Bihar Right to Information Rules, 2006
Bihar is one of the first states to accept this right to information applications on phone, inaugurated by the chief minister of Bihar named as ’Jankari’ call centre on 29 January 2007. The objective was to ensure transparency and to expand its reach to villages, where the literacy rate is low.
It is a user friendly ICT (Information and Communications Technology) based facilitation centre to help citizens of Bihar in getting governance related information from public information officers (PIOs) under the Right to Information Act, 2005 (RTI) within stipulated time frame
FEES for Public Authorities under the Bihar RTI Rules:
Application Fee (Sec 6(1))
Fees to be paid by Cash, Bankers Cheque, Demand Draft or IPO payable to designated officer OR By affixing Non Judicial Stamp on the application OR by remittance to Head of Account: “0070 – Other Administrative Services – 60 – Other Services – 118 Receipts under RTI Act 2005 – 001 Receipt under RTI Act 2005 – Special Code R 007060118000”
EDIT: Bihar recently amended its RTI Rules to specify that the application fee will be Rs. 10.00 per query and also regarding BPL applicants. Please read RTI INDIA Forum Discussions here!
<idxnum Tab. #1 RTI Application to Bihar State Information Commission>
|Name of the Public Authority||Bihar State Information Commission|
|Address||4th Floor, Soochna Bhawan, Bailey Road, Patna – 800 015|
|Telephone Numbers||0612-2215713/ 2235059/ 2200426/ 2200412/ 2215076/ 2215871/ 2215856, FAX: 0612-2235466|
|Office Timing||9.30 am to 6.00 pm (Monday to Friday),|
|Head of the Office||Chief Information Commissioner Shri R Jaymohan Pillai|
|Nodal Government Department||General Administration Department|
|Details of Services provided (in brief)||Bihar State Information Commission is Second Appellate Authority, function is quasi judicial in nature.|
|Physical Assets (Statement of lands & buildings and other assets)||Situated in Soochna Bhawan on 4th and 5th Floor, functions with assets provided by the nodal department.|
Format for Rejecting the Information
The applicant aggrieved by an order of the appellate authority under sub-rule (1) may prefer the second appeal to the State Information Commission within ninety days from the date of receipt of order of the appellate authority giving following details:
(i) Name and address of the applicant;
(ii) Name and office address of the Public Information Officer;
(iii) Number, date and details of the order against which the Second appeal is filed;
(iv) Brief facts leading to second appeal;
(v) Grounds for appeal;
(vi) Verification by the appellant;
(vii) Any information which commission may deem necessary for deciding the appeal.
Every appeal made to the Commission shall be accompanied by the following documents:
(i) Certified copy of the Order against which second appeal is preferred.
(ii) Copies of documents referred to and relied upon by the appellant along with a list thereof.
While deciding appeal the Commission may,-
(i) take oral or written evidence on oath or on affidavit;
(ii) evaluate the record;
(iii) inquire through the authorized officer further details or truthfulness;
(iv) summon the Public Information Officer or the appellate authority who has heard the first appeal;
(v) hear the third party; and
(vi) obtain necessary evidence from the Public Information Officer or the appellate authority who has heard the first appeal.
The Commission shall serve the notice in any one of the following modes,-
(i) service by the party itself;
(ii) by hand delivery;
(iii) by registered post with acknowledgement due; or
(iv) through the Head of the Department or its subordinate office.
The Commission shall after hearing the parties to the appeal, pronounce in open proceedings its decision and issue a written order which shall be authenticated by the registrar or such officer as may be authorized by the Commission in this behalf.