An important aspect of the Act pertains to the obligation of public authorities
to proactively disclose information to the public. The RTI Act mandates every public
information as required under the 17 sub- clauses of section 4(1) (b).
all relevant facts while formulating important policies or announcing the decisions
which affect public section 4(1) (c)
reasons for its administrative or quasi- judicial decisions to affected persons
the information provided under section 4(1)(b) every year section 4(1)(b)(XvII)
to provide the information suomotu to the public at regular intervals so that public
has minimum resort to the use of this Act to obtain information section 4(2)
information widely and in a form and manner easily accessible to the public section
information in the local language and adopt the most effective method of communication
for dissemination of information.
accessible to the extent possible in electronic format with the concerned public
information officer, available free of cost or such cost the medium or the prescribed
print cost price section 4(4).
Means of dissemination are:
means including inspection of officer of any public authority.
Under section 4(1) (b) every public authority is mandated to publish the following
categories of information within one hundred and twenty days from the enactment
of the Act.
of the Public Authority
& duties of officers & employees
followed in decision making
for discharge of functions
regulations, instructions, manuals and records under its control/used by employees
while discharging functions
of documents held by the Authority or which are under its control
for consultation with or representation by the members of the public in relation
to the formulation of policy or implementation thereof.
councils, committees and other bodies constituted as part of the public
of officers and employees
received by officers & employees including system of compensation
allocated to each agency including all plans, proposed expenditures and reports
on disbursements made etc.
execution of subsidy programmes
of recipients of concessions, permits or authorization granted by the public Authority
available in electronic form
of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information
designations and other particulars of public information officers