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 wef 25/6/2005.

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

Sl No Name of the Organization Address Functions Duties
1. Andhra Pradesh 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 Andhra Pradesh.
  • Pre and Post - Matric Scholarships
  • Tuition fee Reimbursement
  • Financial Assistance for Self-Employment
  • Training and Employment
  • Mass Marriages
  • Financial Assistance to Christian Hospitals.
    Financial Assistance to Christian School Buildings
    Financial Assistance to Church Orphanage
    Financial Assistance to Old Age Homes
    Coaching to Christian Minority Youth appearing for Competitive Examinations
    Financial Assistance for Construction of Community Halls-cum-Youth and Resource Center
    Youth Awareness Programmes Promotion of Christian Culture
    Financial Assistance to Providing Burial Grounds
  • Pilgrimage to Jerusalem;
  • Construction/Renovation of Churches.
  • Administration of Justice
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.

Officer on Special Duty

The officer should assist the Managing Director in observance of the business rules and Govt. instructions in the transactions of the business in the corporation, and exercise general supervision and control over the staff and discharge the work allotted from day to day according to the need.

Accounts Officer

The Accounts Officer is responsible for maintaining financial, accounting, The Finance Officer reports to the Managing Director and is responsible for preparing financial statements, maintaining cash controls, preparing the payroll and purchasing, maintaining accounts payable. The Accounts Officer also have to perform the tasks allotted to him/her from day to day according to the needs of the office.

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.

Consultants

Consultants main responsibility is to formulate guidelines, strategies and processes for implementation of various schemes of the corporation. They are responsible 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.

Office Assistants

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 alloted 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 Administrative Officer and Managing Director the representation is send to the concerned section. The file is put up to the Administrative Officer who in turn puts up the file 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 Certificated 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

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

  • Pre and Post - Matric Scholarships of Government of AP and Government of India
  • Tuition fee Reimbursement of Government of AP
  • Financial Assistance for Self-Employment;
  • Training and Employment;
  • Mass Marriages;:
  • Financial Assistance to Christian Hospitals.
  • Financial Assistance to Christian School Buildings
  • Financial Assistance to Church Orphanage
  • Financial Assistance to Old Age Homes
  • Coaching to Christian Minority Youth appearing for Competitive Examinations
  • Financial Assistance for Construction of Community Halls-cum-Youth and Resource Center
  • Youth Awareness Programmes
  • Promotion of Christian Culture
  • Law Graduates Training
  • Financial Assistance to Providing Burial Grounds
  • Pilgrimage to Jerusalem;
  • Construction/Renovation of Churches.
  • Administration of Justice

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

Citizen Related
Routine matters5 days
Other than routine matters15 days
References / Letters from other Departments (Inter-Department)
Routine matters5 days
Other than routine matters15 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 AP State Christian (Minorities) Finance Corporation Ltd., 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 AP Finance Codes, AP Treasury Code, AP 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 AP State Minorities Finance Corporation Ltd., at Head Office, Hyderabad

Document held under The Control of Department
  • Constitution of the Corporation and Minutes of the Meetings.
  • Annual Action Plans
  • GOs related to the APSCMFC
  • Accounting Manuals
  • Progress Reports
  • Budget Files
  • Cash Book, Grant-in-Aid Register, Scheme-wise register etc.
  • Instructions and Circular instructions issued by the Corporation from time to time regarding implementation of various welfare schemes for up liftment of Christian Minorities
  • 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 AP State Minorities Finance Corporation Ltd

S No Name and Address Designation
1. Sri Syed Omer Jaleel,Spl.Secretary to Government., Minorities Welfare Department A.P. Secretariat Ex-Officio Chairman
2. Deputy Secretary,Minorities Welfare Department, A.P. Secretariat Official Director
3. Deputy Secretary, Finance Department, A.P. Secretariat Official Director
4. Commissioner, Social Welfare Department, A.P. Secretariat Official Director
5. Sri E.Naveen Nicolas , Managing Director
Andhra Pradesh State Christian (Minorities) Finance Corporation
Official Director
Advisory Council:

The Council consist of the Heads of Churches in the State and are nominated by the Managing Director. The position of the members is purely voluntary and honorary. The council assists the Managing Director for effective implementation of the Scheme. Meetings are conducted once a quarter. The list of members of the Advisory Council and Minutes of the Meetings held are available at the State Office.

