The Jammu and Kashmir State was one of the pioneering states which introduced the concept of transparency law as early as in 2004. In 2004, the State Legislature passed the Jammu & Kashmir State Right to Information Act (Act No: I of 2004, January 2004). This Act has empowered every citizen in the state to obtain information from the “INCHARGE” of the office and the information was to be supplied within a period of 30 days. However this legislation was not so effective and so powerful as that of Indian Right to Information Act, 2005. Consequently, a demand for bringing the Jammu & Kashmir State Right to Information Act at par with Central Information Act, 2005 was raised. The demand was accepted by the then J&K Government and present transparency Act which is christened as Jammu & Kashmir State Right to Information Act, 2009 (Act No: VIII of 2009) was passed in the year 2009. The distinguishing feature of this Act is that it broadened the definition of information and brought it on the same lines as that of definition of information in Central Act 2005. This Act broadened the scope of right to information and shortened the list of prohibitory exemptions. Whereas there were more prohibitions in the Act of 2004, prohibitions under section 8 and 9 of the present act have been restricted. Similarly, in the repealed Act, 2004 there was no provision for an autonomous Commission entrusted with the job of ensuring the compliance of the Act and also vested with wider powers for enforcing right to information given to the residents of the State. The Jammu & Kashmir State Right to Information Act, 2009 in certain respects like placing a time limit for the Commission to decide an appeal and placing an obligation on the First Appellate Authority to make a reference to the Commission for imposing of penalty on the PIO as enumerated in Section 16(3) of the Jammu & Kashmir State Right to Information Act, 2009. Though Jammu & Kashmir State Right to Information Act was passed in year 2009 , Government took some time to establish the secretariat of the Commission which was established vide SRO Notification NO:325 dated 19-10-2009. First Chief Information Commissioner of the Commission was appointed on 28th February 2011 and two Commissioners were appointed on 24-10-2011 and 18-11-2011 . However the Commission started deciding the appeals and complaints with effect from March 2011.

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J&K Right to Information Act, 2005

Nomination of PIOs/APIOs and FAA under RTI Act,2005.

