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Proactive Disclosure of Information under Chapter-II Section 4 (1) (b) of RTI Act, 2005
as on 20.09.2022

S.No.

Particulars

Information

1. Organisation and Function

1.1

Particulars of its organization, functions and duties [Section 4(1) (b) (i)

1.1.1

Name and Address of the Organisation

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF FOREST MANAGEMENT

Nehru Nagar, Bhopal-462003

1.1.2

Head of the Organisation

Dr. K. Ravichandran, IFS

DIRECTOR

1.1.3

Vision, Mission and Key objectives

Vision, Mission and Key objectives

1.1.4

Function and duties

Education, Research, Consultancy and Training in Forest and related subjects.

1.1.5

Organisation Chart

Organisation Chart

1.1.6

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

Various committees formed from time to time have been uploaded under RTI/Institute website

1.2

Power and duties of its officers and employees [ Section 4(1) (b) (ii)]

1.2.1

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

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

1.2.2

Power and duties of other employees

Power and duties of other employees

1.2.3

Rules/ orders under which powers and duty are derived and

As per DoPT & MoEF&CC, GoI norms

1.2.4

Exercised

As per DoPT & MoEF&CC, GoI norms

1.2.5

Work allocation

Done by Director/CAO as per need from time to time

1.3

Procedure followed in decision making process [Section 4(1) (b) (iii)]

1.3.1

Process of decision making Identify key decision making points

Board of Governors and  Director, IIFM

1.3.2

Final decision making authority

Secretary MoEF& CC in the capacity as Chairperson, BoG/ Director IIFM

1.3.3

Related provisions, acts, rules etc.

Delegation of powers issued by MoEF& CC

1.3.4

Time limit for taking a decisions, if any

Depends upon the matter

1.3.5

Channel of supervision and accountability

Chief Administrative Officer/ Director/BoG, IIFM

 

 

 

1.4

Norms for discharge of functions [ Section 4(1) (b) (iv)]

1.4.1

Nature of functions/ services offered

Education, Research, Consultancy and Training

1.4.2

Norms/ standards for functions/ service delivery

As per the handbook and other manuals for the respective task

1.4.3

Process by which these services can be accessed

The Institute follows Central Government Rules and procedure as well as those laid down by the Board of Governors for discharge of its functions in respect of administrative and establishment matters and the norms/procedures as laid down by the Board of Governors and other various Committees for the discharge of its functions related to academic, training, research and consulting activities.

1.4.4

Time-limit for achieving the targets

Depends upon the matters

1.4.5

Process of redress of grievances

Various committees have been formed as per mandatory guidelines of various categories

1.5

Rules, regulations, instruction manual and records for discharging functions [Section 4(1) (b) (v)]

1.5.1

Title and nature of the record/ manual /instruction.

 Various rules, manuals and regulations have been attached at point no. 1.5.3

1.5.2

List of Rules, regulations, instructions manuals and records.

1. Memorandum of Association & Rules

2.  Faculty Service Rules, 2020

3. IIFM Consultancy Rules, 2007

4. Dynamic Performance Management System (DPMS) of IIFM

5. Recruitment Rule, 2006

6. Research Guidelines, 2014

7. PFM Hand Book 2022-2023

1.5.3

Acts/ Rules manuals etc.

Memorandum of Association & Rules

Faculty Service Rules, 2020

IIFM Consultancy Rules, 2007

Dynamic Performance Management System (DPMS) of IIFM

Recruitment Rule, 2006

Research Guidelines, 2014

Hand Book Academic Year 2022-2023

Academic Rules and Regulations of the PGDFM for the AY 2022-2023.

Academic Rules and Regulations of the PGDSM for the AY 2022-2023.

1.5.4

Transfer policy and transfer orders

Not Applicable

1.6

Categories of documents held by the authority under its control [ Section 4(1) (b) (vi)]

1.6.1

Categories of documents

Various documents prepared by various sections of the Institute are kept under the control of various sections/cells under the custody of officer in charge.

