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Right to Information Act

17 Point RTI Manual :
The Department of Law & Judiciary (Legal Affairs Division), Government of Goa, published Notification vide No. 10/2/2005-LA dated 7th July 2005 which states “The Right to Information Act, 2005 (Central Act No. 22 of 2005), which has been passed by the Parliament, and assented to by the President of India on 15-6-2005, and published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 1, dated 21-6-2005”.

I. PARTICULARS OF ORGANIZATION, FUNCTIONS, AND DUTIES :

1. Brief History of the establishment of the Public Authority:

Till 1984, the Fire Services in the U.T. of Goa, Daman, and Diu functioned as part of the Police Department. There were only 4 Fire Stations under the supervision of a Station Fire Officer. The situation was reviewed, and on 21st January 1984, a separate Department was created for Fire Service. It was later renamed as the Directorate of Fire & Emergency Services.

The Goa State Fire and Emergency Services constituted under the Goa State Fire Force Act 1986 is headed by the Director with its Headquarters, and Logistic Centre at Panaji. Besides fulfilling the main objectives of fire prevention, fire protection, firefighting, and rescue, the department generally attends people in distress. Over the years, it has attained a multi-dimensional role in saving, and protecting life, and property of the people with its activities in fire prevention, fire protection, fire suppression, and training. The department is being developed to provide effective fire and emergency cover to the people, and property in the State. The approved strength of the Goa Fire and Emergency Services is 1088 including Officers and administrative staff. It provides round the clock services with the set up of 14 Fire Stations located in the township of the respective local Bodies/Municipalities viz; Panaji, Vasco, Mapusa, Pernem, Pilerne, Ponda, Kundaim, Old-Goa, Bicholim, Valpoi, Margao, Verna, Curchorem, and Canacona.

The Department has decentralized the administrative work into three Zones viz; South Zone, Central Zone, and North Zone. The Deputy Director (Fire), and Divisional Officer has been declared as Head of Office, and Drawing, and Disbursing Officer respectively for South Zone, and Central Zone. The operational control of South Zone, Central Zone, and North Zone are under the control of Dy. Director (Fire), Divisional Officer, and Asst. Divisional Officer respectively. The Fire Stations under the Jurisdiction of South Zone, Central Zone, and North Zone are as below:-

Dy. Director (Fire), South Zone Under the jurisdiction of Fire Station Margao, Curchorem, Canacona, and Verna
Divisional Officer, Central Zone Under the jurisdiction of Fire Station Ponda, Valpoi, Bicholim, Kundaim, and Old-Goa
Assistant Divisional Officer, North Zone Under the jurisdiction of Fire Station Pernem, Mapusa, Pilerne, Panaji, and Vasco.



Each Fire Station is headed by one Station Fire Officer/Officer-In-charge. The Officer and Fire Personnel on duty at the respective Fire Station will be the first responder for all types of Fire/Emergencies which include natural, and man-made disasters.
The Administrative and Accounts section of the department is supervised by the Dy. Director (Admn.)/Head of Office, and Assistant Accounts Officer/Drawing, and Disbursing Officer. The overall control of the Directorate of Fire and Emergency Services is vested with the Director, Directorate of Fire and Emergency Services.

2. Objectives of the Department :

  1. To prevent loss of life, and property from fire and non-fire emergencies like highway motor accidents, building collapse, landslides, still water rescue, Industrial hazards, spillage, and toxic release, inter-alia technological hazards, and to render humanitarian services, and special services.
  2. To check the installation of Fire Protection measures, and carry out Fire Fighting, and responding to non-fire emergencies due to natural, and man-made disasters.
  3. To conduct periodic, and routine Fire Safety Inspections in Industry, Hospitals, School Institutions, Government Departments, and in any hazardous occupancies, and further give recommendations so as to reduce risk by fire.
  4. To impart training in Fire Prevention, Fire Fighting, and Fire Protection.
  5. To implement fire safety regulatory measures under National Building Code 2005 To provide standby protection at large gatherings, and the important public, and private functions.
  6. To promote Community based preventive and coping strategies for all kinds of emergencies including fire etc.


