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  1. HI, I had filed a complaint with Dy. Registrar for gross violations in our society, even the redevelopment was carried out by blatantly ignoring Govt. Directives. In my letter I had exposed various deficiencies in the working of the society, and demanded inquiry under section 83 but no action was taken by Dy. Registrar. The complaint was filed on January 11, 2019. No Response till date. On 26th Feb, I escalated the matter to District Deputy Registrar, and filed the complaint who on March 7 issued an order directing Dy. Registrar of co-op societies to conduct an inquiry under section 83, but till date nothing has been done. I have copy of the order. I want to file an RTI in the office of District Deputy Registrar seeking information on the action taken on order issued by them to Dy. Registrar, I want to draft the application in most effective manner and probably in strong legal words. I want to seek following information: Status of the order dated ________ reference no _______ issued by them. The procedure/file noting/officer responsible to oversee the implementation of the order issued by District Dy. Registrar The procedure in District Dy. Registrar's office after issuing the order to Dy. Registrar to take action. If no such procedure is laid down to implement the said order, then guidelines/directions for implementation of the same. whether follow up is required from District Dy. Registrar's office after issuing the order, if YES, what is procedure for follow up? If NO reasons for lack of procedure Timeframe for Dy Registrar to take action on order Can you please help me draft the RTI on above points in clear and concise manner so that it won't be rejected on flimsy grounds.
  2. I was wondering if somebody tell me how to write an RTI application from begining?What things one should remember to follow, what are the pitfalls? Is there any thing which should not be written in the application?
  3. Guide to drafting a good RTI application Drafting a good RTI application can be as easy as writing a simple leave letter. As long as the applicant knows the basics of the RTI Act 2005, drafting an application, requesting for information from any public authority, is little more than child’s play. 1. Pre-requisites: Your full name and address have to mentioned in the application. If you so wish, you can also mention your telephone number and email id, although this is optional. Have ready information about the Public Information Officer (PIO), his designation, address etc. In case you have problems locating your PIO/APIO you can address your RTI application to the PIO C/o Head of Department and send it to the concerned Public Authority with the requisite application fee. The Head of Department will have to forward your application to the concerned PIO. Do not address your RTI application to the PIO by his name, just in case he gets transferred or a new PIO is designated in his place. 2. Preparing to draft an RTI application: a) Carefully read Sections 2(f), 2(i) and 2(j) of the RTI Act, which defines the “information”, “record” and “right to information”. Your request for information should contain as many words as possible form these three basic definitions. b) Read the relevant RTI Rules (either for the Centre, State or Courts) which are applicable to the public authority from whom you seek information. These rules will indicate the quantum of fees, the mode of payment of fees, any special application format to be followed, etc. Follow these RTI rules to the letter “T”. c) Remember to always use a white sheet of paper to write an application. Use of note sheet or the Court stamp paper should be avoided. Use of letterhead for asking information can also be made. However, avoid using your official designation or title and simple sign with your name. The RTI application can be either written by hand or typed. There is no compulsion of typing the content. The application should be easy to read and well legible. 3. Why do you need the information? First, ask yourself why you need the information ? Unless you have an answer to this question, there is no point in requesting for the information in the first place. What is the issue you are facing? What information needs to be asked to help in getting the issue resolved? A good indication is the preamble of the RTI Act which states that three main objectives of the Act are: Increase Transparency in the functioning of the Government Hold the Government accountable for its actions or inaction Reduce corruption If your application seeks information which covers these objectives, then there is little chance of it being rejected. 4. What will you do with the “information”, once you get it ? Now that you know why you need the information, you need to also decide what will you do with the information, once you get it. Are you going to get it published in the media, will you use it in a court case, is it for furthering your case in your office, is it to get some wrong corrected? The answers to these questions will help you decide what exact information to ask for as well as in what form to request the information. For example, if you want to use the documents obtained under RTI in a court case, it is advisable to ask for “certified copies”. If you want to give media coverage to a particular issue, then you must ask for information on a current issue of larger public interest. 