Right To Information Act

ABOUT THE ACT

The Government of India has enacted "Right to Information Act 2005" to provide for setting out the practical regime of right to information for citizens to secure access to information under the control of Public Authorities in order to promote transparency and accountability in the working of any public authority. The Right to Information Act, 2005 received the President's assent on 15th June 2005 and was notified in Official Gazette on 21st June 2005. It extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu & Kashmir.

PUBLIC AUTHORITY

The expression "Public Authority" means :-

Any authority or Body or Institution of self-government established or constituted: (a) by or under constitution, (b) by any other Law made by Parliament, (c) by any other Law made by State Legislature, (d) by Notification issued or Order made by the appropriate Government, etc.

WHAT IS RIGHT TO INFORMATION ?

The right to information includes an access to the information which is held by or under the control of any public authority and includes the right to inspect the work, document, records, taking notes, extracts or certified copies of documents / records and certified samples of the materials and obtaining information which is also stored in electronic form.

THE INFORMATION WHICH IS EXEMPT FROM DISCLOSURE

The Act provides under sections 8 & 9, certain categories of information that are exempt from disclosure to the citizens. Any person desirous of obtaining information is advised to refer to the relative sections of the Act before submitting a request for information.

WHO CAN REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ?

Any citizen can request for information by making an application in writing or through electronic means in English/Hindi/official language of the areas, in which the application is being made together with the prescribed fees.

WHOM TO APPROACH FOR THE INFORMATION AND APPEALS ?

Any public authority would designate Asst. Public Information Officer (APIO) at various levels, who will receive the requests for information from the public and necessary number of Public Information Officers (PIO) in all administrative units / office who will arrange for providing necessary information to the public as permitted under the law. The public authorities are also required to designate authority (ies) senior in rank to PIO, as Appellate Authorities, who will entertain and dispose off appeals against the decision of the PIO as required under the Act. Any person who does not receive the decision from PIO wither by way of information or rejection within the time frame, may within 30 days from the expiry of period prescribed for furnishing the information or 30 days from the date of receipt of the decisions, prefer an appeal to the Appellate Authority.

THE MAIN STRUCTURE / ROLE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICERS

I) Asst. Public Information Officers (APIO)

The public can submit their request / application for information to the nearest APIO (Nearest branch can be identified through Branch locator of the Corporations website). The APIO will receive the application / request for information or the appeals under the Act and forward the same immediately to the PIO or the Appellate Authority as the case may be.

II) Public Information Officers (PIO)

The PIO is required to process the request for providing the information and dispose of the same; either by providing the information or rejecting the request, within a period of 30 days from the date of receipt of request.

III) Appelllate Authorities

The Appelllate Authority will entertain and dispose off appeals against the decision of the PIO as required under the Act. Public can obtain the details / addresses of APIO / PIO / AO from the captions "branch locator" / "List of branch wise AO,PIO & /APIO" in the Corporations website given below .

MODE & MEANS OF PAYMENT OF FEES AND COST

Fee and cost of information shall be as per the Right to Information (Regulation of Fee and Cost) Rules, 2005. The fee shall be payable either by Demand Draft OR Banker's Cheque drawn in favour of Kerala Financial Corporation. The fees, if paid in cash, should be deposited at the Branch nearest to the applicant and the receipt of payment should be enclosed to the application / request of information.

NAMES, DESIGNATION & OTHER PARTICULARS OF PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICERS & APPELLLATE AUTHORITIES
HEAD OFFICE,
VELLAYAMBALAM,
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM - 695 033.


Sl. No.
Name & Designation of Officer(s) Designated post (APIO/ SPIO/ AA)* Mobile / E-Mail
1 Sri. M Manishankar,
Deputy General Manager (Legal & IA)
AA 9496030182
2 Sri. Prasad P
Assistant General Manager(HR & Admin)
SPIO 9446002735
3 Sri. Praveen Kumar V.
Deputy Manager
APIO 9446001364

