Centrally Sponsored Scheme on Improving Transparency and Accountability in Government through Effective Implementation of RTI Act – Release of Grants

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievance & Pension
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 17th June, 2016

The Pay & Accounts Officer
Pay & Accounts Office
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pension
Department of Personnel & Training
Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
Subject:- Centrally Sponsored Scheme on ‘Improving Transparency and Accountability in Government through Effective Implementation of RTI Act’ — Release of Grants to Manipur IC.
I am directed to convey the sanction of the President to release a grant of Rs.3,00,000/- (Rupees Three Lakhs only) to Manipur Information Commission, Imphal towards Celebration of RTI Week during 5th _ 12th October, 2016.

2. The details of grant, being released, alongwith the conditions attached thereto are furnished in the Annexure.

3. The expenditure of Rs.3,00,000/- will be met from the Major Head 2070 — Other Administrative Services, 41.01-Propagation of Right to Information Act, 41.01.31 — Grants-in-Aid under Demand No.64 for the year 2016-17.

4. The grant of Rs.3,00,000/- may be released electronically through RTGS as per the Bank details mentioned below.

State Bank of India, Account No. 30951775224, IFSC Code: SBIN0004562

5. This issues with the concurrence of Integrated Finance Division vide their Dy. No. 3123586/Dir(F/P)/2016 dated the 09.06.2016.

Yours faithfully,

(M.M. Maurya)
Under Secretary to Government of India
Tel: 23040401

Annexure to Sanction Order No.14/6/2016-IR
Dated 17th June, 2016

The grant of Rs.3,00,000/- is subject to the following terms and conditions:
(I) This grant is released towards Celebration of RTI Week during 5th-12th October, 2016;

RTI Activities

I. Awareness Generation for RTI RTI Week Celebration:

(i) One State Level Workshop on RTI for SPIOs/RTI Activists/Media Persons/ Resource Persons etc. – Amount (Rs.) 1,20,000
(ii) State Level Seminar cum Workshop on RTI for SPI0s/RTI
Activists/ Persons/ Students etc. – Amount (Rs.) 80,000
(i) Press Meet, Essay Writing/Quiz competition for college students
on RTI related matter – Amount (Rs.) 1,00,000

Total Amount (Rs.) 3,00,000

(ii) The General Financial Rules, 2005 should be followed while incurring the expenditure.
(iii) Manipur Information Commission, Imphal should furnish to this Department for record and audit, Utilization Certificate in GFR 19-A Form duly countersigned by the Head of the Commission along
with Achievement-cum-Performance Report as required under Rule 212 of General Financial Rules, 2005.
(iv) The unutilized amount of grant, if any, may be surrendered to this Department by a Demand Draft drawn in favour of “Under Secretary (Cash), DOPT payable at New Delhi.
(v) There should not be any overlap of activities under any other scheme.
(vi) Expenses on lunch should not exceed Rs.150/- per head.
(vii) TA/DA to non-official, wherever applicable, should be paid after establishing their equivalence with government officials.

(M.M. Maurya)
Under Secretary to Government of India

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