By Shalvi Singh, WBNUJS, Kolkata.
The Right to Information Act (RTI) came into force on 12th October, 2005. It replaced the erstwhile Freedom of Information Act, 2002. The Act was passed to “set out the practical regime of right to information for citizens in order to promote transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority.” It applies to all States and Union Territories of India except Jammu & Kashmir (where J&K Right to Information Act is in force). (more…)