed or religion, for higher learning and research abroad.

(b)               To receive and utilize the grant of Rs. 1.0 crore by the Govt. of India for executing the scheme of Overseas Fellowship.

 

II.                   To establish and maintain a library of books, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, microfilms still photographs, motion pictures, sound  recordings and other ,materials for serious study and research to all without distinction of class, caste, creed, occupation, sex or race.

 

III.                  To promote the use and benefits of books inside or outside the premises of the library in ways, such as consultation, loans for home reading, reference services, displays and exhibitions, loans to educational and cultural groups and institutions and bibliographical    services.

 

IV.               To publish sell and distribute books, papers, pamphlets and information in pursuance of the  objects of the Foundation.

 

V.                 To organize lectures, seminars, and symposia etc. on socio-economic issues.

 

VI.               To foster academic contacts within India as well as other countries through change of personnel and research materials. 

 

VII.              To create, frame recruitment rules and fill up posts in accordance with the procedures as laid down in the Rules and Regulations of the Foundation.   

 

VIII.            To obtain or accept grants, subscriptions, donations, gifts, bequests from Govt. Corporations, Trusts or any person for the purpose   of the Foundation.

 

IX.               To borrow and raise money with the prior approval of the Central Govt. with or without security or on the security of any Mortgage Charge of Hypothecation or Pledge of all or any part of any immovable properties belonging to the Foundation or any other manner whatsoever for the purpose of the Foundation.

 

X.                 To maintain a fund to which shall be credited:

 

(a)               all money received by the Central Govt.

(b)               all fees and other charges received by the Foundation

(c)               all moneys received by the  Foundation by way of grants, gifts donations, benefactions, bequests or transfers; and      

(d)               all money received by the Foundation in any other manner or from any other source

 

XI.        To deposit all money credited  to the Fund in such Banks or to invest in such a manner as the Foundation may, with the approval of the   Central Govt. decide.

 

XII.       To draw, make, accept, endorse and discount cheques, notes or other negotiable instruments and for this purpose, to sign, execute and  deliver such assurances and deeds as may be necessary for the purposes of the Foundation.

 

 

XIII.      To pay out of the funds belonging to the Foundation or out of any particular part of such funds, the expenses incurred by the Foundation from time to time including all expenses incidental to the formation of the  Foundation and management and administration of any of the foregoing objects including all rents, rates, taxes, outgoings and the salaries  of the employees.

 

XIV      To acquire, hold and dispose of property in any manner whatsoever for the purposes of the Foundation, provided that the prior approval of Central Govt. is obtained in the case of acquisition or disposal of immovable property.

 

XV       To deal with any property belonging to or vested in the Foundation is such a manner as the Foundation may deem fir for advancing the functions of the Foundation.

 

XVI      To build, construct and maintain buildings and alter, extend, improve, repair, enlarge, or modify the same with light, water, drainage, furniture, fittings, instruments, apparatus and appliances and other things in keeping with the objects of the Foundation.   

 

XVII     To construct or otherwise acquire, let out, repair, extend, alter enlarge, improve and use any land, parks and, any other immovable property belonging to or held by  the Foundation in order to promote the objects of the Foundation.

 

XVII     To delegate any or all its powers to the Governing Body or any of the Committees or Sub-Committees constituted by it.

 

XIX      To do all such lawful acts and things whether incidental to the powers aforesaid or not, as may be requisite in order to further the objects of the Foundation as  a center of study and research.

 

XX       To collaborate with Institutions engaged in similar activities in India and abroad with a view to further the aims and objects of the Foundation.

 

XXI      With the prior approval of the Central Govt. to make rules, regulations and byelaws for the conduct of the affairs of the Foundation and to add to, very or rescind the same from time to time.

 

XXII     To organize , undertake, conduct, encourage and promote study and research in the life and work of Dr. B.R Ambedkar and in the filed of development of Weaker Sections of Indian Society.

 

XXIII  To acquire, maintain and preserve the personal papers and other Historical materials pertaining to Baba Saheb Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and      his life and work.

 

XXIV   To undertake and to promote publication of books, manuscripts, periodicals and papers incorporation the results of the studies and research carried out at the Library and Universities having Dr. Ambedkar Chairs.

 

XXV    To institute and award Fellowships, Scholarships and monetary assistance to Students/Scholars ranging from SSC to the Universities. To avoid titles to prominent Social workers in the filed of development of SC/ST welfare. 

 

XXVI   To establish and run Dr. Ambedkar Study Circle 

 

XXVII To undertake and administer the implementation of Schemes of Writings and Speeches of Baba Saheb Dr. B.R. Ambedkar  and Production of Feature Film.

 

XXVIII To extend financial aid to institutions propagating Baba Saheb’s memory by constructing Community Halls, Bhawans, Libraries  etc.

 

XXIX      Organize/Undertake Scheme/Drive for Special tutorial/coaching  of the weak students of SC & ST in Classes 9,10,11 and 12 to enable them fare better at academic examinations and competitive exams and receive Govt. assistance for such ventures.

 

XXX    To organize/undertake scheme/drive for free medical aid and advice to Scheduled Castes/Tribes and other poor Sections of Society and receive Govt. Assistance for such purposes.

 

XXXI   To  organize special campaigns for removal of untouchability and caste-based prejudices and for bringing in attitudinal change in the society through communal harmony and brotherhood and receive Govt. assistance for such purposes.

 

XXXII    To acquire, preserve and protect places connected with Dr. Ambedkar’s life and also to raise memorials in the memory of Baba Saheb.  

 

XXXIII    To organize functions set and commemorate the events connected with the life of Dr. Ambedkar.

 

XXXIV    To establish institution and centers of educations, research and study for the welfare and development of weaker sections of the Society.

XXXV    To establish and manage Educational Institutions for providing quality education and Vocational Training in various disciplines to the Members of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and also members of other weaker sections of the Society, especially in low literacy areas. 

Powers of the President of the Governing Body

 

The Governing Body, may, by resolution, delegate to its Chairperson  such of its powers for the conduct of business as, it may deem fir, subject

to the condition that the action taken by the Chairperson under the powers so delegated shall be reported for information at the next meeting of the Governing Body.

Executive Council

 

The term ‘ Executive Council’ has been deleted.

The day to day affairs of the Foundation will be conducted and administered by Secretary of the Foundation with the approval of the President/Executive Vice-President, as the case may be, and whenever necessary in consultation with Financial Advisor.

 

The Chairperson may, in writing, delegates such of his powers as may be necessary to any of the other members of the Governing Body or any other officers of the Foundation.   

 

Functions and powers of the Member- Secretary

 

The Member Secretary of the Foundation shall be appointed by the Governing Body with prior approval of the Central Govt. provided that the first Member Secretary shall be appointed by the Central Govt. for such period and on such terms and conditions as the Central Govt. may deem fit and proper.

