National Fertilizers Limited, a Govt. of India Enterprise, has taken measures to provide information to the citizens of the country in accordance with The Right to Information Act, 2005 (Act). This section of NFL’s official website along with other relevant sections contain information as required to be published under Section 4 (1)(b) of the Act.
Compliance under Section 4 (1)(b) of Right to Information Act, 2005
I: Particulars of organization, functions and duties
II: Powers and duties of officers and employees
NFL has well defined powers for company official at different levels. The duties are assigned from time
III: Procedure followed in the decision making process.
NFL is a company managed by its Board of Directors, constituted under the Company's Act,consisting & of Govt. of India Nominees, independent Directors and Functional Directors. The day-to-day activities of NFL are managed under the leadership of the Board of Directors assisted by Functional Head of the respective Department.
IV: Norms set by NFL for the discharge of its functions are based on its core values, which are as under
- Business Ethics
- Customer focus
- Organizational & Professional Pride
- Mutual respect & trust
- Innovation & Speed
- Total Quality for Excellence
V: Rules, Regulations, Instructions, Manuals and Records held by company or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions.
NFL has a set of rules for conduct of business through well defined policies. Major documents are:
- Memorandum of Association & Articles of Association
- NFL Employees (Conduct, Discipline and Appeal) Rules /Certified Standing Orders.
- Personnel Manual
- Purchase Manual
- Accounts Manual
- Delegation of Power
VI: Statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or under its control.
NFL holds commercial and technical documents relating to the business operations of the company and data relating to its employees.
VII: Particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation with, or reorientation by, the members of public in relation to formulation of its policy or implementation thereof.
NFL being a commercial entity, its policies relate to internal management and, hence, there is no arrangement for consultation with members of the public. All of its Policies are formulated in compliance with applicable provisions of statutes, regulations etc. NFL, however, collects customer's feed back by various modes of communications and carries on its business by satisfying various customers? needs in the business interest of NFL.
VIII: Statement of 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.
Board of Directors is constituted following the provisions of the Companies Act, 1956 consisting of Government of India nominees, independent Directors and Functional Directors.
While decision taken or minutes of the meeting of the Board of Directors are not accessible by the public, important decisions regarding the company and/or its management are being communicated to the statutory authorities as also to the public as required under the law from time to time.
IX: Directory of Employees of NFL.
The Directory of Employees of NFL
X: Monthly remuneration received by each of company's Officers and employees, including the system of compensation as provided in its Regulations.
The Pay Scales of Employees
XI: Budget allocated to each of company's agency, indicating the particulars of all plans,proposed expenditure and reports on disbursements made.
NFL prepares capital budget every year for its ongoing projects as well as new projects and other schemes. NFL also prepares revenue budget every year. Expenditure incurred by NFL is governed by these budgets.
XII: Manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and details of beneficiaries of such programmes.
XIII.Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorization granted by the company.
XIV: Details in respect of information, available to or held by the company, reduced in an electronic form.
Information is available at www.nationalfertilizers.com.
XV: Particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the working hours of a library or reading room if maintained for public use.
Company does not maintain any public library. Refer to Sr. No. XVI & XVII for the procedure of obtaining information.
XVI: Name(s), designation(s) and other particulars of Public Information Officer(s) and Appellate Authority.
List of PIOs / APIOs / Appellate Authoritys
XVII: Other useful information
a. How To Apply
Any citizen of India who desires to obtain any information under the Right to Information Act, -2005 may make a request preferably in writing or through electronic means to the
Public Information Officer/Assistant Public Information Officer.
2. Application Fee
In accordance to directives given in the Gazette notification issued by Deptt. of Personnel & Training, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, 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 drawn in favour of NFL Limited, payable at the local office where the application has been submitted. At present the application fee, which is subject to change from time to time, is as under:-
Application fee Rs. 10/- (Rupees ten only)
Mode of payment By cash against proper receipt or by demand draft/banker's cheque
Persons who belong to BPL category are not required to pay any fee provided necessary documents are produced in support of their claim.
3. Additional Fee
In case it is decided to provide the information, the Requester shall be informed of the additional fees required to be deposited by him/her for the information sought and information shall be furnished after the deposit of the fee by the Requester as per the Act.
In accordance to directives given in the above mentioned Gazette notification dated 16/09/2005, for providing the information under sub-section (1) of Section 7 of the Act, an additional fee shall be charged. At present, the applicable rates, which are subject to change from time to time, are given as under: -
a. For each page (A4 / A3 size) created or copied Rs. 2/- per page
b. For a copy in larger size paper Actual charge or cost price
c. For samples or models Actual cost or price
d. For inspection of records No fee for the first hour, and a fee of Rupees five for each subsequent hour (or fraction thereof)
Further, for providing the information under sub-section (5) of Section 7 of the Act, the fee shall be charged at the following rates: -
a. For information provided in diskette / floppy Rs. 50/-(Rupees fifty only) per diskette / floppy
b. For information provided in printed form At the price fixed for such publication or Rs.2/- per page of photocopy for extracts from the publication
The mode of payment of above mentioned additional fees shall be the same as application fee.
In case the Requester who does not receive a decision within the time specified in sub-section (1) or clause (a) of sub-section (3) of section 7 of the Act, or is aggrieved by a decision of the PIO, as the case may be, may within thirty days from the expiry of such period from the receipt of such a decision, prefer an appeal to the Appellate Authority for redressal of the grievance.
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