Right to Information Act 2005 mandates timely response to citizen requests for government information. It is an initiative taken by Department of Personnel and Training, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions to provide a– RTI Portal Gateway to the citizens for quick search of information on the details of first Appellate Authorities,PIOs etc. amongst others, besides access to RTI related information / disclosures published on the web by various Public Authorities under the government of India as well as the State Governments.
The basic object of the Right to Information Act is to empower the citizens,promote transparency and accountability in the working of the Government,contain corruption, and make our democracy work for the people in real sense.It goes without saying that an informed citizen is better equipped to keep necessary vigil on the instruments of governance and make the government more accountable to the governed.The Act is a big step towards making the citizens informed about the activities of the Government.
|SN||RECORD TYPE||TIME LIMIT|
|1.||Mark Sheets.||7 years.|
|2.||Recommendation, Statistical, Apptt. requisition register etc.||10 years.|
|3.||Registration sheets of applications recevied in response to Employment Notices.||3 years.|
|4.||Applications received after expiry of closing date.||3 months from the date of first stage written examination. One month notice to concerned Vigilance is required.|
|5.||Irregular applications viz., no mention made of posts etc.||3 months from the date of first stage written examination. One month notice to concerned Vigilance is required.|
|6.||Applications rejected after preliminary scrutiny.||3 months from the date of first stage written/practical test etc. One month notice to concerned Vigilance is required.|
|7.||Applications of absentees at written/practical tests, interview etc. Applications of candidates other than shortlisted after conduct of written examination.||3 months from the date of declaration of main panel where two stage written examination is done. Vigilance clearance is necessary.|
|8.||Applications of unsuccessful candidates alongwith Question Booklets and OMR Sheets after conduct of first written examination.||3 months from the date of declaration of result of first written examination after obtaining Vigilance clearance.|
|9.||Question and OMR Answer Sheets, Attendance Sheets other than those of shortlisted candidates.||3 months from the date of publication of the panels after getting Vigilance clearance.|
|10.||Candidates correspondence.||3 months.|
|11.||Unused Question/Answer Books.||At Chairman's discretion.|
|12.||Records of seating plan and distribution of packets of Question-cum-Answer Booklets etc. to invigilators before the commencement of written examination and also record of collecting back the examination material from the candidates.||Till declaration of result.|
|13.||OMR Answer Sheets, Question Booklets, Attendance Sheets, verification record of shortlisted candidates and coding of candidates appeared for Aptitude Test, OMR of Stenography Speed Test.||6 months from the date of main panel after getting Vigilance clearance.|
Items No.4, 5 & 6: These may be disposed of within a period of 3 months from the date of written examination after giving due notice to the Vigilance. The RRBs may give one month's notice to the concerned Vigilance Organisation, specifying therein that if they do not hear anything to the contrary, these applications will be weeded out and disposed of according to the procedure already laid down.
Items No.7 & 8: These applications will be disposed of after 3 months from the date of publication of the final panel after giving one month's notice to the concerned Vigilance Organization. It should, however, be ensured that these applications are weeded out and disposed of only in case there are no complaints received or newspaper publicity of unfair means against the concerned written examination/interview and clearance from the Vigilance Organisation is taken to this effect before weeding out these applications.
(Authority Railway Board's Letter Nos. E(NG)II/85/RSC/57 dated 28.5.1985, 98/E(RRB)/30/2 dated 14.10.1998, 01.09.1999 & 01.11.2000, E(RRB)/2001/12/1 dated 15.03.2002).