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  1. #33

    Re: How to write an RTI Application?

    Thanks for informative write up We the beginners are getting encouraged

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    post #32 is simply superb work .
    many thanks to Krish .

  3. #35

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    We all learn the tricks of the trade by practicing it , Very good suggestions.

  4. Re: How to write an RTI Application?

    It is very informative. Thank you.

  5. #37

    Re: How to write an RTI Application?

    This post, though started 4 years back, is very informative and hence be kept current for the benefit of new members.

  6. Re: How to write an RTI Application?

    I am kalpana I am presently working in a Bank. I have been the member of this group since today but have not posted any article. whenever i get time i look into the articles posted it this site.
    i just crazy about RTI Application..
    So hope good time here,.

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  7. Re: How to write an RTI Application?

    Your name, address, contact telephone number and your email id
    Information about Public Information officer, name, address e.t.c. Locate central Government PIO's here! In case you have problems locating your PIO/APIO you can address your RTI application to the Pio C/o Head of Department and send it to the concerned Public Authority with the requisite application fee. The Head of Department will have to forward your application to the concerned PIO.
    Do not adress your RTI application to the PIO by his name, just in case he gets transferred or a new PIO is designated in his place.

    Are there any organization in Government not covered under RTI Act?
    Mode of Payment available with CPIO, the fees, and Contact person to receive the application. (In most of the cases the Assistant Chief Public Information officer, ACPIO or directly the CPIO).

    Public Authorities under the centre, states, legislatures and Supreme/High courts have framed separate rules for RTI. The amount of fees and the mode of payment varies and you should check the correct rules as applicable in your case.

    Generally, you can deposit your application fee via:

    In person by paying cash [remember to take your receipt]
    By Post through:
    Demand Draft/Bankers Cheque
    Indian Postal Order
    Money orders (only in some states)
    Affixing Court fee Stamp (only in some states)
    Some state governments have prescribed some head of account. You are required to deposit fee in that account. For that, you can either go to any branch of SBI and deposit cash in that account and attach deposit receipt with your RTI application. Or you can also send a postal order or a DD drawn in favour of that account along with your RTI application. Please see respective state rules for complete details
    For Public Authorities under Central RTI rules, DoPT has recently clarified that BC/DD/IPO can be in favour of "Accounts Officer". If the department or administrative unit does not have a Accounts Officer, they are supposed to designate someone, as per DoPT circular available here

    Read this topic: How to Submit an RTI Application!
    Application Guidelines:
    While filing an RTI application, the framing of the questions is very important. A slight misunderstanding or vague questions gives the PIO a chance to reject your application. Follow these guidelines:

    Use a white sheet of paper to write an application. There is no need to using Note-sheet, or the Court stamp paper. You can use your letter pad for asking for information.
    The matter can be hand written, or typed. There is no compulsion of typing the content.
    Make sure the application is legible and easy to read.
    There is no restriction on number of pages for asking information.
    There are also no restriction on number of questions that can be asked in one application. However, it is generally advisable to ask restrict one application with limited set of questions and generally related ones.

    NOTE: The state of Karnataka has recently passed a amendment to its RTI rules restricting the RTI application to one subject matter and to 150 words. Please see:

    Be very specific & ask to the point questions. Don't ask vague questions.
    Ask as many short questions as you like ,but don't ask for voluminous information.
    Ask information always by writing your name and signature, and not by your post, as only citizen have the right to information.
    Do not ask a question containing 'WHY'! For example, questions like why you failed to pass the bill, is liable to be rejected for not covering under RTI Act.
    You can ask for reasons behind a "administrative" or a "quasi-judicial" decision under Section 4(1)(d), especially if you are a "affected person"
    If the information sought is voluminous, it is better to ask it in the form of CD to save on cost.
    Remember that, you do not need to write the reason for asking the information.
    Mention the payment details like BC/DD/IPO number, issuing bank/post office, date, cash receipt details , etc., towards the end of your application

    See this very good thread regarding framing of RTI application, it's format: click here!

    Download the sample RTI application here from our sister resource site, home - RTI India: The Complete Information and Resourse Regarding Right to Information of India

    Read these informative posts:

    What does information means under RTI?
    deficient application, can the PIO reject it!
    Records not Traceable
    Does citizen have the right to access personal information.
    Can a Secretary ask for any information?
    deposit of fees
    Charges for the scanned copies
    Information requested for records which are 12 years old
    Information to be asked in the form available.
    can I get information before 30 days under RTI?
    CPIO did not sign the denial letter under RTI
    When should I get reply under RTI?
    Oral Request?
    Can Information Officer direct to approach other authority
    Can I directly approach the CIC for relief?
    Anonymous complain?
    Info seekers must use decent language: CIC

  8. Re: How to write an RTI Application?

    What would happened if we didn't address RTI application to the PIO by his/her name?

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