POWERS AND DUTIES OF OFFICIALS in BIT Sindri ( Jharkhand )
The Director is the Executive Head and responsible for proper administration of the Institute imparting instructions and maintenance of discipline .
Drawing and disbursing authority is vested with the Director. He has power to incur expenditure in accordance with the procedure laid down by the Board of Governors from time to time.
He is appointed by Government of India for a period of 5 years.
The Director exercises such other powers and performs such other duties as assigned to him by MoA and Rules and Regulations of the Institute.
He has power to employ technician on short term contract basis within the overall budgetary allocation of the Institute with approval of the Finance Committee.
He has power to send members of the staff for training or for a course of instructions inside
All the contracts for and on behalf of the Institute are executed by the Director.
The Director, at his discretion, can constitute appropriate committees.
He is the Disciplinary Authority of the Institute. .
. The Registrar is responsible to the Director for the proper discharge of his function
He is the custodian of record and common seal of the Institute and such other property of the Institute as the Board of Governors commit to his charge.
He deals with legal matters pertaining to administration.
He is the Chief Administrative Officer of the Institute and Reporting Officer to all the Administrative officers’ viz. Dy. Registrar (Accounts),
Dy. Registrar (Academic), Assistant Registrar (Establishment) Stores Officer, Assistant Engineer (Estate), Assistant Proctor, Internal Audit Officer, Hostel Manager, Librarian, Medical officer and Security Officer.
Head ( Academic) ...
Deals with all academic matters such as admission (UG, PG and Ph.D.), enrollment, issuing of identity cards, maintaining personal record of students admitted, assisting the Dean (Academic) and the Director in preparation and maintenance of academic calendar, conduct of examinations, conduct of convocation, award of degrees, awards, medals, issuing transfer certificate, migration certificate, bona fide certificate, degrees, and maintaining the record of legal cases arising out of academic matters.
Head ( Accounts) .
Preparation of Annual budget, revised budget estimates, maintaining every financial transaction, dealing with Income Tax of the employees, Professional Tax and other taxes, disbursement of salary, pension, scholarships, remunerations, contractual amounts, payment against bills. Liaisoning with banks having Institute accounts. Coordinating with CAG, maintaining financial record and to carry out any other duties assigned by the Director. The Dy. Registrar is also carry out the activities such as Supervising, monitoring and providing guidance to the sub-ordinates working in Accounts Section. .
Internal Audit Officer .
Inspect, examine and audit every bill received by the Accounts Section. Examine the cases having financial implications, received from Administration / Establishment Section. Maintain liaison with CAG. Assist the authorities in interpretation of Service Rules especially where public money is involved.
.To deal with all the matters pertaining to personal management / establishment of the staff appointed on regular, temporary, ad-hoc or contractual engagement. Maintain record of every individual on the strength of the V.N.I.T., whether permanent or temporary. Maintain Service Book record and process the matters pertaining to appointment, engagement, promotion, service conditions, disciplinary matters, leave, Leave Travel Concession, Police Verification, deputation of staff on official duties, preparation of salary bills, pension bills and any other matter assigned by the authorities and to supervise, monitor and guide the sub-ordinates working under her, in performance of their duties.
.Procurement of material such as, stationary, liveries, equipment, etc. as per the sanction / approval from the appropriate authority. Maintain updated record of all the purchases and their settlement and to Supervise, monitor and guide the sub-ordinates working under him, in performance of their duties.
To maintain the record of all the inmates of the hostels. Deal with maintenance of Hostel buildings, furniture and equipments in the hostels. Maintain the messes. To assist the Wardens and Chief Warden in maintaining discipline in the hostel premises. Guide the students in respect of their accommodation and required logistic support. Establish healthy interaction with the parents of the students and carry out any other duties and responsibilities assigned by the authorities. To deal with the financial transaction pertaining to hostel management and maintain proper record. He is also required to supervise, monitor and guide the sub-ordinates working under him, in performance of their duties.
To maintain the updated record of all enrolled students, provide proctoral assistance to Dean (Students Counseling) and Chief Warden and assist the Training & Placement Officer in placement activities, maintain liaison with industries, corporate bodies for arranging training for the students.
