Explain with examples ‘Right to Information’ to the consumers.
- IN October 2005, the Government of India enacted a law - Right to Information Act popularly known as RTI.
- It ensures its citizens all the information about the function of government departments.
- The effect of the RTI Act can be understood from the following example.
Naina, a B.Com honours graduate. She submitted all the required certificates and attended the interview also for the job of P.R.O. But she did not receive any new of the result. The officials also refused to comply with her querries. She, therefore, filled an application using the RTI Act saying that it was her right to know the result in a reasonable time so that she could plan her future. Bank authority informed about the reasons for delay in the declaration of results but also got her call letter for appointment as she performed well in the interview.