RESEARCH, REFERENCE

AND TRAINING DIVISION

Ministry of Information & Broadcasting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Information Handbook

Under

Right to Information Act, 2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                Price : Rs. 22/-

 

CONTENT

 

PAGE NO

 

Chapter 1                                                         Introduction                                                                  3

 

Chapter 2 (Manual-1)                                       Organizations,

                                                                        Functions and Duties                                                     4

 

Chapter 3 (Manual-2)                                       Powers and Duties of Officers and Employees   7

 

Chapter 4 (Manual-3) `                                    Rules, Regulations, Instructions, Manual

                                                                        and Records, for Discharging Functions                         8

 

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  9

 

Chapter 6 (Manual-5)                                       Categories of documents

                                                                        that are held by or under control                                    10

 

Chapter 7 (Manual-6)                                       Boards, Council,

                                                                        Committees and other bodies constituted                       11

 

Chapter 8 (Manual-7)                                       Names, designations and other particulars

                                                                        of the Public Information Officers                                  12

 

Chapter 9 (Manual-8)                                       Procedure followed in Decision Making Process           13

 

Chapter 10 (Manual-9)                                     Directory of Officers and Employees                 14

 

Chapter 11 (Manual-10)                                   Monthly Remuneration of Officers and Employees         15

 

Chapter 12 (Manual-11)                                   Budget Allocated                                                          16

 

Chapter 13                                                       Execution of Subsidy Programmes                               17

 

Chapter 14 (Manual-13)                                   Concessions and Permits                                              18

 

Chapter 15 (Manual-14)                                   Norms for discharge of functions                                   19

 

Chapter 16 (Manual-15)                                   Information in electronic form                            20

 

Chapter 17 (Manual-16)                                   Facilities for obtaining information                                  21

 

Chapter 18 (Manual-17)                                   Other useful information                                                22

 

 

 

 

Chapter 1

Introduction

 

1.1       This handbook has been prepared with the purpose of operationalising the Right to Information Act by setting out a practical regime for people to secure access to information under the control of public authorities in consistence with public interest in order to promote openness, transparency and accountability and in relation to matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

 

The "Right to Information" means the right to access information held by, legally accessible by or under the control of any public authority.

 

This "information" may be any material in any form, accessible under prescribed rules made under this Act by the appropriate Government or the competent authority, as the case may be.

 

The "Public authority" could be any authority or body established or constituted under the Constitution; by any law made by the appropriate Government, and includes any other body owned or controlled by the appropriate Government.

 

1.2       In order to fulfill the objectives of the Act, viz.

 

            (i) Give effect to the Fundamental Right to Information, which will contribute to strengthening      democracy, improving governance, increasing public participation, promoting transparency   and accountability and reducing corruption

           

            (ii) Establish voluntary and mandatory mechanisms or procedures to give effect to right to           information in a manner, which enables persons to obtain access to records of public      authorities in a swift, effective, inexpensive and reasonable manner.

 

            (iii) Promote transparency, accountability and effective governance of all public authorities by,    including but not limited to, empowering and educating all persons to:

 

·        Understand their rights in terms of this Act in order to exercise their rights in relation to public authorities;

·        Understand the functions and operation of public authorities and effectively participating in decision making by public authorities that affects their rights.

 

1.3       Any person desirous of obtaining information shall make a request in writing or through electronic means in English or in the official language, in which the application is being          submitted, to the Public Information Officers.

 

1.4       Definitions of terms used in the Handbook – NIL

 

1.5       Contact person in case somebody wants to get more information on topics covered:

            Sh. L.R. Vishwanath, Additional Director General, Phone/Fax: 24363564

            Sh. H.M. Sharma, Chief Documentation Officer, Phone: 24369041

 

1.6       Procedure and Fee Structure for getting information not available in the handbook.

            As per guidelines of CIC.

