By: D.K Chaudhary
Q.1 Which one of the following statements is true about right in information? (UP. PCS 2015)
(A) It is the political right (B) It is a constitutional right.
(C) It is a legal right (D) It is a social right.
|The right to information Act, was passed on 11 may, 2005 by the Lok Sabha and on 12 May, 2005 by the Rajya Sabha and received the assent of the then president late Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on June 15th 2005. It come into force after 120 days on (12—13 midnight) October 12, 2005.|
Q.2 The right to information is? (UP. UDA Spl. 2010)
(A) A Fundamental Right. (B) A Legal Right.
(C) Both (A) and (B) (D) Neither (A) nor (B)
|The right to information Act, 2005 mandates response to citizen’s requests for government information. It is a legal right. The basic object of the right to information Act. Is to empower the citizen, promote transparency and accountably in the working of the government, contain corruption, and make our democracy work for the people in real sense. In the case of Indian express Vs. union of India, justice venkatachaliah admitted that the freedom of thought and expression also includes the right to information. However, the right to information is not clearly mentioned in the Indian constitution.|
Q.3 Right to information Act was passed in the year? (UP. PCS 2013)
(A) 2001 (B) 2004
(C) 2005 (D) 2002
|See the explanation of above question.|
Q.4 Consider the following statements about the ‘Right to information (RTI)’ Act, 2005 and select one which has not been provided for or is specially exempted? (UP. PCS 2006)
(A) It is not applicable in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
(B) An applicant making request for information will have to give reasons for seeking information.
(C) Removal of chief information commissioner.
(D) Every information commissioner shall held officer for a term of 5 years or until age of 65 years, whichever is earlier.
|All the provisions given in options are made under right to information Act, 2005 except the provision mentioned in option (B). under chapter II, section 6(2) of right to information shall not be required to give any reason for requesting the information or any other personal details except those that may be necessary for contacting him”|
Q.5 Which of the following related to Right to Information Act, 2005? (UP. PCS 2015 )
(A) Lily Thomas v/s Union of India.
(B) Nandini Sundar v/s State of Chhattisgarh.
(C) Namit Sharma v/s Union of India.
(D) None of the above.
|Namit Sharma v/s Union of India is related to Right to information Act, 2005.|
Q.6 The objective of Right to information Act, is to?(R.A.S/ R.T.A 2007)
(A) Secure access to information from public authorities.
(B) Provided information to the public by a person who has the information.
(C) Provided information by government on a public place.
(D) Secure information by police from culprits.
|According to the section 2 of right to information Act, 2005 the ‘Right to information’ means to information controlled by public officials. Under the right to information records, documents and works can be inspected and the sample of the material can be taken. The right to information Act was passed on 11 May 2005 by the Lok Sabha and on 12 May 2005 by Rajya Sabha. South Africa is the only country in the world which specifically mentions right to information in its constitution.|
Q.7 Which High Court has said in its important decision that “the RTI application should tell the reason for asking information under right to information”? (UP. PCS 2014)
(A) Culcutta High Court (B) Bombay High Court
(C) Allahabad High Court (D) Madras High Court
|A division bench of Madras high court comprising justices N. Paul Vasantha Kumar and K. Ravichandrababu said “an applicant must disclose the object for which the information is sought and also satisfy that such object has a legal backing” a decision which may have far reaching implications on getting information under the RTI Act, but any such obligations is not mentioned in Right to Information Act, 2005.|
Q.8 Under the scheduled Tribes and other traditional forest dwellers (Recognition of forest rights) Act, 2006 who shall be the authority to initiate the process for determining the nature and extent of individual or community forest rights or both?( IAS 2013)
(A) State forest department
(B) District collector/deputy commissioner
(C) Tahsildar/Block Development officer/ Mandal Revenue officer
(D) Gram Sabha
|Under section 6(1) of the scheduled tribes and other traditional forest dwellers (Recognition of forest rights) Act,2006 the Gram Sabha has been given the authority to initiate the process for determining the nature and extent of these rights. After that, it is inquired at Tehsil and District level.|
Q.9 The National Green Tribunal Act, 2010 was enacted in consonance with which of the following provision of the Constitution of India?(I A S 2012)
- The Rights to a healthy environment, construed as a part of Right to life under Article 21.
- Provision of grants for raising the level of administration in the scheduled tribes under article 275(1).
- Power and functions of gram Sabha as mentioned under article 243(A).
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
(A) 1 only (B) 2 and 3 only
(C) 1 and 3 only (D) 1, 2 and 3 only
|The National Green Tribunal Act, 2010 was enacted in consonance with right to a healthy environment, construed as a part of right of life under Article 21 of the constitution of India. By this Act, the National Green Tribunal was set up in the country.|
Q.10 Which one the following statements with respect to the land acquisition Act, 1894 is not true? (MP. PCS 2016)
(A) It was made by the British rules.
(B) Its purpose was to help the process of land reforms in India.
(C) It has been replaced by another Act, of India’s Parliament.
(D) Its implementation had become disputed.
|The land acquisition Act, 1894 was enacted by British rules which was replaced by the Right to fair compensation and transparency in Land Acquisition, rehabilitation and resettlement Act, 2013. It was disputed ever since the enactment of land acquisition Act, particularly forcible acquisition. Thus option B is not correct.|