3. Vision/ Mission Statement of the Public Authority.

Vision :
To raise the level of Prevention, and Preparedness so as to minimize loss of life, and property in the State from fire and non-fire emergencies, and to inculcate safety consciousness among the general public.

Mission:
Enhancing the capacity in terms of men, and materials to be able to realize the Vision. Develop Fire and Emergency Service as a Service Provider for reaching help to the people in distress, for all hazard purpose. Ensuring community safety, and to enrich the members of the profession through training, and education for preventing, and mitigating the Fire loss to facilitate improve public safety.

4. Main activities/functions of the Public Authority:

  1. Responsible to recommend fire preventive and fire protection measures in industrial, and commercial premises which pose fire-related, and other safety hazards under the Goa State Fire Force Act, and Rules.
  2. The Directorate of Fire and Emergency Services is the Regional Training Centre approved by the Director-General Civil Defence, Fire Cell, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India to conduct Sub-Officers Course. It also conducts various Course for Industrial Establishments, Government, and Semi-Government organizations.


5. List of services being provided by the public authorities with the brief write-up on them :



6. Rates to be charged for services of all types rendered beyond the limits of the jurisdiction :


7. Citizens interaction – for enhancing the effectiveness, and efficiency of Public Authority :

The general public can extend co-operation to the department through:
i. Voluntary compliance with Fire Safety Rules.
ii. Reporting violations of the Rules by others.
iii. Joining the Auxiliary Fire Force Volunteer teams.
iv. Creating small teams of volunteers in every neighborhood who may maintain information about places, and people vulnerable in emergencies, and provide such information to the teams at incident sites.

8. Postal address of Directorate of Fire & Emergency Services, and Fire Stations over the State :


9. Working hours both for Office, and Public :

The Office functions for 5 days in a week from Monday to Friday from 09.30 a.m to 05.45 p.m. with a lunch break of 45 minutes from 01.15 p.m. to 02.00 p.m. The Fire Stations functions round the clock.

10. Grievances Redressal Mechanism :

In order to redress the grievances of the public, the Department has designated the following Public Grievance Officers :


II. POWERS, AND DUTIES OF OFFICERS, AND EMPLOYEES

1. DEPUTY DIRECTOR (FIRE)

  1. He shall be the Head of the office for South Zone, and Central Zone, and shall be responsible for carrying out administrative work pertaining to both the Zones as per Goa Delegation of Financial Power Rules 2008.
  2. He shall be the controlling officer of Fire Stations under the Jurisdiction of South Zone.
  3. He shall carry out periodical inspections of Fire Stations under the Jurisdiction of South Zone as per the plan to be approved by the Director, Fire and Emergency Services, and Review of parades, upkeep of Fire-Fighting Equipment and ensuring the operational fitness of the Department.
  4. He shall carry out Fire Prevention Inspections of the premises, under the Jurisdiction of South Zone as delegated under the Standing order No. 18., and shall be responsible for enforcing the various Acts, Rules, and Fire Prevention measures under the Jurisdiction of South Zone.
  5. Authority to impose minor penalties in respect of Station Fire Officer, Sub-Officers, and other employees of Group ‘C’ employees under the Jurisdiction of South Zone.
  6. Assist the Director in examining, and finalizing references from the Government or other Departments with regarding technical matters pertaining to Fire Prevention, Fire Safety Control, and Education.
  7. Periodical inspection of Fire Stations, and review of Parades, upkeep of Fire-Fighting Equipment, and ensuring the operational fitness of the Department.
  8. To serve as Inquiry Officer in respect of matters referred to him by the Director, Fire and Emergency Services.
  9. To keep track of Technical advances in the profession, and to suggest appropriate training, re-training, and acquisition of advanced equipment where justified.
  10. Any other matter assigned by the Director, Fire and Emergency Services from time to time.


