THE RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT – 2005 (Central Act No.22 of 2005). K. Ambarish, IAS., (Retd.) Chief Consultant, AMR-APARD Rajendranagar, Hyderabad. Enacted on 15-06-2005. Came into force w.e.f. 13-10-2005 Contains 31 Sections and 2 Schedules.
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THE RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT – 2005(Central Act No.22 of 2005)
K. Ambarish, IAS., (Retd.)
Chief Consultant, AMR-APARD
Main Objectives :
a) Any body owned, controlled or substantially
financed by Government.
b)Any Non-Government Organization substantially financed by Government. (Sec.2h)
Obligations of Public Authorities(S– 4):
Designation of Public Information Officers (Section - 5):
Procedure for obtaining information (S-6) :
At the Village Level – No fee; At Mandal Level Rs.5/- per application; for other areas Rs.10/- per application; No fee for persons below poverty line.
CD or DVD:
hour; and a fee of rupees five for each fifteen
minutes (or fraction thereof) thereafter;
any other personal details except those
necessary for contacting him.
Constitution of Commissions :
65 years whichever is earlier
Powers and Functions of Commissions (Section - 18):
Appeal Provisions (Section 19):
Prefer an appeal, if aggrieved by the decision
Information pertaining to the allegations of corruption and human rights violations not excluded.