RTI

A FRAMEWORK FOR TRANSPARENCY AUDIT

The RTI Act under section 4 provides a comprehensive framework for promoting openness in the functioning of the public authorities.

While Section 4(1) (a) provides a general guideline for record management, so that the information could be easily stored and retained, the sub-sections b,c  and d of Section 4 relate to the organizational objects and functions. Sub-sections (b), (c) and (d) of Section 4 of the RTI Act and other related information can be grouped under six categories; namely, 1-organsiation and function, 2- Budget and programmes, 3- Publicity and public interface, 4-E. governance, 5-Information as prescribed and 6. Information disclosed on own initiative.

1.        Organisation and Function

S.No.

Item

Details of disclosure

Remarks/ Reference Points

(Fully met/partially met/ not met- Not applicable will be treated as fully met/partially met)

1.1

Particulars of its organisation, functions and duties

[Section 4(1)(b)(i)]

(i)                  Name and address of the Organization

Pune-I CGST Commissionerate, 2nd Floor, GST Bhawan, Opp Wadia College, Sassoon Road, Pune-411001

(ii)                Head of the organization

Milind Gawai, Commissioner

(iii)             Vision, Mission and Key objectives

Please follow the link:

http://www.cbic.gov.in/htdocs-cbec/whoweare/ctzen-chtre

(iv)              Function and duties

Please follow the link:

http://www.cbic.gov.in/htdocs-cbec/whoweare/ctzen-chtre

(v)                Organization Chart

Please follow the link:

http://punecenexcise.gov.in/pages/display/32-Pune-1-Organizational-Structure

(vi)              Any other details-the genesis, inception, formation of the department and the HoDs from time to time as well as the committees/ Commissions constituted from time to time have been dealt

 

Please follow the link:

http://www.cbic.gov.in/htdocs-cbec/whoweare/whoweare?pageID=1-1

1.2

Power and duties of its officers and employees

[Section 4(1) (b)(ii)]

(i)       Powers and duties of officers (administrative, financial and judicial)

As derived from the CGST Act, 2017

(ii)    Power and duties of other employees

As derived from the CGST Act, 2017

(iii)  Rules/ orders under which powers and duty are derived and

As derived from the CGST Act, 2017

(iv)  Exercised

As derived from the CGST Act, 2017

(v)     Work allocation

Work is equally distributed among the employees by the head of organisation i.e. Commissioner.

1.3

Procedure followed in decision making process

[Section 4(1)(b)(iii)]

(i)       Process of decision making Identify key decision making points

All decisions are made after discussion with the concern department heads, members and employees by the head of organisation i.e. Commissioner.

(ii)    Final decision making authority

Head of organisation i.e. Commissioner.

(iii)  Related provisions, acts, rules etc.

CGST Act, 2017 & CGST Rules, 2017.

(iv)  Time limit for taking a decisions, if any

As per the CGST Act, 2017.

(v)     Channel of supervision and accountability

Please follow the link:

http://punecenexcise.gov.in/pages/display/32-Pune-1-Organizational-Structure

1.4

Norms for discharge of functions

[Section 4(1)(b)(iv)]

(i)       Nature of functions/ services offered

Please follow the link:

http://www.cbic.gov.in/htdocs-cbec/whoweare/ctzen-chtre

(ii)    Norms/ standards for functions/ service delivery

As per the CGST Act, 2017

As per Citizen’s Charter

(iii)  Process by which these services can be accessed

CPGRAM

(iv)  Time-limit for achieving the targets

 

CPGRAM

(v)     Process of redress of grievances

CPGRAM

1.5

Rules, regulations, instructions manual and records for discharging functions

[Section 4(1)(b)(v)]

(i)       Title and nature of the record/ manual /instruction.

Manual Records kept in Office

 

(ii)    List of Rules, regulations, instructions manuals and records.

CGST Act, 2017 & CGST Rules, 2017.

(iii)  Acts/ Rules manuals etc.