To provide medical aid and assistance to the students, staff and their dependents. To meet health emergency on the campus. To supervise and monitor the functions of Physiotherapy Center, Dental Center, Pathology Laboratory, Health Club, Yoga Center and provide guidance to the visiting doctors. To conduct health awareness programmes, blood donation camps and also guide the Psychological Counsellor and Dietician. To guide the Sanitary Inspector in maintaining hygienic conditions and upkeep of the campus. He is also required to supervise, monitor and guide the sub-ordinates working under him, in performance of their duties.
Assistant Engineer (Maintenance)
He is responsible for civil maintenance of buildings, roads, water pipelines, bridges, wells, sewage lines on the campus. He shall supervise the work (through Jr. Engineers) of carpenter, mason, plumber and other technicians concerned with civil construction and maintenance. He shall maintain the record of civil maintenance activities on day to day basis. He shall also supervise the work of contractors engaged for civil construction / maintenance work. He shall call tenders / quotations regarding civil construction / maintenance as and when asked for. He shall assist the Coordinator Construction in matters related to civil construction / maintenance. He shall maintain the Estate Maintenance Store and its record. He is also required to supervise, monitor and guide the sub-ordinates working under him, in performance of their duties.
He is responsible to maintain the record of the books and journals available in the library and extend the book facilities to staff and students. He maintains the record of books under different heads and procure the books as per the requisitions received from the staff and Institute authorities. He arranges to provide the reading room facility to the staff and students and is responsible for security of the books and other material. He need to provide the facilities approved by the Government / Board of Governors such as Social Welfare Book Bank, books from Students' Aid Fund etc. to the needy students. He updates the library as per requirement. He supervises the circulation / transaction through Assistant Librarian and other staff. He is also required to supervise, monitor and guide the sub-ordinates working under him, in performance of their duties.
OTHER NON-TEACHING STAFF AVAILABLE IN B.I.T. Sindri
1. Stenographer (Sr.)
3. Section Assistant
4. Purchase Assistant
5. Stenographer (Jr.)
6. Technical Assistant (Lib.)
7. Security Officer
8. Assistant Foreman (Elect.)
9. Jr. Engineer
11. Technical Assistant
12. Supervisor (Workshop)
14. Data Entry Operator
15. Sr. Technical Assistant
16. Staff Nurse (Dispensary)
18. Jr. Hindi Translator
20. Reference Assistant (Lib.)
21. Sanitary Inspector
23. Electrical Supervisor
24. Furnace Equipment Technician
25. Cashier 4000–100–6000/-+Cash Allowance
27. Sr.Clerk & Supervisor cum Clerk
29. Assistant Security Officer
30. Electrician (Sr.)
31. Electrician (Jr.)
33. Oil Engine Driver & Mechanic
34. Assistant Machinist
35. Assistant Welder
36. Assistant Turner
37. Assistant Fitter
38. General Fitter
40. Skilled Worker
41. Instrument Repairer
43. Head Time Keeper
46. Boiler Attendant
47. Section Cutter
49. Head Laboratory Assistant
51. Library Assistant
52. Issue Assistant (Lib.)
53. Catalogue Assistant (Lib.)
55. Laboratory Assistant
56. Time Keeper
57. Telephone Operator /-
58. Junior Clerk
+ Typing Allowance to those who are doing typing work
59. Storekeeper (Jr.)
62. Garden Sub Overseer
63. Pump Attendant
64. Library Clerk
65. Khansama 2750 – 70 – 3800 – 75 – 4400/-
1. Lab Attendant (UG) 2. Lab Attendant (PG)
3. Lib Attendant (redesignated) 4. Dispensary Attendant
5. Dresser 6. Railway Attendant
Provisional – 8. Jamadar (Security) 9 Watchman 10. Mukadam (Sanitary) 11. Sweeper 12.
PROCEDURE FOLLOWED IN DECISION MAKING AND NORMS SET FOR DISCHARGE OF ITS FUNCTIONS
The Board of Governors of the Institute is the supreme authority of the Institute. It has been vested with power of decision making. All the resolutions passed by Board of Governors are implemented and executed by the Director of V.N.I.T. The matters having financial implications are implemented with the consent of the Central Government.
The Finance Committee of the Institute takes decisions pertaining to finance and implement with the approval of the Board. Similarly, the Building and Works Committee takes decisions pertaining to maintenance and new constructions (Civil and Electrical) and the implementation is done with the approval of the Board.
The Senate is Supreme Academic decision making body. The resolutions of the Senate are implemented with the consent of the Board.