District Level Committees:

Committees on Mass Marriages, Grave Yards and Prime Minister's 15 Point Programme are constituted for the Welfare of Minorities to assist the District authorities in the execution of programmes.

Meetings are not open to public but the Minutes of the meetings are available at respective offices.

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. E.Naveen Nicolas
Managing Director
Mob: +91-8008554750 (O)
Fax: +91-40-23391068
vcmd.apscmfc@gmail.com
2. Office on Special Duty Mobile +91-8790134564 apscmfc@yahoo.co.in
3. Accounts Officer Mobile +91- apscmfc@yahoo.co.in
4.
Consultant
Mobile +
5. N.Ratna Manesh
Consultant
Mobile +91-9849945786 apscmfc@yahoo.co.in
6. K.Samuel Johm
Administrative Officer
Mobile +91-8008333268 sammyjohnk@gmail.com
7. Office Assistants-5 No.s
8. Office Sub-Ordinates-2 No.s

Chapter-11

Monthly Remunaration 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 Andhra Pradesh State (Christian) Minorities Finance Corporation Limited Head office, Hyderabad, in the following format.

S. No Name of the Employee & Designation Basic Pay (In Rupees )
1. Sri. E.Naveen Nicolas, Managing Director ₨ 21,820/- -48,160/-
2. Officer on Special Duty ₨ 26,300
3. Accounts Officer
4. Consultant ₨ 30,000
5. MR.N.Ratna Manish ,Consultant ₨ 30,000
6. Mr.K.Samuel Johm Administrative Officer ₨ 30,000
7. Office Assistants ₨ 9,500
8. Office Sub-Ordinates ₨ 6,700

Chapter-12

Budget Allocated For The Year 2012-13 to each District Branch Offices including Schemes Wise etc, under Section 4 (1) (b) (xi)

S.No. Scheme Amount (Rs. in Lakhs)
1 Scholarships to Pre and Post Matric Christian Students 400.00
2 Reimbursement of Tuition Fee 1500.00
3 Subsidy for Bank Linked Income Generated Schemes 375.00
4 Conduct of Mass Marriages 25.00
5 Managerial Subsidy 50.00
6 Training, Employment and Placement 15.00
7 Implementation of Welfare Schemes 500.00

Chapter-13

Pre Matric Scholarships for Christian Students - Government of Andhra Pradesh

Pre Matric Scholarship will be sanctioned to the Christian students studying in class VI to X whose Parent/Guardian income is below Rs.1 lakh per annum.

Post - Matric Scholarships for Christian Students - Government of Andhra Pradesh

The scholarships are sanctioned to the students whose Parents/Guardians annual income is below Rs.1 lakh per annum. Students of Intermediate, Graduation, and Post Graduation and Professional courses are eligible.

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.
  • 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 lakh, are eligible for the scholarship. 50% marks requirement will not apply to class I students.

Those who were awarded the scholarship for 2012-13 and fulfill the conditions of the scheme may apply for renewal of scholarship for 2013-14.

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.

  • 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 lakh are eligible for the scholarship.

Those who were awarded the scholarship for 2012-13 and fulfill the conditions of the scheme may apply for renewal of scholarship for 2013-14.

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.
Those who were awarded the scholarship for 2012-13 and fulfill the conditions of the scheme may apply for renewal of scholarship for 2013-14.

Subsidy for Bank Linked Income Generated Schemes:

The scheme is for individuals who desires to setup self-employment activities. The Corporation provides a subsidy @ 50% of the total loan subject to a maximum of Rs.1,00,000/-. 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 to be submitted/Baptism Certificate issued by Main line Church)
  • Age between 21 to 40 years.
  • Annual family income certificate issued by Tahasildar from Mee-Seva below Rs. 60,000/- in Rural areas and below 75,000/- in Urban areas.
  • Ration 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:
  • The candidates shall be in the age group of 18 - 35 years and education qualification is as per the requirement of the course.
  • Preference should be given to the poorest of the poor
  • Annual family income below Rs. 55,000/-.
  • 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.