 

Chapter 2 (Manual-1)

Particulars of Organization, Functions and Duties

 

2.1       Objective/purpose of the public authority:

 

o       To serve as information bank as well as an information feeder service to the media units             to         help their programming and publicity campaigns.

o       To study media trend and maintain a reference and documentation service on Mass Communication.

o       To look into the training aspect of the Indian Information Service (IIS) officers in collaboration with the Indian   Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) and some other          institutions like IIMs, SRFTI and NAAA, etc.(For the time being this has been deferred)

 

2.2       Mission/Vision Statement of the Public Authority – None.

 

2.3       Brief history of the Public Authority and context of its formation.

 

In November 1941, while Information and Broadcasting Department was established, it was      felt necessary to set up a separate Division, namely, Research and Reference Division           mainly to supply the necessary guidance and background materials about day-to-day events to all the publicity media of the Department. This organisation was abolished in 1946             consequent on adverse vote of the Legislative Assembly, but it was revived with the      concurrence of the new Legislature in 1947. The Division got its new name, the Research,   Reference and Training Division in 1994 on the recommendations of the Narendra         Committee, which entrusted the Division with the task of imparting training to in-service Indian Information Service (IIS) officers.

 

2.4 to 2.6         Duties / Activities/ Functions and services being provided by the Public Authority.

 

The Division is divided into two parts functionally – the Reference Unit and Administration, and National Documentation Centre on Mass Communication including Library. The Reference Unit apart from its regular service, the Diary of Events, brings out every fortnight, also compiles India-Reference Annual, an authentic work of reference on India. The India Reference Annual is simultaneously released in Hindi language under the title – Bharat. The Division while collecting the base material for the Annual from different Central Ministries/Departments and State/UT governments/PSUs/Autonomous bodies updates and edits it as per the requirement of its publication in a book shape. Its sister concern, Publications Division publishes the book in English and Hindi. The collection of advertisement and marketing of the Annual is also the responsibility of the Publications Division. The Division also prepares a monthly ‘Screening Report of Specialty Magazines’ for the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting after monitoring the contents of such publications. The Division as a practice also helps in preparation of draft speeches, messages for the Minister for Information and Broadcasting and Secretary (I&B). It also edits the Annual Report of the Ministry of I&B as and when it is asked to do so.

 

The National Documentation Centre on Mass Communication (NDCMC) brings out services like ‘Current Awareness Service’, an annotated index of select articles on mass media published in newspapers and journals being subscribed by the Centre; ‘Bulletin on Films’, an abstract of various developments in the film industry in India; ‘Reference Information Service’, the background papers on subjects of topical interests in the field of mass media; Who’s Who in Mass Media’, the biographies of various media personalities in lime light; ‘Honours Conferred on Mass Communicators’,  the highlights of various awards announced during the year to mass communicators including the national and international film awards; ‘Bibliography’, an annotated subject index of articles on mass media published during past one year in newspapers and journals being subscribed by the Centre; ‘Media Update’ which brings, to focus major National and international media events for record and reference and ‘Press Clippings’ - Press clippings on mass media subjects published in various newspapers and magazines being subscribed by the Centre are marked, classified, cut and pasted, and arranged in classified/chronological order and kept in bound volumes for future reference; ‘Queries’ - The Centre attends, in person, to queries of the officials of the Ministry, it’s media units and accredited press correspondents. The NDCMC also compiles and edits the reference annual, Mass Media in India.

 

The Library of the RR&TD is presently a central reference Library. It caters to the need of the Ministry of I&B and its media units, press correspondents accredited to Government of India, eminent media persons, institutes imparting training in journalism. It serves as a base for undertaking Reference/Documentation services brought out by the NDCMC, RR&TD. The collection of the Library has accordingly been planned and built up for their needs. It functions as an integral part of the NDCMC.

 

Training is provided to the Indian Information Service (IIS) officers. .(For the time being this has been deferred)

 

 

2.7              Organisational Structure of RR&TD

 

The Division is headed by an Indian Information Service (IIS) Officer of the rank of Additional Director general and assisted by two IIS officers of the rank of Junior Administrative Grade/Non-functional Selection grade, an IIS officer of Deputy  Director rank, chief Documentation Officer, Research Officer, Documentation officer and Administrative Officer and other supporting staff.

 

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

 

            The RR&TD expects the public to give their opinions and suggestions for qualitative       improvement of its publications India and Mass Media in India printed and marketed by     Publications Division.

 

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

 

            At present, consultation facilities are given to accredited journalists and bona fide scholars,         in addition to the personnel in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

 

 

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

           

            Monitoring of service delivery is being done by the Director (Administration/Reference) and public         grievance redressal also being done by him.

