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Handbook on Right to Information Act, 2005

Handbook on Right to Information Act, 2005

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  • Author(s): Dr. Niraj Kumar
  • Brand: Bharat Law House
  • Edition: 5 Ed 2020
  • ISBN 13 9788177372663
  • Approx. Pages 1403 + contents
  • Format Paperback
  • Approx. Product Size 24 x 16 cms
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Description
Freedom of Information, a phrase coined in the United States, is a very different notion from the freedom of speech, freedom of press or freedom of expression. It empowers the common man to obtain information in possession of the State. The Right to Information Act, 2005 is a very powerful tool, given in the hands of Indian citizens. It provides them a chance to transform the way the government and its officials function. Asking the government for information, one asks for the government to be transparent and accountable to its citizens.
The people's struggle compelled the Indian Parliament to finally enact the Right to Information Act, 2005, which ultimately came into effect from 12th October, 2005 in all the States of India except the State of Jammu & Kashmir.
The present volume, now in its fourth edition, in simple but interesting language, deals with all the aspects of this Act with real life stories. It contains an exhaustive commentary on all the sections of the Act with appropriate comments and deficiencies at appropriate places. The author has made all efforts to consolidate all laws relating to right to information and present in a lucid language, in a coherent manner and logical sequence. It also contains specimen forms that can be used for not only moving first application under the Act to seek information but also specimen application forms for moving first and second appeal too.
This publication attempts to focus on the practical aspects of its implementation and throws light on certain grey areas of the Right to Information Act, 2005.
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Contents
Division 1 : The Right to Information ACT, 2005
Chapter I : Preliminary

1.    Short title, extent and commencement
2.    Definitions
Chapter II : Right to Information and Obligations of Public Authorities
3.    Right to Information
4.    Obligations of public authorities
5.
    Designation of Public Information Officers
6.    Request for obtaining information
7.    Disposal of request
8.    Exemption from disclosure of information
9.    Grounds for rejection to access in certain cases
10.  Severability
11.  Third-party information
Chapter III : The Central Information Commission
12.  Constitutuion of Central Information Commission
13.  Term ofoffice and conditions of service
14.  Removal of Chief Information Commissioner of Information Commissioner
Chapter IV : The State Information Commission
15.  Constitution of State Information Commission
16.  Term of office and conditions of service
17.  Removal of State Chief Information Commissioner or State Information Commissioner
Chapter V : Powers and functions of the Information Commissions, Appeal and Penalties
18.  Powers and functions of Information Commissions
19.  Appeal
20.  Penalties
Chapter VI : Miscellaneous
21.  Protection of action taken in good faith
22.  Act to have overriding effect
23.  Bar of jurisdiction of courts
24.  Act not to apply to certain organisations
25.  Monitoring and reporting
26.  Appropriate Government to prepare programmes
27.  Power to make rules by appropriate Government
28.  Power to make rules by competent authority
29.  Laying of rules
30.  Powert to remove difficulties
31.  Repeal
Division 2 : Miscellaneous
1.    Information to be Published (Made Public) by Public Authorities
2.    List of State Information Commission Web-Sites
3.    List of NGO's on RTI Web-Sites
4.    List of Important Volunteers/NGO's Helping RTI Movement
5.    RTI Activists/Volunteers/Contacts helping RTI movement in Uttar Pradesh
6.    RTI Application Fee by State Governments
7.    RTI Appellants:Know your Rights
8.    RTI Act in Nutshell
9.   How to Get Information of Private Entity?
Division 3 : Specimen Forms
1.    Specimen Form of Application for Obtaining Information
2.    Specimen Form A : Application for Obtaining Information under
       Right of Information Act, 2005, section 6
3.    Specimen Form of Acknowledgement of Application
4.    Specimen Form of Intimation for Payment of Fee for Information
5.    Specimen Form of Providing Information
6.    Specimen Form of for Intimation of Rejection of Application for Providing Information
7.    Specimen Form of Application if Wrong Document/s is/are Provided
8.    Specimen Form of Application if Wrong Information is Provided
9.    Specimen Form of Application for Obtaining Supplementary Information/s
10.  Specimen Form of Appeal
11.  Specimen Form of Acknowledgement of Appeal
12.  Specimen Form of First Appeal
13.  Specimen Form of First Appeal
14.  Specimen Form of First Appeal
15.  Specimen Form of First Appeal
16.  Specimen Form of First Appeal
17.  Specimen Complain to be filed with CIC/SIC, and Operative Guidelines for
        Filing NOn-compliace of Orders of Information Commissions
Division 4 : Some Sample Questions on RTI
1.  Right to Information
2.  Have you ever thought ?
3.  How do we hold the government accountable ?
4.  Don not Pay Bribes ?
5.  Using RTI is simple
6.  Understanding and using RTI
7.  What is Information
8.  Coverage and applicability
9.  Obligations of public authorities
10. Public Information Officers (PIOs)
11.  Applying for Informations
12.  How does a "PIO" deal with your application
13.  Fees
14.  Time Limits
15.  Third Party
16.  Information which cannot be disclosed
17.  Exemptions
18.  Appeals
19.  Central and State Information Commissions
20.  Some more shortcomings
21.  Important Guidelines
22.  Remember Basic Principles
23.  Trick in Asking Questions
24.  Some common problems and sample questions   
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Author Details
DR. NIRAJ KUMAR (b. 1952) is Former Director & Head, Department of Business Administration, Lucknow University, Lucknow. He is Advisor/ Consultant/Director to Columbia Holistic University, California, USA; Management Studies Promotion Institute, New Delhi; N.N.W. News Agency, Delhi; Asian Regional Institute for JUCHE Study, H.Q. Tokyo; Wizard's Business Machines (P) Ltd., U.S.A.; National Integration Management Institute, Lucknow; National Career Institute, New Delhi; Amigo Trading & Supplies Co. Ltd., Hong Kong; Best House, Bangkok, Thailand; Director, Rotary Club (Lucknow West).
He holds a doctorate in Business Administration besides holding a La w Degree. He has been conferred with the Paul Harris Fellow - 1996 of Rotary International, USA. Dr Niraj Kumar has also been conferred with Super Brain Award - 1988 by the Columbia Holistic University, USA; Excellent Services Award -1977 by Senior Citizens Medicare & Rehabilitation Federation, New Delhi; Super Intellectual Award - I977by All India Management Council, New Delhi; Best Citizen of India - I998 by Global Publishers, International Publishing House; Outstanding Personalities of India -1998 by Management Studies Promotion Institute, New Delhi; Gem of India - 1998 by All India Management Council, New Delhi; Rotary Foundation District Service Award - 1997 of Rotary International, USA; L. Sarweshwar Dayal Saxena Appreciation Award -1984 by Akhil Bhartiya Ageet Parishad, Lucknow; L.U.A.T.W. Employees Union Gold Medal - 1974; Business Administration Association Merit Plague-1973 and many more.
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