Survey of India, under the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, is the national survey and mapping organization and has mandate to take a leadership role in liberalizing access of spatial data to user groups without compromising with the national security. The responsibility for producing, maintaining and disseminating the topographic map database of the whole country, which is the foundation of all spatial data vests with Survey of India (SOI). In order to improve the delivery of our services, Survey of India has decided to formulate this Citizens' Charter.
This Charter is the declaration of our vision, values and standards to achieve excellence in the formulation and implementation of National Map Policy for the benefit of Public, Govt. / Private organizations and other stakeholders. This Citizens' Charter will also be the benchmark to determine our efficiency and would be a dynamic document, which would be reviewed at least once in five years.
The strategy for achieving our mission shall comprise the following:
Benchmarking of products / data.
Enhancing the use of information technology.
Measuring conformance to service delivery standards.
Evolving cooperative initiatives with other government and private agencies.
All the above comprise the National Foundation Dataset. The underlying 3D models, 3D point clouds, Ortho Rectified Base Image also form integral part of National Foundation Dataset (NFD).
Government and private organizations as well as private individuals associated with defense/security, information technology, education and research, navigation, tourism, disaster management, engineering and production, environment, mining, drilling, development, agriculture, fishing, utilities, etc.
We expect citizens to:
Uphold and respect the rules and regulations governing the geospatial data dissemination.
Fulfill their duties and legal obligations in time.
Be honest in furnishing information.
Be co-operative and forthright in inquiries and verifications.
Avoid unnecessary litigation.
This will enable us to serve the nation in an effective and efficient manner.
We shall strive to:
Be at the service of our country
Work to ensure the national security.
Make our procedures and transactions as transparent as possible
Carry out our tasks with:
Integrity and judiciousness
Impartiality and fairness
Courtesy and understanding
Objectivity and transparency
Promptness and efficiency.
We shall follow the following time norms in our services:
Time in working days/hours (Within)
Response to all written communications
Issue of proforma invoice
Issue of Maps from map sale counter (Unrestricted Maps up to 25 copies only)
(I) 15 days -upto two maps. (Ii) 50 days -more than two maps
From the date of receipt of scrutiny charges
(A) Supply of Co-ordinates and its description(B) Supply of BenchMark values with descriptions
10 days for 20 stations10 days for 20 stations
Supply of distance between two fixed points from coordinates
Four days up to ten distances
Supply of Mutual Azimuth
Four days up to 30 deductions
Conversion of co-ordinates from one datum to another datum
Four days up to 30 deductions
Supply of Tidal data
Archived Data (up to 2007)(A) Hourly Tidal Data(B) High / Low water times and heights
(A) 13 days per port per year(B) 13 days per port per year
Archived Data (after 2007)(A) Hourly Tidal Data(B) High / Low water times and heights
(A) 50 days per port per year
Data needs to be extracted
Tidal data analysis for 29 days
35 days after receiving the observed tidal data for 32 days and its connection with levelling network.
Chart Datum(A) Already computed(B) New port (to be computed)
(A) 10 days per port(B) 35 days after receiving the observed tidal data for 32 days and its connection with levelling network.
Tidal Predictions for one Primary / Secondary Port
13 days per port per year
Supply of Magnetic and Gravity Data
Magnetic Field for one station
1. Horizontal and vertical force will be interpolate from observed values of nearby existing repeat stations.2. Declination value will be interpolated from latest Epoch Chart.
Gravity Data of one station
It will be interpolate from existing observed values of nearby stations.
In case of survey projects / conversion of vector data format, the time frame will be decided by the respective Directors on a case to case basis.
We shall Endeavour to achieve the compliance level of the aforesaid time norms provided our sanctioned strength of officers and staffs are present.
Compliance levels shall be gradually enhanced through close monitoring, standardization of processes, use of IT-enabled services, etc.
Time schedule given above starts from the day when all the formalities & departmental procedural requirements for obtaining such data is completed by the indentor (only official working days have been taken into consideration).
Enquiries, Complaints, And Grievances
We shall promptly acknowledge complaints within 48 hours of receipt and attempt to provide final replies within 30 working days of their receipt. In case it is not possible to send the final reply within the time specified, an interim reply shall be furnished to the complainant.
In Case, the complaint is not attended to, within the Prescribed Time Norms or the Remedy offered is not satisfactory, an appeal filed with the Public Grievances Officer OR be can Surveyor General of India.