NAME OF OFFICE  APIO  PIO First Appellant Authority
 Deputy Commissioner, Reasi    Assistant Commissioner (Revenue), Reasi   Deputy Commissioner, Reasi
 Planning & Development  Assistant Director Planning  Chief Planning Officer   Addl. District Development Commissioner, Reasi 
 Sub Division, Katra    Sub Divisional Magistrate, Katra  Addl. Deputy Commissioner, Reasi
 Sub Division, Thuroo (Dharmari)    Sub Divisional Magistrate, Thuroo (Dharmari) Addl. Deputy Commissioner, Reasi 
 Sub Division, Mahore    Sub Divisional Magistrate, Mahore  Addl. Deputy Commissioner, Reasi
 Tehsil Reasi    Tehsildar Reasi  Assistant Commissioner (Revenue), Reasi
 Tehsil Pouni   Tehsildar Pouni  Assistant Commissioner (Revenue), Reasi
 Tehsil Bhomag    Tehsildar Bhomag  Assistant Commissioner (Revenue), Reasi
 TehsilThakrakore    Tehsildar Thakrakore  Assistant Commissioner (Revenue), Reasi
Tehsil Katra   Tehsildar Katra Sub Divisional Magistrate Katra
Tehsildar Thuroo (Dharmari)   Tehsildar Thuroo Sub Divisional Magistrate, Thuroo (Dharmari)
Tehsil Arnas   Tehsildar Arnas Sub Divisional Magistrate, Thuroo (Dharmari)
Tehsil Mahore   Tehsildar Mahore Sub Divisional Magistrate, Mahore
Tehsil Chassana   Tehsildar Chassana Sub Divisional Magistrate, Mahore
PWD REASI Assistant Engineer PWD Reasi Executive Engineer PWD Reasi  
ARTO Reasi Assistant Regional Transport Officer Reasi Regional transport Officer Jammu Transport Commissioner J&K
Agriculture Subject Matter Specialist (DL), Assistant Soil Conservation officer Dharmari , District Agriculture Officer Reasi, SDAO Reasi, SDAO Dharmari  Chief Agriculture Officer Reasi Director of Agriculture Jammu
Rural Development Department Block Development Officer Assistant Commissioner Dev.  
DFO REASI   Divisional Forest Officer Reasi Conservator of Forests F West Circle, Rajouri
District Industries Centre Assistant Director (Dev) of Directorate of Industries & Commerce Joint Director (Dev) of Directorate of Industries & Commerce Director Industries and Commerce
District Employment and Councselling Centre Assistant Director Employment (01991-244008)   Director Employment, J&K (0191-2430064/ 01942486827)
SERICULTURE Dy Director Sericulture Dev.    
Handicraft Asstt. Director Handicrafts Reasi Dev. Officer Handicraft , Jammu Joint Director (Handicraft), Jammu
PDD   Executive Engineer M&RE Division Reasi  
Accounts & Treasuries DTO Reasi Accounts Officer- Directorate, Accounts Treasuries, Jammu Director, Accounts & Treasuries Jammu
Sheep Husbandry Sheep and Wool Dev. Officer District Sheep Husbandry Officer Director Sheep Husbandry Jammu
Statistics & Evaluation Statistical Assistant Assistant Director STATISTICS & EVALUATION Director Economics & Statistics, J&K
Fisheries   Assistant Director Fisheries, Reasi Director Fisheries, J&K
IWMP BDO Project Manager, IWMP  
PMGSY   Executive Engineer PMGSY Circle Reasi Suprintending Engineer PMGSY Circle Reasi
Asstt. Labour Commissioner   Asstt. Lab. Commr. Reasi-01991244188 ( Dy. Labour Commr. Reasi-01912548557(
DECC Reasi Assistant Director Employment Joint Director Employment Jammu Director Employment J&K
PHE Reasi Technical Officer To Executive Engineer PHE Executive Engineer PHE Division Reasi Superintending Engineer Hydraulic Circle Udhampur
Police District Reasi    Dy. SP, Hqrs Reasi  Addl. SP, Reasi 
Office of the Chief Medical officer District Reasi      
ZEO REASI  ZEO REASI (  CEO REASI (  Director School Education Jammu (
ZEO Chinkah ZEO Chinkah ( CEO REASI ( Director School Education Jammu (
ZEPO Arnas ZEO Pouni ( CEO REASI ( Director School Education Jammu (
ZEO Pouni ZEO Pouni ( CEO REASI ( Director School Education Jammu (
ZEO Chassana ZEO Chassana ( CEO REASI ( Director School Education Jammu (
ZEO Mahore ZEO MAhore ( CEO REASI ( Director School Education Jammu (
Office of the IWMP Reasi  
Department of Legal Metrology, Reasi   Assistant Controller, Legal Metrology, Reasi Joint Controller, Legal Metrology, Jammu
Office of The Tehsildar Thakrakote      
DIC Reasi   General Manager DIC Reasi/Udhampur Director Industries & commerce, Jammu
Office of the Assistant Director Handloom DEV. Department, Reasi Assistant Director Joint Director Handloom Dev. Department Jammu  Director Handloom Dev. Department J&K, Srinager/Jammu
District Institute of Education & Training Reasi HOD / Sr. Assistant     
FCS & CA Deptt. Reasi Tehsil Supply Officer Reasi/ Pouni/ Katra/ Arnas/ Mahore/ Chassana Assistant Director FCS&CA Reasi Director FCS&CA Jammu
Assistant Controller Drugs & Food Reasi Drug Inspector Reasi  Deputy Controller Drugs & Food Control Org. Jammu (0191-2597445) Controller, Drugs & Food Control Org. J&K, (0191-2538527) 
Office of the Assistant Director Handicrafts, Reasi      
Department of Assistant Director Fisheries Reasi   Assistant Director Fisheries  Director Fisheries