Information means any material in any form including records, documents, memos, e-mails, opinions, advices, press releases, circulars, orders, logbooks, contracts, reports, papers, samples, models, data material held in any electronic form and information relating to any private body which can be accessed by a public authority under any other law for the time being in force.
It means the right to information accessible under the RTI Act which is held by or under the control of any public authority includes the right to –
It means any authority or body or institution of self-government established or constituted:
It shall publish within one hundred and twenty days of the enactment:
PIOs are officers designated by the public authorities in all administrative units or offices under it to provide information to the citizens requesting for information under the Act. Any officer, whose assistance has been sought by the PIO for the proper discharge of his or her duties, shall render all assistance and for the purpose of contraventions of the provisions of this Act, such other officer shall be treated as a PIO.
The following is exempted from disclosure. (S.8)
No fees shall be charged from person Below Poverty Line:
Persons below poverty line are exempted from payment of application fee and also the fee for providing the information.
Information is free if the time limit is exceeded:
The information shall be provided free of cost where a Public Authority fails to comply with the prescribed time limit.
Rejection of a request:
Where a request is rejected, the State Public Information Officer shall inform the person making the request -
A third party means a person other than the citizen making a request for information and includes a public authority. Third parties have to be heard in respect of applications and appeals dealing with information submitted by them to the Public Authority in confidence.
By virtue of the powers vested under section 24 of the RTI Act, the Govt. of India have exempted the following organizations from the purview of the Act.
The Govt. of Meghalaya, in pursuance of Section 24(4) of the RTI Act, 2005 have exempted the following Organizations from the purview of the RTI Act, vide Notification No. POL.155/2005/PT/16 dated 26-9-2005.
The information pertaining to allegations of corruption and human rights violation are not however exempted from disclosure however in the case of above exempted Organizations.