RTI

Declaration under Right to Information Act (effective 01.01.2018)

Right to Information Act – 2005 – 4(1)a

A statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or under its control Files generated from April 2017 to March 2018 -

File nos Subject
1 AG’s Correspondence (2014-)
2 Auditors - G.S. Prakash
3 Approvals
4 Book Stall Agreement
5 Circulars (2012-)
6 Correspondence
7 Customs Duty Exemption
8 DST
9 Director - PGG
10 Engaging Casual Guide (2016-17-18)
11 e-Procurement Portal (2013-)
12 Feedback Forms (2014-)
13 52nd Governing Counicl
14 Government of Karnataka (2013-)
15 JNP Holidays (2010-)
16 JNP School Membership
17 KMF File (2010-)
18 Leave Applications
19 Miscellaneous
20 PAYTM
21 RE & BE (2012-)
22 Sub-Committee Approvals (2008-)
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Right to Information Act – 2005 – 4(1)b

1.Particulars of its organization, functions & duties :

Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium was established by BBMP and was opened to public in 1989. Later in 1992, the Bangalore Association for Science Education (BASE) an autonomous registered society was formed by Government of Karnataka and the administration of Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium was entrusted to it. Popularisation of Science, Non-formal Science Education, Strengthening of scientific temper amongst public and students are objectives of this Institution.

BASE is administered by a Governing Council comprising of Senior Scientists, Educationists, Mayor and Commissioner of BBMP, Finance Secretary, Government of Karnataka, Principal Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, Government of Karnataka. The Director of the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium is the Member Secretary of the Governing Council of BASE.


2.The powers and duties of its officers and employees :

The Director J.N. Planetarium is the Principal Executive Officer. The Director exercise such powers as are delegated to him/her by the Governing Council and also superintends all the activities of the organization. The Governing Council provides guidance and directions for the management of the affairs and finances of the BASE.

The Administrative Officer manages the administration and also Finance and Accounts under the overall guidance of the Director. A Senior Scientific Officer assist the Director in academic work.

Joint Director and Senior Planetarium Engineers assist the Director in sky-theatre activities, shows, maintenance etc.,


3.The procedure followed in the decision making process including channels of supervision and accountability :

Administration and Management of the BASE are done as per the policies and decisions of the Governing Council under the supervision and with approval of the Director.


4.The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions :

Routine procedures as prevalent in the offices of the Government of Karnataka are generally followed. In exceptional cases, approval of the Director/Governing Council are taken.


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 Service Rules, Bye Laws and the Cadre and Recruitment Rules framed with the approval of the Governing Council are in place.


6.A statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or under its control :

Activities of the organization do not call for any such categorization or preservation of any documents.


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 :

Opinion and feedback are taken into account while reviewing ongoing programmes and making new programmes.


8.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 public :

The constitution of the Governing Council is appended in annexure-1. The Governing Council meets twice/thrice every year. The minutes of the meeting are circulated to Members of the Governing Council.

  • Sri A S Kiran Kumar - Chairman
  • Dr. P Sreekumar - Member
  • Prof. Ajit K Kembhavi - Member
  • Sri Gaurav Gupta – Ex-officio Member
  • Sri N Manjunath Prasad - Ex-officio Member
  • Sri I S N Prasad – Ex-officio Member
  • Sri R Sampath Raj - Ex-officio Member
  • Prof. B R Iyer - Member
  • Dr. T K Alex – Vice Chairman
  • Sri. Pramod G Galgali - Member Secretary
  • Prof. M R N Murthy - Member
  • Prof. Renee Borges - Member

9.A directory of its officers and employees :

