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Information under Section 4(1) of the Right to Information Act

    Government of India
    Department of Atomic Energy
    Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre
     RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT 2005

    INFORMATION  UNDER  SECTION  4(1)(b) OF  THE ACT

     

    i.    Particulars of the organization, functions and duties. 
    The Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC) is a research & development (R & D) unit under the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India. The Centre is engaged in R & D activities in the frontier areas of science and technology. The main objective of this Centre is development around the accelerator technology and research in the fields of accelerator physics, nuclear physics, quark-gluon plasma, theoretical physics, material sciences, chemistry, isotope production etc. A K=130 room temperature cyclotron has been operating at the Centre since 1980. It is a national facility open to all research organizations and universities to carry out basic and applied physics experiments. Currently heavy ion beams up to energy about 15 MeV per nucleons are available for the experiments. The Centre is in the process of building a Superconducting Cyclotron (K=500) and Radio-active Ion Beam Facility for basic and applied research. A medical Cyclotron facility is being set up for production of radiopharmaceuticals for medical purposes and also for R & D activities relevant to DAE programmes. The Centre has intensive collaboration programmes with the academic institutions in India and with the international laboratories in the relevant fields of research and development.

    ii.   Powers and Duties of its officers and employees: 
    a. Director:     Director is the Head of this Unit of DAE. He has been delegated financial, administrative and other power by the Department of Atomic Energy for carrying on with the missions and activities of the Centre.

    The Centre is organized into various Groups, Divisions and Sections. The hierarchical set-up is as indicated below:


    Director

     

    Group Heads   

    Administrative Officer-III

    Dy. Controller of Accounts

     

    Dy. Chief Security Officer

     

    Division Heads

    Assistant Personnel Officer

    Accounts officer

    Section Heads

     

    Accounts Staff

    Scientific Officers

    Administrative Staff

     

    Tech. & Aux. staff

       

     

    b. Group Heads:  Group Heads are responsible for implementation of the objectives of the Group. Heads of Groups are provided with various administrative, financial and other powers as required for managing the activities of the Group.

    c. Division Heads: Each Group is further divided into several Divisions under different Heads of Divisions.  Heads of Divisions are responsible for proper implementation of the goals & objectives of their respective Divisions.  

    d. Section Heads: Divisions are usually further divided into Sections headed by senior scientists and engineers. Heads of Sections are responsible for final implementations of the objectives of the group at the working level.

    e. Administrative Officer-III:  Administrative Officer-III is the administrative head of VECC.  He/She is responsible for handling all administrative matters related to the Centre.

    f. Deputy Controller of Accounts: Deputy Controller of Accounts is the Head of the Accounts wing of the Centre.  He/She is responsible for handling all accounts and finance related matters of the Centre.

    The Organization Chart of the Centre

    iii. The procedure followed in the decision-making process, of including channels supervision and accountability:
    A well-defined hierarchical structure as mentioned above with proper line of communication is being followed in the decision making process of the technical, administrative and financial matters of  VECC. 

    iv. The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions:
    The rules and regulations and other procedures, which are applicable to other Central Government offices, are accepted as norms in VECC.

    v.    The rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions:
    These are as per the various rulebooks, instructions, orders, court judgments, etc. as issued from time to time.

    vi.    Statement of the categories of documents that are held by its or under its control:
    The categories of documents in this regard could be broadly indicated as annual reports, newsletters, progress reports, technical reports, manuals for application of various facilities & equipments, scientific publications in journals, books, rule books in addition to other books issued by the Central Government.

    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:
    The formulation of policies or implementation of the same by the Unit is as per the guidelines and directives issued by the Central Government as received through Department of Atomic Energy. These policies are not formulated in consultation with the members of the public.

    viii.    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:
    Scientific Advisory Council of VECC and VECC Advisory Committee (VAC) take decisions in respect of administrative and scientific policies and programmes of this Centre.  Inter-divisional co-ordination for implementation of different projects is achieved through respective Project Committees. In addition, there are several committees whose functions are of advisory or recommendatory nature for assisting the Head of the Unit for discharging the duties.  The deliberations of Council / Committees are not open to the public and minutes of such meetings are also at present not accessible for public.

    ix.  List of Employees of VECC:

     List of Gazetted Employees

     List of Non-Gazetted Employees


    x.    The monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations:
    All officers and staff of the Centre are placed in the following grades. They are at different stages in the respective scales pay.

