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jagan2k1

Whether NRIs can put applications??

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jagan2k1

Hi RTI experts,

Whether NRIs can put a RTI application??

How??

 

Cheers,

Jagan

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murgie
Hi RTI experts,

Whether NRIs can put a RTI application??

How??

 

Cheers,

Jagan

 

Yes, RTI allows all Indian citizens, whether resident or not, to ask questions under the Act. You will need to plan appropriately to make arrangements for the Rs.10 application fee that must be sent to the public authority with each RTI request. Best, -Murgie

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karira

NRI - Indian passport holder not resident in India

OCI - Overseas citizen of India

PIO card Holder - Person of Indian Origin card holder

 

All the above have the right to seek information under the RTI Act 2005.

 

Besides the option Murgie gave, if you are resident abroad , you can also file your application with the PIO of the local Indian Embassy, Consulate, High Commission.

 

The following thread and ALL the links given therein will be of interest to you:

 

http://www.rtiindia.org/forum/4016-foreign-national-living-aborad-possible-her-obtain-information-state-agency-authority-post-email.html

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murgie

Also from the CIC website: CIC | PIO & AA of Indian Embassies

 

you can get, for each desi consulate, the name of each PIO and AA for that consulate, besides the email-ID and fax #. Best,

 

Murgie

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inderjit

The PIO and AA link does not work

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murgie

It refers to the tab on the left panel with the same title, on the CIC page. Best, -Murgie

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inderjit

Thanks for a prompt reply. After a bit of jiggery pockery at the CIC site, I also managed to find the same link.

 

Clearly shows I am not alone in perferring nocturnal hours for working - certainly cooler.

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murgie

The CIC website does deserve more attention from all of us. For example, using the Search button to identify prior CIC rulings relating to a public authority or a given class of questions may help you write a better initial RTI request. So spend some time on it also. Best, -Murgie

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jagan2k1

Hi Experts,

thanks for the info.

I am in Muscat, Oman.

They didnt include the OMAN details in the PIO & AA of Indian Embassies.

 

What can be done to inform them to add those details.

 

Cheers,

Jagan

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karira
Hi Experts,

thanks for the info.

I am in Muscat, Oman.

They didnt include the OMAN details in the PIO & AA of Indian Embassies.

 

What can be done to inform them to add those details.

 

Cheers,

Jagan

 

Goiod catch !

You can send a email to ALL the email id's given on the CIC website.

That includes all Officers, Informatioon Commissioners and the CIC.

 

Also inform them, that the details are available here:

Embassy of India

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LeemaPillai

Do provide how to file from USA

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murgie

There's nothing especially different in filing from the US. I have found it useful even when applying to public authorities like SEBI and RBI, to send my RTI request to the PIO of the Indian consulate, NY (Dr Neena Malhotra, details on the web), and ask her -- invoking s6(3) -- to forward it to the appropriate PIO at SEBI or RBI. To pay the application fees I have either had friends in India buy a postal order, or have used online purchase of demand drafts. (In part this was because at that time she had no clue to what to do regarding collection of fees.)

 

I know others who have identified the correct PIO in India and directly sent their RTI requests by email or snail-mail. While there can be problems persuading a public authority to take cognisance of an RTI request, the problems are not unique to not being resident in India.

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