Central Public Information Officer: Sh. Mr. M.P. Madhukar
Assistant Director, ICSSR, Post Box No.10528
Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi.
Telephone Number: 011-26742832
First Appellate Authority: Shri Mr. Ajay Kumar Gupta
Deputy Director, ICSSR
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 chequeh 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
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