Right to Information Act
Right to Information Act-2005
In exercise of the powers conferred under clause (b) of sub section (1) of section 4 of the Right to Information Act, 2005
(Act No 22 of 2005), the Governor, Himachal Pradesh is pleased to publish the record and other activities of “Information
and Public Relation Department” as under:-
|1||The particulars of organization, its functions and duties;||The “Technical Education, Vocational & Industrial Training Department” has play an important role for imparting technical education & vocational training. At the State level all functions of the department are disposed off by or under the authority of the Minister In charge. The Pr. Secretary (IPR) is the administrative head at the Secretariat level. The Directorate of Technical Education, Vocational and Industrial Training with its Headquarters at Sundernagar, District Mandi (HP) broadly deals with the following:
The main functions of the Deptt. are as under:-
1. Establishment of class-1 &11 categories of employees.
2. Budget related matters.
3. Enactment/amendments of various Bills, Acts, Rules and regulations.
|2||Powers and duties of its officers and employees||Principal Secretary/Secretary (Technical Education, Vocational & Industrial Training):- He is overall in charge of the Department who decides all matters except policy matters which are decided by the council of Ministers as per standing orders issued under Rule 26 & 27 of the Rules of Business of Govt. of H.P.
He is Branch officer of the Section and acts as an intermediate officer between the Branch and the Secretary/Principal Secretary (TE). All the files of the Branch are routed through him.
Section Officer:- He is incharge of Section and is responsible for disposal of dak received in the Section. He submits files to higher authorities through the Branch officer.
Superintendent:- He supervises the work of the dealing Assistants of the Section and submits their files to the Section officer. Assistants:- They are allotted work of specific seats by the Section officer and are responsible to dispose off the allotted work.
Junior Assistants/Clerks:- They attend to the work of Diary and dispatch, files movement and other misc. work assign by the Section Officer and also send Reports/returns as per office Manual.
Peon:- Distribution of Dak/files of Section.
The main functions of the Deptt. are as under:-
|Director: The department is headed by the Director, Technical Education, Vocational& Industrial Training. The Director broadly exercises the following controls on the various Institutions under its control:
The above aspects, un-doubtedly include numerous sub- functions such as anticipating the manpower requirement and planning the opening of new disciplines/trades or starting of new Polytechnics/ITIs to meet the projected demand of technical manpower including skilled and other specialised manpower, creation and filling of new posts after framing the R&P Rules, working out budgetary requirements, allocation of the budget to the institutions, exercising control on expenditure and carrying out technical as well as administrative inspections etc.
Joint Director: shall be responsible for the following activities
1. Policy Planning
3. Appointment/Confirmation of Staff
4. Creation of Posts/Transfers and Promotions
5. Framing of R&P Rules for all categories
6. General Inspection
7. Annual Administration Report/Assembly Business/Rules of Business
8. Procurement of Machinery & Equipment
DEPUTY DIRECTOR (TRAINING & PLACEMENT):
1. Apprenticeship Training (Polytechnic)
2. Liaison with Rural Development Agencies,
3. Transfer of Rural Technology,
4. Placement of trainees
5. Science & Technology
6. Opening of new Institutions (Degree Level and Diploma level)
7. Inspection/Affiliation and supervision of Institutes (Polytechnics &Engg. Colleges)
8. Prospectus/Admission (Polytechnics &Engg. Colleges)
9. Designing new curricula
10. Review of existing curricula
11. Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme, World Bank
DEPUTY DIRECTOR (TE):
|3||The procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability;||The Director, Technical Education, Vocational & Industrial Training is Administrative Head at Directorate level. He is assisted by Directorate Officer and discharges his functions/duties as per delegation of powers given under the standing orders. At Department level the Director(TE) implements the Acts & Rules as per instructions of the Government.|
|4||The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions;||The department follows the provisions contained in HPFR rules in all financial matters and other Government rules as adopted by the Govt. from time to time to deal with all administrative matters. In all academic matters, the department follows the rules & regulations and curricula laid down by H.P. TaknikiShiksha Board, Other academic norms set up by various affiliating agencies like All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) in case of Polytechnics and Pharmacy College, NCVT norms in case of ITIs and ITCs and SCVT norms in case of Vocational Training Centres.|
|5||The rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions;||1. Engineering College/Pharmacy College: All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) norms/guidelines are followed for running Engg. Degree/ Pharmacy Degree courses duly approved by AICTE/PCI.
2. Polytechnic: All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) norms are followed for approval/running of Diploma Courses. The guidelines laid down by MHRD, Govt. of India are followed for implementing Community Development Scheme in all Govt. Polytechnics. Aslo the guidelines of MHRD, Govt. of India are followed for implementing Persons’ with Disability Scheme at Govt. Polytechnic College, Sundernagar.
3. Industrial Training Institute/Industrial Training Centres: Training Manual of National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT)
4. Vocational Training Centres: Manual of State Council for Vocational Training (SCVT) is followed.
|6||A statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or under its control;||The Department has normally the following kinds of documents/files in the Directorate and its field Institutions:
a) Files relating to R&P Rules, appointment and transfer of staff, Pay fixation, Promotions, Personal files;
b) Budget, expenditure, re-conciliation of budget and expenditure, creation and continuation of posts financial sanctions, audit & inspection, Scholarships, civil works, unserviceable store;
c) Establishment of new Institutions (Degree level, Diploma level and Craftsman level), introduction of new courses, Training & Placement, admissions, Staff development programme, Record of the trainees, Apprenticeship, Industry-Institute-Interaction, Community Development Scheme, Continuing Education, Training to Persons with Disability;
d) Assembly Business, Administrative Report, Sports activities of the trainees, Monthly/Quarterly/half yearly/yearly information/ returns, Store purchases etc. etc.
e) Record and information pertaining to inviting application for opening Vocational Training Centes, inspection, affiliation and admission of trainees i.e. prospectus, inviting of applications, counselling for admission and migration etc in case of Vocational Training, Centres under SCVT.
|7||The particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation with, or representation by, the members of the public in relation to the formulation of its policy or implementation thereof;||In case of opening of ITIs or regulating the training facilities in them the public representatives has direct say and bearing in the policy formulation through Institution Management Committees (IMCs) attached to the existing ITIs and the public representatives voice their demand in the Assembly as well as other public platform and accordingly the Department taking cognisance of such demand of the public representatives takes action for opening of new ITIs. The Vocational Training facilities in the existing ITIs and opening of new ITIs is further regulated through State Council for Vocational Training (SCVT) which has public representatives as well as industrialists as its members.
