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


A complaint was made with regard to problem of drinking water being faced by the people of Sehyog Vihar - Respondent officer agreed to resolve the problem raised by the complainant - CIC: right to drink pure & healthy water is a fundamental right     Right to Information Act 2005    After the death of the borrower, his legal heir sold the property provided as security to the bank against the said loans - CIC: All determinations about disclosure of any information relating to an ongoing prosecution should be through the Trial Court     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: RTI Act does not require the public authority to retain records for indefinite period; Information needs to be retained as per the record retention schedule - CIC: Provide the record retention policy & confirmation that the records have been weeded     Right to Information Act 2005    Copy of contract for entertainment services in Maharaja Express was denied due to third party objection - Appellant: Act of entering into agreement by a public authority with any other entity would be a public activity - CIC: Provide the information     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant asked about non refund of money by Kuber Mutual Benefits Ltd - PIO: Kuber was registered under the Companies Act & not by RBI; It was appellant’s duty to check their activities - CIC: Appellant may approach the official liquidator     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding the Gazette notification issued to put signatures in green ink for officers of PSUs was sought - Respondent: No specific rule was laid down regarding the use of different colour of ink by UIICL officials - CIC disposed of the appeal     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    Standard Operating Procedures for the examination of Good Samaritans by the Police or during trial     Right to Information Act 2005    RBI does not have a fiduciary relationship with the banks for which it is the regulatory authority     Right to Information Act 2005    Sri Lanka’s Draft Right to Information Bill, 2015 - Preliminary Comments & Key Concerns     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.