दामोदर घाटी निगम Damodar Valley Corporation
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The Right to Information Act, 2005
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Introduction Damodar Valley Corporation, a statutory body established under Act No. XIV of 1948 of GOI having its Corporate Office at DVC Towers, VIP Road, Kolkata - 700 054, has taken necessary steps to provide information to the citizens of the country in accordance with The Right to Information Act, 2005. This section of DVC's official website along with other relevant sections contain information as required to be published under Section 4 (1) (b) of the Act.
Objective of the Right to Information Act The Government of India has enacted 'The Right to Information Act 2005' No. 22 of 2005 "To provide for setting out the practical regime of right to information for citizens to secure access to information under the control of public authorities, in order to promote transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority, the constitution of a Central Information Commission and State Information Commissions and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto".
What is Information "Information" means any material in any form, including records, documents, memos, e-mails, opinions, advices, press releases, circulars, orders, logbooks, contracts, reports, papers, samples, models, data material held in any electronic form and information relating to any private body which can be accessed by a public authority under any other law for the time being in force.
Who can Seek information Any citizen of India may obtain information as per provision made under Section 6(1) of the RTI Act, 2005. This Act gives the Right to Information only to the citizens of India. It does not make provision for giving information to Corporations, Associations, and Companies etc. which are legal entities / persons but not citizens. However, if an application is made by an employee or office bearer of any Corporation, Association, Company, NGO etc. indicating his name and such employee or office bearer is a citizen of India, information may be supplied to him / her. In such cases, it would be presumed that a citizen has sought information at the address of the Corporation.
What is a Public Authority A "public authority" is any authority or body or institution of self government established or constituted by or under the Constitution; or by any other law made by the Parliament or a State Legislature; or by notification issued or order made by the appropriate Government and includes body owned, controlled or substantially financed and non-Government organizations substantially financed by the Central Government or a State Government also fall within the definition of public authority.
Suo Motu Disclosures in Pursuance of Section 4(1) (b) Under the Right to Information Act, 2005
Sec. 4(1)(b)(i): Particulars of Organisation, Functions and Duties Name and Address of the Organisation: Damodar Valley Corporation DVC Headquarter DVC Towers, VIP Road, Kolkata-700054.
Contact Details of Officials
Head of the organization
Vision, Mission and Key Objectives
Function and Duties
Organization Chart
Sec. 4(1)(b)(ii): Power and duties of its officers and employees All the corporation officers have certain Delegated Administrative Power (DAP) and Delegated Financial Power (DFP) depending upon their level/rank in the corporation. The DAP & DFP of various officials is decided by the competent authority (DVC Board) which are well defined and revised from time to time, depending upon the organization's requirement as well as Central Government / Ministry of Power (MOP) Guidelines & Norms. The duties are assigned from time to time as required.
Sec. 4(1)(b)(iii):Procedure followed in decision making process The various proposals are initiated through notesheet by the concerned officers in their respective Members/Directors/Head of the Department. The Functional Head takes decisions on those proposals within their delegation of powers. The matter, which require the approval/vetting by the Board Members, are placed before the DVC Board for approval vis a vis decisions. Certain matters ,which require the decision of the Government in terms of various directives issued by the Government from time to time are sent to Ministry of Power.
Sec. 4(1)(b)(iv): Norms for discharge of functions Norms set by DVC for the discharge of its functions are based on its core values which are as under: - Business Morals - Customer Care - Organizational & Professional Excellence - Mutual respect & trust - Innovation & Speed - Social obligation/service to society - Statutory Compliance
Sec. 4(1)(b)(v): Rules, Regulations, Instructions Manual and Records for discharging functions

Rules, Regulations, Instructions, Manuals and Records held by corporation or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions. DVC has a set of rules for conduct of business through well defined policies.

Major documents are: -

-DVC Act

-Service Regulation -

-Purchase Manual

- Stores Manual

- Delegation of Financial & Administrative Power

Sec. 4(1)(b)(vi): Categories of documents held by the authority under its control Statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or under its control. DVC holds commercial and technical documents relating to the business operations of the corporation and data relating to its employees.
Sec. 4(1)(b)(vii): 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 Particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation with, or reorientation by, the members of public in relation to formulation of its policy or implementation thereof. DVC being a commercial entity, its policies relate to internal management and, hence, there is no arrangement for consultation with members of the public. All of its policies are formulated in compliance with applicable provisions of statutes, regulations etc.
Sec. 4(1)(b)(viii): Boards, Councils, Committees and other Bodies constituted as part of the Public Authority

Statement of boards, councils, committees and other bodies consisting of two or more persons constituted as its part or for the purpose of its advice, and as to whether meetings of those boards, councils, committees and other bodies are open to the public, or the minutes of such meetings are accessible for public. DVC has constituted many Committees to oversee the operations and to provide directions / guidelines. The meetings of the Board or these committees are neither open to public not the agendas / minutes are accessible to public. Meetings of the Corporation are Confidential and as such documents like Agenda papers, List of attendees, Minutes, Resolution, etc. are not accessible to public.