In case of Polytechnics apart from having the Society attached to each Polytechnic for formulation of the policy regarding diversification of training facilities and improvement of quality etc., the public representatives have also the prerogative to demand for opening new Polytechnic or diversification of the training facilities in the existing Polytechnics as per the demand of the World of Work through the public platform as well as the Hon’bleVidhanSabha. In addition to this in the matter of control of quality the public representatives stand associated as members of the TaknikiShiksha Board.
The State/Department has no Engineering College in the Govt. Sector but the Govt. has already decided to set up one Engineering College in the Govt. Sector at Sundernagar and decision to establish this College has also been taken by the Govt. taking cognisance of the need of the State as voiced by the public representatives. Similar is the case with Pharmacy College started at Rohru from academic session 2005-2006.
|8||A 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;||The Department is associated for Vocational and Industrial Training, Technical Education and other professional Education like B-Pharmacy etc. with the following bodies:
State Council for Vocational Training (SCVT): SCVT has around 25 members which comprises public representatives, industrialists and some other prominent professionals for assisting and advising in the matter of providing Vocational Training as per need of the State.
(a) For executing the policy of the SCVT the Department is assisted by Executive Committee, which normally has around 8-10 members, which comprises the professionals and administrators.
National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT): Vocational and Industrial Training is regulated at National Level by the NCVT, which has around 50 members for regulating vocational training policy at the National Level.
All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE): Professional Education at the diploma and degree level in Engineering and Non-Engineering fields is being regulated by the AICTE which is a statutary body constituted by the Govt. of India. This body also comprises professionals, Burocrates and public representatives.
(a) In the matter of Technician Level Education the State has TaknikiShiksha Board for regulating the Quality of Training through adoption of curricula, examination and certification etc. which also has public representativesalongwith professionals and burocrates.
Pharmacy Council of India (PCI): This body regulates the quality of education in the field of Pharmacy at the Centre level. It is also a statutory body comprises professionals, public representatives and burocrates. The aspects of academic fulfilment of norms, adoption of curricula, examinations, certification for degree level professional education fall within the ambit of University, which also has bodies, like Cinet and Executive Council for taking care of these aspects. These bodies are also have academician, burocrates and public representatives.
|9||A directory of its officers and employees;||
|10||The monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees, including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations;||
|11||The budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made;||
|TOTAL DEMAND NO. 32|
|12||The manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes;||Not Applicable|
|13||Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorizations granted by it;||Not Applicable|
|14||Details in respect of the information, available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form;||The Department has developed a website with a URL://techeduhp.com and all the information relating to the various activities of the Department, norms & guidelines and role of various bodies as stated in Point No. VII and VIII will be available on the Website . For redressal of on-Line complaints/queries, the department has provided two active accounts i.e. dtevithp[at]hotmail[dot]com and techedu-hp[at]nic[dot]in|
|15||The particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the working hours of a library or reading room, if maintained for public use;||All the information will be available on Website. In addition to this Library/reading room has been provided in the Directorate to the citizens for having information.|
|16||The names, designations and other particulars of the public Information Officers;||The Appellant Authority and PIO in respect of the I&PR department are as under:- APPELLATE AUTHORITY IN CASE OF S.P.I.O:- Director, Technical Education, Himachal Pradesh.
STATE PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER: Joint Director (TE) for all matter dealt by the Director, Technical Education.
STATE ASSISTANT PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER(s)
Principal, Govt. Polytechnic Sundernagar for District Mandi, Kulu and Sub Division Keylong and Udaipur of Lahaul&Spiti.
Principal, Govt. Polytechnic Kangra for District Kangra and Chamba Districts
Principal, Govt. Polytechnic Hamirpur for District Hamirpur and Bilaspur.
Principal, Govt. Polytechnic Rohroo for District Shimla and Kinnaur Districts and Kaza, Sub Division of Lahaul&Spiti District
Principal, Govt. Polytechnic Ambota for District Una
Principal, Govt. Polytechnic Women Kandaghat for Solan and Sirmour Districts
APPELLATE AUTHORITY IN CASE OF S.A.P.I.Os
Joint Director, Technical Education, H.P
DIRECTORY OF PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICERS AND ASSISTANT PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICERS DEPARTMENTS OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION, VOCATIONAL & INDUSTRIAL TRAINING, HIMACHAL PRADESH.
At Secretariat Level
|Name of the Section||Name, Designation and Address of APIO||Name, Designation and Address of PIO||Name, Designation and Address of Appellate Authority|
|Technical Education Department, H.P. Secretariat Shimla-2||Smt. Vidya Sharma Section Officer –Cum -PIO Technical Education Secretariat, PBX-477 Tel. No. 2880477||Smt. Nisha Singh, IAS Additional Chief Secretary (Technical Education) to the Govt. of Himachal Pradesh,Shimla. Tel. No.0177-2621871|
At Directorate and Institution Level