The Stores Purchase Committee and the Grievance Committee are the Sub-Committees and of recommendatory nature.
The Institute is under the total administrative and financial control of the Government of India through the Ministry of HRD, Department of Secondary and Higher Education and the instructions, directives, guidelines addressed to NITs from the above authority are directly implemented / followed.
RULES, REGULATIONS AND MANUALS OF THE INSTITUTE
The Institute is governed by the Memorandum of Association approved by the Central Government.
The decisions of the Board of Governors and other committees are implemented directly (until unless it requires the consent of the Central Government).
The NIT Act (common to all NITs) is likely to come into practice with the approval of the Central Government.
For all the Service matters, The Central Civil Services Rules including Discipline and Conduct Rules are presently followed.
1. The Institute prepares Annual Report every year.
2. Prospectus and Brochures giving brief about the Institute along with academic information is published every year.
3. A Campus Diary is published quarterly / half yearly.
MECHANISM FOR CONSULTATION WITH PUBLIC
This being Academic Institute, the queries received are mainly pertaining to academic programmes, admission procedure, etc. Dean (Academic) and Dy. Registrar (Academic) are the contact persons for the purpose.
For other matters Director, Dean (Administration), Registrar are available for queries.
The Institute also conduct various tests and undertake consultancy on the basis of expertise available in the form of faculty and infrastructure, the respective Heads of the Departments can be contacted for the purpose.
The Institute receives total grants from the Central Government in the form of "Plan" and "Non-Plan" grants. The Plan grant is for new construction activities and purchase of equipment while Non-Plan Grant is for meeting the recurring expenses such as salary, pension, allowances, office contingency, maintenance etc.
The office of the Principal Auditor General (Central) undertakes the Annual Audit inspection every year and based on its certification the grants are allotted by the Central Government through Ministry of HRD. The Institute maintains separate account in respect of the amount received through testing and consultancy.
Under Graduate Courses
M. Tech. (by Research)
Offered in engineering department’s viz. Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics & Computer Science, Metallurgical & Materials, and Mining. The candidate can submit his / her thesis only after a period of 2 years from the date of registration. The registration is valid for a period of from the date of registration.
BIRSA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
P.O. Sindri Institute-828123, Dist: Dhanbad,
Phone: 0326-251382, Fax: 0326-251445
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I.I.T Post Office,
Fax :+ 91-044-2257 0509
The Public Information Officer,
All India Council of Technical Education, New Delhi
Subject : Application under the RTI Act , 2005
I had made an application through electronic means - E-mail & SMS informing violation of the
Norms & Regulations prescribed by AICTE, UGC, Human Rights & Law of Land
(Copy of application is attached) but no satisfactory action has been taken on my application so far.
Please provide the following information with respect to the same:
1. Is it correct statement according to AICTE Act given in your website http://aicte.ernet.in/ ?
· The institutions have to submit an undertaking in the prescribed format which is available on website : http://www.aicte.ernet.in/ stating that the information provided is “factual” and “correct” and that the Council can take appropriate action, including withdrawal of approval and appropriate legal action if found that any information provided is false.
· The decision of grant of approval is completely based on the Compliance Report, Mandatory Disclosure, Inspection Report and other documents as mentioned in the Approval Process Handbook, submitted to concerned Regional Officer.
· The Council will carry out “Random & Surprise Visits” to ensure maintenance of ‘Norms & Standards and Quality of technical education’. ( Violation of Norms & Standards would lead to punitive and legal actions).
Transparency by introduction of “Mandatory Disclosure” for institutions, which helps students and other stakeholder in making informed decisions.
· Extension of approval is based on “Compliance Report and Mandatory Disclosure” to build
“Mutual Trust & Confidence” thereby bringing a convergence in our attempts to lead technological and
If yes, then provide me certified photo copy of all these rules .and what were the actions you have taken till date to ensure the above said rules in Bihar & Jharkhand based all Engineering Institutions?
2. a) How many times AICTE Team carry out “Random & Surprise Visits” to ensure maintenance of
“Norms & Standards and Quality of technical education” in the RIT- Koderma & what were their findings?
b) Name all the officials with their destignations who & when inspected the RIT- Koderma to ensure ‘Norms & Standards and Quality of technical education’ and what were their findings?
c) Please provide me each and every certified photo - copy of complete documents related to above.
3. Please provide me a Xerox -Copy of each and every ( all ) documents submitted till date to AICTE
by Ramgovind Institute of Technology, Koderma,Jharkhand - 825409.
