How can I get information under RTI act?
The first thing you should have is this Act itself and for that save this link:
Secondly, the information you want to get should be from the concerned department/ organisation which is covered under this Act and the nature of the information you seek should be relevant for your case.
To get information under the Act is very simple process where you simply write all the details of yourself (name, address, phone, email etc), the nature of information you seek, the form/mode in which the information you would like to get and the amount of fee that you pay for obtaining this information.This written request along with the fee required to be paid for the information is forwarded to the concerned Public Information Officer of the department/organisation and wait for 30 days for reply from the concerned PIO with regard to your request.
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RTI For beginner – A simple format
Most of the citizens of India are now aware of the tool called RTI. But how many of us have actually filed an RTI Application?
It is observed that most of the people who need some significant public information are afraid to file an RTI Application just because they do not know “How to start”. First, we must understand that RTI Application is actually a set of questions that we are asking the Public Information Officer and so, it does not have to be in a very specific formal format. This means that to file your first RTI, you must do the following :
Step 1:- Prepare a list of questions. Make sure that you have numbered your questions.
Step 2:- Insert an introductory text which can be like a letter. It can contain some general text like – Respected Sir, Kindly provide me the following information… folowed by your questions.
Step 3:- Insert a footer after the questions. Here you should specify the serial number of the Postal Order which you have used as application fee. Footer can contain information regarding whether the information sought is public information. Or, whether you are a concerned party and you can also specify a reason for asking for this information (optional). Conclude your letter with your signature.
Step 4:- Like any other letter, you can put a subject line stating Request for information under Right to information act 2005
Step 5:- Add the From and To fields appropriately.
Using a paper clip, attach the postal order with your letter and put it in the envelope. Needless to say, write the address of the addressee on the envelope.
Your RTI Application format is ready. This will of course be modified according to the information sought.