Saturday, August 28, 2010

THE QUESTION ANSWER ROUND ON RTI ACT 2005

THE RTI ACT 2005   QUESTION  ANSWER ROUND TO ENHANCED THE GENERAL KNOWLEDGE


Quiz Question #1: Which of the following statements is factually correct? i) All countries having FoI / RTI have an explicit mention about FoI / RTI in their Constitutions. ii) There are some countries where there is FoI / RTI Law, but no explicit mention of FoI / RTI in the Constitution. iii) There are countries having FoI / RTI at the state / provincial / regional level in addition to the national level. iv) The national FoI / RTI laws of all countries have been enacted because the United Nations General Assembly has mandated them to do so.

Your Answer: C. ii) & iii)

Correct Answer: C. ii) & iii)

Reason: Correct.

Quiz Question #2: FoI / RTI finds a mention in:

Your Answer: D. All the above covenants.

Correct Answer: D. All the above covenants.

Reason: Correct.

Quiz Question #3: FoI / RTI laws are also referred to as:

Your Answer: B. "open-government laws" and "sunshine laws"

Correct Answer: B. "open-government laws" and "sunshine laws"

Reason: Correct.


Quiz Question #1: Which organisation is known to have taken up the first grassroots initiative for people`s RTI?

Your Answer: C. Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sanghatan` (MKSS)

Correct Answer: C. Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sanghatan` (MKSS)

Reason: Correct.

Quiz Question #2: The second State to enact a law on RTI was

Your Answer: D. Goa

Correct Answer: D. Goa

Reason: Correct. Goa did so in 1997

Quiz Question #3: Which was the State in which local authorities started providing people access to certain information related to the `Public Distribution System` (PDS) even before the State Assembly introduced / passed an RTI Act?

Your Answer: B. Madhya Pradesh

Correct Answer: B. Madhya Pradesh

Reason: Correct. It happened in Madhya Pradesh in certain places like Bilaspur and Korba. This was before the State of Chhattisgarh was carved out of Madhya Pradesh in November 2000. The Madhya Pradesh Assembly passed the RTI Act in 2002.


Quiz Question #1: Information by applying under the `RTI Act, 2005` can be obtained by

Your Answer: B. any citizen of India.

Correct Answer: B. any citizen of India.

Reason: Correct. Section 3 of the `RTI Act, 2005` states that subject to the provisions of the Act, all citizens chall have the right to information

Quiz Question #2: How many chapters does the `RTI Act, 2005` have?

Your Answer: A. 6

Correct Answer: A. 6

Reason: Correct.

Quiz Question #3: Right to information is available under the `Right to Information Act, 2005`

Your Answer: D. to all Indian citizens.

Correct Answer: D. to all Indian citizens.

Reason: Correct.



Quiz Question #1: Who is expected to and authorised to make Rules under the `RTI Act, 2005`?

Your Answer: D. Both a. & b.

Correct Answer: D. Both a. & b.

Reason: Correct.

Quiz Question #2: Appropriate Government under the `RTI Act, 2005` could be: i) State Government. ii) Central Government. iii) Local Government. iv) Government of a country / countries with whom India has bilateral / multilateral pacts.

Your Answer: C. Either i) or ii).

Correct Answer: C. Either i) or ii).

Reason: Correct.

Quiz Question #3: The guidelines to be published and updated by an Appropriate Government should cover, among other things: i) Objects of the `RTI Act, 2005`. ii) manner and form of making a request to PIOs. iii) Assistance available form Central / State Information Commission.

Your Answer: A. All i), ii) & iii).

Correct Answer: A. All i), ii) & iii).

Reason: Correct.


Quiz Question #1: The `RTI Act, 2005` stipulates that a Public Authority should transfer an RTI application or a part thereof to another Public Authority if the application or a part of it pertains to information

Your Answer: C. Both a. and b.

Correct Answer: C. Both a. and b.

Reason: Correct. This has been stipulated by S. 6(3) of the `RTI Act, 2005`

Quiz Question #2: Under `RTI Act, 2005`, what was the deadline for all Public Authorities to, suo motu, publish information?

Your Answer: C. 12th October, 2005.

Correct Answer: C. 12th October, 2005.

Reason: Correct. Section 7(1) of the `RTI Act, 2005` states, among other things, that "… where information sought for concers the life and liberty of a person, the same shall be provided within forty-eight hours of the receipt of the request"

Quiz Question #3: The Act requires the designation within a `Public Authority` of

Your Answer: D. All the above

Correct Answer: D. All the above

Reason: Correct.



Quiz Question #1: An Information Commissioner can be removed from office on grounds of i) conviction in an offence involving moral turpitude. ii) acquiring a financial interest pejudicially affecting the functions as an Information Commissioner or engaging in a paid employment. iii) infirmity of body and / or mind. iv) being adjudged an insolvent.

Your Answer: A. All i), ii), iii) & iv)

Correct Answer: A. All i), ii), iii) & iv)

Reason: Correct.

Quiz Question #2: Like, the High Courts, there is a provision under the `RTI Act, 2005` to constitute one common State Information Commission for more than 1 State.

Your Answer: B. No. Every State Government should constitute an Information Commission for the State concerned.

Correct Answer: B. No. Every State Government should constitute an Information Commission for the State concerned.

Reason: Correct.