5. Ask for only “information” ! Try to draft an RTI application that DOES NOT disclose the overall nature of the problem in your mind. It MUST NOT give a glimpse of what you intend to do with the requested information e.g. register police complaints, approach investigating agencies, file a PIL etc. Also, your RTI application MUST NOT indicate how badly you want the information, and therefore, please don’t mention anything such as When you write an RTI application, you must try to gain only information i.e. copies of relevant records and documents, you must not try to gain sympathy, respect etc. Your application should look like a shopping-list of documents. Name documents that you are requesting by using words from Sec 2(f) and Sec 4(1)(b) of the RTI Act – reports, logbooks, emails, advices, rules, regulations, manuals etc. Only after exhausting these should you use other similar names e.g. quality audit reports, correspondence etc. In case this information is denied, the similarity of wording will help you to convince appellate authorities that your requested information is “records” and “information” that must be mandatorily given. There is absolutely no need to give any background, reasons, etc. for seeking information. Don’t make your application sound like a letter of complaint or a letter-to-the-editor. Don’t preface it with a covering letter or an introductory paragraph. RTI applications should be emotionless and bland. No Ramayana, no Mahabharat – just ask for “information” – plain and simple. 6. Be specific in asking for “information” and avoid vague expressions and requests: While filing an RTI application, the framing of the questions is very important. A slight misunderstanding or vague questions gives the PIO a chance to reject your application. Avoid vague expressions and requests such as: Why did I not get my Ration card? What is the present status of issue of my Ration card? Give me .action-taken report Words like “status” and “action” are open to interpretation, and usually, fail to point towards any particular document; they can mean different things to different persons like applicant, PIO, APIO and appellate authorities. In most cases, there is no such document called “action-taken report” in existence, and therefore, the PIO cannot be rightly asked under RTI to generate such a document in reply to your application; PIO can only be asked to give you copy of a document that exists. The right way is to ask for signed and stamped copy of all correspondence till date in the matter of your complaint, including memos, emails, covering letters for forwarding your complaint etc. Ask for copy of logbook or any other book where details of your complaint are entered, marked to specific officers for their investigation and action. Ask for a copy of all their remarks, feedback, reports etc. If the case on your complaint is closed, ask for the closing remarks of the officer concerned. Give particulars of the project to build XYZ. What “particulars” do you want? Engineering drawings? Budgets? Financial projections? Feasibility reports? Consultants’ studies? This is not clear. Don’t leave it to the PIO to decide what documents to include and what to leave out. Be specific and name the documents that you want copied. Make it difficult for the PIO to loosely interpret your request. Similarly, do not ask information about a future event – like By what date will my passport be delivered? The PIO is not an astrologer to predict the date of delivery of your passport. But do not be the jockey of a journalist to solicit opinion, advice or action on an issue. RTI is not meant for hypothetical or subjective questions. Your query may end up being disqualified. 7. How long should your RTI application be ? Do not make your application very long. The Central Government has set a 500 word limit for each application. Some state governments and legislatures have set a limit of only 150 words and ONE subject matter per application. Ideally your RTI application should not be more than one A4 size paper sheet – after all your objective is to get “information” and not to test the PIO in collecting maximum information in the shortest possible time ! If you put three related queries in one application, you may get answers to all of them. If you pack thirty queries instead, chances are slim that you will get satisfactory information on any. Put yourselves in the shoes of the Public Information Officer (PIO); what would you do if you saw a lengthy RTI application that asks endless questions and supplementary questions? If I were the PIO, I would endlessly postpone looking at the application, and then go out of my way to justify the delay or denial. Wouldn’t you? Think that you are a PIO, and then think about how to draft an RTI application that you would like to give a reply to without any delay. A single lengthy application may scare and overwhelm the PIO, and tempt him to throw it into his drawer. He will hesitate and postpone searching for the information. Instead, send a small, manageable RTI application with only 3-4 questions. Then, after you receive a reply to that, send another one… and another. Or maybe, many applicants can file small applications seeking related information, at the same time. 8. Specify the period for which information is sought Don’t be over-ambitious. For an RTI applicant, it is very easy to write a question like, “Give copies of all licenses issued from January 1981 till date” or “provide a list of all vehicles registered in your RTO since 1990”. For the PIO, this means searching 25 or 30 years of files and records. Older files may have been put into basements or buried under tons of old dusty files. Therefore, please ask yourself whether you REALLY need data that is so old, or whether you are just trying to satisfy an academic curiosity. Don’t request 30 years data if five years data will suffice for your purposes. Don’t ask for five years data if six months data is sufficient. 9. Ascertain if the information is already available: Before shooting off your RTI application ascertain if the information you are seeking is already available in the public domain. After the advent of the RTI Act, many public authorities have already uploaded mountains of information on their website. Search for the information on the internet – even if the information you seek might not be available on the public authority’s website, it might be available elsewhere. Some other RTI activist might have asked for the same information and released it to the media. Do a thorough search before drafting your RTI application. 