Right to Information Act

Guru Nanak Dev University established at Amritsar on November 24, 1969 to mark the 500th birth anniversary of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji is both a residential and an affiliating University.

The University has been functioning in a transparent manner. The Right to Information Act 2005 has been implemented at this University in its Syndicate Meeting dated 27.3.2006 (para 4). Any person can get the information relating to this University subject to the various provisions of this Act. The Registrar of the University has been appointed as the Information Officer under this Act. An officer of the rank of Superintendent has also been appointed in the Office of the Registrar for the assistance of Information Officer to deal with the supply of any kind of information under this Act.
In order that most wanted information relating to the University may reach the General Public easily, the following information/ documents have been put on Internet on the University Websites : www.gndu.ac.in

Apart from that the Syllabi of all the courses, names of the University Departments and the courses being run in these departments, result of various examinations and the Entrance Tests for admission to various courses are given on the Internet.
Any person who desires to obtain any information under this Act shall make a request in writing or through electronic means in Punjabi or English or Hindi. For this purpose he/she will have to deposit application fee of Rs.10/- with the University cash counter or by Indian Postal Order (IPO)/Bank Demand Draft (DD) in favour of Registrar, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar payable at Amritsar. The fee at the following rates shall be charged from the applicant for providing the information demanded by him/her :

  • Rupees two for each page (in A-4 or A-3 size paper) created or copied;
  • Actual charge or cost price of a copy in larger size paper;
  • Actual cost or price for samples or models;
  • For information provided in diskette or floppy rupees fifty per diskette or floppy ;
  • For information provided in printed form at the price fixed for such publication or rupees two per page of photocopy for extracts from the publication.

No fee for inspection of record shall be charged, if such an inspection is made for one hour only. However, if inspection is made for a period of more than one hour, a fee of rupees five shall be charged for every fifteen minutes in excess thereof. A fraction of the period of fifteen minutes shall be construed as a complete period of fifteen minutes and shall be charged as such.
The information sought by any one will be supplied as per the provisions of RTI Act, 2005.
All citizens posses the right to information
Information can be obtained within 30 days from the date of request in a normal case.
If information is a matter of life or liberty of a person, it can be obtained within 48 hours from time of request.
An appeal against the decision of the Public Information Officer can be made to an officer who is senior in rank.

The following is exempt from disclosure (S. 8)

  • Information, disclosure of which would prejudicially affect the sovereignty and integrity of India, the security, strategic, scientific or economic interests of the State, relation with foreign State or lead to incitement of an offence.
  • Information which has been expressly forbidden to be published by any court of law or tribunal or the disclosure of which may constitute contempt of court.
  • Information, the disclosure of which would cause a breach of privilege or Parliament or the State Legislature.
  • Information including commercial confidence, trade secrets or intellectual property, the disclosure of which would harm the competitive position of a third party, unless the competent authority is satisfied that larger public interest warrants the disclosure of such information;
  • Information available to a person in his fiduciary relationship, unless the competent authority is satisfied that the larger public interest warrants the disclosure of such information.
  • Information received in confidence from foreign Government;
  • Information , the disclosure of which would endanger the life or physical safety of any person or identify the source of information or assistance given in confidence for law enforcement or security purposes;
  • Information which would impede the process of investigation or apprehension or prosecution of offenders;
  • Cabinet papers including records of deliberations of the Council of Ministers, Secretaries and other officers;
  • Information which relates to personal information the disclosure of which has no relationship to any public activity or interest, or which would cause unwarranted invasion of the privacy of the individual;
  • Notwithstanding any of the exemptions listed above, a public authority may allow access to information, if public interest in disclosure outweighs the harm to the protected interests

Partial disclosure is allowed

Only that part of the record which does not contain any information which is exempt from disclosure and which can reasonably be severed from any part that contains exempt information, may be provided. (S.10)

1. Name of the Public Information Officer:

Prof. (Dr.) Karanjeet Singh Kahlon
Guru Nanak Dev University,

2. Name of the person to whom appeal can be made:

Prof. (Dr.) Jaspal Singh Sandhu
Guru Nanak Dev University,