Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kishanganj
Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, Bhagalpur

When did it come 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).

Who is covered?

The Act extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir. [S.(12)]

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 nothings” [S.2(f)].

What does Right to Information mean?

It includes the right to –

·         inspect works, documents, records.

·         take notes, extracts or certified copies of documents or records.

·         take certified samples of material.

·       obtain information in form of printouts, diskettes, floppies, tapes, video cassettes or in any other electronic mode or through printouts.[S.2(j)]

Public Information Officer:Krishi Vigyan Kendra Kishanganj

Dr. K. M. Singh,

Programme Coordinator,

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kishanganj

Mob. No.-9430613389

RTI Proactive Disclosure under Section 4(1)(b) of the RTI Act

1. The particulars of its organisation, functions and duties.

2. The powers and duties of its officers and employees.

3. The procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability.

4. The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions.

5. The rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions.

6. A statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or under its control.

7. 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.

8. A statement of the boards, councils, committees and other bodies consisting of two or more persons constituted as its part or for the purpose of its advice, and as to whether meetings of those boards, councils, committees and other bodies are open to the public, or the minutes of such meetings are accessible for public.

9. A directory of its officers and employees.

10. The monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees, including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations.

11. The budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made.

12. The manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes.

13. Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorisations granted by it.

14. Details in respect of the information, available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form.

15.The particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the working hours of a library or reading room, if maintained for public use.

16. The names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers.

17. Such other information as may be prescribed; and thereafter update these publications every year.