4. a) How you ensure to stop the exploitation of teaching staff in any Engineering Institutions
like RIT Koderma?
b) What were the Norms & Regulations Lay down BY A.I.C.T.E. in Clause 10 (i), Chapter-III of the ACT, 1987.
c) How you ensure this act is not violated in RIT Koderma & BIT Sindri?
d) Please provide me certified photo copy of all these rules.
5. If any teaching staff who is harassed, tortured & exploited by any management from any
6. a) How you ensure in Ramgovind Institute of Technology, Koderma that the teaching and
Non-teaching staffs are paid AICTE pay scales & other benefits like pension, provident fund and gratuity fixed by AICTE.
b) Please provide me the certified photo copy of complete documents related to above?
c) Is it official website of Ramgovind
d) If yes then, how you ensured that everything mentioned in the website – www.ritk.org are accurate.
7. a) Is Alok Kumar was working as a lecturer in Ramgovind Institue of Technology, koderma as per your record in 2007-08 session? Why he was removed without any earlier information, notice, show-cause?
b) If yes, then as per AICTE Norms, what was the minimum salary should be?
(According to the details mentioned of Alok Kumar in the official website of Ramgovind Institute of technology, Koderma - www.ritk.org)
8a) Do you receive my application through E-Mail in one of the E-mail ID given in your website?
b) Name the persons & designations that are operating that E-mail- I.D from starting to till date.
c) If yes, provide a copy of that application.
9. What actions were taken till date? Provide the daily progress made on my application.
8. Please give the names and designations of the officials with whom my application was lying during this period.
10. According to your rules or the Citizens Charter or any other order, in how many days should such a matter be dealt with and resolved? Please provide a certified copy of these rules.
11. The officials who have not adhered to the time limit mentioned in these rules,
then are these officials guilty of violating these rules and hence guilty of misconduct under their conduct rules?
12. a) What action can be taken against these officials for violating all the above rules and for causing mental agony to the public?
b) By when will this action be taken?
13. By when will my problem be resolved now?
14. If I give you a set of concrete evidences of violations in Ramgovind Institute of Technology, Koderma, and then what are the actions will be taken?
A Ten Rupees Postal Order ( No.- ) is attached with my application as RTI Fee.
Er. Alok Kumar
Member – Manvadhikar Sanrakhan Pratisthan
( National President: Dr.Jagnath Mishra - Ex.C.M.,Bihar & Former Union Minister of India)
Bihar Ex. Secretary - Nationalist Youth Congress party
Freelancer ( Khoji Patrakar ) (Ex. Reporter- Anupam Uphar Magzine)
Address for Correspondence:
S/o Dr. (Smt.) Bimla singh,
‘Singh Mansion’, M.I.G.H. - 22,
Near Housing Board Office,
A.P.Colony, Gaya, Bihar – 823001.
Mobile No . # 094709470574983
E - mail : firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Asking for justice and bringing truth to surface cost me a lot. I have tried hard in fighting against the corruption continuously for about 02 years but nothing in vain. Now, I am feeling myself as a helpless person. As it is seemed that now I cannot fight against the corruption as harder as earlier so I am writing to you to get true justice about SERIOUS CORRUPTION going on in Technical Education:
I handed over a complaint before the concerned senior officers of POLICE, Science & Technology Department,Jharkhnad,AICTE,
Vigilance Investigation Bureau (Govt. of Jharkhand ) & others etc… about a very serious corruption matter but no invain. I am really upset over their working attitude.
I met the concerned authorities many times, but after a very long time neither any inquiry can be done nor any F.I.R can be loaded nor any prompt action can be taken by the concerned.
It is seemed that this matter will be compressed under pressure of corruption. I presented all documents, different types of proofs, etc.
I have much documents, proofs, etc to prove this corruption. I always ready to co-operate any agencies against this corruption. My Complain is that, who is responsible for this corruption for a long time even if some one informs about this matter to the upper level officials?
This way the corrupted person gets very big open ground due to money power. Social responsibilities of the discloser are only to inform to the vigilance but then the action must be taken by the responsible authorities.
That on / 1 / 2009 I have lodged a F.I.R in connection with u/s 448,294,506 of IPC
against one person, before the above named police officer for registration of the F.I.R dated
/ 1 / 2009 and requested for supply a copy of the so called F.I.R as per the provision of the law of the land, he demanded money [bribe ]for registration of the F.I.R and I objected to give bribe to a public servant and I informed him about his duty and responsibility of a police officer.