  • Civil Services and other UPSC Examinations
  • Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission Examinations. (Group I, II, IV)
  • 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 Andhra Pradesh 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 Churches

  • 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 Websitehttp://www.christianminorities.ap.nic.in

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

The information relating to the Andhra Pradesh 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. http://www.christianminorities.ap.nic.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)

S No Designation and Other Particulars Name, Address and Phone No
1 Managing Director
APSCFC Head Office
Hyderabad
Appellate Authority Sri.E Naveen Nicolas
2 Officer on Special Duty Public Information Officer K Veerabrahma Chary.
3 Administrative Officer Asst Public Information Officer Sri.K Samuel John

Name of the Department: Andhra Pradesh State Christian (Minorities) Finance Corporation Hyderabad.

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

The efollowing are the details of the District Minority Welfare Officers and Executive Directors in all the 23 districts.

LIST OF DISTRICT MINORITY WELFARE OFFICERS and Executive Directors in all 23 Districts
SL.No District Address & Phone Nos
1 Adilabad DMWO's Office,Social Welfare Complex,
Opp Sessions Court Adilabad
Ph.No.08732-233191
2 Anantapur DMWO's Office,saifulla Complex, old town,gandhi bazar,
Anantapur
Ph.No.08554-227860,9440431226
3 Chitoor DMWO's Office,Collectorate,
Chitoor
Ph.No.958572-240799,9948259380
4 Cuddapah DMWO's Office,A-Block, c/o old government hospital(RIMS),
Cuddapah
Ph.No.08562-241019,9440311975
5 Guntur DMWO's Office,Collectorate,
Guntur
Ph.No.9949972462
6 Hyderabad 6th Floor,Haj House,Opp.Public Garden,
Nampally, Hyderabad.
Ph.No.040-23230798
7 Krishna DMWO's Office,State Guest House Compound,
Gopal Reddy Street,Vijayawada.
Ph.No.0866-2570206,9491011786
8 Kurnool DMWO's Office,Besides Podupu Bhavan Collectorate,
Kurnool,
Ph.No.08518-277306(Ext.52),279464
9 Mahabubnagar DMWO's Office,Besides Revenue Meeting Hall,
Collectorate,Mahabubnagar.
Ph.No.08542-241262
10 Medak DMWO's Office,Opp.E-Seva,Shanti Nagar,Sanga Reddy,
Medak.
Ph.No.08455-270790
11 Nizamabad Iqbal Complex,Ahmadi Bazar,Nizamabad.
Ph.No.08462-227038
12 Ranga Reddy Spurthi Building,Ranga Reddy Collectorate,
Lakadikapul,Hyderabad.
Ph.No.040-23240132
13 East Godavari Padma Towers,Near Rama Raopet,Prakasam Veedhi,Kakinada
Ph.No.0884-2351483,9849901141
14 Karimnagar Room No.204,Collectorate,Karimnagar.
Ph.No.0878-2233150
15 Khammam H.No.1-7-52,C/o D.R.P.O.,Opp.SBH,Main Branch, Jublipura,
Khammam.
Ph.No.08742-231768,9849901147
16 Nalgonda C/o Collectorate,B-Block,1st Floor,Nalgonda
Ph.No.08682-245717,9849901153
17 Nellore 24/1581,Brahmanandapuram,Opp. Womens Polytechnic
College,BusStop DargaMitta,Nellore.
Ph.No.0861-2339479,9849901154
18 Prakasam Door No.5-9-22,18th Ward Kamasastry Road,Santapet Road,Ongole.
Ph.No.08592-230169,9849901157
19 Srikakulam,Vizianagaram C/o DRDA,Srikakulam,C/o Collectorate,Vizianagaram Ph.No.08922-230252,9849901160
20 Visakhapatnam 39-14-35/2 Madhawa Dhara,Visakhapatnam.
Ph.No.0891-272938,9849901159.
21 Warangal C/o Pragathi Bhavan Collectorate Sube-Dari,Manumakonda,Warangal
Ph.No.0870-2510533,9849901161
22 West Godavari Setwel Office Building,C/o Collectorate compound,Eluru.
Ph.No.08812-242463,9849901162