Who we are
What we do
Our aims and objectives
We are the Information Commission
The Commission is a self-governing, neutral and independent body and is not subject to the direction or control of any person or authority. It is a corporate body with perpetual succession and a common seal capable of suing and being sued in its name.
We foster good governance through enhancing transparency, accountability, integrity in public service and administration, participation of persons in public affairs, including
exposing corruption, to recognize the right to access to information envisaged in Article 28 of the Constitution and for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto.
We have the power to determine the nature, process and undertakings necessary to discharge its mandate in terms, as per Act and including all work necessary for the promotion, monitoring and protection of the right of access to information.
Access to information
The Information Commission strives to promote awareness, educate and popularise the right to access to information.
The Commission fosters good governance by enhancing transparency, accountability and integrity in the Public Service and Administration.
Monitoring and protection
The Commission aims to enforce the promotion, monitoring and protection of the right of access to information.
The Board of the Information Commission comprises of a Chief Information Commissioner who is the Chairperson and two other Commissioners. They are appointed by the President of the Republic. They hold office for two years and are eligible for reappointment at the end of their mandate.
The Chief Executive Officer is an ex-officio member of the Board.
1. Public consultation
The Commission may through a process of public consultation develop its own rules, procedures and codes of conduct to regulate its affairs.
2. Amending rules & procedures
The Information Commission may amend any rules, procedures and codes of conduct made under subsection (1) in accordance in of Access to information Act 2018.
3. Publishing rules & procedures
Rules, procedures and codes of conduct made under subsection (1) and any amendment thereto if any made under subsection (2) shall be published in the manner prescribed.
Access to information is a fundamental human right, guaranteed under article 28 of our Constitution. The Information Commission is mandated with ensuring that this fundamental right, as expressly articulated in the Access to Information Act 2018 is safeguarded at all times. We endeavour to work with the general public, information holders as well as all other stakeholders to ensure that they know their rights and responsibilities in promoting open government, transparency and accountability, thus advancing the democratic process in our country.
We are committed to provide accurate and timely information. This platform complements the work we do on a daily basis. It is a powerful information and educational tool for the people of Seychelles and dedicated to the younger generation.
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Chief Executive Officer
In accordance to the Access to information Act, 2018, section 7 (1) the head of every public body shall, in consultation with the Minister responsible for that public body, designate a suitable officer of that body as Information Officer for the purposes of this Act.
Subject to the Access to Information Act, 2018 everybody has a right to access to information from a public body. A person who wishes to obtain access to information under the Access to Information, Act may make a request in writing to the Information Officer to the concerned public body. Writing includes electronic writing. There are certain exclusions which may not be disclosed and these include military secrets and personal information about third parties, but these excluded items are few in number.
All request for accessing information should be done directly to the Information Officer in writing.
Within 21 days after request is submitted, you will be notified of the decision in writing. If the request relates to information, which reasonably appears to be necessary to safeguard the life or liberty of a person, the Information Officer shall within 48 hours after the request is submitted notify you of a decision.
The Head of the Information Holder may, on application review a decision taken by the Information Officer under the Access to Information Act. The requestor may apply for a review of any decision of an Information Officer with the Head of Information Holder.
In the event that the Head of the Information Holder fails to give a decision on a review of your application within 15 days, the requestor may appeal to the Information Commission.
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