 

Subject to nay directions that may be given by the Governing Body, the Member Secretary shall be the principal executive officer   of the Foundation. He shall be responsible for the proper administration of the affairs of the Foundation and the schemes of there under the direction and guidance of the Chairperson of the Governing Body and for the preparation of accounts and budget of the Foundation Provided that the Member Secretary may with the approval of the Governing Body delegate any of his powers and functions to any other officer of authority appointed or established under these Rules.

 

The Member Secretary shall look after the Foundation under the direction of the Governing Body and shall convene, whenever necessary, meetings of the Foundation, and any of the Committee or Sub-Committee thereof.

 

The Member-Secretary shall keep or cause to be kept proper records and minutes of the proceedings   of the General Meetings of the Foundation and of the Governing Body and send copies thereof to the Central Govt. The Member Secretary will do everything necessary to give effect to the resolutions passed by the General Meetings of the Foundation as also to those passed by the Governing body and any Committee or Sub-Committee thereof.  The Member Secretary shall keep or cause to be kept all records of the Foundation at its office or at any other place to be determined by the Governing Body.

 

The Member Secretary shall or any member of the Governing Body, if so authorized by a resolution passed in that behalf by the Governing Body, may execute all contracts, deeds and other instruments on  behalf of the Society and members of the Governing Body.

 

For the purposes of Section of Societies Registration Act(21 of 1860) the Member Secretary shall be considered the Principal Secretary of the Foundation and the Foundation may sue or to be used in the name of the Member Secretary of the Foundation.

 

The Member Secretary shall in all matters under his charge, have the powers and duties assigned to him in  these Rules and Regulations and the bye-laws that may be framed or such powers and duties as may be delegated to him by the Foundation or the Governing Body.

 

The Member Secretary shall prescribe the  duties of all officers and staff of the   Foundation and shall exercise such supervision and disciplinary control as may be necessary subject to these Rules and the Bye-laws that may be framed.

 

It shall be the duty of the Member Secretary to coordinate and exercise general supervision over all activities under the Foundation.

 

Powers and functions of the Director

 

The Director shall function under the overall supervision & control of the MS(DAF) and shall exercise such powers of Head of the Office as are delegated to him/her by the General Body and Governing body in implementing the schemes and projects undertaken by the Foundation in  accordance with the rules and regulations and bye-laws of the Foundation with a view to achieve its aims and objectives.

 

Director as Head  of Office shall be responsible for carrying out the day-today affairs of the Foundation in accordance with the Memorandum of Association, Rules and Regulations and Bye-Laws of the  Foundation. As Head of Office he shall assume full responsibility for any duty assigned to him by the Foundation. He shall exercise given financial and administrative powers in accordance with powers delegated to the Director. Director may further redelegate certain powers to his subordinate officers as per the delegation of the power, rules of the Govt. of India and such delegation of the power, shall however be brought before the Governing Body for its concurrence.   

 

  

2.5             Main activities/functions of the public authority.

 

The Foundation has been entrusted with the responsibility of managing, administering and carrying on the important and long term schemes and programmes identified during the Centenary Celebrations of Bharat Ratna Dr. B. R. Ambedkar

 

The activities and programmes entrusted to the Foundation are as below:-

 

ü      Setting up of Dr. Ambedkar National Public Library

ü      Setting up of Dr. Ambedkar National Memorial

ü      Dr. Ambedkar National Award for Social Understanding and Upliftment of Weaker    Sections

ü      Dr. Ambedkar International Award for Social Change

ü      Dr. Ambedkar Chairs in Universities/Institutions for carrying out research on the thoughts and ideals of Baba Saheb.

ü      Publication of the Collected Works of Baba Saheb Dr. B. R. Ambedkar (CWBA) into Hindi and other Indian languages

ü      Dr. Ambedkar National Scholarship Scheme for meritorious students belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe

ü      Organization of seminars, symposia, conferences, workshops, lectures, exhibitions and fairs on the life and mission of Dr. Ambedkar                    

ü      Celebration of Birth Anniversary and  Maha Parinirwan Diwas of Dr. Ambedkar on 14th April and  6th December respectively every year.

ü      Dr. Ambedkar National Scholarship Scheme for meritorious students belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe

ü      Dr. Ambedkar Medical Aid Scheme

ü      Dr. Ambedkar Samajik Samta Kendra Yojna

ü      Celebration of Birth Anniversaries of Great Saints

ü      Publication of monthly magazine Samajik Nyay Sandesh

 

Dr. Ambedkar Foundation handles the above Schemes and programmes. There are very limited staff strength in the Foundation. The Head of Deptt. of the Foundation is the Member Secretary, the Head of office is the Director. There is one Accounts officer, one Editor, one P.A., one Accountant, one Research Assistant, one Assistant and two Peons are on regular strength. Besides under the CWBA Project, there is one OSD, one post of Business Manager, one Editor, one three wheeler Driver and two Peons.

 

The proposal received in the Foundation are examined at the level of dealing hands keeping in view the guidelines earmarked for various Schemes. The file used to put up to the Director from there it goes to the MS(DAF) and if required to the Hon’ble Minsiter (SJ&E) being the Chairperson (DAF).

 

2.6             List of services being provided by the public authority with a brief write-up on them.

 

The Foundation provides funds to Dr. Ambedkar Chairs running in various Universities, gives scholarships to meritorious students who have passed class X level Examination, giving Dr. Ambedkar National & International Awards to Individual/Organisations every year, providing medical aid to the poor SC patients through identified Hospitals etc. All the above cases are sanctioned as per rules laid down for each and every Scheme.

 

 

 

 

2.7             Organizational Structure Diagram at various levels namely State, Directorate, Region, District, Block etc. (whichever is applicable).

 

Chairperson

  MSJ&E

       I

     Member Secretary & JS (SCD)       

                                                                                           I

                                                                                    Director

                                                                                           I

                                                                                        P.A.

                                                _____________________I___________________

                                                I                          I                     I                              I                           

                                                A.O.                OSD               R.A.                 Asstt.

                                                I

                                                Acctt.

 

2.8             Expectation of the public authority from the public for enhancing its effectiveness and efficiency.

Not Applicable

 

2.9             Arrangements and methods made for seeking public participation/contribution.

 

There are some Committees for various Schemes in which Members from general public, social sector etc. are also involved and their suggestions are invited from time to time for improvement in the system.

 

2.10         Mechanism available for monitoring the services delivery and public grievance resolution.

 

The Foundation is having a full time Director who looks into the grievances received from the public in accordance with the guidelines issued from time to time.

 

2.11         Addresses of the main office and other offices at different levels. (Please categorise the addresses district wise for facilitating the understanding by the user).

 

Dr.Ambedkar Foundation  15, Janpath, New Delhi..

 

2.12         Morning hours of the office : 9.30 a.m.

Closing hours of the office : 6.00 p.m.

