RIGHT TO INFORMATION TEST

ThePresident’s Secretariat

The President of India is the Head of the State and exercises powers as defined in the Constitution of India. The President’s Secretariat provides secretarial assistance to the President in discharging constitutional, ceremonial and other State responsibilities.

The President’s Secretariat is headed by the Secretary to the President who is assisted by a team of officers as per details available on The President’s Secretariat website. The President’s Secretariat includes Secretariat, Household and Garden workcharged establishments. These wings perform tasks relating to constitutional, administrative, hospitality of State guests, petitions on wide ranging subjects from general public and maintenance of Rashtrapati Bhavan, President’s Estate and Gardens.

All matters requiring attention of the President in matters relating to executive power and powers under statutes or relating to appointments of constitutional authorities are received in the President’s Secretariat from the nodal Ministries concerned and submitted to the President through the Secretary to the President. Once the President has assented to the proposed course of action, the files go back to the concerned Ministries.

The President’s Secretariat is located at

Rashtrapati Bhavan,    
New Delhi, India – 110 004.

  91-11-23015321    
  91-11-23017290 / 91-11-23017824

FAQs (RTI)

Q-1) Information about the Bills assented to by the President and Bills passed by the Parliament and pending before the President of India.

Ans) The Bills assented to by the President are accessible on the President's Secretariat website, "https://rashtrapatisachivalaya.gov.in". The detailed information is also available on the official website of Lok Sabha, "sansad.in/ls".

Q-2) Number of times the President of India has consulted the Supreme Court under Article 143, of Indian Constitution.

Ans) The applicant is advised to obtain the information from the Ministry of Law and Justice (Department of Legal Affairs), being the nodal Department in the matter.

Q-3) Translation or Authoritative Texts of how many Central Acts have been published in Official Languages.

Ans) The information is available in the public domain and can be accessed on "https://legislative.gov.in".

Q-4) Provide original copy of Right to Information Act-2005 which was passed by the President of India.

Ans) The information in respect of RTI Act, 2005 may be obtained from Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, (Department of Personnel and Training), being the nodal Department in the matter.

Q-5) Guidelines regarding nomination as Members of Rajya Sabha, who are appointed by the President.

Ans) Guidelines for nomination as Members of Rajya Sabha may be obtained from Ministry of Home Affairs, being the nodal Ministry in the matter.

Q-6) The colour, size, fabric and manufacturer of Indian National Flag that is adopted by the Constitution of India.

Ans) The applicant is advised to obtain the information from the Ministry of Home Affairs being the nodal Ministry in the matter.

Q-7) Who appoints the Governors of Indian States? Can a Governor (Head of State) hold two (2) offices at a time and who pays for the expenses incurred by the Raj Bhavans?

Ans) The Governor of a State shall be appointed by the President by warrant under his/her hand and seal as per Article 155 of the Constitution of India. The emoluments, allowances and privileges of Governors are governed by "The Governors (Emoluments, Allowances and Privileges), Act, 1982", and "The Governors (Allowances and Privileges) Rules, 1987", details of which may be obtained from Ministry of Home Affairs, being the nodal Ministry in the matter.

Q-8) Who appoints the Lt. Governors of Union Territories? Can a Lt. Governor hold two (2) offices at a time and who pays for the expenses incurred by the Raj Niwases?

Ans) The Lt. Governor of a State shall be appointed by the President by warrant under his/her hand and seal as per Article 239(1) of the Constitution of India. Other details in this regard may be obtained from Ministry of Home Affairs, being the nodal Ministry in the matter.

Q-9) Information about the State Bills assented to by the President and State Bills pending before the President.

Ans) The Bills assented to by the President are available on the President's Secretariat 'https://rashtrapatibhavan.gov.in". website. For other detailed information, Ministry of Home Affairs, being the nodal Ministry and custodian of records in the matter may be approached.

Q-10) How many requests for pardon, respite, commutations or reprieves are pending before the President.

Ans) The applicant is advised to obtain the information from the Ministry of Home Affairs, being the nodal Ministry and custodian of records in the matter.

Q-11) Detailed information of Mercy petitions filed before the President under Article 72(c) of the Constitution of India till date.

Ans) The applicant is advised to obtain the information from the Ministry of Home Affairs, being the nodal Ministry and custodian of records in the matter.

Q-12) Detailed information of Mercy petitions received, pending, action taken during the tenure of the current President.

Ans ) The related information is available on the President's Secretariat 'https://rashtrapatibhavan.gov.in'. website However, the applicant is advised to obtain the information from the Ministry of Home Affairs, being the nodal Ministry and custodian of records in the matter.

Q-13) What is the selection process or criteria for appointment of Chief Justice of India and Judges of Supreme Court and High Courts?

Ans) The applicant is advised to obtain the information from the Department of Justice, Ministry of Law & Justice, being the nodal Department and custodian of records in the matter.

Q-14) List of Composition of Delegation accompanied with the President during State Visits abroad.

Ans) The information is available on the President's Secretariat website i.e. 'https://rashtrapatibhavan.gov.in'.

Q-15) What is the Selection Procedure, Ground for Selection, Recommendees name, Citation, Notification, monetary allowance, benefits etc. given to the Awardees of Padma Award, Police Award, Fire Service and Home Guard, Correctional Service Medal, Jeevan Rakshak Padak, etc.?

