RTI Act

RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT 2005 (ACT NO 22 OF 2005)

Chapter-1

Introduction

The Right to Information Bill 2005 was passed by the Houses of Parliament received the assent of the President of India on 25/6/2005 and it was published as RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT 2005 in the Gazettee of India vide No 125 on 25/06/2005 and it has come into force w.e.f 25.06.2005.

As per the Act, each public authority has to fulfill certain obligation before expiry of 100/120 days from the commencement of Act i.e. 23.09.2005, 12.10.2005. Section 4 (1) (a) of the Act Casts an obligation on each public authority to maintain records. This Section reads as follows

"Maximum all its records duly catalogued and indexed in manner and the form which facilities the right to information under this Act and ensure that all records that are appropriate to be computerized are within a reasonable time and subject to availability of resources computerized and connected through network all over the Country on different systems so that access to such records is facilitated".

Section 4 (1) (b) of the Act Castes an obligation on each Public authority to publish within expiry of 120 days from the commencement of the Act. Manual on the (17) items contained in Chapter 2 to 17 herein for each access and understanding by Citizens. Civil Society Organizations, Public Representatives, Officers and Employees of Public Authorities including Public Information Officers and Assistant Public Information Officers and Appellate Officers etc.

Chapter-2

Organisation, Functions and Duties, under Section 4 (1) (b) (i)

Particulars of the Organization, Functions and Duties

S.No

Name of the Organization

Address

Functions

Duties

1.

Telangana State Christian (Minorities) Finance Corporation, Head Office, Hyderabad

102, Mughal-Emami-Mansion, Opp.Shadan College, Khairatabad, Hyderabad - 500004

Christian Minorities Socio-Economic Development by providing Financial Support with the assistance of Government of Telangana.

1.Financial Assistance for Self-Employment

2.Training and Employment

3.Shaadi Mubarak

4.Financial Assistance to Christian Hospitals.

5.Financial Assistance to Christian School Buildings

6.Financial Assistance to Church Orphanage

7.Financial Assistance to Old Age Homes

8.Coaching to Christian Minority Youth appearing for Competitive Examinations

9.Financial Assistance for Construction of Community Halls-cum-Youth and Resource Center

10.Youth Awareness Programmes

11.Promotion of Christian Culture

12. Financial Assistance Development of Burial Grounds

13. Christian Pilgrimage to Jerusalem

14. Construction/Renovation of Churches.

15. Administration of Justice - Training of Law Graduates

The programmes of the government assigned to the corporation are implemented Similarly, the needs and problems of the community are identified and brought to the notice of the government.

 

Chapter-3

Power and Duties of Officers and Employees, under Section 4 (1) (b) (ii)

Managing Director

Managing Director is the Chief Executive/Functionary of the Corporation. He/She is responsible for the careful observance of the Business Rules and Government instructions in the transaction of business in the Corporation. He/She exercises general supervision and control over the staff under him in the State and is responsible to see that the members of the staff under him discharge the work allotted to them efficiently and expeditiously. Managing Director, TSCMFC is the appellate authority as per RTI Act in TSCMFC.

Administrative Officer

The administrative officer's main responsibility is to manage administrative systems of the State office i.e., O/o. The Managing Director. The persons is responsible for assisting the Managing Director in the execution of various activities; arranging the meetings; attending meetings and taking minutes; maintaining filing systems; maintaining materials such as reports, memos, records, registers, stocks of the office; maintaining staff registers; and identifying training needs and skill gaps of the staff and organizing activities to fill the gaps. The administrative office also have to perform the tasks allotted to him/her from day to day according to the needs of the office. In TSCMFC, the Administrative Officer is designated as Public Information Officer (PIO).

Consultants

Consultants’ main responsibility is to formulate guidelines, strategies and processes for implementation of various schemes of the corporation. They are responsible in identifying the needs and concerns of the community and preparing schemes and coordinate with other departments of the government for addressing the issues of the community. The responsible for achieving targets of the schemes of the corporation. The consultants also have to perform the tasks allotted to them from day to day according to the needs of the office.

Field Assistants (FA) / Data Entry Operators

The main duties of the Office Assistants are to draft and reference the communications properly and deal with the cases relating to their Seat in the Section Efficiently and Expeditiously. The job duties of an office assistant include filing, keeping records, preparing documents, processing mail and answering telephones. Office assistants deal with the proposals/complaints and answer questions about the schemes/tasks allotted to them. They also need to maintain office equipment, such as fax machines, printers and copiers, as well as computers and business software. The office assistance also have to perform the tasks allotted to them from day to day according to the needs of the office.