 

Chapter – 3 ( Manual – 2)

 

Powers and Duties of Officers and Employees

 

3.1             Please provide details of the powers and duties of officers and employees of the organization.

 

Sr. No.

Designation

Powers

1.

Minister (SJ&E)/ Chiarperson (DAF)

As per the delegation of administrative and financial powers of the Foundation, Full Power is vested with  Chairperson (DAF) in case of all schemes and projects of the Foundation. In case of releasing grants-in-aid and implementation of new schemes the approval of the IFD is required.

2.

Member Secretary (DAF)/ Joint Secretary (SCD)

As per the delegation of administrative and financial powers of the Foundation in case of all schemes and projects of the Foundation. In case of releasing grants-in-aid and implementation of new schemes the approval of the IFD is required. In some cases powers delegated upto Rs.10 lakhs in each case.

3.

Director (DAF)

As per the delegation of administrative and financial powers of the Foundation in case of all schemes and projects of the Foundation. In case of releasing grants-in-aid and implementation of new schemes the approval of the IFD is required. In some cases powers delegated upto Rs.30,000/- and Rs.10,000 in each case in respect of CWBA Project and Foundation.

 

 

 

Duties

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.  As per the schemes and projects of the Foundation the proposal are required to submit to the Foundation from the concerned of the State Government/ UT Administration and in case of grants-in-aid the Universities/ Institutions and individual has to proposal through District Collectors, Member of Parliament etc. in the prescribed format.

 

2.      After receipt of complete proposals, the same are processed by dealing Assistant and submitted to   the   Director for necessary action.

 

3.  After scrutiny/ examining the case by the Accounts Section as per the prescribed scheme of the Foundation the file is submitted to the Director and the file is marked to the Member Secretary (DAF) for taking appropriate decision.

 

4.     After approval of the competent authority as per the delegation of financial and administrative power of the Foundation the file is referred to IF Division of the the Ministry for financial concurrence.

 

5.       In case IF Division requires clarification and/or additional information, the same is furnished to them, after obtaining it from the State Government/ UT Administration, University concerned, if required.

 

6.        After concurrence is given by IF Division, file is sent back to Dr. Ambedkar Foundation.

 

7.      Sanction order for release of grants-in-aid and incurring expenditure is then prepared by the Accounts b Section and issued under the signature of Director (DAF)

 

8.       While the sanction order address to Accounts Section of the Foundation, copy of the order to endorsed to the Concerned.

 

9.      On the basis of the Sanction order the Accounts Section arranges for remittance of payment by way of Account Payee Cheque/ Demand Draft. In case of grants-in-aid, the Accounts Section arranges to transfer to the amount by way of telegraph transfer/ electronic clearing system etc. where ever the facilities are available. In most of the cases the Accounts Section arranges to make the payment by way of Bank Draft and send it by Speed Post to the concerned.

 

 

   

Chapter – 4 (Manual – 3)

 

Rules, Regulations, Instructions, Manual and Records for Discharging Functions

4.1             Please provide list of rules, regulations, instructions, manual and records, held by public authority or under its control or used by its employees for discharging functions as per the following format.  This format has to be filled for each type of document.

 

1. Name/title of the document: Dr. Ambedkar National Public Library at Janpath

 

Type of the document: Scheme run by Dr. Ambedkar Foundation

 

Brief Write-up on the Document: Ministry of Urban Development has allotted approximately 4.00 acres of land ( comprising bungalow nos. 13,15,17,19 & 21 on Janpath, New Delhi) for setting up the Dr. Ambedkar National Public Library. So far physical possession of only two bungalows (i.e. 21 & 15 Janpath) has been given to the Foundation. The Foundation had paid Rs. 27.12 lakh to M/o Urban Development for these two bungalows being the lease of land. Remaining three bungalows are yet to be handed over by the House Committee,  Lok Sabha.   An amount of Rs. 5.5. crores so far has been allocated to the project.

 

The then Minister (SJ&E)/Chairman (AF) had laid the foundation stone for Dr. Ambedkar National Public Library at 15, Janpath, New Delhi, on 26.2.2004 in a function held at the proposed site of the Library. The Foundation is actively pursuing the matter with the concerned agencies for taking physical possession of remaining three bungalows.

 

2. Name/title of the document : Dr. Ambedkar National Memorial at 26, Alipur Road, Delhi

 

Type of the document : Scheme run by Dr. Ambedkar Foundation

 

Brief Write-up on the Document : Physical possession of the buildings at 26, Alipur Road has been successfully done by the Foundation. The Dr. Ambedkar Mahaparinirvan Sthal at 26, Alipur Road, Delhi, was dedicated to the Nation by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India on 2.12.2003 and he had also inaugurated the development of Dr. Ambedkar National Memorial and Museum.

 

In addition to the development of galleries in two rooms, there is a proposal to open a temporary library, sales counter for CWBA volumes and auditorium/conference hall for meetings/seminars etc. at the Memorial at 26, Alipur Road. The said proposal has been approved by the Governing Body of the Foundation in its meeting held on 5.2.2004. The renovation work at 26, Alipur Road, the Memorial has already been done by M/s Hindustan Prefab Ltd.  

 

3. Name/title of the document :  Dr. Ambedkar National Award for Social Understanding and upliftment of weaker sections.

 

Type of the document : Scheme run by Dr. Ambedkar Foundation.

 

Brief Write-up on the Document :  Dr. Ambedkar National Award has been instituted in the year 1992 to commemorate the signal services rendered by Dr. Ambedkar to India and human family at large. It shall be conferred upon the individual or organizations.

 

ü      For waging exemplary fight against inequality and injustice

ü      For resolutely espousing the cause of the exploited and underprivileged

ü      For bringing about reconciliation among conflicting social groups and serving the ideal of social harmony and human dignity.

 

The Dr. Ambedkar National Award has been given upto the year 1998 as per the following:-

 

1.            1993- National Institute of Social Work and Social Sciences (NISWASS), Bhubaneshwar

2.            1994- Ryat Shikshan Sansthan, Satara Maharashtra

3.            1996- Ram Krishna Mission Ashram, Bastar, Madhya Pradesh

4.            1998- Kasturba Gandhi Kanya Gurukulam, Vedaraniam, Tamilnadu

 

The process for awarding these awards for the years 1999 to 2003 is under way.

 

 

4. Name /title of the document :  Dr. Ambedkar International Award for Social Chang.

 

Type of the document : Scheme run by Dr. Ambedkar Foundation.

 

Brief Write-up on the Document : Dr. Ambedkar National Award has been instituted in the year 1995 to commemorate the signal services rendered by Dr. Ambedkar to India and human family at large. It shall be conferred upon the individuals or organizations.

 

ü      For waging exemplary fight against inequality and injustice

ü      For resolutely espousing the cause of the exploited and underprivileged

ü      For bringing about reconciliation among conflicting social groups and serving the ideal of social harmony and human dignity.