Ans) The applicant is advised to obtain the information from the Ministry of Home Affairs, being the nodal Ministry and custodian of records in the matter.

Q-16) What is the Selection Procedure, Ground for Selection, Recommendees name, Citation, Notification, monetary allowance, benefits etc. given to Defence Personnel for gallantry awards like Param Vir Chakra, Vir Chakra, Shaurya Chakra, Kirti Chakra and Service Medal like PVSM, AVSM, VSM SM?

Ans) The applicant is advised to obtain the information from the Ministry of Defence, being the nodal Ministry and custodian of records in the matter.

Q-17) What is the salary of the President?

Ans) Please refer to the President's (Emoluments and Pension Act, 1951) vide link https://www.mha.gov.in/sites/defauIt/files/PresidentsActupto2018_090 82018.pdf

Q-18) Kindly provide the salary slip of the President.

Ans) The details of Salary Slip of the President of India could not be provided as it is personal in nature and therefore, it is exempted under Section 8(1)(j) of RTI Act.

Q-19) Is the salary of the President of India taxable or not?

Ans) The salary of President of India is taxable.

Q-20) How much income tax was paid by the President of India till now.

Ans) The details of Income Tax paid by the President of India could not be provided as it is personal in nature and therefore, it is exempted under Section 8(1)(j) of RTI Act.

Q-21) Information related to the President's food expenses. Expense information that is incurred by hosting dinners and banquets at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Ans ) There is no separate account kept for each particular function. The expenditure is incurred from the Annual Budget allocated to Household Section.

Q-22) What is the reply received from the Ministry/Departmentof Central/State Government to whom the petition has been forwarded?

Ans) This Secretariat forwards petition to concerned Ministry/Department of Central/State Government for appropriate attention. Applicant is requested to approach concerned Public authority to whom his/her petition has been forwarded.

Q-23) What is the action taken on my petition submitted on the online portal i.e. http://helpline.rb.nic.in?

Ans) The status report of the portal petition is available on the website http://helpline.rb.nic.in.

Proactive Disclosure (RTI)

Proactive Disclosure (RTI)

Sr.  No.Sub. No. Provision in the ActInformation in respect of The President’s Secretariat
1 Organisation and Function 
1.1 Particulars of its organisation, functions and duties[Section 4(1) b(i)] 
 1.1.1Name and address of the OrganizationPresident's Secretariat, Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi-110004
 1.1.2Head of the Organization

Secretary to the President 

(Email-secy[DOT]president[AT]rb[DOT]nic[DOT]in)

 1.1.3Vision, Mission and Key Objectives"About us " on the website of President’s Secretariat.
 1.1.4Function and dutiesWork Distribution in the President's Secretariat
 1.1.5Organization ChartOrganization Chart
 1.1.6Any other details-the genesis, inception, formation of the department and the HoDs from time to time as well as the committees/ Commissions constituted from time to time have been dealt

 

"About us " on the website of President’s Secretariat.

List of Secretaries

1.2 Powers and duties of its officers and employees[Section 4(1) b(ii)] 
 1.2.1Powers and duties of officers (administrative, financial and judicial)

 

 

Work Distribution in the President's Secretariat

O & M Book Part 1

O & M Book Part 2

 1.2.2Power and duties of other employees
 1.2.3Rules/ orders under which powers and duty are derived and
 1.2.4Exercised
 1.2.5Work Allocation
1.3 Procedure followed in decision making process[Section 4(1) b(iii)] 
 1.3.1Process of decision making Identify key decision making pointsAs per the Government of India laid down procedure.
 1.3.2Final decision making authorityOrganization Chart
 1.3.3Related provisions, acts, rules etc.As per the Government of India laid down procedure.
 1.3.4Time limit for taking a decisions, if anyThere is no time limit prescribed for disposal of matters, however, strict time lines are adhered and action is taken as early as possible.
 1.3.5Channel of supervision and accountabilityOrganization Chart
1.4 Norms for discharge of functions[Section 4(1) b(iv)] 
 1.4.1Nature of functions/ services offered"About us " on the website of President’s Secretariat.
 1.4.2Norms/ standards for functions/ service deliveryAs per the Government of India laid down procedure.
 1.4.3Process by which these services can be accessed

Services are available for access on the following websites:-

https://presidentofindia.gov.in

https://rashtrapatibhavan.gov.in/

https://helpline.rb.nic.in/

https://rtionline.gov.in/

And communications/ petitions from all may be delivered by hand/ post at Central Registry Section (CR Section) President’s Secretariat, Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi-110004 [Entry through Gate No.38 on Church Road];

and by Email also.

[Email addresses of the Officers of President’s Secretariat are given in the Telephone Directory on the website https://rashtrapatibhavan.gov.in/

https://rashtrapatibhavan.gov.in/telephone-directory

 1.4.4Time-limit for achieving the targetsThere is no citizen charter available in President’s Secretariat as also, there is no time limit prescribed, however, the targets are achieved within strict time-lines.
 1.4.5Process of redress of grievancesThe grievances can be sent by email/ post or can be delivered to the appropriate authority as per Organisation Chart available on the website, for redressal.
1.5 Rules, regulations, instructions manual and records for discharging functions[Section 4(1) b(v)] 
 1.5.1Title and nature of the record/ manual/ instruction

President’s Secretariat (Recruitment and Conditions of Services) Rules, 2017

Recruitment Rules for various category in Household and Garden (Work-charged) Establishments of the President’s Secretariat, Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi.

