Staff Reporter

Krishnagiri: Under the Tamil Nadu Right to Information Act 2005 people can apply to Public Information Officers concerned to have access to government letters, circulars, orders, registers, records, statistical data and other such information except those relating to official secrets, said Collector Santhosh Babu here on Thursday.

Application form can be obtained from Public Information Officers concerned by remitting Rs. 10 in the District Treasury or banks. The challan copy should be attached with the form and submitted in person or through post or courier to Public Information Officers concerned. People from Below Poverty Line (BPL) families could get access to information free of cost. They can also seek the assistance of the Public Information Officer to fill in the application form. Inspection of files can also be done. Under the Act information would be provided to the public within a period of 30 days Mr. Babu added.