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RTI Act, Related information
Nodal Officer & Central Public Information Officer (CPIO-Scientific)

Dr. R. Elanchezhian

Principal Scientist,

Division of Soil Chemistry & Fertility
Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal -462038
Phone: 0755-2730970 Ext. 210(O)

Fax: 0755-2733310

Email: elanchezhian.r[at]icar[dot]gov[dot]in,

Central Public Information Officer (CPIO-Admin)

Senior Administrative Officer/ Administrative Officer

Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal -462038
Phone: 0755-2747375 Ext. 233(O)

Fax: 0755-2733310


Transparency Officer

Dr. N.K. Lenka

HOD, Soil Physics Division,
Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal -462038
Phone: 0755-2730970 Ext.
340 (O)

Fax: 0755-2733310

Email: narendra.lenka[at]icar[dot]gov[dot]in

First Appellate Authority

Dr. S. P. Datta


Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal -462038
Phone: (O) : 0755-2730946 Ext. 340 (O)

Fax: 0755-2733310

Email :siba.datta[at]icar[dot]gov[dot]in,

Report under Section 25(3) of the Right to Information Act, for the period of April to June 2024 pertaining to ICAR-IISS, Bhopal

S.No. Particulars Remarks
A Number of application received during I quarter (April to June 2024) 05
B The total of number of requests made to each public authority (Apr. 2022- Mar., 2023) 16
C The number of decisions where applicants were not entitled to access to the documents pursuant to the requests, the provisions of this act under which these decisions were made and the number of times such provisions were invoked. Nil
D The number of appeals referred to the Central Information Commission or State Information Commission as the case may be, for review, the nature of the appeals of the administration of the appeals. Nil
E Particulars of any disciplinary action taken against any officer in respect of the administration of this Act. Nil
F The amount of charges collected by each public authority under this Act. Rs. 30/-
G Any facts which indicates an efforts by the public authorities to administer and implement the spirit and intention of this Act.

Suo moto disclosures, Tenders, Events, Projects, ICAR PERMIS Net, Telephone Directory and Email IDs etc. are displayed on the Institute website.

H Recommendations for reform, including recommendations in respect of the particulars public authorities, for the development, improvement, modernization reform or amendment to this Act or other legislation or common low or any other matter relevant for operationalising the right to access information.

No suggestion at present.

Previous RTI Reports ......

(April 2023 to March 2024), (April 2022 to March 2023), (April 2021 to March 2022), (April 2020 to March 2021), (April 2019 to March 2020), (April 2018 to March 2019), (April 2017 to March 2018), (April 2016 to March 2017), (April 2015 to March 2016), (April 2014 to March 2015), (April 2013 to March 2014), (April 2012 to March 2013), (April 2011 to March 2012), (April 2010 to March 2011), (April 2009 to March 2010), (April 2008 to March 2009), (April 2007 to March 2008)

