What is Constitution of State Information Commission? Section 15 of Right to Information Act 2005

Constitution of State Information Commission is defined under Section 15 of Right to Information Act 2005. Provisions under this Section is:

Section 15 of RTI Act 2005 "Constitution of State Information Commission"

(1) Every State Government shall, by notification in the Official Gazette, constitute a body to be known as the ......... (name of the State) Information Commission to exercise the powers conferred on, and to perform the functions assigned to, it under this Act.

(2) The State Information Commission shall consist of -

(a) the State Chief Information Commissioner, and

 

(b) such number of State Information Commissioners, not exceeding ten, as may be deemed necessary.

(3) The State Chief Information Commissioner and the State Information Commissioners shall be appointed by the Governor on the recommendation of a committee consisting of -

(i)  the Chief Minister, who shall be the Chairperson of the committee;

(ii) the Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Assembly; and

(iii) a Cabinet Minister to be nominated by the Chief Minister.

Explanation.—For the purposes of removal of doubts, it is hereby declared that where the Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Assembly has not been recognised as such, the Leader of the single largest group in opposition of the Government in the Legislative Assembly shall be deemed to be the Leader of Opposition.

(4) The general superintendence, direction and management of the affairs of the State Information Commission shall vest in the State Chief Information Commissioner who shall be assisted by the State Information Commissioners and may exercise all such powers and do all such acts and things which may be exercised or done by the State Information Commission autonomously without being subjected to directions by any other authority under this Act.

(5) The State Chief Information Commissioner and the State Information Commissioners shall be persons of eminence in public life with wide knowledge and experience in law, science and technology, social service, management, journalism, mass media or administration and governance.

(6) The State Chief Information Commissioner or a State Information Commissioner shall not be a Member of Parliament or Member of the Legislature of any State or Union territory, as the case may be, or hold any other office of profit or connected with any political party or carrying on any business or pursuing any profession.

(7) The headquarters of the State Information Commission shall be at such place in the State as the State Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify and the State Information Commission may, with the previous approval of the State Government, establish offices at other places in the State.

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION

What is Constitution of State Information Commission? Section 15 of Right to Information Act 2005

What is Term of office and conditions of service of State Information Commission? Section 16 of Right to Information Act 2005

What is Removal of State Chief Information Commissioner or State Information Commissioner? Section 17 of Right to Information Act 2005

POWERS AND FUNCTIONS OF THE INFORMATION COMMISSIONS, APPEAL AND PENALTIES

What is Powers and functions of Information Commissions? Section 18 of Right to Information Act 2005

What is Appeal? Section 19 of Right to Information Act 2005

What is Penalties? Section 20 of Right to Information Act 2005

What is Protection of action taken in good faith? What is Act to have overriding effect? What is Bar of jurisdiction of courts? Section 21, 22 and 23 of Right to Information Act 2005

RTI Act not to apply in certain organizations. Section 24 of Right to Information Act 2005

Monitoring and reporting. Section 25 of Right to Information Act 2005

Appropriate Government to prepare programmes. Section 26 of Right to Information Act 2005

What is Power to make rules by appropriate Government? What is Power to make rules by competent authority. Section 27 and 28 of Right to Information Act 2005

What is Laying of rules? What is Power to remove difficulties? Repeal. Section 29, 30 and 31 of Right to Information Act 2005

 

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