Now I came to know that the F.I.R is not registration by him and he created multiply litigation against me with help of other police officer and culprit of this F.I.R by taking unlawful gratification.
Registration of F.I.R is a fundamental right of a citizen but due to most corrupted official some important F.I.R is not registration for their malafide intention. I would like to inform that, on the basing upon my petition relating to another F.I.R dated
Please help me and guide me. Please consider this request as urgent one to make our family meet out the family needs. Do the needful and take steps as soon as possible.
Member – Manvadhikar Sanrakhan Pratisthan
( National President: Dr.Jagnath Mishra - Ex.C.M.,Bihar & Former Union Minister of
Freelancer ( Khoji Patrakar ) (Ex. Reporter- Anupam Uphar Magzine)
Sindri  is a small township within the Dhanbad municipal limits of the Dhanbad District of Jharkhand state. Sindri was well famous because of a large Fertilizer factory (Fertilizer Corporation of India - FCIL) conceived here in the early industrialized India. It was also known for few other companies situated here such as Associated Cement Companies (ACC), Indian Iron and Steel Company (IISCo) and Projects & Development Limited (PDIL). An another subject of topographical importance is the Damodar river which acted both as source of water and electricity for the township. A hydro-power power project called Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) is located here. DVC supplies eco-friendly electricity to some its neighbouring states like West Bengal, Bihar and Orissa.
 Origin of its Name
As per the records of the now-closed fertilizer plant (FCIL), the name Sindri was the corrupt form of the word Sindoori (Vermilion). The name is said to be given by the local tribals because of the vermilion coloured soil found here. Technically the type of soil available in the area is Laterite which has got a vermilion coloured or reddish hue.
The word Sindri is also said to be a part of the Mundari lexicon. Mundari is a language spoken by the indigenous people who have lived in and around this place for a long time. It roughly translates into "Ridge" or "Frontier." There are some evidences available that centuries ago the Santhals, Mundas and Hos inhabited the banks of the Sindhu River. They were later forced to move to Eastern part of the country by the Aryans.
The word Sindri is also in use amongst the Icelanders, but has actually no relationship to the name of the town.
Sindri is well connected by Road and Rail to the district headquarter of Dhanbad. The road between Sindri and Dhanbad has usually been in a state of disarray due to the regular movements of lorries loaded with fertilizer, cement and coal. There is a local train available between the place and the district headquarter many times a day. There are three small railway stations/halts in the 27 Kilometre long broadguage line bbetween Sindri Town and Dhanbad Junction namely - Sindri Marshalling Yard, Sindri (Block Hut), Rakhitpur, Pradhan Khanta and Dokra Block Halt. Visitors wanting to reach the township should not confuse between Sindri (Block Hut) and Sindri Town railway station. The rail line connects Sindri (via Dhanbad) to the all important cities of India which includes Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Patna, Ranchi, Indore, Gwalior, Jammu, and regional industrial city of Jamshedpur with the most important train through Sindri being the Subarnarekha Express.
Sindri was a place with rich reserves of flora and fauna. The place was initially occupied by the local tribals which later on attracted people from neighbouring states. The chapter of its industrialization started when it was selected as best option for a fertilizer factory due to its apt geographical conditions in the year 1944 by the Viceroy's Executive Council following recommendations submitted in November 1944 by a three members technical mission consisting of G S Gowing and J Rigg, both of Imperial Chemical Industries and T H Riley of the Association of British Chemical Plants Manufacturers, Britain for setting up a single large fertilizer factory to produce 3,50,000 tons Ammonium Sulphate per annum with Gypsum as raw material. A separate project organisation was set by the Government of India in 1945 under the Chief Technical Advisor. To end the the system of diarchy and to replace the same with one of autonomy, a company named Sindri Fertilizers and Chemicals Limited was formed under the Companies Act, which came into being in December 1951 as the first Public Sector Company, wholly owned by the Government of India. The factory was inaugurated in March 1952. In his inauguration speech, the then Prime Minister of India, Jawahar Lal Nehru said that he was not just inaugurating a fertilizer factory but he was inaugurating a temple of modern India. The Company Sindri Fertilizers and Chemicals Limited was merged in January 1961 with another fertilizer manufacturing company Hindustan Chemical and Fertilizers Limited floated by the Government of India in July 1959 to form a bigger Company the Fertilizer Corporation of India Limited.
