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      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  

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


      RTI is Right to Information and NOT Right to Interrogation


      "Right to Information", "Freedom of Information", "Access to Information". All three are the similar laws in different parts of the world


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


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

      Shailesh Gandhi  

      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.


      60% #RTI applications are being rejected by using the judgment of the Supreme Court in the Girish Ramachandra Deshpande case.

      Shailesh Gandhi  

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

      Shailesh Gandhi  

      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  

      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  

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

      RTI INDIA  

      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  

      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  

      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  

      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  

      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  

      Any citizen can ask for information under #RTI.The Act extends to the whole of India except the State of J&K. OCI's (Overseas Citizens of India) and PIO's (Persons of Indian Origin) cardholders can also ask for information under the RTI Act.

      RTI INDIA  

      SIT on black money is a public authority open to scrutiny

      Central Information Commission  

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

      RTI INDIA  

      CBI, IB Aren't Exempt Under RTI Act on Matters of Corruption, Human Rights

      Delhi HC  

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


      Right to Information is to make you Right Thinking Indians

      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.


      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  


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