The Right to Information Act, 2005
     Rights conferred on
       citizen of india

       R.K.CHOUBISA B.A.(Hons), M.A., M.Phil.
 Associate Professor [Public Administration]
    HCM Rajasthan State Institute of Public
              Administration, Jaipur-3020 17
                       e-mail: rk4_choubisa@hotmail.com
                                     Mobile: 9414168624

Voluntary Disclosure          Right to HAVE

    Section 4                        Section 3
                Pro-active Disclosure

Every public authority shall publish within 120
days from the enactment of this Act-

i.   Particulars of organization/ functions and
ii. Powers and duties of officers / employees
iii. Procedure followed for decision making
iv. Norms set for discharge of functions …
               Pro-active Disclosure

(v) Rules/regulations/instructions/manuals/
    records held
vi) Categories of documents held by it
vii) Arrangements for citizen consultations
viii) Details of boards, Councils, Committees,
               Pro-active Disclosure

ix. Directory of officers and employees
x. Monthly remuneration received by officers
   and employees
xi. Budget, Plan and expenditure details
xii. Manner of execution of subsidy programs
xiii.Concession details
                  Pro-active Disclosure

xiv.   Details of material in electronic form held
       by the office
xv.    Facilities available to citizens for
       accessing information
xvi. Details of PIOs
xvii. Such other information as prescribed.
   And update these publications every year.
                            [Section 3]

• All Citizens have Right to Information.
• Juristic person is not a Citizen; he has no
   right to information. The representative of
   the juristic person is in the same position.
For details, see, Home (Gr.6) Department, Rajasthan, Jaipur Note No.
F.3(25)Home-6/2006 dated 5 June 2007
                • Inspection of work, documents
                  and records

                • Taking notes, extracts or certified
                   copies of documents and records.

                • Taking certified samples of material.

               • Obtaining information in the form
                 of diskettes, floppies, tapes, video
                 cassettes or any other electronic
                 mode or through printouts where
                 such information is stored in a
     Section 3   computer or in any other device.
                 The Rights conferred on Citizens

                      Citizen’s Right to               Legal Provision    Remarks

i.      Make a request to PIO or APIO               3, 18 (1) (a),
                                                    (b), (c), (d), (e),
ii.     Choose Medium of Request                    6(1)

iii.    Choose Language of Request                  6(1)

iv.     Seek Exemptions for Fee                     6(1)

v.      Seek help for Writing Request               6(1)(b)

vi.     Not to state Reasons for Request            6(2)

vii.     Receive information, if request is         6(3)(ii)
viii. Presumption of refusal and consequent right   7(2)
     to complaint
              The Rights conferred on Citizens

                    Citizen’s Right to               Legal Provision   Remarks
ix.      Know costing details                      7(a), (b)

x.       Waiver of costs                           7(5)

xi.      Reasons for rejection of request          7(6)

xii.      Assistance to access, if physically      7(4)
xiii.    Know details to proceed with appeal       7(8)

xiv.     Choose medium of response to be
        received, including sample
xv.      Partial access to records with reasons    18(1) & 10(e)
        on limits to access
xvi.     Complaint against refusal/ rejection of   18(1)
        request or denial of access etc.,
                  The Rights conferred on Citizens
                                                    Legal Provision
                    Citizen’s Right to                                Remarks

xvii.    Appeal                                    19

xviii.    Second Appeal                            19(3)

xix.      Influence penalty against PIO            20(1)

xx.       Force burden of proof on PIO             20 (5)

xxi.       Influence disciplinary action against   20(2)
xxii.     Demand 3rd party information

xxiii.    Demand Private party information

xxiv.     Demand on-site inspection

                                                                        The Request

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