Right to Information Act 2005

 


 

KARNATAKA STATE COUNCIL FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Central Act - Right to Information Act 2005

Preparation of Manual under Rule 4(1) (a) and Rule 4(1)(b) of RTI Act

 I. The particulars of its organization, functions and duties.

  1. Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology is an autonomous body and registered as a Society under the Karnataka Societies Registration Act, 1960.

  2. The functions of the Council are:

    1. To identify areas for the application of Science and Technology to the development needs, objectives and goals of Karnataka, and in particular, to the prevailing conditions of backwardness, rural unemployment and poverty.

    2. To advise Government on the formulation of policies and measures, including technical, administrative and legal devices, which will promote such application to identified needs, objectives and goals in particular to health, education and manpower utilization with special emphasis on the development of human skills in the rural areas and in the slums and which will promote the scientific management of the natural resources of the State.

    3. To promote effective co-ordination and to develop and faster communication and other links between centres of scientific and technological research, Government agencies, farms and industries so that promising Research & Development work is initiated, promoted and effectively deployed in agriculture, in industry, in Government and elsewhere.

    4. To initiate, support and co-ordinate applied research programmes in Universities and other institutions in areas identified to be specially suitable for the application of Science and Technology.

    5. To prepare Science and Technology plans relevant to the development needs of the State.

    6. To consider and advise Government on such other matters as are relevant to the application of Science and Technology to the problems of Karnataka State.

II. The Powers and duties of the Officers :

A) General Body and Executive Committee:

General Body and Executive Committee of the Council is constituted by the Government of Karnataka once in three years. The latest re-constituted General body and Executive Committee of the Council are as follows:

General Body reconstituted by Government of Karnataka
vide G.O. No.
ವಿಯಇ 252 ವಿತ್ರಮ 2015,  ದಿನಾಂಕ 01-10-2015
for a period of 3 years w.e.f. 1-8-201
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No.

Members of General Body of the Council

Designation

1.

The Hon'ble Chief Minister, Government of Karnataka, Vidhana Soudha, Bangalore - 560 001

President

2.

The Hon'ble Minister for Finance, Vidhana Soudha,
Bangalore
- 560 001

Vice-President

3.

The Director, Indian Institute of Science,
Bangalore
- 560 012

Vice-President

4.

The Hon'ble Minister for Science and Technology, Government of Karnataka, Vidhana Soudha,           Bangalore - 560 001

Vice-President

5.

The Hon'ble Minister for Higher Education,  Government of Karnataka, Vidhana Soudha, Bangalore - 560 001

Member

6.

The Hon'ble Minister for Health & Family Welfare,  Government of Karnataka, Vidhana Soudha,
Bangalore
- 560 001

Member

7.

The Hon'ble Minister for Agriculture & Animal Husbandry, Government of Karnataka, Vidhana Soudha,
Bangalore
- 560 001

Member

8.

The Hon'ble Minister for Energy, Government of Karnataka, Vidhana Soudha, Bangalore - 560 001

Member

9.

Secretary or his nominee, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, Technology Bhavan,
New Delhi-110 016.

Member

10.

The Vice-Chancellor, Karnataka Women University, Near Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Circle, Station Road, Bijapur - 585 101

Member

11.

The Vice Chancellor, Mysore University, Manasagangothri, Mysore - 570 005

Member

12.

The Vice Chancellor, Bangalore University, Jnanabharathi, Bangalore - 560 056

Member

13.

The Vice Chancellor, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga.

Member

14.

The Vice Chancellor, University of Agricultural Sciences,  GKVK Campus, Bangalore - 560 065

Member

15.

The Vice Chancellor, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad - 580 005

Member

16.

The Chief Secretary to Government, Government of Karnataka, Vidhana Soudha, Bangalore - 560 001

Member

17.

The Additional Chief Secretary and Development Commissioner, Government of Karnataka, Vidhana Soudha, Bangalore - 560 001

Member

18.

The Principal Secretary, Finance Department,  Government of Karnataka, Vidhana Soudha, Bangalore - 560 001

Member

19.

The Principal Secretary, Department of Planning Government of Karnataka, M. S. Building,
Bangalore
- 560 001

Member

20.

The Principal Secretary,  Dept. of Information Technology, Biotechnology & Science and Technology, Government of Karnataka, M. S. Building, Bangalore - 560 001

Member

21.

The Principal Secretary,  Dept. of Rural Development & Panchayat Raj, Government of Karnataka, M. S. Building, Bangalore - 560 001

Member

22.

The Principal Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Government of Karnataka, M. S. Building, Bangalore-560001

Member

23.

