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


Entire record of case file in the matter of a Life Insurance Company was denied u/s 8(1)(d) stating that the information was of commercial confidence, the disclosure of which would harm the competitive position of the third party - CIC: appeal dismissed     Right to Information Act 2005    Rules under which employee can be made to work in festival like Chat Pooja were sought - PIO: there was no specific rule - CIC: sufficient information has been furnished; recommendation for a provision for a break in continuous duty to attend the Pooja     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding disciplinary proceedings initiated against the appellant was denied stating that it is confidential - CIC: employee has the right to get a copy of complaint, noting, charge-sheet, & papers relied upon in disciplinary proceeding     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding total number of insurance companies, targets fixed for agents etc. was sought - PIO: minimum business norms for agents were prescribed while the exact bench marks were left to the respective insurers - CIC: appeal disposed     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding registration issued by CIB and RC to a company to manufacture Chlorpropham HN 50 % and the related bio-effectiveness study was denied - CIC: provide the records regarding relaxation in norms granted, if any     Right to Information Act 2005    File noting regarding issue of currency with signature of a RBI governor after he quit the post was denied u/s 8(1)(a) stating that it contained sensitive design related matters regarding the currency notes - CIC: provide the action taken report, if any     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    Analysis of the RTI Rules notified by the J & K High Court     Right to Information Act 2005    Penalty Proceedings against Sonia Gandhi - Distribute the cases to other ICs     Right to Information Act 2005    Section 4 of RTI Act: How to strengthen the weakest link?     Right to Information Act 2005   
How to file a RTI application

The RTI Act prescribes a very simple procedure for obtaining information. It requires :

Step 1. - Writing an application specifying the particulars of the information sought. More.....

Step 2. - Submitting the evidence of payment of application fee along with the application. More.....

Step 3. - Sending the application to the concerned Public Information Officer /Assistant Public Information Officer. More.....

 

Now, facility for online filing of RTI application is available for certain ministries - Link http://www.rtifoundationofindia.com/rti-web-portal-launched-citizens-can-file-rti-appl-3393#.VUBWtdKqqko

For a list of public authorities for which RTI application can be filed, please refer to the list attached with the article “Online filing of RTI applications taking a real shape” Read more at: http://www.rtifoundationofindia.com/online-filing-rti-applications-taking-real-shape#.VUBWlNKqqko

The essential requirements of an application filed under the RTI Act are:

(a) The applicant should be a citizen of India.
(b) The application should contain the particulars of information sought.
(c) The evidence of payment of application fee should be enclosed.
(d) The address of the applicant should be available for sending a reply.

Personal details except those necessary for contacting an applicant are neither required to be mentioned nor can be called for by the PIO.