This attached document detailing Guidelines for seeking information under RTI Act 2005 has been published by DoPT in the month of Nov 2007. The Right to Information Act has converted the prevailing culture of secrecy into a culture of openness and transparency in the working of the Government. It will go a long way in strengthening our democratic institution, empowering the public, removing corruption and greater involvement of citizen in the development of nation.This compilation explain the method of making application for seeking information from the public authorities under Central Government, the procedure for preparing appeals and the steps for filing complaint in the matter.
The content of this document shall also apply to State Government too
An informed citizenry will be better equipped to keep necessary vigil on the instruments of governance and make the government more accountable to the governed. The Act has created a practical regime through which the citizens of the country may have access to information under the control of public authorities.
Information is any material in any form. It includes records, documents, memos, e-mails, opinions, advices, press releases, circulars, orders, logbooks, contracts, reports, papers, samples, models data material held in any form. It also includes information relating to any private body which can be accessed by the public authority under any law for the time being into force.
This right includes inspection of work, document and records, taking notes, extracts or certified copies of documents or records, taking certified samples of material held by the public authority or held under the control of the public authority.
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