1. What does Right to Information mean?
It includes the right to:-
- Inspect works, documents, records.
- Take notes, extracts of certified copies of documents or records.
- Take certified samples of material.
- Obtain information in form of printouts, diskettes, floppies, tapes, videocassettes or in any other electronic mode or thorough printouts.
2. What does information mean?
Information means any material in any form including records, documents memo, 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.
3. What is Application Procedure for requesting information?
The application can be made to the Central Public Information Officer in writing in plain paper or through electronic means in Hindi or English specifying the particulars of the information sought for along with a fee of rupees ten by way of cash against proper receipt or demand draft or bankers cheque payable to CGDA at NEW DELHI. An applicant, making request for information is not required to give any reason for requesting the information or other personal details except those may be necessary for contacting him.
is the fee?
(i) An application fee of rupees
ten for obtaining information under sub-section (I) of section 6;
(ii) Fee shall be charged for
providing information under sub-section (I) of Section 7 as under;
Rupees two for each page (in A-4 or A-3 size paper) created or
Actual charge of 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 rupees five for each subsequent hour (or fraction thereof);
(iii) Fee shall be charged for
providing information under sub-section (5) of Section 7 as under;
per diskette or floppy for information provided in diskette or floppy;
for publication or Rupees two per page of photocopy for information
provided in the printed form.
(iv) No fee will be charged from
people living below the poverty line; and
(v) Applicant would be provided
information fee of cost if the CPIO fails to comply with the prescribed
is the time limit to get the information?
(i) 30 days from the date of
(ii) 48 hours for information
concerning the life and liberty of a Person.
(iii) Failure to provide
information within the specified period is a deemed refusal.
The Controller General of Defence Accounts functions on behalf of the
Financial Adviser (Defence Services) as the chief Authority in all
matters affecting internal audit and accounting in respect of
expenditure pertaining to the Defence Services and also functions as
the Principal Accounting officer for the Canteen Stores Department. The
payment and accounting functions in respect of Ministry of Defence are
entrusted to the CGDA. The office of the Controller General of Defence
Accounts is the Headquarter office of the Defence Accounts Department.
The CGDA helms the Department with the assistance of 2 Addl. CsGDA, 12
Principal Controllers, one Principal IFA and 58 CDA-level officers
looking after Regional Controllers (Army)/Integrated Financial
Advisors, Functional Controllers/Integrated Financial Advisors catering
to Navy, Air Force, Ordnance Factories, DRDO, etc.
- to strive to achieve excellence and professionalism in
accounting and financial services and in performing audit functions.
- to ensure that (i) the activities of the Defence
Accounts Department are organized to meet the accounting internal audit
and financial advice needs of the Defence Services consistent with the
policy of the Government; (ii) adequate and up-to-date procedures
obtained for efficient discharge of the functions of the Department in
the fields of Accounts, Internal Audit and Financial Advice and (iii)
proper planning is made in respect of personnel and facilities required
for the efficient functioning of the Department in tune with modern
management concepts. The norms have been set by it for discharging of
its functions in such a manner that the mission and objectives may be
achieved in professional manner. The CGDA disposes its duty through
Principal IFAs/IFAs, PCsDA/CsDA, and PCA (Fys)/CsFA.
The general duties of the officers of the Defence Accounts Department
are laid down in Appendix-A of Office Manual Part-I. The administrative
and financial powers being exercised by the officers in the office of
the CGDA are derived from Government Regulations, Office Manuals and
orders issued thereon from time to time.