RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT,2005
OFFICE OF THE Pr. ACCOUNTANT GENERAL(AUDIT-I),
KARNATAKA, BENGALURU
Government of India has enacted the Right to Information Act,2005 and published in Extraordinary Gazette Part-II, Sec. I dated 21.06.2005.
Under the RTI Act,2005, Smt Varsini Arun, IAAS, Sr. Deputy Accountant General(Admn.),  is nominated as Central Public Information Officer for O/o the Pr. Accountant General(AUDIT-I), Karnataka, Bengaluru.
Ms. E P Nivedita, IAAS, Pr. Accountant General(AUDIT-I),  is the First Appellate Authority.


Guidelines for Information Seekers.

  • A citizen, who desires to obtain any information under the Act, should make an application to the Public Information Officer in writing in English or Hindi or in the official language of the area in which the application is made. The application should be precise and specific. He/She should make payment of application fee at the time of submitting the application as prescribed under RTI Rules. The applicant can send the application by post or through electronic means or can deliver it personally in the office of the Public Authority.
  • The applicant should not list out his grievances in the RTI application, but should clearly mention the exact information that he/she would like to seek. Further, if the drafting of the application is such that it pinpoints the specific documents required in relation to the information sought, there would be less scope for ambiguity.

Fee for Seeking Information

In terms of the Right to Information (Regulation of Fee and Cost) Rules,2005, as amended from time to time, the following is the fee chargeable for seeking information.

1.Application Fee:

  • A request for obtaining information under sub-section (1) of Section 6 of the RTI Act,2005, shall be accompanied by an application fee of Rupees 10/- by way of cash against proper receipt or Demand Draft or a Banker’s Cheque or an Indian Postal Order payable to the Accounts Officer of the Public Authority. The payment of fee can also be made by way of cash to the Public Authority.
  • In respect of the O/o the Pr. Accountant General(AUDIT-I), Karnataka, Bangalore, the fee can be paid by way of cash or by way of Demand Draft or Banker’s Cheque or Indian Postal Order payable to the ‘Pay and Accounts Officer, Indian Audit Department’, Bangalore.

2.Further Fees for Providing Information:

A fee shall be charged by way of cash against proper receipt or by Demand Draft or Banker’s Cheque payable to the Accounts Officer of the Public Authority, at the following rates, for providing information under sub-section (1) of Section 7 of the RTI Act,2005.

  • Rupees Two for each page (in A-4 or A-3 size paper) created or copied.
  • Actual charge or Cost Price of a copy in larger size paper.
  • Actual cost or price for samples or models; and
  •  For inspection of records, no fee for the first hour and a fee of Rs.5/- for each subsequent hour (or fraction thereof).

                 In respect of the O/o the Pr. Accountant General (AUDIT-I), Karnataka, Bangalore, the DD or Banker’s cheque or IPO should be drawn in favor of the ‘Pay and Accounts Officer/ Indian Audit Department’, Bengaluru.


Appeals:       

An applicant can file an appeal to the First Appellate Authority if the information is not supplied to him in the prescribed time of 30 days or 48 Hrs, as the case may be, or is not satisfied with the information furnished to him. Such an appeal should be filed within 30 days from the date on which the limit of 30 days of supply of information has expired or from the date on which the information or decision of the Public Information Officer is received. The First Appellate Authority shall dispose of the appeal within a period of 30 days or in exceptional cases within 45 days of receipt of an appeal.

The First Appeal has to be addressed to the Appellate Authority/Pr. Accountant General (AUDIT-I), Karnataka, Bengaluru.

If the First Appellate Authority fails to pass an order on the appeal within the prescribed period or if the appellant is not satisfied with the order of the First Appellate Authority, he may prefer a second appeal with the Central Information Commission, Baba Gangnath Marg, Munirka, New Delhi-110 067, under Section 19(3) of the RTI Act,2005, within ninety days from the date on which the decision should have been made by the Appellate Authority or was actually received by the appellant. While preferring appeals before the Central Information Commission, the appellant should forward a copy of the second appeal to the CPIO and First Appellate Authority.

The Office of the Pr. Accountant General (AUDIT-I), Karnataka, Bengaluru, consists of the following wings, whose main functions are as follows.

Administration & AMG-I:

Administration:

The Wing deals with promotion, transfer & posting, mutual transfer, conducting Departmental examinations, deputation, staff position, preparation of Gradation list, granting of MACP and NFU, appointments, VRS, resignation, permission under CCS Conduct Rules, training, NOCs and employment certificates, recognition and re-verification of membership of Service Associations, UN Audit and other foreign assignments, Special Casual Leave and other administrative functions.

AMG-I:

Audit Management Group-I deals with the Audit of State Government Departments, Commissionerates, Directorates, District offices and sub-offices; which come under the purview of

  1. Health and Welfare
  2. General Administration

The list of various State Government Department/ Public Sector Undertakings whose units are audited by AMG-I group are given below: - 

1. Health And Family Welfare Department, 2. Medical Education Department, 3. Drugs Control Department, 4. Indian Medicine(Ayush), 5. Women & Child Development Department, 6. Department Of Disabled Welfare, 7. Sainik Welfare Department, 8. Minority Welfare Department, 9. Social Welfare Department, 10. Backward Classes Welfare Department, 11. Tribal Welfare Department, 12. General Administration(Revenue), 13. Hospitality, 14. Estate/Personnel/DPAR, 15. Gazzettee, 16. Governor, 17. Vidhana Sabha, 18. Printing & Stationery, 19. Information & Public Relation, 20. State Election Commission, 21. Disaster Management, 22. Administrative Training Institute.

AMG-II:

Audit Management Group-II deals with the Audit of State Government departments, Commissionerates, Directorates, district offices and sub-offices; which come under the purview of

  1. Agriculture, Food & Allied Industries
  2. Water Resources
  3. Rural Development

The list of various State Government Department/ Public Sector Undertakings whose units are audited by AMG-II group are given below: 

1.Rural Development And Panchayat Raj, 2. Animal Husbandry, 3.Horticulture, 4.Agriculture, 5.Fisheries, 6.Sericulture, 7.Cooperation, 8.Food And Civil Supplies, 9.Watershed, 10.Minor Irrigation, 11.Water Resources Department 

AMG-III:

Audit Management Group-III deals with the Audit of State Government departments, Commissionerates, Directorates, district offices and sub-offices; which come under the purview of

  1. Finance
  2. Education, Skill Development and Employment

 

The list of various State Government Department / Public Sector Undertakings whose units are audited by AMG-III group are given below:-

1.Primary Education, 2.Higher Education(Collegiate), 3.Seconndary Education(PU), 4.Technical Education, 5.DSERT(Teacher Education), 6.Bhasa&Pustakalay(Library), 7.Translation, 8.Youth& Sports Affairs, 9.Labour, 10.Employee State Insurance(ESI), 11.Skill Development(ATI), 12.ITI(Employment&Trg), 13.Public Service Commission (KPSC), 14.Finance, 15.Directorate of Small Savings, Pension and Asset-Liability Monitoring  (formerly Directorate of Lotteries), 16.Treasuris & Accounts(State accounts)
17.Pension(CPPC), 18.Fiscal Policy, 19.Economical&Statistics Planning, 20.Local Audit Department(State Accounts), 21.Revenue(state Excise), 22.GST, 23.Stamp & Registration, 31.Printing&Stationery.

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