NATIONAL INSURANCE ACADEMY
P787- RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT 2005, for
APPELLATE AUTHORITIES (LIC)
Right to Information Act, 2005 mandates timely response to citizen requests for
government information. The basic objective of the Right to Information Act,
2005 is to empower the citizens, to promote transparency and accountability in
the working of the Government, to contain corruption and to make the democracy
work for the people in real sense. An informed citizen is better equipped to
keep necessary vigil on the instruments of governance.
Director, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of
Personnel and Training, Government of India in his memo no.10/23/2007-IR dated
9.07.2007 has also observed certain shortcomings in the functioning of the First
Appellate Authorities (FAAs) not examining the appeals judiciously and their
mechanical agreement with the decision of CPIOs, the FAAs not disposing the
appeals within the prescribed time frame and CPIOs not complying with the
directions of the FAAs, etc. The Memo suggested that as the FAAs are the
quasi-judicial authorities, they should not only ensure that the justice is done
but also appear to have been done. The need for giving speaking orders was also
expressed in the memo.
help participants have a clear understanding of the various provisions of RTI
provide unambiguous insight to the roles and responsibilities of CPIO &
analyse the cases/decisions taken by the FAAs and the improvements needed
study and analyse the Second Appellate authority (CIC/SIC) and landmark Supreme
Court / High court decisions on important RTI appeals.
of doubts and interaction with RTI experts.
& Responsibilities of CPIO/Alternate CPIO
& Responsibilities of First Appellate Authority
of Appellate Authority decisions- Case studies/Brainstorming
of Landmark Supreme Court/ High court Decisions on RTI appeals.
guidelines and model code of conduct for FAAs
on RTI act 2005