Information under Section 4(1)(b) of The Right to Information Act





The particulars of its organization, functions and duties:

The Department of Atomic Energy was established on August 3, 1954 with headquarters at Bombay and a Branch Secretariat at New Delhi. The functions of DAE emanate from the following mandate:

  • Increasing the share of nuclear power through deployment of indigenous and other proven technologies, and also develop fast breeder reactors and thorium reactors with associated fuel cycle facilities.
  • Building and operation of research reactors for production of radio isotopes and carrying out radiation technology applications in the field of medicine, agriculture and industry.
  • Developing advanced technologies such as accelerators, lasers, supercomputers, advanced materials and instrumentation and encouraging transfer of technology to industry.
  • Support to basic research in nuclear energy and related frontier areas of science, interaction with universities and academic institutions, support to research and development projects having a bearing on DAE’s programme and International co-operation in related advanced areas of research and
  • Contribution to national security.

The powers and duties of its officers and employees:

The Department, which is under the charge of the Prime Minister is responsible for execution of the policies laid down by the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) which has full powers of the Government of India, both administrative and financial within the limits of budget allotted by the Parliament.


Work/Duties of officers and employees:

  1. Administration Section (Admn.) - all personnel and administrative matters of DAE Secretariat employees.
  2. Centralised Cadre Section (CCS) - all matters relating to recruitment/promotion of Centralised Cadre Officers.
  3. External Relations Section (ER) - all matters relating to deputation/foreign tours, co-operation with other countries AERB, Atomic Energy Act, 1962.
  4. Secretariat Support Section (SSS) - general administration like transport, telephone, housekeeping etc. pertaining to the Secretariat.
  5. Vigilance Section (VIG) - all vigilance/disciplinary cases of Group ‘A’ officers of the Department and its units.
  6. Services Units Section (SUS) - all matters relating to the units of the Department dealing with Purchase and Stores, Construction, Services and Estate Management and General Services.
  7. Secretariat Co-ordination Section(SCS) - Co-ordination with all sections within the Secretariat, all the units of the Department and with other Ministries/Departments of the Central Government.
  8. Industrial Relations and Welfare Section (IR&W) - all matters relating to the service associations/unions, JCM matters and other welfare matters like health, family relief scheme.
  9. Parliament Section - all matters relating to the Parliament.
  10. Industries and Minerals Section (I&M) - all matters relating to Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC), Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Research (AMD), Board of Radiation and Isotope Technology (BRIT), Heavy Water Board (HWB).
  11. Public Sector Undertaking Section (PSU) - all matters relating to Indian Rare Earths Ltd.(IREL), Electronics Corporation of India Ltd.(ECIL) and Uranium Corporation of India Ltd.(UCIL).
  12. Power Section (P) - all matters relating to Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd.(NPCIL) and Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Ltd. (BHAVINI).
  13. Research & Development Section - I (R & D-I) - all matters relating to Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Centre for Advanced Technology (CAT) and Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC).
  14. Research & Development Section - II (R & D-II) - all matters relating to the 8 autonomous institutions functioning under this Department, Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS), National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM).
  15. Centralized Security Section - all matters relating to security in the Secretariat and all units of DAE.
  16. Organization and Methods Section (O & M) - all matters relating to training.
  17. Hindi Cell - Implementation of Official Language.
  18. Budget Section - all matters relating to Budget and Planning.
  19. Finance and Accounts Section - all Finance and Accounts matters.
  20. Control Section - all matters relating to the expenditure.
  21. Salary Section - all matters relating to salary.
  22. Cheque Section - all matters relating to cash and cheques.
  23. Bill Section - all matters relating to the claims of the personnel.
  24. Internal Inspection Wing (IIW) - all matters relating to inspection of accounts of all the units of DAE. The wing has headquarters at Mumbai and Hyderabad.

The procedure followed in the decision making process including channels of supervision and accountability:

Additional Secretary, DAE is the Head of the Department and the Under Secretary (Admn.) is the Head of Office in the Secretariat. The matters concerned with the respective section is submitted to the Under Secretaries, Deputy Secretaries and Joint Secretary/Additional Secretaries as detailed in the organizational chart (Annexure - I & Annexure - II). The matters relating to Parliament are submitted to the Minister of State after the approval of Secretary.


The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions:

As per the procedure prescribed under the Manual of Office Procedure.


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

Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961 Government of India (Transaction of Business) Rules, 1961

Atomic Energy Act, 1962 and the Rules framed thereunder

Manual of Office Procedure

Exercise of Financial Powers (DAE) Rules, 1978

All Central Civil Services Rules


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

The files on the subject matters dealt within each section, the rules and procedures published by the Government and the publications of the Department.


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:

The Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) has a mandate to develop a nuclear power technology, to apply radiation and radio-isotope technology for the larger benefit of the society and to pursue basic research in frontier areas in Science and Technology. These are carried out in the various Research Centres, Public Sector Undertakings, Industrial Units and Aided Institutions under the administrative control of the Department of Atomic Energy. The nature of its activities limits public interface in relation to the formulation or implementation of its policy.


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:

The members of the board/council constituted for the research centres, public sector undertakings, industrial organizations and aided institutions comprise of scientists/engineers and representatives for achieving the aims of DAE to harness nuclear energy for power generation and developing nuclear and other advanced technologies for use in health care, agriculture, industry, research and other areas and the meetings/minutes are accessible only to the authorized members. In addition, the Department’s Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS) and the National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM) promote research in nuclear and allied fields and mathematics.


A directory of its officers and employees:

Direct Telephone Nos. of DAE Sectt. Officers: 

The telephone number of the officers is indicated in Annexure - III.


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

Particulars are provided in Annexure - IV.


The budget allocated to each of its agency indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made:

Particulars are provided in Annexure - V  Annexure - A  Annexure - B  Annexure - C


The manner of execution of subsidy programmes including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes:

The programmes of DAE relate to Nuclear Power Generation, Radiation Technologies and Applications, Basic Research, Research Education Linkage and Infrastructure and there are no subsidy programmes undertaken by the Department.


Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorizations granted by it:

In the matter of recruitment/promotion, the concessions in age/standard of passing examinations are allowed as per the Government policy. Licence for mining, milling, processing and/or handling of prescribed substances granted as per the provisions contained under Atomic Energy (Working of the Mines, Minerals and Handling of Prescribed Substances) Rules, 1984.


Details in respect of the information available to or held by it reduced in an electronic form:

Additional information is available in the other parts of this website (


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:

From this website or by making a request to the PIOs by post or by e-mail, the citizens can obtain the information.


The names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers:

The particulars of PIOs and other authorities designated under the RTI Act is furnished in Annexure - VI in respect of DAE Sectt. and in Annexure - VII in respect of all the units, PSUs, autonomous institutions of the Department.


Consolidated Report under section 25(3) of right to Information ACT,2005:

Consolidated Report under section 25(3) of right to Information ACT, 2005 in respect of the Department of Atomic Energy for the Quarter Ended 30.06.2018 Annexure - VIII

Information on procurement:

Details of contracts entered by DAE Annexure - IX

RTI Act and related information




No. of employees against whom Disciplinary action has been proposed/ taken (Section 4(2)):

(i) Pending for Minor penalty or major penalty proceedings.

(ii) Finalised for Minor penalty or major penalty proceedings.

Information is “NIL’ as far as DAE Secretariat is concerned