Right To Information
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).
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.
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.
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