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The Right to Information Act 2005: A Handbook

Sudhir Naib

Abstract

This handbook provides a comprehensive and detailed introduction to the Right to Information Act 2005. The Act, one of the most remarkable piece of legislation in the world, for the first time empowers Indian citizens to access information in the possession of public officials and authorities. This handbook serves as a guide to the implementation of the Right to Information Act, and is separated into eight detailed chapters. The first chapter introduces the concept of freedom of information (FOI), and views it within a global perspective. The following chapter quickly places the right to infor ... More

Keywords: Right to Information Act, freedom of information, right to information movement, public authorities, Public Information Officers, exempted information, appellate authorities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780198067474
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198067474.001.0001

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Sudhir Naib, author

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APPENDIX A Freedom of Information Laws and Decrees

APPENDIX B Comparative Analysis of International Laws on Freedom of Information

APPENDIX CA Comparative Analysis of the Right to Information Act in Different States

APPENDIX DImplementation Status of RTI Act, 2005: Year-wise Comparison

APPENDIX E List of Prominent Union Ministries which have Received 3 per cent of the Total RTI Requests or more During 2006–07

APPENDIX F Top Ten Union Ministries in Terms of RTI Requests Rejected

APPENDIX G Details of State Chief Information Commissioners

APPENDIX H The Right to Information Act, 2005

APPENDIX ISample RTI Application in Connection with Action on an earlier Request

APPENDIX I (CONTD)Sample RTI Application for Knowing How Your MLA has used the Constituency Development Funds

Appendix I (CONTD)Sample RTI Application in Connection with Action on an earlier Application given under Old Age Pension Scheme

APPENDIX I (CONTD)Sample RTI Application in Connection with Employment/Unemployment Dole under NREGA

APPENDIX I (CONTD)Sample RTI Application in Connection with Benefits under Indira Awaas Yojna Scheme

APPENDIX I (CONTD)Sample RTI Application in Connection with Maintenance of Roads

APPENDIX I (CONTD)RTI Application in connection with Encroachment of Public Lands

APPENDIX I (CONTD)Sample RTI Application in connection with Sanitation Services

APPENDIX I (CONTD)Sample RTI Application in connection with functioning of Street Lights

APPENDIX I (CONTD)Sample RTI Application in connection with Maintenance of Public Parks

APPENDIX I (CONTD)Sample RTI Application in connection with clearance of Garbage Bins

APPENDIX I (CONTD)Sample RTI Application in Connection with Action on Uncovered Manholes

APPENDIX JRegister of Applications Received and Forwarded by Assistant Public Information Officer (APIO)

APPENDIX KRegister of Requests for Information and their Disposal by Public Information Officer (PIO)

APPENDIX LRegister of Rejection of Information by Public Information Officers (PIO)

APPENDIX MSample Proforma for Forwarding of Application/Appeal by APIO

APPENDIX NSample Proforma for Rejection of Request for Information

APPENDIX OSample Proforma for Giving Notice to Third Party

APPENDIX PSample Proforma for Giving Information to the Applicant

APPENDIX QRegister for Maintaining Record of First Appeal against Decisions of Public Information Officers*

APPENDIX RWork Distribution of Central Information Commission

APPENDIX SFormat for Appeal to the Central Information Commission

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