About Right to Information Act, 2005

Bringing Information to the Citizens: Right to Information Act 2005 mandates timely response to citizen requests for government information. It is an initiative taken by Department of Personnel and Training, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions to provide a– RTI Portal Gateway to the citizens for quick search of information on the details of first Appellate Authorities, PIOs etc. amongst others, besides access to RTI related information / disclosures published on the web by various Public Authorities under the government of India as well as the State Governments

Objective of the Right to Information Act: The basic object of the Right to Information Act is to empower the citizens, promote transparency and accountability in the working of the Government, contain corruption, and make our democracy work for the people in real sense. It goes without saying that an informed citizen is better equipped to keep necessary vigil on the instruments of governance and make the government more accountable to the governed. The Act is a big step towards making the citizens informed about the activities of the Government.

Note 1:

A person, who desires to obtain any information under the Right to Information Act, while submitting his/her request for information or access to information to Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has to give his/her full residential address, mobile number / e-mail as is also that he/she is a citizen of India.

Note 2:

For details regarding CPCB Activities, Contact Details, Environmental Standards for various industrial sectors, Water / Air / Noise Quality Data’s, Direction issued under Section 18 (1) (b) / 31 (A) of Water Act and Section 5 of EPA and other detailed information related to CPCB, the applicant may refer to website of CPCB, http://cpcb.nic.in

Important Links:
  1. List of Central Public Information Officer of CPCB
  2. Status of disposal of RTIs and Appeals (upto 17.11.2022)
  3. Questions & Answers on RTI -2005
  4. Format of application for seeking information under the Right to Information Act, 2005
  5. Format for appeal under Right to Information Act, 2005