It covers all the constitutional authorities, including executive, legislature and judiciary; any institution or body established or constituted by an act of Parliament or a state legislature. It is also defined in the Act that bodies or authorities established or constituted by order or notification of appropriate government including bodies "owned, controlled or substantially financed" by government, or non-Government organizations "substantially financed, directly or indirectly by funds". In a decision of Sarbjit roy vs Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission ,  the Central Information Commission also reaffirmed that privatised public utility companies fall within the purview of RTI. Currently no parties are under the RTI Act and there has a case been filed for bringing all political parties under it. Governance and process[ edit ] The Right to information in India is governed by two major bodies: Central Information Commission CIC — Chief Information commissioner who heads all the central departments and ministries- with their own public Information officers PIO s. CICs are directly under the President of India.
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Free for one month and pay only if you like it. Short title, extent and commencement. Right to information. Obligations of public authorities. Designation of Public Information Officers. Request for obtaining information. Disposal of request. Exemption from disclosure of information. Grounds for rejection to access in certain cases. Third party information. Constitution of Central Information Commission.
Term of office and conditions of service. Constitution of State Information Commission. Powers and functions of Information Commission. Protection of action taken in good faith.
Act to have overriding effect. Bar of jurisdiction of courts. Act not to apply to certain organizations. Monitoring and reporting. Appropriate Government to prepare programmes. Power to make rules by Appropriate Government. Power to make rules by competent authority. Laying of rules.
Power to remove difficulties. Research and Analysis Wing of the Cabinet Secretariat. Directorate of Revenue Intelligence. Central Economic Intelligence Bureau. Directorate of Enforcement.
Right to Information Act, 2005
The specific instances — records, documents, memos, emails, opinions, advices, reports, samples, models - are merely meant to illustrate the broad scope. Clearly, file-noting is opinion and hence covered in the ambit of the Act. Legal or other opinions obtained by Public authority or various reports received by them are all covered. Here, it suggests an important principle regarding private bodies. There is an additional view at this juncture. Seeking Information from Private Organisation A few illustrative examples of how this proviso can be exercised by the citizens: Information about a private bank can be obtained from the regulator - RBI - if the law requires the information to be filed. Information about a private unaided school — from the Education Department.
What is Information under RTI Act
RTI Rules: RTI Act 2005 Rules for State Governments