The Right to Information (RTI) Act was passed by the Parliament of India on June 15, 2005. It was brought completely into force on October 12, 2005. This act enables the citizens to seek information from a public authority, a Body of Government or Instrumentality of State. The information request should be worked upon quickly, the request may be rejected or the necessary information should be provided, within thirty days. The main aim of the Right to Information Act is to give more power to the citizens, promoting transparency, and accountability in the working of the Government. This act enables our system of Government, Democracy, to work for the people in real. All constitutional authorities come under the Right to Information Act, making it one of the most powerful laws of the country.
Any citizen can request for information by making an application in writing or through electronic means in English / Hindi / official language of the area in which the application is being made, with the prescribed fees.
Every authority shall have a Central Public Information Officer (CPIO) for providing necessary information to the public.
More information about the act is available on the website: www.righttoinformation.gov.in