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“Do you know who he is Sir?” Said chambi the constable, sipping his tea. “Yeah, He is the famous Mr. Ravinder” Replied a thoughtful inspector Sharma. “You don’t mean the Founder of Ravinder & Ravinder Group of Industries ?” Senior constable Ravi kumar asked raising his eyebrows to inspector Sharma’s Nod “He is the richest man of the country, why would he want to rob the minnow jewellery shop?” Chambi continued sipping his tea. “It is all over the news channels and News papers, Richest Man of the country caught trying to Rob a petty jewellery shop. Want me to read the front page story from Times of India”? volunteered Sub-inspector Imtiyaz taking a seat besides Ravi Kumar at the Police canteen, holding a folded copy of Times of India Newspaper.

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Scope of RTI Act, India 2005

Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of USA(1801-09) and author of the Declaration of Independence says  “A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine”. A thought provoking statement with lot of depth to it. It just doesn’t talk of majority in the parliament but about all those wrong-doers who wish to grow their wealth at the expense of everyone else. Right to Information Act, was brought on the table and made a reality just to counter such elements of the society. RTI guarantees transparency of Information that is vital to its functioning and to contain corruption. In other words, it aids to hold governments and their instrumentalities accountable to the governed.
We will try and understand more about the SCOPE of RTI, What information is accessible and what isn’t.

SCOPE of RTI

The following Governments, Organizations  and bodies are covered under RTI and are subject to it.

Central, State and Local Governments…