Right to Information

The Act as passed by the Jammu and Kashmir State Legislature received the assent of the Governor on 20th March, 2009 and is hereby published for general information


An Act to provide for setting out the regime of right to information for the people of the State to secure access to information under the control of public authorities, in order to promote transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority, the constitution of a state Information Commission and-for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto

  • whereas, the constitution of India has established democratic Republic; and
  • Whereas, democracy requires an informed citizenry and transparency of information which are vital to its functioning and also to contain corruption and to hold Government and its instrumentalities accountable to the governed.
  • whereas' reveration of information in actual practice is likely to conflict with other public interests including efficient operations of the Government, optimum use of limited fiscal resources and the preservation of confidentiality of sensitive information; an
  • whereas, it is necessary to harmonize these conflicting interests while preserving the paramountcy democratic idea and
  • whereas, it is expedient to provide for furnishing certain information to citizens who desire to have it.


Particulars of Public Information Officer
Name  Mr. Umer Ibni Assad 
Designation  Asstt. Registrar 
Mobile No. 7006902131
Particulars of 1st Appellate Authority
Name  Dr. Masaud ul Haq wani
Designation  Registrar 
Mobile No. 0194-2461271, 9906686011
Particulars of Assistant Public Information Officer for Shalimar Campus
Name  Mr. Arif Hussain Qadri
Designation  PA to Director Education /Controller Examinations 
Mobile No. 9419407568
Particulars of Assistant Public Information Officer for Wadura Campus
Name  Mr. Showket Ahmad Siddiqui
Designation  Assistant Professor (Maths) 
Mobile No.  
Particulars of Assistant Public Information Officer for Leh Campus
Name  Mr. Nissar Ahmad
Designation  Accountant 
Mobile No. 9419178714
Particulars of Assistant Public Information Officer for Shuhama Campus
Name  Mr.Mohammad Shafi Wani
Designation  Technical Assistant 
Mobile No.  

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RTI Rule 2009

RTI Rule 2012

Important Links:

Jammu & Kashmir State Information Commission

Jammu & Kashmir Agriculture Production Department