Recruitment Rules for Garden (Work-charged) Establishment of President’s Gardens (New Delhi, Bolarum & Mashobra).

[The above rules are available on the website of President’s Secretariat]

This Secretariat follows general rules/ regulations as prescribed by the Government of India from time to time.

For Transfer Policy and transfer orders, please refer to point No.1.13.1 below.

 1.5.2List of Rules, regulations, instructions manuals and records
 1.5.3Acts/ Rules manuals etc
 1.5.4Transfer policy and transfer orders
1.6 Categories of documents held by the authority under its control[Section 4(1) b(vi)] 
 1.6.1Categories of documentsCategories of documents are as per the Record Retention Schedule of President’s Secretariat as given in O&M Part-I and O&M Part-II for each Section.
 1.6.2Custodian of documents/ categoriesThe Under Secretary (Records) is the custodian of records kept in Record Room of President’s Secretariat, however, individual Branch Officers as per Organisation Chart are the custodian of records held under their control.
1.7 Boards, Councils, Committees and other Bodies constituted as part of the Public Authority[Section 4(1) b(viii)] 
 1.7.1Name of Boards, Council, Committee etc

Complaints Committee on Sexual Harassment

https://rashtrapatibhavan.gov.in/internal-complaint-committee

 1.7.2Composition 
 1.7.3Dates from which constituted
Local Purchase Committee (GA)

Members:- US(GA), SO(Estt.) & SO(EBA)

 1.7.4Term/ Tenure3 Years
 1.7.5Powers and function 
 1.7.6Whether their meetings are open to the public?No
 1.7.7Whether the minutes of the meetings are open to the public?No
 1.7.8Place where the minutes if open to the public are available?Not Applicable
1.8 Directory of officers and employees[Section 4(1) b(ix)] 
 1.8.1Name and designationTelephone directory available on the website of President's Secretariat.                          
Telephone Directory
 1.8.2Telephone. fax and email ID
1.9 Monthly Remuneration received by officers and employees including system of compensation[Section 4(1) b(x)] 
 1.9.1List of employees with Gross monthly remunerationMonthly Remuneration received by Officers and Staff
 1.9.2System of compensation as provided in its regulations 
1.10 Name, designation and other particulars of public information officers[Section 4(1) b(xvi)] 
 1.10.1Name and designation of the Public Information Officer (PIO), Assistant Public Information Officer (APIO) & Appellate Authority

Appellate Officer

Smt. Vidisha Maitra, Officer on Special Duty                          
Telephone : 011 – 23792199                          
Email : faa@rb.nic.in

Central Public Information Officer

Smt. Rubina Chauhan, Deputy Secretary                    
Telephone : 011 – 23015321                    
Email :rubina.chauhan@rb.nic.in

Central Assistant Public Information Officer

Smt Priyamvada Retheesh, Under Secretary (CA-III, CR & RTI)                    
Telephone : 011 – 23015321                    
Email:us-rticr@rb.nic.in

Address for all above

President’s Secretariat,                          
Rashtrapati Bhavan,                          
New Delhi-110004.

 

 1.10.2Address, telephone numbers and email ID of each designated official
1.11 No. of employees against whom Disciplinary action has been proposed/ taken(Section 4(2)) 
 1.11.1No. of employees against whom Disciplinary action has been (i) Pending for Minor penalty or major penalty proceedings

 

Establishment Section: - 05 cases from 01.04.2021 to 06.12.2022.

 1.11.2(ii) Finalised for Minor penalty or major penalty proceedingsEstablishment Section: - 12 Major and 01 Minor penalties.
1.12 Programmes to advance understanding of RTI(Section 26) 
 1.12.1Educational ProgrammesPeriodic conferences/ Seminars to sensitize, familiarize and educate the officials of President’s Secretariat about the relevant provisions of the Right to Information Act, 2005 for effective discharge of their duties and responsibilities, are conducted through Administration Section of President’s Secretariat in liaison with Institute of Secretariat Training & Management (ISTM), etc.
 1.12.2Efforts to encourage public authority to participate in these programmes
 1.12.3Training of CPIO/APIO
 1.12.4Update & publish guidelines on RTI by the Public Authorities concerned
1.13 Transfer policy and transfer orders[F No. 1/6/2011-IR dt. 15.4.2013] 
 1.13.1Transfer Policy and Transfer Orders[F No. 1/6/2011-IR dt. 15.4.2013]There is no particular transfer policy.  However, transfers of Officers/ staff are executed from one section to another section in President’s Secretariat.
2 Budget and Programme 
2.1 Budget allocated to each agency including all plans, proposed expenditure and reports on disbursements made etc.[Section 4(1) b(xi)] 
 2.1.1Total Budget for the public authority

 

 

Expenses in respect of President’s Secretariat come under major head “2012”. The Details of which are available on www.indiabudget.gov.in under demand No.80.

