Right to Information Act 2005

1. About Act

Name and Title of the Act

Right to Information Act, 2005 (English)

RTI Guidelines

Definition [S.2.(F) of RTI Act]

“Right to information” means the right to information accessible under this Act which is held by or under the control of any public authority and includes the right to –

(i) inspection of work, documents, records;

(ii) taking notes, extracts or certified copies of documents or records;

(iii) taking certified samples of material;

(iv) obtaining information in the form of diskettes, floppies, tapes, video cassettes or in any other electronics mode or through printouts where such information is stored in a computer or in any other device;

Objective/purpose of the Act

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.

It is expedient to provide for furnishing certain information to citizens who desire to have it.

Users [S.3 of RTI Act]

Citizens of India. [Subjects to the provisions of this Act, all citizens shall have the right to information]

2. Particulars of the Organization, its Functions and Duties

National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra (founded as Regional Engineering College, Kurukshetra) is a premier technical Institute in the region. Since 1963, like other Regional Engineering colleges of India, this Institute too, had been a joint enterprise of the State and the Central Governments. This Institute was conferred upon the status of Deemed to be University, along with other Regional Engineering Colleges on June 26, 2002. Since then it has been renamed as National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra and is a centrally funded Institute. The Institute has been declared an Institution of National Importance by MHRD, Govt. of India w.e.f. 15th August, 2007.

The first admission to five-year B.Sc (Engg.) degree courses were made by the college in July, 1963 at Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh and Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala, with 60 students at each place.

The Institute stated functioning in this present campus at Kurukshetra in 1965-66, with 120 students admitted in the first of the five-year courses of study for B.Sc. (Engg.) degrees in Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. The annual intake was increased to 250 students in 1966-67. B.Sc. (Engg.) degree course in Electronics and Communication Engineering was started in 1971-72. In 1967-68, M.Sc. (Engg.) degree courses in Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering and in 1971-72, postgraduate diploma courses in Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering and in the same year, a post graduate diploma course in scientific instrumentation, were started. In July 1976, part-time M.Sc. (Engg.) degree courses in Electronics and communication engineering, was Instituted. The first registration for the degree of Doctor of philosophy in the Faculty of Engineering and Technology was made in July, 1967.

The Institute changed over from five-year degree programmes to the four-year degree programmes with effect from the academic year 1985-86. The new degree was called B.Tech. The annual intake in all the seven B.Tech. Courses at present, is 832.

Special three-year degree courses in Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering, designated as ‘Bachelor of Engineering’, for in – service engineering diploma holders were started in the session 1982-83. These courses have now been discontinued.

The M.Sc. (Engg.) degree courses in various disciplines were redesignated as M.Tech. degree courses with effect from the session 1983-84. The full-time M.Tech. degree courses are of four semesters duration.

The Institute, in the session 1987-88, started four-year B.Tech. degree programme in Computer Engineering, with intake of 30 students. The institute also introduced a full time M.Tech . degree course in Electronics and Communication Engineering with an intake of 30 students. The intake of B.Tech. Electronics and Communication Engineering degree course was increased from 30 to 60 from the session 1987-88. Full time M.Tech. degree course in Water Resources (Civil Engineering Dept.) was introduced in 1989-90.

In addition to providing instructions in various disciplines of Engineering and Technology at the undergraduate level and Postgraduate level, the Institute offers excellent facilities of research in the emerging areas of science and technology. The curricula and syllabi are updated periodically to meet to growing demands and needs of the country in different areas of technology. The infrastructure is geared to enable the Institute to turn out technical personnel of high quality.

The Campus

The campus extends over an area of about 300 acres and presents an impressive blend of modern architecture and rural landscape. It has been organized into three functional sectors; Residential sector for the students (Hostels), Instructional sector, and the Residential sector for the staff.


Being a residential institution, hostel accommodation is available for all the students. Accommodation in P.G. Hostels is provided to M.Tech. Students. There are eleven hostels for the boys, and four for the girls.

Instructional Sector

The instructional sector includes eight blocks and a workshop. Each block has within it, offices for the staff, lecture halls, tutorial rooms, and various laboratories. As a new addition to this infrastructure, a mini auditorium, an examination hall, and a Senate Hall have been added. One more Lecture Complex is under construction. The contraction work of the Business Administration and the Computer Applications blocks have already completed.

Residential Sector

The Institute provides almost hundred percent residential facility to its faculty, and fifty percent to the non-teaching staff.


Kurukshetra is a rail junction on the Karnal-Ambala section of the Northern Railway. It is about 160 kms from Delhi. The Institute is situated on the Pehowa road, about 6 kms from the Railway station. The nearest road junction is Pipli which is on the Sher Shah Suri Marg (National Highway No.1). The Institute is about 10 kms from Pipli.


