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


EPFO had deputed an enforcement officer to look into the complaint regarding non-deposit of the PF of seven workers - The appellant wanted a copy of the report - CIC: Provide a copy of the report; PIO assured to institute a proper enquiry     Right to Information Act 2005    Applicant claimed that 14 registered letters were returned undelivered by the postman with different reasons while the addressees were present at the address - CIC: As stated by PIO’s representative, enquire into the matter & provide a copy of the report     Right to Information Act 2005    Claiming that her pass book is in the possession of her father-in-law with whom she has a dispute, the appellant sought information about a RD - She claimed to possess her ‘aadhar card’ & ‘voter card’ to prove her identity - CIC: Furnish the information     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Only such information as is available and held by the public authority can be provided; Redressal of grievance, reasons for non compliance of rules/contesting the actions of the respondent public authority are outside the purview of the Act     Right to Information Act 2005    The appellant sought information about advertisement no. 3/2012 for the post of Associate Professor, API score of each candidate etc. - CIC directed to facilitate inspection of records to the appellant & provide the required copies free of cost     Right to Information Act 2005    Respondent explained that they had not received the RTI application itself - CIC: having paid the fee initially, the appellant who had already suffered for the last more than two and the half years, should not be made to pay again     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    Can the Chief Information Commissioner transfer an Information Commissioners to another place?     Right to Information Act 2005    How many RTI applications are received from citizens all over the country in a given year?     Right to Information Act 2005    A comparative assessment of national legal frameworks for the right to information     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.