(iv)  Transfer policy and transfer orders

 

 

 

As decided by the Chief Commissioner Office, Pune.

1.6

Categories of documents held by the authority under its control

 

[Section 4(1)(b) (vi)]

 

(i)  Categories of documents

Service Books and Personal Files of employees, Official records of the organization

 

     (ii) Custodian of documents/categories

Head of organisation i.e. Commissioner.

1.7

Boards, Councils, Committees and other Bodies constituted as part of the Public Authority

[Section 4(1)(b)(viii)]

(i)             Name of Boards, Council, Committee etc.

N/A

(ii)          Composition

N/A

(iii)        Dates from which constituted

N/A

(iv)        Term/ Tenure

N/A

(v)           Powers and functions

N/A

(vi)        Whether their meetings are open to the public?

N/A

(vii)      Whether the minutes of the meetings are open to the public?

N/A

(viii)   Place where the minutes if open to the public are available?

N/A

1.8

Directory of officers and employees

[Section 4(1) (b) (ix)]

 

(i)             Name and designation

Please follow the link:

http://punecenexcise.gov.in/pages/display/31-PUNE-I-FORMATIONS

(ii)          Telephone , fax and email ID

Please follow the link:

http://punecenexcise.gov.in/pages/display/31-PUNE-I-FORMATIONS

1.9

Monthly Remuneration received by officers & employees including system of compensation

[Section 4(1) (b) (x)]

 

(i)             List of employees with Gross monthly remuneration

Please follow the link:

http://punecenexcise.gov.in/pages/display/31-PUNE-I-FORMATIONS

(ii)          System of compensation as provided in its regulations

As per CCS (CCA)Pay Rules

1.10

Name, designation and other particulars of public information officers

 

[Section 4(1) (b) (xvi)]

 

(i)            Name and designation of the public information officer (PIO), Assistant Public Information (s) & Appellate Authority

 

C.P.I.O-Mr. P.S. Patil, Deputy Commissioner

Appellate Authority- Mr. Rakesh Ladwal, Additional Commissioner

(ii)         Address, telephone numbers and email ID of each designated official.

Please follow the link:

http://punecenexcise.gov.in/pages/display/31-PUNE-I-FORMATIONS

1.11

No. Of employees against whom Disciplinary action has been proposed/ taken

 

(Section 4(2))

 

No. of employees against whom disciplinary action has been

 

(i)            Pending for Minor penalty or major penalty proceedings

 

NIL

(ii)                Finalised for Minor penalty or major penalty proceedings

NIL

1.12

Programmes to advance understanding of RTI

 

 (Section 26)

(i)            Educational programmes

As per guidelines from CBIC, Delhi.

(ii)         Efforts to encourage public authority to participate in these programmes

 

Regular Training & Workshops held by the CBIC, Delhi.

(iii)       Training of CPIO/APIO

(iv)       Update & publish guidelines on RTI by the Public Authorities concerned

 

Regular Intervals

1.13

Transfer policy and transfer orders

[F No. 1/6/2011- IR dt. 15.4.2013]

 

 

 

N/A

 

 

2.        Budget and Programme

S.No.

Item

Details of disclosure

Remarks/ Reference Points

(Fully met/partially met/ not met- Not applicable will be treated as fully met/partially met)

2.1

Budget allocated to each agency including all plans, proposed expenditure and reports on disbursements made etc.

[Section 4(1)(b)(xi)]

(i)            Total Budget for the public authority

As per CBIC Norms.

(ii)         Budget for each agency and plan & programmes

(iii)       Proposed expenditures

(iv)       Revised budget for each agency, if any

(v)          Report on disbursements made and place where the related reports are available

2.2

Foreign and domestic tours

(F.No. 1/8/2012- IR dt. 11.9.2012)

(i)            Budget

N/A

(ii)         Foreign and domestic Tours by ministries and officials of the rank of Joint Secretary to the Government and above, as well as the heads of the Department.

a)             Places visited

b)             The period of visit

c)              The number of members in the official delegation

d)             Expenditure on the visit

 

 

(iii)       Information related to procurements

a)        Notice/tender enquires, and corrigenda if any thereon,

b)        Details of the bids awarded comprising the names of the suppliers of goods/ services being procured,

c)         The works contracts concluded – in any such combination of the above-and

d)        The rate /rates and the total amount at which such procurement or works contract is to be executed.

