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The Right to Information Act 2005A Handbook$

Sudhir Naib

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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APPENDIX D (p.230) Implementation Status of RTI Act, 2005: Year-wise Comparison (p.231)

APPENDIX D (p.230) Implementation Status of RTI Act, 2005: Year-wise Comparison (p.231)

Source:
The Right to Information Act 2005
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

S. No.

Annual Report in Nutshell

2006–07

2005–06

1.

Number of Ministries

48

47

2.

Number of independent Departments

2

2

3.

Number of apex-level independent offices

7

7

4.

Total number of public authorities listed/registered in the database (including Departments and apex-level offices)

1,404

938

5.

Number of public authorities who submitted Annual Return

1,172 (83.47%)

837 (89.2%)

6.

Total number of requests received under the Act

1,71,404

24,436

7.

Total number of rejected requests

15,388 (8.98%)

3,387 (13.9%)

8.

Total number of cases where disciplinary action is taken in respect of administration of the Act

7

2

9.

Total number of cases where penalty is levied

24*

0

10.

Total number of cases where penalty is recovered

12

0

11.

Total number of cases where compensation is awarded to Appellants

12

0

12.

Total amount of fees and additional charges collected

Rs. 30,71,167

Rs. 5,08,749

13.

Average amount paid (fees+addl. Charges) by the citizen per request

Rs. 17.91

Rs. 20.82

14.

Total number of appeals received by the Commission

4,533

451

15.

Total number of appeals disposed by the Commission

3,103 (68.45%)

441 (97.8%)

16.

Total number of complaints received by the Commission

2,306

252

17.

Total number of complaints disposed by the Commission

971 (42.1%)

241 (95.6%)

18.

Number of times provisions under various section were invoked while rejecting the requests

  1. (a) Total number of times provisions under Section 8 were invoked

  2. (b) Total number of times provisions under Section 9 were invoked

  3. (c) Total number of times provisions under Section 11 were invoked

  4. (d) Total number of times provisions under Section 24 were invoked

  5. (e) Total number of times provisions under other sections (i.e. under Sections other than 8, 9, 11 & 24) were invoked

10,500

80

508

420

5,743

2,267

27

103

40

1,314

Source: Central Information Commission, Annual Report 2006–07, p. v, vi.

* Out of 24 cases where penalty was levied, the same was set aside in 3 cases and in 7 cases, the officers filed writ petition.

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