Business Law.pdf - BUSINESS LAW Q.1 List out the exemptions under which information can be denied under the Right to Information Act 2005 Ans Right to

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Q.1 List out the exemptions under which information can be denied under the Right to Information Act, 2005. Ans: Right to Information (RTI) 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. The Act also requires every public authority to computerize their records for wide dissemination and to proactively certain categories of information so that the citizens need minimum recourse to request for information formally. This law was passed by Parliament on 15 June 2005 and came fully into force on 12 October 2005. Every day, over 4800 RTI applications are filed. In filed in India, the organization called Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan was instrumental in the passage of RTI Act. Aruna Roy is the mastermind behind the RTI Act 2005.RTI is a legal right for every citizen of India. The authorities under the RTI Act 2005 are called quasi-judicial authorities. This act was enacted in order to consolidate the fundamental right in the Indian constitution 'freedom of speech . Information disclosure in India is restricted by the Official Secrets Act 1923 and various other special laws, which the new RTI Act relaxes. Right to Information codifies a fundamental right of the citizens of India. RTI has proven to be very useful but is counteracted by the Whistleblowers Act. The Right to Information Act, 2005 has been probably the most discussed law of recent times and also has given much more power to the people than any other law. Its basic aim is "to provide for setting out the practical regime of right to information for citizens to secure access to information under the control of public authorities, in order to promote transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority". The same has been hailed as the win of democracy over the hurdles created by the archaic system of rules set in place by the erstwhile rulers of India. No paper which goes into any aspect of the Right to Information Act, 2005 would be complete without acknowledging the efforts of the Mazdoor Kisan Shakthi Sanghatana, whose hard work is lauded by one and all. This paper will try and deal with those provisions of this landmark law, which either prevent the information from being received by the seeker or also attempt to analyze the so-called hurdles existing in this process by studying the other provisions of Indian Laws. It has been divided into two parts, wherein the first part deals with Exemptions from disclosure of information (as per Sec. 8, Sec. 9 and Sec. 24 of the Right to Information Act, 2005), the second part will make an assessment of the provisions of certain colonial laws such as Official Secrets Act and Civil Services Code of Conduct Rules with respect to its incongruity with the RTI '05.
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