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					 No.: GA/GN/ 2245/V                                                         September 14, 2005

                                    OFFICE ORDER

           Sub: Appointment of Public Information Officers/ Assistant Public
                Information Officers under Right to Information Act, 2005.

         In pursuance of Section 5 (2) of the Right to Information Act, 2005, the following
 officers of Kandla Port Trust are designated as Public Information Officers/ Assistant Public
 Information Officers :-

 Public Information Officers
Sl.No. Name, Designation              Tel.No.                    Subject matter
       & address
1       Capt. Balendu Tewari     02836-233172 (O)     In respect of General Administration
        Secretary                02836-220167 (O)     Department of KPT.
        A.O. Building,           02836-231939 (R)
        Gandhidham               9825227035 (M)
2       Shri Mukesh Balani       02836-270625 (O)     In respect of Traffic Department
        Traffic Manager (I/c)    02836-270246 (O)
        P & C Building           02836-263006 (R)
        New Kandla               9825227039 (M)
3       Shri B.K. Makwana        02836-233192 (O)     In respect      of       Civil   Engineering
        Chief Engineer (I/c)     02836-220016 (O)     Department
        A.O. Building,           02836-226033 (R)
        Gandhidham               9825227218 (M)
4       Capt. H.K. Sibal         02836-233585 (O)     In respect of Marine Department and Off-
        Deputy Conservator       02836-220235 (O)     shore Oil Terminal Department, Vadinar
        A.O. Building,           02836-232806 (R)
        Gandhidham               9825227043 (M)
5       Shri A. Krishnan         02836-233174 (O)     In respect of Finance Department.
        FA&CAO                   02836-220047 (O)
        A.O. Building,           02836-223854 (R)
        Gandhidham               9825227036 (M)
6.      Shri A.K. Gadkari        02836-270632 (O)     In respect of        Mechanical Engineering
        Chief Mechanical         02836-270184 (O)     Department.
        Engineer                 02836-261295 (R)
        P & C Building           9825227037 (M)
        New Kandla
7.      Dr. C.M. Joshi           02836-232288 (O)
        Chief Medical Officer    02836-220072 (O)     In respect of Medical Department.
        Port Hospital            02836-234598 (R)
        Gopalpuri                9825227042 (M)
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Assistant Public Information Officers

8     Shri Sanjay Bhaty         02836-222055 (R)        To receive the application and appeals on
      TP&PRO                    9825227039 (M)          behalf of Traffic Manager, Chief Mechanical
      A.O. Building,                                    Engineer, Chief Operation Manager, OOT,
      P.B. No. 50                                       Chief Medical Officer (CPIOs) and forward
      Gandhidham (Kutch)                                the same to concerned CPIOs as per the
                                                        provision under Section 5 (2) of RTI, Act,
                                                        2005.
9     Shri Ravi Maheshwari,     02836-270184 (O)        To receive the applications and appeals on
      P.A to C.M.E              02836-252896 (R)        behalf of Secretary, Financial Advisor &
      P & C Building,                                   Chief Accounts Officer, Deputy Conservator,
      New Kandla                                        Chief Engineer, Chief Medical Officer and
                                                        Chief Operations Manager, OOT (CPIOs) and
                                                        forward to the respective CPIOs as per the
                                                        provision under Section 5 (2) of RTI, Act,
                                                        2005.
10.   Shri G. S. Rao            02833-256749 (O)        To receive the applications and appeals on
      Executive Engineer        02833-256280 (O)        behalf of Chief Operations Manager,
      Offshore Oil Terminal,    0288-2754299 (R)        Secretary, FA & CAO, Dy. Conservator,
      Vadinar,                  9825212360 (M)          Chief Engineer, Chief Mechanical Engineer,
      Via. Jamnagar                                     Traffic Manager and Chief Medical Officer
                                                        (CPIOs) and forward it to concerned CPIOs.
                                                        as per the provision under Section 5 (2) of
                                                        RTI, Act, 2005.

2.      Every Public Information Officer/Assistant Public Information Officer, as the case may
be, shall perform his/her duties as envisaged in the Right to Information Act, 2005. He/She shall
deal with requests from persons seeking information and render reasonable assistance to the
persons seeking such information. He/She may seek the assistance of any other officer as he or
she considers necessary for the proper discharge of his/her duties.

3.     In pursuance of Section 19(1) of the Right to Information Act, Shri A.Janardhana Rao,
Chairman, Tel. No. 02836-233001/234601(O) & 02836-34113 (R), 9825226755 (M) ) is hereby
appointed as Appellate Authority to deal with appeals against rejection of information pertaining
to Kandla Port Trust.


