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    Author(s)Dr Niraj Kumar
    PublisherBharat Law House Pvt Ltd
    Edition5th Edition
    Publish YearNovember 2019


    Bharat Law House Pvt Ltd Handbook on Right to Information Act, 2005 (Fifth Edition) by Dr Niraj Kumar

    Table of Contents:
    Division 1
    The Right To Information Act, 2005
    (For detailed synopsis, see respective section)
    Chapter I
    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.    Constitution of Central Information Commission
    13.    Term of office and conditions of service
    14.    Removal of Chief Information Commissioner or 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 StateInformation Commissioner
    Chapter V
    Powers and functions of the Information Commissions,
    Appeal and Penalties
    18.    Powers and functions of Information Commissions
    19.    Appeal
    20.    Penalties
    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.    Power to remove difficulties
    31.    Repeal
    First Schedule
    Form of Oath or Affirmation to be made by the Chief Information Commissioner/ The Information Commissioner/The State Chief Information Commissioner/The State Information Commissioner
    Second Schedule
     Intelligence and Security Organisation Established by the Central Government
    Right to Information Rules, 2012
    Lok Sabha Secretariat Right to Information (Regulation of Fee and Cost) Rules, 2005
    Rajya Sabha Secretariat Right to Information (Regulation of Fee and Cost) Rules, 2005
    Division II
    1.     Information to be Published (Made Public) by Public Authorities
    2.     List of State Information Commission Web-Sites
    3.     List of NGOs on RTI Web-Sites
    4.     List of Important Volunteers/NGO's Helping RTI Movement
    5.     List of RTI Activists all across the country
    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 III
    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 Complaint to be filed with CIC/SIC, and Operative Guidelines for Filing Non-compliance of Orders of Information Commissions
    Division IV
    Some Sample Questions On Rti
    1.     Right to Information
    2.     Have you ever thought?
    3.     How do we hold the government accountable?
    4.     Do 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 information
    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
    (1)    Sanitation
    (2)    Garbage bin not being cleaned
    (3)    Social audit
    (4)    Do you have a broken road?
    (5)    Public distribution system
    (6)    MLA/MPLAD/MLC Funds
    (7)    Misuse of cars
    (8)    Monitoring vigilance
    (9)    Grievance redressal machinery
    (10)  Inspecting government work — hit corruption at the root
    (11)  Taking hisaab (Accounts) from the Government
    (12)  How does Government Handle Corruption Cases
    (13)  Status of all corruption complaints received
    (14)  How to get effective sanitation services in your area
    (15)  Encroachments
    (16)  Not getting passport
    (17)  Take copies of ration documents
    (18)  Water problem
    (19)  Street lights not functioning
    (20)  Horticulture
    (21)  Details of all roads which are cut
    (22)  Details of "street and road works" carried out
    (23)  Seeking records about water management
    (24)  Copies of all works carried out in a ward
    (25)  Commercialization
    (26)  Pending work in any government department
    (27)  Gas cylinder delivery
    (28)  Inspect government works
    (29)  Maintenance of public parks
    (30)  Regular sweeping of your locality