How many RTI applications are filed in India?
The Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Mr. V Narayanasamy informed Lok Sabha in a written reply that over 3.74 lakh applications have been filed during 2011-12 under the Right to Information (RTI) Act. He based his reply on the quarterly returns uploaded by Central Public Authorities on the website of the Central Information Commission till May 10, 2012, and informed that a total of 3,74,048 RTI applications were received during 2011-12.
This reply provides an incomplete picture as only there are many public authorities who have not uploaded their quarterly returns on the website. Further, this data pertains to only the central government public authorities and makes no mention of the various public authorities related to the state government.