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DoPT - Personal details should not be disclosed while uploading RTI Applications/Appeals in website

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119428684_NoPersonalDetailsonWebsite.thumb.png.fe663a4e9530bf4719ce01d976a58375.pngDoPT issued clarifications, revisiting its previous instructions on uploading RTI Applications, Appeals and decisions on official website of public authorities vide its OM No. 1/1/2013/IR dated 07/10/2016. DoPT Clarified that the personal details of RTI applicant/appellant should not be disclosed as they do not serve any public interest. It is further clarified that the personal details would include name, designation, address,e-mail id and telephone no. including mobile no. of the applicant.


Copy of the OM can be accessed here >> http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02rti/1_1_2013-IR-07102016.pdf

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Prasad GLN

Why they should not give that option to Applicants in the application itself like

PIO can upload the details of this application in their website YES / No.

When this is their stand, now no one can get RTI Applications of third party as certified copies from any Public Authority ?

Is the DOPT stand proper ?

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In fact there is no mandatory condition to give the address of applicant. Therefore, in such cases, where the applicant do not want to conceal address can always avoid to indicate it in RTI Request.

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Prasad GLN

The query remain clarification is whether any citizen can get copy of RTI Application filed from PIO of that public authority.

(If DOPT directions are followed, PIO has to severe that particulars from application and should provide the application, and should not reject application entire)

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Cic and SIC publish their decisions daily on website including names and addresses of applicants. Do pet's circular creates contradiction.. Please comment on this point.


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Prasad GLN

The DOPT OMs not applicable to Information Commissions, and they have their own set of rules and regulations.

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What is the website address. Could you please tell us

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Prasad GLN

The exact link is available in the thread but it is not opening due to server error.  Just google with that link.

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अपने मोबाइल का कॉल डिटेल नहीं मिला है20190207_114031.jpg

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Prasad GLN

Can you please inform the query and content of the attachment as the letter is not clear for reading and to correlate as what was solicited and what was a response.

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