Information under Section 4(1)(b) of The Right to Information Act
- GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
- DEPARTMENT OF ATOMIC ENERGY
- RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT, 2005
|INFORMATION UNDER SECTION 4(1)(b) OF THE ACT 4(1)(b)|
The particulars of its organization, functions and duties:
The Department of Atomic Energy was established on August 3, 1954 with headquarters at Bombay and a Branch Secretariat at New Delhi. The functions of DAE emanate from the following mandate:
The powers and duties of its officers and employees:
The Department, which is under the charge of the Prime Minister is responsible for execution of the policies laid down by the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) which has full powers of the Government of India, both administrative and financial within the limits of budget allotted by the Parliament.
Work/Duties of officers and employees:
The procedure followed in the decision making process including channels of supervision and accountability:
Additional Secretary, DAE is the Head of the Department and the Under Secretary (Admn.) is the Head of Office in the Secretariat. The matters concerned with the respective section is submitted to the Under Secretaries, Deputy Secretaries and Joint Secretary/Additional Secretaries as detailed in the organizational chart (Annexure - I & Annexure - II). The matters relating to Parliament are submitted to the Minister of State after the approval of Secretary.
The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions:
As per the procedure prescribed under the Manual of Office Procedure.
The rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions:
Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961 Government of India (Transaction of Business) Rules, 1961
Atomic Energy Act, 1962 and the Rules framed thereunder
Manual of Office Procedure
Exercise of Financial Powers (DAE) Rules, 1978
All Central Civil Services Rules
A statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or under its control:
The files on the subject matters dealt within each section, the rules and procedures published by the Government and the publications of the Department.
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:
The Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) has a mandate to develop a nuclear power technology, to apply radiation and radio-isotope technology for the larger benefit of the society and to pursue basic research in frontier areas in Science and Technology. These are carried out in the various Research Centres, Public Sector Undertakings, Industrial Units and Aided Institutions under the administrative control of the Department of Atomic Energy. The nature of its activities limits public interface in relation to the formulation or implementation of its policy.
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 members of the board/council constituted for the research centres, public sector undertakings, industrial organizations and aided institutions comprise of scientists/engineers and representatives for achieving the aims of DAE to harness nuclear energy for power generation and developing nuclear and other advanced technologies for use in health care, agriculture, industry, research and other areas and the meetings/minutes are accessible only to the authorized members. In addition, the Department’s Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS) and the National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM) promote research in nuclear and allied fields and mathematics.
The telephone number of the officers is indicated in Annexure - III.
Particulars are provided in Annexure - IV.
Particulars are provided in Annexure - V.
The manner of execution of subsidy programmes including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes:
The programmes of DAE relate to Nuclear Power Generation, Radiation Technologies and Applications, Basic Research, Research Education Linkage and Infrastructure and there are no subsidy programmes undertaken by the Department.
Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorizations granted by it:
In the matter of recruitment/promotion, the concessions in age/standard of passing examinations are allowed as per the Government policy. Licence for mining, milling, processing and/or handling of prescribed substances granted as per the provisions contained under Atomic Energy (Working of the Mines, Minerals and Handling of Prescribed Substances) Rules, 1984.
Details in respect of the information available to or held by it reduced in an electronic form:
Additional information is available in the other parts of this website (http://www.dae.gov.in).
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:
From this website or by making a request to the PIOs by post or by e-mail, the citizens can obtain the information.
The names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers:
The particulars of PIOs and other authorities designated under the RTI Act is furnished in Annexure - VI in respect of DAE Sectt. and in Annexure - VII in respect of all the units, PSUs, autonomous institutions of the Department.