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Telangana: Why RTI Act matters to us

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The Act specifies that citizens have a right to request any information (as defined), to take copies of documents and to obtain information in form of printouts, diskettes, floppies, tapes, video cassettes or in any other electronic mode or through printouts.

 

The Act gives the right to access to information held by “public authorities” which includes authorities, bodies, institution of self government which are established or constituted by the Constitution, by a law of Parliament or a State Legislature, by notification or an order of the State or Central Governments, bodies owned, controlled or substantially financed by the State or Central Governments, including non-government organisations which receive substantial government funds directly or indirectly.

 

Thus the Act applies to the executives of the Union, the States and the Union Territories, Parliament, State Legislatures, Legislatures for Union Territories, Panchayats and Municipalities; the Supreme Court, High Courts in the States, Subordinate Courts and Tribunals.

 

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