DoPT / Personnel Ministry has come under increasing focus of RTI activists, and rightly so. Not only is it the implementing agency for Right to Information Act 2005, but also, it is the “mother ministry” for bureaucrats of all departments and cadres. It is custodian of their service records, annual confidential reports, placements etc… and lots more besides!
The activities of this ministry, which is under Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, are being questioned through a lot of RTI applications. Here is an official file giving complete details of its structure, functions and history till 2008.
Activists interested in filing RTI applications will hopefully find this information useful.