                                                                     Chairman,
                                                                 Kandla Port Trust


Copy to: (1) Each of the above Officers.

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Cop to:

(2) Secretary to the Government of India, Ministry of Shipping, Road
    Transport &Highways, Department of Shipping, 1, Sansad Marg,
     New Delhi-110001-for information.

(3) The Joint Secretary (P), Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport &Highways,
    Department of Shipping, 1, Sansad Marg,
     New Delhi-110001-for information.

(4) The Joint Secretary , Ministry of Personnel & Training
    New Delhi - for information

(5) The Dy. Secretary (Cord)
    Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport &Highways,
    Department of Shipping, 1, Sansad Marg,
    New Delhi-110001-for information.

(6) The C.E.O, Indian Ports Association, 1 st Floor, South Tower, NBCC Place,
    Bhisham Pitamah Marg, Lodi Road
    New Delhi 110 003

(7) Secretary,
    All Major Port Trusts

Copy to:

(5)   Secretary / DC/ FA & CAO/TM/CVO/ CME/CE /CMO/ COM for
      information.

(6) P.S. to Chairman – for kind information of Chairman.

(7)   Incharge, B.D.C – for publication in the local news papers

(8) TP & PRO – for hosting in the website of KPT
Job-description of the designated Public Information Officers (PIOs)

a. To receive applications from persons seeking information in writing or through
electronic means in English or Hindi in which the application is being made,
accompanying such fee as may be prescribed under sub-section (1) of Section 6 of the
Act and to render reasonable assistance to the persons seeking information accessible
under sub-section (i) of Section 2 of the Act.

b. To transfer the application requesting for an information which is held by another
public authority or the subject mater of which is more closely connected with the
functions of another public authority and inform the applicant immediately and in no case
later than five days (5 days) from the date of receipt of the application about such transfer
under sub-section (3) of Section 6 of the Act;

c. To seek assistance of any other officer as he or she may consider necessary for the
proper discharge of his or her duties;

d. To dispose of the requests made under sub-section (1) of Section 7 of the Act, as
expeditiously as possible, and in any case within thirty (30) days of the receipt of the
request by either providing the information on payment of such fee as may be prescribed
or reject for any of the reasons specified in sections 8 and 9 of the Act.

2) Job-description of the designated Appellate Authorities:
To dispose of the appeal preferred by any person, who does not receive a decision within
the time specified in sub-section (1) or clause (a) of sub-section (3) of section 7, or is
aggrieved by a decision of the Public Information Officer (PIOs), within 30 (thirty) days
of the receipt of the appeal or within such extended period not exceeding a total of 45
(forty five) days from the date of filing thereof, as the case may be, for reasons to be
recorded in writing.



3) Procedure for obtaining Information:-

 A Person desiring to obtain any information under the Act in respect of any of the
subject matter specified in Column (5) shall make a request in writing or through
electronic means accompanying such fee as may be prescribed to the concerned Public
Information Officer / Asst. Public Information Officer indicated in Column (2).
4) The fee/Cost for obtaining information

The fee/cost for obtaining the information has been fixed based on the Right to
Information (Regulation of Fee and Cost) Rules, 2005 notification dated 16th September,
2005 of the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Department of
Personnel and Training).

The request for obtaining information under sub-section (1) of section 6 shall be
accompanied by an application fee of Rupees ten by way of cash against proper receipt or
by demand draft or bankers cheque payable to the Accounts Officer of the Kandla Port
Trust.
5) For providing the information under sub-section (1) of section 7, the fee shall be
charged by way of cash against proper receipt or by demand draft or bankers cheque
payable to the Accounts Officer, Kandla Port Trust at the following rates:-

    (a)    Rupees two for each page (in A-4 or A-3 size paper) created or copied;

    (b)    Actual charge or cost price of a copy in larger size paper;

    (c)    Actual cost or price for samples or models; and
    (d)    For inspection of records, no fee for the first hour; and a fee of Rupees five
           for each fifteen minutes (or fraction thereof) thereafter

6) For providing the information under sub-section (5) of section 7, the fee shall be
charged by way of cash against proper receipt or by demand draft or bankers cheque
payable to the Accounts Officer, Kandla Port Trust at the following rates:
    (a)    for information provided in diskette or floppy rupees fifty per diskette or
           floppy; and

    (b)    for information provided in printed form at the price fixed for such
           publication or rupees two per page of photocopy for extracts from the
           publication.



7) The text of the Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005 is available on the Website of
the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions at the URL
<http://www.persmin.nic.in/>
8) Similarly Information of general interest including services offered pertaining to
Kandla Port Trust could be accessed from the website at URL :
http://www.kandlaport.gov.in