RTI

DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION
HIMACHAL PRADESH
LALPANI SHIMLA-171001

  1. Any Indian citizen can obtain information about any public authority, including documents and records by applying to the Public Information Officer (PIO) of that Authority.
  2. An applicant has to pay an application fee of Rs. 10/- with the application
  3. The information will be made available on payment of cost as follow:-                                              

Description of Information

Price/Fees in Rupees

Fee alongwith Application

Rs. 10 per application

Where the information is available in the form of priced publication

On printed price

For other than priced publication

Rs. 2 per page of A-4 size or smaller and actual  cost subject to minimum of Rs. 2/- per page in case of   larger size

Where information is Available in electronic Floppy and CD etc.

Rupees 50/- per Floppy and Rs. 100/- per CD           

Fee for inspection of record/document

Rs. 20 per 30 minutes or fraction thereof

  1. Payment is to be made by Treasury Challan/Bank draft/Indian Postal Order
  2. BPL {Below Poverty Line} persons need not pay the application fee or any additional fee.
  3. In case request for the information is refused or the request is not properly responded, an appeal can be filed with the Appellate Authority within 30 days. A second appeal lies with the State Information Commission within 90 days. There are no fees for appeals.
  4. Information can be refused only on the following grounds:-
  5.  Information , disclosure of which would prejudicially affect the sovereignty and integrity of India, the Security , strategic, scientific or economic interests of the States relation with forging State  or lead to incitement of an offence;
  6. Information which has been expressly forbidden to be published by any court of law or tribunal  or the disclosure of which may constitute contempt of court;
  7. Information, the disclosure of which would cause a branch of privilege   of Parliament  or the State legislature;
  8. Information including commercial confidence, trade secrets or intellectual property, the disclosure of which would harm  the competitive position of a third party, unless the competent authority is satisfied that larger public interest warrants the disclosure of such information;   
  9. Information available  to a person in his fiduciary relationship, unless the competent authority is satisfied that the larger public interest warrants the disclosure of such information;
  10. Information received in confidence from foreign  Government;
  11. Information the disclosure of which would enlarge the life  of physical safety of any person or identify the source of information or assistance given in confidence for law enforcement or security purposes;
  12. Information which would impede the process of investigation or apprehension  precaution of offenders;
  13. Cabinet papers including records of deliberations of the Council  of Ministers, Secretaries  and other officers;

Provided that the decisions of Council of Ministers, the reasons thereof, and the material on the basis of which the decisions were taken shall be made public after the decision has been taken, and the matter is complete, or over;
Provided further that those matters which come under the exemptions specified in this section shall not be disclosed;

J   information which relates to personal information the disclosure of which has no relationship to any public activity or interest, or which would cause unwarranted invasion of the privacy of the individual unless the Central Public Information Officer or the State Public Information Officer or the Appellate Authority, as the case may be, is satisfied that the larger public interest justifies, the disclosure of such information;
Provided that the information which cannot be denied to the Parliament or a State Legislative shall not be denied to any person.

Application Format for RTI

A- Appellate Authority

B- Public Information Officers