MINISTRY OF LAW AND JUSTICE
(Legislative Department)
New Delhi, the 21st June, 2005/Jyaistha 31, 1927 (Saka)
The following Act of Parliament received the assent of the President on the 15th June,
2005, and is hereby published for general information:—

THE RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT, 2005
No. 22 of 2005
[15th June, 2005.]
An Act 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 constitution of a Central Information
Commission and State Information Commissions and for matters connected
therewith or incidental thereto.
WHEREAS the Constitution of India has established democratic Republic;
AND WHEREAS democracy requires an informed citizenry and transparency of
information which are vital to its functioning and also to contain corruption and to
hold Governments and their instrumentalities accountable to the governed;
AND WHEREAS revelation of information in actual practice is likely to
conflict with other public interests including efficient operations of the Governments,
optimum use of limited fiscal resources and the preservation of confidentiality of
sensitive information;

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