The Right to Information Act, 2005 is aimed at guaranteeing the Right to Information for citizens to enable them to access the information under the control of the public authority in order to promote transparency and accountability in the working of such authority.
Section 2(h) of the Act defines "public authority" as any authority or body or institution of self-governance established or constituted by or under the constitution or by law made by the Parliament or any state legislature or by notification issued by the appropriate government. It includes bodies owned, controlled or substantially financed by the government.
In accordance with the provisions contained in section 2(j) of the Act, Right to Information means the right to information accessible under this Act which is held by or under the control of a public authority.
For more information: Satyawati College Handbook
Prof. Nirmal Jindal
Dr. Sohan Lal
Public Information Officer