RTI

Right to Information Act 2005 mandates timely response to citizen request for information on functioning of  government department/institution. 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. It is being  made mandatory to provide  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.

Statutory Declararion under Section 4(1)(b) of Right to Information (RTI) Act-2005 

Objective of the Right to Information Act:

The basic object of the Right to Information Act is to empower the citizens ,promote transparency and accountability in the working of the Government, check  corruption, and make democratic set up to work for the people in real sense. It goes without saying that an informed citizen is better equipped to keep necessary vigil on the instruments of governance and make the government more accountable to the governed. The Act is a big step towards making the citizens informed about the activities of the Government. The authority of Furkating College accepts RTI petition from the citizen as per provision made in the Act.

Some of the steps to make RTI petition are given below.

  • Write a formal application may be typed or neatly hand-written , wherein mention at top ” Application under RTI act 2005″.
  • State your request in the form of specific, detailed questions. Ask for extracts of documents, if required. To obtain documents, the applicant has to make a payment of Rs. 2 per page.
  • Attach Government RTI Fee in the form of IPO/DD/MO etc as applicable with the RTI Application. Pay fee to the appropriate authority as specified in the RTI Act.
  • Provide full name and address, contact details, email address  of the applicant and sign the application clearly.
  • Take a photocopy for future references. At the end of the application make a declaration that the applicant is  an Indian citizen.
  • The law mandates that information be provided within 30 days. If this does not happen, an appeal addressing the ” The Appellate Authority “may be filed. The appellate authority is mandated to revert in 45 days from the date of receipt of the appeal. If the Appellate authority refuses/fails to reply, further appeals lie with the  Chief Information Commissioner, State/Central Information Commission.