EASTERN POWER DISTRIBUTION COMPANY OF AP LIMITED

Corporate Office :: Visakhapatnam

RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT - 2005

 

1.                   WHAT IS RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT

1.1            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 and 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.

 

2.                   WHAT IS RIGHT TO INFORMATION

2.1   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, documents, records, taking notes, extracts or certified copies of documents/ records and taking certified samples of the materials and obtaining information which is stored in electronic form

 

3.                   WHO CAN ASK FOR INFORMATION

3.1   Any citizen can request for information by making an application in writing in English / Telugu / official language of the areas, in which the application is being made together with the prescribed fees

 

4.                   WHO WILL GIVE INFORMATION

 

4.1    The State Public Information Officer (SPIO) of APEPDCL Corporate Office who will receive the requests for information from the public   and the State Asst. Public Information Officers (SAPIO) in all Operation Circle Offices of APEPDCL and  arrange for providing necessary information to the public as permitted under the Act.  The Appellate Authority, who will entertain and dispose off appeals against the decision of the SPIO/ SAPIO as required under the Act.  Any person who does not receive the decision from SPIO/ SAPIO   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.

 

5.                   THE INFORMATION, WHICH IS EXEMPT FROM DISCLOSURE

5.1                               The Act provides under Sections 8 and 9, certain categories of information that are exempt from disclosure to the citizens. The public may also refer to the relative sections of the Act before submitting a request for information.

 

6.                   PROCEDURE FOR REQUEST OF INFORMATION:

6.1                               Any request by any person seeking information shall be made in writing in any Official Language to the State Public Information Officer (SPIO)/SPIOs specifying the particulars of information sought by him either in English or in any Official language of the local area along with the prescribed fee.

6.2                               The person requesting for information need not give any reasons.

 

7.                   PAYMENT OF PRESCRIBED FEE:

As per the G.O. No. 454 Dated: 13.10.2005 issued by Govt of AP under Rule 3,  a request  for obtaining information under  Sub- section (1) of section 6 shall be accompanied by an application fee by way of cash

or by demand draft  of by banker?s cheque payable to the Pay Officer/Accounts officer or any other duly authorized officer of the Public authority,(SPIO or SIPIO) against proper receipt, at the following rates:

 

a)      in respect of public authorities at the village- No fee:

b)      in respect of public authorities at Mandal level  - Rs. 5/- per application

c)      in respect of public authorities other than covered above  -Rs.10 per application

 

For providing information under sub-section (1) or sub-section (5) of section 7, a fee shall be charged, by way of cash or demand draft or bankers? cheque, payable to the Pay Officer/Accounts Officer or any other duly authorized officer of the Public Authority(SPIO or SAPIO), against proper receipt, at the following rates:-

 

A) Priced material:

Publication printed matter, text, maps, plans, floppies, CDs, samples, models or material in any  other form, which are priced, the sale price  thereof:

            B) Other than priced material:

       i.     Material in printed or text form (in A4 or A3 size paper)-Rs.2/- per  each page per copy:   

       ii.    Material in printed text form in larger than A4 or A3 size paper Actual  cost thereof:

                    iii.   Maps and Plans- Actual cast thereof:

                    iv.    Information in Electronic format viz., Floppy, CD or DVD:

                                   (a)  rupees fifty for Floppy  of 1.44 MB

(b)   rupees one hundred for CD of 700 MB, and

(c)    rupees two Hundred for CD (DVD)

                     v.    Samples and models- Actual cost thereof:

        vi.    Inspection of records ? on fee for the first hour; and a fee of rupees                                         five for each fifteen minutes (or fraction thereof ) thereafter;

vii.   Material to be sent by post ? the actual postal charges in addition to the charge  payable as per these rules  

 

7.1                               Payment towards cost of information provided for:

7.1.1                              If the information sought for is furnish- able by the SPIO/SAPIO, the person concerned has to pay the actual cost of the printing of the information.  The calculation details of the cost may have to be provided to the applicant in writing.

7.1.2                              It is to be noted that the Applicant can seek review of the decision on fee charged by the SPIO/SAPIO by applying to the Appellate Authority i.e. Director/Operation /APEPDCL 

 

7.2                               Exemption for payment of Application Fee and cost of expenditure incurred in providing the information, in certain cases.

