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Right to Information

 
 

 Disclosures under the J&K Right to Information Act, 2009

 
 

 

In terms of the requirements of the Section 4(b) {(i) to (xvii)} of “The Jammu and Kashmir Right to Information Act, 2009”, the following information pertaining to the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, J&K, is made available on its website, for information of the general public. In case any person wishes to obtain further information relating to the functioning of the Board, he/she may contact the Public Information Officer, Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, whose particulars have been indicated separately.

Particulars of Organization, Functions and Duties 
[Section 4 (1) (b) (i)]

Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB), of which Hon’ble Governor of Jammu & Kashmir is the Chairman, was constituted by an Act of the Jammu & Kashmir State Legislature in 2000. SASB is responsible for the better management of the Shri Amarnathji Yatra, upgradation of facilities for holy pilgrims and matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

The following roles and responsibilities have been assigned to Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) as per section 16 of the J&K Shri Amarnathji Shrine Act 2000:

·         to arrange for the proper performance of worship at the Holy Shrine;

·         to provide facilities for the proper performance of worship by the pilgrims;

·         to make arrangement for the safe custody of the funds, valuables and jewellery and for the preservation of the Board Fund;

·         to undertake developmental activities concerning the area of the Shrine and its surroundings;

·         to make provision for the payment of suitable emoluments to the salaried staff;

·         to make suitable arrangements for the imparting of religious instruction and general education to the pilgrims;

·         to undertake for the benefit of worshippers and pilgrims;

o   the construction of buildings for their accommodation;

o   the construction of sanitary works; and

o   the improvement of means of communication;

·         to make provision of medical relief for worshippers and pilgrims;

·        to do all such things as may be incidental and conducive to the efficient management, maintenance, and administration of the Holy Shrine, the Board Funds and for the convenience of the pilgrims.

Norms set by it for the discharge of its functions

[Section 4 (1) (b) (iv)]

The Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board discharges its function as per the guidance received / decisions taken at the meetings of the Boardand under the guidance of the Chairman, SASB, (Governor, J&K).

The Rules, Regulations, Instruction, manuals & Records, held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions

[Section 4 (1) (b) (v)]

In the discharge of its functions, the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board is guided by the Jammu & Kashmir Shri Amarnathji Shrine Act, 2000.  

A Statement of categories of documents that are held by it or under its control

[Section 4 (1) (b) (vi)]

 

The following important documents are, inter alia, maintained in the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board:

·         Appointment Orders of the Members of the Board.

·         Agenda and Minutes of the Meetings of the Board.

·         Personal files of Shrine Board employees.

 

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

[Section 4 (1) (b) (vii)]

Representations/ applications are received by Hon’ble Governor (Chairman, Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board), Chief Executive Officer and other officers of the Board from the general public for the redressal of their grievances relating to the conduct of Shri Amarnathji Yatra. These are examined and required action is taken.   

A statement of the Board, Councils, Committees& other bodies consisting of two or more persons constituted as its part or for the purpose of its advise, & as to whether meetings of those boards, councils, committees& other bodies are open to the public, or the minutes of such meetings are accessible for public.

[Section 4 (1) (b) (viii)]

The Composition of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board is as under:

1

Shri N. N. Vohra,

Hon’ble Governor J&K

Chairman

2

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar,

Hon’ble Member, SASB,

21 KM Kanakapura Road, Bangalore South Taluk, Karnatka-560 062 (India)

Member

3

Ms. Sunita Narain,

Hon’ble Member, SASB,

Centre for Science and Environment,

41-Tughlakbad Industrial Area, New Delhi-110062

Member

4

Dr.Kapila Vatsyayan,

Hon’ble Member, SASB,

Life Trustee & Chairperson, IIC-Asia Project,

40-Max Muller Marg, New Delhi-110003

Member

5

Shri Vijay Dhar,

Hon’ble Member, SASB,

178, Golf Links, New Delhi-110003

Member

6

Pt. Bhajan Sopori,

Hon’ble Member, SASB,

Block -21,H.N0-79,Lodhi Colony, New Delhi-110003

Member

7

Dr.Ved Kumari Ghai,

Hon’ble Member, SASB,

15/2, Trikuta Nagar, Jammu

Member

8

Dr. Chander Mouli Raina
44/2, Trikuta Nagar, Jammu-180012

Member
9

Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty
Chairman, Narayana Health, Narayana Institute of Cardiac Sciences, 258/A, Bannasandea Industrial Area, Anekal Taluk, Hosur Road, Bangalore, Karnataka-560 099

Member
10

Shri D.C. Raina
Sr. Advocate and former Advocate General, J&K High Court, H. No. 75, Rani Park, Kachi Chowni, Jammu

Member

 

 

A Directory of its Officers & Employees of the Shrine Board

[Section 4(1)(b)(ix)]

 

 

#

Name of the Officer

Designation

Telephone Nos

 

Srinagar

Jammu

1

Shri Umang Narula, IAS

Chief Executive Officer

0194-2500909             0194-2501414(F)

 

0191-2542980

0191-2542902 

0191-2544870(F)

 

2

Shri  Jitendra Kumar Singh, IFS

 

Additional Chief Executive Officer,

 

019-2501821

0194-2501679

 

0191-2555662

0191-2503399

 

3

Shri Pankaj Anand

Dy. Chief
Executive Officer

0194-2501821

0194-2501679

 

0191- 2555662

0191-2503399

4

Shri Parshotam Kumar Sharma

Dy. Chief
Executive Officer

0194-2501821

0194-2501679

0191-2555662

0191-2503399

5

Shri Verinder Slathia

Dy. Chief
Executive Officer

0194-2501821

0194-2501679

0191- 2555662

0191-2503399

6

Shri  Ram singh

Chief Accounts Officer

0194-2468250

0191-2555662

0191-2503399

7

Shri R. K. Pandita

General Manager (Works)

0194-2468250

0191-2555662

0191-2503399

 

The Monthly remuneration received by each of its Officers and Employees, including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations.

