RTI Form: Sample RTI Format in English

RTI Form: Sample RTI Format in EnglishMany people do not know what should be format for various RTI Form. Right to Information Act, 2005 do not provide any specific format for RTI Request. RTI Rules of Central Government and various State Government specify the Format and Fees for RTI Applications, Appeals, and Complaints. Though RTI Rules of Central Government do not provide any specific Fees and Format for Complaint under section 18, it provide specific format for Second Appeal under section 19. While RTI Rules of few State Government provide specific Fees and Format for RTI Request, Appeals, and Complaint, RTI Rules of others do not. In this article, I will provide format for various RTI Form that you can use as reference.
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Second Appeal under Section 19 or Complaint under Section 18 ? Analysis

Second Appeal under Section 19 or Complaint under Section 18Many of us feel that both Section 18 and Section 19(3) provide same right to citizens, but that is not correct. Our laws do not waste even a single word. Both sections serve difference purposes. We can’t substitute one for another. Information Commissions (Central or State) have different powers under these two sections. Thus, the question that comes to our mind is which section we shall prefer? Second Appeal under Section 19 or Complaint under Section 18 ? In this article, I will analyze situations in which we should prefer section 18 and section 19, and powers of information commissions under these two sections.

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RTI Complaint Format in English: Template for RTI Complaint under Section 18

RTI Complaint Format in EnglishThere is no common RTI Complaint Format and Fees for lodging complaint before Central and State Information Commissions under section 18 of the RTI Act. For example, there is no RTI Complaint Format and Fees specified for Complaint before Central Information Commission, while few State Information Commissions have specified Complaint Format and Fees. Thus, before lodging Complaint under section 18 you may check the RTI Rules of corresponding States. If there is no specified complaint format and fees, then you may follow RTI Complaint Format in English provided in this article for writing complaint under section 18. While writing complaint before State Information Commission, you may replace Central Information Commission and its Address with State Information Commission and its address, and CPIO with SPIO.

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How to File Complaint under RTI Act?: Step by Step Procedure

How to File Complaint under RTI ActEvery Act or Law contains clause for protection of its provisions against non-compliance, and so does RTI Act, 2005. Section 18 of the RTI Act, 2005 assigns duty and power to the Central Information Commission or State Information Commission (hereinafter referred as CIC or SIC), as the case may be, to protect the RTI Act against non-compliance by the Public Authority. We can say, CIC or SIC acts as Guardian of the RTI Act. In this article, I will explain when to file and how to file complaint under RTI Act.

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