The Right To Information Act

About RTI Act-2005

The Right to Information Act, 2005 (RTI Act-2005), giving the fundamental right status under Article 19-1 of the Constitution, has been enacted by the Parliament and has come into force from 15 June, 2005. The Right to Information Act (RTI) was enacted “to provide for setting out the practical regime of right to information for citizens” and replaces the erstwhile Freedom of Information Act, 2002. The Act provides the right to information for citizens to secure access to information under the control of public authorities that promotes transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority. All Universities and Colleges established by law made by the Parliament or by State Legislature or by the notification of appropriate Government authority or controlled or substantially financed directly or indirectly by funds provided by the Government shall come within the purview of Public Authority under this Act. As per Higher Education Department, Government of West Bengal and UGC guidelines Government General Degree College, Tehatta implements the Right to Information Act, 2005. Government General Degree College, Tehatta has constituted the RTI Cell as per above Government norms & regulations.

In pursuance of the Right to Information Act 2005, an officer has been designated as Public Information Officer (PIO) and he/she shall perform the duties and responsibilities as envisaged under the act without fail. Necessary steps for implementation of various provisions including proactive disclosure of certain kinds of information. Such information shall be made available to the public at large through the website. Rates for obtaining copies, printouts, models, etc of documents are mentioned in the RTI Act.

Persons seeking information under RTI are advised to go through the full text of the RTI Act available at the website listed below.

Officers as Per Right To Information (RTI) Act – 2005
Officers Name Contact
First Appellate Authority (FAA) Dr. Sibsankar Pal
Officer-in-charge & Associate Professor
Department of Bengali
Mobile: 892666554
State Public Information Officer (SPIO) Dr. Supratim Mukherjee
Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematcis
Mobile: 9593092491

Role of Appellate Authority: The Appellate Authority will receive the appeals as required under the Act.

Application Procedure

Citizens can seek information regarding the activities of Government General Degree College, Tehatta, by submitting a written request with details like name, address, contact number and particulars of the information sought. The reason for seeking information need not be given. The duly signed request may be addressed to the State Public Information Officer, Government General Degree College, Tehatta along with the required fee of Rs.10/-. Copies of documents will be charged according to the rate fixed by the State Information Commission, West Bengal. If the reply is not forthcoming within the prescribed time, or if the information is withheld, you can tender an appeal to the First Appellate Authority.

How to Apply
  1. The Application for obtaining information under section 6(1) of RTI Act 2005 must be accompanied by prescribed application fee in the form of IPO/DD etc., as applicable with the RTI Application.
  2. The application may be type-written or neatly hand-written wherein mention atop “Application under RTI Act 2005” (there is no prescribed proforma for application).
  3. Mention your question direct-point wise, avoid asking vague questions.
  4. At the end of the application make a declaration that you are an Indian citizen.
Application Fee Rs.10/- (Rupees Ten only)
Mode of Payment 'Court Fee Stamp' affixed in the application
Sample Application Form Click Here (Link the application form here)
Address to State Public Information Officer (SPIO) State Public Information Officer (SPIO)
Government General Degree College, Tehatta
Khaspur, Tehatta, Nadia, West Bengal, PIN-741160

Mandatory Disclosure

The provisions of the Section 4(1)(b) of RTI Act, 2005 are stated seriatim:

Parameters Statements
Organization, Functions & Duties State Government General Degree College (educational institution) controlled by the Dept. of Higher Education, Govt. of West Bengal and temporarily affiliated to the University of Kalyani; engaged in teaching, learning, research and overall support & development of the students.
Powers and duties of officers and employees of the institution As guided by the extent rules and regulations of West Bengal Education Service (WBES) framed by the Dept. of Higher Education, Govt. of West Bengal and the institutional norms set up by the Principal/Officer-in-charge of Government General Degree College, Tehatta.
The procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability All decisions are supervised collectively by the respective Heads of the Departments, various academic and administrative sub-committees and the Principal/Officer-in-charge of the College, as well as the student representatives and the non-teaching staff members in order to maintain the maximum transparency protocol.
The norms set by the institution for the discharge of its functions Rules, Norms and regulations as per the orders of the Govt. of West Bengal.
The rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, held by the institution or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions West Bengal Service Rules (WBSR), West Bengal Financial Rules (WBFR), various Govt. orders, instruction by affiliating University i.e. University of Kalyani, UGC-India and other recognized bodies of Govt. of India.
Statement of the categories of documents that are held by the institution or under its control Academic, Scholarships and Student Progression and Placement records of the students and other stakeholders.
The particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation with, or representation by the members of the public in relation to the formulation of institutions policy or implementation thereof As per the guidance of the Academic and administrative authorities of the College and the Dept. of Higher Education, Govt. of West Bengal. The dialogues with local Govt. organizations and their chairpersons, members etc. are always open particularly regarding the future development of the institution. Specific information may be provided under a system of due process of law and protocol.
Boards, councils, committees and other bodies of the institution

Academic Sub-committees

  1. NAAC
  2. UGC, etc

Administrative Sub-committees

  1. ICC Cell
  2. IQAC
  3. Students Health Home, etc.

Bodies consisting of two or more persons constituted as its part or for the purpose of its advice, and as to whether meetings of those boards; councils, committees and other bodies are open to the public, or the minutes of such meetings are accessible for public.

Directory of officers and employees of the institution List of faculties, list of office staffs are available on the college website. (
The remuneration received by officers and employees as provided in institution’s regulations As per existing Pay Scales and Rules of the Govt. of West Bengal.
The budget allocated List of Grant /Allocation received Follow college website (
Execution of Subsidy Programmes As per existing Norm and Guidelines of the Funding Agency (follow college website) (
Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorizations granted Particulars of concession is available with the Student Support & Scholarship Cell of the College with the help and co-ordination of State and Central Govt.
Details in respect of the information, available to or held, reduced in an electronic form Follow college website (
The particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the working hours of a library or reading room Special permission for the use of Library is accorded as and when required. Respective personality or public personnel may approach the head of the institution and seek his permission regarding availability of information and other facilities as and when required. The library as a storehouse of knowledge and information may be used under specific order issued by the head of the institution.
The names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers Visit :
Sl. No. Date of receiving Status Date of response
Sl.No. Description View/Download
1 RTI Application Form Click Here (PDF)
2 Details of the SPIO and Appellate Authority Click Here (PDF)
3 Compliance Report Click Here (PDF)
4 Directives from the Govt. of West Bengal (Memo No. ED-1964/2017 dated, Kolkata, the 22nd September, 2017) Click Here (PDF)
5 Directives from the Govt. of West Bengal (Memo No. 209(3)-HE(Estt.)/10M-04/10 dated, Kolkata,12/02/2010) Click Here (PDF)
6 The Right To Information Act, 2005 Click Here (PDF)
7 The Right To Information Act, 2005 (No. 22 of 2005) - HTML Link