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 RTI application, even if repetitive, cannot be allowed to be left unattended as a reply to each and every RTI application is compulsory under the Act, even if repeating the earlier replies if so warranted - Exercise right to information responsibly     Right to Information Act 2005    Has the Takshila Public School, Shajahanpur got affiliation from CBSE, New Delhi? - PIO: A concrete reply can be provided only if the affiliation number is provided - CIC directed the PIO to provide a suitable revised reply as per the RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    Merely because one of the several points of the RTI application qualify for exemption u/s 8 of the Act, PIO cannot deny information on the remaining points on the conjecture that the said exemption shall extend to the all the major points of application     Right to Information Act 2005    Name and designation of the official accountable for deemed refusal u/s 7(2) - CIC: PIO has already confirmed that he was the custodian of the RTI application; Expecting the PIO to point out the name of the accountable official would entail interpretation     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC took a serious note of the fact that the PIO is seeking exemption under a wrong section of the RTI Act - CIC directed the Department of Post to arrange awareness conferences & seminars to sensitize and educate the concerned officials about RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    Complete information on rules about re-appointment of retired employees of Canara Bank after their retirement mentioning, norms for monetary & other benefits, facilities etc. available for post-retirement assignments - CIC: Complaint disposed as withdrawn     Right to Information Act 2005    Vijai Sharma and K V Chowdary appointed as CIC and CVC respectively     Right to Information Act 2005    Is the Mysore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    HC: Penalty proceedings u/s 20 for non compliance of the order passed by the SIC     Right to Information Act 2005    Madras HC directs TN Public Service Commission to disclose the details of caste, including sub-caste     Right to Information Act 2005    A 2 million question! How can you seek answers for your problems using 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