  • Sri. Pramod G Galgali, Director
  • Dr. B S Shylaja, Visiting Scientist
  • Shri. T.S. Ramachandrachar, Administrative Officer
  • Sri. H.R. Madhusudan, Assistant Director
  • Sri. V. Murali Krishna, Senior Planetarium Engineer
  • Smt. G.K. Rajeshwari, Assistant Administrative Officer
  • Smt. R.S. Sujatha, Assistant Accounts Officer
  • Sri. C. Somashekhara, Desk Officer (General Administration)
  • Sri. A.P. Lokesh, Senior Technical Assistant
  • Ms. B R Lakshmi, Scientific Officer
  • Mr. Azgar Ali N, Junior Planetarium Engineer
  • Sri T. Ravi , Junior Planetarium Engineer
  • Smt. R Pushpa, First Division Assistant
  • Sri. L. Lokesh, Second Division Assistant
  • Sri. K R Srinivasa, Junior Technical Assistant
  • Sri. T. Venkatapathy, Attendant
  • Sri. Sanganagouda A Patil, Attendant
  • Smt. Shanthamma, Attendant
  • Sri. N Muneshwara, Driver 'A'

10.The monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees, including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations :

Sl.No. Name of the staff Designation Contact Nos. (dial 22379725 & dial the extn. given against the names) Gross Salary (Rs.)
1 Shri Pramod G Galgali Director 3213 119745-00
2 Dr. B S Shylaja Visiting Scientist 3216 35000-00
3 Shri T S Ramachandrachar Admin. Officer 3237 35000-00
4 Shri H R Madhusudan Sr. Assistant Director 3218 84044-00
5 Shri V Muralikrishna Sr. Planetarium Engineer 3221 60861-00
6 Dr. M Y Anand Senior Scientific Officer - -
7 Smt. G K Rajeshwari Asst. Admin. Officer 3212 53676-00
8 Smt. R S Sujatha Asst. Accounts Officer 3222 52399-00
9 Shri C Somashekhara Desk Officer (GA) 3223 48519-00
10 Shri A P Lokesh Sr. Tech. Asst. 3224 43512-00
11 Smt. B R Lakshmi Scientific Officer 3241 41359-00
12 Shri Azgar Ali N Jr. Planetarium Engineer 3220 34524-00
13 Shri Ravi T Jr. Planetarium Engineer 3219 32070-00
14 Smt. R Pushpa First Dvn. Asst. 3211 26662-00
15 Shri L Lokesh Second Dvn. Asst. 3235 31407-00
16 Shri T Venkatapathy Attendant - 32859-00
17 Shri Sanganagouda A Patil Attendant - 24184-00
18 Shri K R Srinivasa Jr. Tech. Asst. - 23133-00
19 Smt. Y Shanthamma Attendant - 19978-00
20 Shri N Muneshwara Driver - 21818-00

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

BASE does not have any agency. BASE does not grant funds to any other body.


12.The manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes :

Many of the facilities like visiting Science Park, Science Movies on 3rd Sunday of every month etc., are without any admission fee. Prescribed admission fees for other programmes are less than cost price. All visiting public and students are benefited.


13.Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorizations granted by it :

All general public, teachers and students are beneficiaries of the concessional admission rates. Need to maintain the details of the beneficiaries has not been considered necessary because all activities are aimed at public benefit.


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

Information about BASE are available on our website www.taralaya.org.


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 :

Information leaflets/Infocards are available at the reception. Library is accessible to students for their use.


16.The names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers:

Shri H R Madhusudan Mr. Pramod G. Galgali, Director
Public Information Officer
Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium
Sri. T. Chowdaiah Road High grounds,
Bangalore - 560 001.
Phone : 22379725
Apellate Authority
Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium
Sri. T. Chowdaiah Road High grounds,
Bangalore - 560 001.
Phone : 22379725
Smt. G K Rajeshwari
Assistant Public Information Officer
Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium
Sri. T. Chowdaiah Road High grounds,
Bangalore - 560 001.
Phone : 22379725

17.Such other information as may be prescribed; and thereafter update these publications every year:

The following officer provides the Information under 26(3)(b) of Right to Information Act

Shri H R Madhusudan Mr. Pramod G. Galgali, Director
Public Information Officer
Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium
Sri. T. Chowdaiah Road High grounds,
Bangalore - 560 001.
Phone : 22379725
Apellate Authority
Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium
Sri. T. Chowdaiah Road High grounds,
Bangalore - 560 001.
Phone : 22379725
Smt. G K Rajeshwari
Assistant Public Information Officer
Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium
Sri. T. Chowdaiah Road High grounds,
Bangalore - 560 001.
Phone : 22379725