About Our Organisation
The Right to Information Act 2005 (RTI) is an Act of the Parliament of India designed to provide citizens with a practical regime for accessing information. This Act is applicable to all States and Union Territories of India. Under its provisions, any citizen can request information from a "public authority," such as a Government body or "instrumentality of State," which is obligated to respond within a defined time limit as specified in the act.
The Act mandates that every public authority computerize their records for wider dissemination and proactively publish specific categories of information. This minimizes the need for citizens to formally request information. The law was passed on 15 June 2005 and came into full force on 12 October 2005. The RTI Act supersedes the previously restrictive Official Secrets Act 1923 and other special laws, making it irrevocable by any other act.
Key Empowerments of the Act:
- Question the Government and seek information.
- Obtain copies of governmental documents.
- Inspect governmental documents and works.
- Take samples of materials from Governmental work.
The legal recognition of the right to information in India began before legislation was enacted. The Supreme Court of India ruled in State of U.P. v. Raj Narain that the right to information is implicit in the right to freedom of speech and expression guaranteed in Article 19 of the Indian Constitution.
The Act applies to all constitutional authorities, including the executive, legislature, and judiciary, as well as institutions established by acts of Parliament or state legislatures. It also covers bodies established by government orders or notifications and organizations substantially funded by the government, directly or indirectly, under the RTI Act 2005.
LEGAL AMBIT empowers citizens by providing guidance from experts in specific fields, focusing on acts such as Right to Information 2005, Indian Evidence Act 1872, PANCHAYATIRAJ Act 1994, and Police Act 2007. We are confident that joining us will equip ordinary citizens with the expertise to navigate these acts and obtain necessary information from Central/State Government and public sector/autonomous organizations. This knowledge is essential to combat corruption and drive the rapid development of our district in India.