 2.1.2Budget for each agency and plan & programmes
 2.1.3Proposed expenditures
 2.1.4Revised budget for each agency, if any
 2.1.5Report on disbursements made and place where the related reports are available
2.2 Foreign and domestic tours(F No. 1/8/2012-IR dt. 11.9.2012) 
 2.2.1BudgetIn case of domestic tour, the expenditure on the Air travel of the President is borne by the Ministry of Defence and the rest of the expenditure is borne by the respective State/UT Government whereas in case of Foreign tour, the expenditure on the Air travel of the President is borne by the Ministry of Defence and rest of the expenditure is borne by Ministry of External Affairs.
 2.2.2Foreign and domestic Tours by ministries and officials of the rank of Joint Secretary to the Government and above, as well as the heads of the Department.- (a) Places Visited, (b) The period of Visit, (c) The number of members in the official delegation, (d) Expenditure on the visit

For (a) to (c), the details regarding foreign and domestic tours in respect of President of India are available on the President's Secretariat Website (https://rashtrapatibhavan.gov.in)

As regards (d), please refer Point 2.2.1

 

 2.2.3Information related to procurements- (a) Notice/tender enquires, and corrigenda if any thereon, (b) Details of the bids awarded comprising the names of the suppliers of goods/ services being procured, (c) The workd contracts concluded-in any such combination of the above-and, (d) The rate/ rates and the total amount at which such procurement or works contract is to be executed 
2.3 Manner of execution of subsidy programme[Section 4(i)b(xii)] 
2.4 Discretionary and non-discretionary grants [F. No. 1/6/2011-IR dt. 15.04.2013] 
 2.4.1Discretionary and non-discretionary grants/ allocations to State Govt./ NGOs/ other institutionsThe Discretionary Grant of The President for each financial year is Rs.2,00,00,000/- (Rupees Two crore Only).
 2.4.2Annual accounts of all legal entities who are provided grants by public authorities 
2.5 Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits of authorizations granted by the public authority[Section 4(1) (b) (xiii)]Not Applicable
2.6 CAG & PAC paras [F. No. 1/6/2011-IR dt. 15.04.2013] 
 2.6.1CAG and PAC paras and the action taken reports (ATRs) after these have been laid on the table of both houses of the parliamentNo CAG and PAC paras pending
3 Publicity Band Public InterfaceNot Applicable
 3.3.1Use of the most effective means of communication – Internet (website)

Services are available for access on the following websites:-

https://presidentofindia.gov.in

https://rashtrapatibhavan.gov.in/

https://helpline.rb.nic.in/

https://rtionline.gov.in/

 3.4.1Information manual/handbook available in Electronic format

Information available on the website of President’s Secretariat

https://rashtrapatibhavan.gov.in/

 3.4.2Information manual/ handbook available in Printed format
 3.5.1List of materials available Free of cost
 3.5.2List of materials available at a reasonable cost of the medium
4 E-Governance 
4.1 Language in which Information Manual/Handbook Available [F. No. 1/6/2011-IR dt. 15.04.2013] 
 4.1.1EnglishThe website of the President of India and the President’s Secretariat is available in Hindi and English languages.
 4.1.2Vernacular/ Local Language
4.2 When was the information Manual/Handbook last updated? [F. No. 1/6/2011-IR dt. 15.04.2013] 
 4.2.1Last date of Annual updationO&M Manual was updated in 1994.
4.3 Information available in electronic form[Section 4(1)b(xiv)] 
 4.3.1Details of information available in electronic form

Services are available for access on the following websites:-

https://presidentofindia.gov.in

https://rashtrapatibhavan.gov.in/

https://helpline.rb.nic.in/

https://rtionline.gov.in/

 4.3.2Name/ title of the document/ record/ other information
 4.3.3Location where available
4.4 Particulars of facilities available to citizen for obtaining information[Section 4(1)b(xv)] 
 4.4.1Name & location of the faculty

The citizens of India may take information under the Right to Information Act, 2005 as under:- 

(i) The online RTI applications may be filed on the website :- https://rtionline.gov.in

(ii) The offline RTI applications may be addressed to the CPIO, President’s Secretariat, Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi-110004.  Such applications may be sent by post or may be submitted by Hand at the Central Registry Section (CR Section), President’s Secretariat, Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi-110004. (Entry through Gate No.38 on Church Road).

 4.4.2Details of information made available

The details of information made available is displayed on the following website:

https://rashtrapatibhavan.gov.in/

 4.4.3Working hours of the faculty

The normal working hours are from 9.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. from Monday to Friday.

The closed holidays are:- Saturday, Sunday and Gazetted Holidays.

However, Central Registry (CR Section) of President’s Secretariat works round the clock on all days throughout the year.

 4.4.4Contact person & contact details (phone, fax, email)

Appellate Officer

Smt. Vidisha Maitra, Officer on Special Duty                          
Telephone : 011 – 23792199                          
Email : faa@rb.nic.in

Central Public Information Officer (CPIO)

Smt. Rubina Chauhan, Deputy Secretary                    
Telephone : 011 – 23015321                    
Email : rubina.chauhan@rb.nic.in

Central Assistant Public Information Officer

Smt Priyamvada Retheesh, Under Secretary (CA-III, CR & RTI)                    
Telephone : 011 – 23015321                    
Email: us-rticr@rb.nic.in

Address for all above

President’s Secretariat,                          
Rashtrapati Bhavan,                          
New Delhi-110004.

