RTI Application Format in English for Central Public Authority

RTI Application Format in EnglishRight to Information Act, 2005 does not provide any specific format for RTI Application for Central Public Authorities. You can write RTI Application in any format. If you do not know how to write RTI Application, you may use the RTI Application Format in English provided in this article. However, few State Governments have prescribed specific RTI Format that you shall use for filing RTI Application. You can find the RTI Application Format for State Government at RTI Act Application Formats for State Governments. In all other case, you may use the  RTI Application Format in English provided below.

To know how to file RTI Application you may visit below links. You can file RTI Application Online as well as Offline.

Sample RTI Application Format in English




Date: ___________


The Central/State Public Information Officer,

……………………….. (Name of Public Authority)

……………………….. (Address of Public Information Officer)


Dear Madam/Sir,

1. I am citizen of India. Please furnish the certified copies of following information to me at my address:

(A) …………………………………………………………….. (Information Required)

(B) ……………………………………………………………… (Information Required)


2. To best of my knowledge, the above desired information does not relate to Section 8 & 9 of the RTI Act, 2005, which are exempted from disclosure.

3. Whether the Information sought concerns the life and liberty of a person? [Yes/No] (Please tick any one)

4. Details of the Fees paid:

Mode: Cash/Demand Draft/Bankers Cheque/Online

No. _________ Date ________ Amount Rs. _______

 (Signature of Applicant)

Name: ——————————–

Address: ——————————–



E-mail ID: ——————————–

Contact No.: ——————————-

You may draft your RTI Application Format in English as per the sample application provided above. If you have any specific doubt in drafting RTI Application, you may ask me through comment box.

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  • Vimal karthik

    Dear sir, where i have to send my request later to RTI acts , i need RTI Acts Chittoor district-Andhra Pradesh address.

  • Subhash sharma

    Hello sir I appeared in written examination for the post “assistant” in NML CSIR a government organisation who’s result is declared with irregularities like no answer key provided, appeared candidates mark not display yet, selected candidates marks not display yet and now they are not responding via mail. How do I know merit list.

  • Yogesh Agarwal

    Hello sir,
    You have a wonderful article on RTI for beginners. sir, I need to do RTI for Caution money refund. it has been passed 6 years to pass out from Engg. college. so whom i should make RTI

    • Namaskar Yogesh Agarwal Ji,
      Thank you for your feedback. What is your college name?

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      • Yogesh Agarwal

        Vyas Institute of Engineering & Technology, Jodhpur, Rajasthan affiliated to Rajasthan Technical University, Kota, Rajasthan

        • To the best of my knowledge, this college is a private institute, from which you may not ask information about such details. You may lodge complaint to the senior officers of the institute for your redressal of grievance. If they don’t refund even after writing to senior officers, then you may complain to the RTU, which may take suitable action.
          Hope this helps.

  • Amit Solanki

    Hello sir, I want to know information to MC of my ward regarding works of this ward. I live in ward no 2, Gandhi Nagar, Narwana, Distt. Jind, Haryana.
    So what address I use to get the information .


    Dear sir,
    I want a copy of my loan documents which was taken from SBI I want to take these documents for confirmation of Interest rates, because at the time of submission of application, they told for less interest, now charging high interest, it is not clear , how much amount to paid as fee of RTI application

    • Namaskar NEEKESH KUMAR Ji,
      You may file RTI before SBI Online. To know the procedure to file RTI Online, you may visit How to file RTI Online. While filing RTI, please select “Department of Financial Services” under Select Ministry/Department/Apex body, and “State Bank of India” under Select Public Authority. After filling application, you will have to pay Rs. 10/- to submit application. After reveiwing the application, PIO may ask for additional fees for Information. To know the Fees Rule for Central Government, you may visit RTI Fees Rules.
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  • Prahallad Bera

    Hello sir, please guide me. I want to know, my MSc certificate is valid or not from vinayaka missions university, Salem, tamilnadu. I want to file RTI application. In what address can I apply and in what name I pay the postal order.

    • Namaskar Prahallad Bera Ji,
      To know whether your Certificate is valid or not, please submit RTI Application before University Grant Commission (UGC) online. To know the procedure to file RTI online, please follow the steps at How to File RTI Online.
      Hope this helps.
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      • Prahallad Bera

        Sir, I can not apply online to university grant commission. Please tell me address for offline address of South Eastern region of university grant commission. In What name I pay postal order.

        • Hi,
          You can file RTI Application online to UGC. To know the procedure, follow the steps at How to File RTI Online. While filing the application select “Department of Higher Education” in place of Select Ministry/Department/Apex body, and “University Grants Commission” in place of Select Public Authority.
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          • Prahallad Bera

            Sir, I tried last two days. But I can’t.

          • You please try through other browser or other computer. Online Filing is very simple. It will save your time and money. Kindly follow the steps that I have provided in last reply. If still not able to do, please let me know.

