MCQs on RTI Act 2005 - 6

1.Which was the first country in the World to have enacted a legislation for providing for citizens` RTI?


(a) Sweden
(b) Norway
(c) England
(d) France




2. The first Indian state that introduce the a law on RTI was

(a) Tamilnadu 

(b) U.P 
(c) Maharastra 
(d) Gujarat




3. How many types of 'Public Authorities' are there?


(a) Central Public Authorities
(b) State Public Authorities
(c) Both
(d) None of the above



4. The time limit specified in the `RTI Act, 2005` for the Central / State Information Commissions to decide on complaints is

(a) 15 days 
(b) One Month 
(c) Two Months 
(d) No such time limit has been specified.



5. 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) Transferred by another Public Authority. 
(iv) Forwarded by an Assistant Public Information Officer.

Choose the correct answer from the following codes:

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




6. A first appeal against the decision of a PIO can be preferred by

(a) An Applicant 
(b) A person from within the Public Authority.
(c) A person outside the Public Authority to whom the information pertains 
(d) All




7. A Public Information Officer will be liable to be imposed a monetary penalty for

(a) refusal to receive an information application.
(b) not providing information within specified time limits
(c) destroying information.
(d) All of them



8. "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."

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:


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



9. Which of the following are true?


(a) A PIO has to offer reasonable assistance to an applicant to reduce an oral application into writing
(b) A PIO is under no obligation to provide requested information to non-BPL category persons without the payment of application / initial fees. 
(c) A PIO is under no obligation to provide the requested information to non-BPL category persons without the payment of further fees as specified by her / him.
(d) All are true. 



10. Time limit for filing first appeal by a requester under sub-section (1) of Section 19 is:

(a) 10 days from the receipt of PIOs decision
(b) 30 days from the receipt of PIOs decision
(c) 40 days from the receipt of PIOs decision
(d) 45 days from the receipt of PIOs decision




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