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 pertaining to service details of her husband were denied u/s 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act - Appellant claimed that she continues to be the wife of the individual regarding whom information has been sought - CIC: Process as per Section 11 of RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    Details of the employees in terms of their monthly salary and all its components; parents’ names; date of birth, educational and qualification details etc. were denied u/s 8(1)(j) - CIC: Monthly emoluments ought to be suo motu disclosed u/s 4(1)(b)(x)     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: PIO provided a grossly inappropriate reply stating that the information sought is not clear, even as the RTI Application was extremely specific; PIO warned against such sheer negligence & causing unwarranted obstruction to right to info of citizens     Right to Information Act 2005    Steps taken to implement Supreme Court directions issued regarding the implementation of NOTA option during elections - Deciding appeals is a quasi judicial function under RTI - Matter remanded matter back to the FAA to decide the First Appeal     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant sought the copy of the Rule under which two conditions were imposed on the Defence Assistant which led to the withdrawal of his DA from his case - CIC: Provide copy of APAR; There is complete negligence and laxity in dealing with RTI application     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant sought the copy of the Rule under which two conditions were imposed on the Defence Assistant which led to the withdrawal of his DA from his case - CIC: Provide copy of APAR; There is complete negligence and laxity in dealing with RTI application     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    Ordinance amends the Banking Regulation Act as applicable to Co-operative Banks     Right to Information Act 2005    States and Union Territories are running out of beds for the patients of Covid -19 infection     Right to Information Act 2005    HC: No penalty if experienced lawyer says records destroyed by termites     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