How to File RTI Application/Appeal through Post Office?

We have already discussed in previous articles that we can file RTI Application online as well as offline. Under how to file RTI Application offline, I have discussed about how to file RTI directly to the public authority from whom we need information. However, we can also file RTI Application/Appeal to various central ministries/departments/PSUs through Central Assistant Public Information Officer

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Do we need to give reasons for seeking information under RTI?

Many a time, the Public Information Officer (PIO) asks the applicant to give reasons for seeking information under RTI. Generally this happens when the PIO doesn’t wish to furnish information due to either personal interest or influence of senior officials who are related to the sought information. Thus, the question arises “do we need to give reasons for seeking information

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Third Party Information under RTI: Meaning and Procedure

Many a time Public Information Officer (PIO) denies information to the applicant by calling the information as third party information: sometime to avaoid disclosure of information and sometime due to lack of understanding of what does constitute third party information. This makes necessary to understand what does exactly constitute third party information under RTI. What is Third Party under RTI

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Do private schools come under RTI?: Analysis and Procedure

In general, only public authorities come under the purview of RTI Act. Thus, the question arises that “do private schools come under RTI?” Public Authority is defined under section 2(h) of the RTI Act, which is produced below: “2(h) “public authority” means any authority or body or institution of self-government established or constituted,— (a) by or under the Constitution; (b)

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Records missing or not traceable not a valid excuse for denial of information under RTI

Under section 6(1) of RTI Act 2005, any Indian citizen can seek information from any Public Authority defined under Section 2(h) of RTI Act 2005, where the onus of giving information is with PIO (Public Information Officer), defined in Section 5 of RTI Act 2005. But there are numerous occasions when the unwilling PIOs have blatantly claimed to CIC (Central

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