STATE PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICERS EMAIL ADDRESS

No Name of Branch Appellate Authority Public Information Officer Asst. Public Information Officer
1 Thiruvananthapuram Smt.Sajitha.G.Nath,
Branch Manager,
0471-2737501, 9447117125
Sri.Goutham Krishnan R
Asst.Manager(T)
0471-2737504, 9446003203
Sri.Thrilokkumar.L,
Assitant Manager,
0471-2737506,
94400728628
2 Kollam Smt.Saranya
Branch Manager,
0474-2743769,
9446852033
Smt.Reeja.B.V,
Manager (L),
0474-2743769,
9446002752
Smt.Jalajakumari.D.J,
Deputy Manager,
0474-273769,
9497584013
3 Alappuzha Sri.L.Thampan,
Branch Manager,
0477-2263207,
9495872450
Sri.Saija.K.R.,
Deputy Manager,
0477-2264594,
94460 01347
Smt. Rajasri.S,
Legal Officer ,
0477-2264594,
94460 01355
4 Pathanamthitta Shri. Riju V.J,
Branch Manager,
0468-2222718,
94470 23742
Smt. Sherin Phillip
Legal Officer,
0468-2222718,
9446001355
Smt. Vijayasree S,
Dy. Manager,
0468-2222718 ,
94960 30138
5 Kottayam Sri.Arun Jose Jacob ,
Branch Manager ,
0481-2563681 ,
9446002745
Sri.Rajeev.R,
Asst. Manager
0481-2563681 ,
9446001387
Smt.Nissy Abraham ,
Legal Officer ,
0481-2563681 ,
8078513007
6 Ernakulam Sri.Prasad.V,
Branch Manager
0484-2401584
9446002775
Smt.Sofiya C.B ,
Legal Officer ,
0484-2401645,
9656432299
Smt.Seetha.M.C.,
Deputy Manager(L)
0484-2401645,
94460 01354
7 Perumbavoor Sri. Vijish.J ,
Branch Manager ,
0484-2521969 ,
9746121479
Sri. George.K.R.,
Manager ,
0484-2521969 ,
9446002770
Smt. Prathibha P.K,
Manager (L) ,
0484-2521969 ,
9446002767
8 Kattappana Sri.A.C.George ,
Branch Manager ,
04868-272418 ,
9446002755
Sri. Jaisingh Thomas ,
Asst Manager ,
04868-272418 ,
9400060239
Sri.Samkutty B ,
Assistant ,
04862-223170 ,
9446285471
9 Thodupuzha Sri.Venu.S,
Branch Manager
0484-2401584 9207738090
Sri.V.S.Dileep,
Manager,
0484-2401584
94460 02759
 
10 Thrissur Sri.Nitheesh.R.
Branch Manager ,
0487-2441176 ,
9188522114
Sri.Binu K Mathew
Deputy Manager(L) ,
0487-2441176 ,
94460 02776
Sri.Reghu.V.T ,
Asst. Manager ,
0487-2441176 ,
9895262511
11 Palakkad Sri.M.R.Arun ,
Branch Manager ,
0491-2544641 ,
9446002781
Sri. P B Baiju, ,
Asst.Manager (L) ,
0491-2544641 ,
9446002757
M.A. Raphael,
Dy.Manager,
0491-2544641, 
9447024631
12 Malappuram Sri.Noushad.T.T,
Branch Manager ,
0483-2734957 ,
9496807390
Sri.Ahamed Safeer M T,
Deputy Manager(L) ,
0483- 2734957 ,
9447627715
Sri.Liyakathali.A ,
Asst Manager ,
0483- 2734957 ,
9446741096
13 Kozhikkode Sri.Abdhul Manaf,
Branch Manager ,
0495-2725154,
9446002780
Sri.Jafar. K,
Dy.Manager,
0495-2725154 ,
9446001362
Smt.Mini T,
Manager(L),
0495-2725154 ,
9446002789
14 Wayand Sri.Umesh Babu.M ,
Branch Manager ,
04936-202059 ,
9496109600
Sri.Deepa.P ,
Asst.Manager ,
04936-206059 ,
9400246560
Sri.Dileesh.P.V ,
Asst.Manager ,
04936-202059 ,
9745087615
15 Kannur Sri. Sinu.P,
Branch Manager ,
0497-2704194 ,
9446002787
Smt.Nisha.M ,
Deputy Manager (L) ,
0497-2702194 ,
9446001348
Sri.Sajith Kumar.P ,
Asst Manager ,
0497-2702194 ,
8547833612
16 Kasragode Sri.Unnikrishnan.A ,
Chief Manager ,
04994 -230156 ,
9446002793
Sri. Prasannan Thachoth,
Manager ,
04994-230156 ,
9746476469
Sri.Rajeeh.P.K. ,
Legal officer,
04994 -230156 ,
9400060231

AA :Appellate Authority
SPIO : State Public Information officer
APIO : Assistant Public Information Officer