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Right To Information (RTI)
Introduction
     Right to Information came into force on the 12th October, 2005 (120th day of its enactment on 15th June, 2005). Some provisions have come into force with immediate effect viz. obligations of public authorities [S.4(1)], designation of Public Information Officers and Assistant Public Information Officers[S.5(1) and 5(2)], constitution of Central Information Commission (S.12 and 13), constitution of State Information Commission (S.15 and 16), non-applicability of the Act to Intelligence and Security Organizations (S.24) and power to make rules to carry out the provisions of the Act (S.27 and 28). The Act extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir . [S.(12)]

Right to Information includes the right to -
    1. Inspect works, documents, records
    2. Take notes, extracts or certified copies of documents or records.
    3. Take certified samples of material.
    4. Obtain information in form of printouts, diskettes, floppies, tapes, video cassettes or in any other electronic mode or through printouts.[S.2(j)]

Public Information Officers (PIOs) -
Public Information Officers (PIOs) are officers designated by the public authorities in all administrative units or offices under it to provide information to the citizens requesting for information under the Act. Any officer, whose assistance has been sought by the PIO for the proper discharge of his or her duties, shall render all assistance and for the purpose of contraventions of the provisions of this Act, such other officer shall be treated as a PIO.

Request Procedure -
    1. Apply in writing or through electronic means in English or Hindi or in the official language of the area, to the PIO, specifying the particulars of the information sought for.
    2. Reason for seeking information are not required to be given.
    3. Pay fees as may be prescribed (if not belonging to the below poverty line category).
Government Role -
    1. Develop educational programmes for the public especially disadvantaged communities on RTI.
    2. Encourage Public Authorities to participate in the development and organization of such programmes
    3. Promote timely dissemination of accurate information to the public.
    4. Train officers and develop training materials.
    5. Compile and disseminate a User Guide for the public in the respective official language
    6. Publish names, designation postal addresses and contact details of PIOs and other information such as notices regarding fees to be paid, remedies available in law if request is rejected.