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Mandatory Disclosure under Section 4(1) of RTI Act-


  1. 1. Filing of RTI Application Online:

  • An applicant needs to go to the following portal for filing of Online RTI Application: https://rtionline.gov.in/

  • Once the link has been accessed, applicant can submit request along with RTI application fee online.

  • Ministry to be selected: Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (Now DPIIT)

  • Public Authority to be selected: Quality Council of India

  • Once applicant submits aforesaid details along with other details as required on the RTI MIS portal, his/ her application is registered online and application is received by concerned Public Authority. The reply is then provided within stipulated time period of 30 days.

  1. 2. Filing of RTI Application Offline:

  • Any citizen of India who desires to obtain any information under the Right to Information Act, 2005 (Act) may make a request to the CPIO, RTI Cell, Quality Council of India, New Delhi-110002, or may file RTI application online through rtionline.gov.in.

  • Application Fee: In accordance to directive given in the Gazette notification issued by Deptt. of Personnel & Training, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension, Govt. of India, vide no. 34012/8(s)/2005-Estt.(B) dated 16.09.2005, the application for obtaining Information under sub-section (1) of section 6 must be accompanied by prescribed application fee of Rs. 10/-.

  • Mode of Payment: By IPO/ Demand Draft/ Banker’s Cheque drawn in favour of ‘Quality Council of India.’ Any person who belongs to BPL category is not required to pay any fee, provided necessary documents are produced in support of the claim.

  • In case additional fees is required, the applicant will be informed about the same.

  • RTI Applications sent through hard copy may be sent to the following address:

    Central Public Information Officer,
    Quality Council of India, ITPI Building, 6th Floor,
    4-A, I P Estate, Ring Road, New Delhi – 110002.

  1. 3. Details of Public Authority:

S. No. Name Designation E-mail Telephone No.
1 Dr. R. P. Singh, Secretary General Appellate Authority faaqci@qcin.org +91-11- 23379321
2 Dr. Hari Prakash Director-CPIO hari@qcin.org +91 - 11- 23323416
3 Mr. Jagminder Kataria Deputy Director- APIO jagminder.nabet@qcin.org +91 - 11- 23323416
4 Ms. Shilpa Khanna Accreditation Officer- Support Staff shilpa.nabet@qcin.org +91 - 11- 23323416

