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


Information regarding the assignment of outdoor advertisement rights of various sites under the jurisdiction of DMC & private entities would be protected u/s 8(1)(d) - CIC: Exemption shall cease to apply if the allegations of tax evasion are substantiated     Right to Information Act 2005    PIO: Information regarding supply of ticket of certain denominations in the name of certain individuals was not available - CIC: Provide point-wise information; Show cause notice issued to PIO why maximum penalty should not be imposed against him     Right to Information Act 2005    The PIO submitted that records were not available - CIC: The PIO was directed to submit an affidavit indicating the date of destruction of the said records along with a copy of the order of the competent authority authorising such destruction     Right to Information Act 2005    Information regarding his SB account was sought - PIO: As per the departmental guidelines, the preservation policy of maintaining such forms has been lapsed - CIC directed the respondent authority to provide certified copy of the guidelines     Right to Information Act 2005    No response was given to application seeking information about status of appellant’s PF claim - CIC: This is illegal and blatant denial of information on the lame excuse that the records could not be traced; Penalty of Rs 25,000 imposed on PIO     Right to Information Act 2005    CIC: The assets & liabilities of an employee, which he discloses to his employer in compliance of the Service Rules applicable to him, qualifies as personal information - CIC advised the IT Deptt to consider publishing the IT Act in Telugu Language     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    A critique of the Supreme Court judgment regarding the fee to be charged under the RTI Act     Right to Information Act 2005    Analysis of the Supreme Court Judgment regarding disclosure of Civil Service results by UPSC     Right to Information Act 2005    Analysis of affidavits of candidates contesting in the Nagaland Assembly Elections     Right to Information Act 2005   
Writing the Application

2. Should it be sent in a prescribed form / format?

Some Public Authorities have devised their own format for the applications for which the applicants may refer to web-sites of those Public Authorities. But there is no compulsion under the law to stick to such proforma. Applications cannot be rejected on the ground that they were not in the prescribed proforma.

A suggested Application form for seeking information under the RTI Act

To,
The Central /State Public Information Officer
or Assistant Public Information Officer
(Name of the Office along with the Address)

Sir/Madam,

Sub:-Application seeking Information under RTI Act, 2005.

It is requested to provide the following information under the RTI Act, 2005.
(1) Details of information required
(a) Subject matter and details of information required in the form of questions which should be specific.
Q. No. 1 - ……
Q. No. 2 - …….
Q. No. 3 - ……..
(b) Period for which information is sought.
(2) If inspection is being sought, a categorical mention should be made.
(3) If life and liberty is claimed, it should be specified.

(4)In case of schedule II organisations, a specific mention of corruption/human rights violations to be made
(5) Any other relevant point

In case the information is held by or related to another public authority, the application or such part of it as may be appropriate may be transferred to that other public authority under intimation to the undersigned as per Section 6(3) of RTI Act. (It acts as a reminder for the PIO who is required to do it under the Act).

Evidence of payment of Application fee of Rs. 10/- and mode of payment.
(i) A fee of Rs. 10/- has been deposited in cash in the Accounts Office of the Public authority vide Receipt No.________ dated__________; or
(ii) A Postal Order/Bank Draft No. __________ dated _______ is enclosed; or
(iii) Exemption from payment of fees is claimed and evidence of the BPL status (example- Photocopy of BPL Ration Card) is attached.

Signature / Thumb Impression of the applicant
Full name and Postal Address of the Applicant
Contact Phone No. and e-mail (If any)
 

How to file a RTI application

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