4.5 Such other information as may be prescribed under Section 4(i) (b)(xvii) 
 4.5.1Grievance redressal mechanism

The President’s Secretariat receives grievances from the public which are forwarded to the concerned Ministries/ Departments of Central Government or to the concerned State Government as per the contents of the grievances.

Such written grievances of public can be sent to President’s Secretariat by post or by email on Email id: us.petitions@rb.nic.in or it can also be delivered at the Central Registry Section (CR Section), President’s Secretariat, Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi-110004 (Entry through Gate No.38 on Church Road).

Petitions are acknowledged by President’s Secretariat and information is also given in the acknowledgement as to which Ministry/Department of the Central Government or to which State Government, the petition has been forwarded.

Petitioners can also see the status of action taken on the petition at the website http://helpline.rb.nic.in and also on their email if given in the petition.

Petitioners can also enquire about the status of their petitions from Public-I Section of President’s Secretariat on Telephone No. 011-23015321 Extn.4453 for Central Government related grievances; and from Public-II Section of President’s Secretariat on Telephone No. 011-23015321 Extn.4418 for State Government related grievances.

 4.5.2Details of applications received under RTI and information provided

The data on RTI applications and their disposal (01.04.2020 to 30.11.2022) is attached.

Details of RTI applications (01.4.2020 – 31.3.2021)

 4.5.3List of completed schemes/ Projects/ ProgrammesNot Applicable
 4.5.4List of schemes/ Projects/ Programme underwayNot Applicable
 4.5.5Details of all contracts entered into including name of the contractor, amount of contract and period of completion of contractTender Notices | The President's Secretariat, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Government of India (rashtrapatibhavan.gov.in)
 4.5.6Annual ReportNot Applicable
 4.5.7Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)https://rashtrapatibhavan.gov.in/faq
 4.5.8Any other information such as - (a) Citizen's Charter, (b) Result Framework Document (RFD), (c) Six monthly reports on the, (d) Performance against the benchmarks set in the Citizen's Charter

As of now, there is no citizen charter available in President’s Secretariat. However, information about the services/ Petitions/ RTI Act,  is given on the following websites:-

https://presidentofindia.gov.in

https://rashtrapatibhavan.gov.in/

https://helpline.rb.nic.in/

https://rtionline.gov.in/

4.6 Receipt & Disposal of RTI applications & appeals [F. No. 1/6/2011-IR dt. 15.04.2013] 
 4.6.1Details of applications received and disposed

Necessary action is taken on each RTI application as per provisions of The Right to Information Act, 2005.

Details may please be seen below:-

Details of RTI Applications (2010-2011)

Details of RTI Applications (2011-2012)

Details of RTI Applications (2012-2013)

Details of RTI Applications (2013-2014)

Details of RTI Applications (2014-2015)

Details of RTI Applications (2015-2016)

Details of RTI Applications (2016-2017)

Details of RTI Applications (2017-2018)

Details of RTI Applications (2018-2019)

Details of RTI Applications (2019-2020)

Details of RTI Applications (2020-2021)

Details of RTI Applications (2021-2022)

Details of RTI Applications (2022-2023)

 4.6.2Details of appeals received and order issued

Necessary action is taken on Appeals as per provisions of The Right to Information Act, 2005.

Details may please be seen below:-

Quarterly status of 1st Appeals(April-June 2020)

Quarterly status of 1st Appeals(July-September 2020)

Quarterly status of 1st Appeals(October-December 2020)

Quarterly status of 1st Appeals(January-March 2021)

Quarterly status of 1st Appeals(April-June 2021)

Quarterly status of 1st Appeals(July-September 2021)

Quarterly status of 1st Appeals(October-December 2021)

Quarterly status of 1st Appeals(January-March 2022)

Quarterly status of 1st Appeals(April-June 2022)

Quarterly status of 1st Appeals(July-September 2022)

Quarterly status of 1st Appeals(October-December 2022)

4.7 Replies to questions asked in the parliament[Section 4(1)(d)(2)] 
 4.7.1Details of questions asked and replies given

This Secretariat does not reply directly to the Parliament; however it furnishes the required information obtained from concerned sections to the Ministry/ Department.

All replies related to Parliament questions can be seen on the concerned Ministries’ website or on the website of the Parliament.

5 Information as may be prescribed 
5.1 Such other information as may be prescribed [F. No. 1/2/2016-IR dt. 17.08.2016, F. No. 1/6/2011-IR dt. 15.04.2013] 
 

5.1.1

Name & details of - (a) Current CPIOs & FAAs

Appellate Officer

Smt. Vidisha Maitra, Officer on Special Duty                          
Telephone : 011 – 23792199                          
Email : faa@rb.nic.in

Central Public Information Officer (CPIO)

Smt. Rubina Chauhan, Deputy Secretary                    
Telephone : 011 – 23015321                    
Email : rubina.chauhan@rb.nic.inSmt. Rubina Chauhan, Deputy Secretary                    
Telephone : 011 – 23015321                    
Email : rubina.chauhan@rb.nic.in

Central Assistant Public Information Officer

Smt Priyamvada Retheesh, Under Secretary (CA-III, CR & RTI)                    
Telephone : 011 – 23015321 Extn. 4438                    
Email: us-rticr@rb.nic.in

Address for all above

President’s Secretariat,                          
Rashtrapati Bhavan,                          
New Delhi-110004.

