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DIVISION I

THE RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT, 2005

(For detailed synopsis, see respective section)

Statement of objects and reasons

Preamble

Chapter I

Preliminary

  1. Short title, extent and commencement
  2. Definitions

Chapter II

Right to Information and Obligations of Public Authorities

  1. Right to information
  2. Obligations of public authorities
  3. Designation of Public Information Officers
  4. Request for obtaining information
  5. Disposal of request
  6. Exemption from disclosure of information
  7. Grounds for rejection to access in certain cases
  8. Severability
  9. Third-party information

Chapter III

The Central Information Commission

  1. Constitution of Central Information Commission
  2. Term of office and conditions of service
  3. Removal of Chief Information Commissioner or Information Commissioner

Chapter IV

The State Information Commission

  1. Constitution of State Information Commission
  2. Term of office and conditions of service
  3. Removal of State Chief Information Commissioner or State Information Commissioner

Chapter V

Powers and functions of the
Information Commissions, Appeal and Penalties

  1. Powers and functions of Information Commissions
  2. Appeal
  3. Penalties

Chapter VI

Miscellaneous

  1. Protection of action taken in good faith
  2. Act to have overriding effect
  3. Bar of jurisdiction of courts
  4. Act not to apply to certain organisations
  5. Monitoring and reporting
  6. Appropriate Government to prepare programmes
  7. Power to make rules by appropriate Government
  8. Power to make rules by competent authority
  9. Laying of rules
  10. Power to remove difficulties
  11. Repeal

FIRST SCHEDULE            Form of Oath or Affirmation to be made by the Chief Information Commissioner/The Information Commissioner/The State Chief Information Commissioner/The State Information Commissioner

SECOND SCHEDULE       Intelligence and Security Organisation Established by the Central Government

Right to Information Rules, 2012

DIVISION II

                                          RULES

Right to Information (Term of Office, Salaries, Allowances and Other Terms and Conditions of Service of Chief Information Commissioner, Information Commissioners in the Central Information Commission, State Chief Information Commissioner and State Information Commissioners in the State Information Commission) Rules, 2019

Lok Sabha Secretariat Right to Information (Regulation of Fee and Cost) Rules, 2005

Rajya Sabha Secretariat Right to Information (Regulation of Fee and Cost) Rules, 2005

DIVISION III

MISCELLANEOUS

  1. Information to be Published (Made Public) by Public Authorities

2.     List of Important Web-Sites

3.     List of State Information Commission Web-Sites

4.     List of NGOs on RTI Web-Sites

5.     List of Important Volunteers/NGOs Helping RTI Movement

  1. RTI Activists/Volunteers/Contacts helping RTI movement in Uttar Pradesh

7.     List of RTI Activists all across the country

8.     RTI Application Fee by State Governments

  1. RTI Appellants: Know your Rights
  2. RTI Act in Nutshell
  3. How to Get Information of Private Entity?

DIVISION IV

SPECIMEN FORMS

1.     Specimen Form of Application for Obtaining Information

2.     Specimen Form A: Application for Obtaining Information under Right of Information Act, 2005, section 6

3.     Specimen Form of Acknowledgement of Application

4.     Specimen Form of Intimation for Payment of Fee for Information

5.     Specimen Form of Providing Information

6.     Specimen Form of for Intimation of Rejection of Application for Providing Information

7.     Specimen Form of Application if Wrong Document/s is/are Provided

  1. Specimen Form of Application if Wrong Information is Provided
  2. Specimen form of Application for Obtaining Supplementary Information/s

10.  Specimen Form of Appeal

11.  Specimen Form of Acknowledgement of Appeal

  1. Specimen Form of First Appeal
  2. Specimen Form of First Appeal

14.  Specimen Form of First Appeal

15.  Specimen Form of First Appeal                                                                                           
  1. Specimen Form of First Appeal                                                                                           
  2. Specimen Complaint to be filed with CIC/SIC, and Operative Guidelines for Filing Non-compliance of Orders of Information Commissions

DIVISION V

SOME SAMPLE QUESTIONS ON RTI

  1. Right to Information
  2. Have you ever thought?
  3. How do we hold the government accountable?

4.     Do not Pay Bribes?

  1. Using RTI is simple
  2. Understanding and Using RTI
  3. What is information

8.     Coverage and applicability

  1. Obligations of public authorities
  2. Public Information Officers (PIOs)
  3. Applying for information
12. How does a “PIO” deal with your application                                       
  1. Fees
  2. Time Limits
  3. Third Party
  4. Information which cannot be disclosed
17. Exemptions                                                                                              
18. Appeals                                                                                                     
  1. Central and State Information Commissions

Additional information

BINDING

PAPERBACK

AUTHOR

NIRAJ KUMAR

EDITION

2024

ISBN

9788177372915

PUBLICATION

BHARAT LAW HOUSE (PVT) LTD

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