 

The Dr. Ambedkar International Award has been given upto the year 2000 as per the following:-

 

                  a.   1999 – Baba Amte, India

b.      2000 – Remy Fernand Satore Bonhomme of Spain

 

The process for awarding the awards for the years upto the year 2003 is under way.

 

5. Name /title of the document :  Dr. Ambedkar Chairs in Universities/Institutions for research

 

Type of the document : Scheme run by Dr. Ambedkar Foundation.

 

Brief Write-up on the Document : To propagate the ideology and philosophy of Dr. Ambedkar and carrying on the research work on Dr. Ambedkar, ten Dr. Ambedkar Chairs have so far been instituted in various Universities/Institutions all over the country, which are detailed as under:-

Name of the                                     Name of the Chair              Chair established in the Univ./Institution                                                                                             year

----------------------                                 ------------------------                      -------------------------

A.M.U.                                                Dr. Ambedkar Chair                             1993  

                                                            on Indian Legal System                                           

 

BANIS                                                Education, Social Change                   1993

MHOW(MP)                                       and Development

 

Nagarjuna                                          Social Policy &                                      1993  

                                    Social Action                                                    

                                                                   

NISWASS                                          Social work                                            1994  

Bhubaneshwar                                                                                             

 

J.N.U.                                                  Sociology                                              1995                          

 

Madras Univ.                                     Economics                                             1995                          

Calcutta                                              Anthropology                                         1995                          

Univ.

 

Nagpur Univ.                                      Dalit Movement &                                 1996              

                                                            History           

 

IIPA, New Delhi                                 Social Justice                                        2003              

Vikram University                              Ambedkarism and                                2002

Ujjain                                                   Social Change

 

Each Chair receive annual grant upto Rs. 10.00 lakh per annum and upto Rs. 2.00 lakh lumpsum one time grant for its establishment.

 

6. Name /title of the document :  Publication of collected works of Baba Saheb Dr. B.R.Ambedkar

 

Type of the document : Scheme run by Dr. Ambedkar Foundation.

 

Brief Write-up on the Document : Dr. Ambedkar Foundation took up the work of translation and publication of collected works of Baba Saheb Ambedkar in 1993 as per the decision of the Centenary Celebration Committee headed by the then Prime Minister of India. It is one of the most prestigious works undertaken by the Foundation.

 

The work relates to the translation of unpublished works of Baba Saheb which are originally brought out by the Maharashtra Government. The work was initially taken up by the Publications Division of the Government of India but subsequently transferred to the Foundation in 1993. So far 18 volumes have been brought out by the Maharashtra Government in English which were translated into Hindi and 7 regional languages. A few State Governments also initiated the publication of these volumes. The work is yet to start for Assamese language.

 

7. Name /title of the document :  Dr. Ambedkar National Scholarship Scheme for meritorious students belonging to Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes

 

Type of the document : Scheme run by Dr. Ambedkar Foundation.

 

Brief Write-up on the Document : Dr. Ambedkar Foundation , an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment , Govt. of India is implementing a scheme for award of merit scholarships to the students belonging to SCs/STs to recognize, promote and assist meritorious students belonging to weaker sections for pursuing higher studies. The Scheme is called Dr. Ambedkar Merit Scholarship Scheme. The scheme provides for one time cash award to the meritorious students in class X or equivalent examination.

 

Students belonging to SC/ST whose family income from all sources does not exceed Rs. 1.00 lakh in the preceding financial year are eligible for the scholarship. The students should have appeared in any of the recognized State/CBSE examinations and scored not less than 50% marks in the aggregate in the secondary certificate examinations.

 

Scholarships shall be given to three students scoring highest marks in the regular class 10th level examination conducted by the Education Board/Council. In case none of the first three eligible students is a girl, a girl student securing the highest mark will get a special award.

 

There shall be 4 awards for each of the 26 Boards for SC i.e. 104 awards and likewise another 104 awards for STs. In case more than one student gets the same marks, the number of awards would be suitably increased to cover all such eligible students. The scheme also envisages 250 special merit scholarships of Rs. 10,000/- each to the SC/ST students securing the next highest marks after first, second and third positions. The number of these special scholarships has been fixed in proportion to the SC/ST population of the particular State/UT.

 

The scholarships will be as one time grant and the amounts are as mentioned below:-

i) Students securing highest marks      -    Rs. 60,000/-

ii) Students securing 2nd highest marks-  Rs. 50,000/-

iii) Students securing 3rd highest marks-  Rs. 40,000/-

iv) Girl students securing highest marks- Rs. 40,000/-

     in case there is no girl in the above three

     categories

 

8. Name /title of the document :  Publication of  Samajik Nyay Sandesh, a monthly  Magazine in Hindi

 

Type of the document : Scheme run by Dr. Ambedkar Foundation.

 

Brief Write-up on the Document : The Foundation has started publishing a monthly magazine in Hindi namely “ Samajik Nyay Sandesh” since December, 2002. Topics /articles form eminent writers/scholars are included in the Samajik Nyay Sandesh.

 

9. Name /title of the document :  Dr. Ambedkar Medical Aid Scheme

 

Type of the document : Scheme run by Dr. Ambedkar Foundation.

 

Brief Write-up on the Document : The Scheme is meant to provide free medial treatment facility to the patients suffering from serious ailments related to kidney, heart, liver, cancer and brain or any other life threatening diseases to SC persons whose annual family income is less than Rs. 50,000/- p.a. and will be implemented in 10 States through 10 Hospitals as identified under the Scheme.

 

10. Name /title of the document :  Dr. Ambedkar Samajik Samta Kendra Yojna

 

Type of the document : Scheme run by Dr. Ambedkar Foundation.

 

Brief Write-up on the Document : Under the Scheme grants –in-aid are given for construction of Dr. Ambedkar Library /Community Bhawans to Local Bodies/NGOs .

 

 

11. Name /title of the document :  Celebration of Birth and Death Anniversaries of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar.

 

Type of the document : Programme run by Dr. Ambedkar Foundation.

 

Brief Write-up on the Document : Every year on 14th April and 6th December, the birth anniversary and Mahaparinirvan Diwas are celebrated/observed respectively in the Parliament House Lawns in which several dignitaries pay floral tributes to Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar.

From where one can get a copy of rules, regulations, Instructions, manual and records

 

12. Name /title of the document :  Celebration of Birth anniversaries of Great Saints

 

Type of the document : Scheme run by Dr. Ambedkar Foundation.

 

Brief Write-up on the Document : Under the Scheme, an amount of Rs. 20,000/- is given to the NGOs in each for celebrating the Birth Anniversaries of Great Saints.

 

From where one can get a copy of rules, regulations, Instructions, manual and records

                                               

Director

Dr. Ambedkar Foundaiton

15, Janpath, New Delhi-110001.

