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Right to Information Act

Right to Information Act was enacted by the Parliament on 15.06.2005 and notified in the Gazette of India dated 21.06.2005. It provides right to information for citizens to secure access to information under the control of public authorities. The citizens can have access to the information of the Board under 
the provisions of the Right to Information Act except certain information as notified under relevant sections. The citizens may obtain the information of the Board on payment of prescribed fees.

Procedure for Request of Information

Application Procedure for requesting information

1. Apply in writing or through electronic means in English or Hindi or in the official language of the area, to the PIO, specifying the particulars of the information sought for.
2. Reason for seeking information is not required to be given.
3.  Pay fees as may be prescribed (if not belonging to the below-poverty-line category).

The time limit to get the information

1. 30 days from the date of application
2. 48 hours for information concerning the life or liberty of a person
3. 5 days shall be added to the above response time, in case the application for information is given to Assistant Public Information Officer.  
4. If the interests of a third party are involved then time limit will be 40 days (maximum period + time given to the third party to make representation).  
5. Failure to provide information within the specified period is a deemed refusal.

The fee

1. Application fees of Rs.10 prescribed.
2. If further fees are required, then it must be intimated in writing with calculation details of how the figure was arrived at.
3. No fees will be charged from people below the poverty-line.
4. Applicant must be provided information free of cost if the PIO fails to comply with the prescribed time limit.

Ground for rejection

1.If it is covered by exemption from disclosure. (S.8)
2.If it infringes copyright of any person other than the State. (S.9)

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