Thursday, February 14, 2013


Information available U/s 4(1)(b) of RTI Act

Information available Under Section 4(1)(b) of RTI Act
4(1) Every public authority shall—
  (a)maintain all its records duly catalogued and indexed in a manner and the form which facilitates the right to information under this Act and ensure that all records that are appropriate to be computerised are, within a reasonable time and subject to availability of resources, computerised and connected through a network all over the country on different systems so that access to such records is facilitated;
  (b)publish within one hundred and twenty days from the enactment of this Act,—
 the particulars of its organisation, functions and duties;
 the powers and duties of its officers and employees;
   (iii)the procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability;
   (iv)the norms set by it for the discharge of its functions;
   (v)the rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions;
   (vii)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;
   (viii)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;
   (ix)a directory of its officers and employees;
   (x)the monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees, including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations;
   (xii) the manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes;
   (xiii)particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorisations granted by it;
   (xiv)details in respect of the information, available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form;
   (xv) 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;
   (xvi) the names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers;
   (xvii)such other information as may be prescribed and thereafter update these publications every year;

Monday, February 11, 2013

Matter for Inland letter

From                                                                          Place:
------------------                                                    Date:
          The General Manager
            ___________ Railway,

Respected Sir,

          Sub: Implementation of Railway Board Directives to minimize SPAD

          I am a member of loco running staff of this Railway. Being the traveler of the leading vehicle, I would be the first victim of any accident. In case life is spared, myself and my family have to bare the shame but also loose the livelihood. Hence my representative union has been continuously voicing for safety augmentation in Railways in the yester years.

          So I look hopefully on directives given by Railway Board vide its letter no 2004/m(l)/446/7101 dated 14.06.12. Regarding design of locomotives signal system, working condition, training etc. from the experience as a running man, I request your good self to give prime importance to the following subjects among the 58 directives contained in the RB letter referred above.

A2 Improve driving cabs with uniform design, Sound proofing and air conditioning
A7 Improvement of LP seats
B4 Allow calendar day rest every week to enable staff to fulfill family obligation.
C5 Minimize longer hours of crew by relieving them hiring road vehicles.
C6 Limit Continues night duty to 2/3 and duty hours in night to 6 hours
C16 Liberalize rest at HQ and at outstation.
D8 Allow one day duty at HQ every month for proper Counseling and monitoring.
E3 Limit maximum duty hours of EXP/PASS crew to 6 hours.
E16 Reduce stress levels-give protection from prosecution in case of accidents and animal run over

I earnestly hope for a speedy action from your good office
                                                                                      Your s faithfully

                                                                                   (                       )
(As preapare by Com.C.Sunish ZS/SWR/Bangaluru )