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: Seeking information about a girl student who passed out of school thirty years ago and giving replies in contradictory manner about relationship with the said student reflects sinister motives of the appellant; denial of information upheld     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: If public authorities, involved in commercial dealings & faced with litigation concerning contractual issues, are made to reveal their internal documents connected to the dispute, it would have the potential to harm their competitive position     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: the caste certificate of a public servant which forms the basis of his selection should be disclosed; the PIO to enquire the genuineness of caste certificate presented by person mentioned in the RTI application complaint and submit a report     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO submitted that retired CMO Dr. Niwas Vyas has so far filed more than 200 RTI applications against Mr. SK Vyas; Appellant also approached the CIC 5 times & the CIC had declared him as abuser of RTI - CIC: Appeal rejected being repetitive     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The FAA had specifically directed the PIO to make effort to locate the information through a committee but even after that respondent did not take the matter seriously - CIC: compensation of Rs. 5,000/- awarded to the appellant u/s 19(8) (b)     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO submitted that retired CMO Dr. Niwas Vyas has so far filed more than 200 RTI applications against Mr. Sunil Kumar; Appellant also approached to the CIC 05 times & CIC had declared him as abuser of RTI - CIC: Appeal rejected being repetitive     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    Dealing with Information Commission orders stayed by the High Courts     Right to Information Act 2005    Constitution bench to decide whether Right to Privacy is a fundamental right     Right to Information Act 2005    Evolution of Right to Privacy in India     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.