Right to Information Act to complete five years on Oct.12

Posted By: Abdul Nisar
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New Delhi, Oct.10 (ANI): The Right to Information Act, 2005 (RTI) will complete its five years on Tuesday.

The RTI Act was enacted by the Parliament to set the practical regime of right to information for citizens.

The law was passed by Parliament on June15, 2005 and came into force on October 12, 2005.

With the help of the Right to Information Act, any citizen can request for information from a public authority, which is required to be replied within thirty days.

According to the Act, every public authority has to computerise their records for wide dissemination of information.

The Act applies to all States and Union Territories, except Jammu and Kashmir, as it comes under State-level law.

Citizens along with Media have used the Right to Information Act to get wide range of information and to bring change in Governance. (ANI)

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