Right to Information Act 2005 mandates timely response to citizen requests for government information. It is an initiative taken by Department of Personnel and Training, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions to provide a– RTI Portal Gateway to the citizens for quick search of information on the details of first Appellate Authorities,PIOs etc. amongst others, besides access to RTI related information / disclosures published on the web by various Public Authorities under the government of India as well as the State Governments
Where can one find the Public Information Authority (PIO)?
Each public authority must designate a PIO at every administrative unit or office under it to provide information to citizens under the RTI. The process of designating such officers is on and, by October 12, 2005, a PIO must be in place in almost all the offices of the public authorities.
It is possible that a designated PIO may not have the information requested for readily available. In that case, he may seek the assistance of any other officer and inform the person requesting the information accordingly.
The RTI says that 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.
How to get the text of the RTI Act?
The Web site persmin.nic.in provides a link to RTI that leads to http://persmin.nic.in/RTI/WelcomeRTI.htm where the legal texts can be found. There are further links to frequently asked questions (FAQ) on RTI.
http://www.ksphc.org/right-to-information.htm link in Karnataka