 

Telephone No. 23320571

Fax No.  2320582

Others : Website : www.ambedkarfoundation.nic.in

 

Fee charged by the department for a copy of rules,

Regulations, instructions, manual and records (if any)

 

Chapter – 5 (Manual – 4)

 

Particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation with, or representation by, the members of the public in relation to the formulation of its policy or implementation thereof

Formulation of Policy

 

5.1             Whether there is any provision to seek consultation/participation of public or its representatives for formulation of policies? If there is, please provide details of such policy in following format.

 

   

Sr.No.

Subject/Topic

Is it mandatory to ensure public participation (Yes/No)

Arrangements for seeking public participation

1.

Two Bodies i.e. General Body and Governing Body set up under the Chairpersonship of Hon’ble Minister (SJ&E) as per Rules and Regulations and Bye-Laws of the Foundation.

Yes.

Presently, there are three Members from the Public life included in the Governing Body and 32 Members in the General Body. As and when the meetings are called, the views of the Members are taken into account and policies are formulated keeping in view their comments.

 

Implementation of Policy

5.2             Whether there is any provision to seek consultation/participation of public or its representatives for implementation of policies? If there is, please provide details of provision in following format:

 

 

Sr.No.

Subject/Topic

Is it mandatory to ensure public participation (Yes/No)

Arrangements for seeking public participation

1.

Two Bodies i.e. General Body and Governing Body set up under the Chairpersonship of Hon’ble Minister (SJ&E) as per Rules and Regulations and Bye-Laws of the Foundation.

Yes.

Presently, there are three Members from the Public life included in the Governing Body and 32 Members in the General Body. As and when the meeting are called, the views of the Members are taken into account and policies are formulated keeping in view their comments.

 

Chapter – 6 (Manual – 5)

 

A Statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or under its control

 

6.1             Use the format given below to give the information about the official documents.  Also mention the place where the documents are available for e.g. at secretariat level, directorate level, other (Please mention the level in place of writing ‘Others’).

Sr.No.

Category of the document

Name of the document and its introduction in one line

Procedure to obtain the document

Held by/under control of

1.

Brochurs on various schemes implemented by the Foundation. 

Dr. Ambedkar Foundation is running 13 schemes and programmes as followed: -

 

*Setting up of Dr. Ambedkar National Public Library

*Setting up of Dr. Ambedkar National Memorial

*Dr. Ambedkar National Award for Social Understanding and Upliftment of Weaker    Sections

*Dr. Ambedkar International Award for Social Change

*Dr. Ambedkar Chairs in Universities/Institutions for carrying out research on the thoughts and ideals of Baba Saheb.

*Publication of the Collected Works of Baba Saheb Dr. B. R. Ambedkar (CWBA) into Hindi and other Indian languages

*Dr. Ambedkar National Scholarship Scheme for meritorious students belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe

*Organization of seminars, symposia, conferences, workshops, lectures, exhibitions and fairs on the life and mission of Dr. Ambedkar                    

*Celebration of Birth Anniversary and  Maha Parinirwan Diwas of Dr. Ambedkar on 14th April and  6th December respectively every year.

*Dr. Ambedkar National Scholarship Scheme for meritorious students belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe

*Dr. Ambedkar Medical Aid Scheme

*Dr. Ambedkar Samajik Samta Kendra Yojna

*Celebration of Birth Anniversaries of Great Saints

*Publication of monthly magazine Samajik Nyay Sandesh

 

Application could be addressed to the Director, Dr. Ambedkar Foundation, 15, Janpath, New Delhi.

Ph. No. 23320571

23320576

23320589

Director (AF)

 

Chapter – 7 (Manual – 6)

 

A Statement of boards, council, committees and other bodies constituted as its part

7.1             Please provide information on Boards, Councils, Committees and Other Bodies related to the public authority in the following format:

 

·                    Name and address of the Affiliated Body

 

Dr. Ambedkar Foundation

15, Janpath, New Delhi-1

 

  1. General body:  

 

Re- constituted on 31.5.07 & 15.6.07.  All the members of the Foundation shall constitute General Body (GB) of the Foundation. The G.B will approve and accept the annual accounts of the Foundation. It will approve any amendment to the Memorandum of Association and/or bye- Laws of the Foundation. It will appoint the auditors of the Foundation. The general body will also exercise such powers and perform such duties and functions which are not within the powers of the Governing body.  

The Body is headed by the Hon’ble Minister of SJ&E as its Chairperson. There shall be 13 Ex-officio Members including the Minister (SJ&E) and 32 nominated Members, who are nominated by the Chairperson.

Address of main office is: Room No. 202, ‘C’ wing, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi-1

The Body has to meet at least once in a year.

 

  1. Governing Body:

Re-constituted in April, 2006. The property movable and immovable belonging to the Foundation, the income thereof and the general superintendence, direction, control and administration of the affairs of the Foundation, shall be vested in the Governing Body of the Foundation which shall have full power and authority to do all acts, matters, things and deeds which may be necessary or expedient for the purpose of the Foundation including without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, the power to acquire and dispose of property, the power to raise loans with or without security, to advance money and to make appointments subject to any limitation that may have been imposed by or under the Memorandum of Association and rules and regulations of the Foundation. The Governing Body consists of Hon’ble Minister (SJ&E) as its Chairperson and 4 Ex-officio Members including the Minister and 3 nominated Members. The composition of the Governing Body is as follows:-

 

1. Shri Mukul Wasnik                                             Ex- Officio Chairperson                          

    Minister (SJ&E) & Chairperson (DAF)

 

2. Smt. Jamuna Devi Barupal,                                 Executive Vice Chairperson

    Ex-M.P.

   

 

3. Shri K. M. Acharya,                                               Member (Ex-Officio)

    Secretary (SJ&E)

    Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment

    Shastri Bhawan

    New Delhi-110001.          

 

4. Shri Sanjeev Kumar                                            Member (Ex-Officio)

   JS(SCD) & MS(DAF)

    Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment

    Shastri Bhawan

    New Delhi-110001.          

 

5. Shri P.K. Sinha                                                   Member (Ex-Officio)

    Financial Adviser &

    Additional Secretary (SJ&E)

    Shram Shakti Bhawan,   New Delhi-110001.

 

 

  

 Address of main office is: Room No. 202, ‘C’ wing, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi-1

 

  The Body has to meet at least once in a quarter.

 

  1. Committees on Dr. Ambedkar Chairs

 

(a) Advisory Committee

 

The Foundation had set up an Advisory Committee consisting of the Executive Vice-President of the Foundation as its Chairperson, Member Secretary, Director of Dr. Ambedkar Foundation in capacity of Member/Convenor of the Committee, Head  of the Department  as its Member wherein the Chair is created and Chair Professor as its Member. The Advisory Committee shall  review the performance and activities of the Chairs, and recommend measure(s) as deemed necessary for achieving the desired objectives of the Chairs. Minutes of the meeting of Advisory committee shall be made available to the Foundation and the Institution/University wherein the Chair is established. The re-constitution of the Committee is under progress.

