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.
Kerala State Information Commission was constituted under section 15(1) of the Right to Information Act 2005, through gazette notification No.80649/Cdn.5/05/GAD dated 19th December 2005 (Gazette No.Vol.L/2731 dated 19-12-2005. The Commission consists of the State Chief Information Commissioner and four State Information Commissioners. Under section 15(3) of the Act, the following have been appointed as the State Chief Information Commissioner and State Information Commissioners.
Sri. Dr.Siby Mathews, State Chief Information Commissioner
Sri.M N Gunavardhanan IAS(Rtd) State Information Commissioner
Sri Soni Thengamom State Information Commissioner
Sri C.S.Sasikumar State Information Commissioner
Dr.Kurias Kumbalakuzhy State Information Commissioner
The ultimate aim of the Right to Information Act is to have a well informed citizenry, which is aware of its rights, and well trained officers of public authorities who are aware of their duties and functions under the Act. The State Information Commission, Kerala, which came into being on 21-12-2005 is on the forefront to achieve the goals enshrined in the Right to Information Act, 2005 to mould an informed citizenry, to promote transparency of information held by or under the control of the public authorities, contain corruption, and to hold governments and its instrumentalities accountable to the governed
Address of Kerala State Information Commission
Address : T.C. 26/298, Punnen Road, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala – 695039
Phone : 0471 - 2335199, 2320920 ,
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Website : www.keralasic.gov.in
The State Information Commission which is vested with judicial powers by the Right to Information Act received complaints from members belonging to different strata of society for denying information by public information officers and appellate authorities. The State Information Commission examined these cases and wherever they found willful intransigence the public information officers responsible for the same where awarded punishments by pronouncing appropriate orders. The some of the decisions arrived at by the commission along with the orders are appended.
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