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सत्यजित रे फिल्म एवं टेलीविज़न संस्थान
Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute
An Academic Institute under Ministry of Information & Broadcasting Govt.of India
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Right to Information Act

Right to Information Act (RTI)2005

– Information Under Section 4(1)(b) of the Act

About the Act

For details of the RTI Act 2005, please see RTI Act

About Organization:

Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute

1. The particulars of its organisation, functions and duties: [Section 4(1)(b)(i)]

1.1 Objective of the Institute:

The primary objective of Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute is to develop suitable patterns of teaching in all branches of film and television,both at under-graduate & post-graduate levels, so as to establish high standards of film & television education in India.

1.2 Brief history of the Institute:

Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI), Kolkata was established by the Government of India as an autonomous educational institution under the administrative control of Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, and was registered under West Bengal Societies Registration Act, 1961. Located at Kolkata and named after the legendary film maestro Satyajit Ray, SRFTI is the second national level film training institute to be established by the Government of India.

SRFTI is a residential institute with nearly 16 faculty, 117 students and 104 administrative & supporting staff and constructed on a sprawling campus of 39.36 acres of land located at the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass Road in Kolkata.

The Institute has six academic departments in various disciplines of cinema & EDM (Television) respectively, A faculty of international repute, a brilliant student community, excellent technical & supporting staff and an effective administration have all contributed to the pre-eminent status of SRFTI Kolkata. The campus is located in the city of Kolkata, previously known as Calcutta. Kolkata is the state capital of West Bengal, an eastern state in India.

1.3 Vision / Mission:


To be an academic institution in dynamic equilibrium with its social,ecological and economic environment striving continuously for excellence in education, research and technological service to the nation.


  • To create and sustain a community of learning in which students acquire knowledge and learn to apply it professionally with due consideration for ethical, ecological and economic issues.
  • To pursue research and disseminate research findings.
  • To provide knowledge-based technological services to satisfy the needs of the society and the industry.
  • To help in building national capabilities in science, technology, humanities, management, education and research.

1.4 Quality Policy:

To pursue global standards of excellence in all our endeavors namely,teaching, research, consultancy and continuing education and to remain accountable in our core and support functions through processes of self evaluation and continuous improvement.

1.5 Core Values:

  • Development of human resources to serve the nation.
  • Recognition of teaching as a unifying activity
  • Nurturing integrity, creativity and academic freedom
  • Retaining a willingness to experiment with new paradigms.

For more details please see Memorandum of Association.

1.6 Organizational Structure:

The Society constituted by Ministry Of Information & Broadcasting (MIB), Government Of India, runs the Institute through a Governing Council(GC) in accordance with the Memorandum of Association.President of the Society, nominated by MIB, is also the Chairman of GC.

The Rules & Regulations are framed by GC in the form of Recruitment Rules, Academic, Administrative & Financial  Bye laws etc.

Download Recruitment Rule of for Library Staff

GC constitutes Standing Finance Committee, Academic Council and other committees to address the specific issues.

Director is responsible for regular executive functions of the Institute and is assisted by Dean for academic & Registrar for administrative activities.

Organizational Chart

1.7 Service being provided by the Institute :

(a) Teaching PG levels:

The Institute offers 3-year (full time), Postgraduate Programme in Cinema with specialization in:

Direction & Screenplay Writing
Sound Recording & Design
Producing for Film & Television
Animation Cinema

The Institute offers 2-year (full time), Postgraduate Programme in Electronic & Digital Media Management with specialization in:

Electronic and Digital Media Management
Writing for Electronic and Digital Media
Direction & Producing for Electronic and Digital Media
Cinematography for Electronic and Digital Media
Editing for Electronic and Digital Media
Sound for Electronic and Digital Media

For more details please see Institute website.