Address of main office is: Dr. Ambedkar Foundation, 15, Janpath,  New Delhi-1

 

The Advisory Committee shall meet at least once quarterly.

 

                 (b) Review Committee

 

The Review Committee is to review the functioning of the Chairs. The Review Committee shall consist of Secretary, M/o Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India as its Chairperson, the Head of the concerned Institution/University, a representative of the University Grants Commission (U.G.C) who must be an eminent scholar in the discipline of the Chair, and the Financial Advisor of the M/o Social Justice & Empowerment and Member Secretary of the Foundation (as its member/Convenor). It shall review the performance and the functions of the Chairs with reference to their activities and other allied matters. The committee shall have the option to co-opt other member(s), if necessary. The Chair Professors will be invited as special invitees to assist the Committee. The Chairman of Dr. Ambedkar Foundation & Hon’ble Minister, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is vested with the power to appoint any other Review Committee besides the above said Committee headed by the Secretary, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

 

Address of main office is: Room No. 604, ‘A’ wing, Shastri Bhawan,  New Delhi-1

The review committee shall meet at regular intervals, at least once in five years.

 

  1. Jury of Dr. Ambedkar National Award

 

The Jury of Dr. Ambedkar National Award was re- constituted on 08.07.2003.The Jury is empowered to choose the awardee for the above award every year. The Jury is headed by the Hon’ble Vice-President of India. The Vice-President and Hon’ble Chief Justice of India shall be permanent Ex-Officio member of the Jury. The Jury also consists of five nominated members from various walks of life, who are nominated by the Hon’ble President of India There-constitution of Jury is under progress.

 

Address of main office is:  6, Maulana Azad Road, New Delhi.

 

5.     Jury of Dr. Ambedkar International Award

    

The Jury of Dr. Ambedkar International Award was re- constituted on 20.05.2003.The Jury is empowered to choose the awardee for the above award every year. The Jury is headed by the Hon’ble Vice-President of India. The Vice-President and Hon’ble Speaker of Lok Sabha shall be permanent Ex-Officio member of the Jury. The Jury also consists of five nominated members from various walks of life, who are nominated by the Hon’ble Vice- President of India. There-constitution of Jury is under progress.

Address of main office is:  6, Maulana Azad Road, New Delhi.

 

6.                  Committee on grant-in-aid to Voluntary Organizations for celebration of birth anniversaries of Great Saints

 

A Committee on grant-in-aid to Voluntary Organizations for celebration of birth anniversaries of Great Saints was constituted in 2001. All proposals for grant –in aid under the scheme shall be considered by the committee.

The three-member committee consists of the Member Secretary (DAF) as Chairman and Director (SCD)& Director (DAF) are its Members.

 

Address of main office is: Room No. 610, ‘A’ wing, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi-1

The meetings take place as and when the Chairman convenes

 

7.            Screening Committee for Dr. Ambedkar Samajik Samta Kendra Yojana

 

The Screening Committee for Dr. Ambedkar Samajik Samta Kendra Yojana was constituted in August 2003. The Screening Committee is to evaluate the proposals seeking grants in- aid under the scheme.

 

The three-member committee consists of the Member Secretary (AF) as Chairman and Director (SCD)& Director (DAF) are its Members.

 

Address of main office is: Room No. 610, ‘A’ wing, Shastri Bhawan,  New Delhi-1

 

The meetings take place as and when the Chairman convenes

 

8.         Dr. Ambedkar Medical Aid Committee

 

            The re-constitution of Medical Aid Committee is under progress.

 

 

9.         Editorial Board for monthly magazine of the Foundation “ Samajik Nyay Sandesh”.

 

An Editorial Board has been constituted to look after the publication of monthly magazine of the Foundation “ Samajik Nyay Sandesh”.  The re-constitution.

                 

·                    Can Public participate in the above meetings?

 

The general public can not participate in the meetings whereas the members can take part in the respective committees.

 

·                    Are minutes of the meetings prepared?

Yes.

 

·                    Are minutes of the meetings available to the public? If yes please provide information about the procedure to obtain them.

 

In case of Jury meetings of the National and International Awards, the minutes are not available to the public whereas the minutes of other meetings are available to the public subject to certain restrictions. If the minutes of certain decisions of financial investments, the minutes will not be made available to the public. Otherwise in the normal course, the information can be obtained from the public authority.

 

 The printed document will cost the actual price of the printing and photo copied document will cost @ Re. 2/- per page. The information can be sought through a written request.     

 

Chapter – 8 (Manual – 7)

 

The names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers

 

8.1             Please provide contact information about the Public Information Officers, Assistant Public Information Officers and Departmental Appellate Authority of the Public authority in the following format

 

Name of the Public Authority :

 

Assistant Public Information Officers :

 

Sr. No.

Name

Designation

STD Code

Ph.No.

Fax

Email

Address

Office

Home

1.

L.S. Verma

Accounts Officer

011

23320589

--

23320582

-

15, Janpath, New Delhi-110001

 

Public Information Officers :

 

Sr. No.

Name

Designation

STD Code

Ph.No.

Fax

Email

Address

Office

Home

1

Viney Kumar Paul 

Director

011

23320571

---

23320582

--

15, Janpath, New Delhi-110001

 

Department Appellate Authority :

 

Sr. No.

Name

Designation

STD Code

Ph. No.

Fax

Email

Address

Office

Home

1.

Sanjeev Kumar

Member Secretary

011

23383853

--

23073452

--

610, A Wing, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi-110001

 

Chapter – 9 ( Manual –8 )

 

 

Procedure followed in Decision Making Process

 

 

9.1       What is the procedure followed to take a decision for various matters?

 

The Foundation is following the instruction prescribed in the Manual of Office Procedure (MoP) issued by the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) for disposal of letters/ proposals/ files.

 

 

9.2       What are the documented procedures/ laid down procedures/ Defined Criteria/ Rules to arrive at a particular decision for important matters? What are different levels through which a decision process moves?

The cases/ proposals are normally processed by the Dealing Assistant in the Foundation and submitted to the Director of the Foundation. After scrutiny/ examining the proposal by the Accounts Section, these cases/ proposals submits for taking a decision at the level of Director (DAF), Member Secretary (DAF) and Chairperson (DAF) as per the delegation of Administrative and financial power of the Foundation and relevant Government rules as prescribed in each case. In cases relating to release of grants-in-aid, the files are referred to IF Division of the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment for financial concurrence and thereafter, sanction order for release of the approved grant is issued by the Foundation.

 

In the case of Medical Aid Scheme the Hon’ble Minister (SJ&E)/ Chairperson (DAF) is competent to approve the proposal for taking medical treatment and necessary sanction order are issued accordingly.

