-: The Right to Information :-

   Under Sec.15(3) of the RTI Act, 2005, the Government of Tripura constituted State Information Commission in January, 2006 with Shri B. K. Chakraborty, IAS(Retd) former Commissioner and Secretary to Government of Tripura as Chief Information Commissioner and Shri D. K. Das choudhury TJS(Retd)as State Information Commissioner vide No.F.3(5)-GA(AR)/2005/P-III    dated 10.10.2005.  The G.A.(A.R.) Department immediately formulated the Tripura Right to Information Rules for effective implementation of the Act in the State.  However, these Rules were modified and further fine tuned to remove any ambiguity and finally, the Tripura Right to Information Rules 2008 with designed formats as per provisions of the Act were published in the official gazette of the State on 04.02.2008.  The two Member Commission continued to function till 11.10.2009 and Shri B. K. Chakraborty, Chief Information Commissioner was the lone Member after completion of term of Shri D. K. Daschoudhury, State Information Commissioner on 11.10.2009.  

   Shri B. K. Chakraborty, Chief Information Commissioner completed his tenure of five years on 18.01.2011 and the State selected the new Commission with Shri Shashi Prakash, IAS(Retd) former Chief Secretary to the Govt. as Chief Information Commissioner and Smt. S. Banerjee, IAS(Retd), former Principal Secretary to the Govt. as State Information Commissioner who started functioning from 19.01.2011.  Subsequently, Shri Shashi Prakash, Chief Information Commissioner resigned on 06.10.2011 and Smt. S. Banerjee has been functioning alone.

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