Even the CIC send out conflicting signals on these issues. I am refering to the https://www.rtiindia.org/forum/3287-c...ation-law.html post.These days, <ACRONYM title="Central Information Commission">CIC</ACRONYM> and some <ACRONYM title="State Information Commission">SIC</ACRONYM>'s, are liberally allowing Companies, Associations, Samitis, Unions, Trusts, Cooperatives, etc.... to apply under the <ACRONYM title="Right to Information">RTI</ACRONYM> Act. Please show me one instance where a <ACRONYM title="Public Information Officer">PIO</ACRONYM> has asked for proof of identity or citizenship to any of these. How did they prove it ?
Asking for Proof of Citizenship is mandatory in Orissa. You simply cannot file your RTI Application without it.