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Right to Information Act – 2005

Right to Information Act – 2005



1.1 Back ground & Key objectives:

The Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority has been constituted on 17-06-1978 under the provisions of AP Urban Areas Development Act 1975.


The object of the Authority shall be to promote and secure the development of all or any of the areas comprised in the development area concerned according to plan and for that purpose, the Authority shall have the power to acquire, by away of purchase or otherwise, hold, manage, plan, develop and mortgage or otherwise dispose of land and other property, to carry out by or on its behalf building, engineering, mining and other operations, to execute works in connection with supply of water and electricity, disposal of sewerage and control of pollution, other services and amenities and generally to do anything necessary or expedient for purposes incidental thereto.

1.3 Who are the intended users of the Hand Book?

Citizens, civil society organizations, public representatives, officers and employees of the public authorities including public information officers and Asst. public information officers and Appellate officers, central and state information commissions etc.

1.4 Definitions of key terms:-


Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority



Vice Chairman




Chief Accounts Officer


Superintendent of Engineer


Divisional Forest Officer


Estate Officer



Chapter 1:

VUDA Functions and Duties

Chapter 2:

The Powers and Duties of Officers of VUDA

Chapter 3:

followed in the decision making

Chapter 4:

norms set by it for the discharge of its functions

Chapter 5:

rules, regulation, instructions, manuals and records, held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions.

Chapter 6:

of documents that are held by VUDA

Chapter 7:

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:

Chapter 8:

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;

Chapter 9:

The Directory of its officers and employees

Chapter 10:

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

Chapter 11:


Chapter 12:

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

Chapter 13:

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

Chapter 14:

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

Chapter 15:

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:

Chapter 16:

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