Many a time, Public Information Officer (PIO) rejects RTI Application by simply saying that “the information sought is third party information, and hence can’t be furnished”. This is purely misleading reply, and thus warrants action against PIO. As per the RTI Act, only those information are exempted under RTI, which comes under Section 8, and 9 of the RTI Act. In fews cases, PIO rejects application because of lack of information on how to furnish third party information. In this article, I have explained the complete procedure for disclosure of Third Party Information, which has been provided under Section 11 of RTI Act 2005. » Read more
Chapter III of the RTI Act, 2005 provides details about Central Information Commission (CIC), and Chapter IV provides details about State Information Commission (SIC). Chapter V of the RTI Act provides powers and functions of the Central Information Commission (CIC), and State Information Commission (SIC). » Read more
The Chief Information Commissioner of India: CIC of India is the head of the Central Information Commission, which has been constituted under section 12(1) of the RTI Act, 2005. In this article, I have provided all the provisions of RTI Act pertaining to Chief Information Commissioner of India: CIC of India. » Read more
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 (CAPIO) at designated post ofices. You may find the list at designated post offices. Remember that you may not file your RTI Application/Appeal through every post offices. The CAPIO at designated post offices is duty bound to not only accept but also help you out in filing the Application/Appeal. Let me explain the procedure to File RTI Application/Appeal through Post Office?
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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 under RTI?” » Read more