 

9.3       What are the arrangements to communicate the decision to the public?

 

The decisions are communicated through official letters.

 

9.4       Who are the officers at various levels whose opinions are sought for the process of decision making?

 

Decisions of a routine nature i.e. calling for information/ clarifications from the State Government/ Universities/ NGOs concerned are taken at the level of Director (DAF), In other cases, approval of Member Secretary (DAF) is obtained.

 

9.5       Who is the final authority that vets the decision?

 

Member Secretary (DAF) and Chairperson (DAF). As per the delegation of the administrative financial powers of the Foundation the approval of the competent authority is being taken. In case relating to release of grant-in-aid the concurrence of the IFD is mandatory before issue of the sanction order.

 

9.6 Please provide information separately in the following format for the important matters on which the decision is taken by the public authority.

 

Sl. No.

 

Subject on which the decision is to be taken

Any subject matter related to Dr. Ambedkar Foundation

Guideline/ Direction, if any

Guided by the Bye-Laws of the Foundation

Process of Execution

Dealing Assistant-Director-Member Secretary-Minister(SJ&E)& Chairperson

Designation of the Officers involved in decision making

Director-Member Secretary- Minister(SJ&E)& Chairperson

Contact information of above mentioned officers

Director-23320571

Member Secretary-23383853

Minister(SJ&E) & Chairperson (DAF)- 23381001, 23381390

If not satisfied by the decision, where and how to appeal

Member Secretary (DAF)

 

Chapter – 10 (Manual – 9)

 

Directory of Officers and Employee

 

 

10.1 Please provide information district wise in following format

 

S. No.

Name

Designation

STD Code

Ph.No.

Fax

Email

Address

1.

Mr.Sanjeev Kumar

Joint Secretary/ Member Secretary

011

23383853

-------

23073452

 

2.

Mr. Viney Kumar Paul

Director

011

23320571

 

23320582

 

3.

Mr. L. S. Verma

Accounts Officer

011

23320589

 

23320582

 

4.

Mrs. S.Sriram

PS

011

23387269

 

23388152

 

5.

Mr. B. Mallesha

Research Assistant

011

23320576

 

23320582

 

6.

Mr.Prashant Kumar Poddar

Assistant

011

23320576

-

23320582

 

7.

-

Accountant

011

23320589

 

23320582

 

8.

-

PA

011

23320571

 

23320582

 

 

 

 

Chapter – 11 ( Manual –10 )

 

The Monthly Remuneration received by each of its Officers and Employees, Including the system of compensation as provided in Regulations

 

11.1 List of Regular Staff and their Remuneration

 

Sr. No.

Name

Designation

Monthly Remuneration

Compensation/ Compensatory allowance

The procedure to determine the remuneration as given in the regulation

1.

Sh. Viney Kumar Paul

Director (AF)

 Additional Charge

Additional Charge

Additional Charge

2.

Sh. L.S. Verma

Accounts Officer

7450-225-11000

-do-

-do-

3.

-

P.A.

6500-200-10500

-do-

-do-

4.

Sh. B. Mallesha

Research Asstt.

6500-200-10500

-do-

-do-

5.

-

Accountant

6500-200-10500

-do-

-do-

6.

Sh. P.K. Poddar

Assistant

6500-200-10500

-do-

-do-

7.

Sh. Jasvir Singh

Peon, Group ‘D’

2550-60-3200

-do-

-do-

8.

Sh. Raja Ram

Peon, Group ‘D’

2550-60-3200

-do-

-do-

 

11.2 List of Contractual Staff and their Remuneration

 

Sr. No.

Name

Designation

Monthly Remuneration (Consolidated Salary)

1.

Shri Sudhir Hilsayan

Editor (CWBA)

Rs. 10,000/-

2.

Shri Ramji Chaurasia

B.M. (CWBA)

Rs. 8,200/-

3.

Shri G.Appa Rao

Computer Operator (CWBA)

Rs. 7,300/-

4.

Sh. Suresh Kumar

Three Wheeler Driver (CWBA Project)

Rs. 7,300/-

5.

Shri Ashok Gupta

Peon (Contingency Basis)

Rs. 5,500/-

6.

Shri Chand Kishan

Gallery Attendant

Rs. 5,500/-

 

 

Chapter – 12 ( Manual – 11)

 

The Budget Allocated to each Agency (Particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursement made) For Public Authorities responsible for development, construction, technical works

12.1     Please provide information about the details of the budget for different activities under different schemes in the given
             format Year 2004 – 2005

(Rupees in Crores)

Sr. No.

Name of the Scheme/ Head

Activity

Starting date of the activity

Planned end date of the activity

Amount Proposed

Amount Sanctioned

Amount Released Disturbed    ( No. of installments)

Actual Expenditure for the last year

Responsible Officer for the quality and the complete execution of the work

1

Dr. Ambedkar Chair

As indicated against para 3.1 under chapter -3

01.04.04

31.03.05

80.00

37.50

37.50

37.50

Mr. P Narayana Murthy, Joint Secretary (SCD) / Member Secretary (DAF)

2

Dr. Ambedkar National Award

-do-

-do-

-do-

15.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

-do-

3

Dr. Ambedkar International Award

-do-

-do-

-do-

15.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

-do-

4

Publications of Journals

-do-

-do-

-do-

6.00

3.48

3.48

3.48

-do-

5

Dr. Ambedkar Memorial at 26, Alipur Road, Delhi

-do-

-do-

-do-

30.00

8.70

8.70

8.70

-do-

6

Dr.Ambedkar National Library at Janpath

-do-

-do-

-do-

5.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

-do-

7

Dr. Ambedkar National Merit Scholarship Scheme for SC/ST students

-do-

-do-

-do-

100.00

58.90

58.90

58.90

-do-

8

Medical aid Scheme for SC People

-do-

-do-

-do-

30.00

4.89

4.89

4.89

-do-

9

Dr.Ambedkar Bhawans

-do-

-do-

-do-

20.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

-do-

10

Seminar / Lecture Series Exp.

-do-

-do-

-do-

2.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

-do-

11

Publications (CWBA)

-do-

-do-

-do-

25.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

-do-

12

Admn. Estt.(CWBA)

-do-

-do-

-do-

8.00

7.00

7.00

7.00

-do-

13

Film, Advertisement & Publicity

-do-

-do-

-do-

7.00

0.18

0.18

0.18

-do-

14

Dr. Ambedkar Birth/ Death Anniversary

-do-

-do-

-do-

8.00

6.50

6.50

6.50

-do-

 

For other Public Authorities – Not Applicable

Sr. No.

Head

Proposed Budget

Sanctioned Budget

Amount Released Disturbed    ( No. of installments)

Total Expenditure

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter – 13(Manual 12)

 

The Manner of Execution of Subsidy Programmes

 

No subsidy is being provided through Schemes/Programmes implanted by Dr. Ambedkar Foundation

 

13.1         Please provide the information as per the following format: Not Applicable

 

The Foundation does not implement any subsidy related programmes/schemes and hence this is not applicable.

