MCQs on RTI Act 2005 - 5

1. Which section deals with  Severability of the RTI Act

(a) Section 11

(b) Section 9
(c) Section 10
(d) Section 12


2. As per Section 2(h)  "public authority" means any authority or body or institution of self-government established or constituted


(i) by or under the Constitution;

(ii) by any other law made by Parliament;
(iii) by any other law made by State Legislature;
(iv) by notification issued or order made by the appropriate Government,

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




3.  RTI Act is not applicable to 

(a) All non-Government organisation substantially financed by politicl parties
(b) All  body owned, controlled or substantially financed by the appropriate Government
(c) All non-Government organisation substantially financed by the appropriate Government
(d) All the above


4. As per Section 2(i) "record" includes


(a) any document, manuscript and file; 
(b) any microfilm, microfiche and facsimile copy of a document; 
(c) any reproduction of image or images embodied in such microfilm 
(d) any other material produced by a computer or any other device

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




5. Which of the following are true about an inquiry carried out by an Information Commission?

(i) It may examine any record to which the `RTI Act, 2005` applies. 
(ii) No such record can be withheld from it (irrespective of any provision of any Act passed by the Parliament or the State Legislature). 
(iii) IC has the powers of a Civil Court trying a suit under the Code of Civil Procedure."

Chose the correct answer from the codes given below

(a) Only (ii) & (i)
(b) Only (i) & (iii)
(c) Only (iii) & (ii)
(d) All (i), (ii) & (iii) 


6. 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) 


7. How many countries in the world have Freedom of Information or Right to Information legislations / regimes?

(a) None
(b) All
(c) Less than a dozen
(d) Over 80 



8. "Who receives applications under the `RTI Act, 2005`?"

(a) Public Information Officer at the administrative unit level.
(b) Assistant Public Information Officer at the sub-district, sub-divisional levels
(c) Any officer of a Public Authority who is available in the Authority`s office when the application is made.  
(d) Only (a) and (b) 


9. An applicant making request for information

(a) shall be given the reason why the information sought for 
(b) shall be given the personal details of the applicant 
(c) shall not be given any reason for requesting the information or any other personal details except those that may be necessary for contacting him. 
(d) None of these
   
           

10. Under RTI Act, the language of an application may be in

(a) English
(b) Hindi
(c) Regional language
(d) All the above




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