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Right To Information Act

The Right to Information Act, 2005 has been enacted by the Parliament and has come into force from 15 June, 2005. This Act provides for right to information for citizens to secure access to information under the control of public authorities in order to promote transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority. All Universities and Colleges established by law made by Parliament or by State Legislature or by notification by the appropriate Government or owned, controlled or substantially financed directly or indirectly by funds provided by the Government shall come within the meaning of a Public Authority.

The full text of the Act and frequently asked questions for implementation of the act are available on the website www.righttoinformation.gov.in

RTI Members

Mr. Arijit Bhattacharya

Assistant Professor
Public Information Officer (PIO)
Gour Mahavidyalaya
West Bengal-732142
Email: barijit@hotmail.com

Dr. Supriya Biswas

Associate Professor
Appellate Authority
Gour Mahavidyalaya
West Bengal-732142
Email: supriyabiswas81@gmail.com

For any information, Please communicate with the following Email address. – principalgourcollege@gmail.com

As per Chapter I, Preliminary section of RTI act 2005, an Indian citizen can request for the following from a public authority:

[1] Public Information officers (PIOs) are designated to receive RTI request. If the correct department for filing a RTI is not known then the RTI can be filed to the designated Assistant Public Information Officers (APIOs). More information about the process of filing a RTI can be found in Section “File RTI” of this website.

[2] Once an RTI is filed, the concerned department or officer needs to respond back within 30 days. If the response is not received or the response is not satisfactory, then an appeal may be made. If the response received after first appeal is not satisfactory as well, then second appeal can be made. More information about the RTI process can be found in Section “RTI Process” of this website.

[3] However, some documents and information cannot be obtained under RTI act. Chapter II, Right to information and obligations of public authorities, Point 8 mentions the following information is exempted from disclosure under this act:

(A) information, disclosure of which would prejudicially affect the sovereignty and integrity of India, the security, strategic, scientific or economic interests of the State, relation with foreign State or lead to incitement of an offence;

(B) information which has been expressly forbidden to be published by any court of law or tribunal or the disclosure of which may constitute contempt of court;

(C) information, the disclosure of which would cause a breach of privilege of Parliament or the State Legislature;

(D) information including commercial confidence, trade secrets or intellectual property, the disclosure of which would harm the competitive position of a third party, unless the competent authority is satisfied that larger public interest warrants the disclosure of such information;

(E) information available to a person in his fiduciary relationship, unless the competent authority is satisfied that the larger public interest warrants the disclosure of such information;

(F) information received in confidence from foreign Government;

(G) information, the disclosure of which would endanger the life or physical safety of any person or identify the source of information or assistance given in confidence for law enforcement or security purposes;

(H) information which would impede the process of investigation or apprehension or prosecution of offenders;

(I) cabinet papers including records of deliberations of the Council of Ministers, Secretaries and other officers:

(J) Provided that the decisions of Council of Ministers, the reasons thereof, and the material on the basis of which the decisions were taken shall be made public after the decision has been taken, and the matter is complete, or over:

(K) Provided further that those matters which come under the exemptions specified in this section shall not be disclosed;

(L) information which relates to personal information the disclosure of which has no relationship to any public activity or interest, or which would cause unwarranted invasion of the privacy of the individual unless the Central Public Information Officer or the State Public Information Officer or the appellate authority, as the case may be, is satisfied that the larger public interest justifies the disclosure of such information:

(M) Provided that the information which cannot be denied to the Parliament or a State Legislature shall not be denied to any person.

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