Right To Information Act 2005

INTRODUCTION

The Right to Information Act, 2005 sets 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 Patna Science College, Patna and related information.
This Information Handbook is divided into 17 manuals/sections. Each section deals with units of information as delineated under section 4 (1) (b).
Section 4 (1) (b) (xii) / Manual–12 provides for information on the manner of execution of subsidy programmes. This programme per rule is not applicable to the Patna Science College, Patna.

STATUTORY DECLARATION TO OBEY THE RULES UNDER SEC- 4(1)(b) OF RTI ACT 2005

Patna Science College, Patna Website (www.patnasciencecollege.org).
It covers all the rules and regulations which are implemented by Govt. of India, Govt. of Bihar, UGC & Patna University, Patna.
Patna Science College, Patna is a Constituent College of Patna University, Patna. It is Co- education institution imparting education upto Graduate Level exclusively in Science. It runs as per rules and regulations made by the State Govt. of Bihar, Patna University, Patna & UGC from time to time. The College has different bodies/Committees to maintain all types of activities such as academic, financial, administrative & discipline on the campus etc.
Being Constituent College of Patna University, Patna (A State University) all the cells and committees of the institution are under statutory bodies and come under section 4(1)(b) of RTI Act 2005. The applications under the RTI Act, along with a postal order/demand draft for Rs.10.00 obtained (under register cover) in favour of Principal, Patna Science College, Patna are handed over the office. All information about the college under section 4(1)(b) of RTI Act. 2005 hence, are open for the public and any of them can be obtained by a citizen of India. For further information please contact- 0612-2665151 / 0612-6453577 (Office).

Prof. (Dr.) Radha Kant Prasad (Dr. M.P. Trivedi) Appellate Authority
Principal Public Information Officer

Compliance under section 4 (1) (b) of the Right to Information Act, 2005

1. The particulars of the Organization, Functions and Duties
2. The powers and Duties of its officers and employees
3. The procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability
4. The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions
5. The rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions
6. A statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or under its control
7. 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
8. 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 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
9. A directory of its officers and employees
10. The monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees, including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations
11. The budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made
12. The manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes
13. Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorizations granted by it
14. Details in respect of the information, available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form
15. 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
16. The names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers
17. Such other information as may be prescribed
Manual – 1 Section 4 (1) (b) (i)

The Particulars of organization, functions and duties

Patna Science College, Patna, Patna Science College, Patna, is a Constituent College of Patna University, was established in 1927. Initially it was opened as the Science Department of Patna University. It began functioning independently from 1928 when its foundation stone was laid by Lord Irwin on 15 November 1928. Since then Patna Science College has been recoganized as a Premier Institution of higher learning in science stream in India. The college is centrally located in Patna, the capital of Bihar, occupying an area of approximately 28.32 acres of land containing separate blocks for different science departments. The College offers B.Sc. Honours in Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics and Zoology. Apart from the usual B.Sc. Honours courses, it also imparts teaching in various Vocational and Professional courses under Self-Financing scheme that include B.Sc. Honours in Bio-technology, B.Sc. Honours in Computer Applications – popularly known as BCA course, B.Sc. Honours in Environmental Science. Though primarily a science teaching institute, Patna Science College has always had a full-fledged language teaching unit comprising Hindi and English Departments right since its inception. Each department also has facilities for conducting research in respective subjects. The college has a great legacy and has been striving continuously to maintain and improve it. It has been the breeding ground for the future scientists, researchers and administrators. It can boast of distinguished alumni holding very high positions in diverse fields of Science, Medicine, Engineering, Banking, Administration, etc. in India and abroad.
The College is highly reputed for teaching and research. Our college believes in striving for newer goals, maintaining high standards and establishing Patna Science College as a ‘Knowledge Centre’, nationally and internationally. The strength of our college lies in its ability to adapt to the changing needs of the time. To realize this vision, we inculcate the importance of learning in our students, thus ensuring their intellectual and emotional development. The college encourages innovative, rigorous and professional pattern of teaching and learning, enabling the students and teachers to become outstanding scholars, educators and professionals by preparing action plans within the framework outlined by the Patna University. The teachers are encouraged to attend refresher and orientation courses and workshops conducted by Patna University to enhance their knowledge and skills. Seminars, workshops and lectures by eminent experts are regularly conducted by the college. Besides, other supportive measures like provision of journals, books, magazines and teaching-learning tools are extended to the teachers for effective implementation of the curriculum. The teachers are encouraged to adopt innovative methods such as the use of power point presentations, role play, quizzes, worksheets, student presentations etc. They are also encouraged to use audio-visual aids to enhance teaching-learning process. Curricular and co-curricular events are organized on contemporary issues by the college. Seminars, conferences, debates, quizzes, essay writing competitions, poster making competitions and film screenings are some examples of such events. Besides regular classroom teaching, tutorials, practicals, class tests, projects, assignments, workshops and seminars are designed and conducted. It arranges industrial and institutional visits, interactive sessions with professionals, experts and scholars. The college follows a system of informal feedback from the students and implements corrective measures, wherever required. Feedback from students helps to improvise teaching methods.
Convener : Prof. R. N. Das, Head, Department of Mathematics, Patna University, Patna 800005
Chairperson : Prof. Arun Kumar Sinha, Professor of Statistics Principal, Patna Science College, Patna University, Patna 800005

