RTI

Introduction

The Right to Information Act intends to set out the practical regime of Right to Information for citizens to enable them to access the information under the control of public authority in order to promote transparency and accountability in the working of such authority.

Section-2 (h) of the Act defines “public authority” as any authority or body or institution of self-governance established or constituted by or under the constitution or by law made by the Parliament or any state legislature or by notification issued by the appropriate government. It includes body owned, controlled or substantially financed by the government.

In accordance with the provisions contained in section 2(j) of the Act, Right to Information means right to information accessible under this Act which is held by or under control of a public authority.

This Information Handbook will enable the citizens to obtain information as to the provisions contained in various rules and regulations governing the college and related information.

Manual - 12 provides for information on the manner of execution of subsidy programmes. This programme per se is not applicable to the college.

Manual-1

This Information Handbook is divided into 17 manuals.

Section 4 (1) b (1)

Particulars of organisation, functions and duties

Establishment & Background

Aditi Mahavidyalaya is a constituent College of the University of Delhi, established in 1994 for women in north-west Delhi. When Aditi was founded with 239 students, it was considered far-flung in Delhi. Now due to Delhi’s expansion like Delhi College of Engineering is in the vicinity, helping to make the location a hub for college students.

The college imparts instruction and training in the following courses:-

  • 1. B.A. Programme
  • 2. B.Com (Hons.)
  • 3. B.Com.
  • 4. B.A.(H) Geography
  • 5. B.A.(H) Hindi Journalism
  • 6. B.A.(H) Social Work
  • 7. B.El.Ed.

Vision Statement

The true knowledge liberates the individual from the shackles of ignorance / envy, hatred and narrow-mindedness. Our vision is to mould young minds through education and shape them into citizens who not only excel in the skills they have acquired but are also aware of their responsibility towards society, our country and the World. We wish to send out from the precincts of this college young individuals who throb to the tune of Vasudev Kutumbakam.

Mission

We recognize the challenges of an interdependent and competitive world and the need for our students to adapt and excel in it. To achieve this, we provide space to the students to freely express and develop views that help them respond to changes in the society and thus develop as professionals who are committed to their personal and professional endeavors and who have the vision, courage and dedication to initiate and manage change.

Objective

To nourish, nurture and promote holistic higher education with focus on liberal education; with a view to achieve symbiosis between intellectual pursuits and societal needs.
To inculcate moral & spiritual values and social sensibilities amongst the students.

Expectation of the college from the public for enhancing its effectiveness and efficiency:-

The college expects objective and considered support from citizens of Delhi as well as persons directly associated with the affairs of the college and the University ofDelhi.

Arrangements and methods made for seeking public participation / contribution:-

Public involvement in the affairs of the college is through nomination of people from various walks of public life on its Governing Body as per provisions of statute 30(1)(c)(i) of Delhi University Act, 1922.

Mechanism available for monitoring the service delivery and public grievance resolution:-

Management of the various activities of the college is supervised by the Principal through designated committees. Monitoring of the affairs of the college is through its Governing Body, Academic Council & Executive Council of the University of Delhi.

Organisational Chart for teaching and non-teaching staff:-

as indicated in Annexure 1 & 2.

Location of the College:-

The college is located in North-West Delhi and is connected by Delhi Metro, the nearest Metro Station being Rithala (around 10 km from the college).

Address of the College:-

Aditi Mahavidyalaya, Delhi Auchandi Road, Bawana, Delhi-110039

Working hours of the College:-

Office Hours : 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

Classes : 8.30 a.m. to 4.45 p.m.

MANUAL-2

Section 4 (1)(b)(ii)

Powers and duties of the officers and employees:-

Principal is the Chief Executive and Academic Officer of the college. He is responsible for appropriate administration and organization of teaching and extra-curricular activities in the college.

The powers and duties of the Governing Body and other authorities as per Statute 30 and Ordinance XVIII of the University of Delhi are specified in Governance of Colleges, University of Delhi.

(Details available on University of Delhi website : www.du.ac.in)

MANUAL-3

Section 4(1)(b)(iii)

Procedure followed to take a decision in various matters:-

Decisions in matters of organising admissions, sports, extra-curricular activities, preparation of college time table, allocation of extra-curricular work of teachers not involving payment of remuneration and laying guidelines for purchase of Library books and lab. equipment are taken by the Staff Council, subject to the provisions of the Act, Statutes and Ordinances of the University.

