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Right to Information


State Level RTI: Nagaland


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 Nagaland.

The State Government has started implementing the RTI Act 2005. Click here to view the RTI Fees & Cost and Appeals Rules notified by the State Government of Nagaland.

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

Cash against receipt/demand draft/ bankers cheque

Additional Fees:


A-4 / A 3 paper

Rs 2 per page

Large size paper

Actual cost

Publication and printed form

Printed price

Sample and Models

Actual cost

Floppy / diskette or any other electronic mode

Rs 50 per item

Printed Publications

Price so fixed or Rs 2 per page of photocopy for extracts

Inspection of records

Free for first hour and Rs 5 for each subsequent hour.

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

State Information Commission


Name of Commissioner



Mr. P Talitemjen Ao
State Chief Information Commissioner

Old Secretariat Complex
P.BOx - 148, Kohima,
Nagaland - 797001 Fax: 0370-2291774
Off: 0370-2291595;


Rev. Dr. W. Pongsing Konyak, Th.D
State Information Commissioner

Ph: 0370-2290654(R)


Dr. Kuhoi K.Zhimomi, PhD
State Information Commissioner

Ph: 0370-2260840(R)

Newsupdates, Activities & Advocacy

  • On 17 September, CHRI on the invitation of Ms Hekani Jakhalu, a lawyer working on youth issues in Nagaland, organized a one-day workshop on the RTI Act for officials in the Nagaland Government. The workshop was attended by the Chief Secretary, Additional Chief Secretary, several Principal Secretaries and about 70 senior officers. Prior to this, in August, CHRI was invited to conduct a workshop for lawyers and law students. The Workshop Report captures the discussions that took place.
    For further information: Contact, Hekani Jakhalu, Tel: 91-370-222-1991,

Resources & Articles



  • CHRI (2005) Workshop on Right to Information Act 2005 with lawyers and law students, 27 August, Kohima.
  • 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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