Concept of RTI

  Important of information

 

Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own governors, must arm themselves with the power knowledge gives.”

                   - James Madison, Former US President, 1822-

 

Why are we entitled to information?

  • Social contract
  • Stakeholder in the democracy
  • Held in trust

 

Responsibility

  • Participate in governance between elections
  • Request even if it may get rejected - persistence
  • Insist on open government
  • Expose corruption
  • Appreciate good officials

 

Fees for Information 

  • No fee to REQUEST information
  • Fees would be applicable only after you receive notice that you will be given the information requested.
  • Charging excessive fees is an offence. You can complain to the RTI Commission
  • If there already is a fee being charged for information at the Public Authority, that fee will continue to apply

 

The Rules & Regulations

  • Proactive disclosure
  • Maintain registers of requests and appeals
  • In the absence of the IO, suitable arrangements must be made by the head of the PA
  • The IO is expected to prioritize the work relating to RTI over other work
  • If an IO is aware that information is available with a different PA, the request must be sent to such PA
  • Is in charge of compiling reports, processing requests, proactive disclosure
  • Must give the citizen all possible assistance whenever and wherever it is necessary.
  • Use and reuse of information
  • Burden of proving that they have acted according to law is on the PA

 

RTI Commission

a) Appeal

b) Advisory

c) Monitoring of PA performance

d) Recommendations

e) Guidelines for fees etc.

f) Training

g) Publicize rights under Act

h) Record management (technocratic skills)

i) Prosecution

j) Disciplinary action

k) Hold inquiries

For anything further…

 

Designated Officer

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Name               :-Mr.K.Kanakeshwaran

Designation     :- Divisional Secretary

Telephone No. :-0212260501

Fax No.            :-0212260536

Email Address :-This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Information Officer

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Name              :- Mr.B..Mehavannan

Designation     :- Administrative Officer

Telephone No  :- 0212260533

Fax No.            :-0212260536

Email  address :- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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