An RTI is a mechanism to get information from the Government on any issues you may have as a citizen.
What you need to do
- Articulate the question clearly. This is where the key lies. Otherwise you may get vague responses.
- Identify the head of the department to address the RTI to
1.1 RTI Application Template
1.1.1 Application Seeking Information u/s 6(1) of the Right to Information Act, 2005
Name of the Applicant:
Address for Correspondence
PIO from whom Information is required
1.1.2 Particulars of the Information Sought
Provide me information in respect of `Kolar Water Project’…..
Information Sought is to be supplied: in printed form or CD
1.1.3 Details of Initial Fees Paid
Indian Postal Order for Rs. 10 Number: GGGG
This postal order is crossed, but the `PAY TO’ field has been left blank. Please fill it as appropriate.
Kindly transfer the application u/s 6(3) within 5 days to the appropriate Public Authority if the information requested is available with another Public Authority, under intimation to me.
Signature and Name
- As per the Karnataka RTI rules, the number of words under `Particulars of the Information Sought’ should be limited to 150 words.
- If you raise too many points in one application, the dealing officer – even with the best of intentions – may find it very difficult to answer as he or she would have get information from many other sections.
- Please keep the application crisp with some specific points.
- If you definitely want all the information, please file three or four separate applications.
- Now there is an online portal also available. Through this portal, RTI applications/first appeals can be filed for all ministries/departments and other public authorities of Central Government. You can not file RTI applications through the portal for the public authorities under the State Governments as yet.