The Right to Information (RTI) was recognised as a constitutionally protected right in a plethora of decisions delivered by the Supreme Court even prior to the enactment of the Right to Information Act, 2005. The 2005 Act lays down the contours of the said right and, further, defines what falls within the broad definition of information in the public domain. In this Section we look at some of the landmark judicial decisions on the right to information in India.

2002
Union of India v. Association for Democratic Reforms
2009
The CPIO, Supreme Court of India v. Subhash Chandra Agarwal & Anr.
2013
Subhash Chandra Agarwal v. Indian National Congress & Ors.
2015
Reserve Bank of India v. Jayantilal Mistry
2019
Central Public Information Officer, Supreme Court of India v. Subhash Chandra Agarwal