    SL. NO. GRADE CATEGORY PAY BAND SCALE OF PAY (Rs.) GRADE PAY (Rs.)
    1 DISTINGUISHED SCIENTIST SCIENTIFIC HAG+ 75500-80000 NIL
    2 OUTSTANDING SCIENTIST SCIENTIFIC HAG 67000-79000 NIL
    3 SCIENTIFIC OFFICER-H SCIENTIFIC PB-4 37400-67000 10000
    4 SCIENTIFIC OFFICER-G SCIENTIFIC PB-4 37400-67000 8900
    5 SCIENTIFIC OFFICER-F SCIENTIFIC PB-4 37400-67000 8700
    6 SCIENTIFIC OFFICER-E SCIENTIFIC PB-3 15600-39100 7600
    7 SCIENTIFIC OFFICER-D SCIENTIFIC PB-3 15600-39100 6600
    8 SCIENTIFIC OFFICER-C SCIENTIFIC PB-3 15600-39100 5400
    9 TECHNICAL OFFICER / D SCIENTIFIC PB-3 15600-39100 6600
    10 TECHNICAL OFFICER / C SCIENTIFIC PB-3 15600-39100 5400
    11 TECHNICAL OFFICER / B SCIENTIFIC PB-2 9300-34800 4800
    12 SCIENTIFIC OFFICER-SB SCIENTIFIC PB-2 9300-34800 4800
    13 SCIENTIFIC ASSISTANT-G TECHNICAL PB-3 15600-39100 7600
    14 SCIENTIFIC ASSISTANT-F TECHNICAL PB-3 15600-39100 6600
    15 SCIENTIFIC ASSISTANT-E TECHNICAL PB-3 15600-39100 5400
    16 SCIENTIFIC ASSISTANT-D TECHNICAL PB-2 9300-34800 4800
    17 SCIENTIFIC ASSISTANT-C TECHNICAL PB-2 9300-34800 4600
    18 SCIENTIFIC ASSISTANT-B TECHNICAL PB-2 9300-34800 4200
    19 FOREMAN-D TECHNICAL PB-3 15600-39100 6600
    20 FOREMAN-C TECHNICAL PB-3 15600-39100 5400
    21 FOREMAN-B TECHNICAL PB-2 9300-34800 4800
    22 FOREMAN-A TECHNICAL PB-2 9300-34800 4600
    23 ASSISTANT FOREMAN TECHNICAL PB-2 9300-34800 4200
    24 DRAUGHTSMAN-E TECHNICAL PB-3 15600-39100 5400
    25 DRAUGHTSMAN-D TECHNICAL PB-2 9300-34800 4800
    26 DRAUGHTSMAN-C TECHNICAL PB-2 9300-34800 4600
    27 DRAUGHTSMAN-B TECHNICAL PB-2 9300-34800 4200
    28 TECHNICAL SUPERVISOR-A TECHNICAL PB-3 15600-39100 6600
    29 SENIOR TECHNICIAN-J TECHNICAL PB-3 15600-39100 5400
    30 SENIOR TECHNICIAN-H TECHNICAL PB-2 9300-34800 4800
    31 TECHNICIAN-G TECHNICAL PB-2 9300-34800 4600
    32 TECHNICIAN-F TECHNICAL PB-2 9300-34800 4200
    33 TECHNICIAN-D TECHNICAL PB-1 5200-20200 2800
    34 TECHNICIAN-C TECHNICAL PB-1 5200-20200 2400
    35 TECHNICIAN-B TECHNICAL PB-1 5200-20200 2000
    36 TECHNICIAN-A TECHNICAL PB-1 5200-20200 1900
    37 MALE NURSE (B) TECHNICAL PB-2 9300-34800 4800
    38 MALE NURSE (A) TECHNICAL PB-2 9300-34800 4600
    39 PHARMACIST (C1) TECHNICAL PB-2 9300-34800 4200
    40 PHARMACIST  B TECHNICAL PB-1 5200-20200 2800
    41 SUB OFFICER B1 TECHNICAL PB-2 9300-34800 4200
    42 LEADING FIREMAN (A) TECHNICAL PB-1 5200-20200 2400
    43 FIREMAN (D) TECHNICAL PB-1 5200-20200 2800
    44 FIREMAN (C) TECHNICAL PB-1 5200-20200 2400
    45 FIREMAN (B) TECHNICAL PB-1 5200-20200 2000
    46 FIREMAN (A) TECHNICAL PB-1 5200-20200 1900
    47 ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER-III ADMINISTRATIVE PB-3 15600-39100 6600
    48 ASST. PERSONNEL OFFICER ADMINISTRATIVE PB-2 9300-34800 5400
    49 ASST. PERSONNEL OFFICER ADMINISTRATIVE PB-2 9300-34800 4800
    50 DY. CONTROLLER OF ACCOUNTS ADMINISTRATIVE PB-3 15600-39100 6600
    51 ACCOUNTS OFFICER ADMINISTRATIVE PB-2 9300-34800 5400
    52 ASSISTANT ACCOUNTS OFFICER ADMINISTRATIVE PB-2 9300-34800 4800
    53 ASSISTANT ACCOUNTANT ADMINISTRATIVE PB-2 9300-34800 4600
    54 SENIOR CLERK ADMINISTRATIVE PB-2 9300-34800 4200
    55 UPPER DIVISION CLERK ADMINISTRATIVE PB-1 5200-20200 2400
    56 LOWER DIVISION CLERK ADMINISTRATIVE PB-1 5200-20200 1900
    57 SR. PRIVATE SECRETARY ADMINISTRATIVE PB-2 9300-34800 4800
    58 PRIVATE SECRETARY (NS) ADMINISTRATIVE PB-2 9300-34800 4600
    59 STENOGRAPHER GR. I ADMINISTRATIVE PB-2 9300-34800 4200
    60 STENOGRAPHER GR. II ADMINISTRATIVE PB-2 9300-34800 4200
    61 STENOGRAPHER GR. III ADMINISTRATIVE PB-1 9300-34800 2400
    62 JUNIOR HINDI TRANSLATOR ADMINISTRATIVE PB-2 9300-34800 4200
    63 HINDI TYPIST ADMINISTRATIVE PB-1 5200-20200 1900
    64 DY. CHIEF SECURITY OFFICER AUXILIARY PB-3 15600-39100 6600
    65 ASST. SECURITY OFFICER (B) AUXILIARY PB-2 9300-34800 4200
    66 ASST. SECURITY OFFICER (A) AUXILIARY PB-2 9300-34800 4200
    67 SR. SECURITY GUARD AUXILIARY PB-1 5200-20200 1900
    68 SECURITY GUARD AUXILIARY PB-1 5200-20200 1800
    69 STAFF CAR DRIVER SPECIAL GR. AUXILIARY PB-2 9300-34800 4200
    70 STAFF CAR DRIVER GR. I AUXILIARY PB-1 5200-20200 2800
    71 STAFF CAR DRIVER GR. II AUXILIARY PB-1 5200-20200 2400
    72 STAFF CAR DRIVER / OG AUXILIARY PB-1 5200-20200 1900
    73 SENIOR WORK ASSISTANT/B AUXILIARY PB-1 5200-20200 2800
    74 SENIOR WORK ASSISTANT/A AUXILIARY PB-1 5200-20200 2400
    75 WORK ASSISTANT/C AUXILIARY PB-1 5200-20200 2000
    76 WORK ASSISTANT/B AUXILIARY PB-1 5200-20200 1900
    77 WORK ASSISTANT/A AUXILIARY PB-1 5200-20200 1800
    78 ASST. MANAGER CUM STOREKEEPER AUXILIARY PB-1 5200-20200 2400
    79 CLERK AUXILIARY PB-1 5200-20200 1900
    80 CANTEEN ATTENDANT AUXILIARY PB-1 5200-20200 1800