The Principal Secretary, Department of Forest, Ecology and Environment, Government of Karnataka, M. S. Building, Bangalore - 560 001

Member

24.

The Chairman, Indian Space Research Organization, Antariksh Bhavan, New BEL Road, Bangalore - 560 094.

Member

25.

The Director, Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore - 570 013

Member

26.

The Director, Indian Institute of Management, Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore - 560 076

Member

27.

The Director, Institute for Social & Economic Change, Nagarbhavi Post, Bangalore - 560 072

Member

28.

The Chairman, Centre for Sustainable Development (ASTRA), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore - 560 012

Member

29.

The Director, National Institute of Advanced Studies,
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore - 560 012

Member

30.

The Director,  National Aerospace Laboratories,
Bangalore - 560 017

Member

31.

The Director, National Institute of Technology - Karnataka, Surathkal, Srinivasanagar, Dakshina kannada district.

Member

32.

The Director, International Institute of Information Technology, Elecronic City, Bangalore - 560 066

Member

33.

The Vice Chancellor, Visvesvaraya Technological University,  KLE Hospital Compound, Shivabasavanagar,
Belgaum - 590 010

Member

34.

The Vice chancellor, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences-Karnataka, 4th T Block, Jayanagar,
Bangalore - 560 041

Member

35

The Secretary, Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment, Sasthra Bhavan, Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram - 695 004

Member

36.

The Director, Karnataka State Remote Sensing Application Centre (KSRSAC), M.S. Building, Bangalore - 560 001

Member

37.

The Chairman, Robert Bosch Centre, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore - 560 012

Member

38.

The Chairman, Karnataka State Pollution Control Board, No.49, Parisara Bhavan, Church Street,
Bangalore - 560 001.

Member

39.

Smt. Rohini Nilekani, Chairperson and Founder
Arghyam, #599, 12th Main, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar, Bangalore - 560 008

Member

40.

Prof. B. N. Raghunandan
Former Dean (Engineering) and
Currently Advisor to the Director for the Challekere Campus of IISc, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-560 012.

Member

41.

Prof. Vijay Chandru,
Chairman, Strand Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd.
5th Floor, Kirloskar Business Park, Bellary Road, Opp. Columbia Hospital, Hebbal, Bangalore - 560 024

Member

42.

Prof. S. Subramanian, Department of Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore - 560 012

Member
Secretary

B. Executive Committee :

Administration and management of the affairs and finances of the State Council are conducted by an Executive Committee consisting of fourteen members as indicated below:

Re-constituted by Government of Karnataka vide G.O. No. ವಿಯಇ 252 ವಿತ್ರಮ 2015 ದಿನಾಂಕ 01-10-2015 for a period of 3 years w.e.f. 1-8-2015

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No.

Members of KSCST Executive Committee Meeting

Designation

1.

The Director
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore - 560 012

Chairman

2.

The Chief Secretary to  Government,
Government of Karnataka, Vidhana Soudha, Bangalore.

Co-Chairman

3.

The Secretary or his Nominee
Department of Science and Technology,
Government of India, Technology Bhavan,
New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi - 110 016.

Member

4.

The Additional Chief Secretary & Development Commissioner,
Government of Karnataka, Vidhana Soudha, Bangalore - 560 001.

Member

5.

The Principal Secretary
Department of Information Technology, Bio-technology and
Science and Technology, Government of Karnataka, M. S. Building,
Bangalore - 560 001.

Member

6.

The Principal Secretary
Department of Planning, Government of Karnataka
M. S. Building, Bangalore - 560 001

Member

7.

The Director, National Institute of Advanced Studies,
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore - 560 012

Member

8.

The Vice-Chancellor
Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum - 590 010

Member

9.

The Director, Institute for Social & Economic Change, Nagarbhavi Post, Bangalore - 560 072

Member

10.

Prof. B. N. Raghunandan
Former Dean (Engineering) and
Currently Advisor to the Director for the Challekere Campus of IISc, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-560 012.

Member

11.

The Chairman, Robert Bosch Centre, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore - 560 012

Member

12.

Prof. Vijay Chandru, Chairman, Strand Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd.,
5th Floor, Kirloskar Business Park, Bellary Road, Opp. Columbia Hospital, Hebbal, Bangalore - 560 024

Member

13.

Smt. Rohini Nilekani, Chairperson and Founder
Arghyam, #599, 12th Main, HAL 2nd Stage,
Indiranagar, Bangalore - 560 008

Member

14.

