1) When did it came into force?
It came into force on the 12th October, 2005 (120th day of its
enactment on 15th June, 2005). obligations of public authorities [S.4(1)],
designation of Public Information Officers and Assistant Public
Information Officers[S.5(1) and 5(2)], constitution of Central Information
Commission (S.12 and 13), constitution of State Information Commission
(S.15 and 16), non-applicability of the Act to Intelligence and Security
Organizations (S.24) and power to make rules to carry out the provisions
of the Act (S.27 and 28).
2) Who is covered?
The Act extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and
3) What does information mean?
Information means any material in any form including records,
documents, memos, e-mails, opinions, advices, press releases, circulars,
orders, logbooks, contracts, reports, papers, samples, models, data
material held in any electronic form and information relating to any
private body which can be accessed by a public authority under any other
law for the time being in force but does not include "file notings"
4) What does Right to Information mean?
It includes the right to -
extracts or certified copies of documents or records.
samples of material.
in form of printouts, diskettes, floppies, tapes, video cassettes or in
any other electronic mode or through printouts.[S.2(j)]
5) Fees to be Paid:--
Fees to be charged has been decided by DO(PT).
Appellate Authority: Director Mitraniketan,
CPIO : Ms.manju Thomas, Programme Coordinator I/C, Mitraniketan
KVK,Mitraniketan P.O,Vellanad-695543, Phone: 0472-2882086
CAPIO : Ms. Chitra.G, SMS Agricultural Engineering,
Mitraniketan KVK,Mitraniketan P.O,Vellanad-695543, Phone: 0472-2882086