In order to promote transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority and to empower the citizens to secure access to information under the control of each public authority, the Government of India have enacted "The Right to Information Act, 2005", (RTI Act) which came into force on 15.06.2005. In accordance with the provisions of section 4(1) (b) of this Act, the Industries Department, Government of Tamil Nadu has brought out this manual for information and guidance of the stakeholders and the general public.
The purpose of this manual is to inform the general public about this Department's organisational set-up, functions and duties of its officers and employees, records and documents available with the Department.
This manual is aimed at the public in general and users of the services, and provides information about the schemes, projects and programmes being implemented by the Industries Department and the organisations under its administrative control.
The Industries Departments has designated Thiru P.L.Sridhar, Joint Secretary to Government (OP) as its Public Information Officer (P.I.O) for all matters concerning the Department.
The contact address of the Public Information Officer is as follows:-
Joint Secretary to Government, (OP)
Chennai 600 009, Secretariat,
The procedure and fee structure for getting information are as under:
A request for obtaining information under sub-section (1) of section 6 of the RTI Act shall be made in writing or through electronic means either in person or by post to the Public Information Officer mentioned in paragraph 1.4 above and must be accompanied by an application fee of Rs.10/- by cash or by demand draft or banker's cheque or Court fee stamp. The Public Information Officer shall credit the amount to the following head of account :-
"0075.00 Miscellaneous General Services 800.Other receipts BK. Collection of fees under Tamil Nadu Right to Information (Fees) Rules 2005" (DPC 0075 00 800 BK 0006).
The applicant may also remit the fee under the above head of account through Treasury / Pay and Accounts Office / State Bank of India / Reserve Bank of India and produce the challan to the Public Information Officer as an evidence for having remitted the fee.
For providing information under sub-section (1) of section 7 of the Right to Information Act, the request shall be made as at (a) above and the fee as below should be paid as per the mode at (a) above.
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 fifteen minutes (or fraction thereof) thereafter.
For providing the information under sub-section (5) of section 7 of the RTI Act, the request shall be made as at (a) above and the fee as below should be paid as per the mode at (a) above.
for information provided in diskette or floppy, @ Rs.50/-(fifty) per diskette or floppy; and
for information provided in printed form, at the price fixed for such publication.