29 quotesThe 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.Why RTI is such a powerful instrument. Because it is very simpleRTI 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 worldThere are 106 Countries in the world where there is Right to InformationRight to Information Act of India is the top 5 laws in the world. Use itThe 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.Several post are being kept vacant. Unless citizens raise their voices, these efforts to stifle RTI Act will continueRTI is like a 10 rupee PIL for citizensIn 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, 2005Shahid Raza Burni of PUNE has filed FIRST RTI Petition in Pune Police Station on 12.10.2005The 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 timelinesInformation does not mean every information, but it is only such information, which is recorded and stored and circulated by the public authority.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.Right to Information is to make you Right Thinking IndiansMinistries to keep trail of all previous Public Information Officer in the websiteCBI, IB Aren't Exempt Under RTI Act on Matters of Corruption, Human RightsUse #RTI to bring the change you want to see.SIT on black money is a public authority open to scrutinyAny 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.Many public authorities have provided advice, guidance and opinion to the citizens which should not be confused with any obligation under the RTI ActThe 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.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.”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.