How to file a RTI (HINDI)


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How to file a RTI (HINDI)

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  2. 2.  ?[ 2(i) & (j)] Definition of a Public Authority. [Sec 2(h)] Request of Information under Section 4 or 6 RTI Application ? 6(3) Disposal of Request Fees( ) - 2(h) Format of the Application 1st Appeal 2nd Appeal Penalties
  3. 3. Section 2(i): "record" includes— (a) any document, manuscript and file; (b) any microfilm, microfiche and facsimile copy of a document; (c) any reproduction of image or images embodied in such microfilm (whether enlarged or not); and (d) any other material produced by a computer or any other device;
  4. 4.  Section 2(h): "public authority" means any authority or body or institution of self- government established or constituted— (a) by or under the Constitution ; (b) by any other law made by Parliament ; (c) by any other law made by State Legislature ; (d) by notification issued or order made by the appropriate Government,and includes any— (i) body owned, controlled or substantially financed; (ii) non-Government organization substantially financed, directly or indirectly by funds provided by the appropriate Government;
  5. 5.  Suo Moto Disclosures- 4 17 points under Section 4(b) defines the Suo moto disclosures. E.g. Otherwise, any citizen of India can file a RTI application under section 6.
  6. 6.  Every Govt. Dept. has a Public Information Officer(PIO) - for this purpose. CPIO at the Centre Govt. Departments and SPIO at State Govt. departments. You can find this out easily from the internet. Incase you do not know who PIO is, you can just address it to the ‘Public Info. Officer, Name of the Department’.
  7. 7. Section 6(3): — (i) ; (ii) (Transfer) 5
  8. 8.  You can pay fees either by Demand Draft or Postal order. The most convenient is Postal order , which can easily be purchased from a Post Office
  9. 9. 2(h) - (i) inspection of work, documents, records; (ii) taking notes, extracts or certified copies of documents or records; (iii) taking certified samples of material (iv) obtaining information in the form of diskettes, floppies, tapes, video cassettes or in any other electronic mode or through printouts where such information is stored in a computer or in any other device;
  10. 10.  You can draft your application in English, Hindi or any regional language. You can draft in on a simple blank page. Some departments have already made a sample format on their website, but it’s not mandatory. Mention duration of the Information required. Any number of questions can be asked. Questions should be precise an to the point.
  11. 11.  Ask for the unique file number, in your RTI. You can also mention an inspection clause. Information asked must be on record. Always remember to take a photocopy of your application and DD/IPO before filing a RTI. Always send it through speed post or Registered post. If possible, attach a Acknowledgement with the RTI.
  12. 12.  Rs 10 is the fees for obtaining information from any Central Govt. Office/ Department. However, some State Govt. have amended the RTI Act. This can be checked on the internet. No fees shall be charged from people who are of BPL(Below Poverty line). At maximum, information should be provided within 30 days. Section 7(3): Further fees of Rs 2/page and Rs 50/CD shall be charged.
  13. 13. Section 19(1): Besides the Public Information Officer, every Public Authority must appoint an officer to whom 1st appeal be made. If you do not get the reply to your RTI within 30 days, or, you are not satisfied with the reply, you can make a appeal to the 1st Appellate Authority within 30 days from such decision. The reply of 1st appeal must come within 30 days.
  14. 14. Section 19(3): If you are not satisfied with the reply of 1st appeal, or, you do not get any reply, you can file a complaint(2nd Appeal) with State Information commission(SIC) or Central information Commission(CIC). 2nd Appeal must be filed within 90 days from date of the decision made by First Appellate Authority .
  15. 15. Section 20(1): The SIC/ CIC shall impose a penalty of Rs 250/day till application is received or information is furnished, so however, the total amount of such penalty shall not exceed Rs 25,000.