To be a role-model in technical education and research, responsive to global challenges


To impart quality technical education that develops innovative professionals and entrepreneurs. To undertake research that generates cutting-edge technologies and futuristic knowledge, focusing on the socio-economic needs


  • To offer academic programs in different areas of engineering at Under-graduate, Post-graduate and Doctoral levels
  • To impart instructions and training to empower students to meet the technological needs and socio-economic challenges and create facility and environment for the overall personality development of students
  • To promote quality research and undertake research projects keeping in view of the present day to day needs of technology
  • To interact with industry and other relevant sectors with a view to promote mutual interaction
  • To provide consultancy and testing facilities to various government, semi-government and private organizations with a view to generate additional resources and keep in touch with latest demands of the profession
  • To interact with, and provide necessary help to other engineering institutions from the state in particular
  • To act as a source for fostering national integration, the student’s intake being from all over the country providing this opportunity.
  • To inculcate moral values

Organization Chart


3. Powers and Duties of officers and employees of NIT, Kurukshetra

4. Procedure followed in the decision-making process, including channels of supervision and accountability.

5. Norms set by NIT, Kurukshetra for the discharge of its functions.

6. The Rules, Regulations, Instructions, Manuals and Records held by NIT, Kurukshetra or under its control, or used by its employees, for discharging its functions.

7. Statement of the categories of documents that are held by NIT, Kurukshetra or under its control.

A statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or under its control

Annual Reports & Accounts

8. The particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation with, or representation by, the members of the public in relation to the formulation of NIT, Kurukshetra’s policy or implementation there of

9. A statement of the boards, councils, committee 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.

Following are the composition of Board of Governors/Governing body of the Institute:-


The Board of Governors consists of the following persons, namely:-

  1. the Chairperson, nominated by the Visitor;
  2. the Director, ex officio;
  3. two persons not below the rank of the Joint Secretary to the Government of India to be nominated by the Central Government from amongst persons dealing with technical education and finance;
  4. two persons to be nominated by the Government of the State in which the Institute is situated, from amongst persons, who, in the opinion of that Government, are technologists or industrialists of repute;
  5. two persons, at least one of whom shall be a woman, having special knowledge or practical experience in respect of education, engineering or science to be nominated by the Council;
  6. Director of the IIT in whose zone the NIT is located
  7. one Professor and one Assistant Professor or a lecturer of the Institute to be nominated by the Senate.
  8. the Registrar, Secretary.


The Finance Committee consists of  following persons, namely:-

(a) the Chairperson, ex officio, who is the Chairman of the Committee;

(b) two persons nominated by the Central Government;

(c) two persons nominated by the Board; and

(d) the Director, Ex-officio.

(e) the Registrar, ex-officio Member Secretary.

(f) the nominee of the Govt. of Haryana.


The Building and Works Committee consists of the following persons, namely:-

(a) the Director, ex-officio, who is the Chairman of the Committee;

(b) one person nominated by the Central Government not below the rank of Director or Deputy Secretary;

(c) one person nominated by the Board from amongst its members;

(d) the Registrar, ex-officio Member Secretary

(e) Dean, Planning & Development.

(f) One expert each from Civil, Electrical Engineering Wing of the Central or State Government or any autonomous body of the repute.


The Senate consists of the following persons, namely:-

(a) the Director, ex-officio, who is the Chairman of the Senate.

(b) the Deputy Director, ex officio.

(c) the Professors appointed or recognized as such by the Institute for the purpose of imparting instructions in the Institute.

(d) three persons, one of whom shall be a woman, not being employees of the Institute, to be nominated by the Chairperson in consultation with the Director, from amongst educationists of repute, one each from the field of science, engineering and humanities.

(e) such other members of the staff as may be laid down in the Statutes.

(f) the Registrar, Secretary.


Grievance Redressal Cell (Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff)

A committee has been constituted for effective and prompt redressal of staff grievances (Teaching and Non-Teaching). At present Dr. Rajender Kumar, Professor, Department of Business Administration is the Chairman of the Committee. There are other three members of the committee.  The meetings of the committee are conducted once in a month to consider the grievances of the employees if any.

Anti Ragging Committee

The Anti Ragging Committee is headed by director of the Institute, other committee members are Dean (P&D), Dean (Academic), Dean (SW), Professor-in-Charge (Students’ Welfare & Ragging Control), Registrar, representative of senior students, representatives of first year students and their parents. The committee is overall responsible for ant ragging measures in the Institute as per UGC regulations.

