Ministry of Mines, Attached Office, Subordinate Office and Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) under the charge of the Ministry had appointed Central Public Information Officers (CPIO) and Appellate Authorities. The Ministry has also set up a Facilitation Counter for applicants and constituted a ‘Public Information Cell’ for processing of the requests and their monitoring in the Ministry. The Ministry alongwith its Attached Office, Subordinate Office and PSUs has been receiving various requests under RTI Act, which are properly and timely responded to. In 2011-2012 (1st April, 2011 to 31st December, 2011),352 applications were received in Ministry of Mines, which were timely responded. Out of 27 Appeals received from the applicants against the decision of the CPIOs, 27 Appeals were disposed of by the concerned Appellate Authorities within the stipulated time frame.
The Ministry along with its Attached Office, Subordinate Offices and PSUs has also been furnishing the quarterly and annual report on the receipt and disposal of the requests seeking the information, from time to time promptly and accurately.