MCQs on RTI Act 2005 - 4

1. Right to Information includes the right to 

(i) inspect works, documents, records

(ii) take notes, extracts or certified copies of documents or records

(iii) take certified samples of material

(iv) obtain information in form of printouts, diskettes, floppies, tapes, video cassettes or in any other electronic mode or through printouts

Chose the correct answer from the codes given below


(a) i, ii & iii
(b) i, ii & iv
(c) i, iii & iv
(d) i, ii, iii & iv



2. The obligations of public authorities under RTI Act 2005 includes?

(i) It shall publish the powers and duties of its officers and employees

(ii) It shall publish the procedure followed in its decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability

(iii) It shall publish the norms set by it for the discharge of its functions

(iv) It shall publish the rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records used by its employees for discharging its functions

(v) It shall not publish the statement of the categories of the documents held by it or under its control; 

Chose the correct answer from the codes given below:

(a) i, ii, iii & v
(b) i, iii, iv & v
(c) i, ii, iii & iv
(d) i, ii, iii, iv & v



3. What are the information not open to disclosure under RTI Act 2005 ?

(i) disclosure of which would prejudicially affect the sovereignty and integrity of India, the security, strategic, scientific or economic interests of the State, relation with foreign State or lead to incitement of an offence

(ii) information which has been expressly forbidden to be published by any court of law or tribunal or the disclosure of which may constitute contempt of court

(iii) information, the disclosure of which would cause a breach of privilege of Parliament or the State Legislature

(iv) information including commercial confidence, trade secrets or intellectual property, the disclosure of which would harm the competitive position of a third party, unless the competent authority is satisfied that larger public interest warrants the disclosure of such information
(i
Chose the correct answer from the codes given below:


(a) i, ii & iii
(b) i, ii & iv
(c) i, iii & iv
(d) i, ii, iii & iv


4. Which Section of RTI Act deals with 'exemption from disclosure of information'.

(a) Section 8
(b) Section 9
(c) Section 11
(d) Section 7


5. Under which Section, a Central/State Public Information Officer may reject a request for information where such a request for providing access would involve an infringement of copyright subsisting in a person other than the State.

(a) Section 8
(b) Section 9
(c) Section 10
(d) Section 11



6. "The definition of "information" under Section 2 (f) includes:"

(a) Records 
(b) Opinions
(c) Documents
(d) All the above 


7. Asst. Public Information Officer (APIO) has to forward first appeals to:

(a) Public Information Officer (PIO)
(b) The head of the authority
(c) First Appellate Authority
(d) None of the above 


8. "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"

(a) held by another Public Authority
(b) the subject matter of which is more closely connected with the functions of another Public Authority
(c) Both (a) and (b) 
(d) Neither (a) nor (b) 

9. Time limit for disposal of first appeal by the first appellate authority:

(a) 10 - 15 days
(b) 30 - 45 days
(c) 50 - 65 days
(d) 70 - 90 days 

10. Asst. Public Information Officer (APIO) has to receive the following from the citizens:

(a) Applications for information
(b) First appeals
(c) Second appeals
(d) All the above 


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