2. DIVISIONAL OFFICER

  1. He shall be the Drawing, and Disbursing officer for South Zone, and Central Zone, and shall be responsible for carrying out administrative work pertaining to both the zones as per Goa Delegations of Financial Powers Rules 2008.
  2. He shall be the Controlling Officer of Fire Stations under the Jurisdiction of Central zone.
  3. He shall carry out Fire Prevention Inspection of the premises under the Jurisdiction of Central Zone as delegated under the standing order No. 18, and shall be responsible for enforcing the various Acts, Rules, and Fire Prevention Measures in his Jurisdiction.
  4. Authority to impose Minor Penalties in respect of Station Fire Officer, Sub-Officers, Leading Fire Fighter, Watch Room Operator, Driver Operator, and other employees from Group ‘C’ under the Jurisdiction of Central Zone.
  5. He should be able to formulate and organize training activities for subordinate service staff.
  6. He should be able to form standards for appliances and equipment required for the Fire Service Department for its functioning.
  7. He should be able to assist the Dy. Director (Fire) as, and when required in his operational, and administrative duties interalia technical matters for developing, and maintaining the Fire Service Organization.
  8. Any other matter assigned by the Director, Fire and Emergency Services from time to time.


3. ASST. DIVISIONAL OFFICER

  1. He shall be the Controlling Officer for Fire Stations/Sections under the Jurisdiction of North Zone.
  2. Authority to impose Minor Penalties in respect of Station Fire Officer, Sub-Officers, Leading Fire Fighter, Watch Room Operator, Driver Operator, and other employees from Group ‘C’ under the Jurisdiction of North Zone.
  3. He shall carry out Fire Prevention Inspection of the premises under the Jurisdiction of North Zone as delegated under the standing order No. 18, and shall be responsible for enforcing the various Acts, Rules, and Fire Prevention Measures in his Jurisdiction.
  4. He shall attend to the Departments executive, and administrative duties including Fire Prevention, and training activities.
  5. Departmental Training Programmes for new recruits, Periodical Refresher Courses for the Operational staff of all ranks (Non-Gazetted), Planning of Career Progression, and appropriate training inputs for the Officer cadre of the Department.
  6. Any other matter assigned by the Director, Fire and Emergency Services from time to time.


4. STATION FIRE OFFICER/OFFICER IN CHARGE :

  1. To be available, and to hold himself in readiness for any duties at any time he may be called upon by his superiors to perform, and, to keep his superiors acquainted with all matters coming to his knowledge, affecting either his own station or general business of the Fire Service Department.
  2. To obey implicitly all orders of his superiors, and exact the strictest obedience, and civility from those serving under him; to devote the whole of his time, and attention to the Fire Service Department; to set an example to his men by sobriety, cleanliness, promptitude, civility, and general attention to his duties.
  3. To take charge of, and be responsible for all appliances stores, equipment etc. issued to his Fire Station, and submit a report to his superior as to the correctness or otherwise of such articles taken charge of. He should submit a requisition to his superiors of the requirements of his station as necessary.
  4. To see that all appliances and equipment are kept clean, and in thorough working order, stowing them properly for immediate use at fires, and other emergencies without loss of time.
  5. To instruct, and drill all men under his charge in the use, and maintenance of fire appliances and equipment.
  6. To hold a muster parade for the inspection of uniforms clothing, books, and equipment at least once a month to see that the men keep themselves, and their clothing in a clean, and good condition, and to report shortages, if any, to his superiors. The inspection of uniforms and equipment should be carried out periodically.
  7. To ensure that the roll is called at such times as he considers most suitable.
  8. To ensure prompt attendance of fire appliances and men. He should carry out surprise turnouts at odd hours at least once a month.
  9. To ensure that his station time clock is checked with time clock or time signal at least twice a day at proper intervals.
  10. To see that the men placed on Fire Station duty are properly dressed, and are acquainted with their duties.
  11. To see that the communication system is in proper working order, and to send an immediate report to appropriate authority when it is not so.
  12. To keep himself, and men at all times in readiness, to receive any Superior Officer, and to give if required an accurate account of all matters connected with the Fire Station under his charge.
  13. To see that the fire pumps under his charge have water passed through their pumps at least once every week. This only refers to cases where a fire pump has not otherwise worked during the above period.
  14. To report at once to his Superior Officer-in-charge of this section, and/or the Police, any damage or casualty that may have occurred as a result of the accident.
  15. To keep himself, and his staff acquainted with the water supply within the area under his charge. In cases where fire hydrants are provided, it shall be his duty to see that he and his staff examine all the hydrants falling within his the jurisdiction periodically as may be fixed from time to time.
  16. To make himself, and his staff acquainted with the network of the communication system as may be existing in the service.
  17. To make himself, and his staff acquainted as far as possible with the topography of his, and adjoining areas, as well as fire risks in such areas.
  18. To maintain all registers, log books, occurrence books, attendance rolls, etc. up-to-date, and to submit all returns, and statements including payrolls of his staff to his superiors every month. All Fire and Special Services reports shall be submitted by him within 48 hours of the occurrence, Sundays, and Holidays being exempted.

