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Instructions under Sec 4 & 5 of RTI



requires for reference and records from All Departments


NO. 20    Kohima,    Tuesday,     October 4, 2005,     Asvina 12,    1927      (Saka)

Government of Nagaland
Department of Personnel & Administrative Reforms
Kohima : 797004

 No. AR-3/Gen-147/2005                                            Dated the 4th October, 2005




            The Right to Information Act, 2005, enacted by Parliament, is applicable to the whole of India.  The Act comes into force with effect from 12th October, 2005 all over  the country. In this connection the Government of Nagaland hereby issue the following instructions:


1)     The P&AR Department will be the nodal department for implementation of the Right to Information Act, 2005.

2)     All Government Department including public sector undertakings (PSUs) shall immediately appoint Public Information Officers at the Secretariat, Directorate and District levels, wherever such offices exist, in terms of Section 5 of the RTI Act. The appointment of  such PIOs should be completed before 12th October, 2005.

3)     Every Department and PSU shall maintain all its records duly catalogued and indexed in a manner and in the form which facilitates the furnishing of information under this Act, and also ensure that such records are computerized within a reasonable time, and subject to availability of sources, make such computerized records available through a network all over the country so that access to such records  is facilitated, in terms of Section 4 of the Act.

4)     Every Department and PSU shall prepare Information Manuals and publish the same for the information of public, in terms of Section 4 of the Act. Such Manuals may contain the following information:

(i)                the particulars of its organization, function and duties;

(ii)             the powers and duties of its officers and employees;

(iii)           the procedure followed in the decision making processes, including channel of supervision and accountability;

(iv)            the norms set by it for the discharge of its functions;

(v)               the rules, regulations, instruction, manuals and records, held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions;

(vi)            a statement of the categories of the document that are held by it or under its control;

(vii)          the particulars of any arrangement that exist for consultation with, or representation by, the members of the public in relation to the formulation of its policy or implementation thereof;

(viii)       a statement of the boards, councils, committees, and other bodies consisting of two or more persons constituted as its part or for the purpose of its advise, and as to whether meetings of those boards, councils, committees, and other bodies are open to the public, or the minute of such meeting are accessible for public;

(ix)            a directory of its officers and employees;

(x)              the monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees including the system of compensation as provided in each regulation;

(xi)            the budget allocation to each of its agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports disbursement made;

(xii)         the manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes;

(xiii)       particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorizations granted by it;

(xiv)        details in respect of the information, available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form;

(xv)           the particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the working hours of a library or reading room, if maintained for public use;

(xvi)        the names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers;

(xvii)      such other information as may be prescribed; and thereafter update these publication every year.

5)     Every Department and PSU shall publish all relevant facts while formulating important policies or announcing the decisions which effect the public and also provide reasons for its administrative or quasi-judicial decisions to the affected persons.

6)     Every Department and PSU shall constantly endeavor to provide as much information suo moto to  the public at regular intervals through various means of communication, including internet, so that the public have minimum resort to the use of this Act to obtain information.

       A copy of the Right to Information Act,2005 has already been circulated to all the departments by the Law & Justice Department. However, those departments which have not received a copy of the Act may obtain it from the P & AR Department.

 Copies of the orders of appointment of Public Information Officers and other relevant publications made by the departments/PSUs under this act may be endorsed to the P&AR Department for information and record.


                                                                                                       Sd/- Lalthara

                                                             Add. Chief Secretary to the Govt. of Nagaland.



NO. CIC/Record/2006                                                                                                           Dated Kohima, the 5th December, 2006 


Nagaland Information Commission requires for reference and records, the Notifications / important informations of the State Government Departments, Public Sector Undertakings and such Authorities which are categorized as Public Authorities defined in section 2 (h) of the Right to Information Act 2005.

It is requested that all

  1. Important Notifications.
  2. Transfer & Posting of all Gazetted Offices of different Departments.
  3. Orders setting up of new District Offices and State Government Establishments.

Issued from time to time may kindly be endorsed to the State Information Commission.

The address of the Information Commission w.e.f 15th December, 2006 is as follows


Chief Information Commissioner,
Nagaland Information Commission,
Old Secretariat Complex,

Telephone No. 0370-2291595 (O)


                                                                                                                          (P.TALITEMJEN AO)
                                                        Chief Information Commissioner,

Copy to:

  1. The Chief Secretary,  Nagaland.

  2. All Additional Chief Secretaries, Principal Secretaries /Commissioners & Secretaries/Secretaries / Additional Secretaries (Independent Charge) to the Government of Nagaland.

  3. The Secretary, Nagaland Legislative Assembly, Nagaland, Kohima.

  4. The Chairman, Nagaland Public Service Commission, Nagaland, Kohima.

  5. The Vigilance Commissioner, Nagaland.

  6. The Chairman, Nagaland Board of School Education, Nagaland, Kohima.

  7. Managing Directors of all Public Sector Undertakings of Nagaland Government.

Copy for information to:

  1. The Commissioner & Secretary to the Governor, Nagaland.
  2. Additional Chief Secretary to Chief Minister, Nagaland.


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