Right To Information

The Parliament has enacted the Act known as the Right to Information Act, 2005 which came into force on 15.6.2005 which extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu & Kashmir. The Parliament has enacted the said act in order to promote the transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority.The entire Act is available on the website http://www.persmin.nic.in. On and from 12.10.2005, the general public can avail the provisions of the Act to have the information in the control of public authority.

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First Appellate Authority
Shri Sanjeev Kumar Narang

Controller

0172‐229 6011

faa_rti [at] scl [dot] gov [dot] in

Alternate First Appellate Authority
Shri Vikas Trikha

Group Director‐TSSG

0172‐229 6446

alt.faa_rti [at] scl [dot] gov [dot] in

Nodal Officer
Shri Gurvinder Singh

Group Head ‐ EFTG

0172‐229 6301

no_rti [at] scl [dot] gov [dot] in

Transparency Officer
Shri B. Umapathi

Group Director – SPTDG

0172‐229 6220

to_rti [at] scl [dot] gov [dot] in

Central Public Information Officer
Shri Manoj Kumar Wadhwa

Group Head – VMFG

0172‐229 6053

cpio_rti [at] scl [dot] gov [dot] in

Alt. Central Public Information Officer
Shri Sanjeev Luthra

Head, FSD & CMD

0172‐229 6488

alt.cpio_rti [at] scl [dot] gov [dot] in

Assistant Public Information Officer
Mrs. Poonam Khanna

Administrative Officer

0172‐229 6013

apio_rti [at] scl [dot] gov [dot] in

Alt. Assi. Public Information Officer
Smt. Divya Bhasin

Administrative Officer

0172‐229 6126

alt.apio_rti [at] scl [dot] gov [dot] in

Public Grievance Officer
Shri Sudhir Thakur

Group Head, PPG

0172-229 6421

sudhir [at] scl [dot] gov [dot] in

Liaison officer for SC/ST employees
Shri Balbir Singh

Sci./Engr. ‘SF’, HPSS / CSSD

0172-229 6449

balbir [at] scl [dot] gov [dot] in

Liaison officer for OBC employees
Dr. (Mrs.) Chumki Saha

Sci./Engr. ‘SF’, R&QA

0172-229 6362

chumki [at] scl [dot] gov [dot] in

Sr.No. Title Description Related Document
1 Powers and duties of the officers and employees In order to smoothly execute the functions/activities of each unit, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) has delegated its power to constituent units. Accordingly, Director, SCL has been given Administrative and Functional powers of ‘Head of the Department’ for efficient functioning of SCL society. Director has further delegated his financial and administrative powers down in line of control up to levels which are required for the operation of functional entities.
2 Procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability Three types of decisions are taken in the organization viz., Technical, Administrative and Financial.
  • In order to promote R&D in the field of Microelectronics and to manufacture VLSI/MEMS based devices and systems, SCL Society and SCL Management Council are responsible for formulating and guiding the implementation of technical activities. The project level decisions are taken as per the decision making tree of the organization under each project. SCL has also developed project management structure to review its major projects which includes Project Review Boards, Scientific Council etc.
  • The Administrative decisions pertaining to personnel are taken through the hierarchical chain based on the extent of delegation provided to the officers.
  • Financial decisions are also taken by the officers within the powers delegated to them.
3 Norms set by SCL for the discharge of its Functions

The rules and regulation formulated by the Govt. Of India in the form of Fundamental Rules, Supplementary Rules, General Financial Rules, etc, as notified by Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) are adopted with modification where ever required.

SCL has also adopted the Purchase Procedure in line with general Financial rules and related GoI rules formulated from time to time.

Nature of records and instruction manual are categorised into administrative and technical documents. Technical documents are held by Document Control Centre (DCC) and are exempted from disclosure.

Procurement Management

SCL procures various Electronic/Mechanical/Electrical equipment, components, raw material and fabrication works, etc. required for R&D and manufacturing activities of the Laboratory. SCL follows general finicial rules and other related GoI rules formulated from time to time. Generally, procurements are made through tendering as follows:

  1. Public Tender
  2. Limited Tender
  3. Single Tender (Proprietary/Emergency/Standardization of machinery/ spares parts)

Public tenders are hosted in SCL and CPC portal. Public Tenders are opened in the presence of suppliers/vendors. Limited Tenders are issued to the vendors available in the data bank of Purchase Division of SCL. The bids received are technically evaluated by the duly constituted Technical Evaluation Committees/respective user divisions and recommendations are on technically acceptable and commercially lowest offer basis. These recommendations are further reviewed by following Purchase Committees constituted for the purpose depending upon the value.

  1. Single Window Clearance Committee.
  2. Contract Finalization Committees.

SCL also obtains the purchase approval of Chairman SCL Management Council, depending on the value of the purchase order or wherever required.

For award and execution of civil works (including electrical/mechanical etc.), Facilities Contracts Manual/CPWD Manual are followed.

