Right to Information (RTI) is an act of the Parliament of India which sets out the rules and procedures regarding citizens' right to information. It replaced the former Freedom of Information Act, 2002. Under the provisions of RTI Act, any citizen of India may request information from a "public authority" (a body of Government or "instrumentality of State") which is required to reply expeditiously or within thirty days. In case of matter involving a petitioner's life and liberty, the information has to be provided within 48 hours.
RTI is a fundamental right for every citizen of India. The authorities under RTI Act 2005 are called quasi-judicial authorities. This act was enacted in order to consolidate the fundamental right in the Indian constitution 'freedom of speech'. Since RTI is implicit in the Right to Freedom of Speech and Expression under Article 19 of the Indian Constitution, it is an implied fundamental right.
The Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019, seeks to amend Sections 13, 16, and 27 of the RTI Act. Section 13 of the original Act: It sets the term of the central Chief Information Commissioner and Information Commissioners at five years (or until the age of 65, whichever is earlier)\
A citizen who desires to seek some information from a public authority is required to send, along with the application (a Postal order or DD (Demand draft) or a bankers cheque) payable to the Accounts Officer of the public authority as fee prescribed for seeking information. If the person is from a disadvantaged community, he/she need not pay. The applicant may also be required to pay further fee towards the cost of providing the information, details of which shall be intimated to the applicant by the PIO (Public Information Officer) as prescribed by the RTI ACT.
Full text of the act are available on the website https://rti.gov.in/
Citizens can seek information regarding the activities of SAS SNDP Yogam College, Konni by submitting a written request with details like Name, address, contact telephone number and particulars of the information sought. The reason for seeking information need not be given.
The duly signed request may be addressed to the Public Information Officer, SAS SNDP College, KONNI, PIN – 68969, along with the required fee of Rs.10/-. Copies of documents will be charged according to the rate fixed by the State Information Commission, Kerala.
Public information officer –
SABEENA BALACHANDRAN, Associate Professor of Malayalam,
SAS SNDP Yogam College, Mob – 9447553762
BINDU.K.L, Jr. Superintendent, SAS SNDP Yogam College,
Mob – 9447029519
Appellate Authority – Dr. Binu V, Principal,
SAS SNDPYogam College, Konni,Mob.9447553762