NEWS HIGHLIGHT :

  • Sikkim Information Commission has been actively giving publicity and generating awareness among the public on the Right to Information (RTI)
  • Sikkim Information Commission has been actively giving publicity and generating awareness among the public on the Right to Information (RTI)

Public Authority

“Public Authority” means any authority or body or institution of self-government established or constituted-

(a)   by or under the Constitution;
(b)   by any other law made by Parliament;
(c)   by any other law made by State Legislature;
(d)   by notification issued or order made by the appropriate Government, and includes         any-
(i)   body owned, controlled or substantially financed;
(ii)   non-Government organization substantially financed, direct or indirectly by funds provided by the appropriate Government;

 

Public authority are the repository of information which the citizen have right to have under the Right to Information Act, 2005. As defined in the Act, a “Public authority” is any authority or body or institution of self government established or constituted by or under the Constitution; or by any other law made by the Parliament or a State Legislature; or by notification issued or order made by the Central Government or a State Government. Bodies owned, controlled or substantially financed by the Central Government substantially financed by the Central Government or State Government also fall within the definition of public authority. The financing of the body or the NGO by the Government may be direct or indirect.


The Act casts important obligation on public authorities so as to facilitate the citizens or the country to access the information held under their control. The obligations of the authority are basically the obligations of the head of the authority, which ensure that these are met in right earnest. Reference made to public authority in this document is, in face, a reference to the head of the public authority.

 

1. All the Departments under the State Government.
2. Governor’s Secretariat
3. Sikkim Legislative Assembly
4. High Court
5. All State Corporations, Boards, Public Undertakings, Departmental Undertakings, State Bank of Sikkim
6. All Co-operative Societies
7. All Gram Panchayats
8. All Societies
9. All Academic Institutions, Universities
10. All Agencies/Forums
11. All Authorities
12. All Government Educational Bodies