The Global Open University
Disclosures Under Sec 4 of Right to Information Act 2005
THE GLOBAL OPEN UNIVERSITY
Right to information and obligations of public authorities
Sec 4 (1)(b) of RTI Act 2005
(i) The particulars of its organisation, functions and duties. Click here
(ii) The powers and duties of its officers and employees. Click here
(iii) The procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability; Click here
(iv) The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions; Click here
(v) The rules, regulations, instructions, instructions, manuals and records, held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions; Click here
(vi) a statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or under its control; Click here
(vii) the 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; Click here
(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; Click here
(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) the budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made; Click here
(xii) the manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes; Click here
(xiii) particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorisations granted by it; Click here
(xiv) details in respect of the information, available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form; Click here
(xv) 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; Click here
(xvi) the names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers; Click here
(xvii) such other information as may be prescribed; and thereafter update these publications every year; Click here
THE GLOBAL OPEN UNIVERSITY
Manual – I
Particulars of the Organisation, Functions and Duties under Section 4 (I) (b) (i) of Right to Information Act, 2005.
The Global Open University, Nagaland has been established under the provisions of The Global Open University Act 2006 (Act 3 of 2006) of the Government of Nagaland under Section 2 (f) of the UGC Act 1956. Consequently, The Global Open University, Nagaland Amendment Act 2011 (Act No 6 of 2011) further declares the University as a State University. This University been established with the purpose of introducing vocational, job oriented and employment centric education in the North-Eastern region in general with particular emphasis in the State of Nagaland. The State Government of Nagaland has taken bold steps in strengthening the activities of The Global Open University, Nagaland by enabling the World Institution Building Programme (WIBP) to develop adequate infrastructure in Nagaland for an open system educational policy. There are 3 University Campuses in Nagaland operating at Kohima, Dimapur and Wokha and the University Headquarters is in Dimapur. Presently, operations at the Kohima and Wokha campus has been temporarily halted and the University has been functioning from its headquarters at Sodzulhou village, Dimapur.
The University conducts Distance Mode of learning as well as 2 (two) regular classes which are job-oriented and Professional in nature namely, B.B.A in Fashion Design and B.Sc in Hotel Management and Catering Technology at Dimapur Headquarter.
Name of the Organization: The Global Open University, Nagaland.
The objectives of the University are as follows:
- The University shall design and run courses and programmes leading to the award of certificates, diplomas, degrees of bachelor, master and other academic distinctions, under the faculties and in the subject enumerated.
- The University, by regulation, has the power to abolish or create any faculty of any course or programme of study enumerated in the schedule without causing any detriment to the interests of teachers or students concerned.
- The University may impart instructions in regard to a course or programme or study through one or more modes, which may include distance, continuing and regular modes of teaching and learning.
- Without prejudice to the above, the main objective of The University shall be to provide high quality professional, technical and technological in-campus, class room, formal and regular courses and programmes of study to the students hailing from Nagaland in such subjects, areas and fields of study which are generally not offered by other Institutions in Nagaland.
- The University shall specially strive to have professional, academic and other possible link-ups and ties with various centers of excellence in and outside the country for promoting the standards of education provided, for improving the methodologies of teaching and for upgrading the potentials of teaching and non-teaching staff of the University.
Functions and duties: The University shall have the following powers and functions:
- To provide for instruction, teaching and training in all the branches of study and particularly for research, advancement and dissemination of knowledge through establishment of institutes, departments, schools, faculties and other centers of excellence
- To hold examinations and to grant and confer certificates, diplomas, degrees and other academic distinctions on those who pass the examinations, to confer honorary distinctions on men and women of eminence and to withdraw the certificates, diplomas etc from those who had been conferred for good and sufficient reasons.
- To affiliate colleges under Section 3 (7) of the University Act which has been passed by the Legislative Assembly along with the assent of His Excellency Governor of Nagaland.
