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CIC: Information unconnected with the discharge of public duties of a person cannot be sought unless they establish a larger public interest; Filing of 50 RTI applications reflects personal animosity but not public interest; residential address is persona     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant: RTI application was wrongly returned on the ground that the IPO has expired - PIO: department has accepted the mistake & apologized - CIC: the respondent should look into the matter & put in place a credible system for disposing RTI application     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Educational qualification certificates & other documents of an employee are in the nature of personal information about a third party; filing these documents for the purpose of seeking employment not reason enough for it to be made public     Right to Information Act 2005    The fact that the matter had already been decided was not brought to the notice of the CIC during the hearing either by the appellant or by the respondents - CIC advised the respondents to thoroughly check the facts of case prior to appearing before it     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding total fuel charges paid to SBI employees during the Financial Year 2006-2011 was denied u/s 7(9) - Appellant: petrol reimbursement given to 2 lakh employees is about 2.5% of total consumption of petrol in country - CIC: denial upheld     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Record cannot be destroyed after RTI application is filed, even if it outlived the time prescribed under weeding out policy; if destroyed like that, it would invite the penalty under Section 20 - CIC: Explanation called from the public authority     Right to Information Act 2005    Is it the D day for the political parties?     Right to Information Act 2005    Chhattisgarh form special teams for tracing the missing children     Right to Information Act 2005    7.1 cr new bank accounts have been opened under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana     Right to Information Act 2005    Are crimes grossly under reported in the country?     Right to Information Act 2005    Records related to the hanging of Afzal Guru not to be made public     Right to Information Act 2005    Maharashtra State Information Commission grants a compensation of Rs. 5 lakhs     Right to Information Act 2005    Criteria for marking official records 'Top Secret', 'Secret' and 'Confidential' made public     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO’s work does not end with mere transfer of RTI application     Right to Information Act 2005    Shouldn’t Madras High Court also review its RTI Fee Rules?     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.....

 

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.