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THE RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT, 2005 No. 22 of 2005 [15th June, 2005.]

An Act to provide for setting out the practical regime of right to information for citizens to secure access to information under the control of public authorities, in order to promote transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority, the constitution of a Central Information Commission and State Information Commissions and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

WHEREAS the Constitution of India has established democratic Republic;

AND WHEREAS democracy requires an informed citizenry and transparency of information which are vital to its functioning and also to contain corruption and to hold Governments and their instrumentalities accountable to the governed;

AND WHEREAS revelation of information in actual practice is likely to conflict with other public interests including efficient operations of the Governments, optimum use of limited fiscal resources and the preservation of confidentiality of sensitive information;

AND WHEREAS it is necessary to harmonise these conflicting interests while preserving the paramountcy of the democratic ideal;

NOW, THEREFORE, it is expedient to provide for furnishing certain information to citizens who desire to have it.

Serial No Description
1 Organization-Functions & Duties
2 Powers and Duties of Officers and Employees
3 Procedure followed in Decision Making
4 Norms set for Discharge of Functions
5 Rules, Regulations, Instructions, Manuals and Records held for Discharging Functions
6 A Statement of the Categories of Documents that are held by it or under its Control
7 Directory of its officers and employees
8 Emoluments Drawn by BEE Officials
9 The Particulars of any arrangement that exits for consolation with, or representation by, the members of the public in relation to the formulation of its policy or implementation thereof
10 A Statement of the Boards, Councils, Committees and Other bodies consisting of two or more persons constituted as its part or for the purpose of its advice, and as to whether meetings of those boards, councils, committees and other bodies open to Public
11 The Budget allocated to each of its Agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made
12 The manner of executing of subsidy, programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes
13 Particulars of concessions, permits ot authorizations granted by it
14 Details in respect of the Information, available to or held by it, reduced in an Electronic form
15 The particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the working hours of a library or reading room, if maintained for public use
16 The names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers
17 Such other information as may be prescribed
18 Information on points (a) to (g) of Sec.25(3) of the Right to Information Act,2005

Annual Report in respect of information under Sec. 25(3) for all Public Authorities under Ministry of Power


Third Party Audit Report of Proactive Disclosures of BEE 


Any other information - Citizen Charter, RFD etc


Details of contracts


Details of policies or decisions, which affect public


Disciplinary action against employees




Particulars for any arrangement for consultation with or representation by the members of the public in relation to the formulation of policy or implementation


Programmes to advance understanding of RTI

28 Public Private Partnerships (PPP)
29 CAG & PAG paras
30 Foreign & Domestic Tours
31 Transfer Policy & Transfer orders
32 Boards, Councils, Committees and other Bodies constituted as part of the Public Authority
33 Discretionary and non-discretionary grants
34 Language in which Information Manual/Handbook Available
35 Appointment of Nodal Officers not below the rank of Joint Secretary/Additional HoD
36 Consultancy committee of key stake holders for advice on suo-motu disclosure
37 Replies to questions asked in the parliament
38 Particulars of facilities available to citizen for obtaining information
The above section is updated on quarterly basis***

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