Government of Orissa
Information & Public Relations Department
No.7307/ I&PR. Bhubaneswar, dated the 6th March, 2006
In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (e) of sub-section (2) of section 27 of the
Right to Information Act, 2005 (22 of 2005), the State Government do hereby make the
following rules, namely :–
1. Short title and commencement – (1) These rules may be called the Orissa Information
Commission (Appeal Procedure) Rules, 2006.
They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Orissa Gazette.
2. Definitions - (1) In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires, –
"Act" means the Right to Information Act, 2005 (22 of 2005);
"Calendar year" means the year commencing on the 1st day of January;
"Commission" means the Orissa Information Commission, Orissa;
"Form" means the Form annexed to these rules;
(e) "Registrar" means Registrar of the Commission and any other officer duly
authorised by the State Chief Information Commissioner; and
"Section" means section of the Act.
The words and expressions used herein and not defined but defined in the Act, shall
have the meanings respectively assigned to them in the Act.
3. Procedure for presentation and scrutiny of appeal – (1) The memorandum of appeal shall
be presented, in Form E of the Orissa Right to Information Rules, 2005, by the appellant in
person or by his authorised representative to the Registrar to receive memorandum of appeal
or sent by registered post, with acknowledgement due, addressed to the Registrar.
On presentation of every memorandum of appeal, the same shall be registered in
the register maintained for the purpose and shall be assigned consecutive serial number of the
register during every calendar year.
If the memorandum of appeal, on scrutiny, is found to be defective and the
defect noticed is formal in nature, the Registrar may allow the party to rectify the same in his
presence and if the