RTI STATUS IN J&K

The Central Right to Information Act, 2005, applies to all the States and Union Territories of India, Except the State Government  of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K). None the less, the CRTI 2005 applies to Union Government offices within J&K Act.

The J&K Right to Information Act,2009 applies to the State Government of Jammu & Kashmir and all of its subsidiaries  since 20 March 2009. The enactment of the J&K RTI Act 2009 follows several years of activism by citizens groups to repeal the erstwhile J&K RTI Act 2004 & the J&K RTI Amendment Act 2008.

For matters relating to human rights with partially exempt Central Forces in J&K (like BSF, CRPF, CBI, IB, RAW, etc) citizens may apply to the Chief Information Commission in Delhi (Under Section 24 of Central RTI Act – 2005). For human rights and other maters relating to Indian Armed Forces (ex. Indian Army)in J&K, citizens may apply directly to the designated PIO’s of the respective  forces as they are not exempted from the Central RTI. For matter relating to human rights with State Forces (ex. Police, Special Operational Group) citizens may apply directly to the J&K Police, as they are not exempted under the J&K RTI Act 2009.

RTI SUCCESS STORIES



J&K State Information Commission
Jammu Office:

Wazarat  Road,

Near DC Office Jammu

0191-2520927. 0191- 2520947,

0191-2520937

email: Informationcommission@gmail.com

Secretary: 0191-2475234 (dysecysic-jk@nic.in)


J&K State Information Commission
Srinagar Office:

Srinagar Old Assembly Complex
Srinagar, 190009.
Main: 0194-2484268/9
Secretary: 0194-2484267
Secy: Shafiq Ahmad Raina, IAS
Email: Informationcommission@gmail.com
IMPORTANT LINKS UNDER J&K RTI ACT
(1) For filling an online RTI application  
CLICK HERE

(2) know the APIO'S/PIO'S/FAA of different Departments in the Government of Jammu and Kashmir  
CLICK HERE
(3) List of APIO'S/PIO's/FAA along with their contact details
CLICK HERE

DOWNLOADS UNDER J&K RTI ACT 2009

FORM FOR REQUEST OF INFORMATION         (FORM 1)
ACKNOWLEDGE OF APPLICATION                  (FORM 2)
FORM FOR SUPPLY OF APPLICATION             (FORM 3)
REJECTION ORDER APPLICATION                   (FORM 4)
FORM FOR 1st APPEAL UNDER JKRTI 2009      (FORM 5)