1.6.2

Custodian of documents/categories

1.7

Board, Councils, Committees and other Bodies constituted as part of the Public Authority [Section 4(1) (b) (viii)]

1.7.1

Name of Boards, Council, Committee etc.

Board of Governors

Faculty-Development-and-Evaluation-Committee

Faculty-Grievance-Committee

Finance Committee

Mandatory-disclosure-2021-22

Personnel-Selection-Committee-PSC

Research Advisory Committee

1.7.2

Composition

1.7.3

Dates from which constituted

1.7.4

Term/ Tenure

1.7.5

Powers and functions

1.7.6

Whether their meetings are open to the public?

No, Restricted to Members only

1.7.7

Whether the minutes of the meetings are open to the public?

No, Restricted to Members only

1.7.8

Place where the minutes if open to the public are available?

NA

1.8

Directory of officers and employees [ Section 4(1) (b) (ix) ]

1.8.1

Name and designation

Name and designation

1.8.2

Telephone , fax and email ID

Telephone , fax and email ID

1.9

Monthly Remuneration received by officers & employees including system of compensation                   [ Section 4(1) (b) (x)]

1.9.1

List of employees with Gross monthly remuneration

List of employees with Gross monthly remuneration

1.9.2

System of compensation as provided in its regulations

Compensation is directly credited in their bank account in the SBI, IIFM Branch, in the campus

1.10

Name, Designation and other particulars of public information officers [ Section 4(1) (b) (xvi)]

1.10.1

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

 

1.      Appellate Authority

Dr. K. Ravichandran, IFS

FAA/DIRECTOR

2.      Central Public information officer

Dr. Anup Prakash Upadhyay

CPIO/CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

3.      Assistant Public Information Officer

Shri V. Srinivasan

APIO/ Dy. Manager – Admn. Section

1.10.2

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

Indian Institute of Forest Management, Nehru Nagar, Bhopal-462003

Tel. No.0755-2765125

Fax No.0755-2765125

Email: 1. director@iifm.ac.in

2. cao@iifm.ac.in

3. srinivasan@iifm.ac.in

1.11

No. of employees against whom Disciplinary action has been proposed/ taken (Section 4(1))

1.11.1

No. of employees against whom disciplinary action has been : 

Pending for Minor penalty or major penalty proceedings

 

 

NIL

1.11.2

Finalised for Minor penalty or major penalty proceedings

 

 

 

NIL

 

1.12

Programmes to advance understanding of RTI (Section 26)

1.12.1

Educational programmes

Officers are deputed based on the need

1.12.2

Efforts to encourage public authority to participate in these programmes

As per the instructions received time to time from the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

1.12.3

Training of CPIO/APIO

26/08/2021 & 27/08/2021 (Webinar)

1.12.4

Update & publish guidelines on RTI by the Public Authorities concerned

Not Applicable

1.13

Transfer policy and transfer orders

Not Applicable

2. Budget and Programme

2.1

Budget allocated to each agency including all plans, proposed expenditure and reports on disbursements made etc. [ Section 4(1) (b) (xi)]

2.1.1

Total Budget for the public authority

Rs. 27.75 Crores

2.1.2

Budget for each agency and plan programmes

-

2.1.3

Proposed expenditures

Rs. 27.75 Crores

2.1.4

Revised budget for each agency, if any

Not Applicable

2.1.5

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

Utilisation certificates are being sent to MoEF&CC on quarterly basis.

2.2

Foreign and domestic tours

2.2.1

Budget

Rs. 2.00 Lakhs for the year 2021-2022

2.2.2

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)            (a) Places visited, (b) The period of visit, (c) The number of members in the official delegation,
(d) Expenditure on the visit

NIL

2.2.3

Information related to procurements

a)        (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.

http://iifm.ac.in/tenders/

As per GoI directives most of the purchase of Goods and Services are procured through GeM Portal.

