Right To Information
Information is the lifeblood that sustains political, social and business decisions. Power resides in those entities. Constitutionally, speaking the right to or freedom of information can be traced to the freedom of speech and expression, and the right to life and personal liberty. There have been number of judgment rendered by the Supreme Court and other courts recognizing the fundamental nature of the right to information.
The Indian Policy makers have realized the importance of the right of the citizens to seek information and the corresponding duty of the public authority to make available the said information. As a result, the Parliament has enacted the Right to Information Act, 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 Commission and for matters connection there with or incidental thereto.
Any Queries under the act may be addressed to
Public Information Officer,
District & Sessions Court,
Port Blair. A & N Islands.