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RTI refers to Right to information which is held with the public authorities in any possible form.
Anyone who is citizen of India can file RTI.
RTI can be filed both online (where allowed by the said state government) and offline with the prescribed fee.
Yes, for the ease of the applicants and to encourage digitalization, RTI can be filed online through for central government. For State level RTIs, only few states allow online RTI and for the rest , offline RTI is filed.
At (website), we can assist you with drafting the application and sending it to the Right PIO, either online or offline.
The RTI filing fee will vary from state to statethat is required to be paid by the applicants at the time of filing RTI. Also, an additional fee may levied, if the case so requires.
RTI Act does not differentiate in between Central and State government RTI provisions. Only the authorities and PIO i.e Public Information Officer may vary as per the department.
The Application fee for filing RTI differs from state to state. It is dependent upon the information required by such public department and also upon the mode in which the information is sought to be provided to the applicant.
RTI Act, 2005 covers entire India except the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
The PIO is required to provide information sought in RTI within 30 days from the receipt of information and 48 hours where life and liberty is concerned with the RTI.
If any information is not received within 30 days, then it will be deemed to be refused by the concerned PIO.
No, Private sector is not covered under the RTI Act because the act was commenced to bring transparency in the working of the public sector departments.
Any information that is not prohibited under the RTI Act, 2005, can be obtained through RTI by the public sector departments.
Certain information that relate to the Intelligence and security agencies, Sovereignty and integrity of India, Information disclosure of which includes contempt of court, Commercial secrets, Information received in confidence of foreign government, cabinet papers etc are prohibited and cannot be asked under RTI Act, 2005.
Yes, RTI can be accepted in hindi, English or any official language of the area where application is to be made whether handwritten or typed.