1. ABOUT THE ACT |
The Government of India has enacted "Right to Information
Act 2005" to provide for setting out the practical regime
of right to information for citizens to secure access to information
under the control of Public Authorities in order to promote
transparency and accountability in the working of any public
authority. The Right to Information Act, 2005 received the President's
assent on 15th June 2005 and was notified in Official Gazette
on 21st June 2005. It extends to the whole of India except the
State of Jammu & Kashmir.
2. PUBLIC AUTHORITY
The expression "Public Authority" means :-
Any authority or Body or Institution of self-government established
(a) by or under constitution, (b) by any other Law made by
Parliament, (c) by any other Law made by State Legislature,
(d) by Notification issued or Order made by the appropriate
3. WHAT IS RIGHT TO INFORMATION ?
The right to information includes an access to the information
which is held by or under the control of any public authority
and includes the right to inspect the work, document, records,
taking notes, extracts or certified copies of documents / records
and certified samples of the materials and obtaining information
which is also stored in electronic form.
4. THE INFORMATION WHICH IS EXEMPT FROM DISCLOSURE
The Act provides under sections 8 & 9, certain categories
of information that are exempt from disclosure to the citizens.
Any person desirous of obtaining information is advised to
refer to the relative sections of the Act before submitting
a request for information.
5. WHO CAN REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ?
Any citizen can request for information by making an application
in writing or through electronic means in English/Hindi/official
language of the areas, in which the application is being made
together with the prescribed fees.
6. WHOM TO APPROACH FOR THE INFORMATION AND APPEALS
Any public authority would designate Asst. Public Information
Officer (APIO) at various levels, who will receive the requests
for information from the public and necessary number of Public
Information Officers (PIO) in all administrative units / office
who will arrange for providing necessary information to the
public as permitted under the law. The public authorities
are also required to designate authority (ies) senior in rank
to PIO, as Appellate Authorities, who will entertain and dispose
off appeals against the decision of the PIO as required under
the Act. Any person who does not receive the decision from
PIO wither by way of information or rejection within the time
frame, may within 30 days from the expiry of period prescribed
for furnishing the information or 30 days from the date of
receipt of the decisions, prefer an appeal to the Appellate
THE MAIN STRUCTURE / ROLE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICERS
I) Asst. Public Information Officers (APIO)
NAMES, DESIGNATION & OTHER PARTICULARS OF PUBLIC INFORMATION
OFFICERS & APPELLLATE AUTHORITIES
The public can submit their request / application for information
to the nearest APIO (Nearest branch can be identified through
Branch locator of the Corporations website). The APIO will
receive the application / request for information or the appeals
under the Act and forward the same immediately to the PIO
or the Appellate Authority as the case may be.
II) Public Information Officers (PIO)
The PIO is required to process the request for providing the
information and dispose of the same; either by providing the
information or rejecting the request, within a period of 30
days from the date of receipt of request.
III) Appelllate Authorities
The Appelllate Authority will entertain and dispose off appeals
against the decision of the PIO as required under the Act.
Public can obtain the details / addresses of APIO / PIO
/ AO from the captions "branch locator" / "List
of branch wise AO,PIO & /APIO" in the Corporations
website given below .
7. MODE & MEANS OF PAYMENT OF FEES AND COST
Fee and cost of information shall be as per the Right to Information
(Regulation of Fee and Cost) Rules, 2005. The fee shall be
payable either by Demand Draft OR Banker's Cheque drawn in
favour of Kerala Financial Corporation. The fees, if paid
in cash, should be deposited at the Branch nearest to the
applicant and the receipt of payment should be enclosed to
the application / request of information.
Head Office - Thiruvananthapuram
HEAD OFFICE, VELLAYAMBALAM, THIRUVANANTHAPURAM - 695 033.
|Name & Designation of Officer(s)
||Designated post (APIO/ SPIO/ AA)*
||Mobile / E-Mail
||Sri. P.B Sreekumar,
Deputy General Manager
||Sri. Joy Thomas
Assistant General Manager
||Sri. V.S Prakash
AA :Appellate Authority
SPIO : State Public Information officer
APIO : Assistant Public Information Officer