Are “file notings” included in the definition of Information?

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Section 2 (f) of the RTI Act defines ‘information’ which includes ‘record’. Section 2(i)(a) states that a ‘record’ includes any document, manuscript and file. The operative definition of a ‘file’ is given in the Manual of Office Procedure prepared by the Central Secretariat, Government of India. The definition of ‘file’ in the Manual includes ‘notes’… Read more »

What is the free in RTI?

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These are the free in RTI –  Application fees to be prescribed which must be reasonable. If further fees are required, then the same must be intimated in writing with calculation details of how the figure was arrived at; Applicant can seek review of the decision on fees charged by the PIO by applying to… Read more »

What is the time limit to get the information?

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Here are the time limit to get the different informations – 30 days from the date of application 48 hours for information concerning the life and liberty of a person 5 days shall be added to the above response time, in case the application for information is given to Assistant Public Information Officer. If the… Read more »

What are the Important Web-sites related to RTI?

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Some important web-sites which contain substantial information relevant to the right to information are – Portal of the Government of India (http://indiaimage.nic.in). Portal on the Right to Information (www.rti.gov.in). Website of the Central Information Commission (http://cic.gov.in). RTI stands for “Right to Information”. Right to Information is a fundamental right that every citizen has! Basically, the… Read more »

What are provisions related to Disposal of Appeals and Complaints by the CIC?

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The Central Information Commission decides the appeals and complaints and conveys its decision to the appellant/complainant and first appellate authority/CPIO. The Commission may decide an appeal/complaint after hearing the parties to the appeal/complaint or by inspection of documents produced by the appellant/complainant and CPIO or such senior officer of the public authority who decided the… Read more »

What is the method of registering Complaints?

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

What is the Application Procedure for requesting information?

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Apply in writing or through electronic means in English or Hindi or in the official language of the area, to the PIO, specifying the particulars of the information sought for. Reason for seeking information are not required to be given; Pay fees as may be prescribed (if not belonging to the below poverty line category)…. Read more »

Is there any provision for exemption from Disclosure of Information?

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Sub-section (1) of section 8 and section 9 of the Act enumerate the types of information which is exempt from disclosure. Sub-section (2) of section 8, however, provides that information exempted under sub-section 3 (1) or exempted under the Official Secrets Act, 1923 can be disclosed if public interest in disclosure overweighs the harm to… Read more »

Is there any provision of Appeal under the RTI Act?

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If an applicant is not supplied information within the prescribed time of thirty days or 48 hours, as the case may be, or is not satisfied with the information furnished to him, he may prefer an appeal to the first appellate authority who is an officer senior in rank to the Public Information Officer. Such… Read more »

What is the Time Period for Supply of Information?

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In normal course, information to an applicant shall be supplied within 30 days from the receipt of application by the public authority. If information sought concerns the life or liberty of a person, it shall be supplied within 48 hours. In case the application is sent through the Assistant Public Information Officer or it is… Read more »