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Section 6 of Right to information act 2005

 Section 6 of Right to information act 2005

Salient features of this act

It empowers a particular citizen , Any citizen can come before any public authority or before any appropriate government To seek information on a particular subject by request.

It creates a mechanism where a citizen can The government accountable, more transparent and corruption free

As the citizen can enquire about the actions of the public authority and the citizen can also seek financial records that they have under certain scheme for any benefit related to a particular citizen

The Mechanism or the process for obtaining information and placing request for information

There is a certain process which needs to be followed

Section 6 (1)

It mentions that the request for application can either be in a written form that is in a physical paper or in an electronic form

Language is not a bar as it can be in Hindi or English or any regional official language

If a person is not that familiar with printing writing but still wants to seek some information

Concerned Ministry, statutory body Under central government or state government can place an oral application but it is a duty of the authority To provide all the reasonable assistance in converting that oral application in a written form for the prospects

The Application is submitted to Central Public information Officer or State Public information Officer or any concerned authority or any constitutional body that has a public information officer under them.

The Application must consist all the particulars of the information required by the applicant And particular amount of fees has to be given as mentioned in the scheme.

Information if held with any other public authority needs to transfer to the accountable authority.

For example ,if a person has approached a CPI of the defence authority for seeking the information on raffle 

The information is not available with the defence Ministry but is available with finance ministry

The Authority to which the application has been submitted has the duty to transfer that application whose subject matter is concerned with the application.
Application must consist all the particulars of the information required by the applicant along with the address  and particular amount of fees has to be given as mentioned in the scheme.

The Authority to which the application has been submitted has the duty to transfer that application whose subject matter is concerned with the application.
Disposal of request

The request can be disposed of in two situation

When the request has been excepted and information for the same request has been provided within 30 days.

When Request has been denied,

If the applicant is not satisfied with the dismissal of the request as the reason is not provided for the dismissal of the request.

The applicant can write an Application to Central information commission or State information commission as the case maybe for enquiry or appeal.

The department can enquiry about the same within department .

The applicant can appeal within 30 days from the rejection of the request and in case the first appeal is also rejected the second appeal can be filed within 90 days of the first appeal rejection.


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