10. Exhaust all possible means of grievance redressal before using RTI: If there is a pending issue or a grievance for which you want to use RTI, first exhaust all possible means of redressing that grievance by already available means, like reminder letters, letters to the head of the public authority, public grievance portals, etc. Only if you have exhausted all means of grievance redressal, use RTI as the last resort. Some Government departments have indicated fixed time limits for certain issues in their respective citizen charters. For example, the if the Income Tax department states that it takes 9 months from the end of the financial year to refund your excess tax, then obviously there is no point in filing a RTI application before that time limit. 11. General: Never draft an RTI application when you are in an angry, revengeful or even a bad mood. Such applications are bound to fail. Relax, get back to normal and then only pick up a paper and pen to prepare your first application draft. After you have written down your first draft of RTI application (or complaint or anything else), let it cool down in your drawer for a couple of days. Then take a re-look and think about making improvements. Ask a friend or colleague to have a look and give you suggestions. Can the friend understand what are you asking for ? Does he find it easy to understand? There is no harm in redrafting the application several times before you get to the final version. Seek help and guidance from RTI activists and experts, who will guide you to draft a correct application. Many websites on the internet also guide RTI applicants during the RTI process. All such guidance is free, so why not make maximum use of it ?
  4. The Right to Information Act 2005 empowers every citizen to ask for information from Government Organisations. This information can be about your own personal case or more complex Government Policy. The Act also empowers us to take photocopies of the Government records and also online data in a form of CD. However, often PIO being Government Servant who perhaps is also the custodian of the information has a conflict of interest in giving out such information. Every Government Official at one point or the other has been trained to deceive politely. The RTI reply is no exception. Many times, the information given is full but empty. And they use smart writing skills to give but hide. If you go through the various threads posted at our forums here , you will realize that most of the battle is won or lost during the framing of the questions itself. Our experienced RTI Experts and team members continuously go on improving the RTI Application questions on the user's requests. Let us now see what are the biggest mistakes you can avoid in your RTI Application. Asking 'Why' in the RTI Application As per the RTI Act, the information being asked should be available in any form. The information cannot be created. Thus if a question is asked "why my speed post has not been delivered", probably, the PIO will straightway reject the application and quote nicely the RTI Act Para in the reply. Therefore, it is necessary to avoid 'WHY' from your RTI Application instead documents which can prove they 'WHY' should be asked. For example, to get the reason why the Speed post was not delivered, you should ask 'Provide me the copy of the Postmen beat register of {date}'. Addressing questions pertaining to multiple PIO As per RTI Act Section 6 (3) (ii) if the RTI Application is made for the subject matter which is not closely associated, the public authority, to which such application is made, shall transfer the application or such part of it as may be appropriate to that other public authority. Now, this is a booby trap. Though Central Information Commission has critically examined this still you will keep on getting the letter from one PIO to another that 'As per section 6 (3) (ii), your RTI application has been transferred to concerned PIO'. This means that you will never get the correct reply. The best course of action is to do some homework by visiting websites of the Organisation and finding the correct PIO. Asking for Voluminous records If you ask for information which is too voluminous, the PIO will apply section 7(9) stating that "it disproportionately divert the resources of the public authority or would be detrimental to the safety or preservation of the record in question." Thus asking for Muster roll records for 4 year period will fit the case of rejection. Though PIO cannot reject the application, there are fair chances that information will not get supplied. It is always advisable that the information period should be short. Further, if PIO failed to apply 7 (9), he will ask you to deposit exorbitant photocopy charges for all the records. Asking for third party information without proving public interest Now this is the most debated and contested issue in terms of RTI request. If you ask for a third party information always remember to include 'Public Interest' clause into it. Without 'Public Interest' petition, the PIO will immediately reject it by quoting Section 8 (1) (j) & Section 11 of the RTI Act. You can read our Explanation on what is third Party and various decisions relating to them here! There is a potential issue of PIO applying 'Privacy' clause of RTI. Therefore, it is suggested that as far as possible information about third party should be avoided, however, if at all it is but important, then always justify your RTI Application with 'how disclosure of the third party is in public interest'. You can use the corruption angle exposure while justifying Public Interest. There are many such examples and pitfalls which you may find it over on forums and from experts. If you think of any more, please do add it in the comments.