Chapter-4

Procedure Followed in Decision - Making Process, under Section 4 (1) (b) (iii)

The Procedure being followed by the Corporation is as follows

Any representation on paper received in the Corporation is numbered as entered in inward register. The representation after thorough examination by the Managing Director, the representation is sent to the concerned section and then the file is put up to the Managing Director. Grant-in-Aid received by the Government is transferred to the District Officers as per the request and requirement. Proper utilization of funds is ensured and Utilization Certificates are collected.

Chapter-5

Norms Set for Discharge of Functions, under Section 4 (1) (b) (vi)

The Corporation's Functions are:

Welfare of the Christian Minorities Socio-Economic Development by providing Financial Support with the assistance of Government of Telangana.

1.      Financial Assistance for Self-Employment

2.      Training and Employment

3.      Shaadi Mubaarak

4.      Financial Assistance to Christian Hospitals.

5.      Financial Assistance to Christian School Buildings

6.      Financial Assistance to Church Orphanage

7.      Financial Assistance to Old Age Homes

8.      Coaching to Christian Minority Youth appearing for Competitive Examinations

9.      Financial Assistance for Construction of Community Halls-cum-Youth and Resource Center

10. Youth Awareness Programmes

11. Promotion of Christian Culture

12. Financial Assistance for Development of Burial Grounds

13. Christian Pilgrimage to Jerusalem;

14. Construction/Renovation of Churches. 

15. Administration of Justice - Training of Law Graduates

The Service Delivery Item Frame for the Services rendered by the Corporation are given below

Citizen Related

Routine matters

5 days

Other than routine matters

15 days

 

References / Letters from other Departments (Inter-Department)

Routine matters

5 days

Other than routine matters

15 days

Service matters

30 days

 

Intra-Departmental Matters (within the Corporation)

Routine matters
Example - Leave, Postings, etc

5 days

Other than routine matters
Representations, appeals

15 days

Service matters

15 days

 

Chapter-6

Rules, Regulations, Instructions, Manual and Records for Discharging Functions, under Section 4 (1) (b) (v) & (vi)

The Rules and Regulations, Manuals and Records held by the Telangana State Christian (Minorities) Finance Corporation, for the use by its Employees while Discharging Functions are as under

Like any other department of the State Government, the Corporation follows the Departmental Manual of the Government like Finance Codes, Treasury Code, Accounts Code in the maintenance of Cash Book, Records and other financial documents.

Since the Corporation is incorporated under the Companies Act of 1956, it has formed an account manual for the Corporation.

In the implementation of various schemes, the Corporation follows instructions and guidelines issued by the Minority Welfare Department of the Secretariat from time to time.

Chapter-7

Categories of Documents held by the Public Authority under its Control, under Section 4 (1) (b) v (i)

The following documents are held by the Telangana State Christian Minorities Finance Corporation, at Head Office, Hyderabad

Document held under The Control of Department

1.      Constitution of the Corporation and Minutes of the Meetings.

2.      Annual Action Plans

3.      GOs related to the TSCMFC

4.      Accounting Manuals

5.      Progress Reports

6.      Budget Files

7.      Cash Book, Grant-in-Aid Register, Scheme-wise register etc.

8.      Instructions and Circular instructions issued by the Corporation from time to time regarding implementation of various welfare schemes for up liftment of Christian Minorities

9.      Correspondence Files

 

Chapter-8

Arrangement for Consultation with or Representation by the Members of the Public in Relation to the Formulation of Policy or Implementation thereof, under Section 4 (1) (b) (viii)

On receipt of representation from Service Association and other NGOs, the request/suggestions are examined thoroughly. The Managing Director of this Corporation also takes up periodical review with members of the public regarding implementation and improvements in the various schemes of the Corporation.

Chapter-9

Boards, Councils, Committees and other Bodies Constituted as Part of Public Authority, under Section 4 (1) (b) v (iii)

The information as regard to Boards of Directors Constituted and Nominated by the Government is shown here under Telangana State Minorities Finance Corporation.

S.No

Name and Address

Designation

1.

Sri Syed Omer Jaleel, Secretary to Government., Minorities Welfare Department, Government of Telangana

Ex-Officio Chairman

2.

Secretary to Government, Finance Department, Government of Telangana

Official Director

3.

Director, Minorities Welfare, Government of Telangana

Ex-officio Managing Director

4.

