Right to Information Act, 2005 does not provide any specific format for RTI Application for Central Public Authorities. You can write RTI Application in any format. If you do not know how to write RTI Application, you may use the RTI Application Format in English provided in this article. However, few State Governments have prescribed specific RTI Format that you shall use for filing RTI Application. You can find the RTI Application Format for State Government at RTI Act Application Formats for State Governments. In all other case, you may use the RTI Application Format in English provided below.
Under section 6(1) of the RTI Act, 2005, a citizen can submit a request for information to the Public Information Officer (PIO) of the concerned Public Authority. The procedures to submit RTI Application to Central and State Public Authorities are different. These differences are in terms of RTI Application Format, Application Fees, Fees for Information, Mode of Payment of Fees, etc. The Right to Information Rules of concerned Appropriate Governments or Competent Authorities provide these details. This article provides you “How to File RTI Online in India to Central Public Authorities”. To know How to File RTI Online in India to State Public Authorities, you may visit Online RTI Portals for State Government.
As per section 6(1) of the RTI Act, 2005, any citizen who wants information from Public Authority can submit request for information to the Central Public Information Officer or State Public Information Officer, as the case may be, (hereinafter referred as PIO) designated by the concerned public authority. The procedures to submit request for information offline to the Central and State Public Authorities are different. In this article, I will explain how to file an RTI in India offline to the Central Public Authorities. To know how to file an RTI in India offline to the State Public Authorities, you may visit Procedure to file RTI offline to State Public Authorities. To know the procedure to file RTI online, you may visit How to File an RTI Application online?
As we know, India is a diverse country in which there are many regional languages. To make the Right to Information Act, 2005 easily accessible to everyone, Government has published RTI Act 2005 pdf in various languages. I have provided RTI Act in all languages in this article. You can download the Act in pdf format by clicking the concerned link that I have provided below. » Read more
Many of us think that we can ask everything from government under Right to Information Act, 2005, but that is not correct. RTI Act, 2005 clearly defines “information”, and puts some limitation on the type of information we can ask. Thus, it is important to understand what is RTI Information? What information can be given under RTI?