  1. Organisation and Function

S. No. Item Details of disclosure Remarks/ Reference Points
1.1 Particulars of its organisation, functions and duties [Section 4(1)(b)(i)] (i) Name and address of the Organization Quality Council of India, 2nd Floor, Institution of Engineers Building,
2- Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi- 110002.
Details available in Public Domain at: https://qcin.org/contact.php
(ii) Head of the organization Secretary General
(iii) Vision, Mission and Key objectives Vision & Mission- Available in Public domain at: https://qcin.org/mission&vision.php.
Key Objectives- Available in Public domain at: https://qcin.org/about-qci.php
(iV) Function and dutiess Available in Public domain at: https://qcin.org/documents/Service%20%26%20Finance%20Manual%202018.pdf (Service & Finance Manual)
(v) Organization Chart Available in Public domain at: https://www.qcin.org/theorganisation.php
(vi) 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 Details available in Public Domain at: https://qcin.org/MemorandumofAssociation.php
1.2 Power and duties of its officers and employees [Section 4(1) (b)(ii)] (i) Powers and duties of officers (administrative, financial and judicial) Available in Public domain at: https://qcin.org/QCISecretariat.php
(ii) Power and duties of other employees Available in Public domain at: https://qcin.org/documents/Service%20%26%20Finance%20Manual%202018.pdf (Service & Finance Manual)
(iii) Rules/ orders under which powers and duty are derived and Available in Public domain at: https://qcin.org/documents/Service%20%26%20Finance%20Manual%202018.pdf (Service & Finance Manual)
(iv) Exercised Available in Public domain at: https://qcin.org/documents/Service%20%26%20Finance%20Manual%202018.pdf (Service & Finance Manual)
(v) Work allocation Available in Public domain at: https://qcin.org/documents/Service%20%26%20Finance%20Manual%202018.pdf (Service & Finance Manual)
1.3 Procedure followed in decision making process [Section 4(1)(b)(iii)] (i) Process of decision making Identify key decision making points Available in Public domain at: https://qcin.org/documents/Service%20%26%20Finance%20Manual%202018.pdf (Service & Finance Manual)
(ii) Final decision making authority Available in Public domain at: https://qcin.org/documents/Service%20%26%20Finance%20Manual%202018.pdf (Service & Finance Manual)
(iii) Related provisions, acts, rules etc. Available in Public domain at: https://qcin.org/documents/Service%20%26%20Finance%20Manual%202018.pdf (Service & Finance Manual)
(iv) Time limit for taking a decisions, if any As per timelines followed by respective Boards/ Divisions.
(v) Channel of supervision and accountability Available in Public domain at: https://qcin.org/documents/Service%20%26%20Finance%20Manual%202018.pdf (Service & Finance Manual)
1.4 Norms for discharge of functions [Section 4(1)(b)(iv)] (i) Nature of functions/ services offered In accordance with MOA/ Rules Regulations of QCI. Details mentioned on QCI website: https://www.qcin.org/MemorandumofAssociation.php
(ii) Norms/ standards for functions/ service delivery Available in Public domain at: https://qcin.org/documents/Service%20%26%20Finance%20Manual%202018.pdf (Service & Finance Manual)
(iii) Process by which these services can be accessed As per respective Boards/ Division policy.
(iv) Time-limit for achieving the targets Available in Public domain at: https://qcin.org/documents/Service%20%26%20Finance%20Manual%202018.pdf (Service & Finance Manual)
(v) Process of redress of grievances Available in Public domain at: https://qcin.org/QCISecretariat.php
1.5 Rules, regulations, instructions manual and records for discharging functions [Section 4(1)(b)(v)] (i) Title and nature of the record/ manual/instruction. Available in Public domain at: https://qcin.org/PDF/Comman/Rules%20&%20Regulations_20.1.1997.pdf and https://qcin.org/documents/Service%20%26%20Finance%20Manual%202018.pdf
(ii) List of Rules, regulations, instructions manuals and records. Available in Public domain at: https://qcin.org/PDF/Comman/Rules%20&%20Regulations_20.1.1997.pdf and https://qcin.org/documents/Service%20%26%20Finance%20Manual%202018.pdf
(iii) Acts/ Rules manuals etc. Available in Public domain at: https://qcin.org/PDF/Comman/Rules%20&%20Regulations_20.1.1997.pdf and https://qcin.org/documents/Service%20%26%20Finance%20Manual%202018.pdf
(iv) Transfer policy and transfer orders As per QCI Service & Finance Manual, any employee of QCI can be transferred to any Department/ Division/ Board within QCI. Details available in Service and Finance Manual at: https://qcin.org/documents/Service%20%26%20Finance%20Manual%202018.pdf
1.6 Categories of documents held by the authority under its control [Section 4(1)(b) (vi)] (i) Categories of documents Available in Public domain at:
https://www.qcin.org/Statement%20of%20the%20categories%20of
%20documents%20held%20or%20under%20control.pdf
(ii) Custodian of documents/categories Available in Public domain at:
https://www.qcin.org/Statement%20of%20the%20categories%20of
%20documents%20held%20or%20under%20control.pdf
1.7 Boards, Councils, Committees and other Bodies constituted as part of the Public Authority [Section 4(1)(b)(viii)] (i) Name of Boards, Council, Committee etc. Available in Public domain at: https://www.qcin.org/theorganisation.php and
https://qcin.org/QCISecretariat.php
(ii) Composition Available in Public domain at: https://www.qcin.org/theorganisation.php and
https://qcin.org/QCISecretariat.php
(iii) Dates from which constituted Available in Public Domain at: https://www.qcin.org/theorganisation.php
(iv) Term/ Tenure Available in Public domain at: https://qcin.org/documents/Service%20%26%20Finance%20Manual%202018.pdf (Service & Finance Manual)
(v) Powers and functions Available in Public domain at: https://qcin.org/documents/Service%20%26%20Finance%20Manual%202018.pdf (Service & Finance Manual)
(vi) Whether their meetings are open to the public? Available in Public Domain at: https://qcin.org/Minutes%20of%20GC.php and https://qcin.org/Minutes%20of%20GB.php
(vii) Whether the minutes of the meetings are open to the public? Available in Public Domain at: https://qcin.org/Minutes%20of%20GC.php and https://qcin.org/Minutes%20of%20GB.php
(viii) Place where the minutes if open to the public are available? Available in Public Domain at: https://qcin.org/Minutes%20of%20GC.php and https://qcin.org/Minutes%20of%20GB.php
1.8 Directory of officers and employees [Section 4(1) (b) (ix)] (i) Name and designation Available in Public domain at: https://www.qcin.org/contact.php
(ii) Telephone , fax and email ID Available in Public domain at: https://www.qcin.org/contact.php
1.9 Monthly Remuneration received by officers & employees including system of compensation [Section 4(1) (b) (x)] (i) List of employees with Gross monthly remuneration The Basic Pay per month in respect of each cadre is mentioned on web link: https: //www.qcin.org/Salary%20Structure.php The list of employees in different boards is mentioned on website: https://qcin.org/contact.php
(ii) System of compensation as provided in its regulations Available in Public Domain at: https://qcin.org/documents/Service%20&%20Finance%20Manual%202018.pdf (Service & Finance Manual)
1.10 Name, designation and other particulars of public information officers [Section 4(1) (b) (xvi)] (i) Name and designation of the public information officer (PIO), Assistant Public Information (s) & Appellate Authority Available in Public domain at: https://qcin.org/rti-information.php#
(ii) Address, telephone numbers and email ID of each designated official. Central Public Information Officer, Quality Council of India, ITPI Building, 6th Floor, 4-A, I P Estate, Ring Road, New Delhi – 110002.
1.11 No. Of employees against whom Disciplinary action has been proposed/ taken (Section 4(2)) No. of employees against whom disciplinary action has been (i) Pending for Minor penalty or major penalty proceedings Nil
(ii) Finalised for Minor penalty or major penalty proceedings 3
1.12 Programmes to advance understanding of RTI(Section 26) (i) Educational programmes Yes
(ii) Efforts to encourage public authority to participate in these programmes Yes
(iii) Training of CPIO/APIO Training Programme conducted by Institute of Secretariat Training & Management (ISTM):
• Trained 3 officers in the month of April and May 2019.
• Trained 1 officer in the month of October 2019.
• 01 officer to attend training schedule in the month of February 2020.
Conducted Training Program in QCI office for PIOs/ APIOs of concerned boards/ divisions/ departments in May 2019.
(iv) Update & publish guidelines on RTI by the Public Authorities concerned NA
1.13 Transfer policy and transfer orders [F No. 1/6/2011- IR dt. 15.4.2013] As per QCI Service & Finance Manual, any employee of QCI can be transferred to any Department/ Division/ Board within QCI. Details available in Service and Finance Manual at: https://qcin.org/documents/Service%20&%20Finance%20Manual%202018.pdf

