The Right to Information Act, 2005 (22 of 2005) has been enacted by the Parliament and has come into force from 15 June, 2005. This Act provides for right to information for citizens to secure access to information under the control of public authorities in order to promote transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority. All Universities and Colleges established by law made by Parliament or by State Legislature or by notification by the appropriate Government or owned, controlled or substantially financed directly or indirectly by funds provided by the Government shall come within the meaning of a Public Authority under this Act.
Whereas, some provisions of this act have come into effect immediately on its enactment (that is on 15 June 2005), other provisions shall come into effect on 100 / 120 days of its enactment. All universities and colleges are therefore advised to carefully go through this Act and take necessary steps for implementation of various provisions including proactive disclosure of certain kind of information. Such information shall be made available to the public at large through the website by the concerned university/college.
RTI Against University, School or College – As per Section 6(1) of the RTI Act “An individual, who wants to obtain any information under this Act, shall submit an RTI Application in writing or through electronic means in English or Hindi in the official language of the area, with fees as prescribed by the state or central government”.
To file RTI against any public or private university, UGC (University Grants Commission), School, or College you need to write an RTI Application in Hindi, English, or any official language of the area with all the details and send it to the concerned authority.