Re: Only Kannada Applications in Karnataka?
Applicant can file RTI appln in English, Hindi or official language of the state from whom info is sought. Village Panchayat cannot refuse to accept RTI appln in English. I suggest that you address and mail by regd ad post RTI appln to SPIO of District Collector Office with IPO. He is bound to forward to the concerned SPIO of village panchayat within 5 days of receipt by him, under advice to applicant. For Karnataka RTI rules pl visit KARNATAKA RTI RULES - RTI Guide. Please mention that U want reply in English. My experience with municipal corp of bengaluru [bbmp] is that they replied my english rti appln in kannada, which i do not know. In fact SPIO should reply in the language used for appln. It has been general experience that RTI applicants are harassed under one pretext or other, if they personally visit for filing. It is better to send by regd/speed ad post.
Last edited by jps50; 18-02-09 at 01:28 PM.
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