  1. Budget and Programme

S. No. Item Details of disclosure Remarks/ Reference Points
2.1 Budget allocated to each agency including all plans, proposed expenditure and reports on disbursements made etc.[Section 4(1)(b)(xi)] (i) Total Budget for the public authority Budget (income/ expenditure) for each board under QCI is approved by concerned Board and thereafter it is placed before the Finance Committee for its recommendation.
Then the consolidated budget of QCI (including all boards, divisions, departments)
is placed before Governing Body and then before Governing Council for its approval/ ratification.
Minutes of GB & GC is available in Public Domain:
https://qcin.org/Minutes%20of%20GC.php and https://qcin.org/Minutes%20of%20GB.php
Balance sheet available in Annual Report on following web link:
https://www.qcin.org/Statement%20of%20the%20categories%20of%20documents%20
held%20or%20under%20control.pdf
(ii) Budget for each agency and plan & programmes
(iii) Proposed expenditures
(iv) Revised budget for each agency, if any
(v) Report on disbursements made and place where the related reports are available The details are reported in Finance Committee, Governing Body and Governing Council and are also published in Annual Report sent to Nodal point, DPIIT for placing in both houses of Parliament.
Annual Report available in Public Domain at:
https://qcin.org/Statement%20of%20the%20categories%20of%20documents%20
held%20or%20under%20control.pdf
2.2 Foreign and domestic tours (F. No. 1/8/2012- IR dt. 11.9.2012) (i) Budget There are no cadre posts in QCI. However, the approximate foreign visits are approved
in the meetings of respective board.
(ii) 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) Places visited b) The period of visit c) The number of members in the official delegation d) Expenditure on the visit
(iii) Information related to procurements 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. Available in Public domain at: https://qcin.org/tender.php
2.3 Manner of execution of subsidy programme [Section 4(i)(b)(xii)] (i) Name of the programme of activity NA
(ii) Objective of the programme
(iii) Procedure to avail benefits
(iv) Duration of the programme/ scheme
(v) Physical and financial targets of the programme
(vi) Nature/ scale of subsidy/amount allotted
(vii) Eligibility criteria for grant of subsidy
(viii) Details of beneficiaries of subsidy programme (number, profile etc.)
2.4 Discretionary and non-discretionary grants [F. No. 1/6/2011-IR dt. 15.04.2013] (i) Discretionary and non-discretionary grants/ allocations to State Govt./ NGOs/other institutions NA
(ii) Annual accounts of all legal entities who are provided grants by public authorities
2.5 Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits of authorizations granted by the public authority [Section 4(1) (b) (xiii)] (i) Concessions, permits or authorizations granted by public Authority NA
(ii) 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
2.6 CAG & PAC paras [F No. 1/6/2011- IR dt. 15.4.2013] CAG and PAC paras and the action taken reports (ATRs) after these have been laid on the table of both houses of the parliament. Last CAG Audit of QCI was conducted in 2014 and all the queries were appropriately dealt with.

