Right To Information (RTI)


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This Slide Contains details of RTI Act, How to file RTI Apllication, Scope of RTI Act, Some scams related to RTI and its uses

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Right To Information (RTI)

  1. 1. Right To Information Complied By- Pankaj Jeswani
  2. 2. What is RTI??? • The Right to Information Act (RTI) is an Act of the Parliament of India "to provide for setting out the practical regime of right to information for citizens“. • This law was passed by Parliament on 15 June 2005 and came fully into force on 12 October 2005. • Anna Hazare led a movement which forced Government to pass a stronger Right to Information Act (RTI).
  3. 3. How to File RTI Application?? • Any person may submit a request to the PIO (Public Information Officer)for information in writing. • If the request pertains to another public authority (in whole or part), it is the PIO's responsibility to transfer/forward the concerned portions of the request to a PIO of the other within 5 working days. • The Act specifies time limits for replying to the request. • If the request has been made to the PIO, the reply is to be given within 30 days of receipt. • However, if life or liberty of any person is involved, the PIO is expected to reply within 48 hours.
  4. 4. Scope of RTI • The Act covers the whole of India except Jammu and Kashmir, where J&K RTI is in force. • Private bodies are not within the RTI Act. • The political parties are public authorities and answerable to citizens under RTI Act. • It is claimed to promote a "citizen-centric approach to development" and to increase the efficiency of public welfare schemes run by the government.
  5. 5. Related to RTI?? • Robert Vadora Scam. • Common Wealth Scam. • Adarsh Society Scam. • You can also get photocopy of Answer sheet using RTI. • You can also get any Information related to your Academics. • You can also get General Resolutions GR’s of Government organization.
  6. 6. Use Your Right to Information !!!
  7. 7. Thank You For Your Listening