Please follow the link:

http://www.cbic.gov.in/htdocs-cbec/tender/tenders-idx 

2.3

Manner of execution of subsidy programme

[Section 4(i)(b)(xii)]

(i)                  Name of the programme of activity

N/A

(ii)                Objective of the programme

N/A 

(iii)             Procedure to avail benefits

N/A 

(iv)              Duration of the programme/ scheme

N/A 

(v)                Physical and financial targets of the programme

N/A 

(vi)              Nature/ scale of subsidy /amount allotted

N/A 

(vii)           Eligibility criteria for grant of subsidy

N/A 

(viii)         Details of beneficiaries of subsidy programme (number, profile etc)

N/A 

2.4

Discretionary and non-discretionary grants [F. No. 1/6/2011-IR dt. 15.04.2013]

 

(i)                  Discretionary and non-discretionary grants/ allocations to State Govt./ NGOs/other institutions

N/A 

(ii)                Annual accounts of all legal entities who are provided grants by public authorities

N/A 

2.5

Particulars of recipients of  concessions, permits of authorizations granted by the public authority

[Section 4(1) (b) (xiii)]

(i)                  Concessions, permits or authorizations granted by public authority

N/A 

(ii)                For each concessions, permit or authorization granted

a)     Eligibility criteria

b)    Procedure for getting the concession/ grant and/ or

      permits of authorizations

c)     Name and address of the recipients given concessions/

      permits or authorisations

d)    Date of award of concessions /permits of authorizations

 

N/A 

2.6

`CAG & PAC paras [F No. 1/6/2011- IR dt. 15.4.2013]

CAG and PAC paras and the action taken reports (ATRs) after these have been laid on the table of both houses of the parliament.

N/A 

3.        Publicity Band Public interface

S.No.

Item

Details of disclosure

Remarks/ Reference Points

(Fully met/partially met/ not met- Not applicable will be treated as fully met/partially met)

3.1

Particulars for any arrangement for consultation with or representation by the members of the public in relation to the formulation of policy  or implementation there of

 

[Section 4(1)(b)(vii)]

 

[F No 1/6/2011-IR dt. 15.04.2013]

Arrangement for consultations with  or representation by the members of the public

(i)                  Relevant Acts, Rules, Forms and other documents which are normally accessed by citizens

CGST Act, 2017.

(ii)                Arrangements for consultation with or representation by

a)      Members of the public in policy formulation/ policy implementation

b)     Day & time allotted for visitors

c)      Contact details of Information & Facilitation Counter (IFC) to provide publications frequently sought by RTI applicants

Members of the Trade/Public can contact the head of organization on any working day for consultation with or representation.

 

Public- private partnerships (PPP)

(i)                  Details of Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV), if any

N/A

(ii)                Detailed project reports (DPRs)

N/A

(iii)             Concession agreements.

N/A

(iv)              Operation and maintenance manuals

N/A

(v)                Other documents generated as part of the implementation of the PPP

N/A

(vi)              Information relating to fees, tolls, or the other kinds of revenues that may be collected under authorisation from the government

N/A

(vii)           Information relating to outputs and outcomes

N/A

(viii)         The process of the selection of the private sector party (concessionaire etc.)

N/A

(ix)              All payment made under the PPP project

N/A

3.2

Are the details of policies / decisions, which affect public, informed to them

[Section 4(1) (c)]

Publish all relevant facts while formulating important policies or announcing decisions which affect public to make the process more interactive;

(i)                  Policy decisions/ legislations taken in the previous one year

 

Yes, through CBIC website.

