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    What is the genuine and correct procedure to file a RTI?

    Have a query about how to file RTI? Searching for the correct filing procedure? On this Ask Expert page you can check out resolution to your queries.

    I am desirous to get the information from the government of India undertaking company. Can I get the Information from them?

    If yes, I want to know the correct and genuine procedure to file An RTI application to get desired information. What will be the duration to get a reply and the process to follow up my application?
  • #141321
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    The correct procedure to file RTI application is simple.

    1. Application can be handwritten or typed in English,Hindi or in the official language of the area on a sheet of white paper.

    2. There is no prescribed format for central government public authorities but in same states there is prescribed format to file RTI application.

    3. Address your RTI application to central/state public information officer (CPIO/SPIO) with the complete and correct address of public authority.

    4. Write subject as "Information sought under RTI act, 2005" .

    5. Queries should be specific ,clear and complete without any confusion.Mention the period for which information is sought. Try to restrict your queries to one subject only.

    6. Write your name anf mailing address. other contact details such as phone number,e-mail etc.may be mentioned these are optional.

    7. Pay Rs. 10 towards RTI fee in the form of cash, indian postal order or bank draft for central government public authorities and some state government public authorities and attach proof of fee payment with RTI application. in some states fees is more than 10 Rs.

    8. Keep photocopy of application for your record.

    9. Application can sent by post or can be submitted to the PIO in person.Take the aknowledgement from PIO if submitted in person.If application is sent by post,it is advisable to send it by registered post and keep acknowledgement slip with you till the final disposal of application.

    10. RTI application can also be submitted to the APIO at the designated post offices.

  • #141341
    Hi there! I am going to tell you how to file an RTI online.
    First go to and type RTI.
    Select the link, and register your account and signin, if not then directly go to submit request in the page and do read all the 20 points completely and thoroughly. After that check the box and click submit. It will take you to filling a form, fill up your details. Note(you can file rti at central level not state level).and do fill up text for request rti application box with extreme care and pointwise ask your questions(so that it's easy for the reader and you get a better response) also you can fill this box in Hindi too.
    Then proceed to pay using card.fees was rs.10 for me and I am not sure if it is for everyone.
    You should be getting response within 30 days.
    Hope it helped you.

  • #141354
    There are few things that you need to know while filing the RTI.

    1. You can use English, Hindi or local language for your RTI application.
    2. You have to choose between the state authority or central authority for demanding the information.
    3. Be specific on what information you want from the authority.
    4. You have to find the authority name and address to write on your application.
    5. You can use the template format for the RTI or you can write it on the blank paper. There are no strict guidelines.
    6. You have to buy postal order of about 10 Rs from post office.
    7. During the submission, you have to use the postal order purchased earlier along with the application.

    Your RTI application should mention what type of information you are seeking. And you should also consider writing by consulting with some of the samples posted online. You can find some good templates that can be helpful while inquiring about specific RTI related inquiries.

    You get the information within 30 days of inquiry. Do note that it is helpful if you keep the application receipt and the postal order slip for reference.

  • #141399
    As a Government official who has been extensively trained and is presently training others, I am giving this reply:-
    (a) First and foremost thing is to frame querstion properly. If a person is genuinely interested to elicit information, the questions must be framed properly, point-wise, seeking specific information. I have seen many RTI applications which are not properly framed. These applicationds do not receive adequate information becausee of wrong framing of questions.
    (b) The most important thing is to find out the CPIO of the Department from which the information is sought. The RTI application must be sent to appropriate authority. Otherwise, the applicant may not receive appropriate information.
    (c) If the information which is being sought involves more than one Department, separatee RTI applications are required to be sent to the appropriate Departments.
    (d) The applicant must not forget to attach Demand Draft of Rs. 10/- with each application.
    (e) If the applicant is not satisfied with the reply, he/she must approach the appellate authority. The RTI reply contains the name and address of the appellate authority.
    (f) Excessive number of questions should not be sent in a single application. It may not be possible for a Department to answer more than 10 questions in a proper manner. Although there is no such rule to limit number of question, but to get specific information, the number of questions must be within a reasonable limit.
    (g) The applicant must not forget to indicate his/her own name along with correct postal address in the RTI application. I have seen many applications without the address of the senders. Needless to state that these applications cannot be replied.

    Beware! I question everything and everybody.

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