V.Victor, Deputy Collector, Managing Director, Telangana State Christian (Minorities) Finance Corporation

Managing Director

 

Chapter-10

Directory of Officers and Employees, under Section 4 (1) (b) (ix)

Following is the Information of the Officers and Employees working in the Corporation at Head office at different levels and their Contact Address is furnished as here under 

S.No

Name & Designation

Telephone & Fax: Nos.

eMail

1

Sri.V.Victor,

Deputy Collector, 
Managing Director

040-23391067 (Off)

vcmd.tscmfc@gmail.com

tscmfc@gmail.com

2

Sri. K.Samuel 
Administrative Officer

Mobile +91-8008333268

tscmfc@gmail.com

3

Sri. K.Ashok,

Accounts Officer

Mobile +91-98488953720

tscmfc@gmail.com

4

Sri. A.Nagaraju 
Consultant

040-23391067 (Off)

tscmfc@gmail.com

5

Ms.J.Sharron Smilee, Consultant

040-23391067 (Off)

tscmfc@gmail.com

6

Sri.G.Sunil Peter, FA / OSD

040-23391067 (Off)

tscmfc@gmail.com

7

Ms.Y.Priyanka,

FA / DEO

040-23391067 (Off)

tscmfc@gmail.com

 

Chapter-11

Monthly Remuneration Received by the Officers and Employees including the System of Compensation on as Provided in Regulations, under Section 4 (1) (b) (xi)

Information on remuneration and compensation structure for the Officers and Employees working in Telangana State (Christian) Minorities Finance Corporation, Head office, Hyderabad, in the following format.

S. No

Name of the Employee & Designation

Basic Pay (In Rupees )

1.

V.Victor, Deputy Collector, Managing Director

₨ 21,820/-  -  Rs.48,160/-

#All other Staff are on outsourcing basis.

 

Chapter-12

Budget details For The Years 2015-16 to 2017-18 to each District Branch Offices including Schemes Wise etc, under Section 4 (1) (b) (xi)

Scheme

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

Budget Provision

Budget Released

Budget Provision

Budget Released

Budget Provision

Budget Released

Training & Employment

200.00

0

72.40

42.00

1200.00

14.40

Bankable

760.00

0

1200.00

0

15000.00

180.00

Financial Assistance

1000.00

0

700.00

75.00

700.00

105.00

Repairs & Maintenance of Churches & Burial Grounds

300.00

0

100.00

Visit to Holy Land to Jerusalem

200

0

0

Christmas Feast

1537.00

1537.00

1500.00

1500.00

3000.00

1500.00

Grand Total

3997.00

1537.00

3472.40

1717.00

19900.00

1799.40

 

Chapter-13

Pre Matric Scholarships for Christian Students – State Government

Pre Matric Scholarship will be sanctioned to the Christian students studying in class VI to X whose Parent/Guardian income is below Rs.1.00Lakh per annum by concerned ED / DMWO.

Post - Matric Scholarships for Christian Students - State Government

The scholarships are sanctioned to the students whose Parents/Guardians annual income is below Rs.1.00Lakh per annum. Students of Intermediate, Graduation, and Post-Graduation and Professional courses are eligible by the concerned ED / DMWO.

Scheme of Pre Matric Scholarships for Christian Students - Government of India

Scholarships will be awarded to eligible students of class I to X studying in Government / Recognized private schools / institutes by the concerned ED / DMWO.

·         Financial assistance includes admission / tution fee and maintenance allowance.

·         Students who have scored not less than 50% marks in the previous final examination, and whose parent's/guardian's annual income does not exceed Rs.1.00Lakh, are eligible for the scholarship. 50% marks requirement will not apply to class I students.

Reimbursement of Tuition Fee

Tuition fee will be reimbursed to all eligible Christian Students of Post Matric Level courses of Convener quota i.e. 'A' category and also whose parent's income is below Rs.1.00lakh by the concerned ED / DMWO.

·         Scholarships will be awarded to eligible Christian students.

·         Students of class XI up to Ph.D in government / recognized colleges / universities / institutes including technical and vocational courses of ITIs / ITCs (affiliated with NCVT) can apply.

·         Students of class XI and XII level and the courses other than those covered under merit-cum-means scholarship scheme can apply.

·         Financial assistance includes admission/tuitions fees and maintenance allowance.

·         Students who have scored not less than 50% marks in the previous final examination, and whose parents/guardian's annual income does not exceed Rs.2.00Lakh are eligible for the scholarship.

