Right to Information


Mrs. Babita Pawar

Assistant Professor

Department of Commerce

Govt. College for Girls, Pillukhera (Jind)


First Appellate Authority

Dr. Tanasa Hooda


Govt. College for Girls, Pillukhera (Jind)

Email ID-gcgpillukhera2019@gmail.com


Ø Introduction:

RTI stands for Right To Information and has been given the status of a fundamental right under Article 19(1) of the Constitution Right to Information (RTI) Act 2005 mandates timely response to citizen requests for government information by various Public Authorities under the government of India as well as the State Governments. The law imposes a penalty for wilful default by government officials. Citizens can ask for anything that the government can disclose to Parliament.

Ø Objectives of the Right to Information Act, 2005

The objectives of the RTI Act, 2005 are as follows:

1.    To provide for a practical framework that allows the citizens to access the information under the control of public authorities.

2.    To promote transparency and accountability in the working of governments and their instrumentalities.

3.    To provide for the constitution of Information Commissions at state and national level for discharging the functions and exercising the powers under the Act.

4.    To develop an informed citizenry.

5.    To contain corruption.

6.    To lay down the exemptions to disclosure of information when such disclosure is likely to conflict with other public interests and to harmonize these conflicting interests while preserving the paramountcy of the democratic ideal.