The decisions regarding institution, suspension or abolition of teaching and non-teaching posts is taken by the Governing Body. The college functions under the general supervision and control of the Governing Body.

Manual-4

Section 4(1)(b)(iv)

Norms set by the college for discharging its functions:-

Norms and standards for various academic activities of the college are set by the competent authority such as the Academic Council and Executive Council of the University and by Staff Council and Governing Body of the College.

Manual-5

Section 4(1)(b)(iv)

Rules, regulations and instructions used:-

  • 1. Statutes of the University of Delhi as contemplated in Section 29(1) of the Delhi University Act, 1922.
  • 2. Ordinance of the University as contemplated under Section 30 of the Delhi University Act, 1922.
  • 3. Regulations/instructions for admission and examination regarding all the courses (under-graduate/post-graduate/research) of studies.
  • 4. University Non-teaching Employees (Terms and Conditions of Service) Rules, 1971.
  • 5. Various rules/instructions concerning personnel management for the teaching and non-teaching staff as approved by the University and adopted by the Governing Body.
  • 6. Fundamental Rules and Supplementary Rules of Government of India except where the University has its own provisions with regard to teaching and non-teaching staff.

Manual-6

Section 4(1)(b)(vi)

Official documents and their availability:-

  • 1. The College prospectus and the annual report are published every year.
  • 2. University Calendar - Vol. I dealing with Statutory provisions can be accessed at Delhi University website - www.du.ac.in
  • 3. University Calendar - Vol. II dealing with various courses.

NB : Matters pertaining to examination (confidential), paper setting, evaluation of scripts and consequent procedures; composition and proceedings of the selection committees and minutes of the Governing Body and Staff Council are confidential and not available in public domain.

Manual-7

Section 4(1)(b)(vii)

Mode of public participation:-

The College Governing Body which directly supervises the affairs of the college has 15 members, 10 of whom are nominated by the Govt. of NCT of Delhi. They are eminent personalities of the Society / Representatives of the public. Two members are nominated by the University of Delhi. There are two teacher representatives of the college. Principal is the Member Secretary of the Governing Body.

Besides the college holds public interaction programmes and open sessions at the time of admissions.

Manual-8

Section 4(1)(b)(viii)

The various committees of the Staff Council:-

  • 1. Discipline Committee
  • 2. Provident Fund Committee
  • 3. Library Committee
  • 4. Canteen Committee
  • 5. Magazine Committee
  • 6. Notice Board Committee
  • 7. Examination Committee
  • 8. Prize Distribution Committee
  • 9. Cultural Committee
  • 10. Fee Concession Committee
  • 11. Student Union Advisory Committee
  • 12. Medical Committee
  • 13. Sports Committee
  • 14. Attendance Committee
  • 15. Moderation Committee
  • 16. Admission Committee
  • 17. Time-table Committee
  • 18. Work-load Committee
  • 19. Purchase Committee
  • 20. Prospectus Committee
  • 21. Women Development Cell
  • 22. Academic Enrichment Committee
  • 23. B.A. Programme Committee
  • 24. N.C.C. Committee
  • 25. N.S.S. Committee
  • 26. Gandhi Study Circle
  • 27. Placement Cell
  • 28. Environment Committee
  • 29. Equal Opportunity Cell
  • 30. Committee against Sexual Harassment
  • 31. Monitoring Committee
  • 32. Debating Committee
  • 33. Dramatic Society
  • 34. Grievances Committee
  • 35. Music Society

Manual-9

Section 4(1)(b)(ix)

Directory of officers and employees:-

It is available in printed form as well as on website of the college www.amv94.org

Manual-10

Section 4(1)(b)(x)

Monthly remuneration received by each of its employee:-

The pre-revised pay scales of various teaching and non-teaching staff are as prescribed by the University Grants Commission and adopted by the University.

