The Right to Information Cell at the District Headquarter, Dhubri, is an important branch in the O/O the Deputy Commissioner, Dhubri.
The main objective is to provide information to the citizens within the stipulated time period of 30 days by the State Public Information Officer, failing which the petitioner may file an appeal before the First Appellate Authority as per provisions of the RTI Act/05.
The following Officers in the O/O the Deputy Commissioner, Dhubri are designated as follows:-
1st Appellate Authority
Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Dhubri
Deputy Commissioner, Dhubri
Addl.Deputy Commissioner, Dhubri
Asstt. Commissioner, Dhubri.
RTI petitions that are received from the public seeking information under the RTI Act/05 is either forwarded or transferred U/S 6(3) of the RTI Act/05 to the concerned public authority to do the needful and thereafter the information that is received from the concerned department/branch is dispatched to the public within the stipulated time period.
There are certain time-limits to furnish information as per the Act/05.
First Appeal is the statutory remedy available to the RTI applicant. Any citizen dissatisfied with the information furnished by the SPIO or has not furnished information within the stipulated period of time can file a first appeal within 60 days from the date of receipt of the RTI application, addressed to the Deputy Commissioner, Dhubri. As the First Appellate Authority there is no prescribed format as such to file a first appeal under the RTI Act/05.
Second Appeal is the highest Appeal under the RTI Act, 2005. Any person who does not receive a decision on first appeal within the specified time limit or dissatisfied with the information furnished by the 1st Appellate Authority can file a 2nd appeal within 90 days from the date on which the decision should have been made or was actually received..Such second appeals are filed and entertained in the State Information Commission located at Panjabari, Guwahati-06, Assam.
Information exempted under the RTI Act/05:-
The right to information is not absolute. There is a certain exemption of information that falls under Section 8 and 9 of the RTI Act/05. In other words, disclosure of information as sought by a citizen that may affect-
The documentation charge @ Rs 2 per sheet is asked from the petitioner through an intimation letter, if the information sought for by the citizen is bulky or consisting many number of pages.
An RTI application can be filed by any citizen of India.
Forms to be filled if any:-
FORM – “A”
FORM OF APPLICATION FOR SEEKING INFORMATION
(See Rule – 3)
UNDER R.T.I. ACT, 2005
Guidelines for filling up the form:-
Fees (In Rs):-
The RTI Act envisages that the following are the fees prescribed for applications addressed to the SPIO-O/O the Deputy Commissioner, Dhubri.
No fees shall be charged from the persons who are of below poverty line (BPL) as determined by the Government under the RTI Act/05. However, he should submit a proof in support of his claim to belong to the BPL.
Supporting documents required:-
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