It is an Act of the Parliament of India to provide for setting out the practical regime of the right to information for citizens and replaces the erstwhile Freedom of information Act, 2002. Under the provisions of the Act, any citizen of India 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.
This law was passed by Parliament on 15 June 2005 and came fully into force on 12 October 2005.
|Right to Information Act, 2005
|FAQs on RTI 2012