About Right to Information Act 2005

Bringing Information to the Citizens

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.

Objective of the Right to Information Act

The basic object of the Right to Information Act is to empower the citizens,promote transparency and accountability in the working of the Government,contain corruption, and make our democracy work for the people in real sense.It goes without saying that an informed citizen is better equipped to keep necessary vigil on the instruments of governance and make the government more accountable to the governed.The Act is a big step towards making the citizens informed about the activities of the Government.

Appellate Authorities

The name, designation and other particulars of The Public Information Officer/1st Appellate Authority of District Shopian are as under

First Appellate Authority Public Information Officer
Name:  Mr Sachin Kumar Vaishya, IAS Name: Mr. Mushtaq Ahmad Simnani, KAS
Designation: Deputy Commissioner Designation: Additional Deputy Commissioner
Phone No: 01933-260987 Phone No: 01933-260984
Email: Email:
Address: Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Mini Secretariat, Arhama Shopian 192303 Address: Office of the Additional  Deputy Commissioner, Mini Secretariat, Arhama Shopian 192303


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