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


Information regarding reason for not making payment to the widow of an employee, etc was sought - Appellant: the widow was entitled for family pension as the employee joined in 2002 before the new pension policy - Grievance resolved - CIC: provide status     Right to Information Act 2005    Complainant had property disputes & filed over 25 RTI applications - Respondent: Complainant tried physical assault on the FAA, for which a Police complaint was lodged - CIC: prepare a comprehensive note on the misuse of RTI & put it on official website     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant belonged to EWS category - He alleged that his daughter was not allowed to travel in the school bus & subsequently removed from school - Respondent: No bus concession is provided to EWS student regarding - CIC: furnish a copy of inquiry report     Right to Information Act 2005    Commission took a serious view that the FAA had failed to discharge his statutory obligation assigned to him u/s 19(6) of the RTI Act by not adjudicating on appellant’s appeal filed before him - CIC: FAA is warned to be careful in future     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant remitted Rs. 25,000/- in a SBI account in connection with a fraudulent mobile message of winning 5,00,000 pounds of CNN World Mobile Awards - CIC: Inform if Ms. Valiya had or still holds the said SBI account, give address of the Cyber Police     Right to Information Act 2005    Information about construction of a railway bridge, policy for naming of the trains, concession in tickets to the students imparting higher education, starting a new train etc. was sought - The relevant circulars were provided - CIC: Appeal disposed of     Right to Information Act 2005    Madras High Court: No re-evaluation of answer sheets of class X examination     Right to Information Act 2005    Panel recommends pro-active disclosure of information about travel of high dignitaries     Right to Information Act 2005    Appointment at CIC and CVC deferred for the want of inputs about candidates     Right to Information Act 2005    Selection at CIC and CVC likely to be made today     Right to Information Act 2005    Delhi High Court reserves order regarding appointments at CIC     Right to Information Act 2005    UP Public Interest Guarantee Act yet to be enforced after 4 years     Right to Information Act 2005    Section 4 of RTI Act: How to strengthen the weakest link?     Right to Information Act 2005    Violations of Programme Code and Advertising Code by TV channels made public by EMMC     Right to Information Act 2005    Guidelines for investigating incidents of extra-judicial killings     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.