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Thursday, July 19, 2012

PowerPoint Presentation On Right To Information Act

PPT On Right To Information Act

Presentation Transcript:
1. Right to information act
As a tool to improve Transparency in public affairs

RTI stands for "Right to Information". Right to Information is a fundamental right that every citizen has. The Act extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir. [S.(12)] Under the provisions of the Act, any citizen (excluding the citizens within J&K) may request information from a "public authority"

3. History of RTI Act, 2005 
Information disclosure in India was previously restricted by the Official Secrets Act 1923 and various other special laws, which the new RTI Act now relaxes. It was passed on 15th June 2005 by the Parliament of India and came fully into force on 12 October 2005. The Act applies to all States and Union Territories of India, except the State of Jammu and Kashmir - which is covered under a State-level law.

 4. What does Right to Information mean?
It includes the right to - Take notes, extracts or certified copies of documents or records. Obtain information in form of printouts, diskettes, floppies, tapes, video cassettes or in any other electronic mode or through printouts. Inspect works, documents, records Take certified samples of material.

 Simply because if you go into a Govt. office and demand that they tell you why your work has not been done, they will not entertain you or might even throw you out. If it’s a law, Then it becomes harder to do this. If they do not give you the information you want, they ill have broken a law and can be punished for it.

Transparency & Accountability in the working of every public authority The duty of Govt. to pro-actively make available key information to all (Sec 4). A responsibility on all sections: citizenry, NGOs, media. 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).

7. What Does Information mean?
Any material held in any form including :- Records Documents Memos Opinions & advices Press releases Circulars, orders & logbooks Contracts Reports, papers samples & models

8. What does a "public authority" mean?
It means any authority or body or institution of self-government established or constituted: [S.2(h)] by or under the Constitution; by any other law made by Parliament; by notification issued or order made by the appropriate Government. and includes any- body owned, controlled or substantially financed non-Government organization substantially financed  directly or indirectly by the appropriate Government.

9. What is not open to disclosure?
The following information is exempted from disclosure (S.8) Which would prejudicially affect the independence and integrity of India. Security, strategic, scientific or economic interests of the State. Relation with foreign State. Lead to incitement of an offence. Information including commercial confidence, trade secrets or intellectual property, the disclosure of which would harm the competitive position of a third party

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