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PIO: Information cannot be furnished as the RTI application was made on the letter head of the appellant’s firm - CIC: As long the RTI application is signed by an individual who is a citizen of India, it shall be a valid application     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant: Upto the time the second appeal was filed, no reply was provided by the PIO of BSNL - CIC: For the inconvenience and detriment caused the appellant, a compensation of Rs. 750/- granted under section 19(8)(b) of the RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant: his client had defaulted in the payment of maintenance to his wife & on order of the court, it was deducted directly from the salary - Appellant asked for the cheque clearance details & a copy of the nominee document - CIC: provide it     Right to Information Act 2005    Copies of two letters exchanged between the zonal office & a branch of the bank regarding a housing loan were denied u/s 8(1)(e) - CIC: correspondence pertains to the loan account of the Appellant & is not held by the Respondents in a fiduciary capacity     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: Sh. Sachin Mittal, crossed all limits of an Advocate by way of his conduct; He tried to influence the Commissioner by making his submissions aggressively in a high tone & spoke un-parliamentary words; He threatened to implicate the Commissioner     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding foreign tours of ONGC officials was denied u/s 8(1)(d) - CIC: As per para 1.8 of the DoPT OM No. 1/6/2011IR, Public Authorities may proactively disclose the details of official tours; the purpose of visit need not be disclosed     Right to Information Act 2005    Can the Chief Information Commissioner transfer an Information Commissioner?     Right to Information Act 2005    Are Private hospitals answerable to people under the RTI Act?     Right to Information Act 2005    Will the Official Secrets Act, 1923 be amended?     Right to Information Act 2005    Is Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL) covered under RTI Act?     Right to Information Act 2005    Maharashtra ACB books 1,764 cops in bribery cases while conviction secured for 177     Right to Information Act 2005    Many Indians are languishing in the Italian jails for the trial to begin     Right to Information Act 2005    An analysis of the trends of implementing the Right to Information Act, 2005     Right to Information Act 2005    Disclosure of the Manual of the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption     Right to Information Act 2005    UP State Information Commission displays a set of draft RTI 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.