 

Chapter – 14 (Manual – 13)

 

Particulars of Recipients of Concessions, permits or authorization granted by it- Not Applicable

No concessions, permits or authorization granted through Dr. Ambedkar Foundation. Hence this is not applicable.

 

           

Chapter – 15 ( Manual –14 )

 

Norms set by it for the discharge of its functions

 

15.1.       Please provide the details of the Norms/ Standards set by the department for execution of various activities/ programmes

 

ACTIVITIES/ PROGRAMME OF THE FOUNDATION

 

The activities and programmes currently pursued by the Foundation are as below:-

 

1.                        Setting up of Dr. Ambedkar National Public Library

 

After taking physical possession of the land at Janpath and having approval of E.F.C. this project would be taken up.

 

2.      Setting up of Dr. Ambedkar National Memorial at 26, Alipur Road, Delhi

The work has been done.

 

3.      Dr. Ambedkar National Award for Social Understanding and upliftment of weaker sections.

The applications are received through advertisement. After receiving applications, fact sheets are prepared and put up before the Jury headed by the Vice President of India for finalisation of award.

 

4.      Dr. Ambedkar International Award for Social Change

 

The applications are received through advertisement. After receiving applications, fact sheets are prepared and put up before the Jury headed by the Vice President of India for finalisation of award.

 

1.            Dr. Ambedkar Chairs in Universities/Institutions for research

 

After approval of the Governing Body/General Body, the proposal is received from the University/Institution for opening up of Chair. The annual grant is released with the approval of MS (AF) and concurrence of the Finance Div. Every year the progress report is called from all the Chairs to monitor their activities.

 

6.      Publication of collected works of Baba Saheb Dr. B.R.Ambedkar

This work is being done by the Foundation through State Governments. The Foundation has appointed Managing Editors to look after various languages. The Printers have been appointed to print these volumes and sole distributors are appointed to sale these volumes.

 

7.      Dr. Ambedkar National Scholarship Scheme for meritorious students belonging to Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes

The merit lists are received from the State Govt./ State Boards. Then the proposal is put up to Director and Member Secretary. With the approval of Member Secretary, the proposal is sent to Finance for concurrence and after concurrence the scholarship amount is sent to students through D.M.

 

8.            Organization of seminars, symposia, conferences, workshops, lectures, exhibitions and fairs on the life and mission of Dr. Ambedkar

Under this scheme, the Foundation may organize seminar, lecture series, etc. as which have been organized in the earlier years under the Chairmanship of Vice President of India at Vigyan Bhawan. The NGOs/ Social Organization may also get the grants from the Ambedkar Foundation to organize seminar as per the relevant subject of the Foundation/Ministry.An amount of Rs.3,75,000/- was released in various occasions to conduct seminars by the social organizations i.e. Bharatiya Dalit Sahitya Academy, Reservation Centenary Celebration Committee and Samta Sainik Dal.

 

9.      Publication of  Samajik Nyay Sandesh, a monthly  Magazine in Hindi

The matter is prepared by the Foundation and vetted by the Editorial Board and thereafter, it is sent to the Hon’ble Minister (SJ&E)& Chairperson (AF) for approval and then sent for printing.

10.    Dr. Ambedkar Medical Aid Scheme

The proposal under this Scheme is received from the sitting Member of Parliament ( Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha) after that the proposal duly scrutinized, sent for approval of MS(AF) and Hon’ble Minister (SJ&E)& Chairperson (AF). Thereafter the medical aid to the patients are sent to the Hospitals concerned recognized under the Scheme.

 

 11.   Dr. Ambedkar Samajik Samta Kendra Yojna

The proposal is received from the NGOs and Local Bodies. The proposal is placed before the Screening Committee for perusal and approval. After the approval of the Committee, the proposal is sent to Finance Div. and thereafter the grant is released to concerned organizations.

  

12.    Celebration of Birth Anniversary and  Maha Parinirwan Diwas of Dr. Ambedkar on 14th April and  6th December respectively every year

Like every year on 14th April and 6th December, the birth anniversary and Mahaparinirvan Diwas were celebrated/observed in the Parliament House Lawns in which several dignitaries paid floral tributes to Baba Saheb Ambedkar.

 

13.    Celebration of Birth Anniversaries of great Saints

Under the Scheme, the proposal is received from NGOs which is put up before the Committee set up for this purpose. After the approval of the Committee and approval of finance div. the amount of grant is released to concerned organizations.

 

Chapter – 16 (Manual – 15)

 

Information available in an electronic form

 

16.1         Please provide the details of the information related to the various schemes which are available in the electronic format.

 

Information about all the schemes and programme being run by the Foundation are available in the electronic format in the website of the Foundation at www. ambedkarfoundation.nic.in. Further details about the Schemes and programmes may be collected from the Foundation.

 

Chapter – 17 (Manual – 16)

 

Particulars of the facilities available to citizens for obtaining information

 

17.1         Means, methods or facilitation available to the public, which is adopted by the department for dissemination of information. Like

 

Information about all the schemes and programme being run by the Foundation are available in the electronic format in the website of the Foundation at www. ambedkarfoundation.nic.in. Further details about the Schemes and programmes may be collected from the Foundation at 15, Janpath, in the shape of a brochure. The telephone no. of the Foundation are 23320571, 23320576, 23320589. 

 

Chapter – 18 (Manual – 17)

 

Other Useful Information

 

No FAQ are analysed and answer thereof is prepared.

   

 

18.1         Related to seeking Information

 

·                    Application form (a copy of filled application form for reference)-

 

Example:

 

·                    Fee- Re.2/- per page of A4 sheet, Rs50/- for floppy.

·                    How to write a precise information request – Few Tips

 

Specify details of name, address of the applicant, name of the scheme, information sought for, purpose of use and details of fee deposited through cash or electronic payment system.

 

·                    Right of the Citizen in case of denial of information and procedure to appeal.

Prefer an appeal within 30 days to  an officer who is senior in rank to the PIO and a second appeal within 90 days of the decisions on first appeal, to the Central Information Commissioner.

 

18.2         With relation to training imparted to public by Public Authority-Not Applicable

 

18.3         With relation to Certificate, No Objection Certificate etc. issued by the Public Authority not included in Manual – 13- Not Applicable

 

18.4         With relation to registration process- Not Applicable

 

18.6         With relation to collection of tax by Public Authority (Municipal Corporation, Trade Tax, Entertainment Tax etc.)- Not Applicable

 

18.7         With relation to issuing new connection electricity/water supply, temporary and permanent disconnection etc. (This will be applicable to local bodies like Municipal Corporation/Municipalities/UPCL)- Not Applicable

18.8    Details of any other public services provided by the Public Authority. Not Applicable