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: The FAA did not dispose of the first appeal filed by the appellant - CIC: Being a quasi judicial body, the FAA should have given an opportunity of hearing the appellant & then passed a speaking order; The FAA has failed to exercise his powers     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant maintained that incomplete and misleading information has been provided - CIC: PIO to affirm on affidavit that relevant records as sought for by the Appellant has been provided to him and no other document on the subject is available in records     Right to Information Act 2005    Details of a Resident including his date of birth with proof; the name of his School along with mark sheets of class 10th and 12th; the date of his joining and other issues related thereto - CIC: No further intervention is required in the matter     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Although malafide intention is not apparent in the denial of information, the gross non-application of mind by the PIO & misplaced reliance on earlier decisions of the CIC is strongly evinced - CIC expressed severe displeasure against the then PIO     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant sought information about departmental inquiry report against the Branch Manager for sanctioning forged KCC loan - CIC: Provide certified copies of the final order passed after the departmental inquiry and certified copy of complete KCC Loan file     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant sought copies of investigation report and action taken on his CVC Complaint no. 40616/2016 alleging corruption and forgery - CIC: Provide the information in the form of final outcome of CVC complaint after invoking section 10 of RTI Act     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    How much respect should the order of the Supreme Court command?     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   
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