The factory was first in India to produce Ammonium Sulphate (1951), Urea (1959), Ammonium Nitrate-Sulfate, commonly called the Double salt (1959) and was the first fertilizer factory to have its own captive power plant in 1951 and to introduce planning, research and development facilities in 1951. The raw materials used initially for its final products were gypsum, coal and naptha. A number of new plants were added to the factory as need arose time to time. A rationalization scheme was completed in 1976 and a modernization project was commissioned in 1979 with product-mix of Ammonia, Urea, Nitric Acid, Ammonium Nitrate and Ammonium Bicarbonate and Low Sulphur Heavy Stock/Furnance Oil and Coal as basic raw materials. The fertilizer plant operated consistently in profit till 1967-68 and again in 1960-70 but could not maintain profit thereafter even after exceeding rated (attainable) capacity mainly because of higher production cost and comparatively lower sale price of fertilizers, mounting wage bills, higher maintenance expenditure due to ageing of plants, availability of raw materials of low specifications/quality and was eventually closed in September 2002 despite vehement opposition by the locals, trade unions and politicians. Though the fertilizer plant was, of late, not a eventual commercial success but it certainly provided a wonderful social environment for a many of generations of people during its existence. The Bihar Institute of Technology now renamed as Birsa Institute of Technology was also established to meet the growing demand of technology experts in this new industrialized area. The institute still remains as one of the premier institutions for technical education in the state of Bihar and Jharkhand.
As stated earlier, Sindri was a township. Hence it can be divided into three different classifications. The first was the residential area for the employees of FCIL and P&D. The second part was occupied by the employees of ACC. The third part was occupied by the students and staff of then called as Bihar Institute of Technology. The division of the town in terms of localities can be done as - Domghar, Rohrabandh, Saharpura, Manohartand, Gausala and Rangamati. Domghar was the older tribal village of Sindri, or better associated as the residence of Doms.  Other localities like Rohrabandh, Domghar, Shaharpura and Rangamati were all housing colonies for the employees of FCIL and P&D. Shaharpura and Rangamati contained the housing quarters for the labours and supervisors of the factory whereas Rohrabandh contained the houses of employees from the top management or people with white collor jobs. Manohartand was a new location of the town added near Rohraband in early 1980s. Gausala was the area utilised by the campus of then called as Bihar Institute of Technology.
The Sindri township was well-planned township with lush green avenues all over with all possible amenities. The township had a Hospital with then the best technology available, Kalyan Kendra - The Sports club, Officer's club - A club for FCI executives. Houses were laid out neatly in the form of layouts with ample open spaces for garden lovers. Uninterrupted Power supply was made available to the township locally produced in FCI Power Plants. As stated Damodar river was the source of water for the entire township. A highly sophisticated water purification system was designed to supply water in the township many times in a day. If Sindri was a temple of Modern India, its altar was the immaculately landscaped design and well staffed Hospital and other amenity centres. Many children born in this hospital had a hard time in well explaining the rich life of Sindri to their friends.
 Social life
The fertilizer plant brought together people from many different locations of India to work in various roles. Sindri was truly the mixing pot for various different cultures and regions in India. It was not unusual to find a Bengali, a Bihari, a Sikh, a Tamil, a Kannada and a Jain family living in the same block of the town. The communal harmony and social acceptance which was instilled in youngsters growing up in the town made it much easier for them to adapt to a diverse culture. The greatest contribution of Sindri Fertilizer Plant may be in creating a generation of Indians born with multi-cultural values. Such multi-cultured adaptive people are now spread all over the world.
Shaharpura hosted the downtown shopping area where established dry goods merchants, tailors and butchers shared their space with farmers and other small time merchants. Every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday a lively open air market was held featuring fresh locally raised produce, poultry and locally crafted artifacts. Wandering minstrels and traditional medicine men from as far away as Afghanistan brought with them unexpected services and concoctions like low cost street side tooth extraction and "lizard oil" for arthritis sufferers that was brewed in-situ at low heat in wide mouthed vats of oil in which a few exotic looking lizards lounged around (unharmed) for the afternoon. Marathon bicyclists occasionally came to town to ride around in circles for days on end without setting their foot down. This form of theater elevated everyday activities like shaving, showering and eating to heroic levels and got the salaried men of Sindri to spare some change for their more venturesome if less fortunate compatriots. The open air market was Sindri's window to the rest of India and brought a splash of color to an otherwise pastel town.
