Q. In which of the following year the RTI Act was introduced?

[A] 2000

[B] 2001

[C] 2005

[D] 2010

Answer: C

Explanation: The right to information is a fundamental right under Article 19 (1) of the Indian Constitution.

  • In 1976, in the Raj Narain vs the State of Uttar Pradesh case, the Supreme Court ruled that Right to information will be treated as a fundamental right under article 19.
  • The Supreme Court held that in Indian democracy, people are the masters and they have the right to know about the working of the government.
  • Thus the government enacted the Right to Information act in 2005 which provides machinery for exercising this fundamental right.

Source: Laxmikanth Governance