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Commentary on the Right to Information Act

Commentary on the Right to Information Act

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Description
Right to information is a subject of fundamental importance to civilized society. The Right to Information Act, 2005 is of recent origin and it is necessary that the citizens make use of this right for a purposeful object. With this view in mind this book has been attempted with a comprehensive study of various sections of the Act and the subject has been dealt with from various angles in an exhaustive manner by referring to the important decisions of the Supreme Court of India. This book is a standard treatise in which various provisions of the Act have been thoroughly examined and the structure of the legislation has been set out with analytical success incorporating pertinent and valuable observations of the author. This book shall be found useful by all those dealing with the subject and the level of erudition, the sweep of range and industry and thoroughness characterizing this work would certainly call for admiration from the readers.
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Contents
Part I - The Right to Information Act, 2005
    Chapter I. Preliminary
    Chapter II. Right to Information and Obligations of Public Authorities
    Chapter III. The Central Information Commission
    Chapter IV. The State Information Commission
    Chapter V. Powders and Functions of the Information Commissions,
    Appeal and Penalties
    Chapter VI. Miscellaneous
Part II - Rules under Right to Information Act, 2005
Part III - Other Related Laws
Part IV - Allied Acts & Rules
Part V - International Conventions & Declarations
Part VI - Reports and Guidelines
Part VII - Supreme Court on Right to Information
Part VIII - High Courts on Right to Information
Part IX - Central Iformation Commission Decision
Part X - State Laws o the Right to Information
Part IX - Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha Rules
Part XI - Fee structure of States
Part XII - Important Notifications and Allied Informations
Part XIII- Specimen Forms
Subject Index
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Author Details
Dr. J.N. Barowalia
, an eminent jurist, had a brilliant academic record and obtained his B.A. degree from Punjab University by securing first position in his college and LL.B. degree from Himachal Pradesh University in the first division. He had the distinction of having Ph.D. in Economics.
Dr. Barowalia topped in the Himachal Pradesh Judicial Services Competitive Examination held in 1975 and served as Sub Judge-cum-Judicial Magistrate-cum-Rent Controller from July 1976 to June 1984; as Senior Sub Judge-cum-Chief Judicial Magistrate of Lahaul Spiti, Kangra and Mandi Districts from July 1984 to October 1994; and since April 1995 he is working in Higher Judicial Service. He had served as District and Sessions Judge, Incharge of Kullu and Lahaul Sessions Division (1997-1999), District & Sessions Judge, Incharge Una Sessions Division (1999-2001), District & Sessions Judge, Incharge Kangra Sessions Division at Dharamsala (2001-2002); President, District Consumer Forum, Shimla (2002-2003) and since June 2003 he is working as Principal Secretary to Hon'ble Chief Justice-cum-Registrar, High Court of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla. Dr. Barowalia represents that classical breed of judicial officers who are inclined to proceed beyond the limited confines of daily judicial work into the broadening experiences of multi-dimensional intellectual activity. His books titled 'Commentary on the Narcotic Drugs & Psychotropic Substances Act', 'Commentary on the Himachal Pradesh Land Revenue Act', 'Commentary on the Himachal Pradesh Panchayati Raj Act' and the 'Commentary on the Consumer Protection Act', have received overwhelming response from judges, advocates and the students of law alike.
Dr. J.N. Barowalia is
a guest faculty of the S.V.P. National Police Academy, Hyderabad, Institute of Public Administration, Shimla and Himachal Pradesh State Judicial Academy, Shimla. Dr. Barowalia has been called upon to deliver lectures on the subjects of land disputes and consumer protection in various seminars and workshops. He has also been invited to deliver lectures on "Drug Laws", "Management of Drug Abuse" and "Drug Abuse and AIDS" in the National and State level seminars and workshops held at Hyderabad, Shimla, Mumbai and Gauhati and is actively involved in the campaign against "Drug Abuse and AIDS" in India.
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