RTI

About Right to Information Act 2005

Bringing Information to the Citizens:

Right to Information Act 2005 mandates timely response to citizen requests for government information. It is an initiative taken by Department of Personnel and Training, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions to provide a– RTI Portal Gateway to the citizens for quick search of information on the details of first Appellate Authorities,PIOs etc. amongst others, besides access to RTI related information / disclosures published on the web by various Public Authorities under the government of India as well as the State Governments.

Objective of the Right to Information Act :

The basic object of the Right to Information Act is to empower the citizens,promote transparency and accountability in the working of the Government,contain corruption, and make our democracy work for the people in real sense.It goes without saying that an informed citizen is better equipped to keep necessary vigil on the instruments of governance and make the government more accountable to the governed.The Act is a big step towards making the citizens informed about the activities of the Government.

                                                            Sample RTI Application Format in English

                                                       APPLICATION FOR SEEKING INFORMATION

                                           (UNDER SECTION 6(1) OF THE RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT, 2005

Date: ___________

To,

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.

Visit following Link for submitting RTI Online :

Nagaland State Information Commission

RTI Online