RTI act is one of the act which can be used bay any common man to raise query on government departments. In year 2015-16, about 9.76 lakh applications were received under the Right to Information Act by Indians which has witnessed growth above 20% if compare with last year.
As per the central information commission’s annual report, out of 10, some 4 RTI applications were rejected on covert grounds. In year 2014-15, some 7.55 lakh RTI applications were received.
CIC raised forfeits of approx. Rs 10.52 lakh in which Rs 9.41 lakh paid up by the public information officers.
Some 47% of RTI applications were rejected under various clauses in section eight of the RTI act then some 1% of applications were rejected under Section 9 and 7% of the RTI applications were rejected by the 26 security and intelligence organizations.