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Right to information Act was passed in India in the Year ______.
1. 2011
2. 2009
3. 2007
4. 2005

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Correct Answer - Option 4 : 2005

The correct answer is 2005.

  • Right to Information Act was passed in India in the year 2005.

  • Right to Information Act, 2005:
    • Right to information is a right granted to every citizen of India under the Right to Information Act, 2005 and it came into force on 12 October 2005.
    • It is not a Fundamental Right.
    • The RTI act replaced the Freedom of Information Act 2002.
    • The Right to Information Act relaxes restrictions placed by Official Secrets Act 1923.
    • Objectives of the RTI Act:
      • To empower citizens to question the responsible government.
      • It promotes transparency and accountability in the working system of the government.
    • Institutions under the purview of RTI are:
      • All the constitutional bodies at centre and state i.e. Legislature, Executive, Judiciary, NGOs owned or financed by government, privatized public utility companies.
    • Institutions  and government bodies that are excluded under RTI:
      • Central Intelligence and Security Agencies, agencies of state which are specified through notification.

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