No. 22 of 2005.

15th June, 2005

An Act to provide for setting out the practical regime of right to information for citizens to secure access to information under the control of public authorities, in order to promote transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority, the constitution of a Central Information Commission and State Information Commissions and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

Whereas the Constitution of India has established democratic Republic;

And whereas democracy requires an informed citizenry and transparency of information which are vital to its functioning and also to contain corruption and to hold Governments and their instrumentalities accountable to the governed;

And whereas revelation of information in actual practice is likely to conflict with other public interests including efficient operations of the Governments, optimum use of limited fiscal resources and the preservation of confidentiality of sensitive information;

And whereas it is necessary to harmonise these conflicting interests while preserving the paramountcy of the democratic ideal;

Now, therefore, it is expedient to provide for furnishing certain information to citizens who desire to have it.

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Central Public Information Officer

Dr. Tomson J Kallukalam, Scientist E, NCESS

Central Assistant Public Information Officer

Smt.Jaya R, Deputy Manager (P&GA), NCESS

First Appellate Authority
Prof. Jyotiranjan S Ray, Director, NCESS

National Centre for Earth Science Studies, Akkulam, Thiruvanathapuram – 695 031

Phone: 0471-2511523 Fax: 0471- 2511523 Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


A citizen can give application to the Central Public Information Officer / Central Assistant Public Information Officer of any Government office for the information he requires. Applicants seeking information under the provision of RTI Act -2005 are required to remit the RTI application fee either by means of Demand Draft, or Bankers Cheque or Indian Postal Order or Cash. Court Fee stamp will henceforth not be accepted as a mode of remittance of RTI Application Fees.Download the form given below and do what is needed.

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If your application calling for information from Information Officer is not successful send appeal to the appellate authority. Download the form below and do what is needed.

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