(ii)                Outline the Public consultation process

N/A

(iii)             Outline the arrangement for consultation before formulation of policy

3.3

Dissemination of information widely and in such form and manner which is easily accessible to the public

[Section 4(3)]

Use of the most effective means of communication

(i)                  Internet (website)

http://punecenexcise.gov.in/pages/display/29-About-Us

commr-cexpune1@gov.in

3.4

Form of accessibility of information manual/ handbook

[Section 4(1)(b)]

Information manual/handbook available in

(i)                  Electronic format

E-mail

(ii)                Printed format

Dispatch Registers

3.5

Whether information manual/ handbook available free of cost or not

[Section 4(1)(b)]

List of materials available

(i)                  Free of cost

N/A

(ii)                At a reasonable cost of the medium

N/A

4.        E.Governance

S .No.

Item

Details of disclosure

Remarks/ Reference Points

(Fully met/partially met/ not met- Not applicable will be treated as fully met/partially met)

4.1

Language in which Information Manual/Handbook Available

[F No. 1/6/2011-IR dt. 15.4.2013]

(i)    English

 

Division of Publication

(ii)  Vernacular/ Local Language

 

4.2

When was the information Manual/Handbook last updated?

[F No. 1/6/2011-IR dt 15.4.2013]

Last date of Annual updation

NA

4.3

Information available in electronic form

[Section 4(1)(b)(xiv)]

(i)    Details of information available in electronic form

EDP

(ii)  Name/ title of the document/record/ other information

 

(iii) Location where available

Please follow the link:

http://www.cbic.gov.in/index

4.4

Particulars of facilities available to citizen for obtaining information

[Section 4(1)(b)(xv)]

(i)    Name & location of the faculty

Please follow the link:

http://www.cbic.gov.in/index

(ii)  Details of information made available

All relevant information available.

(iii) Working hours of the facility

24 Hours

(iv)  Contact person & contact details (Phone, fax email)

 

 

 

Please follow the link:

http://punecenexcise.gov.in/pages/display/31-PUNE-I-FORMATIONS

4.5

Such other information as may be prescribed under section 4(i) (b)(xvii)

(i)                  Grievance redressal mechanism

Through written application.

(ii)                Details of applications received under RTI and information provided

Fully met.

(iii)             List of completed schemes/ projects/ Programmes

N/A

(iv)              List of schemes/ projects/ programme underway

N/A

(v)                Details of all contracts entered into including name of the contractor, amount of contract and period of completion of contract

N/A

(vi)              Annual Report

N/A

(vii)           Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

N/A

(viii)         Any other information such as

a)   Citizen’s Charter

Please follow the link:

http://www.cbic.gov.in/htdocs-cbec/whoweare/ctzen-chtre

b)  Result Framework Document (RFD)

N/A

c)   Six monthly reports on the

N/A

d)  Performance against the benchmarks set in the Citizen’s

     Charter

N/A

4.6

Receipt & Disposal of RTI applications & appeals [F.No 1/6/2011-IR dt. 15.04.2013]

(i)                  Details of applications received and disposed (From 01.04.2018)

42

(ii)                Details of appeals received and orders issued (From 01.04.2018)

07

4.7

Replies to questions asked in the parliament

[Section 4(1)(d)(2)]

Details of questions asked and replies given

Fully met

 

 

 

5.        Information as may be prescribed

S. No.

Item

Details of disclosure

Remarks/ Reference Points

(Fully met/partially met/ not met- Not applicable will be treated as fully met/partially met)

5.1

Such other information as may be prescribed [F.No. 1/2/2016-IR dt. 17.8.2016, F No. 1/6/2011-IR dt. 15.4.2013]

(i)                  Name & details of

(a)  Current CPIOs & FAAs

(b)  Earlier CPIO & FAAs from 1.1.2015

Please follow the link:

http://www.cbic.gov.in/htdocs-cbec/info-act/info-act-idx