The Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005, is crucial as it mandates timely response to a citizen’s request for government information
What does the Act aim to do?
The Act aims at promoting transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority
Who does the Act apply to?
The Act extends to the whole of India, except the state of Jammu and Kashmir
How to file an RTI plea
The Act prescribes a simple procedure to obtain information. Though some public authorities have their own formats, there is no compulsion to stick to the prescribed format
Step 1: Identify the department you want information from. Some subjects fall under the purview of State governments or local authority such as the municipal administration/panchayat, while others are handled by the Central government..........click for more
Source: The Hindu