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


Information related to action taken by IIT, BHU regarding Inspection of GPIs through Technical Institution for compliance verification of effluent discharge standards - CIC: A clear reply should be provided that there is no such information existing     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO transferred the RTI Application u/s 6(3) to DIAL while simultaneously maintaining that DIAL is not a public authority - CIC: The Ministry of Civil Aviation should be in a position to access the information from DIAL if it is not available with them     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC observed that despite imposition of penalty on the CPIO, she appeared clueless in respect of the nuances of the RTI Act and again appeared without proper explanation for non compliance of the order; A copy of the order was marked to Secretary UGC     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding land cost for a particular area allotted by the DDA to a builder was denied u/s 8(1) (j) - CIC: There is complete negligence and laxity in the public authority in dealing with the RTI applications; Reflects disrespect towards the RTI     Right to Information Act 2005    Procedure of handling of complaints regarding corruption matter / irregularities - CIC: Reply provided on some paras of the RTI Application is not appropriate - CIC: PIO to provide a revised reply on those paras duly certified and free of cost     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO: There is no practice of formal handing/taking over of the Representational Grant register/documents between an officer and his successor in the O/o Head of Chancery - CIC: Reply provided by the PIO is not appropriate; provide an appropriate response     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    Can a Court disallow what an officer can permit under the RTI Act?     Right to Information Act 2005    Is the recent appointment of Government Officials as Information Commissioners null and void?     Right to Information Act 2005    There can be no dispute that the human rights would include life and liberty     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