Objective of the Right to Information Act

The Right to Information Act

The Right to Information Act, 2005 (22 of 2005) has been enacted by the Parliament and has come into force from 15 June, 2005. This Act provides for the right to information for citizens to secure access to information under the control of public authorities. All Universities and Colleges established by law made by Parliament or by State Legislature or by notification by the appropriate Government or owned, controlled or substantially financed directly or indirectly by funds provided by the Government shall come within the meaning of a Public Authority under this Act.


In pursuance of the Right to Information Act 2005, an officer has been designated as Public Information Officer (PIO) and he/she shall perform the duties and responsibilities as envisaged under the act without fail.

Public information officer

Dr. Joseph George

Assistant Professor,

Department of BBA,

St Joseph’s College, Moolamattom, Arakulam P.O.


Citizens can seek information regarding the activities of the college by submitting a written request with details like Name, address, contact number and particulars of the information sought. The reason for seeking information need not be given. The duly signed request may be addressed to the Public Information Officer, St Joseph’s College, Moolamattom, Arakulam P.O, Idukki -685591, along with the required fee of Rs.10/-. Copies of documents will be charged according to the rate fixed by the State Information Commission, Kerala.

If the reply is not granted within the prescribed time, or if the information is withheld, the applicant can tender an appeal to the First Appellate Authority, The Principal, St Joseph’s College, Moolamattom.

First appellate authority

Dr. Thomas George

Principal, St Joseph’s College, Moolamattom