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If RTI is a fundamental right then why do we need an €œAct€?

If RTI is a fundamental right then why do we need an €œAct€?

If you go into a Government office and demand that they tell you why your work has not been done, they will not entertain you or might even throw you out.

If it’€s a law, then it becomes harder to do this. If they do not give you the information you want, they will have broken a law and can be punished for it.

RTI – RTI stands for “Right to Information”. Right to Information is a fundamental right that every citizen has! Basically, the RTI gives you all the information that you want about the Govt. and what they are doing with your tax money!

You have the right to ask the Govt. why the roads outside your house are not fixed, why have you not received your “rashan card” as yet, why is there so much garbage in your area that is not picked up etc.

Information – Information is any material in any form. It includes records, documents, memos, e-mails, opinions, advices, press releases, circulars, orders, logbooks, contracts, reports, papers, samples, models, data material held in any electronic form.

It also includes information relating to any private body which can be accessed by the public authority under any law for the time being in force.


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