  • Md ishaq

    Hello sir I want file rti seeking to get information about my education certificates from Manav bharti university, solan , himachal Pradesh ….to whom I should file RTI ??? On which adress ???

  • shivam kalyan

    Sir i have just given exam for the post of sanitary attendent conducted by pgimer chandigarh and i qualified the exam and called for the document verification on 27 feb 2017. The comitee of the pgimer Chandigarh recruitment cell said that the result will be out 10 or 15 days after your verifications but sir the result is not yet declared .I want to know why they are taking so much time for declaring result for sanitary attendant and i also want to know my marks in this exam.
    My roll no. Is 40809
    Pgimer advertisement no. Rc/039

    • Hello Shivam Kalyan Ji,
      Congratulations on your success at first stage. Through RTI, you may not get information for “why they are taking so much time for declaring result” because reasons for delay may not be maintained in record. As per my knowledge, these details are neither prepared nor maintained by Public Authority. Government organizations take their own time to complete recruitment process.
      Secondly, till the time they will declare the final result, they will not provide you your marks details. Thus, I suggest you to wait for few more days.
      Hope this helps.
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  • santosh


    I want to file a RTI with our local municipal office to get the details of the building constructed near our home. which we feel that it is not registered and it is government land and more over cell tower is getting build on this

    Please help me if this can be filed to get details on whether this is private owner land or government land and government given permission to build tower

  • Suraj r

    Sir, I am a candidate of JIPMER staff nurse exam,pondicheri.they publishe only the names of selected candidates and their marks.but I want to know my mark as am thinking I got a good score.to whome I have to submit RTI.

  • Raj

    I registeted a RTI but no reply got from govt with in 30 days. In such type of case what i can do to get reply

  • tushar

    hello sir.
    I respect to your advice.
    plz… help me
    I want know… R.T.I. address
    I where to file R.T.I.
    plz tell me sir.

  • Pooja

    How to file rti to Delhi police in both offline and online mode?

  • Sudhamoy Goutam

    I have made an appeal to Alipurduar Municipality ( Chairman ) to know about the tax due against the property of my Mother ( since deceased ) and Chairman replied that there is no trace of my mother’s property in Alipurduar Municipality. I sent a RTI asking Chairman as SPIO to let me know about the details of my mother’s property with all details and put 21 questions But he replied in the same language and avoided the other questions which will prove that something wrong has been done of that property. HI again sent letter quoting the RTI rules that he is liable to give reply to all the questions of RTI. He again sent the copy of earlier reply. After that I sent reminders but he is not giving any reply. What I am to do now. District Magistrate is there in Alipurduar District.

  • Sahil Walia

    u briefly describe above HOW and WHERE to put RTI ACT.IPlease also tell once again HOW AND WHERE to file RTI FIRST APPEAL ?

  • maharshi gogu

    when i filed an RTI through online mode i will get a registration number. But when i filed the RTI Application through OFFLINE mode how could i get my Registration Number and how would i be able to track the status of my RTI Application.

    Without this Registration Number how would i be able to File a First Appeal or Second Appeal for my RTI Application

    • Hi Maharshi,
      When you file RTI Application offline, you may not get registration number, but PIO will register your application with some number. That information, you can get by calling to PIO’s office.
      However, to file First Appeal or Second Appeal, you do not need to write registration number of your RTI Application if you didn’t receive any reply within specified time. You can simply attach your RTI Application. It will be tracked from PIO through your name and date of application.

  • Tarique Ahsan

    Dear Sir,
    My mother had two policies with LIC. She died in the year 2008.After that my father(the nominee in both the policies) filed an appplication for death claim for the policies.Unfortunately he also died in 2010 without getting claim.
    After my father’s death I submitted the application for claim, but tiil now I haven’t got my claim paid.Hoew can RTI help me.


    My wife has filed a dowry case against me and my parents, with fake allegations. she has filed that they had put lot of dowry for the marriage. In reality, such things were not there. Even I had given 50% of the marriage expenses (Rs.83986.17/-) after 98 days of the marriage date. My father was a canara bank manager and my wife has told that her father given 50 soverign gold and other items worth of Rs.2 lacks as dowry during the marriage which is not at all true. My question is :
    What are the details i can get through RTI from my father-in law or from his bank regarding the dowry or the expenses that my father-in law incurred for dowry?
    Kindly help me.

    • Hi Aravind,
      It is very sad to hear such issue. Now a days, dowry case is being misused many a time. Honestly speaking, RTI may not be helpful in your case. RTI Act may be used only against public sector organization, not any private organization or person. You can’t get any information from your father-in-law, as he is not government organization. On the other hand, his bank may not provide his personal information through RTI because personal information are exempted from disclosure under RTI.
      However, I will suggest you to consult any good advocate, who deals with family court matters. Only good advocate can help you in your case.

