Hi all out here. I wanted to know wether private companies fall under RTI.
The answer is a simple "no". Please refer to similar threads on the subject.
We cannot directly apply to a Private Company. We can only approach a Public Authority as defined by the RTI act.Then the PA will collect & provide the information using such powers conferred to them. [please note it is limited and we cannot demand each and every information as we demand from a Public Authority] We can only demand information's which are accessible to a Public Authority.
Please refer section 2(f) which clearly says "information" means ............and information relating to any private body
which can be accessed by a public authority under any other law for the time being in force
For example we can get many details of a
i) Private Bank through RBI
ii) Private Telecom Operator from TRAI
iii) Insurance company through IRDA
iv) Parcel companies through Postal Department
v) Listed companies, Brokers through SEBI
vi) Societies from Registrar of societies etc.
Last edited by hemasampat; 17-02-07 at 11:48 AM.
As Ganpat said the answer is simply 'No', however as Hema suggested the answer is partially 'yes'. The section 2 (f) can be referred here:
Not quite related but you can refer the the discussions here too:
Any information on co- operative societies can be obtained from the Registrar of societies because the are registered hence the registrar can get info. from them & give it to the applicant.Similarly info. on banks can be got from the RBI because it is the regulating body.
Though i have logged in as hema sampat why am i asked to log in again?
This is a very good reply, which in effect has precisely summarised all the essential points of our discussions in the thread Is it possible to ask information from a public Limited company.
Originally Posted by hemasampat
Good work Hema, Keep it up.
Re: RTI Query
Not at all
Originally Posted by miraroadguy