VISION STATEMENT

Our vision is to create a vibrant academic space with focus on world-class education, research and service. Students and staff will be oriented to cultivate the best human values, character and practices demanded of citizens to serve the nation and society. Through innovative teaching, research, skill-development and the use of technology, students and faculty members will strive to provide insights and solutions for diverse challenges faced across the globe. Along with the production of knowledge, it also believes in nurturing co-curricular talent in learners for their holistic development.

MISSION STATEMENT

• To grow as the centre of excellence in the field of science, technology and innovation and empower the learners to lead the world in general and nation in particular in the next century towards a bright and sustainable future for mankind.
• To prepare citizens equipped with independent thinking, critical ability and entrepreneurship.
• To establish harmony in society by upholding the ideals of the Republic of India enshrined in the Constitution.

Address :,  Patna Science College, Patna, Ashok Rajpath, Patna - 800005
Website : (www.patnasciencecollege.org)
Tel. No. : 0612-2665151 / 0612-6453577
Note:The details of the Teaching & Non-teaching Staff of College are available on our Website www.patnasciencecollege.org) & PU staff directory.

Duties to be performed to Achieve the Mission

Ever since its establishment in 1927, the college has been playing a significant role in imparting Science education. Vocational courses like B.Sc.(H) in Computer Applications, B.Sc. in Biotechnology, B.Sc. in Environmental Science has been started in order to achieve its Vision & Mission. The college has formulated various schemes / activities. Teaching, research and organizing extra-curricular activities, Seminar, Workshop, Conference, Cultural and sports activities on regular basis. NSS chapter of College encourage students to participate in several social outreach activities.

Details of Services Rendered

The details of services rendered are briefly enumerated below:

(a) Teaching of programmes B.Sc. Honours in Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Geology and Statistics & Mathematics. Self Financed Vocational Degree Courses : B.Sc. Honours in Computer Applications, B.Sc. Honours in Biotechnology and B.Sc. Honours in Environmental Sciences.
(b) Conducts in house internal assessment examination and functions as examination centre of university examination.
(c) Conduct of seminars, meetings, lectures, cultural events etc.
(d) Provision of sports facilities.
(e) First Aid services within the Campus.
(f) Facilities to conduct research in the subjects being taught.
(g) Teachers are allowed to go on study leave in order to promote their career.
(h) Incubation center to mentor the entrepreneurs to accelerate their innovative ideas.

Organization and Administrative Machinery

1. Since college is constituent unit of Patna University, Patna, University administrates the College’s functioning ; University constitutes Proctorial Board and Appoints its Dean Science faculty and its representative (UR) to monitor the functioning of College.
2. The Governor -Cum – Chancellor of Universities of Bihar appoints a full time principal on the recommendations of the Selection Committee constituted for the purpose, with the approval of the Executive Council (State Govt. Bihar) to look after the day – to – day functioning and administration of college.
3. Bursar appointed by the University to look after the financial deals.
4. The college has a staff council that operates in accordance with University Ordinance/statutes in functioning of college.

Orgasnisation Chart: Organizational set-up of  Patna Science College, Patna

Mechanism available for monitoring the service delivery and public grievance resolution

Management of the various activities of the college are supervised by the Proctorial Board and Several Committees, Cells, Bodies, constituted by Principal and through University Representative.