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State Level RTI: Mizoram

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 Mizoram.

The Mizoram Government has started implementing the RTI Act 2005. The Government issued Mizoram Right to Information Rules, 2006.

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

Application: Cash / treasury challan
Additional fees: Cash
Appeal fees: Court fee stamp

Additional Fees:

A4 / A3 size paper for each folio
(a) Type copy or Photocopy
(b) Print out from Computer


Rs 2 per page
Rs 5 per page

Print out from Computer

Rs 5 per page

Printed publication

Fixed price

Type copy/Photocopy

Rs 2 per page

Large size paper

Actual cost

CD with cover
Floppy / Disk

Rs 50 per CD
Rs 50 per floppy

Maps & Plans
V ideo Cassette/Microfilm/Microfiche
Certified sample of material

Reasonable cost to be fixed by PIO depending upon the cost of labour material and equipment and other ancillary expenses

Inspection of records

First hour free, Rs 5 for each subsequent hour or a fraction thereof

Appeal fees:

 

Application fee for first Appeal

Rs 40

Application fee for second Appeal

Rs 50

* N.B. Proper and authenticated money receipt to be issued for all cash payment.

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

State Information Commission

S.N.

Name of Commissioner

Contact

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Mr. Robert Hrangdawala IAS (Retd)
State Chief Information Commissioner

Office of the State Information Commission,
Near Assam Riffle camp,
New Capital complex, Khatla
Aizwal-796001
Ph: 0389 2334825(O) / 2316001(R)
Website: http://msic.mizoram.gov.in

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Mr. K. Tlanthanga IBPS (Retd)
State Information Commissioner

Ph: 0389 2334928(O) / 2335627(R)
Mobile : 9436140216

Newsupdates, Activities & Advocacy

  • Information commissioners sworn in Mizoram. Mr. Robert Hrangdawla and Mr.K Tlanthanga taking over as state chief information commissioner and state information commissioner.
  • Mizoram information minister R Lalthangliana while inagurating a three-day multi-media campaign on RTI at Lengpui said that his government's finincial department is making arrangements to appoint a chief information commissioner and two state information commissioners to make the Right to Information Act (RTI) effective.

Resources & Articles

Government

CHRI

  • 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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