 (b) Earlier CPIO & FAAs from 1.1.2015

Former CPIOs

(i) Shri Saurabh Vijay, Director & CPIO                          
(ii) Shri N. K. Sudhansu, Director & CPIO                          
(iii) Shri J.G. Subramanian, Director (S) & CPIO                          
(iv) Shri R. K. Sharma, OSD & CPIO                          
(v) Smt. Rubina Chauhan, Dy. Secy. & CPIO

Former Appellate Authorities (AA)

(i) Smt. Gaitri lssar Kumar, JS-cum-SSP & AA                          
(ii) Shri Randhir Kumar Jaiswal, JS-cum-SSP & AA                          
(iii) Shri Ravi Shanker, JS-cum-SSP & AA

 5.1.2Details of third party audit of voluntary disclosure - (a) Dates of audit carried out, (b) Report of the audit carried out

The Third Party Audit is done by the ISTM and they have submitted the Audit Report on 01.11.2021.  The brief details of the report are as under:-

Total Marks = 786

Marks Obtained = 766

Auditor Remarks/URL = 685

 5.1.3Appointment of Nodal Officers not below the rank of Joint Secretary/ Additional HoD - (a) Date of appointment, (b) Name & Designation of the officers

Office Order No.I-13011/01/16-Admn dated 28th August, 2020 regarding appointment of Joint Secretary to the President as the ‘Nodal Officer’.

Presently:-

 

Shri Rakesh Gupta,                          
Additional Secretary to the President

 5.1.4Consultancy committee of key stake holders for advice on suo-notu disclosure - (a) Dates from which constituted, (b) Name & Designation of the officers

Office Order No.I-13011/01/22-Admn dated 27th December, 2022 regarding appointment of Consultancy Committee as under:-

iDirectorChairman
iiOSD(EA)Member
iiiCPIOMember
ivIFAMember
vDS/US (Admin)Member
viWeb Information ManagerMember
 5.1.5Committee of PIOs/FAAs with rich experience in RTI to identify frequently sought information under RTI - (a) Dates from which constituted, (b) Name & designation of the officers

Office Order No.I-13011/01/16-Admn dated 28th August, 2020 regarding appointment of Committee of PIOs/ FAA as under:-

Chairman                          
Smt. Vidisha Maitra, Officer on Special Duty & First Appellate Authority

Members                          
Smt. Rubina Chauhan, Deputy Secretary                    
Shri Ajay Saini, Section Officer (RTI)

6 Information Disclosed on own Initiative 
6.1 Item / information disclosed so that public have minimum resort to use of RTI Act to obtain information 
 6.1.1Item / information disclosed so that public have minimum resort to use of RTI Act to obtain information

Information regarding following subjects is given on   https://presidentofindia.gov.in :-

  1. Government Bills assented by The President
  2. Mercy Petitions
  3. Domestic & Foreign visits of the President
  4. E-Presidential Messages System (E-PMS)
  5. Rashtrapati Bhavan Library
  6. Budget allocation of President’s Secretariat
  7. Designations of officers and their pay-scales
  8. Recruitment Rules
  9. Telephone Directory
6.2 Guidelines for Indian Government Websites (GIGW) is followed (released in February, 2009 and included in the Central Secretariat Manual of Office Procedures (CSMOP) by Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, Ministry of Personnel, Publ 
 6.2.1Whether STQC certification obtained and its validityThe website is as per GIGW guidelines.
 6.2.2Does the website show the certificate on the Website?STQC Certification is under process.

