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Information is any kind or sort of material that is available to a person on any form. It may or shall include records, memos, documents, opinions, e-mails, advice, circulars, press releases, orders, contracts, reports, logbooks, models, sample, data or kind of material held in any material form. It may also include any sort of information which can be accessed by any public authority by the law time being in force which is held by any private body.
According to the act, cruelty includes:
Right to Information provides the right to the person to seek information related to the working of the government from the appropriate authority of the Government.
1. Get copies of answer sheet from any exam conducting board (Example: GATE, IIM, UPSC etc)
2. Status of passport, driving license, ration card, aadhaar card applications
3. PF withdrawal and transfer status
4. Pension and IT refund status
5. To know whether a college or course is UGC Approved or not
6. MP/MLA fund usage and Gram Panchayat expenditure details
KanooniHelp provides a service for filing RTI applications online. In this, we daft your RTI application, send it to the prescribed IPO address, pay the prescribed fee and send the same via speed post.
After a person files an application with the fees, our experts will draft an application as per the rules of the RTI Act and file on his/her behalf. The person can get the information by the post from the concerned authority within 30 days.
Once, the RTI application has been filed to the appropriate authority, we will provide you with the tracking ID and a soft copy of the application. Also, you shall also be notified about of the progress from time to time.
Any office can be said as a public authority which has been established under the constitution of India or by any other law passed by the government of India or state legislature for the time being in force.
The institution falls under the purview of public authority which is owned, controlled or substantially financed by the central government or state government or non-governmental organization which has also been financed by the state government and central government.
A person is designated as a public information officer by a public authority who is responsible to provide information to a person who seeks the same under RTI Act.
These officers are designated at the sub divisional level to whom a person can give his/her application or appeal. These officers then transfer such an application or appeal to the Public Information Officer of that particular Public Authority. The Assistant Public Information Officer is not responsible to supply such information. Such officers are appointed by the Department of Posts in various posts offices and are working as Assistant Public Information Officers for all the Public Authorities under the Government of India.
An applicant desirable to get information can make a request through sending the related information to us and we’ll send the finally drafted RTI application to the appropriate authority.
No prescribed format is there for seeking information under the RTI, although the application shall include the proper postal address of the applicant with his/her name.
Yes, the government under section 9 and sub-section 1 of section 8 exempts the government from disclosing the type of information. The information exempted is also provided under the Official Secrets Act, 1923.
However, sub-section 2 of section 8 provides that the information exempted under the Official Secrets Act 1923 and subsection 1 of section 8 can be disclosed if there is a huge public interest in such disclosure.
No, there’s not a compulsion.
If a person is unable to make his/her RTI in writing, then the person can seek help from the Public Information Officer.
During the normal course, the information is provided to the applicant within a period of 3 days from the date of receiving the application by the Public Authority. If the RTI includes the reason concerning the life and liberty of a person, then such information shall be provided to the applicant within a period of 48 hours. In case the application is sent to the wrong Public Authority, then a period of 5 days is added to the period of thirty days, 48 hours is added in case of emergency cases.
If any such applicant has not received the reply of his/her RTI within the prescribed period of 30 days or 48 hours, in case of emergency, then the applicant can file an appeal to an officer senior in rank to the Public Information Officer within a period of 30 days from the expiration of the period of 30 days of such supply of information. A person shall also appeal to the appropriate person after the receiving of reply of RTI if the applicant is not satisfied with the information provided. The senior rank Public information officer shall dispose such appeal within a period of 30 days or within 45 days, in exceptional cases.
The appellant shall go for the second appeal with the Central Information Officer within a period of 90 days from receiving such order from the first appeal or such decision has been pronounced by such first appellate authority if the appellant is not satisfied with the orders from the first appeal or the first appellate authority fails to provide such order within the prescribed time.
A person can complain to the Information Commission if there are such circumstances as prescribed below: 1. If any officer has not been appointed by such public authority. 2. If the Public Information Officer has refused to accept the application or appeal 3. If the person has refused to access such information requested by the person. 4. If the appropriate authority has not given any response within the prescribed time limit. 5. If the appropriate authority is asking for an amount which is higher than the prescribed fee and is unreasonable.
Here, the third party is referred to the person other than the person who has applied for the RTI application. The Third Party may also include such other public authority than the public authority to which such an application is made.
A citizen shall submit an application to the Public Information Officer of the appropriate authority to which such application is made in English or Hindi or any other official local language. It is suggested that the application shall be specific and precise. The person is also required to pay a prescribed fee at the time of submitting the application.
Certain intelligence and security organisations mentioned under the second schedule of the act are exempted from providing information under RTI Application. Though, information related to allegations of corruption and human rights violations shall be answerable from the organisations.
No, the information generated from the Public Authority shall be directly received by the applicant.
At present, we don't allow anonymous filing.
Our experts help you draft applications properly with accordance to the provisions of the RTI Act 2005 and send the application to the concerned Authority with your name and address.
Yes, just send your application in Hindi, and our experts would take care of it.
Such pay is borne by the applicant only.
The RTI act guarantees that the response of the application form the appropriate authority shall be received within 30 days. In case the information is not provided even after the expiry of 30 days, then the applicant has the option to file for first appeal.
The text shall be written in the provided column of the RTI request form which has a 3000 character limit. In case the text contains more than 3000 words, then that texts shall be uploaded in a PDF format in the supporting document column of the form.
If wrong Public Authority has been selected in the RTI online application, then the Nodal Officer by which such application has been received shall send the application electronically to the concerned central authority’s Nodal Officer if aligned to the portal and physically, if not, under section 6(3) of the RTI Act 2005. If the application is filed to the state public authority through this portal, the application shall be returned.
Such alerts shall be sent to them via e-mail or text messages on the respective mobile number provided on the portal.
On the RTI online portal, click on the ‘Submit First Appeal’ and fill-up the form. It is required to put the registration number and the registered e-mail id of the original RTI application.
A person need to provide his/her mobile number to get the SMS alert when applying for RTI application through online portal, though it is not mandatory.
The person must ignore the certificate error in order to reach the main website for filing the application. There are options available in the browser to proceed to the main website.
No, one can simply submit his/her application through the ‘submit request’ tab.
Simply call our experts. One can also send an e-mail request on our provided e-mail address, requesting to reset the password.
Yes, the person only needs to provide the information through our online application form and we’ll send
One can find his/her activation key in their respective e-mail id provided by them during their registration. There is also a provision for re-generation of the activation key after the first login or before the activation of the user account. The new activation key shall also be sent to the email id only.
One should kindly wait for at least 48 working hours for the generation of the registration number and avoid re-attempting for the same. If the registration number is not generated even after the expiration of 48 hours, kindly send an e-mail regarding same with the transaction ID and details of the RTI to us and we’ll help you out.
This generally happens in two conditions: First, the application has been sent physically to the concerned Nodal Officer of the Public Authority and which was not registered on the Portal. In this case, the appellant is required to file a physical appeal to the concerned Nodal Officer of the Public Authority. Secondly, the period of 30 days has not lapsed for the filling of the first appeal. Thus, a person can only file the first appeal only after the completion of 30 days.
No, an online first appeal can only be filed for an online filed RTI application.
The applicant can simply send us the required document or proof asked by us via attachment on email.