Note : In case of a Fire Station having Station Fire Officer/Officer-In-Charge, and a Sub-Officer, the former shall be in charge of the Station, and the latter shall assist him in carrying out the above-mentioned duties. In the absence of the Station Fire Officer/Officer-In-Charge, Sub-Officer shall be in charge of the Fire Station.


5. LEADING FIREFIGHTER:

  1. To be available at the Fire Station to which he is posted, while on duty.
  2. To obey implicitly all orders of his superiors, and exact the strictest obedience, and civility from those serving under him.
  3. To see that the men placed under him on duty are properly dressed, and are assigned duties pertaining to the Fire Station, and fire appliances and such other duties that may be incidental to the efficient working of the Fire Station. He shall also be responsible for maintaining the Fire Station premises clean, and tidy, and appliances and equipment in neat, and efficient working condition, and ready for immediate use.
  4. To see that all equipment gears, etc. are properly accounted for, and be responsible for the same when in charge of fire appliances or equipment. In case of any loss or damage to articles or equipment uniform clothing, etc. he shall immediately report to his next senior officer about the same.
  5. To keep his superiors acquainted with all matters coming to his knowledge affecting the Fire Station staff or the general business of the Fire & Emergency Service Department.

Note: Any duties as may be asked by a Station Fire Officer/Officer-In-Charge, and/ or Sub-Officer, in addition to those specified above, shall be carried out by him.


6. DRIVER OPERATOR :

  1. To be available at the Fire Station to which he is posted, while on duty.
  2. To obey implicitly all orders of his superiors, and exact the strictest obedience, and civility from those serving under him, if any.
  3. To be responsible for the proper upkeep, and mechanical condition, maintenance and movements of the vehicles, and pumps under his charge. He shall also be jointly responsible with the Leading Fire Fighter for the proper maintenance and stowing of equipment and gears that are carried on the fire appliances or kept at the Fire Station.
  4. To test at least twice a day, the fire appliances in his charge to make sure that the same is in serviceable condition, and to record the same with the man on Fire Station duty. To report any defects immediately that he may come across to the Leading Fire Fighter in charge, and to the man on Fire Station duty.
  5. To keep an inventory of all articles, and equipment under his charge, and to maintain the record of the time at work, mileage, petrol, and oil consumption, etc.

Note Any other connected duties relating to the maintenance mobility, and operation of fire appliances motor vehicles, pumps or other firefighting, and rescue gears as may be asked by his superior officer or the Leading Fire Fighter, in addition to those specified above, shall be carried out by him.


