The data throws up over 50 alleged murders and two suicides that were directly linked with RTI applications filed. Intellectual property rights[ edit ] Many civil society members have recently alleged the subversion of the right to information Act by the invocation of Intellectual Property rights argument by the government agencies from time to time.
The first level of appeal lies within the public authority itself.
Power to make rules by competent authority. The research also covers in details - the difficulty in filing manual Right to Information requests with the states with delays ranging many months of wait time and various follow ups and rejections.
Information should be available fully in content and format. For example, before filing a state department RTI you need to - 1.
The research also covers in details - the difficulty in filing manual Right to Information requests with the states with delays ranging many months of wait time and various follow ups and rejections. If information sought concerns the life or liberty of a person, it is required to be supplied within forty-eight hours.
Andhra Pradesh - Outrightly Rejected, prescribed fee not paid. What are the deliberations done in this regard and if citizens of our country can expect a time bound implementation.
So what should be done. In addition to the application fee, there are certain other fees which may be required to be paid.
Got a fresh response, they are now working on digitizing the RTI facility. To put things in perspective, News media reported during that 50 lakh RTI requests were filed across central and state departments. As a general rule, all information can be sought by making an application under the RTI Act with the relevant department.
There are several cases where information cannot be provided to an RTI applicant. As we know, the last mile responsibility for public welfare and benefits lies with states. Provided further that the burden of proving that he acted reasonably and diligently shall be on the Central Public Information Officer or the State Public Information Officer, as the case may be.
Researchers in the study focussed on the Digital implementation and asked about plans or timeline to provide such facility. First level of appeal An applicant can file an appeal if the required information is not supplied within the stated period of thirty days or forty-eight hours, as the case may be, or if the applicant is not satisfied with the information furnished to him.
The second appeal has to be in the format specified under the Right to Information Rules, What we propose can be listed as. Since there is no feedback mechanism, you have to track and wait for another letter or response from SPIO, while the SPIO may choose to find a technical flaw e.
Please share this article on your social media. The appeal is to be made to an officer senior in rank to the Central Public Information Officer, within a period of thirty days from the date on which the limit of thirty days for supply of information has expired or from the date on which the unsatisfactory information or decision of the Central Public Information Officer is received.
It not only denies timely information, creates high barriers to information only a few with very strong motivations and means can cross, but puts a common citizen at the risk by exposing them directly to the departments and agencies which they are trying to find information on.
Again the same problem Action Group means to address. Should we again send in speed post if no response after 3 months. Designation of Public Information Officers. Under the RTI Act, a Central Public Information Officer is required to supply information as is available in the official records, but not to do research on behalf of the citizen to deduce anything from the material and then supply it.
If the documents are not in order, the second appeal will be returned back for correction by the Central Information Commission. Uttar Pradesh - No Response after almost 3 months, reminders on the way. We are in a mission to help people know their legal rights.
Right to Information Act, This Registry for the present is following the provisions of Right to Information Act, (22 of ) which is also available on the website of the Supreme Court of India.
THE RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT, No. 22 of [15th June, ] An Act to provide for setting out the practical regime of right to information for citizens to secure access to information under the control of public authorities, in order to promote transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority, the constitution of a Central Information Commission and State.
(As per provisions under the Right To Information Act,a fee of Rs/- is charged from the beneficiaries for dissemination of information under the RTI Act However no fee is collected from those who fall below poverty line.
About Right to Information Act Bringing Information to the Citizens Right to Information Act mandates timely response to citizen requests for government information. The RTI act of India started with much fanfare and hopes of clear and clean flow of information to the citizens of India, but even after close to 10 years of its roll out we find it’s nowhere close to providing a basic framework for efficient, consistent, reliable and analyzable information dissemination.
THE RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT, No. 22 of [15th June, ] An Act to provide for setting out the practical regime of right to information for citizens to secure access to information under the control of public authorities, in order to promote transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority, the constitution of a Central Information Commission and State.Right to information act in indian