Prof. S. Subramanian
Professor, Department of Materials Engineering
Indian Institute Science, Bangalore - 560 012.

Member-Secretary

 

c) The Secretary of the State Council is the Principal Executive Officer of the Council.

d) The following Officers of the Council are authorized to operate upon the finances of the Council :

1. Secretary

2. Executive Secretary

3. Accounts Officer

  1. The procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability.

The General Body of the State Council is the supreme body headed by the President and followed by three Vice-Presidents and members. The General Body of the Council will review its activities; provide broader frame work and guidelines of its future course of action, which is the responsibility of the Executive Committee for implementation of the same.

The administration and management of the affairs and finances of the State Council are conducted by the Executive Committee, which is responsible for smooth functioning of the activities in pursuance of State Council's objectives. Executive Committee shall have the power to make bye-laws not inconsistent with its rules for conduct of the administrative, financial and other affairs of the State Council in furtherance of its objectives and also to amend its rules as and when necessary. It is the responsibility of the Member-Secretary, Executive Committee to implement the decisions taken by the Executive Committee.

The Member-Secretary, Executive Committee, who is the Principal Executive Officer, is assisted by full-time Officers namely, the Executive Secretary, Administrative Officer and Accounts Officer who are assisted by middle level officers of Scientists, Senior Fellow, Fellows, Assistant Accounts Officers and Assistant Administrative Officer. These officers are assisted by secretarial staff. The organization chart of the Council is enclosed.

IV. The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions:

Norms are as detailed in the Memorandum of Association of the Council (Please refer to para (I) cited above).

V. The Rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions.

The Council has framed the following rules for effective and smooth functioning of its activities:

1. Cadre, Recruitment and Service Rules

2. Leave Rules

3. Incentives for promoting small family norms

4. Guidelines on the compensation to be paid in case of accidents

5. Foreign Travel Grant

6. Group Insurance Scheme

7. House Building Interest Subsidy

8. Leave Travel Concession

9. Medical Reimbursement Assistance Rules

10. Purchase Rules

11. Guidelines on expenditure

12. Technical Consultancy Rules

13. Travelling Allowance Rules

14. Project Administration Rules

15. Honorarium for organising conferences / meetings / events

16. Incentives PI's implementing sponsored projects

17. Incentives to project groups implementing competitive bid projects

18. KSCST Staff Welfare Fund

19. KSCST Employees Provident Fund

20. KSCST Employees Group Gratuity scheme

21. KSCST Vehicle Purchase Advance Rules

 

Others

1. Powers of Secretary

2. Delegation of powers to Executive Secretary

3. Authorisation to sign cheques

4. Powers of Accounts Officer

 

VI. A Statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or under its control.

1. Records pertaining to specific projects / programmes:

2. Annual reports regarding activities of the Council.

3. Executive Committee and General Body meetings' agenda and proceedings.

4. Accounts records like cash book, general ledger, etc.

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.

Consultations by students & faculties of professional colleges for initiating studies / research and developmental projects under Student Project Programme.

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 advise, 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.

Not Applicable.

IX. A directory of officers and employees:

A list of officers of the State Council with telephone numbers are published in the Bangalore Telephone Directory and it is as below:

  • Prof. S. Subramanian
    Secretary

    Phone: 080 - 23311394, 23341652, 23348848, 23348849
    Telefax : 080 - 23348840
    E-mail: office@kscst.iisc.ernet.in
    Website: www.kscst.iisc.ernet.in
     

  • Dr. S. G. Sreekanteswara Swamy
    Principal Scientific Officer and Executive Secretary I/c.

    Phone: 080 - 23601824, 23341652, 23348848, 23348849
    Telefax : 080 - 23348840

 

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Name of the Employee

Designation

1.

Dr. Sreekanteswara Swamy S. G.

Principal Scientific Officer
and Executive Secretary I/c.

2.

Mr. Shivakumar A. R.

Principal Scientific Officer

3.

Ms. Girijalakshmi B. N.

PA to Secretary

4.

Mr. Hemanth Kumar H.

Principal Scientific Officer

5.

Mr. Phalanetra H. R.

Scientific Officer

6.

Mr. Sondur S. N.

Principal Scientific Officer

7.

Dr. Vijay U. T.

Principal Scientific Officer

8.

Mr. Ramesh D. R.

Principal Scientific Officer

9.

Mr. Shivaprasad. H.

Accounts Superintendent
and Assistant Accounts Officer I/c.

10.

Mr. Govindaraja

Assistant Administrative Officer

11.

Mr. Shivakumar K. V.

Senior Project Engineer

12.

