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 2021 to March 2022 -

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 (for 2019 – 2021)
19 Miscellaneous
20 PAYTM
21 RE & BE (2012-)
22 Sub-Committee Approvals (2008-)

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

1.Particulars of its organization, functions & duties :

The Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium was established by BBMP and was opened to public in 1989. Later in 1992, the Govt of Karnataka instituted the Bangalore Association for Science Education (BASE) as an autonomous body, registered in Bengaluru under the Registration of Societies in Karnataka , 1971 Act and entrusted the administration of the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium to it. Popularisation of Science, Non-formal Science Education, Nurturing of scientific temper amongst public and students are objectives of this Institution.

The BASE is administered by the 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.


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

The Director of the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium is the Principal Executive Officer. The Director exercises such powers as detailed in the Rules and Regulations of the Planetarium, and those delegated by the Governing Council and carries out all activities of the organization. The Governing Council provides guidance and directions for the management of the affairs and finances of the BASE.

Senior staff members in the Education Division and in Engineering Division help and support the Director in academic/scientific and developmental and technical maintenance activities.

The Administrative Officer manages the Administration and Finance and Accounts sections under the overall guidance of the Director.


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

Administration and Management of the BASE are conducted as per provisions of its Memorandum of Association, Rules and Regulations and the Bye-laws approved by the Government. The highest authority of the organization is the Governing Council which decides policies, keeping in view the general directives of the Government; the Director is the executive authority.


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 cases related to scientific programmes and developmental activities and those pertaining to the proper conduct of the sky theatre activities, procedures followed in national scientific institutions are adopted with approvals of the Governing Council.


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 MoA, RR, Service Rules, Bye Laws and the Cadre and Recruitment Rules.


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. T K Alex – Vice Chairman
  • Dr. P Sreekumar - Member
  • Prof. Ajit K Kembhavi - Member
  • Prof. B R Iyer - Member
  • Prof. M R N Murthy - Member
  • Prof. Renee Borges - Member
  • Dr. E V Ramana Reddy  – Ex-officio Member
  • Sri I S N Prasad – Ex-officio Member
  • Sri M Goutham Kumar - Ex-officio Member
  • Sri N Manjunath Prasad - Ex-officio Member
  • Sri. Pramod G Galgali - Member Secretary

9.A directory of its officers and employees :

  • Sri. Pramod G Galgali, Director
  • Dr. B S Shylaja, Senior Scientific Consultant
  • Shri. K T Rajan, Administrative Officer
  • Sri. H.R. Madhusudan, Assistant Director
  • Sri. V. Murali Krishna, Assistant Director
  • Smt. G.K. Rajeshwari, Deputy Administrative Officer
  • Smt. R.S. Sujatha, Deputy Accounts Officer
  • Sri. A.P. Lokesh, Technical Officer
  • Ms. B R Lakshmi, Scientific Officer
  • Mr. Azgar Ali N, Planetarium Engineer
  • Sri T. Ravi , Planetarium Engineer
  • Smt. R Pushpa, First Division Assistant
  • Sri. L. Lokesh, First Division Assistant
  • Sri. K R Srinivasa, 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 Shri K T Rajan Admin. Officer 3216 35000-00
3 Shri H R Madhusudan Asst. Director 3218 84044-00
4 Shri V Muralikrishna Asst. Director 3215 60861-00
5 Dr. M Y Anand Sr. Scientific Officer 3221 60861-00
6 Smt. G K Rajeshwari Dy. Admin. Officer 3212 53676-00
7 Shri C Somashekhara Asst. Accounts Officer 3223 48519-00
8 Shri A P Lokesh Technical Officer 3224 43512-00
9 Smt. B R Lakshmi Scientific Officer 3241 41359-00
10 Shri Azgar Ali N Planetarium Engineer 3220 34524-00
11 Shri Ravi T Planetarium Engineer 3219 50000-00
12 Shri L Lokesh First Dvn. Asst. 3235 31407-00
13 Smt. R Pushpa First Dvn. Asst. 3211 26662-00
14 Shri T Venkatapathy Attendant 3217 32859-00
15 Shri Sanganagouda A Patil Attendant - 24184-00
16 Shri K R Srinivasa Tech. Asst. - 23133-00
17 Smt. Y Shanthamma Attendant - 19978-00
18 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 :

The BASE does not have any agency; it 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 the 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 Shree 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 Shree 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
https://rtionline.karnataka.gov.in/