  5. The latest directive assumes significance as some RTI activists have been killed in different parts of the country allegedly for seeking information related to some potential scams or irregularities in government departments. Transparency watchdog Central Information Commission (CIC) will now decide appeals and complaints even after the death of an appellant or complainant, the government has said. The Right to Information (RTI) Act allows information seekers to approach the CIC to lodge second appeal and complaint in case they are aggrieved with government departments over disposal of their application filed under the law. As per rules finalised in 2017, the proceedings pending before the CIC shall abate on the death of the appellant or complainant. The latest directive assumes significance as some RTI activists have been killed in different parts of the country allegedly for seeking information related to some potential scams or irregularities in government departments. Also, many RTI activists have opposed provisions of the 2017 rules, including the one that allows no action on appeals in case of the death of the appellant, saying they were aimed at diluting the Act. “Instances have occurred wherein appellant/complainant dies before their case is considered by the Commission,” said a statement issued today by the Personnel Ministry, the nodal department for RTI matters.
  6. The latest directive assumes significance as some RTI activists have been killed in different parts of the country allegedly for seeking information related to some potential scams or irregularities in government departments. Transparency watchdog Central Information Commission (CIC) will now decide appeals and complaints even after the death of an appellant or complainant, the government has said. The Right to Information (RTI) Act allows information seekers to approach the CIC to lodge second appeal and complaint in case they are aggrieved with government departments over disposal of their application filed under the law. As per rules finalised in 2017, the proceedings pending before the CIC shall abate on the death of the appellant or complainant. The latest directive assumes significance as some RTI activists have been killed in different parts of the country allegedly for seeking information related to some potential scams or irregularities in government departments. Also, many RTI activists have opposed provisions of the 2017 rules, including the one that allows no action on appeals in case of the death of the appellant, saying they were aimed at diluting the Act. “Instances have occurred wherein appellant/complainant dies before their case is considered by the Commission,” said a statement issued today by the Personnel Ministry, the nodal department for RTI matters. View full entry
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    Sample RTI application
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    Maharashtra RTI Application Form

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    Maharashtra RTI Application attached.
  10. I lost 4 mobiles, voter id card, bank of baroda atm card, wifi and also my pocket wallets on april, 2017, i lodged complain at local p.s. And also lalbazar, but failed. The local tollygunj police station officer said ' you lodge complain with rti. Again, previous month a mobile is lost. Sir/madam, please solve my problem, i am little bit doubt, something wrong action taken with my complains. 9163660326 Sent from my vivo 1610 using RTI INDIA mobile app
  11. Hi All I request senior experts here to review my RTI application (draft attached) and provide your feedback. Thanks in advance Sandeep RTI to Police on stats of 498A Cases-For Review.pdf
  12. vishalkchavan

    RTI application is not accepted

    I did not receive the reply for my RTI from two different places. One place has denied to accept the application which was sent by speed post. What should be my next course of action. Please guide Sent from my SM-G550FY using RTI INDIA mobile app
  13. I have approached Sub Registrar Officer- Goregoan West, Mumbai in July 2017, for Registration of Adoption Deed under Hindu Law. All the parties and child (new Born) are covered under Hindu law. The natural Parents and Adoptive Parents are Close Relatives. There is no Adoption Agency involved, And the child is not an orphan/abandoned/surrendered child placed in adoption home/institutions The Sub Registrar in charge at Goregoan West refused to Register the Adoption Deed without Court Order. As per Hindu Adoption Act, there is no mention of Court Order for Adoption among relatives under Hindu Law. Please help to register the Adoption Deed under Hindu Law In the above case i want to file RTI Application for knowing the information for registering the Adoption Deed Where can i file RTI, what would be the Address of PIO concerned with Sub Registrar Mumbai-Borivali Division.
  14. Hi, Day before yesterday, i have visited the Bank of Baroda, Ahmadabad branch for opening a new saving account for my sister. We have submitted all the relevant documents along with Form 60 for the same. We have requested ATM Debit card in our application form but we have been told to submit PAN card for getting ATM Debit Card. Unfortunately my sister has not having a PAN card. I want to file an RTI for obtaining information if RBI has issued any notification to all banks for mandatory of PAN card for getting ATM Debit Card. If anybody can help me in this regard, it would be a great help. Regards, Shaikhstonevilla
  15. Please help me to frame this RTI Application The Draft is as follows: A) Subject matter of the information:RTI Applications & action taken on them B) The period to which information relates: 01/01/2015 to 30/10/2015 C) Description of the Information Required: Please provide me certified photocopies of the documents where in the following information has been noted: i) Number of RTI Applications received by XYZ Tehsil Office ii) Number of RTI Applications where:action was initiated within first 10 days. iii) Number of RTI Applications that where disposed off in 30 Days. iv) Number of RTI Applications where First Appeal was filed. v) Number of RTI Applications which are still pending at your office & have not been disposed off.
