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Chapter (I) – Preliminary




  1. Manual is prepared for general guidelines for the effective administration of the Right to Information Act-2005. 
  2. The provisions of the right to information Act 2005 have been adopted by NCW. While dealing with supply of the information, all provisions of the right to information Act 2005 shall apply.
  3. Officers nominated for providing information held by NCW :
    1. Shri Yogesh Mehta, Law Officer has been nominated as Public Information Officer of NCW.
    2. Smt. Kusum Mishra, Deputy Secretary, has been nominated as Appellate Authority of NCW. 
  4. Second appeal against the decision of the Appellate Authority may be referred to Central Information Commission in accordance with the provision of the right to information Act 2005.

 Note: – Member Secretary, National Commission for Women is competent to change the nomination of P.I.O. and Appellate Authority.


In this manual unless the context otherwise requires:-

  1. “Appropriate Govt.” means in relation to NCW, Central Government.
  2. “Central information Commission” means the Central Information Commission constituted under sub section (1) of section-12.
  3. “Central Public Information officer” means the Central Public Information Officer designated under sub section (1) of section 5 and includes a Central Assistant Public Information Officer designated as such under sub section (2) of section-5.
  4. Chief information Commissioner” and Information Commissioner mean the Chief Information Commissioner and Information Commissioner appointed under sub section (3) of section-12. 
  5. ” Information”- means any material in any form; including records; documents; memos, e-mails, opinions, advices, press releases, Circulars, orders, logbooks; contracts, reports, papers; samples, models, data material held in any electronic form and information relating to any private body which can be accessed by a public authority under any other law for the time being in force.
  6. “Record” includes –
    1. any document, manuscript and file,
    2. any microfilm, microfiche, and facsimile copy of document,
    3. any reproduction of image or images embodies in such microfilm (whether enlarged or not) and 
    4. any other material produced by a computer or any other device.
  7. “Public Authority” means National Commission for Women.
  8. “Right to information” means the right to information accessible under the Right to Information Act, 2005, which is held by or under the control of NCW and includes the right to:-
    1. Inspection of work, documents, records, 
    2. Taking notes, extracts, or certified copies of documents or records.
    3. Taking certified samples of material. 
    4. Obtaining Information in the form of diskettes floppies, tapes, video cassettes or in any other electronic mode or through printouts, where such information is stored in a computer or in any other device.
  9. “Third party” means a person other than the citizen making a request for information from NCW and includes a public authority. 
  10. “Act” mean “the Right to information Act-2005.