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  1. How to file a RTI application for Municipal Plans in Maharashtra?

    The RTI application is to be addressed as follows:

    To,
    The Public Information Officer (PIO),
    Assistant Engineer,
    Building Proposal Department,
    XX Ward (replace XX with the ward applicable to your locality),
    Address of the XX Ward.

    You can either
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  2. Grounds of Appeal with Respect to Section 8(1)(h) and 8(1)(j)

    1. The PIO has not provide information against point no. xx, xx etc. of the RTI application.

    2. The PIO has declined information against point no. xx of the RTI application by merely quoting the exemption to information under section 8(1)(h) / 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act, 2005 without giving ...

    Updated 05-08-17 at 05:54 AM by Sunil Ahya

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  3. Kindly do not worry about the exemptions at the stage of filing a RTI application.

    Kindly do not worry about the exemptions at the stage of filing a RTI application, as reasoned below:

    As per section 7(1): A PIO is supposed to either provide the information on payment of such fee as may be prescribed or reject the request for any of the reasons specified in sections 8
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    Updated 23-07-15 at 09:52 AM by Sunil Ahya

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  4. RTI Act offers three levels to obtain a required information

    Please be aware that the PIO's decision is not the final word in a given matter and that as a RTI Applicant you have an access to three tier hierarchical system by way of first and then second appeal under the RTI Act, as described below:

    > RTI Application u/s. 6(1) with the PIO,
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    Updated 03-09-15 at 07:46 AM by Sunil Ahya

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  5. How to Address (File) a First Appeal, when a PIO has not provided the details of the FAA?

    In a given Public Authority, there may be several Public Information Officers & First Appellate Authorities,

    And therefore, a PIO, in his response to a RTI Application, should inform a RTI Applicant about the particulars of the correct & concerned First Appellate Authority.


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    Updated 04-08-13 at 11:52 AM by Sunil Ahya

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  6. Understanding Section 7(9) of the RTI Act, 2005

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    1. Provisions in a law cannot be read in isolation, but all the relevant provisions have to be read along with together, for its harmonious construction:

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    The basic principle to be followed in law, is that while interpreting any provision, it has be read along with all the
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  7. Municipal Wards of Mumbai

    ZONE - I

    A WARD,

    134 E, S.B.S. Marg,
    Fort, Mumbai 400 001.
    Tel: (022) - 2266 1353 / 2260 7000
    Extn: 7070 / 7022.

    B WARD,
    121, Ramchandra Bhatt Marg,
    Opp. J. J. Hospital,
    Mumbai 400 009.
    Tel: (022) - 2378 0133, 23736622, ...

    Updated 04-09-12 at 02:58 PM by Sunil Ahya

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  8. RTI Application, First Appeal & Second Appeal Forms for Maharashtra.

    • Download respective RTI forms valid for the State of Maharashtra, by clicking on the following links:


    Please Note:

    The above forms are in Microsoft Word format,
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    Updated 26-07-14 at 09:33 AM by Sunil Ahya

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  9. Drafting Queries for Seeking Information.

    • Drafting queries for seeking information is the most skillful part of drafting a RTI application.

    The golden rule for seeking information would be to use the phrase "Please provide me a certified photocopy of XXXX" with each of your query seeking information.

    (If one intends
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    Updated 02-11-13 at 07:41 AM by Sunil Ahya

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  10. Transfer of a RTI Application - Sec. 5(4) + 5(5) OR Sec. 6(3)



    There are two specific provisions in the RTI Act for dealing with a situation where the information sought is not available with the Public Information Officer (PIO) with whom the RTI application has been filed, but,

    Situation A - The Information sought is available with another ...

    Updated 10-06-14 at 10:02 AM by Sunil Ahya

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