7. FIREFIGHTER

  1. To be available at the Fire Station to which he is posted, while on duty.
  2. To obey implicitly all orders of his superiors, and hold himself in readiness to carry out all duties as may be assigned to him by his superiors obediently, smartly, and efficiently.
  3. To keep himself, and his quarters, if provided, neat, and clean.
  4. To devote whole of his time, and attention to the Fire & Emergency Service Department while on duty.
  5. To set the example to others by sobriety, cleanliness, promptitude, civility, and general attention to his duty.
  6. To be responsible for keeping the Fire Station premises, such as appliance room, offices, drill yard, watch room, workshop, dormitory, drill tower, hose drying tower neat, and clean by washing when necessary, and appliances equipment gears, etc. clean, and tidy.
  7. To keep himself alert to attend to fires, special services, fire drills, etc. in the shortest possible time on the alarm being sounded.
  8. To keep himself acquainted as far as possible with the topography of his own, and adjoining areas, as well as fire risks in such areas.
  9. To carry out duties that may be assigned to him from time to time, and be responsible jointly, and severally to the Leading Fire Fighter of the Fire Units for the care, appearance, scrupulous cleanliness of the unit, and all equipment therewith, correct upkeep, storage, and maintenance thereof.
  10. To assist Driver Operator in the proper maintenance of equipment and gears of the vehicles, perform guard duties, workshop duties, control room, and watch room duties, duties of office orderlies, and fire aides, dispatch messengers, etc.
  11. To thoroughly inspect the fire appliance to which he is posted, and to report to the Leading Fire Fighter of having verified the same. The Fire Fighters are jointly, and severally responsible to the Leading Fire Fighter of the Unit for the appearance, scrupulous cleanliness of the unit, and various equipment therewith, correct upkeep, maintenance and storage of equipment allotted. This shall include cleaning of vehicles, and polish the several types of equipment on the vehicle, and in the stores, scrubbing, and washing of the hoses, garages, drill towers, smoke chamber, maintenance of the garden, etc.Fire Fighters and other ranks accommodated in barracks or dormitory shall be solely responsible for the proper cleanliness, orderly arrangement of their personal belongings, etc. They will also be held responsible for the safety of the various fixtures, sanitary, and electrical fittings in such premises.
  12. Fire Fighter when posted as guard or sentry by turns, or by another method as deemed fit by the Officer-in-Charge of the Fire Station, shall not leave his post until he is properly relieved. He shall be in full uniform prescribed for him for the season. While on guard duty, the Fire Fighter shall be responsible for;
  • To guard all properties, fixtures, fittings, and other effects, both in the Fire Station premises, and Fire Station surroundings.
  • To see that all persons entering upon the Fire Station premises are directed to the Officer-in-charge, and to see that they leave the premises immediately after their business is finished.
  • To be aware, and remain alert at all times.
  • To control the movements of incoming, and outgoing vehicles to avoid accidents.
  • To watch the garden, and plants in station grounds.

13. In addition to the above, a Fire Fighter shall perform any legal duty, in the interest of the Fire & Emergency Service, when ordered by appropriate authority.


8. WATCH ROOM OPERATOR :

  1. To be available at the Fire Station to which he is posted, while on duty.
  2. To obey implicitly orders of his superiors, and exact the strictest obedience, and civility from those serving under him.
  3. While taking over charge, which should be at least 10 minutes before the schedule for change over, he shall be responsible to acquaint himself with all matters current, and pending of operational, and administrative importance. He shall also be responsible to check the Fire Station clock and the telephone connections with other Fire Stations.
  4. It shall be his duty to maintain the Fire Station occurrence book up-to-date at all times in the prescribed form as may be laid down.
  5. He shall be prompt in receipt, and transmission of calls of fires, other emergencies, etc., reporting the same to the officers, and men with the alarm system installed at the Fire Station, and to the area control room as well as to other Fire Stations or Essential Services, as the case may be. In such cases, he shall keep the record of movement of vehicles, officers, and men regarding messages thereof, etc. in the occurrence book.
  6. He shall remain alert throughout watch period, and shall not leave the place of duty for any purpose whatsoever on any account, however, brief the absence may be, without first obtaining a suitable relief. He shall, in such cases, make an entry in the occurrence book of his being relieved for that period.
  7. He shall not allow any unauthorized person to enter the watch room.
  8. He shall be in proper uniform.
  9. He shall be responsible for the maintenance of the record of movements of staff, appliances, and equipment and be responsible for maintaining a disposition board of appliances and men.
  10. He shall execute such other duties as may be entrusted to him from time to time by his superiors for the efficient administration of the Fire Station such as maintenance of records, and registers.


General duty :

All the Operational staff shall be a part of fitness, alertness, and suppleness of action, and shall undergo squads, physical, and fire drills, etc.


