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Right to Information (RTI) is an act of the Parliament of India to provide for setting out the practical regime of the right to information for citizens to secure access to information under the control of public authorities, and to promote transparency and accountability in the working of any public authority.
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 a close watch on the instruments of governance and make the government more accountable to the governed. The Act is a big step towards making the citizens aware about the working of the Government.
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A citizen can ask government officials reasons for delay in government services requested for.
|Pending income tax return issue|
|To get spouse wealth details|
|Delay in pension release|
|Issue in release of Aadhaar card|
|Withdrawal or transfer of PF|
|To know the status of Passport|
|Issue of wrong electricity bills|
|And many more...|
You can file RTI to get information of public interests. Be an aware citizen and ask questions from the government officials.
|Know MP/MLA/Gram Pradhan(Mukhiya) fund utilization.|
|RTI for MNREGA work.|
|Failure of Drainage system.|
|Street lights issue.|
|Fund allocation details for maintainace of school.|
|Recruitment drive details of Colleges/ Govt. departments.|
|RTI for bad conditions of roads|
|And many more...|
Section 7(1) of the RTI Act, 2005 obliges PIO to provide information within 30 days (in normal case)/48 hours (in case the information sought for pertains to life and liberty of a person) of the receipt of request for information.
The time limit for getting a response to your RTI inquiry, from the concerned Public Information Officer (PIO) is generally 30 days, from the date your application is submitted/ reaches concerned office. In a case where the application is submitted to the Assistant PIO, five additional days are allowed. This is to provide for the required time where, the APIO would provide information to the PIO. PIO generally gives reply via speed post. You have to consider the time taken by postal department too.
Taking all factors into account, one should expect a response with a time frame of approximately 40-45 days.
Failure to provide information within the specified period is deemed to have been refused by the PIO, the information you requested. In such cases, you can go to the next RTI step of getting information, by way of a first appeal. There may be cases where a Public Information Officer (PIO) may not act as per provisions of the Act, or an applicant may not be satisfied, with the decision of the Public Information Officer. In such cases, you have to go for first appeal. If the first appellate authority (FAA) fails to pass an order on the appeal, within the prescribed period(45 days after first appeal), or if the petitioner is not satisfied with the order of the first appellate authority. The applicant has an option to file a second appeal before the concerned Central/State Information Commission.
As per the Right to Information Act, 2005 it is mandatory on the part of Public Information Officer either to provide the information or reject the request for any of the reasons specified by the RTI Act within 30 days of receipt of the request. However, information concerning life and liberty of a person has to be provided within forty-eight hours of the receipt of RTI request.
If an RTI is filed with the public authority (PIO/APIO), it is possible that the required answers are not obtained on the first time, and in some cases, information is not received at all. In such cases, First appeal is to be filed to receive the required information to the satisfaction of the citizen .
As per the RTI Act, an appeal shall be disposed off within 30 days on the receipt of the appeal by the First Appellate Authority or within such extended period not exceeding a total of 45 days from the date of filing thereof, as the case may be, for reasons to be recorded in writing.
Anybody who is unhappy or dissatisfied with the decision of the First Appellate Authority can file Second Appeal to the Information Commission. As per the RTI Act, an appeal shall be disposed off within 30 days on the receipt of the appeal by the First Appellate Authority or within such extended period not exceeding a total of 45 days from the date of filing thereof, as the case may be, for reasons to be recorded in writing. An appeal to the Central/ State Information Commission is required to be filed as per Section 19 (3) of the RTI Act against the decision of First Appellate Authority and, therefore, can be filed only after the decision of FAA or after stipulated time limit(45 days) for such decision by FAA has elapsed, as per provisions under Section 19(3) of the RTI Act. The Act, however, does not prescribe time limit or target for disposal of 2nd appeal/complaint.