Right to Information Act 2005 mandates timely response to citizen requests for government information. It is an initiative taken by Department of Personnel and Training, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions to provide a– RTI Portal Gateway to the citizens for quick search of information on the details of first Appellate Authorities, PIOs etc. amongst others, besides access to RTI related information / disclosures published on the web by various Public Authorities under the government of India as well as the State Governments.
The basic object of the Right to Information Act is to empower the citizens, promote transparency and accountability in the working of the Government, contain corruption, and make our democracy work for the people in real sense. It goes without saying that an informed citizen is better equipped to keep necessary vigil on the instruments of governance and make the government more accountable to the governed. The Act is a big step towards making the citizens informed about the activities of the Government.
Every citizen has a right to know how the Government is functioning. As per the Right to Information Act 2005, anyone can seek information by filing an RTI application addressed to the department from which the information is sought.
However, filing an RTI may not sound a difficult task but there certainly things that need to be taken care of, if you want to file an RTI successfully, as there is a higher chance of your RTI being rejected even if there is a single tiny error or just an overlook of the suggested format.