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BACKGROUND OF THIS HANDBOOK (RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT, 2005)
- This Act is called the Right to Information Act, 2005.
- It extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir.
- The provisions of this Act have come into force on the one hundred and twentieth day of its enactment, i.e., 12 October 2005 (Section 1)
(For complete details on the Right to Information Act, please visit www.persmin.nic.in)
OBJECTIVE / PURPOSE OF THIS HANDBOOK
The objective and the purpose of this Handbook is to provide information as required under the Right to Information Act, 2005, concerning the National Chemical Laboratory (NCL); which is one of the 38 Labs./Instts. under the CSIR. *
CSIR has 38 National Laboratories / Institutes / Centers. National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Pune is one amongst such laboratories dedicated to Research and Development in the area of Chemical Sciences.
USERS OF THIS HANDBOOK
The Handbook in its comprehensible form is open to public so as to facilitate any person to exercise his / her right as specified under this Act for seeking information.
CONTENTS OF THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE IN THE HANDBOOK
In this Handbook the information has been organized as per the requirement of the Act. Chapter 2 and onwards provides information relating to the particulars of the organization, its functions and duties as also the particulars of Public Information Officer (PIO), details of Scientists, Technical & Administrative Staff and the monthly remuneration received by them as compensation etc. The Laboratory being dedicated to R&D in the area of Chemical Sciences, the details of certain information as required under the Act, such as execution of Subsidy Programmes, particulars of Concessions, Permits and authorizations (in the Electronic format) are not made applicable to NCL. .
The Public Information Officer (PIO) will provide information on all topics covered in this Handbook as well as other information, if sought.
PROCEDURE & FEE STRUCTURE FOR GETTING INFORMATION
A person who desires to obtain any information under this Act shall make a request in writing or through Electronic means in English, Hindi or Marathi accompanying such fee as indicated below:
A request for obtaining information may be made in the prescribed format enclosing therewith an application fee of Rs. 10/- either in the form of cash payable at the Cash Counter of NCL or by means of a cheque drawn in favour of the Director, National Chemical Laboratory. If photocopies of certain documents are requested, the same would be provided at a cost of Rs. 2/- per page.
The Public Request Format is available at link ( Marathi Hindi English )
* The CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) is a society registered under the Societies Registration Act, 21 of 1860. It is an autonomous body fully financed by the Government of India. The Prime Minister of India is the President of CSIR and the Minister In-charge of Science and Technology is the Vice-President of CSIR. The Director – General who is the Secretary of Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India is the Principal Executive Officer of the Society. The affairs of the society shall be administered, directed and controlled, subject to the rules, regulations, by-laws and orders of the society as approved by the governing body.