A one stop destination for all Right to Information (RTI) matters
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A one stop destination for all Right to Information (RTI) matters


The proceedings under the RTI Act cannot be converted into proceedings for adjudication of disputes as to the correctness of the information furnished - CIC: This matter pertains to redressal of grievance that needs to be resolved at an appropriate forum     Right to Information Act 2005    Information pertaining to the selection of applicants for empanelment to take up mineral investigation works allotted by NMET - CIC: The reply by the PIO was an error of judgment with no malafide intention; PIO counselled to be careful in future     Right to Information Act 2005    Detail of municipal laws enacted on the basis of international treaties & conventions ratified by GoI were sought - PIO: Such details are not held exclusively by any public authority and the statutory enactments are in public domain - CIC: Order upheld     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The RTI application was transferred after 16 days delay excluding the five days mandate as specified under the Act - CIC: The information was provided by PIO after 67 days from the date of receiving the RTI application; Penalty of Rs. 16,750 imposed     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Even if PIO’s claim of APS, Ramgarh not being a public authority is conceded with, fact remains that the RTI Application is being responded by a public authority and not by APS, Ramgarh; Explaination for non-appearance during the hearing called     Right to Information Act 2005    Information on appointment letter, promotion orders, seniority list, service book of a Postal Assistant along with his educational certificates were denied under the pretext of personal information - CIC: Provide the certified copies as sought     Right to Information Act 2005    Vijai Sharma and K V Chowdary appointed as CIC and CVC respectively     Right to Information Act 2005    Is the Mysore Police Commissioner’s office coming up without plan approval?     Right to Information Act 2005    No action taken against the illegal massage parlours or spas in Goa     Right to Information Act 2005    Are there norms about the fee a school should charge and the facilities it offers?     Right to Information Act 2005    There is only 1 primary health centre per 28 villages of UP     Right to Information Act 2005    Services of all OSDs / Consultants terminated by Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai     Right to Information Act 2005    Internet Banking OTP should be part of Mandatory SMS and should not be chargeable     Right to Information Act 2005    A critique of the Supreme Court judgment regarding the fee to be charged under the RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    Analysis of the Supreme Court Judgment regarding disclosure of Civil Service results by UPSC     Right to Information Act 2005   
FAQ

Who is the 'concerned' PIO to whom an application should be filed?

The RTI Act requires that an applicant should address the application to the PIO of the ‘concerned’ public authority. Ordinarily, the applicant knows where the required information is available and should contact the relevant office, ascertain who the relevant PIO is and file the request. A citizen may wrongly apply to a PIO believing that the information sought by him would be available with the public authority to which he has addressed the application. In such a situation, the PIO receiving the application should transfer the application to the concerned PIO.

If an application is submitted to a PIO with whom the information is not available but the information is available with another officer within the same Public Authority, the PIO is duty bound to get the same from the concerned officer in the public authority and supply the same to the applicant. If the information pertains to some other public authority, the PIO is required to transfer the application to such public authority within five days of the receipt of the application under intimation to the applicant.