  16. Hi, I have an agricultural land plot in Indore, M.P., I wanted to get information on neighboring plots of the same Survey No. (Khasra No.). I filed the following RTI application, and I have been replied that they cannot provide me the reply quoting some rule (the language is in difficult hindi and not comprehensible to me). 1 & 2. I wish to get a copy of the Revenue map of my Survey no. 20 (showing sub-survey no.s) and also a copy of the document based on which they have shown the plots in the revenue map of the survey. 3 - 5. I wish to know the details of the owners of two consecutive plots on the north and south side of my plot, and since when they are the owners and who was previous owner. The ownership document of these four plots. I requests the experts on the forum to help me frame my application properly so that I get due reply this time. Regards, Ajit ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Public Information Officer, District Magistrate Office Indore, M.P. – 452001 Dear Public Information Officer, I, ........... S/O ........................, a citizen of India, request you to provide me the following information under the Right to Information Act 2005, Section 6: ग्राम बीजलपुर, हल्का बीजलपुर, पटवारी हल्का क्रमांक 10, रा. नि. म. क्र. 01, विकास खंड इंदौर, के खसरा नं 20 के बटांकन पटवारी नक्से की सत्यापित प्रति। उपरोक्त खसरा नं 20 के पटवारी नक्से मे बटांकन के पश्चात जिन सभी प्लॉट की पटवारी नक्से मे स्थिति दर्शायी गई है, वह स्थिति जिन दस्तावेजों के आधार पर दर्शायी गई है, उन सभी दस्तावेजों की सत्यापित प्रति। उपरोक्त खसरा नं 20 के पटवारी नक्से मे विशेषकर सर्वे नं. 20/4 की पटवारी नक्से मे जो भी स्थिति दर्शायी गई है, वह स्थिति जिन दस्तावेजों के आधार पर दर्शायी गई है, उन सभी दस्तावेजों की सत्यापित प्रति। ग्राम बीजलपुर, हल्का बीजलपुर, पटवारी हल्का क्रमांक 10, रा. नि. म. क्र. 01, विकास खंड इंदौर, के खसरा नं 20 के पटवारी नक्से मे सर्वे नं. 20/4 के उत्तर सीमा की दो आसन्न भूमि (लगातार प्लॉट) का मालिकाना हक़ किनके पास है और यह मालिकाना हक़ उनके पास कब से है तथा उससे पहले इन दोनों भूमि का मालिकाना हक़ किसके पास था यह जानकारी चाहिए व इन दोनों भूमि के मालिकाना हक़ के राजस्व रेकॉर्ड मे जो दस्तावेज़ हैं उनकी सत्यापित प्रति। ग्राम बीजलपुर, हल्का बीजलपुर, पटवारी हल्का क्रमांक 10, रा. नि. म. क्र. 01, विकास खंड इंदौर, के खसरा नं 20 के पटवारी नक्से मे सर्वे नं. 20/4 के दक्षिण सीमा की भूमि (जो की सर्वे नं 20/4 व 20/16 के बीच की है) का मालिकाना हक़ किसके पास है और यह मालिकाना हक़ उसके पास कब से है तथा उससे पहले इस भूमि का मालिकाना हक़ किसके पास था यह जानकारी चाहिए व इस भूमि के मालिकाना हक़ के राजस्व रेकॉर्ड मे जो दस्तावेज़ हैं उनकी सत्यापित प्रति। I prefer to receive the information in the form: Xerox copy (or printout) in the form of certified copies of documents/records. Initial request fee under s6(1): Rs.10 paid in Indian Postal Order with No. ………………… dated …………………. In case you are not the correct PIO then please transfer the RTI application to the correct PIO under Sec 6(3) of the RTI act, since I was unable to locate the correct and relevant PIO from the website. Thank you.
