Right to Information Act
Topics: Government, Decision making, Right to Information Act, Poverty, Freedom of information legislation / Pages: 54 (13279 words) / Published: Feb 18th, 2011

NAME & KALPESH (22), KETAN (24),
ROLL NO.: LAKSHMI N. (26), LEENA (28), MANISH (30), MAYURESH (32),
NAVED (34), NISHA (36),
RIDDHI (38), SAHINA (40) INSTITUTE: IIPM, MUMBAI
BATCH: 2010-2012/FW/B5
SUBJECT: LEGAL SYSTEM
TOPIC: RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT PROVIDES A TOOL TO IMPROVE TRANSPERANCY & VALUE-ADDED PRACTISES IN PUBLIC DOMAIN
SUBMITTED ON: November 7, 2010
SUBMITTED TO:

INDEX SR. NO. | TOPIC | PAGE NO. | 1 | INTRODUCTION | 3 | 2 | RTI & THE ELEMENTS OF GOOD GOVERNANCE | 5 | 3 | THE 3-STAGE REGIME FOR ACCESSING INFORMATION | 7 | 4 | HOW A CITIZEN SHOULD GO ABOUT EXERCISING HIS/HER RIGHT TO INFORMATION | 7 | 5 | A FEW USEFUL TIPS WHEN FRAMING QUESTIONS | 8 | 6 | DUTIES OF PIO | 8 | 7 | FEES CHARGEABLE FROM APPLICANTS | 12 | 8 | INFORMATION WHICH CAN BE DENIED | 13 | 9 | APPEAL TO DEPARTMENTAL APPELLATE AUTHORITY | 14 | 10 | SOME EFFECTIVE USES OF RTI | 15 | 11 | SOME EXAMPLES OF EFFECTIVE USAGE OF DEMANDING INFORMATION UNDER RTI | 16 | 12 | GREATER TRANSPARENCY | 16 | 13 | PROMOTION OF CITIZEN-GOVERNMENT PARTNERSHIPS | 21 | 14 | GREATER ACCOUNTABILITY | 22 | 15 | REDUCTION IN CORRUPTION | 25 | 16 | RTI & ITS IMPACT ON MAJOR INDICATORS OF DEVELOPMENT | 26 | 17 | POVERTY ALLEVIATION | 27 | 18 | DELIVERY OF SERVICES UNDER SUBSIDIZED SCHEMES | 30 | 19 | HUMAN CAPITAL:EDUCATION & HEALTH CARE | 31 | 20 | BASIC ECONOMIC INFRASTRUCTURE | 33 | 21 | EMPOWERMENT OF WEAKER SECTIONS | 34 | 22 | ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION | 35 | 23 | CASES | 36 | 24 | CONCLUSION | 40 |

INTRODUCTION
Right to information (RTI) is harnessed as a tool for promoting participatory development, strengthening democratic governance and facilitating effective delivery of socio-economic services. In the knowledge society, in which we live today, acquisition of information and new knowledge and its application have intense and pervasive impact on processes of taking informed decisions, resulting in overall



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