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Monday, September 2, 2013

Right to Information Act 2005 : Bringing Information to the Citizens : Important Facts

Right to Information Act 2005 : Bringing Information to the Citizens

Right to Information Act 2005 mandates timely response to citizen requests for government information. [ An Act to provide for setting out the practical regime of right to information for citizens to secure access to information under the control of public authorities, in order to promote transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority, the constitution of a Central Information Commission and State Information Commissions and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. ] 

When did RTI Act come in to force in India ?
12th Oct 2005

Who can seek information under this Act ?
Individual Citizen

Which officer in the public authority provides the information ?
PIO ( Public Information Officer )

With in what time should the information be provided ?
30 Days

With in what time should the information be provided ( in case of matter of life and death )  ?
48 hours

If information is denied or not provided what can you do ?
Appeal to appellate authority

What can you do if the first appeal is also not replied to ?
Appeal to information commission

Current Affairs

Chief Information Commissioner?
Shri Satyananda Mishra

Chief Information commissioner of Kerala ?
Sri. Dr.Siby Mathews

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