Objectives & Salient Features
An Act to provide for setting out the practical regime of Right to Information for citizens to secure access of information under the control of public authorities. In order to promote transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority, the Right to Information Act, 2005 (Act no.22 of 2005) was enacted by Government of India.
- All Citizens possess the right to information
- Information includes any mode of information in any form of record, documents, E-mail, circular, press releases, contracts and samples of electronic media.
- Application in writing on plain paper and can also given by electronic means
- No reasons for obtaining information/record to be given
- Information to be supplied within 30 days. If information is a matter of life or liberty of a person, it can be had within 48 hours from the time of request.
- Every Authority under obligation to provide information
- Information affecting sovereignty of India, Security etc. and relating to third party is exempted.
- The appeal can be made if information is not supplied or part supplied or denied within prescribed period of 30 days, to Appellate Authority within the institution. Appeal against the decision of the Appellate Authority can be made before State Information Commission.
- Penalty of Rs 250/- per day of default subject to maximum of Rs 25,000/- can be levied for failure to supply the information within the prescribed period.Disciplinary action can also be ordered.
- Court has no jurisdiction to entertain or deal with Complaints/appeals arising out of the Act.
- Nominal fee of Rs 2/- per page is chargeable for supply of documents.
The following officers are appointed as PIOs/APIOs:-
|Name of the First Appellate Authority
|Name of the PIO (HQ)
||Name of the APIO (HQ)