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. For more details, Click Here
Format of Application
There is no prescribed format of application for seeking information. The application can be made on plain paper. The application should, however, have the name and complete postal address of the applicant. Even in cases where the information is sought electronically, the application should contain name and postal address of the applicant. The information seeker is not required to give reasons for seeking information.
Time Period for Supply of Information
In normal course, information to an applicant shall be supplied within 30 days from the receipt of application by the public authority. If information sought concerns the life or liberty of a person, it shall be supplied within 48 hours. In case the application is sent through the Assistant Public Information Officer or it is sent to a wrong public authority, five days shall be added to the period of thirty days or 48 hours, as the case may be.