Sec. 4(1)(b)(ix): Directory of officers and employees Employee's Directory
Sec. 4(1)(b)(x): Monthly Remuneration received by officers & employees including system of compensation Monthly Remuneration received by officers & employees including system of compensation as provided in regulations.
Sec. 4(1)(b)(xi) Budget allocated to each agency including all plans, proposed expenditure and reports on disbursements made etc. Budget allocated to each of corporation's agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditure and reports on disbursements made. DVC prepares capital budget every year for its ongoing projects as well as new projects and other schemes. DVC also prepares revenue budget every year. Expenditure incurred by DVC is governed by these budgets. Both capital and revenue budgets are placed in the parliament before making any expenditure.
Sec. 4(1)(b)(xii) Manner of execution of subsidy programme Not Applicable
Sec. 4(1)(b)(xiii): Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits of authorizations granted by the public authority Not Applicable
Sec. 4(1)(b)(xiv): Details in respect of the information, available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form Information is available at www.dvc.gov.in w.e.f. 08.07.2016
Sec. 4(1)(b)(xv): Particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the working hours of a library or reading room if maintained for public use. Corporation does not maintain any public library. Refer to Sl. No. XVI & XVII for the procedures to obtain information
Sec. 4(1)(b)(xvi) Name, designation and other particulars of public information officers Refer CPIO details sheet
Sec.4(i) (b)(xvii) Such other information as may be prescribed under section Details of Grievance Redressal Cell: Shri Aijazul Islam Sr. Addl. Director(HR) & Public Grievance Officer (PG Cell), HR Department, Damodar Valley Corporation, DVC Tower, Ultadanga, Kolkata-700054, Ph.: – 033-66072526   www.pgportal.gov.in
Details of Public Relation Cell: Shri Rajiv Ranjan Sinha, Chief Public Relation Officer (PR Cell), Secretariat Department, Damodar Valley Corporation, DVC Tower, Ultadanga, Kolkata-700054, 033-66072128
Completed & underway schemes of CSR.in DVC
Details of all Contracts/Tender
General Conditions of Contract
Annual Report
Budget Report
Details of RTI Applications received and disposed. Year: 2022-23: Applications Received: 517, Application Rejected: 60, Application Disposed: 439
Details of Appeals received and orders issued. Year: 2022-23 Appeal Received: 58,  Appeal Rejected:0, Appeal Disposed: 65
HR Circular including transfer policy HR Circular including transfer policy
No. of employees against whom Disciplinary action (admin) has been proposed/taken (Section 4(2)) 
 I. Status of Pending Disciplinary Proceedings in the year FY 23-24: -
  1. Minor Penalty Proceedings - 0
  2. Major Penalty Proceedings - 19
 II. Status of Disposal of Disciplinary Proceedings in the Year FY 23-24: -
  1. Minor Penalty Proceedings - 1
  2. Major Penalty Proceedings - 25
Discretionary and Non-Discretionary Grants Details of Discretionary and Non-Discretionary Grants Allocations to State Govt./NGO's/Other Institution
Sec. 26 Programmes to advance understanding of RTI  
RTI TRAINING DETAILS during F.Y. 2023-24
From To Topic No of participants Location Duration
23-05-2023 24-05-2023 RTI Act and Prevention of Corruption Acts 13 DVC Training Institute, Chandrapura 2 days
  1. One Day Training on Prevention of Corruption Act - 22.02.2024 (12 Participants)
  2. One Day Training on Right to Information Act -- 11.01.2024 -- (20 Participants)
RTI Act 12 MTPS, DVC 1 day
RTI Act and Prevention of Corruption Acts 20 1 day
Total participants (2023-24) 24
Link to file RTI application through online mode rtionline.gov.in w.e.f. 08.07.2016
Third party transparency audit on Proactive Disclosure For 2020-21- Done by NPTI and submitted to CIC on 14-08-2023. DVC Audit Certificate,2022-23 along with self-appraisal report 2022-23

 

 

Name of CPIO from the year 2015 onwards: Shri Parameshwar Toppo- upto 30.06.2016, Shri Angshuman Mandal - from 01.07.2016 to 30.06.2021, Smt. Sangita Sil - from 10.07.21 to 20.3.24, Smt. Soma Mondal- from 21.3.24 till now.

