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1. What does Right to Information mean?
It includes the right to:-
- Inspect works, documents, records.
- Take notes, extracts of certified copies of documents or records.
- Take certified samples of material.
- Obtain information in form of printouts, diskettes, floppies, tapes, videocassettes or in any other electronic mode or thorough printouts.
2. What does information mean?
Information means any material in any form including records, documents memo, 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.
3. What is Application Procedure for requesting information?
The application can be made to the Central Public Information Officer in writing in plain paper or through electronic means in Hindi or English specifying the particulars of the information sought for along with a fee of rupees ten by way of cash against proper receipt or demand draft or bankers cheque payable to CGDA at NEW DELHI. An applicant, making request for information is not required to give any reason for requesting the information or other personal details except those may be necessary for contacting him.
4. What is the fee?
(i) An application fee of rupees ten for obtaining information under sub-section (I) of section 6;
(ii) Fee shall be charged for providing information under sub-section (I) of Section 7 as under;
a. Rupees two for each page (in A-4 or A-3 size paper) created or copied;
b. Actual charge of cost price of a copy in larger size paper;
c. Actual cost or price for samples or models; and
d. For inspection of records, no fee for the first hour; and a fee of rupees five for each subsequent hour (or fraction thereof);
(iii) Fee shall be charged for providing information under sub-section (5) of Section 7 as under;
a. Rupees fifty per diskette or floppy for information provided in diskette or floppy;
b. Price fixed for publication or Rupees two per page of photocopy for information provided in the printed form.
(iv) No fee will be charged from people living below the poverty line; and
(v) Applicant would be provided information fee of cost if the CPIO fails to comply with the prescribed time limit.
5. What is the time limit to get the information?
(i) 30 days from the date of application.
(ii) 48 hours for information concerning the life and liberty of a Person.
(iii) Failure to provide information within the specified period is a deemed refusal.
6. Particulars of Appellate Authority
Dr. B. K. Verma, IDAS
Office of the PCDA(SWC)
7. Particulars of Central Public Information Officer.
Sh. Rambabu Meena, IDAS
Office of the PCDA(SWC)