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    Definition of Information under RTI

    I have been replied by that the information sought is not falling under the definition of information. So what is the definition? I mean if I will ask for the clarification of a rule by asking a question based on an imaginary or conceptual example, can the information be rejected on the ground that the same is not covered under the definition of information under RTI?

  2. Re: Definition of Information under RTI

    Dear Kailash

    Please post a copy of your RTI application & PIO s reply here. It ll enable member/e to guide/help U in better way.

    Please go thru the link/s given below:


    How to make RTI application effective (by JPS Sir) :

    If you have any further doubts, please post them here and our members will be pleased to guide you further.


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    rajendra bakre
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    Re: Definition of Information under RTI

    Dear Kailash,

    Ambarish has given you correct advice. please follow it.

    The thumb rule about information is that anything which is available in material form in records of PA is an information.

    Hence explanations, seeking answer to imaginary questions etc. cannot be information.

    However, by cleverly drafting the application the desired result can be obtained.

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    C J Karira
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    Re: Definition of Information under RTI

    Please also read the definition of :

    Information in Sec 2(f)
    Record in 2(i)
    Right to Information in 2(j)

    The online RTI Act is available here:
    Twitter: @cjkarira

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    Meaning of 'Information' under RTI Act

    Please explain the meaning of 'Information' as defined under RTI Act.

  6. Re: Definition of Information under RTI

    Dear Mr. Chopra

    Please go through the earlier posts in this thread.

    Also read 2(f) of the RTI act: Right to Information Act 2005


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    Re: DoPT circulates decision of Bombay High Court on definition of "information"

    Is Information under RTI Act confined to supply of documents or general information also.

  8. Re: Definition of Information under RTI

    Dear Mr. Chopra

    Any information available with PA in any material form.


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