RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT 2005
I. Organisation Name :
State Information Centre
Information & Public Relations Department, Rajahmundry .
II. Contact details
A) Address :
& Public Relations Department,
Venkateswara Anam Kala Kendram, Rajahmundry .
B) Telephone Nos. : 0883 - 2447622
Section 4(1)(b)(i) - Particulars of Organisation functions
The Department of Information and Public Relations functions to
achieve its objectives and goals through dissemination and transmission of
information, publicity and public relations. The Department operates its
multi-media systems for effective publicity and performs a signal service in
acting as a bridge between the people and the Government and creates awareness
among all sections of the people on Government policies, plans and programmes
intended for welfare and development.
Dissemination of Information:
The main objective of the department is basically two fold viz.
informing the public about the policies and programmes of the Government on one
hand and on the other keeping the Government informed of the peoples' reaction
to its policies and programmes. Communication is a most vital process of
The Department adopts different modes for dissemination of information and
To publicize the activities of the Government through the mass media
communication systems, the Department maintains liaison with press, AIR,
Doordarshan, Films Division, Directorate of Audio Visual publicity, press
Information Bureau, News Agencies, private T.V. Channels, Department's
Electronic News coverage as well as conducting of press tours, preparation and
issuing of Advertisements, organizing of Exhibitions, song and Drama
programmes, photographic services and exhibitions Films besides bringing out
publications like posters, brochures, booklets, A.P. Journal, Maintaining Media
Information Monitoring system, Research and Reference conducting training
community Radio and Television, Installation of public Addresses system and
A.V.Equipment, Electronic News Recording and Analysis, maintaining website
Winning social acceptance for new legislation's enacted.
Keeping the people informed about the policies, schemes and programmes of the
Eradicating social evils like untouchables, dowry, jogini, Bonded labour, child
labour, banamati, etc,,
4(1)(b)(ii) - the powers and duties of its officers and
1. Maintain cordial relation with press in dissemination of Government
Collect feed back reporters, success stories, and feature articles. Rejoinders,
press conferences and submit them to government.
Control and supervising of state information centre.
Arrange P.A system and film shows and coverage of tape recording of V.V.I.P.S
JUNIOR ASST. CUM.TYPIST
Typing, Administration and office establishment works.
4(1)(b)(iii) - the procedure followed in the decision making
process, including channels of supervision and accountability
The procedure prescribed in the District Office Manual is being
followed. The currents are received in Tapal section. On receipt of the same
the tapal clerk gives Tapal Number and keep all tapal papers in a separate
Tapal Book and send it to the officers concerned. On perusal of Tapal by the
concerned officers, send back to the concerned sections. The concerned Junior
Asst. make an entry in the personal register and put up the same in the shape
of a file with relevant extracts of Acts and Rules and submit the file to the
concerned Assistant Director. The officer scrutinizes the file and transmit the
same for necessary action to the Director/commissioner through the concerned
Deputy Director as the case may be wherever necessary, the files will be
circulated to the DIPR/CIPR for orders. Some times, the Joint
Director/C.I.E/Addl. Director initiates the file and obtains orders of
DIPR/CIPR in case of urgency. All the files relating to financial matters are
sent to the Accounts section (the staff and officers are drafted from the
Directorate of Treasuries and Accounts) for remarks before issuing of the final
orders by the commissioner.
4(1)(b)(iv) - the norms set by it for the discharge of its
The norms set by District office manual are being followed for the discharge of
1. Release of press notes to press, intimations about press conferences etc., -
4(1)(b)(v) - the rules, regulations, instructions, manuals
and records, held by it or under its control or used by its employees for
discharging its functions.
While discharging the functions, the Department follows the
Rules and orders of Government issued from time to time on the subject, which
are enunciated under the following books:
A.P. Financial code
A.P.State & Subordinate Service Rules
A.P.Information service Rules (G.O.Ms.No.261, GA (I&PR) Dept.dt.6.5.92.
A.P. Information subordinate service Rules (G.O.Ms.No.339 GA (I&PR) Dept
A.P.Ministerial service Rules
A.P.General subordinate service Rules
A.P.Last Grade Service Rules
A.P.Civil services (CCA) Rules
Acfrediation Rules (G.O.Ms.No.176, GA (I&PR) Dept. dt. 7.4.1999)
Advertisements (G.O.Ms.No37, GA (I&PR) Dept, dt 22.1.1994 &
G.O.Ms.No.431 GA (I&PR) Dept dt.23.7.84
Entertainment Tax exemption G.O
Pratibha Rajiv Puraskar Awards.
/G.O.Ms.No.148 Fin & Planning (FW.Admn.I .TFR) Dept dt.21.10.2000.
Welfare Fund Rules (G.O.Msx.No.1 , G.A ( I&PR) Dept. dt. 1.1.8
4(1)(b)(vi) - a statement of the categories of documents that
are held by it or under its control.
1. Govt. orders 2. Memorandum 3. Circular Memos 4. Appointment orders etc.,
4(1)(b)(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 following committees constituted by the Government will be consulted for the
formulation of policy nd implementation.
District Media Accreditation committee
4(1)(b)(viii) - 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 plublic.
The following committees appointed by the CIPR shall make recommendations:
Sri K. Rama Mohana Rao, Asst. Director(I/C) 9949351569 (O) 2447622
G. Hemalatha, Li.Gr.I 2447622
Md. Vilayathali, P.A 2447622
D.V.Subrahmanyam, Jr.Asst.typist 2447626
4(1)(b)(xi) - the budget allocated to each of its agency,
indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on
The Government allocates budget to the Department under plan and Non-plan
schemes The commissioner (HOD) allocates budget to the filed offices and
different sections of the Commissionerate as per requirement.
4(1)(b)(xii) - the manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the
amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes.
No such programmes
4(1)(b)(xiii) - particulars of recipients of concessions,
permits or authorizations granted by it.
The Accredited Journalists are provided the following concessions.
To travel in Rail (50% concession)
1/3 rd concession in A.P.S.R.T.C Buses
Concession on import duty on photo equipment
The journalists, who are in dire need and distress are provided financial
assistance from Welfare Fund.
Accommodation to journalists in A.P. Bhavan, New Delhi
Grant-in-Aid to press clubs.
4(1)(b)(xv) - the particulars of facilities available to
citizens for obtainbing information, including the working hours of a library
or reading room, if maintained for public use.
Visitors with any problems are welcome between 3 PM and 5 PM on all working days
to meet any of the designated officials.
The A.P.State Information centre, located in Anam Kalakendra, Rajahmundry
functions from 8.30 AM to 7 PM on all working days.
4(1)(xvi) - the names, designations and other particulars of
the public information officers:
Sri K. Ram Mohan Rao, Assistant Director, (I/C): Public Information officer
Sri D.V.Subrahmanyam, Jr.Asst.-cum-Typist Asst. Public Information officer
Smt. L. Swarnalatha, RDD , ZONE-II, Vijayawada : 1st Appellate Authority
4(1)(b)(xvii) - such other information as may be prescribed
and thereafter update these publications every year.
STATE INFORMATION CENTRE,