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The Right to Information Act 2005 (RTI) is an Act of the Parliament of India. It is the implementation of freedom of information legislation in India on a national level "to provide for setting out the practical regime of right to information for citizens." The Act applies to all States and Union Territories of India, except the State of Jammu and Kashmir - which is covered under a State-level law. Under the provisions of the Act, any citizen (excluding the citizens within J&K) may request information from a "public authority" (a body of Government or "instrumentality of State") which is required to reply expeditiously or within thirty days. The Act also requires every public authority to computerize their records for wide dissemination and to proactively publish certain categories of information so that the citizens need minimum recourse to request for information formally. This law was passed by Parliament on 15 June 2005 and came fully into force on 13 October 2005 . Information disclosure in India was hitherto restricted by the Official Secrets Act 1923 and various other special laws, which the new RTI Act now relaxes
It is very important in a democratic rule. It ensures people that they are not being cheated. It enables people to keep a watch on the governmet(institutions) that they are utilising the complete money in the way it was to be utilised. here you can get more information right to information. gov. in (remove space.)
The right to information is a very important part of any true democracy. In a democracy, citizens need to know what their government is doing. They need to know this so that they can decide for themselves whether the government is doing what they think it should be doing. If the citizens do not have information about their government, democracy becomes less meaningful. Citizens will not know enough about the government and its actions to be able to push the government to act in the "right" way.
In order for citizens to be able to participate effectively in democracy, they need information about government. This is why the right to information is so important.