 

2.11     Address of the main office and other offices at different levels. The Research, Reference            and Training Division, which is a subordinate office of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has no branch/field offices anywhere.

 

            The Address of RR&TD’s only office is, Room No.445, C Block, Phase-IV, Soochana            Bhawan, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003.

 

2.12     Morning hours of the office: 09:30 AM

            Closing hours of the office: 06:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter – 3 (Manual – 2)

Powers and Duties of Officers and Employees

 

3.1       The Officers and Employees of the Division enjoy and execute powers and duties as mandated to them by the Government of India from time to time. These include financial   and administrative powers to run the office smoothly.

 

            The RR&TD is headed by the Additional Director General, who is overall responsible for          the functioning of the             Division as per the mandate given to it from time to time by the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting. He has a team of two Directors, One Deputy       Director, one Assistant Director, one Research Officers and 3 Research Assistants. While   one Director assists the Addl. Director General in Administration and Training related work,      the other helps in the work related to Reference and Documentation Section. Besides, the     NDCMC has one Chief Documentation Officer, a            Documentation Officer and 3    Documentation Assistants to help Director (Reference) in his work.

 

The Chief Documentation Officer (CDO) is responsible for planning and developing       the Centre. He/She guides, supervises and coordinates various activities of the NDCMC     and maintains liaison with the Mass Communication agencies. Documentation Officer does   the work of information processing and Documentation and Information Services. Documentation Assistants process information and initiate services.

 

            The Administrative Wing of the Division            has one Administrative Officer. He/She is          assisted and supported by an            Accountant, Upper Division Clerks, Lower Division Clerks,      Cashier, Hindi Translator (Junior), Daftry and other Class four employees.

 

            The Division also has a total number of 4 Stenographers (of various Grades) to assist     Officers as Personal Assistants.

 

            The Additional Director General, RR&TD gives overall directions regarding policies and            administrative             matters of the Division. He/She is the final authority on all decisions, where         the Ministry’s clearance is not required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter – 4 (Manual-3)

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

Functions

 

4.1       The Division follows norms for the discharge of its functions as mandated by the Ministry           of I&B, Government of India from time to time. It cannot deviate from the Government   mandate on its own.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

5.1-5.2             The Division at present has no such 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter – 6 (Manual-5)

A statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or

under its control

 

6.1       The Division has the following categories of documents:

 

            (a) Files/records regarding administrative work of the Division.

            (b) Files/records regarding publication of India- Reference Annual.

            (c) Files/records regarding publication of Mass Media in India.

(d) Files/records regarding training programmes for in-service IIS Officers. ( For the time being this service has been deferred) .

            (e) Files/records regarding books and maintenance of Library.

            (f) Files/records regarding Services released by Reference Division and NDCMC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter – 7 (Manual-6)

A statement of Boards, Council, Committees and other bodies

constituted as its part

 

7.1       The Division also has no such provision of the boards, councils, committees and other    bodies as its part or for the purpose of its advice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter – 8 (Manual-7)

The names, designations and other particulars of the Public

Information Officers

 

8.1       (i)         Sh. L.R. Vishwanth, Director (Admn)/Appellate Authority,

                        Room No.448, Phase-IV, Block C, Soochana Bhawan, CGO Complex,

                        New Delhi-110003,

                        Phone/Fax: 011-24364844

 

            (ii)        Sh. H.M. Sharma, Chief Documentation Officer/Transparency Officer

Room No.441, Phase-IV, Block B, Soochana Bhawan, CGO Complex,

                        New Delhi-110003.

                        Phone: 011-24369041

 

            (iii)       Smt. Pranati Mohanty, Assistant Director/CPIO

                        Room No. 453, Phase-II, Block’B’, Soochana Bhawan,

CGO Complex, New Delhi-110003.