  1. Publicity Band Public interface

S. No. Item Details of disclosure Remarks/ Reference Points
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] Arrangement for consultations with or representation by the members of the public (i) Relevant Acts, Rules, Forms and other documents which are normally accessed by citizens On need basis or by invitation.
Available in Public Domain under Heading Public consultation on QCI website: https://www.qcin.org/#
(ii) 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 Details of QCI officials is available in Public Domain at: https://qcin.org/contact.php
Public- private partnerships (PPP) (i) Details of Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV), if any NA
(ii) Detailed project reports (DPRs)
(iii) Concession agreements
(iv) Operation and maintenance manuals
(v) Other documents generated as part of the implementation of the PPP
(vi) Information relating to fees, tolls, or the other kinds of revenues that may be collected under authorisation from the government
(vii) Information relating to outputs and outcomes
(viii) The process of the selection of the private sector party (concessionaire etc.)
(ix) All payment made under the PPP project
3.2 Are the details of policies/ decisions, which affect public, informed to them[Section 4(1) (c)] Publish all relevant facts while formulating important policies or announcing decisions which affect public to make the process more interactive; (i) Policy decisions/ legislations taken in the previous one year Generally published on the website of QCI or mentioned in the manuals concerning the respective scheme. Important Public Notices are available on QCI website under: https://qcin.org/index.php
(ii) Outline the Public consultation process Available in Public Domain under heading Public consultation on QCI website: https://www.qcin.org/#
(iii) Outline the arrangement for consultation before formulation of policy Generally published on the website of QCI or mentioned in the manuals concerning the respective scheme.
Important Public Notices are available on QCI website under: https://qcin.org/index.php
3.3 Dissemination of information widely and in such form and manner which is easily accessible to the public [Section 4(3)] Use of the most effective means of communication (i) Internet (website) Internet (website) and print media. Information is available in Public Domain on QCI website:https://www.qcin.org/
3.4 Form of accessibility of information manual/ handbook [Section 4(1)(b)] Information manual/handbook available in (i) Electronic format The relevant information/ guidelines related to schemes, etc. are available on website of QCI https://www.qcin.org/ under respective board.
(ii) Printed format All manuals/ handbooks are available in printed form.
3.5 Whether information manual/ handbook available free of cost or not [Section 4(1)(b)] List of materials available (i) Free of cost By and large information is available free of cost. However, some of the scheme related manuals are available on payment of fee (as decided by the respective board) and the same can be obtained from them. The link for QCI website is as follows: https://www.qcin.org/
(ii) At a reasonable cost of the medium

