What is the full form of RTI?

RTI stands for Right To Information.

Short Form RTI
Full Form Right To Information
Category Governmental » Rules & Regulations
Country India
Type Initialism

What is RTI?

Right to Information is commonly known as RTI. It is an act which provides for setting out the practical regime of right to information for citizens. It replaces the erstwhile Freedom of Information Act, 2002. The Act applies to all States and Union Territories of India, except Jammu & Kashmir. It comes into force on 15th June, 2005.

The Act gives effect to the fundamental right under Article 19(1) of the Constitution of India which provides that every citizen has a right to freedom of speech and expression and has the right to know how the government works, what it is doing and what are its decisions affecting public interest.

Under the act, any person can request information from a “public authority” (a body of Government or “instrumentality of State”) which is required to reply within 30 days. The information so provided can be in the form of records, documents, memos, e-mails, opinions, advices, press releases, circulars, orders, logbooks, contracts, reports, papers etc.