Work Distribution in The President’s Secretariat

Work Distribution in The President’s Secretariat

Secretary to the President
Shri Rajesh VermaSecretary to the PresidentHead of the Department
Administrative Wing
Dr. Rakesh GuptaAdditional Secretary to the PresidentAdministration and Constitutional matters
Smt. Vidisha MaitraOfficer on Special Duty (Director Level)External Affairs related matter and FAA (Under RTI Act, 2005)
Shri Mukesh KumarDirectorEBA, Garden, General Administration and Transport & Garage
Dr. Sunish SInternal Financial AdvisorPAO, IIAU, Welfare and Cultural Activities
Ms. Swati ShahiOfficer on Special DutyConstitutional Affairs -III, Museum, Ayush Wellness Centre, Rashtrapati Nilayam, Bolarum and Rashtrapati Niwas, Mashobra
Shri Joseph AntonyDirectorAdministration, Establishment and Reservation cell
Shri Shivendra ChaturvediDirectorConstitutional Affairs-I and Constitutional Affairs-II
Smt. Rubina ChauhanDeputy SecretaryCash, Bill Admn & Estt., Central Registry, RTI, O&M, Record, Public-I & II
Shri Gajraj SinghOfficer on Special Duty (Hindi)Works related to Hindi
Shri Sanjay SundriyalUnder Secretary (CIT)Ceremonial functions, Tours & Invitations
Shri Pankaj SaurabhUnder Secretary (Administration and Establishment)Administration and Establishment
Shri S.M. SamiUnder Secretary (CA-I, CA-II and President's Garden)CA-I, CA-II and President's Garden
Smt. Davinder KohliUnder Secretary (General Administration and Garage)General Administration and Garage
Smt. Priyamvada RetheeshUnder Secretary (CA-III)CA-III, RTI and CR
Smt. Shaista ParveenConsultant (Welfare, IIAU)Welfare, IIAU
Shri Gautam KumarUnder Secretary (Household and Sanitary)Household and Sanitary
Shri P.C. MeenaUnder Secretary (Public-I, Public-II Records and O&M)Public-I, Public-II Records and O&M
Smt. Usha SudhindraPrincipal Private SecretaryAttached with Officers
Smt. Kiran BalaPrincipal Private SecretaryAttached with Officers
Shri Anand Mohan JhaPrincipal Private SecretaryAttached with Officers
Military Wing
Maj Gen R. S. ManralMilitary Secretary to the PresidentCeremonial functions, Tours & Invitations
Group Captain Abhay A Phansalkar VMDeputy Military Secretary to the PresidentWorks under Military Secretary to the President
Capt Ravneet Singh RandhawaComptroller, President's HouseholdPresident's Household
Personal Wing
Smt. Mehta Sampada SureshPrivate Secretary to the PresidentPersonal Cell
Dr. Sameeksha JainDy. Physician to the PresidentWorks under Physician to the President
Col. (Dr.) Kiran Kumar KompellaPhysician to the PresidentMedical coverage to the President, VVIPs in Rashtrapati Bhavan and the staff
Press Wing
Shri Ajay Kumar SinghPress Secretary to the PresidentHead of Press Wing
Shri Sunil Kumar TrivediOfficer on Special Duty (Research)Works under Press Secretary
Shri Bijaya Kumar NayakAdditional Press Secretary to the PresidentWorks under Press Secretary
Smt. Navika GuptaDeputy Press Secretary to the PresidentWorks under Press Secretary
Others
Shri Anupam Kumar NagPublic Relation Officer, Visitor's Management Cell,Rashtrapati BhavanMatters relating to visit of Rashtrapati Bhavan
Shri Kumar SamreshPublic Relation Officer; Visitors Facilitation Cell; Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum, New Delhi; Rashtrapati Nilayam, Hyderabad; Rashtrapati Niwas, MashobraMatters relating to visit of Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum
Shri Pankaj Protim BordoloiDeputy DirectorMuseum
Shri Amit GothwalExecutive ChefSupervision of Kitchen and Bakery

 *  The list of officers is not as per seniority.

Central Assistant Public Information OfficerCentral Public Information OfficerAppellate Authority
Smt. Priyamvada Retheesh(Central Assistant Public Information Officer)Smt. Rubina Chauhan(Central Public Information Officer)Ms. Vidisha Maitra(Appellate Officer)
President’s Secretariat, Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi-110004President’s Secretariat, Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi-110004President’s Secretariat, Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi-110004
E-mail: us-rticr[AT]rb[DOT]nic[DOT]in Telephone: 011-23013380, 23015321E-mail: ds[DOT]ss[AT]rb[DOT]nic[DOT]in Telephone: 011-23015321E-mail: osd-ea[AT]rb[DOT]nic[DOT]in Telephone: 011-23015321
Departmental Security OfficerOffice Address:Residence Address:
   
   
Chief Vigilance OfficerOffice Address:Residence Address:
Smt. Vidisha MaitraPresident’s Secretariat Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi-110004 Telephones: 011-23015321 
   
Liaison Officer for the SC, ST, PH & Ex-ServicemenOffice Address:Residence Address:
Shri Joseph Antony(Director)President’s Secretariat Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi-110004 
 Telephones: 011-23015321 
Liaison Officer for OBCsOffice Address:Residence Address:
Shri Shivendra Chaturvedi(Director)President’s Secretariat Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi-110004 
 Telephones: 011-23015321 

Statement Showing the Posts and Scales of Officers of The President’s Secretariat

Statement Showing the Posts and Scales of Officers of The President’s Secretariat

