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Right to Information Act, 2005

The Accountant General appoints Central Public Information Officer to assist in discharging the duties under this Act in the office. A person, who desires to obtain any information under Right to Information Act, 2005 shall make a request in writing or through electronic means in English or Hindi accompanying such fee as may be prescribed, to the Central Public Information Officer, specifying the particulars of the information sought by him or her. Provided that where such request cannot be made in writing, the Central Public Information Officer shall render all reasonable assistance to the person making the request orally to reduce the same in writing.


Format of Application:   There is no specific Application Form. The Applicant should clearly mention his/her name & complete address for Correspondence, Telephone No.(Optional) and specific information which he/she wants if practicable with No. & Date etc.


To whom Application shall be addressed:  All application for information under RTI shall be addressed to Central Public Information Officer (CPIO).


Application Fee :  A request for obtaining information under sub-section (1) of section 6 shall be accompanied by an application fee of Rs. 10.00 (Rupees ten only) by way of cash against proper receipt or by demand draft or bankers cheque from Nationalized/ Scheduled Bank or Indian Postal Order in favour of “Pay and Accounts Officer, Office of the Principal Accountant General (A&E) M.P. Gwalior”. Otherwise the request will not be treated as a valid request and no information shall be provided.


Fees for information :
(A). For providing the information under sub-section (1) of section 7, the fee shall be charged by way of cash against proper receipt or by demand draft or bankers cheque from Nationalized/ Scheduled Bank or Indian Postal Order in favour of “Pay and Accounts Officer, Office of the Principal Accountant General (A&E) M.P. Gwalior” at the following rates:-
  
  1. Rupees two for each page (in A-4 or A-3 size paper) created or copied;
  2.       
  3. Actual charge or cost price of a copy in larger size paper;
  4.     
  5. Actual cost or price for samples or models ; and
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  7. For inspection of records, no fee for the first hour; and a fee of rupees five for each subsequent hour (or fraction thereof) thereafter.
(B). For providing the information under sub-section (5) of section 7, the fee shall be charged by way of cash against proper receipt or by demand draft or bankers cheque from Nationalized/ Scheduled Bank or Indian Postal Order in favour of “Pay and Accounts Officer, Office of the Principal Accountant General (A&E) M.P. Gwalior”at the following rates :-

  1. For information provided in diskette or floppy rupees fifty per diskette or floppy; and

  2. For information provided in printed form at the price fixed for such publication or rupees two per page of photocopy for extracts from the publication.
Period for supply of information :   Information sought for under RTI Act would be provided within 30 days of receipt of application. For timely submission of information duly filled application with all the details of information required along with requisite fees shall be submitted to this office. Information maintained by this office only will be provided to the applicant.

If the application submitted under RTI is defective due to non-availability of details, non-submission of fees etc. the period of 30 days would be counted only from the date of receipt of the revised application.


First Appeal: If the office fails to provide the information applied for within 30 days or applicant is aggrieved by a decision of CPIO, applicant can file an appeal to the first appellate authority against the decision of Central Public Information Officer (CPIO) within thirty days from the date of reply. The first appeal against decision of the CPIO can be addressed to the Accountant General (G&SSA). No further fee is required for submitting an appeal.
Second Appeal: If the applicant is not receiving any information or receives incomplete or incorrect information and not satisfied with the decision of the first appellate authority, he/she can file a second appeal against the decision within ninety days from the date on which the decision should have been made or was actually received, with the Central Information Commissioner, New Delhi.

The address of communication and Phone/Fax number of CPIO and the appellate authorities are:

Name & Designation of Central Public Information Officer
(Application under RTI Act should be Addressed to)
Shri Siddhartha Bondade
Central Public Information Officer and
Sr. Deputy Accountant General (Administration)
O/o the Accountant General (G&SSA),
M.P., Audit Bhawan, Jhanshi Road ,Gwalior 474002
Phone No.: 0751-2322178
Fax No.: 0751-2631290
First Appellate Authority Shri Saurabh K.Mallick
Accountant General (G&SSA), M.P., Audit Bhawan, Jhansi Road, Gwalior
Phone No.: 0751-2373125
Fax No.: 0751-2423511
Second Appellate Authority Central Information Commission,2nd Floor,
August Kranti Bhawan,
Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi - 110066

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