Report under Section 4(b) of the RTI act, 2005

Particulars of its organisation, functions and duties [Section 4(1)(b)(i)] Click Here....
Power and duties of its officers and employees [Section 4(1) (b)(ii)] Click here ...
Procedure followed in decision making process [Section 4(1)(b)(iii)] Click here ...
Norms for discharge of functions [Section 4(1)(b)(iv)] The duties in the admiin/ Finance section have been allotted to the different Officers as per functional requirement of the Institute and also Guidelines of the ICAR. Click here ...
Rules, regulations, instructions manual and records for discharging functions [Section 4(1)(b)(v)] Click here ... The following is a list of the Rules, Regulations etc., which are used for discharging functions by the Institute:
1. All Rules and Regulations of the Govt. of India.
2. Delegation of Powers in ICAR
3. Handbook on Agricultural Research Service of ICAR
4. ICAR Handbook of Technical Services
5. ICAR Guidelines for Intellectual Property Management and Technology Transfer/Commercialization
6. Record Retention Schedule - 2004 a. Weeding out of Records as Record Retention Schedule after a Compliance of codal formalities b. Preparatory Notes & Guilds by ICAR
7. Receipt and Payment Rules
8. Purchase Procedure 2005
9. Ministry of Finance - Purchase Manual
10. General Financial Rules 2005
11. CCS (Leave) Rules
12. Instructions from ICAR /Govt. of India as issued from time to time.
Categories of documents held by the authority under its control [Section 4(1)(b) (vi)] Click here ...
Boards, Councils, Committees and other Bodies constituted as part of the Public Authority [Section 4(1)(b)(viii)] Click here ...
Directory of officers and employees [Section 4(1) (b) (ix)] Name and designation
Telephone , fax and email ID
Monthly Remuneration received by officers & employees including system of compensation [Section 4(1) (b) (x)] Click here ...
Name, designation and other particulars of public information officers [Section 4(1) (b) (xvi)] Click here ...
No. Of employees against whom Disciplinary action has been proposed/ taken (Section 4(2)) Nill
Programmes to advance understanding of RTI (Section 26)
(i) Educational programmes Seminar was given to institute staff on RTI
(ii) Efforts to encourage public authority to participate in these programmes Yes all the staff are encouraged to participate
(iii) Training of CPIO/APIO Yes, CPIO has undertaken the training on RTI act
(iv) Update & publish guidelines on RTI by the Public Authorities concerned Section 26
Transfer policy and transfer orders [F No. 1/6/2011- IR dt. 15.4.2013] Click here ...
Budget allocated to each agency including all plans, proposed expenditure and reports on disbursements made etc. [Section 4(1)(b)(xi)] Budget allocation and expenditure of Plan & Non Plan from XIth Plan to 2021 plan of ICAR-IISS, Bhopal (Rs. In lakhs)
Year of Plan Plan Sanctioned Plan Actual Non Plan Actual
1 2 3 4
1213.32 1213.32 2581.39
1105.15 1105.15 4844.6
MTO (2017-2020) 3905.75 3888.58 -
2020-21 2375.17 2437.17 -
2021-22 2458.71 2303.21 155.50
2022-23 1169.52 1169.52 -
Foreign and domestic tours (F.No. 1/8/2012- IR dt. 11.9.2012) & Tenders Abroad Visits
Manner of execution of subsidy programme [Section 4(i)(b)(xii)] Not applicable
Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits of authorizations granted by the public authority [Section 4(1) (b) (xiii)] Not applicable
CAG & PAC paras [F No. 1/6/2011- IR dt. 15.4.2013] Not applicable
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] * ICAR rules and guidelines for Professional Service Functions (Training, Consultancy, Contract Research and Contract Service)

Are the details of policies / decisions, which affect public, informed to them [Section 4(1) (c)] Click here ...
Dissemination of information widely and in such form and manner which is easily accessible to the public [Section 4(3)] Institute Website
Form of accessibility of information manual/ handbook [Section 4(1)(b)] Information manual/handbook available in
(i) Electronic format Yes, available in institute website
(ii) Printed format Yes, available in the library
Whether information manual/ handbook available free of cost or not [Section 4(1)(b)] List of materials available
(i) Free of cost Yes, some publications are given free of cost
(ii) At a reasonable cost of the medium Yes
Language in which Information Manual/Handbook Available [F No. 1/6/2011-IR dt. 15.4.2013] Yes
When was the information Manual/Handbook last updated? [F No. 1/6/2011-IR dt 15.4.2013] Jan 2014
Information available in electronic form [Section 4(1)(b)(xiv)]
(i) Details of information available in electronic form Yes in ICAR-IISS Website
(ii) Name/ title of the document/record/ other information Publication
Particulars of facilities available to citizen for obtaining information [Section 4(1)(b)(xv)] The library service of the institute is available throughout the year (except gazetted & national holidays) The timings of Library as working days 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Director, ICAR-IISS Bhopal
Phone: (O) : 0755-2730946 Ext. 131 (O)
Fax: 0755-2733310
Such other information as may be prescribed under section 4(i) (b)(xvii)
(i) Grievance redressal mechanism IGC is constituted and looks after the grievances of staff
(ii) Details of applications received under RTI and information provided RTI
(iii) List of completed schemes/ projects/ Programmes Completed projects
(iv) List of schemes/ projects/ programme underway Ongoing projects
(v) Details of all contracts entered into including name of the contractor, amount of contract and period of completion of contract Contractual projects
(vi) Annual Report Annual Report
(vii) Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)
(viii) Any other information such as
a) Citizen’s Charter Citizen Client Charter
b) Result Framework Document (RFD) RFD
c) Six monthly reports on the Yes submitted to council
d) Performance against the benchmarks set in the Citizen’s Charter Citizen Client Charter
Receipt & Disposal of RTI applications & appeals RTI
Replies to questions asked in the parliament [Section 4(1)(d)(2)] Click here ...
Such other information as may be prescribed [F.No. 1/2/2016-IR dt. 17.8.2016, F No. 1/6/2011-IR dt. 15.4.2013] RTI
Item /information disclosed so that public have minimum resort to use of RTI Act to obtain information Click here ...
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) STQC certification is in under process. ICAR advised us to host our institute website in IASRI data centre, after that only we may get STQC certification

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