Andhra Pradesh State Minorities Finance Corporation Ltd. Head Office, Hyderabad Right to Information Act 2005 (ACT No 22 of 2005)
The Right to Information Bill 2005 was passed by the Houses of Parliament received the assent of the President of India on 25/6/2005 and it was published as RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT 2005 in the Gazette of India vide No 125 on 21/06/2005 and it has come into force wef 25/6/3005.
As per the Act, each public authority has to fulfill the certain obligation before the expiry of 100/120 days from the commencement of Act i.e. 23/09/2005, 12/10/2005. Section 4 (1) (a) of the Act casts an obligation on each public authority to maintain records. This Section reads as follows.
“Maximum all its records duly catalogued and indexed in manner and the form which facilities the right to information under this Act and ensure that all records that are appropriate to be computerized are within a reasonable time and subject to availability of resources computerized and connected through network all over the Country on different systems so that access to such records is facilitated”.
Section 4 (1) (b) of the Act Castes an obligation on each Public authority to publish within expiry of 120 days from the commencement of the Act. Manual on the (17) items contained in Chapter 2 to 17 herein for each access and understanding by Citizens. Civil Society Organizations, Public Representatives, Officers and Employees of Public Authorities including Public Information Officers and Assistant Public Information Officers and Appellate Officers etc.