III. PROCEDURE FOLLOWED IN DECISION-MAKING PROCESS INCLUDING CHANNELS OF SUPERVISION, AND ACCOUNTABILITY:

The procedure followed in decision-making is as per the standard norms of the Government. All our proposals are sent to the Home Department, who in turn submit to the Chief Secretary for the approval of the Home Minister and Chief Minister. Major policy decisions are made by the Cabinet in accordance with the Rules of Business.


IV. NORMS SET BY IT FOR THE DISCHARGE OF ITS FUNCTIONS :

All our activities are disposed of as per rules of business of the Government of Goa.


V. RULES, REGULATIONS, INSTRUCTIONS, MANUALS, AND RECORDS HELD BY IT OR UNDER ITS CONTROL OR USED BY ITS EMPLOYEES FOR DISCHARGING ITS FUNCTIONS :

Sl. No.

Name of the Act, rules, regulations, etc.

Brief gist of the contents

Reference No. if any

Remarks

1.

The Goa State Fire Force Act, 1986

Maintenance of Fire Force, Appointment of Members of Fire Force, Issue of Certificates to Members of Fire Force, Powers of Government/ Director at the site of the fire Acquisition of Fire-Fighting Property, Penalties, etc.

Notification No.7-26-86/LA dated 21.10.1986 published in the Official Gazette Series I No. 31 dated 30.10.1986.

Notifications /Acts available on department Website

2.

The Goa State Fire Force Subordinate Service (Discipline, and Appeal) Rules, 1989

Minor, and Major penalties, Procedure to be followed for imposing penalties, Procedure for Appeal, and Appellate Authorities, and procedure to be followed for implementation of penalties.

Notification No.3/7/85-HD(G) dated 28.03.1989, published in the Official Gazette, (Extraordinary) Series 1 No. 29 dated 20.10.1989

3.

The Goa State Fire Force Rules, 1997

Constitution, Appointments, and Training, Method of appointment, Appointing Authority, Powers, and duties, Articles of clothing, and equipment Badges of ranks, Recruitment Rules, List of places, and trades for which no objection certificate from the Fire Service is necessary, Rates to be charged for services of all types beyond the limits of the jurisdiction, etc.

Notification No. 3/7/ 85-HD (G) dated 14.4.1997, published in the Official Gazette, Series I dated 21.07.1997.

Goa State Fire Force (Amendment) Rules, 2009.

4.

Notification No.

3/5/97-HD(G) dated 11.06.1998

Fire preventive measures to be adopted in the Buildings/ Premises, and Establishments like Commercial, Industrial, and High rise buildings.

Published in Official Gazette (Extraordinary) Series I No. 11 dated 12.06.1998.

5.

Order NO. 3/6/90-HD(G) dated 28.05.1997

Scheme for grant of Awards/ Rewards to Fire Service Personnel

Published in the Official Gazette Series I No. 14 dated 03.07.1997.

6.

Notification No. 3/3/98-HD(G) dated 28.03.2000

Grant of Chief Minister’s Fire Service Medal on the occasion of Goa Liberation Day

Published in Official Gazette, Series I No. 53 dated 31.1.2000 (Extraordinary No. 4)

7.

Notification No. 3/4/2014-HD(G) /291 dated 27.01.2015

Grant of ex-gratia lump sum amount in the case of disability in service to Fire and Emergency Services Personnel Scheme 2014.

Published in Official Gazette, Series I No. 45 dated 05.02.2015

8.

Notification No. 3/7/85-HD (G)/ 3072 dated 08.10.2016

The Goa State Fire Force Subordinate Service (Discipline, and Appeal) (First Amendment) Rules, 2015

Published in Official Gazette, Series I No. 29 dated 15.10.2015


VI.A STATEMENT OF THE CATEGORIES OF DOCUMENTS THAT ARE HELD BY IT OR UNDER ITS CONTROL
Fire Reports prepared after Fire incidents are investigated and issued at various levels in the department depending upon the gravity of the case. Copies of these reports are retained in the respective office.


