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1.75 crore RTIs filed since 2005

Between 2005 and 2015, 27.2 percent that is 47.66 lakh of the total RTIs filed to the centre

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: Oct 6 2016 1:48PM | Updated Date: Oct 6 2016 1:48PM

1.75 crore RTIs filed since 2005
Since the implementation of Right to Information Act (RTI) in October 2005, around 1.75 crore applications have been filed with one-fourth being requested only to the Centre. This accounts to be 4,800 applications per day.
 
As per a study conducted by Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) and ‘The Economic Times’, between 2005 and 2015, 27.2 percent that is 47.66 lakh of the total RTIs filed to the centre. 
 
Talking about state wise data, Maharashtra accounts for 26.40 percent that is 46.26 lakh.
 
Similarly, Karnataka received only 11.83 percent of application that is 20.73 percent.
 
 Southern states such as Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala collectively received around 24.90 percent. 
 
According CHRI, the number of RTI applications needs to reduce. For this, the governments need to identify frequently asked questions and proactively disclose that information.
 
Moreover, the study complies that the actual number of the applications could be higher as many public authorities do not report their annual compliance.
 
In the same way, four state information commissions – Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Tripura and Uttar Pradesh – have not published any annual report on their website.