2.3

Manner of execution of subsidy programme [Section 4 (i) (b) (xii)]

2.3.1

Name of the programme of activity

Presently no subsidy programs are run by the Institute

2.3.2

Objective of the programme

2.3.3

Procedure to avail benefits

2.3.4

Duration of the programme/ scheme

2.3.5

Physical and financial targets of the programme

2.3.6

Nature/ scale of subsidy /amount allotted

2.3.7

Eligibility criteria for grant of subsidy

2.3.8

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

2.4

Discretionary and non-discretionary grants.

2.4.1

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

Not Applicable

2.4.2

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

Copy of the annual accounts for the year 2020-2021

2.5

Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits of authorizations granted by the public authority  [ Section 4(1) (b) (xiii)]

2.5.1

Concessions, permits or authorizations granted by public authority

Not Applicable

2.5.2

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

Not Applicable

2.6

CAG & PAC Paras

 

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

CAG paras are being replied from time to time to the audit party

3. Publicity Band Public Interface

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]

3.1.1

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

Except students no public dealing is done by the Institute

3.1.2

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

Not Applicable

3.1.3

Public- private partnerships (PPP) :

Details of Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV), if any

No such programme is run by the Institute

3.1.4

Detailed project reports (DPRs)

Not Applicable

3.1.5

Concession agreements.

Not Applicable

3.1.6

Operation and maintenance manuals

Not Applicable

3.1.7

Other documents generated as part of the implementation of the PPP

Not Applicable

3.1.8

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

Not Applicable

3.1.9

Information relating to outputs and outcomes

Not Applicable

3.1.10

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

Not Applicable

3.1.11

All payment made under the PPP project

Not Applicable

3.2

Are the details of policies / decisions, which affect public, informed to them [ Section 4(1) (c)]

3.2.1

Publish all relevant facts while formulating important policies or announcing decisions which affect public to make the process more interactive; Policy decisions/ legislations taken in the previous one year

No such policies/decision taken by the Institute

3.2.2

Outline the Public consultation process

Not Applicable

3.2.3

Outline the arrangement for consultation before formulation of policy

Not Applicable

3.3

Dissemination of information widely and in such form and manner which is easily accessible to the public [ Section 4(3)]

3.3.1

Use of the most effective means of communication ; Internet (website)

Yes

3.4

Form of accessibility of information manual/handbook [ Section 4(1) (b) ]

3.4.1

Information manual/handbook available in

Electronic format

Yes displayed on the Institute website

3.4.2

Printed format

Yes

3.5

Whether information manual/ handbook available free of cost or not [ Section 4(1) (b) ]

3.5.1

List of materials available  :

Free of cost

Free of cost can be downloaded from Institute website

3.5.2

At a reasonable cost of the medium

 

 

-do-

4. E – Governance

4.1

Language in which information Manual/Handbook Available

4.1.1

(i)      English

English

4.1.2

(ii)    Vernacular/ Local Language

Hindi

4.2

When was the information Manual/Handbook last updated?

4.2.1

Last date of Annual updation

16-06-2022 

4.3

Information available in electronic form [ Section 4(1) (b) (xiv)]

4.3.1

Details of information available in electronic form

All types of Information

4.3.2

Name/ title of the document/record/ other information

Office orders, formats, manuals, handbook etc.

4.3.3

Location where available

Under RTI Section and other relevant sections of the website

4.4

Particulars of facilities available to citizen for obtaining information [ Section 4(1) (b) (xv)]

4.4.1

Name & location of the facilities

Website of the Institute

4.4.2

Details of information made available

All rules and regulations

4.4.3

Working hours of the facility

24 Hours

4.4.4

Contact person & contact details (Phone, fax email)

Director/Chief Administrative Officer, Indian Institute of Forest Management, Nehru Nagar, Bhopal

Phone : 0755-2775716, 2773799, 2775998

4.5

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

4.5.1

Grievance redressal mechanism

All grievances are redressed by the respective committees constituted and through portal https://iifm.edugrievance.com/Home also

 

4.5.2

Details of applications received under RTI and information provided

Received: 39
Disposed: 38

4.5.3

List of completed schemes/ projects/Programmes

Not Applicable

4.5.4

List of schemes/ projects/ programme underway

Not Applicable

4.5.5

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

Not Applicable

4.5.6

Annual Report

https://iifm.ac.in/annual-reports/

4.5.7

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

 

