Right to Information Act (Central Act 22 of ) · Tamil Nadu Right to Information The documents in PDF format need Acrobat Reader to view them. The Right to Information Act, (Central Act 22 of ) has been enacted to provide for setting out a practical regime of the right to. In Order to promote transparency and accountability in the working of every Public authority and to empower the Citizens to secure access to information.
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RTI Acts and Rules. RTI Act · TN RTI Fees Rules · High Court Fees Rules · Assembly Secretariat Fees Rules · TN Information Commission Appeal Rules. No. SRO A (a)/ — In exercise of the powers con- ferred by section 27 of the Right to Information Act, (Cen- tral Act 22 of ), the Governor of. The Tamil Nadu Information Commission (Appeal Procedure) Rules, Section 27 of the Right to Information Act, (Central Act. 22 of.
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However, if the CPIO has any doubt about the identity of the applicant he can seek for his proof of identification. The Act gives the right to information only to the citizens of India. It does not make provision for giving information to Corporations, Associations, and Companies etc.
In such cases, it would be presumed that a citizen has sought information at the address of the Corporation. A "public authority" is any authority or body or institution of self government established or constituted by or under the Constitution; or by any other law made by the Parliament or a State Legislature; or by notification issued or order made by the Central Government or a State Government.
The bodies owned, controlled or substantially financed by the Central Government or a State Government and non-Government organizations substantially financed by the Central Government or a State Government also fall within the definition of public authority. State Bank of India is a Public Authority. The Bank has designated officers up to the rank of Asstt. These officers send the application or appeal to the Central Public Information Officer or the concerned Appellate Authority for disposal.
An Assistant Public Information Officer is not responsible for supply of the information. If an applicant is not supplied information within the prescribed time of thirty days or 48 hours, as the case may be, or is not satisfied with the information furnished to him, he may prefer an appeal to the First Appellate Authority who is an officer senior in rank to the Central Public Information Officer.
There is no prescribed format of application for seeking information. The application can be made on plain paper. The application should, however, have the name and complete postal address of the applicant. Even in cases where the information is sought electronically, the application should contain the name and postal address of the applicant.
The application should be made in English or Hindi or in the official language of the area in which the application is being made, accompanied by the prescribed fee and specifying the particulars of the information sought.
Information provided in printed form at the price fixed for such publication or rupees two per page of photocopy for extracts from the publication.
A citizen has a right to seek such information from a public authority which is held by the public authority or which is held under its control. This right includes inspection of work, documents and records; taking notes, extracts or certified copies of documents or records; and taking certified samples of material held by the public authority or held under the control of the public authority.
It is important to note that only such information can be supplied under the Act which already exists and is held by the public authority or held under the control of the public authority.
The Central Public Information Officer is not supposed to create information; or to interpret information; or to solve the problems raised by the applicants; or to furnish replies to hypothetical questions. A citizen has a right to obtain information from a public authority in the form of diskettes, floppies, tapes, video cassettes or in any other electronic mode or through print-outs provided such information is already stored in a computer or in any other device from which the information may be e-mailed or transferred to diskettes etc.
The information to the applicant should ordinarily be provided in the form in which it is sought. However, if the supply of information sought in a particular form would disproportionately divert the resources of the public authority or may cause harm to the safety or preservation of the records, supply of information in that form may be denied.
In some cases, the applicants expect the Central Public Information Officer to give information in some particular proforma devised by them on the plea that they have a right to get information in the form in which it is sought.
It need be noted that the provision in the Act simply means that if the information is sought in the form of photocopy, it shall be provided in the form of photocopy, or if it is sought in the form of a floppy, it shall be provided in that form subject to the conditions given in the Act. It does not mean that the CPIO shall re-shape the information. This is substantiated by the definition of the term 'right to information' as given in the Act, according to which, it includes right to obtaining information in the form of diskettes, floppies, tapes, video cassettes or in any other electronic mode or through print-outs provided such information is already stored in a computer or in any other device.
Everywhere in the Act, the word 'form' has been used to represent this meaning. A citizen has a right to get 'material' from a public authority which is held by or under the control of that public authority.