  • ganapati Patil

    Dear sir
    I have file rti online for last 12 days
    but still reply not recive

  • k.satheesan

    my son Aswin.S.Krishna participated Tamil Recitation in Kollam Revenue District Kalolsavam, 2016-17 through Upa lok ayukta, tvm, held at Govt.HSS, Anchal. Tamil Recitation Result announced at Sabarigi HSS, Stage 10 Aswin.S.Krishna got 2nd A Grade, but they published result, but my son name not mentioned in that list. how can i get the result and marks list of all participants in the tamil recitation please.

    • Hi Sir. Thank you for your query.
      Please submit RTI Application before organization/agency who organized the event, and ask the result and marks list of all participants in the tamil recitation. They may or may not provide you the marks of other participants because it may be considered as their personal information. However, they must provide marks of your son and the cut-off marks of the result.

  • k.satheesan

    i yamunadevi my son attended the kollam revenue district kalolsavam held at Govt.hss, anchal. my son aswin.s.krishna participated tamil recitation through upa lokayukta order and got II A grade, but resulted published at stage 10 sabarigiri hss, anchal, but my son name not listed in the result. i want to know the marks list of all participants and their garade.

  • Abhishek Kumar

    Sir I obtained 0 marks in ssc chsl 2015 paper to though I have written the answer. How should I file an rti? Should I include any IPO in the favour of the authority?

  • shirish pawde

    if we are asking information about the perticular person whether it is required to give perticular reason that it is important to get information in larger public interest and his right to privacy is less information and public interest are much more important

    • YES.
      If you are asking any personal information of any person, you need to convince PIO that larger public interest is served in disclosing personal information of that person. This is because, personal information is exempted under section (8) of the RTI Act.

      However, in other cases, you don’t need to provide reasons for seeking information.

  • Bhaskar

    I want an information about the how many retired employees working in indian institute of millets research, and under which category they are working? Is there any special orders/special provisions for them?
    I has a information about that some retired employees is working in the said institute and they are not getting epf benifits but the contractor is claiming the full bill for every month.

    I have to know iformation about said matter please tell me to how to fill RTI application and hiw much money should i spent?

    • Hello Bhaskar,
      There is no requirement of any special order/provision. You just file the RTI Application seeking the information you want to the concerned PIO. You can get the details of concerned PIO at IIMR RTI.

  • Hanumantha rao

    Sir I want information about SC rly junior engineers selected list and waiting list under notification no-CEN 01/2012..how to I will ask information to SC rly CPO…please advise me and what are the terms of conditions for allotments of candidates to different disel loco sheds in SC railway..

  • Santosh Kumar

    Respected madam,
    i am suffering from unauthorised use of my Diploma of pharmacy & registration in Uttar Pradesh when i made an online RTI, then the reply came to me is
    “with reference to the subject cited above, it is informed that the issue raised in your letter does not come under the purview of pharmacy act 1948, hence transferred to Uttar Pradesh Drug Control Department. CC to The Drugs Controller of UP, Swasthya sewa mahanideshalaya, Swasthya Bhawan Uttar Pradesh.”
    now does it mean that i need to file a separate new RTI to this department or the RTI is already transferred to this department from Pharmacy council of India
    date of online RTI =15/11/2016
    date of reply came =24/11/2016
    kindly tell me now what i have to do?

    • Hello Santosh. Thank you for your query. If you have received acknowledgement that your application has been forwarded under section 6(3) of the RTI Act, then it is done. You don’t need to submit any new application. You need to just wait to receive information from the department where your application was forwarded. Forwarding application is duty of PIO to whom you submitted your RTI Application.

      • Santosh Kumar

        your kind is requested to plz. tell me that what is the stipulated time period of reply for such forwarded applications if i am informed that my application is transferred to Uttar Pradesh Drug Control Department on 24 Nov 2016.

        • Hi Santosh.
          As per section 6(3) of the RTI Act, PIO must forward the RTI Application within 5 days of receipt of application. The PIO, to whom application was forwarded, must reply within 30 days from the date when he received the application. I mean, second PIO will take 30 days from the date when he received application. To understand this with example you may visit RTI Reply Time.

  • shambu

    How can I seek the information relating to agricultural land rood map blue paint

  • hirapawan sonowal

    Plz.tell me madam/sir…..how and where I should apply for mgnrega fund Details

  • Nabajit Das

    Sample of rti

  • Bahadur singh

    Madam me distt-bulandshahar bidhan sabha chetna dibai ke Gaow akarbas se hu madam hamare Gaow me pichale 5/6 Sal se Koi bikash nahi ho raha hai Kya madam hamare Gaow ke liye gov. Se fande nahi aata hai Kya

  • Rajat

    Mam I fill RTI under life and libert act, and they replied

    Remarks :- As mentioned in the guidelines for use of this portal, this facility is not available for filing RTI applications for the public authorities under the State Governments, including Government of NCT Delhi. Since your RTI application is meant for a public authority under the State Government, the same is returned herewith. You may file the same before the concerned public authority under the State Government.

    What it’s mean mam?

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