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RTI Guidelines

Short title, extent and commencement

  • Known as 'Right to Information Act, 2005'.
  • Extends to whole of India except J&K.
  • Has become enforceable with effect from 12th October, 2005
  • It is more powerful and stringent than Delhi RTI 2001

Coverage

  • Covers all public authorities, bodies or institutions constituted by Parliament, Legislative Assembly.
  • Includes Parliament, Supreme Court/High Court/Lower Courts, Bodies owned, controlled and substantially financed.
  • Including Non-government organizations substantially financed directly or indirectly.
  • Govt. empowered to notify or issue orders to include such other bodies.

Citizens made the Master

  • The act provides for giving almost all information to citizens barring a few exceptions.
  • It makes the citizen the Master.
  • They can now do social audit of any work through getting information and examining it critically and posing inconvenient questions.

Public Information Officers to give information

  • Public Information Officers to be appointed by Public Authorities for handling applications received under the Act (by 22.9.2005).
  • Assistant Public Information Officer to be appointed to receive applications on behalf of the Public Authority by( 22.9.2005.)
  • Assistant Public Information officers to be appointed in each Sub-Division/Sub-Districts by (22.9.2005).
  • First Appellate Authority to be within the department/organization by Public Authority

Right to Information

Right to Information includes:
  • Inspection of works, documents, records.
  • Taking notes, extracts, certified copies.
  • Taking certified samples of material.
  • Obtaining information in floppies, tapes etc.
Definition of Information

Information means any material in any form & includes: -

  • Records, documents, memos, e-mail, opinion, advice, orders, log book, contract, reports, papers, samples etc.
Filing of application
  • Forms prescribed.
  • Applicant can file application in writing or through electronic means in English or Hindi or local language.
  • PIO to assist disabled persons in writing down requests.
  • Reasons for seeking information not required.
  • Personal information about applicant not to be asked except for delivery of reply.

Fee

The following fee has been prescribed by GOI & U.P.Govt.:

  • Application Fee: Rs 10/-
  • Additional Page: Rs 2/ per page A-4 or A-3
  • Large size: Actual Charges
  • Sample or Model: Actual cost
  • Inspection of records: First hour no fee there after Rs 5/- per 15 minutes
  • Floppy/Diskette: Rs 50/-

NO fee for Below Poverty Line

Mode of payment

The fee can be paid in any of the following modes:

  • Cash
  • Demand Draft
  • Banker cheque

Disposal of request

  • In cases information is sought concerning life or liberty, it is to be given in 48 hours.
  • Reply in other cases to be given in 30 days.
  • 5 days to be added if the application is received through SAPIO.
  • In case of third party 40 days.

Appeals

  • Appeals lie at two levels.
  • First appeal within department/ organization to senior officer to State Public Information Officer within 30 days.
  • Second appeal before Central Information Commission within 90 days.
  • Appeals to be decided within 30 days.

Third Party Information

  • Where information about third party is sought by the applicant, a notice will be given to third party to present his case within 5 days.
  • An opportunity of hearing will be given within 10 days.
  • Third party will have right to appeal.

Exemption from disclosure of information

  • As per section 8 the following type of information shall not be obligatory
    to be given.
    • Concerning security and integrity of India.
    • Forbidden to be published by the court of law.
    • Disclosure of which leads to breach of privilege of Parliament/Assembly.
    • Commercial confidence trade secrets and intellectual property.
    • Information received in fiduciary relationship.
    • Information received in confidence from foreign government.
    • Disclosure of which may endanger life and liberty.
    • Which impedes the process of a investigation.
    • Cabinet Papers including record or deliberation.
    • Personal information which has no relationship to any public activity.
    • Leads to infringement of copyright.

Penalty Provisions

  • Can impose penalty @ Rs. 250/- for each day of delay subject to a maximum of Rs. 25,000/-.
  • Can issue directions for disciplinary action against PIO in cases of persistent default.
  • Opportunity of hearing to be given.

Need for prompt attention

  • All Officer and staff members need to be sensitized to pay proper attention to this act.
  • Necessary preparatory measures for implementation should be completed as per prescribed schedule in the Act.
  • Officials need to be vigilant in disposal of requests received under the Act.
  • All requests received under the Act need to be dealt within time frame prescribed.

