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      Why RTI is such a powerful instrument. Because it is very simple

       

      Why is RTI a Success? This is because, for the first time in the history of independent India, there is a law which casts a direct accountability on the officer for non-performance by way of a penalty of Rs 250 per day of delay.

      RTI INDIA  

      Use #RTI to bring the change you want to see.

      RTI INDIA  

      Unless proved that record was destroyed as per the prescribed rules of destruction/ retention policy, it is deemed that record continues to be held by public authority.

      CIC  

      There are 106 Countries in the world where there is Right to Information

       

      The sparkle of a strong strand of speed woven through the sections of the Act is abruptly lost in the second appeal that has been allowed to run wild without the timelines

      Calcutta HC  

      The proposed amendments to the Right to Information Act, which reportedly seek to downgrade the status of the chief information commissioner and information commissioners, reduce the autonomy of this constitutional institution and are, consequently, an assault on the right to information and democracy.

      M Sridhar Acharyulu  

      The main difference between a complaint and a second appeal is that in the case of an appeal, this Commission may pass orders directing the CPIO to provide the requested information to the appellant in appropriate cases whereas such orders cannot be passed while dealing with a complaint.

      CIC  

      The idea of ‘Government by the people’ makes it necessary that people have access to information on matters of public concern. It creates a the condition for ‘open governance’ which is a foundation of democracy.

      RTI INDIA  

      The free flow of information about affairs of Government paves way for debate in public policy and fosters accountability in Government. It creates a condition for ‘open governance’ which is a foundation of democracy.”

      Hon'ble Supreme Court  

      SIT on black money is a public authority open to scrutiny

      Central Information Commission  

      Shahid Raza Burni of PUNE has filed FIRST RTI Petition in Pune Police Station on 12.10.2005

      sppataskar  

      Several post are being kept vacant. Unless citizens raise their voices, these efforts to stifle RTI Act will continue

      Shailesh Gandhi  

      RTI is Right to Information and NOT Right to Interrogation

       

      RTI is like a 10 rupee PIL for citizens

      CIC J&K  

      Right to Vote and Right to Information of the "little" citizen is of profound significance in a democracy.

      RTI INDIA  

      Right to Information is to make you Right Thinking Indians

      RTI INDIA  

      Right to Information Act of India is the top 5 laws in the world. Use it

      Shailesh Gandhi  

      Ministries to keep trail of all previous Public Information Officer in the website

      CIC  

      Many public authorities have, as a public relation exercise, provide advice, guidance and opinion to the citizens. But that is purely voluntary and should not be confused with any obligation under the RTI Act.

      Supreme Court  

      Many public authorities have provided advice, guidance and opinion to the citizens which should not be confused with any obligation under the RTI Act

      Supreme Court  

      It is the duty of the Central Information Commission to discourage the culture and atmosphere of collusion or unhealthy compromise to thwart the transparency.

      M. Sridhar Acharyulu  

      Information does not mean every information, but it is only such information, which is recorded and stored and circulated by the public authority.

      Andhra HC  

      In a government like ours, where all the agents of the public must be responsible for their conduct, there can but few secrets. The people of this country have a right to know every public act, everything, that is done in a public way, by their public functionaries.

      RTI INDIA  

      In a democracy, it is the citizens who are the ultimate inspectors over and above their (police inspector's) work, and which is evident from the letter and spirit of section 2(j)(i) of the RTI Act, 2005

      SIC  

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