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Welcome to

THE RIGHT TO
INFORMATION (RTI) ACT
2005
PRESENTED BY:
SARFARAZ AHAMED

LALA LAJPAT RAI INSTITUTE OF ENGG. AND TECH. MOGA


MARCH, 2016
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The RTI Act 2005: Why-nWhat


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 .

The RTI Act 2005: When-nWhere


This Act may be called the Right to Information Act,
2005.
The RTI act 2005 was enacted by permission and
authority of His Excellency, President of India. This act
was enacted by the Parliament on 15.06.2005 and
notified in the Gazette of India dated 21.06.2005.
It extends to the whole of India except the State of
Jammu and Kashmir.

The RTI Act 2005: Who


Who can exercise his / her right under The RTI Act
2005?
The answer is:
Subject to the provisions of this Act, all citizens shall
have the right to information.

The RTI Act 2005:


Definitions
What is Information?
Information means any material in any form, including
records, documents, memos, e-mails, advices, press
releases, circulars, orders,, contracts, reports, papers,
samples, models, data material held in any electronic
form and information relating to any private body which
can be accessed by a public authority under any other
law for the time being in force.

The RTI Act 2005:


Definitions
What is Record?
Record includes
Any document, manuscript and file
Any microfilm, microfiche and facsimile copy of a
document
Any reproduction of image or images embodied in
such microfilm (whether enlarged or not); and
Any other material produced by a computer or any
other device

The RTI Act 2005:


Definitions
Who is Public Authority?
It is any authority or body or institution of self
government established or constituted.

By or under the Constitution


By any other law made by Parliament
By any other law made by State Legislature
By notification issued or order made by the
appropriate Government, and includes any-body
owned, controlled or substantially financed, nonGovernment organization substantially financed,
directly or indirectly by funds provided by the Govt.
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The RTI Act 2005: How


How To Request Information?
A person, who desires to obtain any information under
this Act, shall make a request in writing or through
electronic means in English or Hindi or in the official
language of the area in which the application is being
made, accompanying such fee as may be prescribed, to
public authority by providing contact details.

The RTI Act 2005: Fee


Is There Any Fee To Seek Information?
FEE TO BE ACCOMPANIED WITH THE RTI
APPLICATION
In case of central govt. departments, INR 10.00 by
way of cash under proper receipt, demand draft,
bankers cheque, Indian postal order, money order or
cash deposited at designated post offices.
In case of state govt. departments, particularly in
Maharashtra state, INR 10.00 by way of cash under
proper receipt, demand draft, bankers cheque,
money order or court fee stamp.
3/15/16

Avinash Murkute | Pune | M: 9822698070

The RTI Act 2005: Process


How Is Your Application Dealt?
Public Information Officer (PIO) on receipt of a
request, as expeditiously as possible, and in any case
within thirty (30) days of the receipt of the request,
either provide the information on payment of such
fee as may be prescribed or reject the request for
any of the reasons specified like security, copyright,
commercials, etc.

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The RTI Act 2005: Process

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The RTI Act 2005: Cost


Does Information comes at a cost?
Oh yes, because nothing is free.
A4 or A3 size paper
Fixed price materials
Diskette or Floppy or CD
Inspection cost

Rs 2 for each page plus


postage
At printed cost plus
postage
Rs. 50 plus postage
Free for first hour
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The RTI Act 2005:


Machinery & Hierarchies
You must know below terms well!
APIO

Assistant Public Information Officer

PIO

Public Information Officer

AA

Appellate Authority

IC

Information Commissioner

SIC

State Information Commissioner

CIC

Central Information Commissioner

DOPT

Department of Personnel & Training


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The RTI Act 2005:


Machinery & Hierarchies
Important offices for Ready Reference!
Shri Wajahat Habibullah - Chief Information Commissioner
Central Information Commission
Block No. IV, 5th Floor, Old JNU Campus,
New Delhi 110 067 Tel: (011) 26717352, 26717355
Shri Suresh Joshi - State Chief Information Commissioner
Maharashtra Information Commission
13th Floor, New Administration Building,
Opp. Mantralaya, Mumbai 400 032 Tel: (022) 22856078
Shri Vijay Kuwalekar - Information Commissioner
Pune Division, New Administrative Building (Near Council Hall)
Camp, Pune 411 001
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The RTI Act 2005: Imp.


Sections
The RTI Act has more than 30 sections and its
subsections. In order to get response every
time, one must study all sections and
amendments in the act from time to time.
Section
Section
Section
Section
Section
Section
Section
Section

3: All citizens have the right


4: Proactive disclosures by authorities
6: Request for obtaining information
7: How your requests will be treated
8: Exemptions
19 (1): First appeal
19 (3): Second appeal
20: Penalties and Disciplinary actions
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Section 4: Obligation of PA
Every PA shall maintain all its records duly
catalogued and indexed in a manner and the
form which facilitates the right to information
under this act and ensure that all the records
that are appropriate to be computerized are,
within a reasonable time and subject to
availability of resources, computerized and
connected through a network all over the
country on different systems so that access to
such records is facilitated.
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Section 4: Publish within


120 days
1)
2)
3)

4)
5)

6)

Particulars of organization, function and duties


The powers and duties of its officers and employees
The procedure followed in the decision making
process, including channels of supervision and
accountability
The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions
The rules, regulations, instructions, manuals, and
records, held by it or under its control or used by its
employees for discharging it functions
A statement of categories of documents that are
held by it or under its control
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Section 4: Publish within


120 days
7.

8.

9.

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.
A statement of the boards, councils, committees and
other bodies consisting of two or more persons
constituted as its part or for the purpose of its
advice, and as to whether meetings of those boards,
councils, committees and other bodies are open to
the public or the minutes of such meetings are
accessible for public
A directory of its officers and employees
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Section 4: Publish within


120 days
10.

11.

12.

13.

The monthly remuneration received by each of its


officers and employees, including the system of
compensation as provided in its regulations
The budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating
the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures,
and reports on disbursements made
The manner of execution of subsidy programs
including the amounts allocated and the details of
beneficiaries of such programs.
Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or
authorization granted by it.
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Section 8: Exempted
Organizations

IB, RAW of the Cabinet Secretariat


DRI, Central Economic Intelligence Bureau
Directorate of Enforcement
Narcotic Control Bureau
Aviation Research Centre, Special Frontier Force,
BSF, CRPF, ITBP, CISF, NSG,
Assam Rifles, Special Service Bureau
Special Branch (CID) Andaman & Nikobar
The Crime Branch (CID-CB) Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Special Branch, Lakshadweep Police
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Information can not be


shared

Sovereignty and Integrity Of India


Prevented by courts
Breach of privilege of Parliament
Trade secret, Intellectual property
Info received from foreign Government
Life and physical safety of any person
Issues under investigation
Cabinet papers

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