Right to Information Act, 2005

The Himachal Pradesh Marketing Board now the Himachal Pradesh State Agricultural Marketing Board was established in the year 1972, in order to regulate the sale, purchase, storage, processing and to establish the regulated markets for agricultural produce in Himachal Pradesh, ‘The Himachal Pradesh Agricultural Produce Markets Act, 1969’ was enacted and enforced in the state with effect from 25th March, 1970, which was repealed and a new Act the Himachal Pradesh Agricultural and Horticultural Produce Marketing (Development and Regulation) Act, 2005 (Act No.20 of 2005) was re-enacted with effect from 26.05.2005, to provide for improved regulation in marketing of Agricultural Produce, development of efficient marketing system, promotion of Agri-processing and agricultural exports, establishment of private markets/yards, consumer/farmer markets for direct sale and promotion of public-private partnership in the management and development of agricultural markets in the State. Ten Agricultural Produce Market Committees (APMC’s) have been established in the State under the Act. The H.P. State Agricultural Marketing Board exercises superintendence and control over the A.P.M.Cs.

The Managing Director of the Himachal Pradesh State Agricultural Marketing Board in exercise of powers conferred by the Right to Information Act, 2005, has appointed Shri K.L.Rattan, Senior Marketing Officer, as Public Information Officer (PIO) and the Secretaries of ten APMC’s as Public Information Officers (PIO’s).  The detail of the PIOs is as under:

Name of the Officer Address Designation Phone Nos.
Sh. Kali Ram Sharma (Supdt.) Himachal Pradesh State Agricultural Marketing Board, Vipnan Bhawan, Khalini, Shimla-2 Public Information Officer (At Board Level),Jurisdiction: Whole of H.P. 0177-2613347
Secretary, APMC, Shimla & Kinnaur Agricultural Produce Market Committee, S&K at Dhalli Shimla-171012 Public Information Officer (PIO) (at APMC Level), Jurisdiction: Distt. Shimla & Kinnaur
0177-2841167
0177-2640287
Secretary, APMC, Solan Agricultural Produce Market Committee,   Solan Public Information Officer (PIO)  (at APMC Level), Jurisdiction: Distt. Solan & Rajgarh Teh. of Sirmour
01792-230458
01792-231107
Secretary, APMC, Bilaspur Agricultural Produce Market Committee,  Bilaspur Public Information Officer (PIO)  (at APMC Level), Jurisdiction: Distt. Bilaspur
01978-221282
01978-222692
Secretary, APMC, Hamirpur Agricultural Produce Market Committee, Hamirpur at Dosarka Public Information Officer (PIO) (at APMC Level), Jurisdiction: Distt. Hamirpur
01972-258413
01792-259326
Secretary, APMC, Mandi Agricultural Produce Market Committee, Mandi at Kangni Public Information Officer (PIO) (at APMC Level), Jurisdiction: Distt. Mandi 01905-200440
Secretary, APMC, Una Agricultural Produce Market Committee, Una
Public Information Officer (PIO) (at APMC Level), Jurisdiction: Distt. Una
01975-227802
01975-225097
Secretary, APMC, Kullu & Lahaul-Spiti Agricultural Produce Market Committee, Kullu
Public Information Officer (PIO) (at APMC Level), Jurisdiction: Distt. Kullu & Lahaul-Spiti
01902-222208
01902-226717
Secretary, APMC, Sirmour Agricultural Produce Market Committee, Sirmour at Paonta Sahib Public Information Officer (PIO) (at APMC Level) Jurisdiction: Distt. Sirmour except Rajgarh Tehsil
01704-222381
01704-222381
Secretary, APMC, Kangra Agricultural Produce Market Committee, Kangra Public Information Officer (PIO) (at APMC Level), Jurisdiction: Distt. Kangra 01892-265195
Secretary, APMC, Chamba Agricultural Produce Market Committee, Chamba Public Information Officer (PIO) (at APMC Level), Jurisdiction: Distt. Chamba
01899-224838
01899-225708

Appellate Authority :

Name of the Officer Address Designation Phone Nos.
Managing Director Himachal Pradesh State Agricultural Marketing Board, Vipnan Bhawan, Khalini, Shimla-2 Appellate Authority Jurisdiction: Whole of Himachal Pradesh 0177-2621252

RTI Link  :  State Information Commission

mandatory disclosure of information under RTI Act, 2005