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Rti Act PPT

  1. 1. JAMMU AND KASHMIR RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT 2009 Important features of of RTI Act with section Presented by: RAMAN SHARMA ‫شرما‬ ‫رمن‬ रमन शमार 1Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  2. 2. The Act There are total 28 sections in Jammu and Kashmir Right To Information Act 2009 2Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  3. 3. The Rules There are only 13 provisions in Jammu and Kashmir Right To Information Rules, 2012 3Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com Latest ammended on 30th Aug/2012 vide SRO No. 279
  4. 4. Amendments in the Rules The Rules have been amended Twice since 2009 4Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com Latest ammended on 30th Aug/2012 vide SRO No. 279
  5. 5. No Amendments in the Act Since Inception of the J & K RTI Act 2009, so far no amendment is made in the Parent Act 5Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  6. 6. The Right to information Act is Enacted by Jammu and Kashmir State legislature Vide Act No. VIII of 2009 dated 20th March 2009. 6Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  7. 7. Know Officials Secret Act 1923 ? RTI Act Overrides Officials Secret Act 1923 7Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  8. 8. J & K RTI extends to the whole of Jammu and Kashmir and it has come into force at once. Section 1(2,3) 8Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  9. 9. J & K RTI Act 2009 is even applicable to the Central government Department falling under the territorial Jurisdiction of J & K State. As per J&K SCIC’s Direction; Order No: SIC-J-15-09/2011/21 dated 05/04/20122 9Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  10. 10. The Central RTI Act 2005 is not Applicable to the offices, department under the authority of J & K Govt. 10Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com Though RTI Act 2005 is applicable to the Central Govt Departments situated in the Territorial Jurisdiction of J & K State
  11. 11. Eligibility to seek information under J & K RTI Act 2009 Every person residing in the state has the right to information.. Section 3 of JK RTI Act 11Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  12. 12. Eligibility to seek information under RTI Act 2005 All Citizens Shall have the Right to Information Section 3/ Central RTI Act 12Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  13. 13. Every person residing in the state has the right to information, irrespective of his, her gender, age, profession, job…e.tc Even a govt. employee can seek information from his department or any other department Section 3 13Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  14. 14. INFORMATION MEANS: Any material in any form including Records, Documents, Memos, E-Mails, Opinions, Advices, Press Releases, Circulars, Orders, Logbooks, Contracts…. .. Section 3 14Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  15. 15. INFORMATION MEANS: … 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 Section 3 15Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  16. 16. INFORMATION MEANS: … Information Relating to Any Private Body Which can be Accessed by a Public Authority under any other Law for the Time Being in Force Section 3 16Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  17. 17. Public Authorities Public Authorities : Any Authority/Body or Institution of Self Govt constituted by Constitution of India/J&K or by any Law of Parliament or JK Legislature, or body owned/controlled by Govt, even NGO that are substantially Financed, directly or indirectly Sec 2-f 17Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  18. 18. Public Information Officer: The Public Information officer is officer designated by a Public Authority to provide Information to an applicant, Every Public Authority shall designate as many PIOs in an administrative department or office as necessary to provide information Section 5 (1) 18Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  19. 19. Role and Responsibility of PIO The officer i.e Public Information officer can not say no to receive RTI Application in fact he has to render all reasonable assistance to the applicant. Section 6 (1) 19Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  20. 20. The PIO cannot reject an RTI application without citing the valid exemption clauses and that too the rejection order is to be given in writing . Section 7(1) 20Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  21. 21. An RTI application can be in English, Urdu or Hindi Language, it can be typed/handwritten. Section 6(1) 21Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com Application procedure and language
  22. 22. An RTI applicant can submit his application through post/self or even via electronic means. Section 6(1) 22Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com How to Submit RTI application
  23. 23. PIO has to Accept RTI application even if it is not related to his department. Section 6(3) 23Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com PIO must be attentive and careful
  24. 24. PIO cannot ask the applicant any personal question, like his intention or motive for seeking information, his job, family etc. Section 6(2) 24Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com Protection to Applicant
  25. 25. Accept the initial RTI fees of Rs. 10/-* in shape of Indian Postal Order, Demand Draft, Bankers Cheque or Cash receipt Rule 3 of J & K RTI Rules 2012 25Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com Prescribed Fees and modes
  26. 26. No fees to be charged from the person belonging to BPL category. Section 7(5) 26Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  27. 27. PIO has to Intimate the applicant for additional fees for supplying the information along with the calculations, his right to review decision and particulars of the appellate authority. Section 7,3(a,b) 27Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  28. 28. Provide Information within 30 days but related to life and liberty within 48 hours. Section, 7(1) 28Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  29. 29. No fees can be charged from the applicant where the information is not provided within 30 days. Section 7(6) 29Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  30. 30. Provide the Information to the applicant in the format in which it is sought. Section 7(9) 30Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  31. 31. Failure in providing or silence on any RTI application more than 30 days shall be deemed as refusal. Section 7(2) 31Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  32. 32. Privilege The Information which cannot be denied to the Parliament or the State Legislature shall not be denied to any person. Section, 8(i) 32Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  33. 33. Exemptions Certain kind of information cannot be provided under RTI Act Section, 8(i) 33Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  34. 34. Exempt information: Affecting sovereignty, integrity, security, strategic, scientific or economic, or other interests of the State, Relation with foreign state or leading to incitement of an offence; Section, 8 34Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  35. 35. Exempt information: Forbidden by courts; Affecting privilege of Parliament or Legislature; Section, 8 35Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  36. 36. Exempt information: Commercial confidence, trade secrets or intellectual property, unless larger public interest so warrants; received in confidence from foreign government; Section, 8 36Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  37. 37. Exempt information: Endangers life or physical safety or identifies confidential source of information or assistance Impedes the process of investigation or apprehension Section, 8 37Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  38. 