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The Right to Information Act 2005A Handbook$
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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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How to Make use of Right to Information

How to Make use of Right to Information

(p.41) 3 How to Make use of Right to Information
The Right to Information Act 2005

Sudhir Naib

Oxford University Press

This chapter provides an overview of the RTI Act, 2005 and addresses several questions. These questions pertain to eligibility, the kind of information that is exempted from disclosure, the type of information that can be given, and the ways one can request for information. It also discusses the timeframe within which one should get information, as well as the various steps that should be taken in case information is denied. It shows the ways a citizen can use the Act effectively, and then studies the role of the Public Information Officer. Several success stories from urban and rural areas in India are included. The chapter also includes examples of the application forms that a citizen can use to request for information.

Keywords:   eligibility, type of information, effective use, application forms, information requests, Public Information Officers

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