Right to Information Act 2005
(enacted by Indian Parliament)
Section 5(1) and 19(1)
The Right to Information Act 2005 (Act No. 22 of 2005) provides for setting out the practical regime of 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 each public authority.
Section 2(h) defines "public authority" as follows:
(h) "public authority" means any authority or body or institution of self-government established or constituted-
(a) by or under the Constitution; (b) by any other law made by Parliament; (c) by any other law made by State Legislature; (d) by notification issued or order made by the appropriate Government.
and includes any-
- body owned, controlled or substantially financed;
- non-Government organization substantially financed.
- any document, manuscript and file;
- any microfilm, microfiche and facsimile copy of a document;
- any reproduction of image or images embodied in such microfilm (whether enlarged or not); and
- any other material produced by a computer or any other device.
Further, as per Section 2(j) "right to information"
1. "right to information" means the right to information accessible under this Act which is held by or under the control of any public authority and includes the right to-
- inspection of work, documents, records;
- taking notes, extracts or certified copies of documents or records;
- taking certified samples of material;
- obtaining information in the form of diskettes, floppies, tapes, video cassettes or in any other electronic mode or through printouts where such information is stored in a computer or in any other device;
Section 4(1)(b) requires every public authority to provide as much information SUO MOTO to the public at regular intervals through various means of communication, including internet, so that the public have minimum resort to the use of this Act to obtain information. The sub section 4(1)(b) provides for publication of information broadly mentioned under headings (i) to (xvii). In compliance with these provisions, this Information Handbook is published about Kuvempu University. The information is also available at University website www.kuvempu.ac.in This Information Handbook will enable the citizens to obtain information as to the provisions contained in various rules and regulations governing the Kuvempu University and related information.
This Information Handbook is divided into 17 manuals.
Subsection 4(1)(b)(xii) provides information on the manner of execution of subsidy programmes. This programme per se is not applicable to the University.