Right to Information Act 2005

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12 August 2009

Whether the private institutions come under RTI Act or not

sanjeev murthy desai (Expert)
12 August 2009

No .......

charudureja (Expert)
12 August 2009

No RTI is nt applicable to Pvt sector it is applicable to Govt, Offices.

Kiran Kumar (Expert)
12 August 2009

both ma frnd are correct.

Sarvesh Kumar Sharma Advocate (Expert)
12 August 2009


Manish Singh (Expert)
13 August 2009

Dear Mr. rao,
In general pvt entities are not covered by the RTI Act but if any such pvt entity receives substantial grant by the state for functioning and all, then subsequently it falls under the ambit of RTI.

Adinath@Avinash PatilOnline (Expert)
13 August 2009

Yes,All private institutions should come under RTI Act.

Manish Singh (Expert)
13 August 2009

dear members,
please have a look at the relevant definition of the RTI Act for more clarification :

Sec 2(h) - "public authority" means any authority or body or institution of self- government established or constituted—
by or under the Constitution;
by any other law made by Parliament;
by any other law made by State Legislature;
by notification issued or order made by the appropriate Government, and includes any—

(i) body owned, controlled or substantially financed;

(ii) non-Government organization substantially financed, directly or indirectly by funds provided by the appropriate Government;

Somnath mukherjee (Expert)
13 August 2009

if the private body act as an agent of the govt. body then it comes RTI Act

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