-: The Right to Information :-

Brief provisions of the RTI Act :
   Under the provisions of the Act, any citizen may request for information from a "public authority", which is any authority or body or institution of self-government as established or constituted (a) by or under the Constitution, (b) by any other law made by Parliament; (c) by any other law made by State Legislature; (d) by notification issued or order made by the appropriate Government, and includes any—(i) body owned, controlled and substantially financed; (ii) non-Government organization substantially financed, directly or indirectly by funds provided by the appropriate government and the public authority is required to furnish information as expeditiously as possible and in any case within 30 days of receipt of request. The Act prescribes specific time limit within which the information has to be provided. The Act also requires every public authority to computerize their records for wide dissemination and quick retrieval of information so that the flow of information is smooth.

   Under the Act, all Public authorities are required to appoint their Public Information Officer (PIO). Any person may submit a request to the PIO for information pertaini8ng to any public authority under the state, either in writing or orally before a Public authority who would record such oral request in writing.

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