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RTI – Section 4(1)(b)

Department of Economic Analysis & Research
Information required to be published under Section 4 (1) (b) of the RTI Act
 
S.No. Particulars Information
(i) Particulars of its organisation, functions and duties
Department of Economic Analysis and Research,NABARD
Head Office, Mumbai
Tel : 022 – 26523617
Fax : 022 – 26530086
e-mail : dear@nabard.org
 
Functions and duties : 
 
1.  Preparation of Annual Research Plan for conducting in-house studies on areas of interest to NABARD. Supporting Techno-Economic Research Projects/ Studies/ Action Research/ Surveys in the field of Banking, Agriculture and Rural Development. 
2. Provide policy inputs to the Management as and when required.
3. Promote R&D by sponsoring seminars and studies conducted by research Institutions/Agencies/Universities
4. Associate with Committees, Expert/Working groups set up by GoI, RBI, etc
5. Establish Chair Units in Universities/Institutes of Repute.
6. Bring out Occasional Papers/Monographs/Working Paper.
7. Institute schemes for providing scholarship to Post Graduate/Doctoral students and also support Student Internship Scheme. 
  
(ii)
The powers and duties of its officers and employees

1. Duties and powers to be exercised are as per NABARD Staff Rules, 1982.
2. Financial sanctions pertaining to funds, are based on parameters & laid out instructions in “Delegation of Powers’ under Research and Development (R&D) Fund. 
3.  Sanctions under   Administrative expenditure are as per instructions laid down under
NABARD Expenditure Rules 2019
(iii)
Procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability
Hierarchy based decision making process with group approach is adopted for performing the functions of the Department. 
 
(iv) Norms set by it for the discharge of its functions
Norms set for the discharge of duties originate from extant policy guidelines, circulars, manuals etc. 
 
(v)
Rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions.
Extant circulars/guidelines pertaining to Research and Development Fund are referred to for disposing of cases/proposals. These are accessed by staff on the Bank’s intranet. R&D guidelines are placed in public domain in Bank’s website.
These guidelines are periodically updated.
(vi)
A statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or under its control Case specific documents are held by the respective units/ divisions, under the control of the department.
(vii) 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
Through collaborative research with academic/research institutes of repute and, networking with Regional Offices of NABARD. 
 
(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 public N.A.
(ix)
A directory of its officers and employees Click here
(x)
The monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees, including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations Click here
(xi) Budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made
The annual budget estimates under R & D Fund are allocated to DEAR, Head Office (HO) as per Board approval. It is administered by HO for most products  and by Regional Offices (ROs) for Seminars and Student Internship schemes. 
 
(xii)
Manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes N.A.
(xiii)
Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorisations granted by the organisation N.A.
(xiv)
Details in respect of the information available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form
Currently, information such as Annual Report, In-house studies, R & D Fund and formats etc. are available in electronic form at our website. 
 
(xv)
Particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the working hours of a library or reading room, if maintained for public use Annual Reports, Occasional papers, In-house studies are widely disseminated in public domain through our website at www.nabard.org
(xvi)
The names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers
Available on below link
(xvii)
Such other information as may be prescribed and thereafter update these publications every year. N.A.