The Department of Personnel and Training (DOPT) has referred Section 25 of the Right to Information Act, 2005 which provides that the Central Information Commission shall prepare a report on the implementation of the provisions of the Act each year. The Central Government would lay the said report before each House of Parliament.
Each Ministry/Department is responsible to ensure that necessary information in relation to preparation of the Report is sent to the Central Information Commission by all public authorities within its jurisdiction in time. The Central Information Commission has developed a web based system through which the public authorities may upload the Annual Return on the website of the Commission direct.
The information has to be posted on quarterly basis. All the Ministries/Departments are requested to ensure that the quarterly returns of all public authorities under their jurisdiction is uploaded on the Annual Report Information System referred to above in time every year. The final Return for the year should be uploaded latest by the 15th April of the subsequent financial year.
The public authorities who have not uploaded their final return in respect of the year 2010-11 may upload the same on the website latest by 3ofi June, 2011.
For further details, please see the O.M. No. 4/8/2011-IR dated 20.05.2011.