The Government of Punjab constituted the Punjab State Information Commission on 11th October, 2005. Sh. Rajan Kashyap, IAS (Retd.), former Chief Secretary to Govt. Punjab was appointed Chief Information Commissioner, Punjab under Section 15 of the Right to Information Act, 2005 on the same day.
Sh. Suresh Arora, IPS (Retd.),has been administered the oath of Chief Information Commissioner, Punjab under section 15 of the Right to Information Act, 2005 and joined the office on 10.07.2019 (AN).Learn More
No. 2/24/05-IAR/578.- In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (I) of Section 15 of the "Right to Information Act, 2005" (Central Act No. 22 of 2005) and all others powers enabling him in this behalf, the Governor of Punjab is pleased to constitute the Punjab State Information Commission to exercise the powers conferred upon and to Perform the functions assigned to it under Chapter IV, V, VI and other provisions of the Act and to appoint Sh. Rajan Kashyap, IAS (Retd.), as State Chief Information Commissioner of the aforesaid Commission.
The Video Conference facility is available at the Punjab State Information Commission. It was launched by H.E. Governor Punjab, on 3rd March 2011. Initially, the border districts namely Amritsar, Gurdaspur, Ferozepur and Ludhiana were covered through Video Conferencing.
Hearing of the cases is conducted in the office, of the respective Deputy Commissioner. Subsequently, this facility has been extended to three more districts i.e. Jalandhar, Mansa and Sri Mukatsar Sahib in March 2015. In September 2016, one more district i.e. Sangrur has also been added. This facility saves lot of money, time and energy of the complainants, appellants and the public authorities, as they are not required to come to the office of the Commission at Chandigarh to attend the hearing of their cases. This facility has also resulted in early delivery of justice to the parties concerned.
The Video Conference facility from July 2017 has been extended in the remaining 14 districts, namely, Fatehgarh, Hoshiarpur, Ropar, Mohali, Tarn Taran, Kapurthala, Nawasahar, Moga, Faridkot, Patiala, Bathinda, Barnala, Pathankot and Fazilika resulting in coverage of all the 22 districts of Punjab.