Standard format of RTI reply by Public Information Officer

Department of Personnel and Training , Director IR has invited views/suggestions from the citizens on the draft guidelines regarding elements that a RTI reply should essentially contain by 16.04.2015. through email  at You can visit our forum here and post your views/suggestion for improvement. The draft format has been vetted by Ministry of Law […]

Public Interest and Private Interest under RTI Act

Frequently under Right to Information Act 2005, Public Authorities have been exempting information in narrower interpretation of the term Public Interest within the RTI Act 2005. Itself the definition of Public Interest is vague and RTI Act 2005 amplifies by stating “Larger Public Interest”. Refer Section 8 e and 8 j of RTI Act. According to […]

You can have access to information of one Ministry by applying to another Ministry

Access to Information from one Government organisation is a simple step process. But can you access information of one Ministry from another? The Answer is ‘Yes’. Government Ministries frequently refer the matter to other Ministries either for specialised inputs or for seeking approvals. Other times it is mandatory for a Government Department/ Ministry to forward […]