Submitting request for information RTI Act, 2005 appears to be very simple process. However, in many cases PIO rejects request for information for various reasons. To maximize your chance of getting information from PIO, you must understand how to use RTI Act effectively? In this article I have explained various points that we must remember while writing RTI Application. » Read more
Government has published Right to Information Act in Telugu language to enable the people of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana to know the RTI Act in their own language. You should understand the RTI Act before submitting request for information. In addition to the RTI Act, you should understand Right to Information Rules of the Central Government or State Government, as the case may be, to know the prescribed application format, fees, mode of payment, etc. I have provided below the Samachara Hakku Chattam in Telugu. » Read more
Central RTI Act, 2005 does not provide any specific format of RTI Application. However, State Governments have passed various RTI Rules, which have prescribed specific format of RTI Application. These rules require the applicant to submit request for information in the prescribed format only. Hence, you must know the correct format of RTI Application. I have provided below the Right to Information Act Application Form prescribed by various State Governments.
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I believe Section 8 (1) (j) of RTI Act 2005 is the most used and abused section of the RTI Act, 2005. Many citizens file RTI to get personal information of others to take revenge in some way. On the other hand, many a time Public Information Officers (PIO) deny information on the ground of being personal information, without applying mind on the provisions of the Act. Thus, for effective implementation of the RTI Act, 2005 it is important for both PIO and Applicant to understand the scope of Section 8 (1) (j) of RTI Act 2005, which exempts certain categories of personal information from disclosure. In this article, I have explained what Personal Information under RTI Act 2005 is, and how should PIO deal with request for such information u/s Section 8 (1) (j) of RTI Act 2005. » Read more
Gujarat Right to Information Rules, 2010 has prescribed the format of RTI Application. This rule asks the applicant to make an application in Form-A or in a neatly typed or hand written application containing all essential details described in Form-A. You can write your RTI Application in either English or Gujarati. I have provided below the RTI Form in Gujarati Language pdf, which you may download and fill.
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