October 5th, 2016
Most Indian citizens are now aware of the tool called RTI. But how many of us have actually filed an RTI Application? It is observed that most of the people who need some significant public information are afraid to file an RTI application just because they do not know “How to start”. One must understand that an RTI application is actually a set of questions that we are asking the Public Information Officer.
According to RTI act there is no specific format mentioned “How should an RTI application should look like or any specific format for questions?”. One can file an RTI in whatever the language he/she is comfortable with but it is advised to write the application in local language or in English. According to RTI Act the information officer should not infer your questions and provide information, so it is always advisable to ask direct questions to get correct information.