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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.

 

Section 2 of Right to Information Act 2005 - Definitions

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

Section 2 of Right to Information Act 2005 Definitions

Section 4 of Right to Information Act 2005 Obligations of public authorities

Section 5 of Right to Information Act 2005 Designation of Public Information Officers

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

Section 7 of Right to Information Act 2005 Disposal of request

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

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

Section 11 of Right to Information Act 2005 Third party information

 

THE CENTRAL INFORMATION COMMISSION

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

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

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

 

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION

Section 15 of Right to Information Act 2005 Constitution of State Information Commission

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

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

 

POWERS AND FUNCTIONS OF THE INFORMATION COMMISSIONS, APPEAL AND PENALTIES

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

Section 19 of Right to Information Act 2005 Appeal

Section 20 of Right to Information Act 2005 Penalties

Section 21 Protection of action taken in good faith, 22 Act to have overriding effect and 23 Bar of jurisdiction of courts

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

Section 25 of Right to Information Act 2005 Monitoring and reporting

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

Section 27 Power to make rules by appropriate Government, and 28 Power to make rules by competent authority

Section 29 Laying of rules, Section 30 Power to remove difficulties Section 31 Repeal

 

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