[Section 4 (1) (b) (x)]

Monthly remuneration received by Officers/officials of SASB on deputation from State Government Departments

Designation of the post

Strength

Pay Band /Grade Pay

Chief Executive Officer

01

Does not receive any remuneration from the Board

Additional Chief Executive Officer

01

Rs 15600-39100+ Rs 7600

 Dy. Chief Executive Officer

01

Rs 15600-39100+ Rs 6600

Chief Accounts officer

01

Rs 15600-39100+ Rs 4800

Accounts Officer

01

Rs 15600-39100+ Rs 4600

Accountant

01

Rs 9300-34800+Rs 2800

 

Monthly remunerations received by Officers/ Officials of SASB hired on Contractual Basis

Designation of the post

Strength

Consolidated Pay

Dy. Chief Executive Officer

02

Rs 35000

General Manager (Works)

01

Rs 40000

Dy. General Manager (Works)

02

Rs 25000

Private Secretary to Addl. CEO

01

Rs 19500

Junior Engineer

04

Rs 12500-20000

Stenographer

01

Rs 17500

Computer Assistant

01

Rs 15790

Senior Yatra Assistant

02

Rs 9860-11630

Driver

06

Rs 9130-11410

Jr. Stenographer

01

Rs 9020

Junior Yatra Assistant

06

Rs 6500-8450

Typist

01

Rs 6000

Work Supervisor

01

Rs 6000

Helper cum Orderly

09

Rs 5880-7350

Chowkidar

03

Rs 5250-5410

Yatra Chowkidar

11

Rs 4640-4680

Seasonal worker

03

Rs 4200

 

The Budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulars of all Plans, proposed Expenditures & Reports on Disbursements made

[Section 4 (1) (b) (xi)]

   

(Rs. in Lakh)

 

 Expenditure head

F Y  2012-13

#

 

 

1

Salaries / Wages / Travelling Expenses

 

a)

Salaries

102.86

b)

Wages

6.45

c)

Travelling Expenses (including Move Allowance)

8.51

d)

Honorarium to Yatra Officers/ Pujaris

3.59

2

Other Expenditures

 

a)

Office Expenses

6.09

b)

Repair, Maintt. of vehicles and POL Charges

12.79

c)

Printing Expenses

8.68

d)

Repair of Office, Computers and Photocopiers

2.67

e)

Advertisement Expenses

10.79

f)

Telephone charges

1.38

g)

Professional Fee, Audit Fees, and Legal charges

2.49

h)

Mess expenses at Camps

7.40

i)

Electricity Expenses

1.75

j)

Procurement of Khazana Coins

1.62

k)

Office Rent

3.00

l)

Board Meeting, Functions, and Workshops

7.36

m)

Insurance of Yatries, Ponies and Labourers

28.19

n)

Medical expenses including Ex-Gratia Payment

0.19

o)

Donations by SASB, and Financial Assistance

13.62

p)

Miscellaneous Yatra Expenses

24.84

3

Works Expenses

 

a)

Developmental Works, and Carriage Charges

275.25

b)

Sanitation of Toilets/Baths, STP & Camp Cleaning

99.19

c)

Snow Clearance, and Maintenance of Tracks

96.40

d)

Re-erection and Repair of Huts, Toilets/Baths & STP

125.71

e)

Portable Fabricated Toilets

0.00

4

Purchase of Assets

 

a)

Furniture & Beddings, Utensils, Dustbins, etc.

10.44

b)

Vehicle

2.56

c)

Prefabricated Huts and VIP Tents

78.75

d)

Steel Frame Toilets/ Baths

216.56

e)

Photocopier &Stablizer

1.05

f)

Sewage Treatment Plant (STP)

60.82

5

Payment of Share of MartandPurohits

15.49

6

Advance payment to PDA for upgradation of STP at Nunwan

20.00

 

Total

1256.49

 

 

 

The manner of execution of Subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated & the details of beneficiaries of such programmes

[Section 4 (1) (b) (xii)]

No subsidy programme is being run by the Board. However, financial assistance is provided from the Shrine Board’s funds to the deserving and needy Yatris as well as to, deserving institutions.

 

Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorizations granted by it

[Section 4 (1) (b) (xiii)]

 

On behalf of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, Chief Executive Officer had granted authorizations to NGOs to set up Langars in the Yatra area for Yatra 2013. The list of organizations is available at

(List of NGOs)

 

Details in respect of the information, available to or held by it, reduced in an Electronic form.

[Section 4 (1) (b) (xiv)]

 

The Shrine Board has hosted its website http://shriamearnathjishrine.com, which contains the information available in electronic form.

 

Particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the working hours of a Library or Reading room, if maintained for Public use.

[Section 4 (1) (b) (xv)]

 

The Board does not deal directly with public. However, members of the public can meet the Chairman (Hon’ble Governor)/ Chief Executive Officer/ Additional Chief Executive officer on any working day, with prior appointment. The public can also send their representations/ suggestions/ complaints through post, e-mail, fax etc.

 

 

Such Other Information as may be prescribed

[Section 4 (1) (b) (xvii)]

Nil

 
   
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