Wednesday, February 02, 2011

QUESTION ANSWER ROUND ON THE RTI ACT,2005




Quiz Question #1: The United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 59(1) stating `Freedom of Information is a fundamental Human Right` in

Your Answer: A. 1946

Correct Answer: A. 1946

Reason: Correct.



Quiz Question #2: Which Article of the `Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognised `Freedom of Information and Free Press` as a fundamental Human Right?

Your Answer: B. Article 19

Correct Answer: B. Article 19

Reason: Correct.



Quiz Question #3: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognises FOI as a part of Freedom of Expression, which is a Fundamental Human Right.

Your Answer: C. True.

Correct Answer: C. True.

Reason: Correct.



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Quiz Question #1: The `Freedom of Information Bill, 2000` was later enacted later as the `RTI Act, 2005`

Your Answer: B. Wrong

Correct Answer: B. Wrong

Reason: Correct.



Quiz Question #2: The first State to introduce the a law on RTI was

Your Answer: A. Tamil Nadu

Correct Answer: A. Tamil Nadu

Reason: Correct. Tamil Nadu did so in April 1996



Quiz Question #3: 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



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Quiz Question #1: Enactment of the `RTI Act, 2005` provides for

Your Answer: C. Both a and b.

Correct Answer: C. Both a and b.

Reason: Correct.



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: Disclosure on the Internet is an important feature of proactive disclosure by a Public Authority under `RTI Act, 2005`

Your Answer: A. Yes.

Correct Answer: A. Yes.

Reason: Correct.



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Quiz Question #1: Consider the following points about the rule-making power under the `RTI Act, 2005` i) Only Appropriate Governments have rule-making power. ii) Only Competent Authorities have rule-making power. iii) Appropriate Governments have rule-making power at the Central Level and Competent Authorities have rule-making power at the State Level. iv) All Appropriate Governments and Competent Authorities defined by the RTI Act, 2005 have rule-making power with respect to their stated jurisdictions.

Your Answer: D. Only iv) is true.

Correct Answer: D. Only iv) is true.

Reason: Correct.



Quiz Question #2: i) Provisions providing for voluntary disclosure of categories of records…ii) notices regarding fees to be paid… iii) additional regulations / circulars… for obtaining access to information… which of the aforesaid should be included in the guidelines to be published and updated by an Appropriate Government?

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

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

Reason: Correct.



Quiz Question #3: For the PIO to disclose certain information, the Competent Authority should be satisfied that larger public interest warrants its disclosure. This information pertains to: i) commercial confidence. ii) trade secrets. iii) intellectual property. iv) information available to a person in his fiduciary relationship.

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

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

Reason: Correct.



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Quiz Question #1: The `RTI Act, 2005` says that the transfer of applications from a Public Authority to another should

Your Answer: D. All the above

Correct Answer: D. All the above

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: It is NOT required for a Public Authority (PA) to: i) Designate adequate number of PIOs & APIOs and FAAs with appropriate seniority. ii) Computerise such records as are appropriate to be computerised (within a reasonable time, subject to availability of resources). iii) Make information available in the local language and in a cost effective manner. iv) Publish proactive disclosure-related information on the Internet.

Your Answer: D. Neither. A PA is required to do all the above.

Correct Answer: D. Neither. A PA is required to do all the above.

Reason: Correct.



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Quiz Question #1: What is the maximum number of Commissioners that the Central or a State Information Commission can have?

Your Answer: D. 11

Correct Answer: D. 11

Reason: Correct.



Quiz Question #2: The time limit specified in the `RTI Act, 2005` for the Central / State Information Commissions to decide on (second) appeals is

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

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

Reason: Correct.



Quiz Question #3: The time limit specified in the `RTI Act, 2005` for the Central / State Information Commissions to decide on complaints is

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

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

Reason: Correct.



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Quiz Question #1: How could a Public Information Officer receive applications? i) Those submitted by a requester in hand. ii) Those sent by an applicant by E-Mail. iii) Those transferred by another Public Authority. iv) Those forwarded by an Assistant Public Information Officer.

Your Answer: B. Any or all i), ii), iii) & iv).

Correct Answer: B. Any or all i), ii), iii) & iv).

Reason: Correct.



Quiz Question #2: Who receives applications under the `RTI Act, 2005`?

Your Answer: D. Only a. and b.

Correct Answer: D. Only a. and b.

Reason: Correct.



Quiz Question #3: An RTI application can be sent

Your Answer: D. Through any of these means.

Correct Answer: D. Through any of these means.

Reason: Correct.



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Quiz Question #1: A first appeal against the decision of a PIO can be preferred by i) An Applicant. ii) A person from within the Public Authority. iii) A person outside the Public Authority to whom the information pertains.

Your Answer: D. All i), ii) & iii) above.

Correct Answer: D. All i), ii) & iii) above.

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: Consider the following statements about Information Commissions. i) There is no time limit for the Information Commissions to decide 2nd appeals. ii) Decisions of Information Commissions are binding only on the appellants, but not on the Public Authorities. iii) There is a lower limit for the penalty that Information Commissions can impose on a PIO. iv) There is no upper limit for the penalty that Information Commissions can impose on a PIO. Which of these are false?

Your Answer: B. Only ii) & iv).

Correct Answer: B. Only ii) & iv).

Reason: Correct.



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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.



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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: 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 #3: The `RTI Act, 2005` says that personal information may be disclosed if i) its disclosure has no relationship to any public activity or interest. ii) it does not cause unwarranted invasion of privacy. iii) the PIO or the appellate authority concerned is satisfied that the larger public interest justifies the disclosure of such information...

Your Answer: D. All i), ii) & iii) are true.

Correct Answer: D. All i), ii) & iii) are true.

Reason: Correct.



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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: According to the `RTI Act, 2005`, as far as exempted organisations are concerned, the exemption applies to i) certain organisations of the Central Government as listed in the 2nd Schedule and to the information submitted by these organisations to this Government. ii) certain organisations of the State Governments as may be notified by them in the Official Gazette, but NOT to the information furnished by these organisations to the respective State Governments.

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

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

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.



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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: Who has the power to remove the difficulties arising in giving effect to the provisions of the `RTI Act, 2005`?

Your Answer: B. The Central Government.

Correct Answer: B. The Central Government.

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.

4 comments:

  1. i have clear 7 day course now how to move ahead fr 15 day ?

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  2. you have to send an rti application as per the details given

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  3. is there any certificate for 7 day online course????

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