Right To Information (RTI)
Right to Information Act (2005)
1) When did it come into force?
It came into force on the 12th October 2005 (120th day of its enactment on 15th June 2005) obligations of public authorities [S.4(1)], designation of Public Information Officers and Assistant Public Information Officers [S.5(1) and 5(2)]., constitution of Central Information Commission (S.12 and 13), constitution of State Information Commission (S.15 and 16), non-applicability of the Act to Intelligence and Security Organizations (S.24) and power to make rules to carry out the provisions of the Act (S.27 and 28).
2) Who is covered?
The Act extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir. [S.(12)]
3) What does Right to Information mean?
Information means any material in any form including records, documents, memos, e-mails, opinions, advices, press releases, circulars, orders, logbooks, 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 but does not include, “file notings” [S.2(f)].
4) Fees to be Paid
It includes the right to
- inspect works, documents, records
- take notes, extracts or certified copies of documents or records
- take certified samples of material
- obtain information in form of printouts, diskettes, floppies, tapes, video cassettes or in any other electronic mode or through printouts [S.2(1)]
5) Fees to be charged is being decided by DO(PT).
The Senior Scientist and Head
ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra
Suttur – 571129
Phone: 9686666490 | 08221-232218 | Fax : 08221-232377
firstname.lastname@example.org | www.jsskvk.in
First Appellate Authority
Jagadguru Dr. Sri Shivarthri Rajendra Circle
Phone: 0821-2548212 Fax: 0821-2548218
email@example.com | www.jssonline.org