Other Important Points

  • Assistant Public Information Officer can receive applications for any PIO.
  • First Appellate Authority should be senior to PIO.
  • PIO should be senior officers who should be able to control work and dig out information as they have to perform a quasi judicial information.
  • Clear demarcation of work should be done amongst the PIO and Appellate Authorities to avoid confusion.
  • Notify the substantially financed bodies to bring them under the purview of RTI.

Arrangement for receipt for application.

  • Arrangements for receipt of application & fee should be suitably be made to facilitate the work.
  • Information counters should be setup near reception counters.
  • The APIO/PIO/Appellate Authority should be easily accessible to public.
  • Board depicting room number etc of PIO/APIO should be available at the main entrance.

Role of Secretaries /HODs/CEOs

  • Appoint PIO/APIO
  • Appoint first appellate authority.
  • Identify bodies substantially financed to be brought under the purview of the act.
  • Give wide publicity about the provisions of the act.
  • Organize internal workshops for sensitization of officers and staff.
  • Ensure proper arrangements for receipt of application/fee etc.
  • Provide requisite number of counters for guidance.
  • Prepare suo motu information and disseminate to the maximum.
  • Monitor and control the working of all concerned officers.


 


Public Notices, Due Dates, Office Orders


Date Title / Description Department
26/09/2022 Scheme for Master Plan Level Commercial Plots - Scheme Code: CPS-XI/2022-23 Public Notices, Schemes, Commercial
22/09/2022 Corrigendum Letter - Supply of Wheat Bran/Husk for Gaushala in Jalpura for Six Months in Greater Noida Public Notices, Tenders, Health
19/09/2022 Office Order regarding ONLIND-2021-06 Scheme Draw Public Notices, Industries
16/09/2022 Office order regarding Time Extension of Group Housing Scheme Public Notices, Residential
15/09/2022 Regarding minimum requirement of F.A.R for part completion of Data Centre units Public Notices, Planning
12/09/2022 Cleaning Schedule of UGR & OHT Public Notices, JAL
02/09/2022 Proposed larvicide spray schedule​ for September 2022 Public Notices, Health
02/09/2022 Supply of Wheat Bran/Husk for Gaushala in Jalpura for six months Greater Noida Public Notices, Tenders, Health
30/08/2022 Corrigendum Letter - 4 - Procurement, Installation, Operation & Maintenance (for a license period of 5 years) of Outdoor LED Screens at six locations in Greater Noida Public Notices, Tenders, Urban Services
29/08/2022 Progress Report of Project Dept. for July 2022 Public Notices, Project
26/08/2022 Corrigendum Letter-3 - Procurement, Installation, Operation & Maintenance (for a license period of 5 years) of Outdoor LED Screens at six locations in Greater Noida Public Notices, Tenders, Urban Services
26/08/2022 Corrigendum Letter-4 - Construction, Re-Construction, Repair/Refurbishment, Operation & Maintenance (for a license period of 15 years) of Bus Stops at Greater Noida (package 1-2) Public Notices, Tenders, Urban Services
26/08/2022 Corrigendum Letter-4 - Invitation for selection of contractors to construct, install, maintain and manage Unipoles at selected location at Greater Noida (package 1-3) Public Notices, Tenders, Urban Services
18/08/2022 Corrigendum letter - 3 - Invitation for selection of contractors to construct, install, maintain and manage Unipoles at selected location at Greater Noida (package 1-3) Public Notices, Tenders, Urban Services
18/08/2022 Corrigendum letter-3 - Construction, Re-Construction, Repair/Refurbishment, Operation & Maintenance (for a license period of 15 years) of Bus Stops at Greater Noida package 1-2 Public Notices, Tenders, Urban Services
18/08/2022 Procurement Installation, Operation & Maintenance (for a license period of 5 years) of Outdoor LED Screens at six locations in Greater Noida Public Notices, Tenders, Urban Services
18/08/2022 Request for proposal (RFP) for Empanelment of Creative Media Agencies and Event Management Agencies under two different categories for a period of 2 years (2022 to 2024) at Greater Noida Public Notices, Tenders, Marketing
06/08/2022 Corrigendum Letter-02 Construction, Re-construction, Repair/Refurbishment, Operation & Maintenance for a license period of 15 years of 50 bus stops at Greater Noida (package 1-3) Public Notices, Tenders, Urban Services
06/08/2022 Invitation for selection of contractors to construct, install, maintain and manage Unipoles at selected location at Greater Noida (package 1-3) Public Notices, Tenders, Urban Services
05/08/2022 Every house hosting the Tricolour a symbol of national pride Public Notices, General










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