Whereas section 5(1) of the Right to Information Act 2005 requires every Public Authority to designate as many officers as Central Public Information Officers(CPIO) as may be necessary to provide information to person requesting for information under the act.
And whereas section 19(1) of the act provides that any person who does not receive a decision within the prescribed time or is aggrieved by a decision of CPIO, may prefer an appeal to such officer who is senior in rank of CPIO and is referred to as First Appellate Authority.
Therefore, the officers indicated in column of the following table are designated as CPIO, First Appellate Authority.
Sr. Central Public Information OfficerCPIO Contact No.Contact Subject matter/ Section First Appealate authorityFAA Contact No.Contact
1 Dr. Madhulika Samanta
0755-2557360, 2557354 Head of the Office Shri M. S. Chouhan,
R.D. (Central Region)
0755-2775895, 2555526
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Central Public Information Officer (CPIO)
Dr. Madhulika Samanta Superintending Archaeologist,

Archaeological Survey of India,

Temple Survey Project (N.R.), Bhopal,

Nirman Sadan , 3rd Floor, Room No. 312,

Arera Hills, Bhopal (M.P.) 462011,

Telefax : 0755-2557360, 2557354,

E-mail : tspn[dot]asi(at)gmail[dot]comm

First Appellate Authority
Shri M. S. Chouhan Regional Director Central Region,

Archaeological Survey of India

1st Floor, Inner Court Building G.T.B Complex,


Telefax : 0755-2775895, 0755-2555526,

E-mail : rdcentral[dot]asi(at)gmail[dot]com