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           Pune Division

        Commercial Branch

                              
                                             

                               Right To Information Act 2005


The Right to Information Act 2005 is an important legislation, which seeks to bring about transparency and accountability in Administration. The Central Act (Act no.22) has received Presidential address on 15th June 2005 and it is applicable to whole of India (except Jammu& Kashmir)

The provision of Right to information Act 2005 came into force w. e. f. 12th October 2005. In pursuance to the provisions of Right to information act, 2005 a cell has been set up at Sr Divisional Commercial Manager’s office, New DRM’s Annex building, Maldhakka chowk, Pune 411001.

Senior Divisional Commercial Manager has been designated as Public Information officer (Nodal), and assisted by Public Relations Officer as Assistant Public Information officer.

Information of various department of Central Railway has been made available on website http://www.centralrailwayonline.com

Name and address of PIO and APIO :

Name

Designation

Telephone no

Address

Sh. A K Gupta

ADRM / Appellate Authority

Rly- 55002

BSNL- 020-26105002

Divisional Railway Manager’s office, IRICEN complex, Pune Railway station, Pune 411001

Dr Alok Badkul

Sr DCM/ PIO

Rly - 55100

BSNL -020-26105100

Sr Divisional Commercial Manager’s office, New DRM’s Annex building, Maldhakka chowk, Pune 411001

Shri Suhas Lohkare

PRO / APIO

Rly – 55008

BSNL - 020-26105008

Divisional Railway Manager’s office, IRICEN complex, Pune Railway station, Pune 411001


Procedure for RTI Application

üThere is no fixed format for sending an application under RTI act to PIO. Applications can be sent on plain paper.

üFor details of PIOs please click here .

üThe application fee of Rs.10/- only should be sent along with the application by cheque/demand draft/ cash in person only.

üCheque/demand draft should be made in favour of Sr DFM, Central railway, Pune

üReply will be sent by respective PIO on or before 30 days of receipt of application on payment of required fees for the cost of documents, if any.

üAfter information is ready for dispatch, the applicant will be informed to pay the cost of photo-copy of documents asked for, as prescribed under RTI rules.

üIf the applicant desires to have inspection of records, he/she should specifically ask for that in the application, so that convenient time and day can be fixed for the same.

üIn case the applicant is not satisfied with the information supplied/not supplied, he/she can approach the respective appellate authority by filing 1st appeal within 30 days from receipt of reply from concerned PIO. For details of appellate authority and address, click here. The applicant can remain present if so desires for the personal hearing, if any fixed by appellate authority.

üIn case, the applicant is not satisfied with the decision of the appellate authority, he/she can file a 2nd appeal before the chief information commissioner at New Delhi within 90 days of receipt of the decision of the 1st appellate authority.

üThose living below poverty line need not pay any application fee under RTI act. Such person should attach proof of the same along with application.

üThe illiterate applicants will be given assistance by the PIO office for reducing the oral request in writing.

For any other information, please contact PIO offices.


Form of Application U/s 6(1)

for seeking information under the right to information act 2005

commercial branch, central railway, pune division

Date: …………..

From

………………………………………………………….

………………………………………………………….

………………………………………………………….

To

………………………………………………………….

Part-I

1.Name:………………………………………………………………………………

2.Date of birth:………………………………………………………………………………

3.Gender: Male / Female :……………………………………………………………………………….

4.Father’s full name :………………………………………………………………………..…….

5.Mother’s full name :……………………………………………………………………………….

6.Present address with pin code…………………………………………………………………..

7.Telephone residential / Mobile no.…………………………………….…………………………….

8.Permanent address with pin code telephone / mobile no. ……………………………..

9.Email ID.,if any :……………………………………………………………………………………………

10.Proof of residence……………………………………………………………………………………………

(Ration card /election voter’s card/passport/driving license)

(Please attach photo copy)

Part-II

1.Specify the particulars of the information sought

2.Whether the information sought for is required to be supplied in printed form or in diskette or floppy

3.Whether inspection of records also sought:

4.Whether application fee of rs.10/- (rupees ten only) paid and, if so please specify mode of payment:

Declaration of the applicant

I am a bonafide citizen of India and owe allegiance to the sovereignty, unity and integrity of India & have not voluntarily acquired the citizenship of another country.


Documents, which the Public Authorities are required to publish (under section-4 (1) (b) of the

Right to Information Act, 2005)

i.The particulars of its organization, functions and duties:

The commercial department is responsible for the marketing & sale of the transportation provided by railways, for creating and developing traffic, for securing and maintaining friendly relations with the traveling and trading public and for cultivating good public relations generally. The correct collection of fare, freight and other charges, accountal and remittance of traffic receipts are also among its functions. Further information can be availed on its official website www.centralrailwayonline.com, www.indianrail.gov.in and www.indianrailways.gov.in etc.