Scheme of Post- Matric Scholarships for Christian Students - Government of India

Scholarships will be awarded to eligible Christian students.

·         Students of class XI up to Ph.D. in government/recognized colleges/universities/institutes including technical and vocational courses of ITIs/ITCs (affiliated with NCVT) can apply.

·         Students of class XI and XII level and the courses other than those covered under merit-cum-means scholarship scheme can apply.

·         Financial assistance includes admission/tution fees and maintenance allowance.

·         Students who have scored not less than 50% marks in the previous final examination, and whose parents/guardian's annual income does not exceed Rs.2 lakh are eligible for the scholarship.

Subsidy for Bank Linked Income Generated Schemes:

The scheme is for individuals who desires to setup self-employment activities. The Corporation provides a subsidy @ 80% of the loan amount upto Rs.1.00Lakh, 70% of the loan amount from Rs1.00Lakh to Rs.2.00Lakh & 60% of the loan amount of above Rs.2.00Lakh limiting upto Rs.10.00Lakhs subject to a maximum of Rs.5.00Lakhs. And the remaining is Bank loan. Every application should come from Online.

Eligibility:

·         Should be a Christian (Community certificate issued by Tahasildar from Mee-Seva/ Transfer Certificate of School /Baptism Certificate issued by Main line Church) to be submitted.

·         Age between 21 to 55 years.

·         Annual family income certificate issued by Tahasildar from Mee-Seva below Rs.1,50,000/- in Rural areas and below Rs.2,00,000/- in Urban areas.

·         Aadhar Card is Mandatory.

·         Passport Size Photo.

Training and Placement Scheme

Through reputed training institutes all over the State. Job Oriented Courses such as System Administration, Web Designing, Financial Accounting, Pre Primary Teacher Training, Apparel Construction, MS Office and Internet Kiosk Operations, Data Entry and DTP, Hotel Management, Advanced Beautician Course, Fashion Designing, Finishing Courses for Professional Graduates.

Eligibility:

1.      The candidates shall be in the age group of 18 - 35 years and education qualification is as per the requirement of the course.

2.      Preference should be given to the poorest of the poor

3.      Annual family income below Rs. 55,000/-.

4.      Duration of the training should be as per the requirement of the course.

Coaching for Competitive Exams

Under the scheme free coaching is provided by way of coaching, study material and employment information for students belonging to Christian community.

1.      Civil Services and other UPSC Examinations

2.      Telangana Public Service Commission Examinations. (Group I, II, IV)

3.      Banks, Insurance Companies, Staff Selection Commission (Government of India), Railway Recruitment Board and other Government Service Competitive Examinations.

Eligibility

·         Parents / Guardian whose annual income is less than Rs.1,00,000/-.

·         Should be Christian - Community certificate from concerned Tahasildar/ Transfer Certificate of School.

·         Preference is given to candidates with higher qualification; more age and lower income.

Pilgrimage to Holy Land of Jerusalem

This pilgrimage covers a very large number of places connected with the life of Jesus Christian in Israel. The Government of Telangana provides Rs.20,000/- as subsidy. 

Eligibility

Pilgrims should invariably be bonafide Christians certified through their academic records (SSC certificate) or Tahsildar or Baptism Certificate. Preference is given to the pilgrims of above 50 years of age, who are physically fit. The applicants should possess a valid passport with a minimum validity period of 2 years at the time of applying. Applicants should apply online.

Construction / Renovation / Repairs to Church

This financial assistance is a grant for repair/renovation/improvement and also for new construction. Construction of compound wall/toilets/providing essential water tabs/bore wells etc., can be taken up. 

Procedure

The organization which seeks grant for construction /repairs/renovation shall submit proposal with detailed plan and estimate. The estimate of the work shall not exceed Rs.30,000/- in case of repair/renovation and Rs.1,00,000/-(One Lakh) in case of construction of new Church.

Chapter-14

Information Available in Electronic Form, under Section 4 (1) (b) x (iv)

The information relating to the Corporation on various important matters and also guidelines issued time to time are made available in the internet and the same can be accessed at the following Website tscmfc.in

Information Available in Electronic Form, under Section 4 (1) (b) (xv)

The information relating to the Telangana State Christian (Minorities) Finance Corporation pertaining to implementation of Welfare Schemes etc., are made available in the internet and the same can be accessed at the following website. tscmfc.in Citizens can also apply to the concerned officers and obtain relevant information.