4.5.8

a)               Any other information such as – (a) Citizen’s Charter, (b) Result Framework Document (RFD), (c) Six monthly reports on the, (d) Performance against the benchmarks set in the Citizen’s Charter

Not Applicable

4.6

Receipt & Disposal of RTI applications & appeals

4.6.1

Details of applications received and disposed

Received : 39 Disposed : 38

4.6.2

Details of appeals received and orders issued

Received : 04 Disposed : 04

4.7

Replies to questions asked in the parliament [ Section 4(1) (d) (2) ]

4.7.1

Details of questions asked and replies given

Parliament questions are communicated by the MoEF& CC, GoI and replied in time to the respective sections of the MoEF& CC

5. Information as may be Prescribed

5.1

Such other information as may be prescribed [F.No. 1/2/2016-IR dt. 17/08/2016, F.No. 1/6/2011-IR dt. 15/04/2013]

5.1.1

Name & details of – (a) Current CPIOs & FAAs, Earlier CPIO & FAAs from 1.1.2015

(a)      Current CPIO & FAAs

(i)         Dr. Anup Prakash Upadhyay,

         CAO & CPIO

(ii)       Dr. K. Ravichandran, IFS, Director & FAA, IIFM, Bhopal

(b)    Earlier CPIOs :

             i)      Col Subodh Shukla

from 01.01.2015 to 22.07.2016

           ii)      Prof. A.K. Dharni, IFS

from 23.07.2016 to 16.01.2017

         iii)      Dr. Sandeep Tambe, IFS

from 17.01.2017 to 05.04.2017

          iv)      Shri D P Singh, CAO & CPIO

from 06.04.2017 to 14.09.2020

(c)    Earlier FAAs :

          i)    Dr. G.A. Kinhal,  IFS

 from 01.01.2015 to 30.06.2016

        ii)     Dr. Anil Kumar, IFS

    from 01.07.2016 to 31.03.2017

      iii)     Dr. Tejinder Singh, IFS

           from 07.04.2017 to 03.04.2018

       iv)     Dr. Pankaj Srivastava, IFS, , Director, IIFM & FAA

 from 05.04.2018 to 31.01.2022

       v)     Shri Subhash Chandra, IFS

 from 01.02.2022 to 18.07.2022

       vi)     Shri Bivash Ranjan, IFS

 from 19.07.2022 to 25.09.2022

5.1.2

Details of third party audit of voluntary disclosure

(a)    Dates of audit carried out

(b)   Report of the audit carried out

 

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

5.1.3

Appointment of Nodal Officers not below the rank of Joint Secretary/ Additional HoD

(a)    Date of appointment

(b)   Name & Designation of the officers

 

 

15/09/2020

Dr. Anup Prakash Upadhyay

CPIO

5.1.4

Consultancy committee of key stake holders for advice on suo-motu disclosure

(a)    Dates from which constituted

(b)   Name & Designation of the officers

Not Applicable

5.1.5

Committee of PIOs/FAAs with rich experience in RTI to identify frequently sought information under RTI

(a)    Dates from which constituted

(b)   Name & Designation of the Officers

1. Dr. K. Ravichandran, IFS

    Director & FAA, IIFM, Bhopal

2. Dr. Anup Prakash Upadhyay

     CAO/CPIO

3. Shri V. Srinivasan

    Deputy Manager (Admn.) & APIO

 

 

 

6. Information Disclosed on own initiative

6.1

Item/ information disclosed so that public have minimum resort to use of RTI Act to obtain information

Mandatory disclosure already uploaded in the website of IIFM, Bhopal

6.2

Guidelines for Indian Government Websites (IIFM) is followed (released in February, 2009 and included in the Central Secretariat Manual of office procedures (CSMOP) by Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievance and Pension, Govt. of India)

6.2.1

Whether STQC certification obtained and its validity

Not Available

6.2.2

Does the website show the certificate on the Website?

Not Available