- To transform the University into a centre of excellence particularly in the fields of healthcare, Para-medical education, hospital administration, physical and biological sciences, technology including information and communication technologies, Engineering, Social work, Environmental Science, Law, Fine Arts etc
- To maintain and manage the physical and financial assets of the University in the most effective manner with the view to promote the purpose of the University
- To appoint professors, associate, assistant professors, readers, lecturers and others connected with teaching with a view to imparting instructions of very high standards
- To establish all physical amenities conductive to the most effective learning by the students enrolled with the University
- To institute fellowships, scholarship, prizes, medals etc, with a view to promote research and motivating study;
- To collaborate, cooperate and act jointly with other organizations, institution, Universities etc, within and outside India, particularly in the fields of medical education, engineering, technology, environmental science, law and fine arts etc, for strengthening research and improving quality of instructions to students;
- To disseminate knowledge to the students through seminars, conference, executive education programmes publications and training programs;
- To provide consultancy to industry, government and public organizations;
- To establish and maintain within the premises of the University or elsewhere, such classrooms, study halls as the University may consider necessary and adequately furnish the same;
- To receive grants, subscriptions, donations and gifts for the purpose of the University and consistent with the objects for which the University is established;
- To purchase, take on lease or accept as gift or otherwise any land or buildings of works which may be necessary or convenient for the purpose of the University on such terms and conditions as the University may deem fit and to construct or alter and maintain any such buildings or works;
- To execute conveyance, transfer, re-conveyance, mortgages, leases, license and agreements in respect of property, moveable or in-moveable, including securities belonging to the University or to acquire the same for the purpose of the University;
- To enter into agreements with Organizations which may include the central government, the state government, the University Grants Commission or other authorities for relieving grants;
To accept grants of money, securities or property of any kind on such terms and conditions as may be deemed expedient;
- To raise and borrow money on mortgage, promissory notes or on other obligations or securities based upon all or any of the properties and assets of the University with or without any securities and upon such terms and conditions as it may deem fit and to pay out of the funds of the University all expenditures incidental to the raising of the money and to repay and redeem any money borrowed;
- To invest the funds of the University or money entrusted to the University in other such securities and in such manner as it may deem fit and form time to time transpose any investment; and
- To do all other acts as the University may consider necessary that are conductive or incidental to the attainment and promotion of the aforesaid objectives.
The Hon’ble Chancellor shall be responsible for the distribution of the aforesaid powers and functions of the University amongst the officers, councils, committees, boards and other authorities of the University in accordance with the provisions of this Act for carrying out the objectives of the University.
TGOUN Office Addresses
The Global Open University, Nagaland
P.O – ARTC
Nagaland – 797 115
Office Phone No: 8731887593/94
e-mail – email@example.com
website – nagaland.net.in
10:00 A.M.- 4:00 P.M.
However, all staff of the University performs their duties during and after office hours and also on government holidays as and when necessary.
Departments and Schools:
The Global Open University, Nagaland took the initiatives for establishing the following Schools for conducting different programmes :
1. School of Actuarial Sciences
2. School of Agriculture
3. School of Applied Sciences
4. School of Bio-Informatics and Bio-Technology
5. School of Computing Techniques and Informatics
6. School of Dance, Drama and Music
7. School of Disaster and Emergency Management
8. School of Education
9. School of Engineering and Technology
10. School of Environmental Studies
11. School of Fine Arts
12. School of Fashion Technology and Cosmetology
13. School of Geriatric Care
14. School of Intellectual Property Rights
15. School of Interfaith Studies
16. School of International Studies
17. School of Journalism and Mass Communication
18. School of Juridical Sciences
19. School of Language Studies
20. School of Library and Information Sciences
21. School of Management Studies
22. School of Medicinal Plants
23. School of Modern Medicine
24. School of Oriental Medicine
25. School of Pollution Control
26. School of Paramedical Studies
27. School of Remote Sensing and GIS
28. School of Social Sciences
29. School of Sustainable Development
30. School of Tourism and Hospitality Management
Officers of University :
- The Visitor: Governor of Nagaland
- The Pro Chancellor: Dr. S.N Pandey
- The Vice Chancellor: Dr. H.N Dutta
- The Registrar: The Director of the University performs dually as Registrar of the University
- The Director: Dr. Imotemsu Ao
- The Deans: Kindly refer to the list of University Academic experts listed in the Directory in Manual (ix)
Such other persons who may be declared by regulation as Officers of the University.