Quiz Question #3: (Second) Appeals on information pertaining to a person`s life and liberty should be decided by Information Commissions within

Your Answer: D. No such time limit has been specified.

Correct Answer: D. No such time limit has been specified.

Reason: Correct.



Quiz Question #1: Notice of the a PIO`s decision about disclosing or not disclosing third party information should be given to the third party

Your Answer: C. within 40 days of receipt of the application.

Correct Answer: C. within 40 days of receipt of the application.

Reason: Correct.

Quiz Question #2: Which of the following are true?

Your Answer: D. All are true.

Correct Answer: D. All are true.

Reason: Correct.

Quiz Question #3: "Deemed refusal" under the `RTI Act, 2005` is

Your Answer: A. A failure on a PIO`s part to provide information within the specified time limits.

Correct Answer: A. A failure on a PIO`s part to provide information within the specified time limits.

Reason: Correct.



Quiz Question #1: The First Appellate Authority has the discretion to admit appeals preferred by a third party after 30 days

Your Answer: B. There is no such discretion available to the First Appellate Authority.

Correct Answer: B. There is no such discretion available to the First Appellate Authority.

Reason: Correct.

Quiz Question #2: The First Appellate Authority

Your Answer: A. should be senior to all the Public Information Officers within the unit of a Public Authority concerned.

Correct Answer: A. should be senior to all the Public Information Officers within the unit of a Public Authority concerned.

Reason: Correct.

Quiz Question #3: The First Appellate Authority should decide on first appeals i) within 30 days from the receipt of the first appeals. ii) in less number of days that the PIO concerned took to take a decision on the application. iii) within 45 days from the date of receipt of the appeal, if the reasons are recorded.

Your Answer: C. Only i) & iii).

Correct Answer: C. Only i) & iii).

Reason: Correct.


Quiz Question #1: While inquiring into a complaint, Information Commissions have the power to i) summon and enforce attendance of persons. ii) compel them to give evidence on oath and produce documents or things. iii) Require discovery and inspection of documents.

Your Answer: C. All i), ii) & iii).

Correct Answer: C. All i), ii) & iii).

Reason: Correct.

Quiz Question #2: While inquiring into a complaint, Information Commissions have the power to i) receive evidence on affidavit. ii) requisition record or copies thereof from any court or office. iii) issue summons for examination of witnesses or documents.

Your Answer: B. All i), ii) & iii).

Correct Answer: B. All i), ii) & iii).

Reason: Correct.

Quiz Question #3: Consider the following. A PIO: i) malafidely denies information. ii) obstructed furnishing information. iii) knowingly gave incorrect, incomplete or misleading information. For which of these actions can he / she be penalised by an Information Commission.

Your Answer: A. Any or all of these.

Correct Answer: A. Any or all of these.

Reason: Correct.


Quiz Question #1: There are certain exemptions with respect to the information that can be provided under the `RTI Act, 2005`.

Your Answer: A. True.

Correct Answer: A. True.

Reason: Correct. Exemptions are in the form of certain types of information being exempted as stipulated by Ss. 8 and 9. As and where these exemptions are applicable, information can be entirely / partially rejected.

Quiz Question #2: PIO should disclose information exempted in S. 8(1) if public interest in disclosure outweighs the harm to the protected interests.

Your Answer: B. Yes.

Correct Answer: B. Yes.

Reason: Correct.

Quiz Question #3: Whose decision shall be final regarding computation of the period of 20 years as the time period till which information is to be given?

Your Answer: C. Central Government.

Correct Answer: C. Central Government.

Reason: Correct.



Quiz Question #1: The Second Schedule of the RTI Act, 2005 can be amended by

Your Answer: B. the Central Government.

Correct Answer: B. the Central Government.

Reason: Correct.

Quiz Question #2: The Second Schedule of the RTI Act, 2005 has so far been amended

Your Answer: D. 3 times.

Correct Answer: D. 3 times.

Reason: Correct.

Quiz Question #3: Consider the following statements about amending the Second Schedule. i) The Central Government can amend it. ii) It can amend it by notification in the Official Gazette. iii) It can include any other intelligence and security organisation. iv) It can omit any already existing organisation. iv) Every such notification shall be laid before each House of the Parliament. Which of these statements are true?

Your Answer: A. They are all true.

Correct Answer: A. They are all true.

Reason: Correct.



Quiz Question #1: After the enactment of the `RTI Act, 2005`, what is the status of the `Freedom of Information Act, 2002`?

Your Answer: C. It has been repealed.

Correct Answer: C. It has been repealed.

Reason: Correct.

Quiz Question #2: What is the time span mentioned in the `RTI Act, 2005` for making orders for removing difficulties in giving effect to the provisions of the `RTI Act, 2005`?

Your Answer: A. 2 years from the commencement of the Act.

Correct Answer: A. 2 years from the commencement of the Act.

Reason: Correct.

Quiz Question #3: Consider the following statements about "Bar on jurisdiction of courts" vis-avis the `RTI Act, 2005`. i) No court shall entertain any suit, application or other proceeding in respect of any order made under this Act. ii) No such order shall be called in question otherwise than by way of an appeal under this Act. Which of these statements is true?

Your Answer: D. Both i) & ii) are true.

Correct Answer: D. Both i) & ii) are true.

Reason: Correct.



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