 

 

Name of First Appellate Authority from the year 2015 onwards: Shri Prabhat Kiran, Executive Director (HR) - upto 31.07.2018, Shri A. K. Jha, Executive Director (HR) - from 01.08.2018 to 18.11.2018, Shri A. K. Verma, Executive Director (HR) - 19.11.2018 to 31.01.2021, Shri R. K. Dutta, Executive Director (HR) - from 01.02.2021 to 30.04.2021, Shri Dipak Biswas, Executive Director (HR) - from 01.05.2021 to 31.07.2021, Shri Rakesh Ranjan, Executive Director (HR)- 01.08.2021 to 16.11.2022, Smt. Sumita Nag, Additional Secretary - from 17.11.2022 till now.

RTI applicants are requested to submit their application directly to the respective CPIO as mentioned below, to obtain information.

 

 

Name(s), designation(s) and other particulars of CPIOs.

 

 

 

 

Sl. No.

NAME

DESIGNATION

ADDRESS

PHONE No. & E-mail

1 Smt. Soma Mondal Nodal Officer (RTI) w.e.f. 21.03.24 Damodar valley Corporation, Secretariat Department, DVC Towers, VIP Road, Kolkata – 700054 (033)66073004 soma.mondal@dvc.gov.in
2 Smt. Soma Mondal Central Public Information Officer w.e.f. 21.03.24 Damodar valley Corporation, Secretariat Department, DVC Towers, VIP Road, Kolkata – 700054 (033)66073004 soma.mondal@dvc.gov.in
3 Smt. Subhasree Karmakar Asstt. Manager (HR) & Central Public Information Officer Damodar Valley Corporation, Durgapur Thermal Power Station, Durgapur – 713207, West Bengal (0343)2774824 subhasree.karmakar@dvc.gov.in
4 Shri Prakas Kumar Asst. Manager (Rajbhasa)& Central Public Information Officer Damodar Valley Corporation, Mejia Thermal Power Station, P O – Durlavpur, Dist. – Bankura, West Bangal – 722183 (03241)262201 kumar.prakash@dvc.gov.in
5 Shri Parvind Kumar Manager (HR) & Central Public Information Officer Damodar Valley Corporation, Chandrapura Thermal Power Station, P O – Chandrapura, Dist. – Bokaro, Jharkhand - 824303 parvind.kumar@dvc.gov.in
6 Shri Rohit Kumar Manager (HR)  &  Central Public Information Officer Damodar Valley Corporation, Bokaro Thermal Power Station, P O - Bokaro Thermal, Dist. – Bokaro, Jharkhand – 829107 (06549)266705 rohit.kumar@dvc.gov.in
7 Smt. Rashi Agarwal Manager (HR)  & Central Public Information Officer Damodar Valley Corporation, Durgapur Steel Thermal Power Station, 1st Floor, Administrative Building, P O - Andal, Dist-Burdwan, West Bengal-713321 rashi.agarwal@dvc.gov.in
8 Shri Raghupati Chanda Sr. Manager (HR) & Central Public Information Officer Damodar Valley Corporation, Raghunathpur Thermal Power Station, Dumdumi, P O – Nildih, Dist. – Purulia, West Bengal - 723133 (03251)201466 raghupati.chanda@dvc.gov.in
9 Shri Rahul Ranjan Deputy Director (HR) & Central Public Information Officer Damodar Valley Corporation, Soil Conservation Department, Hazaribag, Dist. – Hazaribag, Jharkhand - 825301 (06546)270636 rahul.ranjan@dvc.gov.in
10 Shri Asish Kumar Deputy Director (HR) & Central Public Information Officer Damodar Valley Corporation, Koderma Thermal Power Station, P O – Banjhedih, Dist. Koderma, Jharkhand - 825421 ashish.kumar@dvc.gov.in
11 Shri Radhakrishna Gunde Sr. Manager (HR) & Central Public Information Officer Damodar Valley Corporation, At & PO - Panchet Dam, Dist. – Dhanbad, Jharkhand (06540)287218, radhakrishna.gunde@dvc.gov.in
12 Shri Tapas Ray Deputy Manager (HR) & Central Public Information Officer Damodar Valley Corporation, O/o  Sr. Manager (HR), At & P O– Maithon Dam, Dist. – Dhanbad, Jharkhand – 828207 (06540)2522499, tapas.ray@dvc.gov.in

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Other useful information

How To Apply

1.