7.2.1              Applicants who are below poverty line are exempted from paying Application Fee and cost of expenditure incurred in providing the information.

 

8.                   RESPONSE TIME TO PROVIDE THE INFORMATION:

48 hours               From the time of receipt of application concerning the life and liberty of person

30 Days                From the date of application.

5 Days                  If the information sought for by the public relates to another Public Authority the request should be transferred to such Public Authority not later than 5 days of receipt of such request.

40 days                If the interest of a third party is involved.

 

9.                   GROUNDS FOR REJECTION AND INFORMATION MANUAL:

The State Public Information Officer/State Asst. Public Information Officer of APEPDCL may reject a request for information where such a request for providing access would involve an infringement of copyright subsisting in a person other than the State. The detailed information of APEPDCL is given below in the Information Manual with the details of appellate authority, State Public Information Officer, Public Information Officers of various Operation Circles.

APEPDCL/Corporate Office/Visakhapatnam.

 

CHAPTER-16

Names, Designation and Other Particulars of Public Information Officers

(Section 4(1)(B) (vi))

              

1St APPELLATE AUTHORITY

 

SL.No

Name Designation & Address of Appellate Officer

Jurisdiction of Appellate Officer (Offices/administrative units of the authority)

Telephone No.

Office,Fax,Cell

E-mail

1

B. Seshu Kumar

Director(Operation)

APEPDCL

Corporate Office,

P&T Colony,

Seethammadhara,

Visakhapatnam

530016

CorporateOffice,

CMD/APEPDCL

0891-2582506 (O)

9490618687(M)

diro@apeasternpower.com

       

          PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER

2

P. Nageswara Rao

CGM/HRD

APEPDCL

Corporate Office,

P&T Colony,

Seethammadhara,

Visakhapatnam

530016

Corporate Office

CMD/APEPDCL

0891-2582400(O)

9440812369(M)

cgm_hrd@apeasternpower.com

 

          ASSISTANT PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER

3

M.Y. Koteswara Rao,

General Manager(HRD-1)

APEPDCL

Corporate Office,

P&T Colony,

Seethammadhara,

Visakhapatnam

530016

Corporate Office

CMD/APEPDCL

0891-2582401 (O)

9440814251(M)

gm_hrd1@apeasternpower.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Application form for seeking information under RTI Act

 

The State Public Information Officer or

The State Asst Public Information Officer

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1. Full Name of the Applicant

    (In capital letters)

2. Father?s/Husband?s Name 

    (In capital letters)

 

3. Complete Address

    (In capital letters)

Text Box: Distt                           State                    Pin

 

4. Telephone No.

                   Office

                   Residence

                   Mobile, if any



5. Whether belong to BPL category

    (if yes, please attach a copy of                 Yes            No

                                                the BPL/Antyodaya ration card

    to claim waiver of the application

    fee)

 

6.  Details of Application fee:

 

Cash Receipt /DD/        Date                   Name of the issuing Bank/Authority        Amount

Bankers cheque No.

 

       

 

 

7.  Particulars of Information required: (Please enclose separate sheet, if required)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.  Form / medium of information required:

 

 

 

 

DECLARATION

 

 

I State that I am a citizen of India.

 

 

Place:                                                                                                             Signature of Applicant

Date:

 

 

 

Form of application for seeking information

Under the Right to Information Act, 2005.

                     I.D. No

                                                                                            (For official use)

To

The State Public Information Officer,/

The State Assistant Public Information Officer,

APEPDCL, Operation Circle/Corporate Office,

.................

1. Name of the Applicant: .......................

2. Address : ..............................

.................................

3. Particulars of information. - : ....................................................................................................................................................

(a) Concerned department: ............................

 

(b) Particulars of information required ........................................................................

 

i Details of information required : .......................

 

ii. Period for which information asked for: ........................

 

iii. Other details: ...............................

 

 

4. A fee of Rs. 10/- (Rupees ten only) has been deposited in the office of the The Pay Officer, APEPDCL , Visakhapatnam vide receipt No......... dated.............

 

 

 

Place : ............                                                     Signature of Applicant

 

Date : .............

                                             E-mail address, if any

                                                                                                                          Tel. No. (Office)

                                                       (Residence)

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Note :- (i)

Reasonable assistance can be provided by the Public Information Officer in filling up the Form 1.