The details of information available to the public under Section 4(1) (b) of the RTI Act 2005 under voluntary disclosure of information.


The documents available in the Department of Economics & Statistics (DES) under section 4(1) b of the Right to Information Act 2005 are detailed below.

Section Item to be disclosed Details
(i) The particulars of its organisation, functions and duties The organisation chart, functions and duties of the Department of Economics and Statistics are available in the department website
(ii) The powers and duties of its officers and employees The section wise officers in the directorate and all District and Taluk offices of the department are mentioned in the deprtment website. The section wise work (schemes and sureys conducted by the department) are also mentioned in the website.
(iii) The procedures followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountablility The hierarchy and chanels of supervision for decision making process are mentioned in the Organisation chart.
(iv) The norms set by it for the discharge of its fucntions The rules and norms of the State Government of Kerala are being followed for discharge of the administrative functions of DES. Regarding the technical fucntions, the guidelines and instructions of CSO and NSO of MoSPI, Govt of India are being followed.
(v) The rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions The rules and regulations of the State Government of Kerala and instructions, guidelines and methodogies  of CSO and NSO of MoSPI, Govt of India are being followed for undertaking surveys and preparation of estimates.
(vi) A statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or under its control

Reports published by DES up to 2003-04: available in the Department library maintained at Directorate of DES

Reports and publications released from 2004-05: available in the Department website in pdf format

(vii) The particulars of any arrangement that exists for consulation with, or representation by, the members of the public in relation to the formulation of its policy or implementation thereof Policies are being formed at State and Central Governments for the iimplementation of schemes in DES. Representatives of public organisations are being consulted as and when required for ammending the policies.
(viii) A statement of the boards, councils, committees and and 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 DES have only two apex organsions SASA and KSSC whiare functioning at Thiruvanathapuram. The details are available in the websiote. The details of various committees constituted for performing the functions of DES are available in DES website under orders and proceedings menu.
(ix) A directory of its officers and employees Directory of senior officers are available in the website.
(x) The monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees, indicating the system of compensation as provided in its regulations The pay and allowance of employees of Department of Economics & Statistics as per the latest pay revsion order are available in the website Pay and Allowances.
(xi) The budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulrs of all plans, proposed expenditures and eports on disbursements made Details available in the official website.
(xii) The manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes Not Applicable.DES doesn't have any kind of subsidy programmes.
(xiii) Particulars of recepients of concessions, permits or authorisations granted by it Not Applicable.
(xiv) Details in respect of the information, available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form Maximum available informations in electronic forms in DES are available in the official website.
(xv) The particulrs of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the working hours of a library or reading room, if maintained for public use The contact details of all offices under DES are available in the official website.
(xvi) The names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers Available in the official website.
(xvii) Such other information as may be prescribed and thereafter update these publications every year Informations are regularly being updated in department website.

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Last Updated: 25, July 2023