About Right to Information Act 2009

The Jammu & Kashmir Right to Information Act, 2009 came into force on 20 March 2009, repealing and replacing the erstwhile Jammu & Kashmir Right to Information Act, 2004 and the Jammu & Kashmir Right to Information (Amendment) Act, 2008. The Act is based closely upon the Central Right to information act 2005. Like all RTI legislation, it is intended to provide citizens of the state of Jammu and Kashmir with a legal mandate mechanism for obtaining government records.

           Bringing Information to the Citizens Right to Information Act 2009 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.

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

First Appellate Authority Public Information Officer
Name: Umar Shafi Pandit (KAS) Name: Shabir Ahmad Wani (KAS)
Designation: Addl. Deputy Commissioner Designation: Assistant Commissioner Rev.
Phone No:  01957-226099 Phone No: 01957-226250
Email: adc.bandipore[at]jk[dot]gov[dot]in Email: acr.bandipore[at]jk[dot]gov[dot]in
Address: Office of the Addl. Deputy Commissioner, DC Office Complex Bandipora 193502 Address: Office of the Assistant Commissioner Rev., DC Office Complex Bandipora 193502