(i) To conduct various seminar, workshop, master classes, in frontier areas of film making.
(ii) To cater to continuing education program of the Govt. of India.
(iii) To organize short term & special courses on cinema.
(iv) Depute students and members of the staff of the SRFTI to participate in seminars, conferences, workshops, training courses and the like, in India and abroad, through fellowship, scholarships and otherwise.
(v) Organize refresher courses, summer schools and the like and invite experts and research scholars and from within the country and abroad for delivering lecturers and/or developing research

1.8 Address of the Institute:

Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute
E.M. Bypass Rd, P.O- Panchasayar
Kolkata – 700 094
West Bengal, India

1.9 Institute working hours:

Academic & Administration Departments: 09.30 AM to 06.00 PM (lunch break 1.30P.M  to 2.00 pm)/Security Section: round the clock / Library: 09:00 A.M to 8:00 P.M

Please see Institute website.

2. Power and duties of Officers and Employees: [Section 4(1)(b)(ii)]

Director is the Executive Officer of the Institute. The Director shall be responsible for the proper administration of the Institute and for the imparting of the instruction and maintenance of discipline therein. The Director has the power to incur expenditure in accordance with the procedure as may be laid by the Board from time to time.

Registrar and Deans shall assist the Director in academic and administrative work and maintaining liaison with Institution of higher learning and research.
Registrar is the custodian of records, funds of Institute and such other properties of the Institute.
Other officers and staff of the Institute assume powers, responsibilities and duties as assigned to them from time to time by the Director.
For more details see Memorandum Of Association and By Laws of the Institute.

3. Procedure followed in the decision making process including channels of supervision and accountability: [Section 4(1)(b)(iii)]


4. Details of norms set by the Institute for discharge of its functions: [Section 4(1)(b)(iv)]

Visit citizen charter page of the website (https://srfti.ac.in/?page_id=20).

5. Rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records held by it for discharge of functions: [Section 4(1)(b)(v)]

Serial No Area/Dept. Acts, Rules, Regulations, Instructions, Manuals/Records used for Discharging functions
1 Admission Prospectus
2 Postgraduate Programmes Prospectus
2 Finance & Accounts GFR 2017 & Minutes of Standing Finance Committee
3 Personnel & Administration Minutes of Governing Council, Administrative Approvals by competent Authority
Acts / Rules / Guidelines / Notifications of GoI and of Institute.
Service Bye Laws
Financial Bye-Laws
Rules & Regulation
Recruitment Rules
4 Purchase & Store GFR 2017, Tender Notices, Bids, Work Orders” Visit tender page for details of tenders.
5 Tutorial Students’ Handbook, Minutes of Academic Council, Academic Bye laws
Academic Bye Laws

As per By Laws of the Institute Of the Institute.

6. Categories of documents held by the authority under its control [Section 4(1)(b) (vi)]

i) General
ii) Confidential
Registrar is the custodian of documents

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. [Section 4(1)(b)(vii)]

All policy decisions are taken SRFTI’s Governing Council(GC) which includes expert members, members of eminence connected with Films, Television, Education, Journalism, Literature, Fine Arts, Dramatics, Performing Arts, etc. Download Rules & Regulation

. The meeting of the GC is scheduled to be held at least 4 times a year.

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Are the details of policies / decisions, which affect public, informed to them
All polities/decisions/activities are included in the Annual report and the Annual reports are uploaded in the website of the Institute. Download Annual reports

8. Boards, Councils, Committees and other Bodies constituted as part of the Public Authority [Section 4(1)(b)(viii)]

Serial No Committee Composition Tenure Whether Meeting of these committees open to public Whether minutes of the meetings accessible for public
1 Society Society Members 3 year No Subject to provisions of the RTI Act
2 Governing Council GC Members 3 year No Subject to provisions of the RTI Act
3 Finance Committee The members shall be
the Chairperson, the representative of the Finance Wing of Ministry of I & B, the representative of the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting and the Director of the Institute.
No Subject to provisions of the RTI Act
4 Academic Council The member shall be
i. The Chairman of Governing Council.
ii. Director, SRFTI.
iii. Dean, SRFTI.
iv. The Faculty Heads of the Department –
iv. Two Ex-students/alumni from two different specialisation;
v. Two present students – from three different specialisation
not represented by ex-students;
vi. Panel of four external experts on Cinema representing each of the specialisation- at least one should be present for the meeting;
vii. One Educationist from FTII, Pune.
3 year or tenure of the society whichever is earlier No Subject to provisions of the RTI Act
5 Deans’ Council The member shall be
i) Dean – presiding
ii) All heads of Departments or their nominees -members
iii) Registrar – member secretary
No Subject to provisions of the RTI Act