Mr. Subbukrishna D. N.

Scientific Officer

13.

Mr. Anil R. Naik

Project Engineer

14.

Mr. Jayaram S. N.

Project Engineer

15.

Mr. Venkatesh K. N.

Project Engineer

16.

Mr. Neesa Sharma

Senior Technical Assistant

17.

Mr. Jayakumar S.

Project Engineer

18.

Mr. Sudarshan M. S.

Project Engineer

19.

Mr. Veeranna S.

Project Engineer

20.

Mr. Patil S. P.

Project Engineer

21.

Mr. Nagesha N.

Project Engineer

22.

Mr. Krishna

Project Engineer

23.

Mr. Srinivasa G. R.

Project Engineer

24.

Mr. Basavaraj Yelaburgi

Project Engineer

25.

Mr. Markandeya Y.

Project Engineer

26.

Mr. Sheik R. Ahmed

Senior Technical Assistant

27.

Mr. Kamatagi S. B.

Project Engineer

28.

Mr. Nanjunde Gowda

Project Engineer

29.

Mr. Dattatri A. R.

Project Engineer

30.

Mr. Bhaskara M. H.

Senior Technical Assistant

31.

Mr. Marulasiddeswara M. N.

Project Engineer

32.

Mr. Shivanna P.

Project Engineer

33.

Mr. Basavarajappa T. S.

Project Engineer

34.

Mr. Badi G. L.

Project Engineer

35.

Mr. Murtuza Ali S.

Project Engineer

36.

Mr. Uttamakumar

Project Engineer

37.

Mr. Ananda A.

Junior Assistant

38.

Mr. Ugrappa B. U.

Attender

39.

Mr. Raghavendra G.

Multi Tasking Staff, Grade-III

40.

Mr. Rama M.

Multi Tasking Staff, Grade-III

41.

Mr. Mariswamy Setty G. C.

Multi Tasking Staff, Grade-II

42.

Mr. Mallaiah M.

Multi Tasking Staff, Grade-III

43.

Mr. Thirupathaiah B.

Multi Tasking Staff, Grade-I

 

X. The budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made:

  • Under Plan, the Department of Science & Technology - Government of Karnataka allocates Block Grant-in-aid to Council, every year as follows :

 

Financial Year

Grants Received
(in Rs. Lakhs)

2010-11

56.00

2011-12

56.00

2012-13

56.00

2013-14

240.00

2014-15

250.00

  • Technical Secretariat Assistance Grant is received by the Council every year from Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.

  • As on November 2015 a total of Rs. 112 Lakhs received for the financial year 2014-2015.

  • In addition, project mode grants are being received by the Council for specific purpose.

XI. The manner of execution of subsidy programs, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programs.

Currently, no subsidy programmes are handled by the Council.

XII. Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorizations granted by it:

Not applicable.

XIII. Details in respect of the information, available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form:

State Council's web site : www.kscst.org.in ; www.kscst.iisc.ernet.in

Email : office@kscst.org.in ; office@kscst.iisc.ernet.in

Details about the organization and its projects and programmes are updated in the website.

XIV. 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.

A Library has been set up for the use of public specifically for academic and student community. Working hours are 9-00 am to 5-30 pm from Monday to Fridays except during general holidays. The general public / student community may obtain information on project reports published under the Student Project Program, & can read publications on science, related journals, books and other reports published by State Council.

Council follows General Holidays pattern of Indian Institute of Science.

XV. The name and designated authorities under RTI Act:

  • Prof. S. Subramanian
    Secretary
    Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology
    Indian Institute of Science campus
    Bangalore - 560012
    Phone: 080 - 23311394, 23341652, 23348848, 23348849
    Fax : 080 - 23348840
    E-mail: office@kscst.iisc.ernet.in

Appellate Authority

 
  • Dr. S. G. Sreekanteswara Swamy
    Executive Secretary I/c.
    Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology, Indian Institute of Science campus,
    Bangalore - 560012
    Phone: 080 - 23601824, 23341652, 23348848, 23348849
    Fax : 080 - 23348840
    E-mail: swamy@kscst.iisc.ernet.in

Public Information Officer

 
  • Sri Govindaraja
    Assistant Administrative Officer
    Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology, Indian Institute of Science campus,
    Bangalore - 560012
    Phone: 080 - 23341652, 23348848, 23348849
    Fax : 080 - 23348840
    E-mail: govind@kscst.iisc.ernet.in

Assistant Public Information Officer

 

 

XVII. Such other information as may be prescribed; and thereafter update these publications every year:

Nil.

 

 
 

   

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