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What is section 8(1) of RTI act 2005?

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RTI(Right To Information) is the Act issued by the government on 15th June 2005 with the intention of making the government policies and actions transparent to the public which can assist in avoiding corruption and confusion regarding government activities. This Act would make the public aware and educated about the working principle in the most real and practical sense. 

The RTI contains 31 sections under which multiple sub-sections are discussed. RTI 8 is a section under the RTI Act discussing the information transparency to public and 8(i) is a subsection discussing the cabinet papers including records of deliberations of the Council of Ministers, Secretaries and other officers.

Section 8(1)(i) in The Right To Information Act, 2005

(i) cabinet papers including records of deliberations of the Council of Ministers, Secretaries and other officers: Provided that the decisions of Council of Ministers, the reasons thereof, and the material on the basis of which the decisions were taken shall be made public after the decision has been taken, and the matter is complete, or over: Provided further that those matters which come under the exemptions specified in this section shall not be disclosed;

These act certainly considers the basic right of the public to information regarding the council, ministry decisions, secretaries and details regard the resolutions taken by other offices of the Indian government. The decision adopted regarding certain requirements must be made public to reveal the behavior of the option opted to solve the active issue.


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