Organization chart on Divisional Level



                                                   



i.Powers and duties of officers and employees:

The powers of officials are well defined at all levels in the organization and the duties are assigned from time to time.Administrative powers of the officers and employees are as per IRCA Commercial Manuals Tariffs and Traffic code

For Manuals refer to website

http://indianrailways.gov.in/financecode/CommManual-I/main%20page.htm&http://indianrailways.gov.in/financecode/CommManual-II/main%20page.htm

& for code refer to website:

http://indianrailways.gov.in/financecode/IRCTCD/TrafficCommericalDepartment_index.htm

Financial powers of officers are mentioned in SOPGEN of Central railway

ii.The procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability:

At the division the department is headed by a Divisional Railway Manager who functionally reports to the GM / AGM at Zonal level for day-to-day Administrative functioning. Sr DCM assists DRM for commercial tasks. There are clerical staff who initiate the files, maintain registers and put up to the ACM and then route them to the Sr DCM routes the files to the branch officers of concerned departments at division level in routine matters as per the extant delegation of powers.

The decision making process is multifarious and rests with various authorities. These are basically assigned to different levels keeping in view its importance and implications. While decision on normal working is taken at executive levels within the branch, decision of greater importance are taken at higher level in the form of approval /acceptance to be considered either at executive level or in the form of a committee nominated/appointed for this purpose.

iii.Norms set by it for the discharge of its functionsduties of officers:

The procedure/norms set for discharge of functions are as per the provisions contained in various codes/manuals.

For Manuals refer to website

http://indianrailways.gov.in/financecode/CommManual-I/main%20page.htm&http://indianrailways.gov.in/financecode/CommManual-II/main%20page.htm

& for code refer to website:

http://indianrailways.gov.in/financecode/IRCTCD/TrafficCommericalDepartment_index.htm

iv.The rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions:

A number of rules, regulations, instructions, codes, manuals, acts, etc have already been published and in use by the railway employees for discharging their functions

v.A statement of the categories of the documents that are held by it or under its control

Codes, manuals, specifications, drawings, contracts, agreements, list of various files with the respective departments according to the nature of the work.

vi.The particulars of any arrangements that exists for consultation with, or representation by the members of the public in relation to the formulation of its policy or implementation thereof:

There is only one forum at divisional level i.e. DRUCC (Divisional Railway user’s consultative committee).DRUCC committee has tenure of 2 years and consists of representatives from trade/ commercial/passenger associations / cultural bodies / members nominated by states. The committee meets once in a quarter with minimum three meetings in a year. The committee deliberates on the issues concerning the working of railways having a bearing on public importance/concern.

Suggestions given by ZRUCC (Zonal Railway user’s consultative committee) at the Zonal level, Station consultative committee, Members of Parliament and Legislative Assembly are given due consideration.Suggestions through public grievances are also considered as per feasibility.

vii.Statement of the 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

At divisional level there is only one forum i.e. Participation of Railway Employees in Management (PREM) to involve better management concepts and to ensure its implementation. This forum consists of representatives from administration, various associations and recognized unions. Minutes of the meeting recorded are circulated internally for information and guidance and not meant for public information. These meetings are being conducted twice a year.

viii.A directory of its officers and employees

A telephone directory of officers has already been published by Telecom branch. As regards the directory of employees, branch maintains the names, designation and addresses of the employees and can be obtained on demand. For further information click: http://www.centralrailwayonline.com/telnos.jsp

ix.The monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees, including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations

Monthly remuneration received by each officer/employee is as under:- Basic pay, DP, DA (permissible), HRA/ CCA etc. other allowances are permissible to individual employee depending upon his/her nature of work such as TA, OT, NDA, mileage, out station allowance etc. the compensation applicableto workman governed by workman compensationact 1923 is as under:-

  • If a workman sustains injury during out of and during the course of employment and such injury results in PPD or death of the workmen, then administration is liable to pay compensation under WC Act.
  • PPD – 60% of average wages x factor rate x % of PPD min Rs.90,000/-.
  • Death case – 50% of average wages x factor rate min. Rs.80,000/-.
  • Ex-gratia – when workmen run over and killed by a moving object an ex-gratia payment is to be made Rs.15,000/- this is as per Rly. Board’s letter no.2002 / rtc-iii/28/3 dated 12.6.2002.

x.The budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursement made

xi.The manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes

xii.Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorizations granted by it

Details regarding concessions to passengers are published every year in the railway time tables. Instructions regarding authorization of travel agents and the policy regarding allotment of stalls, etc. already exist. Concessions are also given to retain and attract additional goods traffic in accordance with the rates circulars issued from time to time.

xiii.The details in respect of the information, available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form

information relating to organization, its evolution, budget speech, budget highlights, tourist facilities, passenger information, train information, availability of accommodation, status of tickets, internet booking of tickets, a number of codes/manuals, seniority list, etc. have already been made available on Indian Railway website viz www.centralrailwayonline.com, www.indianrail.gov.in, www.indianrailways.gov.in etc.

xiv.The particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information including working hours of a library or reading room, if maintained for public:

The information relating to the facilities available to the rail users are disseminated through the railway time tables and the railway websites www.centralrailwayonline.com , www.indianrail.gov.in, www.indianrailways.gov.in etc. Information can also be obtained through application to the concerned officer.

The names, designations and other particulars of the public information officers (click here)




Source : Central Railway / Indian Railways Portal CMS Team Last Reviewed on: 15-03-2011  


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