                        Phone: 011-24365729

 

(iv)       Sh. Simmi Kumar, Research Officer/Assistant Public Information Officer

Room No.452, Phase-IV, Block B, Soochana Bhawan, CGO Complex,

                        New Delhi-110003

                        Phone: 011-24363903

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter – 9 (Manual-8)

Procedure followed in Decision Making Process

 

9.1       The Additional Director General, RR&TD gives overall directions regarding policies and administrative matters of the Division. He/She is the final authority on all decision making process, where the Ministry’s clearance is not required. While he is an overall authority, he has delegated certain powers to both the Directors in their respective fields for the smooth functioning of the Office. The Directors exercise these delegated powers under the supervision and consultation of the Additional Director General. The process of decision-making in policy matters lies with Directors and    Additional Director General. However, small matters for day-to-day functioning can be settled at the Administrative Officer, Deputy Director and Chief Documentation Officer level.

 

9.2       The Division follows all rules and regulations, instructions, manuals and records as issued            by the Government of India from time to time.

 

9.3       There is no arrangement to communicate the decisions to the public.

 

9.4       Directors, Deputy Director, Chief Documentation Officer and Research Officer are the officers whose opinions are sought by the Director in the decision making     process.

 

9.5       The Additional Director General is the final authority that vets the decision normally.

 

9.6       On important matters pertaining to the Division, the Additional Director General and      Directors take the guidance and directions of the concerned Joint Secretary and Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter – 10 (Manual-9)

Directory of Officers and Employees

 

10.1     Reference & Administration

 

No.

Name

Address

Tel.No.

1.

Shri. L.R. Vishwanth, Additional Director General

58, Chotta Singh Block, Aisan Games Village Complex, New Delhi-45

24363564

24368424 (Fax)

2.

Shri Jaideep Bhatnagar, Director

 

68-D/Pocket –I, Mayur Vihar (Phase-I) Delhi-110091

24363904

3.

Mrs. Pranati Mohanty, Assistant Director

C/o Bibhu Prashd Mohapatra, E-38, Oxford Apart. Plot II, Patpar Ganj, New Delhi -110092

24365729

3.

Shri Simmi Kumar,  Research Officer

58-D, DDA, Flat, Ashok Vihar, Phase-III, Delhi-110052

24363903

4.

Shri Ombir Singh, Steno

15/944, Vasundhara, Ghaziabad, U.P.

24366014

5.

Smt. Usha Gulati, Steno

H-41, Mansarovar Park, Shahdara, Delhi-110032

24364844

6.

Shri R.K. Jain, Hindi Translator

WB-33, Shakarpur Ext.  Delhi-92

 

24366014

7.

Shri Ghamandi Lal, Accountant

Qtr. No. 108, Block No.12, Dev Nagar, Karol Bagh, New Delhi-11005

-do-

8.

Smt. Neelam Minocha, UDC

GG-I, 83 B, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018

-do-

9.

Smt. Yashumati Sharma, UDC ( On deputation to Air Port Authority, New Delhi.)

B-65, Airport Aptt. Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018

-do-

10

Shri B.S. Rawat, UDC

C-III/308, Lodhi Colony, Lodhi Road, Qtr., New Delhi-110003

-do-

11.

Shri Sanjay Kinra, LDC

H.No. 4, B. No. 19, Ward No.6, Gandhi Nagar, Rohtak, Haryana-124001,

-do-

12.

Shri Anjoy Kumar, LDC

Qtr. No.913, Type-II, N.H.IV, Faridabad, Haryana

24363564

 

13

Shri Harsh Sharma, LDC

Qtr. No. 1593, Laxmibai Nagar, new Delhi-1

24366014

14.

Shri Rajinder Prasad, Multi Tasking Employee

515, Kasturba Nagar, Type-I Qtr., New Delhi

24366014

14.

Shri Jagpal Singh, Multi Tasking Employee

5/389, Tirlok Puri, Delhi-91

-do-

15.

Smt. Satya Devi, Multi Tasking Employee

H.No. 737, Kashmiri Gate, Chhota Bazar, Delhi-6

24366014

16.

Shri Chaman Lal, Multi Tasking Employee

54, Nehru Kutia, Malika Ganj, Delhi-7

24363564

17.

Shri Kiran Kishore, , Multi Tasking Employee

Qtr. No.501 M.B.Road, Pushap Vihar, Sec-3, New Delhi

24366014

18.

Shri Rajbir Singh, Multi Tasking Employee

Village & Post office Purkhas, Distt. Sonepat, Haryana

-do-

 

National Documentation Centre on Mass Communication (NDCMC)

No.