Powers & Duties of Officers & Employees:
Powers and duties of Officers and Employees under Section 4(1) (b) (ii) of RTI Act, 2005.
H.E The Governor of Nagaland, Visitor –
- The Visitor shall preside over the convocations of the University and in the case of his inability, the Chancellor shall do so.
- The Visitor shall constitute a Committee every 5 (five) years from the date of establishment of the University comprising eminent persons in the field of education to review the working of the University and cause its report to be laid before the Nagaland Legislative Assembly.
- The Officers and Councils under this Act have an obligation to send all the notices, minutes and decisions of their meetings to the Visitor well in advance.
- The Visitor has the power to attend the meetings of the Governing Council and when he so attends, he shall preside over the meetings of the Governing Council.
- The Visitor has the power to seek from the Chancellor information on all affairs of the University which shall be provided to him with utmost dispatch.
Pro Chancellor –
- The Pro Chancellor of the University has all powers in regard to the conduct of the affairs of the University in accordance with the provisions of this Act and all unspecified powers shall vest in him which shall be used for more effective implementation of this Act.
- Presides over the meetings of the Academic Council.
- Take such action as he may deem necessary in the case of any emergency and report the same to the Officer/ Council or authority concerned which would have ordinarily dealt with the matter.
- Provided that if the Officer or Council or authority does not approve of the action taken by the Vice Chancellor, the matter will be referred to the Chancellor through the Pro Chancellor whose decision shall be final.
- Provided further that the person affected by the decision of the Vice Chancellor/Officer/Council/other Authority, has a right of appeal to the Visitor, as the case may be, within thirty days of the decision coming to knowledge of the affected person.
- Exercise such other powers and perform such other duties as may be assigned to him by the Chancellor or Pro Chancellor or any other Council or Officer or authority under the University regulations.
- Comply with all directions and orders of the Executive Council, the Vice Chancellor, the Pro Chancellor and the Chancellor.
- Furnish notices, minutes and other records of the University to the Vice Chancellor, the Pro Chancellor and the Chancellor on his own and furnish all information when asked by the authority.
- Call meetings of the Executive Council for taking emergent decisions, if any, in the absence of the Chancellor, Pro Chancellor and the Vice Chancellor.
- Perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Chancellor, the Pro Chancellor, the Vice Chancellor and the Executive Council.
- The Chancellor may appoint the Director-in-charge of operations in the State of Nagaland to any other Committee, Board or authority of the University
The Chancellor may co-opt any other Director of the University in any Council, Committee, Board or authority of the University.
Decision Making Process:
The Procedure followed in decision making process including channels of supervision and accountability under Section 4(I) (b) (iii) of RTI Act, 2005. .
: The Global Open University Nagaland is accountable to the Governor (Chancellor), Government of Nagaland and other such departments of the elective of state government.
The hierarchy of decision making process in the University: click here
Norms for discharge of its functions:
The norms set for discharge of functions under Section 4(I) (b) (iv) of RTI Act, 2005. .
The Global Open University Nagaland strives to ensure that the institution continues its mandated mission to meet the comprehensive post-graduate education needs of the residents of the State of Nagaland and the nation through. The main concern of functioning is the academic implementation.
Rules, Regulations, Instructions, Manuals & Records:
The rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions under Section 4(I) (b) (v) of RTI Act, 2005.
Based on The Global Open University (Nagaland) Act 2006 and the Office Memorandum in accordance to the needs of the University based on the guidelines of the Act. The Ordinance of the University is under process.
Categories of documents that are held by it or under its control:
A statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or under its control under Section 4(I) (b) (vi) of RTI Act, 2005. .
Documents relating to service matter of the staff, the financial administration of the University, the office memorandum and all other academic administration like student enrollment, conduct of examination and dispatch. The University Specifically has 8 (eight) sections to co-opt with its various functions. They are as follows:
|FINANCE & ACCOUNTS BRANCH||PLANNING BRANCH||INFORMATION & PUBLIC RELATION CELL||ENGINEERING WING||ACADEMIC BRANCH||EXAMINATION BRANCH|
& up gradation
Information for Consultation or representation, by members of the Public, on formulation of Policy or implementation:
The particulars of any arrangement that exist for consultation with or representation by, the members of the public in relation to the formulation of its policy or implementation thereof under Section 4(I) (b) (vii) of RTI Act, 2005.
