RTI as we all know stands for Right to Information and is a very important act and right that we citizen of India can use for our goodwill.It came into force on the 12th October, 2005.The RTI 2005 is an Act of the Parliament of India “to provide for setting out the practical regime of right to information for citizens.” The Act applies to all States and Union Territories of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir.Under the provision of this act any citizen may ask information from Public Authority and they are expected to reply within 30 days or 48 hours in case of life or liberty of person that sought concerns.If the citizen does not receive any reply or is not satisfied with the information provided by the Public Information Officer regarding RTI Act within the stipulated time frame,he/she can appeal to a higher rank authority within 30 days.
The Right Empowers every citizen to:-
- Ask any questions from the Government or seek any information.
- Take copies of any governmental documents.
- Inspect any governmental documents.
- Inspect any Governmental works.
- Take samples of materials of any Governmental work.
So Citizen know your right and never hesitate to question the Government on any issue ,after-all India is a Democratic Republic and its ultimate authority and power is derived from the citizens of India.
Here is the FAQ on RTI for reference.
RTE as known is Right to Education Act 2009 is an act enacted by the Parliament of India on 26th August 2009 and commenced on 1st April 2010 which describes the modalities of the importance of free and compulsory education for children between 6 and 14 in India under Article 21a of the Indian Constitution.
This Act serves as a building block to make sure that every child has his or her right (as an entitlement) to get a quality elementary education until the age of 14 free of charge, and that the State, with the help of families and communities, fulfills this obligation.
If we want to see India in the path of development,we all must come together hand in hand and make this act a huge success,why I am saying this is because even after like 3 years of its commencement there has not been much improvement educational front.The Government and even the Parents and not much interested in the act,whereas the urban population is aware of it,the rural population does not find it as a profitable scheme to send off their ward to school. Gandhiji once said “The real India lies in the villages. Development is possible when the villages prosper!”, so I think I made my point.The Rural India can be developed only and only by Imparting Education to the Rural Mass and in turn it will develop India.
Here is the Main features of Right to Education 2009 act for reference.