  17. MANOJ B. PATEL

    Increase in RTI applications

    A study, conducted by RTI Assessment and Advocacy Group (RAAG) and Samya - Centre for Equity Studies (CES), titled 'Peoples' Monitoring of the RTI Regime in India' reported amongst other things that there are huge and growing delays in the disposal of cases in many of the Information Commissions, with pendency of cases growing every month. According to this report, the main reasons behind the delays seem to be the paucity of Commissioners in some of the Commissions and the low productivity of some of the other Commissioners, mainly due to inadequate support. However, in absence of information regarding objectivity of the surveying organization, research methodology and survey design and scheme for data collection and its verification, it is not considered prudent to comment on their findings. Read more at; Increase in RTI applications | Business Standard News
  18. Hello, I want to know whether court fee stamp of Rs 10..00 is acceptable for filing application under RTI Act, 2005. Regards
  19. BENGALURU:State Chief Information Commissioner A K M Naik said on Saturday that it was necessary forRTIactivists to be trained aboutthe process of filingRTIapplications, so that there are no issues with disseminating information.Read at: RTI Activists Need to be Trained on Filing Proper Applications, Says CIC Naik - The New Indian Express
  20. Appellant had sought information about New Ration cards issued etc. PIO did not provide information as application was not signed by appellant. In spite of request appellant did not. Commission directed PIO to provide the required information and get appellant signature to fulfil tje formality. CIC_SA_A_2014_001867_M_157290.pdf
  21. The appellant had sought copies og Notary applications of some persons but PIO denied stating that it was third party information. CIC directed the respondent (department of legal affairs) to furnish copies of applications of persons mentioned in RTI application after blocking the personal information such as mobile numbers and addresses. CIC_SA_A_2015_000081_M_156654.pdf
  22. Viewers are aware about the RTI application made by our veteran leader Com. Amit kumar Gupta on 60:40 pension sharing issue which revealed the cabinet approval of this 60:40 pension sharing with BSNL . Further Com.Gupta made a 2nd RTI asking several questions and copies of the note sheets of the relevant file. DOT has replied most of the questions and also supplied 10 pages of note sheets of the relevant file. All the documents are being uploaded now for information of everyone. It is now revealed from the note sheets, that while processing the cabinet memo dated 29-12-2010, mention of the DOT letter dated 5-1-2009 was there including the brief content that if BSNL is unable to pay then Govt. will still pay the pension, in the draft cabinet note (page 60/N) which was subsequently removed from the final draft cabinet note (page 79/N). The reason of the removal is still unknown as DOT has not furnished the in between note sheets from 63/N to 76/N although they are also relevant to the RTI question no 7. As understood presently DOT is granting only a relaxation on 60:40 pension sharing with BSNL, in the present cabinet note under process for 78.2% IDA fixation for pensioners, and not removing the clause permanently. However we have to be careful and wait for the final order on 78.2%. Further DOT has admitted that they have not consulted BSNL while processing the cabinet Memo dated 29-12-2010. Attachments: RTI replies http://aibsnleachq.in/RTI2_150527.pdf http://aibsnleachq.in/RTI3_150527.pdf http://aibsnleachq.in/RTI4_150527.pdf Source: FACTS REVEALED ON 60:40 PENSION SHARING THROUGH RTI APPLICATIONS | AIBSNLEA ELECTRICAL WING BSNL
  23. Inception Clause : 1. Please provide the certified copy of inspection files with unique file number on which the information is given 2. I May also interested to Inspect this files , if necessary.
  24. Sir, To support my on-going court case, I have filed RTI Application to Govt Dept asking to provide copy of the "RTI Applications" filed by a particular person for over a period of 2 years. I received a response saying that it's exempt under Section 8 (1)(j) quoting SC SLP 27734/2012. My say is that requested information does not fall under exempt as quoted by PIO as RTI Applicant has been given required information from the Dept for last 2 year period and none of his RTI Applications got rejected under Section 8 (1)(j). Also, as per the Office Memorandum from Govt of India Dt. 21.10.2014, it's clear that all departments will have to upload RTI Application, responses, etc... on the respective web site so as to bring the transparency. I have stated both points in the reply. However PIO is not considering my response. Could experts provide any more details as how to get copy of the RTI Application under RTI Act. Thanks, Manjunatha
  25. NEW DELHI: Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha secretariats and Delhi High Court are among some prominent offices which have not filed mandatory annual reports of compliance of RTI Act even once since the transparency law was enacted nine years ago, according to an advocacy group. Read at: Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha secretariats, Delhi High Court not filing RTI compliance reports: Study - The Economic Times
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