B. Committees Constituted by Director

Serial No Committee Composition Tenure Whether Meeting of these committees open to public Whether minutes of the meetings accessible for public
1 Internal Complaints Committee Download 3 year No Subject to provisions of the RTI Act
2 Internal Complaints Committee for students Download 3 year No Subject to provisions of the RTI Act
3 Anti Ragging Committee Download No Subject to provisions of the RTI Act
4 Gender Awareness Committee Download No Subject to provisions of the RTI Act
5 Grievance Committee Download No Subject to provisions of the RTI Act

For more details see Memorandum Of Association , By Laws , Rules & Regulation of the Institute.

Service Bye Laws
Academic Bye Laws
Financial Bye-Laws
Rules & Regulation

9. Directory of officers and employees [Section 4(1)(b)(ix)]:

Institute Telephone Directory

10. Monthly remuneration received by each of its employees and officers including the system of compensation as provided in the institute’s regulations [Section 4(1)(b)(x)]:

Pay scales of various cadres of the employees.

11.The budget allocated to each of its agency , indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made [Section 4(1)(b)(xi)]:

Budgets allocated to each sub head / units of appropriation and expenditure incurred thereon for the Financial Year 2021-22, 2022-23 are as follows:  (In Rs. Crore).

Sub Head    Financial Year          
    2021-22     2022-23     2023-24
 Creation of fixed Assets (a) 40.70 40.70 33.00 33.03 28.80 28.84
General (b) 4.990 5.129 7.500 7.575 18.40 19.73
Salaries(c) 17.880 18.672 19.500 20.187 11.84 12.25
Swachta (d) 0.050 0.050 0.100 0.100 0.13 0.13
Total=(a)+(b)+(c)+(d) 63.620 64.551 60.100 60.894 59.17 60.96

GIA : Grants in Aid Sanctioned / Received ; EXP : Actual Expenditure ; Figures for 2023-24 is upto the month of March 31th 2024

Budget allocated to each agency including all plans, proposed expenditure and reports on disbursements made etc.

Name of agency Name of work/programme Proposed expenditure Disbursement made
CPWD Construction of Film & Television Institute at Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh 169,53,00,000/- 1,286,190,502/- (as on 31.03.2024)

The reports in respect of the project details are available at the Administration of SRFTI.

12. The manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes [Section 4(1)(b)(xii)]

No such subsidy program.

13. Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorizations granted by it [Section 4(1)(b)(xiii)]:


14. Details in respect of the information available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form [Section 4(1)(b)(xiv)]:

All relevant information about Institute activities are made available on our website.

15.Facilities available for obtaining information including working ours of a library or reading room, if maintained for public use [Section 4(1)(b)(xv)]:

Library is only for registered users (students, faculty & staff) and not for general public use.

16. The name, designation and other particulars of the Central Public Information Officer and the Appellate Authority of the Institute [Section 4(1)(b)(xvi)]:

Central Public Information Officer (CPIO)
Dr. Sanjukta Ray Pahari
Library & Information Officer
Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute
E.M. Byepass Rd, P.O. Panchasyar
Kolkata – 700 094
Phone: +91-33-2432-2072
Fax: +91-33-2432-0723
Email: sraypahari@srfti.ac.in

Appellate Authority (AA)
Shri Samiran Datta
Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute
E.M. Byepass Rd, P.O. Panchasyar
Kolkata – 700 094
Phone: +91-33-2432-0070
Fax: +91-33-2432-0723
Email: director@srfti.ac.in

Assistant Public Information Officer (APIO)
Shri. Sudhin Kumar Bandyopadhyay
Administrative Officer-in-charge
Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute
E.M. Byepass Rd, P.O. Panchasyar
Kolkata – 700 094
Phone: +91-33-2432-2072
Fax: +91-33-2432-0723
Email: ao.admin@srfti.ac.in