Chapter-17

Names, Designation and other Particulars of - Public Information Officers, under Section 4 (1) (b) (xvi)

Name of the Department: Telangana State Christian (Minorities) Finance Corporation, Hyderabad.

Statement Showing The Designation and Other Particulars Of Public Information Officers Of Telangana State Christian (Minorities) Finance Corporation, Hyderabad.

S No

Designation and Other Particulars

 

Name

1

Managing Director, 
TSCMFC Head Office, Hyderabad

Appellate Authority

V.Victor, Deputy Collector

2

Administrative Officer

Public Information Officer

Sri. K.Samuel

3

OSD

Asst. Public Information Officer

Sri. G. Sunil Peter

 

The following are the details of the District Minority Welfare Offices in all the 31 districts of TELANGANA.

List of District Minority Welfare Offices all 31 Districts

S.No

DMWOs

1

District Minorities Welfare Officer

Near Milk Chilling Center Compound, Adilabad District

2

District Minorities Welfare Officer

Asifabad District, YTC, Janakapur, Khomaram Bheem Asifabad District.

3

District Minorities Welfare Officer

Writers Basti., Bhadradri Kothagudem District

4

District Minorities Welfare Officer

Karimnagar Road, Dharoor Camp, Jagtial District, Pin.505327

5

District Minorities Welfare Officer

Collectorate Complex, Jangoan District

6

District Minorities Welfare Officer

Room No. 216, 1st Floor, Collectorate Complex, Jayshankar Bhupalpally District

7

District Minorities Welfare Officer

Collectorate Complex, Jogulamba Gadwal-509125

8

District Minorities Welfare Officer

Collectorate Complex, Kamareddy District

9

District Minorities Welfare Officer

Room No. 210, 1st Floor, Collectorate Complex, Karimnagar District

10

District Minorities Welfare Officer

C/o.Old RTA Office Complex, Beside TDP Party Office, VDO's Colony,

Khammam-507001.

11

District Minorities Welfare Officer

Integrated Hostel, Indiranagar, Near Collectorate, Mahbubabad District

12

District Minorities Welfare Officer

Near Revenue Meeting Hall, Collectorate Complex, Mahabubnagar District

13

District Minorities Welfare Officer

Integrated Collectorate Complex, Room No. 202, Pillikotyal, Medak District

14

District Minorities Welfare Officer

Malkajgiri District, Near outer Ring Road. Keesara (Village ) Keesara (M), Pin code 501301.

15

District Minorities Welfare Officer

Indra Nagar,  M.S function Hall, 1st Floor, Nirmal - 504 106

16

District Minorities Welfare Officer

6-2-331, Subashnagar, Near Old BSNL Office, Nizamabad  District

17

District Minorities Welfare Officer

Collectorate Complex, Peddapalli District

18

District Minorities Welfare Officer

Integrated Collectorate, Rajanna Sircilla - 502103

19

District Minorities Welfare Officer,

Sneha Silver Jubilee Building, 4th Floor, RR Dist. Collectorate Complex,

Lakidikapul, Hyderabad

20

District Minorities Welfare Officer,

North Block, 1st Floor, New Collectorate Building, Sangareddy District

21

District Minorities Welfare Officer,

Collectorate Complex, Siddipet District

22

District Minorities Welfare Officer,

District Collectorate Complex, Durajpally (V), Chivemla (M), Suryapet (District)

23

District Minorities Welfare Officer,

Collectorate Complex, Wanaparty District

24

District Minorities Welfare Officer,

2nd Floor, Pragathi Bhavan, Collectorate Warangal, Warangal (Rural) District

25

District Minorities Welfare Officer, Warangal Urban, B2-Quarter, Opp: Circuit Guest House, Hanamkonda, Warangal (Urban) District

26

District Minorities Welfare Officer,

Collectorate Complex, Pagidipalli(v) Bhongir(m), Yadadri Bhongir District

27

District Minorities Welfare Officer,

Collectorate Complex, Vikarabad District

28

District Minorities Welfare Officer,

B – Block, 1st floor, District Collectorate Complex, Miryalaguda Road,

Nalgonda District

29

District Minorities Welfare Officer,

3rd floor Jamia Nizamia Complex, Opp SBH, Above KFC, Gunfoundry,

Abids, Hyderabad .

30

District Minorities Welfare Officer,

District Collectorate Complex, 2nd Floor, Nagarkurnool District

31

District Minorities Welfare Officer,

Opp. Bus Stand, Sahakara Bhavan, Mancherial Town & District