  1. E. Governance

S. No. Item Details of disclosure Remarks/ Reference Points
4.1 Language in which Information Manual/Handbook Available [F No. 1/6/2011-IR dt. 15.4.2013] (i) English English.
Available in Public domain at: https://www.qcin.org/
(ii) Vernacular/ Local Language
4.2 When was the information Manual/Handbook last updated? [F No. 1/6/2011-IR dt 15.4.2013] Last date of Annual updation As and when required as per respective board scheme.
4.3 Information available in electronic form [Section 4(1)(b)(xiv)] (i) Details of information available in electronic form Document and information are available in Public domain at: https://www.qcin.org/
(ii) Name/ title of the document/record/ other information Document and information are available in Public domain at: https://www.qcin.org/
(iii) Location where available Document and information are available in Public domain at: https://www.qcin.org/
4.4 Particulars of facilities available to citizen for obtaining information [Section 4(1)(b)(xv)] (i) Name & location of the faculty Available in Public Domain at: https://qcin.org/contact.php
(ii) Details of information made available In electronic form at https://www.qcin.org/and hard copies/ physical response.
(iii) Working hours of the facility 09:00 am to 05:30 pm (flexibility as per approval of competent authority).
Available in Public Domain at: https://www.qcin.org/contact.php
(iv) Contact person & contact details (Phone, fax email) Available in Public Domain at: https://www.qcin.org/contact.php
4.5 Such other information as may be prescribed under section 4(i) (b)(xvii) (i) Grievance redressal mechanism Available in Public domain at: https://qcin.org/QCISecretariat.php
(ii) Details of applications received under RTI and information provided Both offline and online RTI Applications received. Information available at
https://www.qcin.org/rti-information.php
(iii) List of completed schemes/ projects/ Programmes Details are provided in Annual Report every year. Annual Report is available at https://qcin.org/Statement%20of%20the%20categories%20of%20documents
%20held%20or%20under%20control.pdf
(iv) List of schemes/ projects/ programme underway By and large all schemes are ongoing and available on respective board’s website.
(v) Details of all contracts entered into including name of the contractor, amount of contract and period of completion of contract NA
(vi) Annual Report Annual report for 2017-18 and 2018-19 is available at https://qcin.org/Statement%20of%20the%20categories%20of%20
documents%20held%20or%20under%20control.pdf
(vii) Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) Available in Public domain at: https://www.qcin.org/faq.php
(viii) Any other information such as
a) Citizen’s Charter
NA
b) Result Framework Document (RFD) NA
c) Six monthly reports on the NA
d) Performance against the benchmarks set in the Citizen’s Charter NA
4.6 Receipt & Disposal of RTI applications & appeals [F.No 1/6/2011-IR dt. 15.04.2013] (i) Details of applications received and disposed Quarterly report available on following link:
https://qcin.org/rti-information.php#
(ii) Details of appeals received and orders issued Quarterly report available on following link:
https://qcin.org/rti-information.php#
4.7 Replies to questions asked in the parliament [Section 4(1)(d)(2)] Details of questions asked and replies given No question asked. QCI provides expert assistance in the field of Quality and Assessment to DPIIT (previously known as DIPP)/ any of Ministerial Department whenever any related question is asked by the Parliament.

  1. Information as may be prescribed

S. No. Item Details of disclosure Remarks/ Reference Points
5.1 Such other information as may be prescribed [F.No. 1/2/2016-IR dt. 17.8.2016, F No. 1/6/2011-IR dt. 15.4.2013] (i) Name & details of
(a) Current CPIOs & FAAs (b) Earlier CPIO & FAAs from 1.1.2015
a. Current CPIO & FAA information available at https://qcin.org/rti-information.php#
b.Earlier CPIO & FAA-

• First Appellate Authority- Dr. R. P Singh
• CPIO- Dr. B. K Rana
• APIO- Mr. N.S.Negi
(ii) Details of third party audit of voluntary disclosure (a) Dates of audit carried out (b) Report of the audit carried out NA
(iii) Appointment of Nodal Officers not below the rank of Joint Secretary/ Additional HoD (a) Date of appointment (b) Name & Designation of the officers a. D.O.A : 01-Jan-2019
b. Name & Designation :        Mr. Jagminder Kataria/ Deputy Director
(iv) Consultancy committee of key stake holders for advice on suo-motu disclosure (a) Dates from which constituted (b) Name & Designation of the officers Committee of PIOs and APIOs
(v) 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 Committee of PIOs and APIOs

  1. Information Disclosed on own Initiative

S. No. Item Details of disclosure Remarks/ Reference Points
6.1 Item / information disclosed so that public have minimum resort to use of RTI Act to obtain information Published on the website: www.qcin.org
6.2 Guidelines for Indian Government Websites (GIGW) 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 Pensions, Govt. Of India) (i) Whether STQC certification obtained and its validity.
(ii) Does the website show the certificate on the Website?
NA