Sr. No.Name of OfficersName of PostLevel
Secretary to the President
1Shri Rajesh VermaSecretary to the President17
Administrative Wing
2Dr. Rakesh GuptaAdditional Secretary to the President15
3Smt Vidisha MaitraOfficer on Special Duty (External Affairs)13
4Shri Mukesh KumarDirector13
5Dr. Sunish SInternal Financial Advisor13
6Ms. Swati ShahiOfficer on Special Duty13
7Shri Joseph AntonyDirector13
8Shri Shivendra ChaturvediDirector13
9Smt. Rubina ChauhanDeputy Secretary12
10Shri Gajraj SinghOfficer on Special Duty (Hindi)12
11Shri Bharat BhushanUnder Secretary (EBA)11
12Shri Pankaj SaurabhUnder Secretary (Administration, Reservation Cell)11
13Shri S.M. SamiUnder Secretary (Establishment, CA-I, CA-II and President's Garden)11
14Smt. Davinder KohliUnder Secretary (General Administration and Garage)11
15Smt. Priyamvada RetheeshUnder Secretary (CA-III)11
16Smt. Shaista ParveenConsultant (Welfare,IIAU)11
17Shri Sanjay SundriyalUnder Secretary (CIT)11
18Shri Gautam KumarUnder Secretary (Household and Sanitary)11
19Shri P.C. MeenaUnder Secretary (Public-I, Public-II Records and O&M)11
20Smt. Usha SudhindraPrincipal Private Secretary11
21Smt. Kiran BalaPrincipal Private Secretary11
22Shri Anand Mohan JhaPrincipal Private Secretary11
Military Wing
23Maj Gen R. S. ManralMilitary Secretary to the President14
24Group Captain Abhay A Phansalkar VMDeputy Military Secretary to the President13
25Capt Ravneet Singh RandhawaComptroller, President's Household13
Personal Wing
26Smt. Mehta Sampada SureshPrivate Secretary to the President13
27Col. (Dr.) Kiran Kumar KompellaPhysician to the President13
28Dr. Sameeksha JainDy. Physician to the President11
Press Wing
29Shri Ajay Kumar SinghPress Secretary to the President15
30Shri Sunil Kumar TrivediOfficer on Special Duty (Research)Parent cadre (NTPC) scale
31Shri Bijaya Kumar NayakAdditional Press Secretary to the President13
32Smt. Navika GuptaDeputy Press Secretary to the President12
Others
34Shri Anupam Kumar NagPublic Relation Officer, Visitor Management Cell11
35Shri Kumar SamreshPublic Relation Officer, Museum11
36Shri Pankaj Protim BordoloiDeputy Director11
37Shri Amit GothwalExecutive Chef11

 *  The list of officers is not as per seniority.

 Right to Information Act
Sr. No.Provision in the ActInformation in respect of The President’s Secretariat
1Particulars of its organization, functions and dutiesThe information is available in The President’s Secretariat’s website.
2Powers and duties of its officers and employeesA chart showing work allocation of all the officers of The President’s Secretariat is posted on the website
3Procedure followed in its decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountabilityThe work allocation on the website gives the procedure followed in decision making process. The work allocation also covers the accountability part.
4Norms set by it for the discharge of its functions.There are no specific norms for the President’s Secretariat. General norms/instructions as applicable to Ministries/Departments of Govt of India apply to the President’s Secretariat also.
5Rules, regulations, instructions, manual and records used by its employees for discharging its functions.The President’s Secretariat follows the general rules/regulations, as applicable to other Central Ministries/ Departments
6Statements of the categories of documents held by it or under its controlUnder Article 77(3), the President had made rules for the Transaction of Business of the Government of India and for allocation of such business amongst Ministries. Concerned Ministries are the custodian of the original files and papers.
7Particulars of any arrangements that exists for consultation with or representation by the members of the public, in relation to the formulation of policy or implementation thereofSince the policies are formulated and implemented by respective Ministries and Departments, there is no arrangement specific to the President’s Secretariat for consultation with members of public.
8Statement of boards, councils, committees and other bodies consisting of two or more persons constituted by it. Additionally, information as to whether the meetings of these are open to the public, or the minutes’ of such meetings are accessible to the publicNot applicable
9Directory of its officers and employeesThe names with designation of the officers are posted on the website.
10Monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees, including the system of compensation as provided in its regulationsThe information is posted on the website.
11Budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditure and reports on disbursements made.Plans and policies are implemented by the Ministries concerned.
12Manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details and beneficiaries of such programme.Not applicable.
13Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorizations granted by it.Not applicable.
14Details of the information available to, or held by it, reduced in an electronic form.The information is posted on the website.
15Particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the working hours of a library or reading room, if maintained for public use.There is no library or reading room maintained for the public by The President’s Secretariat
16Names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers.Names and designations of the Public Information Officers for The President’s Secretariat are posted on the website.

RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT 2005

Right to Information Act 2005

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1 List of Secretaries List of Secretaries 2022.pdf
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2 Organization Chart Organization Chart 2022.pdf
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3 Quarterly return from April to June for the Year 2023-24 Quarterly return from April to June for the Year 2023-24.pdf
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4 Quarterly status of 1st Appeals(July-September 2022) (July- Sep )2022 First Appeal.pdf
Quarterly status of 1st Appeals(July-September 2022)
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5 Quarterly status of 1st Appeals(January -March 2021) 4th Quarter (Jan-Mar) 2022 First Appeal.pdf
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6 Quarterly status of 1st Appeals(october-december 2021) 3rd Quarter (Oct-Dec) 2021 First Appeal.pdf
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7 Quarterly status of 1st Appeals(July-September 2021) 2nd Quarter (July-September) 2021 First Appeal.pdf
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8 Quarterly status of 1st Appeals(April-June 2022) 1st Quarter (Apr-June) 2022 First Appeal.pdf
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9 Quarterly status of 1st Appeals(April-June 2021) 1st Quarter (April-June) 2021.pdf
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10 Details of RTI Applications (July-Sep 2021-2022) 2nd Quearter (Jul-Sep) 2021-2022.pdf
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