Sunday, October 10, 2010

RTI Act to complete five years on Oct.12

Right to Information Act to complete five years on Oct.12

Sun Oct 10 2010 18:07:17

New Delhi, Oct.10 (ANI): The Right to Information Act, 2005 (RTI) will complete its five years on Tuesday.

The RTI Act was enacted by the Parliament to set the practical regime of right to information for citizens.

The law was passed by Parliament on June15, 2005 and came into force on October 12, 2005.

With the help of the Right to Information Act, any citizen can request for information from a public authority, which is required to be replied within thirty days.

According to the Act, every public authority has to computerise their records for wide dissemination of information.

The Act applies to all States and Union Territories, except Jammu and Kashmir, as it comes under State-level law.

Citizens along with Media have used the Right to Information Act to get wide range of information and to bring change in Governance. (ANI)


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The RTI Act was passed by the Lok Sabha (Lower House) on 11 May 2005, by the Raj Sabha (Upper House) on 12 May 2005 and received Presidential assent on 15 June 2005. Parts of the Act came into force upon Presidential assent, but the Act came fully into force on 12 October 2005, 120 days after Presidential assent.

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