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 deserted wife claimed inadequacy of maintenance from her husband & sought his salary slip etc. - CIC: Appellant is entitled to have access to the salary related information but not to her husband’s private information like deductions from salary     Right to Information Act 2005    Educational qualification, salary & perks drawn, tenure of duty in Ahmedabad & Vadodara (Gujarat) of CC (Income Tax) was sought - CIC: Personal information cannot be disclosed to third party unless larger public interest is shown to justify the disclosure     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Do not misuse RTI for disclosure of all and sundry information by asking disorganized, vague & voluminous information; Recommended to limit & prioritize the requirement; cost effectiveness aspect of disclosure of information cannot be discarded     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant sought information relating to disciplinary action at NTPC which culminated in infliction of major penalty - CIC: Furnish a list of documents submitted to the Board of Directors along with decision whereof the Appellant’s appeal was considered     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The mere pendency of the case relating to the issue at hand in the court is not reason enough to deny information - CIC: The copies of responses to which the appellant had sought from the RBI had already been given by the DFS     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Copy of the enquiry reports relating to a matter which is to be adjudicated by the court can be said to be information under the control of the court concerned; CIC would not like to interfere with the ongoing process by ordering the disclosure     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    Does Section 24 apply only to the intelligence & security related activities of the exempt organisations?     Right to Information Act 2005    DoPT invites suggestions regarding the manner of disclosure of RTI Applications and appeals     Right to Information Act 2005    The broad trends of RTI across the across the prominent public authorities of the 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.