Name

Address

Tel. No.

1.

Shri H.M. Sharma,

Chief Documentation Officer

94, Soochana Apptt., Vasundhara Enclave, Delhi-96

24369041

2.

Smt. Alka Mathur, DO

D-1/1319, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi-70

24369042

3.

Ms. Sushma Gautam, DA

630/S, Shivaji Nagar, Gurgaon-122001, Haryana

-do-

4.

Shri Vasdev Nagwani, DA

58 F/F, Vinobha Puri, Lajpat Nagar-II, New Delhi-24.

-do-

5.

Shri B.M. Pant, LDC

S-IV/K 142, Pushpa Vihar, M.B. Raod, New Delhi.

-do-

6.

Shri Roop Kumar, Multi Tasking Employee

J-898, Kalibari Marg, Gole Market New.Delhi-1

-do-

 

 

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     The employees of the Division get their salaries as per the pay scales shown against their name   in the chart given below. All employees receive allowances admissible to them as             per  their pay scales as fixed by the Government of India from time to time.

 

            Reference & Administration

 

No.

Name

Pay-Scale

Grade Pay

1.

Shri. L.R. Vishwanth Additional Director General

37,400-67,000

10 000

2.

Shri Jaideep Bhatnagar, Director

37,400-67,000

8 700

3.

Mrs. Pranati Mohanty, Assistant Director

15,600 - 39,100

5400

4.

Shri Simmi Kumar,  Research Officer

9,300-34,800

4600

5.

Shri Ombir Singh, Steno-II

9,300-34,800

4600

6.

Smt. Usha Gulati, Sento

 9, 300-34,800

4800

7.

Shri R.K. Jain, Hindi Translator

9,300-34,800

4600

8.

Shri Ghamandi Lal, Accountant

9,300-34,800

4200

9.

Smt. Neelam Manocha, UDC

9,300-34,800

4200

10.

Smt. Yashumati Sharma, UDC

5,200-20,200

2800

11.

Shri B.S. Rawat, UDC

 5,200 - 20,200

2400

12.

Shri Sanjay Kinra, LDC

5,200-20,200

2000

13.

Shri Anjoy Kumar, LDC

5,200-20,200

2000

14.

Shri Harsh Sharma, LDC

5,200-20,200

1900

15.

Shri Rajinder Prasad, Multi Tasking Employee

5,200-20,200

1900

16.

Shri Jagpal Singh, Multi Tasking Employee

5,200-20,200

1900

17.

Smt. Satya Devi, Multi Tasking Employee

5,200-20,200

1900

18.

Shri Chaman Lal, Multi Tasking Employee

5,200-20,200

1900

19.

Shri Kiran Kishore, , Multi Tasking Employee

5,200-20,200

1900

20

Shri Rajbir Singh, Multi Tasking Employee

5,200 - 20,200

1800

 

 

 

 NDCMC

 

No.

Name

Pay-Scale

After ACP/MACP

Pay-Scale

1.

Shri H.M. Sharma, Chief Documentation Officer

15,600 - 39,100

7600

2.

Smt. Alka Mathur, DO

15,600 - 39,100

6600

3.

Ms. Sushma Gautam, DA

15,600 - 39,100

6600

4.

Shri Vasdev Nagwani, DA

9,300 -  34,800

4600

5

Shri B.M. Pant, LDC

5,200 - 20,200

1900

6.

Shri Roop Kumar, Multi Tasking Employee

5,200-20,200

1900

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter – 12 (Manual-11)

The Budget Allocated to each Agency

(Particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on

disbursement made)

 

12.1     Budget 2012-13

 

NON-PLAN

                                                                                                                 (Rs. In Thousands)

S. No.

Head

Budget (Rs.)

Expenditure up to May, 2012  

1.

Salaries

17500.00

2997929.00

2.

OTA

00.05

0.00

3.

Medical Exp.

445.00

150.00

4.

Travel Expdt.

200.00

3728.00

5.

Office Expdt.

2800.00

153424.00

6.

I.T. (OE)

750.00

9345.00

7.

