Right To Information Act

Right To Information Act 2005

RTI means that citizens can request for information from state or central government departments and offices. And such request should be processed in a timely way as mandated by the RTI Act. This is an Act to provide for setting out the practical regime of right to information for citizens to secure access to information under the control of public authorities, in order to promote transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority, the constitution of a Central Information Commission and State Information Commissions and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

Objective of RTI

The basic objective of the Right to Information Act is to provide information for the common man. And in order to exercise the freedom of speech and expression, a citizen should be informed. Informed citizenry which is the essence of RTI Act is the curator of democracy. The Act provides the ways in which the information can be accessed. RTI helps in maintaining a civil and democratic society because the transparency and accountability in the public authority shall contain corruption and thus, the government and its various instrumentalities become accountable to the governed, i.e. the citizens.

Disclosure under Section 4(1)(b)

1. Carmel College - Organization Functions and Duties

Carmel College, a residential college for women affiliated under the University of Calicut, was established in the year 1981 and it is the first affiliated college in Mala. The institution was started and run by the Sisters of the Congregation of the Mother of Carmel (CMC Udaya Province Irinjalakuda). Carmel College was informally inaugurated and the classes started functioning from 3rd August 1981 with Sr. Aurea CMC as its First Manager and Founder Principal.

The college was started as a Junior College with three batches of Pre-Degree courses which is affiliated under the University of Calicut. We became a 1st grade college by 1984 with the commencement of the two degree courses, BSc Maths and B.A Sociology. And in the year 2001, we entered in to the new millennium with a golden feather added to our achievement crown by becoming a PG College with the start of M.A History Programme. Currently, we are offering 13 UG Courses and 8 PG Courses, and hosting one research centre. Additionally, 6 courses are offered under B.Voc Programme and 2 courses under Community College which aim for skill development and overall development of students.

The Principal, Carmel College is the academic and Administrative Head of the College. Associate Professors and Assistant Professors under various department work under the Principal. We aim for better citizens and our college is the best example in cultivating social commitments and civic duties in the students and as a part of this, various clubs, forums and cells is formed. Career Guidance Cell, Nature Club, Women’s Cell, Bhoomithra Club, Techie club, CLIS Club are few among them to name. Walk With Scholar Programme and Student Support Programme, the two initiatives to motivate and support students with their academics, are in full swing by helping the students to develop a passion for academics.

Our sincerity and academic excellence was well paid off when our college got Accredited with ‘B+ +’ Grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in the year 2004. In the second cycle2010, Carmel College was crowned for her academic excellence by Re-accrediting her with ‘A’ Grade (‘3.03’ CGPA) by NAAC. And we were able to withhold the ‘A’ Grade in the third cycle (2016) of NAAC too, but with much higher CGPA of ‘3.22’.

2. The Power & Duties of Officers and Employees

  • 1. Principal: Overall Management and Administration, Monitoring, Planning and Implementation

  • 2. Teaching Faculty: Teaching, Assessment, Professional Development, Contribution to Responsibilities of the College.

  • 3. Office Staff: Managing Administration, Student Services, Staff Records And Procedures, Accounting And Reporting, etc.

  • 4. Library Staff: Managing Library Including E-Resources, Maintenance of Records, Handling Transaction, Procurement and Management of Stocks.

  • 5. Laboratory Staff: Supporting Laboratory Work of Teachers And Students, Maintenance of Laboratories.

3. The Procedure Followed In the Decision Making Process, Including Channels Of Supervision And Accountability

Primary decision making authority is the Principal, who works within the norms of affiliating university, state government, UGC and management trust. Various aspects of decision making and planning have been de-centralised through committees and cells involving college staff. Details of committees are available in the college prospectus.

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

Norms are set by the UGC, the management trust, the affiliating university (University of Calicut) and the state government.

5. The rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions

Rules and regulations promulgated from time to time by the Constitution of India, Kerala Service Rules, Kerala State and Subordinate Service Rules, Laws Relating To Civil Services in Kerala, Kerala Education Act & Rule, the statutes of the affiliating university (University of Calicut) and statutory regulatory bodies are followed by the college.

6. A directory of its officers and employees

Dr. Sr. Licy A.D
The Principal
Carmel College, Mala
Phone: 0480 2890247r List of teaching, non-teaching and library staff is available in the college prospectus every year.

7. 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

College records and libraries are open to the bona fide students and college staff including the administrative staff. Members of the public may access some of these with prior permission of the principal.

8. Statement of boards, councils, committees and other bodies consisting of two or more persons constituted as its part or for the purpose of its advice:

There are different cells and forums constituted by the Principal and are working in affiliation to each department. They conduct different activities during the academic year and the minutes made at the time of meetings of these cells and forums will be made available to the public on request, subject to the provisions of the RTI act, 2005
• Career Guidance Cell
•Anti Ragging Cell
• Anti-Sexual Harassment Cell
• Academic Calendar Committee
• Social Research Forum
• Entrepreneurship Development club
• Speakers’ Forum
• Writer’s Forum
• Discipline Committee
• Equal Opportunity Cell
• NAAC Committee/ IQAC
• Remedial Coaching
• Research Cell
• SC/ST Grievance Redress Cell
• Scholar Support Program
• Scholarships
• Sports and Cultural Cell
• Student Grievance Redress Cell
• Tutorial System
• Walk with the Scholar Program
• Women's Cell

9. Name, designation and other particulars of the appellate authority and Public information officer

Appellate Authority: Dr. Sr. Licy A. D, Principal
Public Information Officer: Dr. Sr. Rini Raphael, Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology
Phone: 7034609210
Email: riniraphael@carmelcollegemala.ac.in
Asst. Public Information Officer: Sr. Laly P. P, Jr. Superintendent