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” and replaces the erstwhile Freedom of information Act, 2002. The Act applies to all States and Union Territories of India except Jammu & Kashmir. Under the provisions of the Act, any citizen may request information from a “public authority” (a body of Government or “instrumentality of State”) which is required to reply expeditiously or within thirty days. The Act also requires every public authority to computerise their records for wide dissemination and to proactively certain categories of information so that the citizens need minimum recourse to request for information formally. This law was passed by Parliament on 15 June 2005 and came fully into force on 12 October 2005. The first application was given to a Pune police station. Information disclosure in India was restricted by the Official Secrets Act 1923 and various other special laws, which the new RTI Act relaxes. It codifies a fundamental right of citizens.
Are you aware of the impact the RTI Act has made to our country and how the authorities have been held accountable for their action or their inaction in the line of their duty? Did you know that RTI Act is the reason for many scams in our country to have come to light? Did you know that a lot of great leaders have made an impact in the society with RTI Act by filing an RTI application and getting the answers they would never have!?
A lot of the young folks in our country are either not aware of this RTI Act or want to learn as to what it is.
This is the place where you can learn and become aware of this RTI Act 2005 and make a difference in your life and your society.
yes, Arvind Kejriwal (Currently Delhi CM) also started out as an RTI activist and social activist and then we all know what ….!!
File RTI with central govt. here.
Please refer to the remaining indexed pages to know the Process, Deadlines and Departments that are exempted from this Act Due to Security Reasons.
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