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Right to information act 2005

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If you don’t bribe and use RTI then you are doing everything that you can to stop corruption.

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Right to information act 2005

  1. 1. RTI Act, 2005 - Right is a Fight Yagnanarayana Dande
  2. 2. How to get your things done? File a RTI application to concerned APIO Ask process to get these documents or connections Follow the process mentioned in RTI Answer from APIO Wait for 30 days if your work is not done file another RTI asking for causes of delay By this time your work will be done If not file an appeal Your work will be done and you will get ₹25,000 from the officer
  3. 3. What is RTI 2005? Under the provisions of the Act, any citizen may request information from a "public authority" (a body of Government or "instrumentality of State") which is required to reply expeditiously or within thirty days.
  4. 4. Who is Public Authority? Under the RTI Act, it is the duty of the PIO and the PIO alone to either provide information or deny it. PIO will be an officer in the Department. The applicant then has a option to file a First Appeal. FAA is an superior of PIO in the same Department If still not satisfied, then he can file a Second Appeal / Complaint with the SIC/CIC.
  5. 5. Assistant Public Information Officer So if you want to send a letter to GHMC then you send it to APIO, GHMC, Hyderabad, Telangana
  6. 6. Fees A citizen who desires to seek some information from a public authority is required to send, along with the application, a demand draft or a bankers cheque or an Indian Postal Order of Rs.10/- (Rupees ten), payable to the Accounts Officer of the public authority as fee prescribed for seeking information. Take a Indian Postal Order (at Post Office) of ₹20 and write on that State Public Information officer for State Government Take a Indian Postal Order of ₹20 and write on that Central Public Information officer for Central Government Take a Court Stamp of ₹20 and write on that Presiding officer for Indian Courts You can check at different Department Sites for RTI rules if you are not clear
  7. 7. Application Format There is no prescribed format for the application And no need to mention any reason for asking this information. But you should be Indian Citizen
  8. 8. Application Format .. Add following lines I am depositing the application fee of Rs. 20/- (Rupees Twenty only) by way of Postal Order in favour of State Public Information Officer towards processing of application and for copies. If this fees is not sufficient please intimate me and I am ready to pay the remaining fee either on receipt of this information or on receipt of your intimation. Please follow the provision under Section 7(3) of RTI Act, 2005. Also if your esteemed office thinks it’s apt to provide this information in electronic form like CD or DVD, I am ready to pay separate fee for the same. Please follow the provision under Section 7(4) of RTI Act, 2005. If you find that the above requested information does not pertain to your department then please follow the provision under Section 6(3) of the RTI Act, 2005.
  9. 9. Sending Application Send the application either in Registered Post with Acknowledgement Due or Speed Post with Acknowledgement Due. Don’t send it in Courier
  10. 10. ● https://rtionline.gov.in/ ○ But this site says ○ Please do not file RTI applications through this portal for the public authorities under the State Governments, including Government of NCT Delhi. If filed, the application would be returned, without refund of amount. ● One can use Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring System http://pgportal.gov.in/ Online
  11. 11. Will this really work? This works. I have several personal examples like I got my Voter card My Colleague got his Aadhar Card My Colleague got his PF Transfer I have lodged Tax Evasion petition I made AP Endowments Department to lodge complaint on land encroachers
  12. 12. Recent Developments There are some efforts to weaken the RTI but it was strongly opposed by RTI Activists and NGOs. Political Parties should also be brought under RTI
  13. 13. Third Party Information You can ask for Third Party Information But it will be given only if the third party agrees to give it after receiving notice from PIO. If a document is Public you should be able to get information even without the consent of third party The definition of Public Document will change from time to time based on CIC decisions
  14. 14. Private Companies Use twitter to complain and your complaint will be attended faster. Complain on Banks at https://secweb.rbi.org.in/BO/precompltindex.htm
  15. 15. Fight against Corruption If you don’t bribe and use RTI then you are doing everything that you can to stop corruption. No need to change everyone or fight against mafia to reduce corruption. Democracy is useless if we don’t question Give back to Motherland on 70th Independence Day
  16. 16. Jai Hind

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