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Guide on RTI for Media

Guide on RTI for Media

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The Right to Information Act, 2005 A Guide for Media
July 2006
 
While all efforts have been made to make this Guide as accurate and elaborate as possible,the information given in this book is merely for reference and must not be taken as bindingin any way. This Guide is intended to provide guidance to the readers, but cannot be asubstitute for the Act and the Rules made thereunder.Published by the Centre for Good Governance (CGG), Road No. 25, Jubilee Hills,Hyderabad - 500033, Andhra Pradesh (India) under the Capacity Building for Access toInformation Project. For comments and suggestions, please contact NIA Coordinator atCGG, Tel: 040-23541907, 09, Fax: 23541953, e-mail: nia@cgg.gov.in
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
PageNo
Introduction to the GuideChapter 1: Perspectives on Right to Information
1.1The Dawn of a New Era11.2Freedom of Information - International Perspective11.3The Indian Context71.4Movement for Right to Freedom of Information91.5FoI Legislations in States11
Chapter 2: The Right to Information Act, 2005 - An Overview
2.1Citizens Right to Information142.2Institutional Framework152.3Proactive Disclosure of Information202.4Procedure for Request for Information222.5Disposal of Request for Information242.6Fees and Costs252.7Form of Access to Information272.8Time Limits for Disposal of Requests272.9Inspection of Work/Record/Taking Sample(s)282.10Grounds for Rejection of Requests282.11Procedure for Rejection of Requests322.12Information up to 20 Years322.13Access to Part of Record322.14Third Party Information332.15Channels of Appeal342.16Disposal of First Appeals342.17Inquiry into Complaints362.18Disposal of Second Appeals372.19Onus of Proof372.20Decisions in Second Appeals382.21Appeal Procedure38

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