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Right to Information Act, 2005 (RTI)

Chapter- 10

Right to Information Act, 2005

10.1   The Right to Information Act, 2005 (RTI) was assented by the President of India on 15.6.2005 and notified on 21.6.2005. Some of the Sections of the Act, namely, sections 4(10, 5(1) & (2), 12,13,15,16,24,27 & 28 relating to obligations of Public Authorities for maintenance and computerization of record/information, designation of Public Information Officers constitution of Central Information Commission and State Information Commission, exclusion of certain organizations etc, came into force immediately. The remaining provisions of the RTI Act came into force on the 120th day of its enactment i.e. 12th October 2005.

10.2    In compliance of the RTI Act, the Department has designated CPIOs and Appellate Authorities. The respective PSUs under the administrative control of the Department have been directed to ensure compliance of the RTI Act. Some of the important steps taken by the Department in compliance of the Act are:-

(a)Creation of separate link for RTI Act on its website http://fert.nic.in and placing a handbook on RTI giving general information about the Department required under the Act.

(b)Orders designating CPIOs and Appellate Authorities with required details are placed on the website, which are updated from time to time.

(c)Counter opened at Public Information Centre of DoF at Room No. G-12, Ground Floor, A wing, Shastri Bhawan, for necessary of RTI applications as well as prescribed fee under the RTI Act.

    1. The Department has started registration of applications and appeals under the RTI Act on the Management Information System (RTI_MIS) software available on the web-site of CIC http://rtionline.gov.in/RTIMIS.
    1. The Department has started receiving RTI applications/Appeals on RTI web  portal of DoPT, http://rtionline.gov.in/RTIMIS.

10.5   During the year 2021, 563 applications and 38 appeals were received physically and online out of which 540 applications and 37 appeals were disposed off during the year and the remaining 23 out of 563 applications and 01 out of 38 appeals are under process for sending reply to the applicants.

The Department of Fertilizers hereby designate the following Officers as the Central Public Information Officers (CPIOs), First Appellate Authorities (FAAs), in respect of works related to Section’s indicated against their name:-

Sl.No

Name of CPIO (Shri/Smt/Ms)

Work Relating to

Name of First Appellate Authority (Shri/Smt/Ms)

1.

 Chetram Meena, US

Fertilizer Subsidy (Ind.)

Padamsing Pradipsing Patil, Director

2.

 Tilak Raj, US

Gen.Admn/Estt.

Johan Topno, Deputy Secretary

3.

Tilak Raj, US

IT

Johan Topno, Deputy Secretary

4.

 Mool Chand Meena, US

RTI,Cash

Anil Phulwari, Director

5.

Mool Chand Meena, US

Parliament

Anil Phulwari, Director

6.

Binay Kumar, US

Vigilance

Dr. Tina Soni, IAS, Director

           7.

Nirmla Devi Goel, US

P&K/IC

Dr. Tina Soni, IAS, Director

    8.

Mool Chand Meena, US

PMI

Anil Phulwari, Director

    9.

Binay Kumar, US

UPP

Niranjan Lal, Director

   10.

Vikram Kumar Yadav, US

Coord.

Anil Phulwari, Director

   11.

Pumzalal Pulamte, AFA

Budget

Ujjwal Kumar, Deputy Secretary

   12.

Pumzalal Pulamte, AFA

Finance

Ujjwal Kumar, Deputy Secretary

   13.

Yashpal Arora, US

PSU

M. Subramanian, Director

   14.

Dalbir Singh, AC

Movement

Harvinder Singh, Director

   15.

Sanjay Kumar Gupta, Sr, AD

Shipping

Harvinder Singh, Director

   16.

Binay Kumar, US

FP

Niranjan Lal, Director

   17.

Yashpal Arora, US

DBT

M. Subramanian, Director

  18.

Deepak Mohan Shrivastava, AO

Admin (FICC)

Anurag Rohtagi, Director

Shyam Sunder Agrawal, JD (CE)

   19.

Deepak Mohan Shrivastava, AO

F&A (FICC)

Geeta Mishra, Joint Director(A&I)

   20.

Gori Shankar, DD

DD(FICC)

K.N Hari Hara Prasad, JD(CE)

   21.

Ashis Katyayan, AD(OL)

Hindi

Johan Topno, Deputy Secretary

CPIOs and FAAs