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State Level RTI : Uttarakhand


Background

Uttarakhand was carved out of the State of Uttar Pradesh in 2000. 

Law

In May 2005, the national Right to Information Act 2005 was passed by Parliament. The RTI Act 2005 received Presidential assent on 15 June and came fully into force on 12 October 2005. (For more information on the passage of the RTI Act 2005 and implementation at the national level, click here.) The RTI Act 2005 covers all Central, State and local government bodies and applies to the State Government of Uttarakhand.

"The RTI Club Uttarakhand organised a workshop on the Emerging Challenges in the Implementation of the Right to Information. Close to a hundred RTI users and activists participated in this workshop and interacted with serving and former members of the Uttarakhand State Information Commission. The Club has published a R.T.I souvenir during the above mentioned workshop."

The Uttarakhand Government has started implementing the RTI Act 2005. The Uttarakhand Government first issued RTI Fee and Cost Rules 2006. These Rules were replaced with a new set of Rules in 2012. After CHRI's intervention, the State Government removed the regressive provisions in the RTI Rules and included several progressive measures clarifying the manner in which the RTI Act will be implemented. 

Click here for the latest RTI Rules notified by the Government of Uttarakhand in 2013.

For a list of Public Information Officers and Appellate Authorities designated by the State Government, click here.

Details of Fee & Costs

Application

Rs.10/- Free for those below the poverty line (BPL)

Mode of payment

Cash against receipt /demand draft/bankers cheque/Indian postal order/ treasury challan or non-judicial stamp paper.

Additional Fees:

 

A-4 / A-3 paper, photocopied or created

Rs 2 per page

Publication and printed form

At price fixed by such publication or at the cost of Rs 2 per page photocopy or printed form

Samples & Models

Actual cost

Large size paper

Actual cost

Floppy/diskette

Rs 50 per item

Inspection of records

First hour free, Rs 5 for every subsequent hour

 

Second Appeals and complaints against non-disclosure of information may be filed with the Uttarakhand State Information Commission.

State Information Commission Contact Details

Uttarakhand Information Commission, RTI Bhawan,
Mussoorie Bypass Ring Road, Ladpur,

Dehradun 248008, India,

PH: +91 135 2675780,  +91 135 2675779
Email: uicddn@gmail.com,

website:  http://uic.gov.in/

News updates, Activities & Advocacy

  • "The RTI Club Uttarakhand organised a workshop on the Emerging Challenges in the Implementation of the Right to Information Act at Dehradun on 24th June 2012. The workshop was participated by close to a hundred RTI users and former members of the Uttarakhand State Information Commission. The Club has published a R.T.I Souvenir during the above mentioned workshop."
  • In August, CHRI conducted two follow up training workshops for Master Trainers in Nainital. In all 108 officers were trained between August 16-20, 2005 who in turn have conducted sensitisation workshops in all 13 districts of Uttarakhand. The Nainital Workshop Report captures the key discussions and contains FAQs and clarifications on issues raised.
  • The Uttarakhand Goverment has been taking a lead in implementing the recently enacted RTI Act 2005. Notably, the Government has already set-up a State Task Force on RTI Implementation, constituted the Selection Committee for the appointment of the Information Commissioner(s) and prepared a time bound Action Plan on implementation. From 23-24 July 2005, the State Government in collaboration with CHRI organised a two-day state level workshop on "Implementing the Right to Information" for all Heads of Departments and other public authorities in the State. The Uttarakhand Workshop Report has been widely circulated to all Central and State Government officials as well as civil society. Based on the discussions at the workshop, the Uttarakhand Government has issued further clarificatory orders regarding the implementation of the Act. For CHRI's English translation of these orders click here.

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