Download Office order relating to appointment of nodal officer dealing with RTI

Previous Appellate Authorities (AA)
Shri Samiran Datta (February 2022 – July 2022)
Shri Debasish Ghoshal (June 2021 – January 2022)
Shri Amaresh Chakrabarti (February 2020 – May 2021)
Dr. Debamitra Mitra (January 2017- January 2020)
Shri Amaresh Chakrabarti (June 2016 – Jan 2017)
Shri Debanjan Chakrabarti (March 2016 -June 2016 )
Shri Sanjaya Pattanayak (March 2012 – March 2016)
Shri Shankar Mohan ( June 2010 – March 2012 )
Shri Swapan Mullick (June 2006 September 2009)
Shri Abhay Srivastava (January 2005 – June 2006)

Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO),Welfare Officer
Dr. Sushrut Sharma
Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute
E.M. Byepass Rd, P.O. Panchasyar
Kolkata – 700 094
Phone: +91-33-2432-2072
Fax: +91-33-2432-0723
Email: registrar@srfti.ac.in

Public Grievance Officer
Dr. Sanjukta Ray Pahari
Library & Information Officer
Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute
E.M. Byepass Rd, P.O. Panchasyar
Kolkata – 700 094
Phone: +91-33-2432-2072
Fax: +91-33-2432-0723
Email: sraypahari@srfti.ac.in

Mode of Filing Appeal
A request for obtaining the information as per Section 6(1) shall be accompanied by an application fee of Rs.10/- and information copy @Rs.2/- per page, by way of cash against proper receipt or demand draft / banker’s cheque or Indian Postal Order payable to Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute, Kolkata.

Application Format for seeking information under RTI-2005:

1. Name:
2. Full postal address:
3. Telephone number:
4. Fax number:
5. E-mail:
6. Profession:
7. Identity of the person:
8. Residential status:
9. Nationality/Citizenship:
10.Information required/sought:
11.Signature of the applicant:
12.Place and Date:

17. Such other information as may be prescribed[Section 4(1)(b)(xvii)]:

List of schemes/ projects/ programme underway
Permanent campus of FTI, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh

Grievance redress mechanism
Visit citizen charter page

Details of applications received under RTI and information provided
RTI Applications and replies

Details of all contracts entered including names of the contractor, amount of contract

Procurement through GeM portal for FY 2023-24
Procurement through other than Gem Portal for FY 23-24

Annual Reports
Visit Annual Report page

Anti Ragging Instructions
Summery of the Supreme Court judgement
Supreme Court judgement in full
Supreme Court order on Ragging

Supreme Court Order Civil Appeal No. 887 of 2009

Summery of UGC Regulation

Ragging Rule
Ragging Prohibition, Prevention & Punishment
SRFTI Antiragging committee
SRFTI Anti Ragging Notice 2012

18. Information Related to Procurement

Procurement through GeM Portal for FY 2023-24
Procurement through other than Gem Portal for FY 2023-24

19. Transfer Policy & Transfer Orders

Not applicable

20. RTI Applications or First Appeals and their replies

RTI Applications and replies

21. CAG & PAC Paras and the Action Taken Reports

Download CAG Inspection report (2022-23)

22. Tours undertaken by Director

Download Tour report of Director (2023-2024)

23. Replies to questions asked in the parliament

Download Replies asked in the Parliament in 2023-24

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

During the period 2023-24. No disciplinary action has been taken against any employee.

25. Programmes to advance understanding of RTI(Section 26)

RTI awareness training programmes are being attended time to time by CPIO/APIO. No training has been attended by the employee in FY 2023-24.
For details of the RTI Act 2005, please see RTI Act

26.Item / information disclosed so that public have minimum resort to use of RTI Act to obtain information

Citizen Charter, Memorandum of Association , Rules & Regulations, Service Bye -Laws, Academic Bye-Laws, Annual Reports, Admission Prospectus, Admission Notifications & merit lists ,events & activities, procurement, vacancy circular etc. are disclosed in the website.

27. Third party audited report

Download transparency audit report