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.
The 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 a democratic setup to work for the people in a 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 toward making the citizens informed about the activities of the Government. The authority of Furkating College accepts RTI petitions from the citizen as per the provision made in the Act.
Some of the steps to make RTI petition are given below.