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Right to Information Act: How does it work?

Read in the papers about an awareness programme – ‘ RTI – Gateway to Good Governance’ – Tuesday (Aug.7) at Jnanajyoti convention centre, Bangalore. Details from – 9844010121 or 9448278584. - Those attending it could share highlights with us. 

Could also do with the basics such as:

1) Is everyone eligible to seek information?2) How does one, say in Mandya, Chamarajanagar or wherever, go about filing a requisition? In a standard printed format? Or plain paper? 3) Any fee involved?4) How does one submit requisition; to whom?

5) Can it be done online?

 Would benefit from the experience of those who have gone through the mill.  
tsubba's picture

some info

GVK Sir, 

while this does not answer your query directly, i thought this might be of some interest you.

somewhere on the web there is a rti form on one the KA websites but i am not able to locate it now. i saw it just the last week but did not bookmark the website.


GVK's picture

RTI clinic

Tarlesubba, Thanks for the input. Ran into a story in The Hindu about the Karnataka Chartered Accountants Association's initiative to open an RTI clinic. It says the proposed clinic to help people with the application process would function on alternate Saturdays. Details at  22222155.  

The Hindu (Aug 8) story:  

Bangalore: The Karnataka State Chartered Accountants Association will soon be starting an “RTI clinic” where people can obtain help on filing and following up applications under the RTI Act with various government departments.

Association president Mallinath S. Nainegli announced that a chartered accountant, an advocate and an activist would help people at the clinic, which would be open in the mornings on the first and third Saturdays of every month.

For details people can contact the association’s office on S.J.P. Road by dialling 22222155 or visiting the website


GVK's picture

Get your questions right

So says Karnataka chartered accountants association that runs an RTI clinic. According to the association president Mallinath S Mainegali, many seeking information under RTI don't get satisfactory response because they don't frame the questions right. The RTI clinic would help applicants to phrase the questions in a way that they elicit the desired response. A Deccan Herald report said the clinic functions at the association office in Shauqat building, Bangalore, on Saturdays, 11 a m till 1 p m. Phone - 080- 22222155. 

Any e-mail contact ?  

silkboard's picture

online RTI system

Wanted to point out that BBMP website promises an online RTI filing and query system. See their RTI page.

Now, since its the same software company ( building/running Mysore City site as well, I would expect that it is possible for Mysore to get a similar system in place.

Let us wait for Bangalore System to come online. We at Praja will sure make very good use of it and just can't wait. comment guidelines

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