RTI Full Form | Full Form of RTI
RTI Full Form - Right to Information
Right to Information
- RTI stands for Right to Information. It's a fundamental right under article 19(1) of the Constitution.
- It's an Act of the parliament which was passed in 2005 to replace the freedom of information Act, 2002.
- This act empowers citizens of India to get public information which is under the control of government officials.
- RTI enables an Indian citizen to examine government work by asking them to provide the copies of government documents.
- This Act is applicable to all or any states and union territories of India except the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
- The Act helps promote transparency and accountability in government institutions and acts as an efficient framework for retrieval of information.
Scope of RTI
- The Act extends to all of India. J&K Right to Information Act was already in force in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
- The Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and the Union Territory of Ladakh came under the Central Act.
- It includes all constitutional authorities, including executives, legislatures, and judiciaries; any organization or body established or constituted by an act of state legislature or a Parliament.