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RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT 2005>>>
 
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The people of India have right to know every public act, everything that is done in a public way by their public functionaries.
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Some Salient Features of RTI Act 2005::::

The Act, in brief, provides for following matters :

  • It entitles every citizen to the right to information.

  • Information means material of almost all types and in any form including records, documents, memos, e-mails, circular, press releases, orders, contracts, reports, samples etc.

  • Certain information includes inspection of documents and records, taking extracts thereof or obtaining its certified copy or in electronic form.

  • The Act applies to all public authorities whether owned, controlled or financed by the Central Government or State Government.

  • Every public authority is obliged to publish and disseminate certain information, and to furnish the information requested for in writing or in electronic mode, by any person.

  • The information is required to be provided within the specified time.

  • Certain restrictions have been placed with regard to disclosure of information relating to a third party.

  • The act also places redressal mechanism in the form of appeals and complaints.

  • It also put in place a supervising authority in the shape of the Central Information Commission and a State Information Commission in each state.

  • The Act provides for penalties for non-compliance of certain provisions of or obligation under the Act.

What is Right to Information Act?

The Government of India has enacted `Right to Information Act 2005` to provide for setting out the practical regime of right to information for citizens to secure access to information under the control of Public Authorities in order to promote transparency and accountability in the working of any public authority.


What does Right to Information mean?

It means the right to information accessible under this Act, which is held by, or under the control of any public authority to keep these authorities accountable and transparent by inspecting their work. It includes the right to:-

1. inspect works, documents and records.
2. take notes, extracts or certified copies of documents or records.
3. take certified samples of materials
4. obtain information in form of printouts, diskettes, floppies, tape, video cassettes or in any other electronic mode or through printouts.


The Information which is exempted from Disclosure


The Act provides under Sections 8 and 9, certain categories of information that are exempted from disclosure to the citizens. The public may also refer to the related sections of the Act before submitting a request for information.


Who can ask for Information?

Any citizen can request for information by making an application in writing or through electronic means in English / Hindi / official language of the areas, in which the application is being made together with the prescribed fees.


Who will give information?

Public Information Officers (PIOs) are officers designated by the public authorities in all administrative units or offices under it to provide information to the citizens requesting for information under the act. Any officer, whose assistance has been sought by the PIO for the proper discharge if his or her duties, shall render all assistance and for the purpose of contraventions of the provisions of this Act, such other officer shall be treated as a PIO.
 

The Structure of Public Information Officers in JREDA:::

Official Appointed Designation
Shri Sudhakar Pandey
Project Director
First Applet Officer
Shri Vijay Kumar Sinha
Executive Engineer-Electrical
Public Relation Officer
Shri Shankranand Jha
Asstt. Engineer-Electrical
Asstt. Public Relation Officer

 


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