1. What does Right to Information mean? It includes the right to:-
2. What does information mean?
- Inspect works, documents, records.
- Take notes, extracts of certified copies of documents or records.
- Take certified samples of material.
- Obtain information in form of printouts, diskettes, floppies, tapes, videocassettes or in any other electronic mode or thorough printouts.
Information means any material in any form including records, documents memo, e-mails, opinions, advices, press releases, circulars, orders, logbooks, contracts, reports, papers, samples, models, data material held in any electronic form and information relating to any private body which can be accessed by a public authority under any other law for the time being in force.
3. What is Application Procedure for requesting information?
The application can be made to the Central Public Information Officer in writing in plain paper or through electronic means in Hindi or English specifying the particulars of the information sought for along with a fee of rupees ten by way of cash against proper receipt or demand draft or bankers cheque payable to PCDA (Air Force) at Dehradun. An applicant, making request for information is not required to give any reason for requesting the information or other personal details except those may be necessary for contacting him.
4. What is the fee?
(i) An application fee of rupees ten for obtaining information under sub-section (I) of section 6;
(ii) Fee shall be charged for providing information under sub-section (I) of Section 7 as under;
- Rupees two for each page (in A-4 or A-3 size paper) created or copied;
- Actual charge of cost price of a copy in larger size paper;
- Actual cost or price for samples or models; and
- For inspection of records, no fee for the first hour; and a fee of rupees five for each subsequent hour (or fraction thereof);
Fee shall be charged for providing information under sub-section (5) of Section 7 as under;
- Rupees fifty per diskette or floppy for information provided in diskette or floppy;
- Price fixed for publication or Rupees two per page of photocopy for information provided in the printed form.
(iv) No fee will be charged from people living below the poverty line; and
(v) Applicant would be provided information fee of cost if the CPIO fails to comply with the prescribed time limit.
5. What is the time limit to get the information?
(i) 30 days from the date of application.
(ii) 48 hours for information concerning the life and liberty of a Person.
(iii) Failure to provide information within the specified period is a deemed refusal.
Section 4(1)(b)(xvi) of the RTI Act, 05
6. Particulars of Central Public Information Officer.
Shri A. K. Bhagat
IDAS, Asst. CDA (AF)
PCDA(AF), 107 Rajpur Road,
Dehradun – 248001
Phone No. :- 0135-2740939
Section 4(1)(b)(xvii) of the RTI Act, 05
7. Particulars of Appellate Authority
Smt. Kavita Sharma
IDAS, Dy. CDA (AF)
PCDA(AF), 107 Rajpur Road,
Dehradun – 248001
Phone No. :- 0135-2748968
Section 4(1)(b)(i)(ii)(iii) of the RTI Act, 05
8. Organization and Structure
The Controller General of Defence Accounts functions on behalf of the Financial Adviser (Defence Services) as the chief Authority in all matters affecting internal audit and accounting in respect of expenditure pertaining to the Defence Services and also functions as the Principal Accounting officer for the Canteen Stores Department. The payment and accounting functions in respect of Ministry of Defence are entrusted to the CGDA. The office of the Controller General of Defence Accounts is the Headquarter office of the Defence Accounts Department. The CGDA helms the Department with the assistance of 2 Addl. CsGDA, 12 Principal Controllers, one Principal IFA and 58 CDA-level officers looking after Regional Controllers (Army)/Integrated Financial Advisors, Functional Controllers/Integrated Financial Advisors catering to Navy, Air Force, Ordnance Factories, DRDO, etc.
to strive to achieve excellence and professionalism in accounting and financial services and in performing audit functions.
to ensure that (i) the activities of the Defence Accounts Department are organized to meet the accounting internal audit and financial advice needs of the Defence Services consistent with the policy of the Government; (ii) adequate and up-to-date procedures obtained for efficient discharge of the functions of the Department in the fields of Accounts, Internal Audit and Financial Advice and (iii) proper planning is made in respect of personnel and facilities required for the efficient functioning of the Department in tune with modern management concepts. The norms have been set by it for discharging of its functions in such a manner that the mission and objectives may be achieved in professional manner. The CGDA disposes its duty through Principal IFAs/IFAs, PCsDA/CsDA, and PCA (Fys)/CsFA.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- to ensure proper administration and efficient working of the department.
- to issue necessary instructions to PCsDA/PCA (FYS)/CsDA/CsFA in matters relating to maintenance of internal audit of accounts, accounts and audit procedure, classification of receipt and charges, etc.
- to give audit rulings on doubtful points arising from internal audit (not statutory audit exercised by the D.G.A.D.S. on behalf of the Comptroller and Auditor General) exercised by Defence Accounts Department.
- to assist the Government of India with advice, whenever solicited, on all questions of audit and accounts procedure relating to Defence expenditure
- to exercise overall control, supervision, coordination in respect of functioning of all IFAs. The objective of IFA system is to provide independent financial inputs to be competent authority for exercise of delegated financial powers and to expedite decision-making and thereby providing greater satisfaction to the troops deployed in field. The IFA is to render advice on all financial matter within the competence of CFA, participation in various TPCs/PNCs, assist formulation of Budget and monitoring of expenditure, monitor processing of draft audit para and scrutinize/concur all proposals having financial implication.
- to maintain upto date and relevant information relating to personnel management, assesses the requirements of officers and establishment for the whole Department and posts them to the various offices according to their requirements.
- to coordinate the funds, requirements of various Controllers organizations, prepares budget for the Department,
- to make budgetary allocation of funds to the Controllers and watch utilization. Conduction of regular inspection of all offices of the DAD including own Headquarters office.
- to prepare an Annual Consolidated Balanced Accounts of Defence Services Receipts and Charges and sends them to the Director General of Audit, Defence Services
- to prepare certain statements in connection with the Appropriation Accounts as prescribed in Defence Audit Code and submitting them to the Financial Adviser, Defence Services; also render annually to the Financial Adviser, Defence Services, an Audit certificate on the accounts of the Defence Services.
- to function as Principal Accounting Officer for the Civil Estimates of the Ministry of Defence and to prepare the Appropriation Accounts of the above Estimates.
- to prepare the statement of central transactions in respect of Civil Estimates and forward it to the Controller General of Accounts.
- to prepare the portion of the combined Finance and Revenue Accounts pertaining to the Defence Services and submits it to the Comptroller and Auditor General for incorporation in the combined Finance and Revenue Accounts of the Central and State Governments in India.
The general duties of the officers of the Defence Accounts Department are laid down in Appendix-A of Office Manual Part-I. The administrative and financial powers being exercised by the officers in the office of the PCDA (Air Force) are derived from Government Regulations, Office Manuals and orders issued thereon from time to time.