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State Level RTI: Meghalaya

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 Meghalaya.

The Meghalaya Government has started implementing the RTI Act 2005. The Government has issued the Meghalaya Right to Information Fee Rules 2005.

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

Details of Fee & Costs

Application

Rs 10

Mode of payment

Cash against receipt/ demand draft/bankers' cheque

Additional Fees:

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

Rs 2 per page

Large size paper

Actual cost

Samples and Models

Actual cost

Floppy / CD / diskette

Rs 50 per item

Inspection of records

Free for first hour and Rs 5 for each 15 minutes.

Printed Publication

Fixed price or Rs 2 per page of photocopy for extracts price

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

State Information Commission

S.N.

Name of Commissioner

Contact

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Shri C.D. Kynjing, IAS(retd.),
State Chief Information Commissioner

Meghalaya State Information Commission

1st Floor, New Administrative Building
Lower Lachumiere,
Shillong -793001
Ph: 0385 2500160
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Newsupdates, Activities & Advocacy

  • The Meghalaya Right to Information Movement has been working towards the Act's effective implementation in the State. Their activities and efforts over the past few months reveal that though the State Government has taken a number of measures to implement the Act, there are a number of practical difficulties being faced by applicants for example, non-assumption of office of the Chief Information Commissioner, appointment of a single Information Commissioner, unavailability of PIOs in the office etc. For more information on the Meghalaya Right to Information Movement, please contact Ms Angela Rangad, Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
  • CHRI has conducted two training workshop for Government officers in Shillong. On 25 August, CHRI conducted a half-day sensitisation workshop for officials. The workshop was inaugurated by the Chief Minister and attended by the Chief Secretary, Addl. Chief Secretary, Principal Secretaries and close to 40 senior officers. The Workshop Report captures the key discussions that took place. In September, CHRI was invited back to conduct a two-day training programme for PIOs, APIOs and other officers from 14-15 September.

Resources & Articles

Government

CHRI

  • CHRI (2005) Report of Workshop on Implementation of Right to Information Act 2005 - organised by the Government of Meghalaya for officials, Shillong, 25 August, Shillong.
  • CHRI (2005) Forwarding Information Requests and Appeals: A Step by Step Guide for Assistant Public Information Officers under the Right to Information Act 2005, prepared by Mr Venkatesh Nayak.
  • CHRI (2005) Processing Information Requests: A Step by Step Guide for Assistant Public Information Officers under the Right to Information Act 2005, prepared by Mr Venkatesh Nayak.

Miscellaneous

  • To be updated.

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