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rohitgoyal_asn

is RTI applicable on all the states in the same manner

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rohitgoyal_asn

Hi All,

 

I have a query and would require your guidance for the same.

 

Is RTI Act applicable on all the states and Goverment offices in the same manner.

 

Ex:- I have asked certain information from Mumbai Municipal corporation , kolkata municipal corporation and Delhi municipal corporation. Mumbai municipal corporation provided me the desired information after paying the fees asked by them however the same information was denied by the other two. Now first query is that are they allowed to deny me information when one municipal corporation has already furnished the desired information. Secondly does it make my case stronger during first appeal as I have recieved information from one municipal corporation but denied by other two.

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G.R.Vidyaranya

Yes, it is applicable uniformly in all states. (Preliminary Sec of the Act says that RTI extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir). If any Municpal Corporation has denied info under certain sections, you have to file appeal under Sec 19 to proper authority demanding an explanation for denial.

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karira

Was the RTI application EXACTLY the same ?

 

Please remember that each individual PIO is different and looks at the same issue in a different manner.

 

Can you please share the contents of your RTI application and the response of the two PIOs who denied information ? This will help our members to guide you correctly. You can mask/delete personal or other details that you do not want in the public domain.

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