Right To Information (RTI)

Right to Information Act (2005)

1) When did it come into force?
     It came into force on the 12th October 2005 (120th day of its enactment on 15th June 2005) obligations of public authorities [S.4(1)], designation of Public      Information Officers and Assistant Public Information Officers [S.5(1) and 5(2)]., constitution of Central      Information Commission (S.12 and 13), constitution of      State Information Commission (S.15 and 16), non-applicability of the Act to Intelligence and Security Organizations (S.24) and power to make rules to carry out the      provisions of the Act (S.27 and 28).

2) Who is covered?
     The Act extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir. [S.(12)]

3) What does Right to Information mean?
     Information means any material in any form including records, documents, memos, e-mails, opinions, advices, press releases, circulars, orders, logbooks,      contracts, reports, papers, samples, models, data material held in any electronic form and information      relating to any private body which can be accessed by a          public authority under any other law for the time being in force but does not include, “file notings” [S.2(f)].

4) Fees to be Paid
     It includes the right to
     - inspect works, documents, records
     - take notes, extracts or certified copies of documents or records
     - take certified samples of material
     - obtain information in form of printouts, diskettes, floppies, tapes, video cassettes or in any other electronic mode or through printouts [S.2(1)]

5) Fees to be charged is being decided by DO(PT).

     Contact Persons

     The Senior Scientist and Head
     ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra
     Suttur – 571129
     Nanjangud Taluk
     Mysuru District
     Phone: 9686666490 | 08221-232218 | Fax : 08221-232377
     jsskvk@gmail.com | www.jsskvk.in

     First Appellate Authority

     The President
     JSS Mahavidyapeetha
     Jagadguru Dr. Sri Shivarthri Rajendra Circle
     Phone: 0821-2548212 Fax: 0821-2548218
     jss@jssonline.org | www.jssonline.org

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