Right to Information Act Women Development and Child Welfare

Chapter 1

The Right to Information Act, 2005 provides more access to the information under the control of public authorities, in order to promote transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority.  Also provisions have been made for constituting Central Information Commission and State Information Commissions.  In democracy every citizen is supposed to be acquainted with the information about functioning of Government, which is essential to contain corruption and to hold governments and their instrumentalities accountable to the governed. 

          Democracy requires an informed citizen and transparency of information. Both are vital to the functioning of Government to contain corruption and to hold Governments and their instrumentalities accountable to the governed. In order to promote transparency and accountability in the working of every citizens and every public authority the Parliament enacted the Right to Information Act,2005. All citizens have the right to information. It is the duty of every public authority to maintain all its records duly catalogued in a manner and the form which facilitate the right to information.
1.2.    Delegations of public authorities are made clear in section 4 (1) (b) of the Right to Information Act 2005.  Accordingly the section 4 (1) (b) particulars of any organization of Government powers and duties of officers and employees and procedures followed in decision making process are made available to the public.  Besides the rules and regulations, instructions manuals and records held by public authorities, statements of the categories of documents that are held by public authority are also made accessible to the public.   A lot of information which is essential for public to know more clearly about the administration of the Government for the welfare of the public can be known.