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 The Right to Information in local governments in Kerala state was in force  since 1962, at a time when the right was not well established anywhere in our country. It was as per the Kerala Panchayats(Custody of records and Grant of Copies of Proceedings or Records) Rules 1962 formulated as per the Kerala Panchayat Act 1960. The provisions of the statute, were further refined as part of the amendment of the Kerala Panchayat Raj Act in 1999, as per the recommendations of the S B Sen Committee, with refined provisions. Later, in 2005, the RTI act of Government of India superseded the provisions and the Right to Information Act 2005 is in force in local governments in Kerala now.


Right to Information means right to:-


 1. inspect works, documents, records

 2. take notes, extracts or certified copies of documents or records

 3. take certified samples of material and

 4. Obtain information in form of printouts, diskettes, floppies, tapes, video cassettes or in any other electronic mode or through printouts.


Information in this context is defined so broadly and includes any material in any form including records, documents, memos, e-mails, opinions, advices, press releases, circulars, orders, logbooks, contracts, reports, papers, samples, models, data material held in any electronic form and information relating to any private body which can be accessed by the local government under any other law in force.

In every local government, a Public Information Officer (PIO) as well as an appellate authority is designated to provide information to the citizens, as follows:-

Public Information Officers in Municipality

Public Information Officer (PIO)
-  PA to Secretary, Municipality

Appellate Authority
- Secretary, Municipality

Kerala State Information Commission

Web site-http://keralasic.gov.in/
Email : sic@kerala.nic.in



Appellate Authority
B. Anil Kumar
Municipal Secretary
Nodal Officer
Binay Bose E C
Assistant Executive Engineer
General Section & Library
Public Information Officer
Reeja Raphel
Superintendent, General Section
Assistant Public Information Officer
Girija A C
Establishment Section,G1 Section
Mob: 9745845093
Revenue Section
Public Information Officer
Babu C V
Revenue Officer
Assistant Public Information Officer
Avarachan K K
Senior Clerk,R1 Section
Mob: 8943492060
Health Section & Kudumbashree
Public Information Officer
Lakshmanan K S
Health Supervisor
Assistant Public Information Officer
Kavitha C
Senior Clerk,H1 Section
Mob: 9446768247
Birth,Death,Marriage Registration Section
Public Information Officer
HI Gr.1, Birth ,Death, Marriage Registrar
Assistant Public Information Officer
Sheela E F
Sub Registrar,JPHN
Mob: 9744081313
Engineering & Town Planning Section
Public Information Officer
Jijo T J
Assistant Engineer
Assistant Public Information Officer
Bindhu K
Senior Clerk,E1 Section
Mob: 9048783932
Appeal Applications
Anoop P K
Clerk ,Suite Section (L1 &G3)