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


CIC: Copies of all the official circulars, orders etc should be suo-moto disclosed by the Public Authority on their website for the convenience of the public at large; Provide proper hyper-links and sub-links where the desired information is available     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant sought information regarding his consignments being taken away in the past from Customs CFS claiming that the Respondent had failed to establish as to how the disclosure would impede investigation - CIC: Provide the updated status to Appellant     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding income and expenditure of a religious shrine of Kashmiri Pandits (Zeashta Devi Prabandhak Committee - a Society with the Registrar of Societies, J&K Govt. under Societies Act VI of 1998) was sought - CIC: Provide the information     Right to Information Act 2005    Respondent: RTI application was received in DDA and is not traceable - CIC: In the light of the admission of utter neglect, casual and callous disregard to the provisions of the RTI Act, investigate and fix responsibility of the concerned official     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding seniority list - PIO: The role of Noda PIO is that of a post office - CIC: Such a poor understanding of the RTI Act can be rectified not by imposing penalty, but by referring the PIO for a training session to upgrade RTI knowledge     Right to Information Act 2005    Copy of EPF Challan submitted by M/s Raj Repair Works with their up-keep bill for a certain period was sought - CIC: Provide the total ESIC and EPF contribution year wise and the number of employees year wise to the appellant     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    Office of the Chief Justice of India is covered under the ambit of the RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    Government notifies amendment to RTI Rules in respect of the Information Commissioners     Right to Information Act 2005    Whether NGOs substantially financed by the government be covered under RTI Act?     Right to Information Act 2005   
How to file a RTI application

Step 3. - To whom should an applicant file the RTI application?

Ordinarily, an information seeker knows where the required information is available and the application should be filed to the Public Information Officer (PIO) of the concerned office. As the RTI Act requires that the applicant should address the application to the PIO of the ‘concerned public authority’, the applicant should try to locate the concerned organisation and file an application. In cases where the applicant is not sure who the public authority is, some effort may be required to find the concerned public authority.

If the information is available with more than one public authority, separate applications should be filed with the different PIOs.

In case the application is submitted to a PIO with whom the information is not available but the information is available with another PIO within the same Public Authority, he is duty bound to get the same from the concerned PIO 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.

A dated acknowledgement should be obtained from the receipt counter of the public authority. If it is sent by post, the proof of sending by post should be retained.

 

How to file a RTI application