सूचना का अधिकार अधिनियम, 2005 आरटीआई आवेदन पत्र के लिए कोई विशिष्ट स्वरूप प्रदान नहीं करता है। आप किसी भी प्रारूप में आरटीआई आवेदन लिख सकते हैं। हालांकि, यदि आपको पता नहीं है कि आरटीआई आवेदन कैसे लिखें, तो आप नीचे दिए हुए RTI Application Form in Hindi का अनुसरण कर सकते हैं। आप आरटीआई आवेदन ऑनलाइन या ऑफलाइन फाइल कर सकते हैं। यह जानने के लिए की आरटीआई आवेदन कैसे करे, आप नीचे दिए गए लिंक पर जाएँ। » Read more
Many 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.
There 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.
Every 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.
There is no common RTI Second Appeal Format for Central as well as State Information Commissions. Before submitting second appeal you may check the RTI Appeal Procedure for corresponding States. However, I have provided below the sample RTI Second Appeal Format in English for Central Information Commission. You may use same RTI Second Appeal Format in English as reference to draft the second appeal before State Information Commissions that do not provide any specific format. While writing Second Appeal before State Information Commission, you may replace Central Information Commission and its Address with State Information Commission and its address, and CPIO with SPIO.