The University for Consultation with the students provides Counseling officers, Counselors and Asst. Counselors to interact with the students face to face and also to the general Public for information relating to the various academic areas.
The University also conducts Seminars, workshops and Career Counseling’s which are open to the public. Parents Teachers Meet are conducted twice annually for performance appraisal and feedback. Orientation programme conducted annually on commencement of every academic session.
Advice given by the Boards, Councils, Committees & others:
A statement of boards, Council, 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 public, or the minutes of such meetings are accessible for public under Section 4(I) (b) (viii) of RTI Act, 2005
The Global Open University, Nagaland is governed by the councils and committees constituted by the University Act for its academic as well as administrative activities namely the
- Governing Council,
- Executive Council,
- Academic Council.
- Finance Committee
- Ad hoc Committee as per requirement.
- Board of study for each faculty/department.
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Directory of its officers & employees:
A directory of its Officers & Employees under Section 4(I) (b) (ix) of RTI Act, 2005
A directory of its officers and employees:
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The monthly remuneration received by each of its officer & employees including the system of compensation as provided in regulations:
: Mandatory post as per the U.G.C norms and other employees as per the State Government Service Rule.
The monthly Remuneration received by its officers and employees Click here
The Budget allocated to each agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursement made under Section 4(I) (b) (xi) of RTI Act, 2005.
THE GLOBAL OPEN UNIVERSITY, NAGALAND
2017-18(Rupees in Lacs)
Major Head/ Sub Head
|Revises Estimates 2016-2017||Budget Estimate 2017-2018||Revises Estimates 2017-2018|
|Plan||Non Plan||Plan||Non Plan||Plan||Non Plan||Plan||Non Plan||Plan||Non Plan|
|Motor & Vehicles||4.12||4.45||6.85||8.25||8.37|
|Rent Rate and Taxes||0.64||0||0.65||0.80||0.66|
Implementation of subsidy programmes:
The manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes: NA
Particulars of recipient of concessions, permits or authorization granted by aid:
For students enrolled in the regular courses offered, concession for N-E students with a 25% discount, and the students through Higher and Technical Education with a rate of 30% concession.
Subsidized low fee for distance learning courses.
Apart from the concessions offered, the University is entitled for the Governmental Scholarships for both the students of regular and distance courses which are being offered under PMCS, Nagaland Merit Scholarship, Minority Scholarships etc through the Government of Nagaland. The list of beneficiaries for the said scholarships are listed below:
Details information available to, or held by its reduced in an electronic form:
Details in respect of the information available or held by it, reduced in an electronic form:
Details of the courses run by the University, the information of admissions along with the admission form in PDF format and other such information can be obtained from the official website of the University at http://www.nagaland.net.in, www.subsidy.ac, www.government.ind.in. Apart from the admission and examinations forms the following are included in the e-form:
- Letter issued by The University Grants Commission (UGC)
- Letter issued by Punjab University Chandigarh for recognizing the MA Degree of TGOU at par with M.Ed. degree of Punjab University.
- List of Universities/Institutions approved by Distance Education Council (As on 01/01/2010)DEC Letter
- The Letter of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India
- The Nagaland Gazette Extraordinary Published by Authority
- The Global Open University Nagaland Right to Information
Facilities available to citizens for obtaining information:
Exclusively maintained for the students of TGOUN for assistance of which the University entrust to the counselors of the University. Avail the facilities during 10:00 hrs – 17:00 hrs on all working days.
Names designations for P.I.O:
The names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers under Section 4 (I) (b) (xvi) of RTI Act, 2005.
Directorate Level :
|Public Authority||Appellate Authority||Public Information Officer|
|The Global Open University, Nagaland||Shri. Sushil Singh
Controller of Examinations
|Shri. Keluozie Kesiezie
Assistant Administrative Officer – I, Dimapur
Smti Ruth Difusa
Smti Katiya Kayina,
Smti Achoni Murry