Right To Information (RTI)

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Central Public Information Officer:
Sh. Mr. M.P. Madhukar 
Deputy Director,
ICSSR, Post Box No.10528
Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi.
Telephone Number: 011-26742832
Fax: 26179834

First Appellate Authority:
Shri Mr. Ajay Kumar Gupta 
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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