The Right to Information Act, 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. According to UGC guidelines 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.
The full text of the Act and frequently asked questions for implementation of the act are available on the website https://rti.gov.in/.
Prof. Alka Singh, Principal, Vasanta College for Women, Rajghat Fort, Varanasi-221001, UP
Contact: 0542-2441187, 2440408
Mr. Javed Ahmad Ansari, Section Officer (Accounts), Vasanta College for Women, Rajghat Fort, Varanasi-221001, UP