S.No. Pay Scales Posts
1. 16400-450-20900-500-22400 Principal
2. 12000-420-18300 Reader
3. 10000-325-15200 Sr. Lecturer
4. 8000-275-13500 Lecturer, Admn. Officer, Librarian
5. 6500-200-10500 Section Officer, Sr. P.A.
6. 5500-175-9000 Prof. Assistant
7. 5000-150-8000 Sr. Assistant, Scientific Assistant
8. 4500-125-7000 Technical Assistant, Semi-Prof. Asstt.
9. 4000-100-6000 Assistant, Lab. Assistant
10. 3050-75-3950-80-4590 Jr. Assistant, Driver, Caretaker
11. 2650-65-3300-70-4000 Lab. Attendant, Library Attendant, G.O.
12. 2650-65-3300-70-4000 G.O.
13. 2610-60-3150-65-3540 Daftri
14. 2550-55-2660-60-3200 Office Attendant, Chowkidar

 

Manual-11

Section 4(1)(b)(xi)

Budget allocation to the college:-

The budget and the financial estimates are approved by the Governing Body and sanctioned by the Govt. of NCT of Delhi on recommendation of University of Delhi. The Budget outlay for the financial year 2008-09 was:-

Recurring : Rs. 4,64,50,000/-

Non-Recurring : Rs. 62,00,000/-

Manual-12

Section 4(1)(b)(xii)

Manner of execution of subsidy programmes:-

Not applicable to the college.

Manual-13

Section 4(1)(b)(xiii)

(a)Concessions granted by the college:-

i) In admissions:

Various concessions that are available to various categories of students in admission to various courses are given in the bulletin of information.

22½ % of the total number of seats are reserved for candidates belonging to SC/ST (15% for SC and 7½ % for ST). Relaxation to the extent of 5% in the minimum marks is given to the candidates belonging to SC/ST to determine their eligibility and merit for admission to the concerned courses (except in courses having entrance tests). Further relaxation is given to the extent in order to fill up all the reserved seats.

During the Academic year 2009-10, 18% of the total no. of seats, course wise, are reserved for OBC candidates subject to the cut-off percentage for them being within 10% less than the cut-off for General Category.

5% of the total number of seats in each of the courses has been reserved to the children/widows/wives of the officers and men of the armed forces including para-military personnel, killed/disabled in action or those who died/were disabled on duty or Ex-servicemen/serving personnel who are in receipt of Gallantry Awards. Relaxation to the extent of 5% marks in the aggregate or in the subject, as the case may be is given to determine their eligibility to the concerned courses (except in courses having entrance tests).

3% seats are reserved for physically challenged candidates for admission to under-graduate courses.

The college admits foreign students including those from Sikkim, Nepal, Bhutan and the Kashmiri migrants as and when recommended by the University.

Not more than 5% of the total number of seats separately both in Honours and Pass courses (except those courses where there is an admission test or where there are centralized admissions) are offered for admission on the basis of sports and co-curricular distinctions.

NB : 1. The above reservations may vary with any decision taken by the University or directions from the Central Government.
2. Details of such concessions are available in the admission brochures for respective courses.

ii) Fee Concession : Granted to needy students on merit-cum means basis.

(b) Concessions availed by the college

College avails concessions in excise and customs duties on the procurement of the equipments, chemicals etc. for the academic projects / laboratories.

Manual-14

Section 4(1)(b)(xiv)

Information available in electronic form:-

All the manuals hereunder, the college prospectus, annual report and other information about the college is available on the college website - www.amv94.org

Manual-15

Section 4(1)(b)(xv)

Means, methods and facilities available to citizens for obtaining information:-

Through the Notice Boards, College Prospectus, University Calendars and various other information which are available on college website.

Information for general public are disseminated occasionally through press releases, advertisements etc.

Manual-16

Section 4(1)(b)(xvi)

Manual-17

Section 4(1)(b)(xvii)

The person seeking information may apply on a plain paper giving particulars of information being sought and his correct address for communication. Separate application for seeking information on different subjects is required. The application has to be accompanied with the prescribed fee i.e. Rs. 10/-. The fee is payable with each application which is towards the cost of processing the request.

Schedule of additional fee can be had from the Public Information Officer of the college. For the time being the rates are as under:-

Rs. 2/- per page of A-4 or A-3 size, created or copied.

Actual cost for sizes bigger than A-4 or A-3.

In case of printed material, the printed copies could be had from the college counter on payment of the actual price.

For inspection of records, no fee for the first hour ; and a fee of rupees five for each subsequent hour (or fraction thereof)

If information is needed on a compact disk, subject to availability of information in soft form, the fee will be Rs. 50/- per CD.

Note : The above fee shall be payable by way of cash against proper receipt or by Demand Draft or Bankers Cheque or Indian Postal Order in the name of the Principal, Aditi Mahavidyalaya.