38. Exempt information: cabinet papers, till after the decision has been taken, and the matter is complete, or over: Personal information which would cause invasion of the privacy unless larger public interest justifies it. Section, 8 38Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  39. 39. After 20 Years….. Most exempt information released after 20 years. Notwithstanding anything a public authority may allow access to information, if public interests in disclosure outweighs the harm to the protected interests. 39Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  40. 40. Certain Organizations, departments are kept out of the ambit of RTI In J & K State only CID is kept out under section 21 40Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  41. 41. An RTI applicant has the right to inspection of work, documents, records, he can take notes, extracts or certified copies of documents, can also take certified samples. Section 2, i(I,II,III) 41Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  42. 42. An RTI applicant can obtain information in the form of diskettes, floppies, tapes, videos cassettes or in any other electronic or through printout. Section 2,I (IV) 42Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  43. 43. The PIO may seek assistance of any other officers, if he considers it necessary for furnishing the Information. Section 5(4) 43Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  44. 44. The officer, who assistance is sought by the PIO is under obligation to render assistance and he shall also be treated as PIO Section 5(4) & Section 17 44Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  45. 45. Protection of action taken in good faith.-No suit, prosecution or other legal proceeding shall lie against any person for anything which is in good faith done or intended to be done under this Act or any rule made there under. Section 18 45Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  46. 46. Bar of Jurisdiction of Courts: Section 20 of the Act provides that no court shall entertain any suit, application or other proceeding in respect of any order made under the Act and no such order shall be called in question otherwise than by way of an appeal under the Act Section 20 46Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  47. 47. IF PIO provides Incorrect, incomplete and misleading information then he may attract penalty up to Rs. 25000/- besides disciplinary action under service rules Section 17(1) 47Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  48. 48. First Appellate Authority First Appeal before the Senior officer of the PIO within 30 days Section 16(1)* However, the officer may condone the time 48Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  49. 49. Time Limit for 1st Appeal First Appeal to be decided only by the Senior officer and not by the PIO himself, it is to be decided within 30 days and maximum 45 days Section 16(7)* In cases of45 days , the reason to be recorded in writing 49Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  50. 50. 2nd Appeal before the State Information Commission within 90 days Section 16(4)* The Commission has condone the time, if satisfied with delay 50Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  51. 51. 2nd Appeal to be decided by Information Commissioner or Bench and it is to be decided within 60 days or maximum 120 days Section 16(11)* In cases of 120 days , the reason to be recorded in writing 51Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  52. 52. RTI Act have overriding effect, the provisions of the Act shall have effect notwithstanding anything inconsistent therewith contained in the State Official Secrets Act, Samvat 1977 and any other law for the time being in force Section 19 52Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com RTI Act shall supersede
  53. 53. The Most Important Section or we may soul of the Act is section 4. This section if implemented properly it can reduce the burden of the PIO and minimize the number of RTI application This section 4 is to be complied by the Public Authority 53Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  54. 54. Secton 4 of J & K RTI Act is further divided into different sub-sections and there are around 17 main points in this section. Pro-Active Disclosure under the J&K Right to Information Act,2009 54Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  55. 55. Particulars of Organization, Functions and Duties Section 4 (1) (b) (i) 55Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  56. 56. The procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision & accountability Section 4 (1) (b) (iii) 56Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  57. 57. The Norms set by it for the discharge of its functions Section 4 (1) (b) (iv) 57Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  58. 58. The Rules, Regulations, Instruction manuals & Records, held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions     Section 4 (1) (b) (v) 58Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  59. 59.   Statement of categories of documents that are held by it or under its control   Section 4 (1) (b) (vi) 59Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  60. 60.   The particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation with, or representation by, the members of the public in relation to the formulation of its policy or implementation thereof   Section 4 (1) (b) (vii) 60Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  61. 61. A statement of the Boards, Councils, Committees & other bodies consisting of two or more persons constituted as its part or for the purpose of its advice, & as to whether meetings of those boards, councils, committees & other bodies are open to the public, or the minutes of such meetings are accessible for public   Section 4 (1) (b) (viii) 61Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  62. 62.   Directory of Officers & Employees of the department   Section 4 (1) (b) (ix) 62Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  63. 63. The Monthly remuneration received by each of its Officers and Employees, including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations. Section 4 (1) (b) (x) 63Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  64. 64. The Budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particular of all Plans, proposed Expenditures & Reports on Disbursements made Section 4 (1) (b) (xi) 64Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  65. 65. The manner of execution of Subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated & the details of beneficiaries of such programmes Section 4 (1) (b) (xii) 65Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  66. 66. Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorizations granted by it Section 4 (1) (b) (xiii) 66Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  67. 67. Details in respect of the information available to or held by it, reduced in an Electronic form. Section 4 (1) (b) (xiv) 67Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  68. 68. Particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the working hours of a Library or Reading room, if maintained for Public use.   Section 4 (1) (b) (xv) 68Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  69. 69. Appellate Authority & Public Information Officer of the department.     Section 4 (1) (b) (xvi) 69Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  70. 70. Such Other Information as may be prescribed   Section 4 (1) (b) (xvii) 70Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  71. 71. Commission office: Jammu: Wazarat Road, Near DC  Jammu’s Office Kashmir: Old Assembly Complex,  Srinagar. Tel Jammu: 0191-2520927, 2520947 Tel Srinagar: 0194-2484257 71Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  72. 72. CIC and IC’s 72Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com
  74. 74. Thank you, for the patience ! Feedback [@]  JKRTIACT@GMAIL.COM Mobile: 97968--11012 74Raman Sharma : jkrtiact@gmail.com