When does it come into force?
It comes into force on the 12th October, 2005 (120th day of its enactment on 15th June, 2005) (RTI ACT 2005). Some provisions have come into force with immediate effect viz. obligations of public authorities, designation of Public Information Officers and Assistant Public Information Officers and constitution of Central Information Commission, constitution of State Information Commission, non-applicability of the Act to Intelligence and Security Organizations and power to make rules to carry out the provisions of the Act.
Procedure for obtaining information
In terms of sub-section (1) of Section 6, a person, who desires to obtain information admissible under the Act, should make a written request in Form- A to the Public Information Officer (PIO), Utkal University accompanied by a Bank Draft / IPO of Rs.10/- (Rupees ten only) in the favour of PIO, Public Information Officer (PIO), Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar payable at Bhubaneswar or enclose the copy of receipt for Rs.10/- (Rupees Ten only), by depositing the same in Accounts Section of the Institute towards the application fee, specifying the particulars of the information sought by him or her.
Further, for providing the information under sub-section (1) of section 7, the fee as applicable will be charged.
First Appellate Authority
Dr. Kahnu Charan Dhir, OAS (SAG)
Registrar, Utkal University
Public Information Officer
Dr. Paramananda Naik, Department of Anthropology