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RIGHT TO INFORMATION

Implementation of 'The Right to Information Act, 2005'

The Right to Information Act, 2005 (22 of 2005) has been enacted by the Parliament and has come into force from 15 June, 2005. This Act provides for 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 every public authority.

Whereas, some provisions of this act have come into effect immediately on its enactment (that is on 15 June 2005), other provisions shall come into effect on 100 / 120 days of its enactment.

Public Information Officer

Dr. Mercy Helen
Public Information Officer
Indian Council of Philosophical Research
36 Tughlakabad Institutional Area
New Delhi – 110 062
Mob: +91 - 9968098501
Tel.: +91-11-29901537
Fax: +91-11 29964750
E-mail: mercy_prasad@yahoo.com
Cable: ICPHILRES

About RTI

The Right to Information Act has set out a relatively simple process for accessing information. Public Information Officer (PIO), who accepts requisitions and provides information.

Who gives the Information?

  • The Public Information Officer
  • The Assistant Public Information Officer
How to access information?
  • Request to be made in writing or electronic form to the Central/State PIO or APIO
  • No reason to be given by the applicant for requesting the information
  • No personal details except that necessary to contact the applicant
What it costs to obtain Information?
  • Application fee of Rs.10 – by way of cash, DD, or bankers cheque
  • Rs.2 for each page (A4 or A3 size) created or copies
  • Actual in case of large size paper
  • Actual cost of samples/modules
Exemption from payment of Fees
  • No fee to be collected from persons who are of below poverty line
  • Applicant should prove by way of a certificate/document that he belongs to BPL
  • No fee if the Public Authority fails to comply with the time limits
Time limit for supply of information
  • Within 30 days on payment of fees
  • Provide information or reject
  • Within 48 hours if information concerns life or liberty of a person
  • If no reply or information is received as above, it is presumed to have been rejected
What information will not be disclosed?
  • Affecting Sovereignty and integrity of India
  • Forbidden by Court of Law
  • Would cause breach of privilege
  • Trade secrets, IPRs etc.
  • Information available in a fiduciary position
  • Received in confidence from foreign Government
  • Endanger life or physical safety
  • Impede process of investigation
  • Cabinet papers (decision made shall be made public)
  • Unwarranted invasion of privacy of a person