Can the Public Information Officers refuse to give me information?

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A Public Information Officers can refuse information on certain subjects. These include information received in confidence from foreign governments, information prejudicial to security, strategic, scientific or economic interests of the country, breach of privilege of legislatures, etc. For an average citizen like you and me, the information we are looking for does not come under… Read more »

Who will give me information I am looking for under RTI?

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One or more officers in every Government Department have been made “Public Information Officers” (PIO). If you want some information, you need to file an application with the PIO. The PIO’s are responsible for collecting information wanted by you and providing that information to you. Also, several officers have been appointed as Assistant Public Information Officers (APIOs)…. Read more »

If RTI is a fundamental right then why do we need an €œAct€?

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If you go into a Government office and demand that they tell you why your work has not been done, they will not entertain you or might even throw you out. If it’€s a law, then it becomes harder to do this. If they do not give you the information you want, they will have… Read more »

What should I do when portal is not allowing me to file the first appeal?

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That can be case where your RTI application has been physically transferred to other public authority, which is not aligned to this portal. In that case, you should file your appeal in physical mode to concerned public authority. Another case can be if your RTI application is not replied by CPIO and 30 days have… Read more »