Financial Management

Subject to the provisions available in the approved budget/ project, Director, SCL is empowered to sanction the expenditure on project/purchases up to the delegated powers by SCL Management Council. Accounts Division has in-built system for control of expenditure as per the approved budget.

4 The rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, of SCL used by its employees for discharging its functions

The rules and regulations formulated by the Government of India in the form of Fundamental Rules, Supplementary Rules, General Financial Rules, etc., and as notified by MeitY are followed with suitable modifications, wherever required. The following are the rules, manuals, etc., held by SCL and used by its employees for discharging its functions:

  1. Fundamental Rules.
  2. Supplementary Rules.
  3. General Financial Rules.
  4. Employees (CCA) Rules 1976.
  5. CHSS Rules.
  6. CSMA Rules (where CHSS facilities are not available).
  7. Facilities Contract Manual and CPWD Manual.
  8. CCS (Pension) Rules 1972.
  9. Conduct Rules 1964.
  10. Purchase Procedure.
5 Statement of the categories of documents held by SCL or under its control The relevant documents relating to procurement management, personnel management are held by SCL. The following documents are held by the Society:
  1. Fundamental Rules.
  2. Supplementary Rules.
  3. General Financial Rules.
  4. Employees (CCA) Rules 1976.
  5. CHSS Rules.
  6. CSMA Rules (where CHSS facilities are not available).
  7. Facilities Contract Manual and CPWD Manual.
  8. CCS (Pension) Rules 1972.
  9. Conduct Rules 1964.
  10. Purchase Procedure.
  11. Annual Report.
6 Particulars of arrangements for consultation with or representation by the public in relation to the formulation of policies and implementation thereof by SCL

An important component of involvement of public in formulation of policies and implementation thereof is by way of co-ordination with national laboratories. However, Semi-Conductor Laboratory has no arrangement for direct consultation with the public for technical purpose in relation to policy formulation & implementation thereon. Also, the report on activities of SCL is available to public on the Society website which provides an opportunity for the public to convey their suggestion/point of view.

No public Private Partnership/Program is currently undertaken by the Semi-Conductor Laboratory.

7 Statement of boards, councils, committees and other bodies, and as to whether meetings of such boards, etc., are open to public, or the minutes of such meetings are accessible to public
  1. Composition of Semi-Conductor Laboratory (SCL) Society. (Click to open the Link).
  2. Composition of the Management Council Semi-Conductor Laboratory. (Click to open the Link).

The meetings of these bodies are not open to public but only to the members. The Agenda and Minutes of these are also not accessible to public.

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8 List of Non-Disclosure Items
  1. Information for which SCL is already under obligation of non-disclosure agreement with other parties.
  2. Details related to CMOS / MEMS / Opto-electronic fabrication, Assembly & packaging and Testing.
  3. Layout, Equipment Details and Photographs of Fabrication facility and other Infra Structure.
  4. Front / Backend design and layout of chips / devices.
  5. Design details of Systems / Electronic Boards.
  6. The Agenda and Minutes of Semi-Conductor Laboratory (SCL) Society and Management Council Semi-Conductor Laboratory.
9 Directory of Officers holding Functional Designations. Officers holding Functional Designations as per the attached PDF file. (80 KB)
10 General Contact Numbers of Semi-Conductor Laboratory (SCL).
  • Phones: (0172) 2296000, 2296100, 2296200, 2296300, 2296400
  • Fax: (0172) 2236401
11 Employee's Level of Pay in Pay Matrix Employee's Level of Pay as per the attached PDF file. (139 KB)
12 SCL Budget Budget as per the attached PDF file. (107 KB)
13 Manner of execution of subsidy programmmes and details of beneficiaries of such programmes. SCL does not execute any subsidy programme.
14 Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorizations granted by SCL. SCL does not give any concession or issue any permit/authorization.
15 Voluntary Disclosure of Information relating to Compassionate Appointment No person has been appointed on Compassionate Grounds in SCL Society.
16 Details of Foreign/Domestic tours undertaken by Officers of SCL of the rank of Joint Secretary to the Govt. of India and above. Details of Foreign/Domestic tours as per the attached PDF file. (146 KB)
17 Information available to or held by SCL in an electronic form. Information available to or held by SCL in an electronic form as per the attached PDF file. (321 KB)
18 Particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information on SCL SCL website (http://www.scl.gov.in) contains Annual Report, details on the technical activities being pursued by SCL, which can be accessed by citizens.
19 No. of Employees against whom Disciplinary action has been proposed/taken. Employees against whom Disciplinary action has been proposed/taken as per the attached PDF file. (58 KB)
20 Programmes to advance understanding of RTI. As per the attached PDF file. (67 KB)
21 Receipt and Disposal of RTI applications and Appeals. As per the attached PDF file. (61 KB)
22 Replies to questions asked in the Parliament. For information open the Website in new Tab.
23 CAG and PAC paras. As per the attached PDF file. (1641 KB)
24 Guidelines for handling of RTI applications. For information open the Website in new Tab.
25 Discretionary and Non-Discretionary Grants. SCL does not give any Discretionary and Non-Discretionary Grants.