Banking

0.00

0.00

 

Total

21700.00

3164576

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter – 13

The Manner of Execution of Subsidy Programmes

 

13.1          The manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the           details of beneficiaries of such programmes: NIL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter – 14 (Manual – 13)

Particulars of Recipients of Concessions, permits or authorization

granted by it

 

14.1          Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorisations granted by it: Nil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter – 15 (Manual – 14)

Norms set by it for the discharge of its functions

 

15.1     There are no particulars/details of the norms/standards set by the department for execution         of various activities/programmes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter – 16 (Manual – 15)

Information available in an electronic form

 

16.1     The web site of the Division has all the essential information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 are adopted by the department        for dissemination of information.

 

            Office Library: Membership only for the officials of the I&B Ministry and its various                                          Media Units, Journalists of the Media, and research scholars working                                        on media related issues. Situated at the Fifth Floor, Soochana                                                      Bhawan, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road,  New Delhi-110003. the                                                            Library is open between 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday                                                  except on gazetted holidays)

 

 

             Dramas and Shows:     None

 

Through Newspaper:    None

 

            Exhibition:                     None

 

            Notice Board : None

           

            Inspection of records

            in the Office:                 Not in place, being worked out

 

            System of issuing of

            Copies of documents:   Photo/Scanned copy on payment

 

             Printed Manual Available : Yes

 

             Website of the Public Authority : rrtd.gov.in

 

            Other means of Advertising : None

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter – 18 (Manual – 17)

Other Useful Information

 

18.1     There aren't any frequently asked questions by the public to this Division.

18.2     Procedure for seeking information – Phone/Written Communication/E-mail etc.

18.3     With relation to training imparted to public by Public Authority - None.

18.4     With relation to Certificate, No Objection Certificate, etc., issued by the Public

            Authority not included in Manual-13. – N.A.

18.5     With relation to registration process - N.A.

18.6     With relation to collection of tax by Public Authority - N.A.

18.7     With relation to issuing new connection electricity/water supply, temporary and permanent         disconnections, etc. - N.A.

18.8     Details of any other public services provided by the Public Authority – None

 

 

The National Documentation Centre on Mass Communication (NDCMC), which was created on recommendation of an Expert Committee in 1976, brings out services like:

 

·                  Current Awareness Service’, an annotated index of select articles on mass media published in newspapers and journals being subscribed by the Centre;

·                  Bulletin on Films’, an abstract of various developments in the film industry in India;

·                   Reference Information Service’, the background papers on subjects of topical interests in the field of mass media;

·                  Who’s Who in Mass Media’, the biographies of various media personalities in lime light;

·                  Honours Conferred on Mass Communicators’,  the highlights of various awards announced during the year to mass communicators including the national and international film awards;

·                  ‘Bibliography’, an annotated subject index of articles on mass media published during past one year in newspapers and journals being subscribed by the Centre;

·                  ‘Media Update’ which brings, to focus major National and international media events for record and reference and

·                  Press Clippings’ - Press clippings on mass media subjects published in various newspapers and magazines being subscribed by the Centre are marked, classified, cut and pasted, and arranged in classified/chronological order and kept in bound volumes for future reference;

·                  Queries’ - The Centre attends, in person, to queries of the officials of the Ministry, it’s media units and accredited press correspondents.

·                  The NDCMC also compiles and edits the Mass Media in India.

 

The Library of the RR&TD is a well stocked Library with a large and varied collection of books on all aspects of the country and on the issues of international importance. It also has a number of bound volumes of reports, periodicals, encyclopaedias and other reference documents.  The collection includes specialized books on various disciplines of mass media to cater to the needs of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, its media units, accredited media correspondents, institutes imparting training in journalism and also supplement its own activities. It serves as a base for undertaking Documentation services brought out by the NDCMC. It functions as an integral part of the NDCMC.

 

 

 

 

 

ORGANIZATIONAL CHART

 

 

 

Additional Director General

Director-Training

 (Administration and Establishment)

 

 Director- Reference

 (Administration and Establishment)

Administrative Officer

Deputy Director

Chief Documentation Officer

Documentation Officer

(NDCMC)

 

Librarian

(Library)

Assistant Director

Research Officer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Note :              One of the post of Director is vacant and another director is looking after the work of IIMC in the capacity of OSD.