Right to Information (RTI)
Right to Information
The Government of India, in order to ensure greater and more effective access to
the information to the citizens has enacted ‘Right to Information Act, 2005’
[hereinafter called RTI Act]. The subject Act got the assent of the President of
India on 15-06-2005, and the Act shall come into force from 12-10-2005.
The main object of the Act is to provide right to information and to secure access to information under the control of the Public Authorities to the citizens in order to promote transparency and accountability in the working of Public Authority.
The right to information includes an access to the information which is held by or under the control of any public authority and includes the right to inspect the work, document, records, taking notes, extracts or certified copies of documents / records and certified samples of the materials and obtaining information which is also stored in electronic form.
The Act provides under Sections 8 and 9, certain categories of information that are exempt from disclosure to the citizens. The public may also refer to the relative sections of the Act before submitting a request for information.
Any citizen can request for information by making an application in writing or through electronic means in English / Hindi / in which the application is being made together with the prescribed fees, to the concerned Public Information Officer.
Keeping in view provisions of the RTI Act, we hereby provide the information as per terms of Sec. 4 of the RTI Act
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICERS APPOINTED UNDER RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT, 2005.
A. THE DETAILS OF PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER AND APPELLATE AUTHORITY AT REGISTERED OFFICE - BANGALORE
Group Captain S Shamshad (Rtd.,)
C.E.O Nodal Officer Incharge
Registered Office :
Paralympic Committee of India ®
#2, Sports Authority of Karnataka Building,
Sri Kanteerava Stadium,
Kasturba Road, Bengaluru - 560001
THE RIGHT TO INFORMATION (REGULATION OF FEE AND COST) RULES, 2005
Gist of Fee Structure
What is the effective date for the Right To Information (Regulation of Fee and Cost) Rules, 2005?
The Rules shall come into force on the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.
Whether any amount is to be given along with the application for information U/S 6 (1) of the RTI Act?
Yes, the request for information under Section 6 (1) of the RTI Act, shall be accompanied by an application fee of Rs. 10/- (Rupees Ten Only).
What is the rate of application fee to be accompanied along with the request for information U/S 7 (1) of the RTI Act?
The information under Section 7 (1) of the RTI Act, shall be charged in the following
a. Rs. 2/- (Rupees two only) for each page (in A-4 or A-3 size paper) created or copied;
b. Actual charge or 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 Rs. 5/- (Rupees Five only) for each fifteen minutes (or fraction thereof) thereafter.
What is the rate of application fee to be accompanied along with the request for information U/S 7 (5) of the RTI Act?
a. The information under Section 7 (5) of the RTI Act, shall be charged in the following rates:
b. Rs. 50/- (Rupees Fifty only) per diskette or floppy if the information is provided in diskette or floppy;
c. If information is provided in printed form at the price fixed for such publication or Rs. 2/- (Rupees Two only) per page of photocopy for extracts from the publication.
Whether any fee can be collected from the persons categorized as below poverty line?
No. In case the request for information is given by a person belongs the category below poverty line, then in such case the information shall be given free of cost.
How the application fee can be paid by the person seeking information?
The application fee may be remitted by way of cash against proper receipt or by way of DD or Bankers Cheque.
INSTRUCTION TO APPLICANTS
An application under RTI Act, 2005 should contain the following:
Name and address of the applicant for communication.
Nature of request should be specific.
Application fee can be remitted by way of DD/PO/IPO, made payable to the Public Information Officer,
Paralympic Committee of India at the place of PIO or at Bangalore. Application fee, can also be remitted by way of cash against receipt at the concerned branches along with their RTI application.
Persons living below poverty line are exempted from payment of application fee of Rs. 10/-, if they produce BPL Certificate issued by the Competent Authority.
Applicants should submit their RTI application to the concerned Public Information Officer of the Region or to the Branch Head of the concerned Paralympic Committee of India branches. The name and address of the PIO is made available above under Part A & B.
RIGHT TO APPEAL
If the applicant is not satisfied with the reply/information provided by the Public Information Officer of Paralympic Committee of India, Applicant can file the First Appeal before the concerned First Appellate Authority, against the decision of the Public Information Officer.
The Applicant still has right to Second Appeal before the Central Information Commissioner, Central Information Commission, New Delhi against the decision of the First Appellate Authority.
For further information/details visit website of Central Information Commission : www.cic.gov.in