AWARENESS OF RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT (2005) AMONG LIS PROFESSIONALS AND STUDENTS IN TAMIL NADU
Author(s): N. Nachiappan, S. Thanuskodi
A citizen has a right to seek such information from a public authority which is held by the public authority or which is held under its control. This right includes inspection of work, documents and records; taking notes, extracts or certified copies of documents or records; and taking certified samples of material held by the public authority or held under the control of the public authority. It is important to note that only such information can be supplied under the Act which already exists and is held by the public authority or held under the control of the public authority. The study shows that out of the total 132 Respondents 42 were M.L.I.Sc., 62 were M.Phil Scholar and 28 were Ph.D Scholar. When we expressed in the form of percentage, it is 32 percent, 47 percent and 21 percent respectively. Majority of the population was M.Phil Scholar followed by post graduate group. Ph.D Scholar respondents were less in number. The study reveals that 42 respondents i.e. 32 percent were responded that the information was provided in the format they wanted. Also, 84 respondents i.e. 64 percent of the total Respondents said that they were not provided the information in the format as they had sought. Total 6 respondents fall under the category of don’t know about as they never applied to seek information under the Right to Information Act.