There is no specific format designed to get information from the concerned authority under RTI. A request can be made to the Central Public Information Officer (CPIO) of the Department or the Office in writing in plain paper or through electronic means in Hindi or English or in regional language of the concerned state (if it relates to the State issue) specifying the particulars of the information sought for. He need not give any information as to why he requires the information or other personal details except those may be necessary for contacting him. The application should be supported by a fee of rupees ten by way of cash against proper receipt or demand draft or bankers cheque or IPO.
What is the fee?
(i) An application fee for obtaining information under sub-section (I) of section 6 - Rs.10/-
(ii) On scrutiny of the application, Fee shall be charged for providing information under sub-section (I) of Section 7 as under;
a. For each page of the information @ Rs.2/- per page per copy
b. Actual charge of cost price of a copy in larger size paper;
c. Actual cost or price for samples or models; and
d. For inspection of records, no fee for the first hour; and a fee of rupees five for each subsequent hour (or fraction thereof);
The time limit to get the information:
(i) You will get the information within 30 days from the date of application.
(ii) If it is concerned with the life and liberty of a Person - 48 hrs,
(iii) In case, the requisite information within the specified period is not provided, it tantamount to refusal and liable for legal action.