Directions (Q. 1-10): Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Filing and Processing an RTI application in India gives us the authority to ask our questions for the government. We may file different types of applications such as Passport delays, PF related, Life insurance, Land and Property, State and Central examinations, Defence Forces, State and Central banks, amongst others.Infect The Right to Information Act (RTI) is an Act of the Parliament of India “to provide for setting out the practical regime of right to information for citizens” and replaces the erstwhile Freedom of Information Act, 2002. The Act applies to all States and Union Territories of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir. Under the provisions of the Act, any citizen may request information from a “public authority” (a body of Government or “instrumentality of State”) which is required to reply expeditiously or within thirty days. The Act also requires every public authority to computerize their records for wide dissemination and to pro-actively publish certain categories of information so that the citizens need minimum recourse to request for information formally. This law was passed by Parliament on 15 June 2005 and came fully into force on 13 October 2005. Information disclosure in India was restricted by the Official Secrets Act 1923 and various other special laws, which the new RTI Act relaxes.
Any citizen of India can submit a written application to the Public Information Officer (PIO) for information. Public Information Officer (PIO) is appointed by each authority, comes under The Right to Information Act (RTI). And it is the PIO’s obligation to provide information to citizens of India who request information under the Act. If there quest pertains to another public authority (in whole or part), it is the PIO’s responsibility to transfer/forward the concerned portions of the request to a PIO of the other authority within 5 working days. In addition, every public authority is required to designate Assistant Public Information Officers (APIOs) to receive RTI requests and appeals for forwarding to the PIOs of their public authority. The applicant is required to disclose his name and contact particulars but not any other reasons or justification for seeking information.
The free flow of information is must for a democratic society as it helps the society to grow and to retain a continuous debate and discussion among the people. But the access to information held by a public authority was not possible until 2005. Before that the common people did not have any legal right to know about the public policies and expenditures. It was quite ironical that people who voted the persons responsible for policy formation to power and contributed towards the financing of huge costs of public activities were denied access to the relevant information. Private bodies are also not within the Act’s ambit directly. Thus Right to Information Act is a standard or scale of measurement. It is also the democratic need of especially in a country like India which happens to be the largest democracy in the world.
1. Which of the following duration is required to reply an RTI application by a body of Government?
1) Within five working days. 2) Within a month 3) It takes at least two weeks. 4) Both 1) and 2) 5) None of these
2. Any citizen of India may request information in which of the following mode?
1) Electronic mail 2) Verbal 3) Through a written application 4) Either by 1 or 3 5) All of the above
3. Which of the following organization doesn't come under RTI as given in the above passage?
1) State and central Banks. 2) All private organization, which are substantially funded by Government.
3) Special protection group. 4) A request information from LIC.
5) None of these .
4. Which of the following is NOT true in the context of the passage?
1) The Act applies to all the states of India except the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
2) The RTI act was implemented 2005.
3) Those private organizations are substantially funded by the government come under the RTI Act.
4) Both 1 & 3
5) None of these
5. Which of the following is a suitable example of the Right of Information Act (RTI)?
1) Appeal against neighbour countries.
2) Ask for reducing expenses of any organization
3) Lodge a FIR against the organization
4) Provide prior information for an agitation.
5) None of these
Direction (Q. 6-8): Choose the word which is most nearly the SAME in meaning as the word printed in bold as sed in the passage.
1) Retarded 2) Quondam 3) Diligent 4) Dynasty 5) Former
1) Promulgation 2) Cynical 3) Administrative 4) Eradication 5) Admitted
1) Misanthropic 2) Valued 3) Conferred 4) Sphere 5) None of these
Direction (9-10): Choose the word which is MOST OPPOSITE in meaning of the word printed in bold as used in the
1) Remainder 2) Sensitive 3) Retarded 4) Abiding 5) Tragic
1) Collection 2) Scope 3) Distribution 4) By gone 5) Amount
1. 2 , 2.3, 3.3 , 4.1 , 5.5 , 6.5, 7. 2, 8.4, 9.3, 10.1