As per Chapter II 4(1)(b) of Right to Information Act No 22 of 2005 HMWS&SB is Obligated To Provide Information
The Act extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir. [S.(12)].
Information means any material in any form including records, documents, memos, e-mails, opinions, advices, press releases, circulars, orders, logbooks, contracts, reports, papers, samples, models, data material held in any electronic form 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 but does not include "file notings" [S.2(f)].
It includes the right to:
It comes into force on the 12th October, 2005 (120th day of its enactment on 15th June, 2005).Some provisions have come into force with immediate effect viz. obligations of public authorities [S.4(1)], designation of Public Information Officers and Assistant Public Information Officers [S.5(1) and 5(2)], constitution of Central Information Commission (S.12 and 13), constitution of State Information Commission (S.15 and 16), non-applicability of the Act to Intelligence and Security Organizations (S.24) and power to make rules to carry out the provisions of the Act (S.27 and 28).