Right To Information Act

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 or constituted:
(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 Government, etc.

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 Authority.

THE MAIN STRUCTURE / ROLE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICERS

I) Asst. Public Information Officers (APIO)

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.

NAMES, DESIGNATION & OTHER PARTICULARS OF PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICERS & APPELLLATE AUTHORITIES


HEAD OFFICE, VELLAYAMBALAM, THIRUVANANTHAPURAM - 695 033.


Sl. No.
Name & Designation of Officer(s) Designated post (APIO/ SPIO/ AA)* Mobile / E-Mail
1 Sri. P.B Sreekumar,
Deputy General Manager
AA 9496030124
2 Sri. S. Rajeev
Assistant General Manager
SPIO 9446535055
3 Sri. V.S Prakash
Deputy Manager
APIO 9446002737


Sl.

No

 

Name of Branch

Appellate Authority

Public Information Officer

Asst. Public Information Officer

Name, Designation and Phone Number

Name, Designation and Phone Number

Name, Designation

and Phone Number

1

Thiruvananthapuram

Sri.Vipin Kumar,

Chief Manager,

0471-2737501, 9496030117

Smt.Sajitha.G.Nath

Dy. Manager (L)

0471-2737531, 9446002746

Sri. Rajeev.M

Junior Executive

0471-2737537, 9447004006

2

Kollam

Sri.T.Raveendran, Chief Manager

0474-2743604

9496108500

Smt.Reeja.B.V Manager (L)

0474-2743769

9446002752

Smt.Jalajakumari.D.J Asst. Manager

0474-273769

 9495830590

3

Alappuzha

Sri.G.R.Vinod,

Chief Manager

0477-2263207

9496030180

Sri.L.Thampan, Manager

0477-2264594

9495872450

Sri.R.Reji 

Asst.Manager (L)

0477-2264594

9447793707

4

Pathanamthitta

Sri. Babu Jose

Branch Manager

0468-2222718, 9446852030

Smt.Sherin Philp Asst. Manager (L) 0468-2222718, 9446001355

Smt.Nissi Sunil

Dy. Manager

0468-2222718, 9446002751

5

Kottayam

Sri.Joji Philip

Branch Manager

0481-2302760

9446002753

Sri.A.C.George Manager

0481-2563681

9446002755

Sri.Santhosh Jose Prasad

Legal Officer

0481-2563681

9745124055

6

Ernakulam

Sri.K.Jayaraman (AGM), Chief Manager

0484-2401584

9526045255

Smt.Raji.P.S Manager

0484-2401645

9446001383

Smt.Prathibha.P.K Dy.Manager

0484-2401645

9446002767

7

Perumbavoor

SriP.K.Rajappan

Branch Manager

0484-2521969

9455049222

Sri.Jacob.K.A

Manager

0484-2521969

8606193855

Smt.Seetha.M.C

Asst.Manager (L)

0484-2521969

9446001354

8

Kattappana

Sri.Unnikrishnan.T.A Branch Manager

04868-272418

9446002771

Smt. Sofiya.C.B Legal Officer

04868-272418

9656432299

Sri. Jaisingh Thomas

Junior Executive

04868-272418

9846095215

9

Thodupuzha

Sri. Anil John Abraham

Chief Manager

04862-226070

9496030106

Sri.V.S. Dileep Manager

04862-223170

9446002759

Sri.Radhakrishnan Nair.B

Manager

04862-223170

9446002762

 

10

Thrissur

Sri.Prasad.V

Branch Manager

0487-2441176

9446002775

Sri.Baiju.P.V

Asst. Manager

0487-2441176

9446002757

Sri.Reghu.V.T

Junior Executive

0487-2441176

9895262511

11

Palakkad

Sri.K.Vasudevan

Branch Manager

0491-2544641

9446002778

Sri.M.R.Arun Dy.Manager

0491-2544641

9446002781

Smt. Binu.K.Mathew Asst.Manager (L)

0491-2544641

9446002776

12

Malappuram

Sri.Abdul Manaf.C

Branch Manager

0483-2734957

9446002780

Smt.Mini.T Dy.Manager (L)

0483-2734959

9446002783

Sri.Liyakathali.A

Junior Executive

0483-2734959

9446741096

13

Kozhikkode

Sri.Saseendran.K

Branch Manager

0495-2721940,

9446002789

Smt.Santha Devi.M

Dy.Manager

0495-2725154

9446002784

Sri.Ahamed Safeer.M.T

Asst. Manager (L)

0495-2725154

9446001357

14

Wayand

Sri.Umesh Babu.M

Branch Manager

04936-202059

9496109600

Sri.M.P.Mathai

Manager

04936-206059

9446002788

Sri.Dileesh.P.V

Junior Executive

04936-202059

9745087615

15

Kannur

Sri. Manisankar.M

Chief Manager

0497-2704734

9496030182

Sri.Venugopalan.C.V Manager

0497-2702194

9446002792

Smt.Nisha.M

Asst.Manager (L)

0497-2702194

9446001348

16

Kasragode

Sri. Ravikumar.C.P

Chief Manager

04994 -230156

9496030176

Sri. Unnikrishnan.A

Dy. Manager(L)

04994-230156

9446002793

Sri. Gautam Krishnan.R

Junior Technical Officer

04994 -230156

9746476469


AA :Appellate Authority
SPIO : State Public Information officer
APIO : Assistant Public Information Officer

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