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  1. 1. Right To Information Act<br />The<br />Objectives<br />
  2. 2. Objective of the Right to Information Act<br />Transparency & Accountability in the working of every public authority<br />The right of any citizen of India to request access to information and the corresponding duty of Govt. to meet the request, except the exempted information (Sec. 8/9)<br />The duty of Govt. to pro-actively make available key information to all (Sec 4).<br />A responsibility on all sections: citizen, NGOs, media.<br />
  3. 3. RTI stands for Right To Information and has been given the status of a fundamental right under Article 19(1) of the Constitution.<br />The Act confers right to the citizens to know as to how the taxpayers money is being spent by the Government.<br />The RTI Act extends to the whole of India (except the State of Jammu and Kashmir), all bodies, which come under Government notification including NGOs, which are owned, controlled or are substantially financed by the Government.<br />Right to Information Act empowers every citizen to seek any information, take notes, extracts or certified copies of documents or records, take certified samples of material.<br />
  4. 4. To set out a practical regime of right to information for citizens <br />To secure access to information under the control of public authorities<br />To contain corruption<br />To increase citizens’ awareness and ability to exercise their other rights<br />To equip them to participate meaningfully in the development process<br />
  5. 5. Coverage<br />Covers all PUBLIC AUTHORITIES which means:<br />Any body constituted under the Constitution or a law made by Parliament or State Legislatures.<br />Any body constituted by a notification or order issued by the Central and State Governments.<br />Any body owned, controlled or substantially financed by the Central Government or the State Government<br />
  6. 6. How RTI Is Implemented ? <br />Public Information Officer<br />CITIZEN<br />Request<br />Information in 30 Days<br />Information in 45 days<br />48 hours if Information concerns the life of Liberty<br />
  7. 7. How RTI is implemented? <br />Common Citizen<br />can ask<br />PIO &APIO<br />(Answer within 30 days)<br />Appellate Authority<br />(At least one rank higher)<br />Central Information Officer<br />(Second Appeal)<br />
  8. 8. About<br />Introduced on 15 June 2005 and implemented on 12 October 2005.<br /> It extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir.<br />The provisions of sub-section (1) of section 4, sub-sections (1) and (2) of section 5, sections 12, 13, 15,16, 24 , 27 and 28 shall come into force at once, and the remaining provisions of this Act shall come into force on the one hundred and twentieth day of its enactment.<br />It give Right to information and obligations of public authorities.<br />
  9. 9. It also highlight the different role of The Central Information Commission and State Information Commission<br />It also defines the powers and functions of the Information Commissions, appeal and penalties.<br />It also defines the exemptions from this act<br />It also defines the different miscellaneous condition and how to deal with it.<br />
  10. 10. Thank You<br />