Right to Information

The Right to Information Act, 2005
IntroductionDamodar 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 ActThe 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 informationAny 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 AuthorityA “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 DutiesName and Address of the Organisation:
Damodar Valley Corporation
DVC Headquarter
DVC Towers, VIP Road,
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 employeesAll 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 processThe 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 functionsNorms 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 functionsRules, 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:
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 controlStatement 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 thereofParticulars 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 AuthorityStatement 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.
Sec. 4(1)(b)(ix): Directory of officers and employeesEmployee’s Directory
Sec. 4(1)(b)(x): Monthly Remuneration received by officers & employees including system of compensationMonthly 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 programmeNot Applicable
Sec. 4(1)(b)(xiii): Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits of authorizations granted by the public authorityNot 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 officersRefer CPIO details sheet
Sec.4(i) (b)(xvii) Such other information as may be prescribed under sectionDetails of Grievance Redressal Cell:
Sri Chandra Mohan
Jt. Secretary & Public Grievance Officer (PG Cell), Secretariat Department, Damodar Valley Corporation, DVC Tower, Ultadanga, Kolkata-700054, Ph.: – 033-66072604 www.pgportal.gov.in
Details of Public Relation Cell:
Sri Deoshankar Sahay
Sr. Jt. Secretary & Chief Public Realtion Officer (PR Cell), Secretariat Department, Damodar Valley Corporation, DVC Tower, Ultadanga, Kolkata-700054, Ph.: – 033-66072602
Completed & underway schemes of CSR.in DVC</a
Details of all Contracts/Tender
General Conditions of Contract
Annual Report
Budget Report
Details of RTI Applications received and disposed.
Year: 2018-19:
Applications Received: 449 Application Rejected: 49 Application Disposed: 371
Details ofAppeals received and orders issued.
Year: 2018-19
Appeal Received: 57 Appeal Disposed: 51
HR Circular including transfer policyHR Circular including transfer policy
No. of employees against whom Disciplinary action has been proposed/taken (Section 4(2))No. Of employees against whom disciplinary action has been
i) Status of Pending Disciplinary Proceedings (as on 17.12.2019): –  Minor Penalty Proceedings- Nil,  Major Penalty  Proceedings- 07
ii) Status of Disposal of Disciplinary Proceedings in the Year 2019:- Minor Penalty- Nil,  Major Penalty – 02
Discretionary and Non-Discretionary GrantsDetails of Discretionary and Non-Discretionary Grants Allocations to State Govt./NGO’s/Other Institution
Sec. 26 Programmes to advance understanding of RTI Training of CPIO/PIO- Year: 2018-19:
No. of In-House Training Program Conducted: 4
No. of persons trained: 40+40+50+22=152
No. of Out-House Training Program Conducted: 1
No. of persons trained: 2
Link to file RTI application through online modertionline.gov.in w.e.f. 08.07.2016

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 Public Information Officer(s).

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PHONE No. & E-mail

1Shri Ram Krishna Datta Executive Director(HR)Damodar valley Corporation,  HR Department,
DVC Towers,
VIP Road,
Kolkata – 700054
(033)23559938  9831444270  /   7980363971


Fax:  (033)23555857

2Shri Angshuman MandalJoint Secretary, Nodal Officer (RTI) w.e.f 02/05/2016Damodar valley Corporation,
Secretariat Department,
DVC Towers,
VIP Road,
Kolkata – 700054
(033)23551407  8798384207
2Shri Angshuman MandalJoint Secretary &
Central Public
Damodar valley Corporation,
Secretariat Department,
DVC Towers,
VIP Road,
Kolkata – 700054
(033)23551407  8798384207
3PinkiAsstt. Director (HR)
& Central Public
Damodar Valley Corporation, Durgapur Thermal Power Station,
Durgapur – 713207,
West Bengal
(0343)2774824  9474700105          pinky.gupta@dvc.gov.in
4Shri Partha MukherjeeDeputy Director (HR)
& Central Public
Damodar Valley Corporation,
Mejia Thermal
Power Station,
P O – Durlavpur,
Dist. – Bankura,
West Bangal – 722183
(03241)262201  9832289982   parthasarathi.mukherjee@dvc.gov.in
5Shri Tarique SayeedDeputy Director (HR)
& Central Public
Damodar Valley Corporation,
Chandrapura Thermal Power Station,
P O – Chandrapura,
Dist. – Bokaro,
Jharkhand – 824303
 7903622951                                   tarique.sayeed@dvc.gov.in
6Shri Aishwarya ChandraDeputy Director (HR) & Central Public
Damodar Valley Corporation,
Bokaro Thermal Power Station,
P O – Bokaro Thermal,
Dist. – Bokaro,
Jharkhand – 829107
(06549)266705  9905391377  aishwarya.chandra@dvc.gov.in


7Shri Ashish BanerjeeAddl. Director(HR) & Central Public
Damodar Valley Corporation, Durgapur Steel Thermal Power Station, 1st Floor, Administrative Building,
P O – Andal, Dist-Burdwan,
West Bengal-713321
 9382733394  9474696480         ashis_banerjee@rocketmail.com
8Shri B.C. KujurJoint Director (HR) & Central Public
Damodar Valley Corporation,
Raghunathpur Thermal Power Station, Dumdumi, P O – Nildih, Dist. – Purulia, West Bengal – 723133
(03251)201466  7717796381 binay.kujur@dvc.gov.in
9Smt. Sangya DashDeputy Director (HR) & Central Public
Damodar Valley Corporation, Soil Conservation Department, Hazaribag, Dist. – Hazaribag, Jharkhand – 825301(06546)270636  9650998227         sangyadvc@gmail.com
10Shri Ravi Shankar KumarDeputy Director (HR) & Central Public
Damodar Valley Corporation,
Koderma Thermal Power Station, P O – Banjhedih, Dist. Koderma, Jharkhand – 825421
7909009791                                   onlyravi.dvc@gmail.com
11Shri Tapas RoyExecutive (HR) & Central Public
Damodar Valley Corporation,
At & PO – Panchet Dam, Dist. – Dhanbad, Jharkhand
(06540)287218,8617843324           tapasroy@dvc.gov.in
12Shri Rohit KumarDeputy Director (HR)
& Central Public
Damodar Valley Corporation,
O/o  Sr. Manager (HR),
At & P O– Maithon Dam,
Dist. – Dhanbad,
Jharkhand – 828207
(06540)2522499, 9798590086




Other useful information

How To Apply


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.


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 :-

  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.


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.

Record Retention Schedule of DVC

For More details on Right to Information Act, 2005 please visit www.persmin.gov.in or www.rti.gov.in

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