SectionsParticulars
1Short Titles
Whereas the Constitution of India has established democratic Republic; And whereas democracy requires an informed citizenry and transparency of information wh...
Chapter IPreliminary
2Preliminary
1.     This Act may be called the Right to Information Act, 2005.   2.     It extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir.   3.    ...
3In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires
In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, -  a.     "appropriate Government" means in relation to a public authority which is established, constitu...
Chapter IIRight to information and obligations of public authorities
4Subject to the provisions of this Act, all citizens shall have the right to information
    Subject to the provisions of this Act, all citizens shall have the right to information.  1.     Every public authority shall—     a.     maintain all i...
5Every public authority shall, within one hundred days of the enactment of this Act
1.     Every public authority shall, within one hundred days of the enactment of this Act, designate as many officers as the Central Public Information Office...
6A person, who desires to obtain any information under this Act
1.     A person, who desires to obtain any information under this Act, shall make a request in writing or through electronic means in English or Hindi or in t...
7Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, there shall be no obligation to give any citizen
1.     Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, there shall be no obligation to give any citizen,—a.     information, disclosure of which would prejud...
Chapter IIIThe Central Information Commission
8The Central Information Commission
1.     The Central Government shall, by notification in the Official Gazette, constitute a body to be known as the Central Information Commission to exercise...
9The Chief Information Commissioner shall hold office for a term of five years from the date on which he enters upon his office and shall not be eligible for reappointment:
1.     The Chief Information Commissioner shall hold office for a term of five years from the date on which he enters upon his office and shall not be eligibl...
Chapter IVThe State Information Commission
10The State Information Commission
1.     Every State Government shall, by notification in the Official Gazette, constitute a body to be known as the ......... (name of the State) Informatio...
11The State Chief Information Commissioner shall hold office for a term of five years from the date on which he enters upon his office and shall not be eligible for reappointment
1.     The State Chief Information Commissioner shall hold office for a term of five years from the date on which he enters upon his office and shall not be e...
Chapter VPowers and functions of the Information Commissions, appeal and penalties
12Powers and functions of the Information Commissions, appeal and penalties
1.     Subject to the provisions of this Act, it shall be the duty of the Central Information Commission or State Information Commission, as the case may be...
Chapter VIMiscellaneous
13No suit, prosecution or other legal proceeding shall lie against any person for anything which is in good faith done or intended to be done under this Act or any rule made thereunder
No suit, prosecution or other legal proceeding shall lie against any person for anything which is in good faith done or intended to be done under this Act or ...
14The appropriate Government may, to the extent of availability of financial and other resources
1.     The appropriate Government may, to the extent of availability of financial and other resources,—a.     develop and organise educational programmes to ...
ScheduleThe First Schedule
"I, ....................., having been appointed Chief Information Commissioner/Information Commissioner/State Chief Information Commissioner/State Informati...
The Second Schedule
Intelligence and security organisation established by the Central Government                                                         ...
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