Right to Information Act 2005 - RTI Act 2005

The RTI Act 2005 passed by the Government as 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.

Chapter I Preliminary of the Act Read as Follows

CHAPTER I

PRELIMINARY
Section 1. Short title, extent and commencement. (1) This Act may be called the Right to Information Act, 2005.

(2) It extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir.

(3) The provisions of sub-section (1) of section 4, sub-sections (1) and (2) of section 5, sections 12, 13, 15,16, 24, 27 and 28 shall come into force at once, and the remaining provisions of this Act shall come into force on the one hundred and twentieth day* of its enactment.

What are the Definitions in RTI Act 2005? Section 2 of Right to Information Act 2005

 Section 3 Right to information - Subject to the provisions of this Act, all citizens shall have the right to information.

RIGHT TO INFORMATION AND OBLIGATIONS OF PUBLIC AUTHORITIES

What are the Definitions in RTI Act 2005? Section 2 of Right to Information Act 2005

What are the Obligations of public authorities? Section 4 of Right to Information Act 2005

What is Designation of Public Information Officers? Section 5 of Right to Information Act 2005

What is Request for obtaining information? Section 6 of Right to Information Act 2005

What is Disposal of request? Section 7 of Right to Information Act 2005

What is Exemption from disclosure of information? Section 8 of Right to Information Act 2005

What is Grounds for rejection to access in certain cases? What is Severability? Section 9 and 10 of Right to Information Act 2005

What is Third party information? Section 11 of Right to Information Act 2005

THE CENTRAL INFORMATION COMMISSION

What is  Constitution of Central Information Commission (CIC)? Section 12 of Right to Information Act 2005

What is Term of office and conditions of service (CIC)? Section 13 of Right to Information Act 2005

What is Removal of Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) or Information Commissioner (IC)? Section 14 of Right to Information Act 2005

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION

What is Constitution of State Information Commission? Section 15 of Right to Information Act 2005

What is Term of office and conditions of service of State Information Commission? Section 16 of Right to Information Act 2005

What is Removal of State Chief Information Commissioner or State Information Commissioner? Section 17 of Right to Information Act 2005

POWERS AND FUNCTIONS OF THE INFORMATION COMMISSIONS, APPEAL AND PENALTIES

What is Powers and functions of Information Commissions? Section 18 of Right to Information Act 2005

What is Appeal? Section 19 of Right to Information Act 2005

What is Penalties? Section 20 of Right to Information Act 2005

What is Protection of action taken in good faith? What is Act to have overriding effect? What is Bar of jurisdiction of courts? Section 21, 22 and 23 of Right to Information Act 2005

RTI Act not to apply in certain organizations. Section 24 of Right to Information Act 2005

Monitoring and reporting. Section 25 of Right to Information Act 2005

Appropriate Government to prepare programmes. Section 26 of Right to Information Act 2005

What is Power to make rules by appropriate Government? What is Power to make rules by competent authority. Section 27 and 28 of Right to Information Act 2005

What is Laying of rules? What is Power to remove difficulties? Repeal. Section 29, 30 and 31 of Right to Information Act 2005

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