VII.THE PARTICULARS OF ANY ARRANGEMENT THAT EXISTS TO CONSULTATION WITH, OR REPRESENTATION BY, THE MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC IN RELATION TO THE FORMULATION OF ITS POLICY OR IMPLEMENTATION THEREOF:

Not Applicable


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 ADVISE, AND AS TO WHETHER MEETING OF THOSE BOARDS, COUNCILS, COMMITTEES, AND OTHER BODIES ARE OPENED TO THE PUBLIC, OR THE MINUTES OF SUCH MEETINGS ARE ACCESSIBLE FOR PUBLIC :

Not Applicable


IX. A DIRECTORY OF OFFICERS, AND EMPLOYEES:


X. THE MONTHLY REMUNERATION RECEIVED BY EACH OF ITS OFFICERS, AND EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING THE SYSTEM OF COMPENSATION AS PROVIDED IN ITS REGULATIONS: (link)


XI. THE BUDGET ALLOCATED TO EACH OF ITS AGENCY, INDICATING THE PARTICULARS OF ALL PLANS, PROPOSED EXPENDITURE, AND REPORTS ON THE DISBURSEMENT MADE :


NON-PLAN BUDGET

(Rs. In Lakhs)


PLAN BUDGET

(Rs. In Lakhs)


XII. THE MANNER OF EXECUTION OF SUBSIDY PROGRAMMES, INCLUDING THE AMOUNTS ALLOCATED, AND THE DETAILS OF BENEFICIARIES OF SUCH PROGRAMMES :Not Applicable


XIII. PARTICULARS OF RECIPIENTS OF CONCESSIONS, PERMITS OR AUHTHORIZATIONS GRANTED BY IT : Not Applicable


XIV. DETAILS IN RESPECT OF THE INFORMATION, AVAILABLE TO OR HELD BY IT, REDUCED IN AN ELECTRONIC FORM : Not Applicable


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 :

Facilities available for obtaining information

Sl. No.

Facility available

Nature of information

Working hours

Information counter

Nil

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----

Website

Yes

----

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Library

Yes

----

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Notice Board

Notices displayed

Tender Notices, vacancies to direct recruitment, and any information for general public

Throughout office hours


XVI. THE NAMES, DESIGNATIONS, AND OTHER PARTICULARS OF PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICERS:

S. No.

Designation of the Officer designated as PIO

Postal address

Telephone No.

E-Mail address

Demarcation of area/activities, if more than one PIO is there

1.

Deputy Director (Admn.)

Directorate of Fire and Emergency Services, St. Inez, Panaji, Goa.

2425101/

2225500

adm-fire.goa@nic.in

State Public Information Officer (for all offices of Administration, Establishment, and Accounts under the Directorate of Fire and Emergency Services)

2.

Deputy Director (Fire)

Directorate of Fire and Emergency Services, South Zone, Aquem, Margao, Goa

2714600

2715825

ddf-fire.goa@nic.in

State Public Information Officer (for the jurisdiction of South Zone having Margao, Verna, Curchorem, and Canacona Fire Stations).

3

Divisional Officer

Directorate of Fire and Emergency Services, Central Zone, Near Almeida High School,

Vark,hande, Ponda, Goa.

2312044

2315863

do-fire.goa@nic.in

State Public Information Officer (for a jurisdiction of Central Zone having Ponda, Bicholim, Old-Goa, Kundaim, and Valpoi Fire Stations).

4.

Assistant Divisional Officer

Directorate of Fire and Emergency Services, North Zone, St. Inez, Panaji, Goa.

2425101/

2225500

Nil

State Public Information Officer (for the jurisdiction of North Zone having Panaji, Mapusa, Pernem, Vasco, and Pilerne Fire Stations).


List of Assistant Public Information Officers

S. No.

Designation of the Officer designated as API

Postal address

Telephone No.

E-Mail address

Demarcation of area/activities, if more than one PIO is there

1.

Office Superintendent,

State Assistant Public Information Officer

Directorate of Fire and Emergency Services, St. Inez, Panaji, Goa.

2425101/

2225500

Nil

For Administration/ Establishment, and Accounts Section under the Directorate of Fire and Emergency Services, St. Inez, Panaji.

2.

