12th October, 2005 (120th day of its enactment on 15th June, 2005). Some provisions have come into force with immediate effect viz. obligations of public authorities [S.4( 1)], designation of Public Information Officers and Assistant Public Information Officers[S.5(l) and 5(2) J, constitution of Central Information Commission (S.12 and 13), constitution of State Information Commission (S.15 and 16), non-applicability of the Act to Intelligence and Security Organizations (S.24) and power to make rules to carry out the provisions of the Act (S.27 and 28). The Act extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir. [S. (12)]
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. However, it does not include “file notings”:
The R.T.I. Nodal officer is the Principal/Person Nominated by him.