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Right to Information


State Level RTI: Himachal Pradesh


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 Himachal Pradesh.

The Himachal Pradesh Government has started implementing the RTI Act 2005. The Government has issued "Himachal Pradesh 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


Rs 10

Mode of payment

Treasury challan.

Additional Fees:


A-4 / smaller paper

Rs 10 per page

Publication and printed form

Printed price

Large size paper

Actual cost, subject to a minimum of Rs 20 per page


Rs 50


Rs 100

Inspection of records

Rs 10 per 15 minutes

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

State Information Commission

The Himachal Pradesh State Information Commission was constituted by the State Government on 4 February 2006 in exercise of powers conferred by Section 15 (1) of the RTI Act 2005 and appointed Shri Prem Singh Rana, IAS (Retd.) as its first State Chief Information Commissioner who assumed office with effect from 1st March 2006.


Name of Commissioner



Shri. P. S Rana
State Chief Information Commissioner

Loktus Villa, Ravensdale,
Shimla-171 002
Ph. / Fax: 0177-2621904(O) / 2808812(R)


Shri. S.S. Parmar
State Information Commissioner

Ph: 0177 2622218(O) / 2656097(R)

Newsupdates, Activities & Advocacy

  • Mr. P S Rana, a Retired IAS officer was today sworn in as the Chief Information Commissioner of Himachal Pradesh.

  • BJP leader and former Chief Minister, P.K. Dhumal, in a statement has demanded that the Government appoint an Information Commissioner and make public the Rules under the Act.

Resources & Articles



  • 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.




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