Right to Information Act 2005 mandates timely response to citizen requests for government information. It is an initiative taken by Department of Personnel and Training, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions to provide a– RTI Portal Gateway to the citizens for quick search of information on the details of first Appellate Authorities, PIOs etc. amongst others, besides access to RTI related information / disclosures published on the web by various Public Authorities under the government of India as well as the State Governments.
To work in the field of Right to Information
To make a sincere and genuine effort through this Forum to bring all the RTI activists together to work in a cohesive manner
To act as a nodal body for all the RTI activists and activities
To look into all matters related with RTI activists
To work for the training of the RTI activists
To provide guidance and support to the RTI activists
To look into all kinds of security related aspects of RTI activists
To create awareness of the RTI Act among the common masses
To keep a watchful eye at the RTI Act
To keep advocating for the further betterment of the legal provisions of the RTI Act
To try to make Right to Information a mass movement
To do all such works as Seminars, work-shops, representations, public meetings etc. to fulfil the above needs
To do Publication work for the above-mentioned cause
To give awards to the deserving RTI activists.
Summary of RTI Act 2005
An Act to provide for setting out the practical regime of right to information for citizens to secure access to information under the control of public authorities, in order to promote transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority, the constitution of a Central Information Commission and State Information Commissions and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
WHEREAS the Constitution of India has established democratic Republic;
AND WHEREAS democracy requires an informed citizenry and transparency of information which are vital to its functioning and also to contain corruption and to hold Governments and their instrumentalities accountable to the governed;
AND WHEREAS revelation of information in actual practice is likely to conflict with other public interests including efficient operations of the Governments, optimum use of limited fiscal resources and the preservation of confidentiality of sensitive information;
AND WHEREAS it is necessary to harmonies these conflicting interests while preserving the paramount of the democratic ideal;
NOW, THEREFORE, it is expedient to provide for furnishing certain information to citizens who desire to have it.