It is an act to provide for setting out the practical regime of Right to Information for citizens to secure information under 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.

Citation: Act No. 22 of 2005

Territorial extent: Whole of India except Jammu and Kashmir

Enacted by: Parliament of India

Date enacted: 15-June-2005

Date assented to: 22-June-2005

Date commenced: 12-October-2005

Status: In force