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: Information regarding PPO issued in respect of Pre 2016 pensioner whose pension has been revised with reference to F.D. Fir. letter 22372016-lPension (FD) is personal information of third party; It is exempt from disclosure u/S 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about an investigation was denied u/s 8(1)(e) of RTI Act without justification - During hearing, the PIO explained the applicability of Section 8(1)(e) which was accepted by the CIC with advice to PIO to handle the RTI applications properly     Right to Information Act 2005    Can two lady doctors do ultrasound test of an male patient in absence of a male attendant? - PIO: Only such information can be provided which is available and existing - CIC: Application consists of questions rather than information as defined in RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO rejected the RTI application on the ground that the IPO was not properly addressed - CIC: PIO’s action to return the RTI application was not proper - CIC: Bona fide of the complainant is established by payment; RTI application should have been replied     Right to Information Act 2005    Expense certificate for the purpose of remuneration/salary of CSC was denied u/s 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act - CIC: Denial not justified as general information was asked relating to expenses; directed the PIO to provide suitable information to the appellant     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Denial of information on the plea that inquiry is pending without substantiating the same u/S 8 or 9 of RTI Act and ignoring the fact that information sought for concerns the Appellant only for which he has every right to know, was inappropriate     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    Is a reply to a RTI application admissible in a court of law as evidence?     Right to Information Act 2005    Analysis of the Central Information Commission’s (CIC) Annual Report for the year 2020-21     Right to Information Act 2005    Fate of the complaint filed before the erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir Human Rights Commission     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