The Officer's club offered a great social setting for the employees of the fertilizer factory and (Fertilizers) Planning and Development India Limited (FPDIL). FPDIL was a second public sector organisation in the township mostly doing research and project work for fertiliser projects across the country. For some reason the Fertilizer was later on dropped from the name and the major part of the truncated organisation by the name of Planning and Development India limited (PDIL), later renamed as Projects & Development India Limited, shifted to Noida and Baroda. Sindri club had two badminton courts, Tennis courts (later converted into swimming pool), Billiards and Table tennis. It was a major destination for the Officers and their young children in the evenings and weekends. Saturday night and Sunday night used to be the movie night where a 16 mm projector was placed on a makeshift table and Raj Kapoor, Nargis and Devanand came alive on the makeshift screen.
A well stocked library was a great place to relax and spend time. The local club barber Moinuddin was a popular figure and was responsible for a quite a few latest haircuts in the town. With an ever ready smile and a latest gossip he was the most popular barber in town.
Sindri was also known for its active socially conscious Ladies Club and Vanita Samaj, two prominent organizations for the wives of the officers in Sindri.
Literature in different languages thrived in Sindri with organizations like Vidyapati parishad , Urdu-Hindi Sangam and Anjuman-i-Urdu. Various Mushaira's ( Urdu Poetry) and Kavi samelans were held in between 1965 and 1995. From a literature perspective, this was the glorious era of Sindri.
Thetre, Drama and Music had a significant role in the social lives and the Bengali community played a significant part in this. This part of Sindri life was heavily influenced by Calcutta ( now Kolkutta, just 250Km away). A number of leading lights of the entertainment industry have visited Sindri in their hey-days. These include Mr. Shatrughan Sinha( Film Actor), Prakash Jha(Film Director), PC Sorcar( Magic), Janab Kaifi Azmi (Poet) and many more.
Sindri was relatively crime free. Armed bandits, or dacoits as they were known, occasionally staged a hit on homes in the outskirts of town. A few children were born out of wedlock and an occasional aborted fetus or a new born was found abandoned. Suicides by distraught college aspirants through self inflicted burns or hanging from the ubiquitous ceiling fans were occasionally reported.
Sindri has a Protestant Church, a Catholic Church, a few Hindu temples, a Sikh Gurudwara and a Mosque as well. A movie theater "Kalpana Talkies" near the taxi stand screened year old Bollywood and other regional hits and English movies on Friday nights. The young engineers in training at BIT Sindri and other college students occasionally sorted out their social differences in and around Kalpana Talkies. The Friday night English movies served as the window to the west for counteless kids, a few of whom did go west.
The Kalyan Kendra (Welfare Center) located between Rohrabandh and Shaharpura had a sprawling ground adjacent to it. The complex boasted of a traditional gym and a modern one too. Later a swimming pool was built as part of this complex. It was the venue for Independence Day and Republic Day parades and location of choice for staging plays and poetry readings by groups that believed that watching movies (along with chewing tobacco, imbibing tea, gambling and playing chess or cards,) was a bad habit. The one western influence that seeped into Kalyan Kendra was table tennis and of course carrom board. The Bengali literati staged night long yatras and durga pujas, the Biharis (and those from Eastern UP) staged Kavi Samelans and observed Chaat, the Tamil literati arranged for Kacheris and staged Ayyappan Puja. Nehru would have been proud of the melting pot he had helped create. He would probably have been less proud of the unauthorized but quite popular late night transvestite cabarets that popped up in the wild.now goushala is also known as tower city because, all telecom companies of sindri have tower in goushala.
 Educational institutes
In order to provide employees children and wards of other residents of Sindri and nearby localities, the fertilizer factory management started the first school in Sindri in 1948. The management of the fertilizer factory ran seven Rajendra schools, - three high Schools affiliated to the Jharkhand Academic Council, four middle schools following curricula under the Jharkhand State Education Policy in Shaharpura and Domgarh areas of the Township, all named after Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the first President of the independent India and one English medium integrated senior secondary school, Model High English School, affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi in Rohrabandh area of the Township. One high and one middle schools in Saharpura area were imparting education exclusively to girls students. Many student of these schools are at very high places and many are in Administrative as well as Military Services.
