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 (Act). 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.
Compliance under Section 4 (1) (b) of Right to Information Act, 2005
Particulars of organization, functions and duties. Our official website www.dvc.gov.in can be connected as a link for this information.
Powers and duties of officers and employees DVC has well defined powers for corporation officials at different levels. The duties are assigned from time to time.
Procedure followed in the decision making process. The decision making process is based on the delegation of authorities to various officers. The organization chart of the corporation is at www.dvc.gov.in
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monthly remuneration received by each of corporation’s officers and employees, including the system or compensation as provided in its Regulations.
The pay scales of the employees FOR GROUP ‘A’ EMPLOYEES
Rs. 15600-39100 + Grade Pay 5400) PB 3
Rs. (15600-39100 + Grade Pay 5650) PB 3
Rs. (15600-39100 + Grade Pay 6600) PB 3
Rs. (15600-39100 + Grade Pay 7600) PB 3
Rs. (37400-67000 + Grade Pay 8700) PB 4
Rs. (37400-67000 + Grade Pay 8800) PB 4
Rs. (37400-67000 + Grade Pay 8900) PB 4
Rs. (37400-67000 + Grade Pay 10,000) PB 4
FOR GROUP ‘B’ EMPLOYEES
Rs. (5200 – 20200 + Grade Pay 1200) PB 1
Rs. (5200 – 20200 + Grade Pay 2000) PB 1
Rs. (5200 – 20200 + Grade Pay 2650) PB 1
Rs. (5200 – 20200 + Grade Pay 3200) PB 1
Rs. (9300 – 34800 + Grade Pay 4200) PB 2
Rs. (9300 – 34800 + Grade Pay 4300) PB 2
Rs. (9300 – 34800 + Grade Pay 4400) PB 2
FOR GROUP ‘C’ EMPLOYEES
Rs. (5200-20200 + Grade Pay 1800) PB 1
Rs. (5200-20200 + Grade Pay 1850) PB 1
FOR GROUP ‘D’ EMPLOYEES
Rs. (5200-20200 + Grade Pay 1800) PB 1
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.
Manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and details of beneficiaries of such programmes. Not Applicable
Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorization granted by the corporation. Not Applicable
Details in respect of information, available to or held by the corporation, reduced in an electronic form. Information is available at www.dvc.gov.in
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
Name(s), designation(s) and other particulars of Public Information Officer(s).
Introduction Any citizen of India who desires to obtain any information under the Right to Information Act, 2005 may make a request preferably in the Application Format in writing to the Public Information Officer of the Concerned DVC Project or Headquarters.
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 in favour of DVC, payable at the local office where the application has been submitted. 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.
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 :-
For each page (in A-4 or A-3 size : paper) created or copied
For a copy in larger size paper : Actual charge or cost price
For samples or models : Actual cost or price
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:-
For information provided in : diskette or floppy Rs. 50/- (Rupees fifty only) per diskette or floppy
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.
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 Director(HRD), Appellate Authority, DVC for redressal of the application made under RTI Act 2005.