Right To Information

Public Information Officer: Smt.Shammy Tyagi, Asstt.Finance&Accounts Officer and Sh.Ashok kumar PA NRCE, Hisar

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 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. What does Right to Information mean?
It includes the right to inspect works, documents, records, take notes, extracts or certified copies of documents or records, take certified samples of material and obtain information in form of printouts, diskettes, floppies, tapes, video cassettes or in any other electronic mode or through printouts.[S.2(j)].

Report under Section 25(3) of the Right to Information Act, 2005 for the period from 01.01.2017 to 31.03.2017

The number of requests made to each public authority
The number of decisions where applicants were not entitled to access to the documents pursuant to the requests, the provisions of this Act under which these decisions were made and the number of times such provisions were invoked
The number of appeals referred to the Central Information Commission or State Information Commission as the case may be, for review, the nature of the appeals and the outcome of the appeals
Particulars of any disciplinary action taken against any officer in respect of the administration of this Act
The amount of charges collected by each public authority under this Act
Rs.250 /-
Any facts which indicate an effort by the public authorities to administer and implement the spirit and intention of this Act
As per norms of the Act
Recommendations for reform, including recommendations in respect of the particulars public authorities, for the development, improvement, modernization reform or amendment to this Act or other legislation or common law or any other matter relevant for operationalising the right to access information.