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Presentation on Right To information Act 2005


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Presentation on Right to Information Act 2005, Provisions are explained for easy implementation for benefit of citizens( end user) and authority who are responsible for delivery of information.

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Presentation on Right To information Act 2005

  1. 1. Presentation on Right To Information Act 2005 By Dr. Sanjay P Sawant Dessai Vice Principal VVM Shree Damodar College of Commerce & Economics Margao Goa 8/31/2015 presentation on RTI Act 1
  2. 2. Right to information ? • What is RTI • Whose right • What information • Information from whom • Information for what /purpose • How to get information under RTI • What next 8/31/2015 2 presentation on RTI Act
  3. 3. Some question we need to ask ourselves • Are you paying tax ? • How much ? • Why we pay tax • Where we pay tax ? • On Junk food - Pizza /chips • On Movie ticket • On Tobacco product / alcohol/ Petroleum product • On Use of mobile • What is the end use of our tax paid? 8/31/2015 3 presentation on RTI Act
  4. 4. Why RTI Objective of RTI 1. To empower the citizens 2. To promote transparency 3. Accountability in the working of the Government 4. Contain corruption 5. Make our democracy work for the people in real sense. 6. Informed citizen – about govt activities 7. To keep necessary vigil on the instruments of governance. 8/31/2015 4 presentation on RTI Act
  5. 5. Structure of RTI at state level • State Public Information Officers • State Assistant Public Information Officer At organisation level • Public information officer • Assistant Public Information Officers (APIOs) • Appellate authority in Public Authority 8/31/2015 5 presentation on RTI Act
  6. 6. Applicability • Applicability excluding the state of J&K • Private bodies are not within the Act's ambit directly • Only individual can file RTI application 8/31/2015 6 presentation on RTI Act
  7. 7. Applicability Any authority of self government established under • the constitution/Parliament/ state legislature • by notification by the appropriate govt. • Body owned, controlled or substantially financed directly or indirectly by the appropriate govt. 8/31/2015 7 presentation on RTI Act
  8. 8. Information ? • Any material in any form • Records, documents, memos, e-mail, opinions, advices, press releases, circulars, orders, log books, contracts, reports, papers • Data held in any electronic form • Information relating to any private body which can be accessed by a public authority 8/31/2015 8 presentation on RTI Act
  9. 9. What information ? • Inspection of works, documents & records • Taking notes, extracts or certified copies of documents or records • Taking certified samples of materials • Obtaining information in the form of CD, video cassettes or any other electronic mode or through printouts 8/31/2015 9 presentation on RTI Act
  10. 10. Obligations of public authorities • Maintain all its records which facilitates the right to information • Records to be computerised wherever possible • Made available on web / network 8/31/2015 10 presentation on RTI Act
  11. 11. Mandatory disclosure of information by authority 1. The particulars of its organisation, functions and duties 2. The powers and duties of its officers and employees 3. The procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability 4. The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions 8/31/2015 11 presentation on RTI Act
  12. 12. Mandatory disclosure of information by authority 5. The rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records to be followed by employees 6. A statement of the categories of documents 7. The particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation with, or representation by, the members of the public in relation to the formulation of its policy or implementation thereof 8/31/2015 presentation on RTI Act 12
  13. 13. Mandatory disclosure of information by authority 8. A statement of the boards, councils, committees and minutes of the meetings 9. A directory of its officers and employees 10.The monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees 11. The budget allocated to each of its agency 12. The manner of execution of subsidy programmes 8/31/2015 13 presentation on RTI Act
  14. 14. Mandatory disclosure of information by authority 13.Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits 14.Details in respect of the information, available to or held by it in electronic form 15.The particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the working hours of a library or reading room, if maintained for public use 16.The names, designations and other particulars of the public information officers 8/31/2015 presentation on RTI Act 14
  15. 15. Regular update of information • Very PIO/ organisation need to update information every year 8/31/2015 15 presentation on RTI Act
  16. 16. How to get information • In writing or through electronic means • English or Hindi or in the official language • Payment of Rs 10 – application fee • file an RTI application online with 431 public authorities through a new government portal • 8/31/2015 16 presentation on RTI Act
  17. 17. No need to tell purpose for use of information • Not required to give any reason for requesting the information 8/31/2015 17Presentation on RTI Act
  18. 18. Time limit for Disposal of request • Within thirty days of the receipt of the request. 8/31/2015 18 presentation on RTI Act
  19. 19. Urgency of information • Where the information sought for concerns the life or liberty of a person, the same shall be provided within forty-eight hours of the receipt of the request. 8/31/2015 19 presentation on RTI Act
  20. 20. Exemption from fees • No such fee shall be charged from the persons who are of below poverty line. 8/31/2015 20 presentation on RTI Act
  21. 21. Late information • information free of charge where a public authority fails to comply with the time limits specified 8/31/2015 21 presentation on RTI Act
  22. 22. Exemption from disclosure of information. • Information, disclosure of which would prejudicially affect the sovereignty and integrity of India, the security, strategic, scientific or economic interests of the State, relation with foreign State or lead to incitement of an offence; 8/31/2015 22 presentation on RTI Act
  23. 23. Exemption from information • information which has been expressly forbidden to be published by any court of law or tribunal or the disclosure of which may constitute contempt of court • Information, the disclosure of which would cause a breach of privilege of Parliament or the State Legislature; 8/31/2015 23 presentation on RTI Act
  24. 24. Exemption from information • information including commercial confidence, trade secrets or intellectual property, the disclosure of which would harm the competitive position of a third party 8/31/2015 24 presentation on RTI Act
  25. 25. Monitoring and reporting • Every PIO has to sent annual report to SIC on the implementation of the provisions of this Act during that year and forward a copy thereof to the appropriate Government. • Report on • No of applications received • Disposed • Not disposed etc 8/31/2015 25 presentation on RTI Act
  26. 26. Fees • Application fee Rs 10 • A fee of Rs. 10.00 payable by Cash/Bankers Cheque/Demand Draft/ court fee in favour of the concerned Public Information Officer • Documents Cost Rs 2 per page 8/31/2015 26 presentation on RTI Act
  27. 27. Appeal • Who can appeal? If information not received within the time specified Aggrieved by the decision of the PIO • First appeal with appellate authority in Public Authority Apply within 30 days of PIOs order Decision on appeals within 30-45 days • Second appeal to SIC within ninety days of order of appellate authority or from the date on which order was due 8/31/2015 27 presentation on RTI Act
  28. 28. Penalty and compensation Penalty of Rs 250/- per day on PIOs found guilty for: i. Not accepting an application ii. Delay in information without reasonable cause iii. Denying information iv. Incomplete, incorrect, misleading information v. Destroying information that has been requested and vi. Obstructing furnishing of information in any manner. SIC can recommend disciplinary action against errant PIO and Compensation to applicant 8/31/2015 28 presentation on RTI Act
  29. 29. Sanjay Dessai 709 Taki Tilamol Quepem Goa To. Secretary Village panchyat Xeldem Subject – Information under RTI act 2005 Sir, Kindly provide following information under RTI Act 2005 with regard to expenditure incurred by Panchyat for financial year 2014-15 1. Ward wise money spent on drainages, with names of contractor who has executed the work 2. ward wise money spent on roads, with names of contractor who has executed the work 3. Provide certified copies of work orders and inspection reports of engineers of all above work Required fee will be paid for issue of certified copies Sanjay Dessai (signature ) Place Xeldem Date 20th August 2015 8/31/2015 29 presentation on RTI Act
  30. 30. Thank You 8/31/2015 presentation on RTI Act 30