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Information regarding the appointment of two bank officials and details of the assets held by them & their family members were sought - CIC: allegation against officials having assets beyond their income cannot become the basis of larger public interest     Right to Information Act 2005    Appellant wanted to know about the details of the route on which the train saloon used by the Maharaja of Darbhanga travelled, expenditure incurred & whether any amount was to be paid to railways - CIC: denial for non-availability of information upheld     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding the depth of a tubewell was denied claiming that the related record were taken away by the CBI - CIC questioned why the office copies of records were not kept - CIC: obtain the information from CBI and provide to the appellant     Right to Information Act 2005    Respondent: the appellant was seeking the information in the capacity of an administrative officer of a company & not as a citizen; the information was about a national project located in J&K & the matter was of national security - CIC : rejection upheld     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding implementation of loan waiver scheme was denied claiming that it was personal information of the customers & also involved commercial confidence of bank - CIC: furnish the names along with the amount waived in larger public interest     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO: extensive search was carried out but the required documents could not be located; it is difficult to pinpoint any single person for loss of the records; poor record keeping has contributed to the information not being traceable - CIC: appeal disposed     Right to Information Act 2005    Return of Rs. 1000/- by the regional passport office of Chennai     Right to Information Act 2005    Nearly Rs. 1400 crores tax exempt income earned by the political parties in two years     Right to Information Act 2005    560 tribal women and children missing every month in Chattisgarh     Right to Information Act 2005    RTI activist threatened for exposing fake freedom fighters     Right to Information Act 2005    Karnataka appoints an information commissioner for the state information commission     Right to Information Act 2005    No allocation of flats in Mumbai from CMs discretionary quota for four years     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.