What are the powers of the police to interrogate a person?

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The police officer can require the attendance of the person, who appears to be acquainted with the facts and circumstances in relation to the commission of an offence, to appear before him. The person has to answer the questions that may be put to him, but is not bound to answer such questions that have… Read more »

How do I write my application for seeking the information as per RTI Act 2005?

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The text of the application may be written in the prescribed column of the RTI request form. At present, the text of the application is confined up to 3000 characters only. In case, the text of an application contains more than 3000 characters, it can be uploaded as a PDF attachment in the “Supporting Document”… Read more »

What should I do after getting RTI information?

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I should do after getting RTI information as follows- Often a lot of things start falling in place just by asking for information. For instance, you would get your passport or a ration card just by asking for the status of your application. In many cases, roads got repaired as soon as the “money spent” on repairs was… Read more »

If the information requested by the applicant is in the possession of the APIO should he/she not give that information to the applicant?

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Under the RTI Act, the APIO’s obligation is confined to forwarding the request to the PIO concerned forthwith – within five days. It depends on why you asked for that information and what type of information is it. Often a lot of things start falling in place just by asking for information. For instance, you… Read more »

Can the PIO refuse to accept my RTI application?

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If any person is unable to submit a request to a Public Information Officer either by reason that such an officer has not been appointed by the concerned public authority; or the Assistant Public Information Officer has refused to accept his or her application or appeal for forwarding the same to the Public Information Officer… Read more »

What if I can not locate my PIO or APIO?

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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 department with the requisite application fee. The Head of Department will have to forward your application to the concerned PIO. Yes, there is an “application fee”. For Central… Read more »

How can I send my application fee?

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Every state has a different mode of payment for application fee. Generally, you can deposit your application fee via: In person by paying cash [remember to take your receipt Demand Draft Indian Postal Order Money orders (only in some states) Affixing Court fee Stamp (only in some states) Banker’s cheque Some state governments have some… Read more »

What kind of assistance is available From CPIOs?

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The Central Public Information Officer shall render reasonable assistance to the persons seeking information. If a person is unable to make a request in writing, he may seek the help of the CPIO to write his application. Where a decision is taken to give access to a sensorily disabled person to any document, the Central… Read more »

Is there any organization(s) exempt from providing information under RTI Act?

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Yes, certain intelligence and security organisations specified in the Second Schedule, are exempted from providing information excepting the information pertaining to the allegations of corruption and human rights violations. RTI stands for “Right to Information”. Right to Information is a fundamental right that every citizen has! Basically, the RTI gives you all the information that… Read more »

What is Third Party Information?

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Third Party Information – Third party in relation to the RTI Act means a person other than the citizen who has made request for information. The definition of third party includes a public authority other than the public authority to whom the request has been made. The basic object of the Right to Information Act… Read more »