Station Fire Officer/Officer-In-Charge

Fire Station Margao,

State Assistant Public Information Officer

Directorate of Fire and Emergency Services, South Zone, Aquem, Margao, Goa

2714600

2715825

dfsm-fire.goa@nic.in

For the jurisdiction of South Zone having Margao, Verna, Curchorem, and Canacona Fire Stations.

3.

Station Fire Officer/Officer-In-Charge, Fire Station Ponda,

State Assistant Public Information Officer.

Directorate of Fire and Emergency Services, Central Zone, Near Almeida High School,

Vark,hande, Ponda, Goa.

2312044

2315863

cfsp-fire.goa@nic.in

For jurisdiction of Central Zone having Ponda, Bicholim, Old-Goa, Kundaim, and Valpoi Fire Stations

4.

Station Fire Officer/Officer-In-Charge, Fire Force Headquarters,

State Assistant Public Information Officer.

Directorate of Fire and Emergency Services, Fire Force HQs,

St. Inez, Panaji, Goa.

2425101/

2225500

hq-fire.goa@nic.in

For Panaji, Mapusa, Pernem ,Vasco, and Pilerne Fire Station the jurisdiction.


First Appellate Authority within the Department

S. No.

Designation of the officer designated as First Appellate Authority

Postal address

Telephone No.

E-Mail address

1.

Director, Fire and Emergency Services

Directorate of Fire & Emergency Services, St. Inez, Panaji, Goa

2227616

2225500

dir-fire.goa(at)nic.in


XVII. SUCH OTHER INFORMATION MAY BE PRESCRIBED :


1. The following officials of this Directorate are designated as Public Grievances Officers :

Sl. No.

Public Grievance Officer

Role/Responsibility

1

Deputy Director (Fire),

South Zone, Margao

Public Grievances related to the jurisdiction of South Zone having Margao, Verna, Curchorem, and Canacona Fire Stations.

2

Divisional Officer,

Central Zone, Ponda

Public Grievances related to the jurisdiction of Central Zone having Ponda, Bicholim, Old-Goa, Kundaim, and Valpoi Fire Stations.

3

Assistant Divisional Officer,

North Zone, Panaji

Public Grievances related to jurisdiction of North Zone having Panaji, Mapusa, Pernem, Vasco, and Pilerne Fire Stations.


2. Human Resource Development :

We regularly depute eligible Fire Service personnel for Sub-Officers Course/Station Fire Officers, and Instructors course/Divisional Officers Course at the National Fire Service College, Ministry of Home Affairs, Nagpur. The following Training is also conducted at the Goa State Fire Force Training Centre.

Sr. No.

Name of Course

Duration

Capacity / Strength

1

External Sub-Officers Course of National Fire Service College, Ministry of Home Affairs, Nagpur

6 Months

30

2

Practical Attachment sponsored by National Fire Service College, Nagpur

15 Days

30

3

Elementary Course in General Fire-Fighting for Recruit Sub-Officer / Fire Fighter / Driver Operator, and Watch Room Operator (Government Sponsored)

6 Months

30

4

Firemanship Training Course for Private, Candidate

6 Months

30

5

Refresher Course in General Fire-Fighting for Leading Fire Fighters / Senior Fire Fighters

2 Months

30

6

Orientation Course in General Fire Prevention, and Fire Fighting

30 Days

30

7

Special Course in General Fire Prevention, and Fire-Fighting for Hotel Employees

15 Days

30

8

Basic Fire-Fighting Course for Volunteers, and Private Organizations

5 Days

30

9

Familiarization Course in General Fire Fighting

1 Day

30

10

Basic Fire Safety, and Evacuation Drill Procedure (Government sponsored, and Private, candidate)

1 Day

30

11

"Training of Trainers" in Basic Fire Safety, and Evacuation Drill Procedure For Educational Institutions

1 Day

30

12

Urban Search & Rescue, and Medical First Responder Course for State Fire Service / SDRF/ Home Guards & Civil Defence.

20 Days

30

13

Elementary Course in General Fire-Fighting for Volunteers (Home Guards & Civil Defence)

15 Days

30

14

Familiarization Course in Breathing Apparatus, Handling.

3 Days

15

15

Safe Transportation of Hazardous goods for Driver as per CMV Rules 1993.

3 Days

15