Some important web-sites which contain substantial information relevant to the right to information are –
- Portal of the Government of India (http://indiaimage.nic.in).
- Portal on the Right to Information (www.rti.gov.in).
- Website of the Central Information Commission (http://cic.gov.in).
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 our Government, why the roads outside your house are not fixed? Why have you not received your “ration card” as yet? Why is there so much garbage in your area that is not picked up etc.
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.