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

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    xii.    The manner of execution of subsidy programmes including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes:
    There are no subsidy programmes as intended under this Section.
    xiii.    Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorizations granted by it:
    NONE
    xiv.    Details in respect of the information available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form:
    xv.     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:
    The VECC library is a part of the internal set up of the Centre to help to carry out the scientific and other works in the Unit.  It is not meant to be used as a public facility.  All the same, the library facilities are being made available to the academic groups from other organizations on specific request.
    xvi.    Names, Designations and other particulars of the Appellate Authority & Public Information Officer:

    Appellate Authority

    Dr.(Smt) Paramita Mukherjee
    Scientific Officer (H+)
    Head, Material Science Studies Division
    Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre
    Department of Atomic Energy
    Government of India
    1/AF,Bidhan Nagar, Kolkata-700 064
    Telephone No.: + 91 33 2318 2220 
    Fax No.: +91 33 2334 6871
    E-mail: paramita(at)vecc.gov.in

    Central Public Information Officer (CPIO)

    Dr. Sourav Sarkar
    Scientific Officer (H)
    Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre
    1/AF,Bidhan Nagar, Kolkata-700 064
    Telephone No.: + 91 033 2318 2382
    Fax No.: +91 033 2334 6871
    E-mail : cpio-vecc(at)vecc.gov.in

    Central Assistant Public Information Officer (CAPIO)

    Shri A Banerjee
    Administrative Officer – III
    Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre
    Department of Atomic Energy
    1/AF, Bidhan Nagar, Kolkata – 700 064
    Telephone No.: + 91 033 23370207 
                           + 91 033 23184215
    Fax No.: +91 033 23370207
    E-mail : abanerjee(at)vecc.gov.in