Dear Darshan Any simple letter addressed to PIO of the PA (Public Authority/Govt. Department) asking for information /documents & attached with the RTI fee and subject "Information under RTI Act 2005" becomes an RTI application. Many states and some ministries and departments have prescribed formats. You should apply in these formats. Please read rules before filing any RTI application.
Each Public Authority has a separate PIO & RTI section.Normally if you visit the office of the Public Authority , there might be a board indicating who is the PIO in that office & you can check the website of the Public Authority , it will have a RTI link somewhere on the home page. Please see: HOW TO LOCATE A PIO UNDER RTI ACT 2005 - RTI Guide
1) Make sure you ask for information not for opinions/clarifications.
2) Never forget to sign your Application
3) Check the relevant RTI Rules regarding fees and make payment accordingly.
4)Application must be sent by Registered or Speed post so that you have a proof of delivery or you can submit it personally in PIO's office after receiving due acknowledgment.
The RTI Rules and Fees for various States, Centre and High Courts are available in the Guide segment of the portal: RTI Guide
The Guide section also has some useful articles on How, What, When, Where of RTI . They will help you in drafting your application, whom to send to, how much fees, how to pay, what rules to follow, etc.
Some good and valuable links are available under the "All about RTI " icon on the home page.
If you have any further doubts, please post them here and our members will be pleased to guide you further.
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