Other schools in Sindri that provide excellent education to residents are DeNobili School (chain of schools run by Society of Jesuits in the Jharia coal belt), Lions Public School, DAV Public School (managed by the DAV Education Society, New Delhi) and Saraswati Sishu Mandir (managed by the Saraswati Vidya Mandir Trust, New Delhi).
In addition the management of the fertilizer factory took initiative to establish a co-educational degree college [Sindri College] with science, humanities and commerce faculties , which is presently a constituent unit of the State run Vinoba Bhave University, Hazaribagh
Sindri has created so many engineers over the last half century through the prestigious engineering college, BIT Sindri. Engineers who are Chief Executives in some of the leading businesses of the country and occupying top places in administrative and military services, whereas many of the engineers are across the globe doing great in their fields. Dr. C. P. Singh, Ph.D. from University of Florida and BS in Chemical Engineering from BIT Sindri, is a founder of Nanotech company called "Nano Interface Technology, Inc." located in Washington DC Metro area. Founded in 1949, BIT Sindri is a premier technical institution offering undergraduate and postgraduate courses in various branches of engineering approved by All India Council of Technical Education, New Delhi. It is wholly owned by the Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of Jharkhand, Ranchi. BIT Sindri was formerly known as Bihar Institute of Technology, Sindri which was renamed as BIT, Sindri after the creation of Jharkhand state in November 2000. Some of the local figures of Sindri are Mr. Nitesh Kumar Sinha - who is working in Navbharat times (Times of india) as a Correspondent and Mr. U.N Jha - one of the oldest science teachers from the place.
 Current status
Today, after the closure of the factory, Sindri is a mere shadow of its past glory. Some parts of the town have been turned over to the Central Reserve Police Force and seems to be well maintained. Many homes remain unoccupied. The hospital is largely shuttered and its grounds quite unkempt. Only one ward is in use. Kalpana talkies has shut down but DVD vendors have popped up at the still bustling market. The butchers have yielded space to jewellers! Bihar Stores is still open for business, Ahmad Tailors is mostly selling ready made garments and D. N. Studio has gone digital. Sindri's great spec master, "Dipu Opticals" is still catering the optical needs. The town is greener now. Many more trees have sprung up but Sindri seems to be slowly receding in time. There is a Club famous for its cultural activities and others Sports Competition Sindri Youth Club, is now looks like a bushy garden and there is no one to takee care. Sindri Youth Club has produced lot of National & International Players in VolleyBall, Badminton and Table Tennis.
De Nobili School has emerged as one of the best educational schools in Sindri. De Nobili School is a chain of missionary schools run by the Society of Jesuits which has many branches all over Dhanbad. The DNS, Sindri was started in 1978 with Mr. S.A. Hadi as its Headmaster in the small building adjoining the Steam Generation Plant. It has a good history with its students consistently getting thru to IITs, IIMs and other leading institues in India and the world.
The Government of India in April 2007 decided in principle to revive the closed Sindri fertilizer factory subject to availability of Natural Gas as input. The GAIL India Limited has planned to lay Natural Gas pipeline from Jagdishpur to Haldia which would be laid at around 20-25 kilometers from the factory area. Coal Bed Methane (CBM) exploration in the vicinity and factory location amidst coal mines has further added the interest for revival activity of the Sindri fertilizer factory.
Recently in sindri the first bhojpuri album was shoot"holia me luto mazaa",this album makes sindri proud town of jharkhand.Artists of album was Ritesh singh,priyanka mishra,shivanand jha and others.Singer of songs was shivanand jha and all soulful music of album was composed by Ritesh singh.sindri has given such a talented music director,singer"ritesh singh",who is in mumbai for their music assignments.
As of 2001[update] India census, Sindri had a population of 76,827. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Sindri has an average literacy rate of 68%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy rate is 77%, and female literacy rate is 57%. In Sindri, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.
- ^ The term Dom is said to have been derived from dombī from the Munda language. Doms have been viewed in many parts of India as a community of sweepers and toilet cleaners and the term is generally used in derogatory sence. Yet the term "Dom" simply means man according to the Dom Research Center 
- ^ FallingRain Map - elevation = 177m (Red dots are railways)
- ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. http://web.archive.org/web/20040616075334/http://www.censusindia.net/results/town.php?stad=A&state5=999. Retrieved on 2008-11-01.