Introduction

Any citizen of India who desires to obtain any information under the Right to Information Act, 2005 shall make a request preferably in the Application Format in writing directly to the Central Public Information Officer of the Concerned DVC Project or Headquarters as mentioned above.

2.

Application Fee

In accordance to directives given in the Gazette Notification issued by Deptt. of Personnel & Training, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Govt. of India, vide No. 34012/8(s)/2005-Estt. (B) dated 16/09/2005, the application for obtaining information under sub-section (1) of section 6 must be accompanied by prescribed application fee drawn as per following project wise deatils. At present the application fee, which is subject to change from time to time, is as under:- Application fee:  Rs. 10/- (Rupees ten only) : By cash against proper receipt or by demand draft / banker’s cheque / Indian Postal Order. Persons who belong to BPL category are not required to pay any fee provided necessary documents are produced in support of their claim.

Details of recently purchased IPO/ Banker Cheque/ demand draft  towards payment of RTI application fee :-

For RTI application addressed to CPIO, Kolkata

pay to - DAMODAR VALLEY CORPORATION

payable at Kolkata  

For RTI application addressed to CPIO, RTPS

pay to- Damodar Valley Corporation

payable at- RTPS.  

For RTI application addressed to CPIO, Panchet Hydel Station

Pay to :- Accounts Officer DVC Panchet

Payable at :- Panchet.  

For RTI application addressed to CPIO, MTPS

Pay to - DVC, MTPS(O&M)

payable at – MTPS.  

For RTI application addressed to CPIO, Maithon

Pay to- Sr. Manager (Finance)

Payable at-Maithon.  

For RTI application addressed to CPIO, Hazaribagh

Pay to- Addl. Chief Accounts Officer, DVC, Hazaribag.

Payable at- Hazaribag.  

For RTI application addressed to CPIO, DTPS

Details of IPO- Drawn in favour of Additional Chief Accounts Officer, DTPS, Durgapur payable at P.O. at Durgapur-713207.

Banker cheque  -.

Pay to- Damodar Valley Corporation

Branch- Maya bazaar, DTPS.  

For RTI application addressed to CPIO, DSTPS

The Deputy General Manager( Finance)

Bank of India, Andal Branch.  

For RTI application addressed to CPIO, CTPS

Pay to-Sr. Additional Chief Account Officer

Payable at-Chandrapura.  

For RTI application addressed to CPIO, BTPS

Pay to- Sr. Addl. Chief Accounts Officer

Payble at- Bokaro Thermal  

For RTI application addressed to CPIO, KTPS

pay to Sr. Addl. Chief Accounts Officer, DVC, KTPP

payable at KTPP

3.

Additional Fee

In case it is decided to provide the information, the Requester shall be informed of the additional fees required to be deposited by him / her for the information sought and information shall be furnished after the deposit of the fee by the Requester, as per the Act. In accordance to directives given in the above mentioned Gazette notification dated 16-09-2005, for providing the information under sub-section (1) of Section 7 of the Act, an additional fee shall be charged. At present, the applicable rates, which are subject to change from time to time, are given as under :-

  1. For each page (in A-4 or A-3 size : paper) created or copied
  2. For a copy in larger size paper : Actual charge or cost price
  3. For samples or models : Actual cost or price
  4. For inspection of records : No fee for the first hour; and a fee of Rupees five for each fifteen minutes (or fraction thereof) thereafter
Further, for providing the information under sub-section (5) of Section 7 of the Act, the fee shall be charged at the following rates:-
  1. For information provided in : diskette or floppy Rs. 50/- (Rupees fifty only) per diskette or floppy
  2. For information provided in : printed form At the price fixed for such publication or Rs. 2/- per page of photocopy for extracts from the publication

The mode of payment of above mentioned additional fees shall be the same as application fee.

4.

Appeal

In case the Requester who does not receive a decision within the time specified in sub-section (1) or clause (a) of sub-section (3) of section 7 of the Act, or is aggrieved by a decision of the PIO, as the case may be, may within thirty days from the expiry of such period from the receipt of such a decision, prefer an appeal to the Additional Secretary, Appellate Authority, DVC for redressal of the application made under RTI Act 2005.

.Record Retention Policy of DVC: 1, 2, 3, 4.

For More details on Right to Information Act, 2005 please visit https://persmin.gov.in