 Internal Complaint Committee

An Internal Complaint Committee has been constituted in the Institute as per the provision of Section 4 of the sexual harassment of women at workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013. At present Prof. Sunia Chauhan, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering is the Chairperson and Presiding Officer of the Internal Complaints Committee. There are other five members including one External Member.

Institute Health Center

Institute has a Health Centre and all students are provided medical aid at this center within the available resources.  The Health Centre has Senior Medical Officer (SMO), Medical Officer, Dental Surgeon (Part-time) and supporting staff. Health Centre is equipped with Digital X-ray machine, Computerized E.C.G. machine, dental facilities and good laboratory for routine tests. Serious medical cases are sent to the LNJP (Civil) Hospital in Kurukshetra.

Whenever a student falls ill, he/she reports and seeks advice/medical aid from SMO without delay. Students are advised not to seek treatment from unauthorized medical practitioners.

Students are advised to approach LNJP (Govt. Civil Hospital) in case of Emergency.  They are advised to bring Mosquito Net and the Mosquito repellant to prevent themselves from malaria fever.  Further, they are advised to maintain cleanliness and proper hygienic atmosphere in their surroundings.

10. Directory of its officers and employees:

NIT, Kurukshetra Telephone Directory

11. The monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees, including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations.

SI.No. Name of the Post Pay Level
1. Professor (HAG Scale) Level-15
2. Professor Level-14A
3. Associate Professor Level-13A2
4. Assistant Professor (Grade-I) Level-12
5. Assistant Professor (Grade-II) Level-10 & 11
6. Registrar Level-14
7. Joint Registrar  (Personal to the incumbent) Level-13
8. Deputy Registrar Level-12
9. Assistant Registrar Level-10
10. Librarian Level-14
11. Assistant Librarian Level-10
12. Sr. SAS Officer Level-12
13. SAS Officer Level-10
14. Principal Technical Officer Level-14
15. Sr. Technical Officer Level-12
16. Technical Officer Level-10
17. Executive Engineer Level-10
18. Sr. Medical Officer Level-12
19. Medical Officer Level-10
20. Security Officer Level-10
21. Technical Assistant Level-6
22. Sr. Technical Assistant Level-7
23. Technical Assistant (SG-II) Level-8
24. Technical Assistant (SG-I) Level-9
25. Jr. Engineer Level-6
26. Assistant Engineer Level-7
27. Assistant Engineer (SG-II) Level-8
28. Assistant Engineer (SG-I) Level-9
29. SAS Assistant Level-6
30. Sr. SAS Assistant Level-7
31. SAS Assistant (SG-II) Level-8
32. SAS Assistant (SG-I) Level-9
33. Library & Information Asstt. Level-6
34. Sr. Library & Information Assistant Level-7
35. Library & Information Assistant (SG-II) Level-8
36. Library & Information Assistant (SG-I) Level-9
37. Technician Level-3
38. Sr. Technician Level-4
39. Technician (SG-II) Level-5
40. Technician (SG-I) Level-6
41. Superintendent/ Superintendent (Accounts) Level-6
42. Sr. Superintendent/ Sr. Supdt. (Accounts) Level-7
43. Superintendent. (SG-II) / Supdt. SG-II (Accounts) Level-8
44. Superintendent SG-I /Supdt. SG-I (Accounts) Level-9
45. Personal Assistant Level-6
46. Sr. Personal Assistant Level-7
47. Private Secretary Level-8
48. Pharmacist Level-5
49. Sr. Pharmacist (Personal to the incumbent) Level-6
50. Pharmacist (SG-II) Level-7
51. Pharmacist (SG-I) Level-8
52. Stenographer Level-4
53. Sr. Stenographer Level-5
54. Stenographer (SG-II) Level-6
55. Stenographer (SG-I) Level-7
56. Jr. Assistant Level-3
57. Sr. Assistant Level-4
58. Assistant (SG-II) Level-5
59. Assistant (SG-I) Level-6
60. Office Attendant Level-1
61. Sr. Office Attendant Level-2
62. Office Attendant (SG-II) Level-3
63. Office Attendant (SG-I) Level-4

12. Budget allocated to each of agencies, including the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditure and reports on disbursements made:

Year Total (Grant + Internal Revenue 
+ Opening Balance)
(Rs. in Lakhs)
(Rs. in Lakhs)
2015-16 8815.32 14521.69
2016-17 14773.49 15233.38
2017-18 20524.51 13079.38
2018-19 20863.41 17605.85

13. Manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes.

NIT, Kurukshetra does not operate any subsidy program.

14. Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorizations granted by the NIT, Kurukshetra

No such Scheme is established in NIT, Kurukshetra

15. Details in respect of the information available to or held by the NIT, Kurukshetra reduced in electronic form

The important information about functions and activities being performed is available in electronic form on the website of Institute. www.nitkkr.ac.in. However, remaining is stored in the related files and documents and steps are being initiated to put it on the website.

16. 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.

Citizens have the facility to obtain information from the CPIO. NIT, Kurukshetra observes five working days a week from Monday to Friday and follows the weekly holiday on Saturday. The working hours of the Institute are as under:

Departments – 8.30 A.M. to 5.00 P.M. (Lunch Break- 1.00 P.M. to 1.30 P.M.)

Administration – 9.00 A.M. to 5.30 P.M. (Lunch Break- 1.00 P.M. to 1.30 P.M.)

17. The names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers and the Appellate authorities

In order to promote openness, transparency and accountability in administration, Government of India has enacted the right to information Act, 2005 imposing the obligations on every public authority to provide information to the person seeking it.

In terms of Section 5 (1) of the Right to Information Act, 2005, the under mentioned officers of this Institute are hereby designated as Public Information Officers (PIOs) and Assistant Public Information Officers (APIOs) to given information as per the right to information Act, 2005, in respect of the specific subject matter mentioned against their names.

Sr. No. Name of PIO/APIO Designation Telephone No./
Subject Matter
1. Dr. Rajender Kumar
Deptt. of Business Administration
First Appellate Authority 01744-233524 All matters relating to the institute
2. Dy. Registrar
(GA & Legal)
Central Public Information Officer 01744-233212
All matters relating to the Institute
3. Dy. Registrar (Accounts) Assistant Central Public Information Officer 01744-233214
All matters relating to the Accounts Section
4. Dy. Registrar (Academic) Assistant Central Public Information Officer 01744-233227
All matters relating to the Academic Section
5. Superintendent SG-II
(General Section)
Assistant Central Public Information Officer 01744-233211 All matters relating to the General Section
6. Superintendent SG-II
(Establishment Section)
Assistant Central Public Information Officer 01744-233211 All matters relating to the Establishment Section
7. Superintendent SG-II
(Stores Section)
Assistant Central Public Information Officer 01744-233267 All matters relating to the Stores Section
8. Senior Superintendant
Assistant Central Public Information Officer 01744-233245 All matters relating to the Examination Cell
9. Assistant Engineer
Assistant Central Public Information Officer 01744-233233 All matters relating to the Estate Section

18. Such other information as may be prescribed information related to student admission procedures, academic programmes, examination schedules, results etc.

All such information is updated time to time and available on the website of the Institute www.nitkkr.ac.in

19. Office Orders / Circulars

Important Office Orders/Notifications are uploaded on Institute website www.nitkkr.ac.in for the information of all stakeholders.

20. The rates of fees payable for obtaining information under RTI Act 2005 are as under :

For Filing of Application:

1. In terms of sub-section (1) of Section 6, a person who desires to obtain information admissible under the Act, may file an application on prescribe form giving particulars of the information being sought.

2. The application along with the requisite fee can be submitted in the form of Cash Receipt of the Accounts Section/Indian Postal Order/Demand Draft/Bankers’ Cheque. Demand Draft/Bankers’ Cheque can be sent in favour of “Director, National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra” payable at SBI, NIT Kurukshetra Branch, Kurukshetra – 136119 (Haryana).


(i) The Institute will make an effort to provide information sought within 30 days on payment of requisite fees.

(ii) The time limit of providing information concerning life and liberty of a person is 48 hours.

(iii) In case the information pertains to a third party, the time limit is 40 days.

(iv) If no reply or information is received as above, it is deemed to have been rejected. The applicant will be intimated the reasons for rejection.

Payment of Fees:

Fees/amount to be charged for providing information under Right to Information Act, 2005.

Sl. No. Application Fee Rate to be Charged Mode of Deposit
1. Application fee seeking information Rs. 10/- per Application Cash Receipt of the Accounts Section/ IPO/DD/ Banker’s Cheque
2. Application fee for 1st Appeal N.A.
3. Application fee for 2nd Appeal N.A.

Amount to be charged for providing information:

Sl. No. Application Fee Rate to be Charged Mode of Deposit
1. Inspection of documents No fees for 1st hour then Rs. 5/- per each 15 minutes or part thereof Cash Receipt of the Accounts Section/ IPO/DD/ Banker’s Cheque
2. Photocopy per page (A4 size) Rs. 2/- Cash Receipt of the Accounts Section/ IPO/DD/ Banker’s Cheque


1. No fee will be charged for people living below the poverty line (BPL).

2. No fee if the Public Authority fails to comply within the time limits.

21. Format of the Application