Introduction


Ali Yavar Jung
National Institute For The Hearing Handicapped

(Autonomous organization under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India)
Bandra Reclamation, Bandra (West), Mumbai – 400 050
Telephone: 91–22–26422638, EPABX: 26400215/226/228
Fax: 91–22–26404170, E–mail: ayjnihh@vsnl.com
Visit us on: http://ayjnihh.nic.in

The Right to Information Act, 2005 - Implementation of provisions of Section 4 (1) (b)

Introduction

  1. The particulars of NIHH, its organization, function and duties;
    Details are enclosed in Chapter No. 3
  2. The powers and duties of its officers and employees;
    Details enclosed at Chapter No. 4
  3. The procedure followed in decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability;
    Action on all issues are initiated by the respective Heads of the Departments and its Section Heads and are placed before the Director, Deputy Director (Technical) or Deputy Director (Administration) and other committees like Academic Committee, Ethics Committee, Purchase Committee, Quarters Allotment Committee, etc. for making decisions.
  4. The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions;
    All the norms mentioned in the CCS rules are adopted at NIHH and the functionaries discharge the duties in accordance with the powers delegated under the Delegation of Financial Power Rules (DFPR). All items, which require specific approvals and sanctions, are put up to the Executive Council and General Council for drawing policies and gaining sanctions accordingly.
  5. The rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions;
    The documents held by the respective departments for carrying out the Human Resource Development (HRD) and Research and Development (R&D), service activities and extension and outreach activities are enclosed in Chapter No. 5
  6. A statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or under its control. Details are enclosed in Chapter No. 5
  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;
    Though the public are not directly involved in policy decision, NGOs across the country, experts in the field of Disability Rehabilitation, Education, Employment and social works, representing public issues are involved in the Institute's General Council, Executive Council and Academic Committee.
    National and Regional level NGOs meet are also organized to address issues like early childhood education, inclusive education, early identification and intervention, creation of barrier free environment for the persons with disability and implementation of PWD Act, 1995, etc.
  8. A statement of the board's 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 these boards, councils, committee and other bodies are opened to the public, or the minutes of such meetings are accessible for the public.
    General Council, Executive Council and Academic Committee are responsible for strategic planning and policy decisions of the Institute. The other committees responsible for routine functioning of the Institute are the Official Language Implementation Committee, Ethics Committee, Tender Opening Committee, Purchase Committee, Library Committee, Canteen Committee, Internal Complaints Committee under the provisions of the Protection against Sexual Harassment of Women Bill, 2005, Departmental Promotion Committee, Staff Selection Committee and Admission Committee. These committees are in house and the minutes are not accessible to the public. However, information wherever needed is made known to the concerned.
  9. A directory of its officers and employees. Enclosed in Chapter No. 6
  10. The monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations:
    Enclosed in Chapter No. 6
  11. The budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures, and reports on disbursements made;
    Enclosed in Chapter No. 7
  12. The manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes; Enclosed in Chapter No. 8
  13. The particulars of concessions, permits, or authorizations granted by it; The Hearing Aid Sale Counter
    (HASC) at NIHH has been operational for more than 2 years. Before the HASC, clients were given prescriptions and a list of dealers. The HASC provides a wide range of hearing aids to clients at reasonable costs. The cost is about 30% less than market rates. 3% is additionally charged as handling costs.
    It is aimed at extending a cost benefit service while maintaining a high standard of quality control to clients. It includes a non ADIP Scheme body level aid; analog and digital BTE, ITE, ITC and CIC hearing aids. Beneficiaries include those who are eligible for ADIP scheme aids but want hearing aids that offer more than what the scheme aids do. It also includes the clients who do not come under the ADIP scheme due to income slab. Those who fall under the ADIP scheme are asked to fill out a consent form
  14. The details in respect of the information available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form;
    Enclosed in Chapter No. 9
  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.
    Websites, pamphlets, brochures, posters and notice boards are directly accessible by any citizen. For NGOs and other agencies in the area of disabilities, a NIHH Newsletter and a Calendar of Training Programmes is printed and circulated. Enclosed in Chapter No. 10
    Disability Line
    The benefits of services offered by Government and Non–Government organizations towards the rehabilitation of persons with disabilities are not being fully availed by the target group due to lack of awareness among the persons with disabilities as well as the community and also mainly due to geographical barriers. Therefore, a Disability Line is launched to enable the public to have easy access to information regarding disabilities, to know the benefits/services offered through various schemes and agencies and addresses of service providers at the place of a call.
    The information is available on IVRS(through telephone 24 x 7),SMS,E–Mail and dialogue modes(through operator on working days and working hours)in Hindi,English and local language at local call cost.DIL is implemented in the states of Maharashtra & Goa, Bihar, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh.
    The work is in final stages for launching in the states of Gujrat, Karnataka, Andra Pradesh, West Bengal, Assam, Jammu & Kashmir and Orissa.
    WORKING HOURS:
    The library works from 9:00 A.M. to 8:30 P.M. on all working days except Saturdays. On Saturdays the library functions from 10.00 am to 5:00 pm.
  16. The names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers.
    Particulars enclosed in Chapter No. 11
  17. Such other information as may be prescribed;
    Procedure developed for accessing information which can also be accessed through website. Enclosed in Chapter No. 12

    NIHH has regional centers at the following places in India. People from other regions can access information in the respective regional center.

    Northern Regional Centre
    AYJNIHH
    Kasturba Niketan
    Lajpat Nagar II
    New Delhi–110 024
    Tel: 011–29817919
    Fax: 011–29815093
    E–mail: ayjnihh_nrc@indiatimes.com

    Southern Regional Centre
    AYJNIHH
    NIMH Campus
    Manovikas Nagar, Bowenpally
    Secunderabad – 500 009.
    Tele: 040–27750827 Extn.211/27753385
    Fax: 040–27758500
    E–mail: adnihhsrc@gmail.com

    Eastern Regional Centre
    AYJNIHH
    NIOH Campus
    B. T. Road, Bon Hoogly
    Kolkata – 700 090.
    Telefax: 033–25311427
    E–mail: ercnihh@sify.com

    Training Centre for Teachers of the Deaf
    AYJNIHH – State Collaborated Centre
    At– Ogalapada
    Post– Janla
    Dist.Khurda – 752 054,Orissa
    Telefax: 0674–2460141
    E–mail: tctdbbsr@yahoo.com

    CRC, Bhopal (under administrative control of AYJNIHH )
    Composite Regional Center
    Punarvas Bhavan, Khajurikalan Road
    Post – Piplani
    Bhopal – 462 021
    Telephone: 0755–2685950, 2685951
    Fax: 0755–2685949
    E–mail: crcbhopal2k@gmail.com

    CRC, Ahmedabad (under administrative control of AYJNIHH )
    Composite Regional Center
    Bhikshuk Gruh Campus
    G.I.D.C., Odhav
    Ahmedabad - 382 415
    Telephone : 079-22870544
    E–mail: crcabad@gmail.com

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